My own 2 cents...
An amazing conference. Though I spent more time working to try and help out with stuff around the edges and less time actually attending this time, I still was able to see a few workshops that were very important to me (especially Paul Linden's and Dr. Steven Gold's presentations).
There are two things though that I will carry away from this past weekend that I want to share. First - I have never seen such a hopeful, resilient, and positive wave of healing and hope. It seemed as though almost everyone I saw was surfing on an emotional high, Ken Adams said it more eloquently that I could at the start of this thread, but it's a sense that everyone I spoke to also felt and commented on. Secondly, for me, I honestly felt open and happy and connected in a way that I don't think I ever have before. My normal impulse to push people away was, for once, not in control and I found it joyful to embrace the love and happiness I received from so many others.
Can't wait for the next one... all right, maybe a little down time first.
"I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections.
And it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that I am ill.
I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self...."
Healing D.H. Lawrence