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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 30

Thinking too much of what has been is like walking down the road backwards. Turn around and stride confidently into the future!

The word of the day is attitude.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 29

It is important to keep the balance between external and internal. Community is important; so is time alone with your Guides.

The word of the day is harmony.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 28

When the sun stands still in its path through the year, so should we – for a moment to remember the lessons of the year.

The word of the day is pause.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 27

Begin planning now for abundance during this turn of the wheel; plans can be flexible but providence works best with cooperation.

The word of the day is bounty.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 26

The Tide is turning, the Light is returning. Be always vigilant, yet rejoice!

The word of the day is turn.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 25

Do not write off the old year, even if it was troubling. Look for the growth and learning to take forward into the new.

The word of the day is cycles.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 24

The dance continues; we change partners again… a renewed chance to connect.

The word of the day is community.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 23

She who would defend will also console you.

The word of the day is mother.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 22

During this season filled with the joy of giving, be aware of those who would suck you dry.

The word of the day is defense.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 21

Enjoy the gift of loving connections with those around you.

The word of the day is joy.

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Wishing you all wonderful Yule blessings and a prosperous and abundant turn of the wheel.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 20

Do not get so wrapped up in the fuss that you forget the love.

The word of the day is holy.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 19

Much of the healing we need is in attitude and outlook. Ask for help with this and it will be given.

The word of the day is personal.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 18

Your prescription for the day: touch the Earth, reach for the Sky, bend and stretch both physically and metaphysically.

The word of the day is joy.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 17

Do what is necessary to take care of yourself. Do not wait.

The word of the day is healthy.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 16

Please take it from me: you have permission to ask for what you need.

The word of the day is communication.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 15

Do you feel you need to be granted permission to spend time writing? …Or reading for that matter? Well, here it is. Enjoy!

The word of the day is peaceful.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 14

Hail the Night, a time for quiet, rest, contemplation. Turn off the busyness of life and find this space.

The word of the day is winter.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 13

Some decisions are not to be made lightly; we pen our commitment on the celestial record with our actions.

The word of the day is deliberate.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 12

Do messages from the Gods come more often in the still of the dark season, or are our ears just more attuned?

The word of the day is listen.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 11

This is a good day to cuddle up with a warm “cuppa” and write those cards and letters.

The word of the day is communicate.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 10

Seek out family stories, diaries, histories from your kin. And be sure to leave your tales, adding to the storehouse of wisdom.

The word of the day is timeline.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 9

Pull out your high-top waders and go swap stories somewhere. Don’t matter how deep the water, it’s the sharing that counts.

The word of the day is camaraderie.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 8

The Gatepost hears many stories, as can you when you stand and listen.


The word of the day is quiet.

Words of Wisdom December 7

The one who watches knows everyone's comings and goings, in the light of day and in the dark of night.

The word of the day is open.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 6

Keep your eye (and heart) on the Light and do not be distracted by the chaos around you; it will pass.

The word of the day is vision.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 5

Myth can help you find the clearing when you wander in the woods.


The word of the day is light.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 4

Go about in the world and be a shining example of all that is good.

The word of the day is encompass.

Words of Wisdom December 3

The tapestry, or web, of life exists in three dimensions as the fibers weave and thread through time and space, connecting all that is, was, will be.

The word of the day is view.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 2

The old sage and the society matron take tea by the fire.

The word of the day is joining.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Words of Wisdom December 1

Share the abundance in your life with stories of wisdom and strength.

The word of the day is connection.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 30

The swapping of yarns, the sharing of tales, the gift of a good book
to share by the fire; `tis the season…

The word of the day is quiet.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 29

It is good to stop, at times, and step back from our lives. To contemplate all we have picked up along the way, and to put down that which does not work.

The word of the day is re-evaluate.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 28

A glass of wine may untangle the knots and allow the story to flow once again.

