“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
yesterday was a very powerful day for me. I was called upon to mediate some conflict that had been brewing within a group I am familiar with…. and that is the key word. I didn’t know anyone in this group, but I was a aware that there was some serious arguing, gossip, and deep rage. It was a group of about 10 people and there was one huge conflict and lots of lil ones. People who knew that I was asked to create a special circle for them warned me… “They are not going to listen and will probably disrespect you”.
ooh… that did not feel good to hear, but if I don’t try, I thought… how would l know if I can do it?
It’s easy to stay within your comfort zone. But since I am always interested in expanding, I knew I needed to have enough faith in myself and in my intuition.
In the morning as I prepped for this healing circle, I began entering into prayer – praying for the most benevolent outcome.
I knew that I needed to set powerful boundaries in the beginning of the conversation, keep my messages clear and simple. I spoke firmly but with love. I assured them that anger and rage are natural feelings. I made sure they knew that I wasn’t there to tell them how to do anything… I was there to listen. my only request was for one person to speak at a time. I played soundhealing music gently in the background, shared some beautiful sound healing tones from my sound bell, and added a sweet scent to the air. I dimmed the lights and we started our conversation that began with the Director who had called the resolution to take place.
The outcome? Better than I could have ever expected. There were a few misunderstandings that got cleared up… some powerful rage was released, some people rekindled friendships and addressed gossip head on.
We spoke about moving forward and how that could look. The group ended with a prayer from one of the participants. We closed with hugs and emotional tears.
All that in one hour… wow…
my result – I feel good, but energetically I am recovering. That whole experience knocked me out 😉. (This was all before 12pm)
back to my coffee