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Startella

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  1. I use the Mythic Tarot! It was the first deck I got, which was given to me. For several years it disappeared and I just got it again! I have kept the deck in sight now, although as of late I haven't used it, yes, I think this thread is a reminder that I need to get back at things again.
  2. Miami Heart Institute Diet Lose 10 lbs. in 3 days. It must be followed exactly. 1ST DAY BREAKFAST: Black coffee or tea, 1/2 grapefruit, 1 slice of toast, 2T peanut butter LUNCH: 1/2 cup tuna, 1 slice toast, coffee or tea DINNER: 2 slices any type meat (about 3 oz) 1 cup string beans, 1 cup beets, 1 small apple, 1 cup vanilla ice cream 2ND DAY BREAKFAST: 1 egg, 1/2 banana, 1 slice toast, black coffee or tea LUNCH: 1 cup cottage cheese, 5 saltine crackers DINNER: 2 hot dogs, 1 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream 3RD DAY BREAKFAST: 5 saltine crackers, 1 slice cheddar cheese, 1 small apple, black coffee or tea LUNCH: 1 hard boiled egg, 1 slice toast DINNER: 1 cup tuna, 1 cup beets, 1 cup cauliflower, 1/2 cantaloupe, 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream The diet works on chemical breakdown and is proven. Do not vary or substitute any of these foods. Salt and pepper may be used, no other seasonings. Where no quantity is given, there are no restrictions, other than common sense. This diet is to be used 3 days at a time. In 3 days you will lose 10 lbs. After 3 days of dieting you can eat normal food, but do not overdo it. After your 4 days normal eating, start back on your diet. You can lose up to 40 lbs in a month if you stick to it. This is a safe diet. Remember, do not snack in between meals. A key to successful dieting is not to reward yourself for every pound you lose. New substitutions, for Beets; carrots, Tuna; any white fish, Hot Dogs; 3oz skinless chicken
  3. When I realized what I was back as a young teen, the only thing I remember that I connected to was the land - nature, animals, etc. I have French/Canadian, English, and Chippewa Indian in me (that I am aware of), but my Grandparents (adopted) were Polish and they always said that they brought the old country with them when they came here. I think that when I got older and looked into wicca and read books on it, it was their romantic desire (IMO) to be part of history over the pond, like it gave them permission to be a witch and that you need to connect to this part of your past. I totally understand where some people are connected to their ancestors historical lands, there is much energy there and many feel "at home" there. For me, I have never had a great desire or a connection to move or visit a certain place because of my heritage. My connection is here in America and its mine history on this land that I am making. I am not sure what our connection is with each other or just being a witch is, maybe its our relationship to the earth, and how we naturally work with what we have around us to make things happen that connect us.
  4. :eye:Wow, Great Thread! I'm another one who can't believe I never seen this thread before! Reading all the messages/responses, there have been so many aspects brought up to give thought to. First of all I don't look at darkness as being a void, I find it to have a life to it not a nothingness. I was once told that i needed to in brace my darkness inside of me to grow, face my inner most fears. Which I have done over the years, truth is, more keep surfacing. I have never seen black or darkness as being evil as some say, nor do I see white or light as being good either. I love the darkness as it makes me use other senses that sits in the background when in the daylight, my favorite times are actually daybreak and twilight, when its neither dark or light. I feel a heightened awareness of all my senses during this time. Like being in a very dark forest in the day time. To me this is exhilarating. I did find Sandy's response about healing to be very informative, I never thought about it that way. Once or twice I do remember using like a lazier beam energy to burn out a disease and then send healing energy (other energy) to heal them. I do agree with Anjel about dark energy as being more intense and more raw than light energy, its not as intense or as raw. From what I have seen here most of us would rather live and work in more natural setting, country side, forests, wilderness, rather than in the urban or city settings. This having nothing to do with darkness but rather man made environments verses natural ones, and how the energy comes/feels to us, we are witches and gravitate to nature and natural energies I believe. While some of us thrive/or live in these other environments (man made) they do seem to become hectic to them at times. I honestly believe that Leigh sums it up very well...
  5. I just tried this: You Scored as ShamanYou are a Shamanic Empath. You are at one with nature and can speak with animal/plant life. Your powers come from the Sun & the Moon, and the elements. The weather moves with your mind and all of nature is at your beck and call. (from The Book of Storms by Jad Alexander at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Empaths/) Shaman 90%, Universal 85%. Judge 85%. Artist 85%. Healer 80%, Fallen Angel 75%, Precog 70%, Traveler 70%
  6. I use a purple candle too! LOL I usually just ask for those of my ancestors to come and help, I have not just asked for some member of my family to come and help, yet. Now that I have new knowledge about my family I am going to be working on this to learn more about them and myself.
  7. thanks for the link, very cool.
  8. Oh thanks for the link, looks interesting.
  9. This is really nice! Thanks :thumbsup:
