Posts by Ara


Site Mission Statement Goes Here (Single Line)

Breaking Tradition

Breaking Tradition


Posted By on Mar 7, 2019

  I have always been a sucker for a love story. Even better if there are some historical aspects to it which call to far away places or some tense time during history’s dark pages. Recently I embarked on a Turkish series centered in Russia and Turkey at the end of World War I called “Kurt Seyit ve Sura“. Perhaps it was my own familial connection to Russia that called me to this tale, my father’s people...

Read More

  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho has to be one of my favorite books of all time. It tells the tale of a young boy who goes in search of his dreams and the adventure he encounters along the way. He meets colorful characters, wanders off to far away lands and opens his heart to love for the first time. One of the concepts that resonate deeply with me is the concept of Maktub which is mentioned throughout the book. It resonated so...

Read More
Shattered by grief

Shattered by grief


Posted By on Mar 3, 2019

  Grief makes everything more vibrant. It turns up the volume on the rest of our lives. Things that are wrong or important pop. Unanswered needs or desires scream through pounding veins. Through the haze of despair, things can become more evident, if only through the deep well of emotion we are experiencing. Everything is sharper as the last inhale and exhale by one so loved is watched, knowing it will never come again. How...

Read More

  My dear sister, I see your wild heart ache, the dance of love leaving confusion shining in your feral eyes. It’s assumed that fire breathing women do not bleed, that they are nothing more than brimstone, force and fury. What do dragons know of love, after all? Nothing could be further from the truth. They are a tempest of raw emotion and feeling, their hearts gentle for those they grant passage inside those hallowed...

Read More

  Our lives are shaped by our priorities. The things we put effort and energy into are what grow and flourish. We choose in every breath and in every moment where we put our time and resources. Where there is a lack, things wither and fade, like a plant void of sunlight and water. Here’s the thing. We can’t make others responsible for our happiness. It’s not up to them to put 100% of their effort on us in order...

Read More

Brigid is a Goddess of many faces and she is called by many names. In England, she was known as Brigantia, in Scotland she was the Maiden Bride, or Brede and in Ireland she was Brig or Brigid. Her name means “High One” or “Exalted One”, a fitting name for one who was seen by so many as a Solar Goddess and the Goddess of the returning light. As Saint Brigid, Her sacred place was in Kildare. Kildare meant...

Read More
Expectation vs. Reality

Expectation vs. Reality


Posted By on Jan 16, 2019

  Expectation is the subject of many spiritual conversations. Buddhists believe that having no expectations is the key to a joyful life. Some new age paths state that in order to manifest, we need to visualize how it’s going to be. Expectation is part of the human experience. To get excited or hopeful about something. To dream about how it will play out. To put faith in something yet unmanifested. In every interaction on...

Read More

I’ve always been the type of person who puts energy and effort into what I want. If i desire it, you bet I’m going to go after it. If it’s something that is worthwhile, I put my time, my energetic and financial resources into it. Makes sense right? That’s what we’ve been taught; we get what we put in, go after what you want, early bird gets the worm. Efforting, a term I heard from Esther Hicks, is when...

Read More

  The Winter Solstice beckons us deeper into the shadows. As the year draws to a close, we are called into the darkness, both in the external world as the days grow shorter, and within as we look towards all that was in the past year. Here we symbolically burn the old and embrace the beginnings that are unfolding as we dream of what we wish to manifest in the year to come. Death claims the husk of what was as we open to the...

Read More
Fighting Fair

Fighting Fair


Posted By on Nov 15, 2018

  I’ve never been very good at arguments. My Aries heart flares passionately, my Virgo Moon screams “build up the walls”, and my Libra rising coaxes me into talking it out, attempting to find a solution. Warrior, armed guard, and diplomat rolled into one. I get pulled in a million different directions all at once, my words falter and nothing makes any sense. It’s usually a mess. As a writer I’ve...

Read More
The Wisdom of the Witch

The Wisdom of the Witch


Posted By on Nov 13, 2018

  Where I grew up, Witch was a bad word. Within the deeply rooted traditions of the church, it was not a word one should associate themselves with. From the reactions of most of the people in my family, the clergy or those I became romantically entangled, it seemed distasteful, like the F word or swallowing something bitter. I didn’t understand. Witches were connected to the land, worked with plants, herbs, the weather and...

Read More
Gaslighting

Gaslighting


Posted By on Oct 30, 2018

What is gaslighting? Gaslighting at its center focus is emotional abuse that erodes the ability to make decisions, feel self esteem or self worth, feel confident or capable. It shifts the balance of power in a relationship to the one doing the gaslighting. This emotional manipulation can make you question your sanity. In a variety of ways and patterns the manipulator makes the target feel overly sensitive, paranoid, crazy, unbalanced,...

Read More

Sign Up for The Goddess Circle Newsletter


We will take care of your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy and you are free to unsubscribe at any time.