Sunday, December 27, 2015

New Start

Inspiration for these times...

Card for the Day: The World - Completion of a cycle. All the loose ends are tied up.  Preparation for the new cycle begins. Something major may come to a close today.  Graduation.  All's well that ends well.  The triumphant end and achievement of goals. Take a bow and get ready for a fresh start.  
~ the tarot lady

Image credit: Camilla Albano - Fotografia

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Monday, December 21, 2015

Celebrate Yule

Happy Yule!
Celebrate the change of seasons.
Make sacred fire.
Let the bells ring and honour your fertility.
Connect... To Your Goddess nature.


Beautiful Goddess Camilla Albano - Fotografia

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Self care

Note to the Goddess in you 
... because it is easy to forget during these times...


“It is not a selfish thing to make sure that we get enough rest and feed our bodies and spirits properly, because if we don’t, we will have nothing to give.”

~ Madisyn Taylor

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Photo credit: Camilla Albano - Fotografia

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Every Mother a Goddess

Do you have any doubt Mothers are the goddesses we all embody, are born from, spend time with, and have the luck to meet in every corner of our towns?


This image <3 I see a Goddess, siting in a throne, nourishing humankind, spreading kindness.

Grateful for the inspiration Ivette Ivens Photography

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

This is the way

How to follow? The way of The Goddess?


"If it does not harmoniously resonate with you, it is not your truth."
~ Camilla Albano - Fotografia

Only this. Simply.

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Friday, November 20, 2015

You are...

“I believe every single woman is a Goddess. We are divine, miraculous and glorious. It’s who we are down to our core. You may need to rediscover and reclaim this part of yourself but it’s there just waiting for you to rock it.”
~ Alexandra Jaye Johnson

Photo credit: Camilla Albano - Fotografia

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Dewali Magic


Light and Darkness

Grateful for this balance. Thankful to this new moon's intense energy that made me see further, inquire deeper, question lauder and... Find the way to a higher vibration. 
It was
Not
Easy
, I confess.
But we did it. We trusted the process and we performed the rituals, we sat together in front of the Hindu Gods, and I humbly accepted guidance. I did not ask for anything - was feeling way to lost, to tired, to drained, to do so - but I just opened my heart to accept. Accept what needs to come. Almost like I was dropping my head to take a punishment. "Let it come", I thought to myself, but instead... I felt this warm wave of gentleness, understanding, and Love. It all started in my stomach and took over all of my body. I did not feel relief, not just yet, but I felt held. Like in Mother's arms... I cry now, grateful to how magical this was.
And now I see... How it has always been there, in this shape or another, the higher forms of consciousness, the accessible manifestations of The Source, are here, around us, everywhere.
The whole house feels so amazingly light and bright today. Grateful to Diwali times. I don't know if I am becoming a Hindu myself but... Let's #createNewFamilyTraditions, I can say a lot of my darkness transmuted into Light.


I Trust, a little bit... bigger, today.

Share. How did you spend your 11.11 time?

Beautiful images: The Visionary Photographic Art of Chanel Baran

#theGratefulGoddess
#yogaWithDanielle
#ommmmmmamma
#motherhoodAwakenings
#moonRituals

Monday, October 26, 2015

Navaratri - Maa Siddhidatri

Navaratris festival - day 9

We have come to the last day of this honoring the Goddess practice, and according to the Hindu tradition Maa Siddhidatri is worshipped, this is the ninth form of Goddess Durga and her super power is knowledge. 
Sitting on a lotus flower Siddhidatri makes sure everything is... Perfect.

Today honor perfection in your life. Look for it. Not as an exercise of trying to become but a... Gratitude practice. Looking to all that is, already perfect, in your life.

Photo credit: Camilla Albano - Fotografia

We celebrated the Nine days to call in the Goddess, inspired by the Navaratris from India! 
This festival's celebrations vary a lot according to region and cultures but the deep meaning of it is to honor Shakti, the Mother Goddess, the Creator - female energy. So don't be shy to soak it in an make it yours! #createNewFamilyTraditions
Share YOUR goddess image, and honor the qualities (and flaws) that speak to you. 
Take this as a healing technique, a meditation a... Remembering of the ancient ways with...

