I’m excited to introduce you to Passionista and Inner Goddess Catalyst Lisa Marie Rosati in an intimate interview. Lisa is the founder and Visionary Creatrix of The Goddess Lifestyle Plan and Sugar Free Goddess and co-author of the international best-selling book – “Embracing Your Authentic Self”. Lisa passionately mentors women around the world on how to become a Modern Day Goddess by consciously designing how to get their health back, balance their feminine and masculine energies, ignite the fire within their souls and live a luscious goddess life filled with passion, radiant health, entrepreneurial success and prosperity.
Lisa’s unique combination of strategic thinking, laser sharp intuition, vast knowledge of holistic health, psychology, human behavior and healing modalities plus 20+ years of metaphysical study and practice, results in an effective mix of spirituality and “real world,” no-nonsense practicality that supports her private clients in embracing their own Inner Goddess.
Lisa serves a global audience of women as an Expert Columnist with Aspire Magazine, a Dietetics & Nutrition Expert on Dr. Oz’s website www.sharecare.com and as a sought after speaker. While running her 3 businesses + raising 3 children, Lisa exemplifies the Goddess Lifestyle as she embraces her sensual and powerful feminine nature with pride and encourages other women to do the same.
Lisa, was there a pivotal moment in your own journey that led to the transformational work you are now doing in the world?
I can honestly say it wasn’t a pivotal moment but more of an unfolding; a slow surrender to my truth brought on by a chronic feeling that I wasn’t serving the world in the way I was meant to. I was born to this earth with an insatiable hunger for knowledge, a deep connection to the moon and the Divine Feminine, a rebellious nature and an abundance of creativity and talent. I learned very early in life that it was way safer for me to play small and fly under the radar rather than to shine in social situations. That limiting belief stayed with me until I was in my late 30’s, and then it simply became too painful to keep quiet and live on autopilot… staying small to feel safe and please others. The dilemma was, that staying small had become a habit of mine. Around the age of 40 I had a gentle awakening to the fact that my survival was no longer was dependent on a social group or my peers… I was a grown woman with a family of my own. I had to stop re-living my old stories over and over and I had to push myself through my deepest fears. It was up to me. “Survival” is connected to the Root Chakra, and that fear can run very DEEP. It was super-scary to put myself out there, but I worked at it and it changed my life. I believe in a holistic model to living; that we are a sum of our parts. Healing each part of my life, mind and body was essential to my overall well-being. Once I lived my personal transformation, I knew my work was to help empower other women to do the same.
Through Goddess Lifestyle Plan you empower women around the world in consciously designing their lives as a Modern Day Goddess. What does it mean to you to be a Modern Day Goddess?
A modern day goddess is a woman who has learned to completely love herself; her shadows (what is not illuminated yet) and light (what she is aware of). She is a glorious and divine work in progress constantly on her learning path, using the process of alchemy to turn lead into gold in her life. She consciously creates her life as she desires it to be, combining practical strategies with universal laws… she’s in the flow of nature, knows how to wield feminine magic (it’s hot stuff) and route archetypal energy. She is authentic in every way, no apologies and no comparisons … she lives each day deeply rooted in her truth. This is what a modern day goddess “looks” like. It doesn’t matter one little bit how old you are or your dress size; it’s a soul thing. It takes a lot of courage to look conformity, fear and judgment in the eye and tell it to F*CK OFF. A modern day goddess is not a woman that shrinks to make others feel more comfortable … she’s a woman who energetically owns her space and by doing that, she silently gives permission for other women to do the same. To be totally honest … I think it’s totally badass!
I know from our personal chats how much courage it took for you to break through old beliefs and kick fear in the ass to follow your soul and birth the vision in your heart – and look at you today Goddess! What’s one of the greatest personal gifts you’ve received as a woman through that process and how does that gift translate into the work you are doing with your clients?
The greatest personal gifts I received, as a woman was realizing that I had the support and guidance of Spirit and owning the fact that my life was my creation to make; good or bad. It was all up to me!
Whatever your beliefs are, a higher power is a must for transformation. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t lean on Source in some way, shape or form… I might be asking for strength and courage to break through a personal limiting belief (yup I get them too) or I might pray to the Gods on behalf of others. I’ve had many years when things seemed to suck (big time), or aspects of my life felt overwhelming and totally out of control. I’ve given my power away to others and played small in life… I was a scared little girl inside a 40-year-old woman’s body. Like everyone, I wanted to be liked and part of the cool crowd… I had to let that childish need go. Once I connected to Source, my life transformed because I had something so much stronger and bigger than me to draw my energy (and courage) from. I had to learn to listen with my intuition… follow through on those messages, learn how to surrender to what is and trust that the good stuff was meant for me too.
Listen, I don’t skip off into the sunset everyday singing a happy song, but I’ve learned that the “hard to swallow” lessons (even the ones that really burn my ass off) are part of my journey, they make me dig DEEP… and if I look really closely … more often than not, they tend to be a really important life lesson intended to help me become more evolved, a greater and more powerful version of myself and closer to the Divine – which is what we are truly here in Earth School to do. The “hard stuff” is a precious gift of wisdom wrapped in some ugly-ass packaging!
In your transformational work with women what have you found to be the three most common blocks that prevent a woman from living authentically and able to fully embrace her feminine power?
Oh yes… there are many but here are my 3 top picks:
- Comparison to Others: What is up with that. Most women look in the mirror and think about how they compare to women they know or even a Hollywood actress like frigging Angelina Jolie. It really grounding when you finally realize that you CHOSE your body, your life situations, all the players in your life story and your parents before you incarnated. Why waste your precious time comparing? I say make the most out of what you’ve been given, and then ROCK that out in a large (and I mean EPIC) way!
