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
I’m offering a Creation Spirituality class this week for earth-honoring souls and seekers. It’s a path and perspective that speaks of original blessing and celebrates our goodness and that of the natural world.
I came across this treasure in my own search and studies for a woman-spirit-honoring path…one that also honored or bridged and connected, shed perspective on, the traditions I’d grown up with. It comes out of the scriptural scholarship of Matthew Fox, who also grew up Catholic, in Wisconsin. His work opened and cleared a lot for me.
The class is Wednesday evening, April 24, at the Kindred Spirit Center in Waukesha. More info and Register HERE.
Happy Earth Day and month! Love, blessing, gratitude and celebration to all creation; earth, air, animals, water, plants, people, sun, and stars, and each of you. – Anne