Friday, September 18, 2009

Soul Vacations

Giving ourselves time to reflect and heal can be a powerful way to process the things that are happening in our lives, and one of the best approaches to do this is by going on a retreat. And that’s what I’m going to do … :) with intention to heal and learn more about what had happened, why and how it is happened. Everyone has a different view and experiences the world differently. It is important to choose a type of retreat that works best for us (especially for me … kekekkee). Some of my friends recommend to me kind like a yoga or tai-chi. But I prefer to choose the one that really can connects with my soul needs. The most important thing is to respect our unique stage of development and to be patient with ourselves since any thoughts or issues that arise are simply part of the process of healing.

Just remember that, retreat is an intense period of time where serious soul searching takes place can help us allow whatever may happen to us to fully unfold. Going on retreat may sound like a vacation (don’t you think so?), but based on my experiences, most retreat ask you to look deep inside of yourself, and sometimes this can be uncomfortable or stir the pot of our soul.

Not everybody can have immediate healing for one time retreat. Sometimes it takes more time depending on our openness to the process by putting down all the ego, anger and be humble in every second. Putting our trust in the retreat process will make space for the necessary work we have to do, making it easier for our hearts and minds to explore wholly the innermost reaches of our soul. By paying attention to these messages, we pave the way for greater healing and transformation, since spending time in contemplation at a retreat will give us the gift of insight and understanding that we can use in all aspects of our daily lives.

By sharing these experiences, I hope it will make a ‘door’ to those who have planned to go… Happy weekend, Happy Hari Raya and God Bless you all.


  1. I guess it all depends on each individual, to see if he or she is willing to open up and letting go,,,,

    hey before i leave,wishing you a great weekend and a long one too

    take care now

  2. hehehehe... i prefer to sleep 16 hours at home then will make me more lazy like a pig after that.

  3. uinah.. so amcm la mo soul vacation?? yoga pun sya nda buli oo .. sya blum dpt cari sumthing yg ble kasi cuti sya pya soul completely :) huahua.. ba have a nice holiday alv :)

  4. Hi Alv,

    Been there on last April.. i mean in Kaingaran..I posted it on my blog too last April in 'My Faith' category..

    That place absolutely a peace place and far from busy city..It is suitable for us to relax our mind and to increase our FAITH to GOD.. to find GOD.. to know more HIM..

    You have a blessed HOLIDAY.. :)

  5. Going for a retreat is a good choice for soul vacation...But that term is usually for a single person. If u are married than being with the family is the most precious moments that U not really bother for a retreat.

    Anyway,I hope everything is fine over there and have a pleasant holidays! :-)

  6. Hi C.Alv.B, hope you find what you looking for....
    and enlightenment to your dreams and wishes.
    Best regards, Lee.