Finding Your Tribe

Women Moon DancingJournal therapy pioneer Kathleen Adams writes in her book,  Scribing the Soul – “Humans are tribal people.”

Yes, we are. It explains the human need “to belong.” And in periods of pain, darkness, and disconnect – it is imperative to make that connection with “one’s tribe.”

No one understands a feeling or a situation any more than someone else who has been through it – or who may still be going though it. This is what “finding your tribe” means to me.

If you’ve ever felt disconnected – or on the outside looking in – I highly recommend David Whyte’s collection of poetry, “The House of Belonging.” He approaches this deep-rooted human desire in the most eloquent of ways.

David Whyte – House of Belonging

As you continue on your creative journey of life, think about who you can share your joys with, cry your tears with, and who (or what) will give you the space “to be you” without any form of judgment. There is no need for perfection in a circle of support. This is a place where you can be your most vulnerable and still feel loved and appreciated for who you are.

As you ponder your own tribe, consider these words from American writer and activist, Starhawk:

“Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.”

Somewhere, there is a tribe waiting to welcome you with open arms and an open heart as the creative soul that you are.

You belong. We all belong. This beautiful planet isn’t just for a chosen group of us. It’s for ALL of us!

We all have a place in this world. Don’t let anyone tell you any differently!

If you feel called to join our Moonlight Muse tribe, you can find us on Facebook by visiting this link:  The Moonlight Muse 

Or for a richer, more spiritually-creative experience, consider joining our New Moon Wisdom circle. ~ More information is available via the highlighted link in this paragraph.

I’m always ready to welcome you into our beautiful circle of spiritual artists, creative leaders, and innovative thinkers! 🙂

About Tina Games

Tina M. Games is the author of Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother’s Path to Self-Discovery (an interactive book with an accompanying deck of 54 journaling prompt cards). As a certified creativity and life purpose coach, and a gifted intuitive, she is the “Moonlight Muse” for women who want to tap into the “full moon within” and claim their authentic self, both personally and professionally. Through her signature coaching programs, based on the phases of the moon, Tina gently guides women from darkness to light as they create an authentic vision filled with purpose, passion and creative expression. She lives on Cape Cod in Massachusetts with her husband and their two children.

6 Responses to Finding Your Tribe

  1. Christine Sullivan April 23, 2014 at 10:53 pm #

    Hi Tina,
    Your lovely post is speaking right to me as I begin a new phase of my journey with a wonderful new tribe. The Starhawk quote is so beautiful and truly captures the essence of what you describe.
    All best,

  2. Dorothy Fitzer April 23, 2014 at 11:26 pm #

    Tina – Lovely post. Thanks for the great references and love the image of the tribe. So important.

  3. martha April 24, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    Tina a beautiful post! It is so important to feel connected,loved, and supported by our tribe!
    Thank you! Love the image!

  4. Patricia April 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    What a lovely post Tina! It’s so true, we need to feel that connection with like minded people. Loved the article! thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. Cher Gunderson April 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    Great topic Tina. Thank you for your support and encouragement to nurture this need in us and for the recommended book.

    Cher Gunderson

  6. Teena Evert April 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    Tina this is such an empowering post! When we don’t feel we belong and are treading in the disconnection waters we feel like we are drowning, but with the right support we can float and go with the flow of the divine. Thank you!


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