The ‘International Womens Day‘ Festival in Derby, is a much anticipated annual event that is totally free. It is guaranteed that if you head down to the market place whilst the festival is running, that you will meet and be surrounded by talented, creative, determined & inspiring women. There is a strong sense of sisterhood which is a truly satisfying to experience to say the least.
It was a great honour to invite many of these women to attend my workshop ‘Reclaiming Our Feminine Power‘. The energy in the room was breathtaking as I hadn’t known what to expect: it was filled with women that stood firmly in their truth together, which is a powerful act in itself.
The motivation for me to run such a workshop came from simply feeling that as women we need to be able to come together in order to reconnect with our sense of femininity and the power that we undeniably hold with this. It feels important to create a space to reinforce this notion, as feminine qualities are often undervalued and underappreciated.
With the time limit of 45 minutes, I had to keep a steady pace so that we could have enough time to have a brief discussion and engage in a taster of ‘Creative Meditation’. The discussion was useful as it set the tone of what the overall feelings, opinions and thoughts were surrounding ‘Feminine Power’. It was so good to hear all of the comments that were made collectively, whether verbally or written. Ideas shared surrounded qualities such as; authenticity, determination, warmth, nature, empathy, nurture, fierceness, gentleness, caring, intuition. These were then the qualities we focussed on within the ‘Creative Meditation’. Here was the space to engage with creative expression and visual exploration of any thoughts, ideas or feelings that may have come up.
It was at this point that I truly appreciated how essential creativity is to us as women, in whatever form.
In no time at all, the session had very soon come to a close and to me it had felt very much like we had just begun! I look forward to inviting these & other women to attend future sessions, which will allow more time to go into it in much greater depth. It will be wonderful to further reveal the ‘Feminine Power’ we had started to collectively explore and embrace.
My deepest gratitude to the women that had shown up, participated and stood together in solidarity to ‘Feminine Power’.