I’m pretty sure I just came back from that field. I attended the Martha Beck Life Coaches convention (called The Summit) in San Diego. It was 4 amazing days filled with inspiration, hilarity, dancing, singing, weeping, writing, eating, drinking.
I expected it to be a worthwhile convention, but I was/am over the top amazed. I met so many people, learned so many new things, acquired new skills and tools and experienced energy like never before. Of course there were moments of fear and self-doubt – it seemed like everyone knew everyone else, or came with a friend or a group – there were many, many reports of the same perceptions – but the feelings/doubts lasted milliseconds once I stepped into the activities and the groups. The organizers created such a cocoon for us to learn and grow and share. There were workshops on exceptionally interesting topics – there were so many workshops offered, because there are so many talented Martha Beck coaches, that it was not possible to attend them all over the four days! There were meditation rooms, quiet rooms, and yoga rooms. There were fantastic meals, snacks and great coffee! And an evening of African drumming and dancing. The bestest, most fascinating of all though, was Martha herself. She spoke to us 3 times over 3 days. She never fails to inspire, but this weekend her gifts for motivation, inspiration and infinite love were exceptional.
It really was a field. An Energetic Field. A Field of Infinite Possibility. The Force Field. It truly felt like another dimension. Imagine being in a place where you are completely accepted. Where everyone thinks you’re amazing. Where you’re surrounded by encouragement and belief that you can do any thing. Where everyone is fascinating, glowing, smiling, laughing, crying, dancing with no self-consciousness. Everyone is exactly who they are and it’s astounding. Imagine living in a field like that. It exists and it exists everywhere! We don’t always feel it or acknowledge it. We tend to believe the scary world that we’ve created around us, but it’s still here. Just as a wee example of how the ‘field’ works. A guy by the name of Dr. Emoto did an experiment with water where he studied the effects of words and thoughts on waters crystalline structure. He used words, prayers, music and the environment and was astounded at the results. The frozen water crystals that were prayed over, sang to and generally treated positively had amazingly beautiful structures. The frozen water crystals that were treated with fear and negativety, created fractured, damaged looking structures. Now imagine the same ‘environment’ and surroundings on yourself and others – who just happen to be 50-65% water.
The size and intensity of the ‘Field’ at the Summit certainly had its affects on my wee body. I’ve had difficulty transitioning back into my daily life. I had a lot of trouble at first remembering the names of things and places. I was gesturing a lot. Then I had to mentally retrieve and calculate time and dates. They ceased to have meaning for me. Luckily and gratefully, I was able to vacation in California for the week after the Summit. Since returning home I feel like a space ship that has re-entered the atmosphere – it’s like I’m surrounded by fire that needs to be burnt off. All my engines are turned on, even though my body is physically tired. I’ve had to literally run off the excess energy in order to sleep at night.
What are the take-aways from the whole experience? I’ve been expanded. I’m not sure how that’s going to play out in my day-to-day life but I’m not worried about it. I took in a lot. A lot of information and energy. I was physically bloated for days afterward, which makes me know I need to rest and digest for a while. I do know I have brought the energy of the ‘Field’ back with me and it feels really good.