Along with the opening and closing circles we offered three workshops. One about the wisdom gifts of the menstrual cycle, then Cath's introduction to the importance of celebrating menarche for our girls, and one about the Worldwide Womb Blessing. Also as popular as ever was the daily Sister Siesta in the afternoon.
Several women came back to the Red Tent from last year's festival, some telling us they had been waiting for this all year. Many women discovering Red Tent for the first time were overjoyed and said it was the highlight of their festival. Those coming to workshops went away changed, empowered and inspired. Even as we were packing away, and all that was left were the big bags full of cushions and decor on the grass as we rolled up the bell tent, women were still coming up to us and thanking us, one even giving us her hand-made raw cacao flower shaped chocolates.
I love this work in service with all my heart and it is in deep gratitude that I shared the holding of this with a dear friend and sister. May our Red Tent in the Southampton and the New Forest continue to grow and expand, and may we keep being able to offer it out at many festivals in the years to come.