We recently had the opportunity to hold a workshop at COE as part of the Essential Life Series. Our experience there was fantastic. This location is well set up with everything one could require to host a number of people. This is such a beautiful site. All the bathrooms and sleeping rooms were very clean. The food was incredible! If a cookbook was available for the the lovely meals we shared in, it would now be in my kitchen! What really made this place awesome was the staff. There was always a friendly Hello and they were very helpful and knowledgeable. You could tell they all loved being there. I certainly felt very welcome and would recommend it to any who are considering an event.
" . . . we were blessed with the opportunity to honor Summer Solstice during our Wise Woman Solstice program - guided by the incredibly gifted healer Sarah Salter-Kelly. It was a powerful weekend of celebrating our femininity and an opportunity for profound transformation.
This weekend we found ourselves surrounded and assisted by the forces that lie in nature. In the sacred setting provided within and around the Sheiling Mountain Lodge, we worked closely with the Divine energies within and surrounding us. As a facilitator, Sarah has a wide range of spiritual skills and tools at her disposal, including (but not limited to) journeying, meditation and sharing circles. She is also a truly gifted ceremonialist and shared her gift with us through both water and fire ceremonies.
This celebration, this experience, truly captured what Essential Life Series is all about: Awareness, Co-creation and Expansion. The synchronicity of the water dragon being our theme (or mascot!) and the fact that the weekend revolved so heavily around both the water and fire elements speaks to this connection. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Sarah and to each and every one of our Wise Woman participants for creating and holding a space for such amazing healing and transformation to occur!
We call the crew who stays around the Lodge during the day the "Home Team". This team changes from day to day, depending on what's going on in the wild world. The last few days the Home Team have been REALLY productive and having a lot of fun changing the place up a bit. :o)
A HUGE THANKS to all of the crew for swinging hammers, digging trenches, pulling wire, using saws, planting gardens, cooking delicious food, and making special water deliveries!! Your effort and assistance is GREATLY appreciated!
We are looking forward to the Greenhouse soon producing food and also the Gazebo soon holding Sacred Space!!
"FIERCE Integrity: A Course in Living your TRUTH What does Integrity mean to you?
Wikipedia has this to say about Integrity:
Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity can be regarded as the opposite of hypocrisy, in that it regards internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs. This definition is all well and good, but what does it mean to live with Integrity? Well, for me, living with Integrity means living your Truth -- in thought, word and deed. It means living authentically... something which I am passionate about. Living with Integrity can help you to ‘close the gap’ between who you think you are and who you really are. Once you begin to live with FIERCE Integrity, it will help you to connect with that ‘voice in your head’, it will help you become more aware of the language that you use and it will help you to get in touch with the ‘why’ of your actions.
I am inviting you to sign up for a course in Integrity. A course in which you will have the opportunity to wake up each day and commit to living your truth... all day, every day. Sounds simple enough right? Well, why don't you give it a try!"
Way to go Magnificent Maren Hasse!! We Love you and are Proud of you!!