SparkPeople In the Presence of the Ancients Team Messageboard For those who worship the old ones. If you worship in the Celtic, Egyptian, Norse, Sumerian, Goetic, etc. pantheons, you are welcome here. SparkPeople In the Presence of the Ancients Team Messageboard Crossroads I feel I am at a crossroads right now. I have always identified as Wiccan but I haven't really FELT it. I don't know if that makes any sense. I have always been pulled toward the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, but every time I looked into Egyptian religions focusing on the original deities I only really found darker paths and I just don't want to go down that road. I thought I had to practice Wicca but worship the Egyptian deities. I just don't feel as connected to Wicca as I do to the Egyptian... Tue, 5 Jan 2021 05:57:54 EST Hey there! My name is Kristy and I am a work from the home mom of a 5 (almost 6) year old. I follow the Wiccan path by worshipping my Egyptian Goddesses and Gods. I use my gifts to help others find positivity and peace on their paths. I can't wait to make new friends! Fri, 1 Jan 2021 05:51:55 EST Holiday Wishes! Happy New Year everyone!! Tue, 31 Dec 2019 20:13:54 EST Hello! I noticed you call yourself "Jewitch." I married a nice "Jewitch boy" from New York! Tue, 26 Feb 2019 03:14:07 EST Intro Hi - I'm new here. I'm a Pagan, have been practicing since the 80's. Fri, 8 Feb 2019 20:12:45 EST Some changes to the new Start page! A message from Coach Jen: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We have a made a few changes to the new Start page based on your feedback. Most of these changes are if you switched to the SparkCoach Start page. More info on that can be found here: <BR> <BR> <BR> g.asp?post <BR> =sparkcoach_own_your_day_wit <BR> h_our_ <BR> new_feature <BR> <BR> 1. Under your username on the top left of your Start page, it now says "Edit Goals and Preferences" If you hover o... Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:22:31 EST Wishes! Wishing everyone a Happy and safe Halloween! Sat, 28 Oct 2017 18:08:36 EST Fitness and Spirituality Hi everyone -- <BR> <BR> Do any of you make a deliberate connection between your fitness efforts and your spirituality? Is there a connection with a patron? Do you make working out, or preparing certain types of meals an act of devotion? Beyond the general desireability of good health, is there a specific principle or value which helps you sustain your fitness practice? <BR> <BR> I ask because I've tried several times to do this, but it's never worked for me. The gods I work with don't seem... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 16:46:48 EST Daily Tarot Nine of Wands - Strength <BR> <BR> Strength is the state of being strong and healthy. A capable corps, ability to resist, ability to maintain the state. <BR> <BR> The Nine of Wands suggests more strengthening of the action. Whatever doubts one had, these will be dispelled. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:32:13 EST A-Z Occult/Magickal Movies (or TV Shows) Attic Expeditions Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:15:57 EST My Return to SP Greetings all, <BR> <BR> My name is Alex. I am returning to SP after a long absence. I decided to come back when I hit my all time highest weight ... and kept going. I have not been kind to myself over the last few years and I would like to change that. <BR> <BR> As to why I have picked this team - I practice an eclectic mix of folk magick and ceremonial magick. In both aspects I work with Solomonic technique and Goetic spirits. I don't "worship" any specific deities or spirits per se but ... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:00:17 EST Waves hi I am Angel, a 30 something divorce who is fixing me Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:41:50 EST Goals for 2017 What are your goals for this year? <BR> <BR> I was t to walk for at least 30 minutes every day. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a wonderful 2017. Brightest blessings and warm hugs.. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:48:37 EST Looking for New Team Leader or Leaders I became team leader years ago and I think it time to find fresh mind/s. IF you are interested in being team leader or sharing co-responsibility please let me know. <BR> <BR> Brightest blessings and warm hugs. ~ Lin Wed, 3 Jun 2015 18:56:32 EST Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I am a 34 year old mom of 1. My son is 7 and has aspergers syndrome, my husband is a truck driver and is out 2 weeks at a time, and my mom (who lives with us) was just recently diagnosed with cancer. Life around here is pretty stressful right now and I don't get alot of time to focus on working on me. When I'm not stressing out about everyone else I like to play video games, mostly sim type games or tycoon games.I am also going back to school to get my high school diplo... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:43:24 EST Returning Member Hello! I hope everyone is having an amazing day! <BR> <BR> My name is Celeste and I reside in WA state. I believe this is the 4th time that I have returned to SparkPeople. The good news is, so far, it's sticking! Now that I am on the path to success, I am ready to reach out and enjoy being part of the Spark Teams again. <BR> <BR> I have been on the Celtic Pagan path for 3-4 years now, on the Pagan path for 11. My Matron is the Morrigan and I can safely say that She has been a blessing on th... