Thanks Judi & Jeff!
Well, the womens' retreat was absolutely AMAZING!! WOW!! I went with a completely open mind, not really sure what to expect, but looking forward to spending time with my friend Starr, and 14 other amazing women I didn't know. Well, by Sunday we were all best friends! We had some amazing facilitators. A wonderful woman lead us through Yoga 3 times, another woman 'writer' lead us through a writing exercise including journalling and writing short stories. I did the Zumba class which was super FUN! The ladies loved it. About 10 participated and just laughed and clapped. After the class a few of them told me I should be teaching for real.
That made me feel good. Another one said I looked super 'hot' up there in the front.
That made me blush and smile.
On Sunday a Life Coach came in and lead us through a meditation exercise. Holy crap!!! I didn't think I could get into it because I have a hard time shutting off my mind completely any time I've tried before... BUT... it was at the end of the retreat so I was very relaxed and open minded, and I had the most amazing spiritual experience of my life. It was a 'future you' meditation, so she walked us through moving forward and seeing ourselves 10 years ahead. Sounds weird eh? and that's exactly what I thought when we started, but I can tell you that I went into this completely relaxed transe and met my future self 10 years ahead... and I looked AMAZING! I lived in a beautiful white beach house on the ocean on a beach. And when I asked the future me what I did to get there she told me I had to open my mind, stop controlling and just be - be open to new things and just live. It was insane.
I know you're all thinking I"m completely NUTS but I'm really not. And I've just been on a high from the entire experience of the weekend. Had a great time with my friend Starr, didn't get much sleep as we were up late chatting and up for 7am yoga both days. Kept the food super healthy and didn't eat any of the multiple delicious desserts. Drank a TON of water and chamomile tea all weekend and took the stairs everywhere. Super healthy.
Anyway, thanks for listening to me rant. Had to share it here with you all. Hope you're all doing well.