The circle symbolizes no beginning and no ending. No one is in a position of
prominence and it serves to encourage people to speak freely and honestly
about things that are on their minds. Within the sacred circle we are
encouraged to speak not only from the mind, but also from the heart; we are
free to share our innermost feelings if we choose.
Regardless of what one brings to
the circle all persons are valued, respected, and listened to. There is an
Indian belief of: right time/right place/right people/hearing right things;
we rely on that belief within the circle. The most common types of circles
are the healing circle, sharing circle or mediation circles. All are great
processes to allow everyone to problem solve or simply get things off their
chest in a supportive, structured and safe environment. In addition, sharing
amongst a group allows everyone to take a piece of the burden from the
person with the problem, who then leaves the circle with a lighter load.
However, since the problem does not belong to the other participants, they
are able to leave that piece of the burden they accepted and walk away
without having increased their own loads.
For this reason, the
talking circle is becoming more and more popular in mainstream society. The
talking circle is making its appearance in schools, corporate board rooms,
and businesses in team building and communication facilitation, court rooms
and the legal system in offender-mediation around the world, for the simple
reason that the technique works very well.
Talking Circle will be
Wilika Asimont, writer,
actress, dancer, traditional ceremonial dancer – Odawa from First Nations
Canada -BS Sociology, BS American Indian Studies, MBA, PhD candidate
Janet Kira Lessin, P.T.S.
World Tantra Association, author, personal growth and relationship
counselor, tantra educator
Bring a brown bag lunch and snacks to share. Bring your own water bottle
(preferably a bottle with a lid to prevent spills).
Any questions please call
For directions go to this
map on google:
Call when you get to mailbox 1371 Malaihi Road, Wailuki, HI 96793 at
808-244-4103 and we'll direct you the rest of the way down the dirt road.
Arrive at least 15 minutes early if you've never been to our house
WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT CIRCLE
ancient times men and women shared in balanced, egalitarian,
racially-diverse, commerce-oriented network of cooperating communities
throughout Europe. Revered, honored as sacred seers, prophets
of destiny, visionaries, repositories of wisdom, women often led
with dignity and grace. Kurgian invasions brought in dark
ages which reflected the imbalance of inner and outer masculine
reintegrate, equalize, heal, center and create a Partnership Society.
first, we as women must re-initiate ourselves into our unique, magnificent
power – The
Power of Love.