Tuesday, November 30, 2004

THE BLOB TREE - ALL you need to know.

The best place to discover all the 
BLOB TREE COMMUNICATION TOOLS available is HERE.



These BLOB TREE MATERIALS are like Body Language - when we speak without words!
Here we have TOOLS for the best of communication which can be understood by people who can read any language or NO language. Here we have the language of the soul.

These Blob Tools are being developed as I work with different kinds of beautiful humans week on week. There are over a thousand and increasing regularly as they manage to get into all sorts of of situations - schools/classrooms - street/gangs - playgrounds/behaviour more and more.

See the special BLOB SHOP www.blobtree.com and my dedicated page on www.pipwilson.com for many more details.



There are Blob Tools with differing purposes because they are flexible for your use!

The Blob Tree Materials were developed in my work in the East  London in the 80's when I was working with young people who could not or would not read.
I led a large Teams of Youth Workers as we worked with young people in hostels, gangs, youth projects including lots of group work.

The Blob Tree is used all over the world.Now I am a Facilitator/Trainer/Group Worker operating freelance worlwide click HERE



All about helping people to open up and develop and grow ........

I use many of them in my work every week with humans who struggle with life. I love Group Work and find that creating the right climate of trust and easing humans into self revelation is the most beautiful experience in development terms.

I also use these tools, and other tools in the range of books, in Facilitation and Training Staff who work with special needs humans in the Voluntary and Corporate Sector.


A List of some of the Tools available at ::
www.BlobTree.com 


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BLOB Growth Tree - helping people to place their finger on 
where they ARE - and 
where they would like to journey - TO BE.

MAGICAL EXPERIENCE especially in a group in any context 


DIRECT LINK TO DOWNLOAD IS HERE

http://www.blobtree.com/products/blob-growth-tree



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2 Big Book of Blobs
'The Big Book of Blobs'  has over 50 x A4 size 'Blob Tree' type tools.
You have permission to photocopy for your own use in a face to face context.
There are many beautiful and powerful new tools here with permission to photocopy for personal use.



3 'You Are a Beautiful Human Person' BOOK.
This is a 'Mr Men' size book which has a few affirmative words alongside Blobs illustrations.
It is affirmative to the hilt with also a gentle/simple Christian emphasis.
Available from HERE


4 A3 Blob Tree Posters - 2 sets of Posters.
Four A3 size posters have been published too.
They are in colour and the pack has four different blob trees.
A booklet is part of the pack with ideas for use.
Not available from me.
Order online from:: HERE


5 MINI BLOB TREE POSTERS
There is four different Blob Trees x A5 size, in each set, produced in colour and on good quality/thick paper. Ideal to use in small group work.
Available from:: HERE



6 The Very Stinking Rolling Magazine Book .

This 250 page Book, published in 1991 by Harper Collins, has several 'Blob Tree' type images and 100+ Games and Exercises.
The are many unique tested Group Work ideas and tools plus a specialist guide indicating sensitivity when working those with with Humans with Special Needs - we all have abilities and disabilities!
AVAILABLE FROM ME ONLY.
This Book costs £10.00* which includes p&p.
eMail me via HERE

7 The Little Book of Blob Questions
Not only does it have The Blob Tree and 14 other Blob Tools, it has some ideas of how to use in a group context and several questions to trigger you own preparation for use.
AND this you can buy on line ::
Printed version or as a Download. HERE 


8 Blob Feelings - TWO BOOKS AVAILABLE
Full of Blob Tools which are much in demand by Counsellors, Educational Psychologists and Mediation Workers etc..
Includes the Blob Tree, Blob Feelings, Blob Depression, Blob Families,and many more.
Only available from HERE


9 Blob Spirituality - ONLY available online.
Blob Spirituality is a book of visual tools designed to enable deep conversations about issues which matter to people.
Using the primary languages common to all people - body language and feelings - it provides the user with a means to explore issues as wide as bullying and change, through to Christmas and weddings.
Take a look at the contents page to see the full range of visuals.
Available as a download or to buy as a book ONLY from:: HERE


10 Downloads or Books online::
These items are being added to regularly - feel free to take a peep .....
See also these to download or order online::






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Read what the Times Educational Supplement said in January 2006
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Enlist the power of the Blob

Jerome Monahan
Published: 20 January 2006

The Big Book of Blobs By Pip Wilson and Ian Long £12 (including p&p); the A3 posters are £19 (including p&p) Email: pip@pipwilson.com
Here are two new words that could well enter the lexicon in 2006.

The verb "to blob"and its associated noun "blobster" meaning a convinced user of Blobs in training and education work with adults and young people.

The roots of both are the endlessly adaptable "Blob" people (born of a collaboration between artist Ian Long and group worker and trainer Pip Wilson) and now gathered into a collection of over 50 fresh illustrations designed to promote communication and emotional literacy.

