International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 52 - Page 27

A WOMANS WORLD WORDS: LY N N N I C H O L S O N Being a woman. What does that mean? When you see other women do you feel a connection? A woman is strength, often hidden, but always there. A woman is nurturing, through every situation, a woman is the giver of life, a woman opens herself to excruciating pain but then gives only unconditional love.. When women come together there is an energy that connects them, unseen, but felt. It is a spiritual connection, it is why women touch others who need support, that one touch can raise a smile, it can bring hope, it is a sign of love. When women group together, this energy becomes an incredible force and can be used to heal. Portals to the Self: A Women’s Circle by the Sea brings women together at a retreat, on Isla Mujeres, an island in the tranquil turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. This island is sacred to Ixchel, the Mayan Moon Goddess and historically a place for healing rituals among the Mayan people. Women come together in a circle, sharing their energies offering compassion and support as stories and wisdom are shared. In ancient times this is how many women would have learned the ways of their tribe, but in our fast paced life, with family units breaking down to being often thousands of miles apart, this ritual is lost.