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Water, Love and Eros

Global Love School filmed by Ian MacKenzie, who will be co-presenting Love Without Fear: Sex, Partnership & the Village  at Hollyhock on Sept 22-27, 2017.

“Community is the seed which carries the wisdom of healing inside of it.”

In early October, Benjamin von Mendelssohn and Sabine Lichtenfels, co-founders of the Love School at Tamera (a peace research project and community in Portugal), gave a powerful public talk in Oakland on the eve of the first love school in North America. What is the relationship between water and eros? How might we create a culture of peace and truth in partnership by studying the wisdom of water? Watch this talk and find out.

Learn more about the book Terra Nova & The Healing of Love. And our forthcoming film Healing of Love.

Part 1: Main Talk

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The Deeper Spiritual Purpose of Pets

By Robert Schwartz, who will be presenting Your Soul’s Plan: The Spiritual Meaning of Your Life at Hollyhock on September 11-14, 2016.

The process of placing our energy within a body, and in so doing forgetting that we are vast, majestic, Divine Beings made literally from the energy of Unconditional Love, is akin to being struck on the head by a heavy tree branch and rendered unconscious, only to awaken with no memory whatsoever. What would happen if you actually had such an experience? All who love you, each member of your family, every dear friend, would come to your side and express great love for you. Though you would recognize none of them, their powerful outpouring of concern and affection would touch you deeply. You would conclude that only a truly loving person could be so beloved. And in that instant of realization, you would know, beyond any doubt, your true nature.

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Dear Human: Take Care of Yourself

Content source: Elephant Journal
Featured Image source: Flickr – Dakotilla

Dear Human,
Take care of yourself.

Nourish your body with that which feeds every part of your being.

Move your body in a way that makes you feel empowered, yet soft and open in that strength.

Lean into your emotions. Unravel them. Let them unravel you. In the words of Brene Brown, “We cannot selectively numb emotion.” Continue reading Dear Human: Take Care of Yourself

Turn a Summer Fling Into A Lasting Love

By ScrewingTheRules Dating Coach Laurel House

Featured Image Source : Flickr – Nikos Peikos

It’s summer time! Inhibitions are down, energy is up, you’re strutting in less clothes, feeling natural and free, and the heat is on… which can lead to quick and easy flings. But just because it’s a “Summer love,” doesn’t mean it has to end in the Fall. Turn a hot beachy romance into an enduring relationship by getting raw, dropping the pretense and being true to yourself. Tear down those walls and let true love in! How?


The heat is on! You’re stripping off your clothes, and you’re also starting to feel more comfortable being vulnerable and getting raw- in the emotional sense. You are feeling free’er, you aren’t as stressed, some of your walls have come down- melted down in the heat, especially if you are on vacation or if you are taking a little mental vacation by going to the beach. That’s the perfect opportunity to meet someone and be yourself- your real self. No facade, no walls, no front. 

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Sharing Hollyhock Love by Laurel House

Content Source: Healthy Choices for Balanced Living – Healing Lifestyles & Spas

Looking for Love (even for yourself)? You Need This

I want to share a place with you that has always been my secret retreat, a place where I go to get away, reset, and rejuvenate.

Literally, I want to share it WITH you. Yes, join me for a retreat that will renew you, empower you, and make you feel like the strong feminine woman that you are (you may have muted her). HOLD ON… if you are a “I can do it myself. I don’t need men…” type of woman, I want you to be honest with yourself as to if you are a feminine woman. Do you voice your needs in a feminine way? Do you feel beautiful? Do you allow a man to take care of and do for you?

THAT’S exactly what this retreat is all about. Click here to learn more about it.


But I want you to read below about my experience at Hollyhock. Continue reading Sharing Hollyhock Love by Laurel House