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Your Vibe Attracts your Tribe

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Like so many others who struggle to find their tribe, I spent much of my life tiptoeing around my desire to find a group of people among whom I could be unconditionally loved and accepted, while staying in alignment with my true nature.

Growing up as a shy child and a sensitive I struggled to fit in and find my group of friends. I tried to find my tribe, but no matter what I tried, I always felt like the odd duck swimming with swans, who all seemed to enjoy a sense of belonging I never quite felt. It was a lonely existence!

 

Through Soul Coaching® I learned that my ego had created this separation story that distanced me from the very belonging I craved. Since awakening to this truth and learning to push myself past my comfort zones, be truthful and show my ugly tail, things started to shift for me, and finally, I am finding my tribe.

Among these beautiful people who love and accept me just as I am, I find myself becoming increasingly brave. I show them parts of myself I’ve previously hidden, and not only are they not rejecting me – they’re telling me they love me even more because I’m willing to be imperfect amidst so much pressure to be perfect.  My confessions of imperfection come with an added bonus. When I’m brave enough to show people my big ugly tail, they tend to do the same.

7 Tips For Attracting Your Tribe

I know I’m not alone in my desire to be part of a tribe, so if you’re looking to find yours, let me share with you some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

  • Be mindful in your intention-setting. When you’re ready to find your tribe, put it out there! Set clear intentions. Ask the Universe to support your desire. Try creating a home altar and fill it with sacred objects meant to call in your tribe. Burn incense. Bang a drum. Release old, limiting beliefs by writing them on slips of paper and burning them or by imbuing stones with self-sabotaging beliefs and tossing them in the ocean, a river, a lake, or over your balcony.
  • You’re special but you’re not special.  Sometimes we let our sense of being “different” or “special” get in the way of belonging. Understand that each of us is unique and individual, but we’re also much more alike than it may appear on the surface when we wear masks and lack the courage to be uncool. Don’t let your ego’s separation story keep you from belonging. Underneath our egos is a matrix of Universal energy that unites us all. We all hold within us sparks of divinity, and when we tap into the Oneness, the illusion of separateness dissolves and we’re left with what we most crave – intimate connection soul-to-soul.
  • Surround yourself with like-minded individuals. Take an art class. Join a women’s or men’s group. Sign up for a workshop. Find a spiritual community that feels authentic and lights you up.  Engage in activities that ignite your soul.
  • Ditch judgment.  Someone from your tribe might be standing right next to you in the grocery store, but if you label her as “other” because you don’t like her hairstyle or her fashion sense or what she put in her shopping cart, you might walk right by the person who could have been your next BFF. Instead of judging someone, dare to smile and make eye contact.  Look past the surface into the beauty and resonance of that person’s soul.
  •  Be discerning. While judgment and criticism erect barriers between you and your tribe, you also won’t jive with everyone you meet. This is where discernment comes in. Get clear on the kind of community you hope to attract. Be honest about your own needs and be willing to communicate them. Ask for what you desire and invite others to do the same. Set healthy boundaries but leave your heart open. The most important thing holding a tribe together is a sense of safety with our vulnerabilities.
  • Call in your tribe. Don’t just sit around and wait for your people to find you. Put your desires out there on social media.  Blog about your tribe, so people can tell if they long to be part of it. Be specific about what you long for. (If you’re starting a purple hair tribe, tell them! If only goddesses need apply, be honest. If your tribe includes Christian Republicans or Buddhist Democrats or atheist moondancers, name it.) You’ll be surprised how easy it can be if you’re brave enough to speak your truth unapologetically.
  • Don’t be shy. Take action. When you meet people who light you up – the ones you hope will become part of your tribe – be brave enough to invite them to be part of your inner circle. Tell them how much you enjoy and admire them. Be unabashed about your affection and respect. Set a date to get together and connect with them. Start a women’s or men’s group, get together to mastermind your businesses, start an email thread or private Facebook group to connect you, plan a retreat together, or get creative in your own way!

