In this month’s newsletter, I mentioned that I would be giving away a pack of Abiola’s African Goddess Affirmation Cards to one lucky Frugal Feminista in honor of her June 25th book launch of The Sacred Bombshell Academy. (The book is dope; the cards are amazing; it’s a whole heap of juiciness all in one place.)
Abiola sent me a pack of her African Goddess Affirmation cards in the mail the week before last. I am not sure if you guys noticed it, but I hadn’t posted anything new on the site for a couple of days. To be honest, I was feeling a little depressed; I was feeling unproductive because I had been slacking on the book that I am writing, which as an achievement-oriented person can be equated with feeling worthless. All of this, plus things I was probably not aware of, made me weepy and my rhythm was all off. Can any of you relate?
The pack of thirty-six cards were coming to New York from California so I really had no idea when to expect them, but when they came, I snatched open the box and started shuffling through the cards greedily looking for inspiration. First of all, the art on the cards are amazing— vibrant, majestic, and haunting confident images of all types of black goddess from all over the African Diaspora with their various strengths and powers.
I let my intuition guide me to the lessons and affirmations that I needed to hear at the moment. (If you use affirmation cards or self-made affirmations, you know that you need a variety of affirmations to help you overcome your particular obstacle. And sometimes, you have to be emotional and spiritual position to receive the wisdom and support of the affirmation for it to work for you.) Since writing a book and becoming a published author has been one of my dreams and fears (of failure, success) since I was a little girl, I noticed that I gravitated toward meditating on the following cards to remind be both of my greatness and of my need to finish what I start.
The Goddess of Power affirmation: I have more power than I ever thought possible
The Goddess of Flow affirmation: It feels good to live my dreams
The Goddess of the Wilderness affirmation: I boldly step out my comfort zone
But it is this last one, The Goddess of The Hunt, with the affirmation: Courage helps me surpass my fear, that struck the deepest chord because somewhere deep inside, I know that each time I procrastinate or shirk my word count, I am being cowardly and settling for second best.
Can you relate to that?
Since receiving the cards, I keep the deck in my bag so I can pull them out when I need a reminder, want to go a little deeper with an affirmation, or just to admire the art.
If you want to enter to win your own deck of African Goddess Affirmation Cards, leave a comment below to the following prompt: “What obstacle are you looking to overcome? What would be the name of the goddess that helps you overcome it?