"Shamba la Salama" (The Peaceful Farm): our host family's haven here on the beautiful coast of Mombasa, Kenya.
Do you believe in the Law of Attraction? On the drive from the airport to Diani Beach in Mombasa, I marveled at peddlers, trash heaps, colorful buildings, the occasional clan of bony milk cows and women balancing baskets atop their heads.
"Will someone remind me how I got invited on this trip?" I asked the team of people in the van while pinching myself.
Truth be told, no one could really answer. The hosts of this trip hardly even know that I'm a professional musician, so surely, that's not why I was invited. While preparing for this voyage, people kept asking me why I was going to Africa, and I hardly knew how to answer. I like to think that it's a manifestation of a scene I have envisioned in my life over and over; a true confirmation that the Law of Attraction is real. "What you think about, you bring about," just like the saying goes. Do you believe that this is true? I'm not saying that I'm on this journey because of my own doing. I do believe that God gives blessings undeserved. But by the same token, he also gives us the power to create our own experiences on this earth, whether they be positive or negative.
During the next 9 days, I'll begin to unravel the mystery of how this journey through villages, beaches and coconut farms came to be, what treasures of knowledge are waiting to be unearthed and how some amazing people who thrive on risk and adventure started it all.