Last Week I had the opportunity to teach Cosmic Smash Booking at Shakti Rising in a small setting in San Diego. It is a recovery home serving over 800 women each year through woman-centered leadership development, community-based educational services and our holistic recovery program. Thank you Shiloh…
It was as always glorious and wonderful and fun and liberating for both them and me. It was a 5 hour round trip and I did it as service to my community.
However, what I want to tell you is what I witnessed and the power of IC that I have seen before but never quite like this. In the class were two trained social workers witnessing Cosmic Smash Booking for the first time.
One woman attended who is not part of the living-in community. She made her pretty book, we started to write our thoughts regarding grounding ourselves, which eventually we would cover and use color on followed by an image, usually hands and sometimes feet.
At the end of her writing she got very upset and starting crying and would not stop. At first I thought Oh! S**t! There are two trained women in here what should I do?
However, as always,I hear Shiloh’s voice: trust the process. I noticed she had written only on one side of the page. I put my hand lightly on her arm, breathed in air for both of us, and asked her if she could just take that pencil she had written with and draw a line across the page…that’s it…just draw a line between the pages.
She mustered the courage and did it. I witnessed her come off the ceiling by herself and just continue to draw lines across the page. Eventually she calmed down and made a joke.
She said, “well,I guess I’m not going to able to do that unsupervised.” We all laughed.
I drove home humbled ….
~ Catt Z