Brand new FREE e-book: How To Be A Domestic Goddess

 

 

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Hola gorgeous goddess!!!

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to devour, take notes &

become the ultimate Domestic Goddess.

 

 

This is EVERYTHING I know

about how to do it ALL ::

be a mama, artist & business owner

while keeping all the laundry folded.

Handy hints + secrets galore.

It’s like the love child of Martha Stewart + Louise Hay.

Pretty sure this e-book will change your life.

Just sayin’!

 

 

Please do share it along to dear friends & sister goddesses who need to hear this message.

BIG HUGE LOVE!!!

 

 

P.S. Handy hint: please don’t email me telling me the book is broken or there are any pages missing. I promise you, it is perfect & whole. Just read on. There’s a wee joke in there. I promise you, it does *mean* something. It’s like an onion… layers!!!! Big hugs & giggle snorts!

xoxoxo

 

If you like this, you’ll probably adore:

WHEN YOU LET GO OF THE OLD, YOU MAKE SPACE FOR THE MIRACLES.


Genius doodle by the lovely David Cohen

*

I didn’t know what was driving me.

Or where it was pushing me towards.

I only know its whisper:

 

Let it go. Let it go. Let it all go.

 

*

I struggled for a while with it.

Thought of how much I didn’t want any more loss.

Wondered if I would miss what I would let go of.

But then I remembered.

Everytime I’ve let go,

something new, something bright, something more beautiful

this way comes.

*

I felt like something BIG was coming.

I didn’t know what. I didn’t know how.

I only knew I needed to clear the space for it to happen.

*

When we dig a hole in the sand at the beach, there is no emptiness.

Instead, the ocean rushes up from below

and fills it again.

There’s never any empty.

Just possibility.

*

So I let it go.

I let go of my mermaid hair of ten years, the locks that had formed so much of my identity.

And I find instead the haircut that sings to me, that makes me wildly happy on a daily basis.

I let go of my beloved book library, my most prized possession.

And I remember that everything I’ve ever needed is right inside me.

I let go of 15 years worth of journals, keeping just 2 or 3 that still lifted me up inside.

And I felt the tremendous soaring lightness of letting go of my stories.

I let go of old photo albums, and kept a handful of photos.

Yes. Just the yes. There is no past. Just right now.

*

Along the way, I hear the chant:

“But I could never do that…”

“But you should keep them for your children…”

“But fuck that’s scary.”

*

I listen to the but’s.

And when I turn back inside,

this strong, alive woman in me says:

There is only right now. This feeling that you are feeling? It is worthy of being listened to. There is no regret. There is no fear of regret.

Just freedom. Let go.

*

So I do.

*

I file the papers for a new name, embracing my husband’s last name, the one that was destined for me.

I awake from a dream to be told my spirit’s middle name.

So I change that too.

I let go of our old bank, the one that has shitted me for years.

We step into one that feels right and true.

And a week ago, I let go of my whole painting collection.

Hold a spontaneous art sale on Facebook for a couple of hours, and donate the rest to the nursing home where my Great Aunty Lucy lived.

*

And it all feels like destiny.

When I call the nursing home to ask if I can donate, the conversation goes like this:

“Hi, I’m a local artist and I have a large collection of artworks I would like to donate if you are willing to receive them.”

“Oh… wow. Yes! We were just talking about how we needed more artworks, we are just about to open our new wing.”

“Oh! That sounds lovely!”

“Yes, Crystalbrook wing hasn’t got any artwork in it yet.”

“Oh… Crystalbrook is its name? How amazing. Crystalbrook is where I grew up!”

“Really? Well, it’s destiny then.”

And we both hung up the phone with little sparkling tears in our eyes.

*

It makes me happy to know that my artwork which I no longer need is blessing our town’s elders.

It makes me happy to know that my books which no longer serve me are serving someone else.

It makes me happy to have a name that feels right and true and good to me.

It makes me happy to not have old journals and albums littering my headspace.

It makes me happy that my mermaid locks are nourishing our flowers.

*

I am re-writing my story.
I am lighter. Freer. More present.

There is no loss.
No regret.
Only a tremendous sense of joy and ease.

*

All of these things?

The art of decluttering and letting go?

They take work.

Resolve. Commitment.

And a buttload of faith.

And yet, they are worth it.

