Bart Smit

Bart Smit

Apr 30 2012

Hello my dearest Bart,

I have attended my sixth retreat with you this year and this is the first feedback email I am writing to you.  I suppose I have now overcome my inferior mindset since I am writing to you now (finally).

I had a sense that this retreat would be very different in the months leading up to it and my suspicion was confirmed.  This being the seventh one, I believe, was very auspicious in itself.  For me, it was a truly healing experience that was an aggregate of all the work I have done, all the education I have had, all the dark places I have shed light on. 

During this year Bart Smit meditation retreat in Puerto Vallarta, two participants were asked to keep a daily journal and write one sentence a day. One participant was attending for the first time and the other one has been involved with the retreat since the beginning, 7 years ago (bold letter). Thank you for your personal and thoughtful contribution!

A scholar, a bandit and an angel
Congratulation on an outstanding gathering of caring individuals ! You truly are a mixture of a scholar, a bandit and an angel. When the angel appears it  is a great pleasure and awesome to witness the beauty of your voice in the intenseness of your passion. It truly is heavenly!…
…If you would have witnessed todays session with Dr. Williams personally you would have been touched by the never ending flow of wisdom and love. I have never ever listened to anything so enlightening and pure before…

The mind doesn’t really like change because it’s based on the past. When a person begins to dive into the inner realms, they begin to realize that they are more than their mind. In order to evolve, there must be knowledge and Consciousness. The closer one gets to their inner Self, the more one realizes it is not the outer world influences that matter. It is not our normal knowledge that will move us forward in Consciousness because that knowledge comes from the mind.

Is it called a meditation retreat but there is a lot more than just meditation… could you explain more?

We begin the Puerto Vallarta Meditation Retreat with meditation because that really brings all of the outer senses inside and prepares a person for a day of inner centering and balance. However, before we begin the Retreat, we introduce yoga first thing in the morning as a gentle way for the balancing between mind, body, and spirit to take place.