THE GODDESS GIFT NEWSLETTER

~  Gaia Calls You to Nurture the World ~

This Issue: Table of Contents

~ White Buffalo Calf Woman & The Gift of Peace
~The True Story of Mother's Day
~Explore the Healing Message of Sadness
~ An invitation to:
:: Stand with the Grandmothers on May 13 ::
:: Make a Million Voices for the Women of Iran ::


The Great goddess Gaia calls us all, as women, to be mothers--not just to increase the number of our tribe, but to protect and nurture the world and all that is within it. 

This Mother's Day let us honor Gaia, the Great Mother, pouring out feminine energy and spirit . . . for healing in our small corners and in the World writ large.


White Buffalo Calf Woman

White Buffalo Calf Woman is one of the most revered deities among the Native Americans in the United States.

A beautiful young woman who appeared to a young warrior as a white buffalo calf, White Buffalo Calf Woman was a wholly benevolent figure, for it was she who gave The People the peace-pipe and provided the teachings that allow them to respect and live in harmony with all things.

The myths of White Buffalo Calf Woman recount her compassion, her great love for children and her concern for their futures.  She  instructed the people to be responsible caretakers of the land and to be always mindful that the children are the future of the people.

Read the myths of White Buffalo Calf Woman

White Buffalo Calf Woman was noted for her :

White Buffalo Woman Meditation

Ever wonder if goddesses like Gaia and White Buffalo Calf Woman ever pray? Take a look at this remarkable image. Hint: Tilt your head sideways to the left and view the full length of the picture while you meditate on the meaning of the myths of White Buffalo Calf Woman.


Mother's Day

It's not the Hallmark Holiday that you might think it is! Find out what the founders really had in mind. You might just be surprised!

The True Meaning of Mother's Day


The Healing Power of Sadness

My community watched in horror as the events at Virginia Tech rocked the world. Many of our own attend school there and we were anxious for word of their safety.

We awaited word of our young folk with shock and an overwhelming sense of sadness. 

We were lucky. Those from our community were spared.  We wanted them home.

But how inspired we were when they decided to stay to help support the others in their university community. How resilient they seemed when they returned to campus to begin studying, working, rebuilding hope and healing.

We were touched by these words:

   "Remember:
    there is no such thing as hate,
    only the absence of love.
    there is no such thing as darkness,
    only the absence of light.
    there is no such thing as cold,
    only the absence of heat.
    there is no such thing as evil,
    only the absence of good.
    So let's fill the world with love, light, warmth and GOOD.
    we have the power
    we have the influence. "

    prayers and blessings to you all,
    Annie Tomastik, Chantilly, Va.

In that vein, we are pleased to bring you this article from Dr. Steven A. Hodes, MD, (aka The Meta-Physician) who joins us this month with a message about the:

The Healing Power of  Sadness

Dr. Hodes views healing in the broader context and defines it as any and all activities and choices which make us more aware, knowledgeable, caring, compassionate, loving and joyful. 

He believes that pain can become a source of healing and that we can learn more from difficult lessons than easy ones. He feels that sharing our thoughts and feelings with others during times of suffering is manifesting the God/Goddess within us.


An invitation to:
Stand Together for the World

Join 'Standing Women' on Mother's Day

The women of Ohio, U.S.A., invite the women of the world, from the day-old babies to our most senior elders, to gather with us on May 13, 2007, to save the world.

We will be gathering for the world's children and grandchildren, and for the seven generations beyond them. We dream of a world where all of our children have safe drinking water, clean air to breathe, and enough food to eat. A world where they have access to a basic education to develop their minds and healthcare to nurture their growing bodies. A world where they have a warm, safe and loving place to call home. A world where they don't live in fear of violence--in their home, in their neighborhood, in their school or in their world. This is the world of which we dream. This is the cause for which we stand.

If you share this dream, please gather with us for five minutes of silence at 1 p.m. your local time on May 13, 2007, in your local park, school yard, gathering place, or any place you deem appropriate, to signify your agreement with the statement. We ask you to invite the men and boys who you care about to join you. We ask that you bring bells to ring at 1 p.m. to signify the beginning of the five minutes of silence and to ring again to signify the end of the period of silence. During the silence, please think about what you individually and we collectively can do to attain this world. Afterwards, hopefully you and your loved ones can talk together about how we can bring about this world.

Visit www.standingwomen.org for more details and to register your commitment to stand with us. Hundreds of gatherings are already listed on this calendar -- in 34 countries -- and we welcome you to join this energy field.


An invitation to:
Let your Voice Help Other Women
to Have the Freedom to Use Theirs

The women of Iran ask for our help. They are working to get the support of a million citizens of the world.

Perhaps you can take a moment this month to improve the conditions they live under by signing their petition, and helping these women have attain more rights under the law.

Please add your signature to their petition and be a force for change.

The Million Women


 

 
In Closing,

remember that . . .
'We Are the World We Imagine'
      ~ Paul Hawken on the optimism of our hearts

         

Sharon
 
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