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:02:25 EST Hello New to the group and just saying hi. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:33:15 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 5 Jun 2013 11:53:12 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:20:07 EST Returning to the team Returning to the team after being away for a while. Have missed being here and hope to be around more. <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:17:29 EST Hello all and blessed Mabon. I am relatively new to the site....well, newly active here anyway, and just discovered your group. I'm excited to find pagan groups here! <BR> Blessings all. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 03:41:33 EST A New Hope... Hi there. Like many people I am not new to trying to lose weight. Over the years I've lost and gained more than I want remember. Now I am the heaviest I have ever been and realizing this must stop. I remember saying by the time I'm 30 I will be slim and feeling great. Instead I went deeper into depression and gained what I wanted to lose. Now closing in on my 40th birthday I have not changed in the way I wanted to. <BR> <BR> At this point in my life I am in a place mentally that feels wonde... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:36:46 EST Returning SP Member Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Celeste and I am 27 years old. <BR> <BR> I have been a member of SparkPeople probably 3-4 <BR> times. <BR> <BR> I keep trying to do this alone, and I can't do it. <BR> I am tired of trying to do it alone. <BR> <BR> I need help. I admit it. I ask for it. <BR> <BR> I am 5'1 and weigh 196 currently. <BR> <BR> I have been a Pagan for about 8-9 years now. I practice <BR> a blended spirituality of Celtic, Druidry, and Wicca. The main <BR> goddesses that I... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 02:04:51 EST What Are Your Plans for the Summer I thought we could list what we are going to do this summer to meet our goals and report how we are doing. <BR> <BR> I am planning to walk my dog every morning (while it is cool) to get into shape. I just moved to a neighbourhood that has lots of hills in it that will add to the challenge. What are you planning to do Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:09:20 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 22 May 2012 14:17:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:18:41 EST Weekly Forecasts Dear Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> It has been brought to my attention that having the weekly forecasts posted on so many Spark Teams is quite frustrating for people who are members of all of those teams as they get many duplicate messages both on their teams and in their e-mail. For that reason, I will only be posting the weekly forecast on one team each week. I have decided that this will be the "Spiritual Awakening & Psychic Awareness!" team as this is one of the largest teams where I post. If... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 18:23:23 EST Weekly Forecasts for February 27 to March 4 Weekly Angel Message: <BR> <BR> The ascended masters ask you to stay positive and give them any fears or doubts that they can heal and transmute. <BR> <BR> The goddesses and female ascended masters are helping you keep up the path that you've undertaken. Lean on them for support. Know that it's okay for you to receive assistance from others. You've done it! Your prayers and visualizations have put you on the right path. Just keep following your guidance and keep affirming a positive outcome... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:59:52 EST I'm New Here Bright Blessings <BR> <BR> Just wanted to post that I'm to the Team. I look forward to sharing, learning and posting. <BR> <BR> I'm an Elder in the Celtic Irish Rowan Circle, which has become a bit too large so at Samhain there will be another Circle "hiving" off from the CIRC to form their own coven. <BR> <BR> Have a truly blessed weekend. <BR> <BR> Love and Light <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 15:05:54 EST Ritual Cleansing? Hello! So, it's been a crazy year for me so far. Besides being unemployed... I came down sick in January and while the actual cold only lasted a week, I had laryngitis for 3 or 4 weeks. I was finally almost healed when I slipped on the ice & sprained my wrist. That is finally almost healed and now I'm sick again. Does anyone have recommendations for boosting my immune system? Also, for ritual cleansing? A friend told me to take a ritual bath on the new moon, with lavender oil and to wear whit... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 02:34:12 EST Weekly Forecasts for February 20 to February 26 Weekly Angel Message: <BR> <BR> Have faith that all of your financial needs are being taken care of by God's loving attention. Open your arms and heart to God's infinite supply of love and abundance. God always says yes, even if the form differs from your expectations. <BR> <BR> Keep your thoughts and beliefs about your sacred life mission at a positive level. Expect success in everything you do, especially as it relates to your spiritual path and sacred mission. <BR> <BR> ~ From "Angel Nu... