The new community building is being created to hold Satori groups which go for 3 1/2 days, some of these have been held in the past and below are the testimonials from the participants,(Description of Satori: Enlightenment Intensive)
Faith brought me here. I was expecting to come to a farm that cooked raw food. I did, but I also came to a beautiful place to find peace and love. I found who I am and learn to accept it. I feel in love with myself again I am so glad destiny brought me here.
Amber Lewis, 25, Cornwall UK.
My experience of satori –
Sitting in a room for four days asking yourself the same question over and over again …. What a trip !!!
Where do I start, this satori experience has been one of the most important things I have done in my entire 25 years of living. I feel truly blessed to have been given this opportunity. I shed tears of sadness, tears of joy, I explored every thought, emotion and feeling I’ve ever had, I can honestly say this is by far the most powerful inward journey I have embarked upon yet. It’s something that will stay within me for the rest of my days. I can’t thank Dianne enough for safely guiding me through this experience, through out the four days I felt she was totally open, she made herself available to each and every one of us in the room. It feels like Christmas and I have received the best present of all, me!
If your prepared to look at both the darkness and light within yourself I would highly recommend satori.
It’s changed my life!
The nonstop eyecontact forces you to connenct- with your partner but especially with yourself. The first question “Who am I” took me so long to answer. I found out: As more as you accept yourself as easier and better you will go through the process of enlightenment intensive.
If you don’t accept – you won’t get your answers.
Satori stripped me naked. It took off my clothes and knocked down the walls that I have spent 30 years building. During my deepest Satori experience my personality and my story dissolved and my bare essence was revealed. It showed me my pain and my truth, my ugliness and my beauty, my judgement and my acceptance. Satori revealed a road map to a new way of being. When awakened to the present moment and open and responding to life I have the ability to see the love, perfection and enlightenment in myself, in every being, and in every experience. Satori was difficult but most worth while. It reveals the gold in life: who and what we ultimately are. The question is the answer. Be bold enough to ask the question.
I didn’t have any expectation before satori, I didn’t really know what Satori was. But since I came to the community and had so many experiences and went through so much within myself, I thought why not? It felt like a great opportunity without knowing where it is gonna take me or do with me.
When I got my question, who am I? I didn’t think so much about it. I guess I wanted to have a “clear” mind and see where it takes me. I could never imagine that it was a life journey within myself. Like a roller coaster with emotions and I went deep and shared things I have never told my family and close friends. It’s an amazing opportunity to give yourself, maybe your most valuable gift in life. It was so for me and it opened up my eyes for more appreciating and acceptance for myself and everything and everyone around me!
To be able to feel and express every emotion you have, you have to be open for it. Maybe It’s gonna hurt, you gonna be sad, you gonna laugh , you gonna be confused, you gonna feel fear, you gonna feel so much. But it’s okay, it’s so worth it and an amazing journey. It’s so beautiful to be honest and open up to yourself and others.
It can be a little bit scary to sit so close, in front of the other person and look so deeply into the eyes for so long time. It’s like you are naked inside. But it’s like a mirror to. You sit in front of yourself in a way, but still you are there to listen to the person in front of you and if you are open for it, you gonna feel what the other person feels and shares and it’s beautiful. It’s like a reflection.
For me the question didn’t matter so much, I didn’t cared if I didn’t get more questions. So much happened inside of me and nothing else really matters.
It feels like I have wings, I’m free like a bird and I can fly where ever I want! I feel like a butterfly to. I have been hiding in a cocoon and now I wanna show all of my colors! Reflect my emotions on the outside. Be honest to myself, I feel that I have won the best price in my life! I won myself. I feel so much closer to myself and for the first time in my life I really enjoying being me.
I’m so happy and I feel like I have all the opportunities to do what I want. Catch the day, live today, find the passion in my life and be happy. And the most important for me, I wanna live my own life, not someone else’s life! I will listen to my inner voice, feel peace and be truly happy. That’s what really matters to me.
Thanks for all your support through this experience. I’m for always grateful to you Diane!
Peace and love Petronella
“The Satori Group is definitively a worthwhile process to experience at least once. It has giving me several deep insights on the Art and Science of listening and communicating effectively “Who I am?”. In particular, I realised the importance to align what I feel in my Heart-brain and Gut-brain, with what I think in my head-brain, to have an actual meaningful exchange with an other human being about who I am are. In practise it means genuinely sensing/feeling, here and now, in all my being, whatever experience of myself I have in this moment when I am interacting by talking to someone or by just listening in silence (without giving any feedback) to someone.
This process has also been a wonderfully safe opportunity to face multiple “human mirrors” reflecting different parts of “”Who I am”, to help me seeing more clearly some parts of Myself that I was not aware of. As a direct consequence this Satori Process has deepened the feeling of connection and understanding with Myself, as well as with all the people that were attending this Satori Group. In the so-called “normal Life”, reaching this depth of Intimate Sharing of oneself with an other human being take usually years, but with the Satori process it takes just a fews days !!
Indeed I had also this realisation that there are two different times running my Life : The time of the Mind, and the Time of the Heart. And depending of which Clock I choose to use as main reference in every moment, I can experience a very different perception of Life…..”. And indeed when I know “who I am” in this very moment, I know that I will all the time use the most appropriate clock that is in harmony with my current Life circumstances (otherwise some small or big uncomfortable “jet lag” with Reality may be experienced, depending of the time difference between the mind and the heart…).
Daniel Astinotti (HeartBreath Foundation – www.heartbreath.info)