Thursday, 26 April 2012

Coming back up

Just back from a retreat at Gaia House with Ken Jones, who proved a scarily appropriate teacher for me right now, I hope this is a slow start of recovery from what seems to be much deeper 'burnout' even than I knew. For years and years, all my resources, including meditation practice, have gone into a necessary holding on. Now I think they need to go into letting go, so that energy may arise for what comes next.

A few more photos of Gaia House and surroundings are here.

11 comments:

Daydream Believer said...

This resonates with me. I wish I could get to a Gaia retreat. Will always be struggling back up, since I burned out years ago. If it wasn't for mindfulness I would be more of a mess.

Fire Bird said...

lovely shots of the sunshine after the rain

Pica said...

Oh Jean. How wonderful to hear this.
x

alembic said...

How wonderful to hear this - what a time you've must have had of it....

Elderwoman said...

Jean, what a delightful bit of synchronicity, meeting you in the loo queue on Exeter station yesterday. A comically mundane venue for a magical meeting! I hope you made a soft landing back home and that you are feeling refreshed and newly inspirited today. Thank you for visiting my blog. Many blessings, Marian.

Ivy said...

Sending *hugs*, Jean. You're going to make it.

marja-leena said...

So happy for you, Jean, that you were able to do this, and wish you continued 'uplifting' in the days and weeks ahead. I love your photos, what a beautiful peaceful place.

Dave said...

Sounds very hopeful and positive. I'd been worrying.

Parmanu said...

Yes, this is a positive note, and I am very glad to see it.

liliannattel said...

This made me smile and feel so happy for you--also relating. Letting go to let in.

Beth said...

So glad to see you're back, and feeling the sunshine again. I've been thinking about you, wondering...life takes so much courage, doesn't it? I'm very happy to hear that the retreat was helpful, and might have turned a corner for you after all those terribly difficult years.