I feel blessed to have been invited to teach ABFE workshops in China to a wonderful group of new participants as well as facilitate some further study with current practitioners and other interested petals. The journey started with meeting my gracious hosts at Shanghai airport and venturing to the hotel. I was awestruck with the size and density of urban dwellings in a city of 20 million people. Yes, that’s right, there are almost as many people in Shanghai as there are in the whole of Australia! Despite this I was pleasantly surprised at its cleanliness and also the orderly manner in which both people and cars generally conduct their day-to-day lives.
The level one and level two workshops that I facilitated over the next four days were wonderful and very well received. Our Chinese sisters and brothers love the Essences and are very adept at understanding energies. I’m guessing their familiarity with Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophies assists in enabling them to dive deep and keep an open mind. I cannot thank my hosts enough for their wonderful care and consideration of my every need.
The next part of my adventure took me more inland to Chengdu, one of the major capitals in the Szechuan province and home of the Panda bear. You may have heard of Szechuan spiced food and this is where it originates. So much delicious food – it was another highlight of the trip. The secret is a special type of Szechuan pepper that, although spicy, has a mildly numbing effect which allows pleasurable consumption without the usual burning from red chili. That said, on the final night the traditional hot pot was a little bit too much for my westernised palate!
In Chengdu I taught a one day Women’s Wellbeing workshop as well as a two-day Practitioner Skills one and again both very well received. So much gratitude and kindness were shared amongst the group.
A super huge thank you to Mary Chan and her Mum (as seen on a photo here) for their fantastic organisational skills and kind hearts! I feel so lucky to be a part of such a wonderful extended Flower Essence family.
Much love to you all and thanks Ian for all that you do.
Dr Niikee Schoendorfer