Singing now as one
Remembering the ancient ones
The women and the wisdom
We are sisters on a journey
Shining like the sun
Shining through the darkest night
The healing has begun begun
The healing has begun
We are sisters on a journey, watching life unfold!
Shining warmth of heart and hands:
The knowledge of the old the old—the knowledge of the old.
Inside I can smile, as little do they know that these three days will be a transformative journey to connect to themselves, their stories, their ancestors and to eachother in ways they couldn’t have ever imagined.
The doulas feel comfortable sharing their personal stories and being vulnerable knowing that those listening honor the sacredness and confidentiality of each and every person.
We learn to listen without judgment during our time together, to be fully present, and to honor every person and their cultural perspectives, beliefs and values.
Before long the smiles, the tears, the pain, the healing and the joy all come out.
There is magic in creating space for people to be together for three days and invited to connect, to listen, to honor and respect each other unconditionally,
These are the doula skills I treasure or as I call them “be-la” skills – our gift of just being.
Each group I teach is unique – no matter where I am in the world we go beyond ourselves and form connections that transform us as well as what we think of community.
Pictures can’t begin to capture these deep emotions but I still have to share them with you – I hope you can see a little sparkle of oxytocin in everyone’s eyes!
I love being in the doula circles I feel blessed and it is the gift that keeps on giving as I wake every morning to literally hundreds of messages from my doula circles all over the world.
I smile as watch them continue to connect, sometimes about a birth they were at during the night, or maybe posting for support while they are at birth needing someone to grab their Birth Partner Book and help with ideas for positions.
Sometimes it’s to share a loss of a friend or family member, a baby, sometimes loss of a relationship and or a new one beginning. Their joys and challenges are held in the circle that is open but always connected wherever we are as we reach out to offer love.
What have you come away with that was unexpected?