Living the Shift: 5GATEWAYS retreat, SEATTLE 5th-10th April 2019

Submitted by Open on Wed, 11/28/2018 - 09:00

We're moving through times of profound evolutionary change. People everywhere are evolving into Spiritual Enlightenment. But with so many philosophies and practices, how can you be sure you're aligned with the Shift into the Higher Paradigm? This "Living the Shift" retreat provides two essential things: 1) a means of attuning your own spiritual compass more accurately; 2) a profound spiritual routemap to help you make sense of what's going on in your journey and how best to integrate the karmic processing. There will be plenty of one-on-one support, to meet you exactly where you are on the path. It'll be a pleasure to facilitate you.

This 5Day retreat is taking place at the gorgeous "Harpers Hill" retreat, on a secluded Island, just a short ferry ride from downtown Seattle. It has the perfect ingredients for profound transformational alchemy. It's Openhand's level 2 retreat, but also open to newcomers.

Retreat Highlights

  • Guided meditations that catalyse profound shifts of consciousness, that your soul may integrate, break free, unleash authentic beingness and soar into higher dimensions
  • A Spiritual Compass to help you demystify the varied inner influences on the path and integrate your spirituality into your daily life
  • 5GATEWAYS routemap consciously navigated, to illuminate where you are on the path, thus easing unnecessary struggle and expanding inner peace
  • Providing tools, tips and advice to bring spiritual alignment into your job/career, relationships and your life's aspirations
  • Relating your transition to global events from financial instability to accelerating climate change, that you may ride these shifts successfully and resiliently.

"These 5GATEWAYS Retreats are all about resonating a higher vibrational frequency, that unravel inner density, resonate authentic characteristics of your soul, and help you expand into higher consciousness."

Guided by Higher Dimensional Bridge: "Open"

Open, who has developed the 5GATEWAYS philosophy, works as a Bridge into higher dimensions of consciousness. His approach is to use intuitive meditation techniques, and self realisation exercises to align you with your soul. He is skilled at activating your Higher Self and removing karmic past life blockages. He can resonate, and help you attune, the authentic frequency of your being. Participants find themselves dropping into the profound nature of who they truly are; an experience which then infuses beneficially into every facet of their lives.

Supported by Aspasia and Chad

Aspasia is Openhand's Community Coordinator responsible for weaving the organisation of our events together in terms of booking and administration support. She is also a very experienced spiritual facilitator who skillfully co-creates explorations of Awakening with all souls. She will supporting all your organisational needs at the event and providing facilitator support. Please contact Aspasia to make a booking, if you have any questions about the nature of the event, and what's generally involved:

Chad will also be acting in facilitation support at the event. Chad has a gentle, calm and supportive energy. He exudes the sense of a 'rock in the storm' and at the same time is sensitively empathic. He's an accredited Openhand facilitator and skilled breath worker.

Chad will be on hand during the event, welcoming you, taking care of your needs and acting as support facilitator. We are blessed to have him on board.

A safe space to work in

During the retreat, a safe and protective environment will be created for you, accepting you totally as you are. Then using highly evolved meditation techniques combined with powerful self realisation exercises and intuitive questioning, you'll be guided deep on a journey of self discovery, sinking into presence, dissolving internal blockages and unfolding profound gifts of authentic beingness.

We connect and work directly with the Benevolent Organising Energy of the universe. It helps you attune to your soul and creates synchronistic mirroring experiences to reveal where you are on your path, what might be holding you back and unveils the awesome majesty of your being.

The Openhand Approach incorporates guided meditation with movement, breathing and emotive music, to unveil lost aspects of your being and to set your soul free. Participants experience the process as deeply liberating, expansive and evolutionary. Such shifts of consciousness can integrate directly into your daily life for successful and resilient spiritual living.

Openway - attuning YOUR Spiritual Compass for your Routemap

What do you do when the masses are all heading towards the cliff edge? How can you find your sense of rightness even when everyone around you is telling you that you are wrong, when your very soul seems to be pulling in the opposite direction to everyone else? How do you deal with those conflicting impulses inside to find clarity?

What's needed is to attune your Spiritual Compass - one that helps you align with the routemap of your evolution; one that you can trust in; one that integrates your profound beingness into your life and changes the reality to one that fits with the core of who you are.

