“…I can assure you that the journey of following your deepest desires—of letting your heart lead you—is worth everything. It’s the key to health, vibrancy, and joy today and at every age.” — Dr. Christiane Northrup
What is your most secret wish? You know, the one that makes you feel so vulnerable that you’re afraid to share it with anyone lest you be shamed or ridiculed or have your heart broken? Take a moment, let your answer just well up, and be with it. Because that secret wish—that heartfelt dream and desire—contains pure gold, if you’re willing to stick with the emotions that arise when you catch yourself believing that it will never come to pass.
My secret wish has been my Libran desire to be “completed” by a man—someone who would rise up and be my knight and my life partner. That quest, dear reader, is what led me to write Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being. The phrase “Goddesses Never Age” was first uttered by my good friend and colleague Dr. Doris E. Cohen (author of Repetition: Past Lives, Life, and Rebirth), during a reading I had with her several years ago.
At the time, I was worried that I was too old to find love, that it was too late for me. That phrase “Goddesses Never Age” was my assurance that the Divine feminine energy present within all women is eternally youthful, beautiful, and desirable. I began to understand that when we have the courage to access it, we can tap into the wellspring of the true Fountain of Youth. And this could keep us forever young, regardless of chronologic age or how long we live. Having a long life just for the sake of living a long time holds little or no meaning for me.
When Doris and her guides first said “Goddesses Never Age,” I was hopeful, but also skeptical. At the time I, like so many of you, still believed the cultural programming that women hear, like “all the good men are taken” and “men my age want a woman who is 20 years younger.” Still—I had a burning desire to prove these ideas wrong, especially the meme “it’s all downhill after 50.” And so I set out on a quest to live my life as an ageless goddess. And that meant offering every bit of grief and loneliness to the Divine. Surrendering to God (or Goddess, the Universe, Source, take your pick) over and over again.
Since then, I have discovered that Doris was right. When you have the courage to tap into the Goddess energy within yourself, you become ageless. And you also stop waiting to live your life. Since this new understanding, I have learned to dance Argentine tango, including surrendering to the luscious lead of many male dance partners. I also went to Paris for the first time this past year. And am planning a trip to England to visit the sacred sites of Glastonbury and Avebury (including the crop circles there), something I’ve always desired.
Physically, I am taller and more flexible than I was 20 years ago. I sleep better than I have since childhood. And—most importantly—all those qualities that I’ve always been looking for in a man I have developed within myself. I even started a new company last year—and raised the capital myself. Up until very recently, I was certain that I had to find the right man to do this for me. Instead I discovered that I could trust myself and what I know, and then use it in partnership with the men who assist with my business.
So—drumroll please—I no longer have that deep dark hole of yearning and heartbreak as a constant gnawing backdrop in my life. And now I am certain that this has been the whole purpose of my journey: to become whole, complete, and lacking in nothing (called The Pearl of Great Price in some traditions). I also know that I have prevented an inevitable heart attack with the work I have done—even though cardiovascular disease “runs in my family” it doesn’t run in me anymore. Regardless of your own situation, I can assure you that the journey of following your deepest desires—of letting your heart lead you—is worth everything. It’s the key to health, vibrancy, and joy today and at every age.
To access the ageless goddess within you, you must first bring your cultural programming about age to consciousness—knowing that your beliefs are more potent than your genes. And then you must begin to live differently, fueled by new, vibrant, exciting ideas of where life and your soul are capable of leading you.
I am so very excited for you to join me in this incredible movement toward freedom and joy and ageless living. That is exactly what Goddesses Never Age will inspire you to do.