Saturday, February 11, 2012

Finding One's Tribe

Have you ever met someone for the very first time and just knew they you had known them all your life?  There is the comfortable feeling of "home" with them.  It's like picking up where you left off.  Yet this is odd, because the two of you just met.   Well, that's someone from your "tribe".   People who understand who you are on every level of your being.  Nothing is forced.  Everything is comfortable.  I can't even question it.  It just is.
Finding one's tribe is one of the most valuable gifts a person can have in one's life.  It is bigger than family, even though it really feels like family.  I call it my soul's family.  It is supportive without confusing lengthy explanations.  Then there is that feeling of safety.  That feeling of "I can try anything.  I can be really be who I am." and they accept me.  It is a magical ease being apart of tribe.

How in the world does one find their tribe?  I do know one can not set out to find their tribe. The best way is being aware in the moment. Trust you will know when you meet them.  A tribe can sort of find a person.  If one is not being themselves in the moment and being aware in the moment, they will miss their tribe.  Your tribe is personal to you and you alone.  Some of your tribe will know and get along.  Some will not have the same connection.  What is important is your real and true connection to your tribe.  I've also found that real and true members of your tribe bring out the best of you, not the negative side of you. They are a force for the positive. 

I feel I've been blessed over the past few years to connect with more and more folks in my tribe.  It grows by the years.  It is helping and supporting me to be a fully realized healthy person.  I had the opportunity this week to spend time with some members of my tribe I had not seen for awhile. That time brought it home just how important they for me and how much it contributes to my positive well-being, my creativity and my life.
My tribe knows who they are.
Thank you for all your many many gifts.

Have you started to find members of your tribe?
Until next week...create to feel great!
15 projects complete! 37 to go!

This week's project is called Valentine stuffers.  A really cute way to give a Valentine.  They are stitched paper hearts, filled with whatever your gift is.   Mine were some sewing notions for a friend.
They can be stitched by hand or if you don't have that, glue works as well.  Just clamp it down so it sticks.
I also thought of yarn and a big needle.  Maybe using a hole punch to help if the paper is on the heavy side.


  1. Such a cute idea DeeDee. I'm writing my comments to promote your blog on my blog. I like the idea of your 52 week challenge. I"m following you here now and hope you will follow on my blog as well.

    Coleen in Ukraine

    1. Thank you Colleen. I've been following your blog as well for sometime. I love it!

  2. Great idea! I missed this for Valentines day, but I've been doing a lot of random little gifts for people this year. Sort of like a Secret Santa who works all year. So, I'm thinking this idea will work with shamrocks, Easter eggs, etc etc.

    Carol Ann - Portland