|How did you find your path?|

Megha Venketasamy
Posted December 7, 2021 from Mauritius

At least once every week since last year, I receive messages from women asking me,

|How did you find your path? How did you find your spiritual path to healing? What made you realize that this is your way to go?|

These questions are loaded with meanings, beliefs, identities, values, memories, emotions, cognitions and so much more. These questions are personal to and for each woman who reached out, who reaches out and who will reach out.

Hear my answer:

I have no idea, if not only a vague guessing of sight, hearing, feeling and sense of what you mean and how you are using the words “spiritual, spirituality, healing and path.”

I am walking home to myself and it is an everyday movement, sometimes I run, other days I rest and there are moments of freezing and numbing.

What do I mean by “walking home to myself”?

Moving into awareness, acknowledgement and honoring of my beliefs, perceptions, memories, trauma, unmet, my coping, my patterns, my attachment wounds, my relating, my disconnects, my fears, my relationship with my body, my worthiness, my lineage, my parents and so much more.

Moving into creating new memories for my body

Moving into acknowledging, embracing and honoring my experiences, my past, my present and the future yet to unfold.

Moving into intentional choice.

Moving into honoring that which is outside my control

 

What has triggered my steps home to myself?

|IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN|

I have found my way home to myself in the company of women. I keep finding my way home to myself in the company of women.

I have been sitting in circles with women since 2010, back then, I had no idea what I was opening up to. I was in a movement of showing up while attempting to save the world.

On the way, I learned the gift of receiving from myself, from life and from women that I have been blessed and gifted to circle with.

In the company of women, I have been learning to show up with my tears, my fears, my pain, my dreams, my love, my agony, my relationships and my trauma.

While I write these words, those moments of deep trigger echo as wise messengers. We tend to speak less of triggers that happen within circles of women, those triggering moments potent for growth. In the company of women, I have learned to practice horning my inner voice and my power, the art of boundaries and ownership, especially whenever I have hurled “this situation with this sister is aching me”.

In the company of women, I have been writing new memories of relating while embracing the fragmented parts of myself.

In the company of women, I have been learning a new language of relating to my body, to myself, to my mother, to my father, to my sister, to my brother, to my siblings, to my lineage, to my ancestry, to society, to world and to earth.

In the company of women, I have been learning the art and quality of curiosity towards my fears, my shame, my guilt, my sex, my sexuality, my anxiety, my panic attacks, my doubts, my questions and my relating with men.

In the company of women, my nervous system has been practicing the dance of showing up vulnerably while putting to rest the need to fix, the urge to know and my not-enoughness.

While I practice my work under the certifications that come from the institutions that I have been learned from, in the company of women, I have been practicing living as a student and this is the one the biggest gifts that I have received.

 

In the company of women, I have been found safety in my body.

In the company of women, I keep walking home to myself.

I believe in the movement of circling with women.

I believe in the healing power when women gather.

I believe in the meeting, embracing, honoring and remembering that is poured unto to us, our societies and our communities when women gather.

I believe in the practice of power ownership and in voicing when women meet, greet and circle together.

I believe that women from my lineage and from yours are dancing, musing, whispering, smiling, laughing, giggling and gossiping as we reach the end of this sharing.

 

Love from my heart to yours

Love from my womb to you

Love from my body to yours

Love from nervous system to yours

#MeghaVenketasamy #Coach #WomenCircleFacilatator #TraumaInformed #TraumaSensitive

 

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rebecca.tang
Dec 07, 2021
Dec 07, 2021

Thank you for sharing. You message is inspiring. We have our memory, emotion, someone we love, etc. We would need some 'me' time to listen to ourselves and have reflection. It can help us to find the way going forward.
May Almighty God bless you, your family and everyone you love!

Megha Venketasamy
Dec 08, 2021
Dec 08, 2021

I hear your words sister and I so resonate with what you wrote. Indeed we need time with ourselves to move inside and listen and hear and see.

mmitch01
Dec 08, 2021
Dec 08, 2021

What a wonderful story! It speaks to the sense of loneliness and misunderstanding I often get as a woman working and living among mostly men. Even my household is all male except for myself. That feminine component that is missing feels even more glaringly missing when in the company of other like-minded women.

Megha Venketasamy
Dec 08, 2021
Dec 08, 2021

I read you sister and I heave and I hold space for you. I hold you dear in my heart.
Indeed, there is a quality of life and a depth to experiencing life that happens through, within and in the company of women.
Physically there may not be women among you, sisters are within reach, even if we are miles away. Reach sister. Love from my heart to yours

MelindaL
Dec 08, 2021
Dec 08, 2021

I love your idea of "walking home to myself" "...I am walking home to myself and it is an everyday movement, sometimes I run, other days I rest and there are moments of freezing and numbing..." To allow yourself to be yourself, whatever that may be that day, that hour, that minute. To learn from other women and share your gift with other women. Very powerful. Thank you for sharing!

Megha Venketasamy
Dec 08, 2021
Dec 08, 2021

I receive your words sister.. Indeed in the company of women , I have received the biggest gift of learning to turn to myself and own myself. Some days are tough, some days are light and other days are easy flowing.
This is the beauty of being in the company of women, for I get ongoingly ushered towards my self.
love from my heart to yours

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 12, 2021
Dec 12, 2021

Dear Megha,
My heart is full, reading about your journey, and how being in circles of women has brought you so much.
Such an important part of the women's movement has been to create space for women to meet and talk together, explore our ideas and share with each other. The idea of women gathering as women is still considered to be threatening and "radical", and indeed, it is, gloriously, as inside these circles we are free. It is the gathering of women that has been so attacked by patriarchy. I too, cherish and grow in circles of women, and I create them knowing that women who have never experienced them will heal and grow strong.
Thank you for this beautiful story.

Grace Iliya
Dec 21, 2021
Dec 21, 2021

Hello Megha,
Hmm, you know that moment when you read a beautiful piece and it sinks right in? That's how I felt reading this. "...my nervous system has been practicing the dance of showing up vulnerably while putting to rest the need to fix, the urge to know and my not-enoughness".
Thank you for sharing this.

Much love