I AM A NAKED GODDESS, and I will shout it from the roof tops and tell everyone I know, because I am proud to be a NAKED GODDESS.
Being a nudist is a huge part of who I am, and I just had to share it with you. Nudism is a beautiful WHOLESOME lilfestyle that I have chosen to embrace. It has been a huge part of my spiritual and personal growth, and it has been a major factor in me overcoming body shame. I was brought up by a Jewish mother (may she rest in peace) who raised me to be ashamed of my imperfections. She constantly controlled everything about me, and she relentlessly criticized me, my body and my imperfections. Although I realize now that those were HER feelings about herself, as a young girl, I felt worthless. I remained in the background all through my school years, because I had those feelings of worthlessness. I ALWAYS felt less then. I did not know who I was, and I had zero social personality. I felt incredible shame for my looks and I constantly looked at the imperfections in my body in the mirror (as if those imperfections would disappear). I isolated myself all through school. I hid within myself as much as I could. As a result, I was made fun of constantly.
In the summer of 1976 when I was 25, I met someone. He was a nudist. I thought he was nuts when he brought it up to me. He took me kicking and screaming to a nude beach. I had a lot of trepidation and a lot of guilt as we were climbing the rocks to get to the nude beach section in Malibu, CA. When we got to the beach, I looked around at all the beautiful naked spirits. It was all of 2 seconds (literally) before I had my clothes off. We went every weekend both days all summer. I felt so free, and it didn’t matter that my body wasn’t perfect. My Naked Spirit had come alive, and there was no holding it back anymore. That was the the beginning of my awakening and evolving into who I am today.
After that summer, we broke up; and I didn’t go to a nudist resort until I was 42 years old. In the 17 years in between, I felt like something was missing, but I didn’t have the courage to go by myself. At 42, when I walked through the gates of Glen Eden in Corona, CA at 42, I found my beautiful naked spirit again. It had been 20 years since my Naked Spirit had shined, and now it would shine again FOREVER. I can’t imagine living my life any other way. It has been a huge part of my spiritual and personal growth. Now I live in a clothing optional resort in Florida.
Yes, I know, that the word “naked” MIGHT have a sexual connotation for many people; however, I personally absolutely love the word “naked” better then the word “nude”. The word “nude” is a camoflaged meaning for being “naked”. FOR ME, the word “naked” has a much stronger meaning than the word “nude”. Being naked means that I FEEL FREE to express the beautiful naked spirit within me – the me that doesn’t need to “cover up” the true essence of the Naked Goddess within me. It means that I absolutely accept my body as it is with all it’s flaws and imperfections. For some women (as well as men), being “naked” or “nude” has a sexual connotation. In a non nudist world, you only get naked in front of one person when you want to be intimate; whereas in the world of a nudist, it means feeling the freedom of being who you are (your authentic self) without wearing clothes without a facade. It means no encumbrances.
It doesn’t matter how big or how small a woman is, because SHE IS A NAKED GODDESS IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD. She embraces her hips, her thighs, her stomach (you get the picture). For instance, loving your hips and repeating the affirmation “I am in love with my beautiful sexy hips”, can help you to see your hips as beautiful and perfect in your eyes. A Naked Goddess is someone who feels sexy on the inside. Feeling beautiful, confident and sexy helps you to walk proud with confidence.