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A testimonial from Rachel Irvine-Fortescue – Thank you Secret Garden

Thank You Secret Garden For years I have been working on and off with different teachers and therapists and healers, attending a variety of different workshops, but it is only recently that I have found something that makes total sense, and also really ‘works’. For me, Secret Garden workshops, retreats, trainings and one to one…

Big men are real enough to feel!

Recently I was working with a couple for the first time who, by virtue of their background in therapeutic work and facilitating tantra groups, could have been expected to deeply ‘know the territory’ when it came to relating and intimate communication. However assumptions are dangerous. Their marriage was in a very dire state. It was quickly clear…

How does consciousness in your lovemaking grow you?

The energetic exchange that happens in conscious lovemaking is a gateway to, and creates energy for, profound transformation. At this time, it is perhaps appropriate for spiritual values to be lived in ordinary life, to be celebrated in marriage or deep intimate meetings between lovers, rather than to live them only in monasteries and nunneries. The…

Lomi Lomi and Living a Soulful Life – what might happen for you on a lomi lomi retreat?

When you book a place on a LomiLomi retreat you may not consciously be intending to heal deep ancestral or childhood patterning in order to bring light into your cells and embody beingness in ordinary life.  You may be more focused on relaxation from work pressures, stress-relief, physical vitality or maintenance or relieving bodily discomfort. You…

Tenderness, courage and trust

To an e circle – I know some of you have faced strong challenges since we were together. Living your life aligned with love and truth – this first duality in being and human consciousness – is only possible if you live your natural courage and trust and tenderness. Your mind does not wish this,…

How Can You Grow Love in Your Life this Spring?

Relationships take many forms. Some people thrive with one mate for life, some enjoy having several lovers, some prefer to live alone and yet still relate to colleagues or friends, some experience a few intense relationships during their lifetime. Becoming conscious about what you need at each point in the spiral of your life smooths…

The Alchemical Power of Honesty in Awakened Intimacy

One of the most important tools you have in the potentially lifelong exploration of loving joyfully, in which intimacy is an awakening, is honesty - radical, uncompromising, totally compassionate honesty. This may sound controversial - but it seems clear that in this modern culture it is less common to wish to love oneself, life and those we…