my belief in 'Trust' has been at an all time low...
but not lost. Time to move
told me that
worry too much
but I just keep on
info is available by clicking any red/green 'highlighted' words, which
then links to deeper stuff.
unannounced, a day late, as with the mail,
and enjoyed sitting-in on a 'Success' presentation by Nick L,
knowing that I'll be able to handle such an enthusiastic crowd,
and was pleased to accept his kind offer to train me, in NLP Hypnotherapy's,
and tread his path, by the second half of this year.
to get confirmation of the Enneagram
but Cyril picked me up, as I was fit enough to pop round to sort out his
and we enjoyed a nice pint, and chat later, in the 'Wirral Hundreds',
before dropping my car off, at the garage across the road,
and then treated myself to an interesting hour in the Woody, chatting with Chunkie.
chatting to Sarah, during a lovely phone call,
after confirmation of my booking-in at the Scargill
Retreat, next Monday,
and felt at ease later, when I gave my apologies, at the Chapter practice.
night with toothache but picked up Ian M for a brief supermarket run
and selected stuff to ease my pain, before we returned here, for a
Chinese meal (2 for 1),
and I struggled to chew, but enjoyed some wine and
before Ian hobbled to his taxi.
awful night but managed to get things washed and dried
before an intermission, after Tony A arrived bearing cans,
before resuming the packing of the suitcase and trusting that the cloves
kick in tonight.
Ian M kindly phoned early and I managed to get to see a Doctor in the
got some antibiotics, dropped some stuff off across the road, and a cheque
at the Bank,
before setting off, despite a swollen face, on my adventures into another
rush, just sauntered, and enjoying a motorway-cafe coffee on the way,
before arriving at Scargill about 4ish.
After checking-in, claiming a top bunk-bed, unpacking, having a wash,
and a little wander around, a lovely welcoming meal, an introductory talk
about the 'Scargill Community' and the good works that they promote,
before our group was introduced to our Enneagram Tutor, Michael Hampson,
and our first tutorial on the Enneagram... far surpassing what I had hoped
Evening Prayers, everyone went to bed, and I reflected alone
before my last cigarette outside, before the doors locked at 11,
but I slept reasonably well, with 3 empty bunk-beds, and felt... at ease.
up in time for breakfast and sucked a slice of toast into submission
before the morning tutorial, a light mid-day meal of soup and cheese,
some free time, which I spent reading the lessons so far, in my copy of
Michael H's book,
and looked at whether I was still an Enneagram type 5, before another
before another lovely evening meal and another Tutorial.
H had now covered the 9 gifts in Humanity,
and summed up, Spiritually,
how we can all grow, by knowing where we are, in the beautifully designed
and I bought another copy of his book
before another 'early' bed.
Slept well, and was up in time for a cigarette outside, before breakfast,
happy that the swelling had almost gone, and I enjoyed another superb
before a good meal and a little camera foray, listening to Buddy Miller,
around the Scargill campus, in the free time, and I
enjoyed chatting later with Michael H,
about Prayer and stuff, before the afternoon tutorial, a lovely meal
and Michael's final presentation, and I later pondered the sky,
as I enjoyed my 10.45 pm, pre-lockout, cigarette,
and did a lot of thinking, before 12 am, in my soothing bunk bed.
I also bought a
3rd copy of Michael Hampson's Book (1 to
give, 1 for loaning out)
through breakfast, but didn't miss the morning 'self-tutorial' that Michael
H had set
in preparation, for all of us in the group, who had been privileged to
accept the hospitality
of the Scargill Community this week... to say "Thank You", by
offering our gifts
to their Bread & Wine experience, and I was honoured to play a small
our 'Enneagram' offering of the 'Confession' bit, and understood the effort
that was presented by another group, studying 'Dance' at Scargill , which
I also accepted
in the manner offered, before I enjoyed my 10.45 pm cigarette with a smile,
and a prayer.
it to breakfast and made farewell's to kind Souls that I'd met in harmony,
who may have been disturbed by my 'Trinitarian' 5ishness, outside,
and it was with a warm glow that I drove away, aware why good folk want
to stay at Scargill.
