November 2010

Dearest darling goddess

by Leonie Dawson on November 29, 2010

goddess labyrinth

Dearest darling goddess,

I just want you to know you are safe.

You are okay.

It’s okay that you’ve done what you needed to do.

It’s okay.

Lay down the measuring stick that you use to discover the ways you don’t measure up, or down, or sideways.

Lay down the whipping stick you use to flail yourself into action, thinking that’s the only way you ever get anywhere, do anything, accomplish those Goals with a capital G.

Lay down all the things that hurt. All the things that you Should be doing, not want to do or believe in doing.

As a soul, you will always measure up.

You will always measure up to me. To love. To Great Spirit. To the ones that know.

As a soul, you do not need to hurt in order to be the best you can be.

As a soul, you will always be loved.

You will always be worth it. Beautiful. Valuable. Precious. Needed.

Always, always, ALWAYS.

You will never need to change or push or do more in order to be worth it.

You will always – always – be loved.

There is nowhere else you have to be. Nothing else you need to be doing. Nobody else you need to be.

You will always – always – be loved.

Thank you for you.

Wise, precious, beautiful, loving you.

You will always – always – be loved.

loving me, loving you,
Goddess

P.S. As I went to publish this, I realised this is my 1501st blog post. The picture at the top of this post? It was one of the first photos I blogged. It was my first goddess circle. My first labyrinth. It was around this time that I knew that I would be a part of women’s circles for the rest of my life.

After 1500 posts and six years, I’m so grateful to still be here. Still writing my heart out. Still learning what it is to be a goddess, a woman. Still sharing this profound, precious journey with you. Some of you have been here since from the very start. Some of you have been here for a few years. Some of you have been here since last week. No matter what time we’ve walked this path together, it has all mattered. It’s all been profound. You have touched me with your presence, your sisterhood and your grace.

Thank you, dearest heart. Again and again, over and over. This has changed my life.


Hola gorgeous Goddess!!!!

I’m SO not kidding on this one, dearhearts…

I’m pretty sure this is ze BEST collection of goddess allsorts I’ve ever found…

Every.single.time I found one of these treasures, I thought:

HOLY DINGER. AMAZING.

Can you please remind me to come back to this post whenever I need inspiration?

I’m SO excited to share these inspiration goodies with you…

Let’s start off with some beautiful music… this is the 14 year old daughter of one of ze goddess readers. Her name is Skylar Marks, which is a dreamy rockstar name right there. Bless you beautiful Skylar! Her beautiful rendition of Imagine got me misty eyed…

Nella Cordelia’s birth story is utterly touching (It reminds me about my Buddha of Imperfection).

SARK got her inner critics arrested + taken off in a police car. (Yes, really. Gawd that woman is a GODDESS!) Anyways, go read + find out how to get a signed copy of her new book Glad No Matter What + coaching with her!

Last Allsorts I shared the video of Cindy Gallops’ black apartment. I flipping loved Gala Darling’s interview of her about her latest project. I am loving Cindy’s utter knowing of who she is & making things HAPPEN.

Inner Toddler presents the hilarious & TOTALLY DOABLE Do Other Stuff Every Day Month. I laughed for a full five minutes after reading this one.

For some reason, this totally inspires me: Everything is stupid & easy to do.

I am still thinking A LOT about Shopping, showers & self-sacrifice: the lesson of the blue dress from The Happiest Mom.

Are you one of those people who likes to perve what’s on other people’s bookshelves. Yup. Me too. Take heart, my darlingheart… there must be others JUST like us. Why else would there be BOOK SHELF PORN?

Karl Lagerfeld’s books cover every wall of his studio from the ground, up two stories, to the skylights. Plus he owns the bookstore that is right next door.

- Todd Selby – The Selby is in Your Place

I love The Organic Sister’s gentle mothering thoughts on trusting our kids & their candy.

My sweet Ellie’s Perfect Margarita recipe sounds delish AND hilarimo!

These pregnacious goddess photos of Claudia Schiffer are divine. We need more pregnacious goddess photos in the world!!!
Darling Goddess sister Kyeli shares from the heart about how her worst year was the best.

Bad School Photo Trends are AWESOME.

And I’ve been listening to cute indie baby music, like ze above. Care of Baby Pants Music.

Okay, that’s all my darlinghearts.

How good was that?

Simply scrumptious. Edible. Delicious.

Before you say anything…

YOU ARE SO WELCOME.

I know right? Best.Goddess.Allsorts.everrrrrrr.

Happppppy days :)

I think you are the bees AND the knees of bees,

“I joined the Goddess Circle while I was in such a bad place in my life. I needed clarity, support, upliftment, positivity, motivation, self-confidence..blah blah blah….don’t we all? Leonie’s gentle nature and nurturing spirit has created a little haven for lost lambs like me.

The Goddess Healing Chakra meditation is my favourite!

What has surprised me most about the Circle is the fellowship ‘it’ has created. Gorgeous Goddesses, including myself, share on a daily basis, knowing we are safe, away from scrutiny and judgement – But open to love and, dare I say it, sistahood. I have found my own little ‘secret’ happy place in the Goddess Circle.”

~ Goddess Sally, South Africa

Cutting All The Shoulds Off My Goddess Life List

by Leonie Dawson on November 25, 2010

Because Goddess Superheroes wear their big girl panties on the outside.
Me & two of my goddess sisters… Goddess Sone & Goddess Nixie!!!

Hola gorgeous Goddess!

So my darling goddess sister Marissa wrote a post.

One that I keep thinking about.

It’s called:

I Don’t Want To Run A Marathon.

And it’s all about how she had on her life list that she wanted to run a marathon.

But the thing is?

She hates running.

She wants to like it.

But, you know – she just doesn’t.

I hear you sister, I really do.

I would LOVE to be a runner.

But I’m not.

I’m a crazy dancer. An occasional kite-flyer. A newbie Zumbaite.

goddess frolicking

An occasional frolicker.

But a runner?

Oh.no.not.at.all.

Anyways, Goddess Marissa took a big fat red pen to her Life List & cut out all the dreams that really didn’t make her sing. That didn’t feel like a good idea anymore. That felt more like a should than a want.

I was so flipping inspired, I did the same thing.

goddess smelling flowers

I want my Goddess Life List to be organic. Constantly growing and changing and shifting.

So I’ve now made a supplementary list:

The Things I Thought I Might Like To Do But I Don’t Think I Do Anymore And That’s Totally Perfect List!

AND I went the double-whammy of happy-optimisation, and added a

The Things I Have Done And They Were Ding Dang Fun List!

Because let’s face it. I’ve done some pretty flipping extraordinary things. And I want to celebrate how flipping awesome fun my life has always been.

You can check out all my lists here.

YIPPEEEEEEE!!!!!!

And this is the part where I tell you to ninja-chop out all the stuff that doesn’t belong on your Goddess Life List anymore.

But you totally already knew that anyway.

And maybe you will.

Maybe you won’t.

Maybe your Life List is perfect as it is.

Just like you are.

That’s all I wanted to say, dearest.

You don’t need to change who you are to be a Goddess.

Over & out, hottiecakes!