To be a goddess sounds very alluring, enchanting an enigmatic. I believe this is not something outside of ourselves to try and emulate, instead it's our divine nature to uphold and embody. So what is a modern day goddess? She is of course a mortal, so she will make her share of mistakes, as she walks through life however she will embody the following characteristics and mindsets that will make her shine in all her divine greatness!
She shines bright: You know when a goddess walks in the room, she possesses a magnetic energy of passion and purpose, she is enthusiastic and inspiring, people don't quite know or understand what this quality is but they just know they want to be near her, to stand near her light help illuminate their own light.
Wild hearted and free: Her heart is so wild, that may just be the reason its kept within the cage of her ribs! She has known heartbreak and pain, she may have not always believed in her worth, but she survived, and in doing so, she made a pact with herself to not let past hurts define her or hold her back from loving freely and wholeheartedly.
Creator: Just like mother earth, she values herself as a creator, pregnant with ideas and possibility, she creates the life she wants that is defined by her own personal happiness. She has the courage to follow her ideas through and create change and fulfil her vision. You will often find her out there in the world as a lady boss.
A work in progress: She knows she is not perfect and loves herself just as she is, she is in constant inquiry of herself, what moves her, what presses her buttons, what makes her feel alive. She is fully invested in her self development and growth, when things don’t work out she doesn’t beat herself up or criticise, she asks “what can I learn from this? how can I grow?”
Takes care of her temple: This soul know that it’s paramount to take care of this beautiful temple of a body that she resides in. She takes the time she needs to exercise, she practices yoga on a regular basis, she takes rest and restores herself when needed, she meditates, she plays in nature, she eats nourishing whole foods and drinks plenty of water. She is well aware that her dynamic energy needs a strong healthy body to flourish.
Rebel at heart: She’s never been one to play by the rules, she prefers to write her own, in the past this may have lead her astray, now fully embodied she harness’s her rebel spirit to cultivate a life she loves. She is independent and will be the one who see’s possibility, instigates change and growth. She doesn’t make excuses for her actions and is never defensive because she’s not threatened by what other people may think of her.
What you see is what you get: She doesn’t hide behind any facade, she’s not all shiny instagram images and no substance when you meet her in person. She is real to the core, she’s not out to impress because she is completely happy with herself. She has learnt how to successfully manage her emotions, understand herself and share her wisdom accordingly. She holds a great conversation, is grounded in her opinions and always willing to agree to disagree.
Supportive of her sisters: The goddess if far beyond comparison she doesn’t feel the need to compete because she runs her own race. She is active in her community, she gathers like minded members to her tribe by real authentic interactions. She supports her sister goddess’s because she knows independently she can go the distance but collectively her and her fellow goddess’s have far more reach and impact illuminating others.
Healthy loving boundaries: It may have taken her a while to establish these as she is generous and has so much to share and give. However she knows her limitations and does not give more than what she can afford to — emotionally, financially, physically, or mentally. She knows that the word “no” is a complete sentence and uses it when necessary. She can clearly communicate her boundaries to others, she is gentle when needed but firm and protective when her boundaries have been violated. She is respectful of others boundaries and actively seeks clarification when she doesn’t know where she stands.
Sensual and empowered: This woman knows how to effectively get out of her head and in to the infinite feeling of her body, she taps into her intuition and is guided by her inner knowing, she allows herself to experience pleasure and has healthy self respect of how she shares her most intimate being. She may or may not have yet her divine love, yet she trusts that it will come, when it does her energy will be matched and she will embody even more of her divinely feminine self than she ever thought possible.
Lets it go: She’s given up the need to try and control the flow of life because she recognises her energies are better used elsewhere. She rides the waves of life because she has faith that she is strong enough to weather any storm. She has let go of the need to try and control for manipulate as she knows deep down, it brings her no satisfaction. Her efforts are channeled in to finding a solution in times when she challenged instead of dwelling on what she can not change.
Creates space: She accepts not all problems can be solved or worked out, she allows herself space to feel, to reflect because she knows that clarity will come with time and space. She holds this patience and space for others and allows them the beauty of the same unfolding.
Conscious choice: The goddess chooses happiness, she knows that is a conscious waking decision to work for her happiness every damn day, it’s not a destination that she arrives at and magically stays. It is a conscious pursuit to engage in activities and a mindset that fuels her happiness, it’s an ever changing landscape thats requires adaptability in it’s pursuit.
Accepts her pains: She understand that life is painful, stress is unavoidable and death and loss is inevitable. She works through her own pains with grace and courage, she tries not to numb or suppress the uncomfortable but instead leans into it and listens. She allows herself and others the time and space to work though things in their own timing, she morns her losses and allows herself to be open and vulnerable. In doing so she has harnessed her most powerful self, as she embraces her shadows and her light and all the shades in between, she is a beacon of light inspiring other women to do the same.
The modern day goddess may be the woman sitting next to you or is it you yourself, maybe in reading this you may ask yourself - do I embody all of those qualities fully? Maybe there is some work to do, to step into your full glorious goddess self. Where ever you are, its a journey worth taking that leads to soul satisfying fulfilment that spills into every aspect of your life. You weren’t born to play small baby, you were born to shine bright!