We are all heroes, say all great ancient spiritual traditions, or we wouldn't be here adventuring and evolving on the earth plane. Whether we talk about designated recovery from addictions, trauma, self-healing, empowerment, therapeutic intervention, they all, to me and actually Carl Jung as part of his definition of archetypes, challenge us to become who we truly are - heroes.
We are endlessly flowing, paradoxically intact patterns of energy. We have the power to shift our the pattern of our energetic field and thereby "raise ourselves up" to a higher frequency level, which changes not only how we respond to our experience but our experience itself.
We truly earn our wisdom through being wholly responsible for our lives; and daring to choose what we come to know in our heart of hearts is right and supports our authentic selves is a sacred act of separating out and choosing with higher clarity and awareness. These choices, in turn, always support the greater good.
Personal retreats clear, relax, inspire, transform, uplift, energize and empower. A classic example of a year long personal retreat is Thoreau’s autobiographical On Walden Pond. I think of my personal retreats as an “unfolding” as well, as if I had secret wings that here can open up, spread, and take me far away to a special, secret, transcendent place of healing, higher power and new creation. It is your unique “breakaway” from which you will return changed – for the better.