Why a Circle? There are many reasons to sit in circle. At its very core, a circle of women/men is an opportunity to be loved and held in a way that only women/men can provide. The circle itself is a symbol that has been honored throughout time. It is a reminder of the circle of life, the seasons, sunrise to sunset, the sun, moon, stars, and earth.
A circle also allows everyone within it to be equal. Everyone and every expression is equally valued. We learn so much from one another. We witness each other, allowing ourselves to be seen and heard, honored, loved and enjoyed. These things go a long way toward strengthening us individually and collectively.
“You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. Everything the Power of the World does is done in a circle. The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon does the same, and both are round. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves. Our teepees were round like the nests of birds, and these were always set in a circle, the nation’s hoop, a nest of many nests, where the Great Spirit meant for us to hatch our children.” Black Elk Speaks, John G. Neihardt, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London, 1932, 1961, 1979.
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