What a wonderful evening we had. I’m still grinning from head to toe…. And truth be told even more!!! I’m honored to have had such beautiFULL and soulFULL (as Miss Aliss would say) women in my home to begin our Women’s Spiritual Circle. I love that the date was the 11th, a beautiful doorway to step into a magical space. Jan Donchess noted that Deepak Chopra calls this type of gathering “self organizing. dynamic networks of karmicly-connected souls”. I love that! We created some beautiful intentions of what this women’s circle would be for us. We also committed to celebrating the women around us, lifting them up and assisting them in seeing their light. There was a lot of courage in our circle on Tuesday when masks were taken off and we were safe to be a little vulnerable to share some of the magic within each of us.
One thing I challenged our group to do was to find an accountability sister. This relationship will be to celebrate the “wins” in our lives as well as to assist in some of our challenges/opportunities for growth. This is a relationship that is safe, accepting, loving and has your best interest at heart. It is equal and reciprocal for each moving between teacher and student always, fluidly. It is my wish that we will share our “wins”, which are those moments in life where we are brave; the times when we overcome obstacles and triumph those opportunities for growth. These wins will be met with an enthusiastic “Yes you are!” “Yes you can!” and “Yes you did!” Please share with your sister the magic you see within her, this is her special talent, her strength, her forward motion on her path. It’s always nice to have someone who can see just how amazing we are. I believe sometimes we don’t see ourselves clearly and it helps to lean on the vision of those that SEE us for all that we truly are so that we may spread our wings and truly be the butterfly we have always been. This is a great opportunity to listen to each other with love and ask questions that may lead and guide our fellow sister to discovering for herself the magic she has within her so that she can blossom and grow. This may also be a relationship to share a shadow that you may have decided no longer serves you. Please remember this is a sacred relationship you are entering into and support with love and acceptance all that is shared with you and keep it sacred. I believe it was a collective intention last night, that we all want to grow and step into the divinity we are. I invite you to find yourself an accountability sister and check in with her every week or every other week. Make that commitment to each other!!! Share your wins, share your challenges and make new intentions for the coming week. Little by little and step by step we can make a big difference with small changes and little shifts. I’m thrilled to be part of a group so dedicated and determined to being the change.
***Oh yes… we talked a little about relationship and the feedback I received the most about was to have a love affair with yourself. So start laughing girls…. It’s time to make a playlist of your favorite love songs and start singing to yourself. My favorite song while first discovering this practice was a song in Moulin Rouge, Come What May. Give it a listen and see if you can love yourself no matter what comes your way. This is a good way to let yourself have fun, return to play and not take life so seriously. Have fun with it. Get to know yourself…… and truly fall in love. I’m sure this will not be the last time we will talk about relationship since it is so key to our spiritual evolution. If you want to share what you’ve learned we would love to hear from you. Message me.***
I’m so excited to announce the guest for next months circle. Jan Donchess has been an inspiration in my life. We have laughed and cried together. She is a spiritual giant and I’m delighted she has accepted my invitation to share/teach us some her brilliance. Jan will be sharing with us what she has learned about “The Beginners Mind”. Here is a sneak peak for next month from Jan: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” Shunryu Suzuki Roshi says “As a beginner we have no expectations, no fixed view of ourselves. We are open and receptive. This is Beginner’s mind. It’s a zen state of mind.” What if we approached everything we did with this mind? What would life be like? Let’s consider it March 25th at 6:30 PM.”