Spiritual Journey

Connection and Enlightenment

Connection and EnlightenmentConnection and enlightenment with Michelle A. Hardwick

Although not apparent to us at the time, we do have a spiritual connection and are very enlightened at an early age. As we grow into our teens and twenties, life experiences challenge us, and we consciously (or unconsciously) shut down or lose this connection. As we grow even older, we begin to feel that something is missing in our lives. We might ask ourselves:

“Is this what my life is all about?”
“Is this all there is to my life?”

Inner Paddler

We know and feel that there must be something more.
It’s as if an ‘inner paddler’ awakens within us – paddling us forward: searching – looking – reading – needing to discover more, to seek answers to those important questions about our life, and what we truly want to do with it.

Inner Journey

That’s when our journey of self-discovery commences: we start processing, releasing and making peace with our past.  As we break free, we move beyond the confines of our mind, intellect and physical body. Our ego, once fueled by insecurities, becomes quieter and we develop true confidence, authenticity and self-knowledge. We start to let go of past judgments, become more accepting and go further, deeper into our innermost self. We continue on and our perspective changes. We see life differently, we feel more compassion, kindness, forgiveness towards others. We experience a sense of oneness and reconnect to the spiritual world.

Powerful Quote

I searched for a quote that would encompass my thoughts for this post and I found this one from New Zealand. I feel it describes many aspects of life beautifully – not just the state of oneness:

Connection and enlightenment with Michelle A. Hardwick“Kaua e rangiruatia te hā o te hoe;
e kore tō tātou waka e ū ki uta”
‘Do not lift the paddle out of unison
or our canoe will never reach the shore’

Most of us, whether we are conscious of it or not, are paddling – I’d like to think we’re paddling towards a shore of oneness. I know some are already there. Others are only just starting out. We’re all at different stages of our inner journey. But it’s when we ignore our ‘inner paddler’, that we remain disconnected and never reach the shore.

While travelling the world for many years, I have had the privilege to meet amazing people – all of whom are paddling. I have also facilitated countless workshops and  one-on-one consultations, designed to help wonderful awakening individuals become one: to reconnect, grow and evolve and reach the shore.

Completion of a Journey

On 22nd & 23rd October 2016, the group that began their inner journey in 2014, will complete their 7th and final weekend Wonder of the Soul and reach their shore. It’s been an absolute joy and honour for me to journey with these incredibly dedicated group of souls. Their final life-changing weekend will include many experiences and opportunities to:

Connection and enlightenment with Michelle A. Hardwick

  • Begin to feel a direct connection
  • Feel enlightened
  • Feel aligned and supported by the earth
  • Become aware of divine order in all things
  • Radiate love and peace to all
  • Experience more bliss
  • See everyone as equal, without judgment
  • Live their humanity and divinity simultaneously
  • To share their gifts; enjoy life to the full and live their life filled with passion.

I can’t wait! So many gifts will surface as the weekend unfolds. If you’d like to know more:
please download and print out a pdf of this event here
Alternatively read more about the Wonder of the Soul Weekend Seven online. Take a peek at some of the very kind testimonials received from participants from our previous weekends.

New journey Begins

As one journey ends a new one begins! Come, join and paddle with us at the first weekend Wonder of the Soul experience. This weekend will be the start of a series of seven workshops, held in the beautiful grounds of the Liss Ard Estate in the Lake Lodge in West Cork, Ireland. It will take place on 24th & 25th September and we will explore more about self-esteem and self-worth. Read more about all of the seven Wonders of the Soul Weekends here or just book your place now! There are a few places remaining – there’s one with your name on it…

Michelle A. HardwickContact Michelle

Do contact me if you have any questions. If you’d prefer to see me privately, then contact me to book your personal consultation. Or call me, Michelle (in Ireland) on 0871492338 or (in the UK) on 07857369619 to discuss your needs. There are a number of discounted packages available too.

Consultations are also available in Cork City at the Natural ClinicBook a consultation with Michelle online at the Natural clinic, click here or call The Natural Clinic Reception (+353) 21 4311977.

I’ve a Confession to Make….

Confession: I've made a boo-boo

I’ve a Confession to Make….

