I really feel at home in groups that are planted in circle process — attentive listening, intentional speaking/expression, and contributing to the well-being of the whole.
This morning, I counted eight circle-based groups of which I’m a member. Some people are common to two or three of them. Other people are only in one type of gathering. All of them nourish me and allow me to share my gifts and talents in some way.
Two groups are shamanic, one of them focused on a specific way of healing. Two are devoted to practising how to be in the world in ways that are wholeness-remembering and conducive to peace. One is a mastermind circle in which a few of us self-employed guides and creatives support one another’s work. My monthly tarot gathering is a great outlet for ideas that come to me and is one of my means of income. Another gathering is connected with a retreat and teaching centre in a nearby town and consists of a few people who are agents of creativity and helpful change who wish to weave our ways into the community. The final regular circle is one that’s online and over the ‘phone and connected with a specific tarot deck.
In all of these groups, I experience respect, wisdom, humility, and camaraderie. The gatherings sustain me just as much as food and water do.
Do YOU long for a connection with a circle of folks who really get you? On Saturday, March 26, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., I’ll offer an Introduction to Circle Process in my space in Toronto. You’ll get the chance to experience a simple council circle, talk about it with one another, and receive some advice and helpful handouts. All for only $50 (pre-paid). Please join us. Call me at (416) 966 – 2685 for details.