Leah Skurdal reads Chapter 7: The Art of Jazz: Living Overcoming Challenges with Grace, Ease & Joy from the #1 best-selling book in several categories on Amazon The Wellness Universe Guide to Complete Self-Care, 25 Tools for Goddesses. Watch and listen as she reads!
This excerpt was taken from the beginning of her chapter and may speak directly to you! Powerfully connect to your unique Goddess energy with her playful yet life-changing tool she shares in her chapter reading.
“Full transparency here: I admit to being a little afraid of fully embodying the goddess in me.
Part of my hesitancy comes from the religious tradition I grew up with that glorifies the masculine and diminishes the feminine. In some contexts, it’s heretical to imagine that the one masculine God could have a feminine side. Throughout history, heretics have been brutally tortured and murdered for beliefs outside the established system. The residue of patriarchal programming clings like plaque in my arteries and veins. It’s a little scary to share views beyond the dominant paradigm but, I tend to push the boundaries.
The one God of all people—whatever name you give Divine Love—has many facets, expressions, and religions. Multiple gods and goddesses represent aspects of the one God of all creation. I use a deck of goddess divination cards for clarity. Each goddess card represents an aspect of The One that is helpful to examine more deeply when she shows up.
I brought my deck of goddess cards along when I visited my father when he first became ill. Holding the cards to my heart, I prayed, Divine Love, I align with the highest good. I request a goddess to help clarify this situation. Closing my eyes, I drew the card of Kali, the goddess of endings and new beginnings. I understood that my father was dying, and this was the beginning of the end. Thank you, Divine Love expressed as Kali. My dear father’s health continued to decline until he died a year later. Knowing it was the beginning of the end helped me prepare so I could better serve my family during the transition.
On the one hand, I feel whole as I embrace the feminine-yin aspects as well as the masculine-yang aspects of The One God. On the other hand, my personality resonates more easily with the expansive yang energy of growing, expressing, and giving. I thrive during the waxing full moon phase. I often feel uncomfortable during the waning moon phase as the moon’s light decreases. I often resist the contractive yin energy of allowing, grieving, and receiving.
What do you resonate with more easily? Expansion, expression, and giving? Or contraction, listening, and receiving? Maybe you easily flow between the two expressions.
Let’s take a deeper look at the sacred marriage of Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine energy.”
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The Wellness Universe Guide to Complete Self-Care, 25 Tools for Goddesses Amazon #1 Best Seller in 6 categories features stories and tools from healers, guides, teachers, and wellness professionals around the world to support us to live in our unique Goddess energy.
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*Originally published on February 22, 2022.
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