The Yoga and Nature Hike Retreat was held up in Clarryville, NY - less then two hours away from home. And yet it seems a million miles away in terms of getting away. The house is glorious, the fireplaces stoked (thanks, Candace), the food delicious (thanks Sherrie), the yoga blissful (thanks Cara). The atmosphere set to exactly the right temperature thanks to our hosts - Cara and Candace.
Buddha. "Forgiveness Leads to Love." Music. Tulips. Comfy. Warmth. Beauty. Gift Exchange. Hugs - tight, tight hugs. Kisses. Tears. Laughter. A feeling of grace. You're there with me, aren't you?!
I read each guests cards. My work was a gift to the women attending from Cara and Candace. Isn't that a beautiful gift?! You KNOW each and every woman's cards were exactly right for her at that time.
After everyone but the three of us had left, we did a quick reading for the event. It was absolutely spot on perfect. The final angel card I pulled was "forgiveness." Of course it was.
A few of my favorite statements from the weekend:
- You can fart in there, you just can't speak.
- Our hikes are always slightly treacherous.
- Those pajama bottoms are circa 1985 frat house. Can I have them?
- Thank you.
Until next time, Namaste.
Experience the power of forgiveness. Say I forgive you, and mean it. Forgive everyone who has ever wronged you. Forgive him for breaking your heart. Forgive her for telling everyone your deepest secret. Forgive them both. Stop holding grudges, and forgive. Forgive yourself for being human, for not knowing all the answers all the time. Once and for all, for the sake of your own sanity, forgive. Let the sweet and simple rain of forgiveness wash over you.
Ask for forgiveness, offer forgiveness.
Somewhere, find the inner depth to
forgive the man who raped, to forgive
the woman who killed, to forgive the
friend who betrayed a loving trust. For
life, for peace forever; for you, for them,