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Listening to the Whispers of your Soul

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

After returning from a week of Advanced Mediumship in Daytona Beach Florida I felt a bit overwhelmed with the “muggles” and the day to day real life things that drag you down….

I went into my sanctuary to spend time in reflection and meditation. As I have done 100’s of times I sat in Trance/Meditation and connected to those who offer my spiritual guidance. My loved ones, my guides, my guardians and my angels. As I began to surrender to the spirit with no expectation my brain began to ask for “proof” that those who guide me were there. That was my human brain….my soul self or my spirit brain kept saying “trust…trust…trust!”

As I slipped deeper and deeper into the trance meditation the voices in my head were replace with signs, and images of things that my soul was being asked to do. It’s as if the messages of my soul were rising up like cream rising to the top….Once I was able to surrender and trust it all came flowing so easily and effortlessly.

Allow your soul to surrender and trust and know that you will be truly guided on the next steps of your soul path.

All my love, Felicia

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If you want to experience this beautiful healing modality in a Sacred Space. Escape to Italy with Felicia Grant and create your very own DragonflyExperience with a small group of like minded women. Surround yourself amidst the beautiful vineyards and olive groves in Umbria, Italy….From the moment the plane touches down ALL of your needs will be taken care of. This retreat offers the opportunity to step away from your busy life, get back in touch with yourself and find that still, small voice that whispers the truth within.

September 14-21, 2019 

Rooms/Pricing found here.

If you want to experience this beautiful healing modality in a Sacred Space. Escape to Italy with Felicia Grant and create your very own DragonflyExperience with a small group of like minded women. Surround yourself amidst the beautiful vineyards and olive groves in Umbria, Italy….From the moment the plane touches down ALL of your needs will be taken care of. This retreat offers the opportunity to step away from your busy life, get back in touch with yourself and find that still, small voice that whispers the truth within.


Felicia Grant is a Certified Soul Coaching® practitioner,

Certified Spiritual Advisor ™Medium

USUI Holy Fire Reiki Master. 

Helping women ignite their passion!

10 Reasons To Go On A Women’s Yoga Retreat

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

By: Felicia Grant

10 Reasons To Go On A Women’s Yoga Retreat

Retiring from Corporate America in 2008 and hosting my first women’s retreat in 2010 was a major turning point in my life. I saw first hand the impact a retreat can have on the women attending these truly transformative experiences so I began to offer more and more retreats each year! It’s now become my passion. I add a bit of yoga and sound healing to enhance the healing experience.

 

Here Are 10 Reasons to Go on a Yoga Retreat:

1. You’ll take your yoga to the next level. 

Practicing yoga regularly can be challenging if you have a busy schedule. But when you’re on a women’s retreat, you will have smaller groups and a dedicated yoga instructor focusing on your individual needs throughout the week.

2. You’ll get a new perspective. 

Going to a new place creates an opportunity to see the world, and yourself, in a new light. Experiencing the unknown is an accelerated way to grow and learn.

3. You’ll *actually* meditate. 

When you have extended free time, it’s a lot easier to meditate. No cell phone buzzing or boss reminding you about deadlines. On retreats, it feels a lot more natural to breathe deeply and be present in the moment.

4. You’ll detox digitally. 

One of my favorite things about a retreat is shutting off my technology. While lots of resorts have wifi, you don’t feel the need to constantly tweet, text, update facebook or call friends. It feels good to unplug.

5. You’ll relax and de-stress. 

Sometimes we have to be far from home to give ourselves the permission to truly relax. Being on a women’s retreat allows you to listen to your body, rest when you need it, and be free from stress.

6. You’ll eat well without having to do all the work. 

If your women’s retreat is all inclusive, you get three healthy and delicious meals a day without the need to find recipes, go grocery shopping, prepare the food, or clean up. Getting the nutrition you need has never been easier. All the work is done for you.

7. You’ll replace old habits. 

The best way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a new healthy one. When you get out of your regular routine for a week, you can replace unhealthy habits with conscious new behaviors that support you in being your best self.

8. You’ll make new friends. 

Undeniably, you will meet individuals with similar interests. Even if you go alone (which I did my first time), you have a chance to make friends with people from around the world who you might know for the rest of your life.

