Saturday, August 29, 2015

Angels from an Angel

Ruth Valverde the friend and maid at Finca de Vida sent me this picture.  This picture is so her!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blenders for the neighborhood

With the donations I received  from clients and Guests at Finca de Vida last season I bought Anna a sink.  You can see that video by clicking on Anna's sink link.  The donations i had which were very generous i still had just under $200 left over.  I found out that several people I knew did not have working blenders, a very important part of a kitchen here because it makes blended cold drinks.  So i took the opportunity to buy a couple of blenders and gave them to Elliot, who you may remember from having lunch on the way to Peace Falls and to a local family who are very deserving as well. Here are the pictures.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Retreat Inspiration

About sound and using your vocal chords-- How many of us have really let it all out?
I just saw a clip that represents the group support and willingness to commit that is so clear in this video.  I want us all to feel this much support!
 As is the case so often-- the lesson is coming from children.  Wow!
See here:  youtube

 See below/right: "Pages of Interest" for posts on Retreat Development 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Pages of Interest

1.  Costa Rica Rest and Revitalization Retreat

Main Posting - Retreat Info

Retreat Development 1.0

Retreat Inspiration

2.  Community Outreach

Anna's Sink  (Careful, this is a large file) 

Community Outreach in our Local Village

Click below to see a video of our project to buy and install a new sink for our neighbor...
Anna's new sink

Retreat Develpment 1.0

As I am getting the brochure for the retreat ready it is already starting to take shape.  One thing I want to be mindful of is not having a retreat that you need a retreat after.  In other words , many retreats have almost the whole day scheduled and you're tired at the end of it.  To allow each person the opportunity to have adequate rest time the retreat will be in two parts.  The first 3 days will be with open classes, kind of like choosing electives in school.  You can choose which classes you feel are best for you and decide how much down time you want.  Then the second four days we will settle into our commitments so each class can build on the previous class.  
In the brochure, not everything is listed. For practitioners or healing artists who are starting on this path we will obviously have BioDialectic classes each day.  That translates into; not only will you learn and/or deepen your practitioner skills but more importantly we will work on each other and immerse ourselves in the Healing Field generated by attention to Stillness. 
Group inquiry and participation in shaping the retreat will be held on one evening in the first three nights. Since the retreat center only holds 15 people an intimacy within the group will be created through formal group inquiry.