What are spiritual retreat holidays?
Spiritual retreat holidays are a great idea in that they add lasting benefit to your life in addition to enjoying and uplifting escape to the sun and sea. They are a sensible way to increase your happiness by using your time away to discover what is stopping you in arriving at your personal fulfilment.
We have an inbuilt knowing that to be spiritual is not about going to church, although some people find uplift in their own way there, probably on account of having time to themselves and enjoying a good sing. Withdrawing yourself from your regular lifestyle and responsibilities is not just a respite from the norm, but a luxury in being able decide whether and how to live life differently; in a spiritual manner.
By spiritual we mean accessing that part of you which is subtle and often under-used that has mysterious connotations about connecting with a higher source, which is also your own higher self. Often our upbringing and eduction does not give us access to some of the spiritual secrets of life. In fact the main religions of Europe actually go as far as excluding some of the main techniques for accessing the spiritual realm. That is a shocking admission until you realise effective prayer is about emotion and where in your church do they formally tell you that. In fact the emotional body is the feedback system for entering the spiritual realm and having a mentor with you can help the process of awareness and amking important inner adjustments.
The fact that all this takes place on a holiday is great because you have the chance of bringing more back with you than the standard sun-tan (hopefully) Lanzarote is nearly always sunny so no problem there!
Aligning yourself in a place of beauty and solitude is a great way of helping to get closer to the spiritual gateway. EcoLifeWalks specialises in mixing trips and walks to places of outstanding beauty, where the natural resonance is closer to the nature frequency of the body.
See also Spiritual Retreats.