Sweet miracles

September 30, 2009 at 8:49 am | Posted in The journey within, The Miracles | 2 Comments

I was right… the Penang Inner Dance retreat was indeed one filled with miracles.

Where do I even begin?

Let’s start with the place Malihom. This retreat centre is a place that not even the locals know about because the owners intended it for overseas artists who need a sanctuary where they could be in their own space for receiving inspiration. The fact that one of the Lifeworkers was exhibiting Lifeworks at a university and was approached by one of the owners, who offered the retreat centre to them when they heard about Inner Dance retreat, was in itself a huge miracle.

We had the whole place to us! And it was unbelievably beautiful. We each had our own barn, all with its own unique design. It was apparent that a lot of love went into the design and construction (the wife of the owner is an architect), from the beautiful jelly-coloured door handles, the creepers twirled around wires which were carefully placed from the roof to the floor, the benches and hammocks located at every spot where the beautiful mountain view can be admired from, the gorgeous landscaping that makes you feel like the place is literally part of Mother Nature… every single part of the place was beautiful. I only wish i had a better way of describing it. But maybe this place is simply beyond words.

I had absolutely no wish to blog during the retreat in this beautiful place, cos i just wanted to drink in the beauty of this place, and be enchanted by Mother’s Nature’s graces. The program is also slightly more intensive than the one in Tagatay. The Lifeworkers did such a wonderful job with the programs. Every meditation, every exercise, every workshop was tremendously healing, and I am just amazed how it all flowed together seamlessly, and how we were so blessed to have it all within the same compound, in a period of a few days, when outside the retreat, each session would be already quite excellent on its own.

And those are seriously just the peripherals. This is the part where it gets harder and harder to describe, cos i’m not even sure if i understand what happened. Perhaps i’ll just let my heart take over from this point onwards.

I found myself during this retreat. The divine self who knows she is part of the universe, part of Oneness. I ceased to be a human from day one. During the first meditation, we were asked the question, “What do I need to let go of?” Both answers that came to me was tremendously profound. The first was Time. The second was myself. I experienced the latter with great fear. If there is no more Lena Chen, then what about her desires, her wishes, her dreams, her mission?

And yet, I said goodbye to her, and then I had a vision of the human me reuniting with her other half in the spiritual world. Tears of love and pain flowed from me. There was nothing left. I was nothing. But at the same time, I was everything.

After the meditation, i was seriously surprised to find out that i didn’t vaporise into the heavens or something like that. 🙂 It felt THAT real to me. So while it was like nothing much changed, and hey, even my desires and dreams still remained (whew!), there was also something new within me. Right at the very core of my being, there was a lightness that felt rich at the same time.

Perhaps it was this meditation that led to many new discoveries of myself during this retreat. My Inner Dance took on new choreographies, and i saw myself often holding my left hand on my navel, which felt very centering, as my right hand made circles, sweeping motions, bringing my body forward and in all directions.

Two of the most profound experiences was when i was guided to do Inner Dance healing for M. My hands moved on their own, and i allowed my body to do whatever it was supposed to do. As my hands pulled out and threw away energies from M’s legs, his legs shook and trembled violently. A few times, , my right palm slammed against the ground with a loud bang. Intuitively I knew that i was grounding his energies. During this healing, there were 2 parts of me. The healer part who knew exactly what she was doing, and was very steady and grounded. The logical part of me who was simply astounded, and was trying to make sense of what in the world were my hands doing to his body.

Perhaps it was not coincidence that just a few days ago i was surfing on youtube for lightworker related videos. That’s when i learnt that lightworkers come by different names, and one of them was Energy Weavers. Then i remembered that i described my Inner Dance experience in one of my previous blog entries, where i felt like my hands were weaving something, except that i don’t know what. This youtube video was like a reconfirmation of what i intuitively felt i was doing.

