In February I participated in an SGI “Restoration and Renewal” retreat with Phil Oldfield and Rhonda Gibson-Long, held in Rhonda and her husband Rodney’s home in Mullumbimby. The location was perfect, with very comfortable accommodation provided in their large beautiful house with a wide wooden verandah, in spectacular surroundings of tall trees, rainforest, running streams and creeks, a dam (home to platypus), and rolling lawns.
I loved every moment of this retreat. I felt deeply nourished in my mind, heart, body and spirit and continually restored to good strong connection and contact with myself and others. All of us present co-created a wonderful, supportive, joyful community. We engaged in beautiful, robust, authentic contact and did rich, creative and heartfelt process work with loving awareness. Our needs were taken care of and provided for with generosity, grace and humour by Rhonda’s husband, Rodney, who prepared and served us an ongoing variety of delicious, nutritious and wonderful sumptuous feasts. Within the wisdom and magic of the Gestalt process, I experienced the unfolding of new levels of learning and awareness. My heartfelt gratitude goes to Phil, Rhonda and Rodney.