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Thanksgiving Recipe for Rapture


I don’t know about you, but I cannot remember a more dramatic fall season.
Hurricanes, elections, war, violence, colliding with unprecedented outpourings of support and activism.
It feels like everything old is falling away and being remade into something new and unexpected.
At times like this, there is nothing familiar to rest on.
There is no same old same old.
No ordinary, no predictable.
Rapid change is the new normal.
Not just globally, but inside every woman, every man, every child.
Rupture is everywhere.

So, last Monday, I came back from the four most glorious days in Miami, teaching “A Place Called Rapture.”  It was one of the highlights of my teaching career. The women were awe-inspiring, the course was wondrous and powerful, and the sense of Sisterhood and Community was palpable, cellular. As if something larger than all of us was calling us forward, backward, and reassembling itself in real time.
And I came home and what did I do?
I immediately yelled at my kid.

Really, I did.
Full-on Crazy Mama moment.
And I realized something.
She had done nothing to deserve my outburst. She was just being all 15 years of herself.
And of course, I had lots of so-called excuses. I was exhausted after Miami. I am a single Mama. I run my own company. Blah blah blah.
But what was the real story?
The real story is this:
I was changed.
Every cell.
A Place Called Rapture transformed me.
It transformed me into even more of the woman I was born to become.
The mere mortal woman who is at once more than human, the Sister Goddess who is on a first-name basis with her capacity to live into and create rapture.
And upon first landing back in New York City, I was missing my access to that incandescent, indescribable place. I thought, Oh no, I am back home. Back to same old same old. Where there is no rapture.

I had forgotten.
Forgotten that I had both taught something and learned something in Miami. I had distinguished, captured, taught the architecture of how a woman finds her way back to her new Oz—that place called rapture.
And once I came to my senses, and remembered that—and took the requisite steps, including apologizing deeply to my daughter—I was transformed. And our relationship has transformed and gotten even better than it was before.
I wanted to share that technique with you today, because as we each move into the holiday season, temporary amnesia happens, just like it did to me.
And I want you to have a quick way of finding your way to reach for Rapture. Why?

Because Rapture is the experience of savoring whatever desires are on their way towards you, even if all your pieces have been tossed in the air. Rapture is gratitude. It is knowing that no matter how it looks, no matter what kind of chaos, what kind of change, what kind of drama, it is all ultimately working in your favor and you are in exactly the right place at the right time.
Rapture is when the human and the divine inside of you grab hands and tango.
And here is a quick way of finding your way back, when you have a case of temporary amnesia, like I had.

Thanksgiving Recipe for Rapture

1. Leave your head and sink into your body—circle your hips, roll your head slowly, move your body.
2. Touch your skin slowly—trail your fingers up your neck, through your hair, all over your gorgeous flesh.
3. State 3 gratitudes—right here, right now.

Once you have completed these three little steps, you will be reconnected to the very best part of you. Take this little exercise with you over the next few days—and to expand the fun even more, exchange a gratitude for this holiday season with everyone you encounter.
To kick us off, do parts one and two on your own, right now, and post three gratitudes in the comment section of this post.
And if you’d like to insert a little rapture into another woman’s holiday season, please share this post.
I wish you and yours the most blessed Thanksgiving Holiday.

With so much love and pleasure,
Mama Gena

P.S. Rapture may have been our main dish at the Worldwide Sister Goddess Weekend, but it’s only one of several courses served at the Mastery banquet table. Click here to nibble on all the details…

P.P.S. The Sister Goddess Community is going to join forces with V-Day–stay tuned for details on the dance break of the century. Watch this video!!

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  • SG Living Out Loud November 21, 2013, 12:18 pm

    I’m grateful that this post made its way around again today – it was *just* what I needed!

    I’m grateful that even though I have a helluva cough/cold right now, I have the time and space to relax and nurture myself, and get back in touch with my body through MG’s recipe for rapture. What a difference such tiny little efforts can make!

    I’m grateful for this amazing community of inspiring, like-minded goddesses where we celebrate ourselves and each other in such a soulful, heartfelt way. I’m unearthing a deeper, richer, more authentic version of myself every day. I’m both honored and grateful for the opportunity to know and be ME!

  • Lysa Price November 21, 2013, 10:13 am

    I’m so grateful for this reminder to stay in my pleasure and in my body.
    I’m so grateful for the tools I have received from being in Mastery and Creation.
    I’m very grateful for this gorgeous croissant I’m enjoying with my morning coffee!

  • dory johnson February 5, 2013, 1:28 pm

    I am beyond grateful I know you Regena and for the SWA community.
    I am so grateful I have such cutting edge and down to Earth people who have helped me manage and heal after head traumas and fainting spells.
    I am grateful for my Studio and business and all the wonderful people, ideas and creations and alliances that have been born.

  • Jennie Graham November 27, 2012, 10:43 am

    I am grateful for my training session with Neil this morning.

    I am grateful for the students of King’s who are part of my “nest.”

    I am grateful for Michael, who is kind, patient, supportive and treats me like family.

    I am grateful for Joanne, a friend and inspiring yoga teacher.

    I am grateful for my family who love me in whatever capacity they know.

