What I want in 2011: an exquisite photo essay by Goddess Cass

Hola gorgeous Goddess!

For the month of January we are having a 2011 Dream Extravaganza. We’re filling out our workbooks & making magic happen. I get so ding dang inspired by hearing other women’s dreams… it’s like planting little soul seeds & witnessing a glorious garden bloom.

Today’s dreamer is my precious goddess circle sister Cass Oswald who lives in a House of Owls.

I adore my little blonde mermaid sister. She’s a dreamy photographer. Museum of Magic curator. Dreamer. Joyful one.

And I sent her a pleady email to pretty pretty please bless us with a photo essay of her 2011 dreams.

And she said that it was okay for me to say OMG in real life, that yes she was going to climb a mountain today to take another photo of her kissing her love oh and YES she would share her exquisite dreams all magical photo essay-like.

And I was the happiest girl in the world.

The End.

hee hee hee.

Let the Dream Extravaganza commence!

This year, my dreams are:

*happy exhale*

Pure beauty, no? Exquisite.

It lives in you, it lives in me, it lives all around us.

Thank you, dear Cass, for reminding us.

Big love to you my dear dreaming sisters,

Part*y payments, and my turquoise NY resolution.

Hola my dearest goddess sisters,

I got so many beautiful emails about how art healed my mama soul.

Thank you for hearing me. Thank you for understanding so deeply. Thank you for feeling it too.

Can I just say we are all remarkable women?

Carving out this precious, luscious life for ourselves?

Giving ourselves the beautiful, the true, the things that are needed.

Bless.

Thank you for being here. Thank you for being you.

I am so blessed to walk this path with you.

A number of goddesses also shared that they felt a real soul-calling to be in the Goddess Circle… to circle & share & dance & be with other goddess sisters & do my e-courses… but they weren’t able to afford the $99 membership all at once.

So for the next little while I’m going to accept part*y payments (aka part payments)… where you can pay $33 a month for three months to get access. I hope this will be gentler & easier for you?

I won’t be able to offer it permanently I don’t think as it takes up so much time to administer, but I’d love to be able to offer it to the goddesses who need it right now. I hope this is helpful, sweetpeas.

 

Pay $33 a month for 3 months for Goddess Circle membership
(includes access to all my e-courses, meditations, workbooks & a year-round online sacred women’s circle!)

And I wanted to share about the photos in this post…

my New Year’s resolution is this:
WEAR MORE TURQUOISE.

I stocked up on a couple more turquoise tops, and I think I am right to go for the rest of the year now. YAY!

Turquoise is my soul colour, I feel so happy and glowy in it – utterly like myself. So I wondered: why bother wearing any other colour?

And can I tell you, oh my goshness, I have been EXCELLING at my new year’s resolution!!!

I think I have struck on something profound: only make resolutions for stuff you REALLY WANT TO DO ANYWAYS.

hee hee hee! GENIUS I TELL YOU!

I’ve been rounding out 2011 ensemble with my birkenstocks (these will work for every season – tropical paradise means 24/7/365 open toed gloriousness! Yay!)

Okay my lovely hearts…

I’ve got an inbox bursting at the seams & a to-do-list a mile long… time to pump up some Saritah & sing along!

If you’ve got any questions at all (about the turquoise-ness or the part*y payments), just email me dearest!

Wishing you a magical, sparkling day that is 99% loveliness, 1% ice-cream.

Amen,


Goddess Menu of Delights: Creating your Goddess Haven ecourse

Hola gorgeous Goddesses!!!

There’s *three* of my gorgeous goddess e-courses starting in three days on January 15… so I’ll be showcasing them in a Goddess Menu of Delights over the next three days, so that you’ll know if any of them are singing your name. (And of course there’ll be the normal Goddess blog posts too!)

Take a six week journey to create a space that isn’t just a home – but a Goddess Haven…

In this course you will:

  • use powerful space clearing techniques to make the energy of your home sparkle again
  • be supported and inspired to divinely declutter your space, step by step
  • use inspired interior design to create a style in your haven that sings of YOU and your goddess spirit!

