Category Archives: Doorway 9: Trust, Truth & Intuition

Day 32: Access Your Feminine Wisdom

Philosophy offers a way of seeing life from a broader perspective that can help you make sense of the world and your place in it. For the purposes of The Goddess Revolution, we are inviting you to consider your life through the philosophical perspective of the Goddess of Now.

Vocabulary.com says, “The original meaning of the word philosophy comes from the Greek roots philo- meaning ‘love’ and –sophos, or ‘wisdom’. So, philosophy is the love of wisdom.

There have been many schools of thought on wisdom, the Greeks particularly reveled in exploring the meaning of life and humanity, but these were records and writings by men about men. Before God(s) there was the Goddess. Archaeology supports this claim, as most of the unearthed sculptures from the past 30,000 years have been of some form of the female form, the Goddess.

Doorway 9 offers us many outlets for learning and utilizing philosophy; higher education, travel to different countries and cultures, university, the law. Teachers and preachers and politicians all base their work and help shape society with their philosophies of what is of value. There is so much to know, and even the thought of digging deeper into what the arts and sciences really mean and say about us, as a society, is fascinating.

Adela’s Insights on Philosophy

Have you ever felt at a loss when making an important decision, or embarking on a new pathway? We all have moments when we doubt our beliefs and our choices. Sometimes it’s the abundance of choices that can be a stumbling block. In a world where answers can be gleaned with a quick Google search, you may even wonder why all the bother? Except it’s your life and your choices. It’s your adventure and it matters.

There are times when information won’t do. The deeper questions and causes call for wisdom. Your feminine wisdom is the most reliable resource in supporting your best outcome. In the same way that your DNA contains information about your eye color and body type you also contain the wisdom of the ages. So, when your current worldview isn’t working perhaps a shift in philosophy is at hand.

Goddess of Now

The Goddess of Now says the Greek word Sophos, at the root of philosophy comes, from Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom, who represents the feminine aspect in all things. Philosophy brings you into alignment with your own feminine wisdom in unexpected ways.

The Goddess says history is not her story. (She’s been saying this to me for weeks, now.) As you consider anything from a feminine angle, much more is revealed than the information that passed as wisdom that is written in history books and college texts. As you look at where you come from and what you value through your feminine heart, much more will be revealed to you.

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Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts

Through the Goddess lens of Wisdom and Grace, consider your relationship to philosophy. See if there is anything you would like to shift or upgrade.

Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.

My philosophy is . . .

Philosophy shapes . . .

I am philosophical . . . 

Write for 2 minutes or more.

Day 31: The Truth Is . . .

Truth is one of the key themes of Doorway 9. Without truth, there can be no real wisdom. Our ideals are just glorified ideas if they aren’t based in truth. Our beliefs are just ideas that have been passed on if they haven’t been weighed on the scales of truth.

And today, we find ourselves in the time of the anti-truth, the war against truth, when false information easily passes as news and comes at a rate that is designed to make us all throw our hands in the air in frustration.

What’s true is neither debatable nor is it elusive. What’s true is obvious. What’s true is what looks and feels clean and clear. What’s true may be inconvenient to some, but it isn’t usually complex. Things get complicated and messy when we are avoiding the truth.

As Gloria Steinem famously said, “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” If you want to be real with yourself, you have to know what’s true for you.

We had a good conversation about truth on the call for Doorway 9. Sometimes the truth isn’t simple. Sometimes people don’t want to hear it. Sometimes you don’t want to say it. And yet, in order to live your own life and be true to who you are, knowing the truth is vital. Do with it what you will, but your awareness of truth works as a guiding light and homing device for that which belongs in your life and that which you are better off without.

Adela’s Insights on Truth

Have you ever been in a battle for truth? You and someone else have a differing reality on what really happened. This is the source of most of our troubles.  We’re each living in a reality of our own making. When our reality clashes with someone else’s the battle for the truth begins.

Except, once we follow the rabbit trail we see that there’s truth and there’s what’s true. When you live according to what’s true it requires you live in the moment. That’s a great place to play.

Goddess of Now

The Goddess of Now says we all know, deep down, what’s true for us. The more we honor what is true in each moment of Now, the more gracefully your life will unfold. The biggest obstacle to living true to your self is a lack of trust in the divinity within you. Once you open to it,  it can swiftly guide you back to the sweet spot of balance and harmony.

The Goddess says that one of your challenges as a person is to discover what is true. Humans are complex beings, with aspects of you pulling in different ways, sometimes in opposing directions. Living true ultimately means coming to terms with the parts of yourself that have conflicting agendas. This is the ideal. In the meantime, check in with yourself whenever something feels less than ideal. This will help you to come back into alignment with your True North Star.

