There is nothing quite like doing the launch for http://sistershipcircle.com when you are pregnant. I have been tested in terms of creating balance and not stressing myself out, and I have become very mindfully aware of who I am BEING as the feminine space holder vs. DOING the work to “pull it off.” For the first time in my career, I am not worried, nervous or focused on the outcome because what matters most is how the women (including myself) FEEL when they are in the space. And I’m feeling pretty frickin fantastic.
As I sit here meditating on my intentions for the Sistership Circle Virtual Festival opening tomorrow, I am present to GRACE and the GIFT that circle has been in my life. That is why I am creating this; because Sistership Circle has held me through a very beautiful period of my life and it was the support of my sisters that inspired me to manifest some of my deepest desires including having a baby.
I am celebrating myself for following through to make this vision a reality.
I am celebrating this moment when I actually stop and pause to sit and reflect in gratitude. For years, I was always onto the next step and failed to acknowledge the people who worked by my side. And right now, there is nothing more important.
I am in awe of the gorgeous work that my man Brent Kozlowski has done in such a short period of time. The website is incredible. He is so talented. He has literally given up his time to support my dream. He is my hero.
I’m so grateful for the facilitators who see the vision and have called it their own. Thank you Elena Rivera MacGregor, Elena Stasik, Megan Kennedy, Yvette Vargas, Sheva Balkany-Freilich, Erika Watson, Snow Thorner, Misha Mckinney, Alison Love, Aumatma Shah, and Michelle Csonka for your courage, willingness and love.
I’m honored by the presence of so many people who said yes to the vision and are partnering with me to bring this work out into the world. Thank you for believing in me Jody England, Elizabeth Purvis, Elayne Kalila Doughty, Sora Surya No, Joanne Ameya Cohen, Lisa Fabrega, Leela Somaya, Rita Hovakimian, Karen Klassen, Kc Baker, Alaya Gold, Amber Hartnell, Jess Johnson, Michele Rooney, Nancy Parker, Jolie Dawn, Debbie Lichter, Katherine Marie Zagone, Erinn McMurtrie, Adelaide Marcus, Corinne Lebrun, Monique Darling, Christina Dunbar, Renee Jeffus, Ali Shanti, Christopher Kyle, Jon Block, Mike Hrostoski, Julie McAfee, Sierra Sullivan, Amy Jo Goddard, LiYana Silver, Lisa Schrader, Pamela Madsen, Caroline Graham Muir, Arjuna Ardagh, John Gray, Misty Silva Jenneiahn and all the beautiful people sharing the message with their communities.
There is this tinge of “who am I to be giving this thank you speech?” like I’m winning an Oscar or something. And then I quickly let that go and replace it with “who am I NOT to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and commitment of so many individuals?” That is the essence and fabric of TRIBE. That is what SISTERSHIP is truly all about. And so there it is. My opening ceremonies. Let the fun begin!