We will be banishing:

  • feelings of powerlessness about where to start
  • being overwhelmed by our spaces
  • feeling bored, uninspired or weighed down by our home.

This course is for:

  • You might want to do *something* but don’t know how to even begin – you just feel overwhelmed with stuff and life and where you are already.
  • You might be an entrepreneur chasing your big dreams, and need space that supports you.
  • You might be a creative goddess, feeling a little overwhelmed by all your creative ideas and *stuff* who wants to feel more clarity and ease
  • You might be a mama who is drowning in the accumulated family stuffs and needs a space that is peaceful and reminds you of your spirit.
  • You might simply be on a healing journey. Or a transition journey. Or a discovery journey. Or a love journey.
  • Whatever journey you are on – you are wanting and needing and craving a space that is a haven for the Goddess in you.

Creating your Goddess Haven eCourse from Goddess Leonie on Vimeo.

This course is a journey.

Creating a Goddess Haven isn’t a one-time binge session of throwing away, moving furniture and vacuuming. That can feel overwhelming and dull. And pretty soon, things just get back to feeling the same instead. What we’ve instead created is a six-week journey where we’ll be guiding you through divine decluttering, magical space clearing and inspired interior design to create an amazing, spirit, light, joyful space.

This course is to help you create sacred, clear space and energy around you so you can get on with living your gorgeous, joyful goddess life.

We’ll be empowering you with all the wisdom, tools and techniques you need to make your space feel and look amazing *to you*.

You will receive:

  • projects, a video, worksheets and e-books to help you divinely declutter, magically space clear & inspiredly interior design!
  • a 25 minute original guided meditation MP3 by Goddess Leonie to use over the course to help you deeply tap into the transformational lusciousness of this course. This meditation will help you see the shining light inside you, know what you need in order to share it and help you start bringing it out. You’ll be glowing from the inside out. Kinda like you just followed a firefly, but – you know – in a sacred way.
  • a bonus sacred sound clearing MP3 to use in your space.
  • access to a private Goddess School forum to connect and share with other Goddesses on the same journey. The Goddess School circles are one of the most important parts of this course… we truly try to create a space that is a sacred goddess tribe… just like being in a women’s circle.

Here’s just some of the gorgeous things you can expect from this course…

  • Take inventory of the physical and invisible clutter in your home, space and life
  • De-clutter easily and gently – and dare we even say – divinely?
  • Use inspired interior design to create a space that feels radiant and vibrant and inspiring to you
  • Indulge in scrumptious creative projects to create a vision of your Goddess Haven!
  • Use feng shui to create your dreams
  • Clear negative or stuck energies out of your home
  • Learn how to use crystals, herbs, smudging and sound-clearing to make your space shine
  • Create a soulful altar as a place of inspiration, connection and peace
  • Develop and trust your intuition
  • Energise and cleanse your home so it is sparkling, shining and supports you!

To sum it up…

The Creating your Goddess Haven e-course is a complete, easy, guided journey for you to create the home of your biggest dreamsa true haven for the Goddess in you. A home that delights you, inspires you, and helps you live your beautiful Goddess life.

Freshly Anticipated Questions

How will the course be run?

Every week you will receive all the course materials for the week. You’ll be able to listen to the MP3 meditations, read the ebooks, watch the videos and do the projects at whatever time is delicious for you. You’ll be given access to downloading them to use on your computer and MP3 players. All you will need is a free copy of Adobe Reader, and any kind of MP3 software (iTunes, RealPlayer etc – these usually come with your computer). You’ll also have access to a private online forum where you can share your journey with other Goddesses on the same journey!

My house is a freaking mess. Like – terrible. I don’t even want to think about it. Will this really help?

If you are a little bit ready to change it, we can help you. You will be guided as you clear your space gently and easily, and create habits that will nourish you and your goddess haven. And the magical space-clearing parts will help you clear away any old, stuck energy in your home to help it stay a haven. If you’re ready to sign up for the course, that’s a good sign that you are ready to make your home your goddess haven…

This isn’t a course about being a neat freak with a minimalist house – unless that’s totally what makes your soul happy! This is about finding a way to create and keep a space that lights you up, nourishes you and is your Goddess haven.

