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Thanksgiving Gratitude


Gratitude is Water.
A lazy river, a lake, a pool, inside, that never empties.
Any moment I remember, she rises, ready for me to dip my cup.
Dipping my cup replenishes hers.

Friday is my day at the barn. I gotta hit the 9am Hampton Jitney, or all is lost.
It was raining Friday morning, and there were no cabs.

At 8:40 I knew that my only prayer was the subway, which would only work if it came right away, and even then, I would be pushing it.
I hurled myself and my little suitcase down the stairs at Spring Street, hopped on the 6 train. So far, so good.
But then – the ultimate mind fracture for a gal on the move – the train is being held at the station.
And I noticed my internal temperature rise; I noticed how every cell in my being felt brittle and tight, like a 5-year-old rubber band holding a bunch of expired grocery coupons in my long deceased Aunt Gertie’s kitchen.

If I missed the jitney, I would miss my riding lesson. I would lose the precious whole day at the barn, and have only a scant few hours.
I would have to write this blog in a Chipotle, or worse, in midtown.

I knew my blog was going be about gratitude.
And so I wandered my mind towards gratitude, gently leading her towards the thought of my Mama, who just flew 36 hours, with her fiancé, and called me from Hanoi, with so much joy in her voice, sounding more like a teenager than an octogenarian.
She and Ted are taking a riverboat cruise down the Mekong River, heading to Cambodia and then Thailand.
I have been praying every day for months, for safe travels for them, and my prayers were answered.
At this happy thought, I felt every cell of my body hydrate, soften, engorge.
Gratitude is water, I thought, and in the midst of my crowded subway car, I reached inside to have a drink.

I cannot prove to you that gratitude changes time and space, but I know this truth with my whole being.

Next, I thought of my daughter, Maggie, and how grateful I am to have learned that it is not my anger or impatience at her 10th grade impertinence that causes her to change or grow or comply or do chores, but the joy I take at her being. Along with a large serving of truth at how her behavior feels to me. Not easy, this. But, she invited me to go with her to the Kanye concert. She is 16. This is huge.

At 8:51 we pulled into Grand Central.
I hustled like Saturday Night Fever.
And made the jitney with 3 fat minutes to spare.

I am so grateful.

Grateful for the privilege of this blog.
Grateful to live my deepest gifts and ever more fiery passions.
I am grateful to feel more beautiful, more sexy, more radiant than I have ever felt in my life.
And most especially, I am grateful to YOU.
For being here, with me.
For your sisterhood.
For your love.
For the intoxicating way you continue to grow.
For your sparkle.
Your magic.
Your wild longings.

And I have a huge desire, today.

I want you to join me in this pool, this lake, this lazy river.
I want you to share your gratitudes, right here, right now, and I promise I will gobble them up like the last stuffing and gravy on my Thanksgiving plate.
I want to know who you are grateful for, and why.
I want you to brag about who you share your gratitudes with, and how that is for you.
I want to climb inside your soul and feel into your depth and breadth, with each gratitude you whisper.

Tell me your deepest thanks and join me, knees pressed to the ground, in deepest adoration of the privilege of Sisterhood, and sharing this together, right here, right now.

With so much love & pleasure,


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  • SG C'mere Kitty December 4, 2013, 1:31 am

    Favorite Frame: “like a 5-year-old rubber band holding a bunch of expired grocery coupons in my long deceased Aunt Gertie’s kitchen.”

    I am grateful to be me.
    I am grateful for the most amazing lover and truly loving partner RT.
    I am grateful I saw him walk by butt-naked 🙂
    I am grateful for the retail sales job I do now, which I conjured to fuel my entreprenerial future.
    I am grateful for the civil communication and proceedings with JC.
    I am grateful for sisterhood and friends.
    I am grateful for the relationship challenges I encounter that lifts me to grow.
    I am grateful for hot water to drink and to bathe in.
    I am grateful for this opportunity to be grateful in writing.

  • sorena December 1, 2013, 8:09 pm

    I.m gratefull that i can sense and appreciate blessings and abundance around me.
    i,m gratefull that i’v learned to focus on positive on have’s not lacks and limitations
    i’m gratefull for practicing creativity,,joy peace and love rather than animosity, revenge,
    i’m gratfull that i’m alive today ………………………………….

  • Kasia November 28, 2013, 10:54 pm

    I am profoundly grateful for the incredible man who lives with me and the experience I had with him today, on this day of thanks, an hour long pussy stroking and hour long orgasm that would have brought me to my knees had I been standing

    I am breath-takingly grateful for access to this profound experience of myself and the life force and the awe that such an intimate connection to another human just explodes with

    I am so deeply grateful and so filled with gratitude for Regena teaching me and giving me permission to be right with myself, to love myself outrageously just for the hell of it, because its opened the door for the fulfillment of desires I didn’t even know I had, desires deeper and more profound than I could have ever written on a desire list.

    I am grateful to the magic, power and miracle of life that is always there right under my nose.

    I am grateful to be sitting by the fire on thanksgiving in a beautiful home with a man with a beautiful soul and a brilliant mind. I am grateful for this privilege… The very THOUGHT of gratitude makes me cry. Every one of these gratitudes is bringing tears to my eyes.

    I am grateful to be touched intellectually, emotionally, erotically, soulfully and spiritually more times a day than I can count.

    I am grateful to have a fully magical and legendary life of deep sensual magic, profound artistic creation, travel, adventure, luxury, intellectual stimulation, beauty that rocks me to the core and to be moved through my life by passionate vision and desire.

  • E November 28, 2013, 6:56 pm

    I am grateful for the bounty of my table this Thanksgiving and every other day of the year. I’m grateful for my mother’s love and how it reflects all of the love I share with other people and with myself. I’m grateful for my work and how it allows me to use my best knowledge and talents. I’m grateful for my beautiful home — the only one I’ve had in my adult life and the one I continue to fight for. I’m grateful for my wealth and how it grows. I’m grateful for my health and my strength. I’m grateful for the women and men in my life since they both bring me different (and much needed) attentions. I’m grateful that I have this life to live and be grateful for. Thank you.

  • Shubha Devii Dass November 28, 2013, 9:56 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Mama! Some time has passed, yet I have kept plugged in and have been supported by the waves of the Pleasure Revolution! Your teachings truly are a jewel of nectar and I am so grateful for the time that I spent in your Presence at Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts!

