The Goddess Path Issue #039
The Goddess Venus
Lessons on Receiving
Table of Contents
1. The Goddess Venus: The Roman Aphrodite
2. The Gift of Receiving
3.The Hidden History of Valentine's Day
4. Where Has All the Passion Gone?
5. The Gift of Goddess Gab: Last Call
~The Goddess Quotes Competition~
6. Goddesses All Around
Venus, The Roman
Goddess of Romance
Venus :: The Roman goddess, born of the sea and the stars,
giving vibrant energy to those who love and honor her. As
surely as roses unfold and the waves lap against the shore,
Venus recreates herself again and again.
A latecomer to the folds of the Roman gods and
goddesses, the stunning Venus soon had them eating out of
her hands. You can read her history here: Venus.
Like the Greek goddess Aphrodite whose mythology
she inherited, the Roman goddess Venus assumed
the divine responsibility for love, beauty, and
sexuality, not to mention marriage, procreation,
and domestic bliss.
How excited we were when this breathtaking
beauty arrived on our shores at Goddess Gift!
We have been honored to be chosen by the famed
glass artist Colin Heaney to unveil his latest
creation, the Venus Plate, a spectacular
addition to our Goddess Glass Art Collection.
And, as always, Venus has perfect timing...just in time for Valentine's
Day and the celebration of her gift to the world, the gift of romance.
Look her over
Look who just arrived
Latest addition to the
Glass Art Goddess Collection
by Colin Heaney
Talk about a
goddess who knew how to accept gifts and praise! Venus truly
'thought well of herself'. And she expected, even demanded,
to be honored and acknowledged for the divine female that
And so should you . . .
The Importance of Receiving
Receiving is just as important as giving. It sets the flow of
abundance and helps others to attract their good as well. When
you refuse to ever receive you can be robbing someone else the
chance to give. Science has even shown that your health may
depend on your ability to receive.
There are many reasons that people have for not receiving.
They believe that:
- It is bad or selfish to receive
- They'll feel guilty
- They may take from someone else
- There may be strings attached
- They will owe someone a favour, and hate to be in debt.
- What if they can't return it.
If you feel as that you have taken someone else's good from
them, you cannot do this. The Universal laws, when you are in
harmony with them, are set to your advantage. You can have
whatever you desire, as long as your integrity is in order.
......Continue reading about the
Goddess Gift of Receiving
The Hidden History of Valentine's
Valentine's Day approaches -- that time of year when lovers
(and wannabe's) are frantic, wondering whether to splurge on
the heart-shaped box of chocolates, over-priced flowers, or
the predictable greeting cards.
Ever wonder how the madness
all got started? Visit here to read the fascinating story
An Emperor, a Priest, and a Goddess
Last Call for the Goddess Gift of Gab Contest
By popular request we're extending the deadlines for
entry until February 24 and . . .
because a couple of you have written to say you were 'put
off' by having to set up a (free blogger account) to leave
your entry. . .
we've created an easier mechanism, a form where you can
email them directly to us. So. . .
To enter: Visit
Goddess Gift of Gab to read more about the contest and
submit your goddess quote.
Goddesses All Over The Place
Greek goddesses and Roman, and plenty of Aussies and
Canucks as well showed up when you "mapped in" last
month...not to mention all the USA gals. Many thanks to all
of you who took the time to click on the map to let us know
where you were from. (And lots of gratitude from Deb,
publisher of the forthcoming goddess book that's in the
works, who was desperately seeking demographics.)
Like the goddesses Venus and Aphrodite, most of you
(perhaps 70%) lived in states/provinces bordered by the sea.
And your favorite goddess was . . . . (the envelope,
please): Kuan Yin (First Place), then Aphrodite and
Artemis . I had great fun reading all
your comments, especially those containing praise for the
website, our personal labor of love. See, I AM learning to
The comments are posted at
Goddess Path Subscribers for
anyone who'd like to hear what our other subscribers had to
say about their favorite goddesses and why.
In Closing, remember to . . .
remain open and ready to receive, and
to love yourself.