What happens when you feel pressured to forgive but just don’t want to?You CAN get the freedom that forgiveness brings, while staying true to yourself. Come and find out how.
Moving on after a relationship ends can be a slow process. Energetically speaking the entanglements of the relationship need to settle. Many times we avoid or sabotage new lovers because we have not “resolved” the complexities of the last one. This is because our last relationship lives alive in our energy system and subtly inhibits new relationships.
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Starting with an informal evening orientation and welcome on the arrival day, allowing varying arrival times.
A day of landing, of opening and of meeting hosted at Phakalane – The Centre for living ritual. Here we will be ceremonially welcomed to Africa, through the fire and earth of the Sweat Lodge.
Lunch is an organic feast, co-created and shared, where after we hear of the deep knowledge of African Traditional healing and contextualise spirituality in African tradition.
The day closes with a sound-journey in the centre’s resonance chamber. Rich, full and peaceful. The journey has begun.
Today we explore the Sacred sites of the Cape peninsular visiting burial caves, rock art sites and the mysterious Sun & Moon shrines of the ancient Cape People. Its an active day, ended with a sharing circle and some relaxation time.
Driving the peninsular to Cape Point Nature Reserve gives a chance to visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach and keep an eye out for the Cape baboon troops. In the afternoon we visit Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens, and hear about the medicinal values of Fynbos – the plant kingdom unique to the Cape.
For those with a passion for dance, there is a drop-in Biodanza class this evening.
Leaving the city, we head to our new abode, taking in some whale watching (Aug – Oct) and enjoy lunch in a scenic coastal village before settling in at the retreat centre. An early dinner allows us time to meet Anna Breytenbach for an introductory talk on animal communication. Its going to be a great day tomorrow.
Day 5 – Animal Communication Workshop
This amazing workshop on animal communication will expand your intuitive faculties, and growing your High Sense
Perception as the animals teach us of their innate wisdom. It is fun, practical and heart opening to learn how to communicate across species. We will use the new skills of this day as we journey further.
Leaving the coast for the starkness of the Little Karoo, we lunch at Barrydale on Route 62 – The world’s longest wine route! The afternoon is spent at The Manger. This is home to Cape CROW (Cape Centre for Rehabilitation Of Wildlife) and the Joshua Baboon Rehabilitation Project.- Where we will walk the classical 11 circuit Labyrinth (like Chartres), take some quiet time at the African Peace Pagoda built by Burmese monks and meet some of the animals.
We are spoilt with an evening at Warmwaterberg – soaking in the natural minerals of the hot springs under the stars.
Returning to Cape Town through the scenic Franschoek wine lands, takes us all day with a slow meander that graces us with lunch and exploration time in the Franschoek Village.
This is our day to be in service, where we give back to the poorer communities of the Cape. Open you hearts and be ready to receive as we enter the shack-dweller township communities to contribute through Habitat for Humanity or other local charities. Here we touch ‘Spirituality in Places of Poverty’ and our evening reflection circle will be alive with the adventures of the day.
Today we gain insights into the Hospital environment, and meet with ComaCARE. It is beautiful day to see and hear of the success of this integrative healthcare NGO. We hope to meet some of their volunteers and expand our own perceptual abilities as we learn about altered states of consciousness and the basics of communicating with people in Coma.
The evening plans are scrumptious, yummy, delicious. We are going to cooking class – where we can learn some ‘take-home’ Cape recipes that are sure to wow your friends
History day – and a chance to visit Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated (weather permitting). There is also time to visit the Waterfront Mall and pick up some souvenirs before heading back to Phakalane.
Our closing ceremony will be a playful, celebration of our time together. An
evening that honours the journey. It’s time to say farewell.
Airport transfers arranged as needed.
Optional 3 day Safari excursions.
Please note the order and days may vary slightly from tour to tour. All the good things in the itinerary will be included. Customised tours are available.
The amazing Jeremy Loops was recently performing at Schubas in Chicago on his 2nd tour of the USA. As a fellow South African, I felt compelled to support his gig, but my flights were just not working. Sadly, I was due to leave Chicago on the night he was playing.
