Goddess Path, Issue #005- Mum's the Word
May 11, 2003

 

Mum's the Word

Contents of This Edition

Isis, Mother of Us All: A look at the goddess Mother that paved the way for all the goddesses that followed. Honoring our spiritual mothers.

Get Ready, Goddess Shop will open soon. The countdown begins!

Goddess Goings On: A link to the highlights of the month at Goddess Gift and our plans for the next upcoming weeks.

The Goddesses Are Ready to Listen: Let us know what you think . . . about an idea for a Forum that might better meet your needs. Last chance to pick up the free Screensaver before we open it up to all our site visitors.

How to Be The Heroine in Your Own Life Story. Just a reminder for those who have yet to take the Goddess Quiz.

Note: For those who have text-only email we have provided an extra set of links at the bottom of this email.


Isis, Mother of Us All

The Egyptian goddess Isis was called the Goddess of Ten Thousand Names because she was “Complete”.

Now this was a woman who had all her bases covered . . . benevolent teacher/leader and powerful ruler, a magical woman who possessed feminine guile and wouldn’t hesitate to use it to advance her moral causes, passionate and loving wife, and a wise, nurturing, and protective mother.

One of her most prominent aspects was her role as loving mother. As Mother’s day arrives, as we honor the mothers who gave us life and “grew us up good”, let’s also take a moment to reflect on the Mother/Madonna archetype that Isis represents.

To read the myths of Isis and see her symbols, use this link:
The Story of Isis.

Whether or not we’re fortunate to be bound to them by blood ties, we also give thanks for (and to, if we still can) those nurturing, growth-giving, suffering and enduring women who have brought us joy and been the spiritual mothers in our lives.

One of the great spiritual mothers in the US eventually grew up to become our poet laureate. These recent words of hers have been circulating widely on the internet lately, but, in case you missed them:

Life
by
Maya Angelou

When I was in my younger days, I weighed a few pounds less. I needn't hold my tummy in to wear a belted dress. But now that I am older, I've set my body free. There's the comfort of elastic where once my waist would be.

Inventor of those high-heeled shoes --- my feet have not forgiven I have to wear a 9 now, but used to wear a 7.

And how about those pantyhose --- They're sized by weight, you see, So how come when I put them on the crotch is at my knee?

I need to wear these glasses As the print's been getting smaller; And it wasn't very long ago I know that I was taller.

Though my hair has turned to gray and my skin no longer fits. On the inside, I'm the same old me, It's the outside's changed a bit.

But, on a positive note... I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these 3 things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.

I've learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.





Coming Soon! The Goddess Shop at Goddess Gift

We’ve lined up an exciting array of partners to bring you the various “Goddess Collections”, each collection designed to emphasize or honor the goddess in you.

Whether an item is down-to-earth and practical, truly inspirational, or absolutely wacky enough to satisfy the wild woman within – we promise you’ll have an intriguing shopping experience that is rather unique.

Expect to receive an announcement in the next couple of weeks for the Grand Opening of the Goddess Shop!


Would you like to find your “voice”, let your inner goddess roar (or at least meow)? We want to listen.

The Bad News is that, although we’re getting a respectable amount of traffic to the Goddess Forum page, almost nobody is posting responses to the wonderful article on the Goddess Kali.

Although I feel pretty committed to the idea of publishing special “articles” previously published elsewhere, it seems that the article/response format that we’re using isn’t proving very productive.

The Good News is that a couple of you have written suggesting a general idea that might work beautifully as a replacement.

The concept is that we have a place on the site where ANY of us could make a goddess-related contribution . . . a poem, story, essay or musing, a recipe, or even just a sharing of the simple ways to bring a bit of “goddess-ness” into our daily lives.

What do YOU think of the idea? Would you be interested in contributing or in reading what others have to say? Please let me know and share your ideas about what you’d like to see included if we go ahead with the idea.


We’ve had some emails about the free Goddess Gift Screensaver saying “I Love It!” so we’ll consider “no news is good news”, but let us know of any problems so we can fix them.

We’ll be doing the Featured Goddess section a bit differently. Remember how you can use the F 2 button to access the featured goddess? Hestia is the goddess who is “currently showing.”

Instead of making the goddess’ story a serial, we’ll just provide a link to the whole story and focus on putting up the different meditations and activities…hopefully on a basis that more closely resembles “daily”.

How to Be The Heroine in Your Own Life Story.

Have you taken the Goddess Quiz and received your Goddess Report? Lots of you have, but others haven’t gotten around to it yet.

It’s a fascinating and fun way to get an accurate personality assessment (scientifically valid) that can help you improve your relationships, self-esteem, career, and satisfaction with your life. Plus those who’ve taken it have had truly enthusiastic things to say about it.

Or click the link below to order the Goddess Quiz/Report now. Cost is $15 (USD) and supports the Goddess Gift website.

Discover Your Goddess Type

That’s all for now . . .

P.S. Remember to mother your own inner child this month. We’ve all got one and they have a tendency to misbehave very badly when we neglect them.

Sharon
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