I made a boo-boo. Yep I sure did! Let me fill you in on what’s happened. Last year, after our week-long retreat some of the group were kind enough to give me valuable feedback about their experience. I collected the information, reflected on it and decided to create a whole new experience this year. I thought about what would want if I was attending such an event. So here’s my confession:

8 Night ExperienceNovember 2016

I wanted to have masterful, experienced practitioners to work one-on-one on me: mind, body, emotions and soul to help me powerfully change. To have potent group experiences; I wanted to eat only organic food, tailored specifically to my nutritional needs; I wanted time out to reflect in nature, to be together eight nights, and the all important thing (for me): to have my own room.

Because I’ve attended a number of retreats and although I’ve met some wonderful people that I shared a room with (and am still friends with them to this day). I confess, I wanted to be able to have my own space, to get up in the middle of the night; to write, think, reflect, process – even cry if I had to.

So having created a powerful programme which encompassed all of these things, I only offered only a single price and single accommodation. A big boo-boo. Costs have increased for every single item since last year: the accommodation, the food, the room rental, as well as the practitioners’ fees etc. Not only that, but in the last retreat a lot of my time was offered free-of-charge. I know I have to change this pattern (I give loads of things away for free) and  have to start valuing what I do and offer. Naturally having all of these things made the price expensive.

Dream Programme

Confession: Eight Night Experience with Michelle A. HardwickSo although I’d created my “dream programme” I now realize – perhaps a bit too late – that it’s not flexible enough for those who wish to join and who’s needs (including financial ones) are different.

So I thought I’d better ‘fess up and let you know that there is now a shared accommodation fee if you wish to join AND share a room with someone. I’ve paired the price down as much as I possibly can. I have also taken off the 5% surcharge for payment online. Please take a look at the new prices and information at this link. There is also a new pdf version too if you wish to download it and read at your leisure:

Hoping you’ll forgive my big boo-boo.

With love to you all,

Spiritual Mentoring

Spiritual Mentoring & Direction –
A deeper connection to your inner Truth, Self and Soul

Become clear, more loving, and have more peace with your relationships, career, and life as it unfolds
Become clear, more loving, and have more peace with your relationships, career, and life as it unfolds

Our lives are filled with so many different stresses and distractions. It can be challenging to maintain our spiritual focus and stay connected to our purpose, mission or deepest calling. When life and people challenge us, our past experiences, traditions or thoughts can often be insufficient in helping us interpret or even resolve what is happening.

By talking with a spiritual mentor, someone who knows and has also been along a similar path, it is possible to gain a deeper understanding and insight into our experiences and about our journey. To have someone outside our situation, who is able to listen and support us, is invaluable.

We are able to raise concerns about what is meaningful to us, clarify why certain experiences are happening, release what we are feeling and move towards a more directed, peaceful life. The more we explore our present circumstances, the more deeply connected with ourselves we become, and the better able we are to deal with our life and the people in it.

How can a Spiritual Mentoring Meeting help me?

A spiritual mentor can assist you to navigate a way forward, encourage the next step on your path or ensure you continue in the direction of growth. If you are looking to discover more of your inner spiritual truth and gain:

  • Support as you go through significant life transitions, and make life-changing decisions
  • Tools to help you become free from the sense of futility, feeling stuck, troubled or lost
  • A sense of purpose in your personal and work life
  • Space and time to reflect on what you want to do with the rest of your life
  • A way to orient your life towards the true source of peace, love, and happiness within you
Michelle Hardwick offers regular Spiritual Mentoring Meetings
Michelle Hardwick offers regular Spiritual Mentoring Meetings

Spiritual Mentoring with Michelle

For many years Michelle has offered insights and a unique vision to individuals and groups around the world. Spiritual mentoring  is an opportunity to have a very personal experience, to ask the questions that continue to come up in your spiritual growth, to go deeper with those questions and make real progress.

Regular weekly, biweekly, or monthly spiritual mentoring meetings can be especially transformative as you connect more to the truth of who you really are and get the necessary direction as you uncover more about yourself and what you are experiencing in life.

Typically meetings last one hour in person or on Skype/Zoom and cost are £75 (UK). For a limited time the first session is now just £55 (UK). Contact Michelle in confidence to discuss your requirements.