I'm 33 in Joshua Tree
On my 33rd birthday, at the same time of day I was born, I was playing on the main stage at Bhakti Fest with @thehanumanproject
in Joshua Tree NP. How did this happen?
I followed my heart. I said yes. I trusted the unknown and it turned out better than I ever expected. I did it. I toured for 6-weeks with a Kirtan band and performed at an internationally recognized music festival. Mission accomplished 😊. But how does it feel? Well, as usual my intentions going into this experience turned out to be much different than what I've taken away. I thought that playing drums was my goal, but I am now part of a global movement of #Kirtan
which is so needed right now. So many of us have lost the ability, or were never taught how to truly love from our hearts and this practice of Bhakti Yoga is in my opinion the best way to get back to a life filled with love.
Take my story for example... . I joined this tour in the beginning of August, at a point in my life when I was not speaking much with my family, was avoiding my material possessions in a storage unit in Central Oregon and starting to feel like I'm running in circles chasing an unattainable dream of my future. It was a bit unsettling of a time.
Since then, I have hade multiple conversations with my family via phone, text and social media, and am now planning a visit home for Thanksgiving this year. I have purged the remaining items from my storage unit, offering them by donation or sale to others in need. I supported a wonderful band on an instrument I never played before that really was needed in our music. And, I've opened my heart to an incredible woman who inspires me so much and fills me with ❤️. So, this year I dedicated my birthday to being of service. And on my birthday, a day that society says is all about me, I felt the happiest when I could show up for others. Let this be my intention for the next year of my life, to show up, be present and offer myself in supportive ways to the people and causes that I love.
#birthday #33 #beingaman
, #celebration #bhaktifest #growingup #transition #kirtan #trusttheunknown #sayyes #givelove #musicaljourney