9. You’ll appreciate home. 

While a week in paradise is always nice, we often come home with a refreshed appreciation for life. You feel happier, healthier, and re-energized to jump back into your routine with new vigor. Heck, it might even feel fun.

10. Because you deserve it! 

Thoreau said: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” While this quote might be on your refrigerator, chances are you make excuses about why you can’t YET. Often times the excuses are about money, time or circumstances but guess what, you deserve a break. You work hard for a reason and you can always find reasons why you should or should not do something. The key to happiness is deciding what you really want and making it happen. No excuses.

You deserve to invest in yourself.

11. BONUS: My Retreat to Italy is coming up in September!

That’s right. I’d love for you to join me for my all inclusive 7 night women’s retreat EAT.PLAY.LOVE  in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world – Umbria Italy “The Green Heart!”

This retreat is specifically designed to help you experience bliss and all of the 10 delightful benefits listed above. With daily yoga for all levels, sound healing with International Sound Healer Mark David, farm to table italian cuisine,  cultural excursions, and plenty of time to relax, this women’s retreat will be a dream come true.

Find your JOY!

Eat, Play, Love Women’s Retreat

September 14-21, 2019 

Rooms/Pricing found here.

If you enjoyed this article, share it with a friend. 

If you want to experience this beautiful healing modality in a Sacred Space. Escape to Italy with Felicia Grant and create your very own DragonflyExperience with a small group of like minded women. Surround yourself amidst the beautiful vineyards and olive groves in Umbria, Italy….From the moment the plane touches down ALL of your needs will be taken care of. This retreat offers the opportunity to step away from your busy life, get back in touch with yourself and find that still, small voice that whispers the truth within.

#DragonflyExperience #women #retreats 

Felicia Grant is a Certified Soul Coaching® practitioner,

Certified Spiritual Advisor ™Medium

USUI Holy Fire Reiki Master. 

Helping women ignite their passion!

Benefits of Sound Healing at Retreats

Posted by on Apr 27, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Benefits of Sound Healing at Retreats

If every sound is vibration and if the vibration touches each and every cell of our body, we can understand that we don’t perceive sound only with the ears, but with cell in our body.
Stress reduction is one of the most important results of receiving sound therapy. Stress is the underlying cause of many physical conditions and it melts away with ease when you are bathed in a sea of sound healing vibrations.
Sound Therapy is so effective because it influences our emotional bodies as well as our physical bodies. Emotional imbalances are at the root of many physical diseases and when we heal our emotional bodies, the physical symptoms disappear. Sound and emotions are deeply connected. Human emotions have their immediate expression through sound, and it is often the repression of the sound of the emotions that creates emotional blockages. Conversely, sound can be used to unlock the blocked emotions and release them with ease and grace.
An increasing number of mainstream medical and education institutions around the world use healing affects of Himalayan singing bowls and gongs as a vital process of cancer treatment. Deepak Chopra Centre in California has found that the sound of Himalayan singing bowls is chemically metabolized in the body as the endogenous opioid, which works as internal medicine and pain reduction.
Some benefits of Sound Therapy:
  • Affects all cells in your body.
  • Balances both hemispheres of the brain.
  • Changes our old patterns of behaviour, and habits that are harmful to our health.
  • Cleanses negative energy and emotions.
  • Connecting with your higher self.
  • Deep relaxation.
  • Helps to recover after illness, traumas and invasive medical treatments.
  • Improves sleep.
  • Increases vital energy flow, creativity, intuition and motivation.
  • Removes blockages and toxins.
  • Self-regeneration.
  • Soothes, purify and balances your emotions and feelings.
  • Stimulates circulation and strengthens immune system.
  • Stress reduction.

