Dear Blossoming Hearted Ones,
Jim and I are enjoying the most splendid of Autumn's here in Ballarat. Warm days, cooler nights and with the colour on the trees turning magnificent reds and yellows, we know it is time to turn our thoughts towards Europe.
We are now in the throes of getting ready for our busy tour season in Tuscany, Turkey and Provence and this will be my last newsletter until after I return from the Bali Womens Retreat in September.
Jim leaves on Saturday for Tuscany so you can imagine the heightened energy in the office at the moment. Basil, Geranium and Grapefruit are our environmental companions today. Much needed I can tell you!
My seminar series in Ireland was once again a great success and I give many thanks to our dear friends Christine Courtney at Obus Wellness in Leixlip and Noelene Cashin Cafolla in Castlebar who provided such wonderful support and enthusiasm for me to share my work and my passion for what I love to do.
The emerald isle is certainly beautiful and the women who attended the workshops touched my heart with their warmth, compassion and grace.
I will be returning to Ireland in early March 2010 for AK Level One - "The Path of Beauty" and my newest work AK Level Three - "The Path of Stillness".
"Thanks again for another most inspiring and caring three days. I really enjoyed AK Two and feel so much more free
and prepared for my future."
~ Manon de Moor UK
There are lots of beautiful photos of our adventures last year in our Aroma Tours Picture Gallery we invite you to pop by for a peek.
( Piper nigrum )
Key words: ACCEPTANCE / DENIAL
Use Black Pepper to pull you up fast to remind you that you are in charge of your life. Do not be distracted from taking responsibility for what you say, think, feel and do. All of these need to be in balance for you to take control of your lifeís destiny. Being accountable means letting go of blame and judgement of others and also of yourself. Think of this as an act of self-care and a way to nurture self-respect. Living as your word requires diligent attention.
If you are in denial about thoughts, feelings and happenings in your life you may need to acknowledge that you are the cause of your own misery and upset. Misery is a choice you make. It is the easiest thing in the world to deceive yourself. Let go of the need to be right so that you can enjoy peace and freedom. Right or free? Victim or master? Choose now! Donít play the blame game!
A spiritual life involves learning how to live with imperfections. Let your heart light shine in spite of them. Accept the perfection in everything. Black Pepper will increase your circulation creating a free flow of movement through your energy system, as you unclog the congestion of self-blame and blaming others.
Donít deny when things hurt or are tough, take a mental step back and immerse yourself fully in a project that takes your full attention. Emotional pain may still be present but a dedicated project will help you through. Making peace with your past and accepting what is, will prevent you from putting your future on hold. Be kind to yourself. Turn things around and accept today that you can give yourself the best life ever.
What story have you created that has inhibited you? Write a new story and turn it all around. Make this story your first project!
I choose to be accountable for my thoughts, feelings, words and actions.
"The aromatherapy retreat was so important for me and it changed my life in
such a positive way - thank you." ~ Cheryl Taylor USA
"I have been blown away by the aromatherapy retreat, particularly by Robbi and Dr Penoel, not to mention the beautiful people and places we have seen."
~ Kate Kofoed Australia
"I wish I had all the time and money in the world to go on all the journeys with Aroma Tours. You are both such fabulous hosts and I had the best time ever in France. I have given a few seminars with the teachings I learned during the retreat and my students just loved the information. Thank you."
~ Katie Haley USA
"I have had such a good time - this is the best retreat I have ever attended."
~ Nina Seljesaeter Norway
"The aromatherapy retreat was indeed fantastic and I'm so grateful for the range of wonderful experiences and learning you and Jim set up for us all. Thank you for a truly life changing week." ~ Dallys Baker Australia
"My heart is so full that I cannot express it. The retreat changed my thinking so much. We so appreciated your thoughtfulness and consideration. Thankyou."
~ Kathleen Baker USA
Well, what more can I say?
Our Provence Aromatherapy Retreat was where we began our own journey with Aroma Tours and it continues to bring us much pleasure and joy every year. For an insight into French Aromatherapy coupled with the work from The Blossoming Heart and current aroma research from around the world, this retreat brings a rare opportunity to learn aromatherapy in a unique environment. Surround yourself with the heady fragrance of lavender aromatic plants, wonderful teachers and fabulous French food and wines. What a week to remember!
And most importantly, Continuing Education Points apply for this study trip in Southern France.
For more details please visit my information request page
Capture the spirit of Provence during our leisurely paced Provence Lavender Tour in July. Experience some of the most beautiful villages in the south of France, superb gardens, markets and festivals amidst the heady perfume of lavender. This is at the height of the lavender harvest and you will be absolutely enthralled by the breathtaking beauty, the dedication of the farmers and the spirit and essence of Provence.
Highlights will include lavender museums, private visits to distilleries, lavender fields in full bloom, fabulous markets, wineries and a specially arranged lavender cooking class. Taste, smell, discover, listen and touch! All the senses enriched by a beauty that awaits us all. A bientot!
The current schedule of workshops and retreats can be viewed on my Calendar of Events Page
For more details please visit my information request page
"I felt only love and peace. I was almost giddy with the realization that profound healing had taken place that was
very subtle, but clearly, life altering. I felt able to provide loving, clear, open support and it was clear to me that we
had done BIG WORK with Robbi and each other in Bali. What an incredible thing!"
~ Rae Dunphy Calgary Canada
Our Bali Women's Retreat offers a nurturing, nourishing week of exploration in to the feminine spirit. A time for discovery and indulgence in the lush island paradise of Bali. Experience Balinese life through our fascinating cooking class, temple visits, spas, healers, meditation, yoga, the beautiful, gentle Balinese people ...... delightful accommodation, delicious cuisine, quiet reflection.....and you!
So, if 2008 is to be your year with us in Bali then think of the retreat as an act of Self-Care. This is definitely a time to stop, rest, be still and give yourself the gift that this nurturing, heart-felt retreat will bring you.
Each retreat has a few places left - We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful week, which is truly art for the heart!
There are lots of lovely Photos of Bali on our Aroma Tours site.
"Of course we had a fabulous time in Turkey but your tours are so much more than that, especially for what you bring
alive for each individual - we really felt that! Thank you, you and Jim are the best.
~ Megan Larsen - Sodashi Skin Care - Fremantle Australia
As we prepare for our tours in Europe this year I am especially excited about out Turkish Aromatic Odyssey this year. During our rose distillery visit last year, I purchased for the first time, the most exquisite Rose Water Concentrate. It only needs a small whiff to whisk me back to this glorious land where the village folk are so warm and welcoming to us. I use this concentrate to create blessing waters for special rituals I am invited to partake in and when I make aromatic spritzers. Great for plane travel to keep your skin hydrated.
There is just one twin-share place left on the 2008 tour - Perhaps it is for you!
Bookings are also up and running for our 2009 Turkish Aromatic Odyssey. We already have 10 people who are joining us on this magnificent journey and so if this tour is on your vision map for 2009 please send your booking in soon.
"To be fully alive, fully human and completely awake, is to be continually thrown out of the nest." ~ Pema Chodron
I look forward to welcoming you to my seminars and sharing some wonderful aromatic adventures with you during our tours and retreats.
If you have any questions please contact me at [email protected] and it will be my pleasure to assist you.
For more details about our Aroma Tours programs please visit http://www.aroma-tours.com
To find out more:
For detailed information about any of Robbi's workshops, tours and retreats and special events, or to contact Robbi with your questions please visit the information request page
Copies of Robbi's wonderful book "The Blossoming Heart - Aromatherapy for Healing and Transformation", are available via our book order page