    I am Grateful for the privilege of receiving the Ancient Teachings of Yoni Worship in the Pink Dazzles and Glitter of New York City with you and all the Amazing Sister Goddesses!

    I am grateful for being shown a new way to be a Queen!

    I am grateful that I am studying with and traveling with the Hugging Saint Amma!

    I am grateful that I am moving to Ma India finally!

    I am grateful to be a Blessed Devotee of Maha Lakshmii and to enjoy all the treasures of the Universe!

    Om Shreem Lakshmiyai Namaha!
    Mangala Bhavantu!
    (Salutations to Lakshmii the Goddess of Wealth and ABUNDANCE!
    May all good things come to you!)

    Shubha Devii Dass

  • Fairy Princess Genevieve November 28, 2013, 2:03 am

    I am grateful for the words we use to express our gratitudes.
    I’m grateful for the poetry of the SG community.
    I’m grateful for a time of growth, learning, inspiration, and incredible fun.
    I’m grateful for my supportive, loving, confident, handsome Prince Charming.
    I’m grateful to live in such a crazy conflict zone as the West Bank.
    I’m grateful it feels more like a friendship zone most days than a conflict zone.
    I’m grateful today is thanksgiving and that we have a whole holiday about gratitude.
    I’m grateful for writing this from bed with my MacBook Air.
    I’m grateful for the Desire and Destiny meditation.
    I’m grateful for Oprah and Chopra.
    I’m grateful for my mom being such a strong, beautiful, supportive, inspiring woman.
    I’m grateful for my wonderful family.
    I’m grateful for the moment after rupture when we realize the opportunity to grow is so much more thrilling than the old life plan was.
    I’m grateful for humor blogs and funny youtube videos.
    I’m grateful for ASMR.
    I’m grateful for excellent health and not being able to remember the last time I had a cold.
    I’m grateful for so much loving energy in this sisterhood.

  • Rachel November 28, 2013, 1:01 am

    Thank all you Sister Goddesses for giving voice to your gratitudes. You inspire my own!

    I am grateful for the freedom of schedule and time that my p/t corporate training & coaching work gives me. I get to take in that I work 5 days/mo and it sustains me and lets me thrive.
    I am grateful that I’m letting go of a family story of scarcity and lack, and training myself and mind and self daily to focus on all the abundance in my life, the richness of it.
    I am grateful to my tribe of kid lit author friends and writing group, cheering me to finish my novel and send it in to my agent by the end of Dec!
    I am grateful for my PASSION for story, the craft of it, the pleasure of reading, and figuring out how to tell a great story for kids to read!
    I am grateful for the softly glowing lavender candle in my bedroom.
    I am grateful for time with family and friends tomorrow.
    I am grateful for the richness of my life.
    I am grateful that I am becoming more mindful of how I spend (and save) money.
    I am grateful for the amazing gourmet foods in my city and the pleasure of enjoying it.
    I am grateful for my exquisite self-care
    I am grateful for the peace, beauty and quiet in my home.
    I am grateful that I signed up for Mastery!
    I am grateful for the wisdom, joy, love and inspiration in this community.
    I am grateful to be soon opening my life again to love and inviting in my amazing life partner.

    I am ready to work Mastery already, NOW, and let it start working me!

  • Simin Vaswani November 27, 2013, 6:19 pm

    I am grateful I now live in America.
    I am grateful that this was once a dream and now is my reality.
    I am grateful for my husband, the man who continued to empower me and show me my light.
    I am grateful for my struggles that have helped me unveil my true self.
    I am grateful for every single healer who has been sent to me in this journey of claiming my light.
    I am grateful I am a dreamer.
    I am grateful I am an artist.
    I am grateful for my dance.
    I am grateful for my emotional healing ability.
    I am grateful for my tech job and my tech skills.
    I am grateful for the amount of money I make.
    I am grateful I have a home.
    I am grateful for steady flow of income.
    I am grateful for my life.
    I am grateful for my courage.
    I am grateful for my spiritual teacher Ronit.
    I am grateful for my CE Therapist Anette.
    I am grateful for Mama Gena.
    I am grateful for Sister Goddess Community.
    I am grateful for these wonderful opportunities I have in my life that help me live fully.
    I am grateful for movies.
    I am grateful for silly laughs.
    I am grateful for my healed relationship with my mother.
    I am grateful for how far I have come in my life in living from my light.
    I am grateful for music.
    I am grateful for this opportunity to write my gratitude.
    I am grateful for the heart opening that I feel every time I write gratitude.
    I am grateful for learning to speak my truth.
    I am grateful that I can go on and on writing my gratitude and I choose to stop here and simply be grateful in this moment 🙂

  • Tiiu November 27, 2013, 3:01 pm

    I am grateful my daddy survived the accident.
    I am grateful he is healing. That he will be able to walk.
    I am grateful he is sane.
    I am grateful for my mom. That she is there to take care of him.
    I am grateful for my sister-in-law for being their driver and generally being there when I could not.
    I am grateful for my uncle and a whole day of grating cabbage and making sauerkraut. It brought sanity and calm to my life.
    I am grateful for Facebook. It makes me feel at least some of my friends are having a life.
    I am grateful my ex is behaving in a gentlemanly way, showing his best side and trying to be supportinve.
    I am grateful I have these days when it is ok to feel down, exhausted and take a nap in midmorning.
    I am grateful for my GP who is smart and caring and gives me the best treatment she can.
    I am grateful for my Mac 🙂
    I am grateful for my well-lit room.
    I am grateful for having enough money for my hobbies and whims. My needs are well covered and then some.
    I am grateful for the occasional calm in my mind.
    I am grateful for being able to sell some stuff I have no need for. I love money! 🙂
    I am grateful for my waxing business that brings me beautiful encounters with interesting women. They bring me love I so desire!
    I am grateful for a bag a colleague gave me. An unexpected gesture of generosity, a beautiful gift. Thank you, Ülle!
    I am grateful for my cat, Millie. She is a joy to hold, to pamper and stroke.
    I am grateful for my house.
    I am grateful for my life.

    Thank you!

