Anna came into my life at a difficult moment, at the time when my frustration with my work, my relationships and life overall seemed to be overwhelming. I was choking from aggression pulsating both around me and within, there was too much injustice to ever handle. Her lifesaving principles, so simple but yet so wise, have made me look at myself and my life from a completely different angle.
Women & The Feminine Principle
Kate Lilienthal is from California, where at this moment she sits outside in the cool evening air wishing she was meditating instead of poaching off a neighbor’s wireless. This fall, Kate and her husband, Mark, will move with their three young children from Shanghai, China to Singapore. In Shanghai, Kate published an English-language parenting magazine called Shanghai Family.
The first exercise we made was in pairs, we looked into each other’s eyes and connected our hearts, after a short while I felt my heart jumping a few times my heart beating faster, with tears I felt we were connected as One, that she was me and I was her. There is only One.
How does one put into words ‘the essence’ of this past weekend seminar with Anna Hughes and the group of beautiful woman who attended, and give it the justice it deserves? It is not completely possible to express the joy and peace felt (then and still) but in honour and gratefulness to Anna and all the spiritual wisdom shared, I will try.
That Thursday evening, before I met Anna to finalise the details of the seminar “Women and the Feminine Principle”, I had not felt so empty, so drained, so unworthy, so lonely in a long time…..
For years I have been knocking myself out with valium and alcohol, hiding from people and life in general. I held a fear which I could not touch or describe. I have always felt I was not good enough for this world and there was no joy in my life.
Mystical Life Series
Saturday, 20 March 2011 was the “Vernal Equinox”, a day where the hours of the night and day, of darkness and light, were equal and this day has been symbolic, since ancient times, for rebirth and new beginnings. We had a very special afternoon gathering at the Temple of Apollo in what can only be described as perfect spring weather – cool in the shade and warm in the sun! Christina Demetriades shares her experience with us.
It’s midnight and everything is in silence. I felt that this was the appropriate time to share today’s experience of our visit to the ancient church of Panagia tis Asinou.
While we were driving there at midday with Andri and my sister Marlene we were talking about our thoughts, ideas and life in general and we were as always wondering and eager to anticipate what this visit would be like.
Incredible Woman Group, Cyprus
The Incredible Woman group exceeded my expectations. Now that’s simple and cliché to say – but true! I envisioned a self-help group mixed with meditation, in some attempt to empower us all in a stereotypical way, but instead I was pleasantly suprised to be given real tangible ways in which to better one’s self-understanding, mental and spiritual growth.
Dynamic Life – Private Sessions
“Why me? Why now? Why this, why that?” If you knew me two years ago that’s what you would hear me say day in and day out.
I was a martyr and my life was a drama. You see, it was easier to be the victim than to take responsibility for my life. It was simpler to believe that I could not change what made me miserable because it was all happening “to me”.
Working with Anna has taught me that we ALL have absolutely everything it takes, all the resources to handle life’s situations – within us.
The love, the strength, the confidence, the deep knowledge, even the experience of our ancestors, everything is inside already. If we truly listen in and follow our intuition, then we will make choices that lead to balance, joy, connection.
“If I were a bird with wings to fly
maybe I would want my wings no more
but I am not a bird and I have no wings to fly
so my soul is searching for wings to fly”
I first met Anna about 8 or 9 years ago. And am not sure whether it was winter or spring. A friend of mine had called and said that a lady is giving a talk at Classic Hotel on life matters and life issues would you like to go? And I did. And I met Anna. I don’t remember exactly what she said that late afternoon but I remember that it made sense.
“Who was that beautiful woman in the flowing gown.” I wondered. With awe I watched Anna on Sunday mornings in the Anglican service, held in the Greek Orthodox Church, always smiling and always gracious. Through the church grape vine – a scornful grapevine – I learned that she did yoga, meditated, and did other healing disciplines outside of the realm of the understanding of the grape vine folks.
Last year finished and the new started on a beautiful note.
What do I write about you Anna. You are Beautiful and so full of Grace. There were so many blockages and tiredness and pain accumulated over so many decades in this life and probably over many lives.
At first, I was reluctant to have a reading as I wasn’t sure what added value it would bring to me. A friend of mine recommended that I have the session and I went in not knowing what to expect.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I received the recording – it always help me to listen to them again.
Here is a little surprise, I am really happy to tell you that I had a little girl last month. She is lovely and I feel great. Cyprus has been a fertile land for me, I have learnt many things here, starting by meeting a beautiful women (you!) who taught me a little of her wisdom and her power.