All women are born goddesses but by adulthood most of us have lost our sense of innate divinity, value and power. To experience a true goddess in action, spend a day with a 2 year old girl! I have one. She loves herself unconditionally. She is expressive, creative and has fun with herself. If, unlike me, you don’t have a toddler goddess to emulate, here are 10 steps to restore you to your original goddesshood.
1. Love Yourself
Many people are pros at loving others, but complete self-love amateurs, so here are some tips to get you started on the path of self-love. In order to love yourself you have to honour yourself. Your love of yourself has to be unconditional. You also have to forgive yourself. Simple, but not easy; I really do recommend a toddler goddess mentor here.
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2. Get that you are everywoman
You cannot love yourself if you do not love other women; we are all but each other’s mirrors. You also cannot love other women fully if you do not love yourself. There is an adage that whenever you point a finger at someone, 3 point back at you. Pay attention to how you perceive other women, you will learn a lot about yourself.
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3. Practice the art of receiving
Say yes to help, compliments, gifts, experiences and life. Learn to listen; it is a huge form of receiving. Stop doing everything for yourself. Masculine energy is an active doing energy, feminine energy is a passive receiving energy. Allow men to serve you, goddess.
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4. Choose courage
Being courageous is not about being fearless; it is about acting despite the fear. The more courageous you choose to be, the bigger your world becomes.
5. Celebrate your femininity
Our patriarchal society has reduced many feminine traits to weaknesses and frivolities. Cultivate an appreciation for feminine qualities and express them shamelessly.
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6. Happen to your life
A goddess takes responsibility for herself, her feelings, life and circumstances. People fear responsibility when in fact there is great power in it. Responsibility gives you the ability-to-respond. You must take responsibility for something in order to adapt it.
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7. Choose pleasure.
If you spout mantras such as; “no pain, no gain” and “life’s a bitch and then you die”, stop. Life is what you make it; it can be a bitch or a beach. It is entirely up to you. I recommend a life of pleasure, that is the way of women. Women are the owners of a clitoris, the only human organ whose sole purpose is to give pleasure to the owner! Coincidence? I think not.
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8. Believe in abundance
There is enough. You are a creative being who can conjure and attract whatever you need. Don’t settle for less than you are worth because of fear that “this is as good as it gets”. Your desire for more, bigger, better, shinier, taller, whatever… is proof that it exists and you are worthy of it
9. Be authentic
Be true to yourself and about yourself. Mean what you and say what you mean. Always be yourself. Don’t compromise who you are in order to be liked, loved or accepted. Is this a scary proposition? Refer to toddler goddess.
10. Be conscious of your legacy.
Everybody leaves an impression, big or small, good or bad. A goddess leaves a big, positive impression. Aim to leave the world in a better state than the one you found it in. How you do that is entirely up to you.
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