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sitting in a circle of women

I have been in a women's group for eight months now and it has been such an amazing experience that I wanted to share it here. My women's group is lead by Julie, who has been studying with Jalaja Bonheim http://www.jalajabonheim.com/ . Julie has created a very effective structure for our group that establishes a sacred space, trust, open, respectful communication and builds closeness in way that I have never experienced before in my life. There is something very special in getting to know women deeply that I would never have known outside of this group. There are profound lessons to be learned from a space where liking someone seems insignificant, because you deeply get to know, respect and therefore love everyone.
It is very affirming to be part of a group where every individual woman's experience is respected. Where there is no attempt to fix anyone or their challenges. But rather a space to be with what we are at any given moment. I have learned deep lessons from my group that impact the way I live my life profoundly. I love that these lessons are not points of knowledge that have been told to me, but rather what I have experienced in my woman's circle. I have focused so much in my life on finding knowledge that helps me change my life and support others, that now I have come to love lessons without words. A friend once said to me: "why do you worry so much about growing when you are going to grow anyways? Just enjoy where you are now, you will grow no matter what." I have stayed in unhealthy relationships for way too long in the past, because I thought it was a challenge to grow. Now, I deeply appreciate growing through positive experiences. I think they challenge us to grow as well. It is sacred to sit in a circle with women.

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olutosin's picture

INVITATION CARD

Ila Love,

This is inviting Dear friend, who do no not want good thing? Are we invited Ma to this gathering of great minds?. We all are searching and through knowledge we continually discover more about ourselves and the lives around us. Congratulations for this illumination and wishing you more light as you continually yearn for more wisdom amd insight.

Olutosin

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
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Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Ila17's picture

Thank you so much for your comment!

Much love to you as well! I will be reading your journal and I look forward to getting to know you through your posts!

Ila

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