Hello Beautiful Sacred Journeys Community,
It is with a huge, happy heart that I sit in the Retreat Centre today and write this NEWSLETTER in the new format for the first time. Thank You Zohar, our techno-knight for getting this mailer in place and for co-creating a website of magick and beauty with us. And Thank You to Lynette and Julius, who without question make yourselves available in support of Sacred Journeys and of Lou and I; you are invaluable.
WHERE HAVE WE BEEN?
Yup, we haven’t been on social media or e-mail much, but we are here and have been busy… And so have our Geese – new life is exploding everywhere!
I look around and feel the power of the changes that we have made in this Sacred Space in such a short period of time, barely a month. I understand this as a physical reflection of the changes that continue to happen in ourselves, in the people who share this space with us and in the evolution of Sacred Journeys.
Lou has expanded the facilities by adding on an extra 23 square meters of bathroom space, we have repainted, moved things around and made it all the more comfy for those of you who come. This space truly supports us all in the creation of our ‘Great Work’ – the path of healing, growing and walking our Sacred Journey of Life with Awareness.
We have facilitated several Rainbow Warrior Workshops and two Awareness Retreats in the past few months, all of which have brought about tremendous changes in ourselves and in each of the participants. What was gained? A deeper understanding of how our attitude, towards ourselves and who we believe ourselves to be, impacts how we create our life and how we relate to one another – especially those we love. And the experience of shining the light on the shadows to see more clearly and the opening of our hearts to our Selves.
We have found that the Students and Apprentices who continue their regular weekend training with us through our Rainbow Warrior Program are creating a strong and unique energy dynamic of their own. Their commitment reflects our own as each individual claims back more of their own personal power. I am humbled.
It is through this Community that I get to witness the process unfold as the light in each of you glows brighter, as you become gentler with yourselves and as you say ‘yes’ to what YOU desire your life to be. May we all continue to weave ourselves into the fabric of the Medicine Wheel of Life.
WHERE ARE WE AT?
It touches me again! The awe I have for how this land and sanctuary has created itself through us. The appreciation I have for the way Sacred Journeys nurtures and holds so many of us safe. And for the blessings I experience with each one of you who comes and spends time with us, allowing yourselves to relax and be as vulnerable and authentic as you crave to be in support of your needs and what you are looking for.
I practice holding an attitude of gratitude for all this magnificence. That does not mean its ‘love and light’ all the time or that it’s smooth sailing without any craziness; we have our fair share of chaos. However, by continually working with these Teachings, I keep clearing out and expanding my Awareness. I can identify more quickly when my shadow insidiously inserts itself and I can see more clearly where I allow things to cause me stress unnecessarily. There is such power and liberation in acknowledging this in myself. I use the opportunity to explore my shadow with a sober mind to recognize what needs to change and release the emotional attachment. I find I am more able to support myself in a way that I feel nurtured, loved and accepted. I can listen to my inner guidance, to help me overcome any adversity I am facing with the self-trust and commitment to know I have the strength to deal with the challenge. This awareness has been germinating since we were in Canada where, in Ceremony I claimed a part of myself as an African Medicine Woman. This was seated into my body awakening when I was gifted with this beautiful work of art. Thank you Ann, for your symbolic Heart Gift.
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
As we head towards the end of October, we prepare to align to the energy of Beltane. We honour Grandmother Earth for the shifts she provides in the naturalness of her Seasons.
How do you embrace the beloved within you? How do you welcome the seed of your intent into your dreaming? What would your own unique creation of yourself look like? These are the blank canvases that we will play with and explore as we Medicine Journey with the sacred San Pedro cactus, Grandfather Huachuma on 29/30th of October.
We carry the wisdom gained from the Medicine Journey forward into the Art of Relationships Retreat in November where we will deepen our exploration and share tools and teachings to help you co-create conscious relationships, starting with yourself and impacting those you love! This Retreat is available for Singles and Couples, so if this piques your interest because you want to make productive changes in how you relate to your world – then this one is for you…
We bring what has been a full and fruitful 2016 year to its finale with The Art of Living Clean. Now, I am mostly likely biased as I recommend that this program be a prerequisite to any human seeking growth and healing – but that’s OK – because the healing processes and practical life skills this Program offers is unparalleled. I love working this Program because it really supports a holistic human experience. Many of our students come back to deepen their own healing by being in support of others doing it for the first time. At this stage, our annual calendar is filling up with other Gatherings and so this Program is only likely to run again in December 2017, so if you are considering joining us, then don’t procrastinate – contact us!
It is within this Living Round of Life that Lou and I choose to do our ‘Great Work’ and it is from the intention of seeking knowledge, truth and wisdom that Sacred Journeys continues to be a beacon of magnetic attractive energy providing healing, growth and transformation for all of us to step into our Medicine, our Light and our Shining. A’Ho!
Sacred Journeys | +27 82 571 3306
October 11th to 14th 2016
Through this 3 day Retreat, you are reminded of the simplicity & power of Awareness. You gain practical tools for discovering more of who you really are & become more open, receptive & discerning to lifes opportunities.
R4 500 per person (includes 3 nights self-catering accommodation)
November 4th to 6th 2016
Join us for 2 days as we support you in your exploration of how to co-create conscious relationships that feed & support you, empower your life & enhance how you relate to others.
R3 000 per person or R5500 per couple (includes 2 nights self-catering accommodation)
December 1st to 11th 2016
Spend 10 profound days with us as we guide you through an intense process designed to successfully break free of unproductive patterns, behaviours & addictions & remove the emotional pain from your life in a supportive, healing & empowering environment.
R12 000 per person (includes 10 nights self-catering accommodation)
This succession of 6 Weekend Workshops over the course of a year provides the foundation for all further Shamanic Training with Sacred Journeys. This Program provides Seekers with a comprehensive introduction into the Shamanic Approach to living life with presence & awareness.
Now accepting applications for the group commencing May 2017
Purification Ceremonies | Private Sessions | AMWA
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