AN INTENSIVE COUPLES RETREAT | May 12-15, 2016

Any time there is a chance for deep love, there is standing in front of that love a wall of fire. The fire might take the form of something burning within us – an inner condition – or it might take the form of an outer circumstance. But there is never love without fire. To the mystic, the presence of that fire does not say, “Go away.” To the mystic, the presence of that fire says, “Here, if you are strong enough to take it, is love.”

Nothing seen outside a sacred context carries the power of our sacred selves. An ego-driven perspective on life makes everything, including our relationships, chaotic. Only the wisdom of the sacred Self can navigate the waters of love.

Romantic love is in shambles today, our having developed a civilization that in far too many ways does more to break the heart than to sustain it. CREATING A SACRED UNION is an intensive Couples Retreat providing the spiritual nutrients for the rebirth of romantic fervor.

During the weekend, we will practice the appreciation and gratitude for our partners without which love cannot grow, learn the powers of communion in real communication, recalibrate the balance of masculine and feminine roles, forgive each other and ourselves for mistakes of the past, embrace the spiritual nature of partnership, deepen our vulnerability while defining our boundaries, and surrender our relationships to be used for holy purposes.  We will create with God an enduring and sacred space for love, in which the highest romance and deepest commitment can flourish.

The CREATING A SACRED UNION retreat is not for those who want a superficial fix, but rather for those who seek a deep and mystical experience of partnership.

During the retreat, we will walk through the fires of love as well as bathe in the healing waters of God. At the end of the Retreat, I will officiate any ceremonies wished for: divine partnership, marriage, or marriage renewal vows. This will be an intimate, small group Retreat in which space is extremely limited. God’s power to heal us, however, is not….

Let us dedicate our hearts to love,
Our bodies to each other,
And our path to this path that we walk together.
Dear God,
Please make it so.
Amen.

ONE HOUR PRIVATE SESSION: Those who register for the Couples Retreat will also meet with Marianne for a one-hour session after the beginning of the year, either live or by skype. This will give her an opportunity to get to know the couple before the retreat, and understand more deeply why they are coming.

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THE RETREAT INCLUDES:

FOUR DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS at the beautiful Miraval Spa and Resort in Tuscon, Arizona

3 1/2 DAYS OF DEEP COUPLES WORK with Marianne and select guest relationship experts, collectively and in small intimate groups.

MORNING MEDITATION or yoga plus a luxurious spa treatment for each person each day.

ALL MEALS and non-alcoholic beverages at the award-winning, on-site Cactus Flower Restaurant.

GROUP SOCIAL EVENTS and trust-building outdoor activities.

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MARIANNE WILLIAMSON is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. Six of her eleven published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

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