Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Power of the Circle


I was fortunate enough to attend a pretty amazing set of workshops this weekend. Although I can't quite put into words yet how I am feeling about the weekend, what I can tell you is this...there is power in the circle.

This is not the first workshop I have been to where the circle is used instead of rows of chairs, but it never ceases to amaze me the power sitting in a circle with others has. It opens up the room, it forces you to look at others in the circle, it makes it much more inviting to share and open up, and it feels like whatever you say is held in the sacred space of the circle.

A circle is whole, and that wholeness feels safe. There is balance and a connection to the rhythmic cycles of the world around us within the circle. For me, it is a very magical place to be and each time I have the opportunity to sit in one I am inspired by the strength and power of the circle.

The first few days of this week have found me floating high on the clouds of inspiration and hope after the weekend. It was a weekend of wonderful moments strung together with love and gratitude. There were new connections made and old connections deepened. There were tears shed and smiles shared. There were things learned and experiences never to  be forgotten. It was powerful and inspiring and will be with me for quite some time.

24 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing. You are very right about the power of the circle.

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  2. Awesome! I went to a small workshop of people who were following Eckart Tolle and it was incredible. So I imagine your experience was something very similar. Hugs!

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  3. It's wonderful you got to experience all of this, Kim. It must have been so inspiring and powerful. Thank you for sharing the link - will deffo check it out! xo

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  4. a song that we sing in the parent-child class we attend at the waldorf school goes, "let's make a circle, like a circle round the sun. Let's make a circle that includes everyone". I too love the circle! and I love when I hear Avi singing this song at home.

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    1. Beautiful song, I can hear children singing it and it sounds lovely.

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  5. Beautiful. Your weekend sounds amazing. I too have felt that power and presence of being part of the circle xx

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  6. So true! Happy you had a wonderful experience!

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  7. that looks like an amazing learning experience. can't wait to hear more of your reflections.

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    1. It was pretty darn amazing. Hoping I can put it into words soon.

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  8. sounds like it was a wonderful and enriching experience!

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  9. I had an inspiring workshop last Friday, which has also got me to thinking quite a bit. I'll post on that tomorrow. Glad you enjoyed yours so much and I agree-- circle are powerful, aren't they?

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    1. They certainly are. Looking forward to hearing about your workshop :)

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  10. Sounds like an incredible time. I must agree about the circle, it can make a world of a difference.

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  11. Thanks for this Kim. I hadn't thought about this before, but you are so right. The power of the circle. Love it. xxoo

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  12. So happy for you that you had this experience and you are making these connections. I just read about the workshops and wow, i was moved, no wonder you are so inspired. hoping that feeling lasts and lasts...

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. It was a pretty amazing weekend, definitely something I think you would have loved.

      The inspiration is still flowing, I hope it lasts quite some time :)

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