One of my favorite workshops to teach is one I call "Awaken the Goddess." This particular workshop is like magical glamour food, because every woman I know longs to experience herself deeply and to savor her own inner beauty. Tapping into this "Self" is a nurturing experience so profound it can quickly satisfy what often feels like insatiable hunger in the women of today. This is because we have been starved of the most meaningful kinds of self-recognition!
The first entity ever revered anywhere on the face of our beautiful planet was (and for me, still is) the Goddess. In our world today, the Goddess has been mostly stamped out, but she still lives in the beat of our hearts. As women, she is as close to us as our very breath. I believe that we are all Goddesses, which is something we understand deeper than thought. A disconnect from this truth can bring on unhappiness, and even illness!In my experience, the quickest way to tap into the Goddess within is through the ancient practice of shamanism, and I will discuss this practice in another column. But for now, let it suffice to say that in most ancient belief structures, the Goddess was always considered to be THE most important deity in the whole pantheon of Gods. As a matter of fact, in certain Mayan societies, due to her sacredness, it was taboo to say the name of the Goddess out loud, and the code name for her was "the big 13."
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