  • little jo November 26, 2012, 2:48 pm

    I am grateful to MamaGena for opening my eyes to pleasure one year ago
    I am grateful to sit on the driver’s seat and living a woman’s life
    I am grateful to Betty Dodson for allowing me to be so cunt-positive

    p.s.: I am grateful to all those inspiring posts, as always…

    • Martha December 1, 2012, 9:59 am

      Betty Dodson rocks so hard.

  • SG Salacious November 25, 2012, 11:39 pm

    I’m grateful for the inspiration-crazy fuck-it-all-I’m-doing-it attitude that launched me to Miami: that brought so many powerful experiences and people into my life- even if it did mean a “reality crash” to deal with after the fact.
    I’m grateful for being able to share those tools tought (and learned) in Miami: for requiring all my thanksgiving attendees to participate in dance breaks that ultimately erupted in an all-out thanksgiving dance party till 3:00am!
    I’m grateful for a direction to channel my struggle- to have such strong and true SG’s in my world to help wheelbarrow my butt through the tough times when I just want to assume divinity is for other people.

  • Taiza November 25, 2012, 10:50 pm

    I am grateful for opening my eyes this morning.
    I am grateful for friends that will go to hell and back with me and for me.
    I am grateful for my feet. They rarely get the recognition they deserve! But for them I could not stand.

  • Magical Maria November 25, 2012, 9:30 pm

    Hi Regena! I miss you, your energy, your wisdom…been away too long and I desire to be back close to you and my sisters again…

    I am grateful for my job…
    I am grateful to have returned to school…
    I am grateful for my ever loving and supportive family…
    I am grateful for my cozy little apartment that is home…
    I am grateful I will be getting my first real paycheck in over a year…
    I am grateful for knowing that I am strong and fabulous and so powerful and I can accomplish anything I set my desires on…
    ps. Growing up Gold Coast finally premiered on LifeTime for Women and daughter Danielle is on it! Check out website

  • SG Tammy November 24, 2012, 6:03 pm

    I am thankful for my beautiful body.
    I am thankful for my four wonderful children.
    I am thankful for the wonderful possibilities my life will bring.

  • martina November 24, 2012, 12:05 pm

    I am grateful for the beautiful music I am listening to right now.

    I am grateful for the beautiful walk to the beach I just returned from.

    I am grateful for being on this journey of self love and discovering the goddess inside.

  • SG Lisa November 23, 2012, 7:04 pm

    I am grateful for my curvacious body, even if it is curvier today than it was before my Thanksgiving meal.

    I am grateful for my husband, family and my LIFE.

    I am grateful to be the owner of a thriving business.

  • Holly November 22, 2012, 5:11 am

    I am greatful for my children who love me unconditionally and make me laugh everyday! I am greatful I found you On Demand Direct TV which led me to your FB page and website! I look soooo forward to learning so much from you as I have already learned so much!
    I am greatful for myself and all of the Pleasure I am learning to experience and LOVE for myself and about myself! Thank you!

  • kathi November 21, 2012, 7:47 pm

    p.s. to me, at least in this context, thankful and grateful can be the same thing….

  • kathi November 21, 2012, 7:42 pm

    i am thankful for my independent ‘rebel queen sister friend’ self and like-minded friends
    i am thankful for my daughter, grandson, family
    i am grateful for yoga, dance, pilates, breath, and love

  • T. L. Cooper November 21, 2012, 3:11 pm

    1. I am grateful for unconditional love
    2. I am grateful for the inner strength to live my truth
    3. I am grateful that sometimes the poetry that lives in my soul and bleeds on to the page helps others on their journey through life.

  • Giselle Marie November 21, 2012, 1:30 pm

    I am grateful for my wonderful parents. They are my best friends, my confidants, and my inspiration.

    This has been a trying year for me and one in which I have discovered the true meaning of friendship and camaraderie. I am eternally grateful for my supportive friends and family members who have shown me that they’ll truly be with me through THICK AND THIN.

    I am grateful to the Universe for blessing me with a beautiful, strong and feminine body, and the brains to outwit the best of ’em. 😉

  • SG Susie November 21, 2012, 10:08 am

    Oh Regena, how lovely. Happy Thanksgiving!
    I am grateful for the tools you have given me that always let me find my way back to the best, most authentic part of myself.
    I am grateful that I am open and receptive and able to share that person with people I care for the most.
    I am grateful that for the last few weeks I have been doing exactly what you speak of, watching the rupture and knowing, deeply knowing, that it is all in service of my highest good. It is the most amazing place to be operating from. The gift of it!
    SG Susie

  • Elana November 21, 2012, 8:21 am

    I am grateful for my curly wild hair on top of my hand with strands so strong they allow me to do whatever I want to them and they always come back curly and happy. Having this hair, a product of my mixed heritage, has really taught me a lot of lessons in learning how to accept myself even though I may be different.

    I am grateful for my curious nature that is always taking me down new paths to grow spiritually.

    And I am grateful for my steadfast heart that always leads me back to love.

