In all the ways that circle can enrich gatherings of people, the use of ceremony is one of the sweetest.
A nurse who has worked in circle for years strives to cultivate a culture of mindfulness and caring within nursing and healthcare through presence, research, and the use of circle.
Mary Diamond heard the Native American saying: "When the grandmothers speak the world will heal." And she said: "I'll bet I can help make that happen." The first grandmother's circle included 16 people.
A WomanQuest goes on, even though its leaders were injured in a car accident on the way there and could not lead the group as they had planned. The container of circle held and supported both the guide team and the questers.
Wheaton Franciscan Sisters learn that, “Circle incarnates the value of hearing each voice and strengthens a common sense of wholeness.” Meeting in circle regularly gave them great hope that they would hold together in uncertain times and could do what they needed to.
Feeling disconnection from existing religious institutions and a desire for a deeper spiritual life, a group of friends creates a "spirit group" to reconnect.