Wednesday 17 October 2012

A Week of Giving and Receiving

This past week was spent at Johnson's Landing Retreat Centre, helping the owners Richard and Angele prepare for the winter season.  I focused mainly on the gardens, though also helped with food prep, bringing in firewood and putting in a new water line.  They had less help than usual in the summer due to the landslide that occurred in July.  Despite piles of to-do lists, their spirits were strong and their hearts were in the right places.

I had the pleasure of eating beautiful food, staying in warm and inviting accommodation, and connecting with like-minded people.  I watched inspiring films, did some tarot, learned about hand-writing analysis, and made dream catchers.  I certainly received much more than I could ever have imagined. Their retreat centre is like a playground filled with spiritual goodies and they are ready and eager to share.

I will post photos when I am able, though for now I will say that I am so glad to have experienced Johnson's Landing.  I feel blessed. 


  1. Hi Ashley,
    I read your article in Issues today and found that what you wrote really spoke to me. At this point in my life I'm also trying to listen to my inner voice but it is difficult after having ignored it for so many years... Anyway, thank you for writing. It has touched me.
    Take care,
    verena from the west kootenays

  2. Hi Verena,

    Thanks so much for your feedback and for sharing your experience. :o) If you wish for more insight and assistance, please feel free to get in touch. my email is I am currently residing in the Kootenays.



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