My He(ART)-Full Life



Thursday, November 4, 2010

awakening the Goddess...

                                                                 (Music II, 2007-SOLD)

"And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves. The Goddess awakens in our hearts before she awakens in the world."
                                                                              - Marianne Williamson
Why is it so difficult to find our voice (not to mention the time!) and express it truthfully? Finding my  voice has been a difficult path for me; one I am still struggling with. Do you know what I mean As women, we are taught to be "nice", not to be too loud, disagree, or voice our opinions. I find that as I get older though...and definitely after the birth of my daughter...I have changed in this regard. These are some things I am learning...
* how to  give my voice shape and space
* that vulnerability is a a strength
* owning my empowerment piece by piece involves little choices I make every single day.
* these little choices add up to big changes
* listening to mySELF involves trust, grace, humility and courage
I finally feel that I can claim my space without negation or apology. This is who I am world! ...wife, mother, artist, blogger, reader, lover, spirit, heart, creative soul, funny girl, nature lover and so much more ...The Goddess inside me is awakening... There is pain and uncertainty along the path but also...light and growth, air and breath; it feels right and good and whole.  

5 comments:

Meegan, Blue Moon Mama said...

Love this post! You are owning your own power and I sooo admire that. You are a beautiful spirit!

Robin Norgren said...

Hi dear friend, I am writing you as I sit again in Germany for a little bit...the good news is hubby is on leave and we get him to ourselves for 22 straight days. The bad news of course is that we are only 1/4 of the way through his 2nd year away. Just finished reading through your last few posts and SO WISH we could be closer to soothe such transitions...

Lis said...

yes yes yes!

it is so exciting to come here and read your words, see your images and recognize another stepping fully into her light and power. i do think being a mama definitely supports us in expanding into our true selves as our daughters inspire us to be our best. and i love seeing all the reflections as you prepare to move ... like a psychic excavation :) i know i need to pull stuff out of my closets and dark spaces, dust them off and re-evaluate my life right now. but it is more inspiring to watch someone else do it :)

i am really seeing the goddess awakening in so many right now ... it is a very exciting time!

xo lis

ArtPropelled said...

Aah... one of my favourite paintings. Yes I do know what you mean and it takes a lot of getting used to ..... finding ones voice .... and not falling back into old habits.

Kelly said...

Good for you! It is quite a process, isn't it? I like how you said, vulnerability is strength. That is so true!
Hope all is going well with you. I'm taking a little time out to re-align myself, but hopefully I'll be back soon. :)