Summer is often a time for people to diligently search for new adventures and vacations. Destination locations can include fun places to explore, new cultures, and terrain. These trips are meant to renew, inspire and rejuvenate. Life can sometimes seem mundane or routine. A trip gives a new flavor or flavor to life. However, I want to invite you to try a new kind of vacation. Instead of buying that plane ticket this year, why not consider a completely different kind of getaway called a stay-cation spiritual retreat?
There is within your own heart a very exciting and rewarding interdimensional space that is calling you to come home and visit. Perhaps the greatest territory you can venture into is this inner realm of consciousness that inhabits your very being. Within your consciousness is the splendor of your infinite divine higher self. I like to refer to this invisible inner realm as “Summerland”.
Summerland is a phrase that was coined by the White Eagle Publishing Trust many years ago. In Summerland, time and space do not exist, love is the primary element in all things and souls become wiser on this earth. Spirit guides, loved ones who have passed to the other side of life, and ascended master masters all live in Summerland. Sounds like a lovely place to visit, doesn’t it? However, Summerland cannot be found on the Internet in the list of places for recreation or adventure.
People come to Summerland at the special invitation of their soul. Eventually, a person can tire of seeking satisfaction and fulfillment in external pursuits and expensive dreams and travels. Summerland comes into your life when you are ready to manifest your greatest self in the world. I have a friend who discovered Summerland while sitting in a solitary confinement cell at the prison. He had made some bad decisions in life based on an ugly childhood and low self-esteem. While sitting in the prison, her consciousness expanded beyond the confines of the cell walls and she was blessed with a metaphysical experience of light and love.
The veil between dimensions was opened and my friend found inner peace and a knowledge that passes all understanding. In a way, it was like he was in a deeply devotional spiritual retreat center. There were no external rewards to earn, seek, or pursue. She was forced to find solace in a very inhospitable environment. Some people go to monasteries, retreat centers, or temples to access Summerland. My friend harnessed the limitless power of love through deep devotional prayer and silence.
This radiant source of light and love that he found in Summerland can be called: God, universal source, or all infinite, to name a few. When the mind is still, the heart is open, and one’s focus plunges deep within, then the conditions are right for the door to Summerland to open. From this place of love, one can connect with their spirit guides, deceased loved ones, and ascended master teachers and angels without having to pay a lot to go to retreat centers like Esalen or Omega.
I invite you to spend time in meditation, prayer and stillness and see what mysteries and magic can be revealed to you and how you will rejuvenate and inspire on your journey forward. Summerland is a trip you don’t want to miss!