The word of the day is relax.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 27

Sing the song of Saga, a pocket full of yarns… Spinning stories combines the past with the future.

The word of the day is connection.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 26

Capture family stories to connect the generations. We will not all be here next year.

The word of the day is posterity.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 25

Editing can improve both writing and life.

The word of the day is precise.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 24

‘Tis the season for writing cards and notes. Remember to write what is meaningful; this is a time of sharing, not an accounting.

The word of the day is messages.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 23

The Muse would love nothing more than if you put pen to paper, or sat by the fire and spun a yarn.

The word of the day is story.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 22

Let your passion run out through your fingers and through the pen.

The word of the day is write.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 21

Common sense is the best approach to health; we do not live in a sterile environment, nor should we strive to.

The word of the day is protection.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 20

Begin to sever from your life, that which makes you ill or afflicts your peace of mind.

The word of the day is healing.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 19

It is good to seek permission, first, but sometimes it is easier to get forgiveness.

The word of the day is responsibility.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 18

Give yourself permission to sit by the Hearth. Rest and thinking forward are best for today.

The word of the day is contemplate.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 17

Proper oaths protect and defend.

The word of the day is justice.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 16

Ring around a relationship, a pocket full of care, where there’s love and truth, the Guardian will be there.

The word of the day is family.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 15

Feathers, like leaves in the gusting wind; a spirit is set free to fly.

The word of the day is opportunity

Friday, November 14, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 14

Listen to the whisper of the tree and the birds’ early songs. The Words are written in hoofbeats on the storm.

The word of the day is insight.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 13




You have resources beyond measure, safely stored and guarded by the Gods.

The word of the day is blessings.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 12

Some things are best kept in private, like a chest of treasure guarded by a dragon.

The word of the day is sacred.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 11

The door to the new year swings slowly shut. Sweep out the last of old habits and you are done.

The word of the day is beginning.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 10

With broom and blade, prepare your home. ‘Tis time to prune and time to sweep…

The word of the say is winter.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 9

The cocoon, a wrapping in comforting softness, is armored on the outside.

The word of the day is protection.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 8

Sometimes to cut to the heart of the matter, sometimes to unravel thread by thread; the needs vary and so do the actions.

The word of the day is choices.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 7

Not everything that crosses the Veil in benign.

The word of the day is caution.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 6

There is much to be said for being gracious amongst your enemies. One can keep the sword at hand without drawing it.

The word of the day is honorable.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 5

Keep your armor at hand when you go into the world. Mingle freely.

The word of the day is care.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 4

Stop for a few moments today and look for unexpected blessings.

The word of the day is gifts.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 3

While enjoying the Harvest, take a little time to consider pruning. What is your life is “dead weight?” What branches bear no fruit?

The word of the day is improvement.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 2

A gift is an energy exchange. Nevertheless it must not have strings attached.

The word of the day is freedom.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Words of Wisdom November 1

Write your story in your comings and goings, in every thought, every action. Let it be beneficent in all ways.

The word of the day is onward.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 31

Think well what you put into your Story, the door is open for change.

The word of the day is endings.

Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain from The Hexenmeister!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 30

Winter blows round the corners and rattles at the doors. Bake bread and gather at the hearth.

The word of the day is warmth.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 29

Look well to the protection of your hearth from the coming winter storms.


The word of the day is foresight.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 28

The Firey Way and the dank, dark day; wise ones sit by the hearth and quiet they stay.

The word of the day is stillness.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 26

Love may not be reciprocated, but it must not bring ill. Ending such relationships is not "losing a friend."


The word of the day is care.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 25

A witch who cannot hex can heal, but sometimes a sword (or a scalpel) is needed.

The word of the day is tools.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 24

When you commit to protect those in your care, sometimes you must protect from themselves. It is not a thankless job.

The word of the day is blessings.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 23

Put on your armor; act with compassion.

The word of the day is balance.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 22

Open your heart to the love all around and before you know it, love will abound.