  • SG Lois November 27, 2013, 2:12 pm

    I am grateful to Mama Gena and this blog. I am grateful that even though this year has been filled with challenges and heartache, I feel more alive and happier then any time in my life. I am grateful that through the rupture I have gained rapture. I am so grateful that I will be spending Thanksgiving day with most of my children and grandchildren. I am so grateful for the joy that they have brought into my life. Wishing all of you a happy thanksgiving!

  • Nathalie November 27, 2013, 11:30 am

    I am grateful that I have found you Mama Gena….

    Everyday I am grateful. You have helped restore my long lost passions and desires so that I can feel juicy and magnificent again…

    I am so grateful for Mother Earth, the ultimate mother. She feeds us, gives us light and joy and we have to stop and be grateful every day and take time to care for her as she cares for us…

    I am very, very grateful for my health, these legs that can run, these arms that can reach, this brain that is conscience and smart, it is absolutely everything

    We are so very, very lucky to have this time on this spectacular place we call Earth…

  • Lara November 26, 2013, 9:14 pm

    I’m grateful for the SWA and the transformation Mamagena, the teachers and sisterhood has had on my life.
    I’m grateful for shelter.
    I’m grateful for the tremendous support and love I have in my life.
    I’m grateful for music and dance.
    I’m grateful for my unwavering commitment to surrender to Divine will.
    I’m grateful for my ability to love with my heart wide open.
    I’m grateful for my dog.
    I’m grateful for my desire and passion to serve youth and women recovering from the effects of trauma.
    I’m grateful for discovery the treasure of being a woman.

    Eternally grateful to you…….

    Lara Anandi

  • Deborah Smith November 26, 2013, 9:03 pm

    I am grateful for my brother: his kind words Sunday night, his love and care of me, his wonderful children, his great hunting and cooking, his simply always being a part of my life.
    I am grateful for my life: for the blue sky’s I get to see every day, for the fresh air I get to breath; for the sun on my skin; and the warm showers and bathes that I get every day!
    I am grateful for Yoga College of India, their routine, their heat, their humidity it has given my body new life.
    I am grateful for Al Anon for giving me support and a set of tenets that have set my life,my thinking on a new and freer path.
    I am grateful to all my amazing SGs for all the Spring Cleaning and Trinities and support in swamps and AMAZING memories of BC and Mastery and Miami weekends.
    I am grateful for my father: his love, his warmth, his caring, his commitment to his, and so our, financial well being.
    I am grateful for my mother: her beauty, her grace, Her tender heart, her sense of fun, her gift as a pianist.
    I am grateful for my children being in my life in important and significant ways.
    I am grateful for my lovely little home, my inherited antiques and art, my lovely companion animals, my sweet horses and my unusual and wonderful and always challenging job.
    I am grateful that most days I get to scratch behind the ears of at least one of my lions and my tiger.
    I am grateful to Regina and Ann and all their teachers for the creation of SWA , because these teachings are building on my foundation in spirituality and taking me to bigger and bigger and freer and freer spaces.
    Thank you for this opportunity!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Norma November 26, 2013, 8:13 pm

    I am grateful for all the ups and downs of my life.
    I am grateful to be here at this moment & not stuck in a hopeless marriage in a hopeless country.
    I am grateful for my strength. My strength has gotten me to my life now – a life joyous, adventurous and peaceful.
    I am grateful that I saw the Gem inside the man who is now my Husband.
    I am grateful for my children who forge ahead in life.
    I thank God for all these things and for showing me Mama Gena’s books and now this blog.
    I do not participate often, but tuning in once in awhile is a great help.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all

  • laura November 26, 2013, 7:48 pm

    I am grateful for a warm bed, roof over my head and a loyal loving canine for company.
    Im grateful for calling in to my mother and watching her sleep.
    Im grateful for wonderful wild catalan music and sharing it with friends
    Im grateful for the compliment of a co-worker
    Im grateful for a 12 step meeting
    Im grateful for a beautiful autumn day, incredible colours in leaves and the sky
    Im grateful for a heartwarming honest discussion at a meditation group
    Im grateful for my wonderful body and moving it with joy. Im grateful for this opportunity, thanks mama gena and everyone

  • Lish November 26, 2013, 4:41 pm

    I am grateful for this blog showing up at this time & this day for me. I’m changing time and space today reversing a silly oversight I made last month.

    I am grateful for my friends and for getting fo share a transformational ceremony with one last weekend

    I am grafeful for all the spiritual & transformation practices available in tbe Bay Area.

    I am grateful for orgasm & the juice I am beginning to find it adding to my life

    I am grateful for the recovery I’ve made with my digestive health

    Iam grateful for the yummy Pho I had last night

    I am grateful for Arr sharing his near death experience with me & how it saved his life and removed his fear of death

  • Leigh November 26, 2013, 4:19 pm

    WoW! Was a little worried that there was’t going to be room for me…….
    I’m so grateful for the challenges that are upon me of late. Grateful to be challenged to stand up for myself and know what I want. Grateful to be challenged regarding my income and my worth. Grateful for the way I jump into new things without researching. Grateful for learning the hard way. Grateful to be spending time on Thanksgiving with my Mom who was diagnosed with cancer this year. Grateful for planning to spend most of Thanksgiving day on my bike with friends working up an appetite. Grateful to feel so much emotion that tears are running down my face as I sit in this coffee shop. Grateful for the opportunity to share….

  • Mary Lynne Johnson November 26, 2013, 3:53 pm

    I am so very grateful for my daughter, Elizabeth, and her girlfriend, Lauren…as well as so many other “sisters”… Mel, Hannah, Allyson, Patty, Susan, Lisa, Carmel, Elan, Laurie, Karen…
    for their ever-present support and love. They are the most talented, caring, and fun women I know! I look forward to seeing them in NYC for Mastery (as well as other occasions).
    You all help keep me healthy, whole, and sane…not to mention happy.
    With so much love and gratitude to you all at this time of year and always.
    I love you!

