| Finding the Goddess Within
| YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF
I am the Goddess of Fire.
I am the Goddess of Earth.
I am the Goddess of Wind,
and when the mist kisses the land,
I too am the Goddess of Water.
I am all these and more,
And that is why I am the Goddess of Fertility and Divine Love;
Sacred Sexuality, and Holy Union
Between female and male.
Kisma K. Stephanic
"Goddess" is a term referring to a woman admired for her great beauty. But beauty is only skin deep and finding your authentic self is where one begins the search for "inner" beauty. The Self buried beneath many layers of pretense and guise is who you really are, not the image you portray to society and peers in order to appear "proper". Images are created out of the fear of not being accepted for who we really are. Only self-acceptance gives one the FREEDOM and the COURAGE to enjoy themselves and others wholly without judgement. When all judgement is suspended, one feels free to fly with the faeries.
A woman who knows her own heart loves unconditionally and aids others in finding all the goodness in themselves so they may learn self-love. A Goddess understands the feelings of others and listens to their spirits with compassion and understanding. She knows all others as herself and finds joy in the wonders of living. All things are sacred to her and unworthiness is not a part of her being. To be worthy and fit means to try to be cleansed of the blocks, complexes, unhealthy fears and anger we hold onto. Being worthy means becoming our truly human selves, who we are NATURALLY; for in our natural state we become a clear channel of the Goddess's love and energy. Your Goddess speaks to you as a dreamer and a poet and trusts in magic and in needing inspiration.
Every Goddess also finds the energy of her male counterpart, or her own inner God. This is referred to as Self-fire, the part of you that is wild and free. It is primal and passionate. It is the desire for sexual fulfillment, heightened pleasure and sensuality. It is your ALTER; the cosmic flow of life!
Believes in herself and never attempts to adopt or imitate the identity of another. She knows her own authentic self.
Never feels the need to correct the behavior of those around her. Intuitively she knows there's work to be done on herself.
Doesn't falsify who she is in order to place herself in what she refers to as a "higher class". She knows that in nature there are no distinguishing of classes. There just IS.
Respects all others as equals and accepts that they choose to live their lives according to their own beliefs about themselves.
Doesn't feel the need to CONTROL. She understands the process of ALLOWING stimulated by her desires. This, she knows, is her MAGIC.
Will draw many people and relationships to her because of her magnetic appeal. Those around her know she has much to offer.
Never makes assumptions.
Always does her best.
Knows the difference between healthy and unhealthy fear.
Accepts responsibility for herself and her actions and knows the problem doesn't ALWAYS lie with others.
Learns to look upon problems through the eyes of love, not through the eyes of fear.
Avoids situations and people who attempt to block her FLOW! She remains true to herself!
Finds her Goddess given creative talents and expresses them with ease.
Is an outer expression of an inner condition.
Will never feel the need to protect herself from lifes experiences. She trusts her own process.
Never makes others feel less than she in order to gain a false sense of security.
Faces all her "demons" and loves herself anyway.
Knows that in the light of forgiveness comes the wisdom of understanding.
Realizes that guilt is a means of destruction, not reparation.
Understands the real meaning of the word "redemption".
Regards herself as an intensely sexual being and knows that this is a Blessed gift.
Loves all of nature and believes it is a Sacred Manifestation of Spirit where all things are interconnected.
Uses knowledge as a tool, not a weapon.
Knows that each person must find their own way.
Does not believe in an absolute good or evil, but instead contemplates and seeks out a balance in the interplay between light and dark.
Knows that in order to spread light, she must first become the light.
A Goddess whispers the song of the Moon in the Knowledge of herself.
THE GODDESS' BEST BEAUTY TIP
"Love is a great beautifier."
--Louisa May Alcott
Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn shares her trademark beauty secret; the morning's dew. This is a spell especially potent on May Day.
In the early hours of the dawn, seek out a flowerbed, abundant with daisies or jasmine, or a field of lush wildflowers, all kissed with dew. Kneel near the flowers facing the Auroras glow in the east. Then, at the very moment her rays of light appear over the horizon, caress your cheeks, lips, nose, and forehead gently with the flowers' petals without using your hands. As you feel the dew annoint your face, say aloud:
Aurora's nectar, radiant dew
Blessed by the morning light so new
As the sun shines in the skies
May my beauty light my lover's eyes.
So shall it be.
I AM ME
In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone choose it. I own everything about me. My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or to myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know. But as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and for ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel in any given moment in time is authentically mine. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore I can engineer me. I AM ME and I AM OKAY!
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| INSPIRING QUOTES
"Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of somebody else."
"We are the hero of our own story."
"There is only one journey. Going inside yourself."
-Rainer Maria Rilke
"To choose clothes is to define and describe ourselves."
"Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live."
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
"Almost always it is the fear of being ourselves that brings us to the mirror."
"I don't believe, I know."
"I celebrate myself, and sing myself."
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