YOUR RETREAT REALLY BEGINS
WHEN YOU ARRIVE HOME
You’ve had some profound experiences, healing and insights. Now how do you bring this back home to your life in the real world?
Retreats are amazing, life changing, and exhilarating in every possible way. I have loved the person that I am when I am at a retreat, a conference or another type of learning environment. Repeatedly I have found that I am the best version of myself physically, emotionally, spiritually and in every other way. I remember attending a writing retreat in the middle of coping with various diagnoses of illness and being unable to get out of bed in my home life and yet, once I was at the retreat, my mind and body felt absolutely vibrant and clear.
I was able to wake up early just as the sun was just starting to rise, (something I could never do back at home) so that I could squeeze in a meditation class and a movement class before a whole day of participating in my writing retreat. At the end of the day, I was still filled with energy and ready to keep going and not a trace of illness was to be found.
Maybe you’ve had similar experiences while you have been away at a retreat or other type of learning environment. If you are like me, you probably were excited to go back home and bring all this awesomeness with you to your life with your loved ones.
I WAS TOO. BUT EACH TIME, THE AFTERGLOW OF THE RETREAT WOULD ONLY LAST A FEW DAYS AND I WOULD BE LEFT FEELING DISAPPOINTED AND EMPTY.
Words just weren’t enough to explain to friends and family about the tremendous growth and inner change I had gone though. The trouble was, they couldn’t see what I felt on the inside. They had no idea what kind of a transformation I had gone through. And so as the days passed, I would struggle to hang on to that part of me that felt alive and invigorated and full of purpose.
I wanted to be that me every day of my life. But how could I do that being in my home, in my community, with my family and friends? I didn’t want to get addicted to the feeling of escaping reality.
I WANTED TO CHANGE MY REALITY. I WANTED TO FEEL ALIVE EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY.
Does this feel true for you? Have you longed to be back there again?
To have that same sense of connection, purpose…