Leonie Allan Dawson: lovin’ life

Leonie Dawson (nee Allan) is an Australian artistLeonie Allan is an Aussie artist, writer, photographer and leader of womens circles and retreats.  

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ONE GODDESS, MANY PASSIONS

I’m a Goddess with many passions, and I have learned that I don’t need to choose one over the other. I share about spirit, laughter and being a goddess through my artworks, photography, writing, circles and retreats.

I BELIEVE IN MAGNIFICENCE WITHIN

I believe there is a Goddess in you, and in me, and in every one around us. We are the modern day Athenas, Kalis and Aphrodites, with our own mythological stories of love, loss and wisdom. We are creating a new world, and all that we need — all the beauty and knowing in this world — is inside.

I feel like my life is about finding out about this magnificent Goddess inside me, and reminding others of the Goddess inside their spirits too.

I SUSPECTED THERE WAS SOMETHING MORE THAN JUST THE EVERYDAY…

I started as we all do… a little bit stumbling, a little bit wide eyed, not sure where next to go, what to do or how to be. I only knew there was something inside me that sung to be let out. There was a place in me that knew that there was more to life than just the skin of the everyday.

I think my Goddess journey started true when I met a shining woman at my work. She radiated laughter and warmth, and I wondered what her secret was… what she knew about the world that I had yet to see.

I WAS AFRAID

She invited me to attend her women’s circle. It took me a few months to accept the invitation — I was afraid of change and the unknown.

THEN I TOOK THE STEP

When I made that step into that circle, into that room dreamy with incense, I took a step into my spiritual journey as I have come to know it today.

In that circle, I met a group of women whose faces shone. They were strangers and yet oh-so-familiar. In their faces was the glow of lives well loved and lived, of spirits awakened and inner wisdom known. They became instant sisters to me. I heard their stories, and they heard mine. They were women who knew they were Goddesses, and they changed my life forever. Since then, I have been blessed to sit in circles with many other women Goddesses. To meet another woman, and to look into her shining eyes to see the Goddess inside is such a dear blessing.

THE CIRCLE WAS JUST THE BEGINNING

In the four years since my first circle, I have begun leading my own women’s circles, running retreats, photographing gorgeous souls all around the world and creating artworks and prints to celebrate the Goddess in every woman. Spirit and Goddess are intimately entwined in all I do — creativity, circles, life and love.

Love and light,

Leonie

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