I've gotta confess. I like to notice the small,
seemingly meaningless things that happen in my life and ponder
what they really mean -- as if the goddess was sending me a
message of great import, cleverly disguised.
And, of course, She's put it in my job description that I'm
to decode the hidden meaning and share it with you. So here goes
. . .
A friend of mine bemoaned the fact that no one carries
hankies anymore, remarking that even the stunning gals on The
Bachelor go without a stylish way to dab their soggy trails of
Why do we so
willingly allow ourselves to settle for second-best?
A young woman who is dear to me is going through some
heart-wrenching, soul-searching, hard times right now.
Naturally, it's all because of having settled for less than she
wanted or deserved.
Today I go in search of the most elegant and lacy hanky that
I can find. And when I give it to her I'll tell her to tuck in
in her bra so it's close to her heart as a constant reminder
that she is worth the very best.
(I hope someday, that in a fit of devil-may-care, she'll blow
her nose on it. Then I'll know that her wounds are healed!)
It's a funny thing about life,
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it. ~Somerset Maugham
The Goddess Path asks us to be patient until
we have what's perfect for us, rather than wasting our
money, energy and emotions on what's second-best.
Nurturing your authentic self (aka your
goddess gift) is an art form. It happens when you seek and
discover your uniqueness and your inner resources. It comes
of knowing who you are and what serves you well.
The Greek goddess Psyche started life
as a mortal, just like you and me. She became a
goddess by learning some important lessons about
following the path of abundance and honoring your
authentic self by holding out for nothing less that
what you really want and need.
Beautiful and gentle, she was a
man-magnetic, attracting the amorous approaches (and
many offers of marriage) from the most powerful and
wealthy mortals and even a number of the gods. But
much to the dismay of her parents, Psyche repeatedly
rejected them all. She was holding out for 'Mr.
During long dark nights of self-doubt,
Psyche faced a series of terrifying tests set by
Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love --challenges that
could cost not only her life but her very soul.
Nonetheless, Psyche managed to meet, enchant, marry,
lose and then regain the 'One She Was Waiting For'.
And since that man was none other than
Eros, the God of Love himself, Zeus blessed their
divine union by making her a goddess in her own right.
The myths of Psyche are full of
lessons for all of us, lessons like:
How to bring your dreams into sharp focus
How to set boundaries and 'say no' when you need to
That you have inner strengths and resources
you're not even aware of, and that
Hard work and good intentions aren't enough.
A little self-pampering and some serious napping may be
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