These were the final words at the end of Salisbury 2014. The Cambridge dictionary defines ‘Sally forth’ as “to leave a safe place in a brave or confident way in order to do something difficult.”
It became a bit of a theme for the 65 of us who spent 10 days in The Guildhall in Salisbury for our International Training facilitated by Julie Wookey and me. It was truly a global seminar with participants from England, Scotland, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Canada and China. It was the great coming together of cultures and languages that added so much dimension and flavour to the event.
The process was quick, like riding a swift flowing river, but with loads of laughter and fun. The Chinese led the way with openness and courage and with a number of married couples in the group we explored many relationship dynamics. On day 7 of the workshop we had to vacate the seminar room for the day and so we made use of a courtroom next door. The court had been in use until recently and being a copy of the Old Bailey it was the real thing.
We set up the court with Judge, defence, prosecution, jury and the rest. A Chinese participant was put on trial for not protecting his family during the Cultural Revolution. It was a very powerful experience with everyone playing their part and the final verdict was innocence for all parties. Fifty years of guilt was let go of, because we were able to come from a much truer point of perception. Celebration was the order of the day as we all took the afternoon off.
It was a great example of how our willingness to change our perception can bring about all the good things in this life. It is our perception, our thinking that creates our reality. We were reminded that any upset or grievance is a place of miscreation, something that we have seen incorrectly. It takes courage to shift our perception to the highest possible level at all times, for to not do so is to sink.
We ended the seminar with everyone’s promise to leave this planet a better place than we found it, to never stop giving and to remember the friendship that we all shared on so many different levels as we “sally forth!”
It was a glorious ending and everyone said a massive thank you to Julie as this was her last 10 day seminar as a Psychology of Vision Trainer. We all wish her every good thing in her life.