What being a Goddess looks like

What being a Goddess looks like

We talk a lot about what being a badass Goddess looks like. It always has something to do with yoga poses, flowers in the hair, beautiful beach sunsets, and chocolate. Add in oracle cards, essential oils, and candles, and call it a retreat and women will pay thousands of dollars to have that experience. And I guess that is part of it. But what I see as being a Goddess is the part where we fiercely take a stand for women and children all around this world.

Your message isn't for everyone, but it should harm no one.

Your message isn't for everyone, but it should harm no one.

You have something to say and an audience that needs to hear it. And it is vital that you get your message out into the world in many ways and on multiple formats. It is your responsibility to make sure it lands with those who will use that message to activate and/or inspire their own life's purpose. But it is also your responsibility to do no harm to those who will read your message and interpret it in a way that could permanently damage how they see themselves.

Speak now and forever hold your peace

Speak now and forever hold your peace

We are our message. We are our own story. We give voice and life and meaning and passion and purpose to the words gifted to us by the Divine. When we bypass the ego - the part of us that says we can’t say that or who am I to claim such a thing - when we ignore that chatter in our head and allow the message to flow from our mouths and through our fingers, that is when we create real impact in the world.

Today, I rise - one year later

Today, I rise - one year later

Truth is, we were born knowing our purpose. We were designed to do this work. It is our destiny, our incarnate responsibility to honor. Then, life gets in the way. Society and media get in the way. Ego and fear get in the way. We buy into the belief that we have to "search" for our true identity, our life's purpose. We seek outside help to uncover what has been inside us all along.

We make living our purpose difficult. We make speaking our truth painful. We make following our deepest desires fearful.

What to say when you don't know what to say

What to say when you don't know what to say

What you have to say is what the world needs to hear - right now. Things will never get better if the ugly truth stays in the shadows. No amount of spiritual bypassing will ever make our shameful past go away. You can't "love and light" this shit out of existence nor can you LOA it out of the DNA of our sister of color.

Stop hiding and go seek

Stop hiding and go seek

My favorite childhood memory is playing around-the-neighborhood hide-and-seek. Most of the kids - maybe 10 of us - would break into teams and hide in fields, up in trees. underneath bushes. And, as you can guess, I was a master hider. Inside the safety of tall pine trees were my favorite places to spend time - day or night.

But now is the time to stop hiding, and go seek what makes me whole, what challenges my beliefs, what demands my attention so that I may change the world, and myself.

And yet...

And yet...

I am tiptoeing into this space - into a place I wouldn’t wish upon my enemy. To face off against the worst in others - the judgement, hatred, bigotry, shame, guilt, disgust they have for fat people - and stand for who I know I am - to hopefully spark a conversation around being seen for who we (all of us) are not what we (all of us) look like.

I am not ready for it.

And yet.

What if what you need to say doesn't want to be heard?

What if what you need to say doesn't want to be heard?

It is not my job to make your life comfortable.

It is so much easier to stay numb. To just get by - day to day - and only opening yourself up to what is required to survive.

To limit your emotional response to only a small fraction of what is available because we've been taught that feeling too much is a bad thing.

But what if we could feel 2% happier? 2% more compassion? 2% more empathy? 2% more hope?