“This year is about self care and owning your gifts. You must go to Holland this spring for spiritual growth and self development.
I was surprised by the wisdom gifted from spirit, but I’ve learned to surrender to the greater plan and make the guidance I receive from the spirit world a reality.
In January I put on a couple more workshops than usual and took an extra few clients a week. By February I had committed to my trip to Holland and bought my tickets, reserved my space at De Zwanenhof, and had made a solid plan for my trip.
I have learned that when I hear strong guidance from spirit and the paradigm I’m currently in isn’t vibrating at that level, I must make changes within my life to become it.
I had no idea what I was walking into when I booked this trip to Holland. My favourite tutor at the Arthur Findlay College Eamonn Downy was teaching a week of self discovery, all about healing yourself, at this retreat centre. I went in with no expectations and trusted that I needed to be there.
My week was filled with meditation, sitting in the power of my souls gifts and becoming and living my highest potential. We worked on positive psychology, how we can implement it in our lives and how simple changes can heavily influence how we look at the world we are living in. I connected with wonderful people and met more of my soul family, people who I felt I have known my entire life.
When I arrived at the retreat I shared with the group that I did this work as a profession, lived it and breathed it, but there was still a part of me that couldn’t quite crack open and I had barriers in my life. By midweek I was cracked open and the whole world looked like a different place…
The picture below is the sunset on the second to last day of being at De Zwanenhof. I was laying on the grass looking at the ducks in the pond with the sun beaming down on my face. I couldn’t get over the beauty that was in front of me. The grass was greener than I had ever remembered, the sky was so blue and it was like I was looking at it for the first time. I felt silence around me and enjoyed the present moment, just watching the ducks in the pond. I realized how "busy” I have made myself and how important it is for me to give back to myself ten fold and learn to unplug and receive.
It was like I finally balanced the beam between giving and receiving and now feel more settled within myself because of it. I truly felt “enough."
De Zwanenhof used to be a nunnery and is now currently a spiritual retreat centre, run predominantly by women, focused on spiritual mediumship. I really felt myself connecting in with my divine feminine power and the nurturer within myself. Honouring the feminine and woman’s empowerment was a great realization for me for why I have been placed to live in Canada at this time.
So much of what is happening in world politics is suppressing the divine feminine. A few years ago the Dalai Lama said "it would be the rise of the divine feminine in North America that would change the world." I never forgot that. In that moment of being on the other side of the world, in a feminine environment, working on myself and my own self empowerment, that I truly understood what it meant and I feel more direction within my life because of it.
The biggest gift you can give to the world is revealing your true nature and nurturing your gifts so you can give them to humanity. It has been through my own struggles I have been able to rise to my potential and look at the obstacles in my life as a transcendence to my greatest gifts and strengths.
My wish for you is to have a similar experience this year... You don’t need to fly across the world to have a realization about the divine feminine power within you, but take a moment to really nurture that part of yourself in your life and radiate your souls power and potential to the world…