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Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts

Through the Goddess lens of Wisdom and Compassion, consider your relationship to truth. See if there is anything you would like to shift or upgrade.

Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.

The truth is . . .

What’s true for me . . .

To be honest . . .

Write for 2 minutes or more.

Day 30: Tap Into Your Intuition

Have you ever heard that still small voice? Yeah, me too. Here’s the thing the more you listen to that voice – take action on it – the more that voice speaks to you. You probably know that by now.

Intuition is inner guidance. You don’t always have to be still to hear it either. You can be taking a shower, going for a walk or washing the dishes and get a download.

Intuition is a function of the higher mind aspect of Doorway 9. Intuition can come to you in a variety of ways. For some, it’s a niggling feeling about something that feels inviting but is not something you would normally do, so maybe you ignore it. Sometimes intuition is a voice in your head that clearly tells you something is right for you, or not. It can also be a feeling you get when you are in the company of someone or something that isn’t good for you.

Intuition offers the information first and the context later. If you have learned to trust your inner urges, it is usually crystal clear through hindsight what it was all about.

Adela’s Insights On Intuition

I’ve always heard that whisper, urge, prompting to do this or that (contrary to my conscious thoughts). I haven’t always listened or welcomed it, especially when I was younger and more full of myself (smile). Youth has a way of being arrogant, full of “I know. I know. I know.”

As Life delivered more opportunities for awareness – crisis, breakdown, pain – it softened me. It wore down my resistance. I started slowing down, paying attention, questioning everything. That’s when it got really interesting. The more I opened to the possibility that I didn’t know everything the more I started to Know the important things.

Life is very different now. I feel more clarity and certainty as to what to do. When I don’t I trust that I am going in the right direction. I Know that I’m in good hands and I’m open to the dance. The dance changes. I find the rhythm. It’s always there.

The work I do in the world now is solidly based on tapping into this deeper Knowing. My work with clients and community, my events, are ALL anchored in this deeper playground. It is where the magic is sourced. Not only do I trust it completely. I surrender to the greater vision that moves through me again and again and again. It’s a glorious adventure!

Jodi’s Insights On Intuition

I have spent decades cultivating and refining my ability to receive intuition. It was coming to me before I had any real clue what it was all about. And I certainly didn’t trust it. When I first started doing professional astrology readings for clients, I would get into the groove of the reading and before I knew it I was telling them something that I was feeling about them but had no idea how I knew it. Time after time, the client would say it validated or clarified something that had been a concern.

Practicing astrology opened my intuitive channels in a way nothing else had. The feedback I received made it clear that my clients were benefiting from it, and I learned to relax and allow it to come through me in other forms, as well.

I have taught intuitive development courses and often work with clients in honing their natural intuitive gifts. It’s wonderful to see them go from being uncertain they even have intuition to trusting themselves, without question.

One of the questions I’ve gotten about intution is, how do you know when the information you are receiving is intuition and not just fear.

  • Intuition feels supportive. It will continue to encourage the same thing, sometimes for years, until you finally take action.
  • Intuition comes out of the blue and isn’t necessarily related to what you are doing in the moment. You don’t know why you are getting that particular feeling or message, but it’s clear.
  • Intuition validates that something, despite the appearances of the situation and absense of proof.

Goddess of Now

The Goddess of Now says intuition is natural to everyone. You have within you the ability to know immediately whether something is beneficial for you or not. As life increasingly offers new possibilities and options, decisions must be made. By cultivating your intuitive gifts you will know what is right for you and when to act. Timing is key.

The Goddess says that well-honed intuition can save you time, money, and heartache. Intuition is one of the most important and efficient skills you can have. If you don’t feel you are intuitive, you can start to open and strengthen those muscles by paying attention and following every hunch and inkling and feeling, and see where they take you.

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Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts

Through the Goddess lens of Wisdom and Grace, consider your relationship to intuition, in whatever way that is part of your life. See if there is anything you would like to shift or upgrade.

Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.

Intuition is  . . .

Intuition tells me . . .

My intuition . . .

Write for 2 minutes or more.

 

 

Day 29: Travel Expands Your Experience

Some people live to travel, some dread it. No matter where you fall on the spectrum you can’t deny that travel bestows powerful gifts. Those gifts occur as a consequence of your experience of different people, perspectives, and cultures. Travel is a doorway through which you can expand your world view, and who you are on the grander playground.

Travel allows us to experience other cultures, learn their customs, eat their foods, learn their languages, and experience life in a way that opens our eyes and hearts to more than we could ever learn in a book or movie.

