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Are you INSANE?

Darlings,

Do you ever doubt your sanity?
I know I do.
And guess what- in a culture like the one we are living in, that is a really good thing to do. Why? Well, in this world, if you walk around wanting to be (or knowing you are) hot, sexy, successful, well paid, outrageously living your passion, and having incredible intimate relationships- all at the same time- people will think you have a few screws loose. In fact, if you actually giddily believe that all that goodness is your birthright, most people will think you have lost your mind.

Why? Most people who are sane, suffer their way to the top. Or the bottom. Or the mediocre middle. I can join that parade, too, and I have.

What if being ‘insane’, like that, was a really brilliant choice?
Let’s see if Sister Goddess Annie can talk you into it….

I laid down on my fluffy new bed in my not-so-fluffy little basement apartment and thought, “Now what?” It was just shy of 2 months after leaving my marriage of 10 years. Though I knew that I HAD to leave something so toxic, I wasn’t sure what to do next…but at least I was free. Still though, in the silence it hit me…I was alone. I was afraid.
Like a naive, lost girl who had no idea of her own potential, I accepted the first relationship that came along and was hurt deeply yet again. He too, told me my dreams were unrealistic and made me feel as if my desires were way beyond my reach. Be a famous author? No way! Travel the world? Yeah right! Attain financial freedom? Impossible! He echoed the sentiments of my ex-husband that I should live for him and not for myself. I let him go and accepted loneliness and pain as my destiny. That was February 2008.

 As fate would have it, I started Spring Mastery in March. Thank goodness I had signed up months before when I attended a Mastery graduation with my dear friend Rachel. She asked me to keep her company for her two cousins’ ceremony, which I had assumed was a graduation for some sort of formal college (since she had given me no other detail). I hadn’t seen her in months so I just took it as an opportunity to spend time with her. During the Mastery graduation, I went from thinking she had dragged me to a silly club for chicks to being moved to tears by the stories of triumph some of these women shared. The pride and love in the room was overwhelming. I signed up that day. If I hadn’t, I don’t think I would have by the time the course was about to start because that contagious positive energy would have faded by then. I was weaker. I was broken.

I attended my first session with a heavy dose of cynicism. It was easy to dismiss all the pink feather boas and upbeat music and over-the-top joy as just plain insanity. I brag that I know now that the cynicism that day was to mask my fear. I was smug while sitting there in my seat among 200 women who meant nothing to me. I decided within the first 5 minutes that I wasn’t like them. I didn’t need this. It was all fake…HAD to be! But hey, since I had invested the money, I wasn’t going to leave. I figured even if I would make one new girl friend, it would be worth it…though it’d be one expensive friend! I could never have known that day how much that decision to not leave would change my life forever. I brag that even at my lowest, there was a tiny bit of light left in me that made me stay seated and give the “insanity” a chance.

Still though, fear is a powerful thing. Though I was present at the events over the next few months, I fought the program. I thought at the time that I was fighting FOR my life until it hit me one day that I was actually fighting AGAINST living. I was still afraid of seeking anything beyond what I knew and ashamed to admit it, especially since I had become involved with another man who wasn’t giving me what I deserved. I was still not ready to receive joy because part of me didn’t believe that it existed and part of me didn’t feel like I deserved it.

I will be forever grateful that it DID hit me one day during a particular Mastery weekend and it was as if my universe completely shifted. I cried harder than I had in months in the arms of supportive sister goddesses, in front of everyone, in front of the 200 women who supposedly meant nothing.
I realized for the first time in my life how much I was worth and that I was more than what I currently was. I finally embraced the notion that not only was it ok to SEEK what brought me pleasure, it was ok to flat out ask for it!
At that moment, I made a promise to myself that I would.
 
In reflecting on all that we had been through together as a group, though we each had our own separate lives, I realized how much some of these women really meant to me. Hearing their stories, sharing their tears, high-fiving their accomplishments… it all helped create a unique bond. It was a safe space of sisterhood that I didn’t even know I needed but was ready to embrace (sometimes quite literally). I finally saw clearly through my tearful eyes that the woman standing at the front of the stage (Mama Gena) in all her fluffy glory was not insane at all. She was a genius! Not only did Mama Gena THINK of this program and gather such powerful women as resources to lead us through this journey, she whole-heartedly (and sometimes a bit firmly) pushed us to our limits.
 
