Retreat Re-entry

re·treat  (r-trt)

A place affording peace, quiet, privacy, or security.
A period of seclusion, retirement, or solitude.
A period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, or study: a religious retreat.
- selected definitions from The Free Dictionary

The instinct to withdraw, for a time, from everyday life to rest and reflect is an old one and a particularly common one amongst seekers of all kinds. Many churches seem to honour this, by providing space and opportunity for retreat during the year. Outside of such structure though, there seems to be a growing recognition for this human need.

I have just returned from the magical Red Fox Retreats' first magical offering... Unravel Your Story. Brace yourself for the cliches. It was wonderful. I am not the same person I was when I arrived there. I will never be the same. I carry everyone there in my heart. Cliches maybe, but so so true. The amazing women hosting us, Sas, Susannah and Meghan, held the word "nourish" at the heart of all their planning and created a magical, safe and healing space. 

Today is a day of reflecting on that experience and gentle re-entry into the world. I hope that I will have more to say about it all, here and in my journals. I will certainly have photos going up later today.

I would love to hear about your retreat experiences, whether spiritual, creative, personal, individually or in a group.