Dear Wise Women,
The past few weeks have been intense, both in our circle, and outside. We have all felt the collective pain of the unbalanced masculine and unbalanced feminine in the world. Many of us have felt the impact of the recent full moon and its challenging energies. Several of us have been directly impacted by the death of a young boy in our community. Last week we courageously dove into vulnerability and it couldn’t have been more timely.
This week, I felt with resounding clarity that it was time to focus on gratitude, but not in the love and light kind of way that has the tendency to sweep over the darkness. No, I wanted to explore and feel the real energy of gratitude. The essence of it. Not the “be grateful for your dinner, there are children starving in Africa” kind of gratitude, but something much more.
The readings I chose to share helped point us in the right direction, but it was the sharing circle that really blew the roof off! The insights each of you shared were so profound.
My question has continued to resonate and deepen within me: “I wonder if gratitude is the spark of life that we feel at the moment of our conception?”
I am also feeling deeply connected with what each of you shared. I find myself feeling into the intense and pure gratitude that one feels while in nature, the sensation of a heart explosion, and the often confusing art of weaving together gratitude with the painful injustices of humanity.
I am also deeply grateful for the words Delona shared after class which I paraphrase: “The deepest wish of any child is to see your face light up when they enter the room.” If that doesn’t embody the energy of gratitude, I don’t know what does! Thank-you Delona.
My sincere gratitude to each and every one of you!!
Our circle of sharing was followed with a deep and long qigong practice today. Much gratitude!