As I got onto the plane on my way to the BraveHeart Women RISE event held in Los Angeles, California ( November 2014), I knew in my heart that my life would never be the same after this trip. However, I could not place my finger on what exactly that was and so I kept my mind open.
On arrival at the hotel I quickly showered and went downstairs to register and later join the welcoming party. I was so overwhelmed by the reception I got each time I introduced myself. It was as if everyone had been waiting for me or they knew about me. As I moved from one group to the other I could not believe the excitement and joy in each of the women as they embraced me as a sister. This is when I realised for the first time that I needed to step out of my cultural shell and begin to shine as I am meant to do. I am here on earth on a mission and I am not alone but we are a team.
Then I remembered a dream that I had had some years back but which I just shoved at the back of my mind. In that dream I was in a group of women that were standing in a circle, holding hands and seemed to be engaged in some sisterhood. The women wore gowns that had a uniform colour. This dream recall stayed with me throughout the 4 days I was at RISE and would flash back at times when I really felt connected during the sessions, as if I was trying to remember something.
So it was to follow that through the 4 days, I felt so alive, more than I had been in a long time. Many sisters commented on my smile, the brightness of my face and the light that I was beaming etc. I knew then that I was home and had re-connected with my sisters who are also here on earth on a mission to anchor light and bring harmony to the earth. It did not matter anymore that I was still carrying some density that I have to work on shedding ,but that finally, I had hope that it could be done. The harmony circles were my first step in shedding this density and come into my essence. As I shared at RISE, the idea of looking into another woman’s eyes was foreign to me and to many of us in Africa. Hence, I felt that we need these circles as a first step in building community in my country and the continent. If our women can come face to face and declare love for each other, then half the battle is won.
When the time came for declaring Anchor-ship, I could not hold back as I felt this was my opportunity to answer to my calling i.e. to build centres for women, not only in my country but the world over. This is something that I have heard whispered from within for close to 8 years but it is now that the how is revealing itself. So it is, my BraveHeart sisters that I am now ready to dive into the forthcoming courses and activities on this platform which will help me awaken further to my purpose and rise to the next step that I need to take to make this calling a reality.
I love me, I love this community and I love what we are doing.