The book begins with the original "BlobTree" that has been doing the rounds of schools and counselling settings for many years and features a population of jelly baby-like figures climbing, hanging and falling from trunk and branches and demonstrating behaviour ranging from mutual support to out-and-out opposition or complete isolation. "This picture is over 25 years old," says Pip Wilson. "It emerged from my youth work in East London with young people unwilling or unable to read and has circulated since among teachers and other professionals often in the shape of photocopies of photocopies. Now we have greatly extended the range of Blob situations and scenarios - though all offer the same multiplicity of interpretation that made the original so useful a tool."

The new illustrations are gathered into four themed sections: places, such as playground and disco settings; issues, including bullying; families and death; occasions, including a Blob Christmas; and, finally, a set of personal development scenarios. "Most of the situations are open to symbolic interpretation," suggests Ian Long. "They can be used to help children and young people make the leap to some highly sophisticated thinking. They have proved an ideal prompt, helping people to open up about themselves in ways that more direct cross-examining often fails to do."

"The great thing about Blob pictures is the way they provide an entirely non-threatening way into young people's thinking," suggests Norwich-based sex and relationship educational development worker Molly Potter. "I have used them in a variety of circumstances and they are great for drawing out views without the need for any reading whatsoever. They have proved extremely useful helping both secondary and primary pupils. In addition, they have worked as a great ice-breaker for the PSHE sessions I lead with primary teachers." Included in The Big Book of Blobs is guidance about the importance of subtle questioning as the key to the successful use of the images. "The quality of the questions that young people are asked makes all the difference," says Ian Long.

"In co-ordination with the images, effective questions can move young people on from everyday communication to discussing their beliefs and feelings, and eventually reaching the kind of openness from which real progress can flow." Ian Long cites a powerful example involving a distraught Year 4 child he witnessed being able to use a Blobbing session to identify the figure in one image he most felt like at the time. "It was the necessary launch pad he needed to express his current emotions," says Ian. "He took the risk of opening himself up and it produced the extraordinary result of another pupil pointing to a friendly Blob embracing another to articulate how he would like to help his classmate."

For Jill Aitkin, assistant head at Canons High School in Harrow, the moment when Blobs proved their worth was in her work with a young boy whose mother was seriously ill. "His worry was being manifested in aggression," she recalls. "Using the Blob Tree picture with him gave him the chance to point to the figure in mid-air having fallen off a branch - this was how he felt and he immediately burst into tears. It enabled him to express his underlying sadness and anxiety." She adds: "Blobs are deceptively simple figures, recognisably human and manifesting an extraordinary range of emotions and relationships. They are a very direct and yet unobtrusive way to help adolescents explore their feelings."

Sarah Davidson of Slough Borough Council's Educational Psychology Service adds: "The Blob Playground and Bullying pages have proved particularly helpful. But intrinsic to all Blobs is their lack of specific identity.

They are sexless, ageless and without racial characteristics. Even the youngest children can come to own the images, finding in them Blobs that reflect their past and present circumstances and how they would like to be in the future."

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YOUTHWORK MAGAZINE - REVIEW OCTOBER 2005
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Youthwork review

‘One of the most dynamic, flexible and innovative resources the youth work world has ever seen.’
There you go, stick that on the back cover because we mean every word.
Pip and Ian’s ‘Blob Tree’ resource has been around for nearly twenty years now, making a great name for itself over that time. An A4 monochrome image, bereft of writing, it displays a large tree filled with sexless, shapeless, ageless ‘blob people’. Like stick men who’ve chomped one Big Mac too many, their simple yet animated forms are used to represent emotions, decisions, personality types and social situations. A person can point to the blob whose stance, expression or activity they most identify with, and perhaps explain why. And that’s it. Essentially, it’s just a tree full of conversation-starting blobs.
But that, of course, is the brilliance of it. Because of its simplicity, the tree becomes the perfect resource when attempting to get people to talk about themselves and their social interactions. Children enjoy the visual focus, and can discuss important issues; adults identify with the emotions presented in these abstract characters. And there’s no language involved, so the image can be used to the same effect anywhere in the world.
Pip and Ian return here with a whole book of variations on the theme, as their army of cartoons populate more than 50 new scenes. Spread throughout four themed categories, they place the blobs in a range of tree-substitutes – a playground, a protest march, a football match, a community and so on – each designed to spark a different kind of conversation and interaction.
Some examples: on looking at the book now (after all, which blob you are today doesn’t always define which blob you’ll be tomorrow), I define myself as the blob at the back of the cinema; and the blob walking through one of the ‘blob doors’. Simple and silly as they seemed at first, these little people have had a profound effect on my thoughts today.
That’s why this book is so vitally important to youth work in the broadest sense. These illustrations, though almost text free, are deceptively complex and engaging. The potential for both getting people to talk and releasing them to think, is awesome.
The acid test: I’ve tried this with young people already, and had stunning conversations off the back of it. If Youthwork ran the resource Oscars, Pip and Ian’s Big Book of Blobs would have just walked away with the award for Best Picture(s).

