Maybe that's what Paul went through when he went into Arabia for 3 years without consulting with even the apostles or anyone for that matter. I think he might have needed a detox of all those years he had the Old Covenant pounded into his thinking. He needed a radical change of mind, theology and paradigm.
He wanted to learn this truth from God himself and not man. He needed truth, not man's opinion or man's ideas. After all, it was going to take God himself to change this Saul into a Paul.