My friend, Gwen Marable, encouraged me to create a Sacred Women's Circle at White Rose Farm. She spoke so persuasively about women's circles that we envisioned a women's circle meeting regularly eight times a year at the changing of the seasons. Gwen offered this quote from Starhawk about what a circle of women means to her:
" Somewhere there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats,somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.
Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done, arms to hold us when we falter, a circle of healing, a circle of friends, someplace where we can be free."
Gwen facilitated the group for two years. Now members of the group are continuing her work as she becomes more housebound. We appreciate coming together on a regular basis, savoring time and space to listen to each other and reflect on our lives as we share our journeys. The passing of the seasons becomes deeply present to us.
The circle is open to all the women in our larger network: some come once; others return again and again. Please call with questions (410-756-9303) or if you are interested in the group. There will be a suggested donation of $25 for each event, with a discounted suggestion of $15 for first-time participants. Bring food to share.