Goddess Gift :: Goin' with the Flow
In case you've
noticed, the Goddess Gift E-zine unexpectedly took an unanounced
summer vacation. Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our
control, of course. And you know how we hate feeling outta'
control, don't you?
I suddenly found myself underwater, big-time traumas hitting me
from all sides. Talk about a journey to the bottom of the ocean!
Funny how life gets messy that way sometimes, isn't it?
But, dear subscribers, in the immortal words of Willie Nelson:
You were always in my mind . . . you were always in my mind.
The good news is that I'm starting to get my life back and the
next issue is in the can. Almost. It should be getting to you soon
now that the floodwaters have receded, leaving an awful muddy mess
that's just about as cleaned up as it's gonna' get!
Happy Mabon! (It's the Autumnal Equinox)
This is the day that we celebrate the autumnal equinox, a day on
which the sun and the moon are in perfect balance, sharing the
stage in equal measure. It is a day to meditate on where you need
to find more balance in your life.
It is also a night to honor the dark goddesses of death and
destruction. On this night when the veil that separates our world
from the Underworld is at its very thinnest, it is a good time to
send messages to those who have died before us. It's also the best
time to release pain and resentments you've been holding onto for
Make a list of all that you wish to release and then, under the
full moon, trust the dark goddesses and torch that list, letting
those legendary ladies carry the smoke where it needs to go.
You'll find you have more room in your heart for gratitude and
It works for me.
And so does the
following musing that was written by Erma Bombeck, American
humorist and columnist, after she found out she was dying from
IF I HAD
MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER
I would have
gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the
earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there
for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose
before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the
carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room
and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted
to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather
ramble about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up
on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and
I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching
television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was
practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have
cherished every moment and realized that the
wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life
to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have
said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There
would have been more "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's."
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize
every minute...look at it and really see it ... live it
and never give it back. Stop sweating the small stuff.
Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or
who's doing what.
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with
those who do love us.
Let's think about what God (and Goddess) HAS
blessed us with. And what we are doing each day to promote
ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally. I hope you
all have a blessed day.
And we've got something else to celebrate this week. Goddess Gift
is nine years old. And what a wild, wacky wonderful ride it's
been! Liz and Sarah join m in thanking each of you for being such
part of that.
Together we've made
stories to tell, shared some hard times times and had quite a few
good laughs together, haven't we?
And it's become a Goddess Gift tradition that on our anniversary,
we celebrate by sharing the bounty and offer our loyal subscribers
the chance to take the Goddess Quiz at the lowest price of the
year. (Sorry, dear reader, the Anniversary Sale has ended, but you
can use this link to read more about this full-scale personality
assessment that tells it like it is, goddess style by using this
link to the
art of connection
with the goddess within
allows us to tap into
a deeper well of self-worth, strength,
and an internal power that
many of us have barely imagined.
a reminder to...
Put First Things
Set aside your burdens, even if just for a moment,
and make time for your Self.
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