After two of years of being part of the organization and facilitation team for the Toronto Jam, and nine years of being told “you should go to a Jam”, I finally accepted the generous offer and was a participant at the Art and Social Change Jam. Why did I wait so long? To be honest, I struggled with believing that I deserved the investment of time and resources for a reflective retreat. Even up to the day before I left, I was feeling guilty, thinking “What am I doing taking a retreat? I should be working!”
I’m so glad I pushed through my old scarcity thinking and followed my gut which both softly and assertively said: “Go!”
Because in the loving embrace of community, I received oceans of affirmation supporting me to be the artist I am, in all the roles I play in the world.