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 13:20:02 EST Weekly Forecasts for February 13 to February 19 Weekly Angel Message: <BR> <BR> You have a strong and clear connection with all of Heaven. God, the ascended masters, archangels and angels are all with you, helping you, loving you, watching over you and answering your prayers. Call upon them often. <BR> <BR> Stay positive about this situation as your optimism and faith will create a better outcome. Have faith that your prayers, affirmations and visualizations are manifesting with Divine timing and in perfect order. The more you walk in fa... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 11:29:05 EST Weekly Forecasts for February 6 to February 12 Weekly Angel Message: <BR> <BR> Have faith in the ideas and thoughts you're receiving as they're related to your life mission. Finish what you start, especially as it relates to your goals and priorities. Trust that you are ready for your divine life purpose and that it is much needed in this world. You are ready and qualified to fulfill this mission. <BR> <BR> Give all money worries to God, who is providing for all of your needs, and be open to receiving all blessings and abundance that ar... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 13:12:08 EST Weekly Forecasts for January 30 to February 5 Weekly Angel Message: <BR> <BR> The ascended masters, especially the goddesses, are helping you see this situation from a perspective of Divine love. The more you can see this situation through the eyes of love, the better the outcome. The angels are with you. They reassure you that they've heard your prayers and are helping you. <BR> <BR> ~ Angel Numbers 101 by Doreen Virtue ~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Weekly Forecasts: <BR> <BR> * Medicine Cards - <link><BR>1/... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 12:36:42 EST Are you an Earth Angel? "Many of us who are here today are actually the spirits of Incarnated Angels, Starpeople from other worlds, Wise Ones who walked the world in ancient times or members of the Fairy Realm who have opted to incarnate into physical bodies. In her book, "Earth Angels," Doreen Virtue says that you will know if you are one of these special souls if..." <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-you-earth-angel.html </link> <BR> <BR> This post was inspired by my reading of Doreen V... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:33:49 EST I am a Celt at heart Hello I am fairly new to Sparkpeople but I am seeking a home to spend time at here on the boards. <BR> <BR> My family is from Scotland and Ireland. My husbands family is from Wales and Scotland. We are both Celts at heart though born and raised in the United States. <BR> <BR> The music of the Celts stirs my heart and blood as nothing else does. We play several of the instruments ourselves. <BR> <BR> Celtic things are a regular part of our lives, I have Celtic tats and listen to Celtic m... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:08:43 EST Weekly Forecasts for January 23 to January 29 Weekly Angel Message: <BR> <BR> Your prayers about your Divine life purpose and career have been heard and answered by the angels, archangels and ascended masters. They are working on your behalf right now. Give them any worries or fears and stay positive because everything is moving in the right direction. <BR> <BR> ~ Angel Numbers 101 by Doreen Virtue ~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Weekly Forecasts: <BR> <BR> * Medicine Cards - <link><BR>1/weekly-forecast-january... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 12:07:55 EST Pros and Cons of Diet Programs! Now I have your attention, I thought we could discuss what type of diet or fitness program each of us have used or using, what we think of it good or bad, and what might we change about it to make it better. I thought this might help us all figure out what works for us to succeed in reaching our goals this year. So let us know. It is a good time to sound off about these programs. <BR> <BR> I am looking at the 28-Day Boot Camp DVD and would like to hear what you think about it. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:21:04 EST Weekly Forecasts for January 16 to January 22 Weekly Angel Message: <BR> <BR> The angels say, "Hold a strong and steady positive vision of what you desire and give us any fears, cares or worries. Your positive thoughts and faith are creating favorable outcomes for this situation." This is a strong Divine message urging you to hold on to hope, trust and faith, as these qualities determine the outcome of your current situation. <BR> <BR> ~ Angel Numbers 101 by Doreen Virtue ~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Weekly Forecasts: <BR> <BR> * Medicine Cards... