For the past few months, I have been sitting in circle with a group of women from around Europe, as we have looked closer at our sense of belonging through the lens of the book Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home by Toka-Pa Turner.
What's great about this group is that I am NOT the facilitator, or at least not every session.
In order to have a true sense of reciprocity and to honor the leadership within each one of us, we rotate who facilitates.
It allows me to walk the path, without the burden of holding the space for all the participants.
Although we finished the book before the winter holidays, this weekend we gathered once again to talk about all the things about the book that irritated us.
With the support of Kathryn Sheridan (she/her), we first explored what annoyed and irritated us about the book.
Then, after we had exhausted all the WHAT we were asked to examine and reflect on what the irritation reflected about us individually.
Sometimes we can easily write off our irritations as merely a like or dislike, a practice of discernment.
But if we are courageous enough to look deeper, we can find something else -- a wound that is not fully healed, an underlying shame we have yet to work though, a story or belief that we have yet to question, a fear in our own worthiness.
Thank you Kathryn for inviting us to look at light and the dark in the book, and the light and the dark in ourselves.
I am grateful.
What bothers you about the book you are reading right now?
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Read Deeper Not Faster
I am Theresa Destrebecq (I dare you to try to pronounce it...)