Spring 2016 Waterfront Retreat
in The Work at Light Landing
Tap into THRIVING via the Warm, Unshakable SELF-SOLIDARITY You’ve Been Seeking in All the Wrong Places!
April 30 – May 2, 2016
WHERE DO YOU ENGAGE IN PAINFUL SELF-DOUBT AND FEAR OF NOT HAVING ENOUGH
(MONEY, TIME, HEALTH, SLEEP, FOOD, LOVE)?
HOW DO YOU STILL CRITICIZE, ABANDON, AND FAIL TO FORGIVE AND SUPPORT YOUR DEAREST SELF?
HOW ARE THESE TWO THINGS CONNECTED?
What You’ll Experience
The peaceful, waterfront setting and rich content of this retreat offers each inquirer a unique opportunity to begin living from a completely different paradigm—one where we glimpse true self-forgiveness and solidarity, which yields fear-less-ness in welcoming whatever life brings.
I cherish the opportunity to host you here and look forward to the collective gifts we receive when together we ask to be shown what life looks like when our stories of what ‘should be’ drop away, and we experience the limitless prosperity that is already here.
LOCATION: Deale, MD
START: April 30, 2016 AT 9:30 a.m.
END: May 2, 2016 AT 3:30 p.m.
“The Symmetry of Self-Solidarity is the idea that at the same time you are undoing so much of the ego’s story and dismantling your old self, you begin to meet and fall completely in love with the most tender part of you that is still holding on to the thinking (and thus innocently creating what remains of your suffering.
In this reconciliation, you become who you really are: the unconditional forgiveness, warm understanding, and unfailing self-solidarity and self-advocacy that cannot come from ANYONE or ANYTHING outside you (and or in finding that inner connection, you also connect to EVERYTHING outside you). You and the small scared parts of yourself will begin to experience a sacred and absolute belonging to each other that allows you to look forward to whatever life brings!
Whatever you have experienced of this, it is just the tip of the iceberg. If you continue, this sweet self-solidarity will become the mainstay of your existence and your mainline to what is beyond existence. Together we will face the fear of worse-case scenarios where external events are concerned—and discover that the cost of failing to support, beating up, and so quickly ‘leaving’ our most innocent, well-meaning selves is worse–for ourselves, others, and the planet–than ANY other consequence we fear.” Shawn
A Happy Customer
This past Fall I attended Shawn’s 3-day riverside healing retreat putting The Work to work, where we dove headfirst into a sublime, lovely, intense, compassionate, and deep entry/ reentry into ourselves. We were held in expert arms, safe to delve and explore realms usually held at bay and inaccessible. I experienced in myself and witnessed in others profound heart-opening shifts.
I came away from that weekend in a very different place in myself. It gave me the opportunity to let go of what I had been holding onto so tightly around a very scary topic/theme of my life. I experienced healing and changes that have continued to inform my life and my decisions.
It is said that what we all want above all things are Love and Freedom.
I advocate highly for Shawn’s ability to help guide you HOME to both!
Her Commitment, Love and Skill, her Patience and Guidance, and especially her Courage are all for YOU and in service to YOUR HEALING. I love her and her work! If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and get to it, this is the place and Shawn is the person!
I hope to see you at her next retreat!
– Dr. Dale Korangy; Acupuncturist, Painter, Mother of 3, & Grandmother
About Registration & Accommodation
Just 2 Simple Steps to Register and Book Your Great Accommodations
THE AMAZING PRICE INCLUDES THE FULL PROGRAM, RECREATION, AND ALL 7 YUMMY MEALS!!! (Largely vegetarian, with vegan and other options upon request.)
In addition to the retreat program and activities, registration includes use of all property and waterfront amenities (Pier, kayaks, swings, hot tub, serenity, sun, shade, hammock, huge screened porch, comfy lawn chairs, swimming, reading materials, tons of Byron Katie’s videos, audios, and books, nearby wooded lane and ‘bay walk,’ loving supportive camaraderie, space for yoga, & SPRING!)
