“Women Have Sat In Circle For Longer Than We Haven’t. It is a Deep Remembering”
Hello, Dear Soul Sister,
EveningStar NightWalker here, and today, I want to take you on a journey into the heart of something incredibly ancient yet profoundly relevant – sacred women’s circle.
Sacred Women’s Circles are a space where we gather not only to heal our wounded sisterhood but also to celebrate the beauty of our journey, both individually and collectively.
Embracing the Fullness of Self
As women, we are multifaceted beings. We carry within us the wisdom of generations, the strength of our ancestors, and the resilience of those who came before us – also known as our Red Thread. However, in our day-to-day lives, we often find ourselves compartmentalizing these aspects of self – the light, the shadow, the joy, and the pain. We hide the messy parts, the scars, and the stories we’ve been told to keep silent.
Yet, deep down, we yearn for something more. We crave a space where we can be our unfiltered, unapologetic selves. This is where the sacred women’s circle comes in. In this circle, there is no need to hide or conform, there is no need to fix or offer advice – for we are not broken. Every aspect of who you are is not only accepted but also celebrated. We understand that each scar, each shadow, and each story has contributed to the magnificent tapestry of your being.
The Lotus Blooms in the Mud
Life is messy. It’s filled with ups and downs, joy and sorrow, light and shadow. But just as the lotus emerges from the muddy waters, so too can we find beauty and growth in the midst of life’s challenges. In sacred women’s circle, we learn to embrace the full spectrum of our experiences and know that as we traverse every challenge, every win, we are acknowledged, seen, heard and held by our sisters.
We come to understand that our past, no matter how painful, holds valuable lessons and gifts. We transform wounds into wisdom and scars into sources of strength. It’s a journey of self-discovery, where every step forward is an opportunity to walk the path of self-love.
The Power of Compassion
In circle, there’s no hierarchy, no judgment, and no need to fix anyone. We recognise that no one is broken; we are all works in progress. Instead of offering advice, we offer something even more powerful – our presence as we listen with the ears of our hearts.
We listen and hold space for each other’s stories without interruption. In this sacred container of compassion, we feel seen, heard, held, and loved. Even on our darkest days, we find solace in knowing that we are not alone on this journey.
The Beauty of Sisterhood
Sisterhood is a bond that transcends time and space. When we sit in sacred women’s circle, we tap into the collective wisdom and strength of women throughout history. We honour our ancestors, those who walked this path before us, and those who will follow in our footsteps. We honour and acknowledge our Red Thread.
As we share our stories, our laughter, and our tears, we realise that we are part of something greater than ourselves. We are part of a lineage of women who have faced adversity with courage and grace. We are part of a sisterhood that knows the power of vulnerability and authenticity.
The Circle as a Mirror / The Circle of Shaman
One of the most beautiful aspects of the sacred women’s circle is that it serves as a mirror. In the stories and experiences of our sisters, we often see reflections of our own journey. We find resonance and connection in the shared threads of our lives, in shamanic womancraft we call this the circle of shaman.
This mirror effect allows us to gain new perspectives, insights, and understanding. It reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles or our triumphs. We are part of a collective tapestry where each thread, no matter how small, contributes to the whole.
The Power of Sharing Stories
In the sacred women’s circle, one of the most potent rituals we engage in is the sharing of stories. This practice is deeply ingrained in the fabric of our being, as sharing stories has been a cornerstone of women’s rites of passage throughout history.
Embracing the Wisdom of Stories
Stories have a unique ability to bridge the gap between generations. When we listen to the tales of our sisters, we tap into a wellspring of wisdom that extends far beyond our own experiences. Through these narratives, we gain insights into the trials, triumphs, and transformations that have shaped the lives of those who came before us.
Healing Through Connection
Sharing our stories is a profoundly healing act. It allows us to release the weight of unspoken pain and to witness the resilience of the human spirit. In the sacred women’s circle, we create a safe space where vulnerability is celebrated, not judged. When we open our hearts and share our truths, we often discover that our stories are not isolated incidents but part of a universal tapestry of human experience.
Transformation Through Expression
Storytelling is a form of self-expression, a way to give voice to our innermost thoughts and feelings. When we share our stories, we not only heal but also empower ourselves. We reclaim our narratives and rewrite them from a place of strength, empowerment and self-love. Our stories become a source of inspiration for ourselves and for our sisters, reminding us that we have the power to shape our own destinies.
Why I Offer Sacred Women’s Circles
You might wonder why I incorporate sacred women’s circles into my offerings, but then again you’ve read this far and probably thus already know!
However, my answer is simple:
I believe in the transformative power of sisterhood. I’ve witnessed the profound healing, growth, and empowerment that occur within these circles.
My intention is to provide a safe and nurturing space where you can embrace your full self, where you can heal the wounds of the past, and where you can celebrate the incredible woman you are becoming. It’s a space where you can bloom, just like the lotus in the mud.
So, dear sisters, as we gather in our sacred circle, remember that you are part of a lineage of women who have faced life’s challenges and emerged stronger. You are part of a sisterhood that celebrates your unique journey. You are seen, heard, held, and loved.
With love and deeper listening,