Meditation, Reflection, Yoga, Healing, Self Realisation and Wholeness are for all people, we welcome everyone, especially if you have been made to feel unwelcome by some of the presentations of the sacred path elsewhere. We are only concerned about life, not lifestyle.
Authentic Living is not about telling you how you should live, or convincing you of anything. It's about discovering what is possible for you through simple tried and tested means, so that you live and move responsively from the real centre of your life.
Authentic Living is...
Imagine being free to be truly yourself, to be able to live life without masks, while being powerful, responsive, and centred in grace in every situation you find yourself in.
In order to heal and get to know our authentic self, it is helpful to access effective simple human tools so that we begin live from our true centres. We then find ourselves living life much more on our own terms, while being able to move outwards in the world, meeting others in the spirit of real truth. Life becomes ours again.
Our retreats, classes, sharings, counselling, healings, and teachings, exist as a sanctuary and support to encourage anyone wishing to live more authentically, by helping them in their awakening to the joy and beauty of their truest self.
Freedom is in everyone’s heart, it is not an add on, an act of will, it is not an attainment to be achieved, or a 'spiritual' lifestyle you can adopt. Sadly very few people allow themselves to embrace their natural wholeness and inheritance. We strive to live from ideas and beliefs, which have their roots in the familial, cultural, and societal programming we've experienced over the course of our lives. We unquestioningly come to believe these things are who we are, and live in separation from the source of life and each other, this is the root of personal and global suffering. The good news is that, no matter who you are, or what your story is, it is profoundly and nourishingly simple to start living your authentic life here and now.
You may have found yourself asking some of these questions of life:
- How can I live my life more authentically and effectively?
- How can I find myself again?
- Are real lasting freedom and peace possible?
- Can I love myself and others without ego?
- Is it possible to be authentic and more productive in the workplace or boardroom?
- How can I integrate and be free of old emotional patterns which no longer serve me?
- How can I live my highest truth in the world as it is?
- Who Am I?
The Tools We Use On This Journey
Meditation & Yoga Nidra
Meditation & Nidra are two of the most natural human ways of working with the genuine material of our lives. They both can guide you out from stress to allow you to directly experience life with greater presence, creativity and awareness.
These practices help grow to recognise the true consciousness that is the basis of your being. This direct experience of who you really are, is the most important healing and liberating undertaking in life, and is achievable by everyone.
Regularly practicing with others offers great benefits in terms of both support and going deeper into your life, as well as learning the basics of how to meditate in a safe and caring environment. See our schedule and retreats pages for the latest dates where we can practice and grow together.
Entering into a genuinely truthful and loving relationship with yourself is vitally important, both for your own wellbeing, and for everyone in your life and beyond. We all need to frame our lives in this way, so that we are not just papering over the cracks in our lives, but flourishing though love and by taking full responsibility for ourselves. This is why practical, emotional, and spiritual self care is one of the fundamentals of Authentic Living work.
Sometimes we need a clear sighted, friendly, other human being to walk along side, and to reflect and guide us in order to explore our desire to live more fully, as we move past any current or longstanding difficulties and heal any unconscious patterns that are stopping us from living fully. Our way of counselling moves us away from the traditional therapeutic paradigm by basing the work we do together in a truly sacred life context. Reconnecting you with your actual life centre and spirit, while being there for you, as you uncover any unconscious patterns playing out which block the joy and freedom of your life.
Emotional Integration - Focusing
Focusing is a holistic way of regaining life energy that has become trapped or blocked by stresses in your emotional life. Rooted in the ancient Tibetan Buddhist practice of Shenpa, Focusing helps you to integrate difficult feelings and unconscious patterns that may be playing out in your life, through a process of befriending yourself, to allow you to live with greater peace, happiness and wholeness.
This system of healing uses the simple laying on of hands as a way directing and channeling life energy to support your health and wellness, on every level of your being. Reiki is a form of 'energy healing', and it has been found to be very beneficial as a complement to conventional, holistic, and ayurvedic healing. The flow of Reiki's gentle energy is helpful to most medical conditions and is safe for people of all ages, as well as for animals.
Gathering together in the love of truth and authenticity, and living our lives sacredly with each other is one of of greatest, but sadly largely unrecognised, human needs at this time. When we do come together in this way, something amazing happens as the supportive environment of being with another, or others, lifts us effortlessly towards greater consciousness, expressing love, healing, and openness in life.
Coming together for a period of time in ideal circumstances, while immersing ourselves and absorbing the spirit of truth, is one of the very best ways to grow and develop. We open up to who we really are, while building a loving relationship with ourselves. We also get to share and explore our state of presence with others, who are also desiring to live in accord with their highest truth.
Time on retreat allows us to go deeper into life using the tools of guided meditation, self care, discussion, journaling and sharing space; benefiting anyone who is sincerely enquiring into what it means to live a more meaningful existence.
Our retreats are open to anyone from any background, who has a sincere desire for greater freedom by living from the light of their highest self. (See schedule for latest dates)