Goddess Guidebook update & silly stuff

Hola gorgeous Goddesses,

I’m a little bit snowed under at the moment with putting together my next course to offer… but I wanted to reach out and let you know what you can expect!

But first… the…

Very Silly Photos

Whenever I’m creating something and spending hours writing and designing and laptopping-from-bed, I end up taking a whole lot of very silly photos of myself on Photo Booth.

And because ya’ll are waiting so patiently, I’m going to share with you my major achievements from this time:


Angel’s little nose does me in every single time.

And ze important stuff!

So the coursity-course-course-course of course!

So many of you preciouses have already been emailing me asking about the course! Thank you so so much for your excitement and love and patience.

I’ll be sending out the news early next week with the hot goss. Gorgeous goddesses on my mailing list will hear about it first and get a discount that lasts for three days. Then it will get released to the world.

The course is muchly different from last time, but I’m so excited about it, and know it will be really powerful. I’ve joined superpowers with one of my teachers to bring you…

*da-da-da-dum*

Making Space for Your Goddess to Shine: A divine de-cluttering & magical space clearing e-course!

I’ve got SO much more to tell you about this course and it’s magic and how much it can help change your home and life… but I will leave it till next week. I’m just whispering it to you because:

1.) I can.not.keep.good.secrets

2.) and you’re my favourite.

*gigglesnort*

Until then…

It’s back to me making rather silly photos & brewing up some more gorgeous goddessness.

That, and executing what my big sister calls “my waffle plans.”

She called me earlier today and asked me my plans for the weekend. And apart from finishing up the course-y goodness, I had none except one. On Sunday morning, I will wake up, drive to my favourite village with my hunkaspunk god, meet Sone & her husby, and eat waffles. Waffles with ice-cream and cream and chocolate ganache sauce. Waffles all brown and toasty and warm. And then afterwards, go look in one of my favourite bookstores. But mostly, it’s all about my weekend waffles. That’s just how I roll. 🙂

Have a beautiful weekend darling hearts…
and so deeply looking forward to sharing with you next week!

Forever waffling yours,

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Goddess Journey Check-in: The Frailty Edition

Hola beautiful, beautiful souls,

Goddess Journey day is the day we check in on our journeys, and the blessings & lessons that have been happening for us.

It’s the day we get to cosy up on a big purple couch with large mugs of tea, and connect-in and share about our journeys this week. It’s a little bit like coming home – to ourselves, and to each other. As always, you can share if you’re called in the Comments Circle.

I’m always glad when it’s a Goddess Journey check-in day. It’s like a little exhale of “aaaahhhhhh” and then a contented little sigh. Of course, that might be just me, but I likes it. 🙂

And this week’s check-in is a little different (just like last week)… it’s on video!

Some extra things I need you to know

Today I want to sing you

You are my sunshine,
my only sunshine,
you make me happy
when skies are grey.
You’ll never know dear,
how much I love you!

For no apparent reason but I can.

Today I want you to know just how glad I am to know you.

Today I want you to know that we are all just so beautiful. Just as we are. With the fullness of our story, our glory and our frailties.

I adore you.

Probably the first time I get weepy on video, but won’t be my last…

Goddess Journey Check-in – 27 May 09 edition from Goddess Leonie on Vimeo.

As always, feel free to take the talking stick and share about your Goddess Journey, blessings and challenges over the last week. You are so gently held.

Love,

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Ask Goddess Leonie: The Blessings & Medicine of Empathy

Hola gorgeous Goddess!

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time now – but didn’t quite know how I wanted to share it. And then I was doing a coaching session for a gorgeous earth angel, and she said to me: Oh Leonie! You must write this on your website! People need to know this!

And because she asked me, I’m a-writing this.

Her question was one that I think so many of us deal with:

I feel like I’m an energy sponge. I pick up positive energy so quickly, but then I pick up negative energy too! What do I do?

Here’s what I shared:

As souls, healers, and earth angels, we have a gift named empathy. It means that we can pick up how other people are feeling in an instant. And this can be a blessing when we use this in the right way, in the right context to help others heal. And we can also use it as a wonderful scanning tool for ourselves to decide if a person is right for us to be around in that moment.

Here’s the medicine of empathy though:

We are not supposed to change our energy for other people all the time.

Our role and responsibility as souls, healers and earth angels is to stay in our own energy, stay grounded in our own emotions, and allow other people the freedom, responsibility and sovereignty of their own energy.

We aren’t supposed to be emotional barometers for how others are feeling – how they are feeling is their job. Our job is how we are feeling, and staying present with us.

