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  • I've discovered a kind of magic. A magic that exists between women (and perhaps, men too, but I'm speaking from my own experience here). A profound kind of magic, one that heals hearts, opens eyes, and joins people together in a way not often experienced in our isolated, 'private' everyday lives.

    So, do you want to know what this magic is? How it works?

    Last night, for the first time, i went along to a women's group. A circle of women who meet each fortnight to discuss, share, celebrate, grieve, express, cry, laugh and everything in between, led by two experienced Gestalt therapists.

    I was a little apprehensive; is this going to be worth my while? How are we, as complete strangers, going to have any kind of connection?

    But it blew my mind.

    After using a few 'checking in' techniques to get the ball rolling, it was as if a veil was lifted. A veil that normally obscures the invisible connections that exist between us and Others. A veil that keeps us locked in our own 'stuff', believing we are the only ones really grappling with that 'stuff'. A veil that allows us to assume we know what someone else's story is, without really knowing that person at all. Once this veil lifted, and all pretences were put to the side, what emerges is something so authentic, so truthful, so honest, that is nothing short of magical.

    It is True Human Connection in its purest, most unadulterated form.

    It is heart-wide-open compassion, love and solidarity.

    If we can see that the suffering (and joy and love and self-doubt and fear and pride) that is in us is also in others, then we are limitless. We are one. We are powerful. We can move mountains!
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