Martin Saunders
Editor of Youthwork
Oct 2005










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BLOB TREE


Details of products














Full List of Publications available ::

1 Blob Tree CD-Rom
This is 'The Big Book of Blobs' with no clothes on!
It is the book in CDR format with 'The Blob Tree' and a collection of 50 of the currently most popular images for use with data projectors, computers, whiteboards etc..
Contains Blob Iceberg, Blob Emotions, Blob Sleep, Blob Needs, Blob Christmas, Blob Doors and many more.
This CDR, for personal use - with groups led by yourself etc., costs £20.00 + p&p = £21.00
If requested, permission to network the CDR in-house will be given at a cost of £50.

2 Big Book of Blobs
'The Big Book of Blobs' was published in August 2005 and has over 50 x A4 size 'Blob Tree' type tools.
You have permission to photocopy for your own use in a face to face context.
There are many beautiful and powerful new tools here with permission to photocopy for personal use.
All Books NOW Sold.
It is NOW re-published in a upgraded format by a Specialist publisher in February 2007.
It will cost £30-ish and is available only from:: http://www.incentiveplus.co.uk/
It is quicker to telephone them:: 0190 852 6120

3 'You Are a Beautiful Human Person' BOOK.
This was new in September 2006, a 'Mr Men' size book which has a few affirmative words alongside Blobs illustrations.
It is affirmative to the hilt with also a gentle/simple Christian emphasis.
Available from me ONLY.
The book costs £6.00 + p&p = £7.00

4 A3 Blob Tree Posters - 2 sets of Posters - Top Sellers.
Four A3 size posters have been published too.
They are in colour and the pack has four different blob trees.
A booklet is part of the pack with ideas for use.
Not available from me.
Order online from::
http://www.incentiveplus.co.uk/

5 MINI BLOB TREE POSTERS
These were new product in May 2006. There is four different Blob Trees x A5 size, in each set, produced in colour and on good quality/thick paper. Ideal to use in small group work.
Available from::
http://www.incentiveplus.co.uk/
6 The Very Stinking Rolling Magazine Book .
This 250 page Book, published in 1991 by Harper Collins, has several 'Blob Tree' type images and 100+ Games and Exercises.
The are many unique tested Group Work ideas and tools plus a specialist guide indicating sensitivity when working those with with Humans with Special Needs - we all have abilities and disabilities!
AVAILABLE FROM ME ONLY.
This Book costs £10.00* which includes p&p.

7 The Little Book of Blob Questions
This was new in June 2006. Not only does it have The Blob Tree and 14 other Blob Tools, it has some ideas of how to use in a group context and several questions to trigger you own preparation for use.
AND this you can buy on line ::
Printed version or as a Download. (Not available from me.)
http://www.lulu.com/content/326706

8 Blob Feelings - a New Book in February 2007
Full of Blob Tools which are much in demand by Counsellors, Educational Psychologists and Mediation Workers etc..
Includes the Blob Tree, Blob Feelings, Blob Depression, Blob Families,and many more.
Only available from
http://www.incentiveplus.co.uk/

9 Blob Spirituality - ONLY available online.
Blob Spirituality is a book of visual tools designed to enable deep conversations about issues which matter to people.
Using the primary languages common to all people - body language and feelings - it provides the user with a means to explore issues as wide as bullying and change, through to Christmas and weddings.
Take a look at the contents page to see the full range of visuals.
Available as a download or to buy as a book ONLY from::
http://www.lulu.com/content/569723

10 Downloads or Books online::
These items are being added to regularly - feel free to take a peep .....
See also these to download or order online::
http://www.lulu.com/content/348459
http://www.lulu.com/content/341012
http://www.lulu.com/content/341007
http://www.lulu.com/content/413403

If you would like any of the ones available - please send me your address and I will post to you with an invoice.
Hope this is helpful - please get back to me if you have questions.

Pip Wilson bhp

*Note - the postage quoted is for UK only.
I will post anywhere!.



