I love to dedicate a blank book to an experience like this. I take notes during the workshop sessions leaving lots of room for later painting and collage. In the venue I could not spread out much, but even just being able to make line drawings to fill in later was fine. (It's also fun to bring along a travel watercolor kit and some inktense pencils, and just paint right there!)
I can sum up all I learned as this:
Healing the Earth starts with healing the Self.
Let your inner light shine, and do what you will.
It really was a stunningly simple and deep message.
Here is the cover of my journal, and some snippets from my pages:
Oh, and a Joshua Tree looks like this:
We burned talismans representing our new dreams at a drum circle fire under the full moon. How magic is that?!
and I leave you with one of the loveliest blessings I have ever heard - Michael Stone was facilitating ecstatic dance each morning at our workshop, and when he read this, I almost melted in the beauty of the words:
A Blessing for Longing
Blessed be the longing that brought you here and quickens your soul with wonder.
May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire
That disturbs you when you have settled for something safe.
May you have the wisdom to enter generously into your own unease
To discover the new direction your longing wants you to take.
May the forms of your belonging--in love, creativity, and friendship--be equal to the grandeur and the call of your soul.
May the one you long for long for you.
May your dreams gradually reveal the destination of your desire.
May a secret Providence guide your thought and nurture your feeling.
May your mind inhabit your life with the sureness with which your body inhabits the world.
May your heart never be haunted by ghost-structures of old damage.
May you come to accept your longing as divine urgency.
May you know the urgency with which Spirit longs for you.