Awaken the Heart Retreat – Glastonbury England

Last June I returned form a very long “bucket list” adventure .that began mid-May with a retreat at the Chalice Well Garden in Glastonbury England. For six joyful days I lived with fourteen other ladies in a four hundred year old house called “Little St. Michael’s”, and had unlimited access to the garden, which is a designated World Peace Garden. Needless to say this was an unforgettable experience. There simply are no words to describe the sensory feast of flowers, trees, birds, and trickling water; and the sense of peace and connection with our Mother Earth and all that she provides for us. .

There is a beautiful workshop space attached to the house and it was there that we were guided through morning meditations, sharing circles and soul-touching workshops. Excursions took us to Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury Tor, the Water Temple, the Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Salisbury Cathedral, and Stonehenge, where we had the rare privilege of spending an hour in quiet meditation inside the circle of rocks as the sun was setting.

Needless to say this was an unforgettable experience, and I am so thankful to have had this opportunity. My friend Stephanie, who runs Transense Healing Arts Holistic Centre in Toronto, is from this part of England and has been leading retreats at the Chalice Well Garden  since 2008.I highly recommend this retreat and  I’d also encourage readers in the Toronto area to check out the Transense website. There are always interesting events going on there, as well as a wide variety of healing modalities available.

David arrived after the retreat and we enjoyed several days in London, before embarking on a Baltic Cruise. It was such a privilege to visit sparkling Scandinavian cities, as well as St. Petersburg, Gdansk and Bruges.

Reflecting back on last summer, my bucket list is well and truly filled, yet I’m still thinking of new items. I hope you are also taking time to dream up new adventures for your bucket list.