May Drum & Journey Circle

Hello, friends of the Circle,
We'll gather together this Friday, May 19 at 6pm until 9pm to drum and journey with the intention of finding our way to be helpful. Maybe the theme could also be "Reciprocation, aka we get by with a little help from our friends."

I just returned from a trip to the Badlands with a dear friend of mine. The both of us had spent a few days doing our practices in that wild land. While the practice was good and helpful for me, I've come back from that trip ever so grateful for my friend's support through her quiet caring and nurturing way of being while I did the things I needed to do. And, I know my gratitude was matched by my friend's, as I supported her during that time as well.

An ongoing practice of mine is learning how, when, and where I can be most helpful. And, I've found that one of the hardest lessons is remembering that allowing others to help *me* is often the most empowering thing I can do for another person. I know this because I feel this way when I help others; so, it's important to allow others to help me, too. I've realized it doesn't mean I'm any less capable, but rather it's really more just my own perception made up by my own ego. Letting go of that and accepting others' help is hard for me, but I'm trying to embrace it more graciously nowadays.

I think everyone would like to think they can be or are helpful. When I reflect upon my life, I often get to thinking about the ways in which I've been helpful to others. For me, living a life of service could well define whether or not I've lived a "good" life. It's the personal connection, the heart-to-heart linking, which occurs in the act of service to others that I especially cherish. It's important for me to remember that being helpful involves receiving as well as giving.

So, I invite you to join me in Circle this Friday to explore how you can be (and already are) a helpful being in this world.

LOCATION: A Space for Change Movement Studio & Wellness Center, located inside PT Plus Bay View at 3073 S. Chase Avenue (corner of Chase and Oklahoma inside the Chase Commerce Center), Building 28, Suite 630 (first floor). Restrooms are available.

Please be sure to bring your drum and whatever else you need to make yourself comfortable for the evening.

Spare drums and rattles are available for your use for the evening, if you don't have your own!