The Wisdom circle scheduled for Thursday, Oct 20 has been cancelled. Instead, how about you sit in your sacred space at home and consider a few things. First, consider what the word wisdom means to you. A simple definition by Webster states wisdom as: "applied learning based on sensible judgment." Another reference may use different words, what we are asking is for you to consider what your understanding of wisdom means. As the English language goes, words often have many different interpretations based on an individual's understanding; what and how they were taught, and, what they witnessed and experienced first hand.
What we offer through this Monthly circle is an opportunity to grow and expand our understanding based on what is shared. Not only from another individual's personal perception, but through the recanting of our own personal stories. As storytelling often offers, we learn from those memories that have been squirreled away. It is in the retelling of our experience we have the opportunity to see the connection, the deeper meaning once we are separate from the event. That said, chances are there will be others with similar stories that had a completely different "take away!"
Most recently we held a Sweat Lodge, followed by a Dreaming and Visioning ceremony. Can you imagine the depth of wisdom that grew for those who participated? We can hear stories and read about such adventures, however, it is when we experience life first hand, that we truly grow in wisdom. Of course, life provides us ample opportunity to gain knowledge, if we will pay attention and truly examine what we have learned.
Tomorrow evening, grab a pen, some paper, and list as many experiences as you can recall that stand out in your memory bank. My hunch is many of you are richly abundant with opportunities that, if you will take the time to consider, have actually offered your a plethora of experiences from which to grow in wisdom. Then next month, on Thursday, November 17, 6:30-8 p.m. share some of those wisdoms with other like-minded people and watch your life expand!
Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!