While the Inner Dance healing made me work up a sweat cos there were lots of arm movements, and i had to do it kneeling down as well as moving up and down, it left me feeling greatly energised and at peace. This was really my thing. If my physical body could handle it, i would be quite happy doing it all day long.

The other profound experience was when Stephanie, the sound healer, led us in a meditation. Halfway through i just felt like sitting up, and at a certain point, i knew i HAD to sing. Half a second later, i broke into a melody that complemented Stephanie’s singing. I have never heard myself sing so powerfully, and while i knew I can create melodies in my head, the tune that came out of my mouth was so in sync with the background music and Stephanie’s singing, that again, the logical part of me experiencing jaw-dropping amazement. Anyway, it was very apparent that i was channelling something, cos my eyes were blinking all the way and my facial muscles were actually twitching from the intensity of my voice. The meditation was about bcoming a bird and flying free. As i heard the words, i realised that that was indeed what i had become. My fingers became feathers, and my arms became wings. As I sang, i was flying high, being one with the heavens, part of infinite love. How i wish it could have lasted forever. But that’s coming from the me who is typing this right now. During the session, when the song finally ended and the meditation was brought to an end, I was still a bird, very much at peace and not bothered by endings or beginnings. Things were simply the way they were, and it was all good.

So even though during the last few months, ever since the Tagatay retreat when I was singing the Earth song with Daniw, I have been receiving clues that my voice can be used for healing, this was the biggest strongest indication yet. I know that people cried during this session. I’m not sure why they cried, but on my end, i felt there was something heartbreakingly pure in  the song that was sung. I was so glad to be part of the song. What a gift and a blessing.

During the Inner Yoga, the last program of the retreat, i was happily twisting my body in the strangest postures ever (all guided by my body wisdom btw… Inner Yoga, like Inner Dance, does not come with any instructions except to just flow with the body), a lady experienced intense catharsis and was crying and screaming the place down. Both Daniw and Pi were guiding her through it. Again, i experienced that strong urge to sing, so i sat up, and again, allowed my voice to come forth. There were just 2 or 3 notes, and deeper. From the way my hands moved, i felt that i was helping to hold the space for her healing, and to ground the excessive energies into the earth. Later, Pi mentioned that when i started to singing, he recognised it to be the Earth Song (which i frankly still don’t really know what it is), and he and Daniw smiled at each other. Honestly, i still have a little trouble owning this gift, cos even when he said that, a part of me thought he was just being kind.

Stephanie mentioned to me that the most powerful (or one of the most) ways of healing oneself is to be of service to others. I guess it’s true, because in this retreat, i seem to be of more service, and i also received much healing for myself. During the  Inner Dance session of the 1st or 2nd day, i experienced deep sadness. My head was bowed on the floor and tears came up from the depths of my being. Little boy came up and i felt him kneeling next to me. “Are you ok, Mee Mee?” He kept asking me. I couldn’t reply. My hair covered my face, and my tears were still flowing.

Then he climbed up onto my back and put his arms around me, like a piggyback ride, and while normally i would take that as mischievous fun, this time i felt like he was sending me healing energy. His weight on my back felt warm and reassuring, and within a few moments, my sadness eased. After that he came down and started to pat my back firmly, almost like the way Daniw does it with her healing massages. Very soon, i felt much better and came back to sit upright, and i think he went off elsewhere to play as i continued with my Inner Dance.

At the end of that particular session, when we were given a break, he ordered me in a no-nonsense voice, “Mee Mee, lie down. You need to rest.” I followed his instructions like he was the mother and i was the child. Following that, he brought all the rose petals that was used in the welcome ritual and laid them on my heart chakra. He repeated this later in the day, but putting them on my 3rd eye instead. The next day, it was sticks that he picked up. “Fresh sticks medicine for you.” He said. I felt so pampered and well taken care of…. my dear little healer boy.

