5 Reasons to Give Your Daughter a Goddess Connection
by Vila Loukas
Mini Me Yoga programmes created by Kate Bartram-Brown encourages development of confidence and self esteem of children through the use of kids yoga and mindfulness. As we know the world is constantly changing and the demands and pressure placed upon young people are increasing.
There’s no doubt about it, growing up these days is rough. And young people today are pulled in so many different directions. Our girls receive so many contradictory messages about what it means to be female. What it means to be a “grown up,” how they should express themselves and what it means to wield power. Mixed messages about beauty, self-worth and “fitting in” all get stirred into a boiling pot of hormonal changes and the result is a HUGE challenge for our young girls to establish a clear and solid sense of self-esteem before the pressures of young adulthood begin. The results of this can be seen in the increasingly high levels of anxiety that parents report for the pre-teen and teenage girls. The need for medications to help regulate mood & a sense of mental well-being are also on the rise. And the use of recreational substances amongst younger ages can be seen more and more to sometimes tragic ends.
As mothers, it’s so hard to sit back and watch all of this. The things our girls are dealing with seem to be all that we went through and a WHOLE LOT MORE. The added pressures and challenges of the digital age are adding stresses to the growing up process that we can’t quite fully comprehend.
What can we do to ease the pressure & help our girls during the transition into adolescence and into adulthood? What can we do to help them cultivate strong & resilient self-esteem?
We can give them a Goddess Connection!
First of all, what is a goddess connection?
A goddess connection is an awareness and an understanding that goddess energy exists, and that there is much to be learned and gained by exploring it. For a majority of women & girls in today’s world, their exposure to the Divine Feminine is minimal. This creates a skewed sense of value. There is a giant missing piece in the bigger picture of how things are. When God is viewed as solely male, there is no possible understanding of how our feminine energy fits in to the picture. This leads to confusion, lack of self worth, disconnect from divine purpose and much more. These negative repercussions have become ingrained in our collective consciousness in the form of unhealthy beliefs, patterns & programming. By giving your daughter (and yourself) a goddess connection, she then has the opportunity to cultivate a much deeper & healthier sense of who she really is and how she is valuable.
So here are 5 reasons to give your daughter a goddess connection! Each one of these represents an understanding she can gain from working with goddess energy that specifically addresses a common issue or challenge in our current culture. Each of these understandings counteracts certain beliefs, programming & patterns that deteriorate our daughter’s self esteem.
NOTE: The explanations below are written from the perspective of what effects our girls. Most of this also applies to us as women and perhaps to some men as well!
5 Reasons to Give Your Daughter a Goddess Connection
#1 – She needs to understand that the Goddess lives within her.
At our core, we are all spiritual beings. And that spiritual aspect of us is directly connected to divine source—both masculine AND feminine. The Divine Feminine is present in all of us—and especially so for those in a female body.
The understanding that the Goddess lives within her counteracts the belief that the feminine (and therefore girls & women) are somehow “less than” our male counterparts. The masculine and feminine are equally valuable when it comes to what we need for a balanced and healthy physical existence. For many girls, the focus on the masculine as source of power or as the main expression of power creates an internal conflict around self worth. Understanding that, as girls, they have a direct connection to the divine feminine within themselves completely shifts how they can view themselves and their value in the world.
#2 – She needs to understand feminine power & creativity.
Feminine energy is powerful. It is not weak. It is not even necessarily soft. Feminine energy is what keeps the structures, the containers of creation, the receptacles in tact. It is the womb—and it is inherently creative.
The understanding of what feminine power and creativity actually are counteracts the disconnect that exists for girls regarding what our innate power and creativity look and feel like. Because our culture has emphasized the masculine style of creating, governing and wielding power, it is difficult for girls to know what the feminine style of creation really is. By giving girls an understanding of this power & creativity, they can begin to consciously own it for themselves—using it and restoring that connection as a result.
#3 – She needs to understand many different forms of self-expression.
As humans, we are multi-faceted beings. And the goddess is even more multi-faceted—with so many different forms & expressions. Because there has been a lack of divine feminine energy present in our world over the last several thousand years, we have lost touch with the diversity of her expression.
The understanding that one being can have MANY different ways to express who she is counteracts the pattern and belief that there is “one way” for us to express ourselves. There are in fact SO MANY ways for us to show the world who we really are. When girls feel limited about how & where it is safe to express, they shut down and cut off certain parts of themselves. By exposing them to different forms of self-expression, they are given permission to explore different ways—that are more authentic for them—to express who they truly are.
#4 – She needs to understand feminine cycles, including the maiden-mother-crone cycle and the cycle of death & rebirth.
Feminine energy is inherently cyclical. And those in a female body also work inherently with cycles. Beyond the most obvious one of our monthly menstrual cycles, we are also tied in to many cyclical rhythms that exist in nature, and in the very fabric of our physical reality.
The understanding of cycles and specifically the death/rebirth cycle counteracts the misconception and disconnect that exists around the “dark phase” or the “death process” in the feminine cycles of creation. For the most part, this part of the cycle of rebirth is either ignored or vilified in our collective consciousness. This is true in regard to our menstrual cycles with menstruation being “glossed over,” feared or suppressed. It is also apparent in the life cycle for us as women—with the greatest “value” given either to the maiden or mother phase, and the crone (or post-menopause) phase being disregarded, discounted, feared & avoided. By helping girls understand the value and purpose of all 3 phases of the cycle, we restore a huge piece of what has been lost in the way of access to feminine wisdom.
#5 – She needs to understand she is part of the greater sisterhood of goddesses
One of the negative results of our disconnect from our own inner goddess, is how it effects our relationship with other girls/women. The self judgment or shame we feel due to our own disconnect gets projected outward onto our sisters (other girls & women close to us) resulting in the “mean girl,” “cat fight” or competition that shows up between females.
The understanding that ALL girls are a part of the sisterhood of goddesses counteracts the pattern girls get into of competition, fighting, back-stabbing and viewing other girls as the enemy. When girls are taught to honor the divinity within themselves and see the goddess in each other, we create a beautiful tapestry that will truly help create peace on earth. By connecting our girls to the greater sisterhood, they get the chance to practice, mirror & reflect the brilliance of who they really are with other girls instead of playing small or feeling boxed in.
Establishing healthy & vibrant Self-Esteem
The goddess connection is all about helping your daughter establish healthy & vibrant self-esteem. That self-esteem brings about:
- greater self-worth
- greater self-confidence
- greater self-respect
- greater creativity
- greater self-development
- greater self-exploration
- greater self-realization
With this quality of self-esteem as the underlying foundation of her self-development, she will have the resilience & strength to handle whatever comes her way. Ultimately, giving her what she needs to become a capable and empowered young woman.
Not only is this what she needs, it is also what the world needs!
If you are interested in exploring an unique opportunity to give your daughter a Goddess Connection, please check out my Sisterhood of the Goddess Online Discovery Circle for Girls, Women & Moms. www.goddesssisters.org
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Vila Loukas, is a Certified Healer & Guide with the Modern Mystery School International, the owner of House of Healing Center of Light in Washington, and a Mini Me Yoga Ambassador. Vila has been a practitioner of the healing arts for 15 years. As a mother of two, it has become Vila’s passion to translate the transformational work she has been doing with adults into tools kids can use to build healthy, happy lives. Currently she teaches spiritual principle to kids and families through her Adventure Yoga and Goddess programs. Vila is thrilled to be expanding her work and reaching a broader audience through the Sisterhood of the Goddess Online Discovery Circle – For Girls, Women & Moms.