WE ARE ON TIME. Solo adventure magic at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival


On Sunday I set off on a solo adventure to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park. I left my house with just enough time to grab coffee and find a good spot to boogie for the Nahko and Medicine for the People performance.

Although I seem like an extremely extroverted person, I REALLY enjoy spending time alone. Like A LOT. It is absolutely necessary for me to have solo time. Being by myself is what fuels me to share energy with others like I do. Before heading out of my house on Sunday, I felt resistant to go to the festival because I was having a cozy day in my room alone and there would be tons of people at the festival and I wasn’t sure if I was ready for that.

Something inside me told me that magic awaited for me out there that day. So I put on my leopard print pants and called a Lyft. Sure enough, the magic began as soon as I walked out the door. I had an amazing ride and conversation with my Lyft driver, Stephen V. Richardson.  We talked about his Organo coffee and our Live A Lot chocolate. Then I shared my gut feeling about the flow and magic that I was feeling on my solo adventure – and Stephen shared a recording with me that was very much related to how I was feeling.

It was one of the moments where it was so clear that everything is so perfectly orchestrated. Our vibrations were on point and his voice recording brought me to tears because it was so incredibly aligned with the feeling of that day. It went a little something like this:

“Here’s what you finally discovered… you finally discovered that you have everything that you have ever needed to achieve your purpose. You have everything inside yourself. You don’t need anyone to pump you up, to inspire you, to motivate you, to make you feel good, to believe in you. You need no one except what you already have in your heart and inside your spirit. Anytime you need something, look within yourself and find it, and use it, and move on. You got this. It is signed, sealed, and delivered. You are ready, you are willing, you are able, and it’s time. Now get to work.”

He dropped me off at the park and I continued my solo adventure – which turned out to be a not-so-solo adventure. At the park I connect with more loving beings, danced with strangers turned friends, and was adorned in face paint by a sister with flowy dance moves and a radiant smile. Tears of gratitude and joy rolled down my face as Nahko sang “We Are On Time” and someone in front of us bathed us in sage smoke – at a free festival in the park in San Francisco. WHAT A MAGNIFICENT BLESSING. 

We are on time...we are ALWAYS on time. Each and every moment, we are exactly where we need to be. And, WE ARE ENOUGH. Everything you need is inside yourself.