April 7-14, 2018– Women’s Retreat

 Spread your wings and fly to Costa Rica

MOVING INTO ALIGNMENT – A MIND-BODY-SPIRIT RETREAT

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Felicia Grant is a Certified Advanced Soul Coaching® practitioner trained by International Author Denise Linn founder of Soul Coaching® International.   
Helping women ignite their passion!

 

*Inspiration for this article came from Dr. Lissa Rankin, MD

15 Fun Facts about Costa Rica

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

With our Upcoming Women’s Retreat to Costa Rica I decided I would brush up on some of the fun facts about this small but amazing country!

 

1. Costa Ricans call themselves Ticos and Ticas.

2. Costa Rica is slightly smaller than Lake Michigan.

3. There are 800 miles of coastline, both on the Atlantic and Pacific.

4. Costa Rica border Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south.

5. It only takes up .03% of planet’s surface but holds 5% of its biodiversity!

6. There are over 130 species of fish, 220 of reptiles, 1,000 butterflies (10% of the world’s butterflys are in Costa Rica!), 9,000 plants, 20,000 species of spiders and 34,000 species of insects!

7. More than 25% of Costa Rican land is protected national parks and refuges.

8. They don’t really have summers and winters like the USA, but a dry season that runs December-April and a rainy season that runs May-November.

9. The average life expectancy of 77 years is one of the highest in the world.

10. Costa Rica has a female president, Laura Chinchilla.

11. Costa Rica has no standing army.  It was constitutionally abolished in 1949.

12. They claim a 96% literacy rate.  In very poor and rural areas, where children can’t get to schools, they teach classes over a national radio station.

13. Costa Rica is a popular choice for American expatriates who want to retire in the tropics.

14. When a woman is pregnant they say she is “con luz,” or “with light.”

15. A saying I love is that when someone is your significant other, your other half, they are your “media naranja,” or the other half of your orange.

 

April 7-14, 2018– Women’s Retreat

 Spread your wings and fly to Costa Rica

MOVING INTO ALIGNMENT – A MIND-BODY-SPIRIT RETREAT

Click Here for more details

Felicia Grant is a Certified Advanced Soul Coaching® practitioner trained by International Author Denise Linn founder of Soul Coaching® International.   
Helping women ignite their passion

Ready to Retreat in Costa Rica

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 

Spread your Wings and Fly!

 

The DragonflyExperience is spreading her wings and flying to Alajuela, Costa Rica for the next DragonflyExperience Women’s Retreat.  Because I am so excited I plan to do a monthly blog for the next 6 months about Costa Rica.  I am overwhelmed with all the amazing photos of the natural beauty in this peaceful country. Wildlife everywhere you look, natural waterfalls, volcano’s, zip lining over the Canopy Forest…….Where to begin?

 

On April 7-14, 2018  I will be leading a group of women to Alajuela, Costa Rica.  So, this blog will be dedicated to talking about the town of Alajuela.  Alajuela is the second largest province in Costa Rica and is located some 12 miles Northeast of the capital along the General Cañas highway. The city of Alajuela is also known as the “City of Mangos” because of its large number of mango trees, specifically around Central Park.

 

Are you aching for a tropical adventure that combines a group of like-minded women, yoga in a beautiful and lush tropical country? A DragonflyExperience in Costa Rica is the answer! Costa Rica is a wonderful place to combine nature and yoga, meditation all in an eco-friendly natural setting!

 

Costa Rica is called the happiest country in the world; a paradise for peace and biodiversity; a green beacon for environmental stewardship—Costa Rica is a country of many accolades. But Costa Rica’s history and culture extend far beyond the reach of international recognition. The small, Central American nation is home to incredible biodiversity and rich cultures, a passion for freedom, and a history of democracy, equality and education for all.

Here you’ll find interesting info about Costa Rica’s culture, facts and some fun trivia.