The word of the day is receptivity.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 21

Loving your body does not mean letting it go to pot or becoming fanatical; there is middle ground.

The word of the day is balance.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 20

It is needful that you love and care for yourself as you would your most faithful lover.

The word of the day is sustaining.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 19

The words of the Gods are whispered with the rustle of leaves and the fleeting thought.

The word of the day is heedful.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 18

Communication is not just what you say but how and when and where you say it – or don’t.

The word of the day is attention.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 17

Speak love to the world and all around you, and though it may go unheeded, it will not fall on deaf ears.

The word of the day is awareness.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 16

The gifts of the Gods abound, the love of the Gods surrounds.

The word of the day is abundance.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 15

In your magic chest you will find gifts of love to snuggle in through the winters’ nights. You have but to open it and look.

The word of the day is heart.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 14

Park a broom beside the door; protect your household dear. The Hunt shall ride upon the winds, the hounds range far and near.

The word of the day is winter.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 13

We need not let everyone and everything touch our core. Compassion does not equal invasion.

The word of the day is protection.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 12

Hold your lantern high, for whether you wander in the briars or stride across the fields, you are the guide for someone.

The word of the day is hope.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 11

Take joy in the everyday, there is a rainbow in the bubbles in the dish sink.

The word of the day is awake.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 10

Dancing the dance of who we are, how differently do we dance alone? How differently with partners?

The word of the day is melody.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 9

Before you can truly love others, you must first love yourself.

The word of the day is balance.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 8

Friends, needing solitude, may retreat from contact. The friendship will be stoked in the future.

The word of the day is hold.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 7

Love comes not with strings attached, but flows freely and is all-encompassing.

The word of the day is open.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 6

“…and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

The word of the day is balance.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 5

There is a book in you. Write it.

The word of the day is action.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 4

Writing prompt: There is someone in your life that needs a letter. Write it (and don’t forget to put it in the mail!)

The word of the day is connection.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Words of Wisdom October 2

She will console or she will take up arms; the good mother knows both in their season.


The word of the day is appropriate.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 30

The dance of love is together/apart, round and round, ever changing.

The word of the day is flexible.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 29

Dance in the rising of the autumn dawn. You are loved.

The word of the day is beginnings.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 28

The key to health is maximizing your potential. Do not long for days past but work steadily on today.

The word of the day is grounded.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 27

To lead your loved ones on a healthy trail, walk the narrow path with small steps, and patience.


The word of the day is advance.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 26

Love speaks in many tongues, but truer love does not exist than that which reaches the soul.

The word of the day is deep.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 25

There is no higher calling than to be of true help to those we love.

The word of the day is empower.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 24

When our hearts are inclined to love one another, the door is open for sharing.

The word of the day is cooperation.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 23

Incline our hearts with love, one to another for love is the light of the day.

The word of the day is harmony.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 22

The ring of Troth, the ring of Love doth best be held with Sacred Trust.

The word of the day is kin.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 20

The winds bring messages of harvest and more. When they whip around the eaves, take note.

The word of the day is winter.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 19

It is good that the harvest be gathered in. Tend well the stores, with foresight and trust.


The word of the day is season.

Words of Wisdom September 18

Guard the treasures you have been given. They are for your use and growth, not to be ignored nor frittered.

The word of the day is wisdom.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

words of wisdom September 17

I stand, guarding the door. every ready for your call.

The word of the day is guardian.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 16

The harvest is upon us. “Katie, bar the door!” What you sow is what you reap? That is true no more…

The word of the day is caution.

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I have to comment on this, as I have NO IDEA what is up... I, personally do not feel anything that would indicate that one does not reap what they sow... but it came very decidedly and when I tried to turn from it -- as from wayward thoughts of mine that sometimes intrude on the reception of from the Gods, They would have none of it and I had to write these words.

I still maintain that one should sow the seeds of light and justice, of balance and healing...

