The universe gave me the sign that I needed.
By the end of last year, my tank was empty. I recognised the signs and I was doing my best to nurture myself through it.
I had an appt with my reiki healer & the loudest message that came through was ‘you need time for yourself, by yourself’.
It’s the beginning of December, I am pretty sure this is not going to happen any time soon!
And then I remembered I had seen an email from Belinda Anderson saying that a last minute spot had become available at her UKI retreat the next week. I had dismissed it as undoable because it was midweek.
Then I thought, let’s just see…I emailed Belinda expressing interest & to see if the spot was still open. She replied saying 90% yes, she was waiting on confirmation.
I had already purchased a spot in Belinda’s retreat (it was a 50th birthday present from my gorgeus sister) and had to move it numerous times due to border restrictions.
To cut a long story short, I arranged it all & was on a plane to the Gold Coast 4 days later.
From the airport, the transfer was a 45 minute drive through the mountains to the oasis that is Gymea Eco Resort. This place is magical. (I will need a whole other post to describe this wonderous place).
We each had our own private rooms with ensuite, and had an hour to ourselves before we were to congregate as a group to meet Belinda.
I immediatley throuugh on my bathers & found the magnesium pool. I wanted to dive in & wash away the last few months of lockdown.
What transpired over the next 3 days was magical and life changing. It has taken me nearly 8 weeks to be able to put pen to paper and get my thoughts out.
We were in a sacred space. We were a group of 15 ladies from all walks of life who had come together for many different reasons. Over the next few days we shared our stories, we workshopped, we meditated, we cried, we danced, we laughed, we broke down our barriers and we bonded.
The Universe brought this group of ladies together for a reason. We all had much to learn from each other & were wanting the space provided by Belinda to learn more about ourselves and to delve deep into our why.
This retreat was mind opening, thought provoking & opened me up in a way that I have never experienced.
I am still processing.
I have 50 years of unlearning, so I understand that it’s not an overnight process. The way that I think about myself, others & situations are all changing for the better and I have opened myself up to the possibility of living a happy, fulfilled life, looking to the future and not focussing on the past.
Thank you Belinda for giving me the space & tools to open myself up. I would also like to thank the other 14 ladies I shared this journey with & who I know will be on the sidelines cheering me as I will them.