Retreat: Release and Recommit (To You)

Earlier today, I had this sweet, warm, delicate post written about how I feel my work changing. It was an announcement of sorts, a warning if you will, about the fact that I'm not actually here to help you tidy your houses. My work is about teaching you how to heal yourself so you can stop fucking around and GO BE THE HEALING FORCE FOR GOOD IN THE WORLD THAT YOU CAME HERE TO BE! I was going to tell it softly, as to not alarm. I've always had so much resistance to it looking like I'm using fear to sell.  Anyway, so I had it all typed up and I went to get a haircut and I came back and opened my laptop and saw news that so deeply offends my senses that I deleted my message.  We're past that now. So here we go. Real talk.  We have run out of time. The world is on fire in a thousand different ways. We need all who wish to participate in the loving transformation of the world to tend their bullshittery that consumes their sacred resources (time, energy, passion, money, brain power, creativity, etc.). We have to release our attachments to things and old wounds. We need to finish this work. It's time to move on to what we came to this planet in this lifetime to do.  I'm about to close registration on the workshops that I use to help people free themselves from the bullshittery. I now believe that this is the last time I will offer the Travel Lightly Project. (I have no idea if I'll continue offering space healing workshops or not but at least there's the book.) If you need something radical to shake up your life, say yes to this work. Because your life matters now.  Here's my offer:  If you want to join the Travel Lightly Project, do that here.  If you can't yet commit to the 6-month experience, then consider the 21-Day Space Healing Workshop. I'm offering it at $21, that is literally one dollar a day to help you change your life. Register here. Note: If we are not already Facebook friends, send me a friend request so I can add you to the FB group.  Do this. I'm being strongly called to move forward into deeper work and I want you to come, too. The world is waiting for you. You are worth it. Yes, I'm sure. Note: Registration for both workshops (TLP includes the 21-Day Space Healing workshop) will close at sunset today, June 19, 2017.

Are you ready to release the bullshittery and recommit to you? 

You came into this life whole--your heart and mind intact, creativity flowing, courageous and strong. But life is complex and hard things happen. As a child, you may not have had the tools to process confusing or traumatic experiences. And you did whatever you needed to do to cope. Maybe you turned away from your sensitivities because the feelings of others were just too much to bear. Or maybe you packed up your creative spirit to keep it safe from harm. Maybe you pushed your dream to write or dance or paint to the back burner to care for others. Perhaps you've neglected your health or heart's work or sexuality or personal evolution.

Whatever it is that you've left behind, it doesn't have to be this way. You deserve to feel whole. We all do. 

During the Release and Recommit Retreat you will draw a line in the metaphorical sand. You will lay down what's not working and pick up what you need back in your life. You will recommit to the aspects of YOU that you've been missing. 

We will begin Friday evening with a Spirit Gathering. This group healing experience will dig into what's been left behind. On Saturday, we will release the barriers that keep us from being with that sacred piece of ourselves using yoga, sacred movement, essential oils, writing, space to explore the natural world and, of course, fire. On Sunday, we will reclaim the lost aspects of ourselves and recommit to living whole. 

Arrival: Friday, October 27th at 6pm
Departure: Sunday, October 29th at 2pm

Location:  ARC Retreat Center (learn more below) 1680 373rd Ave NE, Stanchfield, MN 55080

Availability: Only 11 spaces filled on a first come, first serve basis. 

Cost: $650 ---> $495
***I want this to be accessible for YOU. I'm extending the early registration price to all.***

Registration includes homemade vegetarian meals and lodging from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, all workshops, and circle experiences. Participants are also responsible for costs associated with travel. (ARC is  45 minutes north of Minneapolis.) 

You will also receive two 60-minute private sessions to support you through real life reintegration after the retreat ($250 value)! 

ANOTHER BONUS: I just hired Kira Liberty to teach two yoga classes AND she's going to create custom essential oil blends for every person who attends! That includes the consult and a 10 ml roller bottle of YOUR BLEND to support you while you bring the REAL YOU to life back home.

Psst! Share a room and both participants save $75 on registration (one shared room remains). 

ARC Retreat Center will offer us "silence in a deafening world, serenity in an overcharged society, wholeness in a fractured life, where healers come for healing, peacemakers find peace and caregivers are cared for." Your weekend of release and recommitment to self

  • Homelike atmosphere in group meeting spaces and private space for individuals. 
  • Healthy homemade vegetarian meals featuring fresh ingredients, often organic or locally grown.
  • Accommodation of special dietary needs.
  • Twice-daily silent group meditation for those who wish to participate.
  • Eighty-seven acres of pristine wetlands and woodlands featuring majestic white pine forest.
  • Trails for walking, skiing, snowshoeing.
  • A labyrinth for walking meditation. 
  • Spiritual Direction, reiki, yoga classes and therapeutic massage (all with advance notice and additional charge). 
  • Space and time apart for writers and artists to hone their craft.
  • Environmentally friendly practices.
  • A bookstore featuring new and used books and fair trade artisanal gifts. 
  • Opportunity for rest and renewal, growth and creativity.

    Photo by Timothy Meinberg on Unsplash