My house is already really tidy. I’m a total neat freak. Would I get anything from this course?

The Creating your Goddess Haven e-course is about much more than just making your home clean. It’s about making it a space that sustains, nourishes, supports and inspires you. You’ll learn a whole new toolbelt of techniques to make your home a soulful, supportive place of energy for you. Think: crystal gridding gloriousness, inspired interior design, sacred sound clearing, and deeply intuiting, sensing, cleansing and energising your home? In short… making your home not just neat, but a gorgeous, vibrant, inspiring haven to live in and be nurtured by.

I know someone who would really adore this course. Can I buy the course as a gift to them?

Absolutely, sweet soul. Just buy an enrolment, then email us ([email protected]) to let us know who it is for.

Get the Creating your Goddess Haven e-course (worth $89) plus all of my meditations, e-courses, workbooks & a year-round goddess circle – over $600 of my goodies… for only $99.

For international goddesses:

For goddesses not living in Australia or New Zealand.

Membership is US$99 and includes all my courses, kits and meditations and a year’s access to the Goddess Circle.

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For Australian & New Zealand goddesses:

For all goddesses living in Australia or New Zealand.

Membership is AUS$99 and includes all my courses, kits and meditations and a year’s access to the Goddess Circle

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All my love,

Goddess Menu of Delights: Radiant Goddess e-course

Hola gorgeous Goddesses!!!

There’s *three* of my gorgeous goddess e-courses starting on January 15… so I’ll be showcasing them in a Goddess Menu of Delights over the next three days, so that you’ll know if any of them are singing your name. (And of course there’ll be the normal Goddess blog posts too!)

21 days to a shiny new you!

Three weeks to discover your radiant goddess self.

What is the course?

We wanted to create a 21 day journey of feeling radiantthat included using gorgeous menu plans filled with a mixture of raw and healthy foods, movement plans, spirit and inspiration projects and meditations to guide you on the journey of reawakening your Radiant Goddess self!

The Radiant Goddess e-course is a plan to that takes care of every part of you – your body, mind and soul… and become an amazing way to begin your new year!

Introducing the Radiant Goddess eCourse from Goddess Leonie on Vimeo.

The next Radiant Goddess e-course starts Saturday Jan 15!

We all have the best intentions for starting our years afresh, but often get lost along the way because it can be so hard to make changes to habits. We know that the way that we best make change is when we have a gorgeous plan to follow, and the support, guidance and sisterhood to follow it through.

I love what Sone said when she read our information page the first time… she said “Oh my goddess! Where do I sign up? This is totally what *I’ve* always been looking for!” And then we laughed… we’ve created it because we’ve been doing soul and physical body transformations and plans for years now, and wanted to make something that incorporated the best of everything we know and love.

So that’s what we are doing! This is a self-nurturing ecourse that gives us 21 days to uncover and relish in our radiance!

This course is especially designed for:

  • If you are feeling sluggish/exhausted/in need of reviving on all levels.
  • If you need a change and want support and a community to do it with.
  • If you want to try out raw food but don’t know where to start.
  • If you work better making gorgeous change when you have structure, guidance, inspiration and support.

Here’s what gorgeous things you can expect from the Radiant Goddess ecourse…

Throughout the Radiant Goddess e-course, you will receive:

  • A menu plan with recipes for your nutrition, nourishment, cleansing & revitalisation over 21 days.
  • A movement plan to help you incorporate all kinds of movement and exercise into your life in a joyful, common-sense, heartful way.
  • Guidance on cleansing, transformation and staying on track.
  • Soulful and creative tasks to create a whole of mind-body-spirit invigoration!
  • Videos with Goddess Leonie & Goddess Sonya guiding you on the Radiant Goddess journey.
  • Guided MP3 goddess meditations by Goddess Leonie to work with for each part of the course. These are incredibly powerful resources, and are worth the price of the course alone.
  • A private online forum at the Goddess School to connect, share and support.

What this translates into?

