When was the last time you felt this free?
Believe me, I get it. Between kids, job, house, and life it feels like there’s never enough of ME to go around.
A few years ago, it got so bad that I was having two or three panic attacks a day. Every. Single. Day. Just getting through the bare minimums was a life-or-death struggle – and of course, doing just the bare minimums constantly reminded me of how I wasn’t meeting my own expectations. I’ll be honest, I was desperate to claw my way out of that spiral, but I’d tried just about everything – therapy, long walks, exercise, yoga, you name it.
I’d feel better for a minute, but as soon as I came back from my walk or rolled up my yoga mat, all that life came rushing right back in.
In 2015, I finally found what I’d been missing: the transformation of my own stories, and the ability to recognize and work with (instead of trying to ignore) the voices of anxiety and depression in my own head. That transformation has come through three components:
- Sitting in Circle with other women, witnessing and being authentically witnessed. Telling our stories in a supportive space where it’s ok to fall apart and put yourself back together again.
- Bringing the stories into form, out my head and onto paper and canvas, where I can see them, work with them, and transform them into something useful and empowering.
- Actively engaging with the archetypes that inform my life – especially the Critic and the Muse.
Today, I still get stressed out and worried, but those panic attacks I used to get every few hours are gone. I can’t even begin to tell you how life-changing that has been for me.
So life-changing that I’m literally changing my life. I’ve spent the last year in intensive training to bring Intentional Creativity and Red Thread Circle to you.
Over four weeks this September, I invite you to gather with a small group of others who are ready to transform feelings of stress and anxiety into a deep sense of empowered freedom. We will meet for an hour every Saturday morning, sending you into your weekend with greater access to your inner self.
Coffee, tea, and pastries will be provided.
What is a Red Thread Circle?
There are legends about red threads throughout the world – in some, the red thread is what connects those who are destined to meet and have an impact on each other. In other stories, the thread is a sign of safety and protection from harm. Within a Red Thread Circle, we draw on these legends to create sacred space in which to gather and transform our stories and our lives.
In Circle, each woman is welcomed and honored. She is exactly where she is supposed to be on her journey. We hold space for each woman to share what needs to be shared, witnessing without judgement or trying to “fix” her – she is the only one who can fix what is broken. The Circle is there to support her.
Each of the four Circle gatherings will revolve around a specific theme, and each week you will receive a guided meditation and journal prompt to continue your exploration at home.
4 Saturdays in September
Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 from 9:00 – 10:00 am
Panera Bread Community Room
5 W Rand Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Contribution and Commitment:
Joining the Circle is a commitment, both to doing your own work and to witnessing the transformation of the other women who have answered the call to gather. A contribution of $50 is required to hold your space in the Circle.
Join the circle now and be welcomed into a private Facebook group where you can meet the sisters who will journey with you and get an early taste of the transformational work of Circle!