Fighting Aging Without Needles or SurgeryWritten by Victoria Shandra SImone
When we are children there is a considerable amount of effort expended in cause of looking older. Much of world seems cut off to us because of some silly little thing called age. We adorn make-up like our mothers to appear older than we really are and have a lot of fun doing so! And then—we grow up and suddenly we are adults we always wanted to be for all those years and then all we want to do is look younger than we really are! Life is so funny sometimes, isn’t it?
And great news is that we have an abundance of options available to us these days in fight against gravity and time. Products and procedures are seemingly being developed almost daily and this really is a great time to be alive! People are definitely looking younger longer now and we certainly have science to thank for this.
I don’t know about rest of you but I would rather avoid “going under knife” and walking down that plastic surgery route if at all possible. And though Botox® appears to be a great alternative, I am not too keen of needles either and there are certain side-effects and drawbacks to this treatment option. Bruising, drooping eyelids, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness and headaches are some of known side-effects of this product and there is still that needle thing, isn’t there? Now I don’t know about any of you, but anything that is derived from Botulism, a dangerous and sometimes fatal form of food poisoning, isn’t exactly kind of thing I want coursing around my veins!
Hecate is the Greek goddess of the crossroadsWritten by Judi Singleton
Hecate is Greek goddess of crossroads. Properly pronounce her name is "E-CA-TA" or "e-CO-ta, H is silent. She stands at crossroads of your life and protects you from taking wrong road. She is also guardian of new borns, home. Not only was Hecate called upon to ease pains and progress of a woman's labor, but especially to protect and restore health and growth of a child. She is a moon Goddess, she was described as shining or luminous. In other legends she is invisible, perhaps only glimpsed as a light, a "will-o-the-wisp". She always carries a torch or latern at night. She can guide one on dark night of soul for she sees in dark. She is symbolized by Owl. In magical papyri of Ptolemaic Egypt, she is called Bitch and She-Wolf, and her presence is signified by barking of dogs. She is classified as a virgin Goddess, she had no need to marry. She highly valued her independence. She has ability to see in all directions, past, present and future. This forsight allows her to predict one's future. It also gives her intuitive knowledge of which path one should take. She is known as having ability to conjure up dreams, prophecies, and phantoms. Hecate's ability to see into underworld, "otherworld" of sleeping and dead, gives her unusual power to read one's future. New beginnings, whether spiritual or mundane, aren't always easy. But Hecate is there to support and show you way. She loans her farsightedness for you to see what lies deeply forgotten or even hidden, and helps you make a choice and find your path. Oft times she shines her torch to guide you while you are in dreams or meditation. Whether Greek goddess Hecate visits us in waking hours or only while we sleep, she can lead us to see things differently (ourselves included) and help us find greater understanding of our selves and others. Hecate reminds us of importance of change, helping us to release past, especially those things that are hindering our spiritual growth. She urges us to accept change and transitions. She asks us to let go of what is familiar, safe, and secure to learn trust and faith in all Goddess offers. Hecate symbolizes dark within us, part of our psyche we refuse to acknowledge. But because she is so comfortable in dark like owl she can take your hand a travel with to places in yourself you are most afraid to go.