Water Memories

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As the mist rises from the valleys around me I breathe in the moisture in the air – Water droplets, mist modules of memories.

Water not only holds our reflections, but our memories too.

Mist transports us on our emotions.

Today I am reminded of the Western Journey towards death, the little deaths and the big deaths that touch us all.

The mists of time and mornings wash over us cleansing and refreshing giving us strength for a new day.

 

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My Dad’s Indigenous Glass Mosaics

DSC01908I put this together this week, this Video is dedicated with love to my Step Dad Nick Spitzmacher, the artist of these beautiful mosaics. This is one of his later creations, before he left this planet in 2013. Nick was a refugee to this country from the Ukraine, he loved this place and its teachings, I miss you deeply Dad xXx

 

 

 

 

In this life…

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In life, you will realise there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it’s worth it.

© Astarté Earthwise

Sorry

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60,000 years ago the inhabitants of this land were just sitting here, living in the moment. What a deep spirituality these people had, a wonderful sense of community, and a connection to all living things.

Today our world is full of cynicism, judgement, greed, and a need to dwell on the past and want to know the future…

Today in this country, in this moment, I acknowledge National Sorry Day, in this moment I am deeply sorry for all that has been lost and taken away. I am deeply sorry for the grief caused by our ignorance, I am deeply sorry that this land and its teachings have been lost by so many.

Today I know it is in this moment, that the magic of restoration of the teachings of this land are re-starting the healing process, may the healing of this moment, reach all inhabitants of this sacred land.

Once again we can find the joy and the deepest spirituality of living in the moment, the deeper sense of community and the sacred connection to all living things.

© Astarté Earthwise

Truth, Love & Beauty

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My thoughts on the Old Craft….

Witchcraft as we all know is about knowing yourself, first and foremost.

It’s about knowing who you are and what triggers you and your behaviour.

It’s up to YOU to get a handle on that.

No one can be blamed if you don’t own your own behaviour and emotions.

You have choices to walk in a world with your delusions and illusions or you can walk in truth.

Walking in truth is the crooked path, walking in illusion is the straight path.

You are a beautiful powerful being, and you need to believe that, and aim to make that being bigger and better.

Getting caught up in gossip, backstabbing and slander is simply a road to self-defeat.

The path of manipulating others, for your own outcome, will only damage you.

Your authentic self, honestly knows your weaknesses, it’s your job to strengthen them.

Become strong in who you are, using all the tools available to you.

If you are surefooted these negative things will not stick to you, only to those telling the tales.

People who think witchcraft is easy, are deluded; it’s painful, frustration ridden, hard work and bloody rewarding.

If you come to the path of the old ways not operating from your heart, and being authentic, you will indeed experience deep pain.

That pain is often your gift:

A gift to be used for the good of transforming yourself.

Or this gift of pain is to be used in playing the victim and spreading your wrath forever more, because sadly you missed the opportunity to walk with the wise.

An accomplished and good builder or carpenter never blames their tools if their finished product is shoddy.

If your elders, teachers, or mentors give you tools for self-improvement and you don’t use them, for whatever reason, then seek other tools before blaming them for your own shoddy emotions.

Not all relationships work, because we are human, however those that make us uncomfortable are the ones we often learn from the most, running from them, just keeps you re-creating the same shoddy emotions.

May you all find your Truth through Love

© Astarté Earthwise 2014