The messenger is confused...

Starwalker

Monday, September 15, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 15

She lifts her lantern that all who desire my find the way to the healing ground.

The word of the day is fullness.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 14

She who sees all may lift her lantern in revelation if you but ask in earnest.

The word of the day is seek.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 13

In times of quiet solitude, sit and mend the Web.

The word of the day is community.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 12

Enjoy time with friends now and then; a balance of solitude and companionship works best.

The word of the day is serenity.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 11

Get out and get moving! Walk the dog, wave to neighbors and passers-by. Enjoy!

The word of the day is motion.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 10

Turn the seasons, turn the soil, turn the page; turn, turn, turn… To everything there is a season…

The word of the day is cycle.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 9

Step consciously into the day. Go forth with deliberateness and courage. The Gods have your back.

The word of the day is purposeful.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 8

A good day to write, so put pen to paper. Someone you know would like a real letter so don’t forget to mail it.

The word of the day is connection.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 7

Open the doors and open the windows! Let the tide of the seasons sweep out the body and mind.

The word of the day is healing.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 6

Putting your thoughts on paper can help you move forward. Burn them if need be, but let go.

The word of the day is onward.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 5

Do you hear that little voice saying “you need to stop doing that?” We can help, but you have to take the first step.

The word of the day is commitment.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 4

The grain is ripe for the harvest. Cut it with thanksgiving and make with it, things of beauty and health.

The word of the day is abundance.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 3

Tell them that you love them. SHOW them that you love them. Do it now, today, this moment… then do it again tomorrow.

The word of the day is habit.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 2

Helping your lover to health requires the wisdom of the Gods to walk the line of help and not coercion.

The word of the day is discernment.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Words of Wisdom September 1

"No pain, no gain?" Do not believe it! A little stiffness, maybe… but pain is the body's voice saying ENOUGH!

The word of the day is moderation.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 31

The Healer is a harsh mistress; you must DO, not just think about it.

The word of the day is health.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 30

Hearken to a New Beginning. Step out to write the new chapter with health and vigor.

The word of the day is renew.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 29

A Lady stands with scythe in hand; she brings in the harvest and cuts away the weeds. Both are needful at this time.

The word of the day is season.

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This entry on the virtual pages of my Words of Wisdom file marks the first full year of this practice for me.

Last year the Gods "kicked my butt" and insisted that I start receiving the Words and writing them down, and then (I am not sure of how long after I started they did this) insisted that I share them. This has been a scary (at first) and eye-opening exercise for me, and looking back I can see it was Their first way of guiding me more directly onto the Path of Volva. They hit me with that one around Yule last year.

They have also said that these words are to be made into a book, and specified that it have pages throughout for others to write their Words in connection. I will begin this project shortly and aim for publication in time for Yule.

I want to thank those of you who have been listening to these Words over the past months. Many have shared additional thoughts, or at times simply how appropriate the Words were for them on that day. I, too, see that sometimes these Words are meant "specifically" for me and sometimes I have glimmers of awareness that They were speaking specifically to someone else.

I will continue to receive -- and share -- these morning bits of wisdom as long as the Gods share them with me and direct me to pass them along. Know, always, that these are not my words, but Theirs, and don't shoot the messenger.

In Frigga's Service,

Jj Starwalker
Volva of the North

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 28

Health is a matter of mind and body.

The word of the day is whole.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 27

The sun rises on a new day with the promise of renewal for those who seek it.

The word of the day is health.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 26

Do you notice when you recover more quickly? When you have more stamina? Ride the wave to continued better health.

The word of the day is cycle.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 25

Remember that your health is your responsibility. Others may advise and prescribe but it is on you to decide.

The word of the day is whole.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 24

It is not enough to listen to your body, you must also follow through with the insights it gives you.


The word of the day is health.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 23

Take the time to focus on your heath. Whatever small changes you make now will ripple onward.

