“When sleeping women wake, mountains move.” ~ Chinese proverb
“Goddess” is a word I hear thrown around a lot these days, especially in New Age or spiritual circles.
It’s kind of a buzzword at the moment.
I’ve watched people’s reactions to this word closely and it seems to me that there is this idea that a modern-day goddess is someone who wears long, flowy dresses, puts flowers in her hair, and is basically some kind of young, bohemian, feminine sparkle-pony.
This superficial image of what a goddess embodies makes me really sad because it’s devoid of the true richness and meaning of the word.
A goddess is a woman in her fullness.
A goddess is a woman who has embraced her unique gifts and strengths and is unafraid to share them with the world. Because of this, she shines.
A goddess is a woman who is connected to the rhythms of nature and life. She is unafraid of her cycles and knows how to navigate her fluid, ever-changing energies.
A goddess is a woman who wields her intuition and psychic powers with sophistication. A woman who has discerned who she is from the person others (and her culture) expect her to be.
A goddess is a woman who has refined her sexual energies and can engage intimately—sensually—with the world around her.
A goddess comprehends her own complexities and has tremendous capacity for compassion and creativity.
A goddess knows the struggles of life, but, instead of becoming hardened by them, she’s made more pliant by them. She’s not afraid of getting close to what hurts. Intimacy with her own suffering allows her to hold others through their own.
A goddess is a leader in her community; a healer; a woman unafraid of her light because she’s journeyed into her depths and knows in her bones that all of her is a sacred extension of Source.
A goddess is not a cute, little sparkle-pony. A goddess is any woman, like you or like me, who has made the decision to remember who she really is.
Because, when you recognize your fullness and finally see yourself as who you truly are—an empowered and radiant goddess—you elevate yourself and everything else around you.
To be a f*cking goddess, you don’t need to do or be or act or have anything except for a resonant and sustained reverence for yourself.
You may need to question a few assumptions or drop a few ideas in order to be a f*cking goddess. Like the idea that you’re not one already. Or that you need to meet some ridiculous standard of what a goddess is—what she looks like or what her proper expression is—in order to be one.
You may need to question the assumption that you must acquire or learn or heal in order to be a goddess.
Darling, you don’t have to bargain or negotiate with what’s already yours.
Open to the idea—and the reality—that you are a perfectly sculpted embodiment of the goddess, exactly as you are.
Breathe your inner goddess into being by giving yourself—all of yourself—room to breathe.
Breathe into your body, whatever shape it may be and feel the sheer power of its goddess-ness.
Breathe into your fears and anxieties and feel them as a potent expression of life, Shakti, pure energy.
Breathe into all that’s possible for you—your dreams, your visions, your potential—and become spacious. With tenderness and trust, allow the goddess to move through you as life itself being expressed.
The goddess is already there within you, just waiting for you to recognize and love her.
Being a goddess is a state of being: a steady cultivation of self-love.
My dream is to live in a world where every woman lives in deep self-acceptance and self-love, where every woman knows her feminine gifts and magic.
I dream of a world where the goddess lives in each and every woman, because that is our birthright. That is how we will heal ourselves. And that is how we will heal the world.
Be a f*cking goddess.
Author: Blaire Lindsay
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