Goddess in Training

The first step in training to be a GODDESS is to recognize that you already are a GODDESS, that the qualities of which you admire, are already within in you….. bubbling, brewing, awaiting your call, yes, waiting patiently for you to summon them up, so that they can flow out of you, and gently wrap their arms around all of humanity.  For that is how powerful you are, one smile, one kind gesture, one helping hand, sends ripples of love around the world.

How is this possible?  

How can a genuine smile and a silent blessing change the world?  

Because that person that you smiled at, receives and reciprocates that smile, and so on, and so on, to the clerk at the grocery store, to the crossing guard, to the next door neighbor, to the cousin in Wyoming to his children in California, to the stewart on the airline, and before you know it, your smile is touching down in Hong Kong…..just like that.  

We often get caught in subscribing to the notion that we are too small and too insignificant to change the world, like we have to do something grandiose…..so then we feel defeated because we don’t have the time, or the money, or the energy for this massive effort, or fundraiser, or whatever.  We become lulled into a state of complacency, of actually believing that we are powerless and our lives our inconsequential. 

This is complete and utter bullshit.  

Your life matters, You matter, and it is your responsibility to make your life matter.

Responsibility is simply your ability to respond.  And the more QUALITY your response becomes, the more you will begin to feel yourself becoming the goddess that you are meant to be.  

And this does not equal you being perfect, in fact it is quite the opposite, it is becoming aware of your imperfections and loving yourself despite of them, so that you have the capacity to love yourself so very deeply, that the love will literally sweat out of your pours.

As my teacher often reminds me, YOGA equals You Organically Growing in Awareness.  The awareness that you can learn to react less and grow in your ability to respond with intention more.

Because your life matters, you matter, and you are already a GODDESS and just your smile has the power to change the world.  

You beautiful. You are whole. You are enough.

-Andrea Dawn 


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Andrea Behler