Working in women’s groups gave me deep insight into myself and my sisters. Other women became clear, reflecting mirrors of my own inner female. This happened most vividly once in a gathering of ninety woman. A large circle for sharing was formed, and everyone was given a chance to speak a small part of her story. A vision began to form in the middle of the circle as I listened to each woman
I saw Mother Mary holding a rosary made of silver stars. As I looked deeper into the shining star prayer beads, I saw that they were mirrors. As the different women told their stories, I began to hear only one story; details would change but the same women’s issues were being addressed. I heard only one voice, of woman struggling to become free and empowered.
Working with women helped me recognize abuse-induced emotions which prevented people from…
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