August came in slowly and mundanely. After a full and eventful June and July, we foresaw a month of settling back into routine and a slow and peaceful pace of life. But that was not to be. In the early morning of August 13, we were wakened by the telephone with news of the death of Cameron’s father, Lyle Kirrane. May he rest in Peace.
Lyle Neville John Kirrane!
January 9, 1938 – August 13, 2018
“To the wisest, funniest, most generous man I’ve ever known.
You will be missed, Papa, until we meet again.” ~ Cameron Kirrane
So, August brought another nine-and-a-half hour drive to Durban, the third time this year, gathering with friends and family, and celebrating Lyle’s fully-lived life. A man of talent, integrity, authenticity and heart, he embraced his imperfections and passed on with no regrets. I (Leah) am honored to have met him, and to have married into his beautiful family.
September ushers in poignant memories of another loved one passed on. The 10th of September marks three years since the passing of Jason Pauls, husband, father, son and brother. Much like Lyle, Jason’s virtues outweighed his vices. He lived life on his terms, and let his adventurous spirit lead his day-to-day. We are grateful for all that he gave and continues to give, for he is the reason we can live like we do, following our dreams with freedom, purpose and inspiration. Jason is deeply missed, but never forgotten. Forever in our hearts and on our minds, until we meet again.
But this is no longer a time of mourning. No. September in South Africa brings Springtime! New growth and new opportunities:
I’ll be playing music at the Spirit of uBuntu Festival, Saturday September 22, 1:00-2:00 p.m. in Hoedspruit, Mpumalanga!
The festival will be held at the Nourish eco-village, “a non-profit organization, registered with the Department of Social Development in South Africa. Their focus is on growing resilient communities. They believe in fighting poaching by fighting poverty, and thus their projects are integrated, holistic, and sustainable.” Located near Kruger National Park, the proceeds of this year’s festival will go toward Rhino conservation.
We are looking forward to learning about this eco-village and how things are run and making connections with more like-minded people who share our values and vision.
We recognize that we cannot fulfil our mission in isolation. It’s imperative that we build connections with others of like-mind, to strengthen the energy of our thoughts and will. The spirit of rugged individualism and separatism has done nothing to better our world, but has only raised up factions and created war and poverty. Thus, Humanity and Mother Earth are sick and broken. The spirit of uBuntu, however, is one of connection and oneness. The healing Spirit we need to piece ourselves back together and heal. That will only happen when more minds are awakened to their spiritual connection with God, the planet, and all others.
That being the case, we are pleased to be connected, and share friendship with Anna-Mari Pieterse, Alosha Lynov and Paul Richardson, each spreading and living the uBuntu message. See what they do below:
Anna-Mari Pieterse, founder of the uBuntu Civics Academy, has just launched a beautiful new website. Click the logo to visit.
“The uBuntu Civics Academy is an education and resource initiative aimed at raising awareness for and helping society to gain a deeper understanding of uBuntu so that they can make uBuntu their own and co-create with others a world that is of benefit to all. We are cultivating an uBuntu Conscious Society and growing a new generation and a critical mass of uBuntu Keepers.”
Alosha Lynov shares a wealth of knowledge in the areas of permaculture, food forest gardening, practical co-creation, intentional communities, aquaculture and off-grid natural water filtration.
Alosha‘s tangible wisdom will empower you to build your own low-cost Bio Dome or take your current home Off-the-Water-Grid. Check out this 1.5min clip about Bio Veda's living eco home master class.”
Architect, Paul Richardson, created Haven Earth Center to meet the growing demand for the systematic, earth-focused development of sovereign, self-reliant, organically grown, eco-communities globally.
They have found unique ways in which we can rapidly develop ethical projects, with the support of conscious investors and a growing collective of Master Natural builders, Eco-wizards, Bio-technicians, Permaculture and food growing specialists, teacher trainers, and much more. Together, we are co-creating and developing amazing models of self-regenerative, self-reliant, eco-communities world-wide.
Read an excellent article on the work Paul and his team are doing here, and check out their FB page by clicking the logo above.
A page from Cameron’s book:
And that's what's up with Omni
Would you like to join our family? There are many ways that will be available to participate in this vision, whether living in community, volunteering, donating, investing, or purchasing our books. Think about it, pray about it, meditate on it. Listen to the leading of your heart.
Infinite Blessings to All!
Cameron and Leah Kirrane
The Omni Foundation
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