Recently, I was re-watching a short video clip of Challen Waychoff teaching a Level II RBTI class. When I heard him quote Dr. Reams, my ears perked up. Waychoff said, “Dr. Reams personally told me that everyone should go to a retreat once every twenty years and get a tune-up. Then they can go about their lives without worry about their health.”
Where are those retreats to service “everyone”? Here are the few I am aware of:
- Waychoff (740-695-9188) runs a periodic retreat, but only for a single person or couple at a time…
- Christian Health Education Ministry (731-584-2153) operates a retreat in Tennessee that appears geared toward larger groups…
- Promise Outreach (417-796-2659) has a retreat in Missouri that I’ve been told focuses on the most desperately ill, not those needing a “tune-up”…
A thought that has been rolling around in my head comes from Jesus’ instruction that “where two or more gather in my name, I am there.” Jesus was talking about his church and the thought was that we don’t need a mega-chuch with thousands of members if our desire is to come together for spiritual growth and to worship. A few can do the job
Could the same rule apply to retreat work? Do we need the “resort hotel” style retreat in every instance? Could instead one person go to another person’s home and help them work through the routines that might be utilized at a retreat? Could the two bring in a few more RBTIers and jointly work on testing, menus, meal prep, lemon water schedules, supplement needs, and whatever?
I’m thinking here of the cancer patients who work their way back to health with the Gerson Program. The Gerson people have found from long experience that they cannot accept a solitary patient into their retreat system unless a caregiver accompanies the patient. The rationale is that there is so much work involved in the juice making, meal prep, and ancillary items that a sick person can’t possibly do it by himself. Although the primary focus at the retreat is to heal the patient, almost as much effort is given to teach the caregiver how to continue the therapy once the brief retreat stay is over.
This idle dream of a sort of DIY “Club RBTI” was refreshed when Greg Bean, one of the RBTI forum members, prepared an interactive Google map designed to show the location of RBTI “people” wherever they may be in the world. Networking and social groups have become hot in the Internet age because people of common interests are discovering new ways to get together so as to pursue their goals further. One of Reams’ dreams was that RBTI clubs would spring up and conduct weekly meetings with hands-on instruction including such as meals and green drink. His thought was that health food stores might be willing to sponsor such events, and even provide space, if they were allowed to stock and sell the specific minerals that are required for the RBTI program.
I’ve heard tales of people who were delighted to make new friends because they decided to stop in town B and share a cup of coffee with someone who enjoyed a common hobby or other goal—all this while traveling from town A to C. Perhaps RBTI could use some of these new concepts to grow enough to start helping the multitudes.
We do need new ideas until those retreats start springing up like mushrooms. For instance, diabetes is overwhelming the nations and drugs are not providing the needed relief. People need to relearn how to live and Dr. Reams’ revolutionary concepts about such as diabetes may be just what they want to study. Retreats and clubs could help.