As a child I would ask that simple yet complex question to myself all the time. I would look into the mirror at my golden brown cat eyes, my athletic tall Goddess Warrior™ body and see the depth of my soul. I would ask myself why am I here, who am I? What is my purpose here? Why did you give me all this if those around me do not understand and fear it? I felt lost but always knew my connection to Spirit was my source and savior.
These questions where answered for me after dying from bleeding to death and coming back to life, to find what I already knew inside of me, what Spirit has given all of us. The power of choice, the power to dig deep into our souls and pull forth what is already inside of us waiting to unleash: to possess the possible and work to our true potential.
And although some of us have harder paths then others, our soul’s work is to understand the power of choice and how each choice we can be either victorious and courageous or victimized and compromised. It is the power and intelligence of Self-Love.
As God and Spirit whispered into my ear and soul like a breath of fresh air “Love is not just an emotion, it is the most powerful force in the universe grounded by action and responsibility.“ Why are you not loving YOU? Get out there and work to your highest calling and potential. The reason for pain and suffering is to understand the mindset of pain but also faith. Pain will make you feel, be present in your body but also bring you closer to Spirit. In your pain is your power, your medicine, your calling. Love is not just compassionate it is fierce.
As I remind myself and others who are suffering, and looking for answers, your past was what you where conditioned to do and be. It is something that has happened to you, it is not who you are at your CORE. Dig deeper, how much do you really want to heal, how much do you really want to know and you will find your answers from Spirit, Creator, God from the sky, the earth, the elements, plants, trees, two legged, four legged, winged, finned gilled, slithering, and other beings. Although they speak to us everyday if we chose to listen they all have an answer that is personal to each one of us that guides us to our humane and primal self’s. In the end it is balance, the balance of joy, love, survival, as a loving and primal being. It is such a personal question to each and every soul; isn’t that why you are asking this profound question? All the magnificent souls who are here to do the work and hear their call at this time in evolution.
You are here to claim your space, assert your rights, use your voice, dance like no tomorrow, love and make love and embrace the magic of Spirit in all that you do. The native women leave an imperfection in their beautiful textiles to remind us that if everything is perfect then there is no room for the magic of Spirit, Creator to help us create what we desire, require and deserve. The world is a canvas and we are here to paint our soul’s masterpiece.
In the end it’s about our God given right, choice.
As one of the trailblazers in women’s empowerment leadership and healing, a best-selling author, and an international leader in health and empowerment, Sierra Bender has changed and is continuing to change what it truly means to adopt a globally-infused, empowered and healthy lifestyle.
Sierra Bender is the Original Goddess Warrior™ and an international leader in Women’s Empowerment. As a passionate advocate for the equality of women and girls, Sierra has devoted the last 30 years of her life to combating sexual abuse, trauma, stress, and disempowerment. Sierra single-handedly revived the word “Goddess” and transformed it into a powerful and desired way of life. She kick-started the trend of Women’s Empowerment in leading institutions, universities, and organizations across the world.
Emerged from the spirit of a body that was once pronounced dead, rose the Goddess Warrior™: a strong-willed, compassionate, and fearless entity.
As a semi-professional athlete, a model, and a prosperous fitness and health business owner living in New Jersey, it would seem as though Sierra had it all. However, on Christmas Eve 1995, at the age of 32, Sierra underwent a near-death experience as the result of an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy that led to a ruptured uterus. After being pronounced dead, modern medicine saved her life, but did not heal her. Sierra then set out on an inner vision quest and an outdoor adventure across the globe.
The search for her own healing, empowerment and redefining success led her to Native American reservations, an ashram in India, the Dalai Lama’s home, a jail cell in South Carolina, and a hut in the Amazon. Along the way, Sierra absorbed the collective teachings of the world’s sages and leaders.
Although, she could not give birth to children, she knew that God had another purpose for her.
She turned her “Pain into Power”, surrendered what was no longer of service to her, channeled her intuitive motherly energy, and gave herself permission to SHINE. This act of self-love gave birth to top-selling programs, a best-selling book, and a clinically-proven method that has helped millions awaken and pull forth their inner light to shine with her. Through this rites of passage, she has been lead to her highest purpose and passion: The 4 Body Fit™ Institute AKA “The MotherShip”, where she was again lifted to Possess the Possible!
Her clinically proven and revolutionary SBEM 4 Body Fit™ Empowerment Method has been taught at Harvard Law, the American Institute of Economic Research, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the Omega Institute, the Mindfulness Center, the American Institute of Economic Research, Simmons College, Northeastern University, University of Puerto Rico, Vanderbilt- Ingram Cancer Center, Boston Police Department, Olympic Athletes, Wall Street and Fortune 500 executives, and global businesses such as Time Warner, BMI, Revlon, and American Express.
Her voice and mission have spread around the globe, from the United States to Canada, Australia, Germany, UK, Mexico, and South America. Sierra’s work has been featured on Oprah Radio, CBS, NBC, Fox, Univision, Global and Country Music Television (CMT), USA Today, Yoga Journal, Marie Claire, Shape, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Fit Yoga, and Yoga International. She is currently working on a follow-up to her best-selling book Goddess to the Core®, published by Llewellyn Worldwide Publications in 2010.
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