Hilary, Rewards, Tai Chi, The Enrichment Circle

The Enrichment Circle: Hilary

https://youtu.be/1Whnr8eBHbI Hilary's Rights and Assumptions "Open cup or closed cup?" Hilary opens a phone call with these words, and I can hear her grinning. Closed cup means that, after my turn elaborating on a topic I'm working with at the moment, I don't require any commentary or questions: I simply need a safe space to… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: Hilary

Lyra, Nancy

The Enrichment Circle: Nancy

https://youtu.be/i_xkISGSV4s Nancy chose "Joy" as her Touchstone that very first year of the project, and when I asked after the details, she emphasized the necessity of making a "stubborn commitment to joy." I've turned this phrase over so many times in my head that there's a worn groove on my mental floor. What does it… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: Nancy

Circle, Na'la, Singing, Sitting in Circle

The Enrichment Circle: Na’la

https://youtu.be/fZmbRIzk2-s Na'la and Singing Her Own Song When Na'la and I sit down to talk, time loses all relevance. We've become so absorbed in conversation that she has literally missed flights. At our last gathering for Solstice, Na'la and I were crashed out on pillows in Brandy's living room, eyes barely propped open, but still… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: Na’la

Majda, Singing, Spirit

The Enrichment Circle: Majda

https://youtu.be/xcIdQPzXMf8 Majda: I Poet You Majda taught me about the sacred and the sacrifice. Driving up to a mountain retreat, the Harvest Moon nestled into the valleys between the peaks like an exclamation point, we wrestled with conceptions around time, space, and our own bodies. Majda explored why she felt so pulled up to the… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: Majda

An Inquiry, Origins, Radical Ritual, Shadow Shes

Sitting in Circle with my Shadow Shes

https://youtu.be/_whERFJFn44 She Who Compares, competes . . . What does she need? As the Enrichment investigations moved offstage, I spent countless hours journaling about my own inner workings, my own mysteries. What prevents me from being creative? Why do I struggle so mightily-- usually with the voices in my own head-- over naming myself creative?… Continue reading Sitting in Circle with my Shadow Shes

Brandy, Candles, Compassion, Journal, Rewards, Sigils

The Enrichment Circle: Brandy

https://youtu.be/I6oN9CI0xho Cackles and Compassion Brandy and I met during a Donna Mejia workshop, and it was her honesty-- her raw, unformed questions about what we were learning-- that entranced me. It was her divine cackle that left me draped over my steering wheel, wiping away laugh-tears. It's probably simplest to say that Brandy brings joy… Continue reading The Enrichment Circle: Brandy

Radical Ritual, Touchstone Bracelet, Touchstones

Touchstone Bracelets

When I was a girl, all the pockets would simply rip out of my clothes because I was always stuffing them full of rocks. Odd-shaped rocks. Olivine. Quartz. Shiny bits of mica. Pahoehoe lava with ropy, iridescent swirls. When my family moved to Georgia, they teased me about trying to take all of Stone Mountain… Continue reading Touchstone Bracelets

Origins, Stitch and Bitch

Stitch and Bitch

A few weekends ago, my dear friend Melissa convened a Stitch and Bitch gathering at her house. Jenny, Theresa, and I packed up our sewing and craft projects-- and a few bottles of prosecco!-- before heading to her house. We were only missing one of our charter members, Jenn, who's left Atlanta for her home… Continue reading Stitch and Bitch

Origins, Radical Ritual, Tarot

Creating Radical Rituals

At Burning Man in 2017, I found myself reading Tarot cards as a part of Circus Combustus. Our camp sat next to the Esplanade, the main inner road that rings the temporary city in the middle of Nevada's Black Rock Desert. All sorts of people wandered through our behind-the-scenes peek into the circus, and some… Continue reading Creating Radical Rituals

Circle, Sitting in Circle, Touchstones

The Tenets of Circle

If you organize groups of people, work with diverse individuals, manage teams, negotiate with your spouse and children, participate in family gatherings . . . then you need these 12 Tenet for Circle Work in your life. They will change how you relate with others, and, in the process, they will change how to relate to the Circle within you.