How to Celebrate the Full Moon Like a Goddess

Release, rejuvenate, and meditate...

Release, rejuvenate, meditate, and celebrate!

Did you know that today on June 20, 2016 is the first June Solstice Full Moon in decades? Another name for it is Strawberry Moon. How feminine is that? This is an important turning point during the year and also the beginning of strawberry season – they are so good for your root chakra! The days will start to get shorter and the nights will be longer, which I actually prefer in the summer months anyway. My full moon post from 2014 was a bit more quiet and has some sadness, some madness, and perhaps a little bit of darkness, too. There was a lot of change happening in my life then, like closing out a chapter and ending a soulmate marriage, a marriage that helped me to heal childhood wounds and taught me so many lessons.

This year during the June Solstice full moon, I feel so alive, so awakened, so enlightened, so inspired, and so full of love and excitement for life. For the first time in my entire goddess life, I feel powerful, fabulous, fearless, and almost immortal! I know it sounds out of the ordinary, but I am beginning to understand clearly on what living a spiritual life feels like.  It is as though I am born again and nothing can break me down or hold me back. No emotional baggage lingering nor feelings of fear, shame, or guilt. The word sacrifice is not even in my vocabulary anymore. Day by day, I am seeing my life’s purpose with clarity and my dreams are manifesting day by day. Great change is in the air and this is only the beginning of my goddess journey. I am going to change the world!

So how have I been celebrating this feeling of spiritual awakening around this June’s full moon energy? The past three days have been about awakening of my feminine energy..dancing, singing, writing, aromatherapy, cooking, eating healthy, healing baths with fresh flowers, candles, and beautiful music, yoga, reiki sessions, meditation, nature walks, and spending time with some of my favorite goddesses.  I hope you join me tonight walking or dancing under the full moon and praying for your dreams and wishes to come true. Trust me, if you ask, the angels and universe will support you…So join me in this dance of a beautiful new beginning! Send me a message as usual and share your experiences.

Loving the fresh air and good wine.

Nini smiles a lot more during this time

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Even in black and white, the moon is still beautiful!

Goddess time is so important

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Angels are always around me

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Like this tree, I am planting my roots and building my foundation for the future.

Goddess Rule #2 – Honoring Your Body

Aphrodite, the goddess that inspires my life.

Aphrodite, the goddess that inspires my life.

In order to live life like a true goddess, there are 11 rules that you must remember to honor. My post on July 11th, Goddess Rule #1, inspired some of you to make dramatic changes in your life, from pursuing the career of your dreams, to leaving an unsatisfying relationship, to changing your place of residence. I want you to know that it meant a lot to me and I am very proud of you for making those changes. By sharing, you have inspired me as well, more than you think you know.

Today, I am sharing with you Goddess Rule #2 in my book and that rule is Honor Your Body. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and a moment to reflect. Have you given your body the attention and care that it really needs lately?  Without answering, I already know what many of you will say. Most of you my readers, are givers, and you put others’ happiness before your own. Remember the Giving Tree?

In addition to exercising and getting enough sleep, honoring and respecting your body takes many forms. There are 3 most important ones for me. The first is to pay attention to what you eat. Even though you might look great on the outside, if you are not healthy on the inside, then it does not really matter. Believe me, I know this from personal experience. Stay away from unnatural and overly processed and fried foods. When it comes to rich desserts and good wine, how about consuming them in moderation or just cutting them out completely? Being ruled by Venus in my chart, I enjoy those indulgences very much, but I keep them in moderation.

Another important way that you can honor your body is to be selective in the products that you use to wash and moisturize. Most skincare and bath products out on the market are made of mostly alcohol and man-made chemicals. They not only make your skin dry and bring out more wrinkles, but they can also cause future skin irritations and problems. Just like your foods, read the ingredients carefully.  If you cannot eat it and the scent does not awaken your mind and lift your spirit, then do not buy it. More importantly, I truly believe you can heal your mind and body with the right natural products and slow down signs of aging, too. This is why I created my luxurious and natural bath and body collection. Especially after being on my feet styling or hosting a busy work event, I look forward to relaxing in a hot Aphrodite bath under candlelight and to beautiful music. The scent of the essential oils in Aphrodite bath deliquescence is so intoxicating and heavenly that my bath experience is usually a 90-minute goddess experience. After your bath, slip into something soft and natural to allow the skin to breathe. Cotton and silks are my most preferred choices of fabrics to wear.

Lastly, the most important way you can respect and honor your body is by not allowing just anyone to have access to it. If you are married and with someone you are in love with, I am happy for you and that is a beautiful and magical thing. For my single goddesses, you should be selective and protective of sharing your body, especially to titans that are not worth your time or who are not your masculine complement. A true modern day goddess knows herself and does not give easy access to her body to just anyone.  As a matter a fact, I believe that a true modern day goddess would rather wait and preserve her body for the titan of her dreams, the one that she is madly in love with and feel at ease and the safest with, and the one that will walk along the ocean and enjoy the sunset with her always and forever. I know. I am a hopeless romantic at heart. I cannot help it. I always am and always will be.  I have written about this before in my What Not to Do on New Year’s Day list, but it’s worth sharing again 🙂 Until next time…
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Draping my body with beautiful clothes and jewels is always a favorite.

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A true Goddess only wears what feels good against her skin.

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Candlelight Aphrodite bath for the mind and body.

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My simple and freshly made salad, all locally grown by farmers.

Goddess Rule #1…Listen To Your Heart

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Can you see the heart above the candle flame? Magical, isn’t it?

Since the launch of our Goddess Sanctuary on November 1, 2014, I have been getting many emails and questions coming in asking me about “How to be a Goddess” or “How to awaken the Goddess inside.” Interestingly, at the same time, many quality Titans are also asking me about “How To Attract that Special Goddess.” Well, I am here to tell you that it is not difficult, but not easy either.  But understand this: You are who you attract. Need I say more?

As I begin to share with you these secrets along the way, the #1 Goddess Rule that you must always honor…and that is…LISTEN TO YOUR HEART. Or, in this case, you can say listen to your gut, your intuition, or your internal spiritual guide.

For the past 43 years, my heart has been leading me.  There has been many ups and downs and mistakes made along the way, but all of those were the result of letting the head and other people’s opinions ruled over my heart. They had to happen in order for me to learn important lessons and realize my true power and life’s purpose.

When we live from the heart, there is unconditional love, there is forgiveness, there is kindness, there is truth, there is compassion, there is patience, and most importantly, there are no regrets and resentment. When we are true to our heart, everything will magically turn out with little effort.  People may let us down and betray us, but the heart never will. It does not lie and it will always be loyal to us.

Recently, in my business on the consulting side, I made some decisions based on my head, based on what others say, and based on the facts and data presented to me.  Although everything seemed so right and so perfect, my heart was questioning the situation. Instead of listening to what my heart was trying to tell me, however, I made an executive decision based on my head, and within weeks, what my inner goddess was sensing surfaced and it was not so pretty. The truth came out.

Once again, if I had listened to what my heart was trying to tell me, I would have prevented all that time and money wasted. But no more would have should have. I am moving forward and never again disobey my heart. 🙂

Have you experienced what I have? If so, I hope you will take my advice and do not ever forget this #1 Goddess Rule. If your heart chakra is weak and out of balance, then you must work on strengthening it.  There are many exercises that you can do to help with that and connecting with nature is one of them.  I will give you some ideas about how you can get the Heart Chakra open and more balanced in my next post.

Love and Light to you always,

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