The Whole Truth

Aug 29

2010

Burning Man 2010 … a Whole New Experience

by Alexis Neely - Posted in Burning Man, Pursuit of Truth |

In just two days, I leave for my third year on the Playa.  This year, will be a whole lot different for me than past years.

To begin with, this is the first year I’m not bringing my kids to Burning Man!

And instead of camping in Kidsville, I’ll be in one of the major theme camps, Entheon, which means I don’t have to worry about food, water, or most of the things I’d have spent a couple of weeks preparing for in past years.

Instead of driving up in an RV from LA, which invariably has been a major experience in and of itself (last year our RV broke down on the way), I’ll be flying into Reno, picking up the RV there and driving a couple of hours instead of a couple days.

Yes, this year is about ease and grace, effortlessness, harmony and as always at Burning Man … freedom.

For me, Burning Man isn’t just about nudity, drugs and a week long party, it’s about living in community, being fully who you are, and discovering how to truly, really, extraordinarily love what is.

Sure, I could take the money I’m spending to get to Burning Man and take a trip to Hawaii (or maybe even Bali) and lounge on the beach for a couple of weeks instead, but I’m an evolutionary girl and to me there’s no better opportunity to grow, learn and evolve then to head out into the desert for a week with some of my closest friends.

If you’re going to be there, come see me at Entheon.

I’m speaking on Thursday in the Entheon Heart Space between 12:30p-3:30p on Loving Conflict w/in Community at the Entheon Village Symposium.

Here’s what I’ll be talking about:

We’ve been conditioned to handle conflict by closing our hearts and fighting back.  Our legal shows on television, our legal system and our lawyers perpetuate this way of being in the world.  Our friends and family entrench it even more when we tell them our stories of conflict and they say things like “don’t let him get away with that” or “take her for everything she’s worth” or “don’t let yourself get taken advantage of.”

Peace can never be had from this perspective. Instead, we can see every conflict as the opportunity to be more of who we really are.

This session will guide you to find harmony in the midst of conflict and truly be a catalyst for world peace now.

If I don’t see you there, no worries, I’ll be back with pictures and stories galore.  Can’t wait to share them with you!

So, I’d love to hear from you … what experiences do you have planned in the next few months to bring you more self-discovery, freedom and closer to the truth of who you really are?