Starting Your Own Woman's Spirituality Group
We are all faced with a lot of issues in our lives and compound that with how fast paced our world has become for us, it might sometimes feel like we are drowning in all of it and losing our spirituality and our way. This can be especially true for women since the role of women has changed so drastically over the years. Women who are looking to strengthen their spirituality might want to gather together with other women who want to do the same thing. You can do this by starting up your own Spirituality Group for Women.
This will give you a prime opportunity to connect with other women and to explore your spirituality with others in order to add more balance to your life.
The first thing you are going to want to do is to sit down and figure out who exactly you want to include in your spiritual group. You should think of all the friends that you have that might really be interested in getting in touch with their spiritual side and want to explore it further with those they trust and feel comfortable around.
Once you have your list compiled you need to decide when you want to have your first meeting and then get in touch with all the women that you want to invite. Then when your first meeting arrives you should take this time to figure out what the true purpose of your group is going to be. You need to include what you want to do as a group and what you all want to try to get out of the overall experience. You want to make sure that everyone is on the same page. If you want this group to include everyone sharing their problems during a meeting then include it, if you don't want it to look like a therapy session then exclude things like this.
Whatever you decide must be agreed upon by everyone or the group won't stay together.
You should sit around and brainstorm on topic ideas for you next 6 months or even the next year. This way you know that your meetings are going to be organized and have a purpose. Some ideas for topics might be joy, forgiveness, integrity, compassion, grief and so on. Your list has the possibility of being endless. Some of the simplest ideas can also turn into some very inspirational conversations.
You should also consider rotating from home to home instead of always having it at one person's home. Each person from the group should be willing to help contribute to the refreshments as well. You will also need to decide upon how often you will all meet and try your best to stick with it whether it's once a week or once a month. It's important to be consistent to be successful.
Final Note: After meetings have been established with the rules in place, there is always going to be a member or two that are going to get off track and off topic. Just try and gently remind them that you need to bring the meeting back on track and remind them of the groups ground rules. Another thing you need to consider is to take off the summer months as well as the month of December since these seem to be the busiest times for most people.