We were taken care of and thought about in every way possible.
We were greeted with hugs and smiles and laughter and 5 different kinds of cheese, homemade guacamole, homemade hummus. Exquisite white wine and the most magical, perfect luxurious 'cabin' ever. I fell in total love with my room and did not want to leave. There was a perfect window bed-nook, as well as the real bed in the center of the room, 3 windows overlooking the large green land it sat on, and a huge wooden desk to journal at!
We were fed amazing, scrumptious, homemade, delicious food non-stop.
My coach's cousin, who runs her own bed & breakfast, was our guest chef. The most beautiful, exquisite food-- healthy and scrumptious and unique! She put all her love into it, which is a lot. She also cracked me up constantly when not busy in the kitchen.
We were pushed creatively and spiritually.
By that I mean, our spirits were pushed as well. What do you truly love doing? What really gives you pleasure? If you followed your YES, where would that take you? My coach's coach, was there as well which was also a big treat. The whole weekend felt like I was being spoiled in all of my senses.
That's not to say I didn't struggle in points.
I may have had a tad too much wine than my body was used to me imbibing. I might of had a bit more food than my body was used to me ingesting. There were some points when I did need to go be on my own -- in my magical room! -- and I did what I felt my soul needed in that moment.
It was so nice to hear all of the other women share and hear their struggles and their dreams.
Because I could see the beautiful gem they were inside. And I could see on the outside, how much they were struggling with their story. Just as I was. It was good to be reminded that we are not our story. We can learn to see it and see it as separate from who we really are.
It was truly beautiful to feel loved up by 8 other women around me. All very different individuals. All struggling with our own unique stories. And yet all wanting the same thing -- to reconnect with our true selves.
If you were to stop and close your eyes, take a deep breath in and out, and just pause and listen, what would your soul or spirit tell you that needed at this moment? No judgment, or guilt or 'I wish I had', just listening. What are they telling you? Asking you?