What kind of support do you have in your life? What sort of networks do you have, and what kind of influences affect you? We receive support from a variety of places, but in all likelihood some of it is virtual. I mean virtual as in online, not as in unreal. We meet and share at spaces like Cycle Harmony, being sisters although we might be continents apart.
As those of you who have read my posts will know, that last year was an eventful one for me in many ways. Receiving support from other women helped me deal with my hospitalisation and recovery far better than I would have if I’d been alone. I was so moved by the generosity of spirit and love that I was showed. Friends and strangers came through for me and carried me emotionally when I was too weak to hold myself up.
I learned that sometimes, the most empowering action is to surrender. In my case, I learned lessons of love that I will never forget.
Now, many months later and long restored to my everyday life, I look around and notice that I have made some changes in my life.
For one, my life has only got cool people in it. By cool people I mean people who support me, who accept me, who laugh with me and who grow with me. I haven’t ditched anyone or been mean to anyone, the universe has simply arranged it so that the cool people have stayed in my life and the uncool people have lost interest in me.
Also, the different people in my life and I have grown closer. I think perhaps because I’m a better listener and sharer now. The result is that I have a certainty of being supported, cared for and nurtured everywhere I go. Every day I experience a meaningful exchange with someone, whether they are a friend or stranger, online or here.
I’ve always been a cheerful, positive person. I think I’m just wired that way, but lately it seems to me that my whole world is wired that way.
It’s as if the Universe is conspiring to make me happy! I think it all changed with me letting go and opening my heart, really opening it.
This made it possible for my support network – and the networks that I’m a part of – to slide into a better and more fruitful alignment. It’s about how we love each other and how we encourage each other. The uncool people thought I was uncool too, and we moved on. Cool people entered into my life and stayed.
I’m now approaching another life transition – I’ll be graduating in the summer. I’m not really sure of what comes next, with the exception of change. That means new beginnings, fresh starts and more friends to be made.
Every step I take will be into a fabulous undiscovered unknown, shared with the people in my support network who all love and encourage me. So you see, thanks to my amazing, magically aligning support network, the Universe really is conspiring to make me happy…
And remember, when you need someone to talk and laugh and cry with, the Sisters at Cycle Harmony are ready to embrace you. Love is all around us.
Finding the community of Cycle Harmony has made a huge difference to me. I am delighted to be writing to you from the Red Tent and hope to share thoughts and experiences you recognise, or find useful to ponder upon. I look forward to working with you all in exploring what it is to be women, and hope to hear from you. ~ Vild