    • Lisa November 26, 2013, 9:39 pm

      I am forever grateful for the divine connection with all these women as well. I’m grateful for the events that happened so we could come together in this amazing community. I’m grateful for the perseverance it takes to continue this practice and the ability to see that is working. I welcome the small but wonderful triumphs that are recognizable.. so present and open to the shift. Desire, gratitude and the cellular experience of this community taking us all higher. Love you all. x0x0x

  • Miss Divinity November 26, 2013, 3:25 pm

    I am most deeply thankful for my voice, in so many ways. My voice that sings sweetly, and also my voice that utters my truest desires, my most gracious thanks, my resounding brags. My voice, that precious part of me that I would not give up for the world. At times, I’ve been angry with it for running away with me, for making a fool out of me, for being HONEST. But I never stay angry long, especially when I see those with no voice, or with so little – not only legally/politically, but also spiritually. So many people don’t know their own voice because they’ve never used it. I’m so grateful for the space I’ve had to live where using my voice brings no physical harm to me. I’m grateful for the times when using my voice has meant that I pay another kind of price, so that I remember the value it has, whether or not others see it. And I am deeply grateful for my spunk and spirit in voicing my voice and teaching others, encouraging others around me to do the same.

    • Kimberly November 27, 2013, 11:28 am

      Thank you for reminding me that our voice is a beautiful gift in the world! You give me hope!

  • Desiree Dupuis November 26, 2013, 2:59 pm

    Great Full

    I am so blessed, to recognize that I encompass greatness, for I am child of Divinity; Divinely Created, Divinely Loved.

    In my presence, greatness shines and I bless others with my light.

    As I journey on in Consciousness, as I strive to move forward in Wakefulness, my life is full.

    I do not judge the ideas and thoughts of my wayward mind and with compassion I accept all of my glorious self, quirks and all, and love overflows in me;

    My soul rejoices in gratitude for my lessons and for the gentleness in the manner they have been taught.

    And my grateful heart, is my great full, life.

  • Debi November 26, 2013, 2:01 pm

    I am grateful for the clarity I feel in my life’s purpose as a humanitarian and the connections I make with beautiful, fascinating, and brave people across the globe. I am grateful for the wild painting of high clouds racing across the sky out of the front windows of my home this morning. I am grateful for the layers of cozy, furry blankets and knits that surround me in their softness. I am grateful for farmer’s market persimmons with their juice dripping down my elbows while I enjoy them in a sunny spot on my deck. I am grateful to live at the very edge of the land and the ocean, where the rivers meet the beaches meet the sky.

  • tara November 26, 2013, 1:44 pm

    I am grateful for blueberries.
    I am grateful for tug boats.
    I am grateful for sunsets.
    I am grateful for poetry.
    I am grateful for the milky way.
    I am grateful for fireflies and fireworks.
    I am grateful for claw footed tubs and lavender infused baths.
    I am grateful for inventors.
    I am grateful for the sound of my son laughing.
    I am grateful for music.
    I am grateful for fresh mint and basil.
    I am grateful for the smell of toast.
    I am grateful for the colors of India.
    I am grateful for phone calls with my mom.
    I am grateful for libraries.
    I am grateful art supplies.
    I am grateful for the caress of my lover.
    I am grateful for mangos and avocados.
    I am grateful for my sister.
    I am grateful for waterfalls.
    I am grateful for awe, wonder and beauty.
    I am grateful to be alive.

    I am grateful for the tools and the arts, this community, and you!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I will raise a glass to you…

    with love and in gratitude-

    • Simin Vaswani November 26, 2013, 2:31 pm

      I am grateful for you!

  • Chantal November 26, 2013, 1:25 pm

    I am grateful for MMG and her tools…most especially Trinities.

    Ever since learning it in boot camp nearly a year ago, I have enlisted my closet girlfriend to share daily Trinities with me…I think we can count on the fingers of one hands the days we misted in the last 10 month.

    and this morning I saw that gratitude was now my first response to life’s little tricks.
    Yesterday I crushed one of my finger bringing logs into the house.
    This morning when I put my hand in the dishwashing water it throbbed….
    and my very first reaction in feeling that little pain was an outpouring of gratitude…
    grateful to be able to feel, grateful for my body, for the energy I had yesterday bringing the wood in, grateful for sensations, all of them, grateful that my first reaction was no more to be grumpy or upset with myself or whatever other negative reaction to this little throbbing finger.

    Grateful for this timely blog that allows me to share this.
    Grateful for the image of water you associate with gratitude Mama cause it will help me swim in it even more ( a little cup of it ain’t enough for this SG)

  • Sister Goddess Jennifer November 26, 2013, 1:10 pm

    I’m thankful for the friend who invited me to the weekend in Miami last year, and reminded me to get back in touch with my desires and start manifesting them in my life again.

    I’m thankful for the love of all my friends, many of whom have been family to me.

    I’m thankful for life itself, which is always a blessing 🙂

  • Clare November 26, 2013, 12:46 pm

    I am grateful for my incredible husband who loves and supports me daily no matter what is going on in our lives. I am grateful to be a mother to three incredible children and two grandchildren who have come into our lives at the perfect time and in the perfect way. I am grateful for my beautiful, wonderful mare and loving, mischievious new puppy who have made our lives complete. I am grateful for the gift of time, for the incredible teachers who have come into my life…and for the many blessings that have been bestowed on me. I am grateful for my amazing friends, both new and old. I am grateful for our wonderful new Farmhouse and the many happy years and memories it will offer us within its walls. I am grateful for this forum and the opportunity to express my gratitude to all and for all….

  • Sherrie Huckelberry November 26, 2013, 12:45 pm

    I am grateful for all the beautiful stronge women who hold value in their purpose and hold the ship steady and on courarse thur calm and turbulent waters of life. I am grateful for the warm fireside this mornin, I am grateful for my good health and the health of my family

  • Ruby Red November 26, 2013, 12:33 pm

    I’m so grateful to be living with and loving my soulmate, who I met 16 months ago. I”m so grateful for our happy home, our rock-solid love, our passion, our laughter, our loyalty, our trust, our deeper than deep commitment, and our upcoming wedding next summer.
    I hoped I would find the love of my life, my big strong handsome butch, and I wrote about my desire for her here regularly, but I never knew she could be this incredible!!
    So I”m grateful to my Sisters here and mama for inspiring me, cheering me on, and taking me higher to this place of bliss.
    I’m grateful for how my true love has changed my life every day, and every aspect of my home, work, friends, family, and future.
    Love to all of you, my sisters, here! xoxo

  • Fine Katie November 26, 2013, 11:58 am

    I’ve waited for 10 years to have a dog in my life again. I am so grateful that the universe conspired to bring us together. I started researching last Tuesday, and by Tuesday night, we had a Lab-mix puppy. Kohl was scheduled for euthanasia, saved by a rescue group, and fostered by a family. While his sibs were adopted, he remained. Later, the foster family couldn’t make it to the adoption fair, so he was waiting for us when I started looking. I am grateful that my daughter fell in love with him instantly and is a natural with him. My son is autistic spectrum, and while dealing with a puppy when he’s tired is challenging, I am grateful every morning he comes back and does his best to interact again. I desire for this little pup to be full of wonderful lessons for my son in compassion and flexibility.

