Soul Gift Retreat

What is your Soul Gift? Your Task in this life.

I will not die an unlived life

I will not live in fear

Of falling or catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days,

To allow my living to open me,

To make me less afraid,

More accessible;

To loosen my heart

Until it becomes a wing,

A torch, a promise.

I choose to risk my significance,

To live so that which came to me as seed

Goes to the next as blossom,

And that which came to me as blossom,

Goes on as fruit

(Dawna Markova)



Mary Oliver in her poem “The Summer Day” asks us “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” In another writing she says “This is the first, wildest and wisest thing I know….That the soul exists, and that it is built entirely out of attentiveness”

This weekend retreat held in the beautiful Cliffoney area of North Sligo, seeks to assist us in beginning to be attentive to our beautiful soul, to begin to search with guidance as to what our particular task is in this life is and to consider how we can best facilitate our soul in doing the work it was sent to do.

We will do this with fellow searchers, as we connect with the soul and spirituality of this special area. We all have ways of connecting with soul, for me it is in the outdoors but I will offer guidance in other ways which include delving into our dreams, the art of journaling, the use of art and imagery, and dance.

When we are too busy there is little room for anything new to enter. Stillness is vital to the world of soul. I know that it is quite a challenge to take time away like this, to look again at the path we are on, to spend time reflecting on our purpose in this life. Time spent tuned into our soul is very very precious. None of us want to die an unlived life, we want to inhabit our days and live life to the full.

Venue: The course will take place in a private rented house on the outskirts of Cliffoney.  Basic accommodation will be available in the house. It will be a case of first come first served. Please bring a sleeping bag or whatever bed linen and pillows you require. Participants are free to organise other accommodation.  Other requirements include the following: wet gear, layers of clothing, a flask and lunch box, a head torch and a musical instrument if you have one

Date and Time:     Friday 2 December 7pm. – Sunday 4 Dec 4pm

  Venue:                   Cliffoney Village (Directions at time of Booking)

              Cost:                            195 euros

              Booking:               Peter Devlin, Cloonaghbawn, Ballinfull, Co.                             Sligo.  [email protected]

                To secure a place please send a nonrefundable deposit of 60 euro to Peter before Monday 28 November 2016

C.P.D. Points Awarded

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