No Ego Retreat

I Have Come Away from No Ego With So Many Gifts

I was very impressed with the entire week. The content of the (No Ego) program and the way in which it was presented was phenomenal. I was deeply moved by the amount thought and effort that is put into teaching this program in a way that is not only so hugely transformational but also very entertaining. I had so much fun…what a blessing, esp as none of us knew what to expect ….and some of us were expecting the worst! 🙂

Who knew that going so deep and experiencing such transformation could also be experienced side by side with humor, lightheartedness and fun? I have thrown away the false belief that this has to be hard work.

From the first day the powerful potential of this program was evident, and the energy in the room created such a cradle of love and support that I truly found it quite effortless to open and engage in every exercise fully. Even those rare few moments when I found relating to a particular Ego fixation a little difficult I would quickly find myself receiving a profound insight from within, sometimes at the last moment, which then assisted me in opening even further and gaining valuable insight into my behaviors and motivations behind them.

While I have known for a very long time that fear was running my programming I never understood what the drive was. What relief to now know and at the same time to be able to let go of the need to understand any specifics as to “why”. I would never have believed that identifying with a particular Ego fixation could lead to such freedom. As I watch my mind trying to embellish and glorify the association with the fixation (by replaying aspects the of the week) I can now make the choice from Truth as to what it is I really want to Be…a 6 fixation or Truth effortlessly freeing itself from such a false identity. The answer is more than obvious 🙂

At the same time I feel a sense of compassion for myself ( and others) that was not present before. I have so resisted the “mind type” label. I have felt so trapped and controlled by my thoughts and the power that my false mind has had over me that the idea of embracing Mind seemed incomprehensible and terrifying. Then Brandon’s description of “Pure Awareness” touched my heart and drew me into it’s embrace. I began to feel a desire to live more deeply and expansively in this place of Pure Awareness that I have often had brief experiences of but resisted and refused to validate. I found myself feeling a deep desire to open myself completely up to being “Pure Awareness” and actually felt a sense of hope and excitement rising up from within…it was as if someone had called my name from Truth and I could finally recognize and embrace myself for the first time in my life…giving myself permission to drop all resistance and live from this place that I have so long denied.

When were done I called home and left a message for my family. I told them how happy I was, how enjoyable the week had been and that I loved them…I repeated that twice, “I LOVE you” because it felt so good to say it and to actually feel it. I do not remember ever feeling those words inside of me when I have said them. I am so truly grateful.

Thank you all again for the profound love and caring that you express so beautifully to everyone of us and the cradle of support that you create just by your presence. Never in my life had I felt so loved and so safe as I felt this past week. I truly believe that the loving and safe space that you created is what allowed me to really open and experience such profound shifts, awarenesses and the deep, and much longed for, awakening of my Spirit.

I have come away from No Ego with so many gifts. I have never felt as blessed in my life as I do in this moment.

I love all of you deeply. Thank you so very,very much.

~ Joane

Née une deuxième fois

La vérité m’est apparue plus douce que tous les mensonges et croyances sur lesquels je m’étais construite pour survivre… En m’ouvrant à la beauté, à la grâce, à l’amour, j’ai la sensation d’être née une deuxième fois. Cette fois-ci, c’est la vie pleine et entière qui me tend les bras. Et tel un bébé, nouveau né, je repose désormais dans les bras de la grâce, de la douceur, de la tendresse. Tout est devenu si simple. Namaste, Karine

~ Karine