"Blessings from Bruge" - Openhand Rolling Journal

Submitted by Open on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 06:42

There's never a dull moment here in the world of Openhand. Following quickly on from Sleepless in Seattle, now we're sending bright etheric blessings from Bruges in the heart of Europe, for another deep exploration through the 5GATEWAYS - thanks to Openhander Alexia for bringing us back to this absolutely stunning centre. The weather is lovely once more, and as we waved goodbye to the White Cliffs of Dover on the cross channel ferry, it felt like we were opening a new chapter of exploration and growth. Just like everyone! Trinity and her conscious kitchen are joining me for this one, So come follow the "Blessings from Bruges" rolling journal. Let's see if we can't 'cook up' and etheric treat for you all...

Jewel in the Heart of Europe

Alexia has found us such a stunning place, a 'jewel' near the capital of Europe - Brussels. It has several acres of its own wooded grounds. It's secluded, peaceful, with practically nothing but the sound of the birds to serenade...


Creating a Portal of Energy

Today is preparation day - buying in the food and getting the kitchen space ready for all those hearty and soulful treats during the work. Setting up the bright and airy meditation space. And above all, working with the energy of the surrounding field to get it aligned for the work.

    We're creating a portal of energy, where the veils through the densities all the way back to the source are peeled away. It means participants can sit in an energy vortex through their inner explorations, which brings issues and blockages quickly to the surface. These can be quickly cleared allowing deep soul attunement to follow. It's always a joy to behold people breaking through and reconnecting with new aspects of higher dimensional self. What a joy!

People are flying in from across Europe for the first gathering this afternoon at 4pm. We'll begin by inviting people to share where they're at on the spiritual journey at this current time. What's going in your life? The deep inner inquiry facilitates profound shifts in consciousness.

Come join us. What's going on in your life right now?

A really fabulous start here in Belgium! Such a joy to greet everyone this afternoon at this gorgeous place. I am feeling a vibrant energy as our guests get ready to go deep. Everyone enjoyed sharing conscious cuisine together, connecting, talking and laughing this evening...

Awesome - looks like a beautiful space - how incredible to have Trin preparing the delectibles as well! Enjoy diving in and soaring through! Much love, Jen

So what's an Openhand Course all about? How does it work?

We create an energetic portal, where the veils through the dimensions and back to the source are very thin. In guiding people through deep consciousness meditation, they'll quickly open to aspects of themselves in and through the dimensions: both the true self waiting to be activated and unveiled; also subconscious density that everyone carries unknowingly around with them.

In these deep meditative states, we let the field intuitively guide us. As the lead guide, I'll use poignant explorations of reality to test the mental and emotional limitations that fix people into a limited consciousness. "The truth" - a deeper version of your own - sets you free. It literally connects you with the mainstream of your soul flowing down from the source.

At this point, karmic blockages that people carry around will activate. It's like the mainstream of the soul recognises them as limitations and 'lights them up'. The density activates in people's fields - it doesn't feel pleasant, but then we apply powerful processes to regress into the activating density to quickly release it. We're then looking for those lost nuggets of soul-gold that were previously buried in that 'sediment'. By reminding people of their true sense of self, using breath, movement, meditation and the profound exploration of truth, these nuggets are integrated into the mainstream of the soul inside.

There's a deep upwelling, an "aha" moment - it's like coming home to yourself. And there's nothing quite like it. All the journeying has been worth it. And now life changes profoundly as your new integrated consciousness manifests a more harmonious reality - it's pure alchemy!

Here are some pictures capturing a glimpse of it all.

Let's get down to it then...

Facilitator Jean limbering up...

Empath Emilia, supporting as a facilitator through the field, activating repressed density - go for it Emelia!

The Group getting down to it...

An hour later - "phew, this work turns you upside down and inside out!"

The Six Senses Walk - Just like the Garden of Eden

The Singing Chakra Meditation - simply divine, dissolving into the trees...

Maria getting soulful...

Just feel those vibes...

They say an 'army' marches on it's stomach. Well this fortunate team of lightwarriors certainly does!

And to keep everyone 'sweet' through the density, it just has to be a slice of Trinity's chocolate fruit pie...

Yum! It's finger-lickin good!

It's brings me great joy to play my part in this retreat... nurturing our guests with loving-kindness - serving food make with the biggest heartful of love. Creating food from a place of presence brings in an energy that helps to attune to the lightness - especially beneficial after lots of moving energy in the workshop. They've been shifting tonnes of stuff in the workshop space. Sweet treats well deserved!

