The Goddess Solution: Practical Wisdom for Everyday Life – About the Book
In this practical spiritual guide, Lisa Marie Rankin shows how to apply ancient goddess wisdom to modern-day scenarios like dating, sex, careers, divorce, conflict and more. She’ll teach you how to reconnect with your goddess nature so you can do less, receive more, live authentically and love passionately.
You’ll learn about goddesses from across various traditions and discover that their wisdom is more relevant than ever. You can connect with Mary Magdalene to identify and rewrite beliefs that are limiting you. The Greek goddess Aphrodite will show you how to infuse your life and your relationships with passion. Durga, a Hindu warrior goddess, will inspire you to stand up for what you know to be right and speak your truth.
Interwoven with these stories are spiritual concepts, modern thought leadership and practical examples that will help you tap into your inner goddess and create the life of your dreams. You’ll learn that you have the power to birth new ideas, experience and invoke pleasure, rise above challenges and access your inner wisdom to get the most out of your one truly fantastic life.
The goddess is not some esoteric deity that is out of reach or a spiritual sex bomb that you find on social media. You are the goddess in your current physical form, with your messy human experiences and hidden primal desires. When you learn to befriend all aspects of yourself, you can reclaim your crown and become the most radiant person you know. Lisa Marie Rankin will show you the way. Through meditation, journaling, prayer and self-care rituals, you can reveal your true goddess nature.
The Goddess Solution is part of the growing trend of self-help books that are written about goddesses. Amazon has at least 56 books that rank in this genre alone. While I can’t comment on what makes The Goddess Solution different, I can tell you that there is a lot to like about this book.
Each chapter has the same format. You are introduced to the goddess and their story. Rankin then takes it to the next step by placing The Goddess In Modern Society, to provide context. She then takes you to The Goddess In My Life showcasing how this deity became beneficial to her. You will then learn How To Connect With The Goddess, teaching you how you can honour this goddess within you. Finally, she encourages you to journal with guided questions and leaves you with an affirmation.
I’m not going to suggest that this book is for everyone. It’s not. But it is well written and if you enjoy self-reflection and meditation, you will get a lot out of this book. Rankin keeps the content engaging. The history of each goddess is fascinating, and her own experiences really bring the pages, and concepts to life.
To get the most out of The Goddess Solution, treat it as a workbook. The author encourages you along the way. Journaling and meditation are tools to get the most out of The Goddess Solution. Rankin even mentions right at the beginning that you don’t have to read the book cover to cover. You can focus on the chapters and topics that are most meaningful to you right now.
She provides really good resources at the back of the book and writes everything in an approachable way. If you are interested in the topic of goddesses and the role that they can play in your life, this is a great starting point.
Favourite Lines From the Book
“For most of my life, I was always a bit skeptical – untrusting even. In fact, I had taken pride in this behaviour. I took this stance to avoid rejection and disappointment, but that strategy didn’t work. I still felt rejected and disappointed at times, only I had the added guilt of not having been honest about my feelings.”
The beauty of the author’s writing is that she captures, very simply, how we all feel and may not be able to put into words.