There are days, there are times, there are actions that we inhabit that ensure our mediocrity.
You know this feeling. You drag yourself from bed, follow the deep grooves of the tracks you laid the day before, and the day before and the day before. Perhaps “rut” is a better word. You show up at your job, sit in your cube, and perform in the minimum daily way you are required to get the paycheck. Dinners are thawed, the remote control and the couch insulate you from change. Predictable days turn into predictable years, and thus another mediocre life has been spent.
There are ingredients that destroy a woman’s body and soul.
Mediocrity is one of them.
You can feel your life force draining from you when you make that choice.
So let me provoke you with this question: What part of you is eternal?
How do you create a playground, a foundation, a structure for that incandescent, eternal part of you to emerge and take her place in the galaxy?
We have just started to answer that question in Mastery, with the introduction of The Courtesan’s Journey curriculum. The Courtesan’s Journey is the feminine version of The Hero’s Journey—a map, a frame, a formula that a woman can follow when she wants to learn how to unleash her destiny and live her divinity as a way of life.
This journey is not for every woman.
It is only for a woman who wants to know and live her divinity.
It is only for a woman who wants to leave her mark upon the world.
It is only for a woman with a low tolerance for mediocrity and a huge appetite for adventure.
Every Courtesan knew and lived this design.
Coco Chanel was born in 1883, but her sense of fashion, sense of style, and vision for women lives on more powerfully today than when she was alive. A strand of pearls conjures her impact. Now that is a Courtesan’s Journey.
Sarah Bernhardt was raised in a convent, thrown out of three theatre troupes, slept in a coffin, yet lives on as the most iconic actress of all time. Unpredictable. Unstoppable. A force of nature in the body of a woman.
Perhaps you do not think you know of Marie Duplessis. But anyone who has thrilled to the “Violetta Aria” from Verdi’s La Traviata should know that the opera was inspired by her life. She was spotted begging for a cone filled with pommes frites on the Pont-Neuf, dressed in rags, and a short time later, she rose from poverty and obscurity to become “the divine Marie,” well dressed, wealthy and titled before her death at the age of 23.
Every woman has the potential for a piece of her internal fire to remain alive, long after her lifetime. As long as she springs it loose, cultivates it, and follows it like her guru, her roadmap, her pathway, with every breath.
In Mastery, we meet the Courtesan’s Journey.
In the Creation Course, we live it, every day.
And that is why we are going to Paris. To soak inside the beauty that gave rise to the women who allowed the eternal part of themselves to take hold and lead them to their dreams, as a way of fueling our own.
Come with us, right now.
In what way is your Inner Courtesan inspiring you, today?
Where in your life do you want to be living and breathing your eternity?
What piece of mediocrity are you going to cast aside today, and replace with divinity? Please post below so I can celebrate you.
And if you’d like to inspire another woman to live her everlasting fire, please share this post.
Your numinosity wants to take you by the hand and lead you to your destiny.
Will you say yes? Or no?
With so much love and pleasure,
P.S. If you want to be the first to know details about Creation Course 2013-14 when registration opens, get on our “Desire List” here.
P.P.S. I’m officially on Pinterest! And I want to coax your Inner Courtesan to come out and play… Check out our first pinboard, inspired by our upcoming trip to Paris: http://pinterest.com/mamagenas/a-courtesans-tour-of-paris/