I began a journey of acceptance, compassion, surrendering, forgiveness, and being ENOUGH in 1997. That's when I began to sit in my first sacred circle of women with a life-long commitment. I fell in love with all nine women, the world, and the spirit known as SELF.
Love turned inward may not be THAT rare, but it felt way off in the distance. An illusion of what could be, like MAGIC before circle! There I could just be myself; be witnessed and held by the most beautiful rainbow of women.
WITNESSED, is the selfless act of being present to another as equals with an open heart and a bouquet of compassion. It is creating the opening for an individual to discover themselves over and over again, through a lens of expression, action, words, movement, and stillness, without judging. It is listening for the inspiration beneath the stories, beliefs, and perceived certainties; then inquiring with genuine interest and care.
HELD, is knowing that the expression of emotions - incredible sadness to outrageous joy - can emerge with a trust and deepening of relationship, that whatever shows up, is a part of the journey one travels to find truth.
Being witnessed and held is an active partnership between people who care about each other and the energy of love created together. It's a cool glass of water for parched lips of the soul. An oasis for healing for the heart. Fine wine for the spirit.
I look forward to sharing and learning with you, and pondering this question. "If circle were speaking with one voice, what would she be saying to you, and you, and you?"