We all have a story – those memorable moments in our lives that stand out separately however they come together to create our history. They could be dark moments, fearful or emotional moments, or moments that paralyzed us and kept us stuck in a pattern that kept us from living life fully. There are also great moments in the mix and those are the ones that you want to hang on to. All of the moments are who you are and who you are being because even if you think that you have buried the memories of discomfort so that you can function in life – that is basically all you are allowing yourself to do is function. There is so much more to life than that – and you deserve to find it, know it and live it!
Allow me to share one of mine with you – it’s the story of why I believe in my retreat Inspiring Spring!
It was the spring of 2014 and my life as I knew it changed in a very large way – it was a mutual decision and my husband moved out of the house that we had shared for 24 years and our relationship of 28 years and left me alone. Yes I do know that many people get left alone in their lives, however for me it was the ultimate in discomfort.
I first experienced that discomfort of being alone when I was a kid who lost her mom at the age of 13. Alone grew to include feelings of fear and trying to grasp to people, situations and things that would help to diffuse the every growing sense of being abandoned and not having the support that I needed to help me create the sense of self that we need in life to develop into our roles as responsible adults. Yes if you were one of the people in my life back then you may remember me as being that person who sought attention in inappropriate ways or who clung on to people and things with an overzealous attachment. This allowed me to fill that void I was feeling so that I did not have to confront the emotions of that situation in my life.
Basically what happened is that I brought a lot of that attachment into a relationship that was often the catalyst for situations that continually exposed the essence of the fears and emotions that I was trying to block. Eventually I became exhausted and confronted the realization that the path I was following was destructive. If I did not confront the things in life that made me feel uncomfortable then I was going to be stuck in the life of turmoil. A life where I was using the energy that I had to survive and it continually left me feeling depleted and worn out. My energy tank was running on low and I could not seem to find a way to lift it. I often wondered how I had got there and what I had done to be living in that situation.
It was all about the choices that I had made – unconscious choices – but still choices that created a life of unhappiness. I was always on guard and doing anything and everything possible to avoid that one step I knew I needed to take toward a life of joy, peace, happiness and freedom. My fears always made sure that I wasn’t going to do anything that would rock the boat and make me face the discomfort that I would need to deal with if I ever had a chance of living a life of being me.
Looking back I think it is interesting that fear was keeping me from facing fear. Try wrapping your head around that one!
Well I eventually I became aware of a secret – and it’s one that many people have discovered – I am not unique. It’s the secret that life will catch up to you and eventually make you confront exactly what you are running away from, if you don’t handle it yourself. The hardest part of that situation is that life will force you to confront it on terms that are not your own. It will happen on someone or something else’s terms and that means your experience will be something that you would never see yourself signing up for. It will just come knocking at your door and if you decide to keep the door closed, it will blow it open anyway. Trust me, I’ve seen it, I know it, I lived it and I survived!!!!
And guess what? I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I have received the gift of freedom and living the life of me. I am being who I want to be and to be able to live authentically is the greatest gift of life.
If you are feeling any resistance in your life then you too may be ready to make a choice for change in your life. Only you will know because there isn’t anyone who can do this for you. However there are people who can support you through your transformation.
If you are ready to take the steps toward living authentically and living your life on your terms then join me. If you are ready to tell life that you want to create a new story; one of happiness, peace and joy filled moments, then join me.
You may only need to make a minor adjustment, a few small changes or perhaps a large shift to get you where you want to be. Whatever it takes, decide this Spring to focus on whatever the first step is and allow me the privilege and opportunity of helping you do that. Why? Because of my own experience I may be able to help you avoid circumstances that may end up becoming blocks and hold you back from your aspirations and that is the biggest reason that I am holding this retreat. To help you achieve this in a supportive environment.
Whether you are looking to let go of some weight, a habit or a self-defeating situation; or if you are looking to create change in your work, your home, your fitness level, your lifestyle or even your daily routine. If you are feeling stuck, then consider the value in creating this change for yourself.
If the thought of change is so overwhelming for you that you are telling yourself that now is not the time, then consider becoming aware of the possibilities. Awareness is simply that and allows you the opportunity to learn and become familiar with your options. That in itself is liberating. The possibilities in life are unlimited and unfortunately most of us have shut down and blocked our senses and our awareness to what is available to us.
Why retreat? Because you remove yourself physically and mentally from your daily routine and habits and that allows you to focus on you. It allows you to focus only on your possibilities and your options. The things that could be available to you when you step away from all of the things that take up space and use your energy day after day. At a retreat your energy belongs to you and no one else and this allows a new perspective and new ideas to form. A retreat is a shared experience and a bond is formed with the connections that we make with our presence there and this allows us also to learn from others and support one another. We create very precious connections when we share similar experiences and best of all, we have fun while we learn and heal together.
Above all, the retreat venue is one that offers peace and solitude and that contributes to your sense of well-being and your enjoyment of your time there.
Every day we get closer to spring and even now we can feel it in the warmth of the sun on the mild days. I have heard the song of the red wing blackbird and that is always a sign for me that it is just a matter of time. So, as we move into spring allow yourself to become inspired to live your life filled with moments that are beautiful happy moments. The season of renewal is the time to transform your story from one of “function” to the amazing story of “freedom.”
Tell me, are you really living your story or are you avoiding what could be the best story of your life??
Join me at my Inspiring Spring retreat and together we will shift your energy and shift your life. We will create the steps that you can and will take to be authentic and to live life on your terms. I cannot guarantee that you will do this without discomfort, but I can guarantee that you will be damn glad that you made the choice to do it!
March 17 and 18 at the beautiful Benmiller Inn just outside of Goderich Ontario. I cannot wait to meet you there so we can share this time to create your new story.
You can find all of the retreat details on my website; naturhythms.com – spelled: N A T U R H Y T H M S
Email me at email@example.com Or call me at 1.844.595.5654