Friday, December 07, 2007
A blog chain involves a dozen-or-so active bloggers who want to participate in a fun group activity (and learn something about other spaces / ideas / creative expression while they're at it.) A GODDESS Blog Chain is a bit more targeted in that the chain will only involve blogs that focus on women's wellbeing and spirituality.
Register your interest and your blog at goddessblogchain.com
Friday, November 16, 2007
"A delightful collection of life lessons as described by Anita in her columns with United Press International. Sometimes poignant, infinitely insightful, but mostly snort-your-milk hilarious, Anita's journey has led her to successfully 'out' her goddess within." More...
Friday, November 02, 2007
As I was doing my morning rites, I spontaneously began with "I, goddess..." I didn't know what I was going to say next, or why I even started with those words. But I trusted that if I stepped into the flow, She would speak. And so She did...
This meditation video is the subsequent poem that was gifted to me. I hope you enjoy...
Friday, October 26, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Read the "how to" article at SelfLoveAffair.com
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli , Boltraffio, Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Messina, Perugino, Hans Memling, El Greco, Hans Holbein, Rokotov, Peter Paul Rubens, Gobert, Caspar Netscher, Pierre Mignard, Jean-Marc Nattier, Vigee-Le Brun, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Winterhalter, Tyranov, Borovikovsky, Venetsianov, Gros, Kiprensky, Amalie, Corot, Edouard Manet, Flatour, Ingres, Wontner, Bouguereau, Comerre, Leighton, Blaas, Renoir, Millias, Duveneck, Cassatt, Weir, Zorn, Mucha, Paul Gaugan, Henri Matisse, Picabia, Gustav Klimt, Hawkins, Magritte, Salvador Dali, Malevich, Merrild, Modigliani, Pablo Picasso... it's a dream of mine to join this list of esteemed artists one day ;-)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Boy Wonderful: “I need some grub in me bung-hole yer dirty land-lubbin’ son of a bilge rat.”
Me: “Bwaarck! Polly wanna cracker?” (Oh, wait. That’s for Talk Like a parrot Day.) No, what I really said was, “If it’s a bucket of slop yer after, there be some swill through yonder galley porthole,” except said in the accent of Tia Dalma (the character in the aforementioned movie who is actually the goddess Calypso bound into human form) so it came out more like, “a-hdaa-me-darrr-la-deeerrr-me-hiiiiy.”
That's when we decided we needed more lessons on how to speak like a true pirate (or in my case, a true goddess Calypso). Here are the three steps we took to learn pirate language:
1. We got ourselves some fabulous pirate names. At BlogThings I became Dirty Left Eye Lisa and Boy Wonderful was renamed Iron Jimmy Jailbird.
2. We weighed anchor at the International Talk Like a Pirate Day for a bit and picked up a great swag of pirate words (the five staple words being Ahoy! Avast! Aye! Aye aye! And Arrrr!)
3. Then, with shovels-a-shovelin’ and sweat-a-pourin’ offava our necks like we was nothin’ more than the underbelly of a taste of the Cap’n’s daughter, we practised and practised and practised!
I'm happy with that, providing I don't suddenly grow to 60-feet tall and spew crabs across the deck of a black pearl...
Saturday, August 18, 2007
- Rhiannon didn't clean windows because, as goddess of birds, horses and licorice all sorts, she didn't want any of her birds to run into a clean window and get hurt.
Friday, July 06, 2007
To be honest, I can’t think of a reason why the tactics in the book can’t work for the blokes too. To test this, I did a quick whip-around-vox-pop to some male friends to see if they have an inner goddess. Returning troops they are not, but they do understand enough about resolute women to know that incoming fire has right of way. Hence, they were quick to supply me with these gracious answers:
- Ian: Yes, her name is Barry.
- (To read the others, go to the column)
- Adam: Yes, I do. Her name is LaDawn. In a previous life, I was a black female backup vocalist. And I am being totally serious...
- Matt: Yeah I got an inner goddess, she's the earth and the moon and the sun and the spirit passed down to me from my mother.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Note -- a new book has opened at http://igoddess.com/love-and-blissings-book/
Please do join us there for the most recent comments, and to add your own! Love, Anita----------------
I've had more emails than usual over the past couple of weeks asking for prayers, advice and gifts of consciousness. Not sure what's going in the Universe, or why Kali seems to be on a rampage, but I'm only one person and can only physically do so much...
