Even though much of my work is literally TOO BIG FOR WORDS, occasionally I am inspired to write, and this is the place for that. Feel free to join in the conversation. Thanks for reading.
As long as I can remember, I have loved babies. The first story about “the baby hog”—as I was affectionately known—was when I was five, I climbed into my newborn baby brother’s crib to change his diaper. It didn’t matter to me that his arms were taped to his side and his tongue was taped to his cheek (he was born with a cleft palate) or that diapers then required giant safety pins. I had a task to do and I wasn’t afraid. One family reunion, I held my youngest cousin Ben for five hours straight! As a young lawyer working 60 hours a week, I made time to hold terminally ill babies at the Children’s Hospital. That one surprises me now, but my 25-year-old self was unfazed by this heartbreak. You won’t be surprised that I absolutely loved being a new mama to my three babies and held them as much as possible. Besides newborns, I also love the back to school time because it represents new beginnings, a new season, is filled with new projects and new friends. I love the fact that every day we have the chance to begin again, to start anew.
One of my fellow rockstar purpose guides recently illuminated something new about this old love of mine. I had connected the dots to know that I hold space for new possibilities to be born and birth a new way of being together in Circle and with my purpose guiding work. She suggested that I also hold space for people to be free to be themselves, as in our essential selves from birth. We come into this world so pure, so precious, so wholly ourselves. And then we forget, or we take on someone else’s story, or we morph and mask up to fit in.
At some point along the purpose discovery path, clients say, “You mean I just get to be me?” Yup, absolutely! And in fact, we actually need you to be even more authentically yourself.
So, this is the space I’ve been holding for a decade (or a lifetime). Using the ancient-made-new social art form called Circle, I hold space for wonderful women to practice being, to remember the essence of who they are, to wake up to becoming even more of themselves, all of which inspires and reenergizes—makes new. We live at a time where we are waking up to so much need, so many possibilities. We are needed more than ever. Instead of rocking babies to sleep with my signature bounce and sway, my work is focused on waking people up.
Explore this precious sacred space with other amazing souls right here in our community. Come, see for yourself, that something new is always being born. As the genius Rumi said,
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”
doesn’t make any sense.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.”
Circle begins again on September 12 @ 930 AM. We meet for two hours every other week. Signup here: https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/CBEBW5. Come to one, Come to all!
Although most of the work I am privileged to do in the world is literally TOO BIG FOR WORDS, occasionally I am inspired to put some words to my experience, and this is the landing place. Chime in on the conversation. Your voice is needed.