Welcome

Hello. We are Roy and Jennie, and from time to time we run weekends and shorter events using the Appleseed method. Appleseed is a unique form of practical spiritual exploration that anyone can do. Briefly, an Appleseed session involves listening to a short talk on the theme of the weekend, and responding to it through guided, extremely simple arts-based activities. The combination of an input to the thinking mind and response through visual, hands-on creativity can be a remarkably deep and fulfilling experience. The input and response takes place in a meditative silence, followed by optional sharing with the group. There is more detail here.

On this site you can find details of forthcoming events, quotes from previous participants, contact details and more.

 

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3 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hi Roy and Jennie,

    thank you for a fruitful long retreat, blessed with beautiful surroundings and glorious sunshine.

    I was not in the right head space to fill in your comments form at the end of the retreat and I wrote a poem this morning to describe my journey on the Returned to Fullness: Blessings and Beatitudes retreat:

    My first poem inspired by Othona

    A sudden message from Christ
    “Andrea you require a Christian Retreat now today,
    to help your healing with the exploration of your trauma,
    through the poetry of others and creativity of your spirit”.

    “I will journey with you,
    I will catch you when you fall,
    I will grant pure thoughts,
    I will provide bountiful creativity,
    I will guide you through your trauma,
    I will provide a golden thread,
    I will allow you to ‘BE’,
    I will nourish your soul,
    I will set you free,
    and I will bring about healing”.

    By surrendering,
    By letting go,
    By trusting wholeheartedly,
    By being open yet safe,
    By having my Faith tested,
    I am now with Christ.

    Andrea Mary Ann Roberts Darvill
    Tuesday 6th October 2015

    I hope had rested well Sunday afternoon and evening and had a pleasant and smooth journey home.

    Take care and God bless,
    Andrea

  2. Hi Roy and Jennie,
    thank you for a fruitful long retreat, blessed with beautiful surroundings and glorious sunshine. I was not in the right head space to fill in your comments form at the end of the retreat and I wrote a poem this morning to describe my journey on the Returned to Fullness: Blessings and Beatitudes retreat:

    My first poem inspired by Othona

    A sudden message from Christ
    “Andrea you require a Christian Retreat now today,
    to help your healing with the exploration of your trauma,
    through the poetry of others and creativity of your spirit”.
    “I will journey with you,
    I will catch you when you fall,
    I will grant pure thoughts,
    I will provide bountiful creativity,
    I will guide you through your trauma,
    I will provide a golden thread,
    I will allow you to ‘BE’,
    I will nourish your soul,
    I will set you free,
    and I will bring about healing”.
    By surrendering,
    By letting go,
    By trusting wholeheartedly,
    By being open yet safe,
    By having my Faith tested,
    I am now with Christ.

    I hope had rested well Sunday afternoon and evening and had a pleasant and smooth journey home.
    Take care and God bless,
    Andrea

  3. Hi Andrea, it was fantastic to meet you – thanks so much for your kind comments and this beautiful poem. We have just about recovered now! All the best and hope to see you again.

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