February 2018 Newsletter

February 2018 Newsletter

As we all know, February is the month of LOVE.

Celebrating love is key to retaining relationships, and indeed strengthening them. Whether this celebration is with a partner/spouse/friend/family member, the key is connecting on a deeper, soul driven level. Unfortunately, most of our relationships are not deep, even though they may appear so. For example, we may love our partner/sibling/parent/friend very very much, but still not be connected at the deepest level. We can have lovers with whom we’ve shared passion and profound intimacy and the sense of connection that, at least, felt as if nothing could be deeper – and then, for one reason or another, drift apart.

How can such a thing be? How can we love another so deeply and then find that love and connection to be gone, nowhere to be found? I believe it’s because the connection wasn’t at the level of soul.

About 3 years ago I met my friend Marisa, we have very different personalities, and so on the surface it would appear that we don’t have much in common. Thankfully though, we’ve had the experience of meeting each other at a very deep level. That’s because our original connection was not merely at the level of the personality. It was at the level of the soul. And I believe that once you have truly met another that deeply, it’s a connection that lasts for eternity.

Soul connections are eternal. Every other relationship we have, no matter how sweet, kind, intimate or apparently meaningful will, in the end, be revealed to be only temporary. This can be a tough truth to accept, especially when we have felt very close to that person. It’s only when we meet another in the mutual recognition of life’s ultimate mystery, that liberating truth which transcends anything and everything relative, that we experience a connection that is forever.

Our connection was eternal. From the perspective of that mysterious domain beyond the mind and beyond time, our differences seemed superficial and irrelevant.

I firmly believe our relationship has grown into this soul connection because we’ve both been awakened to our soul’s desires. We have no judgement and we have the freedom to say anything to each other without the worry of what the other will think. We are just there for each other, in any way, shape or form that is needed at any given time.

So this February, let’s celebrate the month of love by spoiling anyone with whom you have that connection.

When we realise that we’re in relationship with everyone around us, we become open to the mirror that the relationship offers, and it gives us an idea of what we need to grow to our highest.

These interactions are great, but our soul eventually gets to a place where we’re ready for partnership, and when we choose to go into partnership, that’s a higher level of union.

I invite you to join our Mindful Connections retreat on the 24th of February, bring a friend or partner, it’s a great workshop for mother’s and daughters or fathers and sons, even business partners, anyone you would like to reconnect with on a deeper soul level.

The rate is for two people sharing in our brand new guesthouse Space Between retreat, we have 2 couples rooms and 2 sharing rooms with separate beds.

We can only accommodate 8 people sharing for this amazing retreat in our guesthouse.

Alternatively, we have two more overnight retreat rooms at the Main house behind the spa, which has 1 room for a couple, and 1 room with separate beds for sharing. The maximum amount of people we are taking on this journey is 12, so make sure you book now!

The experienced facilitator and coach is Marisa Farinha Lloyd, she has a deep passion for the practice of mindfulness, and has worked extensively over the years with people, helping them with finding deeper, more meaningful ways to sustain their relationships during turbulent times.

We are excited about this retreat, as Marisa and I have had this long held passion and desire to create a sacred space. A space where people can discover more about who they are and what they have to give to the world. This is our first retreat together, where we get to offer our very beautiful space, the SPACE BETWEEN, to our clients. We welcome you to join us for a one day immersion, on Saturday the 24th of February, followed by wonderful treatments on the Sunday at Woodlands.

May your February be filled with new and old soul connections.

Open your heart and drop into that space where you can connect with those around you on a much deeper level.

Much love,
Tania and Marisa.

Get in touch

Our team at Woodlands Spa invites you to enjoy a sensory and meaningful experience which will leave you with a sense of vitality, new found energy and joy. To make a booking, call us on 010 010 5026 or send an email to bookings@woodlandsspa.co.za.