Monthly Archives: April 2011

Butterflies Are Free And So Are We!

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I am sitting at my computer, in my kitchen, by the back door. As I look out on the garden I see a beautiful yellow butterfly fly through. I am thinking how free that butterfly is and how amazing that it is so graceful in its flight. I associate butterflies with Spring because that is when I see them the most in my gardens. I associate Spring with the freedom to grow and blossom. I am grateful for this time of year and all the joy it brings me. My garden is filled with herbs and vegetables, bushes and trees, and flowers, flowers, flowers. It is so glorious! I relate this to my life and my living according to the Wheel of the Year (seasonal cycles) and know that this is a time of growing and blossoming for me. It is a time, where just like that yellow butterfly, I am free to soar. I am free to plant new projects, create my new business, I am free to grow and blossom taking all that I have learned and experienced and making that the food that nourishes my growth. One of the creative projects that I am free to pursue is my Authentic-Goddess business. In this I am free to pursue my hearts passion. I am free to Encourage Women To Empower Themselves. I am free to express the truth that I know deep within that women of a certain age are amazing, beautiful, unique, and powerful human beings! I know that the Goddess in Me is also the Goddess in them and I yearn for them to know this, too. My desire is to see women come to know the divine feminine within and to use that to change our world! What a world we would have if every woman connected to and could totally feel the Goddess in Her. Spring is a time of abundant creativity! I am free to create in other ways, too. Drawing has never been something I do but this Spring I have been drawing up a storm. As soon as I am done I will post my work ‘The Goddess In Me’. I am so happy with the way She is turning out and I want to share that with you. I am also creating a pencil-work of my Magickal Doorways. Those are going to be beautiful and speak to portals into living the life of my and your dreams! I have created other projects, too. I find that I love making collages with a theme and my Minerva (Goddess of Wisdom) Protection/Manifestation Shield is filled with a powerful energy that encourages me to pursue my own dreams relatively fearlessly!

I am free to do all of this and more and so are you! Let Spring fill you with it’s sparkling energy! Let it fill you with ideas, creativity, and the inspiration to set whatever you desire to do in motion! Let Spring help you to stretch beyond your current limitations to grow and meet, fulfill, and surpass your potential! Spring is all about thriving! So I challenge you to Blossom, Grow, Stretch, Thrive! Let this Spring be the beginning of living your dream-life!

Go, Be, Do, and of course SPARKLE!

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My Minerva Protection/Manifestation Shield

For my workshop details please go to:

http://www.authentic-goddess.com/index.html

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Two Days In The Life Of A Queen Goddess

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Two Days In The Life Of A Queen Goddess

Last night I informed the ladies in my circle that my blog for today would be about the day in the life of a Queen Goddess. As I sit down to write now I thought why not do two days and hit the highlights of those days. So, I am sitting now going over my days and deciding what I want to share.

I begin my days with a daily practice. I spend some time at my altar talking to the Goddess and making an offering to Her (both of my day and an incense offering). I ask Her, What would you have me do and say? Where would you have me go? How can I be of service today? Then I spend time listening (meditating) and discerning what my day needs to look like. I write my To Do list with my MIT’s (Most Important Tasks) for the day. After this I do one of my favorite chores.

Every other day I thoroughly water my garden. Being the compulsive Goddess that I am I like to start in the East and work my way clockwise around the entire garden. I enjoy beginning my day like this because it really serves to connect me with the earth and with the growing plants, herbs, flowers and trees in my garden. It also connects me further with Goddess and is a beautiful start to a busy day!

If it’s Tuesday, it’s beach day! I have a standing appointment with a friend to head over to the beach every Tuesday. Only this week we had to move it to today, Thursday. My friend goes to do some healing work on her skin with the salt water. I have seen that work so well over the past weeks. It is amazing how clear her skin is looking after several weeks of soaking in the ocean, just once a week. Goddess has healing for us in many places if we look. I love to go to the ocean for the way I feel so refreshed after being there for a while. The salt air and water is so cleansing! I also love to sit and meditate in front of the ocean and in doing this I feel so connected to nature and to the Goddess who, after all, is nature. I come away feeling so centered and calm and present for my day. Although, I am mostly close to my Roman Goddesses and to Isis when I am at the ocean I call out to Yemaya and ask for Her blessings and help in my work for the week. She has been very gracious and has gifted me with the good energy I need to create Authentic-Goddess. Of course, I can’t leave without collecting at least a few shells to add to my shell collection, beautiful reminders of the power and energy of the ocean. Positive proof of the beauty the Goddess has offered us here on earth. I always try to finish my visit by picking up at least a few items that are littered along the beach. I want to leave it better than when I came.

