I have had some wonderful gatherings with women friends over the years, I have received so much pleasure in watching women talking to each other about anything and feeling safe with each other, supporting each other, lending a helping hand, sharing their money if someone is short on cash, being there for each other without any demands, without judgements, basically being unconditional.
Because of my positive experience, I started thinking about the definition of ‘Sisterhood’
Definition of ‘sisterhood’
an association, society, or community of women linked by a common interest, religion, or trade
Does this definition mean I have to belong to a society, religion or trade?, NO way. It is about a community of women with the same interest in mind, something you may have in common, meeting each other!
What does Sisterhood mean to you?
There are so many women who are lonely but they do not have to be – open up your heart, be honest, caring and sharing and before long, you will belong to a group of beautiful women.
Belonging to a group can sound awful as it could have connotations such as, “you have to be accepted”, NO way! Belonging is, feeling safe with these women, caring for these women, belonging is about connecting. I would like to call these gatherings with awesome women
The Female Connected Group.
What that means is, the women are connected in some way. It could be, they all have children, they are all single, they are all single parenting, it is something they have in common. In some ways these groups could be called ‘Support Groups’ for a better name
So where do you find these women? Right next door, in a restaurant, the next street or neighbourhood, in a gym class, in a workshop, in a class, at work, through other friends, in a supermarket. They are out there just look.
Another way of finding other women is to start up a knitting, crocheting, sewing, singing, art, craft, writing, reading, dancing, exercise, cooking group. Other examples may include, a morning tea would be nice to share in each other’s home once a month, a wine tasting afternoon, sharing recipes etc…
I adore Ellen DeGeneres, and she is a very good example of bringing women together. What she does, she does from her heart, what she gives, she gives from her heart and what many do not realise is, even though she has her own show and many women go to the live show, she is connecting those women with each other and those women feel connected to Ellen as well. How awesome is that? something simple but powerful!.
Please don’t say I am not famous like Ellen, you do not have to be famous to have a connection with other women, you just have to make the effort, be the first to invite someone over, or even start up a group
If you feel you lack the confidence in group gatherings, I would love to work with you so that you can gain so much joy from the gatherings as I have.