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A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history – with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila. May 19, 2010

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Thank you to all the computer geeks I met with tonight. They taught me all about shopping cart software. So someday when I grow up, I can be a fat, rich goddess.

Well 2 out of 3 ain’t bad sista!!!

Wish me luck on my quest for the perfect offerings on my website. I’m going for spices and oils.What’s your big dream when you grow up?

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba
http://imacelebrationgoddess.com/index.html

 

I need cheering up Goddess Gal Pals… April 20, 2010

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I know that I shouldn’t be blue…but I am today.  Think I’ll go for a walk, think about the chocolate I can’t eat, gaze at the daffodils and enjoy the fresh air.

 

Eggactly why do we celebrate Easter with eggs? April 3, 2010

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The term ‘Easter’ has its roots in the pagan cultures which stand for ancient polytheistic religions. Original Christian scriptures never mentioned the term ‘Easter’ neither was it ever associated with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Easter as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection is a very recent phenomenon in the history of Christianity. Eggs have stood as a symbol of fertility for ages unknown. If we try to trace the Easter egg origin then we will find that it even had significance in the Roman spring festivals and feasts.

Salted hardboiled eggs have existed even in Jewish traditions. Even the word ‘Easter’ is derived from the name of an Anglo-Saxon Goddess by the name of ‘Eastre’. In ancient times, vernal equinox was the time to honor Eastre, the Goddess of Spring.

About the origin of the Easter egg in Christianity, it is said that Mary Magdalene went to the court of the Roman Emperor with a red egg after Christ had risen from his grave. She gave him the red egg, the red color of which stood for the blood shed by the Christ for the redemption of the world. Mary Magdalene told him that Christ has risen, and preached Christianity to him. Thus, the egg came to represent the resurrection of the Christ.

Many people who celebrate Easter are not aware of the Easter egg origin. According to ancient Babylonian legends, a huge egg fell into the Euphrates River from heaven and Goddess Astarte or Easter came out of it. So the egg became a symbol of the Goddess and a sacred symbol in the Babylonian civilization. There are innumerous interesting stories about the Easter egg origin. One just has to be curious enough to find them out!

Easter is the time when the earth rejuvenates itself. Flowers spring forth from their buds and the earth is full of green joy.  The egg has been a symbol of fertility and rebirth in most of the cultures all over the world. Phoenicians, Persians, Egyptians, and Hindus believed that the earth was born out of an egg. Therefore, the egg has been associated with Easter for eons. In Christianity, the egg also represents the stone of Christ’s tomb.

The Easter egg rolling game symbolizes resurrection of the Christ. The Easter egg history is a very interesting one. Here are some impressive facts from Easter egg history –

  • The account books of England’s Edward I shows that 450 colored gold-leafed Easter eggs were sent as gifts and they cost 18 pence.
  • Easter eggs were originally painted in bright colors representing the bright spring sun.
  • According to a Polish legend, Virgin Mary gave eggs to the soldiers at the cross and pleaded them not to treat her child harshly. As she wept tear drops rolled down from her cheeks on to the eggs creating bright colored spots.
  • At one point in history, colored and etched eggs were exchanged among lovers as a to ken of their love for each other, just like Valentine’s Day gifts.
  • Greeks paint Easter eggs crimson red in memory of the blood shed by Jesus Christ.
  • A book which was written five hundred years ago has given us the first written record of an Easter egg.
  • In certain parts of Germany and Austria, green eggs are gifted on Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday.
  • A North African tribe that had become Christian long time back used to color their Easter eggs.

    Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!
    With eggs….
    Bethsheba

 

What is Goddess-ness? March 22, 2010

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Ever imagine how a Goddess would handle a situation?

What does a Goddess do?

A Goddess loves and honors herself despite any short comings she may have

A Goddess has self discipline and is not run by her emotions

A Goddess is honest

A Goddess is true to her own values

A Goddess knows her own mind and makes her own decisions

A Goddess know what she wants

A Goddess can give as well as receive

A Goddess does not over react and is not defensive

A Goddess does not seek approval from others

A Goddess trusts her instincts and follows them

A Goddess loves and respects everyone

A Goddess surrounds herself with happy healthy people who love her

A Goddess decides what she will spend her time doing

A Goddess can be an example for others

A Goddess is a natural leader

A Goddess is the creator of her own life

A Goddess knows her own boundaries and respects them

A Goddess respects the boundaries of others

A Goddess loves to play and have fun

A Goddess enjoys her own company

A Goddess loves and honors the Earth

A Goddess knows her own style

A Goddess enriches her own life and the lives of others

A Goddess knows her own gifts

A Goddess loves her own body

A Goddess enjoys her sexuality

A Goddess can handle adversity without falling apart

A Goddess pursues her own dreams

A Goddess takes care of herself

A Goddess can see the gifts others share

A Goddess is gracious

A Goddess learns from her mistakes

A Goddess learns from others

A Goddess wants to see the highest good served

A Goddess sees the big picture

A Goddess does not live in fear

A Goddess faces the world head on

A Goddess is open minded

A Goddess sees life as a learning place

A Goddess is grateful for everyone and everything in her life

I am sure there are many more qualities a Goddess has. See if you can add some. And the next time you are feeling down ask yourself, what would my inner Goddess do!

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds
Have a great week Gigi’s!
Bethsheba

 

Belong to the Gigi’s – Goddess Gal Pals Club

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Hi Gigi’s!

I LOVE to meet new people, experience new things, learn, garden, sing, dance, listen to all types of music, and experiment with new recipes.  Want to join the Gigi Club? Well come on now, add my blog and let’s become Gigi’s!

Share with me and I’ll share with you!

Recipes, an interesting tidbit you learned, a funny or touching story, a spectacular new activity, or just a plain old howdy on a Monday morning!

Hope to hear from lots of Gifted, Gracious, Goofy, Gaudy, Glorious, Grateful, Go-getting, Groovy,  Glamorous, Giving, Giddy, Graceful, Gorgeous Goddesses – because if you’re 18 or 90, then YOU ARE  a Gorgeous Goddess!!!!

Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!

Bethsheba