"Hi, Here is my attempt at some coherent feedback. As you know I had big battles with myself before even coming on the retreat. I was worried that if I didn't come, it would affect my relationship with "L". Even though he tried really hard not to show it, he really wanted me to come and was very disappointed (he just couldn't beliiiiieeeeeeeeeve it!) when I said that I didn't want to come. I was then concerned that if I did go, it would only be lip service to him, and that wasn't a good enough reason. We both got quite angry and had a few rages about it. I was worried: in the past couple of years or so I have made a lot of changes in my life, lots of which are bringing about strong results which vary from deep calm and contentment to massive rages and childish tantrums. I was concerned that:
  1. enough change was enough and that
  2. I really didn't want to go through all that in a group, as I can be pretty foul.
However, there always was a very small voice telling me to go, so I am glad that I set my doubts aside and decided to commit my mind to it. I thought the structure of the course was great. I liked the way that the information was portrayed in its many facets, and that it could be explored in many ways: colour, sound, exercise, discussion, food, activities. It was absorbing and saturating but not overwhelming. The fluid dynamic of the teaching style was I think important; we could stop and change and incorporate what was going on for people at the time. Although I evidently found things at times hard to integrate, I am glad that I struggled through it and feel better on the other side. I appreciate the fact that I am now armed with much knowledge and a multifaceted tool kit to carry on the building and growth away from the group. I also realize that being in a partnership on the course (especially with "L") means that we both have the skills to support each other and continue to practice at home. I think it's a shame to wait until your life is going to custard before looking for these techniques when you can learn them now, apply them to everyday, and stay well away from the custard pot! Lastly, it was wonderful to spend time with such great people, in a beautiful part of the world, to have time to explore and to have put aside a dedicated big chunk of time to work with "L" on things about 'us', a real privilege. L.

Thank you for helping me on my journey, for your love and support, your wisdom and truth, your seen and unseen work. Thank you for working unceasingly for all of us and for showing me just how much help is out there. I honour you and I cherish my sacred rose.
Highlight of the Retreat - Realizing I was in a safe environment, that it was safe to let go of the fears and doubts, that when I did (not always) find the courage to let go, to take responsibility, how much lighter and freer I felt. Less burdened.
Worst thing of the Retreat - Not finding the courage on the final evening to deal with a childhood issue that came up because of the outing. I'm working on it. I know it's to do with family issues around insufficiency of love and space, not belonging, being in the way not being heard or listened to, being different. And I'm learning to deal positively with every one of those negatives because there is such an abundance of love and space and I do have a place, there is room and I do belong. (The sea gave me some of the answers, the ebb and flow of the waves, the giving and receiving).
Life and choice changes - I feel more open, out there, grounded, very comfortable sharing my retreat experiences (my own, not others) with friends and acquaintances. I feel a greater sense of direction and purpose. I've reawakened/reconnected with my love of drumming and music. I'm booked in for Pilates next week deciding it's time for all three (Body, Mind & Spirit) to be in balance. I've joined a newly formed group called ‘Soulscape'. The greatest change is awareness of who I am, of the choices I have made, of being vigilant not separating or withdrawing, of breathing properly.
Description of Retreat
- Learn how to connect with the healer within. Find your answers in a safe, caring, non-judgmental environment. Learn how to find the answers to your questions from within.
Being in a group - Challenging, necessary, excellent for mirroring/reflecting, ‘pushing buttons' enabled me to "remember" and learn so much more about myself.
Price {should be} at least $2000-$2,500 I would imagine. Yes permission to quote, cut & paste, and use my full name to your hearts content is also given from my heart.
I am resisting the urge to rewrite, it's not perfect but it's from the heart and that's more than ok. I read somewhere that ‘every problem brings it's own solution.' That's so good to know. Take care, love always, W.
PPS - Keep the journals, I'm still writing in mine or referring to it every day."

"I wasn't sure what I'd really signed up for, but felt very drawn to attend. Instinctively I knew this would help me on my next step - to grow, develop and become more on so many different levels - more than I had ever been previously. It felt like my soul had been looking for exactly this, for a long time.
It has been a full on experience. Every day has been jam packed with learnings, new experiences and growth! The group discussions were great, I enjoyed hearing other peoples' stories and could totally relate my own life, choices, patterns and decisions to them. I was also very happy to share in the groups too. A lot of things you talked about totally made sense.
I admit I was challenged - sometimes it got a little heavy for me. However, together with the skills and amazing tools that you shared, we were able to shift this feeling. Afterwards I felt a HUGE relief! I realized that those ‘heavy times' was when a part of me (my negative ego) didn't want to change, and was resisting and trying to shut me down. My soul knew instinctively - just took a while for my mind/ego to catch up!
You have been able to help me become so free from my past and destructive emotions. I didn't think it was possible to achieve so much and gain freedom and insight not only about the past, but the present and future also. I feel at peace with my past and the choices I have made. The best thing is - I have new powerful methods of change - that WORK. Now it's up to me to use them to maintain the balance.
I would not have been able to make this huge step in my growth if it wasn't for you. I am deeply grateful for all that you have shared and for all the work and effort you have put into each and every day. Your help has been invaluable - it's priceless. Your insight incredible, the depth of wisdom and knowledge that you have is amazing. In gratitude to you for all that you do." MA

"Finally, a chance to learn how to fully connect to myself, practical self-help tools to clear the blockages that have held me hostage for so many years! (too many to recall!) All delivered with integrity, truth and topped off with humour and love! What an amazing combination.
Best thing?Connecting to me! A very powerful experience. Thank you. I shall not forget it, and am working on maintaining it too! That's how GREAT it was! Worst thing? The fact that we had to leave after 8 days. The location was awesome, accommodation really nice - I would like to have you guys with me every day!!! Not many people talk about stuff like this. REAL stuff. The truth without frills. A new and different experience. Oh - loved the extra touches with the food, nice to have food prepared in a loving way....yummm....
Keep up the good work -- thanks, you were awesome and have helped me heaps!" S
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