Burning Man, 2014
Whenever I share about the fact I’ve never been to Burning Man before, I always get the same response… ‘really? omg… you’d LOVE IT !!!’. More than anything else, from all that I’ve read, experienced, and seen so far, one of Burning Man’s top values that is so in alignment with mine, is radical self expression. Self acceptance and self expression are among my top instruments in my toolbox. I have to admit, it feels utopian for me that tens of thousands of people gather to fully express themselves in every possible way. From costumes to art, from acts of giving to sharing freely. I can hardly wait to have the experience and allow my heart to expand even further.
Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. There are no commercial offering of any kind on the playa. We all gather to experience a whole new way of relating and experiencing abundance. I wholeheartedly believe that this is the direction humanity is going towards. That an openness of heart is imminent, a shift of consciousness so profound, that our day to day reality would be a deep experiential and profound experience of inner connectedness. We will be in such awareness to our deep bond, so much so, that sharing, feeding one another, and care taking for our fellow brothers and sisters will become our true, natural reality. Not an attempt at practicing compassion or some kind of religious manipulation.
I’m beyond thrilled and happy I get to share some of my deepest passions while being out there in the desert. The biggest of all is the gift of Puja. Leading a Tantra Puja at Burning Man has definitely always been on my list. Even the fact that we found a way to bring rose and rose petals into the scorching heat of the desert is beyond miraculous to me. Opening a door for someone who might never stumble upon this practice, or will never be brave enough, within a different more “mundane-setting” environment allowing for such depth of transformation is beyond exciting to me. I truly live for these experiences.