Prayers for strength, healing and unconditional love gain momentum when spoken and shared by many, so I thought I'd create a "Love and Blissings Book" here where you can lodge your request for loving support, or pledge that you will send your loving support to those who request it.
All the names in this Book will be included in my daily meditation and salutes. If you are able to include those in need in your prayers also, please leave a note in the Book to share your intention.
Love and delight :-) Anita
Friday, May 25, 2007
Seriously, doesn't this clip (in support of a campaign for an international human rights organisation that promotes values of dignity, equality and justice) make you want to take life by the short-n-curlies, climb aboard a bus full of goddess sisters, and DANCE?!
Share your dream!
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Wow, I don't know what surprised me more -- this coming from a 13-year-old, or from the son of a life affirmer! It sounds so macabre coming from a young adolescent raised in a positive, warm, supportive and affirmative home! (We all know it's not though -- the "meaning of life" is something we're all chasing, is it not!?!)
Anyhoo, this is what i told him: my #1 rule for a meaningful life...
What do YOU think is the secret to a meaningful life?
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
It seems my Goddess Workout (featured in the Body+Soul liftout last year) is striking a chord... I found out this morning it is being translated to Dutch and included in a book! More soon on that one. In the meantime, click on the image above to read the Workout :-)
Love and light refreshments,
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
1. When Easter eggs hatch, what kind of animal is born?
2. Which came first? The rabbit or the egg?
Let the stream-of-consciousness flow!
Monday, March 19, 2007
Hubby (aka "Luvvy") and I have been finding up songs about every state we are visiting. We have some gaps though, and are hoping you can help us by contributing suggestions... So far we have been to:
- Louisana: The Battle of New Orleans, Johnny Horton
- Tennessee: Graceland, Paul Simon
- Virginia: Country Roads, John Denver (I know, not "technically" about Virginia)
- Kentucky: Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin (I'm sure there's a line in there about "from the Kentucky coal-mines to the Californian sun")?
- Indiana: "I come from Indiana with a corn cob in my sack" (OK, we made that one up - after 10 hours of driving we were getting a little stir-crazy)
- Illinois: Any song by the band, Chicago?
Coming up next:
- New York: NY NY, the old dude
- California: Welcome to the Hotel California, The Eagles
Get in there girls, get creative!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Herewith is some background info into my rationale. (Shhhhh, don't tell anyone I used rationale - it might give me a bad reputation, lol)
Then came my first husband's name. I only changed my name to "meet social expectations". I look back now and realise the "social expectations" were simply my fear-of-judgement misleading me into decisions I was making for the sake of others and not for me.
Nevertheless, the surname "Ryan" represents 14 years of growing up, coming of age, some pretty funky handbags and most rewarding of all, being a mother to my gorgeous Connor.
Now I'm entering the beyond-mother stage. Yes my son is still in high school and I'll be his mother for the rest of his life. However, he is growing out of his need to have the same surname as me. My second husband is also growing -- out of patience that is! He's tired of being called "Mr Ryan" when we go to restaurants.
So anyway, while "Anita Ryan" might be my brand as an author and website creatrix, on a personal level it is unsustainable. It is a residue of a life that has served its purpose - a time of amazing and positive growth, mind you - but the time has come to adopt my "adult" name for life.
I know this isn't the end of the line of "me" growing as a person, (heaven forbid!), but I do look forward to stepping into the goddess power I feel resonating in the name, "Anita Revel".
(Pronunciation tip: re-VEL)
Initially you'll start seeing me sign my InnerGoddess broadcasts with a hybrid of my new name. You'll also see my hybrid name on my books and articles from today also, and with 50+ years of writing left in me I'm hoping you'll see hundreds of these!
As a verb, 'revel' means to celebrate with unrestrained merrymaking and great pleasure or delight. This is certainly energy that I look forward to carrying forward with me from this point onwards.
I hope you join me for many years to come as we weave a merry dance back to a world-wild state of "goddess-ness"!