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I don't really want to admit this to anyone, but lately I have really been struggling with my "brand," (that is, The Goddess Diaries.) You see, when I re-branded my online business back in September, I was so excited about how to serve the world through goddess stories that it never occurred to me that I might burn out so fast.
Over the last six months, I've had some amazing opportunities come up that don't quite seem "on brand" for what my message is and from the outside looking in, I'm certain it appears as if things are willy-nilly around here.
Well, in part, that is true.
For instance, I wish I could say that my yoni-egg experience was part of the bigger business plan picture. But it wasn't.
The truth is that I received intuitive guidance and I followed it. This led me down a rabbit hole of sorts into a vast discovery zone as well as a land of opportunity. The rest, as they say, is history.
But while my ego was struggling with how this looks to the rest of the world, a funny thing happened that led me back to my brand's origins.
The Goddess Diaries actually began in late 2010 as a college project and in conjunction with that, a Facebook page was launched on March 9 2011, where I would feature a different Goddess each week. Through various diary prompts and interesting factoids about Her stories, I posted what I knew about Goddess lore.
My method for choosing a Goddess of the Week was that She actually chose me. That is, every Monday morning I would go into meditation and ask who wanted to come forth. Some days, many Goddesses would jump to the head of the line, and on other days there would be only one voice that seemed to speak loud and clear. It was cool, and I LOVED this process. But that was when The Goddess Diaries was a "mere project."
When The Goddess Diaries grew into a bonafide online business, I relied on old paradigms of "masculine" business structure (maybe a bit too much!) to get things going, and suddenly I became more concerned about editorial calendars with schedules and deadlines and shit. Don't misunderstand...these structures are a necessary thing, but I had forgone the more "feminine" business qualities of instinct, intuition and going with the flow. I needed to regain a sense of balance.
So imagine my surprise last month in March when Venus stepped forth with an urgent message about balance! It had been a long time since I had played this way, so I played, making Her the focus of my local Goddess circle's Libra full moon event. And on April 3, about twenty women gathered under the Libra Full Moon to talk about balance and Goddess lore and how Venus energy can help.
Lately, astrologically speaking, Venus has been all over the place. I chuckle at this, because I believe in that axiom, "as above so below..." In other words, as Venus dances her way through the cosmos, so, too, am I feeling how my reality is mirroring that playful and dreamy dance. She is taking all of us on quite the journey lately, leading us all to some interesting "a-has."
What I especially enjoy about working with this Venus energy is that She Is... constantly reminding me the support I need is always there when I let go.
She Is... encouraging me to TRUST in my inner voice, my intuition.
She Is...nudging me to explore beyond my expectations.
She Is...softly whispering a message that if we can just let go,
She Is... there to provide a soft landing.
Are you also feeling this?
Let the world know what your experience has been in the comments below.
My name is Dawn Champine and I am the Creatrix of The Goddess Diaries. I am very passionate about helping women remember their REAL GODDESS selves.