Beyond compare.

*

And just as the ocean swirls in to fill the space left behind,

so does the universe.

In the last two weeks, I have had so many gifts,

so many visions of what’s next, so many moments of:

YES. I AM MEANT TO BE HERE.

*

The miracles that have rushed in to the space left behind.

Miracles of finding an angel mentor who is just-so-right-for-me.

Of a surprise phone call from a well known Australian musician wanting me to business-coach her. (That resulted in me crying  big ole miracle sobs of happiness on my bed in the middle of the day!)

Of the fact Marissa arrives this week for our two week dreaming retreat.

Of everything falling into place. A new vision of who I am & where I am being called to next.

I feel clear. Conscious. Cleansed. Renewed.

*

There have been many moments when I’ve choked up as I tell my husband

“All the work I have been doing? It took so much hard work and courage and faith!!!

And yet the view from here? So worth it.

I feel like the universe is blessing me.

I am SO PROUD of me. SO PROUD. I did it, baby!”

And he smiles. He knows. He sees it too.

*

Without my hair/books/journals/art/stuff :: all the things that once served me but no longer do :: I am free.

FREE as a bird. Light and willing.

Racing and raring towards a vision of light.

*

I let go of who I was
in order to be who I am.

always love,

 

________

ARE YOU READY TO LET GO?


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Creating Your Goddess Haven e-course :: a divine decluttering e-course begins March 1!

Are you tired of having a home
that feels cluttered, uninspired, dirty + definitely NOT a sanctuary for the soul?
Get decluttered + divinely inspired in just six weeks
with this comprehensive decluttering + sacred space clearing course!

The next e-course group journey begins March 1!

Join up to the Goddess Circle to do the e-course + have the support of a whole tribe!

 

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

  • 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.

 

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.

 

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.

Your Goddess Guides for the journey…

About Goddess Leonie

I’m an artist, writer, photographer & retreat creator. I know a whole lot of gorgeous ways to make your space safer, shinier, more joyful, more creative and more spirited. A haven for a Goddess!

I run womens circles & retreats in the gorgeous alpine mountains of Canberra, Australia. I’ve sold art to every continent and self-published my first book at 22. I have photographed the goddess in women from India to Singapore to the central deserts of Australia, and have had photographs published in magazines internationally. I was interviewed in SARK’s new book “Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper.”

 

And for this course, we have a special bonus teacher!

Goddess Sonya

I’m a qualified NIA dance teacher and reiki healer. I’m also an intuitive tarot reader, sacred website designer and womens circle leader. I love to integrate spirituality with physical healing through reiki and NIA dance teaching.

I’m also a Taurean earth-mama goddess who loves helping goddesses feel clearer, more comfortable & more nourished by their home and space.

 

I’m so excited to share this journey with you!

 

What people say about this course & other Goddess courses…

“Leonie’s decluttering course isn’t about throwing out stuff, though that is an important component. Through this course, I am learning to take ownership in creating my home. I am learning that I deserve to be surrounded by beauty. I am so grateful to participate in this delicious unfolding.
– Goddess Brandi
www.joyrebel.com

“Leonie is a gifted goddess and illuminated creator. I featured her in my book “Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper” and happily recommend her and her lilting work.”
– SARK, best-selling author of “Succulent Wild Woman”

“Leonie’s gift in this world is bringing people together with themselves.”
– Goddess Diana M.

“Goddess Leonie lovingly and intuitively holds sacred space for enormous healing work.. much deeper and more powerful than I expected. Her work, if you’re willing to surrender to it, delivers you to the heart of your blocks and empowers you to dissolve them.”
– Goddess Sara soularchitect

“I don’t even know if I can put words to what the experience has been for me – it was life changing! During the space of Leonie’s course I saw my energy shifting and my soul shining. It unlocked a deep sacred knowledge that I found most profound. I reconnected with the true me! Leonie is a Wise Woman. Healer. Guide. Sacred Teacher. All of this and more. I’m so grateful that I got to experience this.”
– Goddess Sonya F.

“Leonie’s courses have been a battery/soul/spirit recharge for me. Its been rejuvenating, loving, relaxing, and enriching. An opportunity to let go of the negatives (pain, self doubt, and criticsim etc). Its been many things but above all it has cleared my head and reconnected me again with nature, with energy and with my inner peace
– Goddess Patricia M.

