It's amazing what we call into our lives, you know - The Law of Attraction really is powerful. About two years ago I had visions of a past life that included a circle of women made up of all different races of women, but we were all one tribe and they held me, comforted me and healed my so that I could rise up out of the ashes. It was incredibly beautiful and I felt a strange yet familiar yearning.
Then a year ago I was invited to dinner at a special friend's house (a soul sister, you know who you are xx) and she asked me if I would lead a meditation. I went along intrigued and excited and had a beautiful evening with six other women. It was incredibly powerful and almost instinctive. So much so that it became a meeting of soul sisters in circle, supporting and holding space for one another. I really felt like I was home. We all remember that night and hold it sacred.
About two months ago I had such a strong desire to meet in circle with these women again, but as is life we couldn't coordinate it. This feeling wouldn't go away and I had this inner knowledge that "I am meant to lead circles for women". So then one thing led to another and an email popped into my inbox with an invitation to watch a virtual Sistership Circle Festival, which I did and my gut was telling me "this is it, this is what you should do".
It was a calling.
So from there I find myself to have recently joined a Sistership Circle Facilitator Training Course and as a part of it we all go through the experience of being a part of a Sistership Circle whilst learning how to co-lead and co-create as a facilitator. I'll talk more about that concept of co-leadership and co-creation down the track .
I'm not going to mention names or tell anyone else's story because that's sacred and between us sisters but I will share with you my stories (cos I feel that I should and I'm just going to trust this feeling).
We have a beautiful book to read called 'Open Your Heart' by Tanya Paluso who has led this Sistership Circle movement that I am honoured to now be a part of. It's like the curriculum for the circle. I feel so inspired by Tanya and so very grateful that we have connected xx
The first topic is 'Embody the Feminine' and this started me thinking "What does it mean to be Feminine?" and "How do I Embody the Feminine?".
I have to be honest, I went into a bit of a panic because I couldn't answer the question. There seems to be so many facets of the Feminine, but what is true for me? Which one am I?
Am I a strong independent woman, am I a compassionate loving woman, am I a sensual beautiful woman, am I a knowledgeable wise woman, am I a creative woman, am I an intuitive woman, am I a nurturing mother, am I a passionate lover, am I a fearless warrior, am I forgiving, am I vulnerable, am I willing to be all of these things? The list could go on and on!
Being 'Feminine' should come so naturally to us right? But I think we've been told what is Feminine by so many others such as the media, our parents, our teachers, our peers, our own inner stories that we have lost touch with our own sense of Feminine. Well some of us anyway! We've also been conditioned to harness our masculine energy to achieve and get results but we seem to have become out of balance and the feminine is quietly waiting for us to wake up.
From my perception the stories that ring in my ears are; if you're strong then you're a bitch, if you're vulnerable then you're weak, if you're beautiful then you're vain, if you're smart then you're intimidating, if you're sensual and sexual then you're a slut and a manipulator, if you have a talent for something don't brag about it, if you're intuitive you're airy-fairy, if you're curvy then you're fat, if you lose your patience and yell at your kids you're a failure as a mother and again the list goes on.
Well what the FUCK am I meant to be?
The answer that I'm slowly realizing is just to be you. As a woman, Embodying the Feminine is to really live it in a connected all-encompassing way that accepts it all as is, welcoming the shadow and embracing the light. Self acceptance and self love of being so completely amazing and celebrating the Feminine as being ALL of those qualities not just one.
Hey! How are you? I love sharing, I love talking, I love connected from that honest raw place of truth that's within all of us - know what I mean? Yes? Well babe you're gonna love checking in with this blog.
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