“The Parthenon (Ancient Greek: Παρθενών; Greek: Παρθενώνας, Parthenónas) is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena.
The Parthenon is situated at The Acropolis of Athens. This majestic temple is part of an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens.” When I first visited the Parthenon, I had recently graduated from University where I had studied Architecture and Design. I had been working in the industry. In addition, I was building out projects in the commercial, restaurant and retail industries.
I was in AHH of the details and the mass of the Parthenon. (To be noted: at that time there were no conspiracies or even @natgeo shows on air) I thought to myself, there is absolutely no way this structure was made by human hands over many years. Furthermore, the precision cannot be created by current technology and human installation. Which left me with an unexplainable urge to understand how this came to be. Moreover, I walked away with more questions and wondering why the history was settled as told. With those thoughts wondering in my mind, I then took in the views and let the feelings sink in further. Which lead me to feeling grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to see a great classic that I had studied at school in person.
Last year, I crossed paths with a few professors who teach Architecture at the University level. We started talking about my experience. What I found to be so curious is they both had never traveled there and were teaching future architects. I encouraged them to visit because of what I had felt in that moment and I thought it would help them understand the scale of the entire city. One had an open mind she was willing to let her mind reach beyond what she had been taught and was teaching. The other professor was more resistant because it was conflicting with what he knew to be true. Yet, they were both kind enough to engage in the conversation.
Ironically, the Parthenon was dedicated to Athena. She is goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, strategic warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill. Now, I am pretty certain “she” would want us to discover the who, what, why, where, how and when this unexplainable masterpiece was created.
Which leads me to encourage all that are inspired to “create space” and feel into what you think you know or have been taught. If questions rise up within you…take that as a cue to investigate and discover beyond what you know.
For me, I am still contemplating what I felt so clearly in that moment. In addition, remembering the same sentiment that I felt many other great masterpieces that I have visited around the world. My hypothesis rests on higher states of being. I am curious as to how that was held to create and transport many unexplained architectural installations worldwide.
Feel into the moment and learn how to share the emotions you want to build upon. Creating good vibrations with self and the world around you.
Take a Sacred Journey with ‘She’ (Aka Suzanne Toro)
An Ayurvedic Retreat and Zen Adventure ~Bali, Indonesia
November 2nd – November 9th ~ 8 Days/ 7 Nights
The Island “Gods” of Bali and Ocean’s Essence have called ‘She’ with the Energy of Shiva+Shakti leading her to offer a Zen Adventure, Vision Quest and Ayurvedic Retreat.
We will Play, Quest and Pray.
She has mindfully planned a journey that will leave you with a deeper understanding of Ayurveda, Zen Practices and Mind-Body-Heart-Soul Well Being. You will have new tools to balance your Dosha, techniques to deepen your practices in Yoga (Meditation, Pranayama, Asana and the entire ‘8’ Limb System). In addition, you will participate in sacred traditional ways that will connect you deeper to your soul, open your mind & heart to the unseen, assist you in embracing your free will, and guide you to rediscover harmony from within. Ultimately, you will BALANCE your Mind, Body, Heart and Soul.
Integrated into this adventure is a 3-day Vision Quest lead by ‘She’ that will be supported by several Sacred Ceremonies, Indigenous Practices and Mother Nature. ‘She’ will guide you; yet, you will discover ‘a vision’ to take home with you and integrate into your life.
This is a unique opportunity to experience life from all directions with the love and support from a compassionate team, traditional elders and a joyful guide…’She’. Come and enjoy this intimate retreat that will transform and regenerate you under the mindful eye of ‘She’ (Suzanne Toro) and the Island of Bali. Especially designed for those who want to deepen their inner wisdom (aka teachers), in healing & recovery from disharmony in the mind-body, in a life transition and/or ready to take a respite.
You will create peace, awaken a vision and unleash JOY.
Connect with Upcoming Meditations, Retreats and Workshops!
Are you ready to listen deeper and meet the guidance needed to meet your life with clarity, focus and ease. Indoor to Outdoor to Indoor Retreats & Quests
As we are entering the ‘Spring Season’ and as we migrate from repose to action, there is always plenty of time to connect with the retracting ‘Yin’ (Feminine) energy and the rising ‘Yang’ (Masculine) energy. By sitting in the silence, reflection, creativity and creating space for forward movement you will have better insight for where and how to direct your energy.
Taking time for a formal retreat (silent and/dharma focused), VisionQuest or DreamingQuest is an opportunity to deepen your spiritual practices, heal, transform and do focused inner work.
The retreat and quests are very private, held in remote locations and take focus. The results stay with you for the rest of this life and maybe into the next. My attention to detail, my guests well being, ancient traditions passed down to me and the support of my elders insures that I provided you with a safe and integral container to do the work in. In addition, my deep reverence for and relationship with Mother Nature create a supportive guide for your journey.
I am super excited to add Ecuador to be the hub for the private to semi-private Retreats, Pilgrimage, Quests & Journeys…from the Andean Mountains to the Sea.
Inquire, if you would like to learn more book your private, semi-private or small group retreat or Quest. Customized to meet the needs of the individual and group.