Sunday felt like the start of Spring, and I was able to spend this beautiful day with a group of amazing women. Positive vibes, personal experiences, laughter, and realization, were just a few of the emotions circling the room during this event.
Ghislaine Leon (Fearless Leon) and Melanie Martinez (MEL À LA MODE) started the evening with a sister circle. All the ladies were encouraged to write down their main goals for 2016 and a reason in the past as to why it hasn't been achieved yet. These notes were written down and put into a mason jar for reading later on during the day. It was a joy to hear honest and realistic answers as to why some of these goals haven't been accomplished. Travel, healthy romantic relationships, and new career opportunities were just a few of the topics discussed during this time. My 2016 goal is to work for a company I am passionate about and I can grow with, an establishment that invests heavily in their employees. My season is coming, rocky roads have been thrown my way, but only to prepare me for my dream job.
Tarot card reading was the next portion of the day, and by far was my favorite. I honestly didn't know anything about Tarot cards, and always thought they had a negative connotation towards them, but it was actually the complete opposite. Before you picked your card or as Ghislaine said "your card picks you" we had to recite our full names. Descriptions of the cards were read from the "Voyager Tarot - Guide for the Journey" by James Wanless, PH.D. Each person who had their card read had a deep, emotional, and very relatable connection to what was described to them. The card I picked was "Devils Play XV":
Devil's Play is the Law of celebration in action;
it is saturnine discipline hidden under purple velvet;
it is the giggling laughter at obedience denied;
It is dancing in the rain
or galloping with moonlight.
The energy of Devil's Play is relaxed and free.
It reverses your marching beat and allows
fire and music to dance you
in Dionysian delight.
In short, this card was about celebrating life and all aspects of it. Be free from constraints and travel new paths. I can talk for days about these subjects, but that is for another day.
Next, was the vision board creation. The purpose of a vision board is to have a visual representation of all the things you want to achieve and manifest for the upcoming year. It's a relaxing, arts and craft type of exploration into bringing those 2016 goals to life. Plus it is a fun way to gather your girls together in a traditional celebration.
I had to take off a bit early to head to church, but all in all Ghislaine's and Melanie's event was a success and much more. These ladies are filled with knowledge and +++ positive energy, I wish they could be my mentors. I will definitely keep my blog updated with their next events!
Fearless Leon has been gathering women for Soul Tribe Sessions for over a year and a half. These gatherings, adorned by candlelight, sage and goddess card readings, are meant to provide a safe space for women of all walks of life to connect, discuss fears, insecurities, mistakes and learnings of this journey we call womanhood.
MEL À LA MODE is a lifestyle blog dedicated to relating with the modern day twenty-something through themes of love, loathing, race and identity, feminism and mental health.