On Saturday morning, I had a walk before breakfast. At the side of the road I noticed an intriguing gate, Like a passage to a secret garden. An invitation... I took a picture.
At the end of the workshop, Kate Johnson talked us through a visualization where we imagined a doorway. Of course this gate came into my mind.
Seeing the door open a tiny bit, we were invited to look through to our vision for 3-5 years from now. I saw myself walking along this path, lined with students past, present and future.
The first was Joanna. (She just emailed me. She had her second baby. All is well. She felt strengthened and supported by the meditations, yoga, and the community of other parents in class.)
Kate suggested that we create a gesture symbolizing this future moment. I felt such connection, that gesture was of course a big hug!
The virtual space can definitely be seen as an obstacle to connection.
Alternatively, it can be an energetic portal to create healing justice on a vast scale, accessible to exponentially more people than we could ever reach in person.