I’m not quite sure where to start…..
The Sensitive Leadership: Ritual facilitation training that I did here in Bali was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. It was one of the most intense, transformative and powerful things I’ve ever done.
I am on day six of integration and it’s still hard to find words to describe well what transpired over the 2-week training. All who participated, are feeling the same way. One of the ladies from our group posted this poem, by Mark Coleman. It expresses well a lot of the process:
If you knew you were about
To step off the cliff of the known
To slip from the safety of the familiar
Into the womb of darkness
That has no names
Would you still cross that threshold
With confident steps
Or hasten back to the old small house
That lies tight and cramped
Like an old snake skin around you.
The call of the abyss
Looms like a reapers shadow
And looks annihilating
From the telescope of the mind
But there secret treasures
Are sewn in the fabric of your skin. To cross that line
Sometimes we have to trip and fall
Lose ourselves like mist at dawn
Or take the hand of a friend
As we enter the uncharted realms.
What happens there is hard to say
Layers of silt are removed
Our palette gets washed away
And the house of familiarity
Feels hauntingly different
Roles and routines no longer fit
As we are cast like spawn
Into the ocean’s mouth
Or like light hurled in a starless sky
Where there is nothing to do but
Yield to the tug of waves
Trust the path that takes us to the edge
To the place where we can break open
And discover ourselves anew.
I will share more as the words come.
Trusting the inner knowingness pays off every single time.
My soul called me to this training.
I knew I had to go even though I didn’t understand it.
Just a wee reminder during these times of big change on the planet, that if you are getting the nudge or push to do something that “doesn’t make sense”, trust and do it anyway.
Spirit won’t let you down.