Adore You Day…

by Leonie Dawson on October 19, 2009

What are all the things I’m adoring lately?

In my world…

I’m adoring

…the way my belly has popped into a full, round ripe belly this week. Just when I thought I wasn’t feeling very pregnant… all of a sudden, I am. I’m finding these growth spurts happen overnight – it feels like my bel-bel doubles in size!

… taking baths in the morning, as my bel-bel rises out of the water like Pregnacious Island.

… the first flutters of kicks inside me!

… my mama. she really is the best mama for me. i love her positivity, infectiousness, strength and her total, unequivocal unconditional love. she inspires me to be the best mama possible. i’m so grateful for her!

… planning a night-time tipi campout on the farm with my womenfolk this weekend, in celebration of a libran goddess’ birthing day. TIPI! FARM! WOMENFOLK! triple adore!

… thinking about collecting birthing stories here on the blog… if you’d like to share yours, email me! i’d love to hear from you!

… being obsessed with my favourite scorpian god, chris. he is my very favourite delectable combination of love, gentleness, hotness, wisdom and giggles. his giggle is possibly my favourite sound in the world. well between that and rain on the roof anyhow. i wonder if i could make a meditation CD for myself called “Chris giggling in the rain”?

… excited about all the changes in my life. praying to quan yin every morning. opening goddess school, and connecting with all the goddesses there. everything. it’s just so beautiful.

And in the rest of the world…

Your Light

Love Liz. Love this video of hers on Your Light.

The New (Media) Workout Plan

I’m on a new workout plan. Thus far, loving it!

Serpent Mandalas

I adore Lindy’s artwork… I met her at the markets here a while ago, and it totally cemented my besotted-ness adoration of the rainbow, radiant, spirited art she makes. She’s the creator of the commission in the mermaid frame that I had done of me and my hunky spunky.

Her new painting “Taking Care of Me” is just all flavours of divine.

Bliss Chick

A really fun guest blog post I did at Bliss Chick on my Unexpected Bliss.

A Solitary Retreat

Love this goddess’ sharings about a solitary retreat she did.

And completely honoured that my Divine Dreaming Meditation was a part of it.

For one thing, I had to own up to all the ways I’ve been mistreating myself including mistreating my body by not sleeping enough, and by not making an effort to develop nightly rituals that signal my mind and body that it’s time to go to sleep, though I had started working on this before I left using Goddess Leonie’s Divine Dreaming Meditation and some of the suggestions she makes in the accompanying e-booklet.  (Best money I’ve spent in a long while.  If you have trouble sleeping, check it out!)

And equally honoured and adoring that I get even more beautiful words in my inbox from goddesses who are finding the meditation so helpful. A thousand exquisite Yays!

I adore my divine dreaming meditation –it’s quickly become part of my daily sacred practice. What an amazing gift you have for healing. :)
– Goddess Mo

Holy cute.

Just what I needed. Another adorable rendition of a Journey song to get it stuck in my head for the next month.

Birthing Loveliness

A couple of extra birthing goodies that two sweet goddesses sent me this week:

Do Interesting Things

I’ve already gushed before onon about Leo’s books & blog.

Particularly loved his recent blog on Do Interesting Things:

Write a book. Or an ebook. Write poetry and publish it on the web. Create interesting, lovely or funny videos, put them on You Tube. Be passionate. Write a web app that will solve a problem in people’s lives. Become a watchdog to replace the faltering newspapers. Explore the world, and blog about it. Try something you’ve always been afraid to try, and put it on video. Be yourself, loudly. Start a new company, doing only one thing, but doing it very well. Start a business that does a service you’ve always wanted, or that you are frustrated with in other companies because the service sucks. Put your heart into something. Say something that no one else dares to say. Do something others are afraid to do. Help someone no one else cares to help. Make the lives of others better. Make music that makes others want to weep, to laugh, to create. Inspire others by being inspiring. Teach young people to do amazing things. Write a play, get others to act in it, record it. Empower others to do things they’ve never been able to do before. Read, and read, and then write. Love, and love, and then help others to love. Do something good and ask others to pass it on. Be profound. Find focus in a world without it. Become minimalist in a world of dizzying complexity. Reach out to those who are frustrated, depressed, angry, confused, sad, hurt. Be the voice for those without one. Learn, do, then teach. Meet new people, become fast friends. Dare to be wrong. Take lots and lots of pictures. Explore new cultures. Be different. Paint a huge mural. Create a web comic. Be a dork, but do it boldly. Interview people. Observe people. Create new clothes. Take old stuff and make new stuff from it. Read weird stuff. Study the greats, and emulate them. Be interested in others. Surprise people. Start a blog, write at least a little each day. Cook great food, and share it. Be open-minded. Help someone else start a small business. Focus on less but do it better. Help others achieve their dreams. Put a smile on someone’s face, every day. Start an open-source project. Make a podcast. Start a movement. Be brave. Be honest. Be hilarious. Get really, really good at something. Practice a lot. A lot. Start now. Try.

What are you adoring?

love you,

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Rebekah October 20, 2009 at 1:36 am

Holy cow, I feel so honored right now that you liked and linked my retreat post! I’m nearly speechless!

The tipi campout sounds like a lot of fun! I hope the weather is nice for you.

And how exciting about baby’s first kicks! Aww. :)

I hope all is right in your little corner of the world today.

Love & ((Hugs))

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Carmen October 20, 2009 at 8:51 am

Goddess Leonie!
Hi, I just wanted to share that I just loved being pregnant, I felt like a flower in full bloom. When I share this with other people they look at me like I’m crazy, because all they remember is the discomforts. But I’ll never forget such special time in my life.
Thank you for your sweet email, you are really nice. I feel that a lot of people are selfish and I’ve become sort of a cynic. But you are giving me hope that there really are nice people out there.
xx
Carmen

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