a good journey home, listening to Enya, only 2 hours,
and coped well,
when informed, by my Bank, that someone had Fraudulently
cleared the meager holdings in my business account,
and Dave W popped in to show his new PC,
and Kev cycled here to chat, and Sheena E-chatted,
but I enjoyed listening to Bob
Harris into the early hours, and enjoyed a glass of wine,
while writing this report about a wonderful 'Christian' experience,
as espoused by James' brother, Jesus of (Northern) Nazareth.
early, but rolled over and slept through the day
before treating my, much eased, skin to smelly ointments
and an evening in front of the TV, before retaking the free RHETI
5, The Investigator: 8
Type 9, The Peacemaker: 6
Type 7, The Enthusiast: 6
Type 1, The Reformer: 4
6, The Loyalist: 4
3, The Achiever: 3
Type 8, The Challenger: 2
2, The Helper: 2
4, The Individualist: 1
L arrived in the morning and we worked well, with his website,
before a visit to the Woody for a steak and pint, before Nick left for
and then Tony A popped in for a Sunday chat, and much later, Arran and
but Arran kindly set-up some web space for Nick L, after Tony had left,
and I relaxed later with Michael H's book, before an earlyish bed.
M popped in, after his visit to the hospital and, after dropping him home
called into the supermarket to replenish the empty cupboards,
before a nice 'Monday night pint' in the Woody.
tinkering with Nick L's
and uploaded it for him,
before settling down in front of the TV, skin coated in smelly ointments
and gums coated in 'oil of cloves'.
around the house, but achieved nothing of merit.
to get up in the morning and pick up my undelivered mail from last Monday,
and was pleased to see that I had a new Bank card, and was at ease, as
John B's invitation, to another 'Hooton Park' Masonic
do, in the evening.
a backlog stuff, before Tony a popped in for a chat,
and was pleased
that he was at ease when Brian B popped in,
and we all chatted well before Brian B went off
to play with my Scargill
photos, before Paranormal John popped in for a long chat.
the house tidy, and sorted Liz's problem,
before Sarah and Lee arrived, and I really enjoyed their company, into
the early hours,
knowing that their big adventure, around the World, was going to be a
through the day again
but enjoyed Tony A's visit, and chat, in the evening
before finishing Sarah's kind gift, of a bottle of 12 year old Glenfiddich.
M popped in, after I woke to the mid-day doorbell ringing,
and I knew that I shouldn't have enjoyed Sarah's whisky as much, before
an evenings, emergency AGM across the road, and then a Monday visit to
myself ready for a kind mid-afternoon pick up, by Dave W,
and enjoyed a superb evening at Temperance, Oliver Street, with new found
before a Messenger chat, through the night, with Mark S and Arran.
L, and his lovely Daughter Rebecca, arrived, before we both
shared an interesting evening at the 'Local Employment Charter Awards
Tutor and Student and, after being presented to the Mayor,
Kev (another Student) joined us as we chilled and wondered
before I returned home and watched a recording of Monday's Life
neglected skin, of the last few days, bit back, and I took the day off.
up in the morning and got stuff done,
got to the supermarket and posted my negligible VAT return,
before a long and enjoyable phone call from Sheena.
missed the England\Scotland Rugby match
as Chris and Dawn arrived to talk over his concepts
and was still unable to read more of Michael H's, signed, book.
wasted day, still not found any 'Me Time' since the Retreat,
and enjoyed listening to Tony A's chat in, the evening,
before pondering my stuff, later.
happened with Doug, Chris L, Sheena, and Paranormal John and,
after a brief visit from Nick L, and then, later, Arran & Loz arrived,
before we retired
to the Woody, before a fascinating 'Messenger' Chat with Arran and Sheena,
exposing our musical roots, and I was pleased, surprised, that I sent
late into the night, a Leonard
Cohen track, as my 'present feeling' vibe.
stuck into tinkering with Nick L's website
and realised my RSI deficiencies
before phone-calls\refuse collectors allowed me to sleep by 8 am.