Love and understanding harmonise the mind of humanity to its true inner nature
— Sydney Banks, The Missing Link

Our focus…….

In our summer retreat we will be in the season of blue skies, exuberant colours and clear waters (hopefully!), where nature is in full bloom. For us gardeners it is a time to stand back and enjoy the fruits of our labour, alongside the ongoing watering and nurturing to keep the plants healthy and vibrant.

We will take time to connect with our true nature, in nature, and to take inspiration from the bountiful display surrounding us.

When plants are ready to bloom, they bloom - they don't hold back, saying 'we're not ready'! Nor do they make any unnecessary effort to come to fruition. When you're attuned to the rhythm of nature, life itself supplies the energy needed and takes care of the outcome.

We'll take time to acknowledge our gains, however small or large they may be, and to recognize the power of appreciation and gratitude for what we have been blessed to receive.

What will we learn?

We will do as nature does……

Nature reminds us that life is good and has a magical way of evaporating our busy thoughts. It opens us up to the joy of being alive and a gratitude for all that it offers us in our experience of life and living.

The seasons reflect different aspects of our humanness and provide a rich seam of inspiration for our personal journey of exploration. We will use the cycles and seasons of nature as a framework to guide our time together and inspire a deeper connection to our own true nature.

We are nature. Being clear that there is an ebb and flow annually, seasonally and in every moment creates a certainty that we can navigate the undulations of life and harness its natural rhythms to support us to live, love and create our most fulfilling lives.

It is this wisdom, the wisdom of nature and our innate capacity to live a connected, creative and rich experience of life that this group programme will explore and celebrate.

We will learn about the principles that underpin our psychological and spiritual lives, reconnecting us to our innate wellbeing and wisdom and bringing us home to our true nature, of peace, love and harmony. You can learn more about these principles here: The Three Principles

For those of us leading and supporting others, this learning will enable us to deepen our connection to those we are serving and facilitate sustainable change in us and them, in a natural and effortless way.

Love is what is left when we let go of everything we don’t need.
— Eric Shiffman