In the language of fairy tales, what is more truthful and honest than fantasy? It sneaks up on us, and climbs into our minds, whispering truths in a language we don’t usually feel threatened by. Fairy tales reach the most sacred and visceral part of who we are: The Child in all of us, no matter our age. In the land of Fairy Tale, there is a playground of many satisfying fantasies. In understanding ourselves, through fairy tale, we get a glimpse into all aspects of who we are through the villain as well as the hero or heroine. Knowing all the characteristics of our personality—is healthy!
In the Jim Henson film masterpiece, The Dark Crystal , the Gelflings were coveted for their life essence. Within each of us is this essence, our spiritual life force, representing our best selves. In the modern world of 24 / 7 access to communication, its corresponding noise — both mental and physical — and omnipresent electromagnetic pollution, how do you quiet the clamoring world to remember who you truly are, and remain connected to your essence?
I thought about what I needed to do to clear my energy of the fear, sadness and worry that had built up. I hadn’t been to Mystic Journey in a week, since the gorgeous Grand Opening, but had missed the healing energy there. I remembered that the Dynasty Electrik Crystal Sound Bath is on Friday evenings. I hadn’t yet made it to one but had heard beautiful things about it from my old soul friend, Pritesh Shah. I double checked the schedule, and saw that I had just enough time to eat, shower, and drive to Venice.
At the nexus of the Pacific Ocean and the megalopolis of Los Angeles is Mystic Journey (MysticJourneyLA.com), a new sacred space created by Jeffrey Segal, Founder of the Mystic Journey Bookstore on Abbot Kinney in Venice. As a gift to the community, they generously gave coupons for a free week of unlimited yoga and meditation classes at the new space, home to one of the most magnificent collections of giant crystals (MysticJourneyCrystals.com) I have seen. Inspired by a weeklong yoga retreat I did in Italy several years ago, I poured over Mystic Journey's class schedule (MysticJourneyMeditation.com), read all of the instructors' bios, and put together a personal weeklong retreat while still in my homebase in LA.