My sweet husband wrote this in his handmade card:
"There is nothing more wonderful than to watch u grow."
Today marks the end of our first week and what a gift it has been. The final count is 67 participants from all over the US and the world, including Canada, UK, Sweden, India, Australia and the Netherlands! In just 5 days these explorers are making some incredible connections, insights, reflections, artwork, journal entries and personal growths that are truly inspiring to me. I told the group that I am not the teacher of the course, but simply the person holding the space. I know from years of teaching yoga that it's truly my yoga students who teach me, and that continues to hold true in this course.
Each day I get the privilege to participate in kind and vulnerable discussions posed on our private group page. The compassion towards one another, and the support that each person shows, is truly powerful. There is such a longing for personal meaning and making space for what matters most in our lives. I think there is also a deep need to be connected to a like-minded community. For those who like to ask the deeper life questions, contemplate the meaning of things, and peel away layers from past experiences so that we can live more full, vibrant lives, having the support and community from others is vital to our spiritual awakening. I am grateful so many beautiful beings have come together to share this self-discovery journey.
Instead, I take a deep breath. I honor the light in myself, the light in the kind souls that have joined together, and the light that is guiding our way.
Inside Out: A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery starts April 5, 2010. Registration for the spring session starts February 22. Mark your calendars as the first session sold out! A big thanks to Hip Mountain Mama, Shivaya Naturals and Artsyville, (along with so many others!) for your great help in getting the word out about our first class.
Your Personal Reflection: Do you have a supportive person in your life, or a community of like-minded people that you belong to? If not, what small steps could you take, starting today, to find others you can share your journey with? Remember, you are not alone. We are all in this together.