Healing and Life growth retreats are about transformation. They are about healing. They are definitely about pushing past what keeps you stuck, depressed, stressed, addicted and distracted. There is no longer a need with treatment today to stay where you are. People worldwide are taking three weeks a year to heal, enrich and recover from the stresses and stretches of life. It is about time more people catch on the the growing, and vital need we all have to work on ourselves. Healing and Life growth retreats provide people that sacred time.
Carl Jung the famous psychologist once wrote one of my favorite lines. “Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.”
Healing and Life growth retreats will show you how what worked once, in childhood, or before things ‘changed’ for you, as they eventually do for everyone, you will need to develop new life skills to deal with these life changes. Job changes, project management stress, rearing children and supporting families all come with a price to pay for body, mind or soul. We deplete but must renew too! Healing and Life growth retreats somehow seem scary to some people when looking from the outside. Whilst heart attacks, addictions to pills, booze, cancer and other things seems to be the answer. I’ll cope today and ‘change’ tomorrow is a trap that so many, many people fall into. It is high time we use Healing and Life growth retreats to look at what is going on for us emotionally, deep within our consciousness.
Healing and Life growth retreats Stages of Development
Here are Carl Jung’s 4 stages of Development (where are you and where do you want to be).
- The ATHLETE Stage
At this stage, we are mostly preoccupied with our looks, with the way our body looks. During this stage we might stay for hours looking and admiring our ego reflection in the mirror. Our body, our looks are the most important thing to us, nothing else.
- The WARRIOR stage
During this period, this stage, our main concern is to go out there and conquer the world, to do our best, be the best and get the very best, to do what warriors do, and act like warriors act. This is a stage when we continually think of ways to get more than everybody else, a stage of comparison, of defeating those around so we can feel better because we have achieved more, because we are the warriors, the brave ones. Healing and Life growth retreats will demonstrate the toll that any warrior takes on his or her body, mind and soul.
- The STATEMENT stage
At this time, this stage in your life, you realize what you have achieved so far is not enough for you to feel fulfilled, to be happy… you are now looking for ways to make a difference in the world, for ways to serve those around you. You are now preoccupied with ways to start giving. You now realize what you chased after until now, money, power, possessions etc. will keep on appearing in your life but you no longer attribute them the same value as before, you no longer are attached to those things because you are now in a different stage of your life, where you know there is more to life than that. You receive them, you accept them and you are grateful, but you are ready to let go of them at any time. You are looking for ways to stop thinking only about yourself, of ways to receive and start focusing on living a life of service. All you want to do in this stage is give. You now know that giving is receiving and it is time for you to stop being selfish, egotistical and self-centered and think of ways to help those in need, to leave this world better than it was when you arrived. Healing and Life growth retreats help us to realize we actually built a massive ego, even if we didn’t even notice it. Secondly they teach us how to get rid of the ego that no longer serves but hinders.
- The Stage of the SPIRIT explored in Healing and Life growth retreats
According to Jung, this will be the last stage of our life, a stage where we realize that none of those 3 stages are really who and what we are. We realize we are more than our body, we are more than our possessions, more than our friends, our country and so on. We come to the realization that we are divine beings, spiritual beings having a human experience, and not human beings having a spiritual experience. We now know this is not our home, and we are not what we thought we are. We are in this world but not of it. We are now able to observe ourselves from a different perspective. We are now capable to step out of our own mind, out of our own body and understand who we really are, to see things the way they are. We become the observer of our lives. We realize through the Pathways and Sanctuary Wellness Centre Healing and Life growth retreats that we are not that which we notice but, the observer of what we notice.
Lao Tzu once said this: “Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things? Giving birth and nourishing, having without possessing, acting with no expectations, leading and not trying to control: this is the supreme virtue.”
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