Goddess Of Week: Diamond Dorris

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 Name: My name is Diamond Dorris, but everyone calls me Di.

 Location: I’m currently in Los Angeles, Ca, but I’m from San Jose, Ca. Gotta put on for the bay.

 Astrological Sign/rising: My sun sign is Aries, rising is Gemini, and moon is Leo. If it sounds like a handful, it is, and this is coming from the person living the life firsthand.

 Occupation: I am still working on my Ph.D. and opening my own private practice as an herbalist/nutritionist. I have a blog, lovethediosa.com, and keep in touch with my audience on Twitter & Instagram between it all. My plan is building my brand right now. The last year it has completely taken off. Whether beauty, fitness, love, or health tips, I think it’s super cool that people value my advice. That means a lot. I recently realized that people also want to pay me to take photos of me modeling or wearing their stuff. I didn’t see that one coming, especially being seen as the tomboy in corduroy overalls and sweat suits growing up, but here we are haha.

Which Goddess or Goddess Archetype do you most identify with and why?

Aja is my inspiration and my life. She’s a healer, and herbalist/botanist. She was all about wildlife, and everything green. She usually didn’t come across humans often, but when a human finally met her, they were swept away. Literally, Her entire being was overwhelming in the most positive way. Completely enchanted, they always returned stronger, and better than when she found them. She’s not meant to be forgotten. She was more about teaching people so they could help themselves. She’s all about growth, the elements, and oneness of the planet.

 How do you get in touch with/unleash your inner goddess? By creating. Women are capable of doing some powerful things. We literally are given one cell to work with by men, and the return investment is a baby. An entire child! That’s unheard of! But I’m one of those extraordinary creatures with this power. The power to make something out of basically nothing seen by the naked eye. To use tools overlooked, or seen as inefficient, and useless. I make it all come together. Whether I give birth to a new idea, a dream, or a child (one day), I’m constantly creating. When I’m in the zone, no one can touch me. No one.

 What is your Goddess superpower? I think one thing people tend to find out about me pretty quickly is that I am the one with visions and dreams. I hated it most of my life because some dreams were just terrible. I just wanted to be “normal”, but looking back I am grateful for all the amazing dreams given to me. I have told both of my aunties they were pregnant before they found out, including one who was just told she had a miscarriage. Imagine, how crazy I looked telling a woman that was told she miscarried that she was actually pregnant. My dreams even saved my dad’s life once. My dreams have shown me the next steps in my life, if I need to slow down or speed up, etc. Sometimes my dreams are just me and my subconscious just chilling and figuring things out. I even visit people when I’m not too lazy

Will You join us in the sacred twerk circle? I will bring the waka, juvie and webbie. I was born to do this. Do not play. Iso buttcheek twerk and whine is on 100%. 

What is an inspiring quote/passage/ that you would like to share with other women & younger goddesses? : I came across this passage a few years ago & it changed me forever by Rafael Espitia Perea:

 “A goddess is a woman who emerges from deep within herself. She is a woman who has honestly explored her darkness and learned to celebrate her light. She is a woman who is able to fall in love with the magnificent possibilities within her. She is a woman who knows of the magic and mysterious places inside her, the sacred places that can nurture her soul and make her whole. She is a woman who radiates light. She is magnetic. She walks into a room and male and female alike feel her presence. She has power and softness at the same time. 

She has powerful sexual energy that’s not dependent on physical looks. She has a body that she adores and it shows by the way she comfortably lives and moves in it. She cherishes beauty, light and love. She is a mother to all children. She flows with life in effortless grace. She can heal with a look or a touch of the hand. She is fiercely sensual and fearlessly erotic and engages in sex as her way to share with another in touching the divine. She is compassion and wisdom. She is seeker of Truth and cares deeply about something bigger than herself. She is a woman who knows that her purpose in life is to reach higher and rule with love. She is woman in love with love. 

