Irish goddesses such as Dana had magical abilities to transform themselves into personas that answered their needs at the time – depending on the occasion, they could become fearsome warrior, playful faery queen, or a wise teacher and leader.
- Mantra: Faery-Light
- Gemstones: Cat’s-eye, ruby, lapis lazuli and moonstone
- Essential Oils: Goddess-ence Athena* blend for the crown chakra
- In a world where I can do anything and be anyone, I choose to be me and do it well. (From Affirmation Goddess, Express Your Way to Happiness ~ a gorgeous box set of more than 200 modern and sassy affirmations by Anita Revel.)
- What I think, say and do aligns.
- I am the good person I appear to be.
- I enjoy enriching relationships thanks to integrity.
Dana is the mother goddess of the Irish fairy people, the Tuatha Dé Danann (“too-ha-day-dah-nan”.) They were skilled in art, poetry and magic, and ruled Ireland until they were overrun and driven to live in fairy mounds.
She is celebrated at Beltane (April 30 in the northern hemisphere, October 31 in the southern hemisphere), the season of fertility and prosperity when the Tuatha Dé Danann had first set foot in Ireland.
Her Modern Energy
Sadly there are no recorded stories of Dana — evidently her latent message is to tell your story before it is too late! And so, it was her magical fairy energy that spoke to me when I picked up a pen and began writing my story.
“They” (whoever “they” may be) say that a writing apprenticeship is one-million words. I sense that in writing down my life stories and personal mythology I have written that much and more, but I couldn’t tell you for sure. What I can tell you, however, is that in penetrating the veil of “what a career should look like” and instead honouring my creative destiny, I have found myself in the Land of My Heart’s Desire.
In answering my calling to be a writer I’ve discovered the key to a successful career is to have a healthy dose of fun while doing whatever it takes to achieve that success. Letting yourself have fun at work naturally inspires you to be more creative, more innovative, and more receptive to new and imaginative ideas. And those elements can only add a positive and permanent quality to any relationship.
Reconnect With Your Inner Dana
Begin writing your life story… There is no doubt that you would have life lessons to share that perhaps you aren’t consciously aware of. There are several approaches you can take, even if you don’t consider yourself a “writer”…
- Write a short story about yourself in the third person, making yourself the heroine of the amazing adventure that has been your life so far;
- Write short journal entries before you go to sleep every night, focussing on the “best thing that happened to me today”;
- Release any residual pain surrounding old injuries by rewriting the story with a new outcome;
- Start a gratitude journal and record every little thing that makes you go mmmmmm.
The words you write down today become an invaluable insight into “YOU” for future generations – what you stood for, the climate in which you lived your life, and the magical way in which you loved living each day 🙂
What Would Dana Do?
… If Dana were in your situation she would penetrate the veil of social expectations and conditioning. She would instead honour her creative destiny to arrive in the “Land of My Heart’s Desire”.
(Excerpt from What Would Goddess Do? by Anita Revel)