“Can I have another croissant?”

It’s only five words, yet it felt like a huge accomplishment.

I’m very outgoing.
I talk a lot.
I have a lot of energy.

None of those things means I can easily ask for what I need.

It ties into my Core Emotion.

Unhealed version:
Fear of being kicked out of the tribe.
Healed version: When I am in my truth, I create authentic community – and get another croissant.

Making requests risks rejection. Not making requests guarantees not getting what I want.

Hmmm. I think this writing things down idea might be a good one! Never realized that second part until it came out of my finger tips.

Back to croissants. We were on the plane (12 hours) from San Francisco to Zurich Switzerland. We were getting pretty close to the end when they served us breakfast. The croissant was the best part and I was still hungry. I decided to ask for a second one!

The flight attendant may have replied, “But of course madam.” That could also be a line from a Grey Poupon commercial. Either way, he was very sweet about it and brought me a second one right away.

I don’t have a picture of the croissant, so here is a goofy picture of us in the airport before we took off.

I love this picture!

I’ve mentioned before that after I channel I can be really wiped out. It really matters what I eat before and after channeling. After the Saturday session in Austria, Mary went to the kitchen to get me lunch.

I got into the bath. I normally don’t feel a need to bathe after channeling, however so much energy was released during the sessions that I felt strongly that a warm bath would be very good for me.

After the bath, I got in bed. Shortly thereafter Mary arrived. With a steak lunch.

We tried to remember exactly how it went and neither of us could. I think I asked Mary for a hamburger or something very high in protein. The lunch that was offered didn’t quite fit the bill for a post two hour channel body. So Mary declared, “Veronica needs a steak” and the chef made this.

It was so good and I really credit eating steak after each of the channeling sessions for my quick recovery. After the last Sonoma retreat, I was completely out of it for two weeks. After our trip to Europe and seven channeling sessions, I felt pretty normal other than the jet lag!

I was a vegetarian for 16 years and it STILL feels weird to realize I’m eating meat. I listened to my body every day of those 16 years and it clearly told me what it needed. When that need shifted, my body was LOUD about it and I listened to it then as well.

Requests can come from all sorts of places.

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was concerned that I was going to miss out on some fun due to my schedule. One thing I was really NOT wanting to miss was the spa at the hotel. It wasn’t looking like I could fit it in though. The spa closed at 8pm and we were rarely done with dinner before 9 or so. I didn’t want to skip dinner to spa and I didn’t want to skip my post-channel rest to spa… What to do?????? Hint: read the title of this post.

I spoke with the owner of the hotel and explained my situation. She said, “We will keep the spa open late for you.”

Simple as that.

I could be sitting here bummed out that I missed the spa. Instead, I have photos!

These photos were taken as I ran through the spa on the last day hoping that no one was in there naked.

Everything at this hotel is on a mountain side. The spa is no exception.

This is the swimming pool in the upper part of the spa.

This is a fancy shower in the upper part of the spa. I didn’t get to try this. Next time for sure!

The lower part of the spa is where the sauna facilities live. At dinner, I got the run down on the way to sauna.

Sit in either the dry sauna or wet sauna until you sweat A LOT.
Then walk in the freezing cold water (or dunk yourself).
Then rub ice on your body.
Then shower.
Then rest.
Then repeat.

I don’t like to be cold so at least two of those steps seemed like they were NEVER going to happen. However, when in Rome, do stuff Romans do!

I had invited Thad, who is an American living in Switzerland, to join me in the spa and as it was after hours, we had the place to ourselves.

It was lovely getting to know Thad whom I had only ever talked to on the phone. He told me all about his life with his wife and new baby in Switzerland. They met on a cruise ship!!! How fun is that?????

When we got to the walk in freezing cold water step, I know that I wouldn’t have done it if Thad hadn’t gone first.

That picture isn’t really the best; the cold water is behind that huge rock!

Then it was rub face with ice. The ice is shaved very fine. Thad was again the leader and did it several times! I did it once. I don’t have a picture of the shaved ice area because there was a naked person in there when I was taking pictures.

Hot shower was next. They have NO water shortage in Austria; still felt really odd to use this much water.

Then!!! We rested in the Rose Quartz room.

Pretty much the worst picture I took on the trip!

Yes, there is a big Rose Quartz crystal in this room. The bench you rest on is so comfortable. I tried to find a better picture on the hotel spa website. I didn’t manage that. However, here is a description.

You should allow some time for the laconium. In order to achieve a good effect, between 30 and 60 minutes should be spent in the laconium. Your immune system will be strenghthened by means of radiant heat that arises there. On account of a special music concept and the rose quartz, energy is released which dissolves stress blockages and has a positive impact on your cardiovascular system.

Yeah, THAT!

We did two rounds in about two hours. So glad I made the request.

Can you see me? Flash blocked Heidi and me out a bit.

This was the only part of the spa I didn’t really understand. Behind the white cloth is hay. You sit, surrounded by hay, and it offers some healing. Thad and I tried it for a few minutes and decided we liked the Rose Quartz room better.

I LOVED THE SPA! So rejuvenating! During the second round, Thad and I stood in the freezing cold water for quite awhile. At one point we both observed that it “didn’t seem cold enough.” WOW! Never would have imagined that happening!

I’m so thankful that I was able to make the request and so grateful that they were able to accommodate my needs.

Look at these cool people! This is a photo of the owners of the hotel.

What request do you need to make today?


This was the best time of my current life… surrounded by the most loving and open people, the opportunity to dive deep into my own truth with Eloheim’s help… basking in the different energies of The Council members and being able to experience “miraculous” energetic shifts in my human body due to the sacred space this fabulous group created and held through the entire retreat … THANK YOU ALL AGAIN!!! ~ A.L. Germany

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