I love synchronicity. After three recent (and unsolicited) referrals to books and authors on the subject of women's circles, I knew it was time to begin work on an article I've been writing in my mind for months. And once I further delved into the subject, I realized the strong connection writing this article has to writing my novel. I came full circle.
While researching the history, symbology and benefits of circling, I began to understand the magic that ensues when my mama friends and I gather in circle. We are connecting to the sacred. We are creating community through common needs and experiences. We are women healing, teaching and supporting one another in the same way generations of women have before us.
As for the writing, it is well underway! The article is shaping up to be both heartfelt, tapping into my own real-life circle experiences, and well-researched (I'm wading through many books on the subject- including Women Circling the Earth and The Millionth Circle - as well as a documentary film, BeComing: Women's Circles, Women's Lives).
I'd tell you more, but it might ruin the article for you. So you'll just have to wait for publication. Of course, I have to sell it first...and I will.
In the meantime, I'd really like to know if you belong to a women's circle and what it means to you.