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We will notice a sense of emotional freedom when we are letting all of life in, without judgment, without labels, 
embracing all of it, not clutching at what is no longer ours nor pushing away what is, then we truly are free.For 
when we are doing this we have finally let go of our emotional attachment to our rightness and our emotional 
attachment to outcome.We are allowing what is to just be and what ever we invest in there is no hanging on to what 
we believe we deserve because we have invested in it. It's our personal investment in anything that we often believe
gives us entitlement to will be situational, this attachment. There can be deep disappointment, anger
and resentment when we allow ourselves to be so emotionally attached to what we think is right and what we deserve. 
It can be helpful to our emotional well being to let go of the language of deserve and blame when we don't get back 
what we want. When I can remember to just give without any hidden agenda, just give with love and let go...then I am
free of what may be the outcome of what I have given. When we give from a vibration of love without condition then
we set ourselves free. 


Jan.2011 – I find myself back in the Northwest Territories up near the Beaufort Sea, in a place called Inuvik, well at least that’s where my plane landed. But I’m up the river, traveled here by way of an ice road up the MacKenzie river to the wellness camp the Gwich’in Tribal Council built, so the people from this area can come here and retreat from their everyday lives and experience the different programs offered here for personal expansion, healing and change. I’m here this week facilitating a workshop called “Taking Back Your Power”. It’s helpful to notice how we are giving our power away and helpful to be honest with self that we are doing that. We all do it from time to time, some perhaps less than others, but non the less one may find themselves in a negative feeling place which is the sign that you are giving your power away to something outside of self. For within is where your power lies. Within in each of us lies the power of love, love for self without condition, when we are on this path of love, life looks so very different from when we are looking at our world from a place of fear. In this workshop we will explore ways to stay focused on the path of love, the vibration that can take us as individuals to places we didn’t think possible when we are thinking in the vibration of fear. Reminding self when my thoughts are based in love then my path is filled with abundance on every level. More love, more physical well-being, more spiritual expansion, and emotional freedom. We will explore ideas and ways to stay focused on the path of love and to believe in and love  self and the Power within.

It’s quiet out here in the bush, where the river and trees speak of the abundance in the Universe. I look out and the Divine is saying there is abundance, there is love, look on it, and beleave it. The sun sets with its magnificence on the horizon, the skinny trees becoming black silhouettes against the back drop of colors only the Creator can provide. It’s cold up here the winters are long and summers short, the trees don’t grow very big, not like BC where it’s much warmer and not as severe temperatures. It’s all beautiful in its own way, every place I travel I witness the beauty of Mother Earth and all the she provides. I look forward to my stay here, we will be here for a  week.

Look on love today, pay attention to how much gratitude you have for all that is around you, see the beauty in it all and your day will be amazing.

Peace in the Arctic

This path led to the trap line the men checked during day they came back with 2 rabbits.

I spent a week up the river outside of Inuvik at the Gwich’in wellness camp. It’s an amazing experience to be out in the wild, working with the members from surrounding communities. This particular group was all men, we were focusing on communication skills to empower them with tools to experience a way to communicate with self and others in loving and respectful ways. My stay ended too soon, after 5 days we headed back up the river to Inuvik, to catch a flight out, it takes 2 days for me to return home from Inuvik.

A greeting from Leslie

Welcome  to my blog,  I’m Leslie Williamson, creator and owner of Orineida Counselling Services. My travels take me to small grass-roots communities throughout Canada, I will share with you my thoughts, feelings and stories of the experiences I have along the way. Life is exciting, life is expanding I’m delighted to have this wonderful opportunity to bring you into my world in this way. The people are beautiful, the places are amazing and I am blessed to be doing what makes my heart sing. May you enjoy my blog as much I will enjoy sharing with you.