How would your life change if you knew what you were truly hungry for? Underneath the chatter, the BS we tell ourselves, the noise and static. If you knew what you were truly hungry for, how would your life change?
If that question is ringing a bell in your mind, you’ve probably heard of Rachel W. Cole.
Rachel announced her Well-fed Woman Mini-Retreatshop Tour last November, and oh, I was beyond excited.
I adore Rachel, the way she writes, the message she shares so passionately and effortlessly. I respect and appreciate her honesty and transparency. And she was part of the autumn tribe, I could not wait to meet her, to sit with her.
A piece of me was a little nervous about the small group aspect of it, I’d never done anything like it before, I wasn’t sure what to expect or how it would flow. But, as soon as I walked through the door, I felt at ease and welcome.
I didn’t know how powerful it would be, gathering together like that. Where women gather, miracles happen.
Rachel has the beautiful, warm energy, it envelopes you so that you feel safe, cared for, protected. Sitting in our circle, she went deep into her story, shared the path she’s traveled on. She didn’t gloss over the parts that weren’t pretty and didn’t downplay the pieces that were.
Rachel asked me what I was truly hungry for: this would be something that I would be paying attention to and working on for the retreatshop.
All of these words just tumbled from my lips, I didn’t even know I was feeling or thinking these things, but I couldn’t stop the words from coming out.
I was hungry for feeling strong and fit, feeling powerful. I was hungry to be free from medication for my auto-immune disease. I was hungry to be whole and well.
I was hungry for so many things and hadn’t even realized it.
Rachel closed her eyes, I could see her tapping into this bone-deep wisdom. She named my hunger in three words and as soon as she said it, something clicked inside of me, I could feel it in my chest. I think I smiled a little bit because I was so overwhelmed by this feeling of rightness and Yes.
My hunger was this: to believe to my core that I am enough.
We spent the afternoon diving deep into our hungers, talking and sharing and listening.
It was powerful, it was soul-affirming.
When I got home, I sat in my car and cried because I had finally laid witness to this piece of me that I hadn’t before. I felt seen and heard, not only because Rachel and the circle and seen and heard me, but because I had finally done the same thing for myself.
Rachel, thank you so much for creating something so powerful.