The word of the day is hearty.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 22

Every so often, by the light of the Moon, open your box of treasures. Study them with a thankful heart; you will remember much and be shown more.


The word of the day is growth.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 21

When you come to the bridge, study it. Not all bridges must be crossed.

The word of the day is caution.

Words of Wisdom August 20

In every season there is a hint of the morrow. It is there to guide,
not compel.

The word of the day is awareness.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 19

Sweep clean the threshold, prepare to welcome guests and the harvest. Celebrations are at hand.

The word of the day is abundance.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 18

The darkness you see is an illusion.. Open your eyes to see the road
onward.

The word of the day is awareness.

Words of Wisdom - August 17

Take a moment in reflection and contemplation, the next steps are
there and will be shown to you.

The word of the day is guidance.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 16

When you have the help of friends, accept it gratefully and with thanks.

The word of the day is blessings.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 15

There is a time to open the gate to the larger community and a time to shut it for solitude.


The word of the day is attention.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 14

There is ebb and there is flow; be therefore both thankful and provident.

The word of the day is harvest.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 13

Do not stand in the way of receiving the harvest for your good works.

The word of the day is blessings.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 12

Write your way home or write your way to new adventures. The gate is open, it is up to your point of view.

The word of the day is direction.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 11

You can write your way out of whatever confines you.

The word of the day is freedom.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 10

You have been given the Words, and the Muse is standing by. Go forth and write them.

The word of the day is inspiration.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 9

She Who Defends also consoles; it is in the wisdom of Motherhood to know when each is required.

The word of the day is balance.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 8

With opportunity, sometimes tears come as well. Continue moving forward.

The word of the day is progress.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 7

The key and the sword are two powerful tools; sometimes you need one, sometimes both.

The word of the day is appropriate.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 6

The love of the Gods is constant. Remember Them as you come and go.

The word of the day is rock.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 5

Love, being an emotion, is a strange thing. It ebbs and flows and can be truly fickle. Still your heart and find the deep place where love abides always. Go there.

The word of the day is peace.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 4

Rise and shine, your inner glow is recharged by the dreamtime.

The word of the day is new.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 3

The blessings of health begin with a positive attitude, then get you up to get moving.

The word of the day is whole.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 2

Go! Do! This is a time for new beginnings.

The word of the day is joy.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Words of Wisdom August 1


Celebrate the summer,
Celebrate the sun,
It brings forth bounty all around,
Soon it will be done.

Celebrate the seasons,
Each one in its turn,
Each one has a reason,
Though we may freeze and burn.

Celebrate the rain that falls,
It washes down the sky;
Fires help woods and grasslands,
Though we wonder why.

Celebrate the wind that blows,
Be it gentle, hard or fast
And the earth whereon we walk,
With bounty, full and vast.


© Jj Starwalker August 1, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 31

Open the gate, and step out into the world. Walk, stretch, breath deeply; how far you go matter not, just one step more than yesterday will do.

The word of the day is health.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 30

Follow the threads of the season to a more natural menu; your body will thank you.

The word of the day is health.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 29

Listen for the whispers from the trees, feel the wisdom of the rocks. The earth speaks in town and country, we have only to listen.

The word of the day is awareness.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 28

She speaks Truth to give permission for all to be as their core being, with Strength and Beauty.

The word of the day is empower.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 27

Love and stand fast with those around you; in shared purpose there is power.

The word of the day is kindred.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 26

Look deeply in your box of mystery and treasure. Something there is calling for your attention.

The word of the day is guidance.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 25

Have you loved someone today? Make sure they know it!

The word of the day is sure.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 24

If someone gave you permission to live, love, laugh and be happy would you? Well, She has. Get out there and do it.

The word of the day is life.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 23

The Gate is open and the Guardian stands ready. What new opportunity will you greet today?

The word of the day is providence.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 22

Rise to your highest ideal and follow your dream.

