In a recent conversation with my good friend from Long Beach, California, my friend confided in me that the situation of their lives and the circumstances of their country, made him feel like their family had arrived at a kind of wash-rinse-repeat cycle, almost as if they were living a Groundhog Day situation, only without the comic relief the main character Phil Conners provided.
Living the aftermath of the most draconian violation of our freedoms, with doomsayers still everywhere, it's no wonder that things can feel like they are in a rut with that deep sense of monotony that can have people feeling more than a little low. It also doesn't help to lift our spirits when the mainstream of society is predicting that things are going to get worse before they ever get better.
However, if we were to look at the positive potential of what could be extracted from what is going on today, we might come to the conclusion that it is these very same current events that are now acting as effective catalysts, shaking the normally collective apathy of us as a people and pushing us to a point where we are now no longer willing to accept a state of permanent stagnancy, or move forward with how things were/are.
It seems to be in our human nature that we only enact change when we are pushed into such a position of discomfort that we can no longer stand it. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Change can be the most refreshing catalyst for revitalising your life, you just have to choose it willingly for it to become something that happens with ease and joy. Remember, the power to choose something different, is and has always been, in your hand.
The Power To Choose.
UNSURE OF WHAT'S NEXT?
THEN READ ON
Where are we really focusing our energies?
What we are going through now is happening on a global scale. It appears to be the end of one epoch, and right now, from where many of us sit, it seems like it will be another six weeks of hard Winter before we see the first signs of Spring.
Are you experiencing certain forces calling you from all different directions, asking, no— demanding that your focus, energy and attention be on them?
The news, the government, your work, your friends, your extended family—in a sense, they are all pressuring you daily to invest yourself wholly, to take a side, to feel their fear, to engage in their outrage or to experience first hand all of their frustrations.
If this wasn't enough, our governments have approached our current situation with about as much subtlety as an Orwellian sledge hammer. With oxymoronic slogans, like Staying Apart Keeps Us Together, and changing the narrative with their Double Speak, in a poor attempt to cover their blatant lies and manipulations every time it suits them, just to impose more restrictive rules and regulations intended to curb your enthusiasm from choosing something different. This is the real way they try to steal our freedoms. In the face of all of this though, where are you focusing your thoughts, your energies and your actions? Are you being drawn further into their game?
It's no mistake that you're here, reading this. You are already one of a small but growing group of families who despite the constant limitations our mainstream society loves to project upon us, cannot deny having seen a break of sunlight through the storm. Who, even with all the diversions and challenges are ready and determined to break free from the patterns and cycles that have previously been accepted as unbreakable.
THEN READ ON
IT'S OK IF ARE YOU UNSURE, BUT IT'S NO MISTAKE YOU'RE HERE!
For us as a family, with all that has been going on, particularly with the disturbing mix of distraction that the mainstream is constantly trying to capture our attention with, we have been focusing all our efforts and attentions into our own personal growth. We have been working on our own coherence, inner and familial. This, we feel, is the way that we can be most effective in affecting the change we want to see in the world.
This meant changing course. We had to accept and be at peace with the fact that we would not be able to run our At Home In the World Family Retreats in the USA and Transylvania in 2020, nor since, take part in the conferences and summits at which we were invited to speak. This also meant that for the last few years we have had to forgo the better part of our family income. However, we decided to approach this challenge together as a family and asked a vital question: What is it that we need to see that we are not seeing now?
With the time we had on our hands, we chose not to invest ourselves in following the news or subscribing to the fear of the media. Instead, we savoured this time with our ageing parents/our children's grandparents and basked in the simplicity of our lives together. All we needed was each other.
When we did make space to look within and contemplate our question of what it was we weren't seeing, interestingly, another question presented itself: How can we translate the value of what we as a family have gained on our journey over the last 14 years, into a realisation for families around the world, so that they don't have to go back to accepting someone else's vision for their life, nor live an unfulfilling Groundhog Day any longer.
