April 23, 2020-
I joined a small talking circle, as part of a weekly class on the subject. One of the members began talking. His talk led him from one painful episode of his past to another. When he reached the end of his often tearful recounting-and expressed gratitude for the place his journey had brought him, we were all awestruck, and humbled.
The customary rule of a talking circle is that everyone gets a chance to speak. With three minutes left, before we were brought back into the Great Circle, the remaining three of us each managed to make a meaningful introduction of ourselves. It was not a hard thing to do.
These are far from normal times. The task of those involved in imparting healing energy is, more than ever, to do so one soul at a time. This was an intense twenty minutes, and I believe it made all the difference in the world, to someone who had likely not been really heard, for a good long time.
He spoke softly, but his story reached crescendo levels.