In profound ways, the global pandemic is teaching us about our need for refuge and deep healing. It’s next to impossible to do this alone. We need the loving accompaniment of others and the experience of how profoundly interdependent we are as human beings.
Healing Circles is a safe place to bear witness to it all. And now, we can join circles from anywhere, healing ourselves and our planet.
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Poetry and the soul’s yearning: Discovering the invisible
“Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.” Carl Sandburg
This circle is a monthly coming together to hear poems that can reveal the unknown and a new path of meaning and belonging. The 30-minute reading by Judith Adams of her own and others work will be followed by a healing circle to discover and share what makes life meaningful to us.
Judith Adams has published four books of poetry. She was selected as a Washington State Humanities speaker from 2018-2021 and has been a Healing Circles Langley host since 2015.
Join a healing circle
Healing circles help us step out of ordinary time into a safe and accepting environment in which we can explore our healing.
Together, we explore ways of deepening our capacity to heal, alleviating our suffering, and finding meaning in both challenge and joy.
So for whatever is on your heart today, we invite you to join an online circle. Our circles are small, confidential, and free of charge.
Host a healing circle
Healing Circles is a growing learning community of people who enjoy the sense of belonging and meaning that comes from being of service to others.
We offer training for those who would like to learn how to host a circle and ongoing support to those who hold circles. We invite you to join us in whatever way you can.
Reflections from our hosts
What people say
The deepest work of a healing circle is to allow each one of us to be fully and completely ourselves. Being fully seen and listened to in a circle has the potential to heal deep hurts, be it a physical pain or a deep sorrow of the heart. When we are received by others who have the capacity to hold our pain with a loving, non-judgmental acceptance, we can start to believe that we are whole, that we have something to give, that our contribution to life doesn’t depend on us being healthy or even being of sound mind. A circle member can offer a genuine presence that can be deeply healing and helpful to another person.
Executive director and co-founder of Callanish
I come to this work from the loss of two wives to cancer and the profound transformational experience of the Cancer Help Program at Commonweal. But it’s accessible to only a few. The whole idea of Healing Circles is to make that opportunity accessible to everyone without charge or very limited. We decided to offer this through deep partnerships with churches and organizations in Houston. I’ve seen amazing things happen in a healing circle. To me, this work is about making magic, changing lives, making a difference.
Co-founder, Healing Circles Houston