So grateful for the monthly Buffalo Sisters Gift Circle that has been gathering at our home for 8+ years, for heart-centered connections, for spaces to come together to encourage, nurture, uplift, support, understand, and inspire one another, for opportunities to feel the incredible strength that comes from togetherness, for cultivating connection, for places to drop in and really see and hear one another, for the healing that is possible in safe and loving spaces, and for shared intentions to focus our energy on recognizing, appreciating, and growing the unique gifts within us all — for the greater good of all! <3
Last night’s circle also included all sorts of confetti I brought back from Peru that is traditionally used to make sacred offerings to Pachamama (Mother Earth) in celebration of the gift of life. When we travelled there last month, so many streets were lined with this sacred confetti and, when women left here last night, so were all of us, and so was our homesweethome! 😉
In Positive Psychology, research shows that the greatest changes happen when we don’t simply focus on fixing what’s WRONG but, instead, make sure we also spend an abundance of time and energy on growing what’s STRONG. We all offered up this confetti last night in recognition of those beautiful aspects of ourselves and our world we want to keep growing!
I also intentionally handed out star stickers to everyone last night. It might seem silly (though I am all for the vital importance of play!), but it had a much deeper meaning. I find that we humans tend to over-focus on what we could have done better or didn’t do good enough and on what other people didn’t get right or could have done differently. In moments, this serves a purpose — in order to grow. However, I think we spend waaaaaaay too little time acknowledging one another (and ourselves) for all we ARE doing WELL and getting done and for how far we’ve come.
So here’s my wish:
(1) for some energetic confetti to be sprinkled in your own day, in celebration of all those beautiful parts of you and the world you want to help grow even stronger and brighter and
(2) that you feel deeply acknowledged for everything you ARE doing well, ARE getting right, ARE accomplishing, and ARE growing (and that you acknowledge this in others too!). You are doing so much well, inside and out, that goes unrecognized, and I honor you with all my heart (with a hug and a star!) for it all!
(The monthly Buffalo Sisters Gift Circle is free and open to all women, and anyone inspired to come will be lovingly embraced! http://www.heartspirals.com/buffalo_sisters.html )