Travel requires us to leave our comfortable, familiar surroundings and set off for the far horizon. Some of us do this without a second thought, for others, it can be a stress event, just getting out the door.

Adela’s Insights on Travel

I LOVE to travel. I’ve traveled a bit to Mexico, England, Australia, India, Hong Kong and throughout the United States. I’ve got a LONG bucket list of places still to visit. Some people get exhausted by travel, I get energized.

The more I travel the more I realize how much more alike we are than different. People have the same wants and needs, whether you’re in India or Indiana. Most of the places I’ve traveled have been a confirmation of the basic goodness on the planet. We are complex and compelling creations.

One of the things I’ve noticed is the benefit of traveling light, whether we’re talking your luggage and stuff or your beliefs and judgments. When you travel expecting to recreate your home you’re missing the whole point of visiting a different country or culture.  Go native. Imagine that you’re a local and go where they’d go. It’s what I often do.

Travel expands your perspective, powers up your gratitude and activates your humanity. It’s the best education you’ll find.

Jodi’s Insights on Travel

I have been an anxious traveler since I was a kid. There are so many things to be concerned about! I’m a wreck. I can never decide exactly what I’ll need or want to wear, so I’m prone to over-packing. I’m generally still stuffing one last thing in my suitcase on the way out the door. I worry that something will happen and I’ll miss my flight, no matter how early I leave for the airport. So, even the drive to the airport can be tense. Honestly, I’m making it sound better than it is. Once I finally get on the road, or on the plane, I finally relax and feel genuine excitement about the adventure ahead.

Travel isn’t one of my primary interests, but the travel I have done, to Hawaii, Mexico, Canada has been a pleasure. There are many more places I’d love to go, if only teleporting was a thing!

Goddess of Now

The Goddess of Now says travel is a soul-enhancing journey. Even the simple act of moving from one place to another that you’ve never been opens up aspects of you that you may otherwise never have realized. Travel shows you who you are in new circumstances and opens your heart to others who may experience life very differently.

The Goddess tells reminds you that you can travel to inner worlds, as well as other places in the physical world. The gateway is your own heart, mind and Goddess Chamber. The inner worlds don’t require the time, money and energy required for trips to other countries, and are rich with symbolism. There, you can access other dimensions and meet those who may no longer be part of your outer world. The Goddess of Now is always available to walk with you and be your guide. You might be surprised at where she takes you.

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Creative Exploration: Writing Prompts

Through the Goddess lens of Curiosity and Adventure, consider your relationship to travel, in whatever way that is part of your life. See if there is anything you would like to shift or upgrade.

Pick from the following writing prompts, or create your own.

When I travel . . .

Travel has taught me . . .

Travel is . . .

Write for 2 minutes or more.

Doorway 9: Travel, Truth & Intuition

As we enter Doorway 9 we lighten up and expand our horizons. This house corresponds to the sign of Sagittarius, ruled by the beneficent planet Jupiter. The symbol for Sagittarius is the Centaur, half man and half horse, representing intellect and instinct. In this house, we address our relationship to philosophy and beliefs. Doorway 9 is where we develop knowledge and seek truth through higher education, travel and cultivate our intuition. This is the house of published writing, as well.

In the 9th House, we go from the explorations of what we learned early in life, in the 3rd House, to exploring higher ideas and ideals of people, cultures, and beliefs that are far different than your own.

The depths we reach in considering the mysteries and matters of Doorway 8, shows us how high our arrows of truth and inspiration can fly in the affairs of Doorway 9.

Travel, here, is long distance travel as opposed to short trips. This is travel that can be life-changing, expanding our horizons, leaving us profoundly different than we were before we set off on the journey.

Quotes

Quotes are a great way to explore your beliefs, thoughts, and impressions. They can expand your perspective and clarify your inklings. Here are some quotes on travel, truth, and intuition to support you in considering what aspects are ready for an upgrade. You can also use these quotes to do free flow writing and see what arises.

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller

Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking.  Antonio Machado

Cease trying to work everything out with your mind. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be a Revelation. Eileen Cady

Questions to Explore

Take a moment to sit with the following questions. You may want to journal on them or have a discussion with a close friend. You can also just sit with the question for a bit and allow your thoughts to arise of their own accord. Sometimes asking a powerful question is enough to create a shift.

  • How has your intuition served you?
  • Where have you traveled that was life-changing? What made that trip so powerful?
  • In what way has your philosophy changed, over the years?

Resources

18 Ways To Strengthen Your Intuition (MindBodyGreen)

7 Signs You’re Living Your Truth (MindBodyGreen)