by Barbara Belknap
I always remember that the circle is like a basket or a vessel. The rim needs to be solid to hold all that goes into it and for everyone to feel safe. I check before I ring the bell to start to see if I can see everyone’s eyes. If I can’t, I ask them to scoot in or out to make sure it’s a strong rim that will hold all that energy without leaking, and I explain why that is important. As I said at our GTW gathering, sitting in a “wobbly” circle is just impossible for me now that I know how important holding the rim is.