Culture

Costa Rican culture is a vibrant blend of indigenous heritage and Spanish colonial influence, with a dash of Jamaican, Chinese and other immigrant cultures lending character and customs. The result is a nation of faithful, friendly and happy people. A nation whose official language is Spanish, but where large portions of the populations speak English, Bribri, creole Maketelyu and Mandarin Chinese as their first languages. A nation proud to be without an army (Costa Ricans disbanded their armed forces in 1949). A nation with a long history of public services, including education and healthcare, available to all. A nation proud to share its cultural riches.

Facts About Costa Rica

Simple statistics cannot do justice to Costa Rica’s friendly people, stunning terrain, rich lands and long history. But the facts do paint a colorful picture of this Central American nation, where democracy has prevailed for more than 60 years, Catholicism is the state religion, the government is stable, and the environment is paramount.

Quick Facts

Before you book your DragonflyExperience, why not brush up on this handy list of facts?

Geography

  • Costa Rica is around the same size as Lake Michigan, and slightly smaller than West Virginia.
  • The U.S. is roughly 181 times larger than Costa Rica.
  • Costa Rica has more than 800 miles of coastline.
  • The highest mountain in Costa Rica, Cerro Chirripo, stands at 3,810 meters above sea level.
  • Although not all of them are active, Costa Rica has around 200 volcanoes.
  • Costa Rica is home to approximately 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity, but only occupies around 0.3 percent of the planet’s surface.
  • Poas Volcano in central Costa Rica has the second-largest volcanic crater in the world.

History

  • Noted explorer Christopher Columbus first visited what is now Costa Rica in 1502.
  • Spanish colonists first established a permanent presence in Costa Rica in 1563.
  • After a short-lived civil war, Costa Rica’s constitution was passed in 1949.
  • Costa Rica hasn’t had a national army since 1948.

The People

  • Costa Rica has a population of just over 5 million people—a little more than half the population of New York City.
  • Religion plays an important role in Costa Rica’s culture, with approximately 76 percent of Costa Ricans identifying as Catholic.
  • Less than 1 percent of Costa Rica’s population is of indigenous ancestry, and around 94 percent of Costa Ricans are of European heritage.
  • Spanish and English are the two most commonly spoken languages in Costa Rica.
  • Costa Rica has a literacy rate of 97.8 percent, one of the highest in the world.

Flora and Fauna

  • There are more than 34,000 species of insect in Costa Rica, and more than 20,000 species of spider.
  • Costa Rica is home to more than 10 percent of all the species of butterfly in the world.
  • Costa Rica has around 615 species of animal per 10,000 square miles. By comparison, the U.S. has 104.
  • Certain species of crocodile, many of which can be found in Costa Rica’s rivers, can measure up to 16 feet in length.

 

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Costa Rica Trivia

  • Costa Ricans refer to themselves as “Ticos”. This is because of the habit in Spanish of using the diminutive, and that at a much higher rate than most other Spanish speaking countries. For example, “perro” (dog) will be known as “perrito” (little dog), no matter how big it is! A banana (banano) will be known as a bananito (little banana), and so on. This little language quirk sounds delightful and gives the Ticos their nickname!
  • Costa Rica has over 25% of its land area protected as either a national park or wildlife reserve. This is the largest percentage of territory protected out of any other country in the world.
  • Street names do not exist in Costa Rica. Everything is counted in distance from a local landmark. For example, the Costa Rican Vacations office is addressed like this: 100 meters west and 50 meters north of the main entrance to the National Stadium. Go figure!
  • Every town, no matter how small, has a church, a soccer pitch and a pulperia (small store). All churches face west in Costa Rica, which is extremely helpful when finding your way around due to the lack of street names!
  • In Costa Rican taxis, the meter is called the “Maria”. This is a reference to the honesty of the Virgin Mary and also the taxi driver. “Toca la Maria, por favor!”
  • McDonald’s are found in Costa Rica. No big deal, you say? Here they actually deliver to your home!!
  • In Costa Rica you’ll hear the expression “pura vida” a lot. And I mean a LOT! Pura vida is used for everything, from hello to goodbye to just showing appreciation. Pura vida is Costa Rica in a nutshell!
  • The staple diet in Costa Rica is rice and beans. These two basics combine to create probably the greatest breakfast in the world, “gallo pinto”. Gallo pinto is a source of national pride in both Costa Rica and neighboring Nicaragua, with both countries claiming the dish as their own.
  • In the spirit of “pura vida”, Costa Rica abolished its army in 1949, saying that they would create “an army of teachers” instead. Decades later, Costa Rica has a literacy rate of 96%, one of the highest in Latin America.
  • The local firewater in Costa Rica is called “guaro” and is made from sugar cane. Very inexpensive and coming in plastic bottles, it’s best avoided if you don’t like crushing hangovers!

