divine_feminine_spotlight20120429_153855Sofia Dabalsa, Artist & Creator of The Goddess Chronicles

Welcome to this months Divine Feminine Spotlight. I’m so glad you’re here! 

The intention for The Divine Feminine Spotlight is to share transformational stories of women who have learned to walk in beauty, with the strengthcourage, and pleasure of claiming their feminine sovereignty.

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Sofia Dabalsa.   Sofia passionately believes that art can infuse and enrich our lives! She begs us to slow down and listen to the voice of the Muse. Sofia asks us to believe that we are all artists because we can all manifest, produce and create by using our imaginations. Her hope is that at some point all humans can find the “art” that moves them towards deep personal transformation because in doing so the world is uplifted.

Divine Feminine Spotlight interviews are approximately 25-30 minutes in length and can be enjoyed here, or easily downloaded to your iPhone or mp3 player from iTunes.  

“Through art we can learn, grow and expand closer
to our truest most happiest self.”
– Sofia Dabalsa

DFS with Sofia Dabalsa


Here is a brief synopsis of our divine feminine spotlight interview. Please make time to listen to the podcast to experience the full energetic connection of our conversation. You will LOVE Sofia’s gorgeous energy!

What personal transformation have you experienced in the last 12 months?

In this time I grew as an artist, quit my “soul-sucking” job, let go of friendships that drained my energy, which in turned allowed space for new friendships… there were ups and downs…there still are, but I move through all of it with unwavering faith. 

I have learned that having faith in myself and in the journey helps me to make choices that are truly aligned with my values.  I value living with intention. In the last year my life has transformed as I committed to practicing bringing my mindfulness to each interaction, circumstance, or situation I encountered. Practice has made everything possible. 

Intentional creativity has been my consistent practice this year. I love meeting each Muse that comes through the portal of my canvas. There is something so profoundly magical that happens when I take my time getting to know the face staring back at me. The conversations we have…the Love that is present…it is, just really amazing.

I believe in this process so much that it has become my business to use intentional creativity practices to help those on a path to self-love, self-acceptance and self-discovery and heal whatever is needed in the present moments of their lives.

What are your favorite sacred feminine rituals?

My absolute favorite feminine ritual is being in a circle of goddesses. At all of my painting workshops before any paint is poured or drawings sketched we move through a Red Thread Ceremony. The Red Thread has many legends connected to it. There is a Chinese legend that says, “Those that are supposed to meet are connected to an invisible red thread… I love that! It really helps to build a container for beautiful things to happen in. This sacred ritual sets the intention for what we are to accomplish in the time and space that we have all come into. It also helps the women I serve to honor the connection to each other.

How else do you embody being a sovereign Goddess?

I like to wake up early before anyone else in the house and sit with a cup of tea on the porch and just listen to the stars whisper wisdom to me. This is the time when I feed my sovereign Goddess and I do this first before any painting or work, otherwise I risk moving through the day without having honored the joy this ritual brings.

What was your inspiration for The Goddess Chronicles?

Deeply craving the collaboration with other artists and the need to positively affect a local community of girls and women is how The Goddess Chronicles began. I sat with the idea for a couple of months and wondered who would be interested in such a collaboration. A few times, I talked myself right out of moving forward because of the “gremlin” that told me nobody would care. One day as I bathed my 3 year-old twin nieces, I sat back to let them play in the tub. I giggled as I watched them splash around in pure joy. They reminded me of a commitment to live life with intention, purpose, love and faith. In that moment, I realized how many other girls would benefit from such a powerful coming together. With fear and doubt trailing behind me I figured I would run with it while I had a head start.  Read our original interview about the Goddess Chronicles traveling art journal HERE.


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About Shann Vander Leek

Shann Vander Leek

Shann Vander Leek is a Transformation Goddess, Award Winning Podcaster, Best Selling Author, Producer, Podcast Coach and Media Expert. Shann is the founder of True Balance International, LLC, Transformation Goddess, Podcast Bath Media Services, and co-creator of Anxiety Slayer.

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  • shannvanderleek Oct 16, 2013, 9:03 am


    Thank you for sharing your wisdom with the Transformation Goddess community and congratulations on the completion of The Goddess Chronicles. You are such an inspiration! -Shann

    • Sofia Oct 16, 2013, 10:32 am


      Thank you for your work and the opportunity to share my message! I am continuously moved by your spirit and determination to transform the world one goddess at a time! xxx Sofia