You will receive:

  • a powerful, guided journey to help you feel revitalised and cleansed for your new year!
  • discover the radiant, shining, joyful Goddess in you
  • be moving, meditating, eating and discovering in a joyful, spirited goddess way.
  • be connecting with other Goddess sisters on the journey
  • feel blissed out, radiant, inspired & much more like a Goddess!

Here’s what some of the goddesses have said about the Radiant Goddess e-course:

“Thanks so much Goddess Leonie & Goddess Sone for a truly wonderful course. I got SO much more than I was expecting from it. I really feel it has had a fantastic impact on me nutritionally & in releasing some deep seated emotional stuff as well as getting me gently into being more active. The loving, joyfull & gentle energy you two wonderful girls put into it made all the difference I believe. Without even thinking about it I’ve managed to lose 5kilos! But more importantly, I feel great & have easily made so many healthy changes that I look forward to incorporating in the future. Bless you both & all the lovely Goddesses who have been an inspiration with there honesty & genuine sharing.”

– Goddess Kim

“I just wanted to thank you sooooo much for your wonderful course – I am radiant from my toes to my nose!”

– Goddess Julie

“I cannot say enough about how Magical and Transformative these 21 days have been. No way would I have thought I would have incorporated so much positive change into my life and my routine! Everything fell together effortlessly and organically and I know this is due in a Ginormous way to all the work, love, support and guidance of Goddesses Leonie & Sone. Thank you thank you thank you! 🙂

I love that I have so many positive tools to turn to in my medicine bag… my morning ritual of movement and meditation (the affirmation meditation), my revised weekly plan (positivity wednesday, spa thursday, creative friday, art play sundays – all so yummy!), and the nutrition guide. I am committed to following the plan (playing with it and finding new recipes, trying new things) because I can feel the huge difference! I also found this course connected me to parts of myself I had forgotten or left unattended. I am so excited to return to a reiki practice and to more deeper work using oracle cards and journaling. So many rich gifts, I cannot thank you enough!

I am now off to make the pecan chai pie for my first (yipee!) women’s circle gathering at my home today. What a wonderful way to mark the end of this course and the beginning of the next phase!

I bow down my head in gratitude to all you amazing goddesses who have shared this journey. I know you all will continue inspire and excite me!

Goddesses Leonie & Sone – keep shining because even in chilly climates, we are feeling the warmth & the love!”

– Goddess Lisa

“Dear Goddess Sisters,

I feel an overwhelming amount of love, gratitude and affection towards this group of women and of course to you Goddess Leonie and Sone. You have created something magical and radiant with your presence. I have just recently discovered you right before the courses began and it couldn’t have come at a better time. You both fill my heart with joy and radiance. I love your depth and knowingness for this deep spiritual work we are doing…yet your light hearted and silly expressions make this work so approachable and non-threatening. You have helped me transform my life and for that I am eternally grateful. I consider you part of my family even though we have never met.

I look forward to continuing this work on being my radiant self…working more with my food choices and listening to my body, exploring and deepening my movement practice, continuing to do my spirit walks and connect with nature, drinking plenty of water, exploring my creativity and developing ritual days to bring it all together. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for having the courage to be you and putting yourself out there for me to have the courage to be me.

– Goddess Laura

“The highlight of this course has been the nurturing and supportive spirits of Leonie and Sone. The Radiance Course is filled with so much information and activities, it is jam-packed with goodness. Although it is difficult in the rush of every day life to get to all of it immediately, I find myself willing to transition into healthier eating, more movement and spiritual growth. I love that you remind me to be gentle with myself.

Going back through everything, the Creative Goddess class, Divine Decluttering, Radiant Goddess and 2010 Planner, I realize how much I have learned, am continuing to learn, have connected lost parts of myself and am putting together the pieces of the puzzle that make up my life. All the courses have combined to help me transform my life! I love this circle but more importantly I need this circle of beautiful women who support and encourage each other.”

