Published in Sibyl Magazine, December, 2018
As a firstborn, Virgo perfectionist, my pattern was to be in charge of what I put out into the world. In college, when the electric bill was due, I was the one who collected the money and made sure it was submitted on time. When I had children, I left my engineering career to become a full time mom, thinking I was the only one who could properly care for my children. So when I began doing Shamanic work, I was wary of collaborating, lest my co-facilitators be unable to live up to my unrealistic standards.
Fortunately, I followed my deep inner knowing, my Shaman Within, and began working with Venus Rising, the home of the Aquarian Wolf clan. The Aquarian way is to include everyone. Further, wolves work together in a pack. Each wolf adds to the strength of the pack in its own way. The very basis of this community I’d been drawn to was about interconnection.
While my sense of responsibility had served me well in many ways, it was time to build upon that by letting others in. Over time, I learned to trust my intuition more and more. I began to recognize and value the gifts and competence of others. And, I began to realize that if this work was going to have an extensive reach, the most beneficial way to do this was by utilizing my skills and gifts while collaborating with others whose skills and gifts complemented mine.
Fortunately, the nature of the spiral path allows room for us to make mistakes, make amends, and continue to transform. This creates a space for something new to be born.
In recent years, I’ve had the honor to learn and grow with a beautiful pool of wise women and men from across the globe. We have gotten to know each other very well. We have witnessed the power, grace and skills that each has developed. And we have learned to come together synergistically to create something far bigger than any one of us could have accomplished alone.
As I experience the beauty of our collaborations, I am in awe of what we can create together. As I continue to trust myself, and the voice of spirit, the creative connections that become available are endless. And the joy of doing our work in the world expands exponentially.
We learn from each other. We reach a wider spectrum of people. We synergistically create experiences that no one of us would have come up with individually.
I often visualize the lines of transformation that crisscross the planet. Millions of sparks connecting to one another in a beautiful web. If you are reading this, you are one of those sparks. Many of us have met in the spiritual realms. And sometimes we get to meet on the physical plane, too. Recognizing each other feels like pure magic. And when spirit invites us to collaborate with one another, the magic is exquisite.
As we transform ourselves, we transform the world.