Sometimes you need to go off grid to get back on track.
For a while now, I have been feeling a strong need for a retreat, to practice stillness, to wait, to be rather than do.
In her book, “When the Heart Waits,” Sue Monk Kidd writes,
“Aligning ourselves – heart, body, mind, and spirit – into unique positions of stillness creates the special environment we need. It creates the waiting season in which we become able to commune with our depths and begin to recover what is lost, heal what is wounded, and become who we truly are.“
Of course, there are a lot of places I could go to be alone for awhile. But this is something more… a call to wait, alone, but seemingly paradoxically, also in community.
So, I’ll be spending the next 5 days at a monastery in the hills of New Zealand overlooking Hawke’s Bay. It will be a time to enjoy peaceful solitude, among a community of others who are there for similar reasons.
During this time I will not be using my computer or phone, and will not have wifi!!! So if you don’t hear from me, that is why. I’m going off the grid… to find my way.