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Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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....... this is a great Blob tool. Only part of it on show here. I think this is the best ever to assist a group to get in touch with their feelings -feelings as they were at a previous time/another time - and , so importantly - how we feel, ............................. NOW!
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Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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....... this is part of a Blob Family A4 sheet which is fantastic. It is used by me to get a group to struggle to read the sequence in the different boxes and to go on from there to discuss family relationships and the big issue of how feelings trigger behaviour.
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blobtreepart
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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..... this is a part of the

Blob Tree

which is the most well known Blob tool. There are over a hundred different 'Blob Tree' type tools. The 'Blob Tree' can be used in many ways including Team Work Training, Ice Breaking a group of humans and a simple way of opening up and helping people to tell others how they feel. It can be used multiple times with the same group - as feelings change you know!
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piptree
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

. I want to introduce you to the 6 foot tall Blob Tree which folds and fits into my car boot.

It is really good when working with large groups and can be used in lots of ways. Find out more Order a book or ............................... Contact me via my home page

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Monday, November 29, 2004

....Sometimes .....


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Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

... sometimes tears come on me when I am not expecting them.

Today - just read in the newspaper about how Israeli Troops had stopped a Palestinian man on the way to a violin lesson. The forced him to play as they laughed.

There has been some negative feedback;

- not about the 13 year old girl who was shot by the troops and then again with multiple shots to her dead body - with the comments that they would have shot her if she had been 3 years old....

- not negative feed back either when there was a report how a corpse of a Palestinian was desecrated by impaling his head on a pole and placing a cigarette between his lips...

THE UPSET WAS, rightly, because the treatment of the violinist reminded some sensitive people that very act was used during the holocaust by the Nazi camp commanders. They forced Jewish violinists to play for them as they mass murdered humans.

That hit me deep.
It is yet another example how humans can slip into injustice to the point of death.
It happened in the build up the the death of Jesus.
I see it in Iraq.
I weep as I read it here.

God bless us and keep us from such terrible behaviour - even unto death ....

I feel like screaming ..........

www.pipwilson.com

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I want to communicate ..


catchcommunicate
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

I want to tell you about my feelings ..
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communicating is like playing ball
I throw the ball and you catch it
the you throw the ball and I catch it
and again I throw the ball ......

'I want to tell you about my feelings'
that is how communication began
just as we need to throw a ball
back and forth to have a game of catch
we need to tell each other our feelings
to communicate

if you are to close together or
you are too far away from each other
it is not easy to play catch
communicating is the same
if you are too far away from your lover or your friend or
your child or your parents
it's not easy to communicate

communicating doesn't begin
with both people speaking at the same time
one side or the other
must make a move
someone has to throw the ball first

but you may not want to throw
the ball first - you may want to wait
for someone to throw it it you first
because when you throw the ball
and no one tries to catch it
you are unhappy

there are times
when you are unexpectedly rejected

there are times when you throw the ball
wanting to play with another person
only to have the person throw it to someone else


I want to tell you about my feelings
I want to tell you who I am



www.pipwilson.com

Dance like no-one is watching
Sing like no-one is listening
and
Love like you have never been hurt.


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BHP Indian Chefs ...


indianchefs
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Anitha and Adolfus ...


281104
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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.............. if you click this way regular like - you may remember the big big wedding in India which Joan and me were planning for Easter 2005 and stink! - they went and got married early with out us (all down to visa problems)

Well tonight - we were invited to the UK celebration held by the good couple Anitha and Adolfus, in Woolwich (near Belmarsh Prison, some small time football club and sludge-full Thames River) ....... and it was fab-tastic.

We watched the wedding DVD ...... 950 at the Engagement and, the day after, 500 for the wedding. What style and traditions!

We were treated like Royalty in this multi cultural gathering - Spanish - Czech - Pakistani - St Helensi - and more and more Indian.
A privilege.
A privilege to be there amongst these humans.

And the food.
Now ........ what service - what gorgeous food.
The nine house chefs provided a treat to overfill - and did I mention style?

..... so much more to express and pour ....... but my stubby little fingers are not up to it as usual ............. but I will leave you with a favourite quote;

Quote: Paul Tournier from the Meaning of Persons:
"We become fully conscious only of what we are able to express to someone else. We may already have had a certain inner intuition about it, but it must remain vague so long as it is unformulated"


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Anitha and Adolfus ...


281104
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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.............. if you click this way regular like - you may remember the big big wedding in India which Joan and me were planning for Easter 2005 and stink! - they went and got married early with out us (all down to visa problems)

Well tonight - we were invited to the UK celebration held by the good couple Anitha and Adolfus, in Woolwich (near Belmarsh Prison, some small time football club and sludge-full Thames River) ....... and it was fab-tastic.

We watched the wedding DVD ...... 950 at the Engagement and, the day after, 500 for the wedding. What style and traditions!

We were treated like Royalty in this multi cultural gathering - Spanish - Czech - Pakistani - St Helensi - and more and more Indian.
A privilege.
A privilege to be there amongst these humans.

And the food.
Now ........ what service - what gorgeous food.
The nine house chefs provided a treat to overfill - and did I mention style?

