''The elf-queene, with hir joly compaignie, Daunced ful ofte in many a grene mede.” Geoffrey Chaucer "The Wife of Bath’s Tale"


Years ago I hosted a group of friends every Thursday afternoon. We would all gather in a circle and after a quiet moment that set the 'tone' we would go around the table, taking turns, each one speaking their thankfulness, their need, their goal, their problem, whatever was on their heart, while the rest of us held the space for them, sending them support, approval, ATTENTION in our own way without any need for comment or discussion, just quiet acceptance. If they chose to not speak or could not bear to speak it was all the same. I think somehow we knew that what one experienced we all did and we simply allowed it to be. Once finished we sit quietly for awhile, lighthearted even as tears dried and then with a lot of laughter, we usually ended our meetin' with a glass of wine and tarot readings by an intuitive soulsista. A few times in my travels I had other blessing circles, each time, each area, each energy was different yet when a group of us gathered I know we benefited each other with our positive healing intent, taking the time to care enough to be there for each other. Words can get in our way, be misinterpreted, but intense heartfelt feeling allows the space for Spirit where words cannot.

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