****CANDIDATES: THIS EVENT IS WORTH 12 CREDITS FOR CERTIFICATION IN THE WORK OF BYRON KATIE, and 1 Retreat Credit Toward my Reliable Symmetry of Happiness Coaching Apprenticeship *****
1. Register for Retreat
Your registration price varies depending on when you register and whether you apply a discount code. Discounts for my current clients, students, vacation rental guests, and friends of ClarityWorks, as well as former retreat participants. If that’s YOU, Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your discount code, or watch your email for announcements from me).
Please call or email me directly if you need to make special arrangements around payment at shawn@happysymmetry or 1 (301) 785-0545.
I now have a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE if You Don’t Experience a Happy Shift at this Retreat!
So far, 100% of retreat participants report having a wonderful experience and lasting changes! I stand behind the warm connection and deep self-inquiry that takes place here via The Reliable Symmetry of Happiness and The Work, and will return your program fee if you don’t get your shift!
All cancellations must be submitted in writing. If your cancellation is received nine (9) days in advance of the workshop, your tuition will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. If you do not send advance written notice of your cancellation, if you do not attend, or if you leave the workshop early, your payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Come in the spirit of camaraderie, community, cooperation, and FUN, where everyone’s needs are important and a loving sense of humor about the efforts of our dear, innocent monkey-minds (and the dear, innocent monkey minds of others) is our guiding principle!
A cozy fireplace in this comfy living/dining room with spectacular views–just one of our many spots to meet, hang out, sit by the fire, undo whatever sabotages our peace as it comes up. xox Only use candles provided. No smoking within 100 feet of houses and waterfront. ALL WATER ACTIVITIES ARE UNDERTAKEN AT YOUR OWN RISK (Including hot tub if it is fixed by then–no guarantees).
The Washington Area is served by trains, a really reasonable bus from NYC (4 hours), and 3 airports. The closest airports are Baltimore Washington International (BWI) and Washington Reagan (DCA). Dulles airport is do-able, but much farther.
Light Landing is located on Broadwater Creek in Churchton, Maryland (address forthcoming after you register). Please contact us if you need other support in arranging your transportation at 1-301-785-0545.
2. Book Accommodation
Choose from a variety of comfy, charming, onsite accommodations (from Camping to our ‘Honeymoon Suite’!)
About Light Landing
Nestled on 2 country-like acres in a convenient corner of the Chesapeake Bay, just 45 minutes from Washington, Baltimore, and Alexandria, and 20 minutes from Annapolis, Light Landing’s unique setting includes plenty of charming spots to wander, play, or just be with nature (your dear self).
In addition to newcomers and old timers in The Work of Byron Katie sharing the rich inquiries and exercises in ‘HAPPY SYMMETRY’ that are planned for this sacred time, you’ll have time to recline on one of our delicious chairs, swings or hammocks; enjoy you new friends; paddle around on small watercraft; do yoga or meditation on the pier; enjoy an outdoor firepit; swim in the Chesapeake Bay; or gaze at some stars–and be fed by our great cook!
Take a Sneak Peak
Here’s a look at our past Fall Retreat
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Shawn Neal Mahshie’s life work has facilitated critical shifts in perspective for individuals and couples, groups, schools, and even governments addressing stubborn long-term issues. Her own rich experience emerging happily from severe co-dependence, chronic illness and pain, divorce, and food addiction–largely via her years of training under Byron Katie–means she is known among her clients for facilitating on a deep and fearless level, with much warmth and compassion. Quick to make connections and spot her own stories as well as those of her clients, she supports herself and others in:
• Peace-full Happy Relationships with Self and Others;
• Flourishing Work/Small Business/Spiritual Life; &
• Reliably Thriving in the Face of Adversity.
A Certified Facilitator of The Work, Paradigm Shift Coach, and Published Author/Advocate, Shawn’s latest book, The Reliable Symmetry of Happiness: The ‘Missing Peace’ We Were Never Taught, is forthcoming. She currently gives workshops, teleseminars, and retreats, and works individually with clients from around the world via Phone and Skype (and on the Byron Katie International Helpline)–as well as in-person at Light Landing, her Peaceful Waterfront Retreat on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis & Washington, D C. Learn more or contact her here.