October 2008

Introducing… a worldwide Creative Goddess ecourse

by Leonie Dawson on October 30, 2008

Hola Gorgeous Goddesses!

I’m SO excited to share this new workshop… and so hope you’ll join me!

When I recently let people know about my latest Creative Goddess workshop here in Canberra, I got lots of emails saying “Count me in!” and a whole lot more saying “When are you doing this on *my* side of the planet?”  I would so LOVE to meet all of you, and share this creative & soulful experience with you, so I’ve been thinking about all the ways I could try and fly everywhere… then last night I had a moment of midnight inspiration in bed – to take it to the world, I could create an online Creative Goddess course… a goddess circle that spanned the globe!

I thought about running it right now, but the thought of another thing to do before holidays was just too much for me, and I’m sure so many goddesses out there… so I thought – when better to start something new and shining than at the birth of a new year? The course will start January 15 of the New Year and will run for six soulful, creatively inspired, sacred & connected weeks.

And here’s the special treat! If you sign up for the course by December 1 {maybe as a Christmas gift to yourself}, I will send you out a special package in the mail to arrive before Christmas with a Creative Goddess treat for you. So reserve your place now… for Christmas deliciousness & a spirited start to your new year!

Here’s just some of the gorgeous things you can expect by enrolling:

* How to create art as a spiritual practice to connect with the Goddess inside you
* Every week you will be sent Creative Goddess projects to do for the week in a range of creative mediums ~ you will be exploring new ways of creating and connecting with the gorgeous soul, wisdom & beauty inside you
* Private videos created by me just for the Creative Goddess participants
* MP3 goddess meditations by me to work with during the course
* Access to a private Goddess Circle message board to connect with me and other gorgeous goddesses, and to share your experiences throughout the program.

This course is especially designed for:

* People who wish to create but don’t know how or don’t feel like they are an artist
* People who want to deepen their experience of art from fun to sacred
* Creative types {including photographers, artists, writers & scrapbookers} who are looking to experience art in a whole new way and have a whole new rush of inspiration
* Gorgeous souls who want to find out more about the Goddess tradition
* Goddesses who want to experience more of their goddess nature through art!

Price?

I’ve got two packages available!
The Creative Goddess course is $67 for the whole six weeks.
Join up with a gorgeous friend to do the course, and you’ll get the course for $60 each. :)

If you feel like you want something even more special, you can sign up for the limited VIP Creative Goddess package – you get the course & a 45 minute phone call with me giving Goddess Coaching &/or an oracle card reading {your choice} for $127.

Sign up by visiting the Creative Goddess course here: http://www.goddessleonie.com/creative-goddess-course.html.

This could also make a beautiful Christmas present for someone – let me know you’ve bought it for someone and I’ll send them a Gift Certificate by mail.

Until we circle as Creative Goddesses…

I’m looking forward to sharing an exquisite experience with you… if you have any any any questions, just email me possum (leonie@gmail.com). Remember to reserve your spot soon to get your Creative Goddess treat in the mail for Christmas! :)

With paint on our hands, shining souls & joy at sharing this amazing new experience with you ~~~
I so hope you join me in circle!
Love,

P.S. I just love the symbolism of it… A new year… a new circle begins… a new creative goddess you. See you in circle, Creative Goddesses!

Goddess Jule: Custom Soul Story art

by Leonie Dawson on October 29, 2008

This is one my latest Soul Story custom artworks… this one for the Goddess Jule, who I met at my Day of Delight retreat a couple of months ago.

Jule is a gifted artist, intuitive, healer & mermaid soul, and is also an amazing mama to her incredible daughter Molly {Hi Mol! Love you special girl!}

I wanted to create an artwork to remind Jule of her beauty & her gifts… for her to remember and know just was a sacred & joy-filled treasure she IS! :)

I loved what Jule said about her Soul Story too…

I knew about your fabulous pictures but what a star you are with words. ..it’s going straight into the studio to inspire me! Thank you again so much, I shall be pondering each phrase and enjoying it like a lindt chocolate ball…”

Lindt chocolate balls are my *favourite* so it was the most delicious thing to hear :)  I heart you Jule, and BELIEVE in you… go for it goddess! shine your light for all the world to see :)

To order your own Soul Story, or ones to celebrate your kindred, go to my Custom art page. And remember, get your orders in for Christmas by November 15.

