wilderness retreat

Taking Care of Self is NOT Selfish

Taking Care of Self is NOT Selfish

It is the Autumnal Equinox here in Maine and the leaves are starting to turn to brighter colors. As the nights begin to get cooler, the day and night time are equalized, and the trees begin to go inward preparing for the winter ahead. It is a good time take a look at how we are in our lives. Have we become too busy to take care of ourselves? Do we need to slow down and re-evaluate our lifestyles for the changing seasons?

Accessing the Wild! An invitation to Journey to the New Mexico Wilderness ~

Accessing the Wild! An invitation to Journey to the New Mexico Wilderness ~

To Access Wild places in Nature allows us the time and space to connect with the unique Wild that resides inside each of us. As we begin to strip away the everyday noises and clutter of modern life and enter into the unknown, and into the wilderness..our senses sharpen..and our listening deepens.

A Wonderful Year of Exploration, Women's Wilderness Journeys in 2016

A Wonderful Year of Exploration, Women's Wilderness Journeys in 2016

These Wilderness Journeys pull us slightly out of our comfort zone..with a little adventure and uncertainty we are asked to see ourselves in a real way, held by a small community of supportive women. Many enjoyed relaxation, connection, and time away from the everyday to recharge and find spiritual direction. Many were called to offer gifts, some planned and some spontaneous to empower ourselves, deepen our wisdom, and let each other shine. Some offerings in addition to my own this year were different styles of Yoga, Plant Medicine, Edible Plants, Nourishing Meals, Songs, and Unique ways to Connect with the Earth. It is such a blessing to be a part of this community and sooooo Grateful for your Wisdom Sharing! Thank you to all who participated. Below enjoy the journey through these pictures.

Fall Foliage Island Retreat, A Women's Weekend!

Hello, What a beautiful Fall it is here in Maine! I've been enjoying the cool weather and the cool water on my feet. We had a fantastic Women's Wilderness Wisdom Journey in October with 9 strong women connecting with their sweetest destinies.

Earth Mapping... Listening to the Earth's Voice, the sand, the stones, we see the overlay of our future self and our present self
Slow down and Listen, The Earth is speaking. Will you Be Open to the Earth as a Reflection of your own Wisdom.
— Jaclyn A. Ouillette

 

We completed the journey with the Star Keeper's Rites, and a calm paddle back to the Mainland. We had a wonderful Weekend, Looking forward to the Next!

Jaclyn A. Ouillette

Wilderness Wisdom Guide, Registered Maine Guide,

Certified Practitioner of Shamanic Energy Medicine & Generational Healing Method

Wisdom Gathered. The Island Retreat, A Women's Weekend

We just returned back from an incredible Women's Wisdom Journey to "The Island", a 14 acre island in Annabessacook Lake in Monmouth, Maine. We paddled some mild choppy waters toward the island where we camped for two nights and 3 days..immersing ourselves in a beautifully supportive community of women, cooking and talking around the campfire and supporting each other on our unique journeys in life. We were a group from many generations of women, sharing wisdom and our spiritual quests together.

The teachings came through the transformation of fire, the willingness to be seen by the self, to see the ego with compassion, with the group as sacred witness to set the intentions for the weekend. Sleeping close to the earth encouraged deep rest, grounding and connection. A sunrise singing bowl session below a fluorescent deep pink morning sky to greet the day. Time to explore our selves, to listen to our bodies and our spirit. All meals were prepared together directly on the fire....We had a crystal singing bowl, crystal singing pyramid and voice journey that awakened deep memories, and a session to help us to see our path in symbolic space time through Earth Mapping where we live on the edge of the wheel of life and seeing our journey back to center. We had time for walking, rope swing, and swimming as well as space for solo exploration and journaling. The morning brought a deep healing circle in the waters and a journey up the Vision Tree to get a glimpse of the next steps to take after leaving the retreat. Smiles, laughter, tears, and "heavy energies" left on the island, we paddled back to the mainland riding the tall waves home......

I'm deeply grateful for this weekend experience and look forward to guiding the next group very soon....

~ Jaclyn