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Navaratris - Maa Mahagauri


Navaratris festival - day 8

These last days of the festival are dedicated to beauty, and to wisdom.

Today we honor Maa Mahagauri and she is the symbol of purity, serenity, peace and calmness. 
This form of The Goddess speaks of our power, with meditation, prayer, intention, affirmation or any other spiritual practice to Be peace.
Honor your pure nature today.

Photo credit: Ivette Ivens Photography

We are celebrating the Nine days to call in the Goddess, inspired by the Navaratris from India! 
This festival's celebrations vary lot according to region and cultures but the deep meaning of it is to honor Shakti, the Mother Goddess, the Creator - female energy. So don't be shy to soak it in an make it yours! #createNewFamilyTraditions
Share YOUR goddess image, and honor the qualities (and flaws) that speak to you. 
Take this as a healing technique, a meditation a... Remembering of the ancient ways with...

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Navaratris - Kalaratri


Navaratris festival - day 7

Today honor Kalaratri, the seventh form of Durga. 
Honor Her power to destroy the darkness. 
Forget not your shadows, they might empower your light.

Photo credit: The Visionary Photographic Art of Chanel Baran

We are celebrating the Nine days to call in the Goddess, inspired by the Navaratris from India! 
This festival's celebrations vary lot according to region and cultures but the deep meaning of it is to honor Shakti, the Mother Goddess, the Creator - female energy. So don't be shy to soak it in an make it yours! #createNewFamilyTraditions
Share YOUR goddess image, and honor the qualities (and flaws) that speak to you. 
Take this as a healing technique, a meditation a... Remembering of the ancient ways with...

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Navaratris - Katyayani


Awaken the warrior in you honoring Goddess Katyayani today.
What do you stand for in your life...? What battles you take? What are you willing to fight for?

Photo credit: The Visionary Photographic Art of Chanel Baran

We are celebrating the Nine days to call in the Goddess, inspired by the Navaratris from India! 
This festival's celebrations vary a lot according to region and cultures but the deep meaning of it is to honor Shakti, the Mother Goddess, the Creator - female energy. So don't be shy to soak it in an make it yours! #createNewFamilyTraditions
Share YOUR goddess image, and honor the qualities (and flaws) that speak to you. 
Take this as a healing technique, a meditation a... Remembering of the ancient ways with...

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Friday, October 16, 2015

Navaratris - Kushmanda

Welcome abundance in your life.
For the next three days let's join India honoring forms of Lakshmi, the abundant...


Today Goddess Kushmanda - Radiant as the Sun. This is a form for giving... Giving of warmth, happiness, love, wealth and good health...
Are you ready to receive?

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

We are celebrating the Nine days to call in the Goddess, inspired by the Navaratris from India! 
This festival's celebrations vary lot according to region and cultures but the deep meaning of it is to honor Shakti, the Mother Goddess, the Creator - female energy. So don't be shy to soak it in an make it yours! #createNewFamilyTraditions
Share YOUR goddess image, and honor the qualities (and flaws) that speak to you. 
Take this as a healing technique, a meditation a... Remembering of the ancient ways with...

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Navaratris - Skandamata


Navaratris festival - day 5
Goddess Skandamata  - Mother of Skanda, the Chief of War. 
This form of the Big Mother gives protection from all forms of violence.
Are you ready to join Her?


#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

We are celebrating the Nine days to call in the Goddess, inspired by the Navaratris from India! 
This festival's celebrations vary lot according to region and cultures but the deep meaning of it is to honor Shakti, the Mother Goddess, the Creator - female energy. So don't be shy to soak it in an make it yours! #createNewFamilyTraditions
Share YOUR goddess image, and honor the qualities (and flaws) that speak to you. 
Take this as a healing technique, a meditation a... Remembering of the ancient ways with...

