“A circle of women may be the most powerful force known to humanity. If you have one, embrace it. If you need one, seek it. If you find one, for the love of all that is good and holy, dive in. Hold on. Love it up.”
~ Jeanette Le Blanc
A women’s circle is a safe and sacred space for women to come together, use their voices, be heard and be seen. Women throughout history have gathered in circles to empower each other and share wisdom. These affirming community gatherings help women get in touch with their feminine strength, tune in and turn up their positive vibration. With politics dividing us further every day, us women need community more than ever.
In researching the history of women’s circles I discovered that in 1484, the Hammer of Witches publication by two German Dominican monks began the systematic destruction of women’s spiritual practices and health care by torturing and murdering women healers and spiritual leaders.
Kinda glad I wasn’t alive then!
This oppression lasted 500 years and was carried with colonialism to every corner of the Earth. Circles faded from popularity—in part because of the Holocaust, which decimated the Jewish population and took many of its written historical records with it.
Of course, that didn’t completely stop women from getting together on their own terms, from sewing and quilting circles to tea dates, tupperware and Mary Kay parties.
Spiritually driven women’s circles made a brief comeback in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but the movement was short-lived.
A new generation rediscovered women’s circles today. We have shown that by gathering together, setting goals, and talking about our challenges, women can make serious strides at work.
And now that we are more in touch with lunar cycles and energy, we’re starting to bring the more esoteric aspect of old-timey women’s circles back into the equation, too.
As I have come into my crone years-post menopausal, I feel called to hold space for women in Circle. Using my intuition to create the rituals and journaling questions, the meditations and accompanying food and drinks, I feel responsible for the well-being and transformation for all those called to join. It is a safe space to talk. it is a safe space to remove the societal masks many of us wear. it is a safe space to just be.
The benefits are huge.
A circle gives you a safe place to be heard and understood. Creating a safe, non-judgmental place for women to speak up supports our evolutionary process. Women’s empowerment equals Mother Earth’s empowerment. And we all know Mother Earth needs us to honor her more.
It helps give us validation as women. And getting validated in a women’s circle will give you the confidence to make our world a better place.
When you can acknowledge and validate your feelings you become a wise woman. Gathering with a circle of women who are caring, sharing and transparent with the challenges in their life is a great resource for other women. Sharing allows others to express themselves.
A circle of women is a way to provide you with the support you are longing for. You have a place to go. A place to address your stress instead of denying it. And when you have totally lost perspective, the circle helps you gain it back. it all helps keep you sane in a crazy world.
Gathering regularly in a women’s circle activates the power of our ancient ways. The times when women were honored for their feminine wisdom and their connection to Mother Earth’s healing powers.
Sisterhood is Good For Your Health
Starting this Winter Solstice; December 22nd why not join me in Circle. Each month will be a different theme and focus. if you are interested please do reach out.