All this encouragement to STRETCH brought out the best in me and I finally was able to live up to my online screen name: eyesopen77. My eyes were opened wide enough to see that Mama Gena’s push for us to be transparent and revel in our sorrow was the perfect way to move through and move past it. Only then could we have room for pleasure. Only then would we realize how much more we could and should have. Her insistence to work WITH our “sisters” to help bring each other higher was infectious. The high from such a positive outlook was intimidating but there was no denying that it felt good. I wanted more!
 
Now, 2 years later, I barely remember what it was like to feel so defeated. I stretch in everything that I do and am very proud to say that I have reached a lot of my desires! I keep having to rewrite the list and adding more! I’m now in a healthy relationship receiving and giving love beyond what I had thought possible. I’ve made Manhattan my new home and learned it like the back of my hand. I’ve vacationed to Dubai and spent weeks in Curacao. In 6 months, I’ll be taking a 2 week trip through Italy. I’m in the best physical shape of my life and feel strong in my body AND mind. I’m successful in my corporate career while continuing with the pursuit of my dream to be a world famous author. My second published book, “I Brag.” documents my post-divorce journey and I owe it all to Mama for giving me the guts to brag like I do and to write in such juicy detail. This is the beginning of my “Brag series” as I’m already writing books #3 and #4!
 
Don’t get me wrong though, it WAS hard work, but worth every bit of anger, frustration, and confusion! After all, you can’t just sit and listen, do nothing, stay closed, and expect miracles. But you CAN open up your mind and your heart to receive. You CAN decide for yourself what you’ll get out of it.
 
I brag that I made a choice to do Mastery despite my fear and now I see that I chose ME that day. To any woman who wonders if Mastery is worth it, I’d say this:  Are YOU?
 
Thank you Mama. With your guidance I desire without limits. I conjure without doubt. I receive without fear and I am grateful. 
 
With Love,
Sister Goddess Annie
Do you want to join the ‘insanity’?
Are you ready to lose your mind with me?
I hope so.
Let’s mess with everybody’s head and get you exactly want you want, the way you want it.

And if you enroll by this Friday, March 12th, you can get an absolutely insane discount of $350 off!

With so much love and pleasure,
Mama Gena

The games are about to begin ladies! My only Mastery in 2010 kicks off in just 9 days!
And the $350 savings expires this Friday, March 12th by 5pm EST. If you pay in full by Friday, you can save an additional $200. If there are any seats left after 5:00pm they will be at the full price. Call 212-787-2411 x1 to enroll.

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  • Ditte April 13, 2010, 10:32 pm

    Kim, just wanted to chime in.
    SG Mary started a little group of woman in my home town…I had gone to her graduation, met Mama Gena and read the book. We have been reading the book and meeting once a week for about 6 week now, and I just realized last week that my attitude is changing. I’m noticing more positive things in my life than negative. I’m starting to think that I too will be in Mastery one day…(do I even dare think so). I might be able to conjure up enough to join.Thanks for sharing all this wonderful pleasure…I focus on it every day and life is good!

  • Amy Maria March 20, 2010, 9:47 am

    My dears, I brag: that I poured every ounce of my consciousness into my desire to attend Mastery in NYC this year, right until the last minute… and that I accept completely that life has chosen for me not to be there with you in person. So…. Mama Gena, are you ready? It looks like you’re coming to London!!!

    Love and joy to you sisters x x x x

    • Mama Gena March 25, 2010, 9:01 am

      Oooh Amy Maria- Your timing is perfect and elegant and I know that one day I’ll get my hands on you!
      With so much love and pleasure,
      Mama Gena

  • Sherry March 19, 2010, 3:54 pm

    I sooooooo wanted to go to Mastery. It made perfect sense- I didn’t really had to travel, only a bus and subway away- I could throw a rock and hit NYC from the Hudson River. However, for some reason I just couldn’t do it. I spoke to the Lovely Chica and felt all of the positive feminine energy from all of the Sister Goddesses. Everything I have read in Mama Gena’s book has made absolute sense to me- things I new since I was a little girl with pink barrettes and red/white Nike sneakers. I miss that little girl because the woman I am at the present is solemn, depressed and living for other people.

    I know at some point I will join you all… I realize I have some changes to make and I plan on reading Mama’s other books, plus watching her show on MagRack (atleast I have Fios). I look forward to 2011… nothing will stop me from going next year!

    Have fun for me girls!!!

    • Mama Gena March 25, 2010, 9:06 am

      SG Sherry- Welcome to the SG community! The mantra for today is “My timing is perfect and elegant!” You’re a genius for continuing to research your pleasure, even if you’re not in Mastery! My books are a great place to start. There are some fantastic resources on my website, even an audio recording on “Depression”. So play around and find itty bitty little ways to add more and more pleasure into your days. You’ll feel like a completely different woman by 2011! YOU ARE WORTH IT!

