As I wrote last week, I spend time with a group of women each year at a log cabin north of Toronto owned by one of the women and her husband. We go to a beautiful, sacred place where all of us feel nourished by this wonderful setting, delicious food and, most of all, the depth of sharing. We began by checking in about what unfolded in the year that we were last together and where we are right now. We examined together what each one of us are grappling with in our own life journey. We laughed and cried - as the full range of feelings is accepted here. Sharing our wisdom and resources, we moved forward and left on Saturday in very different places.
And we welcomed new women to join us - a big feat since we've been joining together in this special space for almost 15 years. The circle opened willingly and expansively. When women come from their hearts, that's what it's like. It took no time at all to be together in a very real way.
I welcome friends into my life. I engage in the richness of deep sharing, showing up in real and honest ways so that I know intimacy. Today I celebrate being a woman. When all of us, men and women, truly share ourselves at a core level, magic happens.
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