I’ve recently made some amazing friends. We meet every six weeks or so and learn and laugh, share and dream. I am surrounded by these beautiful women who inspire and understand, and together we are walking the path of yoga.
Together with these wonderful friends I am studying to become a yoga teacher. It is beautiful work, physically challenging but so rewarding. It is also spiritually nurturing, and a whole new universe is opening up to me. My body is stronger and healthy, it feel wonderful to be alive. My mind is more peaceful, more still and yet sharper than ever. There is a harmonious balance that starts with my body, moving through my mind and spirit that is like nothing I have experienced before.
I’m learning a new way of living in my body and of communicating with my mind. And I’m learning to set my soul free. I decided some time ago that I needed to do this in order to rebalance myself. So far it’s working wonderfully. And as much as I love what the training is doing to me, it’s working miracles for the whole group.
We had a sharing session a while back, and it moved us all to tears. We talked about our life experiences, our hopes and dreams, and about our challenges. I won’t share what was said, because that remains private. But needless to say, we all dared to open up and let the others in. We all went from being strangers to being close friends on that day. Seeing them again the next time was like a reunion of best friends. And you know, we ask each other how we are doing and what’s happened since we last met, because we remember and we care. This is a rare and beautiful sisterhood.
Taking that risk and daring to expose oneself is something people often live to regret. So many times we have shared something with a friend only to find it being used against us at some later time. And yet every one of these amazing women dared to open up. Such trust and generosity is moving and humbling. It is what sisterhood is all about. We all know that we won’t hurt each other, and that we will support each other.
Love and trust is what will change the world. I am so excited about being on this journey, and about the transformative work that is taking place. And most of all, I am excited about making the journey with my beautiful sisters. Thank you for trusting. Thank you for loving.
Vild Prestegard is an anthropologist, holistic therapist, Reiki master and public speaker based in Norway. She is a regular blogger for Cycle Harmony. You’re welcome to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and comments.