..... so much more to express and pour ....... but my stubby little fingers are not up to it as usual ............. but I will leave you with a favourite quote;

Quote: Paul Tournier from the Meaning of Persons:
"We become fully conscious only of what we are able to express to someone else. We may already have had a certain inner intuition about it, but it must remain vague so long as it is unformulatedâ??


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Saturday, November 27, 2004

+HOPELESS+


+HOPELESS+
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

.............. I am troubled .................
I am troubled deep.
I feel a deep sadness.
Not for myself.
The trouble in my soul is .....
I am only working this out as I click the keys,
I feel deeply for the people I have been with;

Trapped.
Locked.
Negative.
Dependent.
Medicated.
Brainsoaked.
Hurting.


Some few years ago a TV programme was made about the work I was doing in East London.
I felt 'not ok' ....
.............. because they called it something like 'Hopeless'.
I did not feel or believe the people I worked with were hopeless.
I believed they were deprived and lost and bursting with creativity which was also, sadly, anti-social and anti wholeness for them too.

Am I saying these NOW people are 'hopeless'?
Thinking and scratching the brain, which seems so close to the soul, I think they are not hopeless which is having ....
'NO HOPE'.
I feel and think the word
'trapped'
may be more appropriate.

It is not right to say this about all of these beautiful humans, in that, all are individuals and have unique issues in life. Sometimes I feel that they will have to get into a worse state before they can step away from it.

Hope is;
A deep word
A Bible word
A positive word
A futuristic word
A head up word -
A 'eyes wide open' word
I want to lock into that and not to feel the oppression of their loss, their deprivation,...............

The message of the incarnation, I believe, is .........
we have to feel that pain ourselves so that our own soul aches,
so we feel the brokenness,
feel the depth of their trapped life style.
What WE believe, now I reflect about you and I, directs our attitudes, tone, decisions and role.

So, I now say I have to feel the pain but but reflect then above it.
Beyond it .....
Lift up on Angel wings so that I am not trapped .........
................ but focussed and strategic in every relationship and
( again impossible)
in every conversation and utterance.


I feel better - some - now - as I understand me a bit more
and mission
purpose
life


you are special .....

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Friday, November 26, 2004

-Lyric snip -


shoot
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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.... from U2 ,,,,

"
Everywhere you go you shout it
You don't have to be shy about it, no

And you'll never be alone
Come on now, show your soul
You've been keeping your love under control

Everywhere you go you shout it
You don't have to be shy about it, no
Everywhere you go you shout it
Oh my my
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which one is you today ...


blobb
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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...... of course you may be one which is not on here ........
..............feelings!

Killers eh?


NO!


Some humans ...... many I meet have feelings which are killers.

Feelings are beautiful too!!
also can be pleasure
the greatest of pleasure .....
Many humans I know enjoy the feelings because they have plenty positive ones ........

THE MOST SAD ..........

THE WORST SITUATION ......

WHAT I YEARN AND WORK TO HELP WITH ....


Is when humans cannot 'clock' their feelings ...

we have them .....
all of us .....
but so many live outside them and are not in touch with them.

YET .....
the behaviour in all of us comes out of our feelings (even if we ARE in touch with them)

These blob illustrations - many published in my books ....
Many more waiting for the next book ....

I don't know how best to show them on my website because they are copyrighted and don't want them to be ripped off.
So - at the moment I just show little parts of them to give you a taste. Watch the website to see how best charlie-webmaster-bhp does this for me ..... and watch this blog too for little snippets ........

I am feeling right now .... ?


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I don't believe .....


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Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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....Life is a dance floor
by Pip Wilson

I am not interested in SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

I am interested in whole PERSON DEVELOPMENT


What I believe.
What I believe - I don't know because I am on a journey and what I click on these keys now, will be different tomorrow.
I fumble and stumble to express what I believe and when I do get to it I 'refresh the irritation', so I am living at a point of unease.
I desire incompleteness and a constant yearning.
I guess it is a little like: -
"Be aware of wonder.
Remember the little seed in the polystyrene cup; the roots go down and the shoots go up, nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like this"
Robert Fulghum, from 'All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten'

The few words above are from a paper I have written for a European Trainers Magazine on the subject of 'Spirituality'.

I have mentioned this earlier this week but a a way which leaves me dissatisfied.
So here it is again. You can click the full article here.

Thanx for clicking this way ............


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Thursday, November 25, 2004

... and you are ....


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Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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Someone sent me this some time ago ........ and I love it ....


Who I am today right now...

content
single
happy
alive
healthy
searching
biking
sailing
running
active
dating
living.....



I replied today ......

Five words to describe my life at the moment ...........
(and one day I told the Queen about this question
but didn't have the courage to ask her for five words ....)
but I will ask you .....



