Happy Wild Wednesday! I believe in living through sisterhood. That means that clients become sisters, sisters become students, students become my mentors, and my mentors join my growing team. There is an energetic investment that occurs when a sister hears the calling for circle work and desires to go on a long-term journey with me. When this occurs, the Goddess shows us how we can evolve and find collaborative opportunities.
Introducing Carina Lyall, medicine woman & healer.
I met Carina Lyall about two years ago. She invited me to speak as a guest on her podcast where we immediately hit it off. My love for her was strong then and I knew that our journey was just beginning. Very soon she was a huge part of my life. I have been her business coach, sister, friend, healer, and mentor.
It is with so much love that I announce that she is also now the Radiant Women's Circle 3-day Intensive Doula.
Currently, Carina is part of The Magic of Circle, a 12-month mentorship where much of her unfoldment occurred. It has been an honor to watch her step into flow and grace. Below is her reflection on the Magic of Circle.
As a part of Sora’s 1 year Magic of Circle Mentorship, she asked if I would blog about my experience. My ups and downs, insights and connections. It is an honor to do so. I will be sharing my personal journey, and what a journey it is.
I knew Sora for a while before I dared to step into circle and begin a discovery of sisterhood. First off, stress was what I had for breakfast - and lunch, and the thought of having to give more seemed impossible. It didn’t occur to me that this was also about receiving. Maybe you aren’t good at receiving either?
I am also a loner, I like being by myself, I like working solo. I love my friends, but don’t feel the need to be surrounded everyday. This can be an issue with 3 kids, a man and a dog… Another conflicting thing for joining a circle of women - all the people. Underneath that though, I think I secretly envied women with many strong connections. It was hard for me to see how the hell they could maintain so many friendships; I was overwhelmed with the few I have.
Despite all of that, the way Sora coached and talked about connection intrigued me enough to hop on board.
At a women’s network party I was asked that classic question, “so what do you do?” I explained a bit about meditation and that I had been teaching for the past 6 years, and then I mentioned circle work. What’s that, what’s the point, what training do you have, why do people need it? “ummm baba booo ppphhhh”. Good questions, why be part of something that doesn’t have a fixed outcome or curriculum, or require a ph.D to hold?
What has shown up for me is community, wellbeing, connection, being annoyed, triggered, love, amazement, gratitude. It has become a place where I am seen and supported. In all the years I have cruised around the woo woo world (resisting much of it), most of the adventures have been about getting to a certain destination, achieving something. It is liberating to a part of a path that is about being with others, just because it feels good.
The learning is there, don’t worry haha. But what a blessing to have a 2nd family that has my back, cheers me on and pushes me out of my comfort zone with love and being able do the same for others.
In society, we are applauded for what we can accomplish on our own. I am grateful that circle work is expanding, it goes to show that more and more women are seeing that it doesn’t have to be a lonely walk to feeling content and successful in life.
I am looking forward to sharing more with you over the coming months.
I am so excited to be a part of this fun Holiday Challenge. I had the privilege of mentoring her ladies last month while she was on maternity leave and I can say without a doubt that Jeannine is masterful at what she does.
Learn how to be an amazing life coach and celebrate the holidays with her, a slew of passionate coaches, and myself.
I'll be playing along and I hope you do to.