Wow, what an amazing gathering of passionate devotees to health and wellness, the rawness of life, and a good time! With the noticeable elements of heart and soul in the planning and organizing, one could tell right away that this year’s Raw Living Expo was going to be a love-fest. And, what a great setup for an inspirational adventure with some of the healthiest people and food on the planet, and some of the brightest minds presenting some of the most hopeful and uplifting news we all really need to hear. Seeing the teamwork that developed gave me a boost of reason to believe that we can work together to solve and minimize some of our planet’s huge problems and health crises.
Building on the momentum of last year’s inaugural Raw Living Expo in Sedona, AZ, this year’s Expo felt like a family affair, with so many volunteers and participants treating each other with such respect and love. I was so happy to see kids running through the hallways, carelessly playing through an age in life when I wish I would’ve been taught about raw food…and then to be served at the registration table by volunteers who represented 4 generations of eating raw and living with passion for nature’s ways in health and nutrition. I felt part of a very happening movement and a very cool tribe.
The leaders of the Expo worked and played in various roles and inspired each other to continue to lead by example with connectedness to each other and to a greater purpose. So many of the musicians got us to harmonize and to be in rhythm together; the yogis got us moving and breathing and sitting and peace-ing together; the doctors and teachers and presenters stimulated our minds and passions for information; the chefs titillated our taste buds and fed us to our peak nutritional culinary satisfaction; the elders, shamen and medicine women lead us in prayer and meditation toward a higher vibration that will help us transform and heal in continuum with the rest of the planet’s many healers carrying forward similar work.
I hope everyone who worked so hard to make the Expo a loving reality will be recognized and appreciated for their graceful willingness to take us into a new vision of organic, healthful living as we continue to pull together and strengthen a bond of common mission in educating the public about the values of raw food and raw living. We support each other with equal respect because of each person’s role in holding the chain together as we take on the challenges of sustainability in survival.
Volunteering was a great lesson in how much there is to learn in life, and how much hope and action and further potential we can generate when sharing a common spirited vision of health and balance and wholeness. When surrounded by so many purely driven light beings, it’s natural to be inspired to be a better, healthier and happier human being. I’m looking forward to seeing you again next year in an even brighter and healthier life force. Keep up the great work and great vibes! and thank YOU for all you did and continue to do to make the Raw Living Expo an unforgettable piece of our forever history.
And special thanks to Laura and Nathan and Ariane for making this wonderful stage available for us to create and share a new song…”GOING RAW”