Resuming my weekly Goddess posts, a la Nancy Blair’s Goddesses for Every Season (Copyright 1995, Element Books, Inc., Rockport, Massachusetts), the Goddess for the First Week of Autumn Is the Willendorf Goddess.
This Goddess Is also known as the Venus of Willendorf, as well as the Woman of Willendorf. According to an article I read on Wikipedia, a statuette of this Goddess was discovered in 1908 during an excavation conducted near the city of Krems in Austria.
What I find fascinating and wonderful about this image of the Willendorf Goddess Is that She Is no stick! In other words, She Is rich and ripe, full and flowing.
Especially in American society, there is this stigma attached to being full-figured, overweight, etc. Although we rarely see any news items about it, these days, anorexia nervosa is still in existence today. People continue to hate themselves for the ways their bodies look, and for the ways their bodies do not look.
My Sense of the Willendorf Goddess Is that She Is. She has none of the body issues that many women (and men) have today, especially in the United States of America.
Years ago, I saw an image on the Internet that stated that a dog does not care about the size of your hips. Neither do cats, by the way.
For me, the Willendorf Goddess Is a Re-Minder that a woman, a man, a Living Goddess having a human experience and a Living God having a human experience can be perfectly happy and healthy regardless of what his or her body does or does not look like.
Now, I AM no doctor, nor am I a professional in the medical industry, but spending time around so many doctors and nurses for more than a year, I AM Re-Minded of some simple and sublime truths:
1. Move your body in ways that please you;
2. Spend time with people who COMPLETELY nourish your Body and Soul;
3. Do your best in everything you do;
4. Love yourselves completely, no matter what;
5. Remember that YOU ARE Divine.
The Willendorf Goddess Is here to Re-Mind you to be happy and well. And, I invite all of you to call on Her, this week, or always, and especially if any health or body image issues arise for you.
We were not born to look exactly like Jenna Jameson or Austin Wilde, but we were born to be happy and Abundant in all the ways that make a difference for us.
We cannot go against DNA. If you are dark-skinned, then you are dark-skinned. If you are Latino or Latina, then you are Latino or Latina.
But today, and every day (or, at the very least, as often as possible), look at yourself in the mirror and say, “I LOVE YOU. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL (or, HANDSOME, if you prefer). I AM PROUD OF YOU.”
And mean it!
I wish to share with you the Affirmation that Nancy Blair included in the section on the Willendorf Goddess. For the men reading this, I AM slightly editing it. And here it is:
“I love the Earth, my Mother, as I love my Body. I AM uniquely beautiful (or handsome, if you prefer) inside, outside and all over. I shall not live by standards that are not my own. My body is a Miracle.”
Before I close, let me acknowledge my newest blog followers. There are a few of them, so bear with me one moment. They are: “Alex Curic,” “katielady,” “projectlighttolife,” and “Wise Womyn Productions.” Thank you, one and all, for following “This Is Who I AM.” May all of you receive Divine Blessings of Divine Joy, Divine Riches and Divine Success from all the Celestial Beings that are especially Sacred to you.
And for those of you already following and reading “This Is Who I AM,” thank you for honoring who I AM and what I do, too. May we all continue to receive Divine Love, Divine Light, Divine Prosperity and Divine Peace.