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September 2010 Blog Posts (5)

POEM: Speak And I Will Listen

At the recent Experienced Practitioner Retreat (Daylesford, Australia) I wrote the following poem in the morning prior to the commencement of the Retreat. At the time I was feeling a strong sense of disconnect with myself, so wrote these words to calm my soul and still my mind.


Stillness speaks
and awakens the sound
of my heart

for those I love.

Nature speaks

and I listen,


to its infinite wisdom


Added by Richard Harmer on September 23, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Conversation Harvest to the question, "What are conditions that allow spaces of non-judgment to open and remain grounded?"

Earlier this month, I attended an Experienced AofH Practitioner Retreat (in Daylesford, Australia). It was a wonderfully nourishing 1.5 days attended by just over 20 participants.

As part of an OST session hosted during the Retreat, I posed the question, “What are the conditions that allow spaces of non-judgment to open and remain grounded?”…


Added by Richard Harmer on September 22, 2010 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Harvest of Phase of Public health transformation in Nova Scotia

Hey all,

This is a harvest site of the first phase of some work we have been doing in Nova Scotia - download the harvest doc etc: .

We have been working with U Theory as the path, Berkana two loops as the meta picture for change - and Art of Hosting / Participatory…

Added by Tim Merry on September 21, 2010 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Video harvest

Hi All,

Here's a pretty cool harvest from a 3 day gathering in NOva Scotia around transforming community food security across the province - enjoy!


Added by Tim Merry on September 14, 2010 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Progress report from Down-Under

I thought you might be interested in some progress being made in just one part of the "down-under" AoH community.

A group of organisations have entered into AoH prtactice in a deep and meaningful way, and are exploring ways to collaborate. The organisations are:…


Added by Stephen Duns on September 1, 2010 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment

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