– Goddess Loran

“Goddesses, it’s hard for me to put into words how grateful and honored I am to have shared these three weeks with you. I have heard some of this wisdom before, but to have it gathered together so perfectly, so joyfully, so RADIANTLY was a blessing, a blissing! I managed to keep lose and keep off 5 lbs, (a feat for me to do in three weeks), begin to change my attitude toward movement, and collect my spirituality in a way that resonates so wonderfully with the life I wish to lead. Thank you so much!”

– Goddess Holly

FAQs for Radiant Goddesses…

1. How will the course be run?

Every week we will send out by email all the course materials for the week. You’ll be able to listen to the MP3 meditations, watch the videos and do the Radiant Goddess activities at whatever time is delicious for you.

2. I have a food allergy. Will this be suitable for me?

The Radiant Goddess e-course has options for both a full-raw and partly-raw diet. It does not include any meat, gluten, dairy or caffeine. If you have any other food allergies, you can swap out dishes for those that work beautifully for your gorgeous body.

3. I have an injury which prevents me from doing a lot of exercise. Will this be suitable for me?

We won’t be prescribing set exercises – but offering opportunities and ways you can incorporate movement into your life. Maybe that movement will be soft and very gentle – but all movement is good movement. Also, Goddess Sonya is a trained NIA dance teacher – NIA is suitable for people with injuries.

4. I’m pregnant. Is this suitable for me?

Yes – the Radiant Goddess e-course is not a prescribed diet by any means. However – we would suggest if you are used to eating in a certain way – to not change your diet drastically. You can incorporate different meals from the Radiant Goddess menu plan into your current diet. If you are used to eating a lot of meat, caffeine, dairy or sugar, we’d suggest not cutting these out completely so that you don’t suffer from any cleansing side-effects. We do believe that the Radiant Goddess course can be a beautiful way of revitalisation for all women – including pregnacious goddesses, but as always, your health is your responsibility, and you need to make decisions that are healthy, wise and good for you.

5. Will I need any special supplies for this course?

We have created the menu plan to make it as simple and uncomplicated as possible. You should be able to get all the foods for it from your normal supermarket. All activities included in this course can usually be completed with things you have around your home already!

6. Is there an minimum age limit for Goddesses to enrol?

No there is not. Goddess Leonie has previously had 13 year old goddesses enrol in other Goddess ecourses.

7. Do I need to eat all organic?

No, not at all. If you are called to it, go for it… but otherwise, go with what works for you. We both love organic food – but due to price and availability, don’t get it all the time. Feeling radiant should be a process that is as easy as possible for you – so if that means eating organic, that’s great – if it means eating conventional, that’s great too!

Get this course plus ALL the goddess goodies + a circle!

To join in the Radiant Goddess e-course, just sign up to be a Goddess Circle member.

You’ll get the Radiant Goddess e-course (worth $89) plus all of my meditations, e-courses, workbooks & a year-round goddess circle – over $600 of my goodies… for only $99.

For international goddesses:

For goddesses not living in Australia or New Zealand.

Membership is US$99 and includes all my courses, kits and meditations and a year’s access to the Goddess Circle.

Add to Cart

For Australian & New Zealand goddesses:

For all goddesses living in Australia or New Zealand.

Membership is AUS$99 and includes all my courses, kits and meditations and a year’s access to the Goddess Circle

Add to Cart

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How art healed my mama soul.

Hola dearest heart,

I forgot how healing creating was.
Just how much my soul needs and craves and longs for those moments I have a pen in hand, writing my heart out. Oil pastels smudging my fingertips into rainbows. Colour streaming across the canvas. Paint streaks on my legs.
In these nine months since I became a mama, I forgot.
I forgot to come home.
I forgot that making art wasn’t just that fun little hobby of mine that I could put away when I didn’t have time.
I forgot that making art was the place I healed.
Making art was the thing that let the stars in me glow.
I forgot creating was breathing. It was to embrace fully my life, my self, my soul.
I forgot.
I put it away in a cupboard.
I closed it with keys to make it baby safe.
And I said to myself, over and over:
I don’t have time now.
I was hollow and dream walking.
I wondered where on earth my dreaming juice went.
If my sparkle, my lover, had gone on holidays without me, if it had left me for good, if it ever thought of me, if it would ever come back.
I used to be the girl who turned up to parties late, usually with paint on her chin, and go home early because she had a hot date with a canvas that wasn’t going to paint itself, you know.
I used to be the girl who had a Things To Do This Life list, and she made them happen, thank you very much.
I used to be the girl who would make stuff wildly and easily. Who had creative projects up every single sleeve. Who had a studio, and a house that became a studio that we lived in.


