Last Saturday I had the privilege of co-facilitating The Heart of Feminine Wisdom for six amazing women. Each woman who came had a story to tell.
I am so extremely grateful that I live a life where it is normal to sit in circle and speak from the heart. Circles in which truth-telling is encouraged, unhealthy expectations are dismantled and new ways of being are explored are what make life rich. While I realize that circles like the one I am describing are not the norm everywhere, I want to celebrate the folks who are invested in creating and participating in these circles right now.
To the women who attended The Heart of Feminine Wisdom last Saturday: I see you, I hear you, and I value you. Your willingness to show up and to stay, even when it felt hard, moved all of us one step closer to the world we know is possible. Your courage shines like a beacon and invites others to do the same.
In honor of this experience, I was inspired to create the following mantra. May this mantra bless all who choose to use it.
May courage light your path.
May it sustain you
even when, especially when, you doubt yourself.
May you find your courage in unexpected moments as well as in expected ones.
May your courage be used in the creation of community.
May it be used to help those in need and those without a voice.
May your courage inspire others and create more possibility.
May your courage always bring you home.
With much gratitude and love,