This is me today;



alive
flat
feeling
yearning
beautifulimperfection




www.pipwilson.com

"work like you don't need the money
dance like no-one is watching
sing like no-one is listening
and
love like you have never been hurt"


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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HUMAN ?

Robert Warren 'Exploring the dynamic of being human'

"Full humanity........
is experienced when life is consciously received
and enjoyed as gift
and,
thereby in a relationship with the giver".





'consciously' ....... is a key word here for me ........

bhp

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-QUOTE-


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Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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.... another great quote from Bono here and a good article about U2 doing a New York 'secret' outdoor gig - see atu2dotcom.


Bono has dedicated the chiming ballad-anthem Miracle Drug to fellow Dubliner Christopher Nolan, a paralyzed boy who grew into a poet.

"Science and medicine and God are the same thing.
They should always be the same thing."

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Man with a Movie Camera .....


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Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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...... and two Sheilas about 20 years ago, of me - and Joy on the left and Ann on the right .... and she does that camera stuff now for a living ..... well she directs the cams whilst Joy styles for the cams and the man ......... I am more of a still-pic man.

If you see the 'photo' section on my home page - you will see several works of my 'click-art' from the pocket sized pentax with a cracked screen.

There are lots I do not put up there as I take many in my work with beautiful humans with special needs (I have them too!) .... and I don't show you those 7k pics from the last year ....... but I try to share some of the stories .....

Like it is great to speak with a alcoholic who has been off the drink for five days and looks twenty years younger.
Drinking a lot demands we take more vitamin B - I understand - I really don't know how we get them naturally!

I yearn to see steps of wholeness in their lives and yet I am no good unless I get close ..........
- and they let me.
Then the relationship, like all good relationships, can be a helping relationship.
I know at the same time I learn immeasurably myself.
I drink in people for my own benefit too.
I don't think there is any communication between humans, at level four or five, which is not an experience of of development.
My soul is stirred!

.... what stirs you soul ...... ?

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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

-communication-


communication
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

..... I suppose I want to constantly
do
live
drink
breath
it


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............. I was asked to write an article for a European Trainers magazine called 'Coyote' and I quote from the good Mag;

"Coyote is published by the Council of Europe and the European Commission within their partnership in the youth field, with the aim to strengthen networking among trainers involved in European youth worker training and to promote the value of European level training for youth workers."

The subject is
'spirituality'
so I loved the challenge.
You can follow this link and view it and other articles from this issue.


bhp

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....... This ...... is the best Bono/U2/New album programme I have heard.

Fantastic interview and album tracks.
Only on listen again for a few days so catch it eh?

bhp

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

... my Norwegian mates ....


oyvintorgrimpip
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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....... this is Oyvin Torgrim and me in Oslo when U2 came to town on their last tour.Fantastic memories.

Hope you and all your friends have got the album* and sharing your thoughts on the favourite track of the moment ...... if you are anything like me - it will move around the playlist as we discover hidden depths hmmm ......

*How to dismantle an atomic bomb*
by U2 ................ of course!

If you are a real fan you will want to, with me, pay a special price to get first choice of tickets on the next tour. It is really an on-line magazine to replace the paper one!
So by paying a sub you are getting a whole package;-


- guaranteed priority ticket booking for the 2005 tour
- U2.Com membership card in silver, red and black
- an â??@U2.Comâ?? email address
- rare and archive video
- special downloads
- on-the-road reports and diaries from the 2005 World Tour
- exclusive interviews with band members
- Zootopia discussion areas
- digital content including screen savers, on-line calendar and other tools.
- 25% discount on first purchase from the U2.Com Shop

I am in there come tomorrow I think ....

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I lurve this pic ....


joyworkin2
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

.... it is Joy again in an Urban setting ...... and I feel much more at home here ................


..... I have had some fantastic groups this last few weeks alongside workshops and beautiful buzzing stuff .....
but I feel I need a break after a run of week-ends .....
so I need some sipping of da countraeu and puffing a cigar after, it seems, such a long run.

I have loved all dis - to be amongst some fab humans who are striving to work with humans who are struggling ..... and being with such beautiful humans myself.

I love these humans full of chemicals
I love these humans dependant on alcohol
I love these humans who struggle in their mental health
I love these humans who, like me. have ability and disability.
I am blessed by their acceptance of me.

BUT ..... I have overdoneitand
need ......
to settle and enjoy life even
though I want to constantly
to
refresh the irritation
and be disatisfied.

I want to be in that place
so I can grow
and yearn and know myself better
and love me
and the unlovely
who
do not
know
they
are
beautiful.

