Retreat is an essential part of our Celtic Journeys in Ireland so staying in the one place enhances and enriches its meaning. Visiting local Sacred Sites evokes the Spirit of Place and awakens a natural sense of wonder. As you connect with the Irish landscape it reveals its own unfolding story.
“Away from the world’s ceaseless din, one hears whispers from another realm, faint but compelling.” — Zaleski Celtic Retreat offers the silence, simplicity, and the opportunity for contemplation that the response to that little whisper seeks.
Retreat provides the opportunity to connect with our spirit so as to enable us to return to our outer world with a depth of compassion and a clarity of vision The call to retreat and the response that results in a person moving away from their everyday world to a place of reflection and stillness nourishes and inspires. The call to retreat comes in a myriad of voices, and for a myriad of reasons.
For Celtic Journeys at the base of all these outward reasons is the call to connection with Spirit. This call, mysterious at times, and the path to retreat that follows, is reflected within many of the worlds spiritual traditions. The benefits of retreat continue after the time apart, as retreat heightens awareness and this deepening allows for the natural unfolding of ourselves.
At some inner level we all know our true being and how we need to “be” on this earth. Our lifestyles and what is demanded of us can take us from this inner “knowing”. Retreat can return us to our soul wisdom and allow us to breath in acceptance of who we are with compassion and gratitude.
What is a Celtic Journey? A Celtic Journey is a personal peregrination – both an inner and an outer voyage which is woven into a Celtic tapestry of heart and soul. It is a call to reflection within the support, nourishment and inspiration of our Celtic Spiritual Tradition here in Ireland. It is an inner journey to one’s spirit through rich Celtic Gatherings which offer an introduction to Celtic Spirituality and an understanding of its Wisdom Tradition and Practices. This is a soulful way to be introduced to the Spirituality of Ireland and a gateway to the mystical……..
On a Celtic Journey you are invited to participate in Celtic Rituals to renew and refresh your Spirit and Celtic Practices that can become part of your daily life. In a deep, rich and authentic way it is a lived experience of Celtic Spirituality touching into the mystical, shining a gentle and kindly light on your spirit. Enjoy discovering the many facets of the Celtic Wisdom Tradition and its rich offerings for the human spirit. Hearing the music, poetry, blessings and stories express the openness and wonder of the Celtic imagination kindles your own inner fire. The Divine Feminine holds a fulsome place within the Celtic World in Ireland and I offer ways of honouring and being in harmony with the essence of this wise and powerful presence.
A Celtic Journey typically involves a Celtic Gathering in the morning which contextualises Celtic Spirituality and the Sacred Site to be visited in the afternoon. The number of Celtic Gatherings and the variety of Sacred Sites visited depend on the type and length of the Celtic Retreat. During all Celtic Retreats there is time for reflection and deepening of your personal experience.
Celtic Journeys embraces three interwoven parts – Retreat, Ritual and Pilgrimage.