Category Archives: Power Words

I Am Joy!

I know these times we are living in are tough…..the media and social media spews forth fear….pending war….. disaster for the planet and humankind……..stop for a moment and look around you….and then within…. find in this very moment …..Gratitude……. For that is the key for living in joy….step away from living in the patriarchal fear….embrace gratitude and you will operate on a higher frequency, and in this you will find your joy… in joy!



A young arabic man I share philosophy with into the wee hours via phone for over a year now, texted me this morning to ask me what I was doing, I replied “Today I am romancing a new beautiful limited edition book from Canada…How I long to lay in tall field grasses, on a rug, with a beloved, sharing verses and divining our very souls.”

( the book is Aurore By Gabriel McCaughry)

He then said “sounds intimate?” To which I replied “I thrive on intimacy”

He asked “What kind of a connection?” I replied “Every level”

He said “True Intimacy” “What are a few qualities you put in that?” I answered with thoughtfulness “Vulnerability, truth, love, beauty, and my submission.”

He replied “Love is varied and so is beauty, but I get the others. I like them also”

I responded “that is why I share my intimate self with you, over the phone, even though we have never met, and I don’t even know what you look like.”

He then said “I think our minds are undefinable”

Building Community


You need look no further than the people who surround you.

Bond with them, join them, re-connect.

Give up hidden judgements and grievances that stop you bonding.

Let communication replace them; start healing your lost bonding of the past.

Allow yourself to be inspired, experience vision, hear the voice of Mother Nature, connect and be a part of the Oneness.

Because of Her we can….


Because of Her we can….

The feminine energy of the indigenous sun…touches my skin, she grows freckles on my skin…my skin was born of this land, so she belongs to this land…

I’ve taken time this week, to reflect, to sit in the sun, and to listen in the dark, I’ve nourished my mind…and stilled my soul.

Firstly I honour and pay respects to Nungeena Tya….our Earth Mother…She gives so much…without Her there would be no human life here.

Here quietly in this sacred space on this land here on the farm, Worimi land, I have quietly celebrated the essential role that the indigenous women have played and continue to play in my life, in community and this entire nation, and the universe.


I would like to thank all Indigenous women for their strength and determination through the atrocities they have lived and breathed, that they carry and that which has come down through their bloodlines and their songlines. I am both grateful and blessed to have listened and to have heard your stories. I am humbled by your raw honesty and tenacity.

I feel your strength growing, and I support your dreams and the dreaming. You have my compassion, empathy, attention and respect.

Two very  special women have personally touched my life deeply and I am a better person for having known them, worked with them and learnt from them.

Maureen Smith – Minmia and Sal Lavallee – Ngarigo Gin I am forever grateful for your friendship, you continue to amaze me with your potency for healing self and for bringing more and more of yourself and your message to the world. Your service, wisdom, writings and your art are miraculous gifts for all women, and humanity.

Thank you deeply, from my heart to yours as I honour you with the deepest of love and respect.

So many Indigenous women, known and unknown, have been my guides on my crooked path, their light shines the way, as does their shadow, and in this naidoc week I acknowledge each and everyone of you.

The bones that lie in this dirt beneath my feet are my ancestors, as are the tall ironbark’s swaying with the gum trees here, I hear their voices and their calls on the breeze.

The blue cloudless skies this week with the post solstice chill, take the green from the paddock grasses, as the light increasing plays patterns on the tall Kangaroo grass, and is more magic at sunset. I am connected to all, we are one.

I love this land, this nation and this continent, it is unique as are its people its flora and fauna, I am humbled every day to wake up in such an enriched environment, of ancient sacredness and clear enthusiastic indigenous young minds, steering our future may we all unite to heal, what was lost.

In ten to twenty years from now the very belligerent patriarchs, and their unbalanced ideals will be laying in this dirt, their ways will be gone forever, a thing of the past…. and all women will breathe easier.

Respect, balance and femininity is rising, wrongs are being righted….and because of Her we now Can!…Yes!!!




Ngarigo Gin

Balance in Harmony

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We cannot have harmony and balance in our lives if we forget to include the Earth and Her natural rhythms in our lives. One thing Nature has taught me is that to have balance we must keep moving. Learning whilst holding on, the importance of also letting go.
Be content, but never stop improving yourself. Understanding what we need to control and what we need to surrender, this will naturally bring you Balance, and balance is so important in everything we do. Strive for the middle point to embrace happiness.

~ The house yard here at the farm in Limeburners Creek, Hunter Valley NSW.



The greatest prison you can live in, is the one in your head, leave behind your bitterness, move on from the past, when people’s actions trigger those painful memories, when you feel abandoned and alone, when you have been shut out yet again, and you feel the hurt returning, this is your chance to make a move towards your  freedom.

Don’t step back into your pain, you are so much better than that, for in this very moment you are fully alive, you are powerful, all you need do is live in the now, that is enough. Be thankful that the past has brought you to this present, where you are learning to use all your energy and your deep wild spirit to live fully.

For freedom is never free, it needs your support to keep it fluid.

The more support you give yourself when you are triggered, the freer you will be.

Empowered woman, empowered sister, empowered me!


~ © Astarté Earthwise March 2018