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.