Goddess Empowerment: Secret Tools for Attracting What You Want
By Hemalayaa Behl • December 2nd, 2012 • 11741 Views
Image Credit: Original Painting by Amanda Giacomini
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When I was asked to write for My Yoga Online, it was thrilling to get a writing assignment that inspired me so much. But when I sat down to write, insecurities started taking over: “I’m not good enough,” “Who do I think I am?” and the good old, “I don’t have what it takes.”
Some of these thoughts could come from the repressions of women in the past—what women have gone through, and are still battling in our bodies and consciousness. Women have endured so much repression that it is in our DNA, and I have spent a lifetime learning ways to overcome this, to move forward and change the game! I am not blaming men and repression of the past for something that could have been writer's block, and I not an angry feminist either. I am an equalist. I believe in equality and walking together with men, not in front or behind, but together.
Because I’ve learned ways to work through the repressions of my ancestors and sisters of the past (and writer's block), I know what to do. I go to the Goddesses and ask for support.
Yes, I said Goddess, and I don’t care if it sounds woo-woo.
I’ll say it loud and proud—I connect to the Goddesses!
A Goddess is a female deity. And, for those of you who aren’t keen on “idols,” I understand. It’s hard to imagine an invisible means of support like this, because we can’t validate or prove it. I grew up a Sikh, and we didn’t do “Idol worship,” so I get it. So while I can’t prove what this kind of support does for me, I can share a little about what they represent and symbolize.
To me, all Goddesses represent what a woman is truly capable of. Imagine what we’d accomplish with all those arms and qualities of strength. A Goddess represents a woman in her full power, strength and sensuality. She may represent aspects that we want to acquire for ourselves to feel full and strong. Some Goddesses even have weapons. My definition of "weapon" here is an item, tool or belief that helps to combat life’s challenges and empowers us to move forward in life.
First in the series of Goddesses is the one I called forth to help me move forward in writing this...