  • lesley November 26, 2013, 11:56 am

    I am grateful for my loving, supportive husband that shows me he cares EVERY DAY
    I am grateful for the little soul that has chosen us as it’s parents (and is due in June!)
    I am grateful for the privilege and opportunity of becoming a mother
    I am grateful for my mother, and the love and generosity she gave to my sister and I
    I am grateful for living in Colorado, a place of immense beauty and peace that gives my whole being a feeling of “I’m home”
    I am grateful for our beautiful home, that is cozy and warm. And I am grateful for the house we have found that we would like to move to, if it is in the highest and best good for all involved.
    I am grateful for the gift of relationships in my life – husband, family, friends – may I never forget how much they feed my soul and help me grow.

    • SG C'mere Kitty December 4, 2013, 1:33 am

      Thank you! I am grateful to feel warmed and tickled by reading your gratitudes.

  • Lauren November 26, 2013, 11:51 am

    I am profoundly grateful for every single ounce of my life.

    I am grateful for all of the adventures that my life has taken me on. For every joy, for every heartbreak, for every ounce of living I have done thus far, as every experience has shaped me into who I am.

    I am grateful that I love who I am. That’s a big one.

    I am grateful that I LOVE my life and am so proud of where I am in it.

    I am grateful that I am living in my dream apartment with the love of my life.

    I am grateful that my four best friends all came to visit me this past weekend and snuggled into my small New York apartment with such joy. I am grateful for such wonderful community!

    I am grateful for financial freedom!

    I am grateful for the work I get to do in the world.

    I am grateful for my unbelievable family! For my mom who is my rock and for my brother and how much he cares about me. I’m grateful for my relationship growing with my dad.

    I am grateful for my voice.

    I am SO PROFOUNDLY grateful for this work!

    • Kimberly November 27, 2013, 11:26 am

      SO beautiful, thank you Lauren!

  • SG Catherine, Rock Star Goddess of Sex and Drums November 26, 2013, 11:45 am

    I am grateful for Lauren; she told me to sign up for mastery. I am grateful for my Dad and his wife; they are letting me live with them so that I can save money and pay for mastery. As much as my boss drives me nuts, I am grateful for my job because it gives me health insurance and the money to pay for Mastery. I am grateful for all of my drum students; that’s income I enjoy earning. Most of all, I am so, so grateful that I finally get to do Mastery in 2014. Mama Gena has been in my consciousness since I saw her on 20/20 fourteen years ago; I still can’t believe this is actually happening. Is it March yet?!?!!!

    • Simin Vaswani November 26, 2013, 2:29 pm

      You go Sister!

  • Wildcherry November 26, 2013, 11:42 am

    I’m grateful for your INCREDIBLE reference to Gratitude as being WATER.
    So thankful for You, your GPS synchronicity, your living large, your life as a gorgeously moisturizing example of tool expertise.
    There aren’t descriptives to express my gratitudes over My Hunk of Love, our 30 years of legendarily-empassioned marriage, our seven children, and every aspect of MORE which is mine.
    I choose to be water-gratitude-logged!
    All blessings upon you, your beloved Maggie, and your special mother during this Thanksgiving bliss out time.
    I love you, beautiful Regena.x

    • Ruby Red November 26, 2013, 12:27 pm

      And I am grateful for all the wisdom and love you have given me, Wildest of Cherries, last year as I embarked on the adventure of a lifetime with my soulmate! Hot Juicy Blessings on you! xoxo

  • Courtney November 26, 2013, 11:07 am

    I am grateful for Mama Gena! I am grateful for Mama Gena’s books which are life changing. I am grateful to all you wonderful women who have shared your stories and your comments and realize that we are not alone and that we do share the same issues. I am grateful to be seeing life through a new outlook on life and on myself. I still have a lot of learning and growing to do and maybe my next big step will be to take Mama Gena’s class. I am grateful everyday to receive the daily fluff which always makes me think and feel good for the day! Thank you to all!!

  • Mindy November 26, 2013, 11:04 am

    Hi Regena

    I am grateful for my beautiful journey that has taken me on many different paths; some easier and smoother than others but all of them so rich. I am grateful because my journey has brought me to where I am today; a precious, divine, magical (and so much more) light in the world. I am grateful to you and for every teacher that has shown up at the exact time that I was ready.
    I am washing back a tide of gratitude for the privilege of being a woman in this time and place.
    I love you sister.

  • sloopyonnaharleeontheHHP November 26, 2013, 10:54 am

    thank you, Regena, for your reckless brilliance, wildassed compassion and incandescent love for all women…..
    I am grateful for the supernaturally radiant and fearless Tantrika SG Kenya and her genius o’ love Daka/ husband Carl for the constant and unfailing inspiration, support, and their stand for freedom, clarity and wisdom and the new paradigm of loving relationships….I am grateful for the love that came thru for me from SG Kelle, whose insights are helping me to greater joy…….to my dear R whose love never wavers, grateful for all that makes me angry since it shows me where I must heal my life and create it according to my deepest vision of pleasure and fulfillment….grateful for my talents and gifts which I have taken much too much for granted and so neglected for too long….grateful for the community of Goddesses I have yet to meet but who will be there for me next March @Mastery 2014………and grateful for all blessings I have yet to see manifest in my hands as yet….thank you-thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

  • Kimberly November 26, 2013, 10:22 am

    I am so grateful for my journey. My husband for his kindness to be with me during my most scary times, his patience through finding out that I want a different life than we have, strength to hold me as I long for another, love to come to un-coupling therapy so we can have a compassionate divorce, and the courage to stand with me hand and hand as I discover my new sexuality….fall in love with someone else….stumbling around and making a mess….and end up needing his love and support more than ever. Most importantly, so grateful for his love….and support I wouldn’t be coming to Mastery soon.

