Journal Entry: October 17, 2014
After my 45-minute phone call with Brian, the other half (the cheating half) of the winning team behind the http://beyondaffairs.com website and the Passionate Life Seminars (http://beyondaffairs.com/beyond_affairs_network_seminars/take-your-life-back-retreat/), Anne being his betrayed wife, I was excited, yet apprehensive. While talking with Brian, I realized the upcoming ‘Take Your Life Back’ 3-Day Seminar, which sounded amazing, was only a week away, exactly a week away. Blue Eyes’ birthday (https://trynottocryonmyrainbow.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/leave-your-baggage-at-the-door-and-join-me-for-a-little-celebration/) is the day before I will need to leave for the seminar, and The Peacemaker’s 21st birthday falls on the second day of the seminar, and the seminar is in Phoenix, not exactly driving distance from our home. I was starting to feel the pull of my empath heartstrings trying to convince me to stay home for my family, but Brian reminded me that I had called because I had specifically wanted, well needed, to do something for myself. He wisely commented that my soon-to-be 21 year old would prefer to be with friends anyway, if I was being honest with myself. Yeah, but in the past, I would have definitely just wanted to be there for him, make him breakfast, give him a big kiss, and tell him in person how much I love him. I realized I had spent the past 21 years doing all those things and now, now it was time to do something for myself.
I proceeded to book my air and in order to make it to the seminar on time without having to fly in the night before, on my husband’s birthday, I would need to be at the airport by 4:00am. Wow, that was almost a deal breaker for me, but I went for it, put in my credit card info and it was done. The seminar is expensive, but includes hotel and a couple meals, plus, based on the following description, I think it is perfect for me.
During this journey of healing from affairs …
Are you stuck in your healing journey?
Do you feel devastated beyond words?
Do you feel isolated and alone?
Are you wondering if you can ever be happy again?
Are you confused about what to do?
Do you feel like no one understands you?
Do you feel embarrassed? Ashamed? Judged? Misunderstood?
Are you afraid about your future?
Are you furiously angry?
Do you struggle with obsessive thoughts?
Are you wondering how to take your life back?
Then this may be of interest to you …
At our Take Your Life Back Retreat you will get …
- Rest and refreshment for your wounded soul
- A chance to talk with others who understand
- A time to cry
- A time to laugh again
- Clear perspective to make sense of this unfair event
- Motivation to go back and live your life with strength again
- Clarity about how to proceed with your future
And you will learn …
- How to forgive
- How to release the pain and sadness
- How to stop the obsessive thoughts
- How to deal effectively with anger
- How to rebuild your self-esteem
- How to live as victor and not a victim
- How to make sensible decisions for the future
- How to get on with your life in the best possible way for you
My thoughts after reading the description? If they can do half the things they talk about on their website, it will be worth it.