GODDESS of BABYLON X ONDINE
I had the immense pleasure to be invited to connect and collaborate with the hearts and minds behind Goddess of Babylon when I was in the majestic Byron Bay this past January. The energy in this land is profound. You can feel the sacred energy, shooting barefoot amongst the long grass, sun beating down upon my face, the shadows growing longer as the day drew to a close. We were totally in harmony with the earth and I feel that unity is the essence of Goddess of Babylon.
In a role reversal of sorts, I became the interviewee and I got to delve deep into the meaning of goddess, my passions, my unfolding path and more. A snippet below; or head to Goddess of Babylon's blog to read the full thang!
NAME Ondine Daisy Purinton-Miller
YOU ARE A Capricorn, an Alchemist, a creator and a Woman
PASSIONATE ABOUT Compassion! I am passionate about compassion! I feel that compassion is almost a lost art! I feel like so much of the modern world removes us from our true nature of truly seeing the beauty around us; the bees, trees, animals, humans! We need to remember to see. Equally, I feel we need to make a shift to see other humans, the earth and earthlings as our kin. I feel compassion is the umbrella that covers what we need to harness in this world at this time. When we give room for compassion to cascade through us, we can change the world for all sentient beings, pachamama and for ourselves. If this grace and humanity was felt, the ripples would reverberate across the world.
WHAT MAKES YOU INSPIRED It may sound out there, but knowledge inspires me. I love the way we can self enquire and expand into something unexpected, letting the knowing and unknown unfold into endless self-enquiry.
The knowledge of the earths bounty as medicine and nourishment is inspiring to me. I come from three or more generations of passionate home health advocates. One of my earliest memories was my mum and dad talking about "new" discoveries and healing properties of plants, water and foods. That ancient knowing that the earth provides us with magic is incredibly special, but knowledge as a whole is so powerful and unlimited.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEARFUL Lack of tolerance. Inhumanity. We live in a time where we simultaneously are progressive, yet certain understandings are not being tolerated. The first mode of attack is humiliation and denigration, this plants the seed of fear and this seed spurs inhumanity. I want to live in a world of tolerance and tenderness. We all have our own Karmic paths and our own life's lessons and we must learn to honour and respect people's explorations and experiences separate to our own with out such hate and vilification.
WHAT KEEPS YOUR FIRES BURNING I love nature! Honestly my fire burns for a sunrise and a beach. Even the tiny glimmers of nature in falling jacaranda flowers or long, messy grass. I am in awe of it all. My fire burns also for my best-friend and wise, talented sister, Matisse. She is infinitely amazing, and we would talk many times a day and are together most of our days off. We laugh so hard it aches, then dance as if no one is watching! I can't imagine a life without her. I see her energy as a beacon and a fire that assists in my human expansion!
WHAT DO YOU DO TO TAP INTO YOUR FEMININITY? The concept of a woman as a powerful creator is something I try to echo through my daily life. I ask myself, how can I create and weave magic today? How can I give and receive (which is a feminine principle)? When I feel the universe and all its possibility within me, I feel the sacred feminine pour out of me and through me. Women forget they are innate creators and being aware of that is something that grounds me into the feminine. We have the universe within our very ovaries!