don’t mean to brag or boast, but i just have to report back on a holy triumph!!
not totally, but it feels KIND of like it—we had such a great village women’s group last saturday and it was just really nice company, really beautiful food, hands on crafts/inspiration, quality sharing, all nice and neatly timed and organized— but, it was the moments of quiet — something new in this space—that really, really stood out to me…it’s so hard i think and unusual for women to get together and feel truly comfortable within moments of silence, not filling space, just kind of being there without a word (which usually makes my body feel tight and like something just must be terribly wrongish unless i’m in a yoga class…) in general, but especially when someone else is talking— to NOT respond and share your similar experience, feelings, thoughts, questions, comforts–NOT that any of this is bad—can just feel weird, but in this case— really, really good….
i just felt such extreme rejuvenation after this round– and it was because it was that perfect combined flow of input and output of energy– that’s just tricky to navigate in most areas of life it seems.
specifically—in case you really want to know the deets– we sat in a circle, one person leading, loosely talked about what we COULD talk about if we wanted to–and, just were all totally quiet while this one person spoke and was really, really heard, totally uninterrupted, allowing them to go a little bit deeper than usual, if they wished, to get to the bottom of it within their own interpretation– and when it was your turn, you got to comment and relate if you wanted to about someone else, but, mostly we just shared our own experience.
and, of course we do and could ALL relate to each other and totally felt their story like it was our own, because on some level, it always seems to be the case in a room full of mamas….
it was just this really easy, unexhausting, lovely way to be with each other.
AND, then after our gorgeous lunch– we all found a spot alone to bask in the sun, journal, or sleep for a bit– nothing totally, totally profound but just good rejuicing that is defnitely not the most natural tendency- but, you know it was what we all really WANTED to do after all of the quiche, flatbread, chocolate croissant bread pudding, salad extravaganza (please embelish with fotos Kami)!
always, always love the group AND totally diggin this newness!