A magnificent day it was on Saturday when I led my first Red Thread Session. I was joined by a small group of wild and soulful women who really did not know what they were in for. The setting was in a friend’s beautiful home I started our workshop in her lounge room with a bit of an explanation about what intentional creativity is and a run through of our session.
I was working with these women to uncover their internal life script, to listen to that little voice inside us all who is the critic and can bring us down and then to learn how to reconnect with soul and nurture that voice to allow them to hear their muse.
We then did a guided meditation to become relaxed and grounded in the space and I read Shiloh’s poem – A poem of self-forgiveness. The magic was already working, my ladies were feeling it and in touch with their soul, tears flowed, emotions came to the surface and we all entered into a very safe, vulnerable, open and sacred space within the circle of the red thread.
We moved into a bright and sunny room where I had loved setting up this beautiful space for my guests, and here we created our cards, there was still lots of deep emotional work happening here but it was interspersed with laughter and music, chocolate and wine, and in between playing with paint the ladies faced some deep truths and learned how to turn them around.
I learned so much as well.
I learned I can do this deep and sacred work even when I am not perfect, that I can be a vessel for others to access them selves and heal themselves and in the process find my own healing.
I learned there is a very real need for this work in our communities.
I learned to pack a few boxes of tissues next time.
This was my first experience working with art and creating sacred space for anyone else outside of my family and it was pretty scary but so very very worthwhile.
Feedback from my ladies is all very positive and I am ready to start planning my next workshop in this transformative, sacred work.