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Friday, 31 October 2014

Sisters of Light...a cutting of the strings

It was September 2011 when these lovelies came together for retreat
the first time...
and this space was founded
(more about that found here )

Sisters of Light 2014
 After that first coming together we gathered
every two weeks
for two years
forging a bond like none of us had ever experienced before.

But it was not to last.

During our annual retreat last year
there was a shift made
as one sister felt herself pulled in another direction...
in turn
the decision was made to no longer meet as we once had.

we met now and again as individuals
and had brunch as a group
a few times throughout the year...

A month ago
we came together to retreat
once more

I was not prepared for the shift
not prepared for the distance I felt
with some of the sisters.

Looking back I can see it was my own naivety
and my own
"seeing the world through rose coloured glasses".
enjoying the forest

I had expected it would be
as it once was
but instead
things had shifted and changed.

having a little fun

Within those expectations
I had set myself up...

lesson learned.

Just like the seasons change
Just as the earth evolves
Even I ebb and flow with in my life...
even the trees bow in our presence ; ) do sisterhoods 

Nothing remains the same.

This was a challenge for me to face

one I needed to face none the less...

When we ceased to gather last year
we never closed or released 
the contract we had made with one another
and this retreat was to do just that
the time had come.

The contract had been honoured
and it was time for each of us to be released
from its sacred word...
allowing eahc of us
to move deeper into our Light.

 and so it was

 With our contract fulfilled
that which bound us was disolved...

We marked this with a ritual...
each of us cutting a string we had tied together at the beginning of the weekend 

our fearless guides

another powerful moment shared
Sisters of Light

Letting go is not always easy
And for a sensitive heart like mine
it takes me a while to process.
what I know to be true
is that in the letting go
I allow
I allow something else to come
perhaps something that will encourage me
on the road I am on
perhaps something that  assist me
in where it is I am going...
our mystery spirit dog

Whatever comes
I am grateful for what was
What I learned and how I grew with these women
was more than I could have ever imagined on my own
They helped shape and mold me
to who I am at this moment.

We will always be The Sisters of Light
as we have traveled many lives together.
We are now something different
from what we once were in this life.

This is not the end
but a new beginning...

What dear thing to your heart have you had to let go of recently lovely?

Love and Light


  1. I love that you were able to have the experience of gathering together many times and found the strength and wisdom to let flow. I am letting go preconceived notions, dreams, expectations and letting it flow. Aho, sister! xoxo

  2. Dear Cat, I too have worn rose coloured glasses for years not understanding the 'letting go', that it is part of life. We all want 'forever friends' and I suppose in one way we are friends for all time, but strength comes to us through loosening ties so that we can expand and grow... Lovely post. x

    1. your words are wise and true
      thank you Sue
      "strength comes to us through loosening the ties" ♥

      love and light

  3. Hard as it is, I'm glad you were able to cut that cord. I think we hold a lot of expectations, a lot of wanting things to stay the same, out of fear. Releasing something from our expectations allows it to grow and change, sometimes in ways we're not always comfortable with. A brave thing you did.


    1. not always comfortable at all! is the way isn't it...

      love and light

  4. Even though we are following different journeys, the love & deep care for each other is there forever. Love you sister of light.

    1. agreed sister

      love and light
      thanks for being here ♥

  5. I am still learning this lesson of letting go of friendships and deep connections but it is like you say, we must let go and allow what comes next. Holding on to something that no longer serves us just dishonours the good that it once was. There is still grieving to be done though...

    1. it is a practice to let takes time
      I love what you wrote here about holding on to something that no longer serves us just dishonours the good that it once was....I so hear this and honour this...gonna add that one to the Wisdom Bible...

      love and light my wise sister


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