Hola gorgeous goddesses!
It’s that happy day of the week… Goddess Allsorts day!
This is the day I share with you all kinds of scrummy inspiration I find around the place & want to share. Allsorts that don’t make much sense together, but are perfectly perfect. A whole smorgasboard of delight for you to nibble on!
And with all that baby-talk and life-changing-stuff going on… kinda nice just to have a good giggle right now.
Here’s my goodies for da week…
The Laughing God: video
Try not to laugh watching this.
SARK Juicy Journalling
I’m so excited that I’m one of the interviewed gorgeouses in SARK’s new e-course “Juicy Journalling!” It’s a scrumptious course for writers of all levels to get supported and inspired on their ecourse journey. And as always, SARK is just the bee’s knees, a soul-lighthouse, a goddess of epic proportions, and an iridescent miracle. Adore, adore, adore.
Affirmation Girl takes on Video-blogging
Found this video this morning. Hilarimo! A sweet, affirmation-using girl posts her first video post to the world. This is probably how we all feel when we do our first vlog. Let’s band together and boo! every commenting-meanie on the planet, and banish them to Cynical Sucksville! Yeah! Goddesses unite! 🙂 (Might not be safe for work – has some swear words in it).
Some lovely divine decluttering goddess blogs
The precious Goddess Kyeli wrote a beautiful post about how the Making Space for Your Goddess to Shine e-course is making magic in her life. Precious, precious, precious. I so dig how much she GETS just how powerful this work is.
“I wound up in tears the first week. I was surrounded by the love and light Lisa and Leonie fill each page with, and I burst into tears as I realized that a huge part of the stress in my life is caused by the mess in my environment.
I keep talking about it because it’s changing my life. I want you to take it – not because Lisa is awesome (though she is), not because Leonie is awesome (though she is) – but because it is worth every penny and every second you’ll invest.
We accumulate clutter through life, often without even noticing. We pile up stuff and create mess, and it stagnates and creates stagnation in other aspects of our life without us even being aware of it. This course gently and lovingly creates awareness, and teaches you what to do about it in sweet, easily-digestible stages that you can take at your own pace.”
I also love reading the journey of Moonslark at Facing East Again on her divine decluttering journey. She is honest, and insightful, and oh so precious:
“But I can. I can make a place to flourish. To learn to be accepted for who I am, to accept the love that is all around me, to accept who I have become and the changes I have gone through unfurling after my marriage.
It’s not about getting rid of stuff… not really. Its about helping the soul flourish — finding the stuff that helps and reutilizing or removing the stuff that gets in the way or holds the soul back…”
Amen. Here’s to all of our souls flourishing.
(Sidenote: The course is now ongoing. So you can sign up whenever you like, and get the course materials that same day. So whenever the journey calls you, it’s there for you. Yay!)
A mini-doco on art therapy
You Goddesses might remember the interview I did with the beautiful Chris Zydel, creative expression goddess extraordinaire.
I absolutely adore this new doco about Chris and her precious work:
Painting from the Wild Heart from Peter Lee on Vimeo.
Now beware – before you click on this link, this website is wrong. Very, very wrong. It also totally cracks me up. Photobombing – for those who haven’t experienced this extreme sport yet – is the art of getting in other people’s photos. Be warned – this site is not suitable for work – has nudity. (Still cracking up over it). Are you ready? Go: This is Photobomb.
Get it? Shoshal-meedya?
Anyyyyway, I’m using it, abusing it and loving playing with you all. If you want to play the shoshal-meedya game, I’m on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leonieallan
and on Twitter, I’m @Leonie_Dawson. If you’re a blog reader, make sure you @ reply me telling me, so I can follow you. I’m a-doing my best to keep up. 🙂
Books I’m into
Whenever I talk to my dear friends (especially my fellow book-adoring goddess sista Sone!), we are always saying “so… whatcha reading now?” It’s our little not-so-secretive addiction.
Which I’m happy to bring here to you now 🙂
At the moment I’m reading Shirley Maclaine’s The Camino again.
It’s my second time reading it, as I quite enjoyed it the first time around, and felt like reading something soft and known again. It’s her story of making the trek across the Camino trail in Spain – an ancient pilgrimage. During it she experiences past life awakenings and self understanding. It’s honest and woo woo and down to earth and out of this world all at once.
Also just started something completely new – “April Lady” by Georgette Heyer. It’s a historical romance – kinda like a Jane Austen, but slightly easier to read/consume. So far, it’s better than a tacky chick lit – though those too definitely have their place ;).
I also have a large pile of pregnancy and baby books piled next to our heater (where we spend an inordinate amount of time during winter). So far though, I’m just reading a little by a little as I need it, trying not to overwhelm my sweet self. Chris also has “What to expect when you’re expecting” on his bedside table which is just about the cutest thing ever, and makes me want to have even more of his babies.
And favourite 1990s music flashback this week…
I don’t know why, but I’m obsessed with Jann Arden’s “Insensitive”. Those first few beats get me every time. Kinda melancholy, but pissy and righteous and powerful and sensitive all at once.
Dat’s all for this week.
Got anything cool you’ve seen to share?
I want to send you as much love as you can handle.