I am incredibly excited to tell you about the amazing retreat I’m creating with my Soul Sister and colleague, Diana Nieves called Rock All Your Relationships in Sedona, AZ and share our retreat website! This retreat is so near and dear to not only my heart, but also my path. Maqa, my Guide, revealed to me many years ago I would be doing a retreat on relationships. At the time, my reaction was… Are you kidding me? You want me to lead a retreat on relationships?! Not exactly an enthusiastic YES but it was, honestly, how I felt at the time. Well it called my name for quite some time, while I got ready to be ready. I bet you can relate to feeling called toward something important to you or your path. You also may relate to the fact I hit the snooze/ignore button one or two (or ten) times. If you don’t already know, (I’m betting you do) you can only hit snooze on a call from your Soul for so long. The Soul is a very persistent part of our Being!
The moment I decided to say YES (actually, I just didn’t say no), I got hit with this incredible wave of excitement! I quickly became overjoyed by all of the possibilities, connections, ideas and serendipities that came flooding in! When we align, “pushing” on doors isn’t really necessary – just a tap will cause them to fly open and then you can take the next step in front of you. That bliss of alignment lasted for, oh, I’d say 5 days or so? (Read: minutes) I was flying high but my excitement turned to resistance and FEAR in what seemed like a New York minute! That was SO MUCH FUN… Not! You’ve gotta love the part of us that tries to sabotage our own dreams! No, seriously…We’ve gotta love it because that’s truly what it’s calling us towards.
For those of you who know me, you know the FEAR was not around leading retreats. I’ve led many successful groups and wonderful, life changing retreats…This is absolutely one of my passions and I’m always transformed by the experience! There’s nothing that inspires me more than bringing groups of women together for connecting with Spirit, sharing, laughing, learning, relaxing and forming sacred sisterhood bonds that restore our faith, passion and vitality at a Soul level. I can feel it… This retreat is going to be life changing - Maqa isn’t messin’ around! J
My FEAR was actually old and it was back, with a twist! :-\ Who the hell am I to claim I can lead/teach a group of women how to improve or, even better yet, ROCK all their Relationships?! And, this FEAR came on pretty strong!! Because we always attract what we most need to heal, I was met with some interesting questions from some of my greatest mirrors (friends and colleagues.) I heard “Why don’t you just do a nice easy, relaxing retreat with hiking, massages and some spiritual stuff?” Someone else asked (rightfully so) “What makes you an expert on this topic and what would make me want to attend your retreat over another?” So, giving into my FEARS, I said: Hey Maqa… That’s a really great question! Why don’t we just do a nice easy/breezy retreat in the Red Rocks with hiking, massages and some fun spiritual stuff? Maqa said… Because your path is to teach what you most need to learn and this is part of your purpose. Many of you have experienced Maqa and as funny (sometimes J) and supportive (always) as he is, in true Spirit fashion, he always nudges (Read: pushes) me/us into opportunities for greater love, growth and empowerment. It took a lot of love and encouragement to move myself into my resistance so I could actually see that, the thing behind the thing – behind the thing was me being afraid to put all my old dysfunctional relationship patterns and stories out there in, what feels like, a much bigger and scarier way. I’ve healed many layers of self judgment and it looks as though I’m moving through another. This is about me feeling safe enough to publically, be emotionally intimate.
The other thing that “popped up” was I really don’t care for the term “expert”, especially when it comes to relationships. (More judgement – lol) In my opinion, the term “expert” is thrown around far too often and there are way too many out there who are self proclaimed. So, up front, I don’t claim to be one. This was yet another piece… The thought that I had to be something I didn’t resonate with in order to run this retreat brought up a boatload of resistance. I realized, what I am is experienced! Chances are really good that I’ve been in my own version of where you are right now - more times than my Ego cares to recall or blog about, actually! Honestly, I’m pretty sure I have run just about every self-sabotaging play on the relationship field! And, what is also true is Diana can also relate! We can help you find your way out of the pile after a fumble and help you discover a new way to BE in the game of LOVE moving forward. So, let me run you through a few of those foul plays and you let me know if you can relate:
You’re an independent and capable woman who is smart and, to the outside world, also looks strong. You can take care of yourself and you’re not afraid to do the work. You’ve changed several of your pesky patterns and reaped some or maybe even many returns on your investment. Life is good but you also feel the desire or perhaps the call to be in a loving, healthy and happy relationship. But, what happens when a potential partner enters the picture? Why and how do we lose ourselves? And, how does it happen so quickly and easily?
