A year ago, my fingers were scrolling through square boxes of the lives of others on instagram and I slowed the scroll to study an appealing image to me...
The image was a birds eye view of 12-15 outdoorsy looking people all standing in a forest with what looked like notebooks / pencils. The people looked like a happy tribe. Artists. Nature. My favorites. I wanted to be in that tribe. Reeeeaaaal Bad.
My reaction to the photo was a combination of jealousy + determination to attract or find that scenario in my own life.
Fast forward two seasons to winter when I saw an application for this program that talked about 'embedding artists' in the world and an inner confidence flooded my heart knowing, this would be an opportunity to connect with my tribe. Applied. Got accepted. Asked (begged) my husband.
I just spent one life-changing week in the desert with 43 other artists from across the world - various ages, skin colors, walks of life, belief systems, you get the picture. My body is exhausted, feet are blistered, skin is leathery, mind is full, clarity is happening, vision is casting itself and heart is oozing into an emotional ball of what-just-happened-was-that-real-life?
I'll be processing what I learned, who I met, what I saw, the conversations I had, the things I learned, the experiences we shared etc. for a long time. And will probably be writing about it here, maybe idk.
Some talk about the universe attracting what you desire...
No judgement if that is your way of thinking. It's just not mine.
I believe in an interactive Father who wants a relationship with our lives and invites us into experiences to know His heart even more. A papa who likes seeing his kids learn, work, and laugh and live well.
Who are the people you want to surround yourself with?
What is the table you want to sit at?
Do you believe it could actually happen?
Keep those desires alive dear ones, cause there is real bliss (and work) upon connecting with your fellow warriors.
I'm gonna go make some coffee now + do a load of laundry (my stuff stanks!)