The afternoon before I gave birth, I was finishing painting a rainbow birthing woman, and was writing & blogging away.
And then an owl swooped in, and took my life. That funny, creative, misshapen life of mine. That one that was so filled with making art and making dreams. A life of my own.
And I became an abalone shell, one that existed to hold this exquisite little being.
A breastfeeding pouch. The bigger spoon.
I became arms and boobs. The night sentinel, and the day sentinel too.
I rushed to the toilet until I gave up on a minute of my own, and took her to the toilet with me. I took tiny showers, and ran out, shampoo in hair, everytime I heard her cry.
Life inverted from My Life That Existed To Serve Me, to The Life That Existed To Serve Another.
It wasn’t that I didn’t love her.
Oh how I did – and oh, how I do.
How could I not?
She is the brightest star in the sky.
A brave and joyful and sage soul wrapped in the tiniest of growing bodies.
She is a miracle, and is exactly the daughter I knew I would have.

I absolutely, unequivocally needed to have her. Needed to know this path.
Needed to give it all up.
And oh, how I did.
So I sit here, nine months after the Great Earthquake. Hands trembling over the words, staring out the window to yet another summer rainburst.
I gave it up – those things that made me dance – those things that made me me – until I knew I couldn’t live a life that wasn’t my own.
I did the impossible, and I began carving deep to find and get time – just for me – again.
Time to go home.
And where was home?
It started with a wild and messy imagining, fingerpainted and inked on canvas.
Twenty minutes while babe played at my feet.

And then I grew brave about asking for my sanity,
and I started disappearing across the meadow, into town and a little cafe.
Just for two hours.

I write. I doodle without tiny hands reaching up to help my paper disintegrate.
I fill out my own workbook. I start dreaming again. Writing out who I am, what I am grateful for and what I want in aqua, fuscia, lime green, purple.
I have my Folder of Leonie. I keep adding to it. Rainbow tabs.
I do my soul’s work.
And I find myself again.
I struggled that I was being selfish.
I struggled that I wasn’t a mama who was totally and completely filled just with the purpose of being a mama.
I struggled that that wasn’t my idea of The Perfect Mama.
But what I have learned?
This particular constellation of cells – the one they call Leonie – well, she needs and craves her art and creating.
She gets healed by it.
She finds herself again.
She is better for it.
And most of all – she needs herself and her art. The world needs her art too.
So I found the beat of my own step again.
One tripping tune at a time.
One step here, one fumble, one rearrange.
That sparkle inside me? My long lost lover?
I see it sneaking back in.
Little fireflies in my soul.
I’m rewriting my story.
I’m rewriting what it is to be a mama – THIS mama.
I’m telling it again and again.
I nearly lost myself in that great battle, that initiation of becoming a mother.
But I made my way back.
With a pen in hand, writing my heart out. Oil pastels smudging my fingertips into rainbows. Colour streaming across the canvas. Paint streaks on my legs.
All pointing the way home.
Making stars in my soul.
Here. Here is where I am.
You know, in all these years. Years of teaching other goddesses about the magic of creating.
Well, now… now I REALLY get it.
We women – we need our art. We need to dream.
Something magic happens there, in the space between pen and paper, between paint and canvas…
Souls glow, and come alive.
We awaken.
We remember who we are.
We breathe in magic, we breath out joy.
The world becomes glad again.
Whatever it is, however it works, I do not know.
I only know that it does.
And I am grateful.

It’s time my love.
Time for me to close this lid, finish this writing, send you all the love, grace and kindness you could possibly need, and complete and unconditional permission to give you what you crave and need and sigh for
Time for me to watch the palm trees wave like tall tango dancers with luminous lime afros.
The world is awakening.
And so am I.

love, heart, spirit, space, art,