Update since my Spiritual Retreat
Monday, January 21, 2013
I had an amazing trip to Truckee, CA, which is 15 minutes from Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe. I am big fan of winter and snow and it was absolutely picturesque and like a winter wonderland.
I chose not to learn to ski, which turned out good because it gave us more time for doing the coaching/mentoring. We did a few hours each day of EFT/Tapping sessions. My mentor is very intuitive and has lots of practice doing what she is best at, helping us find emotional freedom and tuning in to the their God-given power and intuition.
Some pretty deep core patterns that have been issues my whole life, were able to come to the surface because of the intensity of the training and close setting we were in. The fact that I lived with my coach, although I had my own suite, for 5 days, really meant that we rubbed shoulders enough that she was able to see some of my blind spots in ways that wouldn't be so obvious in weekly Skype sessions, which we do every week. So, after my second retreat, I am a big fan of the amazing benefits from participating in this intense training. I am positive there will be more in my future.
I will be sharing on my blog at taplightunlimited.com the details of my learnings and will be updating continually my journey and progress since attending. I came home feeling like a completely different person in many ways. More empowered! One of my main goals was to be more present and grounded and that certainly was a direct result of all the training.
I didn't gain or lose while on my trip. I took a walking dvd along and did that during the week, but only once, as I found myself struggling with fatigue the first several days. We ate only 1 meal out and the rest we ate at the cabin after getting the groceries. I loved how easy it was to just go and get my own food when I wanted and we just kept the whole thing super simple on the food end.
This past week since returning home has been very interesting, too, as I have started creating my own tapping videos to post on youtube. This created a whole string of events with the technical aspects of the process.
One of the topics of a video is "Emotional eating". I have had so much technical stuff happen while recording the video that I know this is a powerful topic to address. When that much resistance shows up, you know you have hit pay dirt, when it comes to a core issue in the ego.
The first video I made was on the topic of addressing the fears to actually doing the EFT/Tapping. I had made some attempts to create this video before I went on retreat, but when I would sit down in front of the camera, my mind would go blank soon after beginning. I had no flow of intuition because I was facing some of my deepest fears of being seen and judged. We tapped a lot on this while at retreat and the change was dramatic. The videos are not scripted and the flow comes from intuition, which I am good at in a private session on Skype, but sitting down in front of a video brought up a whole lot of fear.
Anyway, I sat down after retreat to make the video and the fist time was great. I felt really blessed and even though I had the camera set a little high, I am really happy with the outcome of the video. I wasn't embarrassed to watch myself or anything. I didn't worry about being perfect, I just focused on staying grounded and present. I am still working on learning the technical aspects and hopefully I will have my first three videos all uploaded on to youtube this week.
It's good to be back to Spark People tracking food and steps on a regular basis. I gave myself a break, even though I was sure I would stay on Spark People, because there was plenty going on the last couple of weeks.
I continue to focus on healing my mindset and thus will have the results of a healthy fit body. It's not a conventional way of doing it, but it is in keeping with my training and coaching.
Thank you to my friends who have stayed in touch.