When I attended Ukalái, Sacred Fire’s Annual Gathering of Women, I found it a safe place to be vulnerable, to let things come up. Over the previous years, sparked by a particular renewed friendship with a woman I’d known in youth, I had slowly been opening up to the idea of community, accepting the possibility that I didn’t have to live my life as a loner and could be part of a supportive circle.
At Ukalái, a big revelation to me was how universal feminine trauma actually is. I also realized how far I’d already come in my personal healing over six decades of life.
The facilitators Sherry Boatright and Annie King held a safe and beautiful container. And the setting at the Blue Deer Center, a sacred place I had already come to love, helped contain our work as well.