Friday, September 21, 2007

Back From the Burning Man

Greetings all,
Okay...Puppetji has returned from the Burning of the Man. What a freaking journey to the desert and back, you know? I did many things: the dancing, the napping, the eating the food, checking out the art, watching the Lunar eclipse, delivering socksang @ The Body Temple, the dust storms, the heat, the smelly toilets, and the fantastical collection of the playa booger extractions. What a gift it is to experience such magic, mayhem and creative expression in one place. The Burn continues to resonate through my nothingness. Such gratitude.

This Burning Man thing for Puppetji continues to be a reminder in being with what is. Yes, you see? If you are in complaint, you are in suffering. Wishing you were somewhere other than where you are? Suffering. See...we cannot change or control what happens around us, but we do have a choice about how we FEEL and DEAL with whatever situation we are in or the conditions around us. Like my good buddy Osho once said: "No matter what is apparently happening...If you ain't got noting good to say, shut the freaking mouth and go get me a sandwich"
Such wise words from my old party buddy.


I find it important to integrate slowly back into the chaos of the city after opening the heart and blowing open the mind so much at the Burning Man. It is the nature of the cosmos to expand and then contract, like the inhale and exhale of the breath of life.

So, after the Burning Man, I continued on to Harbin HotSprings where I soaked in the healing waters and had wonderful massages. Then on down the coast, through the Big Sur and the Esalen Institute...gently weaving back to Venice...where I spark up the sacred hookah...and be thankful I made it to the home alive. Now I just need to do the laundry...

love light and pickles