This past weekend, I had the joy and pleasure of venturing to my first camping-music festival ALONE. I've previously gone to concerts alone before, with plans to meet with friends there, but never a multi-day all engrossed festival experience hours away from home. I was incredibly fortunate to find myself camping near old friends (& their friends) from college. Having a huge (20+) close-knit group within reach and access to me certainly gave me the best of both worlds. I made a clear priority to experience as much of the festival alone as possible and here are a few of my biggest takeaways:
I would highly recommend a solo-festing experience to anyone daring enough to level-up their traveling experience and relationship with yourself. I often relate being at music festival to being immersed in an alternate anarchist reality. No true constructs of society "as we know it daily" are pronounced, and you are exposed to so much new dynamic energy and so many like-minded individuals. Energy exchanges are focused around bartering, service, art, and connection rather than driven by a capitalistic, you vs. me shroud over the subconscious. Everything you witness and experience is a direct result of the intentions and actions of the collective. You see the best nature of people arise as the call for community and desire to create a tremendous harmonious experience for everyone resonates deeply with most every attendee. My heart and soul feel so vibrant and full of love after being in this type of environment for several days. Strangers become neighbors, neighbors become friends, and friends become mirrors reflecting back your own spirit, the one universal spirit. The feelings of one love and one-ness are well within grasp around every corner and with every interaction. I've learned it takes responsibility, clear intentions, and a balanced heart to make the most of this experience. Yet again, the same can be said about every novel experience. Happy fest'ing y'all.
In Love & Light,
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