I am ….

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There is a tremendous difference between embodying the Goddess in all that you are-and-do, and in setting yourself up on a new Goddess-pedestal for others to come and worship you on. The former celebrates life, Spirit, and that personal synergetistic magic you co-create with the Cosmos. The latter, alas, panders to the ego and creates the same hierarchical division that so many of us within the Goddess movement abhor in the patriarchy.

I notice more and more that the less I hold onto as an ‘I’ or ‘Ego-Self’, the freer I am to simply Exist. Interestingly, the more so I give up particular identifications, expectations, and the need to be seen as Priestess / Goddess / Sacred Woman, etc. (which is part of the path for any facilitator – ego’s way of handling this journey till you can let it go) – – -the more I let go of all this, the more people I meet who honor the Sacred in me without having to see me as their superior.

And conversely, these tend to be the type of people in whom I can see that same movement of energy, and honor as friends and equals. That being said, there are days where the Doctor of Political Science bit, or the Priestess bit, or the Daughter-of-My-Ancestors bit, or the Astrologer bit, or the other aspects of me feel like they need to be more strongly asserted. And days where I just let them all go.

And that seems to be a more whole, centered-and-ever-shifting space for me to be in. Setting yourself up on a pedestal happens when the titles/powers/gifts you have or embody become the only, dominant way you can see yourself on your path. But it’s not the whole thing. Nor do I subscribe to the p.o.v. that complete absence is the way either. One extreme seems too full of its ego-self, and the other extreme seems hollow. Middle path, all the way .. yay …

‪#‎morningmusing‬ , pre-breakfast

Bairavee

 

PS – Kali T-shirt from Glastonbury Festival 2011, England 😛

 

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5 Comments on “I am ….

  1. What you share sheds light on the specific concepts I am struggling with right now! I feel caught up in the need to “prove” my Goddess to others, especially my sisters. It seems sometimes the widely accepted way to enter personal Priestess hood is through sexy-feminine costume, catch phrases, knowing the right people, limiting my deep connection to only women, going to the right events, and just a lot of externalization of the process. But the more I find the Goddess within, the more I want to be alone, or seek out not just my sisters, but anyone whose heart resonates with mine. I was told recently that the only way to reach internal salvation from our demons is to reach out and share with my sisters. But often, I need the solitude to commune with the demons, allowing them to transform, and me to transcend. I love my sisters, I love my fellow Goddesses, but I do not rely on their example to show me my Tao.

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  2. I love your posts…….and you look real cute being your smart self!

    Kind regards,

    Arlan from SW New Mexico

    On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam wrote:

    > Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD posted: ” There is a tremendous > difference between embodying the Goddess in all that you are-and-do, and in > setting yourself up on a new Goddess-pedestal for others to come and > worship you on. The former celebrates life, Spirit, and that personal > synergetistic ma”

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  3. What a perfectly empowering, sacrosanct post. Thank you for this. On Dec 15, 2015 8:33 PM, “Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam” wrote:

    > Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD posted: ” There is a tremendous > difference between embodying the Goddess in all that you are-and-do, and in > setting yourself up on a new Goddess-pedestal for others to come and > worship you on. The former celebrates life, Spirit, and that personal > synergetistic ma”

    Like

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