If women are to raise the divine feminine on the planet and heal the imbalance in the world of male/female, it’s imperative we join hands. Each one of us is coming to understand more deeply that we need to reach out, connect with and support our sisters. I love the regularity of women coming together in a group on an ongoing basis. We might have enjoyed women’s company through sewing, knitting & quilting bees, church groups, mom groups, etc., but there’s something so special about coming together in a Red Tent where we get to reflect on our lives and share from our hearts in a more ritualistic setting. The container is created and the tone is set to hold our energies in a protective manner, as if we were in a metaphorical womb. I believe there is great opportunity for personal growth in this kind of setting. And when we grow personally, we lift our sisters up along with us.
Who to surround ourselves with
I am so grateful for the women who come to the Red Tents regularly and for the friends and connections I’ve made. The commitment they share with me -- to actively take steps to empower themselves and other women -- aligns with my values in a big way. I’ve been contemplating recently about what kind of people I want to be close with and allow into my reality. I’ve also been wanting to be clear on this so I can model it for my teenage kids. I want to make sure they know how important it is to choose to surround themselves with people that will nurture and support their growth as individuals, people who share the same values.
Because I know it would be easy to just stay home and watch a movie that night, or something else instead of coming out to a Red Tent, I so appreciate the efforts of the women who attend. Like my teenage daughter said to me once about coming to the Red Tents, “It’s like going to the gym. It’s kind of hard to get yourself there, but when you do, you’re so glad you did.” In these tumultuous political times, we must turn our bad stress into good stress and allow it to motivate us to take positive, constructive, action. Coming to Red Tents and Sister Circles is a form of action. Not only is it a great self-care activity, it ripples out into the Universe, raising the divine feminine mass consciousness everywhere.