Women’s Empower and Explore Circle
What is a Circle? A circle is
a gathering in the form of actually sitting in a circle and
following general guidelines that facilitate authentic conversation. The circle form
is nonhierarchical—everyone's input holds equal importance. It fosters
listening to and learning from every participant.
Theme: The Power to Create. We cannot heal without power in our energy system. The focus of this women’s circle will be to address ways we can create positive changes within and around us in the context of the seven energy centers or chakras, and what they represent. In helping me bring structure to this circle, I’m drawing on Caroline Myss’ book, Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing. But I will also draw on other sources and my own experiences and challenges. [You can get a used paperback version for about $6, which includes shipping at Amazon.com]
We will focus on part II of the book, which includes an in-depth look
at each chakra and questions for Self-Examination that will help us discover
where we’re losing power, and what to do about it. Here are a few
sample questions related to Tribal Power and the First chakra, also called
the Base or Root chakra:
• What belief patterns did you inherit from your family?
• Which of those belief patterns that still have authority in your thinking can you acknowledge are no longer valid?
• Do you have any unfinished business with your family members? If so, list the reasons that prevent you from healing your family relationships.
The first circle will take place February 22, starting at 5:30pm.
We’ll talk about the first chakra and how to create positive changes in relationship to what this root chakra represents. I will prepare a short presentation sharing my understanding of this energy center, and will also pick a few of the questions that will help us to ponder, share, listen, and learn from each other. My role is simply as a facilitator, or co-facilitator if someone would be interested in doing this with me. The circle will meet once a month for seven months, and then we’ll see.
Location: Dakota Natural Health Center, 705
E. Main Street, Bismarck.
When: Dates for the first four gatherings:
• February 22 (First Chakra)
• March 22 (Second Chakra),
• April 26 (Third Chakra)
• May 24 (Fourth Chakra)
We may skip June and July, and continue with the fifth, sixth, and seventh chakras after the summer, but I will wait and see how it all unfolds.
Time: 5:30 pm until about 7:30 pm, with a short stretch and visit break in-between. If people want to bring their supper and eat while we meet, that would be fine. DNHC is very close to the Co-op where you can find tasty and healthy food, including a variety of wraps.
Who monthly circle is for? Women 18 or older, who
are interested in holistic health, *spirituality, and how our own creativity
can contribute to our community and humankind at this critical juncture
in our species' journey in the spirit of "be the change you want to
*Spirituality being defined as the adventure of exploring what it is to be human and live life as fully as possible.
Registration is required. There is limited space, plus I’d like for everyone to have ample time to speak and be heard, so the group will be limited to 12 people each time. You can sign up for the upcoming session by e-mailing me. The spots will be reserved on a first-come basis. If you have registered and later find that you cannot make it, please let me know so I can open the spot up for someone else. If you want to invite someone not on my list, please do.
Free will donation. Suggested amount: $5-25 per time. Feel free to give me feedback, suggestions, or comments.