Greetings Cosmic Rose community! I hope this blog post finds you well and perhaps even in the same state of bliss and fulfillment I have found myself in.
As promised I'll share an update on my travels so far while on my self-development and self-exploration break. My journey started with a sojourn to Hawai'i, where I embarked on the Seduction of Spirit Meditation Retreat with none other than the esteemed Deepak Chopra. In a surprise turn of events, earlier this year during a cosmic encounter, I met the love of my life, who was able to join me last minute at this incredible retreat. Together, we delved into the depths of meditation, immersed ourselves in the profound teachings of Pantanjali's sutras, and emerged rejuvenated, with hearts full of love and a renewed zest for life.
The Retreat Experience
I will forever treasure the memories of the Seduction of Spirit Meditation Retreat in Hawai'i! Each day, my love and I devoted ourselves to the practice of meditation, guided by the profound wisdom and gentle presence of Deepak Chopra himself. As we sat in stillness, we embarked on a transformative
journey through the ancient teachings of Pantanjali's sutras. These sacred texts, comprising the Yoga Sutras, served as a guide to understanding the nature of the mind and the path to spiritual enlightenment.
Under the expert guidance of Deepak Chopra, we unraveled the profound wisdom encapsulated in Pantanjali's sutras. We explored the eight limbs of yoga, delving into ethical principles, physical postures (asanas), breath control (pranayama), and ultimately, the mastery of the mind through meditation. Each sutra revealed a new layer of understanding, inviting us to deepen our practice and expand our consciousness. With focused dedication, we meditated 2 to 3 hours each day and integrated the teachings of Pantanjali's sutras into our practice. We discovered the transformative power of stillness, allowing our minds to settle, our thoughts to dissolve, and our spirits to soar. Deepak Chopra's gentle guidance allowed us to cultivate a profound sense of inner peace, balance, and connection.
Love and Spiritual Expansion
Our journey did not conclude with the retreat; it was merely the beginning of a wondrous exploration of expanded states of consciousness together. In the following days, we ventured to both San Diego and Los Angeles, where we were blessed to participate in medicine ceremonies led by two exceptional Shamans. These extraordinary experiences propelled us into new realms of understanding, granting us glimpses of the interconnectedness of all things. We were able to be a part of each others experiences, which allowed us to deepen our connection while sharing observations and understandings. The impact of these encounters was profound, and we left with a deep desire to collaborate further with these remarkable Shamans on our spiritual path.
Next Up- An Enchanting Jungle Retreat in Costa Rica
Later toady I'll be heading back to Costa Rica to an eco-village called Pachamama. It's a beautiful place known for its focus on sustainability and conscious living. During my time there, I'll be participating in a transformative 4-week course called Clarity Breathwork, guided by Ashana and Dana. Clarity Breathwork is a powerful practice that combines deep breathing techniques with mindfulness and emotional exploration. It's designed to help release stored tension, access suppressed emotions, and create greater clarity and vitality. Through conscious breathing, I'll delve into my inner world, allowing for healing and personal growth on multiple levels.
As part of my experience at Pachamama, I'll also have the opportunity to attend a 4-day Spirit Dance led by the Shaman Carmita. This dance is a celebration of movement and self-expression, allowing me to connect with my body, spirit, and the energy of community. In addition, I'll participate in 8 sweat lodges, which are traditional ceremonies that promote purification and spiritual renewal. These ceremonies involve entering a small, enclosed space filled with steam generated by pouring water on hot rocks which provides a unique opportunity for introspection, reflection, and connection with the elements.
My time in Costa Rica and at Pachamama promises to be a transformative and enriching experience, allowing me to deepen my self-awareness, explore new perspectives, and connect with like-minded individuals on a profound level.
It fills my heart with joy to share these extraordinary moments of my journey with you. From the serene Seduction of Spirit Meditation Retreat in Hawai’i, where love and meditation intertwined, to the transformative medicine ceremonies in California and the upcoming breathwork course in Costa Rica, I am grateful for the opportunities that have shaped my spiritual path. I look forward to sharing more with you on my return to civilization in August of 2023!
May you love and be the light,