Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Goddess as an acrostic poem

Every day I receive gorgeous emails from InnerGoddess members sharing a piece of their lives with me. This letter came from Janne after she found my story in That's Life magazine...

Over the past few years I have become very spiritually aware and have known that there is the goddess within us which is the one we need to cherish and love to help us grow and become the beautiful caring beings we are. In fact I was meditating some time ago when I came up with a meaning for GODDESS which I feel fits very well and would like to share with you.

GODDESS: Guiding Our Divine Deity Entire Sacred Self

This meaning that came to me just seamed to fit so perfectly so I am so glad I have found your goddess site

Thanks from within Anita, Janne

How lovely is that? Janne effectively came up with an acrostic poem that personalises "Goddess" to her. Can you think of one that describes your connection with the goddess within? Share it here!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Prayer for Beauty (as inspired by Venus)

The following paragraphs are taken from The Goddess DIET, See a Goddess in the Mirror in 21 Days by Anita Revel. Keep this perspective in mind as you say Anita's Prayer For Beauty to help you reconnect with the gorgeous goddess that you were born to be. You can read the prayer in this week's InnerGoddess newsletter, or in the book, The Goddess DIET, See a Goddess in the Mirror in 21 Days.
Getting Real About Loving Your Body
Dove commissioned a study in 2005 and found that out of 3300 girls and women between the ages of 15 and 64 in 10 countries, 68 percent agreed that media and advertising set an unrealistic standard of beauty that they could not hope to achieve. It’s important to remember that yes, models are beautiful, but again, they are only one kind of beautiful. Thankfully the air-brush was unheard of when Rubens, Botticelli and Bouguereau were creating their fabulous works. They have inspired countless modern day works such as Venice Reconstituted at Venice Beach (by California artist Rip Cronk, 1989, pictured left), or Baron Von Lind’s stunning pin-ups, or the alluring burlesque performers that captivate audiences world-wide.

It appears the artists also inspired Anita's Prayer For Beauty that you can read in this week's InnerGoddess newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Disgraceful Challenge

In this week's InnerGoddess newsletter, I included a Prayer for Growing Old Gracefully. It's a really sweet prayer, full of sage advice and common sense. But sometimes the inner cheeky goddess simply must be heard... who wants to be practical all the time, right?

So, I've invited InnerGoddess members to co-create a "Prayer for Growing Old Disgracefully"... for example, your contribution could include requests along the lines of, "may I never forget to pack paper towel in case I spill my cocktail in public."

Comment to add your suggestion to our co-created prayer.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Extraordinary things in ordinary moments

This is a true story. The Washington Post organised a violinist to play incognito in the metro station as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people's priorities.

The questions raised: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognise talent in an unexpected context? The answer it seems, is no we do not.

You can read the story in this week's InnerGoddess newsletter... Please return to this post to answer the question: what have you seen today that is an extraordinary thing in an ordinary moment?