Claiming the Power Within
24th – 26th August 2018 (Change of date)
The Brierly Retreat Centre, Ilkley W. Yorkshire
Led by Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft
Unity believes in God as the One presence and Power available for all of us, always.
This weekend we will claim this as our truth, after releasing what is in the way, empowering us to live healthy and abundant lives.
“Going away on retreat allows us to get out of the outside world and all that distracts us. To come here and sit and say ok I am willing at least to open to the idea of this cosmic potential, this flow of limitless potential. In other words for me that is what the universe is, that there is a light and we all have it. Allowing ourselves to be there and to shine.” Rev. Kimerie Mapletoft,
“Thank you for a wonderful and blessed weekend. It was lovely meeting friends and being in such caring company. It was a time of coming apart for me to enjoy the beauty, stillness ,the nurturing , having such ‘graced moments’ of sharing and laughter in such beautiful surroundings. I looked forward to these times with Silent Unity to recharge the batteries and I came away feeling truly uplifted.”Vianna
"I found the retreat very moving as we were all on the same plane, in search of finding our peace."Cynthia
“I’m delighted to share with you all my feedback concerning the recent Silent Retreat at Holland House in Worcestershire. At this retreat there was a loving and healthy respect from all in attendance where you could give attention, to your spiritual life. It was one of the most powerful retreats that I have been on. I would definitely say that this is worth going to in the future if you want to develop and maintain a healthy consciousness”Beverley
“I feel that Unity retreats help me to return to my deepest Self and leave behind all the things that get in the way. I feel more Me at the end of a Unity retreat. Everyone is positively kind. Thank you for a very helpful weekend. I have managed an enormous workload these past two days but am keeping myself in the Now and returning to the God within. It really works!”Joannna
Feedback from previous participants
“This time last week we were on the way to another joyous weekend. Morris and I appreciate very much the work that you and your team put in to make our retreat so meaningful
(The retreat) was filled with love and laughter yet at the heart of it was a deep sense of the Divine Presence.
It was lovely to see you again- to meet up with old friends and to make new ones.”
Blessings, Hazel and Morris
“This isn’t my first Silent Retreat, and I have enjoyed them all, but, this one was so special and I feel very blessed. As the time went on, my conscious awareness seemed to become clearer, more tangible, if that makes sense. I was able to hear the sounds beyond the sounds, see the bigger picture in all its glory, and yet feel the tiniest change in the energy. At times my humanness paled to insignificance, and all I was aware of was the huge encompassing energy, of Power, Divine Order, and overwhelming Love. Probably the nearest I have ever been to knowing all really is ok, and the Power and Love of God, Spirit, the Universal Flow of Good, is most definitely in charge.I would say to anyone don’t be put off by the idea of a “Silent” Retreat, because at a deeper level it is anything but silent! When we did a sharing at the end, everyone had their own special memory or feeling that they felt blessed by and we all of us came away relaxed, restored, and feeling in harmony……”wonderful“
Feedback from a recent retreat at Whalley Abbey on Creative Abundance!
“Was it really just two weeks ago I was on the train heading for Whalley Abbey, full of anticipation and excitement? What I couldn’t have known was just how important the next few days were going to be in aligning my perception, understanding how thoughts and dreams can become reality and little by little opening up and growing into a new and higher consciousness. It was so good to actually feel that limited human awareness shift and move into functioning on the spiritual plane. Wonderful, insightful experiences Kimerie, in fact, Rupert and I both felt it was the most powerful, important and enjoyable Unity retreat we have so far attended.
You and Ken were amazing. You had clearly spent a lot of time in thinking through and organising the Programme, which was excellent. A perfect blend of learning, time for assimilation, reflection, sharing and all at exactly the right time. And then of course – there was the wonderful Whalley Abbey experience !
I have waited to write to you because the experience was so special, so rewarding and with the absolute potential of life changing thinking. And although the matter of life inevitably interferes with the privileged concentration of a retreat, those new thought patterns are strong and uplifting and Rupert and I are making a conscious acknowledgement to incorporate what we have learned and understood into our daily thinking. (I know there will still be wobbly days but hopefully these will eventually turn into wobbly hours and then perhaps just the odd wobbly minute or two.)
It was all quite magical Kimerie with all expectations surpassed. But – shame on me – after all the analysing and projected thinking about the importance of ‘being in the now’ I really, really, really wish that right now I could go back two weeks, I’m on the train to Whalley and ready to go through it all again !”