This journey was transformative. I'm grateful for yesterday because it helped me believe in what I do all the more and not just that, it was overwhelming by itself to explore my energies with a handful of people who were there to do just that. I didn’t think I would be comfortable because I haven’t been still in a long while. Whenever I share a minute of silence with someone now, I almost tear up. Welcome by light hearted jokes and warm smiles, Atmiyam Gathering felt easy on me from the very beginning. Unexpectedly but fortunately, right as I reached, Meher had only begun her workshop and it left me with the realization that I needed more of this. My body and mind were tensed up and it took me a while to flow but in that space, I felt connected to each person who made any contact and I wondered what it would be like to write for them. The experience of writing for individuals who were in their healing processes, either midway or the full stretch, felt like I’d unlocked another full circle. Together, we spoke of relationships that help us get to where we are, our pain points, our shifts in thinking, our views on acceptance and it makes me glad I was asked to drop by. Thank youAmrutha Kishor, it all began with writing for you in the pandemic days and for hearing me out and allowing me the space to be who I am, anxious, eager and all and most importantly, every single volunteer who ensured that I felt safe, emotionally and otherwise. I wish I had more time to write for everyone else but until next time, I will hold on to these beautiful conversations and hope that a shooting star graces the sky sometime in the near future.