Goddess upgrade #1: Create an Impression


MotherTeresaYou cannot claim goddess status without impressing the world,  leaving a positive imprint on it. A goddess leaves a positive impression on the world; she impacts life, for the better. Princess Di, Angelina Jolie and Oprah exhibit this goddess quality.  So do many Divine Divas who are neither rich nor famous. Ordinary women dedicated to helping people, animals, the environment; serving life. I bet you know at least one such woman. Are you one, if not, why not? Before you answer, let me address the most frequent excuses, I mean responses, I get to this question.

I don’t have the time, money, energy, etc

Many people associate doing good with sacrifice. They conjure visions of the likes of Mother Teresa getting by on the bare necessities and stereotypes of UN volunteers who can’t afford to pay their rent.

Service requires no sacrifice. In fact, it is extremely rewarding. The return-on-investment is extremely high. In his book The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra reveals the Law of Dharma as one of the seven. Dharma is Sanskrit for “Purpose in Life”. This Spiritual Law states that each and every soul incarnates for a purpose unique to that soul, and it is when the soul fulfills its purpose that it experiences inner peace, joy and fulfillment. Essentially, there are no mistakes or spare parts in the universe. If you are here, it is on purpose and it is in fulfilling this purpose that you acquire ultimate gratification. Albert Schweitzer, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, counseled; “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”

I don’t have what it takes

The nice thing about dharma is that, because yours is unique to you, you were designed for it. It always involves your talents, passions and interests; the skills derived from challenges overcome; traits that come naturally to you;  things that make your heart expand; activities you lose yourself in; things that you would happily do for free. Think about it, the best way to incentivize anyone to do anything is to make the experience rewarding for them. Likewise God(dess) designed your dharma to be something you are guaranteed to find rewarding, which brings me to the last objection.

I wouldn’t know where to start

It is oh, so easy. Look at what you love doing or being, and simply figure out a way to use it to serve life. On Women’s Day, a Divine Diva called Seipei Mashugane began a journey covering our 9 provinces in 9 days on her motorbike in order to raise awareness and funds for POWA. She did something she loved, biking, to serve abused women.

We often use the phrase win-win.  Very few concepts embody it quite as well as fulfilling your dharma. Consciously creating a legacy, living on purpose, is a cornerstone of the pleasure and passion filled divalicious life of a goddess.

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