Reminiscing about my experience at Burning Man 2017 this past year. The Temple had an incredible impact on me, my yoga practice, and how I would like to be more, "Present to My Life." Not just in this following year till the next Burn; but in every moment, and every next moment after that, until the day I die. Where it's not just dying, just a movement, from one experience to the next.
“He who watcheth Me always, him do I watch; he never loses sight of Me, nor do I lose sight of him.” In every nook of nature, hidden in the flowers and peeking through the sparkling windows of the moon, my Beloved plays hide-and-seek with me. He watches me always through the screen of nature, the veil of delusion.
Never ignore the Lover behind all lovers. Let not your heart beat with the emotion of the world, but with the thrill of divine love. That love is unsurpassable. The moment divine lose possesses your heart, your entire body becomes blissfully still: “When the Master of the Universe came into my body temple, my heart forgot to beat, the cells of my body forgot their duties. They were transfixed, listening to the voice of Life Immortal - the Lover of all life, the Life of all lives. My heart, my brain, all the cells of my being were electrified, Immortalized with His Presence.”
"A universal religion of love is the real answer. Love makes you victorious; it makes you a conqueror. Jesus was one of the greatest conquerors of all, wasn’t he? A conqueror of hearts."
— Paramahansa Yogananda, Focusing the Power of Attention for Success
One of the 10 Principles of Burning Man, as seen relating to creating a Universal Religion of Love
Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.
1. In The Beginning (Original Mix) - Desert Dwellers
2. Krishna Das - Om Namah Shivayah (The Bassment Remix) - The Basement
3. Mayan Caravam (NU AndÂ LUM Mix) - Blond:Kish
4. John Lennon - Working Class Hero (Discoshaman Edit)
5. Dikanda - Ederlezi (Nicola Noir Remix) - Nicola Noir
6. Burning Sun (Just Emma's Just Take Me Back Mix) - Monolink
7. Deva Premal - Moola Mantra Incantation (The Bassment Remix) - The Basement
8. Nu - Amor (Estray Reforestation Remix) - Nu
9. Last Bardo (Original Mix) - Abbesses
10. Bitter Earth - Timujin
11. Mirage - Goldcap
12. Gold Town (Original Mix) - Stavroz
13. Venus (Original Mix) - Gab Rhome
14. Hello Clouds (Original Mix) - Justin Martin, Femme
15. Mantra (Original Mix) - Trojo
16. The Day You Got Older and Stronger (Original Mix) - Cornucopia
17. Orient (Original) - Definition
18. Wahiba (Original) - Kora (CA), Nic Falardeau
19. Devaki (The Bassment Remix) - The Bassment
20. On the Nature of Daylight - Louisa Fuller, Natalia Bonner, John Metcalfe, Philip Sheppard & Chris Worsey