Entries in women's empowerment (6)

Saturday
Sep152018

** Goddess for Women's Empowerment

 

Greetings!  My posts have been few over the past several months, as I’ve been focusing on the production of Rise of Venus. I’m thrilled that it has launched!  You can watch episodes at RiseofVenus.com.

Rise of Venus
comes at a good time for women. During this era of the Me Too and Times Up Movements, women are becoming stronger, courageous and more demanding of respect. They feel empowered through sisterhood and the support of families, colleagues, even total strangers

Rise of Venus focuses on a vitally important aspect of women’s empowerment – spirituality. Particularly women’s spirituality. Now I believe, in general, spirituality is a source of strength, inspiration and self-love. Yet women’s spirituality provides more female-focused form of connection with the Divine.  

Women’s Spirituality, or Goddess Spirituality, is the worship of a female Higher Power (some call her the Divine Feminine), and is honored as an omniscient presence in all things, and/or a specific goddess form, such as Durga, Isis, Athena, or Brigid. (Thousands of female deities have been worshipped in every culture around the globe since the beginning of time.) Communing with a loving, motherly form of a Higher Power, who birthed the universe and oversees all that is, is an awesome experience. She’s relatable. She knows about birth, the cycles of the moon, the miraculous nature of the feminine body and spirit. Connecting with Goddess helps us to connect with and honor the miraculous, feminine aspects of our own body and spirit.

When I first heard of the notion of goddess worship and learned about ancient goddess-worshipping cultures, my entire being changed for the better. I became stronger, more self-esteem grew. I felt more confident to pursue a life I wanted. In the Rise of Venus series, I wish for you to receive the same empowering experience. In this series, you’ll meet women who are experts of various aspects of godess spirituality. The information they share will crack open your mind to a new way of thinking about religion, spirituality, the world we live in and yourself. They teach things you may not have known. Ultimately, they help you feel strong and proud that you’re a woman.   

Currently a few episodes of Rise of Venus are posted and I will continue to add episodes periodically. Perhaps they will provide a boost in your life and personal power! I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think!

With love and joy ~

Meloney

 

 

Monday
May212018

** Women's History is the best beauty tip

For real female power, put down your beauty magazines and read women’s history books!

Beauty, as defined by our society, is attainable through the right makeup, clothing or plastic surgery. While personal presentation is important, it’s not the avenue to true self-love or power. Knowing the depth of your soul and the truth of our cultural past IS.

Your personal investigation into ancient history will help you discover goddess-focused worship and women’s equal roles in society. You’ll learn that for tens of thousands of years, every society around the globe the Higher Power was considered Female. You’ll be amazed to know that for the most part, women-centered cultures, and cultures that were egalitarian (women and men were equal), were peaceful with little evidence of war. You’ll by shocked by the events that led to the downfall of Goddess and the overtaking of male-dominance.

This kind of mind and soul-expanding information will spark feelings of power and self-esteem that no makeup or designer fashion can provide.

Reading about history illuminates a dark corner of your soul that was shut down by centuries of conditioning. The events experienced by our ancient ancestors live in our DNA, and once light is shone upon it, you’ll begin to see – and feel – what womanhood is really all about. You’ll appreciate feminine qualities and principles more than ever. You'll GLOW with confidence and positive energy!

We are blessed to live at a time when this empowering information is at our fingertips. Counter what Madison Avenue tells you is beautiful with TRUE beauty that comes from knowledge.

The classics that opened my mind and rocked my world include:

When God was a Woman, by Merlin Stone
The Chalice and the Blade, by Riane Eisler
The Great Cosmic Mother, by Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor
Language of the Goddess, by Marija Gimbutas
Passionate Enlightenment, by Maranda Shaw

And so many more!

I'm made a list of books available with easy ordering at
https://www.riseofvenus.com/the-foremothers

Happy Reading!

 

Monday
Jan012018

** The History Within

2017 is history! But you can’t really say goodbye. The events of the year are in your body and soul, and have contributed to who you are. What you do today – your interactions with friends and family, the food you eat, your thoughts – are also becoming part of you right this minute.

Far too many of us want to leave the past behind and not recognize the marks it’s left on our souls, not wanting to examine the gifts of our experiences – especially the not-so-great experiences. 

I recommend you appreciate every person and event that has touched your life, for they have contributed to your personality, beliefs, habits, perceptions, spirit, and even your physical state. Your history has created YOU. Honoring and appreciating your history, including all of the people and events of your life so far, will increase self-love and heighten your personal vibration, which touches everyone and everything around you.

And also re-think what is good and what we consider "bad." On a cosmic level, there is no such thing as “bad.” It just "is." Humans define what is "bad" and what is "good" and distribute the concepts through social systems and media. The perception of "bad" causes a lower vibration within us, just as "good" raises our vibration. By considering our history as at least "neutral", or even better, as "good", will raise your personal vibration, empower you, and help you to percieve all of life more joyfully.

From this day on, examine the people and events in your life with an open mind and see the impact they have upon you. Percieving them as positive gifts in your life will help you to become even more empowered, stronger, and in control of your life. Thank all of your history for teaching you, shaping you, strengthening you, making you who you are.

Today, rethink your history and thank it! 

Thank all of the people who have touched your soul – both positively and what you consider hurtfully.

Thank the events that have occurred – both under your control and out of your control, both victorious and regretful.

Thank your ideas - the ones that improved your confidence and life, and the ones that fell flat or fizzled out.

Thank your body for all of its parts and functions - both the strong, healthy ones and the weaker ones.

Thank God/dess or Higher Power for the spiritual gifts you’ve received, both the light, joyful ones, and ones that plummeted you to the depths of your soul.

Thank your ancient history – prior to your birth, during the ancient times of our ancestors, that both evolved humanity and set us back.

As a spiritual being in a physical body, the gift of life is to experience the vastness of victories and defeats and to grow from each of them. The history within has made you the strong, bold, loving, powerful, beautiful, woman that you are! Thanking your history and thanking yourself for being the unique, beautiful individual that you are because of your life experiences will make you a Positive Energy Woman and a loving, beautiful force on the planet!!

The Universe thanks you for being here!

Love and Blessings ~


Meloney