So, on with the day (or days), during this creation time for my business I have been very productive. I have been working on creating a website, creating workshops and meditations, talking to people about my business, marketing and learning about how to market. I have been busy, busy, busy! Find out more about these at my website:

http://www.authentic-goddess.com/index.html

Let me tell you a little about my workshops. I have two that I have finished creating and I am so excited about them. Be The Queen Of Your Life and Live Your Life Like A Queen are going to literally change the life of the women (Queens) who attend! They will learn just how magnificent they really are and how they hold the Queen Goddess within themselves. They will find out that mature women are even more fantastic than ever! They will begin a journey that will open them up to living incredibly juicy lives!

I have also created a meditation for each of these workshops. The meditations will take each woman on a very special journey to meet the Queen Goddesses and to learn from them. They will also get to ask for the wisdom of a special Goddess in the second meditation. The experience will be life changing and affirming for my Queens!

I love to call them “my Queens” because I think of them like that! I believe that all women are incredible and magnificent! I especially believe that mature women are beautiful, feminine, sexy, and powerful and that they have so much to offer our world. I really want to help them see that! Okay, before I get off on a tangent, I’ll move on to another highlight of my day.

I check all my various social networking sights and see what’s cooking there. I participate a little and remind everyone about Authentic-Goddess and my workshops. I check out the deadlines for the next The Goddess In Me column and see that I am good for a while. My first article is called Seeing Through New Eyes and will be published in the first edition of The Witches’ Hour E-Magazine. After writing this blog I will post it on several of those sights or just post a link to it on some of them.

Another highlight of my day has been the WISH talks I  have been listening to. These talks have been uplifting, inspirational, motivating and exciting! They have fed and nourished me. They have been a motivating factor in the recent days of working on and creating my business. They have given me tools to work with that I would not have otherwise had. Amazing! If you are interested in listening to some or all of these talks check out http://www.wishsummit.com).

As you can see, my days have been filled with creative, fun, and exciting activities. You might ask what I do in the evening? Well any number of things, my husband and I prepare and cook the evening meal together. We share our day over dinner and then we have some time to relax. I love to read so I’ll pick up one or two of the books I am reading. I always try to read something to learn from and something just for fun! John (my husband) loves to catch up with friends and family on facebook while watching a favorite show. So, we hang out in the living room most nights.(By the way check out my blog “One small change…” about how transformed my living room is). Although sometimes I go back into the office if I am really involved in doing something and I get a hit (you know an idea that I just can’t ignore).

There you have it, a couple of days in the life of this Queen Goddess. I am so excited about my business and want to share it with all you beautiful Goddesses out there. Please check out my website and contact me so I can keep you posted on my goings on!

Ciao, Beautiful Goddesses!

http://www.authentic-goddess.com/index.html

A Few Small Changes Can Make All The Difference!

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Recently I listened to a great interview with an expert on Feng Shui. What I learned spurred me on to make a couple of small changes in my living room.  Now, those changes were few and many would consider them small but for me one change in particular was not so small. I had to let go of two pieces of furniture that were my grandmothers and that I had held onto for years. This was not easy! Even realizing that by keeping them I was blocking my front door somewhat and decreasing the energy flow in my living room. In essence, creating a block. These two units also held some art that I had no idea where to put once the units were gone.

Well, I did it! I let them go and found a place for what I really loved. We also made a couple of other changes. We hung our TV on the wall. I bought a new round coffee table and we moved a rug from one room into the Living Room. I also made the entryway look beautiful with some gorgeous fresh flowers in a beautiful vase. I did all this after really cleaning the room and everything that was in it. You know, Spring Cleaning!

When this was done I stepped back and took it all in. Wow!!! My Living Room was transformed. What was, brief moments ago, cluttered, not real attractive, and stuck in energy was absolutely transformed. It was pulled together in a way that says sit, relax, enjoy! My Living Room was a thing of beauty and the energy just flowed!  All this from a few small changes. I have been living with the changes in my Living Room for almost a week now and as I looked around it occured to me how much like our spiritual work this is.

Sometimes just a few small changes on our interior landscape can make all the difference in the world.  It can be life-changing! Just as we cleanse ourselves physically we can cleanse ourselves spiritually. How? We can consciously release our blocks and stuckness. We can release any negative thoughts and patterns, also. While this may not be as easily said as done, it is transformative. For a start, we can use smudging to begin to clear ourselves of negative vibrations/energies. Once we have done that I recommend something very simple. Affirmations can bring about a major shift in ourselves. Over time affirmations can change our lives. Standing in front of a mirror and affirming to yourself that “I am a beautiful Goddess and I deserve every good thing!” may sound silly to begin with but do it for a lunar cycle (27-28days) and see how changed you feel. Also, affirming to yourself that you are releasing such and such a block for this length of time also creates major change. Honestly, you really don’t need to stand in front of a mirror for this. Just affirm what you want to be true or what you want to release and keep doing it! Like magick, you will see a definite change! Over time when using this as a tool your life will change and you will sparkle! What’s more people will notice and you will affect their lives as well!

So my action word for today is:
Sparkle!

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