Six women gathered for their first Zoom Meeting together. Each was invited to join the group to read and discuss the spiritual contents of a book called “The Four Faces of Woman” by Caroline Ward. In our opening session we each shared our reasons for joining the group…it sounded something like this. Each one has the aim to become true to the self that is authentic, loving, beautiful, trusting, aware, and connected to the self, others and God.
Honesty was in the air and a deep sense to share.
And more importantly for some,
to listen from the heart.
We were connected by our joy to know all that is divine within the self and in the Supreme Being. One participant said that what “Spirituality” meant to her was: the awareness of God and our own Divine Nature that eventually sends Light Out into Everything! Another said for her spirituality meant to realize the deep significance of Silence in connecting with God…that Silence is the way to do it!!! Another said for her Spirituality is a way of life, as well as life-changing. And another said spirituality was the interconnectedness she felt with her Guardian Angel who was helping her to be kinder and more loving to people and animals.
What we each appreciated about ourselves that made 2021 more doable:
When the topic of what quality or virtue did you especially appreciate and use to navigate 2021 came up, the responses were profoundly relevant to the qualities needed by our world, its leaders, and its people as we go forward.
Appreciation of the Self is Important
One blessed soul commented on the tumultuousness of 2021 and that she relied on her quality of Flexibility in order to respond to the many changes in an accepting way while standing in her truth. Another beloved soul said that Peace and Silence in these trying times helped her to navigate. Another courageous soul said Love and Faith in God and Trust in Life helped her shift from “being a mess” into a Loving Being with Self-Respect. And yet another bright soul said: Forgiveness in Family Matters was what she appreciated about herself this year. She reflected I’m easy and don’t hold grudges…yet I’m still feeling challenged ~To Forget!!! And another beautiful soul shared that taking responsibility for her feelings was what got her through 2021 with more grace.
Our Goals for 2022, sounded like this:
Emerging optimism, harmony, and time for meditation so I can make the changes to be responsive to others and even my community in a positive way.
Being more present and patient with myself…dropping the struggle…appreciative of the little things…AND trusting myself to Be My SELF.
Going deeper into silence and Oneness. Keeping the Connection with the One Above.
More Silence and Nature Time to bring into the rest of Life.