Recollection or retreat, have you tried it?
February 8, 2008 9:01am CST
Just this day, we had our seniors' spiritual enlightenment activities or what we called as retreat or recollection. Usually this kind of activity is good for 3 days, however, we don't have enough time thus making it compact in just 1 day. Despite it, that 1 day activity means a lot to me. I was able to share problems with co-seniors, be able to have deep conversation with them, my spirit being enlighten and I am being closed to God once more. I and the rest of the seniors surely enjoy and learn from the activity. Have you tried to have recollection or retreat during your high school or college days? How does it feel? Was it very helpful to you as a person? For me, it surely did. How about you? P.S. www.extremecomments.com take a look at my site and please do make comments for improvemnet. Thank you.
8 Feb 08
Yes. I have tried it both. The one I find spiritually soothing is having a 3-day retreat rather than 1 full day of recollection. I had my first retreat 2 years ago when I was in my senior year in high school. At first, I hated it. The fact that we were not allowed to use nor bring our mobile phones, no t.v and we're not even allowed to bring our watches so that we won't notice the time made me not want to go to that retreat thing. The thing that encouraged me to just go is that all my classmates would be there and I just thought, hey.. it will be nice camping with them. Lol. Later on, I realized that its not just a 3-day camping trip but even more than that. It was a time wherein we communicate with God, get closer to him and know where we are standing. I was deeply touched by what the preacher taught us. All of my classmates including the boys cried out loud when we had a spiritual activity or whatever was that called. As for me, my walls were too hard to breach. Not a single tear dropped from my eyes. I honestly don't know the reason why I never cried and was the only one in the room who never showed signs of crying nor having teary eyes. In fact, I never find it funny how loud my friends cried for that activity. Anyway, it was during the last day wherein I had the chance to talk to the preacher about my problems, etc. He helped me realize things, good things. Our retreat ended after 2 nights and 3 days. One significant moment that I have was when we finally went home. Suddenly it hit me, as my tears began to fall. I don't know why but my tears just kept on falling down. This is my real experience. I just realized that I have finally communicated with God which made me cry for no reason at all. I even wanna go back again to having another retreat which never happened. I ended that day wiping my tears and never having to turn on the t.v for one full day. -Thanks- best of luck
8 Feb 08
"I just realized that I have finally communicated with God which made me cry for no reason at all.I even wanna go back again to having another retreat which never happened. I ended that day wiping my tears never having to turn on the t.v for one full day." Indeed great, just like my experiences, this retreat had been very helpful to you. It sure brings us closer to God. We also discover ourselves, inner selves. Thanks a lot for sharing. Just like you also, I wanted to have another retreat with longer time or period. Thanks a lot!
8 Feb 08
I'm glad that we both can relate and maybe even have similar retreat experiences. It definitely helps a lot especially if you're having spiritual troubles with God. In fact, I should probably have some spiritual retreats by myself considering that I'm on the verge of having a meltdown. You know? College life always has its pros and cons. As for me, I am experiencing almost all the cons from smoking and to every other bad things that a student like me shouldn't be doing. Anyway, I guess after all the troubles we may be in.. God is our only savior and will always be one. -take care and thanks for reading-