In early January, I decided I just had to do a group workshop. Because I had been putting off doing an in-person retreat for about seven months, I found I was growing weary of my procrastination and knew I NEEDED something to change. I let go of the expectations I had put on myself. I realized they were keeping me from sharing this important work with those who need it most. I shifted gears and resolved to do it online instead, with great excitement.
I know the challenges that come with running a household, even the small one, and getting away for an entire weekend or even an entire day can seem impossible. I wanted this to be accessible to more women. Women with full lives who want to discover more about themselves.
I decided on a weekly 5-call format when we meet once per week over the Zoom platform to work through the Desire Map Level 1 material. I prepped and shifted the flow where I needed to for a group and created lovely weekly home practice guides, bringing great joy to my creative side.
We take about 90 minutes each week to be on the call with each other and to be present with ourselves. In between calls there is some reading, workbook pages to complete, and various exercises to stretch our soul and heart muscles so we can hear their voices.
We get together, meditate or visualize, discuss our progress and experiences that week. It’s been very fulfilling to hear these women share and realize
- We are not alone in our struggles,
- We are not alone in our desires,
- We can wholeheartedly support and love people we barely know,
- We can empower each other on the journey.
It’s been a beautiful shared experience and I’m learning and growing right along with all the participants. On the fifth call, we declare our core desired feelings. I’ll read “Decide to Rise.” And I’ll cry. And we will celebrate coming home to ourselves and announcing what we want most out of life.
And I’ll support all of you to live out your CDFs every step of every day from here on out.
If you want to be part of the next workshop starting in April, click here to get details and sign up.