The Power of Connection: When Does 1 + 1 = 3?
If I were to ask you the sum of 1 + 1, what would your answer be?
More traditional math and physics teaches us that “1 + 1 can only equal 2.” But when the world is seen through the lens of quantum physics, it now becomes a place where greater possibilities for connection and change exist; when the combination of energies, effort, talents and resources are more than just the sum of their parts. It is also known as Synergy.
Synergy has been so evident to me and the rest of the SY4W team these past few months: as we came together as an “official” team, launched our new website, taught a new batch of Strong Yoga 4Fertility teachers, held a retreat for couples experiencing fertility challenges, and did another four-week Four Fields of Fertility workshop. So yes, we have been very busy and it has given us ample data!!
Let me start by speaking briefly about our amazing team. Brenda, of course, started this work on her own and is the reason we are all here in the first place. But being the visionary that she is, she saw an even bigger dream and knew that she wanted to join forces with a team to bring it to new levels. And we were more than happy to jump on board and take this ride with her. I think I speak for all of us when I say that the work we have done so far together, and in such a short time, has exceeded all of our expectations. I am so proud to work alongside these compassionate, wise and talented women and to play whatever role that I can. 1 + 1 = 3.
At our team meeting last week we were sitting in awe of the profound impact the work that we do has had on our participants as well as ourselves, knowing full well that we play only a part in that phenomenon. Yes, we plant the initial seeds of creating a safe space and sharing our expertise, but then, it always takes on a life force of its own because of the generosity of the participants who share their journeys and the support they give one another (often long after the workshop or teacher training has ended); in essence, they become part of a greater whole. During our couples’ retreat we brought men into the “sacred circle” for the first time and this too brought a whole new layer to the experience. 1 + 1 = 3.
Promisingly, there appears to be a shift in the collective consciousness to the more “feminine” way of being – that only by thinking of the greater good and taking care of one another and our planet can we survive and thrive. This more feminine strategy, “to tend and befriend,” (rather than to “fight or flee”) has helped women better survive through the centuries. Interestingly, there was a time when male scientists thought women were interpreting certain data sets in the “wrong” way because they focused on the gestalt (big picture) rather than the details. How ironic? It is this bigger picture thinking, seeing the whole as bigger than the parts, which is needed right now for healing of ourselves, our loved ones, those we have never met nor will meet (e.g., future generations), and the (Mother) Earth that we call home. 1 + 1 = 3.
Although Strong Yoga 4Women has been focused mainly on fertility in the recent past, know that we are in the process of developing products and services to celebrate and serve women throughout their lifespan, honoring the feminine trilogy of the maiden (adolescence), mother (fertile years) and crone (menopause).
So we invite all the women of the world (and the men who love them), no matter where you are on your journey, to be part of this synergy:
Come and participate in your first workshop or come back for a refresher
Become a certified Strong Yoga® 4Fertility teacher
Point other women who are experiencing fertility challenges in our direction
Share your story on our website
Give us feedback on what we do and/or suggestions for what else you would like us to create
Honor all of the gifts you yourself have and share them with others
I am so excited to see where this synergy will take us, and trust that the possibilities are endless, as long as we are working together for a higher good.
P.S. – Where is 1 + 1 = 3 very evident? Male sperm + female egg = new person!