Welcome to the BIG BRAVE BLOG HULLABALOO, a celebration of gutsy women from all over the world, connecting and claiming our power! It’s not too late to join our circle… if you’d like to share your story on my blog over the course of the summer, please read what this is all about HERE, and connect with me!
We have so much to learn from one another!
Today I welcome a fairly new friend to the table…. we connected several months ago, meeting for lunch on a whim. While we approach life from slightly different perspectives, the commonalities between us are undeniable. She draws women together in circle. She empowers her clients through creativity. And she has a very clear and profound relationship with the sacred.
I so admire the courage she shares here in expressing, with acute vulnerability, how she intuitively heals her own wounds with magnificent images
and a dab of glue.
Please welcome with wide open arms,
the DEEPLY PASSIONATE Sajit Greene…
When I first read the invitation to be part of this Big, Brave, Blogging Hullabaloo, I leapt at the chance to join a group of wild and creative sisters in this mission. Yet, as the summer heated up, I wasn’t feeling very wild. Actually, my focus has been somewhat internal and domestic. I spend a lot of time in my home-studio, working to grow my business and tending to the needs of our rambunctious puppy. Perhaps I’ve let him be the wild one this summer! However, I have been dancing with some wild ideas: “What if we really are all one?” and “What if everything I see really is a reflection of me?”
This outrageous thought, that nothing is outside of me or separate from me, is sometimes troubling. Yet, more and more, I find the idea empowering and healing. The people in my life who trigger me are….well, they are reflections of me! The good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful…it’s all me! When things aren’t going as I’d like, I can no longer pretend that my “outer” experience has no connection to my insides. The victim position is not a viable option for me, anymore. The good news is that if I’m not a victim, I have a lot more power!
These days, I often find myself asking, “What is the mirror of life trying to get me to see?” and “If I don’t like what I’m looking at, what needs to be healed within me, in order to call forth a different reflection?” Because of this cosmic mirroring effect, the rewards of my inner work become quickly and magnificently clear. Each time I make an internal shift, I see the outer picture transform before my eyes.
Another example of how the cosmic mirror works is something that is very common for therapists, coaches, and people in the helping professions: The themes that clients bring up in their sessions correspond directly to what’s “up” for the practitioner to look at, in her own life. So, here’s what I’ve been seeing emerging as a theme for many of my coaching clients: They’re trying to decide if they want to have children. The theme arose seemingly out of nowhere.
At first I couldn’t understand what this baby theme had to do with me. Am I going to have a baby? No, not this 55 year old, post-menopausal woman. I’ve got a puppy! Then, slowly the meaning crystallized and came into focus. I’ve never had children, and even though I thought I was completely resolved about that, there is still something about mothering and being mothered that is yet unhealed.
Rather than share the details of my psychological process with you, I’ve chosen to share this collage. It began to emerge while I was facilitating our most recent Women’s Circle. The theme for the evening was, “Opening the Heart”. We connected with the elements of Earth and Water, and explored the aspects of our lives that provide support and security (Earth), so we can be open to giving and receiving love (Water). After creating the collages, we allowed them to speak to us and tell us their meanings and messages. My collage said “I am one who creates sacred space, where you can connect with the Divine Mother, and be cleansed by the waters of forgiveness, that heal you and your ancestral line.”
The cleansing waters feel so good on a hot summer day!
Sajit Greene, M.A. is a Women’s Empowerment Coach who is passionate about supporting women to express their truth, in all areas of life. She specializes in helping women gain the clarity and confidence to create deeply satisfying love relationships, without compromising on what’s most important to them. She also facilitates a monthly Women’s Circle, near Asheville, N.C., and works with individual clients, across the U.S. Sajit weaves together a unique blend of expressive arts, astrological wisdom, spiritual practices, and other tools for transformation. http://soulvisionconsulting.com/counseling.html