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Sleepless in Seattle - Openhand back on the Road

It's 4am in the morning here and I'm "Sleepless in Seattle!" After a long day's journeying yesterday (via of all places Iceland!) I'm in my hotel room in downtown Seattle ready for the upcoming 5GATEWAYS Work here. I'm so thrilled to be back on the road again after a long winter of writing at home. I'm one of those who loves the peace and tranquility of staying put, but my soul adores action and adventure too. Plus I get to meet lots of wonderful people! So presuming I can get my body clock in some kind of order, I'll be more than awake for this evenings seminar. And if not, a stiff coffee should help! Come join me on this "Sleepless in Seattle" rolling journal - let's generate some excitement together...

Spring has Sprung in Avalon

Spring has arrived with a burst of joy and enthusiasm at Avalon Rising - come take a peek behind the scenes at the home of Openhand. The longer, brighter and warmer days provide plenty of opportunity and inspiration to spend time in the garden. We've been clearing out the old in preparation for the new growth. It's delightful to see the vegetables growing and to begin planting more. Some awesome flowers are miraculously appearing too.The birds are singing beautifully and we have a variety of feathery friends that come to say hello. The robins and blackbirds are particularly sociable, and there is a busy little wren that occasionally hops by. There is even an owl that can be heard hooting at night. Check out our snapshots here below...

What Brings You Alive?


Hi friends. Do you ever feel totally blessed? I've been working hard through the cold, wet English winter writing my new book "Breakthrough". It's an epic story of awakening in a challenged and challenging world - discovering that lightness and interconnectivity is there for everyone, in literally every moment. It's a prequel to 5GATEWAYS and I finished on Friday - woohoo! And now, totally out of the blue, the universe has gifted me a chance for some much needed sunshine recovery on the beautiful island of Majorca in the Mediterranean. So I felt to run a rolling journal and involve you all.

So what is it that brings you alive?
What totally melts your heart and stirs your soul?
I'd very much like to hear...

Behind the Scenes on Openhand's Conscious Kitchen Retreat

Wow! What a wonderful weekend we've just had here at Avalon Rising. It was my very first Conscious Kitchen Retreat, where the idea was to combine delectably healthy plant-based cuisine with meditation whilst letting the soul speak through every ingredient. It was a small, intimate and friendly group, from all walks of life, some new to the journey, others who've been walking the path for some time - yet it all blended sublimely for an exquisite, flavoursome adventure.

Work Exchange with Openhand @ Avalon Rising


We have plenty of work exchange opportunities coming up at the Openhand Centre Avalon Rising. Do you have some basic skills and plenty of enthusiasm you can offer? If so, you might like to come and stay for free, in exchange for a few hours work a day. There's plenty to do in the garden, we've got the new strawbale studio to build and to cobb, and indoors there's often cleaning and decorating work going on. It's a great way to come and spend time in the Openhand energy, to experience Glastonbury and to take some time away for reflection. Here's what's involved...

Openhand Facilitator Training

What a privilege! - all this week, we're training a new group of Openhand Facilitators at Avalon Rising. The shift is hotting up, increasingly the world is feeling it, and the demand for people skilled in helping others integrate the effects, is greatly increasing - it's a massive growth area. How do you regress people into their karma and bring them successfully through it? How do you activate Kundalini and help someone begin the Ascension process? How do you integrate spirituality into daily 'normal' life? Openhand Facilitators have been through the core course program and shown an aptitude for deep energetic work - feeling the field, unleashing blockages and facilitating an increased harmony of flow. Here's what facilitator training is all about...Openhand Facilitator Program

*Important Openhand Event Date Changes 2016*

Openhand makes a point of listening to your feedback and the natural flow. Many of you told us you'd love to come to the 5GATEWAYS event in Seattle over Easter, but the airfares were too expensive. So we've moved the Seattle 5GATEWAYS to 18th-22nd April. We're merging the 5GATEWAYS at Avalon during that period with 5GATEWAYS in Belgium. And instead over Easter, at Avalon Rising, we'll be putting on a special 5day Personal Retreat. We trust that all makes sense! Here are the details...

Come join us!

Spiritual Wellness Massage at Avalon Rising


We're so thrilled that our Personal Retreat Service here at the Openhand Centre Avalon Rising has taken off so well. Whe're loving having visitors here, and it's clear participants are gaining a profound benefit too. Beside all the other services we offer, such as Reflexology with Fiona, Coaching with Pennie and Spiritual Catalysis with Open, we're now also providing "Spiritual Wellness Massage" with Trinity. She's integrated her varied skills and experience over the years, into a deeply soul activating bodywork, which visitors to Avalon Rising can now take full advantage of. Yeah!
Discover more...Spiritual Wellness Massage

Introducing Fiona - new Openhand Community Manager


Fiona Reilly has been involved with Openhand some considerable time, always offering the most gracious, selfless and enthusiastic support. Many a guest to the work has been embraced by her quiet, angelic support. The community is blessed that she'll now be taking over the responsibility for course bookings, to add to being manageress of Avalon Rising - the Openhand Retreat House. Fiona is highly enthused with her roll, adding colour and lightness to all that she does. Visitors to Openhand will be well taken care of.
Discover more about Fiona.

Embrace the New Year with Openhand

The New Year is always a special time in the Openhand calendar. We see it as a time of transition and transformation. It's a time of reflection upon what happened in the previous year; of integration of lessons learned, then preparing oneself to begin a fresh start, invigorated with positively creative energy into the New Year. If you can look inside and free up consciousness, return it to the source, inside yourself, then you open incredible opportunity and potential for alchemical change. This year, we gather with a group of 20 at the very special Chalice Well in Avalon. Come tune into this running journal of the festivities. Wherever you are, tune into the energy and let it inspire your New Year!...

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