What a week.
I have just finished a 4 day intensive course with Dr. Wolfelt. It was an amazing week. These retreats are just that - a re-treat away from my normal daily life and tasks. All our needs are taken care of here - warm, cozy beds, good food, any amenity you need. It is nice to come and dedicate 4 days to inspirational learning, being amongst wonderful people, and much needed self care.
Reflecting upon the last 4 days, I am most humbled by the safety and security I found among a group of people who started off as strangers, but who quickly became friends. True heart friends. The unconditional love in our group was palpable.
I cried, a lot. Even almost fainted once (that story is for a different time). Laughed. Cried some more. Laughed some more. Gave and received a lot of hugs and hand holds. Provided a listening ear, and shared my stories. Shared yoga. All of this under an umbrella of safety, truth, and unfolding of all of our own experiences.
I will leave here with more understanding of myself, and more understanding of how to support life and death in others.
For now, off to bed. I'm exhausted.
"This is thy hour O soul, thy free flight into the wordless. Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done. The fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best. Night, sleep and the stars." – Walt Whitman (1819-1892)