Category Archives: EDGC Members

The Virtue of Joy

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.


 

 

Exploring our divinity…

our worth, and waaaayyyy more …

This content is deep and spiritual. It will stir dynamic exchanges, touch souls, and shift power centers, and awaken that light and passion of a goddess you are born to embody and be.

And this leadership, sensual-spiritual-feminine-soul scholarship and support resources, and well-seasoned, deepened, life empowering passionate presence of this course….And  twenty-some hours of live, in-person conversing together around a woman’s worth, well-being, who we really are, and where and how and what we desire to shine our radiance in service of.

That’s a lot, hugely valuable to a woman ready and willing to explore and own her soul, her life, her divinity, her brilliance and light, to see and reclaim her extraordinary worth and show up confidently aware and powerful wherever she walks this earth.

Sister goddesses, this is one powerful adventure you’re invited into–a life’s work of its author, and add to generously as this course continues.  This is a goddess-growing, soul-activating, powerful course.

Investment:
Classes are $20 each.  (Will meet 9 times, about 2 hours each.)

See our Calendar for course dates and more details.

Anything’s possible.  You are of goddess origins.  Pleasure is your birthright. Your soul is aware and awakening.  You are radiant, brilliant light… power pulsates and takes form through you…

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Daring to be Ourselves

Hello goddesses,

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

Get IN on this Awesomeness TODAY!  Be a little daring.  This is going to be so good and fun.  Details are on this Calendar or here.  Welcome.

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

 

Grow Your Life!

SA2016-ALTAffiliateGraphics2016_FB-copyThe Shining Biz & Life Academy is the ultimate, complete + wildly generous program to transform your business, life, creativity and soul!

Created by best-selling author, multi-million dollar CEO and finalist for Australian Business Woman of the Year, Leonie Dawson has dedicated her life to helping other women create their own kind of soul-centered success.

The Academy is her proven, popular and powerful training resource that’s helped thousands of women since 2010.

It’s wildly generous & unlike anything else out there on the market!

Used by entrepreneurs, artists, mamas, creatives, coaches, teachers and women of all ages, the Shining Academy is filled with over 100 courses to help you create your shining biz and life!

Bonuses galore! As an Academy member, you’ll receive access to the Shining Discount Center where you’ll receive huge savings ($2,000!) on a range of essential tools and services to help your business bloom. Plus, as an extra special bonus, you’ll snag the complete 2017 Shining Year product collection delivered to your door (valued at up to $150)!

As a member of the Academy, you’ll receive powerful business training to help you start + grow your dream business rapidly & happily. You’ll receive audio meditations to soothe your soul. Illustrated workbooks to create clarity & intention around difficult decisions. E-courses to supercharge your creativity, become a marketing maven & wrangle your fears. Tips to get your house de-cluttered & your inner world in order. Cleanses to bring your body into health & radiance. Everything you need to live, work, play & create like the beautiful, bright-shining soul you were born to be.

SA2016-SidebarAd-copyAll at an incredibly generous price.

Over the last six years, over thousands of women have used the Academy with the most amazing results. It’s the best and most complete biz education library out there!

 

 

 

Spirit-goddess card readings

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

 

 

 

The Wise Woman

… you know her…The Wise WomanDivinity and Creativity, embracing our essence …

In her concluding words of Big Magic, author Elizabeth Gilbert leaves us with thoughtful words about this work we do:

Creativity is sacred, and it is not sacred.

What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all.

We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits.

We are terrified, and we are brave.  Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege.

Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us.

Make space for all these paradoxes to be equally true inside your soul, and I promise–you can make anything.

So please calm down now and get back to work, okay?

The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes.

(Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic)

Our lives are sacred work… and all those paradoxes that go with it… We are blessed and blessing, human and divine, art and soul…wise women.  Look in a mirror, deep in those eyes…and smile.  – Anne

Summer Beach Group 2016

IMAGINE MONDAY MORNINGS for reading, writing, and meaningful conversing with women like yourself who are changing and growing, in all kinds of ways …

SUMMER is a perfect time … and the setting is heavenly!

