January 26th, 2013  |  Filed under Tales From The Playa

The Transformation

January 26th, 2013  |  Filed under Tales From The Playa
Tales From The Playa are dreams and memories of events that took place at Burning Man, as told by its participants.


by Bill Ball

In the last 4 years my uncle, my dad, my mom, then my brother had passed away. Up until the burn i had some pretty tough times in my life and i still do actually. That was all about to change. At Burning Man i was finally able to let go of them at the Temple. The night before the burning of the Temple i went into the Temple to write down words of love for my loved ones and said a prayer for them. The next night as the Temple burned i hug my fellow burner family as i cried. I then began to pray and meditate for my loved ones. Inside my minds eye i saw red lights transform into flowing blue lights that radiated throughout my body then bursting outwards in rays of blue light into the surrounding atmosphere around myself. When i finally opened my eyes again i knew that the rest of my life would be different and that i would be better. Burning Man has changed my life. The thing i love most about Burning Man is that i fell in love with the people of Burning Man. I may have lost my old family but i had just gained a new FAMILY <3


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2 Responses to “The Transformation”

  1. Sparky Says:

    WELCOME HOME! Thank you for sharing your story, and your family with us.

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  2. sheglidesby Says:

    Namaste brother!
    Truly a magical transformation you had: HOME! Ahh I love this welcoming greeting you receive when you know Home: Welcome Home!
    Much love to you and family, we are all one family together!
    Keep the flame bright bro!
    LuvINu
    Sheglidesby

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