Group discussions generate new ideas and facilitate new ways of looking at old concerns. Women like to share their stories and experiences, as well as hear others share their experience and wisdom. Time devoted to silent process provides comfortable quiet moments while circle members reflect and sometimes wrestle with personal concerns. Many times lost dreams are remembered, goals are affirmed, issues are resolved, or insights are materialized. Circles create a safe place where women can develop close bonds with other women and feel supported.
A sacred circle is a gathering of women who wish to explore, express and deepen their understanding of spirituality. It differs from a support circle in that, while support and personal relationships do develop, the participants don’t concentrate their focus on personalities and their personal concerns, but instead focus on broader transpersonal and archetypal themes that affect people’s lives and the world. These circles also offer women an opportunity to create sacred space in which to do ritual and ceremony.
During sacred women’s circles we explore, define, and honor the feminine principle, explore broader issues of importance to ourselves and humanity, and celebrate the divine spark within each one of us and the Divine Feminine. We learn about the wisdom of the different goddesses and holy women and how we can apply it to our lives today.
Learning about the Divine Feminine provides us with insights, expanded awareness, and appreciation of what it means to be female. This knowledge facilitates our personal growth as we learn to value our own divine nature within. It teaches us how to have more functional relationships, to be present with our feelings, to honor our bodies and ourselves, to honor women’s life cycles, to live according to our personal values, and to find the strength and motivation to pursue our dreams and goals. Sharing ritual and ceremony helps build community and strengthens our sisterhood with those who share a love for the Divine Feminine and all that is sacred.
During sacred women’s circles women learn about the different goddess archetypes that can inform our lives, relationships, aspirations and goals. We also share our life experiences, offer support, and deepen our connection with our circle sisters. Members have an opportunity to experience the Divine Feminine during guided visualizations and to participate in rituals designed to help members internalize and make sacred their circle experience. The time we share together is enjoyable, gratifying, and uplifting.