It is such an honor and privilege to be in a circle of powerful women. Our 'Moonlodge' on Saturday was amazing as always. The drumming, the sharing, the intimacy, the laughter and tears as we sat around the Wheel, with the influence of Grandmother Moon in her fullness.... all combined to make this a very deep profound experience.
I felt a real sense of sisterhood with these women, proud to see a group dedicated to growing and learning and healing together. When one of us is in crisis, we are supported and encouraged to go through our process with tough love and truth spoken. The wisdom I see in these younger women leaves me with a sense of hope for the future. The commitment to their own healing and to helping each other, shows me how far I have come, because every woman in the circle is a mirror for me. We are all mirrors for each other. That is the beauty of the Sacred Circle.
Each woman shared what they were living with humility and integrity. There is no white-washing of things to make us look good. We learn from each other and by listening to each story, we find common ground. We discover that we are all the same, we all have to deal with our relationships, our egos, fears and insecurities, and "nightmares" such as guilt, shame, regret and jealousy.
We did a ritual to affirm ourselves. I handed out stones and we spoke what we wanted to affirm in ourselves, that which empowers us, that which we wish to become. By using the "I AM"... which means that the Creator or Goddess in me is..... Each one spoke their affirmations, laying their stone next to the Moon of Affirmation stone, as we drummed in unison.There was a lot of teaching and learning about the Wheel and the Moons.
Near the end, my Initiator Role came through and triggered some people, then it turned into a healing crisis for one of the women. The group stood strong and united and responded to the woman's needs, and she was able to make a tremendous breakthrough in her healing. She later thanked me for bringing up something that she needed to heal. I felt touched by the fact she could be present enough to realize that it was a good thing. My Initiator was not always appreciated in the past, maybe because I was imbalanced in it and that I did not accept this role in myself. By allowing it to work through me without judging or censoring it, it was able to bring some healing.
I always hate for circles to end. When everyone leaves, my house feels so empty. But at the same time, I feel full and energized and renewed, ready to face the challenges in the weeks to come. These circles sustain and nourish me. I feel blessed to be in the company of strong, wise and loving women.
I AM BLESSED!
I invite the women who were at the circle to post your reflections, comments, questions or feedback. May Grandmother Moon guide you on your Journey with your inner 2 year old this Month!
P.S. The image is a painting I did of a Tree Spirit, a feminine presence in nature.