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This week's messages come from Goddess Durga.
Last night in meditation with the full moon, a prayer
came to me. I share it in reverence and respect for all the
forms of Goddess Durga.
Hail Goddess Durga
honored primordial energy
of the universe. You create,
uphold and destroy to begin again.
Through you may we gain a glimpse
of the infinite possibilities that lay before us.
May we create boundaries that support and
serve us so that we may honor your power of
mastery and determination within us.
Jai Matha Di
In my late 20s my self esteem was at an all time low.
Miserable and depressed, I treated myself horribly
the body hate and self loathing festering to where
I couldn’t stand anything about myself. I was so low
I often cried myself to sleep begging whatever being for
a way out. After a particularly harsh day, I had a dream.
I dreamt of Aphrodite and she changed everything.
She was breathtakingly beautiful and it wasn’t just her looks.
She had this glow that radiated from the inside out, like a lighthouse beacon. She spoke to me so lovingly and kind
so different from how I thought she'd be.
“I am Aphrodite Goddess of Love.
Would you like to stand as I do; naked,
head held high and reveling in your body,
honoring your strengths and weaknesses?
I am unafraid of my sexuality, my beauty, and
my vulnerabilities because I accept it all as part
of my glorious being. My heart remains open wide
because I know real love in all its forms. You dear
one, doubt the power of love that brought you into
If you would learn my ways, you must do as I say.
Start with loving yourself. Praise yourself as you
would a child and when you are ready, stand proud
in your own nakedness and fully embrace me.
Call upon me and I will amplify your inner power
tenfold. Rebuild my temple and let’s begin.
Come to me...I am waiting dear one.”
After that I started searching for Goddess specifically
Aphrodite in any book I could find learning her stories
and ways. I discovered at least once a year, most often
in Spring, Aphrodite would return to her island in Cypress
and renew her virgin, whole within herself state, bathing in
the warm salty tidal waters that rose and fell with the phases of the moon as she was attended by the three Graces.
As I learned more of Goddess, I started taking better care of
myself. I imagined myself as one of her Priestesses and
eventually that's exactly what I became.
And I rebuild Aphrodite's temple within me each time I
honor myself through self care. When I treat myself as
something holy, I find my way back to wholeness
again and again.
I share this story as a reminder that even in your darkest
doubt filled days you are holy and your spirit is of Goddess.
As you start off your week I just wanted to remind myself (and you!) who we really are.
It's been a little since I last made a wish with
the Wishcast Wednesday crew but today's
question filled my heart as this is something
I've been thinking about for a little while.
Over the last couple of years I've tried to follow
a lot of different advice given on how/when to blog,
how/what to offer in my store...the list goes on
but the end result has been the same; very little
of it felt as though it was speaking to my truth.
And to be honest it took me a long while to
As I spent January looking back and sorting
through it all one of the things I had to admit to
myself was though I've had some great ideas
for what I want Goddess Tea House to be,
rushing in and following other's advice has
caused them not to turn out as well as I
envisioned them to be.
I trust Goddess to guide me in so many other
areas of my life. I trust her to speak through
my intuition and internal guidance but for some
reason when it came to business I didn't. I looked
outside of me and though it felt very wrong I tried
to force myself to continue because I had such a
narrow vision of what a business should be.
So as I go forward I wish to work on connecting to
the Goddess spirit within my business and deepen
my connection to it and bring our heart to heart gifts
out into the world.
I'm Dionne, a Natural Rhythms Creation Coach and Elemental Forces of Creation Oracle Reader. I teach people how to tune into to the power of the elements and rhythms of nature to design a life they love