Here Emilia, our trainee facilitator, feeling those high vibes before we serve up :)

Banana bread with a delish caramely coconuty sauce...

It really does make Karina THAT excited :)

All the colours of the rainbow for lunch as usual...

Absolutely LOVING being here! Such a group of special people. Energies moving during each session. I can feel the power of the work across the building as I tinker away in the kitchen all day long. I am in awe of this incredible work.

Here is Open in session after a session ended today - moving energies and taking things deeper...

The gorgeous Alexia & Benedikte enjoying the last rays of daily sunshine...

I just love seeing the intensity of the experience on your faces, everyone in Bruge. You are so alive! The picture with Open "in session after a session" moved me quite a bit. I know I said this before, but it is deeply touching how you (Open) are present and 100% in within the exchange in every retreat I participated in. I just feel this gratitude for who you are and the gift of your being.
Now, as far as the food images are concerned ... yum yum yum ... I feel like making Trinity's lentils shepherds pie or falafel today (haven't decided which one yet and perhaps I'll do both). I'm positively inspired by your creations, Trinity.

Hugs.

M.

Thank you so much for dropping us a message Margaret - it feels so wonderful to know that you were tuning in across the waves! This was an amazing course in every way.
Love
x

Wow! That was amazing in every way! Open and I are home again in Avalon after a long adventurous ferry journey and drive back to Avalon. So many wonderful moments, I feel tears welling up just thinking about it all.

I am just in awe of the beautiful energy of our guests. Here is our feather-light Alexia having a moment with our 'ever-so-entertaining' Karina from Brazil...

I followed the divine flute music through the meadows and found Steven (who is a most talented musician) communing with the energy of the land...

And then spotted Marije creating a natural bracelet.

Sharon melting into the tree... ahhhh bliss

Me with my Angel Soul Sister - Alexia. The world just bursts into light whenever we hug...

OMG! I tried on Steven's yellow-tinted glasses. It brightened up the whole world. I am not kidding... I felt like soooo happy I started instantly springing in the air with glee. It's a wonderful form of colour therapy if you need a bit of balancing out. (I wasn't too keen on the red tinted glasses though - but yellow! - I obviously need a bit of yellow in my life *yahoo* )

It was sunny every day (except the first) - so we enjoyed dining outside. A fabulous place for the most entertaining of conversations. Great to unwind and relax after all that powerful energy work...

And then our dinner guest arrived!!! Freaking hilarious *mosking*
We were in total hysteria ---- hoping to share the video that I shot soon!

Have you ever had a goat in your meditation studio before!?!! This was too funny! Our little friend didn't want to miss out on all that meditation (or the foliage on the altar). "Quick, quick, before this little sweetheart he wrecks the place" *ROFL*

Ahhhw sweetness....

I love this piccie of Marie-Paul & Geert with the goats in the courtyard...

When all the fun was over this little fella followed my back to my cottage...

I usually make a bee-line for animals. They make my heart burst with love. So, as the retreat chef on this course, I had the honour of feeding the goats on the land lots of goodies (banana skins and veggie scraps) from the Conscious Kitchen. Oh my goodness, I melted with delight!!!

Radiance is just flowing from these photos! Love the goats, how wonderful to have animal energy around a retreat!

love, tigger

In reply to by Spiritpaws

Thank you for the comment tigger! I am so glad that you feel the energy. I did think of you there, with images that I'd painted in my mind of where you live.
Alexia (a long time Openhander and our host in Belgium) said her Mom now lives in Virgina and I know her siter loves horses (and is into natural ways). We were feeling the wonderful synchronicities of crossing paths. I was feeling how small this world sometimes feels no matter how far apart we are.
Love
x

Wow, this looks like a fantastic retreat! There's so much life in all the photo's, if ever there were 2D/3D images of 5D living this would be it! These photos are so great at building the energy especially for those of us who are tuning in from afar. So massive thanks to Trinity for that.

I love how on these courses, there are such an amazing blend of different energies, brought by everyone who attends. And no matter how deep into the dirt everyone goes, there's always a laugh just around the corner - its like going through all that darkness just amplifies the light shining forth at the end of it!

