Monday, February 9, 2009

Grace

I have had requests from the Grandmothers that we explain more of what we do in our Wisdom Circle ceremonys. What do things mean? Why do we do them a certain way? Why do we change some things, and keep others the same? What is the reasoning behind how we approach the circle each month? Why don't we talk about these things in the circle? I decided that perhaps I can share some of the answers to these questions here, in the format of this blog. Please, let me know if this works for you, or not. Also, if you have any questions, I will be glad to address them here.

Originally, when Sonie and I started the Wisdom Circle, we saw it as a way to share with women that had approached us (individually) some of the teachings that we had experienced during our lives and studies. We came up with the idea in October, and began our first circle in December 2006. We have remained true to the original concept of it being an experiential sharing through sacred ceremony, rather than a class. This means less talk, and more walk. In other words, any instruction, explanation, or verbal communication has been minimal as possible and focused on deepening the experience for an individual, not necessarily intellectual understanding. We have always been open to further explanation offline, outside of ceremony.

I think that perhaps this forum will open up to the possibility of more communication. I have so many things that I would love to share here, that I see only time providing any limitation, as even now at this moment, I need move on to some other business at hand. I'll be back soon.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Wisdom Circle Undergoing Big Changes

It appears to be the time for change. Everyone's going through it in one way or another, willing or not. My partner as co-founder of the Women's Wisdom Circle here in Sacramento, Sonya Snow, just withdrew from the leadership of the circle this month. We are just beginning our 3rd year of meeting once a month in sacred circle space to celebrate every woman, and experience leaning on the wise woman residing within each one of us.

I have a lot of sadness about her departure, yet I applaud Sonie's courage to walk the path that guidance has so clearly indicated to her, no matter how difficult. Ever since we began the circle, we have walked the "lesson" of the month. We didn't plan that. Obviously, Spirit did. The more we lean into guidance to show us the way, the more we are delivered into our challenges. It is glorious, and most times, truly, a challenge. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this way. I am grateful to Sonie for standing beside me as we helped birth this circle into existance these last couple of years.

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