This performance completely shifted my gears. Stunning example of Devotional Dance…. Empowered Embodiment….Focus and Flow…
I choose to walk my path fearlessly
To live with my Heart wide open
To be Grateful for my experiences
Which led me straight into the arms of the Goddess
And taught me compassion for all things
To forgive and forgive and forgive again
While maintaining the boundaries of my own Sacredness
Not resisting life, but allowing it to be
To accept and embrace it
And transmute my fear and suffering into Joy
And just by Being,
give others permission to do the same.
To know that everyone is a mirror
Reflecting the light of the Goddess
All with Truth at the core of their being
All unique, all beautiful, all different aspects of Her.
Source: Ariadnes Temple
Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman.
A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories.
Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body and life.
Imagine a woman who trusts and respects herself.
A woman who listens to her needs and desires.
Who meets them with tenderness and grace.
Imagine a woman who acknowledges the past’s influence on the present.
A woman who has walked through her past.
Who has healed into the present.
Imagine a woman who authors her own life.
A woman who exerts, initiates, and moves on her own behalf.
Who refuses to surrender except to her truest self and wisest voice.
Imagine a woman who names her own gods.
A woman who imagines the divine in her image and likeness.
Who designs a personal spirituality to inform her daily life.
Imagine a woman in love with her own body.
A woman who believes her body is enough, just as it is.
Who celebrates its rhythms and cycles as an exquisite resource.
Imagine a woman who honors the body of the Goddess in her changing body.
A woman who celebrates the accumulation of her years and her wisdom.
Who refuses to use her life-energy disguising the changes in her body and life.
Imagine a woman who values the women in her life.
A woman who sits in circles of women.
Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.
Imagine yourself as this woman.
– Patricia Lynn Reilly ::::::Image by Kati Astraeir:::::http://katiastraeir.com/
. She is stripping off her too tight attire. Too long she has worn ill fitting and borrowed clothes, that did not allow her to move and dance freely, or accommodate her wildness. She’s emptying her wardrobe.
She’s reclaiming her inner stylist and designer. No matter how vulnerable she feels now she is choosing to stand naked till she styles her own new clothes. She is deciding on the fabric, the feel, the color, and all the things that go into creating regalia that does her justice. She’s ensuring it feels juicy for her body & soul. She is dreaming up her original trousseau. But first she is choosing to wear her skin more comfortably.
– Akaija Woodwomon