This was the spark for the inspiration we needed to act, to crystallise the essence of what we have shared in our At Home In the World Family Retreats, and translate it into a place where all seeking families from around the world could come daily to gather and be enriched by the wealth of knowledge, wisdom and community that such a space could provide. Thus, Museley was born! We knew that by asking the difficult questions of ourselves, developing our inner coherence, following the guidance of that intuitive voice within and directing our energies into working with families, that we too would be taking the next step in the evolution of our own family's development, in symbiosis with yours.
We had already seen first hand when we worked with other equally inspired and motivated families in our previous retreats, that our lives became linked, our stories created new stories, ventures, even businesses that are continuing to change ours and other families lives throughout the world. We know now that getting the chance to work with your family will consciously create a resonant network of coherence, and set in motion a change of course that no matter how small, will inexorably change the shape and flow of the world in which we live.
We feel now more than ever, it is critical for families to ask their own vital questions that go to the very core of challenging their existing lives. When we are prepared to ask the challenging questions, we break free of the repetitive patterns that we have allowed to take hold on our lives. We step out of the games and narratives others have created for us and just like Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, we make a different choice and suddenly we are the ones writing and shaping the narratives of our own stories. This is the first step to living a coherent, cohesive and free life with your family!
What are we doing now?
We're focusing on our family.
This experience gave us the opportunity to take stock of our lives, who we really wanted to be. When we went home, we were inspired to create our own family business assisting families in Germany to live closer, more authentic lives.
MARCUS & MIRIAM
You really saved my relationship with my daughter in a big way. I've been really deeply challenged. No one else is asking questions like this. You guys have tapped into something that is very special.
DAVID & TRYNTSJE
Personally we had never even considered doing a family retreat. The experience helped us realise we really had to find a way to live together, to be a team. The Intuition Game was very special!
This is an experience so worth doing!
It's no mistake you're here!
Over the course of 8 days and 7 nights through our wholly-immersive, intimate, integrated retreat of fun, play and learning, our family will share with your family, a framework that has challenged and served us everyday of our lives for the last 14 years.
IT'S OK IF YOU'RE
A renewed sense of direction, curiosity and clarity for what is possible as a family. A drive to re-focus on your journey together and utilise this new energy and momentum to empower yourselves with your own vision of what it means to be at home in the world, in a complete energetic counter to the close-minded and overwhelmingly oppressive barrage of society's fearful narratives.
The wisdom to see why asking challenging questions daily of ourselves, as opposed to seeking answers, will be one of the greatest catalysts for your own personal and familial transformation.
A set of tools and a framework for self-guided practice that you will all want to participate in together, daily in your journey as a family. These are hands-on practices, games and actions that will engage everyone, everyday, long after our time together in the retreat is done.
An awareness of the entanglements, limiting beliefs and incoherence that has weighed you down, shrouding your perception of what you are truly capable of achieving when you work together as a family.
An ongoing community of families, who like yourself, have the courage and fortitude to see this journey through to its fruition.
A budding new coherence, equilibrium and determination within yourself that begins to reflect in every aspect of your relationships, paving connection, catharsis and peace into the road that leads to being at home with yourself, at home with your family and at home in the world.
After just 8 days together, you and your family will have:
Coherence and change begins within yourself...
Are you ready to ask the questions you need to ask?
Are you ready to be at home with yourself, at home with your family and at home in the world everyday of your lives?
Be one of just 8 families per retreat, in this limited series of At Home In The World Family Retreats.
LISTEN TO WHAT OUR AT HOME IN THE WORLD FAMILIES HAD TO SHARE FROM THEIR EXPERIENCES OF WORKING WITH US
The Kaponay Family Journey...
14 years ago, we made a conscious choice to embrace change as the catalyst to creating a life lived together in coherence.
This investment and our subsequent adventures have taken us to over 50 countries on 6 continents.
Along our travels, we noticed the ever encroaching harmful ways stress, overwork, overcommitment and societal narratives, were taking families in separate directions and causing harm and disintegration to the health and well-being of families. COVID19 has also demonstrated now more than ever, why families need to seek their own, more viable and cohesive ways of living and working together.
We longed to share with families what we learned. This was how At Home In The World Family Retreats was born, and its very name embodies every aspect of this possibility as a constant in life.
To be at home with yourself is a vital step to being at home with your family, and at home with the world, no matter where you live.
Give your family the freedom to live your life together from the heart.