Today in the mail I received an invitation to attend another training & wise woman retreat in the CO mountains. My first thought was that I would like to go. My next thought was, “What would people think? Two solitary trips to CO in one year!”
I thought back to last year when my cousin’s husband planned a surprise weekend away for her and her sister friends. I was telling my grandfather about how excited I was to get away for two days. Well, this handsome, smart, kind, generous man’s lip curled up and he said, “So what are the men supposed to do? Stay home and watch the kids?” Oh, times they are a changin!
Women today are working hard and raising children. It’s a difficult balance to manage. Much is expected of a working mom. After a full day of work and managing children’s activities, she arrives home to , “What’s for sup?” Some women find themselves imitating men in order to get ahead in the marketplace.
“There is a weariness and tension which knows no bounds as we fail to listen to what our hearts and bodies are actually telling us. In truth we have lost touch with our instincts and intuition; we have disconnected from our own innate wisdom, our own knowingness.” ~Susie Heath
Women go on retreat to relax, to find peace, and most importantly to remember what it’s like to be authentically feminine. They rediscover the wisdom of the women who have walked before them. It’s an awakening to their deeper knowing that they’ve forgotten by leading such full and busy lives full of shoulds and shouldn’ts. Time on retreat makes time for clarity and recharging so that when they return to everyday life, they are renewed.
Although time away on another retreat in the CO mountains to learn and grow is not right for me now; there will come a day when the time is right again and I will jump at the opportunity and know that it is good to care for myself in this way.
Claim your power! Revel in the beauty of being a woman! 🙂
Retreat Coach Trisha Rockwell | Awaken Into Life