Art is a great way to connect with your inner Goddess, and create unique masterpieces
Once I went to a celebration of life funeral, for a friends aunt who passed away after a battle with breast cancer. At the celebration of life event, which had taken place at a magical banquet hall; there were tables of items she loved, and what caught my focus were her paintings.
She painted flowers, circles, and some abstract art, all with her breasts. It was a way for her to celebrate her feminine body before she removed them. When I seen her paintings, I got inspired. I thought it was such a beautiful gesture to do for yourself. “Why wait for a disease to celebrate your feminine body, and paint with your breasts.” So I decided to host an event for my friends to honour our feminine Goddess bodies and LOVE ourselves without waiting. To step into our sensual side, to paint with our breasts and let go of judgement. Enjoy the process. We all have a formed thought about our breasts. Some of us love them, some of us feed our children with them, and some may also hate them. We think it should be bigger, smaller, pointer, rounder, or firmer.
This is why I wanted to create a party to celebrate being a Goddess. To embrace all of our bodies, no matter how we feel about them. To accept our big, small, saggy, firm, or scarred breasts. I told my friends to bring their own paints and canvas. It was such a sacred event, we all met at a yoga studio. We had beautiful empowering music on, which helped us get in the mood to relax. Then we sat in a circle, it was on International Women’s Day too, which was not intentional, but divine timing indeed.
Before we began, I smudged each of us, and passed around a talking crystal so the other Goddesses can share why they want to do this. It was so beautiful to hear, some said “to teach my daughters to love themselves,” “to accept my body as it is,” “to get over the idea that I should have implants,” “to love my breasts, even though I had breast cancer and have only half a breast left on one side.” It was very moving; my heart was so touched by all the energy in our circle.
I have this crystal that is rough on the outside, looks like a plain, bumpy, dull stone. That is cut in half; in the middle you see beautiful, shiny, clear quartz crystals. I gave a story with the stone, which goes like this:
“We each judge ourselves. We think ‘if only I lost 20lbs,’ ‘I wish I looked more like so and so,’ ‘my butt is too big,’ ‘my butt is too small,’ ‘I am too short,’ ‘I am too tall,’ ‘I am not pretty,’ ‘I am boring,’ and so on. We judge ourselves based on what we think we are, on the surface. It is a bad habit that we picked up in our society. We need to stop judging ourselves, just like this stone. On the outside it may look rough, ugly, and nothing special. But on the inside it’s a glistering star. Just like US. We are all amazing, unique, sparkles of light. We need to embrace our spirit and remember that we are here to love ourselves, not judge ourselves.”
Its true, we can’t judge a book by its cover, we can’t judge a person by the size of their pants, or bra for that matter. We are all special, and need to be confident in our ability to share our love to others and ourselves. Then after we each shared why we were here; we all scattered around the yoga studio, and had our private space to create beautiful masterpieces. It was truly an amazing experience. We placed our paints on a small plate, then we dipped our breasts in the paint. It was like a meditation, as we were all in our Zen, private space just connecting to our Goddess and painting from our hearts.
Some of us were shy, some of us weren’t shy, I made sure everyone felt comfortable. Some of us were moving to the music, swaying our breasts from one side of the canvas to the other. Gliding with ease. While others were plopping their breasts like stamps on the canvas, with confidence. Each of us had our own way of creating the paintings, and it all turned out beautifully. Each of the art pieces looked different and represented each of our unique Goddess power.
It felt empowering because we accepted our bodies fully, and we created a strong magical piece of art that will always remind us of this sacred experience. That one celebration of life event, planted the seed in my soul to organize this Goddess circle for some friends. I received tons of positive feedback, and others are waiting for me to host this again. I think every woman should try this at least once, go ahead. Buy some paint, buy a canvas and go explore your Goddess-ness with your breasts. It was not a sexual experience; it was a powerful, sacred, and sensual experience. Which I would love to host again.