The Balance of Sacred Feminine by BJ Long
July 11, 2017

Why…..The Chant ‘I am a Circle’

I am a Circle…is an Ancient Woman’s chant that I discovered one day and became magnetically drawn to. I became aware as I sang those words and its rhythm every day that its resonance carried generations of women’s voices, solo and in union: their vibrational energy implanted as if a code. It was if the Ancestors, the Matriarchal line tugged its coding thread within to awaken my unique Me-ness more deeply: its relationship initiating at first a dim ancient call to take responsibility of my womanhood completely. I had been generationally asleep but I was being shaken awake by the loving memory of my ancestors. So potently painful became this song my mind or body could not make reason with it. The Healing words resonated through the marrow of my bones…as I sang all the issues I thought I had dealt with or not dealt with bubbled to the surface like a volcano erupting; firing its toxic fumes. It was if there was insistence to crack open this mortal coil for access to my chrysalis…

Initially, as I sang, very robustly, ‘I am a Circle’, I cried, I forcibly tried to fumigate these issues, endeavoured to bypass and override, became angry and resentful, sat in my own toxic stew…issues all manoeuvring at an accelerated rate. I had to allow those parts of myself to unfold into acceptance of the just as relevant parts of myself that I could not historically change. I would rather have avoided (The Beast, The Shadow, My Descent into the Underworld). I kept singing. The Beast had reared its head from the stinking, slimy putrid well and insisted on my recognition otherwise I could not continue the Sacred Theatre Work. I kept singing.  I didn’t choose to do the work the work chose me. I was asked to remember and I wasn’t a willing participant. I duelled with The Beast on many occasion at the altar of my creativity. However having struggled in the deep recesses of my being I realised that it was part shadow part light that informed me. I kept singing. These realisations in part invited me to hold the thread of my inner genius to gather together all my resources within this raw beingness and have the courage to expose this the archetypal woman to other women. In situ, there was major healing being done.

BJ Long - I am a Circle

‘I am a Circle…Part 1: The Yggdrasil’ is the first of the ‘I am a Circle’ trilogy performed in the centre of Sacred Women’s Circle. Its story begins its unfolding at The Great Doorway before the Labyrinth of Life. It is  my interpretation of ‘Everywoman’s’ mythological story. It is our time… it is our turn. As a solo female performer the demands are great because I am required to access all those parts of myself that are deep and true… experience of and witnessing the Vibrational energy in Sacred Circle in this piece of Sacred physical-esque Theatre is made possible by daring women to cross a tangible bridge thread in hand between otherworldliness and the physical world. The veil its just, yes, through there. We may at times not understand what the mythology means or its relation to us in daily life but in Sacred Circle intention is so powerful and connected from communicator to the receiver that there is at times transfiguration, a movement; a transformative evolution that can occur collectively and individually. An awakening of our womanhood in its truest form.

i am a circle

‘So by the light of the full moon the thread of destiny glowed through the fabric of existence and was placed into the soul of the tiny girl. The New Being.’ And as the Maiden, Mother, Crone (and Everywoman) weave their arms across and above my body ‘I am a Circle’… erupts birthing our way into the true woman’s time.  Each storm comes and subsides and what is revealed on the other side is a golden thread beyond magical understanding.

And I’m holding on.

BJ

I am a Circle

I am Healing You

You are a Circle

You are Healing Me

United we are One

United we are Healed

United we are whole

I am a Circle

I am Healing You

You are a Circle

You are Healing Me

Playwright, Performer and Storytelling HAG BJ Long packs her Bag in Brisbane Australia and travels the world sharing the Ancient Chant ‘I am a Circle I am Healing You with Women’ Everywhere.

With Gratitude to Glenys Livingstone for the term ‘The New Being’

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