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Below, I’ll give you an intuitive message for the experience of your healing based on what was happening at the retreat and what I was thinking at the time.
The Journey of Connection, Healing, and Purpose
I was so grateful to be invited to a healing retreat in Sedona, hosted by Energy Sync Wellness. Not only was the retreat an amazing getaway and healing experience, but I traveled with my partner, members of his family, my best friend, and her partner. I was surrounded by love in a way I’ve never experienced before. Over the weekend, our crew connected, visited Peace Park, participated in healing rituals, and held informative workshops. The featured Spotify playlist is the ceremony playlist that played as we danced in the rain (pic below). Here’s a picture of me at the end of the retreat.
Following are the 10 Experiences of a Healing Retreat based on my trip as a personal, intuitive message from me. Rather than jumping to your photo, I encourage you to read them in order for the full effect. You’ll find out where your path is in the process of the 10 experiences.
Intuitive Message: A new day has dawned, literally. Along with the sunrise comes a new beginning. Everything you want is on the other side of your surrender. This was the first photo I took on the trip. I’ve waited my whole life for a relationship with a man who is a leader. As excited as I am to have found one, I was not prepared for the amount of resitance I’d experience while surrendering to his lead. While there’s glory in your independence and you’ve made a great life on your own, there’s so much more to experience in partnership with another. Stay present, express your needs, and remain open to what’s to come. You will be surprised and delighted by all the gifts that are in store. Running and failing to surrender to love is an outdated pattern and it’s time for to release it.
Intuitive Message: Even among the hustle and bustle of life and the most healing retreat, there’s a time and a space to recharge and connect with yourself and others. After arriving, I had an amazing and open conversation with my best friend, Mayra while relaxing on this bed. The next morning when my partner and I missed the sunrise because we chose to connect, I was touched and elated when he said, “I didn’t miss the sunrise.” When you take time to connect—in whatever way is beneficial to you—you can’t miss what’s meant for you. Take time for you so you can enjoy and appreciate what’s to come.
Intuitive Message: The first night we arrived, we sat by the fire and talked. An offhand quote from an attendee, “I have been working out, but it’s not working out,” caused us to laugh ferociously. I laughed so hard my stomach hurt. Laughter is the best workout. It’s great for your mental health, your spirit, and your purpose. Share laughter with your people today. Bonus points if you snort and get a stomach ache!
Intuitive Message: You are worthy of love and support. When you get unexpectedly sick and start crying, this is how an amazing soul family supports you. After my day took a surprising turn with nausea and tears, it was a few minutes before I came to. When I opened my eyes, I was surrounded by love. As everyone stepped away, Alex pressed his hand to my chest, looked me in the eyes, and said, “You are worthy of being happy.” His message pierced me in the best possible way. Every person on this earth is worth of being happy. Please…do everything you can to find and maintain your happiness. You are so worthy and deserving of it.
Intuitive Message: Healing occurs when you walk the path of your purpose. This is the medicine wheel. Here we were instructed to walk the wheel for healing and introspection. The sign stated, “The Wheel is like a Divine mirror, helping us to re-member all that we are.” This is a space of silence and devotion. It’s a place to walk your path with intention. You may currently be bombarded with distractions, disrespect, and disruptions. It’s just noise. Stay on your path and move toward your purpose regardless of what’s going on outside of you. Even if you’re not sure where you’re going, keep moving—one step at a time. Enjoy and appreicate those who walk by your side and stand in support of your journey with inspiration. They are the only ones who matter.
Intuitive Message: After the surrender comes the commitment. From outside the wheel, I got on my knees in support of my partner’s journey as a purposeful display of my loyalty and surrender to his leadership. As he continued, I rose to my feet in recognition of his path. When he finished his walk in the south, which represents summer, the noontime, and the place of growth, I was facing him, my posture matching his with arms raised to the Heavens. Later, he remarked, “You see where I ended.” I replied, “Yes, the end was obvious and intentional. I felt it.” Later, when I saw this photo of that moment, I sent it to him, remarking, “Where it ended and where it began.” Your season of challenges is ending and a new beginning with a blossoming love is now present. Submit to the goodness that’s facing you and enjoy every moment.
Intuitive Message: Keep moving, praying, and available for what’s to come. This was a practice of magnetizing our chosen rocks on the prayer wheels. As a group of 11, we walked around the four wheels, touching and spinning each as we passed by. A few laps in, one of our rocks flew off. We instinctively stopped to look for the rock that got away, but couldn’t find it among the others that covered the ground. When we stopped, it caused a bit of a log jam on the route and we were instructed to keep going. Jorge said, “It’s just like life.” I took the loss of the rock to mean the loss of a life. Jorge wasn’t wrong in his observation. As challenging as it is when we lose someone, the pace of life continues. And…while a soul’s life is never lost, a new life is available for the taking.
Intuitive Message: Get naked, vulnerable, and have Word Sex!! This is an organic practice my partner and I created that includes extreme presence and resonant words. We developed a workshop around the practice and this was the first time we experienced Word Sex in person and presented it to an audience. It’s probably the most “naked” and vulnerable thing I’ve ever done. It was so beautiful, our audience wept in support of it. With tears in her eyes, the retreat leader said, “At first I could feel the joy and happiness. Then, it was like an atomic bomb dropped. It was as if pure love dropped and covered all of us in the most exquisite love. It was contagious.” Here’s the bottom line: we’ve experienced literal healing through this practice. Use your words. They are more powerful than you know. Be honest, tell the truth, and heal yourself and others. Vulnerability and authenticity support health and wealth effortlessly.
Before we left, we did Word Sex as a group. It was a Word Sex Orgy, if you will. It was honestly one of the most powerful practices I’ve ever participated in.
Intuitive Message: It’s time to birth your new project and step into your purpose. I received a card reading at this table that confirmed my purpose, path, and next steps. While much of what I heard was expected, and confirmation of what I understood to be true, there was new application of the knowledge. The message that was most clear for me was related to the formulation and intiation of projects, not necessarily the growth of them. It’s important for you to keep birthing your creations in the same way a midwife helps to birth babies. Stay committed to the piece(s) of your business/life that are easiest most fulfilling for you, and let others handle the rest.
Intuitive Message: Get washed by the water and FLOAT. This was the final retreat day at Lake Mead in Vegas. This excursion was after we’d been through a number of really intense healings, individually and as a group. The song “Washed by the Water” had been on my heart before we began the trip. There were fires in Sedona and we almost had to cancel our trip. All the trails and parks were closed. We were so grateful when it rained. By the time we got to the lake five days after our trip began, I was seriously exhausted. However, water, and specifically floating in the water, is one of my favorite things to do. Here’s why: floating in the water is the closest thing I can experience that’s akin to being held by the Universe. When we don’t resist or fight the current, and simply surrender, we float. It’s natural and effortless. You’ve been through a lot. Relax, let down, and be held.
Bonus song: Just be Held
I had no idea what I was in for when I left the house on Friday, June 25, 2021. I’m so grateful I surrendered to the process and soaked up all the goodness that is Energy Sync Wellness, partnership, and soul family. Here’s the crew.
This was an eventful retreat and process for me. I’m excited to hear what you think of the stages of your healing, the experience you chose, and how it relates to where you are on your journey! Let me know in the comments!
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