Sunday, 14 August 2011

Come Alive

I consider myself to be fairly good with words - especially if they are written. Currently, I am at a loss for words to describe my experience this week at a course called, Come Alive, located here in BC on Gabriola Island.

Before this course, I felt as though my life had spiraled out of my control. I was angry, confused, lost, and in so much pain. I didn't know what to do but I knew I had to do something! With the help of my dad, we found this course and the means for me to go.

I am sure the experience contained similarities and differences for all who attended, but I can tell you what I learned from it all. I learned to breathe. I learned how to get out of my head and back into my body. I learned that each individual has his or her own pain and that I can't take that away from them no matter how much I try or how much I sacrifice. It is their pain, not mine. I learned how to love, without losing myself and getting caught up in everyone else's "stuff." I learned how to forgive myself; to accept myself as the pure, innocent and beautiful being I was born as. I learned to live in the moment. I learned to love myself - without the need for others to prove it or not prove it to me. I learned to breathe.

I am finally free.

I further wanted to express the fact that I shared this experience with the most amazing, open, loving, supportive group of people I have ever been with. We arrived as total strangers and left (after five days) as close friends. Many will go their own way and many will remain forever friends. I will always feel very warm in my heart with the memory of them all and the experiences we had together.

I recommend this course to anyone who is lost or wants to feel connected. I recommend it to anyone who strives for peace and contentment in life. I recommend it to anyone who wants to feel loved. In fact, I simply recommend it to everyone.

There are no sufficient words to describe the lightness and warmth that I feel since this amazing experience.


  1. Yay for Sarah. How very touching. I'm so glad you had such a great experience. Love you!

  2. I'm so glad you went and were blessed my it. I'm here for you anytime.

  3. so glad you enjoyed the course & I can't wait to hear more about it in person!

  4. Great description! Thanks for putting it into words. :)