43 minute MP3 audio download of
God's New Message on "Spiritual Retreat"
as received by Marshall Vian Summers
on Sep 9, 2009
in Boulder, Colorado
"It is important to take a spiritual retreat periodically, and particularly at times when important decisions are in front of you. A spiritual retreat here is not simply an escape from your outer life or a reprieve from your outer duties and responsibilities. Instead, spiritual retreat is a time to focus on the power and presence of Knowledge within yourself, the deeper intelligence that the Creator of all life has placed within you to guide you, to protect you and to lead you to your greater accomplishments in life.
It is important to see what Knowledge is indicating for you. And often these indications go unnoticed because you are too busy, too caught up. Your life is too full of too many things, and that is why you have to withdraw from the outer world, withdraw from your primary relationships, withdraw from your normal activities to seek spiritual retreat. You cannot carry out this retreat if you are constantly being influenced by normal things in your daily life—conversations, the media, problems to solve, obligations to others, things to consider and all the myriad of things that people are engaged in, whether they be practical or fanciful.
Spiritual retreat is stepping back from the outer life and your outer self, to experience your inner life and your deeper nature, which is represented by Knowledge. Withdraw then. Take refuge in a different place if possible. And if not possible, then take a vow of silence regarding the people you may be living with, and withdraw to the quietest place you can. Take this time, which may span several days or even weeks—a kind of vacation from the outer world, a reprieve, but a reprieve with a purpose."
Posted by Ray_Colorado on 22nd Jun 2016
When you are in your Spiritual Retreat you may seek the guidance of a Spiritual Teacher which could be appropriate if that Teacher is a Teacher of Knowledge and not simply a Teacher of methods and ideas.
A Teacher who understands the deeper life a Teacher who will assist you in discovering and experiencing what you really feel and know about your circumstances. But even contact with a Teacher during a retreat should be very minimal and sometimes is not necessary at all.
Your retreat is a withdrawal from influential people for the most part.
You are seeking your own internal compass now, ...