This was my second year returning to Tulum to serve Tea for the Dreamcraft Retreat. My first morning back at Uno, I see Katarina - the resident goddess, healer, priestess/mother of the land - She embraces me deeply, looks into my eyes and says, "Welcome home." That is exactly what it felt like. Seeing so many familiar faces, smelling familiar smells and feeling- yes- here is another home for me on this planet earth. I arrived a few days prior to the retreat, so had plenty of time to acclimate to the flow. The wind was howling, the moon was full, and the energy was thick. I had missed this place and it was good to be back.
Once the retreat started, I spent my early mornings with the sunrise and then moved into serving our Tea meditations. On previous retreats, I had dedicated myself to taking Taylor's* mid morning Kundalini teachings, but found so much energy being activated, that I would show up to facilitate Tea and my body would be achey and processing. This time around I decided to spend my afternoons focusing on my personal practices. I did yoga, sang, swam, meditated and had time and space to just BE with myself. It was incredibly nourishing and I felt clearer and more energized for holding space every morning.
It is such a gift to sit for a week with a group of women and watch the blossoming occur, each one slowly unfolding as the mornings pass. With each day the work got deeper and the group more intimate. Once again, I witnessed how profound it is to marry Tea with the Kundalini work Taylor facilitates. They strike a balance between one another. Holding the space of yin and yang. Each afternoon the women would be off with her, journeying through transformation and intense fire - and each morning they would show up to sit for tea - finding a cleansing, grounding, nurturing space to be held and rejuvenated.
As we sat one morning, I began to reflect on this dream I found myself living in. Such a wild and beautiful dream, beyond anything I could have ever imagined for myself. I experienced a profound sense of gratitude. 4 years ago, I would not have been creative enough to envision that I would be sitting in a tree house, over the Mayan jungle in Tulum, serving the medicine of Tea to these beautiful faces that glowed more radiantly everyday. I reflected that the more I have allowed myself to surrender, the more I open myself to infinite possibility! I get to experience ALL the beauty and magic the Universe has planned for me, and not just what my limited "mind" has to offer... With that, I look forward into the mystery that is life, and welcome it with open loving arms.
*I would love to take a moment to express deep gratitude for my dear sister Taylor Eyewalker. She is an amazing Being walking this earth, fully dedicated to her path of self cultivation and her service for others. I am blessed to serve along side her, laugh with her, witness myself through her, and continue diving deeper into love and sisterhood. Thank you for your tireless dedication. Thank you for inspiring fierce courage in me, for loving me, and believing in me.
Until next year!
We love Uno Astro Lodge! If you find yourself in that part of the world please go visit, stay, have breakfast, do yoga, and feel the love!
Stay tuned for information on next year's retreat! Visit: www.dreamcraftretreat.com