On Sunday, I came together with this incredible group of women.
Passion filled their spirits, honest words spilled from their hearts, authenticity weaved patterns on their hands and they wore love like badges of courage. These are some of the bravest women I’ve ever encountered.
From the fertile ground of conversation sprung thoughts about the things that make us laugh so hard we cry as well as the things that hurt so deeply we seek connection and healing. Colors whirled around the table as we created art and gifts unveiled themselves. We were wrapped in laughter and warmth as we shared the truth of who we are as people in this world.
Want to know the craziest thing? This was the first time I was meeting some of these women.
When I was first invited to attend, I have to admit I was pretty nervous. I had all those doubts in my head – what if I don’t like them? What if they don’t like me? What if we all just sit there praying for it all to be over? I thought about not going.
Then the questions deepened – what would it mean to be a part of this circle of women? What would that bring about in my life? What would I bring to the table?
That has been a lifelong question for me. What do I bring to the table? Circumstances in the earliest part of my life have led me to question my worth even now. What if I had nothing to bring?
But I am working on being brave so the simple fact that I was nervous and uncomfortable at the thought of going meant that I absolutely had to go. Discomfort brings growth. And there was something about this invitation and the woman who was extending it that assured me this was something I could not miss.
I am so grateful to my beautiful friend Yvette for listening and trusting that this group of women was meant to meet. She was so brave in bringing us together and then creating a space filled with all the things necessary to grow a garden of friendship. She is a leader in the truest sense of the word. In bringing us together, she opened the door to connections that might not have happened otherwise. She brought souls together that can help one another to shine which is such a rare gift.
Why do I share this today? The answer is simple. When given that random opportunity – that one that feels almost crazy – go for it. Allow yourself the experience of meeting someone new or creating something you never dreamed you would. Allow yourself to play in ways that are out of your comfort zone. Allow yourself to be seen for the passionate, fun, silly, caring, intelligent, magical soul you are – the soul that is unique. Allow yourself to be vulnerable – that’s scary, yes, but SO powerful and when you do, you just might find a whole bunch of unforgettable magic.
When you do I would LOVE for you to share it!!!
To the Ladies of the Sun, I send you many thanks and wishes for play, ridiculous amounts of laughter and love, always. Thank you!