Yesterday, we drove north of Georgetown into what Mary's father calls "real Texas hill country" in order to visit Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary and Retreat Center. While Rainbow Hearth is not exactly an intentional community, we did indeed find it through a listing on the Federation of Intentional Communities website. The wonderful woman who owns and runs Rainbow Hearth views it as a "virtual community", and her intention of creating some form of community certainly attracted us to her door!
Rainbow Hearth is a very special place, perched on a ridge overlooking picturesque Lake Buchanan, where heron, egrets and bald eagles nest and fly throughout the year. We had a wonderful visit, and we're exploring how we might return to Rainbow Hearth for a brief stay next week, further exploring our connection to central Texas and the possibilities for settling in at Rainbow Hearth for a little while. More on that soon.
Here's a lovely video of the flora and fauna around Rainbow Hearth and the meditation circle on the hill above the center, aptly named "Medicine Rock". If you listen, you can hear the sound of the wind, the wind chimes, and the birds.