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).

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.

 

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I’m so looking forward to connecting with you… and helping you on your journey as you make space for your Goddess to shine!

To a journey of creating our Goddess havens…

I so hope you can join us in circle!

Love,

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Giving It Up.

(this photo has nothing to do with this post. or maybe everything to do with it. photo of me at age 14, sunset at the farm.)

 

“I read it in six weeks”,

she said.

“Oh. I’m only up to page 26. I can’t get past that point. Maybe that’s all I need to know right now.”

I replied.

But dutifully still, I wrote on my Things To Do This Life List:

Finish “Women Who Run With The Wolves.”

Seven years have passed.

I haven’t read a single page more.

And you know, I half suspected there was something I needed to change about me. Something that I needed to do different. Someone I needed to be in order to be the person that could read Women Who Run With The Wolves in six weeks.

*

Then this year came.

THIS will be the year I read this book, I decide fervently.

I write it on my Things To Do This Life list.

I knuckle down.

And a page in,

I realise:

I do not need to read this book.

Do I dare trust that voice?

Trust the wisdom that says:

I am whole right now? I have what I need right now?

I hold the book in my hands:

this slightly weathered, yellowing book now.

And I breathe in its pages.

I say:

Whatever you have to teach me, please tell me now.

And its answer is simple:

Let it go. You are already a wild woman.

*

I don’t need to achieve anymore. Don’t need to be a slave to my to do list.

It can be a place of power instead.

I mark things off it when they are done,

or simply when I am done with them,

and am choosing another path.

*
There is a power to Giving It Up.

A couple of weeks ago on a call, a gorgeous soul asked me:

“I’m trying to decide what to put on my list this year. I’m getting stuck on what I should be doing, and I don’t really know what I want to be doing.”

And I paused.

“Whatever you don’t want to do, take it off.
Just keep the stuff that fills you up, and lights you up.
I’m constantly editing my list and my dreams.”

Some things just don’t fit anymore.

*

Marissa the magical assistant once said something wise about this… this is how I remember it:

I looked at my bucket list

and saw

“Run a half marathon on there”

and I thought

“What the fuck? I don’t want to run a marathon! That’s someone else’s dream!
So I crossed it off my list. It doesn’t belong to me.”

*

I trust that everything I need to know will be taught to me, will be gifted to me, and it will be an easy state of learning, not a place of drudgery and push.

I talked to my dear mentor Debra yesterday.

And just hearing her stories, her sharings on what it’s like to have cancer, what it’s like to decide not to die, what it’s like to gather with women on the shores of Maui. Those are the stories that feed my soul right now. That’s what I needed.

Here I am, world.

Open and alive.

Choosing the right things.

*

We can choose, and choose again.

Pruning away the old dreams that no longer need us,

and find the ones that do.

*

It’s the Power of Giving It Up.

 

always love,

 

Want help, support + guidance on giving it up?

On 1 March, there is a group journey of my Divine Decluttering e-course… the Creating your Goddess Haven e-course.

It’s a six week course that will take you gently + positively through decluttering, letting go + doing sacred space clearings.

You’ll end up with a home that is cleaner, clearer + sparkling with good energy. You’ll feel more productive, inspired, safe + at home.

Join up to the Goddess Circle to be a part (you’ll get ALL my e-courses, kits + meditations with it! Bestest life changers I know!)

The Power of Letting Go

 

Gorgeous Goddess,

 

In the last 12 hours

I’ve let go of

almost my entire book collection

and

15 years of journals.

 

*

 

I never, EVER thought I could do this.

 

*

 

My books?

They have formed so much a part of my “identity”.

I felt safer with lots of books.

And I always knew we’d end up moving home to Proserpine – a small country town that has never had a bookshop and has a very small library.

So I needed to stockpile books. I needed to make sure I was never without knowledge, inspiration and the opening of new worlds.

And then we got back home.

And thanks to Bookdepository, Kindle & Akiah Elan, I’m not without ready supply of books.

I’m not afraid of being without wisdom in my life anymore.

 

*

 

I also noticed:

the sheer amount of books I had overwhelmed me.

I noticed I didn’t read as much.

I noticed that when we were moving here, when I packed away all our books and just had three to read in the interim, I felt happy. At peace. And voraciously reading.

