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Water Ritual

June 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

By Barbara Belknap, Matrix Convener Regional Coordinator, Juneau, Alaska Since our August GTW gathering in Racine, Wisconsin, I have been thinking about the value of ritual. From the very early days of Gather the Women, water has been used as a symbol for continuity. Each time we have our annual gathering, there is a water …
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This Fall – Join a Circle Near You

June 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Gatherings - (0 Comments)

October marks one of two times per year that we invite our greater Gather the Women community to create a regional circle so that many circles happen around the same time and theme. The intention for this goes along with “The millionth circle” principle which refers to the circle whose formation tips the scales and …
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Savoring the Gathering

June 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

By Diane Jung and Mary Cunningham Matrix Conveners & Regional Coordinators Upon reflecting on the Gathering held in Racine, Wisconsin this August, the one word that keeps surfacing is “savoring” and this all began with our opening circle when each of us shared our thoughts on “who we are and what we are bringing to …
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Creating a Circle

June 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Activation - (0 Comments)

by Donna Ahlstrand, North Bay Regional Coordinator I knew I wanted to start a women’s circle in 2010. After attending a couple of circles in women’s homes and two larger gatherings of the local Gather the Women North Bay group and then participating in GTW’s annual four-day retreat, I realized this form of being together …
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Want to Start Your Own Circle?

June 6th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Resources - (0 Comments)

Gather the Women has the perfect tool for you! Gather the Women has developed the engaging “Seeding Circles” DVD to help you bring women together to experience listening and sharing in meaningful conversation. All proceeds from our DVD sales go directly toward helping us grow and help more women like you feel connected and empowered. …
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Authentic Conversation

May 30th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Articles - (0 Comments)

by:  Jeanie DeRousseau “I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again. Simple, honest, human conversation. Not meditation, negotiation, problem-solving, debate, or public meetings. Simple, truthful conversation where we each have a chance to speak, we each feel heard, and we each listen well.” —Turning to One Another, Margaret …
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Each One Reach One

May 30th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Articles - (0 Comments)

“If it is to be, it is up to me.” Gather the Women is a global community, a sisterhood of diverse women transforming distances, differences and isolation into opportunities for collaboration and leadership. We are together in this deep intention to unite the human family, and together we can make our unity visible. We are …
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Engage Your Creativity

May 30th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Articles - (0 Comments)

Gather the Women Global MatrixTM is well aware of the incredible wisdom and creativity that is stored in the hearts of women everywhere, awaiting its expression for the good of humanity. If you feel any activation of your talents and heart’s desires as you experience GTW, if you find yourself called to participate in any …
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Suggestions for Honoring Time in Circle

May 30th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Articles - (0 Comments)

by Barbara Belknap One of the things I have learned since I started holding gatherings in circle is that as the convener I need to do the math. If I have 20 women and each one speaks for 5 minutes that is an hour and 40 minutes. If two women in the circle talk for …
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On Meaningful Conversations

May 30th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Articles - (0 Comments)

by Claire Peterson Meaningful Conversations: Occur in the present moment Expand my mind Touch my soul Enliven something beautiful within my spirit Engage the very best of all participants Feel good in my body Are often full of silent patches—not hurried. Some Elements of Meaningful Conversation are that they are engaging, honest, have a simplicity of genius, …
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