Connecting local responses around the world
Wednesday July 17, 2013 will remain indelibly with Autry. We initially planned to meet at 6.30 pm Belgian time. At just about 5.45, I intuitively decided to check my email and saw the email Autry, "We are coming, Liza will be there in a few with an Espa, so if you come outside, she will meet you." Well, if you know me well, I am not usually an anxious person but anxiety got the better of me here. The good thing I had just had a bath in preparation for 6.30 but I am usually always ready and ready I was in this instance. As soon as I went through the hotel door a motorbike with a female rider turned the corner, "Are you Autry?" My journey of being energized by Belcompetence began. Everything was a level 5 engagement, it happened naturally. It was as if I know personally Nathalie, Mary, Liza, Claude, Erik, Aliand Christine.
Just over 2hrs with juicy SALT conversation was enough to re-energize each of us. It happened with the understanding that as CLCP Facilitators having shared SALT in our communities' engagement, there were need for opportunities for being re-energized. This was such an opportunity. Of course as SALT Facilitators the discussion centered on that. We also did two exercises, hopes and concern and "Paper Pull." Me and the work being done with indigenous communities were the focus and keen interest was shown by ALL. It was heart warming to learn that the honourable Jean-Louis called to contribute his energy to the process. With snacks and beverage, we truly parted company bouncing with energy (^_^). Thanks to Marlou and Rituu who also made contributions.