Alpen Retreat Reflections
"We need only dream courageously and the world will arrange itself in accordance with our vision." Alberto Villoldo, PhD
One week ago, upon arrival in the magical Austrian Alps, I set an intention to be present.
We earthed, barefoot amongst the wildflowers, soaked in positive ions at altitude... Cleansed ourselves in the sparkling turquoise waters of alpine lakes... Burned off elements that were no longer serving us in ritual fires... And sent prayers into the fresh air to be absorbed, and answered, by the universe.
l am wildly inspired by the power of the mountains, and the trust of open-hearted souls who joined us on this extraordinary ceremony of rebirth – surrendering the past, revelling in the present, mapping the future – in divine nature.
I am joyfully overflowing with gratitude… To walk this walk with my soulmate and partner in all, the brilliant, beautiful, passionate leader Richard Husseiny. To have joined forces with shamanic rockstar Melany Coopmans Vizithum. And that we got to share our world with Stella, and my beloved parents.
I am confident in, grateful for, uplifted by the presence I was blessed to practice over the last seven days. I feel whole. I feel magic. As I write, I’m gazing out the airplane window. Below, clouds merge with snowcapped peaks. Above, my heart is full and my mind is free.
Join us in our next journey – ritual and rest, silence and song, breath and meditation, yoga and introspection, flow state science and yogic philosophy, practices and play... In the beauty of the bohemian White Isle.
“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.” Thich Nhat Hanh