Contemplative SoulCollage® Retreat

Tuesday, August 8, 2017  -  Sunday, August 13, 2017

GilChrist Retreat Center 56265 Day Rd Three Rivers, MI

SoulCollage® is an intuitive process of creating many small collages and then giving voice to the images to discover their identity and the wisdom they carry. It is an imaginative, contemplative way to tell the story of one’s inner journey. The benefits of giving voice to the many dimensions of ourselves can include increasing self-knowledge, balancing strengths and excesses of our personalities, gentle and profound healing of inner wounds, and discernment of life direction. For people of faith, it is another way to pray.

There will be two group gatherings each day for ritual, suggestions for reflection, and small group card readings. Between sessions retreatants will have opportunities for card making, walking the labyrinth, and communing with the spirit of the land in the meadows, gardens, and woodlands of GilChrist.

Anita Smith Buckwalter is a spiritual midwife facilitating the increase of self-awareness and mindfulness of the Divine within. She is a licensed SoulCollage® facilitator, and experienced spiritual director. She studied the Enneagram with Helen Palmer and the Michigan Enneagram Center.

General InformationThe retreat begins in WindHill at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and concludes at noon on Sunday. Cabin check-in is at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and check-out is noon on Sunday. The cost of the retreat is $370.00 which includes five nights in a private cottage, meeting room use fee, and facilitation of group sessions. Participants are responsible for their own meals. Hundreds of free images will be available to participants, with the option to purchase card-making supplies and beginners’ kits. For further information or to register, email Anita (