I don't know about you but COIVD-19 has me craving and appreciating connection more than ever.
I miss hugging my friends.
I miss crying on a soul sister's lap when I'm having a rough day.
I miss having hands on my belly as baby grows. (Yes, I'm someone who loved that!)
But the last 2 weeks have shown me that we can have deep, meaningful, powerful connection even when distanced.
In some ways, even more powerful…
Last weekend, my EMPOWERED class graduated online and throughout 2.5 hours, we shared and cried and elevated and felt PROFOUND LOVE.
After 4 months of going deep in self-love and purpose, these women have become the closest of friends, and several of them have started businesses, changed their marriages, left a job to pursue a dream, finally felt self-love, and SO much more BECAUSE of the Sisterhood and tools (that they got ONLINE).
And every week for the past 7 weeks, I've been leading my 8 week online Goddess on Purpose course and through week after week of diving deep into your JOY, your WISDOM, your INSPIRATION, and
your VOICE (ONLINE) – crying, elevating, laughing, dressing up, and dancing together, women shared that they've never felt so safe, so seen, so loved or so celebrated.
Then, two weeks ago, a few friends held an online Baby Blessing/Shower for me and it was one of the most beautiful, profound, deep Sisterhoods I've ever felt.
Fifty (yes 50!) women gathered from throughout North America to celebrate me and baby.
But it wasn't a shower of gifts – it was a shower of FEMININE LOVE.
Each woman lit a candle as she “brought in” the essence of her mothers and grandmothers so that baby and I were surrounded by HUNDREDS of women.
Then each woman shared a poem, wisdom, book, or words right from their hearts to ours about me, Josh and our baby.
Then they all wrapped us (virtually) in string and tied that string to their wrists
until baby is safely born.
And I felt profoundly GRATEFUL for the online experience because then my aunts in Michigan, my cousins in Denver, my Sister and her baby in Chicago and friends and family ALL OVER wouldn't have been there. And it wouldn't have been the same without them.
As you can imagine, many of us were in TEARS.
Women emailed me after saying it was the most beautiful experience they'd ever felt.
So online was actually BETTER.
Then last week, my online positive psychology class held an online Goddess Baby Blessing for me where they each made signs and shared wisdom, and the same thing – everyone felt the connection deeply. They've never met in person, but have been learning online and sharing deeply for 8 months!
I share all of this because though I'm indeed missing touch (and I know I'm blessed to live with Josh and get it), I'm realizing that we can have deep, profound, life-changing connection online.
And we NEED it. Beyond catching up or venting, we need the deep love, support, and uplifting that ONLY SISTERHOOD can provide.
It just takes a bit more intentionality to create each online experience as a meaningful one.
In this week's episode of the The PurposeGirl Podcast I share how to create these experiences with your girlfriends with Purpose Power Tips you can use right away to go deeper and create truly magical experiences even now, during COVID-19. When we need it most. Check it out here.
Listen to the episode, do the Purpose Power Tips at the end, and if you want to go deeper into discovering YOUR PURPOSE, turning fear into fuel for COURAGE, and being held and celebrated by non-judgmental, deep, loving SISTERHOOD, I will be holding Goddess on Purpose again in October and EMPOWERED in January, so email me here to be notified, because space is limited!
Today, on Memorial Day in the US, I send lots of love and thanks for all who have served and whom we've lost. I hope we all find the courage to serve our purpose and rise up, and that we do so in Sisterhood to create the most POWERFUL group of Goddesses on Purpose who change themselves and this world for good!