Inner Peace 17-19th July 2020
Our Inner Peace retreat digs deep inside to find your natural peaceful state. Finding this requires going beyond the habitual thinking of the mind and calming the emotional weather to experience true stillness.
Recipe for Inner Peace retreat:
- Key ingredient = YOU getting away from it all
- Take a handful of other like minded souls
- Gently mix in a beautiful retreat centre in the heart of the countryside
- Feed with delicious vegetarian food and a generous dollop of love
- Warm through with 6 deep energetic Healing Sessions
- Allow it all to sink in with questions and group discussions
- Sprinkle it with advice around practitioners who could help going forward
- Lap it all up and slip into a comfy bed each night for a peaceful sleep
- Take away a big slice with Mediations and Practices to do in your own time
To come on a retreat is to immerse yourself in healing and relaxation. To get away from it all, to reset, meet new friends, walk in nature, eat outstanding food and rest and recharge with full night’s sleep could be considered enough to bring happiness in itself. As if this was not enough, the lasting change will come through the healing sessions.
Examples of what the healing sessions will address:
- Often we try to solve problems externally and struggle in the world as a way of not feeling what is on the inside. Here we will create permission to go internally by calming the fear of doing so and practice making peace with what you meet there.
- We will introduce you to the core of your being as a reference point that is beyond the emotional weather and busyness of the world. This centre is your spiritual heart and meditating with it creates space between your true self and your day to day stuff that creates stress and tension.
- Calming the nervous system. Stress and Anxiety of any kind put the nervous system on alert. We will do some specific soothing of the nervous system and bring love in to counter any fear.
- Healing to increase your sense of trust in life, to reduce resistance and struggle.
- Addressing overwhelm – healing to help you focus on one emotion at a time, rather than being confronted by lots of issues that combine to disturb inner peace.
- We will practice feeling sensations in the body and allowing emotions to arise and to experience them fully without wishing them away, in order to release them.
The principle healing technique will be Vortex Healing, which uses our deepest essence as oneness to bring us back into wholeness. The nature of that oneness, which could also be called Divinity, the Tao, Atman, the Self…..is joy, light and love. To experience our truest nature like this is to experience inner peace. The experience we have of being a separate entity, apart from the whole, introduces us to negative experiences and therefore patterning that obscures our natural inner peace.
While these healing sessions will give a glimpse of our true nature, the journey to permanent realisation of this is long. We cannot in any way promise to heal all patterning and conditioning that blocks inner peace. We can, however, make significant inroads, help you on the path and give you essential tools to speed your way. Ultimately you will need to take responsibility for this journey. So the purpose of this retreat is to help you do that, whether it is boosting an experienced meditator, or giving a map to someone starting out.
Questions and discussions around practices and issues raised in the healing sessions will greatly help to consolidate the healing and bring your awareness into what needs to be done in the future.
I have been studying yoga and meditation for 20 years and have learnt and experimented with many different healing techniques and processes. It has been a wonderful journey and all that I have learnt has become supportive parts of an overall understanding of holistic healing. I was delighted when, 9 years ago I discovered Vortex Healing which affirmed and included so many parts of what I had learnt but added considerable additional possibilities. About then my journey in setting up and growing West Lexham as a retreat centre started and that healing journey has run parallel to building the business. For me life gives you exactly the challenges that you need to heal and certainly West Lexham has not been without its challenges. For me it has been a Dharmic path, in that walking it has necessarily brought up the parts of me that need healing and provided the right circumstances to facilitate that healing. So studying Vortex Healing which is both a way of healing and awakening to our true nature, has optimised these opportunities. I am very pleased therefore that the time has come for me to be able to offer some of what I have learnt as Healing Retreats in the Centre that I have built. I have been to and worked on countless retreats over the years and I know how nurturing and beneficial the right setting, environment and content can be for people. I have also been exposed to many of the techniques that are available nowadays for healing. So I am very pleased to be able to distill all that learning into a truly effective retreat series that I feel sure will create lasting change for participants.