I noticed I deeply wanted that feeling again.

 

*

 

What started the letting go?

My gorgeous & wonderful assistant Marissa and I did a hilarious thing at Christmas time.

We both, independently of each other, foraged out each other’s Amazon wishlists + surprised each other with gifts from it.

Except mine was a bazillion years out of date, and she knew from being the avid stalker/blog reader she is that I already had many of the books from it.

So she drew a line of  extrapolation… from the books on my Things To Do This Life list to Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ new book Untie the Strong Woman.

So at Christmas I get an anonymous, surprise parcel from Amazon with all sorts of treasures including that book.

And I proceed to DEVOUR it – gasping and sighing and exclaiming all over it.

And as I was reading it, I was thinking of my bestie Sone and how much she would adore it.

And I kept thinking:

This book is so good, it needs to go out into the world. It needs to touch more lives than mine.

So the day I finished it, I wrapped it up in a parcel for Sone, and wrote a note:

This is yours to read, love, keep, pass along… whatever sets your spirit free.

A gift of non-attachment.

And it felt incredible.

It felt I’d given the book wings into the world.

And I kept thinking about that feeling.

 

*

 

I remember a part in a SARK book where she talks about

her book collection.

She said that she let books flow in and out of her life,

gifting them on,

knowing they would go on to touch the people they needed to.

 

*

 

At the time, I thought it was batshitcrazy.

(Not SARK mind you. I flipping LOVE that girl. I was just totally unable to even glimpse that possibility of releasing books into the wild!)

 

*

 

We are renovating at the moment.

Primping our beautiful old cottage to make it cosy for our family of three,

and preparing the space for a surge of guests:

Marissa for our Aussie Dreaming Retreat in five weeks and two days

my darling mentor Debra as she is hosting a workshop up here

and my gorgeous parents-in-law (so they can get their dose of Ostara magic).

 

We bought a dream bed for our spare room.

It is wooden and huge, with a rose leadlight pane and a deep, comfy mattress.

It just fits in the spare room – a funny, long, skinny, slanting-roofed room that’s been reclaimed out of verandah space.

And I thought:

I need to make space in here. I need space for good things to come.

 

*

 

My books live in there.

And I looked at the tall blue bookshelves heaving with books yesterday

and I thought

I love you

and it’s time to let you go.

It’s time to give you wings into the world.

As simple as that.

 

*

 

Ostara helped me.

Pulling each one, trusting my gut,

most saying: Let me go

only a few saying: Stay.

 

*

 

It was impulsive

and yet in my spirit

I knew it was the perfect thing to do.

I knew I was on the right track.

 

*

 

I thought of how to let them go.

I thought of selling them to a local secondhand bookstore, but knew they wouldn’t have room for them all.

I thought of listing them on ebay, but the idea did my head in.

I thought of listing them one by one on Facebook, but it would take too much time.

 

Instead, I went with what was the easiest, happiest & clearest:

 

I posted that I was having a Facebookywooky library sale. And that whoever wanted them, could buy the whole lot. All at once. One box to send out of love into the world.

 

Within an hour, it was sold.

 

All my parenting books are going to a doula for her pregnancy + parenting library. I LOVE knowing that these books will help guide other mamas. My own doula was an incredible support for me during mine, and I am very grateful I had access to her library.

And the rest are going to a Goddess Circle sister across the countryside, whose message lit me up with a bright light instant YES.

We were all a little teary & very very happy.

 

*

 

This morning we sent them.

 

Big brown boxes brimming with books. I couldn’t get the smile off my face.

 

I am so happy to be letting my beloved books out into the world to do the magic they need to.

 

*

 

Ostara with some of the books I let go of! Gosh darn she’s a cutie patootie!

*

 

What books did I keep?

All in all, I have probably 30 books left.

Some I haven’t read yet, and wanted to.

Some who are old and dear friends (most SARK books).

A couple of reference books for when/if I start running live women’s circles again.

 

*

 

What books did I let go of?

I know you are a bookaphile just as much as me.

I won’t link to each one as that will take 3.5 light years, but you can find them all on Amazon & most online bookstores. I keep a list of all my very favourites here.

So here’s what I let go of.

