For years, we have gathered every Sunday at Swami's Beachside Park in Encinitas, California to enjoy drumming, dancing and just being with our community. Early on, we would grab lunch after Dance Church and retreat to this park to sit in circle and talk about the dances we just had, as well as our wider dances with our world. Here we are, on the Sunday the weekend of Burt Lo's Memorial of Life celebrating him in the best way that we know how.
When we were told that Burt wouldn't live to see February, Burt held me as I fell apart in his arms. After pulling myself together, I told him that we were going to dance and sing him out. This is Burt's last recorded dance, filmed in a wheelchair the day before he died. The song was written by a dear friend of ours, Sherrianne of Sister Speak. Burt was a true fighter. His body may have been suffering but Burt never suffered, emotionally or spiritually.
Words of wisdom from an angel.
Feeling loved, accepted and guided
Then, we can relax.
A month after receiving remission from aggressive, metastatic nasopharyngeal cancer, Burt and his little family got rid of all of their stuff, downsized their SoCal life and hit the road for an adventure south of the border.
These were some of Burt's last words - spoken in person and to a group - with some of his closest Soul family.
Our official memorial ceremony for Burt at Eve Encinitas on Saturday, March 7th, 2020.
Here is Papa Burt loosening up his stuck-in-a-chair-behind-a-screen body when Cahlo was a wee babe, we lived in an apartment and Mama was breastfeeding all night long.
Burt titled this video "See what I See" where he encourages us to shift the world & enjoy the beautiful day.
Burt leads us through a Grounded & Abundant Meditation.
A snippet of Dance Church, one of Burt's homes.
Men, it's ok to cry. Love, Burt.
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