  • Jenna November 21, 2012, 7:11 am

    I’m grateful:

    1. That I just watched Marie Forleo’s Tuesday episode and it was all about gratitude as well and now I’m getting another hit here!!
    2. I’m grateful for how simple the practice of calling out a gratitude is and how radically impactful it is in the quality of this moment
    3. I’m grateful to know that good things are on their way

  • Lovely Rita November 21, 2012, 6:50 am

    I am grateful for my body, the warm safe house where my spirit lives. I promise to love, cherish and care deeply for it.
    I am grateful for my honey, my friends, my Miami roommates, my SC partners, and this powerful potent goddess community.
    I am grateful for my senses-and especially the sense that supported me to sign up for MASTERY 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SG Sherrie Huckelberry November 21, 2012, 4:48 am

    I am GF my favorite Uncle calling me and asking me to his farewell Thanksgiving . I am GF reconnecting with family members that I have not seen in years. I am GF the gift of silence.

  • SG Smita November 21, 2012, 2:02 am

    I am SO grateful for so many rapturous experiences in Miami
    I am grateful for the sweet salty kiss of Ambroise
    I am grateful for my practice and my clients that I am transitioning from

  • Liliana Sacarin November 21, 2012, 1:03 am

    I am grateful for the sisterhood in the SGssess Community and the hot and wonderful sirens at the Palace. I am grateful for YOU, Regena, and your relentless passion to stand for women and create this reassuring space in which we can unfold, explore sensuality, and savor, grow and transform ourselves and our relationships. I am grateful for my evolving self-love and my new and juicy relationship with my Pussy. There is a lot more that I am grateful for and I wish everyone in the SGssess comunity a very pleasurable Thanksgiving celebration!

  • Cheryl November 21, 2012, 12:03 am

    I am grateful for all the women who post on these blogs for they inspire me more than any of you know.
    I am grateful for all the friends I have whether close by or far from me.
    I am grateful for my health, my parents, my beautiful daughter, and each breath I take.

  • KAte Tilton November 20, 2012, 9:19 pm

    I’m grateful for my supportive sisters
    I’m grateful for the art supplies I used today to express myself
    I’m grateful for my home

  • AdeRonke November 20, 2012, 8:44 pm

    I am grateful to learn about the biology of being a woman
    I am grateful that men recognize it and think its sexy, women recognize it and find it fearless
    I am grateful to be raising a jaw-dropping, tenatious future Sister Goddess

  • Hedonia November 20, 2012, 8:44 pm

    I am filled with appreciation for:
    1. Mama Gena
    2. Mama Gena
    3. Mama Gena
    4. My dad who, when I told him about Mama Gena and the School of Womanly Arts and Mastery, told me he wanted me to go, that maybe Mama Gena could help me see who I really am
    5. For my parents who paid for me to do Mastery Spring 2009
    6. For my pod, the women I shared Mastery with, who bless my life always: Debbie, Gail, Dianne, Sigi, Kate, Mireille, Siobhan, Susan, Jules
    7. For being able to share Mama Gena, The School of Womanly Arts, Mastery, etc., etc., etc., with anyone and everyone I want to
    9. For Anne Davin
    10. For all the sharing here… the Pleasure Revolution is on, blazing a trail of extraordinary beauty across the night sky….

    With much love and appreciation
    In pleasure
    Loving you,

  • bethany stallings November 20, 2012, 7:56 pm

    I am grateful for my growing awareness that is really is all about me!
    I am grateful for the career mistake I recently made. as if to remind me once again to follow my heart.
    I am grateful that I am learning to VALUE ME!!!!!

    • little jo November 26, 2012, 2:28 pm

      I know the feeling… Keep believing in yourself because you must know by now that you’re right. :-*

  • Maree Lipschitz November 20, 2012, 7:14 pm

    I am grateful to have found you Regena.
    I am grateful for 2 gorgeous happy healthy children and a wonderful husband.
    I am grateful for my walk along beautiful Bondi Beach in Sydney this morning and for the summer breezes beginning to blow.
    I am grateful for the technology that allows all of us SG to communicate across the planet and find and heal each other.

    Many blessings to you all on Thanksgiving – we don’t celebrate here the holiday here in Australia but I think we should! I will ask my kids to say their thanks tonight as dinner!

  • Linda November 20, 2012, 6:29 pm

    I am grateful for this “pleasure” program and the sheer oy it is bringing me
    I am grateful for the magic it provokes
    I am grateful for being a lover and being loved…

  • Darline (aka SG Nubian Goddess Fort Knox) November 20, 2012, 5:48 pm

    Ah Regena,
    Another Brilliant post. Jumping on the gratitude band wagon.

    1. I am grateful that I am in Boston celebrating the Thanksgiving holidays with my parents, children and extended family. It’s been more than 25 years since I’ve had Thanksgiving at home.

    2. I am grateful for my parents who are healthy and well at 72, and who are being uber supportive as I am going through my divorce.

    3. I am grateful for the Sister Goddess Community and for the Creation Course in particular. This is a SPECTACULAR COURSE that is helping me identify numerous hidden sides to my personality, the whys and wherefore of my “woman-ness” and is generally providing me with the concrete evidence that neither I-nor any other woman-is crazy for desiring more, bigger, grander, more spectacular, fantastic lives and going for them full out! I am grateful for the tools that enable me to ride the waves of my emotions and to dwell in rapture instead of constant rupture. I am grateful for my sisters who are never more than a text/e-mail/phone call away.

