Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Retreat was Magic

The retreat was MAGIC.  The photo above was taken at the end of our release and remembrance ceremony - that is a very large sky lantern we are lighting.  Most of the weekend was spent in "Kairos" or spirit time - thanks to our wonderful Saturday morning speaker, Alicia  (you can meet Alicia at the blog, "Forever Changed" - she is on the blog roll to the right) we learned lots about Kairos and the healing power of the spirit time experience.

The Grief Project has completed a one year cycle of service to the bereaved and its impact is enormous.  So many widowed are talking about how "they have been changed/healed/transformed" by Sacred Journey and The Grief Project.  My heart is full. 

I returned home late Sunday, unpacked, did laundry, repacked and after an acupuncture appointment this morning, I will be headed to the airport to depart for San Francisco.  Tonight I will be in Napa.  I will stay in a hotel, get my car in the morning and then I am going to visit the Senior Services Center, a home health care agency and other gather other resources for the aging journey ahead for Mother (and me as her support person).

Wednesday afternoon, I will motor on up to Yountville to begin my visit with Mother.  I will be posting while in California.  A closing note:  I am humbled that TGP is really up and off the ground and that it is making an impact.  For those of us who work in the nonprofit sector - there is no better thing to hear than our work changed a life.  That is the reason to be.   Many blessings to everyone - I will catch you from California.  Big Hugs.


  1. It really was a very special weekend, and I am so honored to have been part of it. Thank you.

    Love to you in your journey with your beloved mother...

  2. What a terrific way to finish the weekend, lighting the sky lantern to signify release and remembrance. Even though I'm too far away to attend one of TGP's workshops, a ritual like this is something I'll find helpful, so I'll do it on a mini scale!

  3. Sky lanterns are great! I am glad to hear that the weekend went well. I just found a terrific site for people who are looking for help. It is by a place called New life House. Check out their site if you or a loved one is in need. New Life House - A Structured Sober Living