January 2012

Hola gorgeous Goddess,

I wrote this post nine months ago… and just found it today, hiding out in my drafts.

What the? This baby needs to fly out into the world & change it already! Yay! On with the show!

 

Ya know, I think we often underestimate what we can do with our little ideas. What magic and miracles we can create by actually riding those wild donkeys & making the things that steal to us in the middle of our sleep.

I want to tell you a story.

A story of one little town. And the people who believe it can change.

Once upon a time, there was a little town.

It lived between fields of sugar cane. It had 4000 inhabitants, and most of them were related.

As a teenager, I called it a hole.

It was too tiny. Too far away from anything interesting. And far, far too normal.

So I immersed myself in my own little world. Of art and creativity and spirit and silliness.

And when I could, I moved away. I lived in a place and found my tribe of goddesses and hippies and artists and angels.

But I knew I’d always come back.

This is the place that has the songlines of my soul.

And yet… this lil country town of ours that we live in? It might be named for the Goddess Persephone, but it isn’t particularly hippy.

But for years, we’ve been talking about bringing the light here. And awakening it. Making it a thriving hippy town.

And it’s happening. It’s really HAPPENING!!!

Akiah‘s spiritual shop was the first to open two years ago. (Oh! And she’s selling it now to hand it on to the next custodian! You should totally move here & run it & I will buy you out of crystals + maca powder! YEAH!)

And in the past couple of months, on our little main street has BLOOMED.

A beautiful childrens/clothing/wooden toy store opened up next to Akiah’s. Then a Sound Healing place! Then a hypnotherapist/counsellor! And opening very soon is a yoga/massage/hypnobirthing place!!!

All on our tiny one-block street.

Ha ha ha ha ha… I am laughing so hard over this. Especially since we live in a place filled with farmers who haven’t even SEEN all the magic that is coming this way.

It’s gunna be glorious. It’s glorious now.

Oh gawd, it’s magnificent.

Anywaysies, a couple of months ago, our dear goddess circle sister Akiah Elan told me she was going to organise a spiritual market in a small park here. And that people were already excited.

“Screw the park! Take over the Entertainment Centre! Make it the North Queensland Festival!!!” I said, laughing.

And bless that brave, incredible, visionary woman… SHE DID. She hired the biggest hall here. And she got completely booked out with stalls!!!! And She D’Montford (a famous Australian psychic who was on the TV show “The One”) as well as other well known psychics decided to travel up for it!!!

And her tiny one-morning-in-a-park market turned into a two-day North Queensland Spiritual Festival in our huge hall.

And today was the first day.

It was precious and remarkable and perfect.

I had a stall for Goddess Guidebook. My sister was next to me with Angel Foods Gluten Free Cupcakes.

And the place was ringing with healers and readers and beautiful clothes and flowers and art…

There was people there all day.

My sister sold out of ALL her food. She’s now staying up most of the night to make more(!) for tomorrow.

I met so many beautiful goddesses.

The whole place was filled with the loveliest energy ever. I was BUZZING. So so sooooo excited.

I met a woman who has a tipi!!! YAY! And beautiful healer women! And instant friends!

And I got cuddled by a bazillion cousins.

And my Grade 5 teacher came to my talk about Goddess Persephone and said to me “Miss Leonie, you have not changed one bit.”

And I got gooseybumps all over me… knowing that this is just the beginning.

I totally picture the festival taking over our showgrounds and becoming a giant festival with music and a healing circle and labyrinths and a maypole and events and everrrrrrything… ya know? where people camp & disappear into the folds of magical land for a time…

Anyways… can I just say today was MAGICAL?

So much more profound than I even expected?

Anywaysies… we cleared up today, and I drove the couple of minutes home. Got home, kissed my love, scooped up Ostara….

and our house started shaking.

At first I thought it was just heavy machinery driving by.

But then the floor kept shaking and our windows rattling. I thought someone had driven into our house.

And I ran outside to see what had happened…

and there was nothing. Nothing but blue skies.

And all our neighbours came out… and they’d all felt it too.

An earthquake.

A flipping EARTHQUAKE.

Just so ya know… we don’t GET earthquakes here. Australia is one of the least earthquake-prone places in the world. We aren’t on the edge of any fault lines. And as for Proserpine? No one can remember there ever being one here.

And all I could do was laugh and smile and think in my head…

 

“I knew today was powerful… but an EARTHQUAKE????? Woah!”