Everyone said he was very well-behaved, and i guess he was, even if he was a little noisy at certain times and usually it was Mr Gua Gua who brought him out. It was good that Mr Gua Gua was not as interested in the sessions as I was, and he was willing to babysit him during most of the sessions that little boy was too restless for. Even so, Mr Gua Gua told me that this retreat helped him greatly in his healing as well. The change in him is indeed very apparent, and he’s definitely very different in this retreat compared to the one in Phillipines where he was more interested in noticing my “bizarre” actions and sneaking rice from the kitchen than in the healing stuff. This time round, he was very disciplined, and didn’t even eat little boy’s left over char siew rice which he loved. While i didn’t really notice him much during the retreat, during one of the Inner Dance sessions when I was outside taking care of little boy, Lee beckoned me over and pointed to Mr Gua Gua’s Inner Dance movements, saying, “Wah he very happening ah.”

Well, Mr Gua Gua is finally stepping onto his spiritual path… at least that’s how it appears to me, and i’m glad. As for me, i am discovering my gifts, and realising that i need to continue having more faith and love in myself. The Lifeworkers are a real inspiration, for they are so pure and focused in their service to others. The Lifeworks Centre is a beautiful healing place, with many miracles stories of its own. Maybe I’ll blog about it another time.

Time to send little boy to school. Till the next time…

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The work of our hearts

September 24, 2009 at 1:14 pm | Posted in Manifestations, Rantings and ravings | Leave a comment

Here’s a fabulous quote i just saw on Facebook that totally describes my experience of Inner Dance.

“When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.”

Will be on Inner Dance retreat in Penang from today to next Tue. I might get the chance to blog over there, but might not. Will go with the flow as usual, and i have a feeling that it’s going to be a hugely healing and miraculous few days. Yippee!!!! (word count: 103)

Jubilation

September 24, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Posted in All in a day's work, Happy moments | Leave a comment

I have been experiencing mini breakthroughs one after another… well, they are mini, but when it comes to personal growth, i DO believe in making mountains out of molehills!

So what are the breakthroughs?

I bought a bright pink top with a waist belt… something that i would never consider wearing cos it was too “trendy” and I don’t like to show off my very short waist. So the fact that i even tried it, cos i was attracted to it twice when i walked past the top in the display window, was already pretty cool. When I looked at myself in the mirror, a part of me thought it wasn’t too bad, but the other part of me wasn’t so sure about being so obvious about the waist (“no, i will never wear such things!”). And the salesgirl wasn’t one of those who would praise you so that you would buy the outfit. She just showed me two ways to tie the ribbon and then looked at me without comments.

So what did i do? Pendulum test again! My mum is wondering why do i keep using the pendulum, and am i getting addicted???

Well, let’s put it this way. Yes i do have a brain, and i would like to think on my own. But the brain is seriously full of shit. Shit that comes in the forms of judgments, doubts, limitations, criticisms that came from years and years of absorbing it from people, mass media, religion, etc etc.

While i would like to trust myself more, i know that i’m not sufficiently cleared of all the shit within me, for me to make heart-ful decisions all the time (though i’m definitely getting much better at it).

And since i hear that angels actually specialise in different areas, i thought of calling in the Fashion Angel which i heard of before. So with a grin on my face, i asked the Fashion Angel to come in to advise me on this top, and i was quite prepared to get the answer NO (“it’s really not for you dear”).

But the pendulum swung to and fro… YES… and i almost felt Fashion Angel laughing at me… “Just get it! You look great!”

When i came out of the dressing room, the way the salesgirl responded to me was as if she didn’t have any doubt that i would buy the top. Maybe she thought i looked good in it too.

So that was one mini break through.

Second, i had a meeting with Myriam, organiser of Health and Happiness Fair in KL next March to discuss my participation as an exhibitor. I seriously had no idea why i am going there, cos i wasn’t planning to expand my healing business to overseas, and the booth is much more expensive than the one in Singapore. Again, i am just trusting my intuition and going cos the universe said i should.