HEALTH & SELF HELP

Raw Emotions – Angela Stokes
Eating in the Light – Doreen Virtue
Losing your Pounds of Pain – Doreen Virtue
Conscious Loving – Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks
Hot Chocolate for the Lover’s Soul – Arielle Ford
Weddings from the heart – Daphne Rose Kingman
Live the life you love and stop just getting by – Barbara Sher
I could do anything if only I knew what it was – Barbara Sher
Power Thoughts – Louise Hay
Authentic Woman – Leslie and Susannah Kenton
Clear your Clutter – Karen Kingston

OTHER
Delta of Venus – Anais Nin
My Place – Sally Morgan
The Secret Gratitude Journal

CREATIVITY
Letters to a young artist – Julia Cameron
Unleash your creativity – Rob Bevan
Transitions – Julia Cameron
Heart Steps – Julia Cameron
Writing Spiritual Books – Hal Zina Bennett
Writers & Artists Yearbook 2006

BUSINESS

Made to Stick – Chip and Dan Heath
Knockout Entrepreneur – George Foreman
Maverick Marketing – Lisa Messenger
The Success Principles – Jack Canfield
The Right Brain Business Plan – Jennifer Lee
Sales Dogs (Rich Dad series) Blair Singer
Rich Dad’s Conspiracy of the Rich – the 8 new rules of money – Robert T Kiyosaki

SPIRITUALITY

Moon Rites – Spiraldancer
The goddess guide to chakra vitality – Anita Ryan
The Journey – Brandon Bays
Sacred Space – Denise Linn
All Women are Psychics – Diane Stein
The Angels Within Us – John Randolph Price
The healing miracles of Archangel Raphael – Doreen Virtue
Sacred Contracts – Caroline Myss
Ariadne’s Thread: A Workbook of Godedss Magic – Shekhinah Mountainwater
Goddesses in Everywoman – Jean Shinoda Bolen
Return to the Garden – Shakti Gawain
Everyday Enlightenment – how to be a spiritual warrior at the kitchen sink – Venerable Yeshe Chodron
Spiritual Growth – being your higher self – Sanaya Roman
Crystal Co-Creators – Dorothy Roeder
Going Within – A guide for inner transformation – Shirley Maclaine
Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul – Arielle Ford
The Art of Ritual – Renee Beck
Spiritual Healing – Kristyna Arcarti
Crystals: Talk to the woman within – Cassandra Eason
The Feng Shui Guide to Clearing your Space – Antonia Beattie
The Inner Goddess Makeover – Tanishka
Creative Visualisation: Shakti Gawain
Angel Numbers 101: Doreen Virtue
Forgiveness the greatest healer of all – Gerald G Jampolsky
Sage-ing while Age-ing – Shirley Maclaine
White Magic – Lucy Cavendish
Awaken your Goddess – Liz Simpson
The Dark side of the light chasers – Debbie Ford
Angel Answers – Diana Cooper
Healing with the Fairies – Doreen Virtue
Angel Therapy – Doreen Virtue
Daily Guidance from your Angels – Doreen Virtue
The Millionth Circle – Jean Shinoda Bolen
Secrets and Mysteries – Denise Linn
Quest – Denise Linn
Love Signs – Linda Goodman
A Hedgerow’s Cookbook – Glennie Kindred
Sacred & Naked – Ruth Ostrow

PARENTING

Buddhism for Mothers – Sarah Napthali
25 Ways to Joy & Inner Peace for Mothers – Danette Watson
25 Ways to awaken your Birth Power – Danette Watson
Natural Childcare – Elayne T Brightlight PHD
Intuitive Mothering – Lyn McPherson
The Baby Book – Dr Sears
Continuum Concept – Jean Liedloff
The Pregnant Woman’s Comfort Book – Jennifer Louden
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year – Susun S Wee
The Creative Journal for Parents – Lucia Capacchione
The Happiest Mom – 10 secrets to enjoying motherhood – Meagan Francis
Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth – Ina May Gaskin
Birthing from Within – Pam England & Rob Horowitz
The Attachment Parenting Book – Dr Sears
Releasing the Mother Goddess – Gail Carr Feldman

 

*

 

As I let my books go, I kept hearing in my spirit:

 

All the wisdom you need is inside you.

 

Yes.

 

*

 

And now, about the journals.

 

 

Again, this idea took seed many years ago, when a women’s circle sister shared with me that she’d burned all her journals.