- People Pleasing: Oh we women are hard wired to please and I apparently stood on that line twice. I used to have this ridiculous notion that if I tried hard enough, I could please everyone. Listen, I’m proud of myself, it only took 40 years of emotional torment and banging my head against walls to realize that it’s really all about me. When I’m happy, everyone is happy… because the world loves an authentically happy woman, she’s energetically irresistible – period!
- Second Guessing Themselves: Most women will desire something with all their heart and soul and then will search for any tiny, little reason to talk themselves out of it. I see it all the time. Honestly, it pains me… but I know that each woman’s journey is her own and she will blossom when it’s the right time for her. Sadly, it might be in her next lifetime *sigh*. Here’s a tip: if a little voice inside of you says “Ooh I’d like to do that, or be that, or have that, or achieve that” … that’s Spirit talking to you. STOP letting logic talk you out of it and just go for it!
So many women struggle with self-care (myself included) and in my conversations with friends and peers I hear the same thing over and over – “I feel guilty if I take time for me before I do…”. Why do so many women struggle with this and what wisdom/tip can you share to help break through it?
This question piggybacks off the last one nicely. Women are hardwired to please and to nurture; it’s in our DNA. The thing we tend to forget was … way back in the day, women had very specific duties to fulfill; we took care of the home, the family and our community. As recent as 100 years ago, women were homemakers and stayed home to raise their families and do community service while the men went out to earn the money. These days (and I’m not complaining) women have stepped into roles as breadwinners and career women… but that DNA thing keeps messing with us. So we stretch ourselves thinner and thinner, we put ourselves last and take care of our loved ones, responsibilities and community first. What ends up happening is that we burn out and are of no use to anyone. It is essential for you to take care of your needs first and move yourself to the top of your to-do list. Take time to rest when you’re tired; say “no” when you really don’t want to do something (even to your children – they will forgive you, I promise), and make exquisite self-care a priority. Then and only then, will you be of service to your loved ones and the world in the biggest and most impactful way possible. Why? Because … you will be completely nourished from the inside – out and therefore have the ability to take it all on with grace and ease. A full vessel can pour the most water – fill your vessel and continue to re-fill it on a daily basis.
Through all your work, transformational products and one-on-one services I notice one powerful essence throughout your work that really speaks to me as a woman and that’s self-empowerment. Can you share your thoughts on this?
Self-empowerment is the only way to break through and break free from anything that holds you hostage. Nobody can change your life for you – ultimately you must change it yourself. Having the right mentor can make all the difference in the world because you receive support when you need it the most –when you’re trying to implement new ways of being in the world. Everything I create contains self-empowerment tools and mindsets – it’s the only way out of self-sabotage and discontent.
My life’s purpose is to supply women with the tools, knowledge and support to break free from whatever bondage (real or imagined) holds them captive. Now, simple need not imply easy. It’s scary stuff because the devil we know (even if it’s not what we want) feels safer than the unknown, but that’s just an illusion. I’m a Fire Walker; I have walked through my personal fire, faced my demons and have come out the other end one very powerful woman. If I need to, I’ll do it again, and again. Like anything else, it gets easier every time you do it.
Now I must help other women with their Fire Walking journey… it’s my honor to hold the hands of my clients (my sisters) and walk along side them through their personal fire. I do this in many different ways. I create Home Study Programs for those who want to do it on their own and at their own pace… I also offer Group Programs and Private, One-On-One Platinum Programs too. Women are more powerful than they imagine and it is my heart felt wish, my life’s purpose and part of my mission to help them see that truth.
I’ve heard many women on the path of self-discovery share that feel an inner knowing that NOW is the time for them to heal, create, live authentically, step out of their comfort zone etc. but they are not sure of the next step or are allowing fear to hold them back. Why are so many women experiencing this inner urgency?
That is an excellent question. There is ascension of the Divine Feminine happening right now, it’s in fashion and there’s a very good reason for that. Over the last few centuries the Universe has become imbalanced, tipping towards the Masculine … and because nature is always finding balance… the Divine Feminine is being called to step up and balance the energetic scales so to speak. It’s really a beautiful thing. Women’s souls all over the globe are pulling at them to step up and create a new world; a world of collaboration, understanding, community, peace and love. If your soul is tugging at you to step up and be part of the change, I urge you to listen. The world needs you to honor and OWN your energetic space. The greatest gift you can give your loved ones and the world is to be the healthiest, most powerful version of yourself possible… it’s your duty.
Lisa, is there anything else you want to share with women?
My heartfelt wish for you, my sister is to know that you are stronger than you think, wiser than you know and more beautiful than you can imagine. Whatever you might believe about your life and your situation at the present moment, you can transform it. It takes courage, faith, fortitude and action, but you can do it. If you’ve suffered in the past, please know that it does not have to be in vain. You are here to illuminate the world through your story. It doesn’t matter if you touch 1,000,000 people or just your family – you were born to make a difference… you matter.
Lisa tell us a little about the two powerful communities – The Goddess Lifestyle Plan and Sugar Free Goddess that you’ve created to serve women in honoring their truth?
My work is to be of service to the women of this world. The Goddess Lifestyle Plan focuses on the 9 key areas that make up a life – it’s a holistic model. My belief is that we are a sum of all our parts. One of the 9 key areas is your health, and what I know for sure is that there is a food-mood connection and a food-health connection. What you put into your sacred body vessel can either nourish it or deteriorate it…this includes food, lifestyle habits and your thoughts. What to eat to be “healthy” is a great, big, huge confusion these days. The world is unknowingly addicted to sugar; it’s put into almost everything packaged in a box or bag. Getting sugar out of your daily diet is essential to having a clear head which will in turn help you make better choices. When you feel like crap, you make crappy decisions. Need I say more?
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