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Unexpected thaw...

I am back from Winter camp, safe and sound.

It was a wonderful week and once again, I was lucky to be working with an amazing team of talented folks for whom I hold deep respect. I have heard such horror stories about teaching teams at Reclaiming camps, yet I have experienced four "dream teams" in a row. Perhaps I should not brag, lest my hubris break the blessed pattern.

I had some wonderful moments of connection with many people and feel very loyal to Freya's clan. It is bittersweet for me to think on those bonds; to have fallen in love a bit with folk knowing that it is very difficult (given how busy we all seem to get) to stay connected once we part. Yet we will all be walking with Freya, walking in the work of this week, so perhaps we can maintain in part some of what is golden between us.

Despite very small annoyances, (food issues, time/scheduling stress and a twisted ankle), I look back over this week (year?) with joy. I got to do an amazing piece of personal work; core, essential work that is vibrating within me still. It will take a while to unpack it, this heavy stone whose ripples are moving outward, outward.

And so change comes, birthing expansion...vivid, wonderful and scary.


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Feb. 20th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
Yes - I'd love to share in more detail. What is your schedule like this week?

I miss you! - Jen
Feb. 20th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
Huzzah for good personal work and for safe journeys! And for the clan of Freya -- I miss Winter Camp and being part of that gathered company. Would that there were clan reunions more often. :)
Feb. 20th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
I had forgotten that you are a wintercamper. They are doing GREAT work, but I'm sure it is really hard to fit that in given how active you are at the Grove. I imagine that you are missed, but in my mind - once one of Freya's people...always one of Freya's people. For me - she loves persistently like that.

Winter dreams and magic to you! - Jen
Feb. 21st, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
I do go to the Grove a lot. :) And you're definitely right about the scheduling. After I scheduled my Grove trips for this year and then added four days devoted to personal retreat and renewal to that total, I had three vacation days left out of the whole year. I could have gone to Winter Camp with that, and maybe I would have if I were single, but as it is, I promised Jason that he could have first dibs on those days.

Also, I think you're right on about the always-ness of being one of Freya's people. I guess that makes me a lapsed camper, but a clanmate nonetheless.
Feb. 21st, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
I thought the teaching team was pretty cohesive, too. It was nice that we didn't have to argue the whole time were were in meetings.

And I look forward to working with you again! I would love to hear about what some of your passions are in teaching sometime, so we could work something out to co-teach.
Feb. 26th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
I'm going to send you a note off list with some brainstorming about possible projects. I think we worked well together at camp, and I'd love to get more of that. - Jen
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