Volunteer blog from Klarissa (6)

by Klarissa

My journey at the Sanctuary is rapidly coming to a close. A week from now will mark the end of my five month stay here. I came to the Sanctuary unsure of what I would find. Very hesitant, but trusting my gut instinct. Like myself, the community here has gone through rollercoaster changes, sometimes challenging. It has been a time of my life where exactly what learning experience I've needed has come to me.

Through the different activities and day-to-day life experiences, I have changed in a way that has allowed me to be more at peace with my life, more open to surrender and I continue to be more aware of limiting habits or ideas that I've adopted. I have gained so much confidence being here (this is the biggest change). When I came here my confidence was shot. I was unable to share during heart shares. Although I was terrified, I forced myself to open up. I started to express how I really felt. After a while, the opportunity came up for me to lead workshops and other activities, this allowed me to open even more. Now I feel like I have more confidence and more of a voice.

Today we started a week long liver gallbladder flush that will end Saturday. My last week here will be an intense one that will force me to be present and go more inward. I feel this will be the perfect way to end my stay.

Of course the road does not end here. I will continue to open myself to growth and expansion. Being aware of what I put into my body and how it makes me feel. Practicing kindness and gratitude. Continuing a yoga and meditation practice. Taking with me the knowledge I've obtained during my time here and sharing it with others.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Volunteer Quotes.

Subscribe below to our occasional newsletter to be advised of new information we share. PEACE!

Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Healing Haven Monthly Newsletter.