I had the honour of guiding ten beautiful women through "soul journey" this past sunday at one fitness & yoga. what an incredible day! I love seeing how everyone begins with the same tools and techniques and ends up with something completely unique.
we began our day gathered in a circle. some time to centre and share our intentions. the cards surrounding the offering were made using some of the techniques covered in the workshop and the new artual stencils. I shared a favourite poem and some thoughts on awakening the artist within us all.
|setting up for the sacred circle
I am so thankful that I was able to share what I love and to witness the awakenings. the highs and the lows - just like our lives! the declaration "I am an artist!" we gathered and became a tribe of love, support and encouragement throughout the day.
the day went by with more circle gathering, more poems, shaking to the music and getting our paint on! we all worked on the sacred symbols that spoke to us. one participant delighted me by closing her eyes and picking one. "that is the one!" she proclaimed. yes, each symbol will guide you and aid you with sacred energy!
|a gathering of beauty inside and out
winding down the class I felt so full. full of gratitude, full of joy and wonder and grateful for the opportunity. thank you beautiful ladies for your gift! let me share with you the final poem of the day:
Love After Love
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.