There is plenty more to learn about Costa Rica—all it takes is a visit to find out!

 

Felicia Grant is a Certified Advanced Soul Coaching® practitioner trained by International Author Denise Linn founder of Soul Coaching® International.   

Join us April 7-14, 2018

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Always follow your heart ?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Always follow your heart ?

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We so often get caught up in day to day life, outside circumstances and influences that we forget to listen to our hearts desires.

 

Today I learned an important lesson and I want to share this with all of you..

 

I have been planning and facilitating retreats since 2008. Over the past 8 years I have watched as my business has grown, flourished and brought me so much joy! Hopefully, I have done the same for all of the women that have attended a Dragonfly Experience Retreat.

 

As usual I have been planning my retreats for 2018 and 2019 getting quotes from various locations etc.. But, I was having trouble making a decision for next September 2018 and April 2019 and feeling uncertain about the venues I was looking at……

IT JUST DIDN’T FEEL RIGHT!

 

After completing my most recent retreat in Dahlonega, the first weekend in September I came home feeling wonderful about the retreat experience (we had 17 amazing women) but I was still looking at other locations for the following year!

 

But, first I feel like I need to give you a little background……I’ve been doing retreats each year at Dahlonega Spa Resort since 2012 and several years I’ve done two there.  A few years ago, I did a retreat in Sedona and last year I went out of the country for the first time to Costa Rica.

 

But, I said I would “always” have a retreat in Dahlonega each year and select a different location for my second retreat…..but for some reason I felt like I needed to go somewhere different than Dahlonega next year and possibly the following year.  So, a few months ago I began the search but I just could NOT find the place that filled my heart with that feeling of excitement and joy!

I began to question myself and ask why? I’ve never felt this way before.. why now? Have I lost my passion? Why did I feel so uncommitted? Especially after having such a great retreat just two weeks ago!

 

Today, I finally realized why. When I got quiet and ask my guides “why” and listened to what they had to say it ALL made sense. I had forgotten to listen to my heart. You see I had said 100’s of times over and over again “I will always have a retreat in Dahlonega!” and somehow I had forgotten my hearts desires. Getting caught up in the next, newest, hottest, exciting retreat location… I had forgotten ALL the magical moments that had happened in Dahlonega. How Dahlonega seemed to bring amazing women together to help fix each other including ME!

 

Once I realized the obvious answer to the question and decided to go back to Dahlonega next September and the following year I felt that excitement and passion rise again in my heart and soul……..?

 

Just remember that when something doesn’t feel quite right or you feel like you’ve lost your passion maybe you’re just not listening!  – Love, Felicia

 

Upcoming DragonflyExperience Women’s Retreats:

April 7-14, 2018

PuraVida Resort & Spa, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Retreat Details

 

August 31-September 3, 2018

Dahlonega Spa Resort

 

April 2019 – Dahlonega Spa Resort

September 2019 – Lucca, Italy (Tuscany)

 

 

Felicia Grant - Intuitive Soul Coach®Felicia Grant is an Intuitive Energy Healer, Certified Advanced Soul Coach, and Psychic Medium trained and mentored by Renowned Psychic Medium Lisa Williams – LWISSD & International Author Denise Linn Founder of Soul Coaching® International

 

7 Reasons you might need a retreat!

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dahlonega Women's Retreat

 

I so enjoyed going to a restorative retreat in New York this summer that offers organic vegetarian cooking, massage sessions, meditation periods, and meaningful interactions with others. I was feeling burned out before I went, and I returned feeling refreshed, restored, and ready to tackle my life again.