      With so much love and pleasure,
      Mama Gena

  • SG Radically Rachel March 18, 2010, 2:45 pm

    I’ve had to keep telling my mind to get lost while I’ve worked on signing up for Mastery! That mind even tried to convince me that I’m not worth the dozen hot pink roses I bought for myself last week. Yeah, the mind can be so overrated. I’m totally ready to lose mine!

    • Mama Gena March 25, 2010, 9:16 am

      SG Radically Rachel-BRAVO SISTER! BRAVO! See- INSANITY is way more fun!
      With so much love and pleasure,
      Mama Gena

  • Claudia March 15, 2010, 3:57 pm

    Hey SG Tiiu, Amy Maria, Jenny, Sunshine, Andrea, Theresa, Mama, EVERYBODY-please come check out my blog!!!!!

    http://lenseignantdescourtesanes.blogspot.com/

  • SG Tiiu March 15, 2010, 12:50 pm

    Is it worth it? Taking Mastery? Hell, yes! It is worth flying across the Atlantic 5 times (well, ten – I had to come back home, too), worth the money that most people in my country earn in two years or more. I could not believe this sisterhood could exsist – yet it offers support beyond anything you can find. Having a pleasureable life is soo good, it can be learned, practicing is fun and you can always come back for support, if life throws you a curveball – it will, even with all the mastery and books. But at Mastery you learn how to COME BACK to a life of pleasure! It is not lost, any glitsh just serves you to make you stronger and more tuned in to pleasure. Come and enjoy, sister!

    • Mama Gena March 16, 2010, 9:43 am

      SG Tiiu-
      WELL SAID Sister!
      Your commitment to yourself and the investment that you made is ASTOUNDING and INCREDIBLE! And it’s why you’re rooted in this place of pleasure!
      Would love to hear a hot juicy brag from you!
      Give on up for yo mama!

  • Claudia March 12, 2010, 9:36 am

    no shit.
    I was feeling really great on the way home last night and I looked around the subway car at all the miserable, sad, angry, hostile, despairing, despondent or just plain blank faces and felt like a kid alone at the playground with nobody to play with!!! everybody bent over their iphones and blackberries or trying to ignore everybody around them……
    but I flirted with a fabulous woman in a fabulous leopard print coat later on-I told her her coat was fantastic- and she told me that the coat would look great on me too!
    happiness seems like its against the frickin law, especially where I live.
    which is one reason I wanna take Mastery-to find my playmates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mama Gena March 12, 2010, 12:50 pm

      Claudia- we’re all waiting for you over here on the playground! Come play with us!
      Red rover red rover let Claudia come over!
      With so much love and pleasure,
      Mama Gena

  • Sister Goddess Amy Maria March 11, 2010, 6:25 am

    Oh sisters – what joy you are all radiating!

    When I first started reading your book, Mama Gena, I was so blown away (and have been ever since!!!!!), and I made a commitment to be as outrageous as I could! I started a blog too, just for the fun, and what happened as I went about my days giving in to my ‘outrageous’ impulses in a really conscious way was amazing – I realised it was basically no different from what I was doing before!! I had always looked forward to being one of those gorgeous, solid, totally outrageous post-menopausal women who say and do exactly what they want and then I though – why on earth wait til then?! And then I found that I was already outrageous and already the person I was aspiring to be (and I’m still getting more outrageous by the day)! I’m 100% determined to be at Spring Mastery this year (complete with flying over from the UK to be there!) and I can’t wait to brag brag brag!

    Love and total adoration to all of you, beautiful, beautiful Goddesses.

    • Mama Gena March 11, 2010, 5:14 pm

      Talk about Sisterhood! When you’ve got Sunshine and Deeply Loved standing for you, and for all your glory as they stand for theirs- ANYTHING is possible!
      Thank you SG’s Robyn and Deeply Loved for standing so fiercely for these women!
      Amy Maria- I can’t wait to have you land your brag in Mastery this Spring! Your commitment is a force to be reckoned with!
      Celtic Goddess- I’m feeling you baby- WE WILL be together some day.
      Evelyn- A calm sea with deep still waters is also a beautiful place to be. I am in awe of your reclamation and your journey and commend YOU on your path!
      Andrea-You can never go wrong with trusting your desires!
      Kim- the books are a fantastic place to start…is it the same as Mastery- no- the books are the appetizer and Mastery is the banquet in your honor! The question is- how hungry are you?

