A PERSONAL WELCOME
Welcome to that which has magically brought you here at this moment! It is always with a sense of great awe that I connect here with those called to this special work and to their very own depths of soul!
I hope you will make the time to "meander" through this site as well as all the many free resources and readings at my larger main rondalarue.com Web site... and as you do, please "listen in" to your own heart, and see what stirs and calls to you. That is the pathway.
Virtually all who find their way here have never met me, have not read my books prior to coming, but say that they just felt a surprising sense that this was the place to come... and they honored that intuition!
To those who feel drawn to this unusual, privately-guided mentoring and artisan spa retreat, I welcome you. It is my deepest, personal privilege to serve as mentor, guide and host in the mysterious and sacred alchemy that invariably takes place when you come t o give yourself the true gift of "time out" to go within; and here remember the innate wholeness and creative genius that you are! What more important investment is there than one made to discovering and living one's own truth and freedom of being?
Ojai SoulArts and my life work are dedicated to seeing and freeing the Wild Divine Dance between you and Universal Presence (called by many names: God, Source, Spirit, The Beloved). It is an inner training in the soul arts of being vibrantly awake and radically alive and to living your truth.
I don't work like most "spiritual teachers" or life coaches. I do not "teach a system" or offer "empowerment Band-Aids" or position myself as "the guru holding your answers." My life work is wholly dedicated to helping you to see and to grow in your own depth of inner Wisdom by shining a light on the language of Soul and thus bypassing the blocks of the WAY over-used and improper tool: the "thinking" mind. This discovery is always a delightful surprise and a wonderful relief to clients when they see that they have been simply "using the wrong tool" aimed at the "wrong target".... and that they do in fact have access to a much vaster intelligence and means of creative resolve for the initial "defining problem."
In other words, I help you discover, tap into, and follow the deeper source of your intelligence and connection to Spirit (God, Source, Soul, Self). As one lovely woman here on a private mentoring retreat from Canada exclaimed after our second session last week: "Oh, Ronda, it is SO simple... and yet we make it so impossible!" Precisely! The mind, with it's problem-solving methods and approaches, is not the tool or the path to one's real Truth! One's listening, reverent artistry in action... is!
In our mentoring work together, I merely usher you well onto the path of your own inner seeing and creative playfulness with Soul, from which your Divinity leads the way very naturally and magically! It is a great creativity we share and express! It is freedom in action.
You already know deep inside (although possibly a little bit hidden under old scars, habits, fears and daily obligations at the moment) who you truly are, and what is longing to emerge in your life. It is that which your heart senses and longs for in moments of sadness, or deep joy, or quiet reverence.
This inner knowing is actually more of a "fragrance" than a "specific answer or direction." This is because your longing is actually calling you to the maturing responsibility of stepping into your whole Self. It is calling you to the radical awareness of becoming vibrantly alive, courageously alive, so alive that you no longer remain blinded and caught in the seductions of fear and repetitive rational excuse.
Inner angst, confusion, and feelings of emptiness is actually our hearts calling us toward the courageous adventure of being fully alive. When life calls you to grow and to change, as it does for each of us, we initially feel this Call to our greater potential as "growing pains."
Once this threshold of longing is deeply honored, the former blocks and impediments simply dissolve into a recognition of their past-serving purpose and they can be given their timely "retirement" (or "honorable discharge" as I often call it).
When you have truly committed to facing (with "eyes wide open") the changing dynamics of life, and when you meet your own life circumstances with the character of a master artisan picking up the materials of his or her work of art in the making, then nothing can any longer hold or limit your freedom, your peace, your joy, or your own unique and holy spark!
The work we do together is the journey of a lifetime! It is the work of an artist making love with the materials of his or her life...
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SOUL ARTS Recipes & Reflections
Some of Ronda's "famous "healthy decadent" spontaneous food creations during spiritual retreat stay (Recipe-less SoulArts Cookbook in process);
Ronda's hobbies outside of her spiritual teachings include the study of alternative healing and health including: orthomolecular nutrition, vibrational medicine, brain chemistry and hormonal rebalancing, acupuncture, and new technologies for body brain entrainment.
As a medical psychological researcher, I am fascinated by the mind body soul connection - and new and ancient healing convergence. Reading this stuff in bed on my iphone is my idea of an inspiring evening! :)
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