Reverend Laurie Sue Brockway, The Romance Reverend

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A Goddess is a Girl's Best Friend by Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway
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"A Goddess is a Girl's Best Friend"

by Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Our Romance Reverend gives readers tips on how to get ready for true love on a deep and soulful level. Read on if you are ready to take the next steps on your personal road to romance.

Move Forward … Make Change …
Go Home to Yourself with Glinda

I keep a photo in my living room from the Wizard of Oz and every time I need some inspiration for moving forward in life I stare at it for a while. It is basically looks like a shot taken by one of the Munchkins. It is composed simply of Dorothy's feet, with her red shoes and light blue sox, against the backdrop of Glinda's pink gown, with Glinda’s wand near the shoes. The only thing that you can think of when you see this is "There is no place like home." And that all the power to change and grow is inside us ... if only we remember.

Many fairytales and stories tell of a sorceress who helps a heroine to wholeness and grace. Glinda, in The Wizard of Oz, is one of the world’s favorites; she was the guiding light who sent Dorothy on her legendary search for the Wizard, only to help her find the power of the wizard was within her all along. In the tradition of trusting that when the student is ready, the teacher appears, Glinda offers profound insight just at the moment Dorothy is ready for it. Glinda can also help you return to yourself when you feel lost, down or disconnected. If you ever find yourself feeling really lost, remember her simple wisdom. Tap your heels three times and say, There’s no place like home… there’s no place like home… there’s no place like home. And remember home is within you. Have fun bringing her into your life.

1. Watch the Wizard of Oz. Observe Dorothy’s full experience with Glinda, her magical mentor. They share just moments on the screen, yet Glinda is the gentle change agent who sets Dorothy on her path and helps liberate her from her troubles by showing her the power of transformation lives within her, and that home is where her heart is.

2. Get red shoes. You don’t need ruby slippers, but beautiful, snazzy red shoes are symbolic of your innate ability to always find your way home to yourself. Be they pumps or sneakers, make them your magical trademark. A great pair of shoes always lifts the spirits; just looking down at your feet will make you happy. The color red symbolizes courage, good luck, and power and shows that you're ready for anything!

3. Get a wand and blow bubbles. Just like a kid, get some soapy bubbles in a bottle. And buy a Fairy Godmother Wand from a costume store or kids department. Remember, Glinda used to arrive in a bubble to create her magic; imagine you can create magic too. Sit on your patio (courtyard, front lawn, in a park or just by an open window) and blow bubbles. As you watch them floating in the air, imagine they are carrying Glinda, who is there to grant your wishes. Let the excitement of her arrival well within you. Get in touch with what it feels like to be in the presence of a magical mentor who is there to help you. Let your heart open as you continue to blow bubbles, and call out your wishes. When you feel you have had your full, dedicate the last batch to Glinda and thank her for touching your life and helping you believe.

4. Buy a snazzy red shoe magnet for your refrigerator and post this affirmation: "On this day … I move forward!"

© Copyright 2004 Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway. All Rights Reserved.


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A Goddess is a Girl's Best Friend


 Read Reverend Laurie Sue's Past Columns:

April-May 2004 - "Meet the Amazing Alexander Kent Garrett"

January-February 2004 - "13 Steps for Making Your Romantic Dreams Come True"

December 2003 - Bring Light and Healing to Your Family for the Holidays

November 2003 - "Even In Midlife, We Can All Use A Fairy Godmother"

October 2003 - "The Secret to Serenity"

May 2003 - "A Gathering of Goddesses: Our Girlfriends Keep Us Real"

April 2003 - "Love Has Its Own Schedule"

March 2003 - "Spring Time Reawakening To Soulful Love and Self Love"

February 2003 - "Marry Yourself First..."

December 2002 - "Who is the Goddess? & The Goddess Rocks!

October 2002 - "How to Clear Your Love Clutter"

August 2002 - "How to Mourn a Broken Heart and Lost Love"

July 2002 - "Relationships That Nurture and Inspire Growth of the Soul

June 2002 - "Finding Peace in a Turbulent World"

May 2002 - "Sacred Sexuality For Modern Men and Women"

April 2002 - "When Someone You Love Pushes Your Buttons"

March 2002 - "When Life Has Your Down, Remember You Are Loved"

February 2002 - "Plan Valentine's Day Team Date"

January 2002 - "Do I Hear Him Knocking … From the Other Side?"

December 2001 - How Do We Make Our Love Dreams Come True?

November 2001 - "What is the Future of Love?"

October 2001 - "Getting to Know 'Lakshmi' the Goddess of Good Fortune"

September 2001 "Can’t Hurry Love… It Will Happen In its Right Moment"

August 2001 "Family Rituals Help Us Grow into Loving Beings"

July 2001 - "Dreams Warn It's Time to Own Your Own Power"

June 2001 - "A Fun Visual of Your Perfect Romance"

May 2001 - "Someday Your Mystical Soul Mate Will Come"

April 2001 - "Enjoy the Merriment and Fun of An Ancient Love Holiday"

March 2001 - "Nourish Yourself on a Date for One"

February 2001 - "Get Ready for Soulful Love"


Transform Your Romantic Destiny with Our Romance Reverend’s New E-mail Course!

Once you’ve cleaned house – and cleaned up your house of love – you can get a fresh start on romance, love and partnership with Rev. Laurie Sue’s course, Create Your Romantic Résumé: A 30-Day Program to Transform Your Romantic Destiny.

It is for people who seek soulful relationships, yet who understand that the pathway to getting there involves self-healing, developing their own potential and nurturing their own souls. This course helps you to take a look at some of your relationship patterns and beliefs, as it launches you into a new, healthier direction for love. The Romantic Résumé System is designed to help you:

  • Do a Reality Check of your current love life
  • Make distinctions between outdated fantasies and true desires
  • Clarify preferences in a partner and assess what's really important
  • Crystallize relationship goals and outcomes you'd like to achieve
  • Bring you closer to the person you want to attract by putting up the appropriate "antennae" and taking actions that support your love quest
  • Illuminate your pathway to love and romance with the "right person"
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Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway is an interfaith minister who is often called upon to teach, speak and write about women’s spirituality and The Feminine Faces of God. She is author of, A GODDESS IS A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND: A DIVINE GUIDE TO FINDING LOVE, SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS, from Perigee Books, December 2002.

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