There is so much going on in our individual and collective worlds today that it is often difficult to separate out what is real and what is unreal. It is not to say that this computer is not here or that table is not there. It is not to say that our relationships, our work, our lives are not real, but rather that it is not always easy to know what is real from our own innate perspective. We all have the part of ourselves that exists within us that is whole, intuitive, clear and insightful but our lives, the deadlines, the pressures, expectations and patterned behaviour can keep us from experiencing what lies within. If we can allow all the dust to settle down, a sea of possibilities can emerge that perhaps we never knew existed. When we begin to live these possibilities, we transform into a new person, into a new self. We transform into the person we want to be and perhaps more importantly, to the person we truly are.
Often a retreat from the world into a new environment that is largely unfamiliar can open up unexpected doors. A retreat can take you on a journey of another kind, an adventure into oneself.
What does Transformation actually mean?
Transformation is a fundamental change in a person's sacred or spiritual life. In psychology, spiritual transformation is understood within the context of an individual's meaning system, especially in relation to concepts of the sacred or ultimate concern.
When life comes at us at a thousand miles an hour, our deepest calling and truest self often gets knocked unconscious by storms of distraction, anxiety, and heaviness. It can feel as if somewhere along the way, we lost connection to ourselves, our direction and our ability to see things clearly. The truth is; we never really ‘lose connection’. The clarity we seek simply gets muffled under layers of toxic inner dialog, self-limiting stories and conditioned mind sets.
Our retreats are the perfect way to slash through the inner and outer clutter weighing us down in a fun, grounded, uplifting and safe environment. The experience of being in nature while connecting with others who also care about becoming their best selves is a deeply fulfilling experience. Transformational retreats help to strengthen the connection to your own internal guidance system, while discovering life-enhancing tools to help move you towards the vibrant, abundant and purposeful life that feels most aligned with your soul.
Get rid of the mental clutter by exploring different modalities such as meditation, nature walks, meaningful dialogue, yoga, insightful discussions, self-inquiry and presence and creating your very own ‘toolbox’ that will help you navigate life with lightness of heart, mind, body and soul.
There are many ways to affect transformation and it is a life-long process, a journey from head to heart to being; from physical body to emotional body to spiritual well-being.
Transformation work will reveal the art of letting go, releasing feelings, taking off the mask and getting rid of the tensions that we have accumulated in various roles we have been playing in life. Because connecting with our emotions is really at the core of well-being.
Process of transformation
An extremely important aspect of transformation work is detoxification. Every now and then, usually once or twice a year, we need to cleanse in order to protect our health, promote vitality and prolong our lives. Fasting is an extremely useful tool for this end. In our daily lives that are fraught with everything that is happening, no matter how ‘healthy’ we think we are, we must take time to cleanse and rest our bodies. Fasting, yoga, yogic cleansing practices, breathing, bodywork, healing modalities and exercises all assist the deep tissue detoxification. When we remove toxins then we can benefit more effectively from the foods that we eat.
Often transformation requires help from a healer. On our retreats we receive help from different healers in order to heal ourselves. There really isn’t anyone else that can heal us, but when we work with someone who can support us, then our own healing can happen. It is much easier to access our emotional, mental and physical patterns when we work with a clean and clear body. Our bodies become a channel for the spirit. After all, our bodies house our spirit. It is this process that brings alignment which is Transformation.