Last weekend I had the pleasure of conducting a workshop at Wellesley College. I had applied to both Wellesley and Smith Colleges some forty five years ago, but alas, was not accepted to either. Thus getting in the “back door” as it were, and being able to share what I know to some thirty five women was my pleasure.
There were three mother and daughter couples in attendance as well as an entire book club. We met in a very Zen like room under the Chapel and had break out sessions and meditation time in smaller rooms, each dedicated to one or another of the world’s religions.
The morning session was dedicated to getting to know ourselves again—that is answering the question: Who am I beyond the roles that I play?
Dividing up into groups of eight for lunch each table was responsible for answering one of the following question:
What is outlived in my life? What is unlived?
Which emotional conflicts have given me the most strength?
How has my own fortitude given me unique characteristics I hadn’t recognized before?
How can I nurture my spirit and redefine the meaning of high maintenance?
What needs to be healed in my physical, emotional and psychic being?
With a plethora of answer coming forth we tackled the question: How to launch our second journeys.
The day culminated with a closing circle standing around a magnificent labyrinth which allowed each of us to release that which was outlived and receive intentions for our future.
I look forward to more workshops on other campuses to keep the unfinished women crusade alive.
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