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 without a positive female role model in my life, 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 honouring 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.
A few years ago, I spent 12 months studying meditation, intuition and conscious spiritual practices that had been a part of my awareness most of my life. I felt that in my work as a Youth Worker and Coach this would complement my toolbox of helping skills.
I became certified as a Red Tent Facilitator with the vision of walking alongside girls and women in womanhood. To empower, connect inspire and uplift women through monthly circles was my end goal.
I am pleased to say I spent three years doing just that. Through monthly rituals based around the moon’s cycle, we came together for reflection and sharing, to enhance our connection to ourselves and nature.
Since moving to Northern Victoria, I have decided to continue to run these circles. I run them on Friday mornings monthly at the Numurkah Community House. I am inviting any women who are looking to go within themselves, unravel the depths of their womanhood, inner knowing, intuition and connect with like-minded women.
So, what would you expect to actually do at a Women’s Circle? As women joining together in circle, we empower, connect, inspire and uplift one another. We practice ancient women’s wisdom through meditation where you connect to your higher self and discover your own spiritual potential. Energetic and intentional healing for self, others and the planet through nature and art-based ritual is determined monthly and is influenced by astrology. We connect spiritually and intuitively to our soul purpose through oracle cards and crystals and then share nourishing food.
When: Friday’s monthly
Time: 10:30 – 12:30
Where: Numurkah Community House
If you are interested in joining you can find the dates here
To find out more about The Red Tent global movement go here