 

There was some sorrow in those books

 

she said.

 

That’s not my life now. Time to let them go.

 

And I thought about my shelves filled with thick huge journals brimming and spilling over with words and images and art and collages and poetry and I thought:

 

Batshitcrazy. I’m NEVER going to do that.

 

*

 

At our dreaming soiree, I asked my dear friend Trish what she’d done for New Years.

 

“It had a really wonderful time! I burned all my journals from the past year! Time to let that go. There’s new things to create this year.”

 

And a part of me felt sad that her words were gone.

But I kept thinking about how happy she was.

 

*

 

My journals?

 

I always had a thought that my journals would end up becoming books.

I’ve written two books now.

Those are the books that were meant to become books.

I thought I should keep all my words to use as source material.

But guess what?

I never have.

My books come into the world, straight down from heaven. They don’t need no pulling out from an old hormone-scented journal.

I’m immensely proud of the books I’ve written.

And I’m deeply grateful that I journalled everything I did. But they don’t need to be seen. They don’t need to be read. They don’t need to exist anymore. Their service has already been completed.

 

*

 

Those hours and days I spent noodling in them?

They were exactly what I needed to do.

It was time perfectly spent.

I processed so much. I grew so much. My journals were a home, they delighted me.

They are remnants of my old snail shells. Once upon a time, I used to live in them.

And now I don’t.

*

 

You don’t see snails crawling around carrying their new shell AND a bagload of old shells, do you?

 

*

They don’t need anything more than that.

 

 

*

 

This moment, only once.

 

*

 

I always kept great armloads of them for my future children to read.

 

But when I felt into it, I realised I didn’t want so many journals, so many stories, so much weight to hold onto.

 

Ostara will always have my blog, and my books to read. She will have my artwork if she chooses.

 

But most of all, she’ll have ME.

 

A happy, present, living-in-the-right-now, grinning mama.

 

That’s all I need to give her.

 

*

 

My gorgeous friend Beverley Paine (author + homeschooling/unschooling guide) wrote:

 

Last year I burned my journals and it felt fantastic.

They were working documents not history in the making documents.

They were brilliant while I needed them but I had moved on. I’ve started a new journal and it too is a working journal.

Before I burned them I wondered if others might benefit from reading through them – so much discovered wisdom lurked on those scribbled pages!

But that wisdom is within each and every one of us, waiting to be uncovered by the self because only the self can find those gems…

My words were for me, a gift to me and I hugged them close, back into my soul and let them go.

 

*

 

I don’t own anything of my dead brother‘s.

 

I had his running shoes for a while, but eventually they fell apart.

 

And I didn’t really care.

 

He is not his shoes.

 

He is not any of his things, I will not find him in there.

 

If I want to talk to him, I do. He is just there.

 

It’s all good.

 

We never really lose anything.

 

*

 

How I got rid of my journals

 

No fire.

We live just near the Main Street.

It’s not a fire-friendly zone.

And that’s okay.

 

My words are returning to the earth. They’ll be buried, and they will decay, and they will become compost, and they will feed banana trees and grass and a tiny bird.

Perfect.

 

*

 

To my journals I wrote a love letter:

Thank you for sharing the journey with me. I release you to Great Spirit & Mama Earth. I let go of my past with joy. Yes, just the yes. Love, Leonie

 

*
Heart and centre, I feel this was the most perfect thing to do.

 

I feel so very, very light. Happy. Giddy with joy.

 

*

 

Some months ago I let go of my mermaid hair of ten years. My hair is short and earthy and wild and free. It makes me happy on a daily basis.

 

Letting go of my mermaid hair, my identity, my favourite thing about my appearance

was a ginormous leap of faith.

It was a running jump towards a vision I had in my head

of a happy, light, free me.

 

It’s happened. And I am so grateful.

 

*

 

I let go of who I was

In order to be who I am.

 

love, joy, spaciousness, graciousness, freedom to you!

 

 

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Zen Your Life: Desk redux

Hey beautiful hearts!

Each week, we hang out together as a gaggle of goddesses & make our gorgeous lives a little clearer, calmer and more zen. We do one Zen Your Life project together for the day… an easy, possible kind of project… just one small thing to make our lives more zen.

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Today, your Zen Your Life project is:

Get rid of everything on your desk that you don’t use on a daily basis.

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