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Everyday Goddess



Like many pagans, I am very much in the mind/body/spirit conversation. Notice though, that body is positioned right in the middle of that triangle. Often though, body is left out of the picture for many of us. I am all too guilty of being of the mind and spirit while leaving my body to do it's own thing. This has led to me becoming overweight--a heaviness that drags down my mind and spirit. Over the past few years I have also been ill, making me uncomfortable within my body.

We are the bards and the scribes, the storytellers, myth weavers, healers and spell casters. A while back, I developed a workshop, Healing the Healer. It was telling that there was an abundance of interest in it. As healers we all know that we have a tendency to project our healing energy out into the world and at times that leaves little space for internal healing of our selves.

I have a book called "365 Goddess" by Patricia Telesco. Everyday she invites us to be inspired by the magic and inspiration of the goddess. Today, as I think about re-invigorating my body so that it can enjoy its rightful place between mind and spirit, I am considering the power, prowess, agility, acumen and strength of Goddess Artemis.

Telesco devotes this day, February 24th, to Kali however. Kali's themes are listed as rebirth, cycles, joy; Courage, Hope; Cleansing and Change. A while back I did a powerful series of charcoal drawings reflecting on Kali. when I find it I will post it. So actually as I move through this day, I will consider the qualities I admire and aspire to in Artemis and the promise of Kali. I invite you to do the same.

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  1. Stephanie, I've been thinking about goddesses and archtypes this month as well - today I wrote a post about a piece I did last year, 'Ariadne's Red Thread' http://dia-creationstation.blogspot.com/2014/02/ariadnes-red-thread.html
    Last weekend I took a 'color of women' workshop on meeting and painting our creative Muses with my friend Elisabeth (who's finishing her teacher certification in Shiloh Sophia McCloud's program), and have several other pieces 'bubbling' ... including Ariadne.

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  2. How interesting Dia. Thanks for sharing. I will check out your post.

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