I hear so many of you saying "I just wish 'so and so' would come to circle... They really need to experience this... I want them to feel as good as I feel when I attend these events, but they will never come to this, they are afraid! Only if they knew how healing, how enlightening and how invigorating this can be!"... Other says "My life has been transformed for the best since I started attending circles".
As I hear this more and more, I just had a thought... How about we bring the circle to your friends that are not brave enough to come to a public event? I thought, "if they won't come to a circle, how would they feel about going to a circle in the safety of a friend's home?". How about this... you invite your friends, and I will host a circle for you and them, right in your living room! Wouldn't it be so nice to introduce a circle experience to your lovelies? Perhaps, the time is right!
I get it. They insist it is just not their "cup of tea"... I know, the unfamiliar can be so scary! As their best friend, you have their best interest and perhaps, you can already see with "better eyesight" than they can... they should hear you if you speak from your heart.
If you were to explain to them, "What is a Circle", what would you say?
First, a circle is nothing more than a formation. We sit in a way that everyone faces the center, where we place oracle cards, candles and you can add things with personal meaning there to represent YOU. The shape has no beginning or an end, like a ring, which we ignite with intention setting. The most important thing to know is that, when we sit in a circle, there is no hierarchy; no one is more important than another...We are equals! It doesn't matter if you are just getting started in your spiritual quest or if you are a "teacher", cause all of that is left out. We all have wisdom and divine insight, so we celebrate and honor that.
But why come to Circle? What do we do?
What we really do.... We hold space for one another. When one person shares something, everyone else just listens attentively, fully present, and there is no cross-conversation, no advising nor judgment. We practice no judgement as a virtue. Being listened to is so healing for a lot of people, because honestly speaking, a lot of people are afraid of being vulnerable and share. This is also different becuase there is no reply, no cross-conversations.
We learn to listen more attentively and with compassion. Women have become so competitive these days and look down on one another. We want to show you a better way. It is called sisterhood. We women are truly wired and designed to support and lift one another. That is the best the way!
When you enter the circle and we activate this "ring of trust", it becomes a judgment-free zone, where each participant will simply listen, and be listened to, one at the time. To speak your piece without judgment, interruption or shame, is relieving.... You will feel lighter and freer. We keep it brief so it is not too heavy, but just enough for each person to express themselves and get their own insight into what it is that they need to work on. We use three decks of oracle cards as "conversation starters". Each participant will pick one card from each deck, and reflect on the messages. They can refer to a little book to get extra clarification on their messages, and get additional meanings of the cards. I have witnessed the success of this process since I started hosting circles in February 2015. Everyone says the same thing, and it never fails!.... "My cards were right on! I heard exactly what I needed!". For example, one may be struggling with a decision and the intention is to get clarity in that particular dilemma... The oracle cards help to reflect on the subject.
We meditate too, which puts you into a state of relaxation and peace that connects you to your own guidance system, your intuition.
You get what you want to get from it!
Now, how do you explain to anyone the meaning of the word Goddess, or Goddesshood, in our circle context?
There is so much judgment when people hear the word Goddess... it has taken on different meanings depending on where you look and how you look at it.
Goddess and Godddesshood re-defined
Goddess is simply a woman embodying divine qualities, and Goddesshood is a state of becoming more like that, or entering the process of transformation in which one exercises virtues that are in alignment with the divine qualities, such as cooperation, self-respect, sweetness, compassion, honesty, tolerance, love, authentic power, generosity, etc.... and the list of virtues goes on!
In a world that is so polluted, in many levels, being more pure sounds unattainable, however, it is possible to become the best version of your own self using conscious thoughts, words, and actions to raise your vibration and become more lightful. In the circle, we practice that!
It just sounds intimidating.... but when you explain to your friends that all we do is to celebrate the "goddess within each one of us", our "spiritual self", it is not so scary anymore, is it? We do not call in any goddesses, entities, deities, nor there is any kind of workship... This is not a religious event or service of worship. In fact, you can be from any religious background, or lack any religious affiliations. If you support the idea of having good virtues, that suffices!
A Goddesshood Circle is unlike any other circles. It is intended to empower and to connect you with your innate divine qualities, your positive virtues.
That is what circle is for. To re-connect with your innate, divine qualities. That is why is important to bring circle to everyone, especially those who are ready to step up in the direction of higher consciousness.
In addition to all of these amazing benefits, each circle is unique. We bring amazing guest speakers and teach practical tools to empower you. There is so much to learn from one another just by listening. We inspire one another. We heal together! It is called support.
If you feel that you want to invite your favorite people from work, your friends, family members, etc... to gather in your living room, or kitchen, to experience the magic we create in a circle, just give me a shout out! I will be glad to initiate your friends on this path. Then is up to you to decide if you want to start your own group. Go to www.goddesshood.com and write to me!
I truly believe that the world needs more circles, and I am willing to come to you and show you how to, so you can perhaps, start your own gathering! There is no set $ charge, but there is an energy exchange, which means donations are accepeted and appreciated to help cover the cost of keeping me running these events. I am willing to travel to Nassau and Suffolk County for now, on Long Island, New York. If you are outside these Boroughs, please contact me to figure out logistics, etc...
With all my love and support to you, my sisters.
Your Circle Spaceholder and Fearless Friend
Creatix of Goddesshood
Leader of The Full Moon Beach Drum Circles at Robert Moses Field 5.
Don't’ Miss our upcoming events and circle coming soon, all year round… go to www.goddesshood.com to check it out and r.s.v.p.