Friday, October 8, 2010

Circle of Friends

Legend of the Circle of Friends

The Indian legend says that at the end of the evening, friends would gather around a bonfire and share their hearts and speak of the good qualities of each other and remember times shared. As the embers faded, their friendship was said to be sealed anew bringing them closer together. As you sit with the candle lit in the middle of your circle of friends, it will surround and embrace all who sit with you and bring good luck to those who stay together.

I gave my garden Circle of Friends to Aileen last week (only a week ago?). Our circles of friends keep changing as we grow in life. Some friends remain forever, and others just cross our paths for whatever reason, to form part of our bigger Quilt of Life.

I think the energy generated by “circles” is very powerful. We tend to miss out on this ritual in our modern lives. What a lovely tradition it would be: to start a Circle of Friends gathering around a bonfire… Actually bonfires, not a good idea… Around a pool of water, or a around a circle of candles on the floor, or a circle of flowers or petals… I am seeing some weaving or binding happening at the same time…

Come my friends, come and sit around a circle with me and let our energies combine…

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