If you’re like me, you’ve been rejoicing in the signs of new life: grass growing, leaves unfurling and plants budding. The world is awash in the greens of spring. This time of year delights our eyes and eases the gloom brought by the winter’s grey. When that joie de vivre adds a bounce to my step, it’s as if the color green is pulsing through my blood and rising like sap inside my soul.
Consider the familiar power of the circle. A group of people gathered singing around a campfire or sitting together at a kitchen table sharing memories creates a flow of energy that everyone's felt. This magic circle holds the power of inclusion. Everyone belongs there together.
A group of people in a circle is connected and equal, until someone steps into the center. We've been conditioned by our society to have the star in the center make us feel like second class on the sidelines. Our attention shifts from our group to the center.