Let's talk about this willingness to travel...
Mickey Hart signed the Heart Starseed to me and I went from Being Heady-and giving away the Be Heady signed Drum, to Being Hearty, and accepting a path from the Heart. In co-incidence with the MH Heart Starseed, a series of 23 Starseeds was developed. Going from Festival grounds state to state, and random meetings around the country, I began to show off the Steel drums and raise awareness of the different variety of Art Gifts my artists and friends have been providing towards the project. It dawned on me that planting trees randomly all over the globe without knowing the location of the trees, although helpful, feels unreal, intangible, almost unbelievable. I decided to pick specific locations experiencing deforestation and set achievable goals to help track my progress. Because I started the Project on 4/20, due to the bp oil spill, and my cognitive association with Henry Ford's 100% Hemp Fueled and Constructed Car, I decided on 4200 trees as a reasonable goal with personally achievable visitable locations.
...into the flow...
BeHeady introduced the "Frequency Series" at the Tucson, Arizona Gem Show in February 2013. This series is a set of 23 uniquely tuned, hand-made Steel Tongue Drum Instruments, known as "Starseeds", created specially for the "Be Heady 1,000,000 Tree Planting Project". The Starseeds have a Pre-Civil War Heart Pine Plug which is signed by 1 of 23 different Jam bands from Jam Cruise 11., and have been custom tuned to a scale and sound that will accompany the signing musicians. The Freq' Series is one of many projects contributing to the overall goal of 1,000,000 trees, and has an individual project goal to plant 4,200 Trees as 100% of the profits from the instruments are gifted towards reforestation. As of April 20, 2014, After raising eyebrows and planting seeds of inspiration from Vermont to Florida, Georgia to New Mexico, Colorado to Washington, California to North Carolina, the goal was surpassed and 4410 trees have been planted in EL PORVENIR, SANTA ANA, El Salvador!
I want to Send out the Biggest Cyber Hug to EVERYONE who has helped us during the last few years and who continue to support the Heady Mission of Healing the World every way we feel comfortable doing!
Especially Trees, Water, People who are making this all a Reality!
***Along the road, while in a hotel in San Raphael on Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart tour in March '13, Another Seed Idea was Developed. I contacted groups of artists around the country and had unique variations of their personal style collaborated on multiple 420+ year old Heart Pine Pieces. This will fund another set of trees yet to be determined.
People want to help everywhere, so now I want to make sure, I am putting that energy to the Highest Good!