"For the purpose is that each soul should be a co-creator with God."
Edgar Cayce Reading 4047-2
Is this life just a school where we learn from our mistakes until we finally escape incarnation, or do we have a more exalted purpose? During your sessions with Lynn you will explore the possibility that your purpose for being here in the earth and taking on the struggles and challenges of life is about far more than your personal growth. It is about your participation in a single evolution involving the development of not only the cosmos and the biological world, but of consciousness itself. The fact that you are alive and spiritually aware at this time is a direct invitation to join those who choose to consciously engage the evolutionary drive in their own daily experience. From this perspective, incarnation provides a unique opportunity to bring expanded consciousness into our thoughts, our bodies, the affairs of this world, and creation itself — thus furthering the ongoing evolutionary advance, while finding your own deepest meaning and soul purpose.
Over the course of the weekend you will:
Explore the ways you actively participate -- or decline to participate -- in creation.
- Practice forms of meditation that work even when you feel like you can’t quiet your mind.
- Gain new perspective on the problems and setbacks of life, as well as a liberating understanding of your own limitations.
- Playfully challenge your ego-generated blind spots in order to expand toward more complete expression of your true Self
- Deepen your sense of meaning and purpose as you embrace the unique opportunity that this incarnation represents.
"… you are a part of the controlling influence of the universe."
Edgar Cayce Reading 2560-1
TIME: Check-in is 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10th. The retreat begins with the evening meal at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10th and runs through approximately 11:00 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.
COST: $265 per person. Includes lodging, one set of linens and towels, eight meals, and the planned program. There is no maid service. Please let us know if you need a handicapped accessible room or if you cannot use steps. There are no elevators. Please see this link for more details: www.wildacres.org
PREREGISTRATION: A non-refundable deposit of $50 per person will reserve your place only until August 10th. At that time, the remainder of the registration fee is due or the space may be reassigned. Full refunds cannot be made after August 10th. The participant is responsible for submitting the remaining fee. No invoices or receipts will be mailed.
MEALS: Nutritious family style meals, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and diabetic options, are included in the registration fee.
ROOMS: All lodge rooms have two beds and a private bath. Two people will be assigned to a room, unless a third is requested. We will assign a roommate unless you specify one at registration. There are no televisions, clocks, coffee pots or phones in the rooms.
CHILDREN: Parents must arrange for the supervision of children at all times. Cribs may be supplied if requested upon registration. If you will be bringing a child, please contact Ms. Lou Umscheid for costs and additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-643-0232.
WHAT TO BRING: A special item or two for the silent auction. If you are donating services, please bring any equipment that you need, e.g. massage table. Money raised from the auction or services is donated to A.R.E. Headquarters. Clothes: casual, bring a sweater, jacket, comfortable shoes, and rain gear. The retreat is informal!
BOOK SALES: We will have a selection of books related to the program for sale at the retreat. The money raised will be used to support the Southeast Region of A.R.E. (Cash, Personal Checks, and Credit Cards)
COMMON INTEREST SESSIONS: As is customary at this retreat, we will have these sessions for small groups led by volunteers. If you have a special gift, talent or interest, please consider sharing it with others during these sessions. If you need a handout for your presentation, please bring copies with you for approximately 80 people.
Any views or opinions presented in these sessions are solely those of the presenter and may not represent those of the A.R.E. Presenters are expressly required not to make defamatory statements and not to infringe or authorize any infringement of copyright or any other legal right.
A.R.E. Wildacres Retreat