This past weekend was the annual sidewalk sale for the Sebastopol downtown businesses on Main Street. Just like in years past there were so many fun things going on. Music, demonstrations, artist, and of course, sales.
But this event is so much more than a retail shopping experience. Can you find beautiful items on discount? Sure, but what is behind the shopping excursion is community. All day we experienced families out together, groups of women having a day out in the sunshine, people out on an adventure. Do you see the common word here? OUT!
People came out of their homes, stepped away from their electronic devices, and spend time out in the world together. It was fun, it was joyful, and it was a special honor to be a part of it.
Sebastopol is a small town and we, luckily, still have that small town vibe. When we do community events like the sidewalk sale, it brings community together. It's a beautiful thing.
From Phoenix: This month Milk & Honey turns 20! That's quite an impressive milestone for a retail shop with a specialty such as ours. This month also marks the one year anniversary of me womaning the ship. Another impressive milestone, if I do say so myself.
But there is more to these milestones than just numbers or business. The fact that this shop has been open for two decades reflects how important the Goddess is to our community. Over the years there have been different permeations of Milk & Honey, but the bottom line has always been Goddess-orientated.
In these days of violence and fear, the Goddess can bring us back to a place of wholeness and peace. And it doesn't matter how you see Her; She could be Mary, Kuan Yin, Freya, Oshun, Brigid, Lakshmi; Gaia, Earth Mama or one of a million other Goddess names. What She does is help us to remember that we are all connected.
After 20 years Milk & Honey has a spirit of her own. She is her own entity and all of the Goddesses here speak with her and for her. It is an honor and a privilege to do the work of holding space for her to speak to community.
And so I say, Happy Birthday Milk & Honey. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you so much for helping to keep the Goddess in the North Bay. Thank you so much for being a constant reminder of the blessings in this world.
Today launches the beginning of our Milk & Honey blog. We are really excited to start this new adventure of words. This won't be any ordinary blog; on these pages you will discover a plethora of ideas, thoughts, ramblings, and delights. Different Goddesses from Milk & Honey will share writings and knowledge so you will get to hear from many different voices and backgrounds.
On these pages you will come to learn more about Milk & Honey, different spiritual traditions, different Goddesses (both ancestral and living ones), special products highlights, spell crafting advice, Sebastopol events and trends, and so much more.
Stay tuned as our blog starts to take shape and spread the Treasures and Pleasures of the Goddess across the interwebs!
Milk & Honey
Wise words, thoughts, ideas, and wisdom from the Goddesses of Milk & Honey.