Saturday was “Be Open Day” for members of the Be Open community. In case you don’t know, Be Open the online place where my community gets together to open their intuition, share their experiences, take live webinar classes and more – all online.
And while there are a ton of benefits to the community being online (we have people from all over the world, it’s a great way to find those like-minded others, it feels safer to be your true self, webinars are more easily accessible), online does have it’s limitations!
Which is why I started doing a Be Open day each summer so the community can gather IN PERSON too!
It’s scary to join any established community. What if the people are icky? What if they aren’t welcoming? What if they are judgmental? It’s probably even scarier to join a community LIVE and in person.
I’m overjoyed that so many people showed up in real-life, ready to play on Be Open day! Some knew each other through my online classes while others arrived knowing absolutely no one! So brave!
I really underestimated the power of in-person connection though. I asked the group to introduce themselves thinking each person would give a two sentence or so introduction. That was NOT the case! Everyone was so excited to be around everyone else and share their stories, the introduction became a whole event in itself!
And it was just incredible to watch everyone embrace one another. Yes – with hugs but also with their energy. Those who, at the beginning of the day were nervous, had huge smiles on their faces by the time we finished dinner that night. No more nervousness!
It just makes me feel good about the world to know that we CAN create spaces and places for people to feel safe and share their true, real, authentic selves – without being judged.
And what’s the evidence of the awesomeness of a like-minded group of people getting together? Check out these pics of my Tuukka – my dog’s transformation before and after – in the beginning of our group connection with her and then at the end… The expression on her face is … well, I’ll let you decide what it is!
Love and Light,
PS: Join us for Sugar Busters on August 1st with Juice Guru Steve Prussack. Want to come play? And don’t worry if you missed it. You can still come to the community and watch the recording!