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My Adventure and Insights from Crete Article

A few years ago I was invited to work on the beautiful island of Crete and share my introduction and advanced earth healing workshops with a group of people, and also to lead some evening talks at a very peaceful spiritual centre which overlooked the ocean. You can imagine I experienced a wealth of learning in many different ways.

Whenever I run a workshop I tend to over prepare, as those of you who have shared time with me will know, and I'm always ready at least half an hour before the scheduled start time. I soon realised that "start time" in Crete was very different to that in the UK, and eventually those attending arrived when they were ready, up to an hour and a half later than I intended. I had no choice but to go with the flow, and as I sat waiting, completely ready, my Higher voice informed me that this morning there was a new meditation to use!!!

I had been using a meditation as an introduction to the workshop in question for some time, and I liked it and it seemed to work well, so a part of me was very happy to use the one I had planned. However, during the time of stillness in waiting for people to arrive, I was gifted in visualising the most incredible scenario. A shortened version begins on a warm sunny sandy beach where you ascend to the Heavens to a very beautiful sacred healing temple, and journey to meet Archangel Raphael and Mother Mary. Your energy is cleansed and your chakra's rebalanced as you completely surrender to the purest qualities of sound and colour and create your own inner rainbow of balance and protection, to allow all of your strengths to be heightened and gain new levels of creativity, inspiration and clarity in a totally uplifting experience, before returning to the beach.

Well, I thought to myself after the download, this is very lovely, and of course soon after the attendees began to arrive. I used the new meditation to everyone's delight as apparently Archangel Raphael and Mother Mary are very strongly linked with Crete, and then we carried on with the rest of our day together.

During the evenings I was scheduled to run some talks, and for one session I was to share my thoughts and insights on "Positive Thinking". I arrived with my hostess I was staying with at the arranged time of 6pm, and there were about 2 other English speaking people already there. As we say the show must go on, and I did the talk. However, just as I was bringing everything to a close there were a party of about 8 greek people arrived. Of course I did the talk again with the owner of the retreat centre translating for me. There was many smiles and much amusement as I shared my ideas, yet the loudest laughter was yet to come. Within the party there were 2 very gorgeous tall young grecian goddess ladies who had come along with their mother and other members of their family. Their mother had benefitted from an abundant diet over the years and was a tad overweight. The poem I read is well known and written by Audrey Hepburn when asked to share her beauty tips, and I really love the words and the message;

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived,
reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for
helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

I read out the sentences of the poem line by line, and they were translated, and as the words to line 3 were translated; "For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry", you can image the whole room was laughing, not at the mother but with the mother as apparently she had a voracious appetite! Anyway a lovely evening was shared by all and I have some very lovely memories of my time in Crete.

Soon after I came home I sat and wrote the gifted meditation out in full, and later recorded it in a studio, which is now available as a download on my website. If you click on this link: http:// you can hear a sample of the words.

I certainly feel very blessed to have experienced so very many happy and memorable adventures in my life in many different places, and to also have found a level of stillness where I can anchor such inspired, beautiful, pure and relaxing words of guidance, and share them with those who are ready to listen as a catalyst to gain a deeper level of inner peace, wisdom and understanding. Be happy in life, love, relax and enjoy every magical moment life gifts.  

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