This weekend I’m heading to the Beltania Festival. I’ve wanted to attend for several years, but never made it. This year, one of my friends decided she wanted to go way back in November. That was all the push I needed. Three of us will be sharing a cabin room. There will be a fourth woman in our room too, who I am sure we will love.
Beltania is held south of Denver in the Black Forest of Colorado. This is an area that was devastated by wildfires a few years ago. I’ll be interested to see how the land is healing itself. Their theme is “A Retreat into Nature and Spirit”. Ahhhh…. That is exactly what I need right now!
I’m really looking forward to getting away from my everyday life and soaking in the energy of the forest. I can’t wait to revel in the deep spirituality of like minded people. I’m especially looking forward to introducing myself to the medicine trees and walking the labyrinth.
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What am I looking forward to the most? The drum circles. There is at least one every day. I’m borrowing a drum to bring with me and hopefully I can learn how to connect with Spirit while drumming and not embarrass myself! (I have a tendency to clap on the wrong beat!)
There is also a workshop on lucid dreaming. That’s a technique I’ve tried to master and have not been very successful. Psychology Today did an article about lucid dreaming a few years ago which I found interesting. What is lucid dreaming?
Even though the term “lucid” means clear, lucid dreaming is more than just having a clear dream. To have a lucid dream you must know that it’s a dream while you’re dreaming. That’s it. It doesn’t require that you can control anything in your dream, though control is what beginning lucid dreamers often aim at.
Have you had experience with lucid dreaming or drumming? Please share your experiences with me in the comments below.
The Beltania website says “Registration is now Closed”, but it seems that there are still some options available. If you’re interested in going, sign up quick!
Blessings to you all!