January 18, 2013

Tribe Connection

It seems like I've been on a journey for so long trying to find my kindred folk.

Working to find people who don't fit in a box, who you really can't label because they're bigger than that. A box can't hold them...

Looking for connection, longing for it even... I felt like I was on a journey that continually led to disappointment.

But, when I was least expecting it, the women came to me. Women who I can say are part of my tribe. Women who I can truly say that I have tribe connection, soul connection.  Thankfully, the relationships continue to deepen. I'm blessed...

Things are so much clearer, easier now. I have women I can share my thoughts, dreams, and fears with. I know that they're holding space for me. Holding me up as I hold them.

Wow, I hadn't realized what connection was possible until these kindred souls came my way.




Sitting here, I'm thinking that this connection will continue to deepen. I look forward to that. But, I can't even imagine how beautiful it will be because it's beautiful already...

Sending hopes that you find your tribe connection too. Everyone deserves this.


34 comments:

  1. yes yes yes-- how is it I KNEW you the moment we met when I had never met before? you know? immediate connection-- xoxooxox, love you so-- xo, e

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    1. Yes, I knew too… That's the beauty of it!!! Love you bunches!!! xxO

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  2. So, so, so good Gerri!!! A real connection, someone to be real with! Love you much!

    xoxo
    ~Tab

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  3. My sea sister. Your friendship means the world to me.
    Love you. xo

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    1. Yes, sea sisters... I feel the same. ;) love you xxO

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  4. love this, my friend. I especially love "everyone deserves this." Beautiful writing, beautiful thoughts. :) :)

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    1. Thanks Cat. It's true, we ALL need these connections. xxO

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  5. Beautiful, Gerri! I felt so lost in my creativity and my life until I started to find my tribe of "creatives!"
    xo
    Nanette

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    1. Thank you Nanette. Having these connections is such a blessing! xxO

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  6. I love this post and what fantastic shots!

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  7. It really is amazing when you suddenly find a tribe of like-minded others. Lucky you!! And what a beautiful image!!!

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  8. Ah Gerri, it's amazing how we can find each other and instantly feel a kinship. I adore you and am so grateful you came into my life.

    Beautiful photos!

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    1. Yes, an amazing blessing! Thanks SO much and I'm grateful too!
      xxO

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  9. Gerri, so very true. We spend so much time obsessing about being the actors in our story that we often forget that gifts are just that, gifts that settle on somebody attuned to receive them ! xx PS - Gorgeous photography!

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    1. Oh, great insight!!! Thanks so much!

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  10. i hear you on this. inspiring post.

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  11. That you have a tribe ... a blessing indeed! Real connection with, as you put it, kindred folk ... at 45, i'm just now discovering how good it feels - natural, and healing, and gentle, and oh, so supportive and full of hope. I am so grateful to have 'met' you along my journey toward my kindred folk, a journey that is also bringing me closer to myself.

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    1. How wonderful Kat. These relationships can be so nourishing. That's why I see them as an essential part of our lives. Grateful to have connected with you as we journey through life. xxO

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  12. It's definitely a beautiful thing. I'm hoping I get to experience such! (:

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  13. oh, tribes and kindred...so beautiful when our journey brings who we need into our lives. i'm so happy our paths have crossed.joined.met-up.
    feeling so much love in this post. so happy that you are feeling and enjoying your blessings.
    xo

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    1. Thank you Michelle. I'm happy and blessed to have crossed paths with you too.
      xxO

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  14. You sound so happy, Gerri. I'm pleased you've found your tribe. We all need to have people surrounding us who can share their wisdom and invite our own. I wish for you this will tribe will continue to grow and expand in 2012:~)

    I love the pictures...by the way!

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    1. I'm so grateful Sara. Oh, I wish the same for you. You are DELIGHTFUL!!!
      xxO
      and thank you...

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  15. I'm so happy for you. There is nothing like like minded souls to encourage and support you. Keep sharing your light with the world!

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    1. Yes, I feel quite blessed... Thank you!

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  16. Beautiful post Gerri. It's so important to feel connected in that way you mention. I'm really happy for you!

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    1. It's been and continues to be amazing. ;)

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