  • Camille B. November 20, 2012, 5:43 pm

    I am grateful for my sweet husband and his love for me.
    I am grateful for my smart sister and her love for me.
    I am grateful for my kooky mother and her love for me.

  • Jules Ball November 20, 2012, 4:08 pm

    I am so so grateful for my time in Miami! Mama – you rocked it as always

    I am so grateful for my growing and thriving business

    I am so grateful for this post and what it reminded me of too!

  • Debbie November 20, 2012, 3:42 pm

    I am grateful for my strength
    I am grateful today for some alone time
    I am grateful for finding mumma at the most perfect time in my life, when I most needed it

  • RedMuffinMama November 20, 2012, 2:53 pm

    And YOGURT! I am very grateful for yogurt, Regena!!! Temper my fire… 😉

  • RedMuffinMama November 20, 2012, 2:51 pm

    I am grateful for the strength and compassion I feel swelling inside of me…
    I am grateful for an adoring and supportive Husband, and for an amazing Mother who raised me to be an extra-ordinary woman…
    I am grateful for the rage I feel inside and for the opportunities to harness it, reframe it, and spin it so beautifully into the most amazing ride of my life!
    I am grateful to dance my heart out and to know within that dance, how large my life actually is and can be…
    I am grateful for my Sister Goddesses who continue to fan those flames and press me into my resistance, loving me all the way through…
    I am grateful for my teachers, for this wisdom, and for this life I get to live in this day and time… for this Revolution that is ours to share…
    So much love and gratitude!
    Always, and in All Ways…

  • Suzi Banks Baum November 20, 2012, 1:57 pm

    Oh what a powerful rush of gratitude here, I am leaping on!

    I am grateful for my life, every stitch and cell of it- healthy, vibrant and full.
    IAG for living in to my work, for fully embodying motherhood and creativity.
    IAG for my friends, for all the Angels in my life who remind me to play, to have fun, to body surf, to dance, to light candles, clink glasses and celebrate.

    All my love to you each and especially you Mama and your sweet 15 year old.
    We will be waving to you from the Cape, me and my 15 year old, dancing at the edges of the Atlantic. Watch for gulls carrying kisses!

  • Maria Arias Zeballos November 20, 2012, 1:56 pm

    I would like to add to the three tips of gratitude, the fourth one:
    Breathe deeply, several times, feeling the air in your lungs and allowing it to nourish your body and your unique sense of being alive. Thank You Mama Gina!

  • SG Cathleen November 20, 2012, 1:46 pm

    I am grateful for Eve Ensler and “The Vagina Monologues”.
    I am grateful for being lulled to sleep last night by the rain on my window.
    I am grateful for my spring cleaning goddesses and their support in bringing forth my inner wisdom.
    I am grateful for all the smiles and love I received on my walk into work this morning.
    I am grateful for my job and all the good people I work with.
    I am grateful for my physical and financial health.
    I am grateful for a long weekend!

  • SG Sensuous Shea November 20, 2012, 1:35 pm

    I am grateful for this amazing year in which I was able to meet and personally thank FOUR of the most inspiring women on the face of the planet – Mama Gena, Christiane Northrup, Nicole Daedone, and Brene Brown – YES!

    I am grateful for my amazing, loving, incredible mother who has always been a goddess and inpired me to find my way to being one too…

    I am grateful for the long lost friend who has stepped back into my life to adore me in every way. This EX-MARINE is quoting me Shakespeare and sending me gifts from his heart and capturing mine…

    Thank you Mama!

  • Joan November 20, 2012, 1:20 pm

    I am grateful I opened this email
    I am grateful for my courage
    I am grateful for sweetheart, my amazing sons, and their amazing women

  • Valinda Wetmore November 20, 2012, 12:59 pm

    I am grateful to be able bodied.
    I am grateful for the lessons that move me closer to who I TRULY am as a woman.
    I am grateful to my friend Melanie, with her head full of curls, who shared Mama’s teachings!

    Oh, and one more, I am grateful to be alive!!!

  • Ali November 20, 2012, 12:54 pm

    I am grateful for inspiring other women through my own self-discovery process.
    I am grateful for swoon-worthy, sensual, no-choice-but-to-move-your-body music.
    I am grateful that my work in the world helps other people every single day and inspires life-changing transformations.

  • Krazy Katie November 20, 2012, 12:08 pm

    I am grateful for:
    1)my warm dry house
    2)health insurance
    3)believing my body is beautiful

  • Anja November 20, 2012, 11:58 am

    I am so grateful for Regena and her beautiful transparency that makes me feel so connected and safe.
    I am so grateful for my mother devoting herself to bring me into this amazing life and journey.
    I am so grateful for being a women and having the privilege to be part of this incredibly loving, wise and sexy community.

  • Vulvanica November 20, 2012, 11:30 am

    Wonderful, timely, inspired post <3

    I am grateful for water. Fresh, clean, drinkable, nourishing.

    I am grateful for my long, strong, healthy body.

