I’ve been looking forward to my I AM SISTERHOOD retreat in Bali since I booked it in January.
I was just finishing up the online i am sisterhood course when I got an email about a live retreat in Bali. I have wanted to go on a woman’s retreat for YEARS and finally, finally I made it happen.
In the past I’ve hemmed and hawed so long that I always missed the opportunity, but not this time. I loved the online class so much that I immediately committed to the Bali retreat. I’ve had ten months of anticipation.
I booked my flight, business class, splurging. Since it’s such a long flight I decided to stay an extra week so I booked a stay at Kamandalu Resort in Ubud for a few days, looks amazing,
then a few more days at the beach in Iluwatu at Sal Secret Spot to surf. Oh and since I was already going to be half way around the world I decided to spend a couple of days in Hong Kong to look for fabric for a line of floor pillows I’m working on.
Did I mention that since my daughter doesn’t want to stay with her dad I had to figure out who would come stay with her? Luckily my childhood BFF’s mom said she was game so I bought her a plane ticket. It’s taken a lot of planning with multiple people to make this trip happen!
Now that the time has come (I’m SOooooooO excited!!!!!) I email Anni because I still don’t know where we’re staying in Ubud and I leave this Friday. I have a funny feeling as I press send because it doesn’t seem quiet right that I haven’t heard a peep from her about the retreat so close to the start date.
Sure enough she emails me back that the retreat is cancelled… CANCELLED, WTF?!!!! Okay her mom is really sick, dying actually so what can be done? Of course she has to cancel and be with her mom as she transitions from this life. I understand, I really do but I’m still SUPER sad. Look how awesome this was going to be!
Welcome to I am
Night One: *I AM* UNFOLDING ME
Welcome to I AM SISTERHOOD
*Welcome to I AM SISTERHOOD *Circle check in + sacred space building *Magic talk + unfolding the divine feminine consciousness *Finding your Spirit Color + Essence *Prana Path Meditation *MOON MEDITATION (CIRCLE UNDER THE MOON) + singing *Moon Oil + Magic Moon Water *Breaking Free to Be Me : 6 line poetry slam *Sisterhood Moon Essence
Day Two: *I AM* WOMAN TRIBE
AIR : Understanding Divine Mind
*Claiming the Sacred Writer Within
*Sacred Journal Time
*Claim Your Super Power
*Loving Yourself : make rose anointing oil
*Heart to Heart
*Soul Sister Match Up
*Goddess Gift Exchange
FIRE: Understanding Our Will + Action
*Black Protection Salt
*Understanding the Pendulum
*Desires: Poetry Slam
*Being WITNESSED + personal pacts
*Raw Witness Dancing
Day Three: *I AM* my PASSIONS
WATER: Understanding Our Emotional Flow
*Gratitude Practice *Living in Abundance *Release Lack with “Bay Leaf” *Create Money Abundance Oil + Money Spell *Drink from Chalice of Manifestation *Living my Passion Dreams…no matter what *Defining Your Dreams
EARTH: Getting Grounded
*Gratitude Practice *Mother Nature Grounding *Drum Circle *Create Crystal Wands *Safe circle + Spirit Path Cards + Meditation
ENDING : *I AM* DEFINED
Living in Sacred Freedom
my name : be gifted your spirit soul name
my vision : small steps on the path : today *i will* life mapping….
my purpose in the world : dig deep to see your highest good vision
Special “RED BOLD” Ceremony
**Going to the BOWL**
There are some tears, feelings of major disappointment, and then…rallying. I mean what can be done? I’m not going to cancel the whole trip, I can’t I’ve already made too many arrangements and damnit I want to go to Bali!
Wipe my tears, pick myself up and figure out a new plan. Surrender to the moment. What else is there?
So instead of I AM SISTERHOOD and kumbayaing with my sisters (which I really, really love and don’t get enough of) I guess I’m going on a solo yoga retreat.
And yes this is absolutely a first world problem. I like to remind myself of this when I start to feel sorry for myself. Boohoo my luxury woman’s retreat in Bali got cancelled so now I have to rearrange things a bit. Just to keep things in perspective. ☺
Finally the Mr. will be joining me for the later half of the trip so it’s all feels pretty great even though I’m still super sad about i am sisterhood. At least there will be a little romance.