“We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been — a place, half-remembered, and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak 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. Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.” – Starhawk
This quote eloquently captures the spirit that motivates me to want to spread the Signs of Safety® approach to children, their families, their communities, and the entire child welfare system. It was written by a person in the Master's program in Spirituality with Andrew Turnell where participants learned to tap into the spiritual power of creation identified by Meister Eckhart in the 14th century and described more recently by Matthew Fox in his book, Original Blessing.