    I am grateful for learning. Especially the kind that comes unexpectedly, with boatloads of wisdom, knowing and bone-marrow truth.

    With love, always,

  • Egle November 20, 2012, 11:24 am

    I am so grateful to finally have been able to sign up for the Mastery after having it on my desire list for a few years :e)))))

    I am so grateful for the most amazing man in my life who loves and adores me

    I am so grateful for ME.. for never giving up, and always reaching for more and better for me and everyone around me

    Feeling JUICY… I LOVE MY LIFE!!!!


    • mama gena November 20, 2012, 12:13 pm

      i can’t wait to have you in mastery!!!

  • Terri November 20, 2012, 11:21 am

    I am so grateful for the timing of this post!

    I am so grateful for sunshine and gorgeous weather.

    I am so grateful to be surrounded by love every day.

  • SG Ti, Sugarbitch November 20, 2012, 11:03 am

    I am grateful for my Spring Cleaning partners.
    I am grateful for the lush luxury of having a computer and internet. What an amazing gift to be able to connect like this!
    I am grateful that my sweetheart wears his heart on his sleeve and that it is full of love and compassion and patience that makes my heart fly.

  • Nicole Moore November 20, 2012, 11:02 am

    I’m grateful for my healthy body.

    I’m grateful for all of the amazing women I have met recently.

    I’m grateful for all of the courses that I have taken and will continue to take that expand me in the most amazing ways.

  • Abigail November 20, 2012, 11:00 am

    I am grateful for my husband.

    I am even grateful for the huge fight we had last night.

    I am grateful for this email and mama gena for teaching me to find rapture.

  • Leila November 20, 2012, 10:55 am

    I am grateful for the new life I am creating.
    I am grateful for being healthy and beautiful.
    I am grateful for all the wonderful people in my life.
    I am grateful for the range and intensity of emotions that I have felt and processed.
    I am grateful for having discoverd MG School of Womanly Arts.
    I am grateful for having claimed my power.
    I am grateful for my life.

  • Ravishing Ronda November 20, 2012, 10:52 am

    I am grateful for my daughter, my dogs, my family, my friends and sistergoddesses.
    I am grateful that the toliet and the bathroom sink fixtures broke at the same time and give me something tangible to fix in the midst of emotional rupture.
    I am grateful for such a transformational year so far and the driftwood of desires that must be headed straight for me at full force.

  • Elana Bell November 20, 2012, 10:50 am

    I am grateful for my sweet, sweet husband whose love is an anchor
    I am grateful for my gorgeous silky pussy that can bring me so much pleasure even when it feels like my world is falling apart
    I am grateful for my big open heart which allows me to feel joy and sadness, which has brought me into connection with communities and people I never could have dreamed

    • Elana November 21, 2012, 8:36 am

      Hi Name Sister 🙂 I love your grateful list. Rock on! I added a few below myself. Such a wonderful exercise. Did you know our name means we inherently gravitate towards peacebuilding work? I am grateful for that.

      • little jo November 26, 2012, 2:09 pm

        I’m grateful in advance for you to explain how I can make a profile picture appear instead of a feather…

        p.s.: your grateful list is inspiring too… I love to read my S.G’s thoughts, a cherry on Mama’s cake 😛

  • Lenka November 20, 2012, 10:49 am

    I am grateful for all the amazing people, events, and circumstances that I attracted lately.
    I am grateful for my beautiful, healthy, curvy, and fit body.
    I am grateful for the abundance of love, health, support, acknowledgement, success, and money that flows to my life on daily basis.
    I’m blessed and grateful.

  • Simone Butler November 20, 2012, 10:46 am

    I am grateful that I got to meet you, Regena, and be on the Ricki Lake Show (even if they did edit out our powerful on-camera interaction).

    I am grateful for my parents leaving me this beautiful home in which I feel safe and secure.

    I am grateful for my understanding of astrology and ability to help so many people with it.

    • mama gena November 20, 2012, 12:12 pm

      it was great having you on the ricki lake show!!! and having time with you!!

  • Jill November 20, 2012, 10:46 am

    SO SO GRATEFUL for this post this morning!!!!

    I am grateful for my health and the health of my loved ones
    I am grateful for SWA, Sisterhood and the tools
    I am grateful beyond measure to YOU Mama, for embodying it all and blazing the trail with your bright shiny Rapturous light!


  • Samara November 20, 2012, 10:40 am

    I am so grateful for my King
    I am grateful for my two sons, my warriors
    I am grateful for my beloved Sister Goddesses

  • Glinda/Linda November 20, 2012, 10:38 am

    I am Grateful for how I felt and for what I learned in Miami
    I am Grateful for the calm that has come over me which is not only benefiting me, but is rubbing off on almost everyone I come into contact with.
    I am Grateful to be close to and available to be with my extended family for the holidays.

  • Sunshine November 20, 2012, 10:33 am

    I am grateful for the certainty I have in my life
    I am grateful that I have a positive intention with those I interact with on a daily basis
    I am grateful for my optimal state of health

  • Barbara November 20, 2012, 10:18 am

    I am grateful for my new, quiet, private office that I will move into this weekend.
    I am grateful for my super cute new workout clothes and bright neon colors that give me so much energy, and my retro knee socks that are so cute people actually request them when I’m not wearing them.
    I am grateful for a beautiful house and Thanksgiving feast with dearest friends.