When we are off feeling everyone else’s energy, we start feeling lost and alone – because we’ve abandoned our own selves and energy. Who is looking after our own energy if we are out looking after other people’s?

Story time

A few years ago, I finally realised that I had two fingers in my love’s energy all the time. I was always in some way checking in with his energy, seeing how he was feeling, and seeing if I needed to make him feel happier.

I thought that’s what people who loved each other did.

And I started feeling really off-centre and off-kilter and alone – like somehow in always being in someone else’s energy, I’d lost my own.

We went out into the desert in the centre of Australia – to Uluru, the spiritual and physical heart of the land. My love and I were there for a week on a healing retreat.

And I explained to our lovely retreat teacher what I was doing, and asked her for advice on changing the dynamic.

She said:

It’s not your job to be in his energy all the time. That’s his job. Start by feeling the edges of your energy, and where the edges of his are, and start practising staying in your own.

And I thought there was more to it than that – surely it would have to be more complicated!

Changing the habit of a lifetime doesn’t have to be complicated though. It can be as simple as making a choice, and practising.

So I started practising feeling the edges of my boundary, and the edges of his, and practised the art of staying in my own energy.

And things changed – a LOT.

I started feeling much more centred in myself. Chris started feeling freedom and relief that he no longer had me checking in with my energy. I realised that what I was doing – even though I was doing it from a place in my heart out of love and compassion – was unhealthy. It meant I wasn’t staying present with myself or staying strong in my own energy and wisdom. And I was actually taking from Chris – I was taking his own personal sense of responsibility and sovereignty for his energy.

Empathy reversed

How would you feel if you knew someone always had two fingers in your energy, wanting to know how you were feeling, wanting to make YOU feel BETTER?

And when I thought about it like that, I got this feeling of yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck in my belly – and indignation! Like:

Get out of my energy! This is my energy! I don’t want you to make me feel better! I don’t want you to feel the same way as me! That’s my job! I want to choose how I feel! If I want to have a down day, or learn my medicine and lessons, that’s my responsibility… Go do yours please!

So this thing I’d been doing out of love wasn’t the most loving, wise thing for me to do.

When I stayed in my own energy, I got to choose how I wanted to feel. And Chris got to take back his own energy, make his own choices, and choose how he wanted to feel.

It was empowering all around.

The best I can do

The best I can do as a healer, soul, and earth angel is to stay in my own energy. To not get moved around by other person’s feelings. To be present with myself, and present with others – without taking away from their own sacred land of their own energy.

When I do a healing session with someone, my energy does not change. I can scan them, I can check in, I can intuit what is happening for them – but I don’t change my feelings to the same as theirs. Their feelings and energy are their job. My job is my own. When I finish a healing session – I don’t feel like I’ve been lifted up or down by them. I get to stay present in my own energy and wisdom, and witness another goddess stay present in hers.

My job as a healer is to heal myself, and shine that light for me. And in the right time, and the right place, and the right energy exchange – if another soul asks for a healing, I’m able to be a part of that with them.

But it is not my job to walk around healing every person I meet, whether they want it or not.

My job is to light up the world just by lighting up me.

What would happen?

If I decided to soak up everyone else’s energy everyday, and feel where others were at constantly?

I’d probably feel depleted, like I was on an emotional see-saw, and a whole lot of disconnected from the great loveliness and truth and wisdom that’s been sitting in my own backyard this whole time.

I’d feel like I need to be around others in order to be of help. I’d feel like I needed to help others whether they needed it or not. I’d feel like this world wasn’t turning perfectly, just as it is right now.

And I sure as heck wouldn’t be able to do the work I do – because I’d be constantly feeling other people’s energy, instead of my own.

I was born to be this Leonie energy, and to embody it and know it as deeply as I can.

You were born to be your energy, and to embody it and know it as deeply as you can.

We weren’t born to be like anyone else – or feel like everybody else does.

We get to choose, again and again, to be lighthouses of our own light and energy, and allow the ones around us to be their own lighthouses of their own light and energy.

We don’t need to fix their light. We don’t need to have our own lighthouse keeper going around checking on their lighthouses – that’s their job. Our keeper’s job is to make our light as lovely and true as possible for us. And then all the other lighthouses will want to light up too, and shine their own jewelled magenta glow out into the world.

This world is a whole lot of loveliness.

This is the wisdom, and the medicine of empathy:

Our job is to be ourselves, and stay in our own energy. That is where the real magic, love, goodness, connection and path is found.

What do you think, sweet soul?

