Tuesday, October 16, 2007

GODDESS Perpetuations

Goddess Perpetuations for Daily Living

1. I strive to be in service rather than in power. With service comes humility and care. With power comes corruption.
2. I strive to live in harmony with Nature.
3. I strive to employ kindness and compassion as well as ethics and integrity.
4. I strive to be strong, tenacious and assertive, using force as a last resort, and then only tempered by wisdom, care, and discernment.
5. I strive to be accountable and responsible for my actions and expect the same of others.
6. I strive to not be influenced by power and greed.
7. I strive to be generous, supportive and nurturing.
8. I strive to work in partnership with others to create mutually beneficial relationships and associations.
9. I strive to perpetuate positive thoughts and practice life-affirming actions, knowing that what I put forth will return to me.
10. I strive to be aware I am a thread in the web of life, a microcosm of the macrocosm, and as such I affect others.
11. I strive for equality and human rights for all, no matter one's sexual orientation, race, religion or gender.
12. I strive to seek the beauty, joy and pleasures of life.
13. I strive to be grateful and know abundance, with no fear of scarcity.
14. I strive to know myself.
15. I strive to embrace diversity and tolerance for in Goddess' many faces, skin colors, sizes and shapes I see richness and have no fear.
16. I strive to honor all living things, including myself, and seek to harm none.
17. I strive to see the Divine in myself and all things, including the mundane.
18. I strive to recognize there is no one way to define, embrace or worship the Divine.
19. I strive to seek my own best path to the Divine.
20. I strive to be one with the Divine.

By: Rev. Karen Tate
Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations, available now,
and Walking An Ancient Path (due in bookstores Summer 2008)
thnx to Rev. Karen Tate for the text gemstones.
thnx to seattletim for the foto.


BBC said...

Interesting, I'm pretty good at most of those things. When I'm not being cranky and fussing about how things are here.

Anonymous said...

Dear Athana,

I have contacted Morgaine Swann with the following message, and she suggested I contact you too. (I couldn't find an email address for you.)

I have been trying to find people who write blogs and who might be interested in an article I recently had published, in the hope that they might review it and so get people to look at it.

The article concerns the iconology of the Palaeolithic female figures and figurines in general, and of one in particular - namely, the Godddess of Laussel. And I use this archaeological example to illustrate a pathological tendency of the normal, modern, adult human psyche.

Since the article is very highly interdisciplinary (actually I prefer the term 'superdisciplinary'), and since I'm not an academic and have no academic contacts (actually I'm long-term unemployed), there's no way my article would have been published in an academic journal - though I did try quite a few.

Please would you be kind enough to take a look. The article comes in two halves, and the first half is published here:

The second half will be published in a few weeks time. I also hope you might be particularly interested in that, for it relates directly to the human political spectrum.

With best wishes,
Michael Bland