Wishing you a mermaidish day :)

Lots of bright shining love ~~~
Leonie

Frequently Asked Questions

by Leonie Dawson on October 28, 2008

Last week I opened up the doors for any questions that Goddesses out there might want to ask… here’s those questions & answers, as well as a link to an interview I did recently :) So much joy!

First question from Heather…
How did you arrive where you’re at in your spiritual beliefs and practices?

Great question :)  I regard myself as a spiritual smorgasboard-ist – I take practices, beliefs, ceremonies and ways of thought from a range of traditional and non-traditional religions including the New Age movement, the ancient Goddess and Celtic traditions, Buddhism, Jaianism and Earth-based spirituality as held by Native Americans, Australian Aboriginals and Pagan cultures.

Basically, I take what parts sing to me and let go of the rest. If it doesn’t make sense to my soul, it isn’t a part of my religion.

I went to see the Dalai Lama speak a year ago, and one of my favourite things he said was “Too many people follow their parent’s religion just because they think they should, even when they are not passionate about it. Find something you are passionate about. There are six billion of us, and there are six billion paths to God.”

I think that sums up my spiritual beliefs – for me to be the best, most vibrant, happy and shining Leonie-ist I can be.

“It’s just simple. Be Happy.”
- Australian Aboriginal elder

Some of my favourite books…

What books do you recommend?

I love love love recommending books :)
So much so, I’ve set up a GoddessLeonie.com Amazon store. To check out all my book & oracle card recommendations, visit:
http://astore.amazon.com/goddessleonie-20

One of our group creations from a Creative Goddess circle…

Were you raised a particular faith or did you discover yours on your own?

I was baptised in an Anglican church, but apart from that my parents were fairly unreligious in that sense. Growing up on a farm in a beautiful piece of the world, our family religion was really the earth – we were surrounded by animals and sunsets and mountains and rivers and heavenly sky. That today still informs a huge part of my spiritual beliefs and soul’s home.

My mum always said to me “You can choose what you believe in.” So I did. I’ve had spiritual mentors of all types along the way – humans, animals, angels and books. My parents are quite accepting of where I’m at now, and I try to hippy-fy them as much as I can. Mama is now a huge Louise Hay fan, and I’m still working on my Dad. I am very open about my spirituality and love to tell my Dad how I’m going to set up a big hippy commune with tipis on his farm so women can come and beat drums and howl at the moon and connect with their goddess inside. He’s not sure if I’m joking. I’m not :) I like to be a walking teacher wherever I go… whether it’s in my workshops or in my family or at work. I believe that by being open about my spirituality, others will have the courage to explore their own beliefs too.

One of my daily work hazards… a puppeh who just wants cuddles :)

Another gorgeous question… this time from Rose…

“I had to ask u…do u ever have times where u are in a creative slump or can u always create? I have not been able to make any art in awhile due to life problems so my mind is not clear. I feel too afraid to sit back down with my paintbrush… so I figured u would be the perfect person to ask…what do u do when u are not in the mindset to create? Visualization, meditation? Or just wait..?”

I go where the flow of energy takes me. Sometimes its time to create, sometimes its time to heal, sometimes its time to laugh and sit and just be.

Be conscious about what’s happening for you – are you in healing or being time? Or are you being stopped by the fear about creating? Do you have fear of losing your creative gifts, or do you have fear about what you might uncover through creating?

If you feel you should create out of a sense of obligation, my recommendation is not create. Allow for times of creative hibernation while your spirit is in different cycles.
If you feel you have fear about creating, my recommendation is to create. Creating can heal. Start small. A collage here, a splash of paint on office paper there.

Let me know how you go… I’m wishing you good energy and good times, Rose!

Creativity all wrapped up… packages & art orders to go out last week :)
{Remember November 15 is the last day to get in your Xmas orders for custom art}

And the gorgeous Lisa Clark recently interviewed me at Pink World! Pop over there and leave her some love :)

Wishing you a gorgeous shining day ~~~