Adorning the Goddess

Although, I don’t think it’s great to be addicted to our stuff, buying things we don’t need, hoarding or deepening the roots of addiction by the constant desire to shop on-line, I do believe that we are meant to express ourselves in our own unique way.

I’ve had many “styles” in my life.  In high school I had an emo-thing that morphed into a grunge thing, that turned into a skater thing, I won’t mention my almost non-existent bar attire back in my early days.   I even had a “Yoga” style!  For many years I was rocking fancy bindi’s, all the om’s, tie dyed yoga pants and that was my look.

Mostly, I still am in the yoga clothes and my style is pretty, casual and comfy.  I don’t know if it will or when it will transform into something else but for now, I can say I am comfortable in my own skin, which is far more meaningful and important to me than keeping up with any style trends.

The body-suit with snaps in the crotch are back….. and I am not rocking that, no way.  It wasn’t comfortable in high school and I am pretty confident it wouldn’t be today either.  

There are many underlying yoga philosophies that refer to the physical body in different ways.  In one of the school’s the body is seen as inferior to the spirit, it’s a lazy, dying, sac of pus and bones….. really?

In another view, because the body is forever changing it means, it isn’t real at all, a total illusion, a misperception in your thinking, all part of Maya, the grand illusion.

There are renunciate paths where you renounce all your worldly goods and in no way differentiate yourself from others, like you wear all the same clothes, in the same colour as everyone around you.  You wear nothing to make you unique.

I think when I was first introduced to tantra, so many of the teachings finally felt authentique to me and … well right.  Our body isn’t a problem, or less than, or inferior, or a dying sac of yuk, but rather the God or Goddess embodied.  We are all unique and the we are also same.  Think of humanity as one giant mirror smashed into 7 billion sparkly pieces, you are one of the those unique sparkly pieces.

In this way, we are encouraged to adorn ourselves with nice things, wearing jewellery and unique clothing styles, make us even more beautiful.  We can stand proud and tall to be in the embodied life as a divine being.  We can embrace our changing and aging bodies not as a punishment but as a badge of living life fully, scars, and all.

That totally resonated with me.

I still keep things simple, I am attracted to certain colours, like pink and blue, unicorn colours, and I love jewellery that has sacred symbols and crystals.  I am in love with my recent purchases of my Rocking Vibe –  Inferno Gold necklace, you can see it here –

and my Super Sparkly, Soul Sparkle Choker in Rose – check it –

I wanted to get these two piece to honour my womanhood, my journey and my month!  May is both Mother’s Day and my birthday so it was perfect.

Never let someone take away your sparkle and force you to fit in.  There has never been a person exactly like you on this earth and their will never be again a “you.”  So adorn, dress up, get your hair and nails done (non-toxic is best of course), take care of your skin, by clothes that make you feel happy, sexy, powerful, buy the jewellery that you love because all of it is how we adorn the Goddess, that we are.

Much Love,

Happy Mothers Day to the Mom’s of the world, including the fur baby ones.


About Mindy

Mindy Willis-Menard is an international yoga teacher who's love of yoga, nature, adventurer and life inspire her to teach. A true adventurer of the heart Mindy is also a hooper, rock climber, snowboarder, runner, foodie and cyclist. Mindy teaches classes, workshops and retreats world-wide. Every other moment she spends with her husband and dog, Mrs. Betty Rox.

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