I am grateful for my Spirited Women’s Circle today. I mean really grateful. I began this private Facebook group a few months ago and it has grown into something that I could never have imagined. I’ll be completely honest with you (although, I always am, that’s how I roll) I initially started this group as a sneaky, covert way to gather up women who shared the same ‘spirited’ interests that I have.
The women came.
We share. We laugh. We discuss.
And today, they helped me to realize that I am entitled to evolve and grow and make rash decisions. Thankfully I did not make any rash decisions. But I almost did. When I began CLBDesign it was to share my journey of becoming a Creativity Coach with you. I did that. And then I continued to share small bits of my beliefs and my art with you. And you stayed. And now, months later I am sharing a bit more with you because I know that many of you are in the same position that I’m in and that many of you will read this and think, ‘I already knew that, what’s the big deal?’
For years, as long as I can remember actually, I have not embraced traditional religion. I am a baptized Anglican as are all of my kids and as far as religions go, it’s a wonderful foundation, but I’ve never been able to wrap my head around confessing my ‘sins’ to a stranger or sitting in church each week asking for forgiveness for all the things that I did ‘wrong’ the week before and will probably do again in the coming week. I also never understood why I couldn’t just talk to God/dess on my own. Why did I need a middle man?
I’ve known for years what is deep in my heart. I’ve known for years that the path I follow has a name but that I’m apprehensive about saying it out loud. I’ve known for years that I’m eclectic, earthy and spiritual. I just needed the right people around me to give me the courage to say it out loud.
Borrowing the words of the very perky Flora Peterson, ‘I’m an Everyday Pagan.’
Are you running for the hills yet? Does the word Pagan make you sweat?
It’s okay if it does, I’ll understand. But know this, I am exactly the same as I was yesterday or a year ago. No, I take that back, I’m finally whole. I’m finally embracing that part of me that’s been hiding behind spiritual buzzwords that society accepts.
I totally dig the Moon, the Elements, Crystals, Chakras, Shamanism, Reiki, Yoga and burning incense! I have huge crushes on Leonie, Flora Peterson and Pixie Campbell. And, I bet you do too. Nope, doesn’t make you a Pagan, just makes you insightful and willing to enjoy being a woman.
How can you not love these women and what they promote?
Being your best self. Listening to your inner voice and making decisions based on how you feel and not what those around you are telling you. Embracing your creativity and your womanhood. Loving nature and all it has to offer. Loving yourself for who you truly are.
These are good things.
I have recently committed to SouLodge and Year and a Yay! And let me tell you, it feels amazing! I will be sharing these new journeys with you, along with my 3 month Yoga training that begins in Sept. and, as always, my love of all things creative, colorful and inspiring.
I am lining up Guest posts from some of the amazing and ‘Spirited’ women that are in my Circle. Yep, you can join too, I’d love to have you. Just click the link in the first sentence or the bright red door in my sidebar.
I am almost ready to release Spirited Reiki II and I’m quietly working away on my ‘Spirited Coaching’ packages. Yes, I have officially overused the word Spirited, but I just love it!
So, there you go.
I’d love to know what you think of all of this. Leave me a comment if you’re so inclined – I will reply.