Anyway it was a most interesting meeting, cos her soul sister was there, and she’s a financial advisor. Just recently, a friend did a numerology analysis for me. According to him, my master number is 8, which means i will be conquering both materialism and spirituality at the same time (actually it’s more like, i will have an issue with doing both at the same time, but right now, as i’m typing this, the word “conquering” feels right).

So here I was sitting between both of them, one who is into spirituality and had the vision of organising an event that would draw all the mainstream and alternative health workers, and the other who is not really into this stuff and loves to educate and help people with wealth management. I was like, “Hmmm…”

Anyway, we had a beautiful lunch meeting, and I had the pleasure of meeting Myriam’s beautiful son who has the most charming eyebrows (ahhahaha) and charismatic personality. Her soul sister was telling me about a wonderful massage place she often goes to, and i was delighted to hear that it was at the shopping centre near where i live.

So yesterday since i had some spare time, i went to check the place out. I almost never go for massages… they are like special treats, meant as a luxury to be enjoyed once in a blue moon. But i realised that i spend a lot of time helping others, and i spend a lot of time taking care of my spiritual health, but i don’t really spend much time on my physical health.

So i treated myself to a $10 10-min shoulder massage, and the lady was pretty horrified by the size of the knots on my neck and shoulders. I was horrified by the pain. Hahaha…. ok, it wasn’t that bad, but the session did made me realise that self-care is not meant to be a once-in-a-blue-moon thing. It needs to be regular and sufficient AND cover all levels of the being, or how would i have the energy to care for others?

So i’m making the commitment to myself now, to go for sessions at this massage centre at least once a fortnight. Ok, ideally i should be going twice a week, but even now, it feels a bit too much of an indulgence, so let’s take it one step at a time. 🙂

When my friend met me, i was secretly enjoying these new feelings of “I love taking care of myself”, and he told me i looked different. Blissful. I told him that was exactly how i felt. Blissful!

3rd breakthrough, i met up with my sis and for the first time in my life, stood up for myself, expressed my beliefs and my truths, and felt very strong in doing so. Obviously she wasn’t pleased, and i think she was rather shaken. But i have never felt better in my life. And of cos, i didn’t do it to make her feel bad. But after what i have been through in this past week or so, i now RESPECT and VALUE bad feelings like nothing else. It’s amazing how i have been “made” to experience my teachings inside out. That even bad feelings are to be honoured. And feelings are really our teachers and our healers, and by trusting them to be our ally, we heal, and we grow.

So if she feels bad, GOOD! And i do hope that she receive all the resources for healing, so that the gunk gets transformed into seeds for enlightenment.

4th breakthrough – i had my first overseas EFT phone consultation today!!! This lady first contacted me many months back after reading one of my articles that got accepted in Gary Craig’s EFT Insights newsletter. (word count 1114). Obviously i wasn’t ready then, cos we never managed to scheduled for a session.

However recently she got back in touch and we had our first session today. (Word count: 1144!) It was originally meant to be a 1 hour session, but cos things were really flowing, she extended it to 2 hours.

I feel SO GOOD about that session! Aside from the fact that my phone isn’t very good so sometimes the words get fuzzy (which is ok, cos then i learn to listen with the heart), i thought it was a pretty fantastic session, almost as good as seeing a client face-to-face. Of cos, that’s MY perspective, but there were obvious shifts during the session and she emailed me to thank me after that, so guess now i just have to wait for her updates in the days to come.

Nothing can be better… i think… than doing what gives you joy…. in your pyjamas! I can honestly do this all day long. Universe, if it’s right, do send me more phone consultation clients! 🙂

And saving the best for last…. through all my interactions with many different pple in the last few days, i came to realise something very important.

I am complete already. There is nothing and nobody I need in my life to make me happy. Because of that, I have SO MUCH to give…. which means, i’m already rich. With this understanding, I can only expand even more from today onwards, till I become fully enlightened in this very lifetime. And anyone who is in my presence, will start to realise for themselves that the riches and happiness they seek are all within themselves.

And so it is.

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