Finding connection in community with others is so important for human wellness (it is We-llness, not I-llness). Since the pandemic started in March 2020, I started offering a weekly Tuesday Night Zoom Circle: To Connect While Distancing. We meet on Zoom from 8-9pm. The collective wisdom and support of a circle is powerful, and having a circle that you can come back to for weekly support is healing. You are invited to join and are interested in a community that gets to know each other in this brave place to share- the ups and the downs, the positive and the negatives, the shame and whatever is showing up for you.
This meeting has evolved into more of a weekly support group, loosely inspired by my experience in Alanon meetings (12-step work) but not with the 12 steps, and with more meditation and a variety of reading inspiration. I loosely follow The Circle of Trust approach by Parker J. Palmer, whose work I was inspired by in grad school. If you are not familiar, the principals hold true for how I hold our circles.
Each circle will begin with a guided meditation and a reading, which will often focus on codependency awareness and work (which basically means focusing on your own healing and patterns, not focusing on everyone else). Books that I like to use for inspiration and conversation are Melody Beattie’s books, The Language of Letting Go and Journey to the Heart. I will also read from poets Pixie Lighthorse and John O’Donohue and different oracle decks. I also like to remind us about connecting to our inner knowing, Earth energy and Reiki energy. We will also continue the conversation around Racism and Whiteness in our country. We will close with a 10-15 minute guided meditation bringing in Reiki energy for healing and letting go. Subscribe for all 4 August meetings at $20 for the month. https://www.teklacayers.com/weekly-circles/