By Rhiannon Colarossi
Rise Sister Rise was my first event for the year and I could not imagine a more perfect way to begin 2016, which is why I’d love to share my experience with you.
This inspiring event was held at The Convent Gallery in Abbotsford, the perfect setting for 150 beautiful souls to unite.
In essence, the core message of the day was – ‘shine your light, rise up and be seen because our world needs you to do so’ – and this message wholeheartedly resonated with me.
Early on in the day, Belinda and Rebecca enlightened us as to how they came to be where they are today. As I listened to them share their journeys and the wisdom they had gained along the way, something struck me – they were both so effortlessly authentic and you knew absolutely for sure that they truly walk their talk. Later in the day they gave us the opportunity to ask questions during a Q and A session. Some brilliant questions were asked and enlightening answers were flowing!
Rise Sister Rise was full of fun, light, music and sisterhood. A couple of times throughout the day the entire room rose to dance together and boy were these mini boogie sessions magical!
One song that we danced to was Katy Perry’s ‘Love Me’ (which is now one of my favourite songs). Katy’s songs are laced with beautiful messages and my favourite lyrics from ‘Love Me’ are ‘I don’t negotiate with insecurities, they always seem to get the best of me. I found I had to love myself, the way I want you to, love me,” – they are so beautifully written.
Belinda shared with us a serene chakra meditation, which had me feeling light and luminous within minutes. So that I could tune in to the wonderful light and luminous feeling again, I purchased Belinda’s Chakra Essence Journey Meditation. It’s now my favourite wellbeing evening ritual – I lie down in bed, pop the audio into my ear and drift off to sleep in a state of relaxation and bliss.
During the lunch break, I took a slow walk around the grounds with my gorgeous soul sisters before dining with some of them at the local Lentil As Anything. Another aspect of the day that filled me with joy was indulging in the divine ‘SpiritualiTEA’, which was available for us to sip throughout the day (and I may just have ordered myself some to have at home!).
Rebecca is a brilliant author and I’m just about finished reading her book called ‘Light is the New Black’ which I highly recommend to those who love being inspired and love learning how to elevate their Spiritual Wellbeing.
Rise Sister Rise will be etched into my heart for quite some time. It has inspired and helped my daily wellbeing practise rise to a higher level, and for that I’m truly grateful. They will be hitting up New York later in the year so keep an eye out for event information on their websites!
Photo credits belong to Fi Mims Photography
Rhiannon Colarossi is a wellbeing coach for mums. She inspires mums to value, nurture and celebrate their everyday wellbeing through The Wellbeing Web.