Four years ago, my partner and I moved to into a jungle cabin, five minutes outside of the site for Envision Festival. Since then, I have been constantly visualizing myself being on that stage. This year, those visions became a reality! And it was incredible...
Before my set, I was talking with a friend who told me that inner resistance was the only thing in between us and realizing every dream we have, individually and collectively. It is the only thing that is keeping us from connecting to our heart. I realized that that’s what music and dance is for me, both as a creator and listener. It removes my inner resistance and connects me to my heart, to this moment and to simply having fun. I was thinking of this all day and praying that all of the music at Envision would act as just that, a catalyst for all of us to connect to the ever flowing joy of this moment.
As the opening ceremony began, I stepped up on stage and a flurry of clouds began to fill the sky. The energy of the crowd was vibrant and magical, as we all prepared for the first drops of bass to vibrate through our bodies. Then I started my set and the first drips of rain started falling from the sky. I head into my second song and we find ourselves in a full blow torrential downpour of rain falling from the sky. There is a moment of stillness. What do we do? Do we go seek shelter? Are the speakers going to be okay? Is this really happening?
We we’re all met with a choice. We could dwell in our inner resistance and avoid the rain or we could surrender fully and have some fun! The rain ended up lasting for the entirety of my set, tirelessly coming down on us with no break in force. I didn’t know it at the time, but my prayer was answered. Those who stayed had the experience that I was calling forth. They broke through their inner barriers and connected to bliss and freedom. It was crazy and so so special. Thank you to all who came and experienced that with me!