“The event was awesome! I feel badly, but I can't remember the organizer’s name... Thanks again to her and the ladies that made all the food and brought wine. I really enjoyed the ice breaker questions, the ceremony, the circle of sharing (even though I didn't share - I need to work on my vulnerability) and the scarf dancing. I think my favorite part was getting my hair braided Dutch style by Jule (I feel very youthful -- I wish I could wear my hair this way more often!), and reading cards with the ladies.”
The thing for me that’s most difficult still is just the physical labor required. It reminds me of when I used to be a crafts person doing Saturday Markets and craft fairs. It’s a lot of work to set up a booth and then take it down every weekend. I much prefer having a store like The Fossil Cartel where basically all I have to do is open the door and turn on the lights -- another reason for having a permanent brick and mortar Red Tent!
I’m so grateful that so many women are inviting other women to come to our Red Tents. It is such a wonderful thing to experience together with friends and family. I want to give a special shout out to Kiersten, Sera and Latasha for inviting so many women.
Here are some highlights from the February Red Tent:
- A new ritual: Angel (a first timer) anointed a bunch of us with a touch of sandalwood and vermillion on our third eyes. It’s a wonderful Indian ritual called Tilaka, performed as a greeting. What a great way to give acknowledgement to people and look into their eyes. I loved it so much, I’d like to make it a regular part of the ceremony!
- Raising our vibration: I noticed again that everyone seemed so ‘high’ afterwards, and realized that the event actually raises our vibration. A good thing!
- Sponsorship: We’re starting to accept sponsors for the event. My business The Fossil Cartel sponsored this one, and it was nice to find out that many of the women knew the store or would like to come check it out. Please let me know if you’d like to sponsor a Red Tent or might know of a business that would.
- Pampering: My 13-year-old daughter Jule volunteered to braid hair. She did up 5 different women’s hair and gave each one a unique style. She’s really good at it, too!
- Early Birds: Many women came early! I took that as a sign that they enjoy it so much, they wanted to spend as much time as possible there.
- Theme: Our theme this month was power. Power is normally defined in masculine ways. How can we define it with more feminine terms? What are the specific feminine strengths we have? How has it played out in our lives and where would we like to build more power?