Trinity, you know its funny, while you were at the retreat and posting photos, and I saw how pastural the setting was, I was thinking, hmmm, this is similar to Virginia! I am fascinated by those bunch grasses. We don't have them here.

Amazing synchronicity of Alexia's mom living in Virginia, and her sister that loves horses. Three degrees of separation :-)

I really felt this retreat very strongly.

love, tigger

Dear Open, Trinity and fellow participants,

What a magical week that was! My deepest gratitude to you all for making it happen! Open, for reflecting the One back to us, Trinity for nourishing our inner being, Emilia and Jean-Michel for holding the space and my fellow participants for the beautiful reflections of myself. Coming back, the confrontation with the density has already been quite full on and I am getting better at noticing some of synchronicities that the universe is constantly reflecting back to me. I have come down with a flu/cold yesterday, though it feels more like an energetic than physical process.

Then today I had an interesting revelation about a situation that has been challenging me for a while now. To cut a long story short, the heating system/boiler of my downstairs neighbor has a mysterious problem, which every now and then causes a loud banging noise in the shaft with pipes running through my bedroom, like a train rushing by, waking me up multiple times at night. For nearly 1.5 years I have been desperately trying to get the housing organisation to resolve this problem, with no success so far. Other than the thought that perhaps this is telling me that it is time to move somewhere else, the whole situation has been driving me crazy with feelings of not being listened to, not being taken serious (I have already been blamed for exaggerating, not cooperating, etc.), desperation and despair.
Then today I was on the phone with the responsible guy at the housing organisation, who drives me most crazy. Because he never listens to or takes the information I share about the situation into account and therefore keeps on coming up with possible solutions that I already know won’t resolve the problem, but then when I start asking critical questions, he considers that I am not cooperating and trusting him. As I was on the phone with him, I was very aware of how he didn’t acknowledge anything of what I said and the feeling of not being heard coming up. This time I felt bold enough to express this to him and right as I was trying to do so, our phone connection was cut out of nowhere. To me a clear confirmation from the universe and an invitation for me to feel into ‘not being listened to’. Then later he called me back to continue the conversation, which eventually ended in a verbal fight were some of my anger just blurted out and I hung up on him. As I was reflecting on what this whole situation was mirroring to me, I suddenly realised that the way he doesn’t listen and just imposes his solutions, is exactly what I do internally with the flow. The flow is talking to me loud and clearly, but I don’t listen to it or take it seriously, just like I feel this guy has been doing with me. Until the flow starts getting so desperate that it will get ‘angry’ at me (flu/cold or other disharmony?) in the hope that I will finally listen. The flow is trying to restore internal harmony (no more banging noise), but by not listening to it, disharmony remains.
I suddenly saw it very clearly and realized that this probably means that the noise problem at my house won’t resolve until I start listening to, trusting and cooperating with the flow, rather than ignoring it. But at the same time surrendering to the flow feels absolutely terrifying and I would much rather run away from the situation. To be continued…..

Much love,

Marije

Hi Marije,

It's lovely to hear your sharing - even though of course challenging.

It's also fantastic that you see the mirror you're creating. This is a hugely significant step on the journey. You said...

    "I have been desperately trying to get the housing organisation to resolve this problem, with no success so far. Other than the thought that perhaps this is telling me that it is time to move somewhere else, the whole situation has been driving me crazy with feelings of not being listened to, not being taken serious."

Remember we said authentic creation follows authentic consciousness? I've so often heard from people who've founded difficulty in a particular situation and tried to resolve it by simply changing the circumstances, only to recreate the exact same patterns elsewhere. So always the question first must be... "What is this showing me? How am I identifying with the situation and being less than I really can be?"

It sounds like the guy has a tough shell to crack through in order to be heard. It's clear that anger will only exacerbate the situation. But as you say yourself, it's reflecting to you not listening to the flow yourself. So why not try a different approach this time. Begin with "show me!" - then soften and watch for the feeling of what best to do. Commit to the process. Remember it will show you one of three things (depending on where you are in that particular soul integration cycle):

1. Your distortion
2. Gifts of beingness wanting to breakthrough
3. Right Action to follow

If it's a distortion, then work into it. If it's a gift of beingness, work to attune it. Then let Right Action flow from there.

Here's a golden opportunity - to take a real life challenge, and instead of trying to fix the circumstances (which are only the symptoms), work instead to unveil more highly evolved consciousness.

Example like these can be literally life changing.