World Scoop Alert: Interview with SARK

Hola gorgeous goddesses,

I’m totally attempting to constrain myself and not blather all over the keyboard this morning.

But I can’t help it. Thank le goddess it’s somewhat water-resistant.

So I have something muchly muchly special for you.

And muchly special for me.

I *ark* interviewed *ark* SARK.

I found SARK’s books ten years ago, and instantly fell into big love. She is rainbows and unicorns and groundedness and funniness and love and sacred spirit and sensuality and sass and womanhood and friend all in one.

And here we are, all this time later… giggling and crying with laughter over the phone to her.

This interview is like *woah* massive.

I don’t want to give the plot away, but in it you get WORLD SCOOPS on:

* her world-wide vibrator adventures
* what book she is now working on
* and (gasp) the name of her upcoming memoirs.

Yup. World scoops. You heard it here first. *gigglesnort*

Bonus: You also get to hear us screeching Happy Birthday at the end. It is a thing of great beauty.

Interview with SARK from Goddess Leonie on Vimeo.

I’ve made the audio interview into a video so you could see pretty pictures while you listened. Because I loves you.

Link-tacular

SARK’s website is www.PlanetSARK.com & her forum is at www.SARKforum.com.

Wahoooo!

Now can someone please hold me. I’m all weepy with happy tears.


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Site Update

Hola gorgeous goddesses!

I wanted to give you an update on all the happenings and goings ons at Goddess Guidebook.

There’s so many things blooming and blossoming that I’m so excited to share with you.

I’ll be doing these site updates more regularly now so you know what’s on offer and what you might be called to. As always, trust your intuition and go with what works beautifully for you. 🙂

This month

This month has been holy big and glorious at Goddess Guidebook. I’ve interviewed some amazing souls for the blog including the luminous Jen Louden (and another one with -ohmygoddess- SARK! is popping up in a couple of hours). I’ve been interviewed for some gorgeous blogs (I’ll let you know when they are up.)

I’ve also been writing up a blog-article storm with all sorts of goodies on living a sacred, creative, abundant Goddess life.

Here’s my top six blog articles for the last month:

* How to create a website for your big dream

* Career Guidance for Young Goddesses

* How to Meditate – for Lazy People

* Top Ten Self-Help books for your journey

* How to Shamanic Journey

* Space Clearing 101

And of course…

The month’s round up wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Key Zen Habits poster. Since giving it away here, it has been downloaded over 10 000 times. It’s been completely wonderful, and I’m so glad it’s helping so many people.

New course!

I’m deep in the middle of finishing my next course, and will be telling you all about it in the next week or so. It’s completely magical & totally different from my Creative Goddess e-course but just as powerful and needed.

And how do I know it’s needed? Because I really, utterly needed it. So much so that I’ve partnered with someone completely incredible to combine our superpowers and make a double-goddess course. I wanted to make a course that was spiritual AND practical all at once… once that would make such a difference in all our lives. So… ARK! It’s *coming*!

I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

*happy sigh*

Which reminds me….

Goddesses on my mailing list will be getting an early-goddess discount on the course. And the reason I’m bringing it up is this – last time I ran a course, 45% of the lovely Goddess readers signed up for it. Which is holy-incredible.

But I’ve realised I only have 25% of my beautiful readers signed up on my list. So that means there is like 20% of you out there who are probably going to buy the course but will miss out on the extra early-goddess discount. So for sweet sale’s sake… sign up. Because I likey likey to give you preferential treatment. 🙂

And even if you’re not sure what you’re wanting right now… that’s totally cool. Jump on the mailing list because I’m also working on some free goodies for mailing-list goddesses. Yay!

What gorgeous else?

Are you on Twitter? I’m playing on there too. I’m @Leonie_Dawson.

My love & I are off this weekend to learn how to play the Native American flute on one of our friend’s beautiful properties. Holy dinger I’m excited about it. I shall be the pied piper! I’m convinced this could be the one instrument I might just be able to play. My sweet love being the musical GOD he already is has been practicising on a little tin whistle just so he can top of the class. I’ll be the giggling gert at the back making the flute sound like a whale’s mating call. I figure, that’s still sacred, right? hee hee hee…

Then I’m off for a couple of days on retreat. It’s been three years since I was last there, being healed in its cream womb and golden fields. Time to go back to my cave for a little while, before I re-emerge to share what I’ve learned there.

I’m so so grateful to be on this journey.

And I’m so grateful to be sharing it with you.

So that’s what’s moving, shaking and singing loudly along to Bette Midler in my world…

Thank you so much for being here, and thank you for being you.

Love,

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