More and more women are choosing to take retreats rather than regular vacations these days. According to Pamela Madsen, author of Shameless and founder of The American Fertility Association, women are seeking more from their time off, particularly if they’re somewhere near 40 years old.

“These women are on a mission to find something bigger in their own lives,” Madsen says. “And though retreats can be pricy, for many women, taking a retreat is not considered a luxury item. Instead, retreat taking has become a part of their ritual self-care; carefully scheduled into their yearly calendar.”

Might you be in need of a retreat?

Women Taking More Retreats

As women, we’re still trying to do it all. We’re focused on getting an education, being successful in our chosen occupations, and staying healthy while doing it. We want to be good moms and good wives, and we want to continue helping take care of our parents. All of this can leave us feeling spent and drained, to the point where we need more than just a few days off—we need a way to recharge.

Many of us at midlife are also looking for answers. We’re not sure we want to continue in the same way as we have for the last twenty years. We may want to make some changes, but we’re not sure exactly what to change.

“A woman’s spiritual retreat is a type of pilgrimage,” a sacred journey that you take when you need to get away from daily stresses, and at the same time, have a deep yearning of self discovery and desire for greater awareness and connection to our Source.”

Reasons to Take a Women’s Retreat

Here are a few reasons why you may need a retreat, and soon.

  1. Self Care: We’re slowly getting the message that when we’re spent and burned out, we’re no good to anyone. A retreat can be very restorative, and leave you ready to be your old self again—which may be a great blessing to those around you!
  2. Healing: Many people had a rough year in 2012. Natural disasters, economical difficulties, crime, illnesses, and more were part of our lives, and most of us didn’t have time to step back and process it all. A retreat can help you do this. Particularly if you’ve come through a difficult personal experience like a death or divorce, a retreat may be just what you need to process those difficult feelings.
  3. Spiritual Renewal: Women, particularly, like feeling connected to something beyond themselves. Exploring and deepening your relationship to nature and God (or your chosen spiritual source) can bring you some much-needed peace.
  4. Finding Purpose: There may be times in your life when you feel like you’re out of step with your purpose. Maybe you thought you were fulfilling it for the last decade, but now you’re feeling the nagging intuition that it’s time for something to change. A retreat gives you the peace and quiet you need to really explore your feelings and get to the core of the changes you need to make.
  5. Female Connections: Even if you regularly spend time with your girlfriends, a retreat offers a unique opportunity to connect with other like-minded women. The activities are different from the norm, which I find encourages deeper conversations and faster bonding. The connections you make at retreats can sustain you in a unique way.
  6. Experience Something New: A retreat gives you the excuse to try something different, to step out of your comfort zone and experience yourself in a new way. You see new things, experience new ways of living, and give yourself options for how you may want to make changes when you get back home. Maybe you want to incorporate more medication into your daily life, for example, or schedule a regular massage a couple times a month? In other words, a retreat can get you out of a rut.
  7. Connect to What We Love: When was the last time you really felt an inner sense of joy? When did you delight to wake up just because you loved being alive? A retreat where you spend time in a beautiful outdoor setting, use your body in new and refreshing ways, and please your senses in ways you usually don’t have time for, can open your heart up to the joy in your life once again.

 

img_1596-300x277Felicia Grant is an Intuitive Energy Healer, Certified Advanced Soul Coach, and Psychic Medium trained and mentored by Renowned Psychic Medium Lisa Williams – LWISSD & International Author Denise Linn Founder of Soul Coaching® International.

Helping women ignite their passion!

April 7-14,2018 – Women’s Retreat

 Spread your wings and fly to Costa Rica

 “Spread your wings and fly to Costa Rica for The DragonflyExperience”

MOVING INTO ALIGNMENT – A MIND-BODY-SPIRIT RETREAT

Click Here for more details