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Rose Circle: An Opportunity for Our Daughters
by Leslie Lanes
"How might your life have been different if there had been a place for you? A place for you to go…a place of women, to help you learn the ways of woman…a place where you were nurtured from an ancient flow sustaining you and steadying you as you sought to become yourself?"
~Judith Duerk; Circle of Stones
Inspired by a sentiment such as this, a small circle of women in the Ashland, Oregon community have been developing a program into which girls 11-14 years old are being invited to join Girl's Circles starting in the Fall of 2006.
The experience of many people right now is one of overwhelm as attention is increasingly paid to the needs of a world in break down and chaos. What a perfect time to teach girls to create a circle space together that models in outer form the inner spaciousness where true essence resides. And then to learn how to make choices from that place of ‘flow' instead of from a place of cultural and peer pressure.
The women who have been creating this opportunity have done so in the spirit of this ‘flow' and so the integrity of the container is flushed with this kind of energy and we feel the process will continue in this way.
A Circle Container training will be held July 28-30, 2006 in Ashland for women who are interested in participating in this opportunity for young women to explore and understand themselves, each other, and the world in a safe and empowering environment. An Open House for the girls and their parents will take place on August 7 and soon after… the circles will begin.
The Rose Circle is grateful for the all of the work that The Millionth Circle Initiative has done to promote and nurture the concept and practice of circles. Inspired by the work of circles and the transformation in consciousness that results, the younger generation can now benefit directly.
Rose Circle has been welcomed as a branch of Masters of Ceremonies, a 501 C-3 non-profit organization…and along with the Boys to Men NW program, offers mentoring opportunities for girls and boys. Donations are welcome to support the Rose Circle.