Now you can see whats going on at Burning Man and escape from your office drudgery….couldn’t get there? Here’s a balm for you…..There are art cars, dust storms, big-ass art installations, sunsets, sunrises, and bike riders galore. Just throw on some of your favorite Playa house music and pretend you’re basking in the Black Rock City sun.
It’s summer: you’re coasting along the highway – a sweetly rumbling engine and good tunes in your ear, the summer wind on your face. Imagine spending an entire summer in nature, living simply, constantly seeing new things and meeting new people, and consistently being surrounded by incredible music and art. You’ll spend weeks in environments that encourage free self expression, where you can indulge in the luxury of being your truest self. This is the appeal of a nomad summer spent road-tripping from festival to festival.
Adventures are magical things that leave you changed forever; they take you outside of your comfort zone and teach you things about yourself that you might never have otherwise discovered. Through this lifestyle you start to remember what’s really important in life, what’s important to you.
After 7 months of preparation, my partner, J, and I are embarking on [Read more…]
The #PermacultureActionDay at the Gill Tract Farm this past Saturday and Sunday brought 500 people from the Fox Theatre The Polish Ambassador show in Oakland out to plant a children’s garden, seed farm rows, sheet mulch a new area, build a meditation/yoga space, work the biodynamic beds….AND take back the piece of the land with a planned development to turn it into a big box corporate grocery store and parking lot, and instead turned it into a #RealFarmersMarket and Community Farm.
At long last, Victory made it home to Nelson, BC after a tumultuous exit from a month at Lucidity Fest in pre and post production. Her van broke down in San Fran to the tune of $2000, leaving her thinking she was stranded in the states. Our good hearted and beautiful community in action offered her sanctuary – a vendor heading to LIB offered to hire her for the show, other shows and websites dreamed up short term jobs to help her raise funds. Festival family offered their homes, warm beds and good eats to nourish her during the interim…and in the end a loan was made, the van fixed and a glorious journey via Mt Shasta magic carpeted her home. Thank you kind people, its good to belong where the heart is.
From individuation to collective experience, we learn, we grow together. Like children we first learn by stumbling and having to stand up again. Our animal spirits serve as guides, reminding us to connect to our souls and trust the process. Alexandra Coffin, serving this year as Art coordinator in Lucidity Festival’s Goddess Grove, invites us to follow her on the path of the Jaguar. http://lucidityfestival.com/goddess-piece/
Lucidity Festival has its own thing going….crafting a mythology around the transformation of people and community – diving into art, music, theater, live characters and workshops/experiencing that support the transformational journey….getting deeper into developing the mythos comes Jaguar Origin. Don’t miss it!
Wanderlust says: “Here at Wanderlust we are constantly inspired by our community! Our latest video – AcroYoga at 11,000ft – is no exception. High in the Colorado Rockies, Chelsey Korus (Chelsey Korus Yoga) and Matt Giordano flow and fly with ethereal grace, flipping through thin air with such playful energy that we can’t help but smile in awe.
My escape to Beloved Sacred Arts & Music Festival was an enchantment from the minute we turned off the freeway. We passed through beautiful orchards in the height of their summer passion before the road started climbing up into the mountains. As we twisted and turned, a merry river burbled alongside us and the thick evergreen forest smelled luscious and tantalizing.
When we reached our first stop: the box office, we were greeted by big smiles and lots of color. A blast of salty air came on the breeze and I knew the ocean was close, though it was 15 miles further up the road. We checked in, got our wristbands and looked over the site map to find our camping spot. We ran into Jeet-Kei, founder of The Bloom Series within minutes of arriving! More smiles and warm hugs welcomed us as we headed onward to the parking meadow, where gator trains, push carts and new friends were offered to load us in. [Read more…]