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Photo credit: Ivette Ivens Photography

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Navaratri 3 - Chandraghanta

We are celebrating the Nine days to call in the Goddess, inspired by the Navaratris from India! 
This festival's celebrations vary lot according to region and cultures but the deep meaning of it is to honor Shakti, the Mother Goddess, the Creator - female energy. So don't be shy to soak it in an make it yours! #createNewFamilyTraditions

Today is day 3 a day to worship Chandraghanta - The Goddess of the Half-Moon. 


This form of the Goddess honors the destruction of our demons and anything that can take our energy vitality and joy away. And this is the last day dedicated to this power of the "destroyer" we all have inside. Celebrate yours!

Share YOUR goddess image, and honor the qualities (and flaws) that speak to you. 
Take this as a healing technique, a meditation a... Remembering of the ancient ways with...

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Photo credit: Camilla Albano - Fotografia

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Navaratri 2 - Bhadrakali


#createNewFamilyTraditions with inspiration from the Navaratris celebrations, from India. 

Today's inspiration: Bhadrakali

This is a form of the Mother Goddess worshiped mainly in South India. 
She is seen as the auspicious side of Kali, and protects the good. 
She is often seen with three eyes, and four, twelve or eighteen hands (she can also carry weapons and have flames flowing from her head).


For me, this image (and so grateful to Ivette Ivens Photography for these inspiring images!) is my Goddess inspiration for the day, I see her three eyes in her children; the numerous arms with her multitasking; the protection of the good... from her motherly nature.

Share YOUR goddess image, and honor the qualities (and flaws) that speak to you. 
Take this as a healing technique, a meditation a... Remembering of the ancient ways with...

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Celebrate Navaratri

Today join India and CELEBRATE The Goddess 

Navaratri starts today, and this is a nine days long festival, celebrated in India and Nepal, dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti - the Mother Goddess

Nine forms of Shakti are worshipped during the Navaratris and the Devis worshipped depend on the tradition of the region.

I say #createNewFamilyTraditions and worship YOUR goddesses, honoring the qualities (and flaws) that speak to you. Take this as a healing technique, a meditation a... Remembering of the ancient ways...

We will share here with you inspiration for each day.



Today Durga is honored and she is the power behind Creation, Preservation and... Destruction of the world. 
Durga means “inaccessible” and she is represented as fierce, powerful, somehow... Deadly.
And I guess we all have a Durga inside... Today, honor that side of you.

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Photo credit: 
chanelbaran.com

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Trust your cycles


“The psyches and souls of women also have their own cycles and seasons of doing and solitude, running and staying, being involved and being removed, questing and resting, creating and incubating, being of the world and returning to the soul-place.”
~ Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs

Photo credit: Camilla Albano - Fotografia

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Babywearing


Happy international week of babywearing... Goddess!
How do you, wear your baby?


Gorgeous images from Belle Verdiglione - Perth Birth & Motherhood Photographer


#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

#intlbabywearingweek
#babywearingintl
#IBW2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

You are enough

Most women secretly believe that they are “not enough”. The very opposite is true. You are way…WAY more than enough. You have more than enough to do, be, create and have everything you desire! In order to have EVERYTHING you desire, you must shift your beliefs and begin to see yourself in a new and strong way. It’s about creating a powerful mindset shift…the first step is connecting with your Inner Goddess.
~ Lisa Marie Rosati


#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle


Photo credit: 
chanelbaran.com

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

You are the world

"The symbolism of the Goddess is not a parallel structure to the symbolism of God the Father. The Goddess does not rule the world. She is the world. Manifest in each of us, She can be known internally by every indivdual, in all her magnificent diversity. " 

~ Starhawk


Photo credit: The Visionary Photographic Art of Chanel Baran

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Prepared to be yourself

“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing.
She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself, and only herself.”
~ Maya Angelou

Photo credit: Camilla Albano - Fotografia

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Monday, September 28, 2015

your self-worth

"Never let anyone contribute to the equation of your self-worth. No other opinions or thoughts matter. You are amazing exactly as you are, born deserving of all the abundance and blessings life has to offer; with a deep, ancient knowledge flowing in your veins and a unique, one of a kind medicine within you. Never let anyone convince you that you are anything other than magic." ~Ara


