You prepare a table before me ...You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (Psalm 23:5 NIV)
In May, I had the pleasure of attending a mini-retreat for moms, hosted by a wonderful coach, retreat leader and mom, Jenny from Mama Needs a Refill. It was a much needed and appreciated time of connection, reflection, growth and relaxation.
Enjoying the beautiful waterfront views of the ocean, snow-peaked mountains in the distance, blue skies and glorious sunshine, I felt relaxed, calm and connected to the tranquility that was surrounding me. The lovely energy of holding the space of acceptance for one another was very inviting.
We drew inspirational Grace cards for each of the four women. Here is what we ended up with: Partnerships, Gift, Watch and Anticipation.
Partnerships: God speaks to us through people, we are ambassadors of grace for one another.
Gift: Grace is a gift from God. We don't need to work hard to earn it, feel worthy enough to deserve it or surrender our needs to receive it. The gift of grace is our birthright.
Watch: Watch for a miracle, coincidences are Divinely inspired moments designed to remind us what a Higher Power is.
Anticipation: Expect the best, the world is working in your favor.
These are the messages the universe sent us that day. A lovely bouquet of inspiration... The message we each received was perfect and exactly what we needed to hear. Also, each consecutive message complemented the previous one as they all worked beautifully together.
We enjoyed sharing our intentions and experiences with each other, moments of silence, artwork, lunch, meditation, one-on-one coaching sessions. . . The time dedicated to Our Selves, away from the business of life, work, errands, cleaning, cooking and a million other things moms do. Learning how to tend to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.
A lovely time in a beautiful company and a gorgeous, tranquil setting - just what a mom needs to fill her cup.
You can find out more about Jenny, her retreats and coaching services at www.MamaNeedsaRefill.com. Retreats are held on first Friday of each month and are located in West Seattle.