Circle of Reclamation has been a healing, inspirational, deep experience.
when I first joined COR besides the emotional/phsyical/spiritual impact of the pandemic and the uprising, and my involvement in activism and volunteering, i was and am in a time of intense change in my personal life, including school, the shift of a long-term romantic relationship into a platonic relationship , processing my sexuality, reconnecting with family, and the continuation of long-term intentional spiritual and healing processes.
Being in a container of trust, held by Thérèse, in community with other women committed to healing has been extremely supportive and transformational for me.
My most profound breakthrough was very difficult and very important for me to share about. my struggle to love and accept my own skin and my feelings of racial isolation and rejection and wishing i had a darker complexion like my siblings. it’s something i still experience shame and confusion and pain around, but it was very profound to feel that i was in a safe space to share such a central ‘shadow’ and to be met with only love and compassion.
Thérèse is so intentional, has so much wisdom and compassion and integrity and insight, and creates a container of love and trust where it feels safe to be myself and where I feel that I am offered support in looking within myself, the nudges I need to do work that will be transformational, and guidance in processing what I find. She really creates processes that allow us to connect with each other and ourselves on multiple levels in deeply meaningful ways.
Thérèse also holds space for us all in a way that allowed me to feel I could share freely without feeling that I would burden anyone, and also that allowed me to listen deeply without feeling burdened or overwhelmed by anyone’s sharing or emotion.
I feel so lucky to have connected with Thérèse this way, in this life, and to be able to be in circle held by her. She is also just fun to be around and brings joy without negating the importance of processing the difficult things! I could go on!
Organizer, Yoga Teacher + Herbalist