Wow, wow, wow. I just experienced one of the most AMAZING weekends of my life. The Powered with Purpose Retreat was powerful.
The feeling was electric. The women were powerful, beautiful, loving, Christlike souls. The presenters, activities, journaling, and discussions were inspired and inspiring. The healthy food was spectacular. Filled with epiphanies, answers to prayer, connections, healing, transformation, and gaining the clarity and power to take the next steps in fulfilling our God-given missions.
This is so cool -- five of our presenters were last minute additions! My husband Mike, Kendra's husband David, my daughter Grace with her friend Jacob Hansen, and Kim Davis were all last minute presenters that we added, and wow, am I glad we did!
|My first presentation was about how God can make impossible things possible for us, and how making our own remember list boosts our faith that because God helped before, He will help us now.|
|Grace Edwards and Jacob Hansen taught how teens can rise above the stereotype of lazy and entitled to living their purpose, reaching their big dreams, and changing the world. They let the women know of their youth mentoring organization called Lionheart Mentoring that believes in three principles: 1) You have a purpose, 2) No matter your circumstances, you can choose to be free, 3) You have a divine identity and it's time for you to rise to the hero you were born to be.|
|Leslie shared a cool science experiment where plants who received love or hate responded differently to trauma. A great visual of the power of our words.|
|Charlotte Varble taught us the power of connecting with heaven and being tutored in how to better hear the voice of the Lord. She taught about forgiveness and a simple system of taking inspired daily action steps, making\imperfect action every day.|
|My last day presentation was leading a brainstorm of the women's gold nugget takeaways from the retreat.|
|Here is most of our list of gold nugget takeaways from the retreat.|
Group Painting with Kendra
|The finished painting turned out better than I expected!|
Here is a video I did the next day of a handful of lessons I learned from this beautiful group painting experience.
Amanda also taught us the power of declarations and essential oils to improve our energy.
Declarations with Power Pose, and Sword Pillow Fight Game with Becky
I blogged about the sword pillow fighting game to overcome negative thoughts here. It makes a great FHE activity! And I blogged about the mentoring technique we used here.
|A team of angels surrounding someone in a moment of need is a beautiful and sacred sight to behold.|
|This was one of the most beautiful moments for me. I love you, Debbie!|
|Group celebration for a breakthrough we all got to participate in. Sweet.|
Dream Envisioning with Leslie
|It cracked me up how the little kid in many of us got giddy when Leslie told us we could keep the brand new packs of markers! Hehe...|
Visualization of Healing Relationship and Communicating with your Body with Becky
Quote Journaling and Partner Sharing with Becky
Gold Nugget Power Statement with Becky
The Amazing Food with Janet, Lana and Becky Wilson
Yay! We got some new converts to green smoothies, and the fact that eating healthy can be beautiful and delicious! There is no question that the clean, high frequency food added to the ability of the women to receive inspiration at the retreat.
|Thanks to our AMAZING women in charge of the healthy food: Lana, Becky, and Janet.|
|Janet took charge of the food, and we gushed with gratitude for how amazing it was!|
|The healthy almond joy bars on the right were raved over! They are an adapted recipe originally from Green Smoothie Girl. The recipe is here on my blog.|
|Just look at the colors of these gorgeous, healthy foods!|
|Eating outside in the gorgeous spring sunshine was a treat!|
The Three Precious Babies
|This is my granddaughter Claire. I think she's quite adorable. So does my husband Mike.|
The Beautiful Women
We were all impressed with this 18,000 square foot beauty with everything you can imagine, including an indoor pool and hot tub! Here is a link to more pics of the cabin as well as rental info for those interested.
I loved having my family visit in and out of the retreat!
The Before and After
Two days before the retreat I spent the afternoon on the temple grounds receiving and writing down inspiration for my presentations at the retreat. I blogged about that sacred experience here.
When I got home and read through the testimonials I sat there and wept from gratitude at how many prayers were answered, guidance and direction received, connections made, healing and wholeness felt, and people receiving just what they needed.
It was a joy and honor to create this retreat for these beautiful women, many of which I had never met before, and feel that it was more like a reunion. I love each of them!