Day 1 – Connect (Thursday)
We arrive! Settle into your room and take some time to explore the beautiful blue energizing ocean and beach – always rejuvenating to the soul and an invitation to peace and serenity with the gentle waves sweeping the shore and breezes renewing your spirit – or enjoy a few minutes by the pools in the warm tropical sunny weather and a good read for a few hours – your style. The Marriott’s new beach front property is an oasis in South Florida; spirit-filled and life-giving healing environment – perhaps a quick spa service is just the gift to yourself before we get started. You will meet Michelle, and begin your retreat with a short, fun, creative art exercise. No rules – just colors – and an opportunity to let your inner child out to play.
You will be able to meet everyone in a welcome reception outdoors in the warm Florida tropical breezes and setting sun. Next, a delicious dinner prepared by our all-star chefs and a chance to visit with new friends in a relaxing environment. As a parting activity, you will participate in a candle-lit walking labyrinth meditation guided by Sara before retiring for a quiet evening.
Day 2 – Getting to Know You (Friday)
After breakfast, this special day begins with a brief meditation and a short performance by John who will be playing the Crystal Singing bowls. These bowls have been specifically selected to awaken an ancient remembering, touching the essence of the soul. The song is like a dear friend: it understands us, it is always there for us and once its presence is introduced into our lives, we are forever transformed. What a perfect way to segue to our loved ones as we then hand you the “mike.” What would you most like us to know about your loved one or loss? A special gift, talent, or memory –something funny? You decide. Please bring a picture!
Nourished from lunch, we will begin to explore our true essence. An interactive afternoon, we will explore our divine and eternal nature from a soulful perspective. Who are we really? Can we pierce the Veil? What is soul to soul communication? Welcome to the art of channeling: an inter-dimensional journey to connect with our loved ones. Everyone can do this!
After dinner, our evening program Friday will be a drumming circle on the beach – catching the bright illuminated full moon of pure magnificence. Under the guidance and expertise of Linda White, we continue our journey of Shamanic healing under the full moon– releasing the old and renewing our life and future memories not yet realized. Experience ancient rhythmic healing at its finest and deepest cellular level.
Day 3 – Awakening the Missing Link (Saturday)
The bridge, and exploration continue. Realize you are part of the plan. What if we could see life as a circle – and not a box? Can you discover something bigger about yourself? The truth is about love. Are you able to open up to your life purpose through the path of enlightenment?
I invite you to participate in a fun interactive morning. Can we suspend that which you have been taught and give allowance for something different? Try on something new and see if it works? This is not meant as a substitute or replacement but simply a companion. Does it fit? As Dr. Seuss says, “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” You decide. All we ask is to be open!
Next, we plunge into a bit of grief work: it’s all good. Releasing, clearing and healing is a necessary process important to help you facilitate your connection with your love one. The more you heal; the more you connect!
With a relaxing break for lunch outdoors next to the beach, we invite each participant to their individual channeling session with Kathy, Laura, Gilda, or Cathy. We give you time to journal, practice your channeling, connect with a new friend, or take some time alone for reflection.
A mostly silent dinner tonight as several selected staff members will be sharing (poetry) during dinner. We will then adjourn for the evening’s completion, a Despacho ceremony. Then we will retire for the evening to give you time to reflect, rest and be with yourself.
Day 4 – Reflection (Sunday)
Bethany will be your early morning guide, with a yoga class to begin the day before breakfast.
We give you a few hours to yourself before coming back together to complete more grief work with your partner.
We make time for group channeling session and then on to dinner and an evening of Humor – one of those emotions that crosses the veil!
Day 5 – Celebration (Monday)
After breakfast, you again meet with Michelle, first for a meditation and later for another creative expression of yourself. Are you ready to draw or paint? Remember, no rules – only the intention to let your inner child back out to play! Doing creative things takes that God-part of you and spills it in to the duality part of you and your light begins to develop!
We finish up with any questions and brief closing ceremony.