Author and medium Richard Holmes reflects…

A Summer Audience now seems to be a cross between a distant memory and something that happened five minutes ago.  For me it certainly had the “Wow Factor” for a number of reasons.  I was amazed at quite a few things.  Firstly, the sheer effort and determination shown by Linn, in putting the whole thing together.  Then there was the fantastic hard work of the non LAHE members – a mini-team all of their own.  Then there was the whirlwind that was the “Mini Lou” (Associate Reader Co-Ordinator Louise Graham’s daughter), namely Jessica(above) ; and it was just great how it all came together on the day.  On top of that the event gave many of us the chance to actually meet for the first time, and I felt a great sense of unity amongst the fold.  As if that wasn’t enough we had the amazing Stephanie Keyes and her husband, Aaron, who came all the way from Pittsburgh, USA.  What I want to know is how did they manage to stay looking so fresh after such a long journey?

From a personal point of view I would have to class A Summer Audience as being a howling success.  I had a few reservations, knowing as I do that what I write about may not be everyone’s cup of tea; and the paying guests on the day would in all likelihood be enthusiasts of RomCom, Chick-Lit, Crime etc.  But to say I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement.  My aim was to keep both workshops and my talk as simple to understand and as down-to-earth as possible.  Judging by the feedback I received both on the day and since, it would appear that I succeeded.

The meditation workshop went like a dream.  Mainly because there was nobody attending who had any real experience of meditation, yet they all managed to get something from it.  The idea was to start right at the bottom; as though it was a meditation kindergarten, and take people through the most basic of preparation techniques that would create a relaxed state for them, followed by a very basic guided meditation.  Everyone did fantastically well, with some even having quite profound experiences.  It was very pleasing for me to see that impact in such a short space of time.

The healing session was not exactly a workshop and did not go as originally planned, but nonetheless, the outcome was more than satisfactory.  The main problem was that I only had 30 minutes.  The original idea was that I was going to offer “taster” healing sessions.  Realistically on the day, a taster session could be no more than ten minutes, but that meant that if I had more than three attendees I would be scuppered (no, not you Sue Uden, just a figure of speech)!  Lo and behold I had around ten people, which meant I had to turn the session into a talk.  It was my intention then to talk for a bit and then ask if anyone wanted to experience receiving the healing energy.  But by the time I had answered questions it left me less than ten minutes to administer healing to the lady who volunteered.  However, I was again pleasantly surprised at the enthusiasm with which the session was received.

My talk was what I considered to be the trickiest prospect of the three.  I am used to speaking in front of audiences who know what they are getting, so I was very mindful of the need to keep things as down to earth as possible.  In a way, having only 15 minutes helped me because I knew I had to keep things as concise as possible.  The only thing was that I was so concentrated on keeping within the time allocated and the need to speak in a way that people could understand that I forgot to talk at any length about my books.  Of course, it goes without saying, that after the event I can now think of a hundred things to say, but never mind, I’m sure there will be a next time.

Richard has written an extensive range of pamplets and books, in addition to having a range of meditation CDs.  Some of Richard’s books:

Astral Travelling, The Avatar And Me






Find out more about Richard:
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  1. Louise graham Says:

    What a great post – cant wait to show it to Jessica x

  2. Chris Longmuir Says:

    Lovely post, Richard. It was a great day.

  3. richard holmes Says:

    Judging by my pic it looks as though I had too many of those pizza slices on the Friday evening 🙂

  4. Nicky Wells Says:

    I agree, it was a fabulous event and it was great meeting you. Let’s do it again soon!!!

  5. Anita Bacha Says:

    Absolutely fantastic post Richard ! I llove it!

  6. Stephanie Keyes Says:

    Great post Rich! It was so great meeting you! That was so kind of you to day that Aaron and I looked fresh. We were running on pure adrenaline!

  7. Clive Wilkins Says:

    Great day Richard, Really enjoyed the workshop

  8. Kit Domino Says:

    Brilliant post, Richard. Wish I could have joined in on the day but was lovely meeting you on the day! 🙂

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