As I stood glumly in the line to board the plane, there was an announcement that the flight was overbooked. I dashed to the counter and volunteered to catch a flight the next day. In return I received a voucher for $462 and a hotel night. (Thanks South West) and I jumped on the metro in time to hear the gig. Yay!
Listen here to some of his fans raving about the music.
rabbid dog howls
spits at love
sharp teeth tell
none shall pass
waiting for prey
striped by love
flicks the tail
The Italian BookClub interviewed me about my range of children’s books. They are delighted to hear about heartfelt books that consciously build inner connection to self and child while reading them. The stories inspire kids while making parents smile.
A CONGRUENT LIFE PODCAST INTERVIEW
“Inspirational Stories of Authenticity and Reinvention” invited me to record a web interview. Here it is…
ACONGRUENTLIFE.NET – http://acongruentlife.net/newman
Wondering what he could do to help disaster-impacted people in Haiti, Andrew Newman started asking others on the street for poems to share. Little did he know at the time that “poemcatching” would take him around the world and result in several anthologies of collected poems.
In this episode of A Congruent Life, Andrew shares pieces of his story, including:
- how he was motivated to start poemcatching,
- veering away from several generations of a family-owned business,
- discovering that he was, in fact, a creative person, and what that means for all of us,
- advice for tapping into our creativity and “unfolding” our own creative visions,
- the impact that men’s work and spiritual questing has had on his personal journey,
- embracing mission as a larger framework for life beyond goals and tasks.
Listen Here: http://acongruentlife.net/newman
Imagine you are a 7 story apartment block.
Which part of this building is a chakra or energy field?
Which part is consciousness?
Non Dual Healing works directly with the concrete to bring healing to the whole building
How do I bring more happiness into the subject of Joy, while being true to my suffering?
I don’t ask enough questions of life. I say that, because… every time I do ask life a question, I find the most remarkable answers arriving, in the most dynamic ways. This happens so consistently that I have come to believe that life wants to answer my questions. All that is needed is for me to ask.
Week 1: Intro + Review
• Define the categories that matter
• Ask the questions: What went well this year?What did not go well this year?
a. What disappointed me?
b. What surprised me?
c. Where did I excel?
d. Where did I fail?
at least 6-8 answers to each category .
Focus on events you have control over. If something did not go well that you couldn’t prevent or control, it doesn’t need to go on the list.
Week 2 & 3: Outline goals and Overall focus for next year.
• Target: 30-50 goals set over all categories
• Focus on time bound achievable goals
Week 4: Define Overall outcomes.
• Each category gets an overall outcome for the year
• Commit to first actionable steps for this week
Week 5: what is 2013 about for you
• Craft a succinct paragraph you could hang on the fridge and live into.
• First action steps reviewed
• Next action steps for this week chosen
Week 6: Celebration and farewells
• Review action steps, and 6 week process,
• Gauge confidence
• Celebrate successes and do farewells
Acknowledgements to Chris for his fabulous annual review process that I have adapted to include an energetic understanding of Hara.
Hara: the vital centre of man by Karlfried Graf Von Durckheim
Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan
To help align with YOUR personal intention in the world, start to notice other, different examples of intention. Ask yourself does this person/object have intention or purpose? is it clear? is it pushy, effortless, wishy-washy?
There are lines of intention all around us. As you start to see them on a daily basis, you will begin to feel when you are in alignment with your higher intention, or out of alignment. This is the information you need (within yourself) to make discerning choices.
This guy is super amazing. Watch his body deeply. Notice where your eye falls. Where is the centrepoint that he moves from?, What is his intention?
Each living creature has their own unique line of intention. This video shows the power of alignment. Look at the meeting point between the rider’s intention and the horse? Do they work as 1 or as 2?
There is a line of intention that can be experienced inside your body. It can be seen or perceived by you and by me. This line may be clear, straight, strong, coherent, wavy, weak, rough, smooth, distant, near and many other things.
Grow your awareness with this inner place by starting to look for it in people and places around you. Here are some images showing different lines of intention.
It seems that we (humans) are very keen to dig, dig, dig through our personality and behaviours to find treasure. Why do we do this? what happens when we keep doing this without balancing life with pleasures, strengths and pre-existing brilliance?
As always I offer some personal reflections from my healing journey, adventures poemcatching and some practical tips to live wholeness.