The Sanctuary at Sunrise HillSometimes there is a space or a place of aliveness upon the land that has not been lost to so-called-progress. There’s a resonance you can feel the moment your feet walk its earth. It is the energy of creation, and it feels like home.

The Sanctuary at Sunrise Hill, located in beautiful Kennebunkport Maine, is a place pulsating with life force. This hallowed ground echoes with stories of the ancient peoples who made their summer encampment here, where the Batson River wends its way to the sea. This high point of land was named Sunrise Hill by eighteenth century ships’ captains because it was easily seen offshore illuminated by the sun’s morning rays.

Canopies of giant oaks and soaring maples provide shady respite beneath cobalt blue skies. Apple trees and 250-year old lilacs fill the air with fragrance. Acres of woodland and open spaces are dotted with contemplative sitting areas. The land connects through a winding pathway to an extensive trail system within the Emmons Preserve nearby.

This is the place to Reclaim Your Wild.

Sanctuary Experiences

The Sanctuary at Sunrise Hill’s retreat workshops are crafted with great care, essential truth, and a little bit of magic. Skilled local wisdom-keepers join Jennifer Comeau, who is host and guide.

Overgrown and Forgotten:  THE ROAD OF THE SOUL™

Road of the Soul WorkshopAnd then there comes a time to listen to that niggling something you hear most often in the middle of the night – your own soul’s longing.

Have you too followed your culture’s rules for success? Those things to do and those ways to act that are required in order to achieve the so-called pinnacle?

Yes, you’ve worked hard to climb that peak, striving for and achieving titles, minions – and results as well.

Well, you’re there. Look around.

Does it seem empty, desolate and barren? For you, does it lack an essential vitality? Perhaps it’s time to realize you are compromising.

Stop climbing everybody else’s mountain. The only mountain longing to be climbed is your own.

In this wildly creative two-day retreat, allow yourself to become immersed in the magical, healing power of nature — listening, sharing with other like-minded sojourners, and then listening some more for your new definition of success. One that casts off the tired mantras you’ve heard all your life.

Come along on a journey to find that lost and abandoned part of you that beckons like a safe and welcoming place. The Road of the Soul™ offers a simple, yet stunningly-powerful model to follow. In the Sanctuary, amidst nature’s beauty, learn about THE FIVE CORDS OF CONNECTION™, and how to harness them so that you too can remember and reclaim the mountain of your own soul’s longing.

Luminous Leadership:  FINDING THE BALANCE

You’re in turbulent times. Every sphere you occupy is under siege in ways small and large. There’s something happening here; a dismantling of the “known” in exchange for something a whole lot less clear. Many believe these massive systemic, ecological, social, and political trends will continue.

Against this backdrop, you’re becoming restless; you’re working hard, but with a sense that something is missing. Maybe you’ve started asking, “How can I be open to other ways of knowing beyond the tools and methods I’ve accumulated to date?” (Clearly they are no longer working) This willingness to step back and reflect upon your own intuitive knowing is making for more effective leaders today. (Business Insider, 24 January 2014)

In two richly-woven days, individuals or organizational groups will gather who feel called to restore a resilient balance to their own leadership capacities, weaving more intuitive ways of knowing and wild creativity into their typically well-honed analytical capabilities.

Create a new relationship with the unknowns in your personal and professional landscape. Learn how to own, live, and lead from a place of restored balance, and watch the vibrant, sustainable results, and lasting impact emerge.

 

Graceful Resolution:  THE PEACE DREAM™, THE FIVE DISCORDS™ and Other Healing Ceremonies

Jennifer ComeauJenny here. Come a little closer. Let me tell you a story.

A few years ago, after decades of going-going-going as a so-called high-powered executive and consultant, I began to be inundated with dreams. Dreaming; something I had hardly done.

They started as wake-me-up dreams; the kind that are big and scary; the kind that contain messages of disaster and suffering for animals and humans alike.

“Hey you!” they said. Pay attention! You are broken!”

Something occurred to me then: I had ignored my soul’s voice for so long that it went underground or at least into my dream-state in order to be heard. So wake up I did, exploring their messages and delving for once into stillness and hibernation from the outside world in order to apply their wisdom. I began to transform my life.

Peace Dream WorkshopThen something amazing happened. Seems in return for listening and honoring my dreams, their content changed. They became big, ceremonial dreams — about stripping away what I call, THE FIVE DISCORDS™; about healing and conflict resolution; about peace.

And so, an instinct, like a wolf’s howl in the wild has overtaken me. I feel called, in my non-angry-activist way, to incorporate their wisdom to my waking state and the waking state of the world.
This offering is a completely customized experience for a single individual, a community, or an organization who is experiencing conflict and discord, and yet, possesses a strong inclination toward some kind of graceful resolution.

It combines elements of life coaching, meditations in nature, dream work, ancient practices of council, and living theater. Scary? Yes. Powerful? Yes. Healing? Yes. Remember: There’s so much at stake, and it is the stuff of dreams.