Monday, 16 November 2015



We arrived at Celbridge Manor at 9:05 a.m.We waited in the Garden room until our retreat speakers arrived. At the start one of the speakers tricked us all into thinking that we couldn't eat all day and that we had to pray, followed by a funny voice. I was in tears. 

After all the joking he finally admitted to telling us that he was just kidding. The first exercise we did was played a couple of games just to warm up and all that stuff.

After little lunch we went back in and we went to now concentrate more on how we were feeling and to reflect on ourselves. First we got into groups and we got handed a piece of paper with writing on it. It had questions that asked us topical subjects, our one was "If you got hit by a car, what would you regret not saying."

After that we got back into a big circle and they laid out other colorful cards that had words on the other side, but were faced downwards so we couldn't see what they said. The word I got was 'understanding', which I was happy enough with, a lot of the girls got a word that described them very clearly. 

After that we got big lunch, and we could get chips from the restaurant. After lunch we went back in and we were now going to meditate lying down to close our eyes and to think about life. It was very relaxing and opened our minds. 

If I could I would go back to this retreat as it was one of the best retreats I have been to. I would recommend it. 

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