  10. Well its been a little while since I put anything here.. but in the dreams section I put my wacko dream about making dolls. Kinda weird but after some suggested that i give it a try and maybe it was a past life memory I think I will. At the very least I might make a neat doll. :) I have not really looked into past life stuff yet, it was just something that I might get to some day. Now it kinda interests me. I got a pattern for my dolls, tomorrow I will be going to the fabic store to get the things needed.. gezzz I cant wait for some reason very excited about making them. I got about 8 different doll designs in my head, want to make a typical halloween witch, got a bone collector, a tree nympth, a frog nympth, a flower fairy, my egg colletor, a bee keeper, snow queen, my bag lady, earth mother, evergreen lady, oh no my list is getting bigger than I thought! Got ideas for male dolls too... LOL
  11. Quote: Originally Posted by Startella I have only had one bad experience with mirrors, back in the day of waterbeds and mirrors over the bed, my x took me to a hotel with a waterbed that had mirrors over it, I was about 8 mts pg for my son, I remember loving the waterbed cause I could finally sleep on my stomach, I remember waking up laying on my back and I saw several pairs of hands on my stomach in the mirror it scared the shit out of me and he had to take me home right then. LOL! Actually I think it was me being sensitive to the slease that used that hotel room. It was not a better hotel, he was only looking to give me a good nights sleep in a way that I did before. I know I didn't feel "right" in there.. actually I don't really like staying in motels or hotels, I get weird vibs from them.
  12. I have used mirrors for many years. I remember doing the Bloody Mary thing at my 10th birthday party sleep over and honestly can't remember what happend but thats when the fastenation started for me. I had a vanity mirror in my bedroom and ever since then I would see eyes or movement in the mirror not all the time but sometimes in the dark. I would wake up feeling that someone was stairing at me. Since then I put a cloth over the mirror when I slep and do not, will not have a mirror in the bedroom. When I travel and go to motels I always carry a few candles and will light them in front of the mirrors. I was told that the candle light is so intense that they can not see into our world. I have used mirrors as portals to other worlds and scrying, and one time I used a mirror in our new house to draw the darkness out and into the mirror and then I placed it into a black cloth and burried it, thus the darkness was trapped in the mirror. I use them for deflective magic, shields and many other things too. I have only had one bad experience with mirrors, back in the day of waterbeds and mirrors over the bed, my x took me to a hotel with a waterbed that had mirrors over it, I was about 8 mts pg for my son, I remember loving the waterbed cause I could finally sleep on my stomach, I remember waking up laying on my back and I saw several pairs of hands on my stomach in the mirror it scared the shit out of me and he had to take me home right then. I love mirrors and have several most in storage right now though, one on the wall opposite at the front door to reflect out. I also remember years ago when I was at a wake in the family they had put black cloths over all the mirrors in the home. My mother only told me it was out of respect for the dead. When my grandfather died I asked about it and she told me that the body was not in the house so it was not needed, but I did notice that my grandmother had taken all the mirrors in the house down and she had soaped up the mirror in the bathroom so you could not see into it. I remember scraping a smiley face in it, although I never told anyone, next time I went in someone had soaped it out. I dont have a black mirror although I have it on my do get list or actually to make list. I really don't think that it has died out, I just don't think that it gets talk about that much anymore. (When I go to the bathroom, I also get in there very fast and never look into or I will turn on the light.)
  13. Hey I watched this this past weekend.. its a great movie.. I want to buy it now! Hilary did a wonderful job in this! Gezz I totally loved it. Now I need to see Premonition with Sandra Bullock.
  14. 1. What is your favorite witchy movie? Practical Magic 2. Where is your favorite place to do a spell? in the woods by a near by stream 3. Where do you NORMALLY do your spells? the kitchen and on my dinning room table 4. What type of spells are your favorite? Hexes and weather 5. What is your favorite ingredient for a spell? Egg Shell 6. What is your LEAST favorite ingredient to use in a spell? dead spiders 7. What is your favorite witchy holiday/festival? Samhain 8. Do you have an animal spirit, If yes, how many? Yes, 3 9. If yes to #8, name the animal spirit(s): Dragon, wolf, mink 10. Name your favorite witchy character: I don't have one 11. When was the last time you did a hex/curse? 10 days ago 12. When was the last time you did a blessing/healing? I do weekly blessings/healings, yes I have a list 13. When was the last time you did a binding? about 3 yrs ago 14. When was the last time you did a love spell? 15 years ago 15. Have you ever done a spell on someone just because you were bored? nope 16. What is your strength as a witch? my hexes 17. What is your weakness as a witch? I'm like Anjel, I have a hard time controling my empath ablilities 18. If you could go back in time to meet ANYBODY associated in witchcraft, who would it be and why? I don't know of any at this time, but it would be someone from my family, to learn from them, folkmagic 19. How much of a "modern stereotyped witch" applied to you as a witch? at this time I don't 20. How long have you been a member of this forum? just a few months
  15. Diddo with me.. Thanks Anjel... Oh now I need to see Premonition cause I love Sandra Bullock movies.
  16. Startella

