When Francesca Bliss first mentioned the ‘Goddess photoshoot’ concept, my sensible self replied, “How silly!” And within a nanosecond, my adventure-seeking self said, “I’m in! When can we start?”
You see, I’m at that stage of life where being sensible and responsible are not only goals, but necessary qualities. Yet, I can’t deny it. My appetite for adventure has never diminished. When Francesca suggested a journey into the territory of goddesses (just a stone’s throw away in Boca Raton, Florida), how could I say ‘no’?
Here is what I learned from the Goddess of Change - in her own words:
“Everything happens in its own good time. And there is no time like the present to allow changeto replenish your soul with light and joy.”
I had been feeling sluggish and lost in a mire of details while trying to juggle many facets of a life suddenly filled with complexities. At every turn, I felt I was losing ground. Losing a part of my very essence. At times, I’ve felt like a slave, both to my emotions and to my body that have dragged me through treacherous straits.
Although my highest aspiration has always been to heal wounded spirits, no matter how much I’ve tried, my actions have so often fallen short. My healing arrows have missed their target.
“Sometimes the necessary change is as subtle as a slight shift in weight or stance, a dropping of the shoulder, an almost imperceptible smile, and suddenly, one’s target hits home!”
In my case, the readjustment to life in the bloodless third stage of a woman’s life has been nothing short of an explosion. It’s as if half of my being has been asleep and is, only now, waking up. For most of my adult life, I’ve been following in the footsteps of the male hunters - totally shunning my female nature. In spite of being born at the brink of the ‘Age of Aquarius’, I have never truly been convinced of feminine power. The louder the battle cry for ‘liberation’, the more I became a confirmed skeptic.
"And so, after living a lifetime of basking in the moonlight of my ‘sun god’, it is time to SPARKLE! At dawn, I awaken to greet my sun where water meets land. Our embrace generates heat and light to all who attend. These are the rituals continued from time immemorial. We gather the nutrients from the soil that feed our bodies and the fire from the sky that light the flames of our soul. In our unity, we are complete. As long as the sun shines and the oceans bathe our shores, as long as we remember to open our arms to the skies and plant our feet firmly on the earth, we are whole - and powerful!”
These are the words of Changing Woman.
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