I just came back from spending the weekend delivering my first ever Creating Your Authentic Path workshop - with the most wonderful people.
It was an incredible experience for me - To see, share and experience what I had visualized in my mind’s eye was so thrilling.
The experiences- that I had created for all of us to participate together in- were sometimes lot and lots of fun and and at other times so deeply healing that I am in awe of the profound journeys that each person went on. What I had not thought about or realized would happen was the closeness that everyone experienced. By the end of the weekend, everyone who had participated in the workshop decided to create their own Facebook group, calling it , The Power Within. Seeing people, who were strangers on Saturday morning, connect on such a deep level and then want to continue the journey together, after the weekend workshop ended, moved me deeply.
I also, learned so much from everyone else who attended. Each person brought the knowledge and wisdom of a lifetime and gave freely and with such generosity. The discussion moved to mysticism, science, personal experiences, shared ideas, sharing of recipes and new healing techniques.
The evening after the first day of the workshop , for some reason, I started thinking about The Tree of Life in mystical Kabbalah. The Kabbalah teaches that we must each be grounded and balanced in our physical reality so that we can, then, reach up towards the great joy, peace and spiritual heights available to us all. I realized at that moment that each person at the workshop was their own Tree of Life and that the workshop was providing the nourishment necessary for each person to heal, grow stronger, and become more connected to that which is above and to that which is below.
The next morning, we began to share with each other about what had transpired since we had been together last. One person said that she had so much energy and joy that she went home to her husband and said, "Let's go out dancing" and she reported they were out until 3:00 a.m. Others shared that they had felt a deep sense of peace that was surprising yet so wonderful. When asked if I had anything to share, I told everyone about what had come to me about the The Tree of Life.
One of the participants was excited to tell us about a previous activity she had engaged in and had found to be very enlightening. The activity involved her drawing a picture of a tree...its trunk and its branches....and on the branches were leaves…dead leaves. Each leaf represented a past behavior or action that she had wanted to release and let go of. She then drew these leaves falling off…down…from the branches ....... replacing each one with a small, simple flower blossom. She was drawing her own Tree of Life.
A few hours later, during a break , I was sitting and talking with one of the people at the workshop when her eyes gazed away ......and then she began shaking her head. She said, “Bonnie, you’re not going to believe it”. My eyes followed hers and there on the wall at the center of where we had all been sitting for hours at a time throughout the weekend was the painting of a tree. The tree had dried brown leaves falling from its branches and small flower blossoms beginning to emerge. The tree was more of a mirage…out of focus except for the leaves falling and the new flowers blossoming. The person next to me said, “ That’s like what is happening with us this weekend. Things are shifting…and the tree..it’s unbelievable”.
It was as if the shift that was taking place during the weekend was being reflected in the painting that had been close to us the whole time…. yet unseen until that moment.
The weekend was drawing to a close. We had one last break. I opened the door so that everyone could come in when I noticed they were all huddled together in the adjoining store. I waited and when they entered, one person handed me an envelope. I opened it up and on the front of the card inside was a picture of a tree…the most beautiful tree…with leaves falling and new flowers emerging.
We all gave each other a knowing smile, realizing that we were exactly where we were suppose to be, and shared in our last moments of the weekend together.
Having had this wonderful experience, I would love to share my next Creating Your Authentic Path workshop with you , on the 27th and 28th of August 2016, here in Scottsdale. Would you like to let go of behaviors that no longer support your happiness? Are you ready to experience a deep positive shift towards the powerful, authentic you? I’ll take you on an exciting journey - a metaphysical path - where on the way you’ll have the opportunity to :
- Get in touch with your passion
- Have healing and releasing of past pain
- Connect through mystical ceremony
- Feel a freedom and peace which will allow you to soar as you move forward on your authentic path, your life.