Many of us at EnlightenNext are now on our way to Italy for the first “Being and Becoming” retreat lead by EnlightenNext founder and spiritual teacher Andrew Cohen. It is difficult to convey the transformative experience of such a retreat–the consuming bliss of meditative stillness coupled with the thrill of evolving consciousness–but California author Michael Wombacher’s compelling account of a 2005 retreat in Spain, 11 Days at the Edge, does just that:
“I understood then that the purpose of this wildly exploding cosmos was… an ever-evolving expression of God striving towards some ultimate perfection of Spirit in Matter…. I shuddered with the ecstasy of revelation for long, timeless hours that night as this understanding coursed through my veins with desperate urgency. At last, as the intensity lessened, the implications for my spiritual life became increasingly clear. No longer could seeking be seen as merely a personal matter to be pursued at my own whim for my own ends. Rather, it carried with it the weight of moral obligation as I became aware for the first time of the evolutionary burden of the universe settling upon my not yet fully squared shoulders.”
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