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About The Teacher

Author, Inspirational Speaker & Soul Empowerment Coach/Teacher

I had my first spiritual awakening at the age of six. I remember it very clearly. I was a very angry little girl. I felt unloved and misunderstood. I felt trapped in my body. I could feel the power of who I truly was, but I was the only one who could see this. Everyone else saw me as just a little girl – someone’s little daughter. Then I moved to a new school, run by Salesian nuns. There was a little chapel beside my classroom, and one day I felt an inner calling to go in. As I walked in, I felt a warmth and calmness that allowed me to connect with my heart in a way I had never experienced before. From that moment, I knew everything would be OK – that I was loved and that my voice was heard. I knew that I wasn’t alone, that I was part of something much greater. From that day something changed within me. My anger disappeared, and I knew that my life’s purpose was to help others to reconnect with themselves.

Years later, I came to realize that ‘helping others’ brought me a lot of suffering. There was something that I was doing wrong. I couldn’t understand why my life’s purpose wasn’t bringing me happiness. I then questioned myself: ‘What do I need to do differently?’ … and all I could hear, see and feel was the word ‘empowerment’! At that stage in my life, the concept of empowerment was alien to me, but as I learned about it, I could see what I had been doing wrong. In helping others I had become trapped in doing everything for them, believing that I could take their suffering away from them; but now I knew that helping others meant to empower myself and lead by example. I understood that the way that I could truly help others would be by going deep within my own wounds and transcending the attachment to pain and illusion – by holding a non-judgmental sense of existence and open arms of infinite acceptance. When I transform my own suffering into love, I am enabling and supporting others to reconnect with their hearts. My belief changed from ‘I’ll do it for you’ to ‘If I can do it, so can you.’ So whether your journey is decades or only days old, it is my deepest wish that my work will function as a transformational guide and impetus to further personal study and growth.

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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