How might your life have been different if there had been a place for you…a place of women, where you were received and affirmed? A place where, after the fires were lighted, and the drumming, and the silence, there would be a hush of expectancy…a knowing that each woman there was leaving old conformity to find her self…a sense that all womanhood stood on a threshold.
And if, during the hush, the other women, slightly older, had helped you to trust your own becoming…to trust it and quietly and prayerfully to nurture it…
How might your life be different?
(Quote from A Circle of Stones: Woman’s Journey to Herself by Judith Duerk, which I have read and reread and highly recommend)
Lori Glazebrook and I met during her Feel.Focus.FlowTM class in Lafayette less than a year ago. During her class I felt something open up within me, something old and connected to both the earth and the rest of the students. I became curious about Lori and discovered a humble, down to earth and open minded individual who had been on a long journey (see link to her bio at the end). This beautiful woman is a shaman, a modern days witch, a yogi with a deep spiritual practice. She is someone with whom it is easy to talk about deep stuff while keeping a light tone. Lori is one of the most remarkable individuals I have had the chance to meet.
I met with her 7 times during private sessions, and during those times she helped me see who I was and trust my instinct, recognize my power and use it with care. Lori and I see the world in shades of grey, where everything that is said and done is not good or evil, where we see a little bit further than what is served to us on a social media platter.
(Needless to say, we clicked.)
Lori is a guide to women’s journey to self, she uses mindful motion, drums, music, shamanic journeys as her medicine. She holds people’s hands and guides them through their inner journey and helps them swim through stuff that comes up (stuff always comes up)
On the other hand, I am the one with the flashlight : I show people some of the many ways they shine, I reveal their light through photography (it’s not by accident that photography means painting or with light).
During Lori’s retreat called “Embodied Women”, she will be the guide and I will hold the flashlight to make sure that the participants not only have ground breaking experience, but also go home with tangible proofs of it. I will be there every step of the way to participate and record as well as create stunning portraits of women.
If you would like to know more about the retreat, click here:
You can find more about her here
PS : yes the images are full of light flares and at times appear streaky. I cleaned my lens over and over and it seems the streaks where some of Lori’s guides. Ask her about it when you meet her 🙂
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