What is a retreat?
A structured exclusive setting (generally in the country) where basic food and accommodations are cared for by the facility to give the participant the time to reflect, contemplate, recuperate and rest. Often participants are expected to participate in a particular practice or technique led by the facilitator of the retreat.
What’s the value of doing a retreat?
Retreats give a person the opportunity to be transformed in their perspective of life, to emerge with renewed energy, to experience the excitement of new future possibilities resulting from the inner shift in consciousness.
What kind of retreat should I do and how often?
There are retreats in yoga, meditation, relationship work, enlightenment technique, energy healing and more. If you are new at this, try a retreat that gives you a taste of a variety of practices. When you’ve discovered the style of practice that suits you, it is suggested that you do a retreat that focuses on one technique so that you can experience the purity that is inherent in that practice. The most profound experiences to be had on retreats are when you’re ready to surrender into the technique being practiced and you give everything you’ve got, moving through all resistances, to complete the duration of the retreat. It is recommended to do at least one long retreat a year (7 days to a month). If your time and finances allow more, then do another 3 shorter retreats (minimum 3 days long) in the year.
The Benefits of Nature
How are we interconnected with Nature?
Nature supports all life. Without nature, we cannot breathe or eat.
How does connecting with nature benefit me spiritually?
Today we are forgetting the power of nature to ground us. Our minds spend hours each day living in virtual experiences such as television, computers, and other communication devices. This leads to a sense of emptiness or disconnectedness because our bodies are no longer touching and acknowledging the realness of the earth that made us. We are body beings; we need to be grounded by playing in the earth. Interacting with the Earth activates our feminine expression while computers and such devices activate our masculine side. We have lost this balance of masculine and feminine. Spending quality time in nature will unite us with our whole being quicker than any technique or practice because it is the Wholeness itself, it is Spirit itself.