Women Who Influence – the Chapter Title

Feb 5, 2018

OK…so as I mentioned in my previous blog, it is clear that my life path includes writing as a creative outlet for me to express my feelings, insights and messages I desire to share with the world.  

On June 23, 2017, when I made the commitment to be part of the book, I had no idea what I was going to write about.  What did I desire to share with women across the globe?  

I had to trust that Spirit will show and guide me as I whole-heartedly trusted in the guidance to take the leap of faith and commit to the project.

I decided to surrender and to allow the summer season to inspire me.  My summer was filled with beautiful heart and soul activities and adventures with people who mean the world to me.  I traveled with my family to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and Outer Banks.  My family visited the Long Island Wine Country and we went apple picking.  I stayed in the Big Apple the week of my birthday where I was inspired by Broadway, 5th Avenue and Central Park.  I traveled to Sedona, AZ, with my soul sister.  I visited my family in Michigan.  Upon arrival back home, The Great American Solar Eclipse was underway.  My love for tennis brought me to the US Open in NY twice…I had the opportunity to watch the All-American Women’s Semi-Finals.  This too was the summer of Wonder Woman, the movie.  

My summer also consisted of expanded opportunities as to how I needed to show up in the world as Swan Goddess.  I was presented with the opportunity to custom design malas for their business product.  I partnered with another one of my soul sisters to create Sacred Moon Fertility – a holistic approach for creation.   I had the opportunity to participate in a weekend Gong training in NY.  Immediately following my gong training, I was asked to serve Corporate America with sound meditations.  And finally, I signed up for American Sign Language classes which were to be held in September.  I was being pulled by my heart and soul to learn the language…why?  Time will tell…

Whoa!!!!!!  What a summer!  The experiences…the moments…the memories…filled and expanded my heart with each moment the summer days were passing by.  The energy of being in a moment in time where you had the opportunity to experience events that haven’t happened at all or in a very long time like The Great American Solar Eclipse and the All-American Women’s Semi-Finals was amazing and inspiring.  I couldn’t deny these types of moments happening in our country during this precise time where I am feeling the deep urge to write.

During this time, I also found myself to be reading a LOT of books!  I love to read but I typically don’t get the time to just sit and read.  I have a pile of books waiting to be read.  However, this past summer I went from one book to the next…to the next…to the next.  I was reading the book, Awakening Shakti when I got the first inkling into my chapter writing/topic.  The book is about realizing and recognizing your own divine feminine essence and power through working with the different Vedic goddesses.  The author addresses a number of Vedic goddesses and who they are, what part of us do they represent, exercises you can use to connect and work with them if you so desire.  

I already work with goddess energy…it’s become a way of life to some degree.  Most of you know I love to celebrate Navratri, the 9 Divine Nights of the Goddess.  Navratri honors Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati.  As I was reading the words in the book and working through some of the exercises, I was beginning to see how these three specific goddesses worked through me in my life experiences up until this point.  Ever since I was a teenager I would say…’everything happens for a reason.’ I was a firm believer in this statement.  So, when I was reflecting on my journey and how that translated into blessings, I was reminded of my deep belief that ‘everything happens for a reason.’ At that moment a light bulb went off and I immediately saw the beautiful energies of Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati at work throughout my life experiences, challenges, decisions, and blessings.  

Navratri, last year, was celebrated September 21, 2017 to September 29, 2017.  It was at this time of the New Moon once again that I was shown my next steps.  I once again took a deep breathe and knew in my core I was going to be taken through this entire process by Divine Intelligence.  I sometimes still have a hard time wrapping my head around this however it’s all in the experience.  I can’t make this up even if I tried.  

After Navratri ended, on October 2nd, I was inspired to sit down on the laptop and begin writing my first draft.  Now…October 2nd is Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.  You all know where this is going, right?… 

All time and space were suspended as I was typing…the words on the page were pouring out of my head…into my heart…down into my fingers typing on the keyboard.  By the time I felt complete it was about 2 hours.  My chapter spoke Gandhi’s famous message…”be the change you wish to see in the world.”

An excerpt from my chapter:

What I am offering in this chapter is how the three goddesses worked through me to get me where I am today. Whether you work with goddess energy or not, it doesn’t matter. The invitation is to reflect on your own journey and surrender to the possibility that the universe is working through you for a higher purpose. The universe is here to support you and encourage you to “be the change you wish to see in the world.” There are goddesses in a lot of traditions. There are angels you can work with. Perhaps you resonate with nature and would like to work with the trees, moon, sun, stars, or planets. Maybe after reading this chapter, you will want to explore Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. You choose.

When your husband has read your chapter and is moved to buy you this book to deepen your passion, inspiration and influence.  

Walking this journey with you is a blessing.  Thank you for your continued love, encouragement and support. 

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