Fate pulls you in different directions
It’s no surprise that 2020 was a rough year for many of us. I personally had to face losing a parent for the first time, definitely one of the toughest things I have ever had to go through. After my father passed, I was left in a deep state of loss trying to understand what truly mattered to me. Shorlty after his passing (March 31, 2020), I began to watch as the entire world joined in on this collective experience.
From China, to the Middle East and throughout the States, no place fell short in experiencing a sense of loss. Even the people around me, whether it be my close family members, friends or neighbors, they too began to feel the impact. As cliche as I’m about to sound, it appeared to me that the world we had built our lives around was crumbling before us. Somehow, I found it comforting to see so many sharing in this experience. Then there was the part of me that could not comprehend the level of pain we were all going through.
For so many of us, 2020 begged, pushed or forced us to make some kind of change. Be it for better or worst, the shift needed to happen. I often wondered how we could find a way to help each other throughout it all. Then there was the side of me that could barely help anyone, including myself. I mean, I wasn’t quite exactly in the strongest state of mind but I could at the very least wish for a way to help them. Then as fate would have it, the very opportunity to create something meaningful presented itself.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream
Like most things that are to be brought into existence, it first manifests as a dream or rather, it formulates in what I call the ‘unseen.’ It was within this space that a sincere wish to help those that I love came to mind. This wish eventually grew to such a point that I had to find it, or at the very least, try to create it. However, I was in no place to create this wish alone. I decided to call up a best friend, or rather a trusty sidekick named Jeannie, and convinced her to join me on a search for the unknown.
We decided to head south, 3-hours away from home. We really had no idea of where we were going or any expectation of what we were going to find. The only thing we knew is that we needed to go somewhere. Eventually (around 2am), we came upon our destination and were quite frightened of what we had found. It was a large, dark, 10-acre property somewhat off the grid. There were many trees, wildlife and a full moon lighting our path. Hesitant to stay but also too tired to leave, we decided to spend the night there.
Come morning, the dark illusion of the space was transformed by the light of day. We were welcomed by the beauty of all the nature and got lost amongst the native plants. Everything in the space brought about healing, magic, wonder and a sense of inspiration. It was there that the dream became clear in co-creating with the land, an idea that could be shared with those around us. We wanted nothing more than to share this experience with our family and friends so they too can rediscover a renewed sense of self.
You should nevergive up on yourinner light
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground
Lucky to be out there during a full moon, we later experienced a beautiful evening amongst the stars, sharing a connection with the night sky. Looking to the stars helped us to remember our inherit existence as beings of light, traveling on this earth for a very short and precious amount of time.
Ever since that first night, we continue to look to the moon for guidance along our path while allowing fate to further shape this creation. Six months have now passed from the time we’ve first found the space, and we’ve come back bringing more people in sharing this experience with. We’re becoming a community of healers, musicians and artists, all wanting to grow a dream, a wish and a vision into existence of helping everyone around us reconnect with their light.