 

The Healing sounds of the crystal singing bowls vibrates in a line with meridians in the body and it helps balancing them. It unleashes Kundalini, which sleeps dormant at your root chakra, and it then ascends up the central energy channel along your spine. This can be felt as slight tingling in the muscles or slight discomfort, if there are any blockages along the energy line.
Sound therapy is also beneficial for deaf or people with hearing impaired. Even if they don’t hear the sound, they can still feel the vibrations.
Mark David Sound Therapist and Healer says   “Sound healing is a powerful healing method that uses vibration to re-tune the body/mind/spirit by balancing the flow of energy through the chakras , bringing about deep relaxation, energizing the physical body and clearing the emotional body.” With the use of crystal bowls, tuning forks, drums and other instruments.  Mark will renew sense of one’s vitality, clarity, grace and joy can be accessed.
“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.” ~ Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine at the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York City.”

Mark David, will be joining us at The Dragonfly Experience Women’s Retreat.

September 14-21, 2019 – EAT.PLAY.LOVE Women’s Retreat, Umbria Italy!

Mark is internationally known as a gifted Medium and Healer. Throughout his life he has always been a very sensitive soul & is gentle and compassionate toward all. Mark will be offering Sound Healing for our Women’s Retreat participants as well as offering private sessions.

 

September 14-21, 2019 

Find your JOY!

Eat, Play, Love Women’s Retreat

Rooms/Pricing found here.

If you enjoyed this article, share it with a friend. 

If you want to experience this beautiful healing modality in a Sacred Space. Escape to Italy with Felicia Grant and create your very own DragonflyExperience with a small group of like minded women. Surround yourself amidst the beautiful vineyards and olive groves in Umbria, Italy….From the moment the plane touches down ALL of your needs will be taken care of. This retreat offers the opportunity to step away from your busy life, get back in touch with yourself and find that still, small voice that whispers the truth within.

#DragonflyExperience #women #retreats 

Felicia Grant is a Certified Soul Coaching® practitioner,

Certified Spiritual Advisor ™Medium

USUI Holy Fire Reiki Master. 

Helping women ignite their passion!

7 Reasons you Should Consider a Women’s Retreat Over Regular Vacation

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

7 Reasons you Should Consider a Women’s Retreat Over Regular Vacation

Each year, millions of people across the globe withdraw from their frenetic lifestyles for a week or two in an attempt to rest, rejuvenate, and recoup. These getaways range from family holidays to adventure trips to secluded exotic retreats.

However, after a year’s hard work when the time comes to pick the perfect holiday option, we often find people bolting off to their favorite travel destinations without realizing that they will probably still be on 24/7 holiday management duty during this time off.

Such vacations undermine the fundamental purpose of a holiday—to relax and recharge. However, as opposed to a vacation, which is quite simply a time off from everyday routine, retreats are purposeful getaways that are aimed at rescuing you from an undesired or unpleasant situation and whisking you off to an exotic location to heal in that particular respect.

Retreats offer everything including spiritual healing, fitness through meditation or yoga, family or marriage counseling, and much more. Outlined below are seven reasons for you to opt for a retreat over a regular vacation.

 

1. Retreats Have Long-Term Benefits

In addition to offering you an escape from a tiresome routine, retreats set themselves apart from mere vacations due to the specific intent behind them. This intent can be an issue that you wish to focus on but don’t get time for, a recent experience that you want to reflect on or talk about with people who understand what you’re going through, the quest for some distance from your current situation to think clearly and bring things into perspective, or simply quality time with yourself and nature so you can rejuvenate.

To quote the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti, a famous spiritual leader, “I think it is essential sometimes to go into retreat, to stop everything that you have been doing, to stop your beliefs and experiences completely and look at them anew, not keep on repeating like machines whether you believe or don’t believe. You would let fresh air into your minds.”

Moreover, all aspects of retreats—including location, accommodation, food, facilities, professional consultation, and activities/exercises—are all in line with what you are seeking to achieve; hence, the benefits of retreats are much more impactful and long-lasting as opposed to vacations where you are more apt to binge, gossip, and probably still spend time finishing work.

 

According to a research study published in Translational Psychiatry (Nature), simple vacations only bring about short-term improvements in well-being; however, a week’s meditation can improve metabolism for the long-run.

Moreover, yoga retreats are known to provide relief to patients of respiratory problems, anxiety, bone thinning, high blood pressure, arthritis, incontinence, and rheumatism, along with several other ailments.

2. Retreats Provide Peace Away from Your Daily Routine

Retreats are aimed at providing you the solitude you need. This can be complete solitude as with individual and silent retreats, with your spouse or partner as with marriage retreats, or in the form of groups as with yoga and Ayurvedic retreats.

