Why Attend a Retreat?
Post contributed by Christine Priorie
Why might you consider attending a Release Technique retreat?Perhaps if you are new to releasing and are wondering what it’s like to attend a retreat….Or maybe you have been releasing for a while and haven’t yet made the decision to attend…Or maybe you have attended a retreat and it has been awhile since you re-attended…Whatever your situation is, attending any of the retreats is the greatest gift you could ever give to yourself.Anytime we make a decision and step towards FREEDOM, the universe opens its arms to support us in many ways.Larry Crane has often said, “You take 1-step towards FREEDOM, and FREEDOM takes 9-steps towards you.”Actually that’s a ratio of 9:1 which is an exceptional return on our investment.Anytime we move towards positive, we are expressing that we are willing to achieve better results.We are indicating that we are ready to step out of our comfort zones and are ready to do something different.
Ok, the above sounds like a lot of hype.That’s only because our inner critic starts indicating all the reasons why we can’t attend an upcoming retreat.Well these indications are coming up so that we can be clear of them.Maybe one of your concerns about attending a retreat is you might not know anyone.Well here is a chance to personally meet Larry Crane and the teachers.Maybe you have spoken with some of the staff on the phone, well here’s your chance to interact with them directly in class, during meals, or before/after sessions.Ok, maybe that’s not enough to convince you to consider attending…You’ll have access to working with 200 participants in an environment that is purely loving and supportive.This environment is truly unlike anything that you have previously experienced.
Folks as young as 5-years old and as mature as those who are in their 80’s have participated and experienced amazing results.Each person’s uniqueness is accepted as we are all there to experience FREEDOM from past injury in health, or areas related to finance or relationships.During the week, we learn “how to” face our fears and overcome limitations in every area of our life.Funny, these important skills and lessons weren’t taught to us in grade school, middle school or even at the college level.During retreat we are actually encouraged to work on things that have been bothering us.We work on topics of fear, health issues, concerns regarding wanting/having, abundance and wealth. If age is a concern for you, this too will be addressed and you will walk away feeling younger and happier than you ever thought possible. During retreat, we learn how to move past limitations that we may have learned from our parents, earlier education, from our careers and from our relationships.
If you have ever thought, “Boy I wish I could be a millionaire (or fill in the blank with your concern)?Perhaps another thought might be, “What if I could be perfectly healthy (or fill in the blank)?Then you would truly benefit in attending an upcoming retreat as these questions are about figuring something out and maybe thinking that we can’t have these things.By our attempting to figure things out, keeps us asking questions and keeps us from receiving the answers.Figuring things out doesn’t work.It never works.By admitting that we are attempting to figure something out is an indication that we don’t know what to do about the situation.It also is an indication that we are frustrated and in fear because we don’t have an answer.Many of the exercises that we do during retreats focus specifically on our letting go of figuring things out.We have opportunities to work independently, in partnership and as a whole group.There are breakout sessions.We work with different instructors and have a chance to learn interactively.
During retreats we experience miracles.When, if ever, was the last time anyone invited you to experience a miracle.We witness miracles frequently.Just by being in the room you are bound to see people overcoming enormous health issues or issues regarding grief or some other kind of pain.Seeing someone walk for the first-time in their lives is beyond words.Listening to the testimonials of these brave and courageous folks is life-changing.To get more information you can go to youtube.com/releasetechnique and you can witness for yourself many people at retreat that have had their lives changed.From my point of view, to be in the room and witnessing these miracles has left me many times with tears in my eyes, my mouth falling open, feeling totally awed, and momentarily speechless.You will quickly come to realize how powerful releasing is by being at retreat.The generous people who submit gains aren’t compensated.Individuals bravely and freely share their good fortunes to indicate to all of us that we are truly unlimited.Each person who submits a gain is an inspiration for if they can overcome a health issue so can we.
Ok still not convinced why you might like to attend a retreat?Well we all work together and experience goodness in ways you may never have thought possible.Just being in the room and sharing in the momentum is coming alive.You actually feel refreshed, positive and courageous.Going back to issue of not knowing anyone or being shy – you’ll have many opportunities to meet other participants.For starters, some people opt to have room partners, which is a great way to begin meeting other people.We all dine in the same dining area.You can actually dine with any of the instructors and staff, including with Larry Crane.The facility that hosts our retreats is truly our partner and helps to provide us with outstanding accommodations while we are there.You’ll often find groups of people sitting around tables or fireplaces working on an assignment or perhaps laughing about something.Laughter is probably one of the first things you’ll start to experience just by attending.And as the week progresses the laughter increases.Switching partners during the exercises is a wonderful way to experience greater insights and also meet more people.Working with partners is always a blessing because we ALWAYS get the perfect partner for each and every exercise.The perfect partners show up as our room partners and dining partners.
Maybe money is a concern of why you haven’t signed up for a retreat… Well have an intention to attend the retreat of your choice.Here is an intention you might use, “I allow myself to easily attend the Camp Allen Retreat in December 2010 (or fill in the name of the retreat you are interested in attending), and begin removing the obstacles.Do attachment/aversions, use the Lesterizing techniques, just keep releasing whatever “I can’ts” that come up.The experience you will have at retreat is one worth having and again is unlike anything else you may have experienced while attending other retreats.
If attending the Camp Allen retreat during the holidays is your intention, you will experience even greater goodness, as this retreat is an all-ages retreat as families come together. Our group is also the only group at the facility which is a really nice occurrence.Parents and grandparents unite with their children and grandchildren and here their children are taught how to release.Boy what a treat to experience being around young releasers.Their enthusiasm is contagious! The children definitely understand releasing for its simplicity and also are involved with camp activities like horse-back riding, canoeing, and arts and crafts.So the children’s experience is fully enriched, as is their parents who are relieved to have their children with them.This retreat also offers a special clean-up where we have a chance to let go of events from the past year and welcome abundance for the New Year.There’s even more goodness as on New Year’s Eve we all come together and enjoy the talents of gifted musicians and singers.In addition, there are usually a few really comedians who spry with Larry Crane as who can tell the funniest jokes.Again, much more laughter as laughter is a gift of abundance.Honestly, when was the last time you laughed until you cried?Well, the good news is that is a truly wonderful feeling, now imagine laughing that hard with 200 other participants.
The wealth of abundance that occurs during any retreat is really hard to describe.People become more attractive as the week progresses.It feels like you are on an extended vacation.You experience peace and harmony.People become millionaires which is really great to experience as someone is announcing this as their gain.Other folks experience joy…And yet others experience tremendous health gains.And, what you will experience is all of the above and so much more.Could it get any better?Yes!It truly can get better!We look forward to having you join us at an upcoming retreat.