Women are powerful. We are mothers, sisters, daughters, caregivers, nurturers and friends. Our relationships with one another are sacred. The realization of this hit me deeply about 3 months ago.
I realized suddenly that I wasn’t connecting with other women on a regular basis like I really wanted to. I have three best friends that I’ve had since college. They are my soul sisters and will be for life. Unfortunately, I am long distance with all three of them so seeing them and feeling their energy on a regular basis is impossible at the moment. I also have three sisters. We are amazingly close and talk on the phone all the time. But again, none of them live in my zip code so our time spent together is maybe every other month at best. And I have a handful of local women friends but it seemed that when we got together, we usually ended up in “Mommy mode” talking a lot about our kids and school but we were never really going deep together.
I suddenly felt like I really wanted to connect with the women in my community. I wanted a tribe. I wanted power in numbers. A sacred circle. The power of the feminine. I wanted to feel connected with like-minded souls.
So I sent out an email to almost every woman I knew. Even the ones who were long distance. I just described this feeling. This need to connect. To discuss topics that we all face. To dig deeper together.
And the circle was created. We started out with about 9 of us and the plan was to meet every Monday for 5 weeks. But life and commitments sometimes get in the way, so our circle ended up being a sweet little circle of 4 amazing ladies. I created topics: finding our authentic selves, balancing motherhood and self, self care, finding our passions and dreaming big.
Magic began to happen. We learned things about each other we never would have known. We shared painful things and joyful things. We listened patiently as we each described our feelings, our hopes, our fears our desire to live our best life. We bonded. Last night we got together and our topic was “Dreaming Big”. I walked the girls through a fun exercise that I learned last year at the World Domination Summit where you each share a story about a peak moment in your life. A moment where you felt really alive and happy and you were at your best. Through the telling of that story, we each uncovered a word or a phrase that represents what we want to attract more of in our lives. These were our words: Energy, Purpose, Strength and Surrounded by Strong Women. I believe those words are profound.
Last night was supposed to be our official last meeting. But as everyone slowly picked up their bags and began to say goodbye, we realized that we didn’t want it to end. So we are planning to keep it going. Somehow. Some way.
I think our sacred tribe of women has been established. And I’m so grateful. And the best news is that there’s always room for more.