Thank you for clicking this way
and
reaching out those finger tips to touch
my
stumbling
humann finger
unique tips

we can learn from each other
about faith
about
wholeness
about
life

One thing

you
are
a
beautiful
human
person


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www.pipwilson.com

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- Looks good eh? ...


joyworking
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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.... I do not click too much about the family because it is my blog and I don't want them telling me off but ...... this is a fab pic of Joy at work ..... she is on the left.

She returned from Miami yesterday and goes to S Africa Thursday ....... and I live in Romford ......


remember you are beautiful ........

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........ L5 .......


L5
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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.... I belong to a Group called 'level 5' and also a model like this which I promote in one or more of my books.

Most people stick down at 2 and 3 levels and never try/strive/enjoy/bare/touchfingertips at L5.

We need to do all levels but the Joy of real;
communication
relationships
emotional exchange
humann learning

.................. is when we share L4 and L5 which in my experience is authentic -
'telling others who we are' x 2

Today it may mean that you start the level climbing and in that risk climate (inside you) there is a journey less travelled ......


loveitloveitloveit

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- Bono Quote -


story
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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"In the days after Hiroshima,
people were never so close to their families and never so hedonistic.
The world was a much more fragile place when they saw what the splitting of the atom could do.
Suddenly, the world had a sell-by date, perhaps.
This album was no time for philosophizing.
This is about
who do you love,
how do you love,
why do you love."

Bono.

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Monday, November 22, 2004

- shell shocked -


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Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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... better do my blog before midnight ........ and you will know that I want to tell you who I am..... always...

I don't take medication ..... non of the blood pressure tabs that many of my peers need to take. All seems well other than my right eye is usually crying. I have a blanket sort of thing which swings around in that eye which the specialist says is a jelly type thing which will drop off eventually. I has been taking it's time!

The last few days I have had a tweak of a head ache ....... not a lot - just a little dig ...... and now a cold sore on my lip ...... and I have felt a bit drained ...... only pumping adrenaline when I went to see Jill Scott at the Brixton Academy on Saturday with the beautiful Janet and Charlie hmmm.
Think ..... with my feeble mind ..... that I have overdone it and my body is in catch up.
The glory of God is a person fully alive - and I have tripped over the bucket .... I am ok thanx ..... feeling brighter since Sunday lunch which was tonight, Monday, ....... daughter joy had just flown in today from Miami and fling out Thursday to S Africa so we grabbed the chance to dine at theirs tonight ....... AND IT WAS GOOD!

because I have missed a day of blogging - not often I miss - you agree? ..... I have much to tell you but my right eye leaks - I need a good night for the energy for the morrow ....... but excited because today was U2 day - the new album arrive ..... so get it if you have not already - it is such a great wondrous thing .......

The pic above from one of my favourite photographers - is of a war torn/shell shocked soldier ........ I feel for them ......

More from me soon ...... bless you big ...

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Saturday, November 20, 2004

.... all because ....


showme_card
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.



"All Because of You"

I was born a child of grace
Nothing else about the place
Everything was ugly but your beautiful face
And it left me no illusions
I saw you in the curve of the moon
In the shadow cast across my room
You heard me in my tune
When I just heard confusion

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am, I am

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..... thinking about this ........ see the posting below ....... a snip here;

"A small entrance hall or passage between the outer door and the interior of a house"

Some people get stuck in the vestibule of the house.
They get so obsessed by the entrance that they do not go further.
Exploring the rest of the house.
Enjoying every room in the mansion.

Jesus said he is the door.
The bible talks about him being 'the way'
He said it too
but
it seems to me that what Jesus talked about
- mostly - mainly - prioritised
was
is
all about something else

The Kingdom = the house
the Kingdom = the mansion

Jesusjesusjesus
some say
I love him
he has been my way
he is my way
he has showed me the way


the door is fab
and
I then entered in to explore the Kingdom House
seek first the K.....

HE came preaching the Kingdom .......

I believe that the whole of life is to do with Jesus and God ...... he has a doorway but also an BIg House, a Big Mansion
with many rooms ......

"Seek first the Kingdom of God and all things will be added unto you ......."



.... just thought that .........


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www.pipwilson.com

Friday, November 19, 2004

Lou Reed and Moby ...


LouMoby1
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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..... vestibule...... I just like this word ....
ves·ti·bule is the pronunciation of "vestibule"

1. A small entrance hall or passage between the outer door and the interior of a house or building.
2. An enclosed area at the end of a passenger car on a railroad train.
3. Anatomy. A cavity, chamber, or channel that leads to or is an entrance to another cavity: the vestibule to the ear.


I guess you always wanted to know that ?

Catharsis = 'letting go'
is far more important .......it is connected to the soul .... unlike a vesibule......

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.. Nearly there .....


shoot
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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....... the album is out on Monday and you can even buy it at midnight in central London - Megastore - at a shop which starts with a V

The lyrics are powerful and the music ....... well ........ it is so good it needs constant replays so it gets under the skin - slices the soul - permeates the pours - tickles the taste buds ........

