I am very excited about the up coming retreat especially after my visit to the Russet Hill House facility and property last weekend. Those who have signed up will be delighted with the warm, cosy, clean, spacious house and the 100 acres of rolling hills with a stream and trees. WOW!!! I can hardly wait.
Why did I select that theme for the retreat? Often I select a focus because it is what I sense I need. I often operate under the assumption that Carl Rogers was correct back in the late 60s when he said “What is most personal is most universal”.
Life is busy. But it is also complex. Even in retirement I find myself involved in a variety of things. Often I am super busy with things I do enjoy but in the busyness of it, the soulfulness of it gets lost. Hurry hurry means I begin to focus on getting it done rather than being present in the moment, getting in touch with my inner self, my higher wisdom, my own self expression.
So self care helps me reduce the busyness. It helps me set boundaries around my willingness to do things. It helps me find more quiet time, connect with loved ones with intention, set a direction for myself. But I always need reminders.
Sometimes I need to search for what I do love doing. I may feel a longing or a yearning for something more but I don’t always know what it is. Soul care brings us to that place and nourishes our soul. And that feels really good. Just writing about it, I feel my heart full and open.
Life has given me the opportunity to learn a great deal. I feel a lot of gratitude for the opportunities and also I am very thankful for the opportunity to share it with others.
So here I am … doing what I love to do.
If you have not registered and would like to attend, I may be able to squeeze you in but I have to know right away. Email me right now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I plan to offer this retreat again in the fall. It will not be exactly the same as I know life will give me more opportunities to learn between now and then, but it will be equally valuable. Tentatively I am looking at Oct 23, 24, 25 weekend. Cost next October will be $260 for that weekend. Includes food, accommodation and retreat experience.
Till next time