It’s been a busy winter here at Eco Retreats, working hard on some very exciting developments we will be sharing soon!
As we enter February and look forward to Valentine’s Day, I found myself thinking about a blog post I wrote years ago and felt inspired to share a part of it here.
“As a still-new mum, it’s hard for me sometimes not to talk about Kai all the time. I am still overwhelmed by the miracle of his birth, and of his growth into a strong, determined and endlessly curious 8-month old! Sometimes, I feel terrified contemplating what a profound influence my choices and actions will have on this tiny being I am holding. There are so many “parenting philosophies” these days …. attachment parenting, peaceful parenting, aware parenting, conscious parenting ….. I’ve researched them all in the small hours of the morning ….. but most days, I think it basically comes down to love and intuition.
Perhaps a lot of life comes down to love and intuition. The state of being “in love” is usually associated with romantic love – and romantic love for many of us may be a gateway to that state – in which we walk with a spring in our step, glowing and radiating love for everything and everyone, feeling a sense of loving affection even for the people we find most challenging. Yet this, surely, is our natural state, the state in which we are most whole, most present, and most connected to the divine. (Beyond “in love”, in fact, we are love; I feel this intensely with Kai at times.) When we live in this state, our intuition naturally guides us; and we feel fearless and free of the need to over-analyse our decisions and path. Life flows …”
My son is now 6 but this reflection from early motherhood remains true to this day.
This Valentine’s Day, let’s celebrate all forms of love, and remember to connect to our true essence which guides us perfectly at all times.
We also offer a range of vouchers for that special someone in your life starting at £50 and upwards – where better to escape for an unforgettable weekend reconnecting with nature and with each other.
Look forward to seeing you soon.