June 3&4, Saturday/Sunday.
Okay, so I skipped a day, but it’s only fitting because this was a two-day training retreat. I admit to going into it with some trepidation because after my other two days, readers will remember I said I was totally exhausted. I also felt like I didn’t have enough to say and hadn’t planned enough what we were going to do. But the night before it started, what to do started to come to me, and I finished up enough planning that first morning to at least get me through mid-day. I wasn’t even sure during it how it was going until the very end of the first day when Naila and another participant could not come back the next day, so before they left I had them share what they got, and it was pretty amazing.
Then Sue and Gillian, the two hosts for the retreat with their organization Frocks and Minds, and I went out to eat with Cherie and another participant who had come a long way and had to stay overnight in the area, and we had a wonderful Indian dinner. The trouble was the other participant somehow managed to drink an entire bottle of wine during dinner and we did not want her to drive. Sue talked with her and tried to get her to give up her keys and said we would drive her, but she insisted she would not leave her car. So we weren’t sure whether we were ever going to see her again, but she arrived chipper and in good spirits the next morning.
The other thing that had happened that night was another horrific terrorist event in London on London Bridge, so I began the next day with silence and said I did not know what was going to come out of my mouth, but I began to talk about it. And the feeling in the room was palpable, and that feeling continued to grow all day, and, wow, the training ended up fabulously. Nearly everyone saw something for themselves.
The training was titled The Solution to All Problems, and as presumptuous as that sounds I distilled the Three Principles down to its crux of the meaning it has for our lives, so we spent the first day on seeing problems through the eyes of “creation of illusion” and the second day through “essence and Oneness,” and I couldn’t believe how well it went. It was the simplest training I ever did.
The other really nice thing that happened was Rachel told me she had bought Amy’s and my book, What is a Thought (A Thought is a Lot) for her 9-year-old son, Teddy, read it to him, he loved it, then read it himself about 6 times. Then some kids in school had some kind of altercation with him, and he was really upset about it, and then he stopped and said to Rachel, “That’s just my thinking isn’t it, mummy? Just like the book said.” Rachel told me about it the first day, and that made my day. The way the training ended up made my day the second day.
Rudi also showed up at the training today, I was happy to see. But at lunch time I had to take an nap in Sue’s car, and I woke up in a sauna. I was absolutely dripping and by the time I got out of there Rudi had left because he was looking for me and didn’t know where I was. Then at the very end when we were leaving Teal, who had helped me out with my first European Tour, showed up to say a quick hi. Nice all around.