Inspired to be back home once again, through the Om Festival we transcend. Another beautiful year of making memories and making friends. Connecting as eternal kin. Through the forest of the Zen. Which we bring to the dance floor. As we explore. The infinite doors. Of perception and visions within. Bringing forth the loving extensions. Through Shift Buttons and Free Hugs. Building the team of love.Light Guardians. Shifters. Heartists. Jedi. Unite. Through the side Quests of celebration. Rejuvenation. Within this nation. Of the heart and mind. Forested through time. Out of the fields we grow and dance to the truest rhythm we know. Sunset sunrise again. My friend. Out of the forest we return. With new gifts in hand. More love in our cup. To share with the world. Through the infinite dance. Of this divine remembrance. Of the Elf within the Self. And whispered ethos. Of transmuted egos. Activated avatars. Of the stars. Bad ass captains amongst captains. While we play to the delicate ways. In which the rain kisses our skin. While we dance from within. To the cosmic beat of the drums. Around the fire as one. Remembering where it had once all begun.
And so as the festival loves on, through out our dream and actions. Because everything will be seen. And just as it seems. Your thoughts manifest within the steams. Of consciousness. The conscious us. Collective hive mind. Now is the time. To bring forth the new rhymes. To help us re-mind. And re-wind. Previous beliefs and concepts of time. So that we can practice. How to match this. Eternal frequency. Of the trees. Rings within rings. Sweet branches are we. Of light on the path. Here to heal the past. And create a future with our art. With our heart. As we spiral out. On the arm of a Galaxy. So we can truly see. The dance we have come to be. A part of. Connected above. And below. With the dirt on our feet. A well earned badge and a treat. That's oh so neat. So let us continue this beat. Back into the heart of Babylon where we sing our songs, as heartists of this cosmic eschaton.
The above flowetry is something that I was inspired to write on my car ride home from the Om Festival 2017. (www.solsticegathering.ca) This was my fourth year attending this beautiful transformational festival that takes place in a magical forest only a few hours away from my home in Ontario, Canada. As with many transformational festivals, Om is a gathering of inspired souls seeking to explore, celebrate, share, and connect. Every year that I have been has helped provide me with ongoing inspiration that I in turn seek to ripple out into every aspect of my life. My art. Deeper connections with friends and family. Further vigilance to help be an carrier of the Shift. And further embodied within my own identity as a bridge, a Light Guardian, and a captain amongst captains.
At Om there is an endless amount of things to spark your spirit. Workshops. Activated dance floors. Delicious food. Muddy paths. Warm tea. Entrancing fire pits. Tribal drumming. Important space holding. Promoted reminders of consent (sexual and non sexual alike). Gorgeous sunsets. Open fields. Fire spinning. Psychedelic connections. An amazing view of the stars. A pond for skinny dipping. Fireflies at night. Free Hugs! Magical trails of mystery. New friends around each bend. Music bass that will vibrate your body from the inside out. Deep compassion. And intention. Lots and lots of intention.
Juxtaposed to my experiences at Lucidity Festival where I have attended for the past 5 years as an active archivist where I am filming the Journey to Lucidity movies (http://live.paradigmshiftcentral.com/movies) and experiencing the festival at the same time - Om is an opportunity for me to practice being deeply present in the moments without always having the obligation of needing to film. Rather, I can focus on documenting the experience with my heart first and foremost. For the past 4 years that I have been there I have practiced documenting the festival experience in various ways with the intention to help share with others a look into the magic that the festival is and represents within this life experience as a whole.
Below is a raw 27 minute one shot take video that I recorded within my final hours of my experience from this year as just a way to reflect in the moment and share some of the ideas and magic that game forth through the weekend. Beyond this video though I still have the intention to go back to footage I have shot from previous years to create future videos to continue to help share.
For myself and many others, Om and any other transformational festival experience, has been life changing. It has been a safe space for me to explore my own consciousness and evolve my relationship with myself and others. Each year has been uniquely different. And each year has been uniquely valuable. In 2016 I went there with a strong intention of creating a sacred ceremony for myself with 5g of sacred mushrooms, AND to be able to document the experience too. That video is currently online to watch aswell at https://youtu.be/c1leKezsYro
***I have to stop writing for the time being due to some chores that I have to do. But it is my intention to return to this Quest Journal and add to it further. ****