Since announcing my brand new membership for THE SOUL LIBRARY I’ve received a few questions about it.
This post covers how long each session is and how often it’s held, why it’s weekly, what kind of books we read, and the group guidelines.
HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION, & HOW OFTEN?
We meet once a week for 1.5 hrs.
Growth & healing require commitment – deep, long-lasting commitment to oneself. Being part of a weekly circle is a loving, gentle reminder to stay on this path.
I adore one-off sessions & monthly circles, but in my experience, they are not sufficient to bring about lasting change. I might experience connection, internal shifts and profound insights, but without sustained daily practise, regular reminders and consistent support, I would not be able to implement change.
When trying to change old patterns & deeply ingrained habits that no longer serve us, it is often only through the consistent repetition of new behaviours that make this possible. Doing this in community can make the whole process feel more digestible, manageable and tangible.
Our old neural pathways are deeply entrenched and never disappear completely – we need to create new ones. Establishing a new indelible imprint requires perseverance and a tender tenacity, which with the regular support of a group, becomes a much softer, more manageable practise.
Our healing and inner work is endless, which can sometimes feel intimidating and self-defeating. We don’t tend to reach a plateau of perfection.
By regularly ‘doing the work’ in an intimate community, we are gifted a deeply nurturing, nourishing flotation device whilst we do it.
Please know there is NO obligation to attend weekly 💛
Many people choose to attend 2 or 3 times a month instead.
But the option is there, to attend every week. I will be there, holding space and available for you.
IS IT ONLINE?
Yes, on Zoom. So the circle is open internationally!
We will find a day & time to suit all time zones – currently looking at a start time of 5-7pm Monday-Saturday.
WHICH BOOKS DO YOU READ?
All our books fall under the spiritual/ self-development genre. Each one is selected by the group from a poll.
In my current group, we have read/ are reading:
WHICH BOOKS ARE YOU GOING TO BE READING NEXT?
I have an endless list of books I’d love to read, or re-read, including:
HOW DO YOU IMPLEMENT BOUNDARIES IN THE GROUP?
We have some very gentle guidelines that ensure that whilst the conversation is flowing, everybody feels safe, is heard equally, and feels they can share without being judged.
• When someone is sharing, please allow them the space to do so and refrain from interrupting.
• After someone has shared, please refrain from offering advice. Our ‘MO’ for sharing is to share our experiences, never to offer opinion or advice (unless specifically asked for)
• Please be mindful of the length of time you share. Everyone should have the same opportunity to share.
These gentle guidelines really create a safe, intimate space where everyone can feel comfortable.
Membership of THE SOUL LIBRARY is priced at £21.50/ month.
Or a combined membership of THE SOUL LIBRARY & THE JOURNAL CIRCLE is £25.50/month.
I’m so looking forward to welcoming you,