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OPT 5 – Last Leg :: A BLOG

FIRE IN THE HOLD 15-21/7/17    23 Fires this week in 23 Holds. The heart is the seat of the soul. The soul is the beat of the heart. That's how you know how you're doing... Heart exploration then, early on, becoming the impulse for all that followed... A Zen Talk, The Perfect Consequences of Saying Yes. A real MB-old style Beat-Up "Beating them into Hell and bringing them back into the big Yes." (Tiago) Yes! Yes! Yes! - one of the Big Motives of our week together. Which included as usual the Tao Walk in the countryside, and then [...]

2017-08-04T20:17:08+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Michael's Blog|0 Comments

Vienna Seminar :: A BLOG

Answering the Call Vienna Seminar, 7.7 - 9.7 '17 :: A BLOG Back again there in Austria to The City Itself after many group years 'in the land' - mostly in Linz, also Wolfsberg, and also Graz, and elsewhere. Must be 25 years since I last seminared here in Vienna... I found the city, light - not that I covered much city ground, geographically speaking, whilst there, but I did not need to in order to feel a new lightness - after the dark and sinister years of the late Thirties and early Forties. The new generations having created fresh [...]

2017-08-04T20:17:08+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Michael's Blog|0 Comments

Munich Seminar :: A BLOG

THE LIFEGIVERS Munich Seminar,  30/6 - 2/7 :: A BLOG With Munich, I have what we call 'Previous' - meaning some history, maybe ancient history too... A long time back, a Wild Goose Reincarnation Therapist gave me a session in her car at the airport, on arrival there and where she had taken me to fly back home after a group happening nearby there. During that group, on both the Friday and Saturday nights, I had two of the worst nightmares of my life. This was the trigger for the session. She went wherever she goes to investigate such matters, [...]

2017-08-04T20:17:08+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Michael's Blog|0 Comments

America Trip :: A BLOG

GOD BLESS AMERICA & WHEN THE FIRE & THE ROSE ARE ONE 9-20/6/17  :: A BLOG   Long flight to Miami, in daytime at least, the day catching up with us as we flew west, so still light on arrival, got our hired car and off we went south, Mishka driving, heading for the Keys...on the Gulf of Mexico side, sea there like a millpond, no waves whatsoever, but that's where we were at our hotel; but at least Mishka and son, Abechy - who joined us for this part of our time there - were out there on the [...]

2017-06-26T13:56:22+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Michael's Blog|0 Comments

Music&Silence Seminar :: A BLOG

UNACHO, 25-28/5/17 :: A BLOG DEAR WILD GOOSE FRIENDS & FRIENDS OF WILD GEESE, This one was different, different from our usual happenings , and - a little surprisingly - different from the Music&Silence groups we were sharing together a decade or so ago. We spent the first half of the group searching for, in various ways, the Still Point... The Still Point? Put it this way, as the great poet T.S.Eliot does in his classic poem - my favourite of all poems ever - The Four Quartets: Except for the point, the still point, There would be no dance, [...]

2017-08-04T20:17:09+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Michael's Blog|0 Comments

Copenhagen Seminar :: A BLOG

TO YOUR WHOLE HEART & SOUL Copenhagen Seminar, 12-14/5/17 :: A BLOG Great grouproom, big and light and airy, (if 80 steps up!) But that helps, such a good room! It's a plus. With assistants we were almost 40 - and sometimes it looked like just one when I came in. After my sannyas time, post 1982, on my own then, Denmark - and Switzerland - were my main ports of call, mostly each once a month, and some of those early birds, now friends too, continue to come again & again, so that as many as 20 of the [...]

2017-08-04T20:17:10+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Michael's Blog|0 Comments

Detrapping 5 :: A BLOG

UNACHO,  5-7 MAY 2017  We were not many. And then two cancellations on the very day, so even less. This meant for those there that each one had a whole 90 mins session to detrap. As Einstein said - and I too, often! - you can't solve a problem on the same level as the problem. So in Detrapping I 'see' problems from outside the problem, the problems that capture people and give big trouble, and look inescapable. So that's what happened. For this we use the other participants - and cushions. I set up situations to demonstrate physically (very [...]

2017-08-04T20:17:10+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Michael's Blog|0 Comments

Berlin Seminar :: A BLOG

THE HIDDEN HARMONY Berlin Seminar, 28-30/4/17 :: A BLOG So there it is again! The name, given many months ago, fitted perfectly. We were not so many this time there, maybe due to the long weekend, but no matter... There was not much for me to do there, not even much for the cosmos to do, except just to arrive. Which it did. And stayed throughout. Everyone in it, deep in it, glad of it. The two new ladies by the end, looked like they had won the lottery. Both got names, joined the WG EF, one said, "It was [...]

2017-05-04T10:06:48+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Michael's Blog|0 Comments

Easter Festival :: A BLOG

Standing in the Midst of Life Easter Festival, 14-17/4/17:: A BLOG   It was all I could wish for. Which reminds me of some lines in a poem from the Poem Book, This Other Cup Of Purple - Poems '84-'87, so, 30+ years ago: When we meet Life in the inner place we find it to be all we could wish for and, what is more, there for the having. I had it. And hopefully so did many others there. It seemed so. From my view this Festival was simply magnificent. Mail from Manuel, a pretty new Wild Goose from [...]

2017-04-22T21:31:40+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Michael's Blog|0 Comments

Portovenere Seminar :: A BLOG

The Heart is Where the Home Is Portovenere Seminar, 7-9/4/17 :: A BLOG We went by car there, Mishka & I, the (expected) 6 hour journey took us 10 - hold ups at the Gotthard tunnel, heavy traffic as always around Milan, and then on the motorway south an Incidente (accident) that held everything up a long time, for us until we escaped into a side road and went round it, so we arrived only just in time for the Friday evening start. But what a start! 90 mins of paradise, for me anyway. The original self is simply at [...]

2017-08-04T20:17:11+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Michael's Blog|0 Comments

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