What I’m Going to Do at Eden Unplugged


Yes, that’s right, I’m doing nothing at Eden Unplugged. I’m being no one. I’m going to let it all go, let my hair down (take my clothes off), and just be.

I’m going to eat the most amazing, delicious, mostly raw, organic cuisine prepared by the awesomeness of Kirsten Gum.

I’m going to listen to amazing music by Porangui, Zang and Elijah and the Band of Light as I soak in the hot springs and look at the stars in wonderment of all that is.

I’m going to step outside of my comfort one and relax into the arms of my community.

I’m going to laugh, dance, sing, hoop, and play.

I’m going to offer a workshop along side all of the other community members who will be showing up to offer their gifts, trainings, lovings, healings.

I’m going to get a massage and maybe even a colonic from the Goddess Puma.

I’m going to connect to nature, myself, source energy.

I’m going to support every member of my tribe and community to take the next step into their own evolution and the expansion of their Great Work.

I’m probably going to cry.

I’m crying now as I write this because I can feel how much I need Eden and yet how resistant to her I have been in so many ways and how I have unconsciously tried to sabotage the event as a result.  (You don’t see that stuff here that much, though I’d like to show it more to you because I know it would help all of us, but when it’s happening I can’t write about it and when I can write about it, the moment has passed to really explain it clearly.  This is the reason I am most excited about a television show because I can show you in real time what that looks like so you can see it in your own life and not let it overtake you.)

And yet so many of you have showed up and said yes anyway.  Thank you.

It’s been an interesting process for me to keep saying yes to Eden. Through the transition of my relationship with Russell. Through my own uncertainty about what this event is really about. Through my fear of camping without the support of a man by my side.

To let what want’s to unfold unfold instead of trying to control it and see what is emerging.

I keep saying yes because I know I need Eden to happen so I can re-connect once again to what is really real and true for me.  I need to once again peel back the layers that have built up and see what’s really under the me that can get buried over by the lure of ego, the possibility of fame and fortune, the constant on-ness of the intensely creative part of me.

At Eden, I let it all go so I can be reminded how little I really need to have everything I want.

At Eden, I let it all go so I can practice letting it all go, dropping my worries and fears about being who I really am in a safe setting so I can keep doing it when it doesn’t feel safe.

At Eden, I let it all go so I can connect deeply to my community, let you see who and how I really am, so you can keep saying yes to who you really are, keep showing up no matter what is going on and learn to tell the truth, communicate from your hearts, and live the awakened life.

Are you coming with me?


  1. Clance791Friday, April 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm 

    … Exactly why I am EXCITED to be there and share and Learn and Cry and OPEN UP
    in the arms of this Beautiful, supportive and Loving commUnity!

    Can’t wait to see everyOne there..

  2. Michelle Pallemaerts LeathFriday, April 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm 

    You GO girl, you amazing and brave warrior for truth and authenticity. I’ll be there with you in spirit and can’t wait to hear about your experience!

  3. Michelle Pallemaerts LeathFriday, April 15, 2011 at 9:06 pm 

    You GO girl, you amazing and brave warrior for truth and authenticity! I’ll be with you in spirit, cheering you on, and I can’t wait to hear about your experience!

  4. Elisha CelesteFriday, April 15, 2011 at 9:22 pm 

    YES!!! I am with you! And I love you! I know, we haven’t met yet in person, but Alexis…I have tears in MY eyes right now reading this, and I can honestly say I have the most profound sense of love and awe for you, this community that is coming together and the absolute perfection it will be, however it manifests and whoever shows up. I feel in my bones that it is preDestined, and yet HOW we show up and what we do with it AFTER is where WE come in. Our choice. Our free will. Will we heed the call to something greater than ourselves? Can we keep that sense of community even as we leave each other physically? Can we keep peeling back the layers to get at what REALLY wants to come THROUGH us? I say YES. And I also realize that I have to keep saying yes over and over and over. It’s not a one time decision. It’s moment by moment, encounter by encounter, resistance by resistance, joy by joy. YES. Thank you. MORE please! 😀

  5. Chuck RylantSaturday, April 16, 2011 at 5:28 am 

    I love this post. It takes a lot of self confidence to let go and be yourself. I think we all yearn to be able to do this and perhaps we each get better at it with more time and life experience. Does that make any sense? It’s clear to me 🙂

    I’m curious about your mention of television. I haven’t been online much lately so maybe I missed some news.

  6. ann marquetteSaturday, April 16, 2011 at 1:43 pm 

    Thanks for the reminder that I need to take one of my own personal sabaticals again…to empty myself of all the stuff of the world, the concerns, fears, anxieties. Time again to clear the slate http://amarquette333.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/a-blank-slate/ and let the new writing of me begin anew.

  7. JoshuaSaturday, April 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm 

    Thank you for expressing this to us. I feel tons of relief in reading this. I feel closer to you…more trust with you. It feels good.

  8. BradiDudeMonday, April 18, 2011 at 5:10 am 

    I feel you sister! I just lead a three day Retreat up in Tofino BC and went through a very similar and profound process leading up to it. As a leader, I believe our retreat journey is the actual lead-up to it. Implementing the full game of TRUST in all moments. The wavering of should I? Am I? Will We? Can I? To “I AM,” “I DO,” “I CAN,” “WE ARE!” So powerful!!

    I had four people registered three days before the retreat and upon arrival there were 18 beautiful beings at our opening circle. It was a magical weekend of meditation, surfing, yoga and ceremony….I have NO DOUBTS that what is being created through you and everyone involved at Eden will be a most profound and prolific experience for all of us. Thank you for the layers shed, tears cried, fear overcome and love you have put into this Divine Creation. I give thanks for yours’ and everyones’ act of service. It is fully supported by Creation & Creator.

  9. RussellMonday, April 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm 

    Strong words love! I as well as the community will hold you to them. I support you to die this good death and completely let go, once again surrendering into and being born again as a puddle of love…

  10. AnonymousTuesday, April 19, 2011 at 4:45 am 

    I like being a puddle of love, that’s for sure. 🙂

  11. AnonymousTuesday, April 19, 2011 at 4:47 am 

    Love the meditation, surfing, yoga, and ceremony combo!

    Yes, I can say for our entire team that this time leading up to Eden has been one heck of a journey. Grateful for your support, experience, and love.

  12. AnonymousTuesday, April 19, 2011 at 4:48 am 

    Hi Chuck, yes I am here in LA for a quick trip to meet w/ a couple of networks about my show. Very exciting. Will fill you in on the deets at Eden! 🙂

  13. AnonymousTuesday, April 19, 2011 at 4:48 am 

    Love you Elisha and cannot wait to be with you at Eden. 🙂

  14. AnonymousTuesday, April 19, 2011 at 4:48 am 

    Yes love, thank you!

  15. Sarah SoutherlandWednesday, April 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm 

    I am not able to come, but, just wanted to let you know that I can feel the power of this event. I haven’t even been following you for long (listened to one of your podcasts from Tara Gentile), but, once I heard the phrase “evolutionary entrepreneurialism” I was HOOKED (then, Eden, and community really sealed the deal!) Seems like you are right on track with this event! Should be a powerful weekend all around (with Lovely Danielle Laporte hosting her workshop in NYC the same weekend)… I LOVE your authenticity, I LOVE your wisdom, knowing, surrender… I’m excited to be following your breadcrumbs to a life of community, nature, and abundance!!

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