Earlier this year, WisdomWomen hosted a sold-out property-wide gathering at Esalen. Marianne Williamson was originally included in our program but a few months prior to the gathering, we realized that she could no longer join us due to unforeseen circumstances.
I originally invited Marianne to set the context for why we were gathering and to light a fire for the women attending. I might normally panic about losing my headliner (and initially I did); however, after reading dozens and dozens of applications, it became very clear to me that the women applying understood the context of why we were gathering. They were clear about what is happening on our planet and why we need to come together as women. Their fires were already lit and they held the wisdom, experience, knowledge and inspiration to radically co-create something new. I realized that rather than having someone else set the context and provide inspiration, this could be an opportunity for each of us to do that in our own ways.