from my days living my European adventure
very specifically from my time in Livorno, Italy.
Within this journal there was a memory of a time
many years ago (too many years ago really) I had the
great fortune of going on a retreat to
a magical place just outside of Assisi in
the Umbria region.
There was yoga, meditation and space
for journal writing.
There were silent prayers before meals prepared
by loving hands. And no rushing, no hurrying
just allowing ourselves to
receive the gift of being nurtured.
There were verdant hillsides
and vibrant rainbows of wild flowers
calling to us with sweet voices
"Come!" they said, "lay down here
and drink in our beauty in the sun"
And we did.
We returned to our 'normal' lives refreshed, renewed
and ready to continue our journeys
being mothers, wives, soldiers and aerobic instructors
So this morning I check in to see what the lovely
Jamie Ridler had for us to Wishcast for this Wednesday.
What dreams are you wishing for? she asks
I'm wishing these dreams of retreat
were no longer just dreams
I'm wishing to take these dreams of retreat
and use them as a spring board to create
my own retreat for myself at first
And then offer a retreat for others
like me who need the healing energies of
being nurtured, silence,verdant hillsides
and vibrant rainbows of flowers.