Although I bet you’ve told yourself that you’re just going to forget about dating and relationships, you know, deep down, giving up is NOT an option. Your heart and Soul will continue to call you toward the relationship it longs for. This Soul call is about being in a harmonious relationship with yourSelf. From this space, you will feel strong enough to be your vulnerable self while standing in Divine union with a partner. My entire life has been (and continues to be) the fodder for understanding we all have access to that “expert” we are seeking… Right inside of us. This is the place we will find our sense of safety, sanity and security! It will, therefore, be my greatest pleasure to teach you to open to your own intuitive gifts so you can receive guidance from your own inner expert… Spirit!
We questioned our decision for this retreat to address “all” of your relationships. But, we soon realized the only variance between our relationships is in our mind. And even though this retreat will absolutely improve all of your relationships, I believe I will personally attract amazing women who are looking to bring in or be in the thriving partner relationship they desire. So, if you read any of the scenarios above thinking, “this is me” and you’re ready to get down to business and change your patterns (Read: outcomes) then this is a phenomenal opportunity that you don’t want to pass up! Get ready to laugh, cry, connect, relate and have some really BIG life changing Aha’s! You don’t have to do it alone!
One of the things Diana and I have both learned about changing stubborn patterns is, it can take a lot of desire, determination and it can also take a village! We both, from the beginning, whole-heartedly knew it would be powerful for you to spend a few hours of each day with us in group and another portion of your day diving deep, one-on-one with a personalized team of amazing practitioners. Upon registering, you will have a one-on-one discussion with me where Maqa will match you with the best sessions and practitioners; completely customizing your transformational retreat experience. We’ve initially brought on board some of the practitioners who’ve had a tremendous affect on my own healing journey. They are each very special to me and are still my go to healers and sounding boards. I love and respect each of them and I know you will too. What they all have in common is they walk their talk and they’ve all been in the trenches. They are all exceptionally intuitive, gifted and practiced in their craft. They are also very much in service and really excited about being an integral part of this event. I look forward to introducing them to you as we go forward. There will also be plenty of time dedicated to having fun, relaxing and re-charging amongst Sedona’s sacred red rocks! Evenings are sure to be a blast… Or, more accurately designed to help you blast off! Now, and especially with this amazing team we’ve assembled, I feel completely ready to help you ROCK ALL YOUR RELATIONSHIPS!
Before you go… I do have a quick question (or 3) for you. What is your Soul calling you towards? Are you hitting the snooze button on your dreams because you don’t know what steps to take to change your patterns or release your fears? Are you ready to open to your heart and all it desires? Take it from me… Chances are it’s going to scare the crap out of you! Anything this important usually does. This is why we hit snooze and make excuses! It’s ok… It will keep coming back around because, YOU’VE GOT THIS! Your Soul does not deliver a dream you can’t achieve! The FEAR is in your mind… It’s not real. I know because I’m someone who’s been there. I have and will continue to journey through the FEAR of being in relationship for two main reasons…. The pure joy of creating a life I desire and love and for the honor of helping others do the same.
If you are feeling called to attract in or improve upon the quality of your relationships, join us in Sedona, AZ from October 24-28, 2017! Go for your dreams… Whatever they are!! If you are a man who has a lot of love for a woman who you think might benefit from joining us, please share it with them!
BONUS: We are also running a great early bird special! I can promise you… You will go home feeling transformed.