Open *OK*

Marije - it was a real joy to meet you in Belgium again. i am so pleased to hear that this divine wisdom is continuing to unfold from within you. All these outer reflections are priceless.
I look forward to the next time we meet!

Rich - delighted to see you hear and read your kind message. It warms my heart to know that you are sharing and feeling the energy.

Tigger - Thank you so much for sending the piccies through to my email earlier! My heart just leapt with joy to see the meadow and woodland where you live. I smiled so much seeing Pete, the bat condo, Crocket and the blackberries in flower (already!).

Biggest Love to All
x

I was just looking through some of the video footage from our week together and found the most beautiful shot of everyone singing together in the final circle. You guys are melting my heart...

Thank you for all the beautiful pictures. I was tuning in with you all during the week and it's so lovely to see a 2D glimpse of the retreat. The goat in the studio cracks me up.

Truly magical! It all feels very special - there is something about this gathering that touches a soft place in me... thank you so much for sharing!! Much love to you all! Jen

Ahhhhww you guys - thanks for sharing this special time with us through the ether. I wish you could all be there in person, all the time. Soon! See you very soon Kim & Jen, when you fly over from the US to join us on our magical mystery summer school tour!
*dance4*

Thanks so much Trinity for posting those unbelievable shining pictures of the retreat . It was indeed a very special and Magical week all together . The Belgian Group energy is coming together , which is so great .
I loved it when suddenly You both started dancing - that friday had a special " Divine Feather " Like soft energy within and all around . The true sense of Beingness touched my heart deeply . Jean

Dear all,

Open, thanks for your feedback! I definitely recognize myself as someone who often sees running away from a situation as the easiest solution. Things have been pretty full on since I am back from Bruges, it is amazing how quickly one can get sucked back into the density of daily life. When I was reading your feedback I caught my mind wanting an immediate answer to the three options that you gave, to know how to best move forward on this, but I managed to leave them up in the air until now, without really knowing what this situation is showing me.

The closest I have come so far is that it has something to do with (avoiding) confrontation, around which I can feel a lot of tightness that I haven’t fully managed to confront. In the case of the housing organization, the next step would be to send them a registered letter with a formal complaint, then to file a complaint against them with the municipality for overdue maintenance, so that they will be forced to resolve the issue. However, I have been dreading to write this letter for a while now and have kept on finding excuses for postponing it, hoping that the problem could still be resolved ‘in a nice and peaceful way’, rather than having to enforce it through a formal complaint and getting the municipality involved. I can feel a lot of fear around confrontation and potential conflict, though I am not sure why, there seems to be a strong fear of being defeated.

If I ponder on what this reflects about what’s happening inside of me, then it is perhaps a tendency of trying to resolve my inner tightnesses ‘in a nice way’ and finding excuses to avoid full confrontation with them. And perhaps there is a fear of being defeated by what a full on confrontation could bring up, that it could be too overwhelming to cope with. Something to explore further….

Trinity, the pleasure was all mine! I miss your delicious food and can’t wait to taste more of it in the future.

Eddie, I am glad to hear that my experiences can also be a helpful mirror to others!

Much love,

Marije

What an utterly divine week! I can still feel the vibes coursing through my whole body & biosphere.
Open, heartfelt gratitude for creating such a powerfully dynamic & graceful space to lead us all though various layers & infuse more Soul. We felt so embraced!!
And Trinity, aaaaahhh, there are no words for the magical Angelic goodies that you nourished us with. Your radiant Beingness is such a gift!
It was a true blessing to gather and delve deep with such an amazing group of beautiful Souls! Thanks to each and every one of you for sharing, inspiring, reflecting,… and for the insightful posts, emails & energetic connections through the ethers ;-)

At the end of the week together, I had this sense of expansion. But I didn't realise how very tangible it was until I got in my car and started driving.
Even though it's a small vehicle (a mini), I kept getting the feeling that I would hit the oncoming cars, and pickets or rods lining the road, as if my car was much, much wider than its actual dimensions.
It took me several days to integrate this expansive feeling with 3D structures in our environment. Hilarious!

And the dancing… rekindling the excitement and zest for life through movement and music - Wow! Such precious memories of sharing those sublime moments with you all!

The goats & chickens are missing you guys & the action (the food scraps)… and are eager for the next gathering in September (as are we) ;-)

Love, love, love,

Alexia & the Little One