Love with no place to go

“Grief I’ve learned, is really just love. It is all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump of your throat and in that hallow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”  — Jamie Anderson

Acknowledge your grief. 

Mourn the innocence taken.

Grieve for our country.

Pay attention to how you are feeling.

Do something good for yourself. 

Remember to breathe.

Call a friend. 

Go for a walk.

Pet a dog.

Hug a child.

Weep when you need to.

Lend a hand.

Say a prayer.

Be present.

Be mindful.

Be grateful.

Journal your pain.

Sing a song.

Think love.

Send love.

Be love.

Know that you are loved.

Event: Wisdom of the Heart Women’s Retreat


Whether you long to reconnect with your inner wisdom, or are craving quiet reflection, rest, and renewal, our Wisdom of the Heart Women’s Retreat  will meet your needs.

Rev Christine Green has designed a deeply restorative retreat for women take in a nurturing, empowering, and supportive environment. Tap into the transformative power of spiritual principle to nourish your body and soul. Amazing musician Lauri Jones connects us with the healing sounds of music.

Our all-inclusive retreat takes place at Alton Collins Retreat Center, a beautiful center in the lush forest located in Eagle Creek, Oregon. Room, meals and workshop included in the price. There is an option for single or double occupancy.

Integrate self-renewal strategies into daily life as you learn to:

  • Slow down and access your inner wisdom
  • Experience guilt-free spiritual practice
  • Tap into self-compassion and self-acceptance
  • Relax and connect with your needs, desires, and emotional well-being
  • Meditate to enhance peace and harmony in everyday life

Enjoy authentic connection with like-minded women as you embrace a new way of being and experience greater freedom and joy.

Wisdom of the Heart Women’s Retreat: Sunday, October 16 through Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Single Room: $695

Double Room: $585

$75 deposit holds your space. $25 cancellation fee before September 1, 2022. Non-refundable after September 1st.


October Retreat Fees

Vibrating Vitality

Vibrating Vitality

“As I become conscious of my Oneness with God, I am filled with enthusiasm and a sense of energy and vitality.” – Ernest Holmes

Feeling tired lately? You are not alone! Vitality seems to be in short supply these days. There are so many challenges that drain our energy and can leave us sleepless and exhausted.

Vitality Is defined an exuberance; living with purpose. But some days it can be quite a feat to move from exhausted to vitality. It takes practice to take a breath, take a pause, and let go of our self-imposed demands. It often takes courage to ask for help and compassion to release our need for perfection. When we practice letting go we open the heart to more love, and we naturally feel more enthusiasm and vitality for life.

I feel vitality when I am in nature, at the ocean, forest, or desert, I feel a newness and freshness. My friend feels it when she is with her granddaughter. The world seems to stop and she is completely in the moment and in a state of unconditional love. Another friend feels exactly the same way when playing with her dog, feeling immense love and joy.

When we tap into vitality we are tapping into our connection with the divine and the life force energy. We feel an aliveness and appreciation for life itself. Eric Butterworth describes vitality as “All the the attributes of the Infinite are in focus as you, flowing forth through you. You are this flow.”

Pay attention to what makes you feel energized. You may not feel it every day and that’s okay. If we are willing to recognize vitality and pay attention, it happens more frequently. To some it may show up as an abundance of energy  and to others it may be a quiet sense of purpose and gratitude. Wherever we are, we are connecting with the frequency of love.

Affirm: Be still and know…I am in the flow.

You are loved and appreciated.

National Day of Prayer

“You are not asking that a force outside of you magically change external circumstances; you are asking that a Divine Guide within you change the nature of your thoughts.”  –Marianne Williamson

How easy it is to fall into the black hole of ‘what if?’ The mind immediately leaps to the worse case scenario imaging the suffering in tribulation of what might happen in the future.

Imagine instead that we took dominion of our thinking. Imagine if we claimed the highest and greatest good for ourselves and humanity. That my friend is the true power of prayer.

I invite you to pray for yourself to know the highest good. Pray for our country and see that success, prosperity and freedom are the divine inheritance of everyone in our country. Pray for our neighbors around the world seeing peace, wholeness and harmony for all.

When you find yourself falling down the rabbit hole of despair, STOP, shift your attention to the power of prayer. Breathe in and give thanks. And know that you are loved.

Prayer for My Country

I am often overwhelmed with the conflicts and issues about our country. I am grateful for this prayer from Ernest Holmes.

My Prayer for My Country
by Ernest Holmes

Believing in the Divine destiny of the United States of America and in the preservation of liberty, security, and self-expression for all, I offer this, my prayer for my country:

I know that Divine Intelligence governs the destiny of the United States of America, directing the thought and the activity of all who guide its affairs.

I know that success, prosperity, and happiness are the gifts of freedom, the Divine heritage and is now operating in the affairs of every individual in this country.

I know that Divine guidance enlightens the collective mind of the people of this country, causing it to know that economic security may come to all without the loss of either personal freedom or individual self-expression.

I know that no one can believe or be led to believe that freedom must be surrendered in order to insure economic security for all.The All-Knowing Mind contains the answer to every problem which confronts this country.

I know that every leader in this country is now directed by this All-Knowing Mind and has the knowledge of a complete solution to every problem. Each is compelled to act upon this knowledge to the end that abundance, security, and peace shall come to all.

And I know that this spiritual democracy shall endure, guaranteeing to everyone in this country personal liberty, happiness, and self-expression. Amen.