Are you ready for your spiritual retreat? That's a great question, but we should define what a spiritual retreat is first.
According to Wikipedia it defines it as follows:"The meaning of a spiritual retreat can be different for different religious communities. Spiritual Retreats are an integral part of many Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and Sufi (Islamic) communities. In Hinduism and Buddhism, Meditative Retreats are seen by some as integral for reconnection to one's self...
A retreat can either be a time of solitude or a community experience. Some retreats are held in silence, and on others there may be a great deal of conversation, depending on the understanding and accepted practices of the host facility and/or the participant(s). Retreats are often conducted at rural or remote locations, either privately, or at a retreat center such as a monastery. Spiritual retreats allow time for reflection, prayer, or meditation..."
Reconnection to one's self. Do you know your "Self"? We spend most of our waking hours giving to our jobs, family, church, and community leaving nothing for ourselves. In fact we make ourselves so busy, that most of the time we no longer know who we truly are. We've pretty much lost our identity. We are taught at an early age that busying yourselves is good, being idle is not good. Women in particular feel guilty if they slow down and take time for themselves. Somewhere a belief system was planted either from society or our parents, that taking time for "Self" is a selfish act.
How can you continue at your crazy pace day in and day out if you don't "retreat"? For the betterment of our wellness we must learn to retreat a minimum of once a year. These retreats help you find your "Self" and fill your cup. Eventually, if you don't take time out, good quality time out your cup gets empty. When the cup is empty this is where mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual dis-ease sets in. Guess what? You no longer are able to give to your job, family, church and community.
The Prairie Wellness Retreat website's goal is to uncover all the wonderful places in Manitoba and surrounding areas where retreats are held. There are so many kinds of retreats from a one person retreat to small or large groups. Some retreats are focused, for example yoga, meditation, nutrition, art, and spa. Some retreats are dedicated to teaching you tools to help you with your day to day stresses, leaving you with practices that you can take home and use. Whatever your fancy, there is one out there for you.
It's important to have a full cup. Take time out and plan your next retreat. The world becomes better when your better.
Discover your next retreat by checking the Prairie Retreats page on this website.
Dedicated to bringing health to your backdoor, Carole has been practicing alternative healing modalities for the last 12 years. Enjoy the gems that Carole and partner Marilyn Pierce share with you on this website.