April 26, 2018

Anointing the Goddess


July seems to be the month of evolving love for you, starting with freedom in your thoughts to knowing you are beautiful, so the sultriness of you and your skin. Now it’s time to anoint the goddess. The original meaning of “anoint” is to smear or rub with oil, usually in a religious ceremony. Let’s follow that thread and anoint the inner goddess in us ~ Aphrodite, Venus, Athena, Diana, whichever archetype resonates with you. If you need some inspiration for this, there is a wonderful book called Goddesses in Every Woman by Jean Shinoda Bolen.

Let’s go on a visualization so that you can experience the goddess in you…

Imagine traveling back in time to the days of the goddesses, long before written history. There were many temples devoted to honoring various goddesses. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to relax your body and mind, and let your mind wander back to ancient times, to the temple dedicated to honoring you. See or imagine:

  • What the temple looks like
  • Where it’s located
  • What’s around and inside it
  • Notice do you smell incense or candles
  • Who is there in your temple to serve you

Enter your temple and see a beautiful and sacred bath; and undress and lower yourself into the bath. Close your eyes and relax and experience being bathed in the warm scented water. Feel the maidens’ hands as they gently wash you, caress your skin, sing to you and honor you in every way. Listen to the music playing and smell the scent of flowers and the bath. Let yourself fully relax and receive this sacred honoring of you. When you are ready, step out of the tub and allow the maidens to dry your body with warm and soft towels. As you stand in the warmth, they anoint your skin with the most exquisite oil ~ it is soft, smooth, just the right temperature and scent. Your skin and body feel more beautiful than you have ever imagined before. As they anoint you, they continue to speak softly to you about your beauty, wisdom and loving heart. Then they wrap you in a soft blanket and you lie on a soft bed and drift off to sleep and dream….

When you return from this journey back in time, ask yourself what sort of bathing and anointing ritual is right for you. Ask your inner goddess and listen to what she tells you. Then you’ll know exactly how to do this for yourself. Do it as often as you like and each time, remember that you are a goddess and that your body is precious and beautiful and deserves to be completely honored in this way.

If you’re so inspired, create an altar to your goddess. It can be as elaborate or simple as you wish. Ask your goddess what she would like and then create that. Perhaps there’s a color she likes, a certain flower, candles, a small crystal, an image of the goddess. Learn about your goddess and each time you pass your altar, take a moment and breathe and know that she lives in you. By honoring the goddess you are honoring yourself.

I’d love to know what you experience with this, so please feel free to share about that here.

Here’s to the goddess in you!

© 2012 by Barbara Musser, Sexy After Cancer.
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This blog is not meant to serve as medical advice of any kind. Any questions about your health and sexuality should be directed to a licensed physician or therapist. Any opinions expressed are solely those of the writer.

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