Yesterday my youngest son graduated from an alternative Ed program ran by the school and the land trust in Kennebunkport Maine. As I opened my heart to listen to the presentations from the Teachers, Counsellors and Mentors who have made it possible for this program to grow into it's 3 year it was clear what a remarkable achievement had occurred not just in the diplomas handed out. The depth of growth in the human experience for all 4 seniors 2 boys 2 girls (who I have known since they were in 6th grade) washed over me. What a gift I had been given.
As the woman in charge of the girls program was speaking about the two young women I was struck by an awareness of where the universe was leading my heart.These two young women had been shy and rather bystanders of life when I first met them. It was their need of family, a community to help them find their voice that was needed. Today they have found their lionesses within and are responsible for single handedly making the school district sit up and pay attention to the growth and mentorship needed for the girls in their community.
As I was appreciating all of the wonderful strength and love flowing through this room, it released inside me a desire I had been contemplating for a few years. A way to create a program that would allow tweens and teens the opportunity to learn to develop and find mentors, skills and how to express love in a safe way.
The experience was compounded in a sense of relief that here where men and women who got it, who accepted the amazing gifts this young people had and encouraged them to follow their intuition and their dreams on the paths to a good life for them and their community.
It was as this energy was still flowing within me that I joined in the call with my BraveHeart Sisters. Even though we didn't talk, Just listening and knowing they where there felt I was sharing my joy with my sisters and learning to create a home where we can BE, Create and Collaborate and develop a global CommUnity.