    Direction

    That sounds like a wonderful idea Sapphire, you go girl. I was thinking about going back to school, just don't know I'm in my 40's too.. second wind, I think my sails are flat. LOL, Best of Luck to you, keep us posted on it. It's nice to come out to the living once in a while.
  17. Startella

    ****update*****

    Ah I'm sorry ya went through that with your stepdaugther.. its never cool when that happens in a family. I can't believe that they keep extending the troops. I am glad that you keep yourself busy with your wonderfully great photography! Sending protection to them all the time myself, and energy and strength to you too. I think the underwater filming and the diving is soo cool! Just keep yourself safe girl! Your in my thoughts everyday.
  18. I have never tried bitters, let us know how it all works for you. I am very interested..
  19. Thats what so great about this forum. As you get to know the board better things get easier and we are more than willing to help ya out, and yes you will get all the about responses from us.. hope you enjoy it.
  20. Startella

    Everyday living

    I thought I would post a little since I am not on here very often now. Boy do I miss it. But I have been walking more and lost some weight.. YAY! I have been doing alot more of my eggs. I have been doing what I call scrape art.. I paint/dye the egg a single color and then scrape the paint off in the design that I want. The design then goes down the to egg shell and they are turning out rather well. This is new for me. I have done it a little before but I went out and got tools for it and I really enjoy it. The fun part is paring up colors and the colored shells. Like the light green egg shell and a dark green paint.. the design shows in light green against the dark green egg, dark brown paint and brown eggs look real nice too. I am thinking about doing up a bunch for a craft show coming up in a couple of months and selling them. When I get a chance I'll post some here for you and let me know if you think they would sell. I want honest opinions..LOL I seem to be putting more into myself lately which includes my witchy side and it all feels so much better. I hope with the up coming website I will not be too involved that I lose what I am now gaining.. I know balance - I will have to balance things out. I had a website before and I did not keep balance in my life, I believe thats why things did not go well with that one. I have put my foot down on things that I feel is important to me, and let it be known that is how I feel, and I was rather surprised that I did not get much back talk over them so far. My attitude toward general day to day things have turned very positive rather than being depressed over things that I don't have control over.. I control what can control, and not worry about what I can't do or have done etc.. That alone makes me feel healthier, stronger, and plain happy!
  21. I think I found who will be hosting my website. Now I just need to get things going and will let ya all know when I am up and going.. I am still planning on this month.. yes August.. its already here! Anyhow I think it will be in the next couple of weeks I am X'n my fingers on it.
  22. Well I won't be on the forum so much. I have let my hubby to have charge of the bills and I know better.. so there is no internet, tv or phone ... haha that laugh is on me.. I knew better! Yep these are some changes that I am making now.. and I got lots of fixing to do. So I will be here about twice a week.. may hit a chat or two.. See ya all later. Remember when you know you should do something but don't it will come back on you if you let it pile up on ya! It's not karma.. no, no, its just not living your own life. Ranae
  23. Startella

    Decided on a Name

    I have decided on a name for the business - Hocus Pocus Herbs & Gift Shoppe and a domaine name of hocuspocusgifts.com. I will be meeting with two different people Wednesday to check out their buildings, and get all the information that is needed on their part for the business plan. I will also be able to see how much work each will be to remodel to make it work for me. It's a hard choice since they are in different locations about a mile apart. That may not seem alot but one is on Main St which is in the old part of town being built back up. The other is in the newer part of town close to the expressway. So really there are two different kinds of traffic and I have to decided which would be better. You have fast food on one side of town to great real food in the old part of town with lots of foot traffic and old time theater and up the street is a very cool tat shop. Maybe I should talk to them about the traffic they get there??? Good idea I think. Anyhow I need to get off my butt here and start gettin all these figures down on paper so that I have something to give to the banks, lenders and investors to look at.
  24. Well after your review of this book, I may just put it down on my wish list too. Thanks for giving us some inserts of the book.
  25. Startella

    Thrusday May 29

    I am glad this is over. I like doing things like this but I want people to be involved.
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