This weekend just gone I was blessed with the opportunity to be on the assistants team for the divine workshop “The Goddess Within” facilitated by the wonderful Diane McCann. (http://goddesswithin.com.au)
I first attended her Goddess workshop in February 2007, at a time in my life when I was struggling with very low self esteem. Diane’s workshop opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities and learnings, and I have enjoyed the process of personal growth ever since.
I would like to devote this post to the Goddess within us all.
So what is my definition of a Goddess?
I believe a goddess is any person who recognises their individual power to create the events and experiences of their own life, doing so in such a way as to promote peace, harmony and happiness throughout their life and the world.
I see the Goddess energy being of a feminine nature, even when embodied by a male, as it is the implementation of love-focused energy that creates the power to manifest and heal, rather than the more masculine tendency of using force to manipulate objects and situations.
The way I see it, there are two opposing focal points, fear and love. Depending on which one you are focusing on, your creations will be generated through power, or through force. Force is based upon the standpoint of fear, the belief that nothing will occur without the expenditure of harsh action, and that current circumstances need to be defended against collapse. Power is a willingness to let go to a greater force, to believe in the good of others and to trust in the perfect unfoldment of things. Power is focused on using the energy to love to cause positive change to occur. In my personal experience, love will always overpower fear. Love will amplify any strength that is required, and has been known to perform miracles. And it is the bringing of love and compassion that is the core nature of the feminine Goddess.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that one is better than the other. Balance is the key to the optimum experience, and as such both the feminine and masculine qualities are equally valuable. It is just that I see our world at this time as being more heavily weighted in the masculine direction, and it is time for many of us to reclaim our feminine natures. We need the women of our world to feel comfortable in their nurturing roles, and to bring forth this balancing energy, rather than emulating men in an attempt to strive towards perceived success.
It is time we recognised the power and benefits of both the feminine and masculine energies, and learnt to use both in harmony to choreograph a more delightful dance for life.
Join me in celebrating the Goddess within you, and together we will amplify the healing energy being shared across our world.
With love and light,