For most people, having peace in their lives seems like an impossible dream. Most people are stressed out, burned out and they’re doing too much. Ironically, even though they’re doing too much, they don’t feel like they’re accomplishing anything.
Most people are worried about something that gnaws at them all the time. What is that for you? Do you worry about your job, your kids, your health, your spouse, your relationship, your money situation? Do you worry about other people liking you or loving you? Do you worry about your future? Do you worry about how your life is going to end up?
What’s your general state of mind during a typical day? Are you happy and excited? Or are you upset and frustrated? How do you react to things when something happens? Do you take it in stride or go into worry and upset?
Most people live in a general state of worry, upset or (even worse) hopelessness. It’s not hard to understand why that happens with everything that is going on in the world and in our day to day lives.
But the interesting thing is, it’s not all that stuff on the outside that is causing your sense of peace or lack of it. It’s how you’re reacting to all the stuff that’s happening. And how you’re reacting to it is based on how you’re thinking and feeling about it. And the way you’re thinking and feeling about it is probably rooted in something that happened to you a long time ago, in your formative years.
We had a woman who came for a Soul Adventure retreat in the past few weeks who first contacted us saying that she wanted to come to heal her pain around her marriage ending. Her husband had left her and she was (of course) brokenhearted. When she spoke with her Angel Guide, he knew this had deep roots. He designed her Soul Adventure in such a way to bring those out. During her time here, she discovered things around her relationship with her mother that had left her feeling unloved and unworthy of love. She saw how she had actually created an unhappy relationship to bring this up for healing.
Once she had that awareness, everything shifted. She did forgiveness work around her relationship with her mother and she said she felt the energy of that situation completely heal. The next sessions brought her into a sense of loving herself on all the levels — physically (loving her body), mentally, emotionally and spiritually. At the end of her retreat she said, “I had no idea all of this was impacting every area of my life in all of these ways. I feel like a huge weight has come off my shoulders. I feel light and free for the first time in my life”.
Last year we had a couple who first contacted us saying that there were no problems in their relationship, they simply wanted to become closer on a spiritual level. But when their Angel Guide spoke with each of them separately, she felt some undercurrents of resentment and fear. With a Couples Retreat, we always design the retreat to include sessions for the couple together, but also individual sessions for each person to heal issues that the individual might be bringing to the relationship and that’s how their retreat was designed.
During the first session, the cracks in their relationship came out and in their individual sessions, they both got real eye openers. The wife’s father left her mother when she was a young child and the messages she got was “men leave” and “I must have done something wrong that daddy left”. Her father had been very emotionally abusive and she realized that she sometimes felt “bullied” by her husband. Not in a harsh and abusive way, but in subtle ways that were controlling.
She was amazed when she discovered another link: her husband is very attractive and her father was very attractive. Even though they have been married for over 20 years and he has always been faithful, she realized that she has always been afraid of losing him and put up with the subtle bullying because she was afraid that he would leave her like her father had.
In her subsequent sessions, this place of fear (that had been with her since childhood) was healed. She was completely blown away.
In his sessions, the husband disclosed for the first time that he had been bullied as a child. He saw how this was affecting not only his relationship but every area of his life. In his individual sessions the shame from this was healed and he said he felt all the anger just flowing out of his body and his heart.
Needless to say, they were both shocked to discover how this “bullying” issue (which they had never defined as an issue) had been impacting their relationship. And you can imagine how wonderful their final couples sessions were. Both of them came together healed and more in love than ever. Her fear was gone, his shame and anger were gone, and they had a new and deep appreciation for each other that hadn’t been there for a long time. Plus, they received tools that they took home to help them continue to communicate and connect more deeply.
That was last year and I just spoke with them this past week. It’s been a year now and they both said that the peace that this has brought to their lives and relationship is beyond what they could have imagined.
As both of these stories illustrate, if you want to have peace in your life, you have to get at the things that are causing you to not have peace. You might know what those issues are, you might not. Most often, people who come to us to do a retreat discover that the thing that is causing their pain, their anxiety and all their problems is actually something different from what they thought it was.
So here is my bold statement – The #1 way that I know to have peace in your life is to come to Sedona and do a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat. We will find the blocks and move them out. We’ll move you back into a sense of connection and peace that you didn’t think was possible.
Contact us to speak to an Angel Guide. It’s amazing how many people say that after one phone call with their Angel Guide they already feel better. Your Angel Guide will speak with you (or both of you if it’s a couples retreat) on a deep level. Then they’ll custom design a retreat that will bring you into the life or relationship you’re craving.
Click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you. Or if you’d prefer, call us toll free at 1-877-204-3664 (US and Canada). For our friends outside the US and Canada call 01 928-204-5988 or click here and one of our Angel Guides will call you.
Wishing you a week filled with peace,
Debra Stangl / Founder
Sedona Soul Adventures – Transforming Lives One Soul At A Time