We called it, “Bloom True Moves.”
It was an experiment in collaboration.
It was new territory.
And it was deeply healing.
From our opening circle it was obvious that this group of 18 women were ready to step into something new. The feeling in the room was palpable—the feeling was one of readiness. Readiness to step off the edge of what has been into something that is waiting to become—wanting to become—needing to become.
Do you know this feeling? Like when you are so tired of the pattern you are stuck in that you literally can’t bear to continue on in the same way for one more day? Maybe I’m being a bit dramatic, but I know this feeling well and it was powerful to experience such a collective readiness within this particular group of women.
It seemed we were ready to do some work. It seemed we were ready to shift.
We lit candles as we made commitments to ourselves…
“I commit to loving my body. Saying YES. Being vulnerable. Playing. Staying present. Using my voice. Knowing I’m worthy. Having fun. Opening up. Letting go. Trying something new. Remembering who I really am….”
Then we spent three days moving, painting, opening up, letting go and leaning in.
I know each person had their own unique experience over the course of this weekend, but from what I could see, some pretty profound things happened beneath those tall trees. By stepping into our vulnerabilities and holding each other with such love and compassion, we gave each other permission to reveal our true selves—our messy, work in-progress, still unfolding, ever-evolving, un-perfect perfect selves.
What a beautiful place to linger.
Thank you all…
*Thank you to Zipporah Lomax for all the gorgeous photos and for witnessing our journey with such care.