Nestled into the great Rocky Mountains under the sparkling Milky Way last night, I launched my Urban Priestess: New Moon Sadhana for women here in Aspen, Colorado. It never ceases to amaze me how deep and magical these monthly gatherings are. We crave connection, quiet, a time to come together, slow down and remember we’re not alone. Others are going through very similar challenges and triumphs. Ahhh….a collective sigh of relief.
Somehow, sharing our stories, listening and feeling each others’ presence helps us feel awake and alive. We all struggle with similar challenges. We gain strength and feel good when we hear truth, offer an understanding nod, a quiet smile or thoughtful feedback.
Bottom line: We need to be seen, heard + felt. (everyday…people!)
Building a “POWER POSSE” will launch you towards your goals more quickly than almost anything else. When you build a solid support system you know you can rely on, the turbulence of life’s wild ride becomes much more manageable.
Who are your 2-3 most trusted friends? Who in your personal life inspires you? Is there an acquaintance you’ve wanted to spend more time with?
I first heard the term “Power Posse” from my soul sister and colleague Terri Cole. “Power Posse” is a group of like minded individuals, seeking to better themselves, support and uplift each other by actively listening and offering honest feedback, encouragement, truth and unconditional love.
In business circles it’s called a “Mastermind Group”. In yoga it’s known as “Satsang” (sat = “truth”, sangha = “community”). Ancient tribes called is “holding council” or a “Moon Circle” – a group that helps you clarify and meet your goals, holds you accountable and provides that extra mojo when the going gets tough.
TIPS TO START YOUR POWER POSSE:
* The best time to gather is the 3 days around the New Moon each month. This is the natural time of emptying out, simplifying, turning inward. The veil between the inner and outer worlds is thinned…more access to intuition and deeper truths. It also makes it simple to schedule a meeting at every New Moon.
* Avoid slipping into gossip or small talk. Keep to the ‘work’ of your group to sharing honestly, getting feedback, emotional support and insight.
* Keep your group small (3-5 is ideal) so everyone can share adequately.
* Everything held in strict confidentiality.
* You may prefer a weekly Skype session with a trusted friend or mentor. I meet every week with my colleague Terri Cole, not for professional planning, but for emotional support, venting, laughing and sharing. It’s one of my favorite hours of the week! (Good to do on a Monday and also known as “Self Care”!)
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Please leave a comment telling us who your 3 key influencers and supporters are and what they offer you!