Early Book Review: The Goddess in Every Girl Develop Your Feminine Power M.J. Abadie

The Goddess in Every Girl: Develop Your Feminine Power by M.J. Abadie is a book for girls trying to figure out who they are, and where they stand in a changing world. It is scheduled for release on August 13 2013. The book inspires girls to understand that they are worthwhile and valued people, even though society and peers might not always make them feel that way. Beginning with a basic outline of how religion and society changed from being nature and mother focused to what we see in current society, the book offers ideas and encouragement for girls to trust in themselves, and to be exactly who they want to be. Pagan roots and ideas, such as the astrological charts that are intended to help girls find their own personal Goddess ally, might make more main stream minded individuals turn away from this book, the theme that each and every one of us is precious and has a bit of the divine within ourselves and the tools to connect with that spark is something most spiritual people can build upon in their own way.

The Goddess in Every Girl: Develop Your Feminine Power drives home the point that "It doesn’t matter who you are, where you live, what you look like, how much you weigh, what your parents do, whether you are rich or poor, popular or not—you have the power of the Goddess within you. You only have to set it free!" Whether you believe in the Goddess, or a different form of the divine, the idea that we are each special and carry some of the divine with us is important. Christianity teaches that Jesus, and God, is always with you- so I easily made the connection between the aspects of God and the aspects of the Goddess being within each of us. The book endeavors to make each girl going through the trials of childhood, particularly the tween and teen years, a little more bearable and empowering for those that might otherwise feel alone or adrift. Every young woman can use the tools of keeping a journal, breathing exercises, meditation, and creating a special space of their own to help them find their own healthy path to self discovery and expression in all aspects of their lives.

I need to add the disclaimer that I have always connected the trinity with the multiple aspects of the Goddess and other pagan figures and the way many dates and stories match up due to the efforts to 'convert' others. So I have always understood the attraction to earth-based religions and done my fair share of research, despite still being a practicing Lutheran. I am just open minded and accepting of other points of view that way. I can see that this book might bother or offend those that are not open to other religions or paths, but I do not think that most individuals that fall into that category would bother picking up a book with the word Goddess in the title expect in the desire to find something to be offended by.

I would recommend The Goddess in Every Girl: Develop Your Feminine Power to all girls, and mothers, with either an open mind or a learning towards earth based religion. The tools and affirmations that females are powerful and beautiful in their own right, regardless of what our size, shape, color, language, or economic standing. Even if you want to substitute aspects of your own religion for some of the move towards the Goddess, the larger message and the tools offered can help most girls find a healthy attitude about themselves and the world around them.
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