My first time…in Circle with Women
I remember when I first went to a Women’s Circle. I had no idea what it was going to be about. Maybe they would talk about periods and childbirth? Or maybe there was going to be some kind of magical ceremonial healing that I would receive.
I was intrigued because I felt that somewhere along the line I skipped that life lesson of what it meant to be a woman. So I was curious and willing to take the risk. I had an escape plan ready if it was too weird, I’d go to the toilet and then make a run for it!
I was pleasantly surprised though. It was like catching up with my oldest best friends minus the judgment and competitiveness. We sat around and talked one at a time and deeply listened instead of interrupting. We painted some mandala’s on rocks as we shared little intuitive insights that came to us from the rock creations. Then we ate delicious and nourishing food and shared our recipes. There was meditation, face masks, and massages.
This whole practice of intentionally meeting up to build each other up and rise together was new to me. The feeling of love and support and acceptance was something I craved from other women. And the honoring and acknowledgment of what it meant to be a woman were healing. I walked away that night feeling like a part of me had ignited. I was lit up and felt for the first time, empowered.
I remember thinking to myself, all women and girls should feel this feeling. I wanted to be the one to spread that feeling amongst others. I had always felt uncomfortable socially but this kind of setting was exactly what I craved.
So many years later I began to run my own Circles. I have loved every moment of it and to know that other women are walking away feeling empowered is all my wishes coming true.
If you would like to join me in Circle, they run monthly on a Friday in Numurkah. Find out more here.