Tuesday, 12 February 2013
I have been listening and watching a series of videos recently where eminent women speakers talk about a whole host of different topics from a feminine perspective. I was a little bit cynical and thought that it would ultimately be a waste of time but did it anyway! Sunday's 'Telejam' was about how to create a connected (like-minded) community. One particular quote I got from this was 'when you feel resistance to showing up, it is the time you SHOULD show up'. Well, on Monday I didn't feel like showing up to the vineyard as it was snowing and cold and miserable but I decided to make the effort and go. On this particular day we were given an expert's guidance on pruning the vines so it was worth going to glean his expertise. It was also the day that I had to put my recently acquired emergency first aid training into action; a daunting prospect with an older volunteer lying prone and unconscious in the snow. I was the first person to reach her and gently shook her whilst repeating her name and she gradually regained consciousness. All the other volunteers rallied around and with help I got her into the recovery position. We covered her in our coats as she was unable to get up and contacted emergency services. Less than a year ago I don't think that I would have been able to help. I would have felt it was beyond my capabilities. It seems I am 'evolving' much more rapidly than I had intended!!!