But the one thing I did know without a shadow of a doubt, was that I was meant to be there, that it was a gift (from the universe) and that I didn’t need to worry about anything or be afraid. It was just a profound feeling, the moment I arrived at the retreat, I knew it, I felt it and most importantly, I embraced it…because I was open, without judgement or fear, I allowed the week to unfold and I welcomed it with open arms, even though most of the time I wasn’t quite sure what was going on, it was part of the journey, to trust this inner feeling that I had, which wasn’t even a conscious decision. It was one of the most profound experiences I had had up until that point because I was open and did not attach labels, justifications, beliefs etc. etc. about what I was doing there.
So, if you can imagine when you are open, it doesn’t mean you are vulnerable, it means that you can allow whatever wants to be heard or seen, to present itself without fear of being judged or shut down. Sometimes there are things that must be faced, welcomed with open, loving arms, things that are not particularly pleasant but with acceptance, can surface and then dissolve. Only then can life be fully embraced.