    I am grateful for my person, my ex-lover….their touch woke my body up….sending electric love throughout my entire body, opened my heart wider and deeper than ever before, and they whispered, “I want you!” and my whole life change!

    I am grateful at being able to feel this with another….being able to open up after being closed for so long….and hating myself.

    My time with them was so delicious….and so amazing….I cry now at the loss…and I try to not say that I was too much….but I was like the flood gate…in the end I pushed them away.

    I am grateful for my longing and yearning….to know that I want to have a relationship with another. To feel met and loved….and another to play with. Someone to embrace all the parts of me the way I am learning to.

    This is such a scary time for me….I’m divorcing my best friend… and just lost the love of my life…and am still discovering what I am here to do.

    I am grateful to be me….I’ve wanted to be anyone else for so long. And I have finally embraced that I am super direct and a passionate strong force in the world…and that’s a good thing.

    I am grateful for my incredible life, I have been protected by my mother’s love and her energy. Her strength paved the way for me to have this heart blown opened life.

    I am the first in my family to live by myself, leave a marriage that isn’t working…and it has been painful and sometimes delightful.

    I am grateful and looking forward to having a community…my M.O. is to run…do it by myself…and in the midst of longing for connection and sisterhood.

    I am grateful for my friends…who have listened to me struggle with losing the love of my life. Their patience and love is so incredible…and endless.

    In some ways, I feel like my heart won’t survive….the pain to so intense….balling my head off right now…and it’s the first time I’ve allowed myself to fully feel….it’s excruciating.

    In this community, I am sooooooo grateful for all the women who share and who have gone before me in heartbreak and now have the next love of their life. It gives me hope that there is life after heartbreak.

    I am starting to learn to love myself….my passionate persistent way I live life…and trust that someone will want to meet, play, and dance in love with me.

    Thank you for listening!

    • Wildcherry November 26, 2013, 10:51 am

      You are seen and heard plus held, beautiful Sister Goddess. Heart sore with you. I believe for your ‘more’. x

  • Dawn Anderson November 26, 2013, 10:14 am

    I am grateful for: being on the path to making my dreams come true…opening a business facilitating writing workshops and inspirational speaking engagements…helping people to use the power of writing poetry to process and heal and reach their dreams. My calling is to use poetry to light the dark corners of the world…to help people find their happiness.

    It has been quite a journey for me to get to this place of empowerment and possibility. I am grateful for the trials in my life that taught me my strength and made me brave enough to change my life to the life I want!!!

    Dawn “Create the dawn”

  • Stacy November 26, 2013, 10:11 am

    I’m so grateful for my beautiful girls, A. and S. I love them so much and feel their love for me, too.

    I’m grateful that I got out of an abusive relationship and that I am FINALLY learning to love myself and to be alone.

    I’m grateful for the hope I feel that my life will be better because I will feel better inside.

    • Brenda November 26, 2013, 6:41 pm

      Dear Stacy,
      You are a fountain of courage, in leaving that abusive relationship! What beauty and strength you show in choosing to live instead of just being in a bad situation. From another woman who chose to live, with love. B

  • Pamela Morgan November 26, 2013, 10:00 am

    As I read your blog today, I am so grateful to be on the magical island of St. Barts.
    I am grateful to be surrounded by warm breezes, turquoise ocean, and sensuality
    everywhere that I look.
    I am grateful to mother nature who has created a perfect spot for relaxation,
    reflection and loving.
    I am grateful to my husband who brings me here every year.
    I am grateful to my husband for his adventuresome spirit and his ability to relax
    and enjoy this very special place with me.
    I am grateful to the smiling staff that run the villa where we stay.
    I am grateful to the housekeepers who clean our villa w such sweet attitudes.
    I am grateful to you, Regena for creating the School of Womanly Arts.
    I am grateful for your tools which help me daily.
    I am grateful for the community of women whom I have met because
    of the School.
    I am grateful for the sisterhood and intense love that I feel and the joy that
    it has brought into my life.
    I am especially grateful for the women whom I have brought into the School and
    how it has improved their lives and our love for each other.
    I am grateful for SG activisim and how I have been able to give and inspire others.
    I am grateful everyday for my gifts, my voice, my passions, my body and my spirit.
    Thanking you and the GPS in a million ways and everyday.

  • Toni November 26, 2013, 10:00 am

    I’m grateful for my wonderful boss! As a young woman of color I feel extremely blessed to have a manager so opposite from me (old white male) look out for me in a very respectful way and I’m grateful that he genuinely wants to see me improve. I’m also grateful for my fabulous therapist/reiki healer/ energy healer helping me shed old hurts and heal wounds, because of her guidance I can see spiritual and emotional growth and peace of mind!

  • Chris November 26, 2013, 9:47 am

    I am so grateful for the amazing energy and women I got to experience in Miami last week. And to the hero of a man who paid my way there. I am ever so grateful for the amazing goddesses and heroes in my life who inspire, cherish, love and look after me. Right now I am grateful to my beautiful pussy….cat who is rolling around next to me, purring and luxuriating in the warmth from the radiator and the softness of the wool rug…I desire to be more like my cat, she inspires me everyday to enjoy life and be grateful for all of lifes simple pleasures!

  • Birgit November 26, 2013, 9:44 am

    I am on my knees and grateful to:
    – SG Chantal, my bootcamp & ongoing study buddy, my friend and sister in researching pleasure. In random order SG Sally, SG Roberta, SG Michelle, SG Alison, SG Mouyra, SG Leslie, SG Sarah, SG Juliana, SG Peggy, SG Tiara, SG Laura, SG Cari,
    oh and forgive me that I can´t put down all your names: any encounter we had is a blessing & important & live changing
    – the genius soul that is Regena, Lauren, Melinda. You keep me in the curve.
    – my sweet sweet husband who I love and who loves me in return, to him, his embracing heart, his standing for our love in turbulent times,his generosity
    – my parents, they often are challenged by me, but the just love me. Amazing!
    – my teacher K. for his striking talent and his patience
    – this planet, our home, nature with her magnificent beauty and generosity, her abundance of life, engaging my senses and calling my heart in a way I can not describe
    – me, for my life, my experiences, talents, my enfolding how labyrinthic it may be, my ups & downs, just me.
    – that I live in a place were I can have the luxury to explore pleasure freely
    – OMing it is such a contribution to my happiness and grounds me in my body
    oh and so much more
    Thank you universe! I am blessed.

