|12-21-2010, 11:39 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2009
4 CGW's (#2 - #5)
Some CGW alumni have asked me, "Which CGW did you think was the best?" That question cannot be properly answered because one's experience at CGW is unique to each individual and the value extracted is dependent on many variables (such as the people one may socialize, connect, and resonate with).
CGW #2 in January 2010 was very profound for me personally because it helped jump-start my growth for the year. I was also most social at this workshop, approaching and meeting as many people as possible. There seemed to be a great blend and mix of the type of people there. Life coaches, intuitive readers, raw foodists, & a few internet entrepreneurs here and there. What I highly valued about this workshop was I got to meet professional intuitive readers for the first time in my life, as well as experience my first reading with Michelle Mettler. I was too busy coughing during Erin's guided meditation to experience it, lol. If I'm not mistaken, there were close to 90 attendees (please correct me if I'm wrong with the attendance amounts).
CGW #3 in May had a higher distribution of left-brainers & programmers. Alumni from CGW #2 and #1 were present, creating a social situation that allowed me to connect deeper with people, due to familiarity with each other (from CGW #2) or with the social environment. I attempted to observe the workshop dynamic and environment more for personal learning reasons. I experienced a second reading with Michelle and a first reading with Erin Pavlina. I approached less random people and approached based on feeling/intuition, or just hung around by myself to see who would approach me. Taking this approach allowed me to meet and create connections with different "types" of people. At the end of Erin's guided meditation, I wasn't coughing (yay) and I cried (like a little baby). If I'm not mistaken, there were close to 70 attendees.
CGW #4 in August was much smaller. Close to 30 people were in attendance(26 or 27 if I'm not mistaken). There were less people to meet, allowing the same people to spend more time with each other and connect deeper.
CGW #5 was awesome. I don't remember the amount of people that were there, but there were a lot. The workshop structure and content was more fine-tuned and efficiently presented. I thought there was less content that might have been considered "fluff." The costume element was also great. I was very quiet and the least social at this workshop out of all of them due to being socially burnt out from traveling and due to developing some kind of ego. Also, I think by this time people had created some kind of perception of me that made me less approachable due to content of "me" on the internet (for example, a few posts of me trying to be cool on Steve's Facebook page, lol.) Erin didn't perform a guided meditation, which I personally would have loved to have experienced again. Steve seemed to be most social at this CGW compared to the others I attended.
In the end for me, the greatest long-term value of CGW comes from the social environment. It really helps to be able to connect and socialize to make the most of such a beautiful and unique environment. Meeting people from all over the world in one area also creates a cultural melting pot. It allowed me to learn a lot about myself by meeting so many people who were different than me.
Last edited by Kevin V; 12-21-2010 at 12:16 PM.
|12-29-2010, 06:04 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
They all sound like wonderful experiences, Kevin. Thanks so much for writing about each! You have a unique perspective considering not many people have been to 4 of the 5!
Reading about this gets me excited to visit Vegas again. I've never been to a CGW, and I'm crossing my fingers that Steve does something like this again.
I wonder if his mysterious 2011 project is connected to that.
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