Goddess Path, Issue #007- Summertime
Summertime, and the Living is Easy (Or Oughta' Be)
1. Ups, Downs, & All Around
It's official . . . the Goddess Shop and the Gallery of Goddess Art are open! You should have received a separate announcement by email -- but since I made a Big Oops! and provided you with a link that didn't work, here's a new one that's been thoroughly tested and proved to work:
Goddess Shop and the Gallery of Goddess Art
We've been going for full steam for a couple of months getting them launched, and undoubtedly we will spend the next couple of months finding all our mistakes! This was the last phase of the construction of the Goddess Gift site.
But, like this month's featured goddess, Atalanta, we persevere! We'll be:
Speaking of Atalanta, we send a special "thanks for your patience" to those of you who've downloaded the free screensaver and are using it to pick up meditations and activities. Now that the shops are up, we'll get less sporadic about feeding you new content on a regular basis.
For newcomers to our list of newsletter subscribers, here's a link so you can check out the free goddess screensaver (Windows): Goddess Screensaver
On the subject of goddesses and meditations/affirmations -- have you
visited goddess.com.au yet? We highly recommend their newsletter; featuring a
different goddess and her meditations. It's brief and comes to you weekly. Subscribe by:
Beach Books: Our Summer Reading Suggestions
All are related in some fashion to The Goddess, her mythology, history, or energy. Those marked with an asterisk* are written by members of our very own Goddess Path community. What talent we have here ! :-}
Check them all out here or at your local library.
Keeping Our Focus: A Lesson of Artemis
I confess that I have a certain amount of ambivalence about the Goddess Shop.
Why was the Goddess Shop part of the vision for the Goddess Gift website?
"Stuff" can be a useful tool in personal growth and the development of "goddessness". It can be endowed with goddess "spirit" and used, with conscious intent, to build a better life. On the coupon page, I'll give you one brief example from my experience. Also . . .
It can (theoretically, at least) provide a mechanism for paying for the expenses of running the website -- and, who knows, someday it might even provide a little income for those who labor in the vineyards.
But here's the rub . . . the Shop is not central to our vision or the reason for having the website. We make room for the Shop, we enjoy it (and hope you do too), but our primary focus should remain on the goddess archetypes and nurturing the Goddess Growth of site visitors with the information we provide and with the Goddess Quiz/Report.
The Bottom Line: We don't want to be "just" a commercial venture, no matter how nifty a venture it might be.
So, I write this to pledge to you our intent to hold on to this philosophy, to let the Goddess Shop serve the "goddesses within" rather than the other way around.
You are hereby granted permission, and even encouragement, to call us to task should you feel that we you notice that we've begun to stray from this, our intended path.
That said, we ARE delighted with the way the shop turned out, had fun working on it, appreciated the positive response from those of you who wrote that you liked it, and have high hopes that it will add to your goddess experience!
Special Offers for Goddess Path Subscribers
Each month I'll give you links to any coupons, discounts, or special offers from our partners that you, our loyal readers, can use when you visit the Goddess Shop. So if you find something you want in the Goddess Shop, be sure to use this link to take advantage of time-limited specials.
Here's a link to a webpage I've put up that contains the offers:
Signs of Progress: Goddess Gift, now in its 7th month of operation, is not only among the top 100,000 sites on the internet, but is ranked 84,527th by Alexa!
Next Month's Newsletter: We hope to bring you a new goddess and her story as well as the interesting story of "The 100th Monkey" and how the goddesses and this concept can enrich our world. Stay tuned, and . . .
Walk in light,