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EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Details in the
Listings below, or click on these links.
Oct. 27 -
31, WEL Circle Conference. Laila
Ghattas has been invited into the Women's Enlightened Leaders
Circle conference featuring Feng Shui Master, Marie Diamond,
from The Secret movie. Sedona, Arizona
5 - 9. Rediscover
Your Self in California San Luis Obispo, California.
Limited Space Left!
Nov. 16 -
Wellness Weekend: Authentic Living, Thirteen
Moons, Ontario Limited Space Left! LAST
retreat of 2007!
Nov. 24 -
25 , Relationship
Sat./Sun. , Toronto, Ontario LAST workshop for 2007!
1, Truly Madly
Sat. , Toronto, Ontario LAST workshop for 2007!
29 - Feb. 7, Rediscover
Your Self in Bali,
16 - 22, The
Ultimate Joy Of Awareness Retreat
Adventures is committed to providing programs
that enrich and heal an individuals relationship
with self, others, and the planet.
OF THE OFFICE
be out of the office for the next few weeks with events in
Sedona and California. Your emails will be answered as internet
access becomes available during this time. Phone messages
will be answered Nov. 2 and Nov. 12. Then all will be back
register for the Nov. Women's Weekend Retreat please
email Louise at Thirteen Moons directly.
other events will be processed on the above dates.
Thanks for your
now available for download.
Laila Ghattas was interviewed on Real Life internet radio
Click on this
Interview link to listen
to the segment that discusses how the Feminine principle,
creativity and nature are all used to make our programs life
OF SPECIAL NOTE
LOVE &The FEMININE PRINCIPLE
the last year Aziza retreats have included explorations on
how the Masculine and Feminine principle effects personal
happiness. David Deida wrote two books that are highly recommended.
Intimate Communion, from which the quote below is taken, and
The Way of the Superior Man.
is native to our being. When you are in love with a man or
a woman, the love you feel does not come from him or her;
it is the love flowing from your own heart that you feel.
Your partner is simply giving you an excuse to love. Love
is always found flowing in your heart, not in your family,
lover, career, or art.
You may open your
heart and feel love flowing in response to any person, animal,
object or activity; but unless your heart remains
open, you will inevitably lose the feeling of love again and
yearn for more.
is a genius of love, of surrender, of deep emotional
and sexual communion."
From David Deida's
here for the full quote.
A selection of love poems and prose from around the world
many different kinds of love but all stem from the love of
the Divine from us, between us and to us. This love can be
expressed as spiritual, religious, mystical, platonic, paternal,
maternal, sexual- the list is endless. Most of all, love is
necessary in order for all creatures to survive.
The ultimate love
is heiros-gamos, a Greek term referring to spiritual communion,
the marriage of the masculine and feminine parts of our being.
It is the Holy Grail when the land (woman) and the king (man)
are one. When this union occurs, we reconnect with the Divine
and our hearts open in loving kindness for all beings."
(from Paula Vaughan's
web site www.onewomansmind.net)
Included on this
lovely page of references is a quote by Laila Ghattas "...Currently,
and especially in tough interpersonal situations, I invite
Love itself to guide me. Without exception the path paved
by Love has brought unexpected depth of understanding, reconciliation,
and peace. My only explanation is ...." Read
the spirit of the Thanksgiving season and as a gesture of
gratitude to all of you who support Aziza Healing Adventures,
this issue includes the recipe below for
Laila's Love Soup found
in the fabulous Thirteen Moons Cookbook. Enjoy!
My experience after creating this soup was as if I was eating
a bowl of Love. It's a perfect comfort food, filling your
belly with flavourful, hearty goodness that glows right down
to your toes. L.G.
4 big sweet potatoes
1 buttercup squash,
12 cups broth
1 medium piece gingerroot
cup lightly toasted almonds
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
2 tbsp maple syrup or to taste
here for the free complete recipe.
Photo's from Wikipedia.com
PRAY LOVE & AZIZA HEALING ADVENTURES
Many women are
connecting to the book by Elizabeth Gilbert EAT PRAY LOVE.
Our Rediscover Your Self in Bali has become
synonymous with journeys to inner knowledge. Here is a testimonial
on how one Aziza retreat led to another.