    • Chantal November 26, 2013, 1:16 pm

      Reading your gratitude brought tears to my eyes.

      I am grateful for your talent with words…and the deep soul they let me see.

      It is what magnetized me to you…it is what keeps me there, gratefully.

  • BSG Saucy Suzy November 26, 2013, 9:36 am

    : ) (()) Love

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  • Jessica Johnson (SG Jessica Rabbit) November 26, 2013, 9:33 am

    I am grateful that what was recently shifting has shifted

    I am grateful for the effects this shift has caused the the pieces of my myself to be restored

    I am grateful for Miami and Sisterhood

    I am grateful for divine interventention, second chances, and new friendships

    I am grateful for more vacation time and being able to spend the Holidays with loved ones as I had planned

    I am grateful for all I have been blessed with and conjoured since my return to NYC

    I am grateful for being back where I belong, and now that I am the doubt and uncertainty that were plaguing me just weeks ago are gone!

    I am grateful for life and love, family and friends who might as well be. I am grateful for hope and optimisim.

  • BSG Saucy Suzy November 26, 2013, 9:33 am

    I am grateful for my oldest brother Mike who is an angel & gentle as a lamb. He helps me every day, & he lets me know when I over-rant! He embodies the best of my mother’s family & I am beyond grateful that he lives with me now.

    I am grateful for Regena & her school. She is real, she is open, she is continuously forging ahead, through fire & ice, rupture to rapture, bringing love & light to our community.

    I am grateful for every SG! Our community is immunity & I proved it clearly when I survived brain surgery, proton therapy, throat surgery, & flew down to Miami to brag & get hugs from my sisters.

    • Lush November 26, 2013, 5:40 pm

      I am grateful for YOU!!!

  • Natalia November 26, 2013, 9:28 am

    Joy and pleasure are gratitude. Laughing and cuddling are gratitude. Contentment and acceptance are gratitude. With these, I am grateful without thinking about being grateful.

    I am awed by and grateful for my children’s quirks and strength, and that they remain fully and beautifully themselves despite my interventions.

    I am blessed by and grateful for my husband’s kindness and support, and the million ways he makes love a verb.

    I am inspired by and grateful for my Pleasure Sisterhood, who share the good, bad, beautiful, and ugly of their journeys and honor all of those aspects of mine.

    I am awed by and grateful for my parents’ journeys and love, which form the foundation for mine.

    I am excited and grateful that I’ll be on Starseed Radio Academy this evening.

  • elide beltram PhD November 26, 2013, 9:26 am

    I am thanking MamaGena Mastery for opening my new world to possibilities without even trying. Gifts keep coming in for me, emotionally and intellectualy, which prepared me for doing Orgasmic Meditation Mastery. From disclosing my breasts at Mamagena to embracing my sexuality with Nicole. Became involved with the scientific part of women sexuality by participating in an MRI research through Rudgers University, later getting involved with the scientific department of One By loving women I learned to love men and my world is safer now. This is tks to REGINA’s vision. Humbly thank.
    Elide’ Beltram Ph.D.

  • Leen Huysman (Wild Blossom) November 26, 2013, 9:24 am

    Dear Mama Gena,
    I am grateful for your blogs. They are like a marinade in lust for life . It makes me sparkle !
    I am grateful for my new boss. I work here now for 16 months. I do coaching work and something awkward happened between me and a client. My boss, she allows me to be transparent, she allows me to make mistakes without being judgmental. She gently supports me to be the best version of myself. What a blessing !!!
    And the big one is….I conjured her into my life!!! yes, yes, yes

    lots of love

    • mama gena November 26, 2013, 10:24 am

      thank you, leen. possibly my favorite compliment, ever: “They are like a marinade in lust for life” 🙂

  • Sue D November 26, 2013, 9:20 am

    I am grateful for the opportunity to share.

    I am grateful for my sister who always rises to the occasion and comes through whenever I need her to. She is also the funniest person I know so I am grateful for the laughs.

    I am grateful for the man I live with who, no matter how silly my requests seem to him, always says yes. He does everything he can to make me happy. I waited my whole life for him to show up. I am grateful that he finally did.

    I am grateful to my friend Elizabeth who teaches me that when I am clear on my desires, I get everything I want.

    I am grateful to my girlfriends who are as crazy as they are wonderful and are always on my side.

    I am grateful that I can finally make the Thanksgiving dinner I want and enjoy it with the people I love the most rather than deal with the aggravation of going to my relatives’ home.

    And I too am grateful for my cat.

  • alison November 26, 2013, 9:19 am

    OK- just read your blog. Sitting in my car. Off the top of my head –
    I am grateful for your exceptional way with words that inspires, motivates, teaches, and always makes me smile. You lighten stuff up.
    Thank you.
    The Deepak/Oprah 21day meditation challenge that is currently happening. It’s new to me and I’m loving listening to it each night before bed with my 2 sons.
    So- You, Oprah and Deepak (and my kids) are what I am grateful for this Tuesday morning. Yes, YOU are in that group.
    You are THAT good Regina!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    • SG Princess Butterfuck (because all men should say "as you wish") November 27, 2013, 5:28 pm

      Definitely that good!

  • SG Hot Mess Sugar Mama Michelle November 26, 2013, 9:19 am

    I am grateful for Sisterhood.
    I am grateful for the time and space to be exactly who I am.
    I am grateful for seeing people exactly as they are.
    I am grateful for getting rid of things that weren’t serving me.
    I am grateful to have so many open doors in my life.
    I am grateful for creating new opportunities.
    I am grateful for being able to let my voice be heard.
    I am grateful for the freedom to listen to and express all of my desires.
    I am grateful for being seen.

  • Alicia Burrill November 26, 2013, 9:19 am

    I am immeasurably grateful for my “adopted grandmother,” Inez, who responds with pure joy every time i reach out to her. She is 5 feet and 88 years of pure Italian spitfire, love, and laughter. She has taught me better than anyone how to be thankful for where I am and what I have, and not to focus on or complain about my lack, because who wants to be a negative person? She has been a godsend to me, a true inspiration for how to approach life. I am blessed to know her!

  • Suzi Banks Baum November 26, 2013, 9:18 am

    My deepest thanks? My sheerest joy? What, on my knees, licking ancient waters that refresh the newness in my every cell, I pray in thanksgiving for?

