Finding Your Inner Goddess
by Sierra Bender
Today, there is a lot of misunderstanding around the word “goddess” as used to describe a mortal woman. Some people think of a highly sexualized image, while others think of pagan rituals, and still others think of pompous, self-aggrandizing women that place themselves on pedestals.Goddess is the feminine essence of god.
Learn tools to strengthen your core and intuition, claim your space, put power in your presence, use your voice, stay in alignment with your dreams, enhance your sensuality, know your worth and what you desire, require and deserve,while remaining in your true feminine essence, the goddess within. How can we become a goddess?
Invent Your Own Life
A goddess invents her own life and lives according to her own ideals of happiness. She has the imagination to set fulfilling goals and the courage to follow through with her vision.
A goddess does not seek approval, but instead listens to her own counsel. She does not try to impress anyone because she knows her work speaks for itself. She never makes excuses and is not defensive, for she is not threatened by what other people may think.
A goddess radiates a palpable energy and enthusiasm that is contagious, inspiring and beneficial to others. She raises the vibration in a group situation.
Learn and Evolve
A goddess is continually learning and evolving.
A goddess has learned to express her emotions cleanly and healthily. A goddess knows her own truth and is happy to share her wisdom, but she does not impose her truth on others.
Care for Yourself
A goddess does not expect others to take care of her. She treats herself as well as she would treat her best friend.
Contribute to Your Environment
A goddess is committed to healing the Earth and works towards peace and understanding, whether it is on a large scale or simply within her family and closest circle of friends.
Love and Respect Your Body
A goddess sees her body (and the earth) as sacred. She is comfortable with her sexuality and is in tune with natural cycles.
Practice Patience and Appreciate Balance
A goddess has learned balance and patience, flow and ebb, waxing and waning. She uses the time wisely for rest, reflection and planning.
Trust Your Intuition
A goddess has learned to trust her intuition and inner knowing. She has learned to tap into this source at will.
Be Flexible and Adaptable
A goddess has learned to let go of the need to control the flow of the river. She has learned to ride the wave and go with the flow, to ask for and accept help when required.
Know Your Boundaries
A goddess communicates her boundaries. She is gentle, but firm when her boundaries are violated. She respects others’ boundaries and asks for clarification when necessary.
Honor and Support Others
A goddess recognizes, honors and supports the work of others. She does not feel competitive or threatened by other goddesses and understands that what is good for one is good for all, and that when one shines, the light benefits all.
Live in a State of Joy and Gratitude
A goddess’ natural state is one of joy and gratitude. She understands that everyone experiences pain; it is part of life on earth. She works through her own pain with courage and dignity, without trying to sidestep or numb it, but seeks to get through it and learn from all experiences.
Embrace Change and Loss
A goddess is comfortable with death and has learned to compassionately let go of relationships, concepts and material possessions that are worn out or no longer serve her growth.
Sierra Bender is a lifestyle educator, motivational speaker, author of Goddess to the Coreand founder of internationally renowned Boot Camp for Goddesses retreat. Contact het atSierraBender.com
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