Please continue to guide me Universe

 3 years ago I had a joyful quandary. My new endeavor creating art was striking a chord with people and said art started selling. I was so blown away and grateful! I had also been an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist for 20+ years at that time and I received a job offer teaching at whole food, plant based immersion retreats with my heroes, the Esselstyn’s, and others, here in Sedona a few times a year. Plus, my love of all things healing and loving in movies landed me a gig as the lead programmer in the world’s first Body, Mind and Spirit film festival also here in Sedona, AZ.
Which one was I to focus my precious time & energy on???
A very good friend had recently had an astrological reading with a world renown Ayurvedic Jyoti astrologer and gifted me a session. Based entirely on my time and place of birth, and with no idea of my question of which activity to focus my time on, the first thing he says to me is, “I hope you are an artist.” What the What? I had nothing online regarding my art mind you. He continued, ” You are just completely surrounded with beautiful color (This was a phone consultantion) You have also just entered a 17 year window where you are able to access the healing energies from the other side (or maybe another dimension? Hard to remember exactly) and create art here to help heal women.”
I was thunderstruck!
I had just started sketching my Goddess Yonis in circles of people in different stages of healing, women’s circles, aa circles, anywhere I was spending time and could use the vibrant energy of women (& sometimes men) to focus in my sketchbook with pen and ink. I was so busy at that time with the Illuminate Film Festival, I could not get into my studio, so this was my solution. I deeply believe I must tap into my creativity as much as possible, to feel balanced and I was very deficient in any daily creativity at that time ~ sketching Goddess Yonis were my answer.
Another dear friend saw my sketchbook about 40 or 50 drawings in, and declared I had a true artbook on my hands. I thought it was just a sketchbook, but after 2 years of her prodding, I finally agreed I should explore creating an artbook. So I combined my love of empowering quotes by phenomenal women with a Goddess Yoni, opened an Instagram account, (goddess.yoni.sheroni) and started visioning my book. I’m having a nice response, but am a little stuck here now. I know nothing about the literary world, other than books have been some my best friends and life savers during my life! I’ve had some acquainances introduce me to some very successful movers and shakers in publishing, but no real interest yet. I try to keep reaching out too, but I confess I am very trepidacious.
Small, steady steps…
My idea, that seems divine in origin, is to have a series of books, the first being: “Goddess Yonis ~ Wisdom from Everyday Women” The second would be “Goddess Yonis ~ Wisdom from Women In Recovery”. The third: Goddess Yonis ~ Wisdom from Women of Color” The fourth: “Wisdom from Gay Women”, the fifth: Wisdom from Women Survivors of Abuse”, and on and on…. Each art/women’s study/quotation book would have on one page, a colorplate of a yoni, and opposite it an enlightening quote from an accomplished female writer, celebrity, singer songwriter, poet, scientist, artist, doctor, etc. My idea is that either the sacred words or the Goddess Yoni would open the heart &/or mind to let in some solace and healing for a woman or girl, in much the same way art and literature has healed me. Could this be a way to share my gifts? I so want to give back in some way, all the love and tenderness that has been shared with me in my life.
But it doesn’t ‘have’ to be a book, at least at first! 🙂 Maybe I am supposed to create greeting cards and calendars? Or could it be Oracle cards? I do love those! Maybe I am to create a meditative coloring book? The thought of clothing and scarves occurred to me… and when Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith was here for the Illuminate Film Festival last June, he suggested I make pillows! What an inspired idea! …Oh, what to do….
So I am taking it One Day At A Time. I would love suggestions and guidance if anyone feels so complelled. I humbly offer this writing as a way to say to the Universe that I am ready to continue on, fear and all. Let me be guided to find the best way to offer these Goddess Yonis to those who may appreciate and receive comfort and solidarity from them and the writings of women whom I admire so completely.  I don’t have any real followers to this blog, but I do on Facebook, so I shall post this there, …. and perhaps someone from Instagram might wander in here someday and know something of value that worked for them and will sweetly share with me, who knows? The workings of this world are divine in origin so I surrender to the greatest good for the greatest number of all beings, and trust that all will be guided in the best ways. That I can even draw and offer these fills me with joy, and so I will carry on. Thank you for reading (and dare I say ‘sharing’?) and many, many, many blessings!
 
“I know there is strength in the differences between us. 
I know there is comfort where we overlap.”
~ Ani DiFranco
“She
may feel she will die if she does not dance naked in a thunderstorm,
sit in perfect silence, return home ink-stained, paint-stained,
tear-stained, moon-stained.”
~ Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
 “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, 
& creates a vision for tomorrow.”
~ Melodie Beattie
“I always wanted to be somebody, 
but now I realize I should have been more specific.”
~ Lily Tomlin