I’ve just returned from a busy week of travel, where I had a chance to spend time with Louise Hay and one hundred women from around the world at Miraval Resort in Arizona. It was Louise’s first time teaching a workshop in almost twenty years and there were many magic moments. This week, I thought I’d share a bit of retreat wisdom with you. Here are a few of m
“We must be completely present for what we are doing, without sacrificing or rushing what’s in front of us in order to get to ‘more important’ stuff later. No matter how mundane the activity, treat everything as important and take pleasure in it.
I’ve just finished the “I Can Do It” conference here in Toronto and, before I go to bed, I wanted to share some of my notes with you from an extraordinary documentary that was shown at lunch today. The movie was called, Doors Opening, and it’s the story of the work Louise Hay did with men who were suffering with AIDS in the mid eighties. During a time when most people literally shunned these men, Louise welcomed them into her home and her heart, and taught them how to heal. The film is a moving example of the power of love – both self love and the selfless love of a woman committed to being of service. Here are several things Louise suggests we do in order to love ourselves more:
This morning I watched a recorded segment from an Oprah Show that told the story of a woman, Angela, who prayed with a young man who attempted to rob her at gunpoint while she worked behind the counter in her office. I imagine many of you may have heard about the story. Out of fear and desperation, she begged the man to spare her life and then started praying out loud asking to be protected.
It was 10:30 when the oppressive summer heat finally gave way to cool night air that kept the mosquitoes at bay. I plopped down on a zero gravity chair in the middle of our deck, pushed back on the arms, and came face-to-face with a stunning, cloudless sky.
Last year, an online pal, Karen, shared a Valentine’s Day idea with me on my Facebook Page. She wrote, “I’ll be spending the day giving Valentine’s Day cards to strangers with hand-written messages and affirmations telling them they matter and are loved.” Karen invited me to join her and I’m passing her invitation on to you.