I have just returned from a visit to India where I spent time in a retreat with my spiritual teacher. It is very important to take time out for spiritual renewal and going deeper into ourselves. I personally find this very empowering.
It is very different from learning or expanding on the healing work I do - rather it is about taking time for reflection and integrating with the deeper layers inside me.
In this atmosphere of an awakened Being I find that I can relax into a space where I become fully open.
For everyone in the retreat, many issues were touched - feelings of separation & solitude, of lack of self-esteem, of being vulnerable & defenceless, about innocence, trust, clarity and more.
I learned to stay open and soft within the heart, which helped me to allow my own vulnerability and to rest in ‘what I really am’.
I have been to India many times. It is still a very spiritual country and there is a ‘magic in the air’. Immediately when I arrive there I start to slow down, as everything runs in its own rhythm or order.
Because it is so unlike my world in Germany & England, part of the process of my journey there is learning to ‘let go’ of my own ways and allowing things to fall - by their own accord - easily, magically into place.
I am looking forward to share everything I learnt during this time. I feel quite rested and nourished in my heart and touched in my soul.
One little secret I have brought back with me is to start liking ‘opening’. To see every moment as a chance for exploration. I have this new phrase I am using a lot even in difficult situations.
The simple words “Oh I like that”!
Try it and see what happens. And eliminate the phrase “I don’t like” from your vocabulary.
Much love to all, Tanmaya