The Retreat Center in Sonora is safe with the fire being more and more contained every day. I have been a part of the community meetings with the Sheriff’s Department; Cal Fire and Forest Service. Everyone here is calm and so supportive of all the efforts. They truly are angels in our lives!
|Location:||3 miles east of Groveland along Hwy 120|
|Acres Burned – Containment:||187,466 acres – 23% contained|
|Structures Threatened:||5,506 (4,500 residences, 1,000 outbuildings, 6 commercial)|
I think about how the fire is me:
How do I burn and destroy with my rage?
How does my fire grow out of control and injure others?
How do I destroy my nature?
Mother Earth, Pachamama does not discriminate, is in need of nothing and always finds a way to create balance.
I remember a student who decided not to come to the 1st retreat because she needed eye surgery badly because her eyes were so dry. One day she called and said, “Dani, I think I need to be at the class because my life needs to change”. She came with dry eyes. She wore sunglasses the first day and needed the blinds closed to protect her eyes. The 2nd day she didn’t wear her sunglasses and the 3rd day we could open the blinds. After the Retreat, she no longer has dry eyes; no longer has pain from her previous hip surgery and is 70 years old with a new understanding for life; herself and others.
She is now in Thailand enjoying spending the money she worked so hard for and never wanted to spend in the past. She is so wise and gifted and full of insight of the life she had lived in “story” and how it caused her suffering and how now she chooses to suffer no more.
The South Retreat is still only 2 days away. The hummingbirds, deer, quail, condors, squirrels, doves, turkeys, woodpeckers and so many more are awaiting for the students arrival in order for them to bring their messages of how to create something different; something magical; in a community that you will grow to love and cherish on this amazing journey of finding one’s path to your sacred destiny!