 

It felt very shifting and cleansing… like the earth had cracked open to let the light in.

Old ways out, new ways in.

And I am so happy and proud to be here in the midst of it… bringing light wherever I go…

Just as you all do.

SO.

Tomorrow is a new day. New magic and miracles to be made.

Right now, I’m going to kiss my love & speak deep soul words with him. Connect, ya know?

Then I’ll go to bed, and kiss my angelic owl daughter, she who is as bright as a star.

 

Don’t underestimate where your little ideas may take you.

 

They might just be earth-shaking.

 

Make miracles happen.

 

All my love,

 

P.S.

I have absolute faith that things are changing, and they are all good…

And all we need do is just turn up and do our work and shine our
light, you know?

 

P.P.S. PICTURES!!!!

 

My stall!

I adore these two!!!

 

 

 

Ostara, me, my beautiful sissy-in-law Sharne & Ostara’s cousin Paige.

 

My gorgeous sissy the cupcake goddess!!!

 

Ostara hanging out with her Centaur Grandfather.

 

Postscript:

Six months later, we had the second NQ Spiritual Festival.

And guess what happened?

Our second earthquake ever, just five days before the festival opened.

Two earthquakes. Two festivals.

Totally earthshaking!

Life = awesome!

 

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The 2012 Dreams of a (Strate)JOY-full Goddess!!!!

by Leonie Dawson on January 27, 2012

 

Hola gorgeous goddesses!!!

 

Tis the season to be dreaming… setting our intentions for the year ahead using the 2012 Creating your Goddess Year workbook.

As part of our 2012 Dream Extravaganza, I wanted to invite some gorgeous friends to share some of their filled out pages from the workbook & what they were dreaming of for 2012. I get SO inspired hearing other people’s dreams + plans!

 

Today’s gorgeous goddess sharing her dreams is Molly Mahar, a ridunkulously joyful goddess. Leonie hearts her!

Molly is the founder of Stratejoy, a positive corner of the Internet that provides thousands of women the tools, strategies and camaraderie to lead authentically joyful lives. She is a full-time coach, facilitator and creator of the online Joy Equation Course and Joy Juice Prompts. Molly helps women live life on their own terms, celebrate their worth, and change the world through individual fulfillment.

Take it away beautiful Molly!

 

The 2012 Dreams of a Joyful Goddess!

 

I completed my first Goddess Workbook just last year, tucked away in my cabin on a river in the woods of Washington State. I woke up every morning for weeks, drank tea or rich coffee with cream, and dove into a few pages at a time.  Once my visioning was complete, I created a vibrant vision board for the cover and got the whole thing bound at my local copy shop, because I didn’t want it to languish in some drawer, unseen for the rest of the year.

 

I became so attached to my workbook that I proceeded to carry it around with me — during a 2 month road trip up the west coast of the US, on a wonderful girls trip with my momma and sister to Greece, on a major move with my husband to sunny San Diego — and the rest of the time it lived on my alter with my meditation books and Louise Hay intention cards.

My Goddess Workbook reminded me of my theme for 2011: Joyful Devotion.  It was the juicy catalyst (and steadfast proof) of my very first ever experience of manifestation!  It kept me both grounded and dreaming big over the course of a year that saw many changes: a big move, major business growth, and new pregnancy.

I started the year with deep reflection and a dedication to writing through my complete of the workbook.  And it continued throughout the year as one of my highlights of 2011!

 

Joyful Devotion reminded me to take my gifts seriously, with loads of belly laughs and sparkles and extra doses of *Molly* in everything I created.  I treated Stratejoy like the soul-filling and life-supporting community that it is.  I played hard — gathering with friends, new and old, treating myself to exploration day trips just for the heck of it, and lots of time snuggling with my husband.  I did my best to balance Joyful Devotion in my workdays, as evidenced by all the coaching and creating that took place on my sunny deck with minty lemonade in hand!

 

Of course, the year wasn’t a total walk in the park…  Rarely does that happen in real life, eh?

As I started my reflection for the 2012 workbook, one of the pieces I noticed was a whole lot of anxiety around change this year.  My husband started a new business.  We moved to a city where I only knew 2 women.  I found out I was pregnant (super hurrah about this news in general!) and felt very alone in my new home, without my family and friends from Seattle to share in the daily joy of growing a tiny human.  I spent a lot of my time and energy trying to control things that were beyond my control last year and knew that this feeling would play into my theme for 2012.

