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
Life … this one. Make it Fun and Make it Count…! It’s good for our health, our heart and soul; and certainly for our energy, enthusiasm, and happiness!
Sure, somebody’s going to poo-poo that idea. Many have a habit of complaining. For some reason, they are also not celebrating or encouraging someone–a colleague, family member, friend, neighbor–who is smiling, full of energy and dreams, happy; Living life like they’re playing at creating it…and believing that anything is possible.
Comments like, ‘Get real.’ or ‘Who do you think you are?’ or other blockers come out of poo-pooing mouths. And then there’s our marketing and media people who surround us with fears and scary things … They think it sells more; I think it’s leading more of us to tune out (use our mute buttons and off switches) and tap in elsewhere that resonates better energy.
Our response? Your response? Mine?
Choose which life you want to live.…align your intentions, expectations, and beliefs with that life and those dreams! And your actions. Find supporting others who feed your spirit…and you, theirs:
Partner with a life coach. And join me and other greatness-growing goddesses for Goddess Never Age, a personal renaissance series for women aligned with intentions of Making this life fun and Making a difference, and living well. Goddesses Never Age starts September 22. It’s a total wellness — spirit, mind, body, purpose — adventure into our self, our bodies, and into our be-ing-ness as women.
As a BONUS, I’m including a ‘Making Life Count’ workshop ($75 value) with it FREE… Register / details here or call me. (Best Value: Community member goddesses get all of this included with their membership. $11 / $33 / $99, or $108)
We find what we’re looking for. We get what we expect...and often beyond our wildest dreams. Ask and it is given. (great teachers across time and cultures, and lots of life experiences and stories…)
Choose which life you want to live! Let’s choose joyously …. together… – Anne 🙂
…the number one thing you can do for your health is to live joyously … (Christiane Northrup, M.D., Goddesses Never Age)
Grow your greatness with me, and learn much more about your magnificence and power within. This is Soul Mind Body LIFE-engaging well-being… And I’m offering them FR*E*E to Everyday Goddess Community members. I want to empower–and hold space for– growing and greatness.
Like Summer Beach Group, this begins with a book that empowers, inspires, and delightfully offers wonderful wisdom material for women to talk about–real stuff, much more substance than small-talk surface stuff…
Goddesses Never Age, by Christiane Northrup, M.D., is my book backdrop this time. From her quote above, and these, and from your experience with me, you know that this is another outside-old-boxes book and groups I’m offering. (There is enough surface-stuff and boxes-stuff offered elsewhere; this is deeper, expanded, and well-seasoned for growing…)
So MUCH is opening up, so MUCH knowledge that was not known before, about our Well-BEing-ness…our soul-mind-body-life-connected synergy… and this is a resource, and these are well-being support circles, to explore those connected pieces of knowledge…and apply them.
Christiane Northrup is an M.D., a medical doctor and woman whose life and learning led her to write this book. Traditional medicine discounted Spirit and spirituality as an element of well-being, mostly because a lot of what is ‘spiritual’ was not able to be measured by science. And now, MUCH more IS able to be measured…and that truly shifts everything….
Religion and science were always connected, sister studies. Science was once an offshoot of religion–the idea being that science would prove teachings of religious faith and belief. It didn’t work that way; scientists were independent truth-seekers. For some, like Galileo, that independence and conflict with religion led to their death. Many goddesses are also independent truth-seekers… today, too.
This book and these groups–one, afternoons, in Waukesha; another, evenings, by phone–connect our mind-body-spirit, total well-being, personal growth, living healthy, spiritually connected, and full of pleasure and joy. Get the book and register HERE.
I hope you join me and other goddesses in one of these weekly circles!
Live joyously….take time to do what makes your soul happy…self-discovery is a sacred path; finding joy in living is its purpose…. – Anne