On this retreat, aswell as the 5GATEWAYS routemap, we'll be presenting and guiding "Openway" as a means of listening to and aligning with your soul - to attune your own spiritual compass. It helps peel away the distorting veils which so often confuse. It helps you build trust in your true self. Furthermore, it is a means of infusing the authenticity of your inner light, the only true way to shape a new reality more closely aligned with the core of who you are. It leads to a life of divine destiny: cherished, held and nurtured as the child of the universe that you truly are.

Even if you've done this Openhand level 2 retreat before, plenty prefer to experience it several times, gaining new awareness and new alignments each time. Much more than just a 'course', we're performing deep alchemical energy work that meets you exactly where you are right now.

5GATEWAYS Retreat trailer

Here's a short trailer that gives a sense of what the 5GATEWAYS work is about...

The Gorgeous Harper's Hill Retreat - just off Seattle

This event will take place at the wonderfully secluded and peaceful "Harper's Hill" retreat, on a wooded island with beautiful walks, just off the coast of downtown Seattle.

The Adventure begins, with a ferry ride from downtown Seattle, just a bus ride from Seatac International airport. Can you spot the Orcas?...

Cosy and homely retreat house...

Low impact, high vibe meditation space to work in...

Soul stirring grounds, trails and wildlife...

Cosy bedrooms and hanging out spaces...

Great conscious, plant-based food courtesy of resident chef...

For more stunning photos, check the Harper's Hill Photo Album... Harper's Hill Photos

Administration details

  • Venue in Harper's Hill: This long weekend, "Living the Shift" 5GATEWAYS retreat, takes place at the secluded and highly energetic "Harper's Hill" retreat in just off downtown Seattle... Harper's Hill Website
  • Timings: Arrival on Friday 5th April, between 3-5pm ready for a gathering dinner at 6pm. Closes Wednesday 10th April by midday.
  • Cost: The full costs, including comfortable accommodation, high vibe plant-based food, instructional fees and facilitator support is:  $980 (one or two reduced price bursary places are available for those who are resource constrained).
  • Payment: A 25% deposit secures your place on this gathering. The balance is payable one month before.
  • Travel: Harper's Hill is accessible from the Fauntleroy to Southworth Ferry Port close to downtown Seattle, which is accessible easily by bus from the City Centre and Seatac International airport. We will collect you from the arriving ferry port of Southworth. The ferry leaves Fauntleroy regularly, around every 30 - 45 minutes. You can check the ferry schedule here. On booking please let us know what time you expect to arrive at the arrival ferryport... We will give you a mobile phone number to call so you can be collected. Participants will be dropped off again at the port by noon on Wednesday April 10th.
  • Not for profit: Openhand is a not for profit organisation. All surplus revenues are reinvested to facilitate our objective - to help others in their journey of spiritual awakening.
  • Booking info: To book a place or to get more information, email our organiser Aspasia (in the UK): ***IMPORTANT*** We will respond to your email as soon as possible, if you have not heard from us within 24 hours, check your spam folder


We can no longer deny the tumultuous changes happening to Humanity and the World. Our lives and the way we live are beginning to change, right now. A powerful wave of higher consciousness is rushing in to sweep the old reality steadily away. We're being called by the divine to join the new dawning in the 5th Density.

It's a way of being you know well in the core of who you are. It speaks into the fibres of your heart. It's an interconnectedness, cherished, nurtured and supported by the divine in your every step. You can live that 24/7, now, in your relationships, work and every facet of your life. That's what successfully navigating the path of the 5GATEWAYS can achieve.

Come ensure you unveil the fullness of your Divine Being; Infuse and live the light of your soul in every moment; Join the shift into the New Paradigm in the 5th Density as the old reality peels away.

Booking Info:

That Booking Info again: To book a place or to get more information, email our organiser Aspasia (in the UK): ***IMPORTANT*** We will respond to your email as soon as possible, if you have not heard from us within 24 hours, check your spam folder

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I'm looking to attend a retreat in either Brussels ( closer by from India 😀) or Seattle ( I have a valid visa to the US ) . I have read all the books and am doing many of the meditations but have not attended any retreat yet . Do let me know would which one would be appropriate for me . 



Hi Megha - awesome, after how much you've connected, it will be wonderful to meet and work with you Slightly Smiling

I imagine Brussels would be closer. They're both great locations.

See which you feel and which one flows best.

Much love

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