Wisdom Circles

We all have life experiences that contribute to our journey in search of wisdom.  Often when we take time to actually listen to each other we find wisdom in each other that we miss in looking at our own journey.

Aha!Tales is telling your story to active listeners and finding your path.  Finding the AH-HA within your journey.

I would like to share with you what Carrie has written that others have also found to be their experience of a Wisdom Circle.

              

         Women's Wisdom Circle

What Women's Wisdom Circle  means to me

Is quite simply a place where I can be free

A circle that's formed of acceptance and hope

Where other women's wisdom helps me cope

 

It's a place where lessons and dreams are shared

Where your hearts' voice is encouraged, your dignity spared

It's hugs and advice when they are needed most

A place to leave your past with all of it's ghosts

 

Where I know it's safe for me to scream or cry

And I never feel the pressure to tell a lie

Because it's understood here in judging there is no gain

And I know I'll never be blamed for someone else's pain

 

In this circle I know there are no expectations of me

Which fosters the desire to be the best me I can be

In this circle I am free to take all I need

The only cost is that I give back when others are in need

 

In this room there is nothing holding me back

Except my own fears that my "best me" will still lack

And that's when the magic of the circle appears

Like the sound of a dependable clock that has been ticking for years

 

When one by one the voices start to chime in

"Done that", "Lived it", "Been there and back again"

I begin to understand how many women know my fear

I listen, I learn and find comfort in what i hear

 

And then there's the ones who may not understand yet

But the words they hear are not the words they'll soon forget

So when their life circumstances brings them to this place

This moment, in this circle, will make it easier for them to face

 

And that's truly what Women's Wisdom Circle is all about

A women's tender heart faces a lifetime filled with doubt

But nothing we experience need be dealt with alone

Because another woman's story can help to make you whole

 

And that's how a circle of wisdom begins

You come together strangers and end up life long friends

In time the bond becomes stronger than you ever thought it would

This circle you have shared has now become a sisterhood

 

So in a world that can easily swallow you whole

And women regularly struggle to find their role

You ask me what Women's Wisdom Circle means to me

Quite simply it's a saving grace where I can be FREE

                                              Carrie Kent