After seeing so many beautiful flyers and hearing so much about KarmaFest (for years now!) I finally was able to go, and I am so glad I did. It was a really amazing day, and I wanted to tell you a little bit about what I got to experience there.
So first off, I took my dad who had no idea what he was in for. He asked what we were going to as we pulled into the parking lot and I said “An awesome place full of hippies and witches!” Hahah. Oversimplified, yes. But also a good dad answer (who wore gym shorts, I love him so much). After we got our wristbands and full-color schedules and maps, I marked off what classes I was the most interested in going to. The ones I went to were on Faerie Gardens, Incorporating Shamanism Into Daily Life, Modern Astrology, and Feng Shui Using The Four Elements. I learned a lot and can’t wait to share with you babes! It was really fun to have a reason to take notes again. Put those blank journals I hoard to good use, am I right?
In between classes, we walked around and got delicious sandwiches and checked out all the vendors. I ran into an Uncustomary Babe, Krista, and my burner friend, Julia, who is an ASL interpreter (and was interpreting for the event). I was really happy to find out I can still hold a conversation in sign language after five years of little to no practice!
One of the tents we walked by was handing out Blessing Boxes, and I selected one and had two people give me a reading based on my blessing box that was the most accurate reading of my life and made me really cry. My dad was really impressed. We actually had to take an emotional break after that and skip a class to chill for a bit. Don’t worry, I’m going to write a whole post on that because it was my favorite part of the day.
I had someone tell me I was an angel/cherub in a past life (which I’ve been told my whole life). It’s really interesting because I don’t identify with angels at all, but the only time I’ve ever had someone who can read entities say I was something else, she said, “You’re a bit mermaid, but definitely cherub”. Damn! Haha. Anyway, I learned some new information about angels reincarnated as humans and I’m interested in learning more. I was told that angels tend to have a very difficult time adapting to this life because they’re so sensitive and definitely end up being empaths. They also are likely to self-medicate themselves with alcohol, drugs, and food (specifically bread because of the opiates that can be found in bread — I didn’t know that and haven’t verified it, just what I was told yesterday) and tend to be overweight because they’re trying to numb how intense their feelings are in human form. I was like check, check, check. So interesting. Definitely wanna learn more. If you know anything, please tell me!
The astrology teacher looked right at me as she asked if anyone was a Gemini and then asked me if I was a public figure and/or a teacher and if I had Bipolar Disorder. Check, check, check.
The meditations we did in the Shamanism class were some of the best I’ve experienced and I can’t wait to incorporate what I learned into my own practices. It was also really cool to meditate with my dad. At the beginning of the class we had to go around the circle and say what we know about Shamanism and one fun fact about ourselves. After I went, I said, “…and this is my dad”, and he said, “I don’t know anything about Shamanism and one fun fact about me is I’m open-minded”. How great is that? And then after the meditation my dad said, “I haven’t been that relaxed in two years” to the group! It was amazing. I loved that he got so much out of it.
Obviously I also snagged some goodies from the vendors that were from all over the northeast. My favorite booth was this crystal vendor from New Jersey. I literally started sweating and shaking as soon as I walked into his booth and said, “Where is your Moldavite? I can feel it.” Hahahah. But it wasn’t just that because they were in cases. The stones were just beautifully taken care of and charged and making me go crazy! The man who ran the booth said, “Here, hold this” and handed me this black and silver staff that had raw crystals on the inside but was tumbled and smooth on the outside, like a cylindrical wand. It had Shungite, Hematite, Obsidian, and a bunch of other grounding stones inside it and as I pressed it to my heart I literally stopped shaking. I haven’t had that quick of a transition with shaking in my entire life. If that wand wasn’t $99 I would have bought it. I think I’ll eventually order it from him, though, because really it’s a better investment than recurring prescriptions of Klonopin, hahah.
You can check out my haul in this picture. I got a GIANT quartz piece that called my name and was half off for some magical reason. A sage bowl, some Palo Santo wood, a couple free incense samples in the smell “Rain”, a bracelet with Shungite since I now know that calms me down, a crystal ball on a gold stand, and a chakra balancing essential oil sniffer. (The other thing in the picture is my blessing box.)
Really, it was just amazing to be around so many people who are vibrating at such a high frequency and genuinely want the world to be a better, good place. They care about other people, they care about the environment, they care about animals. They don’t care if you like what they look like, they don’t confine to social norms or gender normativity. They’re open-minded and ready to learn and hear perspectives different from their own. They’re welcoming, supportive, and KIND. I left there feeling absolutely amazing, and I’m definitely interested in seeking out similar festivals even if they aren’t as close to my house because a year seems way too far away! If you know any that are a reasonable drive from Maryland, let me know!
You can find KarmaFest on Facebook. Stay tuned for more sharing on this event!