The word of the day is potential.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 21

There is not one right path and many wrong ones, but many that lead to interesting destinations, if you commit to your choice.


The word of the day is onward.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 20

Sometimes it IS about you, but not often.


The word of the day is perspective.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 19

Others are always counting on us; it is up to us to draw the line between public and private and to make sure our private selves are tended.

The word of the day is balance.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 17

In summer, it is easy to see forward to harvest; in winter the harvest lies ahead, still.

The word of the day is potential.

Words of wisdom July 18

Stay the course. You are on the path, and all that is required of you is that you continue.

The word of the day is blessings.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 16

An abundant harvest follows commitment and follow-through.

The word of the day is prosperity.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 15

Seek to connect to the history of the places and people around you; sing their songs and tell their tales.

The word of the day is connection.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 14

Sing the songs and tell the tales of home bound heroes and star-crossed lovers.


The word of the day is campfire.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 13

What you say and what you do is in perfect harmony. Walk in beauty.

The word of the day is peace.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 12

Know that there are those who help guard the gates.

The word of the day is company.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 11

The Hearthkeepers work unseen and unknown; the ideal Hearth a beacon that calls many to its warmth and thus threatens the darkness.

The word of the day is vigilance.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 10

Love has roots and wings, empowers and does not overpower, and in the end, sits quietly and watches.

The word of the day is concern.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 9

In relationships trust and acceptance go hand in hand; you can trust a person to likely behave as they have. It is yours to accept or leave.

The word of the day is change.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 8

Early to bed and early to rise has merits in the summer sun. The day arises long before the heat.

The word of the day is change.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 7

If you fell down yesterday and get up tomorrow, all is proceeding as it should.

The word of the day is persistence.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 6

It only takes one step to make a healthier life. Commit to doing it tomorrow, also.

The word of the day is continue.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 5

Make a sacred commitment to yourself to play and explore.

The word of the day is growth.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 4

Words have the power to unlock new portals and work much magic. From "please" and "thank you" to "abracadabra" magic words abound.

The word of the day is open.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 3

If every word you spoke were an oath, engraved in stone, would you speak differently?

The word of the day is power.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 2

Hearth tender, stay close and be watchful. There is need for vigilance.

The word of the day is guard.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Words of Wisdom July 1

Sometimes what most needs saying, least needs to be said.


The word of the day is harmony.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 30

Actively seek clarity in communications or what you agree to may not be what you meant.

The word of the day is intent.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 29

Walk your walk, however slowly. You may rest by the wayside, but you must walk.

The word of the day is commitment.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 28

Make a commitment to deepen your spiritual walk and the Path will take you there -- more quickly if you pay attention.

The word of the day is cave.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 27

Have no fear for the morrow but put by the abundance of today with joyful thanks.

The word of the day is summer.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 26

The invitation has been sent and the Guardian has opened the door for you. The next step is yours.

The word of the day is opening.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 25

Following the light of inspiration sometimes means lying on a boulder in the sun and sometimes seeking the flickering fireflies through the trees.

The word of the day is scale.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 24

Whisps of guidance come like mist down the river.

The word of the day is stillness.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 23

When you immerse yourself in the greater world, do not forget a place of solitude. Return there often.


The word of the day is restore.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 21

To be true to yourself in the world, choose the lights you shine but do shine.


The word of the day is unique.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 20

Summer is coming in, the sun rides high. Make hay in it’s season, ‘tis time to ‘lay by.’

The word of the day is providence.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 19

Grab tight to the reins and draw in the energy of hearth and home.


The word of the day is secure.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 18

On the porch, by the campfire, 'tis the time to share stories of days gone by. "Firefly times" will be long remembered.

The word of the day is history.
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Full Moon Tonight...
Though we may not see it here... my garden loves the rain so I will not complain.

I think of this as the first moon of summer... the sun has been getting up at the same minute (4:47 where I am) since June 10. I wonder if it will stay at that until Equinox this weekend and how long after... We will see in due course.