    I am grateful for my extreme good fortune in my life, to be alive and well and loved.
    I am grateful for my family, the whole knicked-up bunch of them, sharp and dull, all tarnished and exquisite like the silver service in the busiest castle in Italy.
    I am grateful for my friends who see me as more beautiful and graceful and funny and smart than I have ever seen myself, until recently.
    I am grateful to be waking up to what is beautiful, graceful, funny and smart about me.
    I am grateful for the man I wake up next to every single day, his hairy legs tickling me, his soft snores, his vigilant and deliberate, loyal and enthralling commitment to our life together. I am one lucky woman.
    I am grateful for our kickass kids, who, with all this waking up we have been doing, are magnificent in every way, because I see who they are becoming, not who I want them to be, more and more and more. Thank you Goddess, I will take more.
    I am grateful for time to weather and ride all the losses and grief and challenges in my life, so that I am, just like all the rest of us, tarnished and honed, rubbed fine with the pumice of aliveness, not waiting in the wings to sing my solo silently on a dark stage in some someday spotlight, but out here in the sunlight now. Living. Bigger. Daily.
    I am grateful for all that I have discovered is sacred, which is just about everything, depending on how I choose to see it. Gifts abound. Daily.
    I am grateful for you Regena. Living out loud.
    I am grateful for all I do daily to connect to the Divine, which includes reading your blog, writing my own words and feeling the pulse of women who call themselves Sister Goddesses and blush with joy knowing that across the globe, we are warming up for a choir of joy, again. Today.
    All my love to you and Maggie,
    from all of us and me

    • mama gena November 26, 2013, 10:22 am

      huge love, suze, to you and the whole berkshire gang.

      • Suzi Banks Baum November 26, 2013, 3:53 pm

        52 comments today girl! Weehaaaa! Gratitude makes us connect. xo S

  • Alay'nya November 26, 2013, 9:18 am

    Dearest Mama Gena –

    What a beautiful, fabulous, heart-warming and totally inspiring blogpost you have today. I totally LOVE how you keep manifesting more joy and harvesting more abundance in your life!

    Your lessons are both practical and powerful.

    I so treasure how you take these little moments of “everyday” – the temptations towards frustration, anxiety, or irritation that we all have – and teach us how to go through them towards creating the lives that we want to live.

    Much love, darling, and I hope your entire family – complete with the whole Team at Mama Gena’s, and the full group of Sisters who get to your workshops or even just participate long-distance via your books and blogs – will have such a completely satisfying Thanksgiving – that the blessings in our lives fill us even more than the food on the table.

    yours with love and laughter –

    • mama gena November 26, 2013, 10:20 am

      awww… grateful to you for your good wishes, alay’nya. all blessings, songs of thanks, back atcha!

  • SG Debra November 26, 2013, 9:16 am

    I have discovered life is all about remembering…remembering who I really am, who we all really are. I came to the river with a cup and fed on the river of Mama Gena’s love, her joy and her devotion to not only experiencing her deepest passion and pleasure but being in service to all women to remind us all who we are. AND guiding us to find our own deep life giving river. For this I am profound deeply grateful. I am grateful for SG Joanne who has been a most brilliant SG for me when she springs cleans with me. I am grateful to know that there is a community of women that I am connected to that are devoted to the upliftment of humanity, one woman at a time. I am so very grateful that there is a place that I can wander into whenever I forget who I am and I know I will be loved and reminded that I am a goddess. I am grateful that as my daughter comes home for the Thanksgiving holiday she will find not only her mother, but a woman that can guide her to be the passionate, compassionate goddess that she is. I Love you all and I am deeply grateful that you are all in my life. SG Nile AKA Debra

  • Judy Makaryk November 26, 2013, 9:13 am

    I am so Grateful for Learning how To Focus on what I HAVE this year vs. what isn’t!
    This is a turning point in my happiness this year and I am grateful that I have learned to OWN MY DREAM! I used to focus on my wants and was always somewhat empty –
    This is the greatest Shift!!

    I share my joy first by teaching my chidren – Andrew, Alexis and Ethan — today what we are and have is the reward. Then my dear Diva girlfriends support me and have my back.

    As for bragging, I am so thrilled this year that I learned that being on my own, independent with a thriving business and a future I define is success. I am so thrilled to continue to be the leader of a great real estate team, a great Mom and friend to those in my life. I am so happy that I’m traveling the world again and owning my health and fitness. Life is awesome if you look through the right window!

    • SG C'mere Kitty December 4, 2013, 1:14 am

      Great brags and gratitudes! Thank you. I desire to brag like yours very shortly. I am grateful to know my desires. I brag I am commenting and enjoying all that I am reading here in MGSWA.

  • Hot Cinn November 26, 2013, 9:13 am

    I am grateful… to you, Regena, for staring the SWA, for the tools you teach, for the sisterhood it provides, for the homecoming I feel in the presence of another Goddess, for the gift of life, for all I have (food, water, shelter, money, car, family etc) and for ALL I have experienced so far. Amen.

    • SG C'mere Kitty December 4, 2013, 1:10 am

      Awsome gratitudes! Thank you.

  • SG Tina November 26, 2013, 9:11 am

    I am so grateful to be grateful and not stuck in the darkness of what is not working in my life.
    I am grateful to be grateful for a friendly greeting from my doorman

    I am grateful I pass a garden every day on my way to the subway

    I am grateful for my friends who invited me to Thanksgiving.
    I am grateful to a friend who didn’t show up for an appointment because now I see what I don’t want in a friend.

    I am grateful for buying a lifebooker S factor class for $20.

    I am grateful to live in the most magnificent city in the world with so many opportunities.

    I am grateful to my cat for pressing his furry cheek to mine and purring for 10 minutes last night.

    I am grateful for the MTA and wonderful public transportation

    • SG Tina November 26, 2013, 9:13 am

      I like how you are grateful for all the small things as well as the big ones.

    • mama gena November 26, 2013, 10:21 am

      gratitude for the mta? oh yeah, sister. 🙂 me, too!!

    • SG Princess Butterfuck (because all men should say "as you wish") November 27, 2013, 5:27 pm

      FF “I am grateful to a friend who didn’t show up for an appointment because now I see what I don’t want in a friend.”
      A+ sister!