Vortex Healing is healing lineage that is around 5600 years old. At its core, is a relationship with the divine, the oneness that is all creation. The divine energy and consciousness of this, is the power behind the healing tools which heal the wounds of separation while bringing us back to wholeness. Consequently the healing techniques are very powerful and because of the divine intelligence behind them targets the precise and deepest areas that need attention, for maximised benefit. Vortex healing as a discipline seeks to map out the human energetic anatomy in as much detail as the medical sciences map out the physical anatomy. Consequently Vortex healing corresponds to, and also works on, systems set out in other ancient medicines such as the chakras in Ayurveda, and the meridians in Chinese Medicine. Vortex Healing brings together all these and previously uncharted parts of the energy system to be able to offer detailed protocols for a variety of illnesses from knocking out viruses, to treating allergies, to energising particular organs, to working on emotional issues such as fear and anger. With such broad possibilities Vortex Healing is best considered a healing art. Even with the scientific discipline and detail of Vortex healing, the human energy system is so complex and the causes of any issues worked on so multifaceted and networked, and the ways of treating the illness so numerous; it comes down to the individual healer to intuitively work with the recipient and healing energies. Since those healing energies have their own integince the results are astoundingly effective. The great joy of Vortex Healing is also that while you may be treating a specific thing with a great deal of focus, the divinity in what you are doing is also always looking to evolve the system as a whole, to move towards the ultimate spiritual goal, a return to wholeness through awakening to our true nature as That.
The retreat will run from 16.00pm Friday 17th July until 16.30pm 19th July 2020
All food, snacks and hot drinks are included in the price.
Ensuite bedroom prices:
£495pp (single occupancy)
£435pp (double or shared twin room)
If you would like to book a bell tent or treehouse please let us know.
To book or enquire please email [email protected]
16.00 – 17.00 Arrive
17.00 – 18.00 Settle in
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner
20.00 – 21.00 Introduction & Group Healing 1
9.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 11.00 Group Healing Guided Meditation 2
11.00 – 12.00 Tea break
12.00 – 12.30 Group Healing Guided Meditation 3
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Free time & walk in nature
15.00 – 16.00 Sharing & Group Healing Guided Meditation 4
16.00 – 17.00 Tea Break
17.00 – 18.00 Group Healing Guided Meditation 5
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner
9.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 11.00 Group Healing Guided Meditation 6
11.00 – 11.30 Tea break
11.30 – 12.30 Sharing & Group Healing Guided Meditation 7
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Free time & walk in nature
16.00 – 16.30 Closing session
16.30 on Depart
Introduction & Group Healing Guided Meditation 1
Most of us have a tendency, very much supported by the cultural norm, to look for external factors to blame for our lack of inner peace. Really this is the wrong way round, as if we cultivate inner peace and equanimity, whatever happens in the external world, can be met with peace. This session will help you draw your senses into what is happening for you internally. We will address resistance and fear to holding your attention internally, and making peace with what you meet there. We will be connecting more deeply with Heart and perceiving what you are meeting through the heart and so training you to love whatever you meet.
Group Healing Guided Meditation 2
We will focus on calming the nervous system and generally soothing and nurturing. We will bridge Love into your whole energy system to open it to being nurtured and so take it off high alert mode.
Group Healing Guided Meditation 3
We will work on issues of self compassion and related underlying belief systems. We will practice being able to drop into ‘home’ in the heart and going into the body to feel and allow any issues that arise.
Group Healing Guided Meditation 4
We will be bringing in surrender through bridging in the realisation that you are taken care of, and so working on resistance to life.
Group Healing Guided Meditation 5
We will be working on bridging in what you are as Truth, as opposed to total identification with thoughts and emotions. We will be starting to address the pressure created by thoughts about what you should be, as opposed to the ability to just be.
Group Healing Guided Meditation 6
We will be addressing the personal perspective as not the whole Truth of what you are and how this creates suffering. We will be channeling to embody and repattern your energy system with this realisation.
Group Healing Guided Meditation 7
We will be working further on surrendering to whatever is arising in your system. Learning further to accept it as it is, rather than trying to transmute it.