I will be honoring the moon tonight, whether I can see her or not.

I wonder how many families will spend the kinds of evenings I remember in the summer when we visited with my grandparents each year. The adults would sit on the porch (screened against the bugs) or if the mosquitoes were fewer, in chairs in the yard, under the tree after supper... Some would smoke (this WAS the 60s...) or have a drink... the cousins would run in the yard, chasing "lightning bugs" and playing tag until, eventually, we would flop down on the ground or the floor of the porch and listen to the remembering of times past.

My kids and grands live far away and will not be here to listen... and I am not settled in a neighborhood (yet) where there might be others who would come by -- as I did with the older folks in my neighborhood when I was a kid -- but I will likely spend some time sitting and telling tales this summer... while I ply my new hobby as a spinner.

Be well...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 17


Spiritual rain, the water of life, Inspiration refreshes and cleanses the soul.

The word of the day is gentle.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 16

The mead for the Gods pours from our fingers and flies from out our mouths.

The word of the day is inspiration.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 15

Be both strong and tender; each in its own time is needed.


The word of the day is balance.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 13



Seize the day! Wring out of it all the joy a summer’s day can hold, then let it go peacefully into the twinkling twilight.

The word of the day is frolic.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 10

Look to the cycles of the year – the risings and settings – for they are the rhythm of life.

The word of the day is summer.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 9

“Early to bed, early to rise..” with the summer sun, wonderful surprise.

The word of the day is joy.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 8

Do not close the door to messages from the Above.

The word of the day is unexpected.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 7

Free to shine, free to frolic in the breeze…

The word of the day is talent.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 6

Go to the Earth to heal your soul; sit on a rock, lean on a tree, listen.

The word of the day is quiet.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 5

Open yourself to the healing words, for that which heals grows neaby that which afflicts.

The word of the day is awareness.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 4

Offer apples to the Winds (or greet the flowing apple trees with grateful bows) for that which will be, already is.

The word of the day is potential.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 3

Speak with the Gods in earnest communion; their hearing rides the ethers and their voices speak in the winds.

The word of the day is prayer.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 2

You have a chest of treasure that only you can see; t’is buried deep to keep it safe as treasure should always be.

The word of the day is sacred.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Words of Wisdom June 1

The gathered wisdom of your soul can speak to all. You need only find to words to build the bridges.

The word of the day is community.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 31

Sweep out the cobwebs in your life; open the windows of the soul and let the breeze ride through.

The word of the day is cleansing.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 29

I lift my lamp at the Crossroads; choose well the path you take.

The word of the day is options.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 28

Descend the well, with torch held high. Messages fly from the depths.

The word of the day is wisdom.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sunday, May 25, 2008

You are One in community; many quiet voices speak loudly.


The word of the day is share.


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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 24

Without thorns, a rose is not a rose.

The word of the day is appreciation.


Friday, May 23, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 23

By your own hands you will create abundance; let your words of thanks ring on the ethers.

The word of the day is work.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 22

The gods ride the ethers and speak in rhyme.


The word of the day is muse.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 21

Once again I remind you of the power of words. You write your future in all that you say.

The word of the day is positive.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 20

Spin me a tale of the Maying Moon, dancing the tune, soon to be June.


The word of the day is bard.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 19

A sheathed sword is used by the drawing; standing ready is sufficient.

The word of the day is sentinel.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 18

Find wisdom and protect it both within and without, above and below.

The word of the day is infinity.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 17

When you are alone, sit with me by the fire; you are known and loved.


The word of the day is above.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 16

Let there be a joyous dance between you and me; where there are two there are also three.

The word of the day is synergy.


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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 15

Within "Us" there needs be You and Me; a three-way dance with two.

The word of the day is balance.


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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Words of Wisdom May 14

Do not be dismayed, my child. The Mothers love runs in your veins.

The word of the day is goddess.