Thanks and Gratitude to…
Here it is. The first soul~writing.
I have to begin by inviting you to see what has made this website, the physical space of Souls Center, and my willingness to share possible. I know I could never have pulled this together on my own. At the same time it’s hard to imagine how many people have been involved, supporting and encouraging me with their wisdom, experience and pure enthusiasm.
Allow me to begin by introducing you to my incredible sister, Susie Newton. She is 100% responsible for the beauty and ease with which you can navigate this website. I would never have been able to create anything like this. Very simply, it’s not my thing! Susie has not only created a work of art, but she managed to make the whole process fun! Here’s her picture. Isn’t she gorgeous? Oh, and those bunny-ear fingers in the background?! Yeah. That’s our mother, Dolores Hayes, whom we call Mimi! You can’t see her because she’s so darn small as a vibrant 80 year old but you can imagine her bratty spunk is still intact. I grew up in a generous joy-filled family.
Next up, I want to thank a community of women called The Full Moon Goddesses. They are the single reason I am here sharing this writing with you. They are the reason I created a whole new space called, Souls Center. It is too small to say that I am privileged to know them and be a part of our community. For indeed, they have changed my life!
I’m certain the mind knows that a gathering of women circling to share story is a powerful thing. I’m less certain that the heart fully understands. The majesty of women…The power of their stories…The resilience of Spirit…The depths of Soul…the vast expression of creativity and wisdom. Women gathering shifts and shapes consciousness and when we pay attention, we are elevated in ways we never dreamed possible. To All Women, this is for you.
I’d like to thank two primary professional photographers. Jess Asien and Ginger Blue, who have shared their talent and time with generosity you can’t fathom! I am indebted to them for their beauty, patience, skill, and willingness to teach me to relax before the lens. They are both truly divine to work with. Many of the photos on the website are theirs so I want to make sure I give them full credit.
I’d like to introduce you to my husband, Doc. Here's his photo. Isn’t he lovely? Let me say front and center it is not easy being married to a Queen Goddess! What this man puts up with is a lot. So, a whopping dose of thanks and gratitude to my guy who supports my every whim and fancy. He makes it all worthwhile. He makes me laugh and smile like nobody else! I can’t wait to share more stories of him with you. We have three beautiful children I’ll tell you about later. We’ll be celebrating 32 years together this summer. He’s my person…my favorite person of all time.
Last but not least, I want to invite you to be with me in this moment, right now, in something called ‘The Center.’ It is here where Mystery lies, unfolds and reveals itself. I’m inviting your mind here because I’ll be talking about it a lot. The mysterious unfolding of life in all its beauty and horror. The Mystery of how Life forces us to examine pairs of opposites. Duality. Constant, yet worth re-framing. This photo was taken at sunrise on my farm, called No Worries. What you see is a stained glass picture frame I made years ago from scraps of glass. The streaking rainbow light around and through the frame begs my mind to ask, “When I look through the window, what is it I’m really seeing?”
The Soul of the matter…that’s what we’ll be experiencing. I hope to see you around.
To the Sacredness of you, I bow deeply.
About the Author
I’m Julia. A woman with a vision. A vision to reshape the way women are seen and heard in this world.