I believe strongly in women circles. I think women coming together with a heart-felt and expressed focus, in a spirit of understanding, compassion, non-judgement and love – harnesses a certain energy, a powerful and gracious strength, insight and healing, that is coming from the pure and divine, original Mother Love. Ancient wisdom and tradition reveals the jewels and strength shared among women. This day we engaged with this women-love in solidarity for One Billion Rising. With a gentle but strong voice, a graceful and loving stand – we shared with each and danced, meditated and drummed our spirit into the open and magnificent space.
“ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.
THAT IS ONE BILLION WOMEN.
IN 2013, ONE BILLION WOMEN AND MEN SHOOK THE EARTH THROUGH DANCE TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS.
THIS YEAR, ON 14 FEBRUARY 2014 WE ARE CALLING ON WOMEN AND MEN EVERYWHERE TO HARNESS THEIR POWER AND IMAGINATION TO RISE FOR JUSTICE.
IMAGINE, ONE BILLION WOMEN RELEASING THEIR STORIES, DANCING AND SPEAKING OUT AT THE PLACES WHERE THEY NEED JUSTICE, WHERE THEY NEED AN END TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS.
RISE. RELEASE. DANCE!”
“It is a day out of the month on or near the new moon to step out of a kind of world that keeps us occupied. Inside the Red Tents we give ourselves time to remember who we are at our very core, honoring that to do that remembering we must turn from our identities and roles towards the innermost temple of our own hearts. Come into the Red Tent and stop. In the quiet and the company of wonderful women, feel. In what you feel, there is much that is waiting for you”.
Beautiful people, filled with purpose and love. I came away feeling inspired, refocused, revitalised and knowing that this is important and more needs to be done.
I say it again – Women Circles are so important! So healing! So supportive! And so much fun!
Thank You Red Tent Cape Town!