      With so much love and pleasure,
      Mama Gena

  • SG Sunshine March 11, 2010, 12:58 am

    Sanity is overrated. Mastery completely changed my life and I can PROMISE you it would change yours. Women come from all over the world to take this course and it is the greatest gift you can give to yourself (or to another woman in your life). Is it fun? Ridiculous fun. Is it educational? My goodness, yes. Is it creating community amongst women? Hell yeah. How can someone NOT want to be part of this PLEASURE REVOLUTION? Mama Gena is a genius in helping women put pleasure into every ounce of their lives with compassion and wisdom (it’s kinda scary how good she is) and teaches them how to own every bit of juicy greatness they possess. And, hey, what’s the BEST thing that could happen? The possibilities are endless…and they are much closer than you think. If you want to go to Mastery, no matter how hopeless you think it is, I bet if you called the Palace they’d help you to conjure your desires. If not, the books will blow your mind. My desire for you is to make pleasure your #1 on your, “To Do,” list. With much love and Gratitude, Robyn (aka SG Sunshine)

  • SG Jenny March 10, 2010, 10:05 pm

    Beautiful Sister Goddess Annie,
    So proud of you! It was my pleasure to take part in, witness, applaud, and relish in your insanity…as you did mine.

  • Sister Goddess Deeply Loved March 10, 2010, 10:04 pm

    Kim Goodwin–yes, yes, yes! Read the books, do the exercises, share with you goddess friends, start a Sister Godddes group in your neighborhood AND make one of your desires to take Mastery!

    When I first heard about Mastery I thought–YES! Then I heard the price and figured it was for rich women with trust funds or wealthy husbands. But, somehow Goddess intervened and it came together! Desires are powerful!!! My desire is for you to take Mastery in your perfect and elegant timing!

    Andrea–it is FUN! And, I mean REALLY REALLY FUN! It is also truly an education. How much would you spend on school? Have you been to college? Taken classes? The School of Womanly Arts is an investment like any other school. However, it is PUSSY school which makes is sooooo yummy!

    Annie–thank you for your powerful story! I love that you are sharing the power of your desires with the world!

    Mama Gena–yes, thank YOU! My boyfriend tells me all the time how I have the most beautiful breasts! I smile and say “Yes, it’s true!”

  • Celticgoddess March 10, 2010, 6:33 pm

    Annie,
    Thank you for sharing. One day I’ll be taking the Mastery class. I read Mama Gena’s books, website, and listen to her Conjuring CD as often as I can. I was so amazed by the women I met in Miami and how it affected and changed me….I’m still becoming but I’m on my way….little steps….SG Mary, Claire, Niaomi, and Jill and Stacey and all the women there….wow I’m so glad that I met all of you and I know I haven’t listed all of you here…it would take up the whole site. So thank you very much Mama Gena and all you blessed SG’s out there. You’re always in my thoughts!

  • Evelyn(the wizard) Seed March 10, 2010, 6:21 pm

    Unfortunately, I was institutionalized for ‘being crazy/ insane’ when I was 27. When people comment “she’s certifiable” meaning she should be ‘locked -up in a looney-bin’…well, …been there, done that, for a short time. So, for the past 32 years, I’ve learned to trust myself and go with the “flow”- only sometimes (& rarely) do I make “waves”. I prefer a calm sea with deep still waters. I commend all women who dare to explore their depths with this program or others. I am happily on my path, living now in Colombia South America for one year and hope to own a self-sustaining farm with horses here one day.

  • Andrea March 10, 2010, 6:01 pm

    I wanna come and am afraid to be impulsive, spend
    an insane amount of $, all for more fun? I secretly want to get out of
    my self imposed box!

  • Kim Goodwin March 10, 2010, 5:24 pm

    What about those of us that don’t make it to a Mastery Class? Can we have the same great results from just reading the books?

  • Osunyoyin March 10, 2010, 5:16 pm

    I desire without limits. I conjure without doubt. I receive without fear and I am grateful. <<<THIS is my new mantra! WORK IT SISTER GODDESS!

  • Theresa Lombardi March 10, 2010, 4:42 pm

    Love it, love it, love it! Thanks in part to Mama Gena, I can now say that I am hopelessly insane and loving every minute of it.

    In Goddess we trust!

    • Mama Gena March 10, 2010, 5:14 pm

      Theresa- I love it- hopelessly insane and loving every minute of it! Now that’s freedom baby!
      Thanks for all your juice and support!
      Did I hear you have a blog? Why not share the link with us?!
      With pleasure,
      Mama

  • BSGC STACEY March 10, 2010, 4:42 pm

    Fake it till you make it! Feel it and the Universe shall bring it to you!