Rachman’s Menucha report

Quick snapshot of our last Menucha event:

For me (Rachman)  it was interesting in how smoothly everything went! I seemed to find myself wherever I needed to be, met who I needed to meet and experienced what I needed to experience! In past Menuchas sometimes I would feel out of place with more ups and downs but this time everything seemed in sync!

I especially liked the spontaneous ‘Virtues’ workshop of people hanging out in the ‘Barn’ with Joyce O’Halloran. I was a reluctant participant but very glad that I was drawn in by the sincerity and willingness of those in attendance!  Some really deep work occurred that seemed to be of benefit to all who participated.  Thanks, Joyce!

Another workshop that was powerful for me had to do with sounds. A young woman named Grace brought sound bowls and had us add our voices to sounds emanating from the bowls. With some hesitance I allowed my voice to be explored and heard!  It was a truly liberating feeling! Near the end of the session we were sorted into groups of three with the idea to direct sounds of healing toward each other.  I was touched by how well it worked in our little group! All the sounds were different for each of us depending on our different individual needs. On my turn sounds were directed toward healing pains in my back and it actually felt better afterward!  I cannot comment on what others received but it was remarkable to me that healing energy seemed to flow out though sounds that I made!

I had not participated in the entertainment for many years but upon walking into the Wright Hall entrance Frederick Branchflower ordered me to put my name on the board with all the other entertainers. It is hard to say ‘no’ to Frederick so I wrote my name at the end! I sang a song prayer that I had received years ago that I had not done publicly until now. It felt good to finally share it. Thanks, Frederick!

The main testing was always done in the morning ( I am not a ‘morning’ person!) so I missed that part of Menucha but heard that it went well and generated some strong experiences for those who took part.

Other workshops had glowing reports of transformative effects with beneficial results dealing with current issues and world problems.

Getting to meet old and new friends was especially heart warming for me!  We truly are brothers and sisters who love and cherish being with each other!  I really felt the love going in both directions!

The Menucha retreat has always been the highlight of my Subud year and this one was no exception!  It seemed that I received just what I needed!  Amazingly the only times I have been disappointed with Menucha is when I have failed to attend!  See you next time?

New friends and the Columbia Gorge!

 

Beata Alexander and Rachman

 

Leandra Hildreth and T

Maryka and David Lynch

 

About Rachman Cantrell

Rachman Cantrell is a long time Subud member, helper, amateur musician, partner dancer, volleyball player and owner of ‘Bothell Jewelers & Collectibles’ in downtown Bothell and now the new editor of the Greater Subud Seattle newsletter.

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