  • Mary Ault November 20, 2012, 10:12 am

    I am grateful for being able to watch the sun rise and the stars shine after having 2 bouts with pneumonia this past fall that focused my mind in a most powerful way.
    I am grateful for my partner, Kurt, who has been with me through thick and thin, too much to mention.
    I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to post these comments, with all the chaos that swirls about us everyday lately that I cannot decipher, but simply enjoy each day for what it brings to me to enjoy.

  • She lala November 20, 2012, 10:05 am

    I am grateful for you, Regena and the work that you do and share!
    I am grateful for being surrounded by nature and learning its rhythm, and with it patience…
    I am grateful for my little munchies and all the love they shower upon me!!
    LOVE YOU!!

  • SG Mystery (fka SG Tracy) November 20, 2012, 9:48 am

    I am grateful for the Sister Goddess community in VPBC, Miami and beyond, which has nourished me in ways I didn’t know were possible.

    I am grateful for Sheila Kelly’s S Factor, which is my other sanctuary, in this crazy world, where I can move my body as she wants to move…as she was meant to move.

    I am grateful for my family, most especially my supportive husband who is truly my best friend and our sweet dog, Annabelle, who loves unconditionally.

    • Venice November 20, 2012, 10:58 am

      I am so grateful to be enjoying the serenity and beauty of Vermont..

      I am grateful to my husband and the care and concern he shows me each day.

      And I a so grateful to be reminded of the tools such as this one to start feeling juicy again.

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience, as I came home and fell into a bit of a cranky state, it reminded me that there are 2 sides to the coin.

      With Graditude

  • Krista November 20, 2012, 9:45 am

    Thank you Mama, for this post. Thank you for being so honest about losing it. It made me feel much more accepting of myself. I’m grateful for these practices, for my beautiful life, and for the mani pedi I am now going to schedule for myself. xo!

  • Allison November 20, 2012, 9:45 am

    I am grateful for the gift of meditation
    I am grateful for the opportunity to stand on a surfboard, pushed by the spirit and power of
    the ocean.
    I am grateful for my beautiful mind that is insatiable and brilliant.

  • lori November 20, 2012, 9:31 am

    *i am grateful for this moment, breathing!
    *i am grateful for recognizing every moment of juicy goodness!
    *i am grateful for the lessons being thrown at me!

  • Eugenia November 20, 2012, 9:22 am

    I am Grateful for Mama and her Brilliance
    I am Grateful for getting out of my own way in regards to building my Doula, Childbirth Education and HypnoBirth practice
    I am Grateful for embracing the myriad of tools that give me the strength and fortitude to go forward in the world so that I Am, That I Am!

  • Willow November 20, 2012, 9:18 am

    I am grateful for the emotional vampires, false friends and family who turned their back on me, for I have learned to love myself more.
    I am grateful for the friends who stand by my side and love through it all. They have shown me family is not always blood.
    I am grateful for my children and their craziness. They have taught many lessons I treasure deeply.

  • Kate November 20, 2012, 9:09 am

    I am greatful for my “band of angels”
    I am greatful for another day….
    I am greatful that the universe hears my voice

  • Earth Empress Shakaya November 20, 2012, 9:06 am

    I am grateful for the powerful lady love force around me. I am in love with the length and width and depth of women’s generosity and trust. The creative force that seems to grow like roots from their soul. Their beauty…oh, their beauty. And to know I possess it, too, is my ultimate turn on. We come from the Creative Force of all Life. Hot damn. That is sexy. We are all that hot and sexy. Claim it. Claim it.

    I am grateful for my morning rituals. I wake with the sun. No matter what time I fall asleep, I wake up when the sun is rising and shining against the green outside. My feet hit the ground and I give thanks. Without thinking but with much thought. There are a million other thoughts that could begin my day: never-enough money, cellulite, war, traffic, an uninspired outfit. But instead, my feet hitting the ground triggers the thanks. And that every day when we all wake up we can begin in gratitude, to kiss the morning air and embrace life and give thanks that we made it through the night.

    I’m grateful for the overflow of love that cascades between my husband and our boys…OMGosh they bliss me on a moment to moment basis, there really are no words! And I’m grateful for the strength to always stand in my truth, to know my struggles as my greatest teachers and to shine with love from the inside out so that others can feel the power of that kind of heat.

    I’m grateful for your love and heat SG Mama Gena Xxo

    • little jo November 26, 2012, 1:51 pm

      ‘Their beauty…oh, their beauty. And to know I possess it, too, is my ultimate turn on.’ Amazing how that sisterhood feeling is powerful and real…

      ‘My feet hit the ground and I give thanks. Without thinking but with much thought. There are a million other thoughts that could begin my day (…) But instead, my feet hitting the ground triggers the thanks.’

      you’re speaking my mind there dear Shakaya, may you continue and glow with pleasure.

