A few reflections from Labour Educators at an Art of Hosting in May. I love what shows up in closing reflections as participants are making sense of their experience together. A closing poem and a participant feedback also below.
Closing Circle Reflections, Intentions
See also: http://www.wordle.net/gallery/wrdl/1007857/CLC_Reflections
– Implementing hosting in IDEW and CAW training
– Specific direction
– Inner peace of mind
– Excitement about changes I can make at home
– Meeting other union labour educators – I haven’t done this for a long time
– We can do more in the collective than we can alone
– Enthusiasm and confidence to use these skills
– A respectful process for me to integrate
– I’m so full I’m leaking!
– Taking away a community
– Worked on a real-life planning event
– I don’t always need the answer
– A sense of caring
– Plans and ideas for an international postal conference
– What might a world café look like without words
– Quickly put ideas in place
– Renewed and increased respect for crafting friendship
– Human rights planning program
– Going away with a lot of work!
– Stable enough to be sustainable; creative enough to deserve the name of life
– I go away with the feeling I have when I dance – humming, soaring, electricity
– Aware of an invisible presence in this country
– I’ve got a heart going – yippee!
– Bringing the right people together for getting to answers
– This has transformational powers
– I feel like I won something
– Group wisdom
– Accomplished a lot in a few days
What in your life is calling you?
The Terma Collective
What I you life is calling you?
When all the noise is silenced,
the meetings adjourned,
the lists laid aside,
and the wild iris blooms by itself
in the dark forest,
what still pulls at your soul?
In the silence between your heartbeats
hides a summons.
Do you hear it?
Name it, if you must,
or leave it forever nameless,
but why pretend it is not there?
“This learning circle was like the force of gravity that shoots a spaceship around the moon. I had no idea the power of joy that would be created. I feel hopeful, renewed, rewoven into a community, and surprised. I needed this filling.”