Dear Wise Women,
The past few weeks have been deeply challenging. We have experienced immense grief and sorrow at the unimaginable loss experienced by our beloved Sangha member Jen, her family and her larger community.
This week, I felt with resounding clarity the call to explore gratitude. Not in the love and light kind of way that has the tendency to sweep over the darkness, but a willingness to look past the surface and dive into the real energy of gratitude. The true essence of it. To explore a gratitude that is independent of our circumstances.
The readings I chose helped guide us and the additional insights shared during our circle solidified the sensation of true grace and gratitude.
I gratefully add in our dear Brenda’s contribution, though she was unable to attend our circle this morning, she emailed me these profound words last night and they simply blew me away:
“For me, the energy of gratitude feels bright and expansive. It feels like my True Self, my Higher Self, the same energy of who I truly am. It is a unifying energy that helps me to connect with the web of life and all of its parts. It feels very nurturing to all my bodies (physical, mental, emotional, etheric) and soothes me with a feeling of home. The energy of gratitude is a magical place where the voice of my ego is silenced and I feel like I am being suspended in a beautiful, warm, golden light.”
As always, I am feeling very connected with what each of you shared. It is as if my heart is able to jump inside and cozy up next to your heart and deeply relate to what you are feeling…and yet to do so with a neutral compassion that I can only describe as pure Love.
GRACE AND GRATITUDE
Our circle of sharing was followed with a deep and long qigong practice infused with gratitude and graced by the power of a smile.
Truly, truly, truly grateful for our practice!