Thursday, March 12, 2015

Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, or Spirituality? by Lydia Ruyle

Painting by Diane Goldie

The world desperately needs Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality in order to change the paradigm and birth a Motherworld. All of us can be the change.

Here are a few suggestions from a crone who has lived nine decades.

Art, symbols, myths, archetypes are a treasure for exploration! All wake you up to the uniqueness of your potential. Each of us has both an artist Goddess and a Medusa within. Finding Her means doing your own work, choosing to explore and expand your horizons. Telling the story of your journey in art, words, movements, workshops triggers self-realization. Finding the Goddess within changes the paradigm without. There are many books and people to help you. Learning from your demons as well as your angels is a sure path. Choose a path with heart and follow your bliss!

Show up
Be Present
Commit / Choose / ACT
Trust the Process
Let Go of the Outcome

Life is a continuous process of creation. YOU give birth to yourself!
YOU are a biological, experiential, intellectual, spiritual co-creator with the Goddess with the choices you make consciously or unconsciously.

Myths and art help you to become conscious of yourself, the creative process and its magic in your life. Your mythic journey to the Goddess begins with asking questions:

Who am I?
Who is the Goddess?
Who are my people?
What myths was I given?
What myths do I choose?
Where am I going?
Who is going with me?
Who are my Angels? Demons?
Why am I here in this time & place?
What is my gift to the world?

Your answers are uniquely your own. Honestly telling your story and sharing it is essential. Listening and honoring the stories of others helps us all become fully conscious humans with compassion.

The creative process is a holy quest. It leads you to your potential whose archetypal symbol is The Goddess!

Enjoy the journey!

Lydia Ruyle
Greeley, Colorado, USA

This is an ongoing collective writing project, initiated by Magoism: The Way of S/He and Mother Tree Sanctuary in response to the question, "Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, or Spirituality?" We will feature different women's answers here and on the Magoism blog in the months to come as part of this project.

Contributions are welcome.  Please email or join the discussion on the Magoism group on Facebook.

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