“Only there will you find
the tiny seed
that holds the whole mystery of you
and cradle it
in the warmth of your body
until the spring.“
–FROM MY POEM ‘WINTERING’
The earth shows us that even in darkest, most barren winter, the seeds of your new life are already inside you.
Discovering and nurturing those seeds is priceless work. The kind that’s sometimes called “solo work that you can’t do alone.”
Join me for a group contemplative practice where you’ll have space and gentle invitation to connect with the parts of yourself that hold those seeds.
You’re invited to…
The Wintering Circle
Poet David Whyte describes poetry as “the art of overhearing yourself say things you didn’t know you knew.”
But it’s not just poetry.
Finding ways to “overhear” the parts of yourself that don’t get a lot of space in daily life is one of the keys to self-connection.
The Wintering Circle is a space of deep listening.
Over the course of 90 minutes you’ll be…
- Guided through practices to attune with your body, your emotions, and the parts of yourself you’ve been longing to hear from.
- Offered prompts to speak what’s true for you in this season.
- Witness to others in the circle as they do the same.
From this warm ground of togetherness, you’ll step back out into the world with a clearer connection to what’s longing to grow in your life.
Meet your circle guide…
I’m James 👋
For the past five years I’ve helped lead a Council group here in Tacoma, Washington.
That’s where I honed many of the practices we’ll use in this circle.
I’m also a certified coach and practice poetry, writing, and coaching around the dynamic of “belonging into the world” — how to bring more of your wholeness into life-giving relationship with the wider community of life.
I’d love for you to join me in this Wintering Circle to connect with more of your own wholeness.
Here are the details:
- 🗓 Sunday, 5th February
- 🕰 10–11:30am Pacific Time
- 🧑💻 On Zoom
Life’s busy. It’s rare to have time set aside when your only goal is to listen deeply to what’s longing to be heard.
Join this Wintering Circle and connect with the aliveness that’s waiting in you.
This circle filled up!
If you’re curious about joining future circles, sign up below and I’ll make sure you hear about them.
I’m going to limit this event to a maximum of about 15 people so everyone has space to be heard.
I’d love for you to be one of them.
I’m hoping to do more events like this in the future so don’t feel like this is your only chance to do this work. But if this is the right moment for you, I’ll be honored to share the circle with you.