The World Needs You

Dear guests, future guests, and fabulous presenters,

As I have pondered my message to you, I asked a question that turned my heart to focus on you in a way I have never done before. What does my tribe need to hear from me?

I wish I could instill in you a concept. One that I have only barely come to understand is true. You belong. You are the exact perfect piece needed for the puzzle of life. No other puzzle piece fits in your place.

I know that’s hard to believe. You want to believe it. You’ve heard it before and you want so badly to know that you belong. You want to know that the call to fulfill a purpose is real and not just some silly dream so you have a place in this game we call life. You want to know what it feels like to be included. You want to share your message but you don’t even believe that anyone wants to hear it.

You have a message. I know you do. Every person on the planet has a message. They don’t all get the call to write a book or stand up and speak. They don’t all get a call to share their message publicly, but they all have a message.

For some, it’s the quiet unassuming way they raise their family or show up for their community. Maybe they share their message in that loaf of bread or casserole they took to the neighbor. Maybe it’s simply the smile they give at the grocery store.

Our message isn’t about what we say. It’s about what we exude. You’ve been exuding your message for most if not all of your life. You have a superpower that is unique to you. Not that no one else has a superpower by that name, but rather that only you have your unique flavor. Only you had your life lesson.

With this deep need to belong, I have become very inviting. Even as a child I noticed the ones that were on the outside and didn’t have friends. I took them in and did my child best to make them feel included because that is what I wanted to feel.

Our deepest wounds create our greatest messages. This world NEEDS your message. This world needs YOU!

The First Retreat

We had so much fun at the retreat last October. I was super excited to hold my first retreat on my favorite day, Friday the 13th. We had a great evening, some of us stayed up late talking just like a slumber party and then went on to have a fabulous Saturday.

The cabin we stayed in was surprisingly cozy for the space it had. Even though we were technically near neighbors, the whole atmosphere felt secluded.

The owner shared an incredible story with me about the property. At one point in time, it had been his grandmothers. He spent years visiting a friend in the neighboring lot wishing he could buy that property until one day he was able to acquire it. When he showed his mom, she thought it was really familiar but claimed there was just no way. When he filed his license he did a little research and found that indeed it was the same exact property!

One of the fun bonuses in staying in the beautiful place was the wildlife. We saw peacocks, squirrels, a beautiful blue bird of some kind, and woke to a yard full of turkeys.

Three incredible presenters joined me in sharing messages. Lydia Taggart shared with us about layers. Layers in love languages, and how to use those love language layers to encourage better communication. Kim Ford taught us about our Divine worth and shared an incredible story of how she overcomes depression. April Hennis taught us the Phoenix Cycle and shared with us some tools with art that give some insight into how we feel about ourselves. I myself taught a lot of tools, some key things about our homes, and a spur of the moment class on auras and how they connect to manifesting. Some of the conversations between classes were just as powerful as these wonderful classes.

I engaged my friend Jill to make the food for the retreat. She was super awesome. She is a vegetarian, and was even on a more restrictive diet during the retreat and yet she still made us yummy food. She created meat alternatives for all of her vegetarian dishes. She did a great job and shared with us some things she learned in the process.

One thing she shared was a concern that she’d miss out on something. Lucky for her, I was concerned about the same thing. We had so much fun visiting while she needed to be in the kitchen. We’d gather nearby and help where we could. Then we’d all go up to the classes together. Inclusion is an important thing for me so I make sure that everyone is at least offered the opportunity to be included.

Another way that Jill blessed the retreat was in her discovery of some books the homeowner had left. He had a variety of books and she found an adorable story that she read to us. We had a wonderful unscheduled story time. The best part was that the story was absolutely perfect for the teme of our retreat. There are no accidents.

At this retreat, we laughed, some of us cried. Our minds were opened, our hearts were calmed. We had incredible healing moments and aha moments, including craniosacral therapy from Karla Sundwall. Friends became sisters as we connected in a multitude of ways. This was truly the best event I have ever had the pleasure to be a part of.