Hello! My name is Alex.
Here are some more of my reflections, on what I learned about connection and intimacy since attending the Liberation Immersion with Amy...
The retreat environment was perfectly set up to foster true connection; we were in a supportive space where every opinion was respected, every voice important, every emotion encouraged, to blossom. Whether that be crying, laughing or simply sitting in silence.
We were free to let our hearts fling wide open without fear.
Emotions that had been repressed deep within us were finally able to move through our body, and we could choose to fill up this new space with love, joy, and possibility.
In just 4 days I established some really amazing connections with a group of people who I had only just met - pure, deep soul level connections.
But this wasn't something I just slipped into as soon as I arrived...
What I found was, I couldn't create a connection of this depth if I was not first connected to myself.
This was one of the most important lessons for me to learn.
Connection has always a struggle for me.
I believed I wasn't worthy of being seen, or heard, or loved.
Instead of looking within and choosing to love myself first, I wanted validation from everyone around me. I yearned for love, I yearned for connection, but I ignored the yearning in my heart to connect to who I truly am, to my soul.
Upon arriving at the retreat, I had every intention of bringing my whole self into the experience, but the disconnection I felt within myself prevented me from opening up to the group.
I was fully committed to bringing my whole self into the experience, but subconsciously I was not.
What I found on the retreat was that we were all able to connect so deeply to one another because we had first connected with ourselves. We had each felt the deep and unwavering love of our soul, and once we were aware of this, allowed it to spill out of us and overflow into each person around us. It was this feeling in which we bathed in throughout the Immersion.
Copious amounts of love, emanating out of our bodies, filling up the space around us.
Sacred unity, presence and mutual understanding of the energetic life force that flows through each of us.
We could access a space of pure potential, free from the constraints of society, liberating us from old stories and thought patterns, allowing us to be completely present in the NOW!
Intimacy is often associated with a physical connection, and before the retreat, I believed intimacy was a state of being that could only be felt in this way or with my partner.
The retreat showed me that the most intimate moments can be felt when two parties are completely open when the facade is dropped and expectation is released.
Energetic intimacy like we experienced on the retreat was not sexual and this has shown me that pure, real, raw love does not have to be sexual either.
Some of the moments we shared on the retreat were the most intimate moments of my life. There is such a deep-rooted love for life within us all when all the veils are dropped, a deep well which we can access when we truly connect with ourselves.