Personal Development: R.E.T.R.E.A.T. to the Essential


As a Doer and a Go Getter, I found it difficult to not do something. It made me feel lazy and unproductive, but most of all, I believed that if I wasn’t doing then I simply couldn’t expect to get the results I wanted! Does that resonate with you?

So last year, when I hit the plateau, I unconsciously went into R.E.T.R.E.A.T. From there, I took time out of my business to get to grips with where I was at and where I wanted to go.

I deepened my retreat, took three-and-a-half months off work and immersed myself in ‘Being’. I woke up every day at 5am, did up to two hours of Spiritual Study and Meditation. I journaled, walked in nature, did kundalini yoga and best of all, I allowed myself to breathe by taking the pressure completely off me to make my business work.

Within a very short space in time, everything I needed and wanted to manifest was coming to me thick and fast. The beauty being that most of the time, I wasn’t consciously ‘asking’ and exactly what I needed was being delivered to my doorstep.

I wasn’t ‘DOING’ anything in the traditional way and I was getting results! In particular, unexpected cheques in the post and a house sale (which took two years to happen AND we sold it for much more than past offers we were accepting)…. the cash I needed to support my ‘Being’ was promptly being delivered to me. How about that?!

By the time I came back to work, the shift in me was so huge my business began to soar and I started to make a profit, one which I could visibly see in the business bank account.

And it wasn’t just my business that took a leap, it was my personal life too. We moved to a much bigger house in a beautiful, quiet area, and I fell pregnant for the second time without ‘trying’ (it took 20 months to conceive our first child).

For the first time in my life, I really got to experience what it was like to truly ‘Be’ and see my life sky-rocket at the same time through R.E.T.R.E.A.T.

My Mindset had shifted in many positive ways. My Soul had been fed the Spiritual food it desperately needed and I had allowed my Magic and Sparkle to unfold in the most natural way. It felt and still does feel fantastic.

What I came to realize is that we, as a society spend so much time ‘doing’ that we’ve forgotten how much we desperately need to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of normal life to take a look at what we really want out of our lives.

Hitting the plateau is one of the ways that we are guided to take that time out. How about you, has your life plateaud in some way that is calling for you to R.E.T.R.E.A.T.?