24 September 2018
The apples are ripened and the school has begun for many of us. Fall Equinox has tumbled us into cooler days, and even cooler nights. I find myself torn between soaking up whatever warm sunny days we still experience before winter weather sets in, or breaking open the books, and diving into new areas of exploration.
Community tends to be on my mind this time of years, and I have had some wonderful opportunities to gather with a wide range of interesting people and groups recently. One experience that stood out for me was this past weekend spent in Rochester, Minnesota at the Women & Spirituality conference. It’s an event that I have been to a few times during it’s multi-decade history, but this was the first time I have been since it moved from Mankato and the University of Minnesota, Mankato’s auspices.
I admit that I wasn’t at my best when I arrived at the conference with a well developed head cold, but it was an exciting, engaging couple of days rubbing shoulders. Sharing tables, and conversation with many, many women (and men) who are exploring the territory between women and spirituality. I presented a short tarot session (365 Tarot) and had a delightful time talking tarot with a lovely attendees, great questions, tarot talk, and lots of laughter and learning all the way around.
Take the time to find some good company, old friends, and new, talk about what matters to you, and build some community. I think we can always use more authentic conversation and warm community in our lives.