There Is So Much Magic In The Unknown 

Jamaica Soul Revival was absolutely everything I'd hoped for and so much more. It was an adventure, a surrendering to something completely new, a cosmic alignment, a challenge in dedication to our higher selves and what felt like a portal opening to the potentiality that lives within us all. 

There is something about being on a yoga retreat in a place mostly untouched by the hands of big business and capitalism that almost allows you to feel your Central Nervous System finally take a deep breath and reset. There is something about being in a place that completely bathes you in its nature and its inherent purity that you can't help but be healed. 

There is something about being in a place that isn't quite understood by the world around it, a place with such deeply touching generosity and kindness, that it allows one to let go of resistance and peel back the protective curtains of the heart in ways that can only be felt to be understood.

That was Jamaica for this Soul Revival Tribe. 

Going to Jamaica was like stepping into a world I never really knew existed. I went in thinking I was going to teach yoga, play in the waves, eat fresh fruit, connect with a beautiful group of humans and get in touch with nature, but I left  with something I could have never prepared myself for; a new level of trust and the ability to love the world around me even more deeply. 

It sounds too good to be true and a little too obvious, but I truly had a Soul Revival. 

That is the magic of stepping into the unknown and having the trust and the faith to peek outside of your comfort zone. 

We underwent deep personal growth, spiritual shifts, shedding of hurts and old patterns we had arrived with. I know that we allowed ourselves to be vulnerable with one another. We allowed ourselves to be seen and because of that, we cultivated incredibly authentic and meaningful connections.

We became a family. We were purified with the power of the ocean and the oh so cleansing quality of the Full Moon that we danced and sang under. I know we became even more of who were already are, without the layers of toxicity we all carry just from being humans on earth. This trip was meaningful for me on so many levels. 

Our journey to Jamaica and the magical souls that gathered helped me remember why I do what I do. It helped me remember the ways in which Mother Nature changes you. You don't have to 'do' anything to receive this medicine. You don't have to force or take what you need from the water, the earth and the sky, it just arrives and does its thing. 

The earth is our home and a reflection of ourselves. How you treat yourself and the people around you,  how you treat the earth and how you respect your environment and community is all intrinsically intertwined and connected. 

I believe that on this trip we all fell in love. We fell in love with each other, we fell in love with ourselves, we fell in love with the hearts of the Jamaican people, the planet and life itself. 

Upon coming home, I am reminded to lead my life with purpose. I am reminded to continue fanning the flames of my love for the Moon, the Sun, the stars, this earth, everything on it, under it and in between. I am reminded that in order to find the magic in the unknown, I must trust. 

It's easier said than done, but a true commitment to taking those baby steps into trusting what is on the other side of fear is the path to freedom. 

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