There’s going to be loads more big change this year, and though I want to continue to be joyfully devoted to my life and business, my word needed to reflect a calming, a gratitude, and an adoration of my truly lovely life.

 

Treasure.  It’s my perfect answer to the question “What is it time for?”

And there’s more!  Some of the highlights from my 100 Things to Do in 2012 List (one of my favorite parts of the workbook!)

  • Give birth to a tiny boy person
  • Launch the Fierce Love Course
  • Read in the sunshine as often as possible
  • Get another tattoo
  • Paint without worrying about the final product
  • Buy a piano
  • Be brave
  • Have more hot sex
  • Skinny dip in the ocean during a full moon
  • Enjoy every moment of being a mama
  • Bake pies and eat them with french vanilla ice cream
  • Love hard

 


I’m still working on my vision board and finishing up my workbook, as I always give myself the month of January to take my time really working through it, bit by bit.  But you better believe it will be toted around just as lovingly this year, in the midst  of all the madness.  I’ll be reading it out loud to my swelling belly.  It will be my reminder to Treasure my world.  It will be proof of my power to create a world of my own imagining.  It will be my totem to remind me of what I’ve declared important and scared for this year.


Thank you, Leonie, for reminding all of us to take pause in our crazy lives and reflect.  To celebrate.  To dream big and then to actually make it happen!

 

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2012 Dreams of a Renaissance Woman

by Leonie Dawson on January 26, 2012

 

Hola gorgeous goddesses!!!

 

Tis the season to be dreaming… setting our intentions for the year ahead using the 2012 Creating your Goddess Year workbook.

As part of our 2012 Dream Extravaganza, I wanted to invite some gorgeous friends to share some of their filled out pages from the workbook & what they were dreaming of for 2012. I get SO inspired hearing other people’s dreams + plans!

 

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Thien-Kim Lam is a mama to 2, a night owl and a modern Rennaissance woman.

She blogs about foodie obsessions and the creative journey as an artistic mother at Cup of Creativi-Tea. She especially loves cutting up old clothes and upcycling them into cool new stuff! She shares her multicultural parenting experiences at I’m Not the Nanny. And she runs a virtual book club of over 100 bloggers at From Left to Write.

 

2012 Dreams of a Renaissance Woman

 

I finally took the plunge this year and cracked open the Goddess Workbook. I’ve always had many interests from crafts to cooking to writing to empowering women in the bedroom. Last year I felt so unfocused. I tried to do too many things without a plan. I was so stressed last year.

This year, I have Leonie’s beautiful workbook to guide me through 2012. Earlier this month, I found myself with some quiet time (hard to come by with a 2 year old and a 6 year old) and dove into the workbook with sips of grande mocha in between pages. My word for this year is ASK. Last year I just floated from project to project that came my way. This year, I’m being proactive instead of just reactive.

Working from home means a lot of coffee, tea and late hours at my desk. I don’t mind the late hours because it means I get to be home for my incredibly active toddler and pick up my daughter from the bus stop every afternoon. I wrote my Magnificent Mottos to help me power through my late nights and early mornings.

Thien-Kim 2012 Goddess Workbook: Magnificent Mottos

 

My journey as an artistic mother can be tricky to balance juggle, so I’m sharing the pages from the goddess workbook that will help me focus on family.

Thien-Kim 2012 Goddess Workbook: People & Places

For my family, this year is all about dates. Date nights with my hot husband. Mother and daughter adventures. Dates to see Broadway shows. I should reward myself and my family after all that hard work!

My big dream this year is the beach. As soon as I read the instructions for the birthday celebration page, I immediately knew what I wanted.

Thien-Kim 2012 Goddess Workbook: Birthday

Palm trees, sandy beaches, and we can’t forget cocktails with paper umbrellas in them. All surrounded by my gorgeous family. Funny thing is, until I complete the birthday page, I forgot that the beach was on my 100 Things To Do in 2012 list.

Goddess Leonie workbook

That’s the universe working. And Goddess Leonie’s inspiring workbook to pull all my intentions in one place. Time to fill out the rest of my 100 things list so the universe can do its magic.

2012 is going to kick butt!

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I’m SO excited to have Thien-Kim as a new friend & Goddess Circle sister. Her enthusiasm for life is totes infectious (like a good disease!)

 

Happy dreaming!

 

LOVE! FULL BEAM!

 

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