It seems as if more and more Goddess events are popping up around the world — seems as if there’s never been a better time for women to gather together and connect. I recently attended a local Goddess event which was held in a yurt on a farm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Roughly 20 women gathered in Pacifica California in a safe and sacred environment to celebrate what it means to be a woman.
To honor this celebration, we were encouraged to bring something to contribute to the altar (shown above and below) and women brought a variety of offerings, including flowers, candles, cards, crystals and incense.
We started the Goddess event in a circle, all seated on the floor of the yurt, so many brought blankets, pillows and yoga mats. The day included dance, art, intention setting and exercises that we did with a partner. After introductions, the Goddess event kicked off with movement, which is always such a powerful thing to do, especially with other women.
The exercises with a partner largely involved intention setting. For example, what are the blockages in our lives that prohibit us from showing up as our best selves? What are the issues we face that stop us from moving forward? How can we clear what we need to clear so we can step into our strength, leading with our passions and purpose rather than someone else’s idea of who we should be?
Art & Expression
Let’s face it, art and expression are an integral part of being a Goddess and most importantly, “feeling like one.” From candle creations to painting and drawing, creative energy came out in full force from every Goddess who attended.
Unleash the Goddess Within
Host of the event Emily Atkinson encouraged us to “dress like a Goddess” for the event, whatever that means to you. Women showed up in a variety of outfits, from warrior and Shaman-like energy to flowy dresses, yogis, cowgirls and princesses.
Emily who is a life coach by day (check out her website for more) had a vision months ago about women rising together in sisterhood. Given what is happening politically in the world, this need (and desire) to connect with other women to empower each other is accelerating now faster than ever before. Goddess events like these allow us to cherish and honor the sacred bond of the divine feminine in each of us. Says Emily:
“When we fiercely have each other’s backs, know that women come together, the ground will shake and the world will be transformed.“
A whole lotta magic happened on that June Sunday in the yurt and in the field under a sunny sky.
We know that there are Goddess events popping up around the world — have you ever attended a Goddess event? If so, what was your experience like?