She knows that joy is her destiny and by embracing it and sharing it with others, wounds are healed. She is a woman who has come to know that her partner is as tender, lost, and frightened as she has been at times. She has come to understand the scars of the boy in him and knows that together, love can be the relief, the healing of their wounds. 

She is a woman who can accept herself as she is. She can accept another as they are. She is able to forgive her mistakes and not feel threatened by another’s even when attacked. She is a woman who can ask for help when she needs it or give help when asked. She respects boundaries, hers and another’s.

She can see God in another’s eyes.

She can see God in her own. 

She can see God in every life situation. 

She is woman who takes responsibility for everything she creates in her life. 

She is a woman who is totally supportive and giving. 

She is a Goddess.”


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The Hoodwitch x Black Girl In Om

photo by Michael Pierce

photo by Michael Pierce

Explore the voices, rituals, and divinity of Black Girl In Om's magical Issue 003: Spirituality. In this special issue Thehoodwitch.com 's founder Bri Luna discusses her personal journey, Goddess archetypes, energy clearing, and celebrating life by the cycles of the moon.

Read the full story HERE.


Goddess Of The Week: Rachel Smith

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Name: Rachel Smith
Location: Chicago
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Occupation: I'm a visual artist (acrylic painting/ watercolor), a nature photographer, and seamstress!

 

Which Goddess or Goddess Archetype do you most identify with and why?

 

I most identify with two Goddesses: Yemaya and Oshun. Seeing how I have a deep connection to water and aquatic life, it's befitting that I would see myself in these two Goddesses. Yemaya is the mother of the ocean. She invokes these feelings of self-acceptance, unconditional love, and nurturing for all. While Oshun represents everything I am now. She is romance, healing, magick (witchcraft), and beauty. Yemaya is who I aspire to be, Oshun is my present. Although, I don't see myself gaining Yemaya's maternal instincts anytime soon, haha!

How do you get in touch with/unleash your inner goddess?

Locking myself in the bathroom and taking long hot showers. Being in water, just opens this door within me that allows for my healing to take place. I'm pretty big on rituals nowadays so lighting white or blue candles and burning incense helps set the mood for my goddess to unleash. I can sit in the water for hours, talking to myself. Yes, I totally talk to myself just like everyone else. But it's more like I am speaking with my Goddess, my guides,my oracles, my mermaids, who are essentially within me. During these times, I hear their voices as if they are my own thoughts and it brings me clarity.


What is your Goddess superpower?

That's so hard, but I'll have to go with healing. Emotional and verbal healing. I've always had this ability to say the right words during the right moments, and in turn activating this spark within the people who listen. A spark that opens up something within them that's been closed for so long. I don't think there's a word for it but being able to speak these magical words that could help others. It's all the work of my Goddesses, speaking through me I suppose! 

Will You join us in the sacred twerk circle?

YES! I'm all for women reclaiming the sacred twerk. With wombs dancing in unison, and hearts racing as one!

Instagram: @Raychillster

Twitter: @threesunsets

Artwork: rachelleanna.deviantart.com/gallery/ 


The Vajra- Seattle's hidden jewel.

The Vajra  is a lovely hidden jewel located in the colorful neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Seattle Washington. Clouds of Raj laxmi incense can be smelled burning from about a street away. Once inside you are taken into what feels like a life sized altar. From the Goddess statutes, crystals,  tarot decks, and a bountiful supply of high quality essential oils. The Vajra is just so much more than a metaphysical store, it is a local beacon of light with some of the kindest, and most genuine women I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with. Tarot readers, astrologers, and practitioners from all walks of life are what make this place so special.  Each Monday, The Vajra  offers workshops ranging from  healing with the tarot to dream circles, astrology, guided meditation, and crystal healing.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Rachel Townsend the owner of The Vajra, as well as artist and one of my personal favorite readers, Michelle Bloom. For more information on the Vajra be sure to check out their website http://thevajra.com/  Michelle offers Crystal & Tarot insights at https://vajravortex.wordpress.com/

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