My tenth year at Burning man was a wild success. I felt happier, healthier, more sober, fed and well-rested than I have in my 9 preceding burns. I felt more able to connect with my friends, campmates and community than ever before as well. Something is shifting in me that I am so happy about. I am finally taking a decided interest in my health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally and it is being reflected back to me in the deepening connection I feel with others. I wandered aimlessly from lake to ocean post-burn until the 11th, when I took myself to a business and personal development event in San Jose, California called The Client Attraction Summit, put on by Thrive Academy.
I don’t believe in accidents. It was succinctly timed that I was as exhausted and emotionally vulnerable as one is after Burning Man, while also being faced with intense inquiry and intimate experiences at this event. I pushed myself hard to exit my comfort zone and pinpoint exactly what about the workshop was uncomfortable to me. I think by allowing myself to express emotions and to follow winding thoughts like: Why am I here? Do I deserve this? Am I capable of making a difference? Do I have anything worth sharing with the world? I was led more toward things like: Who am I to not share my light? What better way could I spend my time than by trying to make an impact? Isn’t it more important to ask for help than to stand here, an island, unable to progress? Isn’t it scarier not to try at all, than to end up failing?
I went to gain clarity, and each day I uncovered more and more details about the message that I want to share with the world, and who specifically I want to work with. I decided that I most like to help women heal their current relationships with family, lovers and community by magnifying their own inner power and releasing past suffering. Sound familiar? It is often those most like us that we are meant to serve. Realizing this gave me the strength to clean things up with some people in my life, as a way of truly walking my talk.
I learned a lot last weekend, not the least of which was to believe in myself and to open the fuck up. We are here on earth to relate to one another, to figure out how to do this ‘human’ thing and to do whatever we can to pull ourselves and others out of suffering. I’m so delighted to be on this journey with you, and I am so inspired about the changes I’m making in my life right now, thanks to Thrive Academy and their dream team of Coaches and Holistic Practitioners. If anyone wants to hear more about it, feel free to contact me Zenlunatix at g mail dot com
And so it goes… Stay tuned for more magic as this next year catches fire.