BLOOM: Intuitive Life & Painting Mini Day Retreat

Are you craving a little oasis of calm in the midst of life’s hustle and bustle? Yearning for a space where you can tune into your inner wisdom and let your creative spirit soar?

Well, guess what? I’ve got just the thing for you!

Join Kristen Fagan and me for BLOOM: Intuitive Life & Painting Mini Day Retreat at a private location nestled in the heart of Scottsdale on Saturday, May 4th, from 10am to 2pm.

Picture this: gentle movements to melt away stress, guided visualizations to connect you with the radiant energy of flowers, and the joy of expressing yourself through painting. Yep, it’s all happening!

First up, we’ll kick things off with some oh-so-soothing movement to help you unwind and let go of any tension.

Then, get ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery as you dive deep into a guided visualization to uncover the flower energy that’s just waiting to bloom within you. Kristen and I will be there every step of the way to help you explore the significance of your chosen flower, set intentions for the upcoming New Moon on May 8th, and guide you through the creation of a beautiful flower-focused self-portrait.

And hey, we’ve got your taste buds covered too! Indulge in a scrumptious light lunch catered by the fabulous folks at Postinos, complete with refreshing cocktails and mocktails adorned with edible flowers. Talk about a feast for the senses!

But wait, there’s more! As a special treat, you’ll leave our retreat with a personalized ritual to honor the enchanting Flower Moon on May 23rd, ensuring that the magic of our day together continues to blossom and grow.

Ready to join us? Snag your spot now at our Early Bird price of just $122 (because who doesn’t love a sweet deal?). After April 28th, tickets will be $144, so don’t wait too long to reserve your spot in this magical journey of self-exploration and creativity. (Limited to 8 spots)

Come on, let’s bloom together – sign up here!

Releasing the Past Guided Visualization

If you are ready to embark on a new chapter or are feeling held back by a person or a younger version of yourself (mistakes made or bad choices you associate with your younger self), then this guided meditation will help you release the past and one forward.

Before you start, think about the direction you want to move forward in or the new path you want to embark on. Then pause and think of stories from your life that you feel might be holding you back.

As the meditation begins, I guide you to choose a person or situation to release.

You will then be guided to forgive this person for not being the person you wanted them to be. Again, this might be a different person or a younger version of yourself.

This is a powerful thing to do. It can help with a particularly hard person or situation to forgive.

It helps you realize that we all have our own intentions and expectations at different times in our lives.

You will then be guided to release the situation connecting you to this person or your younger self.

This is incredibly healing.

After this, it might be nice to journal your feelings, or how you want to move forward now that you are free of this person or the past.

You also might like to stomp your feet to continue this sense of release.

Remember to do this, again and again, any time you need to forgive or move forward so you can become a better version of your self and create a life you love.

I originally did this in my Facebook group and everyone had an amazing experience.

Enjoy. Forgive. Release. Move Forward!

For some of you, this might be exhausting and draining. If that is the case, make sure you rest and drink lots of water after doing this visualization.

xo, Kerry

How to Create an Ancestor Altar

Mother’s Day is next Sunday and I know that this means a lot of different things to different people. My mom is alive and I will be celebrating with her in the morning with brunch.

My mom’s mom (shown above) passed away long before I was born. Her name was Madeline. During my tarot training, she showed up in some of my meditations and visualizations. Because of this, I decided to create a closer relationship with her.

I talked to my mom about this a bit and she told me that I would have called her Nana. I now ask her for guidance on a regular basis.

Now when I tune in and pray, I ask God, Angels, Guides, Bear, Gloria (my name for my higher self), Nana Madeline, Wolf, and Owl to help me. (This has evolved. About 5 years ago, I started simply with Universe.)

I imagine her standing behind my right shoulder. I feel supportive and comforting energy coming from her.

On Mother’s Day, I plan on making a point to spend some time with her by creating an altar and I thought you might like to do the same with a mother or mother-figure from your life.

Here are some ways you can create an ancestor altar and spend some intentional time with a loved one this weekend.

Create an Ancestor Altar 

Ahead of time:
  1. Get a photo or photos to display.
  2. If you do not have a photo, find something that reminds you of this person.
  3. Gather candles – possibly in the colors and scents that the person loved.
  4. Pick or find out something that they loved eating or drinking and make sure you have it on hand. ie. Chamomile Tea, Lemon Cookies, Sangria.
  5. Designate a space for your altar.
Day of:
  1. Put the photos or items on your altar.
  2. Light your candles.
  3. Ask the person or persons you are honoring to be with you.
  4. Close your eyes and imagine them there.
  5. Enjoy the food and/or drink that they loved. (If for any reason, you do not like or cannot consume what they loved then simply offer it to them.)
  6. Enjoy this time and this connection.
  7. You can ask if they have any messages for you. Listen and possibly write down any guidance you receive.
  8. Allow any part of the experience to become a sign or symbol of their presence in your life. i.e. The color pink, the scent of Gardenia, the food or drink that they loved.
  9. Thank them for their love and support.
  • You can keep this altar up or create it again when needed.
  • Either let the candles burn all the way down or save them for when you want to connect with this person again.
  • If there is drink left over it might be nice to empty it outside on a plant or tree. If there is food leftover, then save it for later, share with someone else, or possibly compost, give to the family dog, or throw away with loving intention.
  • You can do this on birthdays, anniversaries and holidays.
  • Feel free to make it simpler or more elaborate depending on the amount of time, your mood, and desires.

If you create an ancestor altar, feel free to tag me @kerry_burki or use the hashtag #kerryburki so I can check it out.

Happy Mothers Day!!!



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