A cold I had been fighting during the Reiki Alliance conference took hold during the days between the two gatherings and I arrived at Gaunt’s unable to sing! I thought it was ironic, since Phyllis had suggested I attend to lead singing. However, I could talk (or rather croak!) and when Rachel was planning the schedule for the weekend, I had offered to do a couple of sessions, one of them using cards from the Transformation Game so at least I could do that!
Phyllis used the Transformation Game to deepen our learning on many occasions over the years and I find it offers profound learning and delightful fun. I was pleased to be able to offer a similar experience to those attending the Global Reiki Gathering. Rachel kindly shuffled the schedule to make enough time to continue, so enthusiastic was the response to the first session! I discovered that the facilitation skills I learned working with Phyllis helped me to offer everyone a thought provoking and enlightening experience. I saw people laugh as they read the cards and recognised the truth in them, just as I had experienced. I realized my dream to facilitate people in self-discovery through these cards.
The group was diverse and international – with people from as far away as India – all drawn together by a connection with Phyllis through the webinars. On the Sunday we had a fire ceremony to remember Phyllis and Alec told his story. I was very glad that Phyllis had once again arranged for him to be with me at this very special gathering, so that we could share the experiences together.
It was a lovely gathering, where there was respect for our differences in reiki culture and country culture, together with recognition of our common values. Around the fire a commitment was made to meet again – Phyllis had already booked next year’s venue in Switzerland. There has been an offer to organise one in India in 2021! See you there?