Sunday, May 26, 2013

Retreat



re·treat

/riˈtrēt/

Verb

(of an army) Withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat.

Noun

An act of moving back or withdrawing.

Synonyms



verb.

retire - withdraw - recede - fall back - draw back

noun.

retirement - refuge - withdrawal - recession - shelter


Shelter. Refuge. But mainly withdrawal for me. A time of reflection and a gathering of spirit. Refreshment - to revitalize. Affirm the beauty of the earth. Invigorate the spirit.

Know that the power of goodness, kindness and love exists in this world and we can make it in this image rather that those of the opposing forces which are all about money.

I project love. Love returns.

Back from a weekend of spiritual retreat, where the sun shone and stones were cast in the waters of the lake as we stood barefoot in the sand while the wind blew around, through and on us, unwrapping layer upon layer of self. All is exposed to the light of day. And drums beat to the rhythms of our hearts far into the night. And joy shook me to my foundations.

All is well.

14 comments:

  1. Welcome back to the refreshed new you!

    We all need to retreat from the buzz of life at regular intervals, to clear the cobwebs from mind and soul.

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  2. Spiritual retreats do wonders for the soul. What's also necessary, I find, is the everyday task of mentally "retreating" from the hurly burly of the outside world and not getting too tangled up in it all.

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  3. Wonderful. That is a side I did not know existed for you!

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  4. Haven't done anything like that for a while. Should reconsider.
    Lovely.

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  5. GM:

    The only way to truly renew, I agree!

    XO
    WWW

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  6. Nick:

    As Gaia gasps her last, even more important!

    XO
    WWW

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  7. OWJ:

    Yes, you nailed it. Kindred spirits all, it was wonderful.

    XO
    WWW

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  8. Ramana:

    I am just FULL of surprises.

    XO
    WWW

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  9. Hattie:

    For a while, the sad and sorry state of Gaia leaves and that is a good thing.

    XO
    WWW

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  10. Verna:

    Yes, you would have embraced the possibilities!

    XO
    WWW

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  11. I'm glad it was such a powerful and moving experience. I always feel a little different after a retreat.

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  12. SAW:

    Yes, it is a real battery charger.

    XO
    WWW

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