Day 13, Sunday, May 3, 2015
Wow, the second day of this training/retreat was probably even better than the first day. By the end of the time I felt so close to everyone again; this new group of people and now new friends: Amanda, Holly, Marian, Deborah, Rose, Lawrence, Dierdre, Anne (and Steve who had to leave early), mixed in with the people who were in my other trainings: Richard, the other Amanda, Mark, Sheela, Katja, Murdo, Gillian.
It’s just astounding to me what happens when a group of people all go deeper together in terms of their understanding. There is such a close bond that forms. And we spent much of our time today in the formless; in the Universal. I had never done this kind of thing before, and there was so much power in it. But I’m not sure I can or want to do it again because I felt like I was scrambling much of the time. I’m sure they didn’t notice, judging by their comments by the end of how much it meant to them. I was in such unfamiliar territory.
On the other hand maybe this is the way I will now do business, for all I know. All I know right now is this was extremely gratifying, seeing how it affected people.
This morning started off at 4:50 AM when Lawrence and I had decided to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. Last night Lawrence had found a Sports Bar in Albir that had a sign saying they would have the fight on, but when we got there in the morning they did have the TV on but they wouldn’t let us in. Lawrence told them, “But you had a sign up last night!” Didn’t matter. There were about 12 or so Spanish guys watching the fight. They didn’t even take pity on us when we sat at a table outside in the chilly pre-dawn air and started watching it through the window.
The fight itself did not nearly live up to the hype, and unfortunately Mayweather won. But I still liked the adventure and was happy to have watched it. Being the nonviolent person I am, it never ceases to amaze me why I like such a violent sport as boxing, but I do; when great fighters are going at it against each other (as these boxers are), I just love it! Besides, when the fight ended the sunrise was coming up so we went down to the beach to watch it and it was really beautiful.
Then after the training I got a nice healing chair and foot massage from Amanda in exchange for her attending the training (she also gave a treatment to Sheela and Katja). By the time I was finished with my treatment most everyone had gone off to eat dinner together down by the beach, so I walked down there to find them. Mostly, I wanted to have an ice cream with Richard before he left in the morning. He might be more of an ice cream freak even than I am. He had such incredible life-changing insights over this week; he may never be the same. I feel like we’ve become good friends.