  • Divine Source November 20, 2012, 8:41 am

    I am Grateful for my dear SG friend who paid for me to go to Miami SG Reunion, yayyy! That was a massive conjure 🙂

    I am grateful for the opportunity I created to work the womanly arts tools in a store in Miami and had the time of my life. It all started with getting all juicy over a pair of high heeled shoes…then a cat walk down the aisle followed by all the assistants buzzing round me and cheering. I spread the love and juice, took everyone higher and left them feeling great including myself!!!

    I am grateful for my SG friend who came round this morning and we had a GREAT spring clean, helped coach me towards my next fulfilled desires, had dance breaks, did trinities and we parted feeling lighter, clearer and in a state of RAPTURE! Yayyyy!

    Happy Thankgiving to all SG’s xxx

  • SG Chele November 20, 2012, 8:39 am

    Dearest Regena,

    So inspiring to be energized by these 3 little action items that can open up so much! This holiday season I have so much for which to be grateful. I am so, so grateful to be alive and well and ready to take on the holidays with such joy, as this time last year I was fighting cancer and for my life. I am so, so grateful that I got to be loved by some of my great SG friends in NYC before my 1st breast reconstruction surgery in early October. I am really, really grateful that my business is getting really solid and that I have amazing mentors, teachers, and friends.

    I miss you.

    With love this Thanksgiving,
    SG Chele

    • mama gena November 20, 2012, 12:09 pm

      so glad you are healthy and filled with joy! me too for you!!!

  • Debby Lee November 20, 2012, 8:37 am

    I am grateful for my new job and the opportunity to learn that which I desire to do for a living!

    I am grateful for my Sister Goddess roommates in Miami and all those who shared during our wonderful weekend!

    I am grateful for my gentle, wonderful man who understands and believes in me!

    • mama gena November 20, 2012, 12:07 pm

      i am in love with all of these gratitudes… what a community we have!!

  • Lmurph November 20, 2012, 8:36 am

    1. I am grateful that I married my soulmate 26 years ago and grateful for his limitless love
    2. I am grateful for my three boys. I know I have something going for me to have taken part in their creation.
    3. I am grateful for my beautiful 90 year old home, and my neighborhood where people walk their dogs and connect.

  • SG MathaDawn November 20, 2012, 8:34 am

    I am grateful for my daughter being close to me and liking me.
    I am grateful my husband is kind and caring
    I am grateful to be working

  • Cynthia November 20, 2012, 8:31 am

    I am grateful that I feel great – energized, whole, sexy & complete.
    I am grateful for the unilimited opportunites knocking at my door.
    I am grateful for a powerful sisterhood that reminds me of MY POWER!

  • SG Sam November 20, 2012, 8:26 am

    1. I’m grateful that I have a paying job.

    2. I’m grateful to have a roof over my head.

    3. I’m grateful to have a mom who is still alive and who I can be friends with.

  • Barbara November 20, 2012, 8:24 am

    First and foremost, I am grateful that my home was completely untouched by the waters, wind, and power outages of Hurricane Sandy. Half my town, Hoboken, was flooded, and I live on one of the two streets that did not lose electricity – but rather ran electrical cords from our homes to the sidewalks help neighbors charge their phones and laptops. Such community, such quick and independent thinking – it all turned into a fun block party with music, coffee, food, good conversation.

    I am grateful that I experienced an unexpected relationship this year that changed my thoughts about many things.

    I am grateful that the Apple Store now has creatives helping me segue out of their old iWeb program into something created by other website programs that will work for me.

    Three very different kinds of “thank yous” – all the corners of my life are filled with gratitude this Thanksgiving.


    • Martha December 1, 2012, 9:56 am

      Thanks for the power. so kind of you. We are still dealing with a shopping block that looks like a bomb hit it, and the power wasn’t fixed in our building until November 17th.

  • kate November 20, 2012, 8:16 am

    I am grateful to all of you Goddesses who just made me smile~
    Thank You

  • Pam November 20, 2012, 8:08 am

    I am grateful for my daughter and her girlfriends, who are MY girlfriends too!
    I am grateful for my job, which allows me the flexibility to focus on the priorities of the day, and supports me in growing into leadership (all while working at a standing desk!)
    I am grateful for my SG Catherine, who is on this path with me and inspiring me to take my growth and learning even further!

  • Denver Diva Karen November 20, 2012, 8:07 am

    And p.s. I am grateful for the video that was at the end of your blog. Brought tears to my eyes and yes, I’ll be dancing for each and every woman on the planet. XO

    • mama gena November 20, 2012, 12:05 pm

      we are all part of 1 billion women rising!!!

  • Denver Diva Karen November 20, 2012, 8:06 am

    What a glorious weekend in Miami. So rich and full.
    Gratitudes? Yum. Always the way back to grounding my soul and shifting my energy.
    I’m grateful that my brother’s cancer is still at bay.
    I’m grateful my granddaughter told me she is making pies (which I taught her to make!) for Thanksgiving.
    I’m grateful for my incredible man who is the boat that holds my sails.

  • jessamina Longislandgoddess November 20, 2012, 7:58 am

    I am bursting with love for my 3 boys
    I am filled with gratitude for my divine goddess body
    I am juicy to the top for my sexy husband

  • Andrea November 20, 2012, 7:44 am

    I am grateful to be spending this weekend with family and friends
    I am grateful for the work I do.
    I am grateful for my dear husband, the light of the my life who has brought laughter, puppies and adventures to our life.