Wellness retreats are usually situated in secluded and serene locations that present the perfect platform for you to forget about the hustle and bustle of life and let your nerves relax. However, regular vacations can be taken anywhere that need not necessarily be in a quiet and calm locality. Moreover, retreats also offer a plethora of other activities that quench your thirst for adventure and exploring new cultures.

3. Nature Let’s You Unwind

One of the biggest advantages of going on a retreat is that it offers you proximity to nature and its healing touch, which can’t be matched by a simple vacation. Being close to nature has shown to reduce the production of cortisol—our primary stress hormone. Moreover, clean air, calm surroundings, and plants allow you to unwind and be thoroughly rejuvenated so that you can have a fresh start to your life upon return.

4. You’re Surrounded by Like-Minded Company

Retreats attract people with similar concerns or interests and, hence, offer you the opportunity to spend memorable moments with like-minded people who are looking to achieve the same goals as you. These people act as your support system as you work toward your goal and also act as a mirror to help you identify issues that you couldn’t have on your own. Most importantly, they let you realize that you are not alone.

Retreats also provide you the opportunity to make friends that you can remain in touch with even after you return home. This gathering of similar people is not characteristic to regular vacations.

 

5. You Have Access to Professional Guidance

Retreats include trainings, exercises, or counselling sessions by experts who allow you to see your own shortcomings and help you improve your spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. These sessions are in accordance with your needs and enable you to not only improve your well-being while at the retreat, but also equip you with information and techniques that you can use to remain in shape even after the retreat is over.

6. You Don’t Have to Worry About Planning

One thing that skyrockets the efficacy of retreats in facilitating rest and relaxation as compared to ordinary vacations is that your service provider manages them. This means you don’t have to worry about things like scheduling, reservations, commutes, waiting in lines, finding locations, etc. Even though you may handle such mundane tasks in your daily life, these tasks become particularly stressful when you are in a new and unfamiliar location. Retreats allow you to focus solely on your own well-being and truly offer you a stress free time-off.

7. Retreats Can Be More Economical

Retreats can be both expensive as well as economical. However, they are much more economical and cost-effective as opposed to regular vacations. The reason for this is that during regular vacations you make your own spending decisions, which may not be the most cost-effective and can at times result in money leakage. However, retreats are pre-planned and include exclusive features like professional consultation and trainings in addition to all the facilities of a simple vacation—thus, making them more financially feasible and reliable.

So, for your next holiday, pick a retreat that will let you unwind and resolve any pending concerns empowering you to regain control of enjoy your life.

This blog/Article was provided by: The Chopra Center 

 

September 14-21, 2019 

Find your JOY!

Eat, Play, Love Women’s Retreat

Rooms/Pricing found here.

If you enjoyed this article, share it with a friend. 

Felicia Grant is a Certified Soul Coaching® practitioner,

Certified Spiritual Advisor ™Medium

USUI Holy Fire Reiki Master. 

www.feliciagrant.com

Italy 2019

Thriving in your Divine Feminine

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thriving in Your Divine Feminine

Sharing from and by: Art of Living Center -Asheville, NC

Hello Beautiful Goddesses!

What are your desires and dreams for your life? Do you think it’s possible for them to exist with ease and to live with a thriving feeling inside of you and in your life?

The truth is, YOU CAN. We do this when we lay down the burden, the fear and the guilt in all the areas that it exists within our lives. We can have what we desire for our lives just because we are choosing to. It sounds unbelievable, I know. But let me share with you, that it IS possible! It takes faith within yourself and your life, having sisterhood around you to support your dreams and desires and of course the tools to create the life you imagine if nothing else mattered.

 

The first step is to believe

One of the most important steps in manifesting the life you desire is to change your vibration and let go of your limiting belief system. Our belief system is ingrained in us from childbirth, but you have the ability to choose to change this vibration by believing you are worthy of thriving.

