My time with Almine in her workshops are now considered in the ‘highlights’ area of my life/worlds. I have done two workshops in Red Deer (which is an eight hour drive for me to get to) and am so honoured that she chooses to come to this part of Canada. I hope she comes yearly as I will go out of my way to attend every time.
I always feel like she is speaking directly to me in her class. I feel like it’s just her and I. She seems to be able to slip keys into my hand that give me direct access to diff parts of my life that are yet untouched and are seeming to be quite profound. She often will hear my thoughts and speak the answer verbally. I feel like I am part of a very beautiful intergalactic family and that she is indeed, the mother figure. I have a great sense of worthiness and reason when in her presence that lingers when class is over. I am a poet and she has referred to different phrases in my poetry (which she’s never read) during our class time and that is pure validation for me that I am meant to study with her. Her sacredness into other worlds is addicting and I love it. She inspires me to be more and is a beautiful role model.