Category Archives: Inspire
Calls us to our feminine greatness through role models, spirit and wisdom from woman’s perspective, art, music, and other muses.
The capacity to take pleasure in life is no less a virtue than any other. Joy is not as simple as it appears. There are those who, whether out of fear or judgment, so habitually resist the feeling that after a while they lose the knack of being pleased altogether. Others, mistaking mastery for pleasure, prefer conquest to delight and never really taste the spoils of their efforts. There is an art to enjoying life, to feeling desire and receiving what comes, to savoring every detail, down to the finest points, of each taste, sensation, or moment that happens by will or by chance to appear. The experience requires a subtle courage. Delight, jubilance, elation can throw you off balance, upsetting the established order of the day …. And because almost all forms of joy are fleeting, pleasure must eventually lead to loss, no matter how small–a loss that brings with it the certain knowledge that everything passes. – Susan Griffin, The Book of the Courtesans
Joy and pleasure, radiance; virtues worthy of exploring, expanding, owning.
Marianne Williamson once wrote that it was our light we feared more than our darkness. We need to connect and play and shine our light more.
Here’s to enjoying our feminine virtues of joy, pleasure, sensuality, beauty, brilliance, and daring.
Our words for today are ‘Daring’ and ‘Courage’ because it takes courage and daring to be OURSELVES. It’s so much easier and safer to play-act being someone else. To be truly who we are, though, is to risk ridicule. Words meant to hurt, dishonor, shame.
Why am I afraid to tell you who I am? Because … you may not like who I am, and that’s all I have. – John Powell, S.J.
If our mask is being made fun of, we can laugh along with the joker; it’s only a costume, after all. When there is no mask, we are vulnerable to feel our deeper spirit’s wounding…our real spirit of self-worth, acceptance…and believe that our real SELF is not good enough, that we are not good, or enough. … When we ARE very much, both good, and enough.
Self-discovery is a Sacred Path.
It takes COURAGE and DARING to confidently travel our personal path and discover–and recover– our own style, beauty, gifts, grace, and greatness. … to live without the mask and costume of someone else.
Our Fall Book Study Series is a powerful one and begins next week Tuesday and Thursday. Our guiding resource book, P***y: a Reclamation, may take Courage and Daring for some to read also. Is it worth it? I think it is; you decide, though.
Join me if you’re feeling a little Daring and Courageous… and maybe Curious.
If you’re like me, you have more than one book going at a time. Alongside this one, for instance, I’ve got Renee Starr’s You Are Woman, You Are Divine. I love how one sheds light on another. Here are three more interesting complementary-reading possibilities you might like also:
Daring to Be Yourself by Alexandra Stoddard
A Woman’s Worth by Marianne Williamson
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd
A lot of this is deep and personal stuff… religion, spirituality, self-esteem, and full ownership and awareness of one’s life, body, and soul. And loving our self and being our true self. It all takes a certain amount of Daring and Courage…that we will help each other with.
For some, perhaps a group is not a comfortable venue–or group times don’t fit right now. That’s why I also provide individual private-study Personal Packages. If that feels better, a free 30-minute, no-obligation discovery session gets us started.
These are Expansive Times — of expanding our understanding of all that it means to LIVE–bodily and spiritually–in this Lifetime EXACTLY as who we are…and that our path definitely includes Pleasure by design.
Still have questions, contact me.
Looking forward to these delightfully daring gatherings. – Anne
If you see me having coffee somewhere in my travels, my cards are close by. It’s how I work and travel.
I love how the perfect card drops and offers beautiful guidance your spirit needs. Whatever concern or indecision prompted your call or curiosity, you will receive insightful perspective…in the cards and in conversation that flows from it.
It’s what I do: I help others follow their dreams; and in the process, I live mine.
My beautiful goddesses, it is my pleasure to offer and include these card readings in your membership. Because that frees you to call me when you need to talk and find peace or insight about something. It’s like calling AAA for roadside service when your rental car keys are locked in the car; your membership is golden.
Life keeps moving, evolving; and we certainly need another perspective sometimes. Our nature is to process these happenings through words…writing, conversing, seeking deeper wisdom. My nature is being a delightful spirit goddess partner in your dream-following and creating.
A lovely exchange and partnering, wouldn’t you agree.
Talk to you soon. – Anne
It’s only right to start a new year with a new book, and one that inspires the heart and soul of writers and creatives like us! So, my beautiful goddess friends, starting Tuesday evening, January 12, we’ll be talking about Big Magic in our weekly goddess calls.
I was gifted with a copy over the holidays and am so enjoying it…
Alongside Big Magic, I read and finished Julia Cameron’s Walking In THIS World, also. Between the two of them, there is rich, wonderful material to feed an artist’s or writer’s or musician’s–or any other creative’s–spirit and work. It takes courage to say yes to a gift, a calling and do what we do…which is the first section we’ll talking about in Big Magic.
These community calls connect us to each other; the books fuel our spirits and minds. There is something so good about sharing this weekly time together, in real-time conversations. The book is a backdrop, a starting place; the rest falls into place. It is magical sometimes…
Calls start at 8:10 pm. (Central). Hope you can make it!
Looking forward to Tuesday night’s call. Big Magic is in the air.
PS Tuesday night goddess calls are included in your Everyday Goddess Community membership.
Hello Goddesses, Some things we plan work; others, not so much… It’s all good… all catalysts for creative flow and opportunity to grow.
When something doesn’t work as envisioned, something else opens in its place… something unscheduled, and now available to engage in, experience…
Tuesday afternoons …time wa already set aside for a ‘Goddesses Never Age’ series. For whatever reasons, Tuesday afternoons had no sign-ups…leaving a block of open time …. and in its place today, an urgent message from a humane society I volunteer at in need of extra help this afternoon. …
Logically, this has little to do with my work … and yet, apparently, this is where I’m needed in this afternoon’s opening. Heading out in a few…
This evening’s our PHONE group will meet as planned. Register if you haven’t done so. Message me for a copy of the reading / topic schedule if you’d like one. Whatever place you start is perfect. It’s a good read.
All good… enjoy those unplanned blessings, unscheduled openings… – Anne