Every seminar, every book, every support group, every single thing I tried over the last 10 years left me wondering if I would ever be able to "feel" anything. For ten years I had a love/hate relationship with prescription pills that was actually a symptom of the real problem which was a push/pull relationship with myself.
The Sanctuary should not be viewed as a rehab/recovery/treatment center unless one includes all those words to mean being rehabilitated from old disruptive patterns and behaviors, recovering from self-sabotaging habits and treating the real root causes of what truly makes anyone suffer who feels dead inside, wants more out of life and is ready to make mindful decisions about being present.
Every staff personal, every healer, every person affiliated with The Sanctuary is genuine, present, authentic and has a real desire to make the guests feel supported in their journey. From the healthful lovingly prepared meals, to the laughs, tears and hearts that are shared, it is impossible to be surrounded by this process and not be healed on more levels than the guest even knows is available or possible.
I came to The Sanctuary just hoping to feel something for someone starting with myself, and I leave here with tears of gratitude, my heart open and full of love, and my mind clear and back in the game of life. UP UNTIL NOW I was constantly proving myself so that my value as a person was being validated, yet that mantra has been changed. I go home stating "My power is in being present" and this statement frees me up. I have always had my running shoes on...the fight or flight response had me ready to run at a moment’s notice. Now I feel like I can take my shoes off and just be creative and be present and if that doesn't express life changing shifts I don't know what does!
CP - New York, NY