Check more of Ara's inspiring work at The Goddess Circle:
www.thegoddesscircle.net

Photo credit:
chanelbaran.com

Full Moon blessings

 from #theGratefulGoddess


May the sun bring you new energy by day,
May the moon softly restore you by night,
May the rain wash away your worries,
May the breeze blow new strength into your being,
May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.
~ Apache Blessing

#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Photo credit: 
www.ivetteivens.com

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Goddess can be found in all beings

"There isn't any One, Absolute, Single, All-Encompassing Way to seek The Goddess. In fact, as far as I'm concerned, she's an archetype we find in all beings - not just those with double-X chromosomes. Some find her through dance, others through ritual. Some find her through sex, others through disciplined fasting. Some find her through laughter, and others in silent contemplation. There isn't a single Road that leads to Her, there are Many."

~ Bairavee Balasubramaniam 
The Dark Mother's Children


(Find more about Bairavee's work here: www.facebook.com/theskypriestess)

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Photo credit:
chanelbaran.com

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Every woman a Goddess


“I believe every single woman is a Goddess. We are divine, miraculous and glorious. It’s who we are down to our core. You may need to rediscover and reclaim this part of yourself but it’s there just waiting for you to rock it.”
~ Alexandra Jaye Johnson



#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Domestic goddess

I never do anything fun because I am a housewife. I hate that word "housewife". I prefer to be called "domestic goddess".
~ Roseanne Barr



#theGratefulGoddess

#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Photo credit: 
www.ivetteivens.com

Monday, September 21, 2015

Celebrate Radhastami, from India

Today, in India, Radhastami is celebrated. This festival is dedicated to Lord Krishna's partner, Radha, and if you think about it all gods and all sacred forms have a female "partner" that basically symbolizes the female side of all that exists - this is The Goddess. 


In this day Radha's feet can be seen (the rest of the year they are hidden) and it is considered auspicious to fast... 
I say... Why not #createNewFamilyTraditions and make this a day to honor yourself? The Goddess you represent, you channel, you ARE.
Today Be, truly, this Goddess and find a way to worship your sacred female energy. Wear a flower crown, get a foot massage, be pampered, make a special "me time"... Journal about your qualities, celebrate your gifts... Be grateful.

#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Photo credit:
www.facebook.com/KindraNikolePhotography

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Brave to be a goddess


Being brave enough
 to just be unapologetic for who you are, 
that's a goddess.
~ Banks


#theGratefulGoddess
#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Photo credit: 
chanelbaran.com

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Every Mother is a Goddess

Deep lost in darkness or totally free into light the motherhood experience is for every woman deeply transforming...


For me, I see it always moving into awakening... I see what I like to call the #Motherhoodawakenings happening everywhere, all kind of awakenings:
I see women practicing self-love like never before; setting healthy boundaries they did not knew needed; finally embracing their nature... celebrating their bodies! Finding their sisterhood and honoring each other like a true goddess; setting free their pure creative energy... and like this, simply becoming One with Source. 


Through the practice of the Pure Love becoming a Mother brings, I see women all around me going back into their power... That whole, sacred, ancient power... 
and blooming,
filled with gratitude, 
blessed with the amazing colors of the must mesmerizing beauty. 

And some don't see it. 
Yet.
We are here to remind them.
We are here to remind you.

#theGratefulGoddess

Photo credit: 
www.ivetteivens.com
chanelbaran.com

#ommmmmmamma
#yogaWithDanielle

Sacred Beginnings transformation into The Grateful Goddess

Hi Goddesses,

Many are asking about the changes happening over here.

The Grateful Goddess. What’s it all about? The Grateful Godess is YOU. The Grateful Goddess is ME. She’s that person within us who’s ready to show up fully ... to meet the world heart-on ... to find gratitude for all things, especially the daily routine ... to get real and messy and vulnerable ... to recognize wisdom that comes from the shittiest situations ... to redefine herself as many times as necessary ... to know that authenticity is the only place that Truth can exist ... to CELEBRATE all that she was, is and will be.


