Showing posts with label Nature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nature. Show all posts

Spring

Yellow daffodils in field Spring solstice
With Spring Solstice in the air, it's a perfect time to welcome the season according to your beliefs and interests. It's the season of fertility, so a great time to plant the seed for new ideas and intentions.

I myself took part in a ceremony on the Solstice with the intention set as Transformation. It was a beautiful way to welcome a powerful intention through singing, prayer and sharing. Every intention is always made stronger and given power by voicing it to a group, this raises the vibration, provides group healing and sets up an energetic transmission. The power of prayer, being in gratitude and surrender strengthens our intentions and helps to manifest. The surrender is important to release any emotion around attachment to the outcome we may have for our intention, as it may not always look the way we envisioned it and it's important to try and see the changes in any small way they may be presented to us.

Renewal is born as we shine our light on our shadows, share our burdens and lighten our load. Liberating ourselves and feeling the freedom that is our birth right.

love Carmelle and Rachael 

Small delights

Couple watching Sunset on a bench
Last week I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful massage from my Tantric partner. I really felt in need of some serious kneading and pummelling, with sensitivity being a key ingredient...this was certainly delivered with a healing touch...
So lovely to sink into that space of timelessness, feeling tensions and mind chatter slip away. I felt very quickly relaxed and connected to a greater whole.When my pampering session had come to an end I was left to gently rest on our massage table in our Tantric studio, which is situated at quite a height giving amazing views across London.
As I slowly opened my eyes and gently accustomed myself to my surroundings I was filled with a sudden wave of emotion at the beauty around me.The sun was slowly setting and a beautiful dusky red and gold sky was emerging in the distance. It felt at this time as though I was seeing the sunset for the very first time and it truly took my breath away. The richness of the colours merging and changing before my eyes, were truly magical!
It was a great reminder of the natural beauty that constantly surrounds us and the importance in allowing ourselves to slow down, become present in our bodies, and really look at things! Beauty is often in sometimes what we see as mundane or the simple things we take for granted...

Love Rachael and Carmelle 

A Tantric Paradise.

Woman bathing outside paradise
Fancying a little break we took ourselves off on a Tantric retreat. Flying into San Francisco then driving a couple of hours north we arrive at Harbin hot springs. Beautifully quiet - no phones allowed or work anyway, with hills and luscious greenery all around. Checking into our simple but pretty room which will be home for the next seven days and feeling excited and full of beans despite the jet lag!
Venturing out to explore we pass the library, divine temple, the market store selling delicious foods, fresh juices and various lotions and potions. An Aladdin’s cave full of silks and gems in an array of colours catches our eye and tempts us in....mmm pure Goddess clothing. Saying hello and smiling like two cheshire cats at the various clothed/unclothed people passing us we make our way to the pools. There are four in total, all using 100% spring water and no chlorine. As they say, you can shower, cook, drink, brush your teeth or soak for hours with this water if you wish.


Bathing at night is one of the most delicious experiences....as we lower ourselves slowly into the meditation pool everything just melts away....a stream of thoughts dissolving into the water. The sounds of wild animals and the cool night air gently ease us into a tranquil night of sleep.....

Waking up each day sleepy eyed at 7am for the morning meditation we cajole each other into the shower with positive words such as ‘It’ll wake you up’ and ‘It’s the best way to start the day.’ As neither of us are early birds this essential scenario is played out each morning...

Isn’t it funny how you are able to immerse yourself and how much easier it tends to be when you’re in a different environment? The week could be described as both rollercoaster and bliss but one thing was for sure, we were both fully engaged and focused on the present moment- an essential part of Tantra.

Harbin has a wonderful array of workshops that run all the year round. Many are designed around sexuality, intimacy, love and its healing aspects. An important part of the workshop involved bringing to the surface our deepest fears and insecurities...wow, it certainly did bring things up, including a great deal of resistance in most of us. However, then we are able to move beyond these feelings, revealing us in our pure and true nature. Thank goodness for much laughter and dance to lighten the mood!
It reaffirms to us the deep healing power that Tantra has on our own lives, and the personal transformational effects we witnessed in the group we were honoured to be a part of. We found Harbin to be the perfect retreat centre to study and progress with our own personal tantric journey, a path that unfolds the deepest truth and joy within ourselves.


Love Rachael and Carmelle