Un-Hidden Agenda
Assessing Readiness
Accepting the Means

The Un-Hidden Agenda
The Promise From God: (Upon which we have based this retreat.)
“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
John 10:10

The Purpose:
(Overflowing with Goodness)
The Vision:
Revealing the Spiritual Purpose of Your Life
The Intentions:
To develop a deeper understanding of the 'Creative Process' of Life.
To develop greater clarity about your own 'Life Purpose.'
To develop and define your own 'Right Livelihood' that will be revealed as a personal expression of service to Humanity.
To develop a form of 'spiritual practice' that will support the expression of your Life Purpose and Right Livelihood.
To have a personal experience of 'Christ Consciousness,' which is the realization of the 'Divinity within you.'

  Sacred Days of Spiritual Living is a five day spiritual retreat for students of "Christ based teachings" who are open to expanding their 'Right Livelihood' and transforming their lives into a 'Personal Ministry' that will serve humanity from the highest level of their being, which is Spirit.
Activities will include:

• Meditation
• Prayer

• Instruction
• Discussion
• Interaction
• Healing
• Chanting
• Singing

• Ceremony
• Solitude

  Sacred Days will be held at the Alton Collins Retreat Center. This is a modern facility tucked into a lush forest setting in the Cascade woodlands at Eagle Creek, Oregon, about 35 miles southeast of Portland. | Take a Tour | Location Map |


Monday - March 5th through Friday - March 9th, 2007
'Activities will commence late Monday afternoon and will conclude around midday on Friday.

  The cost is $1,200 which includes lodging (private room and bath), meals, and materials.

This retreat is limited to 20 participants on a "first come, first served" basis.
A $300 Non-Refundable Deposit is required for enrollment.
  Make checks to:
Graceful Living Ministries
  Mail to:
5300 SW Parkview Dr. #2006
Lake Oswego OR 97035
  For additional information contact:
Rev. Catherine Pena: 503-722-4134

Assessing Readiness to Attend
  Following are seven statements relating to the purpose and intentions of the Sacred Days of Spiritual Living Retreat. Carefully read through each statement. Pay close attention to both the thoughts and feelings that arise in response to pondering each of them. Then place a check mark in front of the ones you are in agreement with.
I believe that Life is a 'Creative Process' in which I am involved, and I would like to have a greater understanding of this Process and how to participate more effectively in Its unfoldment.
I believe that my life has a spiritual purpose and I desire to have greater clarity about the nature of this purpose.
I believe that there is a perfect 'right livelihood' that will allow me to fulfill my spiritual purpose in life, and I desire to have greater clarity about the nature of its expression.
I believe that my soul is engaged in a process of spiritual evolution and I am interested in knowing more about this process.
I have read 'As You Think' by James Allen and I am deeply inspired by this work.
(This is a de-genderized version of 'As a Man Thinketh.')
I have reviewed the 'Lessons; provided on this site and have found them inspiring.

If you have checked off four or more of the statements above, then close your eyes, go within, and silently ask your 'Higher Wisdom Self' if you are ready to attend this retreat. Also, ask for any additional wisdom that will guide you in making your assessment of readiness to attend. Check the appropriate box below.

Yes, I'm ready to attend.
No, I'm not ready to attend.
(Note: These checkboxes are for convenience only. They do not report information to this site.)

Accepting the Means to Attend
  We consistently pray for Christ to provide the necessary physical and financial means to all who are drawn to participate in this retreat. Consequently, if you have any concerns about your ability to attend, please pray to accept that which is being provided by the Consciousness of Christ. Following is a sample prayer that you can use as a guide in doing this:

My Prayer of Acceptance

There is only one Life. This Life is good; this Life is God; this Life is my Life now! I know that this Life is a source of Infinite Intelligence, acting in me, through me, and all around me. And even though I may not know how to obtain the means to attend this Sacred Days of Spiritual Living Retreat, I know that this Intelligence knows, exactly how to provide everything necessary for me to be in attendance. Therefore, I fully accept the physical and financial means that are so graciously provided by the Presence of the Christ in me.

I now release any thought, belief, idea, attitude or suggestion that I might hold that does not fully support my attendance at this Retreat. As I accept this Good into my life, I give thanks with an open, gracious and joyous heart. Amen.

Testimonials from Attendees
  Following area number of unsolicited testimonials from individuals who have attended the “Sacred Days of Spiritual Living Retreat.”

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