Start by taking notice of any limiting beliefs that cross your mind on a daily basis. For instance you might notice you are telling yourself, “that’s unrealistic” or “I can’t do that”, or “I’m not smart enough”, or “I’m not good enough”, or “that would be selfish”. Thoughts such as these that make you feel heavy or even sad are a trigger that you desire more. When you start noticing, you can change the vibration from “I’m not good enough” to “I am capable”, and then really believe it so you can start taking action. It’s so easy to get caught up in the “I can’t” of life but it’s just as easy to start living from “I can”.

Here are some steps to help you on your way to manifesting your dreams and desires:

 

tart a daily practice of using affirmations with meditation

If you are new to this idea, don’t worry about doing it wrong and feel free to start small. If all you desire is a getaway, allow yourself to sit in stillness and use an affirmation to call in the vibration such as “I enjoy my relaxing vacation and sipping wine by the fire.”

Once you are more comfortable, amp it up by doing some deep breathing exercises to open your heart and call in your spirit guides, angels and keepers for assistance. Start claiming your desires as if you already own them.

Once you start doing this every day, it becomes easier to notice when your limiting beliefs show up so you can lean in again to the vibration of “I am” or “I have”.

Hand-write your dreams and desires as specific as possible using the present tense.

his is really fun exercise because it allows you to get as specific and clear about your true intentions to thrive. Go crazy and don’t worry about how unrealistic it may seem (remember those limiting beliefs?). Find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted and take a moment to center yourself with some cleansing breaths connecting to your heart space. Start writing about your amazing life and all that you have and all that you are for as long as you need to get it all out.

The most important thing to remember here is to write as if you already living in your thriving. Use strong, affirmative language such as “I am” or “ I have” or “I do” or “It is”. Eliminate words and phrases such as “I don’t” or “I want” or “It’s not”. The universe is a powerful force of light and abundance and it does not recognize negative connotations. So if you say “my partner doesn’t watch football all day”, you just may manifest a partner who does. Instead, try saying “my partner enjoys spending time with me in engaging conversation”. See the difference?

Remember whatever you’re writing shouldn’t feel burdening or frustrating or feel in any way unsettling to you. Your writing should feel expansive and light and give you a sense of joy and excitement. If it doesn’t this likely means it not something you truly desire or it’s something you may be settling for. You are dreaming up your reality so set those boxes and perimeters aside!

Join a community of sister goddesses

Just as your way of thinking and how you move each day is important, so is having a support system of women who will encourage and celebrate you. Having a circle of women to share your passions, dreams and fears with is life changing.

If you don’t already have one, find a women’s circle in your local community. The divine feminine movement is rising and there are circles happening all over the world now. If you can’t find one then perhaps you can join an online community, or better yet, start your own circle! This gives you and all the other women who have come together to rise each other up and know that you are not alone.

Live as if you are already thriving

By taking time to understand everything you desire in life no matter how large or small you can start thriving right away. Think of one thing you can do every day that matches the vibration you are choosing. Maybe you dream of being a writer but feel you don’t have the skills to be a good writer. Take time to express your voice and write every day for five, ten, or thirty minutes. The more you access the vibration of expressing your voice, the easier it will become. Or perhaps you desire a new car. Take a car for a test drive or do a visualization exercise of yourself driving that new car.

One of the most important things to remember here is to FEEL. The dreams you have aren’t just tangible. You desire them because of how they make you feel. So if that new car is further in the future, consider how that new car makes you feel and what you can do right now to feel that way. Is it a luxury car? What can you do right now to feel the luxury of your life? Is it a convertible sports car? What can you do right now to feel free as if you’re flying?

There are countless ways to live in the vibrational energy of your dreams.

So dear goddess, what are choosing to thrive in? What do you choose to participate with? Say it out loud. Trust it. Believe it. Breathe it in with all your might. And never forget, you are worthy!

Explore your Inner Goddess at an upcoming Dragonfly Experience Retreat with me….Felicia Grant

 

September 14-21, 2019 

Eat, Play, Love Women’s Retreat!

Ready to Spread your Wings and Fly to Italy with me?

Rooms/Pricing found here.

If you enjoyed this article, share it with a friend. 

Felicia Grant is a Certified Soul Coaching® practitioner,

Certified Spiritual Advisor ™Medium

USUI Holy Fire Reiki Master.