Sunday July 30th, I attended the Mindfulness retreat at My Detox Lounge in Tracy, Ca. I really had a good time, very informative. I had the pleasure in meeting the guest speakers. Beverly, the energy healer, Sabrina the Colon Hydrotherapist, Juanita, the intuitive and Life Coach, Ram 1 and Ram 2, The Art of Living instructors for The Happiness Program, Cynthia Shay, the doTerra Wellness Advocate Leader, and Catherine, the owner of My Detox Lounge who plays many rolls and wears many hats, and who has many gifts. The guest speakers explained some helpful techniques/tips on meditation, breathing exercises, and how to use your high energy to spread love. We also had the privilege in making our own essential oil roller ball using crystals to assist with one of our Chakras.
The atmosphere was inviting, calming, and gratifying. The only expectation I had was to learn and leave feeling that I was able to apply those tools to my life to help become a better me and a better mother. I can honestly say I receive just that and a whole lot more. As Beverly stated, “I have a high energy hangover”.
What stood out to me, as well as given me confirmation that what I’ve been doing is an endorsement that it’s ok for me to walk away from any relationships that serves me no damn good. That can mean anybody from friends, to family, to coworkers, anybody. So yes! if I say or have said, Fuck you and deleted your number from my phone and deleted you from all of my social media accts, that only means that I am removing your energy from mine because my focus is to make sure that I’m protecting my energy and my mental health. In the words of Dustin Ross (from The Friend Zone), who in the HELL wants a musty brain.
To have that confirmation felt so good. It doesn’t mean that I’m holding a grudge or being what others may call it, a Bitch. I can be that, but why? What good does that do for me? It just means that I’m putting myself first. Am I being selfish? Yes! I am. Finally! (as I say this to myself with a big smile). I can finally be me and not feel bad.
I mentioned that the Mindfulness retreat was inviting because I was greeted as soon as I walked in. Everyone who attended this event was greeted with such kindness. I immediately felt good when I walked in. No guards up, until I was picked from Beverly to stand in front of everyone. Thank you to my big mouth. I also experience calmness. I wasn’t anxious. The speakers didn’t give the impression that they were rushing. They all stayed at a good and steady paste. Each speaker provided valuable information and kept our attention on them. My favorite informative speaker was Sabrina, she broke down the colonic Hydrotherapy in simple terms. She explained the benefits and how it’s done. This is something that I am defiantly going to do. Mrs. Juanita, the life coach and Institutive Reader was funny and very firm. As she says, she is no bullshitting type of person. Something my mom would say and has said. But I suggest that everyone take the time out and experience a few minutes with Juanita. I left feeling mentally cleansed, motivated, and powerful. I left knowing that I deserve to be treated like a human, with respect and if I don’t get that I’m ok with people thinking I’m a bitch. I know me and I have boundaries.
I know whatever is being thrown at me, I'm ready to deal with it. I don't have everything figure out, but I love the fact that I have the tools to be myself and to be around people who except me, for me. Not just the funny me.