What’s the most precious thing in the universe?
There’s no right answer, is there? But if it isn’t to live the life we’ve been given – living truly our unique self – knowing and loving all that we are, and being comfortable in the place that is ours, settled in snuggly with those in their place around us, then I don’t know what else it can be.
When I describe this, I think of a jigsaw puzzle…how all the pieces are unique – they each have their place – they don’t have to do or be anything spectacular. Just being in their place, fitting snuggly alongside the other pieces that are also taking their place creates the whole and allows the beauty of the picture to emerge.
The next opportunity for you to experience ‘BE-ing’ like this is:
6 Senses Retreat April 25 Thursday evening through to April 29 Monday evening 2019 – near Tamworth NSW Australia
Inner Realm Immersion Sanctuary Running (IRIS) concurrently 2019 April 26 Friday evening through to April 28 Sunday evening – same location
It is held at the very invigorating Burrabaroo retreat in Kootingal near Tamworth NSW Australia. It is low key accommodation but set in a gorgeous untouched ancient rocks and trees as it has been since our first brothers and sisters cared for the land.
Just a few kilometers north of Tamworth you can drive or fly from Sydney. If flying you can relax at the domestic Airport and be collected to be transport back to a time when time itself seemed to be still, and you’ll discover rare and hidden untouched treasures of Australia’s natural beauty.
The facility is own and cared for by the local Guide Guides
How are we meant to truly meet our self or another with all this going on?
How can we quiet our minds and return to operating in the world in the way we are designed, as sensory beings?
And what happens if we don’t?
While we are busy doing, getting and having –‘achieving’, our precious life speeds by and we have missed the most important things… to BE me – to LIVE life – to CONNECT with others.
There are ways though we can learn to still our minds and begin to live – truly live. The first step is self-mastery – mastering thoughts, emotion and responses. We can do this through mindfulness activities, awareness workshops and trainings or even retreats.
Having spent a life time exploring how we tick as humans, spending decades studying human communication and psychology: NLP, Neuro, Cognitive, Bio and Applied Psychology, with more than 25 years working with people with minimal or no language skills as a sign language interpreter, and working with people from all walks of life and different cultures… what I’ve come to understand is we are working and living against the way our brains operate. We are not living in harmony with how we are meant to function as human beings. If you don’t think this is so, just look at all the ‘DIS-EASE’ we have in our society.
One reason for this is, we’ve become too caught up in ‘thinking’ and ‘language’ as our sole form of experience for life. But, it is not through language, nor through thought that we function well!
We are sensory beings. Our brain is designed (or has evolved) to process sensory input from our eyes, ears, body, nose and mouth – our five senses. But there is something more – a sixth sense it has been called. This is a sense that we don’t have conscious access to, but none the less we experience it. That gut feeling about someone or something that we can’t rationally or logically explain, but it is there, isn’t it?
If we really want to be living, we have to and can return to using all of our senses through mindfulness, awareness and centering activities and practicing these regularly to become masterful (see the blog https://www.imaginemore.com.au/blog/top-5-tips-for-good-to-great/).
For this reason, we’ve brought together the knowledge and experience of all these fields of study in our Inner Realm Immersion Sanctuary (IRIS) and our 6 Senses Retreats. The retreats offer a structured environment, teachings and activities that allow you to get in touch with yourself and others without the dependency on language as the vehicle.
Rather than focusing on our own perspective, we are encouraged to connect through noticing the acts of others and by being present in observing through ALL our senses.
Staying open and connected is not as complicated as we often make it. It’s about doing the simple things that nourish and strengthen our mind and body, having practices that support us in returning our awareness to what is really present and learning to respond, rather than react without thinking. Simple, yet profound.