🔥 P A R T O N E
I use this really wonderful app that randomly gives me mantras, prayers, prompts, and soulful food for thought throughout the day. On the road to the Burn, my heart was dense and lulled, mind barbed and sticky, throat ablaze, while my tongue held back the flames. I was in a waking state of listless duality; exuberant and pensive, longing and loathing, an open fortress. For contextual aim, this is the first year that I intentionally went in WITHOUT an intention. I know the Playa’s medicine very well and it’s never shorted me, so I opened myself up to whatever it desired to prescribe. My experience with plant medicine in the past has been that it begins it’s work the moment you say ‘yes’. You’ll feel it activate, in your body, your bones, your mind’s eye. This medicine, just as sacred, works the same. We were sitting around a table in Reno having our last family dinner before hitting the road when I felt it come online. My breathing shallowed, vision slightly distorted, my mind swam. I flashed a smile across at my brother hoping it somehow would ground me in the Now. I was one breath away from slipping out of my body when my phone vibrated...
“Hey, it’s ok. Breathe and be here.”
The app I spoke of earlier delivered these words, dropping a heavy anchor and quickly brought me back. I knew this was to be my mantra for the Burn. I set it as my screensaver and low and behold, I NEEDED these words for the duration.
Continued on PART TWO
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