Have you ever craved being with a group of brave, inspiring women who love you as-is (even if you feel like a crazy chaotic mess)… women who believe in you completely to fulfill every one of your desires, and lift you up to be your best self?
Have you ever felt like you could FLY with such Pleasure, Power, and Purpose?
That was Goddess Girls 2019 and I am still flying high. By the end of the retreat, one woman said, “Carin, you saved my life.”
We began the retreat with a question that I want you to also answer:
What do you desire?
One woman shared her desire to be fearless toward her dream career. Another shared that she desires to be rid of guilt. Another said that she doesn't know her desires.
I shared that as Goddesses, we have magical powers and can grant each other's desires. So I asked them to go deeper and turn to the woman next to them and say, “If I can grant you any desire, what would it be?” And then the fun began! One at a time, they paired up and went bigger, more expansive, and higher in their desires. Desires for dream jobs, dreamy sex, and deep fulfillment!
The next day, I asked another question that I also want you to answer:
What is holding you back from what you desire?
One woman shared that she has been abused for decades. So I took her to the beach and together, we pounded our fists and shouted “NO! NO! NO!” until she fully stood in her strength. Another woman shared that she was told she was “too much” and so was silenced, and three of the women shared that they have sacrificed their needs being the primary caretaker for others.
We felt our collective pain, and together we physically and mentally shoved the pain and declared that we would not be Victims! Every single woman ROSE in her Power, Pleasure, and Purpose! We declared that we are the Creators of our lives and ripped up the old pains before dancing in glorious joy as the Goddesses we ARE!
Then after lunch, I asked this (which, of course, I want you to answer):
And who are you, really?
Each woman embodied her playful Mermaid inner girl self, her sensual Goddess of Love self, her raw, primal Wild Woman self, her confident Queen self and then told each other all of the wonderful qualities they see in each other until each woman stood in the middle of the circle and declared her UNIQUE GODDESS-NESS! It was freaking Glorious!
Plus, we had a champagne reception where we laughed, we started the day with sunrise yoga and meditation followed by a dip in the ocean that soothed our souls, we had pool time where we had girl talk for hours, had dinner out where we learned some belly-dancing in delight AND, the retreat was at the exquisite, luxurious Versace Mansion that makes you FEEL soooooo beautiful! It was extraordinary in every way!
By the end of the weekend, the woman who wanted to be “fearless” said she's going to go after a dream job she'd been offered in Dubai! The woman who wanted to shed guilt said that after decades of therapy, this retreat was what shifted her and she called it, “Life-Changing!”
One woman said, “Carin, you need to lead this retreat all over the world! Women need you!” It filled my heart – AND, I know they're right. So you will see more retreats coming from me. Reply back and let me know:
1. Where would you want to go on a Goddess Retreat? Miami? Greece? Paris? Other?
2. What do you desire from a retreat with me?
3. What do you need to say YES to your Goddess self?
In the meantime, I hope you have a fabulous weekend and that you answer the questions about your desires, what holds you back, and who you are because when you know who you are, you can do ANYTHING!
May you live purposefully, love yourself, and love life!
Oh, and these gorgeous pictures were taken by the incredibly talented Elizabeth Olson! You can connect with Elizabeth at https://www.elizabetholsonphotography.com/!
And the gorgeous Goddess Bracelet was created by the amazing Fleur Designs… jewelry and accessories for self-expression. I've worked with Fleur for a number of Goddess retreats and her work is incredible! Check out her Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/fleurdesignsjewelry/