I think this pic is fab with the emotion running really pure and raw.

Tonight it is an overdue Curry with friends.
Tomorrow Jill Scott in concert in Brixton.
Late night taped view of the NZ v GB RL game hey hey.
Sunday Joy flys back from Miami

Tuesday my friend Paul flys to Sudan with Christian Aid .....

The Glory of God is a person fully alive ......
go get

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.......... Catharsis



....................... A technique
used to relieve tension and anxiety
by bringing repressed feelings and fears
to consciousness.

I scream at the TV when the Rugby League is on

I go in the mosh pit at a gig

I let my interior scream to loud music

I ..... wonder what you do?


Had a good chat about this ...... one young beautiful human said he punches doors .......

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Thursday, November 18, 2004

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...... I usually say to Joan
"I feel happy"
but this week it did not fall easy on my lips
So I had to delve to see what is going on
who am I at the moment?

I don't feel sad.
I feel more of a foggy haze in the parts of my life were I normally 'feel' that glow - that is usually there - usually for many reasons, as I do not depend on one thing for energy and motivation.

Then I get it .........
I have had a row of week-ends ....... pleasure in most parts but ...... I think I just need to space out a bit and enjoy some personal space rather than enjoy 'being' and 'working' and 'becoming' with others.

So the reflective me THINKS he knows what is going on ...... but do we ever?

Today about 3600 eNewsletters went out from the desk of pipdotcom .......
well via Tomek actually ............
coz he has the brains and the technology.
If you did not get one - it is because you are not on the list which requires a little sign up. You can find it one click down into my home page.

'Seek the shalom of the city
for in it's shalom
you will find
your own
shalom'

loveitloveit

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

===== George Williams===


cancan2
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

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.... forgot to mention the Founders name - see below;


Last year 147 YMCAs in England reached over a million people from over 240 communities.

The YMCA is a worldwide movement, committed to meeting the needs of young people regardless of their gender, race, ability, age or faith, particularly in times of need, by providing high quality programmes in seven integrated areas:


Housing and Homelessness - The YMCA is the largest provider of safe, supported accommodation in England for single men and women in the 16 to 35 age range

Sport, Health, Exercise and Fitness - More than 50 different activities available from 120 sites in England

Crime and Safety - Prevention work and work with young offenders, ex-offenders and those in prisons

Training and Education - Life skills, vocational qualifications and job search for 250,000 people

Personal and Social Development - Enabling young people to realise their potential

Parenting and Childcare - The YMCA runs a variety of parenting and childcare programmes designed to promote healthy parent and child relationships

Money and Work - YMCAs run a range of programmes covering everything from budgeting skills to job placements

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...... just listening to the U2 radio one live gig ..... on the 'listen again' feature on the beeb

All the lyrics for the album are now up on @u2.com

how about these ....... these are massive lyrics
speaking to my soul .......


"All Because of You"

I was born a child of grace
Nothing else about the place
Everything was ugly but your beautiful face
And it left me no illusions
I saw you in the curve of the moon
In the shadow cast across my room
You heard me in my tune
When I just heard confusion

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am, I am

I like the sound of my own voice
I didn't give anyone else a choice
An intellectual tortoise
Racing with your bullet train
Some people get squashed crossing the tracks
Some people got high rises on their backs
I’m not broke but you can see the cracks
You can make me perfect again

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am, I am

I'm alive
I'm being born
I just arrived
I'm at the door
Of the place I started from
And I want back inside

All because of you
All because of you
All because of you
I am


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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

.... 23 he is .....


canopener2
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

....... well he was when he started the YMCA 160 years ago ....... near St Pauls in the East End as it was ....... now he is in an oil painting behind some beautiful humans from the last w/e ...

IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT ...... if you don't want my monthly eNewsletter tomorrow
don't fill in this in now

or
maybe you may wish to click dis way and join the family?

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--- You are ---


uneque bits
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

.. I hate violence .....


violence
Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

...... I have worked midst it for years and still do and it hurts ..... .......

What can we do?

Being
peace lovers
not enough
being
peace
MAKERS
is

.......... make it ..........

Love
loving
not
enough

instead
make
love

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The U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers located at Fort Benning, Georgia.
SOA graduates have been responsible for some of the worst human rights atrocities in Latin American history, including:


Two of the three officers responsible for the assassination of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero in 1980

-Three of the five officers responsible for the rape and murder of four U.S. churchwomen in 1980

-19 of 26 responsible for the massacre of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter in 1989

-The man convicted in Guatemalan courts for the assassination of Guatemalan Bishop Juan Jose Gerardi in 1998

-The man arrested for the murder of Colombian Bishop Isaias Duarte in 2002

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