  • Skye November 20, 2012, 7:37 am

    Thank you for reminding us to be GRATEFUL. It truly is a game changer.
    I am grateful that my body has spoken loud and clear that I am to enjoy it and that being healthy and sexy is an enchanting power for me and others!
    I am grateful to have a soul mate who has stuck by me through thick and thin
    I am grateful that we are building our dream house finally after 31 years and it is a daily source of excitement and fun for both of us

  • Lola November 20, 2012, 7:36 am

    I appreciate the woman I see in the mirror for she glows more each day.
    I appreciate the family that supports and celebrates the glow.
    I am thankful for all who celebrate their essence for it illuminates everyone.

  • RedChilli November 20, 2012, 7:26 am

    I am grateful for my body
    I am grateful for the love I experience
    I am grateful for my parents who broad me into this world

  • SG Rebecca November 20, 2012, 7:00 am

    I am grateful for my beautiful smart funny challenging lovable daughter.
    I am grateful for my strong, healthy, sexy body.
    I am grateful for family, friends and coworkers who I love and enjoy.

  • Tara Dixon November 20, 2012, 7:00 am

    Beautiful post,Regena, filled with honesty and wisdom.
    Beautiful World Wide Sister Goddess Reunion in Miami and your lesson of how to transform rupture into rapture and live and exist in this state of grace.
    My gratitudes?
    Only three?
    That is REALLY hard.
    But here goes:
    I am grateful for the sunrise….it’s beauty and invitation to awe, wonder and the gift of a new day.
    I am grateful for my teachers, YOU, of course are one of them.
    I am grateful for LOVE…it’s many forms, as a mother, a partner, a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter, a grand daughter…and the courage to keep opening my heart and the gift of being filled with it.
    Have a beautiful, bountiful, juicy Thanksgiving, Regena!
    All the best to your family and friends.
    in gratitude-

    • mama gena November 20, 2012, 12:04 pm

      thank you tara- happiest of thanksgivings to you and your family.

  • Ellen Levin or SG WARRIOR November 20, 2012, 6:50 am

    oooooooooooohhhhhhh! perfect time to read this. I immediately became grateful for my healthy, flexible body and good health. Then felt/feel gratitude for my “warm home.” (hurricance sandy) I LOVE WARM! Then, I loved where I live … the location of Chelsea where I can bike anywhere………. AND THEN MORE and MORE GRATITUDES just began to FLOW! THANK YOU!
    and thank you for the rapturous miami weekend and the teachings (and that’s ANOTHER GRATITUDE! HA!) ……….flowinggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

  • Ann November 20, 2012, 6:37 am

    This has to be the way you LIVE.
    To grow spiritually you have to see that what you perceive as a failure, inconvenience, something you lost out on, is all part of the big picture.
    The more you don’t allow yourself to get aggravated by ANYTHING, the more open you are to the universe delivering your rapture every minute of every day.
    Be grateful for every breath and be present in every moment.

    • Karen November 20, 2012, 1:10 pm

      Thanks for this reminder Ann.
      Everything is a blessed message.

  • Tara November 20, 2012, 6:29 am

    I am grateful for my loving husband who works so hard and sacrifices so much for his family.
    I am grateful that I was born free thinking and with an independent spirit.
    I am grateful that having a comfortable amount of money is the new normal in my house.

  • Daniela November 20, 2012, 6:26 am

    I am grateful for my beautiful husband and pet.
    I am grateful for my renewed conversation with my own body
    I am grateful for the fact that the older I get the easier and happier life becomes

  • SG Lotus November 20, 2012, 6:25 am

    I am grateful for having made it to Miami SG Reunion & experienced the place called Rapture with other SGs

    I am grateful for GPS bringing my Miami desires during that weekend; this time I wanted to start from where I was and they came true…more please!!

    I am grateful for meeting B, the conversations, text messages and the care, & concern shown to me!

    • mama gena November 20, 2012, 12:02 pm

      so grateful to have YOU in miami!!

  • kirsten stendevad November 20, 2012, 6:21 am

    I am grateful I know you
    I am grateful I know myself both as divine and human, and am becoming excellent at the Tango
    I am grateful for who I am, the Xtraordinary Life I am experiencing and the Xtraordinary people I am lucky to know.
    Happy, happy thanksgiving to all sisters around the globe and all members of the Pussy Palace.

    • mama gena November 20, 2012, 9:38 am

      i am grateful to know you- and your sweet family. thank you for bringing me to denmark, and for your stand in the world as a pleasure revolutionary!

  • Cheryl Teichroeb November 20, 2012, 6:16 am

    I’m grateful for all the love I have created in my life.
    I’m grateful for being able to find humor in almost every situation.
    I’m grateful for being born a gorgeous woman!

  • Djanira November 20, 2012, 6:11 am

    I am grateful for my sexy new curves thanks to my pregnancy
    I am grateful for my SG fitness partners and my biz accountability partners
    I am grateful for my dog walk this morning in the sunshine overlooking the sea