Then it was straight into another great wave to land us back in the quest. This was followed by the invitation to create what our soul is saying to us on a sheet of A2 paper using paints, pastels, oil pastel and glitter. For me this was easy as quite clearly while I danced I saw what my soul wanted me to see, so it was a welcome gift to get busy with water and paints to create an expanded open translucent sparkly heart in purples, pinks and jade filled with a spiral and spinning out to another spiral.
This done we were asked to find our gem group and to this group we each presented our three items; the piece which represented our soul at this time which we bought into the space from outside, our collage created the previous day and the soul piece we had just completed. We then got feedback from our group and an opportunity to see our work from the perspective of the others. Then time for a final wave of the weekend before we once again sit in circle to share what needed to be said and to receive the homework for the year ahead. Barbara encouraged us to keep a journal writing in it a minimum of once a week; also to keep a soul gem journal this is where we take a page per week to highlight something which filled our soul; it can be art, poetry, collected items or things we have read, whatever we see as a highlight for this week. Additionally, we are encouraged to make space to get out into nature and listen and watch what our surroundings offer us, the explanation being that often when we go into nature, we are able to lose the thinking mind and so we connect more easily to our soul and life purpose.
So we have completed our first weekend of questing towards the soul with dance and connecting, oh so rich and nourishing, it leaves me feeling vibrant and alive and looking forward to the meetings ahead of us in the year to come.
Many goodbyes and then off to take some food with Joanie before catching a train back to London. Thankfully as it was late at night and not so many passengers so it was a relaxed journey with plenty of space which made it easy to read, be creative on the computer and to doze. Landing at Kings Cross at just after midnight I head onto the tube to Hammersmith and then taking a night bus to my front door and home. Landing I took a hot bath and easily fell to sleep when I slipped into my own bed.
I feel very blessed with how I am living my life at this time, following my passions, making new friendships and nourishing my soul a wonderful 2014 ahead.