The Theme That Has Emerged this Month: EXPANSION
Background: This is the first in a new once-a-month blog. Those of you who know me personally know I have been a member of a women’s sacred circle for many years. This series, entitled “Wisdom from the Circle” will be my reflections from each month’s circle. Inevitably each month a theme or pattern organically emerges, one I believe is a reflection of some larger planetary shift, similar to that documented by astrology. What is moving here, though, emerges through women – wise women, women who are intuitively attuned to the earth and themselves, and consciously focused on spiritual service and awakening. It is my deepest desire that once it is understood what power, wisdom and satiating sustenance is available when women gather in this way, that many more women - and men - will feel drawn to circles to experience this magic and mystery for themselves first hand.
My local circle has largely stayed steady with a core group of five women who have been there from the beginning, with beloved sister souls finding us at the right time for their journeys. We currently are seven and sometimes eight (one who has moved to another state but visits when she can). We represent a range of ages from the 30’s to the 60’s. Each of us is grounded in work that serves to heal, uplift, support and inspire our fellow human beings. We have among us a homeopath, three yoga teachers, two psychotherapists, business owners, writers, poets, bloggers, a spiritual center owner, a corporate HR manager, a professionally trained singer, mothers, stepmothers, wives, caregivers of aging and dying parents, nature lovers, pagans, witches, wives, entrepreneurs and artists. Among our talents are calling the directions, sensing energies, composing songs, holding space for the sacred to emerge, chakra clearing, divination, Akashic record reading, crystal bowl playing, channeling, cooking, the making of flower essences, among many other things. We believe in beauty, divine guidance, magic, intention, divine timing, letting go, visions, knowings, inner wisdom, compassionate non-judgment and the supreme power of love. We know the joy of true sisterhood and the comfort of trust and trustworthiness. We know the preciousness and intimacy of having our sisters celebrate, grieve and sit with us as witness to our brightest and darkest moments. We know that in some ways we know one another best. We are truly blessed. And our intention is to be of service to humanity, all living beings and our beloved planet in whatever way we can.
The theme that emerged this month was EXPANSION. We are noticing a time of shift in the energies – the opening of possibility without the former density of resistance and push and pull, finding the courage to at last step beyond old patterns that have held us back consciously or unconsciously for a long time. It is as if transformation has traveled from our heads where it has been bogged down in too much thinking, moving down into our hearts where there is less resistance and more flow, and thus we are able to experience a more graceful and sometimes instantaneous change taking place in our bodies and lives. For some in our group it is a time of triumphant fruition, birthing something new whether it is a business or our more divine or healthy selves. For others it is a time of holding space for change to happen in ourselves or others – children soon to leave the nest, a new grandchild on the way, a physical move or profound spiritual journey to a mysterious location. We’re more powerfully claiming our status as teachers, writers, business women, healers and guides of substance and merit. We are starting to see the signs of progress in our long-traveled journeys. Our commitment to sit in circle is coming to some kind of beautiful fruition and easy grace. We can, it seems, sense without words, know without speaking. Soul-driven projects we’ve created are becoming concrete or we are becoming somehow lighter, not as burdened by the past belief that we’re not enough. There is a feeling of taking a deep breath before a leap, or of coming on stage and being in that space of silence before the applause comes. We can feel that something good is coming, an event wave is touching our collective lives, but we don’t yet know the details. And it’s perfectly okay to not know. We feel lighter and different, but struggle to find the words to describe it. Others notice that we are glowing differently, more softly and assuredly. We’ve let go… and find that we have expanded.