‘We hope you spent the solstice and seasonal celebrations with those you love and enter this new calendar year with peace in your soul….. Quite possible you didn’t and are searching for it now. Let us help…
This month we want to go back to the shared moment of sitting with the thought of what it would it be like to create your local sisterhood and take shared time out just to be and not constantly do. Through which we enable ourselves to be a part of a community that one day may open the door for our daughters (and granddaughters) to experience our times through shared eyes, by sharing our stories past our mature years. With this in mind you may be having thoughts of searching inside for the courage to plant the seed of this collective yet individual experience into the ground.
Well we want to welcome the spontaneity of these sparks and brave steps forward and dedicate this newsletter to all of you with this hunger to create a place for women in your area. As visualised by Carly, our new Engagement Lead, on this collective ideal that ‘It takes a village…’ (to answer the call to build this community), when asked why she was called to join the team. Carly wants her young ones to grow up in a place where they can call on others for guidance and somewhere to share their own experiences… and we hold that vision too. With this in mind we hear from Lindsay in our Sitting in Circle piece who voices her own appetite for a Red Tent but needs some extra folk to make the magic happen.
Sitting In Circle with Lindsay
It’s true there is never a ‘perfect time’ to do something, but the need to join a red tent has always been there for me however
The desire to meet once monthly and connect with other women, to honour and share our sacred cycle would bring such a beautiful and simple enrichment to my life. Despite being a woman who likes her own space I also crave meaningful exchanges in a complicated world.
The red tents that were advertised as being near enough for me to join are now sadly inactive, and I ponder when I might be in a position to start one myself. I have a daughter, and in this modern world I desire to teach her of places where she can feel supported by her fellow sisters, as it seems there are many readily available examples, especially for our children, that we must compete with each other instead. Healthy challenge is good, but I look where I can in my life for opportunities to reinforce the togetherness of us, rather than the otherness, which seems so much easier to do. I hope one day soon, either by another or by my own actions, a local red tent will appear.