The inspiration came over coffee one morning at a favorite beach-side coffee shop…four years ago…  And every year since, women have gathered by the water; and deeper words and wisdom have been shared.  It’s a beautiful thing.

2016 will be our 5th Annual Summer Beach Group Series.  This summer, we’ll be revisiting Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Specifics can be found here.

If this beckons, join me this summer, at the beach (or by phone) Mondays for some Big Magic personal conversing and connecting.  Here’s a print-and-share card to invite a friend.

It’s a good time to check your calendar and save the dates.  – Anne

New moon, eclipse, Women’s Day goddess group

This day is an energetically powerful one:  International Women’s Day, a New Moon with a solar Eclipse,  and there’s a great awareness rising also– a coming together of voices — women and men celebrities this week, on behalf of equality for women and girls globally.

Our goddess call tonight goes more into the Power of Flow, and particularly Synchronicity.  We have those today… energies are coming together dramatically.  These things are always openings to Go with the Flow; knowing the current of the river is helping us, propelling us forward faster and farther than we could do on our own power, through our own efforts…

Abraham says, “Nothing you want is upstream.”

Nothing we want is upstream…  I have pondered that.  We are so tempted to go against the current; we’re told we have to work hard, that life is supposed to be hard, that we are supposed to paddle against the current…

What if they’re wrong?  And what if that River of Life has us exactly on course for OUR personal life?  And all we have to do is go with the River and navigate around and through whatever is part of that River Ride?  Like putting your boat in a river and using your oars to steer, it’s a workout … and isn’t it a FUN one.. that you willing chose to experience?!

Enjoy playing in that river with me on tonight’s goddess call.  Or delightfully and fully engage in your own River Ride.  Go with the Flow and Synchronicity of where it leads you.  This is YOUR LIFE TIME here…and take a chance that the River of Life is exactly and perfectly on course for YOUR personal Life… This work we are doing can be exhilarating; would you agree?!

Blessings, much love, and honor this day and all its synchronicities…  Breathe, exhale, appreciate, and be alive and present and you. – Anne

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Divinity and Creativity

We finished Big Magic last night, embracing divinity in creating.

A story of sacred dances in Bali looked at What is sacred? and What is not sacred?

In her story, it was only high-minded Westerners who had trouble with that one…because they insisted on separating and having some tangible way of discerning one from the other. It’s where many get hung up and sidetracked from experiencing divine magic and celebrating its blending and powerful transforming metamorphosis.

I loved her In Conclusion words:

Creativity is sacred, and it is not sacred.

What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all.

We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits.

We are terrified, and we are brave.  Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege.

Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us.

Make space for all these paradoxes to be equally true inside your soul, and I promise–you can make anything.

So please calm down now and get back to work, okay?

The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes.

(Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic)

I LOVE that!  — those paradoxes that are equally true — and I especially love this:  Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us.

Divinity and playfulness create magic

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic was a wonderfully worthwhile inspiring read.

The Power of Flow bookNext week Tuesday night’s call, we’ll begin  The Power of Flow..  how flow and synchronicities, and meaningful coincidences show up and bring more to us!

Go with the flow this week, notice interesting coincidences, and remember, Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us!

Have a Great Week!  Looking forward to our talk on Tuesday.  – Anne

PS.  If you’re wanting IN on these weekly grow-your-greatness, uplifting, personal-growth, expanding-thought-and-wisdom calls, join here.  We are fun, fabulous, open-to-magic creatives, playful-spirited wise-women goddesses, and also always works in processCommitment:  Read a chapter, call in Tuesday nights that you can, and share your notes. … supporting, celebrating and growing our greatness…together.

Much love, light, and laughter in your living.  Blessings.  – A

6-week ‘Big Magic’ Series

big magicIt’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.

Anne