The Magical Manifestation Retreat Mother's Day Weekend Ojai 2013
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The Amazing DJ Gina Rocked Her Magic For The Karaoke Yoga (R) Session
Author Elise Ballard " Epiphany-Channel" Came To Speak & Share Her Wisdom
Singer Songwriters Renata Youngblood & Brian Rooney Were Both At The Retreat
Guitar in-Hand And Blessed Us With Their Gorgeous Music & Voices
Vanessa Young, Harpist...oh...the sounds from her harp... peaceful & beautiful!!
It was so lovely & fun meeting you "Mom-Joy" and now I have the nick-name "Mom-Barb":)
The Memory Album Mother's Day Weekend 2013
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In May, I spoke at Jennifer Pastiloff’s yoga retreat in Ojai about epiphanies and Jen
is big into using Post-its for different exercises. (Don’t you love Post-its? What did
we do before they were invented? And btw, do you know the story of how they
were invented? Uh-huh, an epiphany was involved and you can read it HERE.)
At the end of my talk and Q & A, we had everyone write down in one or two
sentences one of their greatest epiphanies in life or an epiphany that they would
like to have on a Post-it and then when we were finished, they could go and post
it up for everyone to read (or they could keep it for themselves or throw it away —
there’s never any pressure on this) — they’re all anonymous.
Below are some of them that were hanging on the kitchen wall of the retreat
center that we all got to read. As you can see, anything goes (an epiphany can
be a moment of realization or an experience or a person that gives you that
epiphany moment) and all are powerful for different reasons. I loved this
Post-it Epiphany Experiment and will probably use it moving forward or use
varying form of it. (It reminds me of one of my favorite projects: PostSecret –
on a much smaller, less artistic scale of course.)
Continue Here to Read More & See The Post-It Notes/Epihanies
From The Retreat
May 13th, 2013/the-post-it-epiphanies-experiment
"I thought I would share this with you guys...this song is about looking for beauty
in chaos - much as we discuss."
I graduated with my M.A. in Counseling Psychology in October of last year. I finished my internship in March of
2013. In February, I was applying for jobs, considering moving, in that break between finishing the schooling and
trying to leap into making that happen in the real world. And my marriage was ending. I was a bit adrift, and found
myself on the couch, drinking a glass of wine (or three), and reading things on Facebook.
I found myself reading Positively Positive, and an article by this Jennifer Pastiloff about a little girl at a
workshop. Reading the bio I saw yoga retreats and three clicks later I was sending a deposit to save a spot at
a retreat in Ojai. How did that happen? I don't exactly know. But I am so immensely glad it did.
I thought, this is just what I need at this turning point in my life. A retreat to manifest my goals and
dreams. Because you see I was ending my life as a couple, my oldest child was about to graduate from college
and was living her life. My youngest child was one year away from finishing high school. It was time for doing
what I wanted, and making decisions for me. And yet, I think I had forgotten how to do that.
There aren't words enough for what the retreat gave me. Besides meeting so many wonderful REAL people
dealing with life in all it's magnificence and pain--some people who I now call friend and get to converse with on
a regular basis-- but I found hope. I found positivity, even when life sometimes kind of sucks. I found power in
thought, in words and in belief.
I focused those thoughts on getting a job out in the mountains where my mom lives. Because she needs me,
and I need to be there for her. I focused on that vision, and I enlisted these lovely people who had all been
there with me in sending the positive thoughts into the world. I interviewed for one job, and from the moment
they called me or an interview I *knew* it was mine. I focused and did my best and was completely myself, knowing
that if it was to truly be mine it had to be because of who I was, not because of some image I put forth of who
I thought people wanted.
Today I found out I got that job. I get to work every day listening to people, helping people, learning from
them and working with them to help them achieve their dreams. I knew it would happen, but I am still in awe
. I am grateful. I am hopeful. And I am thankful.