here's a portion of a post from January... it reminded me of itself again today:
female friendships are so so important, and we are wired for them. as far back as cavewomen time - the men went out to kabong dinner over the head, and the women stayed behind together doing the laundry or whatever they did back then. women have always gathered. and whether the gathering is of two or three, or 20 or 200, there is a release of spirit that comes when we gather...a sprinkling of golden light that surrounds like-minded women gathered together for the purpose of enjoying one another's company and learning from each other. each woman has a purpose in the group - whether it be teacher, learner (yes - "learner" is a purpose), edifier, whatever...you've seen it, felt it. and the further from home you gather, the closer to your deepest Self you are able to get to. that's where the gold is. the gathering cannot be forced or repeated exactly ever again. each person in each moment will never not ever be the same, so each moment will never be the same. does that make sense?
As I prepare my heart and my offering to go here, I am grateful for the chance to gather...so grateful...
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