How To Find Your Purpose And Passion In Life – Blue Mountains Retreat
Men only, Women only, Lesbian, Gays
Included / Not included
Accommodation, meals, workbooks and the readings, counselling, healing and guidance sessions.
Backing onto bushland in the Blue Mountains.
Accommodation and meals
- Single room
Marcus Dabb had been always drawn to personal development before having a turning point when he came across the notion of the hero’s journey.
Stories which captured fully actualised people had intrigued him for years, but he had never come across the concept having a name or being articulated.
After reading Jim Styne’s book about it, Heroes: A Guide to Realising Your Dreams, he recognised that working as a public servant for the taxation office was probably not living out his highest potential.
Finding the courage to walk an alternative career path - one fraught with self-doubt and other obstacles - began a journey that led to his current focuses, Polaris Career Counselling & Life Purpose and Writes of Passage Retreats.
Having worked closely with many people to help them find their sense of vocational fit and career bliss he found greater illumination was available through the ancient metaphysical sciences of numerology & astrology.
He utilises both mainstream and esoteric tools to give people a holistic understanding of their career journey.
After running a wide variety of workshops in Australia and overseas he launched his initiative known as Writes of Passage in the belief that contemplation, nature, carefully curated ideas and guidance from someone who has been through the ordeals of the hero’s path, is the ideal means for people to look at life with greater possibility and unearth their own dormant potentiality.
Ginny Shearer created Break Your Shell - Breathwork, Tarot Reading, Reiki & Counselling to assist people to move through the blockages, fears and limiting beliefs that keep them from spreading their wings to soar.
Her training in guiding and supporting others began with her hairdressing career, informally coaching, listening and offering support to the thousands of clients she came to know both in Australia and while working abroad.
After navigating a crisis period (where she had to take control of her life and steer it in a healthier direction) she found her calling to work with people who were also ready to reclaim their life.
In addition to following Buddhist practices and doing extensive studies in self-development, she complimented this with formal studies in Youth Work, Community Services & is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Social Work.
Finding Breathwork to be a particularly transformative form of healing she has done much training in it and continues to deepen her practice.
Taking an intuitive approach and allowing herself to be a channel for higher realms to work through, Ginny has found a gifting for interpreting the messages offered by tarot cards, working as a spiritual healer and for being a clear vessel for the collective unconscious to work through.
She has found the more that clients commit to their inner work, the greater is the transformation that follows. This has led her to offer retreat experiences that involve two days working intensively with her as well as two-day programs where she shares the facilitation with Marcus.
Day 1 - With Marcus
Drawing on the ancient tool of numerology you will get an overview of your makeup, the lessons you’ve chosen to work on and discover the particular cycles, or transits you are currently in. Collectively, this knowledge provides an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to discerning your life’s purpose.
Mid Morning Session
Astrology complements numerology as a metaphysical science in the same way that physics complements chemistry as a natural science. Exploring your astrological chart helps you better understand your soul’s blueprint.
The French use the term raison d'être to speak of a person finding their reason for being. The Japanese describe this as one’s ikigai and believe each of us needs to find what it is. This session will build on the insights gleaned from the previous two, to help you find the overlap between the things you love, what you’re talented at, the needs of the world & the realities of the marketplace.
Mid Afternoon Session
The last session of your first day will involve a career guidance and planning session in order to activate the understanding you’ve gained and form a plan to begin working towards expressing your life purpose and aligning who you are with what you do.
Dinner (or the option for you to take in one of the local dining facilities)
Optional Evening Session
Day 2 With Ginny
Day 2 begins with a tarot reading to add further clarity. The tarot draws on both our subconscious and the collective conscious to relay important messages regarding our life’s purpose which our rational or conscious minds often overlook.
Mid Morning Session
Breathwork is a valuable tool that helps to bypass the rational mind and work through blockages and outworn beliefs or trauma stored in the body. For those who have not explored this modality before, Ginny will guide you through the process in a gentle and supportive manner.
The North American Lakota Sioux used the Medicine Wheel to help identify their purpose. They taught that we are born with a primary preference, or direction on the wheel and spend our lives walking the wheel to gain the wisdom of the other directions. Through understanding your innate preference you are better equiped to work in harmony with your strengths and find flow to channel your life purpose.
Mid Afternoon Session
Our final gathering will be a counselling session to tie all the threads together. Depending on time it may include a reiki or energetic healing session to help release any lingering blockages and ground the new energies which have come in during your intensive experience.
The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 28 days before the arrival date.
The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
- Katoomba New South Wales, Australia