12/16/10

Goddess of the Week: the Vila

The Children of Lir, transformed into swans in...Image via WikipediaJess wants one goddess for luck, one for fitness, and one for advancing one's career and oneself. Well, Jess, I'm giving you a whole parcel of goddesses. In fact, I'm giving an army of fierce warrior goddesses. I'm giving you the Vila. The Vila are Polish nymphs, and--remember--nymphs are minor goddesses.

Believed to be the spirits of frivolous women who couldn't get their acts together in this life, the Vila travel between earth and the heavens spreading mischief and good deeds; it all depends upon how you approach them and how they're feeling.

The Vila are shape shifters. They can be trees, birds, wolves, you name it. It's this shape shifting thing that I want you to focus on, Jess. The great thing about shape shifters is that they always possess the resources they need to reach their goals, whether those goals have to do with getting in shape or succeeding professionally. And--being fierce warrior goddesses--they can also kick butt if someone tells them that their inner resources are lame. Their inner resources are NOT lame. Their inner resources can transform them from trees into wolves in, like, five seconds. So, want you really want to do, Jess, is channel some Vila so that you can sort-of shape shift when you need to and as you need to. That way you've got your luck, you've got your fitness; you've got your career stuff. Basically, you've got it all! So how can you lose?

Channel the Vila: When you are moving out of your comfort zone, when you are trying to accomplish many different things; when you would like to shape shift into a tree, which is really how I'm hoping I come back in my next life. But remember, approach the Vila carefully. They can be pretty bad-ass, and you don't want some shape shifter messing with you mojo. All, I'm saying is use a little respect, people. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Need a goddess: I've got oodles and oodles of goddesses! They are just waiting for you. Post a comment detailing your need. I'll see what I can do.
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16 comments:

Daisy said...

Way to GO Jess! You got it ALL! Cheering for your side.

Jess said...

Thank you! They're perfect! This undertaking is definitely out of my comfort zone- but that's a good thing! Thanks again for the support and for knowing exactly what I need! (thanks to you too, Daisy!)

Petrea said...

That's so right, Margaret. Jess, you've got everything you need, you've got it all! How true. All you really have to do now is know it. I'm going to remember this lesson for myself.

Star said...

Just in time! Thanks so much, Margaret.

Deb said...

"Believed to be the spirits of frivolous women who couldn't get their acts together in this life..." Hey. I used to run with those girls!!!

Love your take on this Margaret. Reminds me of the importance of shifting my perspective once in a while to go with flow.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Did you borrow your RESPECT from Goddess Aretha Franklin ?

altadenahiker said...

And nymphs are also arachnids. How did that happen?

Jean Spitzer said...

Like the image of the hardworking crew of goddess-lets.

... daisy... said...

Oh I wish I could shape shift myself!!! ;-)))

Laurie said...

Margaret, you are amazing! I love this one.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I've always liked the term "shape shifter" It seems more then just physical.

btw: how many Vila's does it take to screw in a light bulb?

sorry

Susan Campisi said...

Oh, I like the sound of Vila, of shape shifters. It's uncanny how each of these goddess posts speaks right to me, probably right to all of us. Great stuff, Margaret.

Good luck on your journey, Jess.

Margaret said...

PA: One. She becomes the light bulb.

Shell Sherree said...

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. Confidence is an amazing thing. The Vila sound like classy nymphs.

Star said...

December 18 was a very special day for me, may I share it with you?
Part 1: http://mymilanitaly.blogspot.com/2010/12/december-18-2010-special-afternoon-to.html
Part 2:
http://mymilanitaly.blogspot.com/2010/12/december-18-2010-special-afternoon-to_19.html
Thank you so much, it means a lot to me.
Thank you, too, for your posts,
Star

Bellis said...

This is so Harry Potter - the Veela (Vila) were the mascots of the Bulgarian Quidditch team. Were you J.K Rowling's advisor?