Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Studio through Laurel's eyes

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting another SoulCollage facilitator, Laurel Aston, who lives in San Francisco for two nights. As I know Laurel enjoys the same things I do I decided to let her stay in my Studio as I thought she would enjoy being surrounded by creativity. Laurel shared with me photos she had taken of my Studio as if you were walking into it for the first time and I love them so I'm sharing them for those of you that don't live close enough to come for a cup of tea in my Studio!

This is my favorite photo - the Studio as seen from the labyrinth!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Omega Experience

I've just returned from the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY after eleven days of immersion in experiential learning. The Omega campus is really beautiful. This photo of the lake was taken on my way to early morning meditation.

I attended a weekend workshop with Lynn Robinson on Intuition which was a very practical class. Lynn is the author of Divine Intuition, Trust Your Gut, and has a new book called Listen coming out in December. We are all more intuitive than we give ourselves credit for! As Lynn says: "When you listen to the whispers of your soul and take small steps forward, a new dream emerges. You have access to the gift of divine intuition to guide you to the fulfillment of that dream. Each time you ask for guidance and act on the wisdom you receive, you align your mind with the mind of God; you tap into a stream of conscious guidance that is divine intuition."

I then attended a seven day intensive "Insight and Opening" workshop facilitated by Jack Kornfield and Dr. Stanislav Grof. The focus of this workshop was on meditation and breathwork. This workshop has made me more aware of the importance of the breath in everything we do and how the breath connects us to greater consciousness.

I think it takes time for new learning to settle into one's body and so I am allowing myself to slowly process all that I learnt.