In our sharing, we reflected on three things: what are we harvesting in our lives currently, how does balance play itself out in our lives and our shadow work. I’ve done a lot of personal development in my life, but the term ‘Shadow Work’ was relatively new to me. As one who likes to focus on the positive, I never really wanted to do that particular kind of work. Although, I’ve come to realize that the “shadow” doesn’t necessarily have to be “negative.” Like one of the women brought up in her sharing, our “shadow Selves” can be our inner warriors, a place we draw strength from. We talked about becoming aware of these parts of ourselves, not judging them, shining the light on them, accepting and loving them. We also talked about becoming aware of and working with the same shadows in others as well as in families and organizations. For many women, this topic resonated with them and we had some wonderful, deep sharing.
Amber’s food and display were wonderful as always. I love the details she includes that often play off the theme. Like for instance, she had this beautiful, crystal balance scale on the table. (See picture below.) Afterward our event, I thought it was a shame that probably many of the women miss these details, so I vowed in the future to make sure we talk about them in the circle so everyone can appreciate them.
I can’t believe we only have two more Red Tents this year, plus a Mother-Daughter Red Tent! It’s already time to start planning for 2017. Dear Father Time and Mother Earth, May you grant me/us all the time in the world to accomplish all we’d like to do in service. We are less than two years away from our crowd sourcing campaign. Please share, like and comment on our social media platforms and come to and invite friends to our Red Tents so that we may grow the tribe big enough to create a successful, permanent brick and mortar Red Tent.