It’s time for some real talk, here.
As much as we’ve made huge strides in how we show up to respect fellow women in our communities, I still think it’s important to notice that we have some work to do.
These days? Women are modern day superheroes.
Our calendars are packed full, we’re consumed with endless activities and to-do lists.
We’re constantly being pulled in every direction, which means we have very little time to get present and connect with ourselves in a deep, profound way.
And while sisterhood is rising and becoming a powerful healing force, many women are still healing their own wounds… by themselves.
Through the digital lens of perfectionism, we’ve become shameful of our REAL stories, and struggles.
Fearing that if we share too much, we will be seen as weak, broken, or less than.
But here’s the thing…
It’s our stories that make us who we are!
And when you’re held in a safe space where you can be brave, speak from your heart and enter into deep, rich, meaningful soul conversations, there is a special kind of nurturing that happens.
Women everywhere deserve to feel that deep-rooted connection.
Which is why this week, I wanted to share the incredible beauty that can come from Women Nurturing Women in this way.
For centuries women have gathered together in sacred circles to celebrate, support and hold space for one another.
In some indigenous cultures, this tradition is still alive as ever, and increasingly it is being brought back to life by women across the world.
It’s traditions like healing circles, Red Tents, honoring rites of passage, and fertility rituals, which keep these customs going strong.
But that doesn’t mean that has to be the only way that you show up for the women around you.
Maybe it’s in your yoga studio.
Or within the walls of your church.
Perhaps it’s nestled inside of a coffee shop, or around your best girlfriend’s dinner table.
It could even be within a ‘mommy and me’ playground.
The point here is there is no right or wrong way to do a sacred gathering.
But what does matter is that you feel safe, nurtured, and welcomed to share your current experience and reality.
When women gather, in whatever form that might be, there is a special magic that happens.
Women who have been playing small, and hiding in the dark receive the validation they deserve, and start to see themselves through the eyes of their fellow sisters.
When supported and nurtured, women who have not yet learned how to use their true, authentic voice, somehow unfold to share what they’re REALLY feeling and what their deepest desires are.
There is no doubt that women’s voices are more important than ever.
It is the Dalai Lama who stated in the 2009 World Peace Summit visit to Vancouver, BC that the world will be saved by the western woman.
And women nurturing women is the perfect place to start.
This is where we can really plant the seeds for a renewed vision for humanity. One that’s centred around what Women do best; spread love, connection, and compassion.
Do you have women in your life that you gather with? What does your ‘women’s circle’ look like?