Category Archives: Goddess

Planning for your future


Living in the past is so not a good way to be. Many of us can get stuck in the past. I know that I have lived in the past ALOT. Dreaming about other places. Better places. Getting stuck in your head is not a good thing but maybe a way to sort out being unstuck.

When I plan for my future, I honour my choices. I honour my ability to CHOOSE where I want to be.

  • I can make that shift to be a better more focussed person.
  • I can implement simple change into my life, even MOFO baby steps help one to get unstuck.

We all have a WHY? A why and an ability to figure out what that WHY means and is.  John Maxwell writes in Intentional Living, about the great WHY? His first question is, What makes you cry.  What deeply disturbs you?  What causes you discomfort?

Maxwell adds is Question 2: What do you sing about? What makes you joyous? What brings your heart content?  Giving yourself time and space to feel joy, is necessary. One of my joys i love metaphysics, and the universe. I am also inspired by pop culture. I love music.  What do you sing about? Are you a wonderer, or a wanderer. What is it you are looking for?  Maybe you are a deep girl, seek truths and simply, want to know.  Knowing what you sing about is part of figuring out how to lay down your now.

Question 3: What do you dream about? Living a life that matters is perhaps one of the greatest goals. Question like “What skills do I have to help others?”, What does my soul crave”, “How can your unique worldview and spark, inspire, help, build?”

Possible ways to help you in your journey:

How can I express my answers in a peaceful and joyful way?

How do I also inspire others?

What and where can I make these shifts in my life?

Where is my tribe, my team, my alliance?

When I feel it in my heart, where is this place?

Describe the place, and be in the places that serve you to know that higher purpose. 

As for the future, laying out the straight up questions first, than make an effort to stay informed on your area, and field. Build a platform, or portfolio. Place yourself where your heart wants to be.  

The best thing about planning for your future, is choice. The choice is yours alone, for up levelling, upshifting and being there.  

Showing up is the first step. 

 

Fashion, body & story

515427f836c6c9b1c255e375d3e71399--native-indian-native-artBody image and who we are is a question each of us wakes up to each morning.

Am I where I want to be physically.

Do my thighs touch. Did they touch 20 years ago?

What or why does that matter?

After having three sons, I look at my body and think, on most days, what have I done.

I knew I was sinking and running out of time after my third was born and I was so tired, not only from raising them, and being a mom but from not knowing how to (A) separate from my children (B) how to exercise with my children.  (C) work.. work out.. raise children.. how does this balance itself?  Even though I nursed all my kids a super long time it never helped with the weight.  I nursed for less than a year for baby 1. Nursed 2.5 years for baby 2. Then 9 months later had baby 3, who I nursed for 5 years.  Private stories sure, context: I’ve given a lot, and in return, I have become, a different version of myself.

At this point in my life, and I do admit I have a few buckets of stored clothing, that are multiple sizes, I will keep them for now.

I’ve posed in various pictures over the years on the beach, in various bathing suites, and gotten my husband to take the photos. Who knows what he has thought, seeing his wife change shapes, mostly drastically.

Ive found old photos of me.. thinking wow. As we all do I am sure, of ourselves years ago. Though, remembering our beauty where we are now, is critical, for so many that one reasons. This is one reason why I still wear bathing suits and refuse to cover myself up. In fact, instead of flat out black, Ill go for colours. Ill do this for my sons. Ill do this for me. I want them to know they had a mom who was floral and loved vibrant things. I want them know the healthier versions of me but I want them to know me and that I love me for where and who I am now. That this version of me, is still me. That of course I want that former fit version. And Ill get there.

In the meantime I came across the Indigenous Goddess Gang and I think of goddesses all the time, what that means to be fully female and fully 100 percent into my feminine self. I’m glad to see other Indigenous women, unapologetic, and creatively loving themselves. It makes me feel content. It makes me feel love.

What does that look, feel, and sound like.

Yes, I have always taken  lot of care for me.

And, at other times, appeared to be trying and not as much, but life, priorities, spaces, and times.

“I must be a mermaid… I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”

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