My Path, My Truth
by Bobbie Grennier
I have spent a great many years of my life dedicated to the service of women, the Goddess and the archiving of our folk ways. I have studied in earnest and learned from a great many teachers. I walked in the truth of my own path while serving the needs of others. In truth, I have been true to myself and what I always thought was right with this world.
Life has taught me many lessons through hardships and through joys. Relationships probably being the most demanding teacher of the humanities and spirit. I have loved fiercely. I have been loved.
Whatever my efforts in life, I've gone at it full-hearted.
Whether you like me or hate me has always been your choice. It is a matter of personal preference and perception. I am always baffled by those who choose hate over love, and those who hate without knowledge. Knowledge is power. To lack it, is to stand in a position of powerlessness.
To live in fear, is not to live at all. Fear is a prison for the mind and soul. You were not put on this planet to allow your mind to live in that state of being. It is unhealthy. It will undo you.
I have never claimed to be something I am not. I have put my credentials up on this website for you to see. This is my truth. I come into the circle fully exposed. I do not hide from you. I do not fear what you might think. I simply am good standing in my own light.
I do not spread the myth of illusion. I do not lie. I do not steal. I have worked hard for what is mine. I have never been one to allow others to steal from me, not even if I love them. It is a wrong exchange of energies. Depleting.
I do not believe in power-over. I do not believe that any one soul is greater than any other.
I believe in the Ancestors. I believe in the spirits of those who came before us. They guide us if we listen.
I have seen and experienced things in life that I have no explanations for, and I have met few others who know of what I speak. And none I'd call elder. My life is an exploration to understand those experiences, and I have little interest for anything else.
I have served the interests of others because I loved them. And if that love was abused, then I walked away because in truth you must love yourself enough to not continue in toxic relationships. And if they physically abused me, I parted ways for good.
I have been embraced by many other sisters who have experienced the backlash of vitriol from power-over struggles. We have all stood in the same shoes and experienced the pain of being denounced and lied about. So, I have joined a very special sisterhood indeed, and I am wiser and more enlightened for it. Though sadly so.
This school was created by me. It is a product of own work. It is a culmination of educational resources from all over the world, and throughout time. The realization that there are ten stages of Goddess is a sharing of my own path-workings. It is not a creation from anyone else.
Many years ago I invited another goddess-sister to join me here within the walls of this school. Together we teach what we know. We share our truth. We do our best to help you along the way, but ultimately this journey is yours alone.
Everything within this school exists for educational purposes only. All rights are reserved. You never have the right to make copies of our materials. This school is an earnest effort to teach the core of the Dianic tradition in totality. It is an effort to pass on our herstory. And it is ours ... it does not belong to any one person. No one is an island, especially those who hide behind the hard ghost-work of others.
What people say and do to you is much more about them, than you.
People's reactions to you are about their perspectives, wounds and experiences.
Whether people think you're amazing, or believe you're the worst, again, is more about them and how they view the world.
You can’t take things too personally, even if it seems personal. Rarely do people do things because of you. They do things because of them.
You may not be able to control all the things people say and do to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you detach from other people’s beliefs and behaviors. The way people treat you is their problem, how you react is yours.
Take constructive criticism seriously, but not personally. Listen, and then operate with your own intuition and wisdom as your guide.
You are good enough, smart enough, fine enough and strong enough. You don’t need other people to validate you - you’re already valuable.
If you truly wish to improve your self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth, stop allowing other people to be responsible for them. Stop allowing other people to dominate your emotions.
All the hardest, coldest people you meet were once as soft as a baby. So when people are rude, be kind, be mindful, be your best. Give those around you the break that you hope the world will give you on your own bad day and you will never regret it.
Be the person you've been waiting for.