5-day summer retreat was the greatest turning point in my
life. What I received from Laila was far beyond my
expectations. I became aware, discovered things I had buried
deep within me from long ago, received clarity and most of
all the tools and guidance towards the life I really want
now going on Aziza’s Rediscover Your Self in Bali retreat
and also to India to volunteer, see the different
cultures and have my own personal journey. After making this
decision I read Eat Pray Love and was amazed
by the similarity I had with Elizabeth Gilbert’s struggles
and her path to find happiness. I laughed and cried and sometimes
thought, this almost could be about me. When it comes down
to it, all we really want is to be happy and I now have the
stepping stones that bring me closer every day.” Caroline,
here for full testimonial letter
here for details on Rediscover Your Self in Bali
RETREATS For Women
5 - 9 Wellness/Yoga/Personal Growth Retreat
Located here are
120 forested acres with natural mineral springs on the rugged
Pacific coast. You'll enjoy twice daily yoga, spa treatments
like facials, massages and wraps. Locally you can enjoy wine
tasting, sea kayaking, golfing and other relaxing activities.
And just like Bali, you'll experience the unique and highly
successful Aziza brand of personal
growth sessions that combine psychotherapy, creativity,
body awareness and nature.
here for retreat details. Limited space left!
REDISCOVER YOURSELF IN BALI Retreat
- Feb. 7, 2008
This is Aziza's
most intense, involved and fascinating retreat offering. Bali
gives us the perfect tapestry from which to dive deeply into
personal awareness, to reveal insight and inspire encouragement
towards wholeness. We are supported on this path with extraordinary
natural beauty, inventive creativity in use of everyday objects,
by culture and religion that are integrated into daily life.
We talk, listen, soak in a river, snorkel in the sea, pray
in a temple, gaze through the clouds on the side of a volcano.
We dine on fresh grilled fish and organically grown vegetables.
We are serenaded by evening songs of insects, birds and temple
chanting. We move to yoga, pause for meditation, walk along
rice paddies, surrender to healing massage. We look deeply
into the heart of healing.
here for details Limited space left!
JOY OF ULTIMATE AWARENESS Retreat
16 - 22, 2008
Laila Ghattas and
Gaia-Oasis Resident Yoga Teacher, Jaganath Hardy H.G. Arndt,
have joined their skills to offer you a 7-day Ultimate
Joy Of Awareness Retreat that includes yoga, ecstatic
dance, breathwork, voice empowerment, psychotherapy and Expressive
Art. There will be spa treatments and private therapy sessions
and lots of free time to integrate your experiences.
It's an incredible
opportunity to fully immerse in your body, emotions and heart
in one of the most beautiful sea side resorts in North Bali.
this link . All retreat details are now available!
Weekend Getaways and 5-Day Meaningful
Vacations- Held at Thirteen Moons, Norwood, Ontario
" The retreat
in it's entirety will change your life. With an open mind
and a willingness to become a better you, Laila can help you
turn your life into an exciting journey and an experience
you can savour. Louise's food is the icing on the cake."
Ever feel like
you are living someone else's life? Someone else's agenda,
values, schedule? It's never too late to waken and begin
small steps towards living Your life. Never. This weekend
dare to dust off some of your long forgotten dreams and
have a peek at what you really want. Imagine a more fulfilling
life, and explore ways to achieve it. It's the new start
you've been waiting for!
IS THE LAST WOMEN'S RETREAT TILL SPRING 2008! Limited space
email Louise at Thirteen Moons directly.
NEW! RELATIONSHIP REVELATIONS for Couples in BALI
- Mar. 2
A brand new location
for an already life enhancing retreat. Relationship Revelations
Couples Retreat comes to south Bali in the seaside town of
Our exquisite hotel
is pure Bali with thatched roofs and lush gardens, a spectacular
pool and with all the western conveniences that make it a
perfect place to reconnect.
The Indian Ocean
is a short walk away, with soft white endless sandy beaches
here for all the Retreat details.
& CUSTOMIZED RETREATS & WORKSHOPS
Have private group
of FRIENDS with a special occasion coming
up? Aziza Healing Adventures will design a retreat to meet
your specific wish list and facilitate it at any international
or local destination your heart desires. Please visit www.aziza.ca/group
an artist, Gestalt therapist and Reiki practitioner. She is
an author, public speaker and the founder of Aziza Healing Adventures.
Laila combines creative self-expression with psychotherapy in
programs designed to heighten awareness, inspire personal insight
and improve the life of those who participate. She holds therapeutic
workshops in Toronto, and draws on her worldwide
outdoor adventure experience to facilitate international
healing retreats for women, couples, mixed groups and corporations.
Photo by Mark Trusz
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