Sacred Beginnings is an amazing program and will continue to grow, but it was just the beginning of this adventure. We’re evolving here into something BIGGER. After three epic retreats, you all offered feedback and we listened. We’re learning, growing and shifting, too ...


Let this space continue to be a place of inspiration, support and community. It’s our vision that it will grow into a communal effort. There are already multiple contributors and we’re always looking for more sisterhood offerings (hint: that means YOU. We all have gifts to offer. How can you shine your light here?).

As for the retreats ... Be gone with the training element, bring in more yoga + meditation and create more space for celebration. There will be a variety of retreats available - some straight up posh and yoga-centric, others centered around spirituality & sisterhood. Keep an eye out for the perfect fit for YOU. Oh oh oh ... And the retreats will be offered all over the WORLD. How’s that for exciting? And we're rather stoked to announce that our first yoga-focused offering in the Dominican Republic is SOLD OUT.
So from here, sisters, shine on. We can’t wait to meet you in person.


With Love,
Danielle, Joana and Christi

** BIG Gratitude to The Visionary Photographic Art of Chanel Baran **

#thegratefulgodess #doepicshit #yogawithdanielle #Ommmmmmamma

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Gather your tribe, it's the New Moon

The BABY BUZZ

#motherhoodAwakenings


“In the native American tradition if you wanted to destroy a village you simply destroyed the Moon Lodge – the place where the woman gathered every new moon to intuit insight to govern the tribe. So it stands to reason that the fastest way to rebuild our global village is to re-instate the tradition of the Moon Lodge or Red Tent.”
 ~ Tanishka


It's the new moon tonight, are you gathering your sisters?



#moonRituals
#sacredbeginnings
#sacredpregnancy
#sacredlivingmovement

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Your are a Spiritual teacher


#motherhoodAwakenings

“I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” 
~ Oprah


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#sacredlivingmovement

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Be gentle


#motherhoodAwakenings

"Be gentle."
"Be gentle, baby."
"Oh but be gentle, it's a friend."
"Look, it's a snail. It's ok, won't hurt you, be gentle to it."
"Please be gentle to me, I am sorry..."

Realizing this is the sentence I must often use with my son: Be gentle.

Have you thought of it? What is the word, or group of words, you most repeat during your day...?
And how do they sound to you? 
And how does it affect your child?
Have you heard him or her repeating it? Maybe to his toys, in a dream, or to other kids...? 
It is when I hear my words out of my son's mouth that I become aware of the immense power they hold.

And thinking...
What I say to my son is what I want to say to he world.
Because it is through him that I mother the worlds around me... And that I mother myself... 
So what am I saying to myself, every time I speak to him?
What is there inside of me, so ready to come out?

#sacredbeginnings
#sacredpregnancy
#sacredlivingmovement

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Friday, September 4, 2015

We are Sacred beginnings makers


We struggle so many days... As mothers I mean. We may be hopeless and exhausted and feel we will never sleep a night again (I mean a long, quiet, uninterrupted night) and then... And then when we are willing... When we are open to see it... we look around and notice there is nothing but life, every minute starting... and we are the privileged makers of this life, in it's most sacred forms.

Photo credit:
www.ivetteivens.com

Today open your eyes and count all the new #sacredbeginnings around you, breathe that magic into your being.

#sacredpregnancy
#sacredlivingmovement

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sacred nourishment


#sacredBeginningsDailyReminder series - nourishment.

How is your day going?
For me? Well let's put it this way, if I could speak of this Full moon's energy with simple words I would say there is a toddler vs mama situation... 
A creating chaos impulse vs a (desperately) seeking for balance agenda.
I guess we are both trying too hard ;-))

Today drop any agenda and forget all "to do" lists.
Today nourish yourself. 
Only this. 
Whatever nourishment means to you, and (so important!!) do not judge your neediness for it. 
Nourishment is sacred.


Mine could look like this... A yoga "shala" all to myself, a happy baby and... food for us, made with Love.

Photo credit: www.ivetteivens.com



#sacredNourishment
#sacredbeginnings
#sacredpregnancy
#sacredlivingmovement

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