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:26:23 EST Returning Newbie Hi everyone, my name is Dodi and I joined sparks a couple of years ago and got off track. Life took an unexpected turn that I wasn't expecting. For as long as I can remember I've been standing in the shadows watching life pass me by. But no more. My goal this year was to start my journey the first week in January, but I've been hit with this nasty cold that has dropped my energy to nothing. I'm determined that this is the year for me and I will succeed. I've successfully raised 4 child... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:44:00 EST Weekly Forecasts for January 9 to January 15 Weekly Angel Message: <BR> <BR> Trust that everything is working out exactly as it's supposed to, with Divine blessings for everyone involved. Let go and have faith. You have nothing to worry about because the ascended masters are taking care of this situation. <BR> <BR> ~ Angel Numbers 101 by Doreen Virtue ~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Weekly Forecasts: <BR> <BR> * Medicine Cards - <link><BR>1/weekly-forecast-january-9-to-january<BR>-15.html </link> <BR> <BR> *... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 12:52:10 EST 2012 Wheel of the Year Forecast Angel Message for 2012: <BR> <BR> Your connection with the Creator is strong and clear. God asks you to fill your heart and mind with faith as your faith is being rewarded right now. <BR> <BR> Keep your thoughts positive about the future as what you are thinking influences your future. This is a message to keep your faith and hope strong because these are strong determining factors right now. <BR> <BR> ~ Angel Numbers 101 by Doreen Virtue ~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Weekly Forecasts: <BR> <BR> * 2... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 14:24:42 EST Weekly Forecasts for December 26 to January 1 Weekly Angel Message: <BR> <BR> You've asked for the help of many ascended masters and they are with you right now, just as you requested. Because you're surrounded by so many wise and loving ascended masters, your energy and thoughts have been lifted to a level of instant manifestation. Keep your thoughts centered upon positive and loving topics. <BR> <BR> ~ Angel Numbers 101 by Doreen Virtue ~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Weekly Forecasts: <BR> <BR> * Medicine Cards - <link>http://www.ladywolfdream... Sun, 25 Dec 2011 11:21:23 EST Weekly Forecasts for December 19 to 25 Weekly Angel Message: <BR> <BR> The more positive you are about your career, the better everything goes. You've made God and the angels the center of your consciousness, which has brought you peace and everything else you could desire. Ask them for help with whatever you'd like. <BR> <BR> ~ Angel Numbers 101 by Doreen Virtue ~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Weekly Forecasts: <BR> <BR> * Medicine Cards - <link><BR>2/weekly-forecast-december-19-to-decem<BR>ber.html </l... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 11:57:28 EST Bright Blessings! Merry Meet everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Celeste and I am 26. I have been a Pagan for years now and I have a blended path that pulls from Celtic, Druidry, Hindu, and Native American spirituality. <BR> <BR> The main Mothers I follow are Kali and the Morrighan. <BR> <BR> They have helped me fight many battles in my life, and without a doubt, I need their help to fight this food war. <BR> <BR> I look forward to talking to you guys. <BR> <BR> Celeste <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:34:55 EST Funny Quotes and Sayings about Halloween I that it would fun to do for the Halloween season to start listing fun quotes about witches, other pagans, and Halloween <BR> <BR> I will start with the first one.When witches go riding, <BR> and black cats are seen, <BR> the moon laughs and whispers, <BR> ‘tis near Halloween. <BR> - Anonymous <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:16:49 EST Mabon to New Year Challenge I was asked by one of members of the team if we could have a challenge to take us through the new year. We agreed it would nice to have a challenge that helped maintain their weight during the holiday season. I don't know if everyone else is like me and trying not to put weight on while all the great goodies are around at this time of the year. I find from Samhain to the New year is such a tempting time to overindulge on the goodies. <BR> <BR> What this challenge is that you post your wei... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 14:15:56 EST One Month In Hi, my name is Juliet, and I am pleased to meet you. I joined S.P. about a month ago, and I feel it is a huge step in the right direction. I am a Third Generation Hedgewitch, and I have been Spellcrafting my whole life. My areas of natural ability are Scrying, Aura Reading and Empathy. I am trained in Tarot and Spellcrafting. <BR> In my twenties, I competed in fitness competitions, and was a personal trainer. <BR> Jump ahead. <BR> Bad marriage. <BR> Bad job. <BR> Eat to feel better... <BR>... Tue, 17 May 2011 19:41:25 EST ABC Goddesses, Gods and Where They Come From I thought it might be fun and to help get some activity going for the team. List Goddesses and Gods and where they come from in alphabetical order. I will start. <BR> <BR> ABNODA - CELTIC Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:58:15 EST What do you find that helps you to stay focus? Ii thought it would be nice if we shared with each other what we have found that helps us succeed and stay focused. <BR> <BR> One thing that i find. Is mediation Sun, 6 Mar 2011 20:49:05 EST Hello Hi, my name is Gretchen and I need to lose at least 50 lbs. I look forward to being on the team. I currently practice German/ Norse paganism and am involved in spell crafting. I don't consider myself wiccan, more traditional. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:18:09 EST Greetings! Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you're doing well! I'm Aislin, a pagan who follows the guides of the Egyptian gods. I'm a bit eclectic in practices due to being a bit newer to this than most. I've a lot to learn but know I'm on the right path because I've never felt so much peace! Tue, 4 Jan 2011 23:26:29 EST Salutations! :) Hello! <BR> I am so happy to have found such an open minded group. I was raised in a fairly conservative Christian environment and when I told my friends I believed in Faeries, they pretty much thought I had lost it. Honestly though, is it any different than believing in angels and demons? <BR> Anyways... I now believe that there is a basis to all deities (even my Christian God) but that most organized religion has distorted it. I am searching my heart and the world around me to find the ... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:07:34 EST Home remdies/beauty products recipes? Hey everyone! <BR> I thought it would be fun to have a thread where we could post cool crafty tips and recipes and such that we've found. <BR> I've just learned to make AMAZING bath salts by mixing epsom salts and essential oils. You just mix together, and spread over tin foil to dry, then pour into a container of your choice. My personal fave is tangerine and cedarwood. <BR> <BR> Any one else have some fun things to contribute? <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:20:30 EST Merry Meet Everybody! Hello All, <BR> <BR> I am new to this site and thought I'd drop by and say hi. I'm new to message boards but am excited to be here and to meet all of you. Have a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 12 Dec 2010 20:58:39 EST New Team for NM Pagan/Wiccan/D Druid/Wildling Folk Yep, I'm taking the bold step of starting yet ANOTHER Pagan/Wiccan/Druid/Wildling group here on spark. I've taken the liberty of calling it Magickal New Mexico. Original, I know. <BR> <BR><BR>s_individual.asp <BR> <BR> We have, as near as I can tell, 19 assorted Earth Religion related groups. I can't tell which ones are active and which ones aren't. I can't tell WHO is active and who isn't. And I have ZERO idea of who is local to me and who isn't... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 20:09:49 EST Pagan Pride Day As Pagan Pride season arrives, I'm wondering... <BR> <BR> When is PPD where you live? <BR> Will you be attending? <BR> Will you be participating? <BR> <BR> Share your plans! Thu, 19 Aug 2010 02:30:08 EST Am I still welcome? Greetings! <BR> <BR> I'm actually Muslim, though I've had a vision of Ganesha and a dream of Ishtar once. And last year I had a calling of sorts to write about Inanna. I have a number of friends in varying "non-Christians" faiths, including Wicca, Druid, Vashtoon (Um... VooDoo, can't remember what my friend called it), Buddhist, Hindu. Anyhow... I would like to be part of this group if that's okay :) <BR> <BR> I noticed at least one other member is from the Spokane WA area... so am I. Mon, 16 Aug 2010 00:49:15 EST Otherworld Support for Exercise? Hello, all. <BR> <BR> I've worked with a few different pantheons and kept connections to them, but at the moment I'm being strongly called Norse so that's my POV on this topic. :) <BR> <BR> Anyone have "allies" supporting their exercise goals? At the moment I feel that for me in particular Frey is very encouraging re: general cardio/aerobics and that Skadhi is inclined to consider helping if asked with more focused strength training. <BR> <BR> 'Diet & cooking' and 'general self-care' seem... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:58:58 EST Greetings and well-met! Hello, <BR> <BR> Greetings, all. :) <BR> <BR> I'm 33 and have been Pagan more than half that time. I've worked with a few different pantheons - the ones I'm closest to are the Egyptian, Welsh and Norse. I consider myself a mystic reconstructionist; I try to balance good scholarship with insights gained from personal experience, and to clearly mark which is which. <BR> <BR> I'm definitely trying to call on various allies to help me with my learning better self-care, and I'm glad that there'... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 18:42:14 EST Am I the only one who finds it humourous ... ... that they call it a team DIGEST? Just wondering ... <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 4 Jul 2010 02:12:42 EST Joyous Summer Solstice~! Beginning Now Let Us Jump into the Joy of each moment of Each Day. <BR> <BR> Yes! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <em>87</em> Sun, 20 Jun 2010 00:20:49 EST New Members I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> My name is Celeste and I am 25. I reside in Spokane, Wa. I have been Pagan for a couple of years now and I practice a blend of Hinduism, Celtic Druidism, and Avalonian traditions. <BR> <BR> I am currently at 206 which is my heaviest weight ever. I am a big emotional eater which developed after a sexual assault in 2004. I am jus trying to get my life back. <BR> <BR> I know the Mother only wants what is best for Her children and I... Sun, 9 May 2010 00:38:54 EST I could use idea help on Celtic stuff I could use some help, please. I’m looking for information, or resources for information, on the Celtic nations. <BR> Our area (Dallas, TX) has a large Irish Festival (this was the 28th year and we had around 74000 people through the gates in 3 days), and we have a decently large Scottish festival. The group that puts on the Irish Festival is starting a new Celtic heritage festival this year. We’re trying hard to not compete with the Scottish Festival or the Irish Festival, but instead t... Fri, 7 May 2010 16:11:37 EST Hi! I'm Amber and I don't have a specific religion/belief system. I come from a family of Christians, who struggle to accept me as I am. Actually, some of them don't accept my beliefs, so it will be nice to be around people who are as open-minded as I like to think that I am! <BR> <BR> All the best, <BR> Amber Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:42:15 EST Thank you JEWitch Merry Meet to all, I'm on other teams and saw your response regarding animals so followed you here. What a relief. I am 59 and been an eclectic pagan/witch for many years so Thank the Goddess for leading me to all of you. <BR> Have a wonderful Spark day. <BR> B.B. Wed, 7 Apr 2010 10:35:18 EST Message from Coach Jen Regarding Copyrights Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Recently we've had a number of issues with members posting copyrighted information- primarily in their blogs. The original authors have been contacting us, asking that their work be removed, or properly cited, or in some instances they want to be paid for the fact that someone else is using it. <BR> <BR> As a reminder: <BR> <BR> If you are going to post something on the boards or in your blog that someone else has written, you need to credit the source. Our policy... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 21:56:29 EST Hello! I'm new to SparkPeople and was wondering if I could get some tips about adding healthy habits into a busy college student lifestyle. I live in the dorms and it's kinda hard to eat healthy here (though I did manage to do that today, go me!), so I'm trying to make better choices and exercise more than just walking to class and up stairs. Any tips would be appreciated! <BR> <BR> Blessings! Tue, 9 Feb 2010 17:33:20 EST 15 Exercises we would be better off without in 20 I got this in an email that suggested exercises that we should try to avoid. <BR> <BR> 1. Jumping on the bandwagon <BR> 2. Wading through paperwork <BR> 3. Running around in circles <BR> 4. Pushing your luck <BR> 5. Spinning your wheels <BR> 6. Adding fuel to the fire <BR> 7. Beating your head against the wall <BR> 8. Climbing the walls <BR> 9. Beating your own drum <BR> 10. Dragging your heels <BR> 11. Jumping to conclusions <BR> 12. Grasping at straws <BR> 13. Fishing for compl... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 11:37:23 EST Nasty Neighbor (long story) MM, <BR> I have a neighbor for 13 years has been harrassing me. She has webcams pointed at my doors & windows (not against the law) and tapes me ALL the time, doing yardwork, rituals, walking the dog, etc. I do have mirrors in all windows to reflect negativity back. She is a paranoid schz. and to my knowdledge does not takes meds for it. I have cut her slack for years, but this past fall, she had her 28 year old son who lives with her throw her smelly gutter leaves in my yard. I cleaned it up... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:54:38 EST Greetings I am new to Sparks!!! I live in Rural Wyoming and I am a witch who practices the celtic traditions. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 12:48:37 EST Winter Solstice Here a couple of Winter Solstice videos I want to share with everyone. <BR> <BR> The first is Winter Solstice "Silent Night, Solstice Night" by Enya <link><BR>US&fs=1& </link> <BR> <BR> The second is Ring Out Those Solstice Bells by Jethro Tull <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 15 Dec 2009 16:54:11 EST Solstice Traditio ns--what are yours? we make a yule log every year, I have a pic of this years yule log on my page...on solstice my sons will re-enact the battle of the kings (one of them is making an elaborate crown to be burned when he loses lol)They choreograph and practice the battle ahead of time. Then we'll burn the log and sing lots of songs and have pretend egg nog and prolly appetizers. Usually we also have a family present, something we all want and can use..but this year we'll only have stockings cause we're pretty br... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 19:52:42 EST The "Rely To All" Button This is a message from Coach_Jen <BR> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> During the holiday season, I know a lot of people like to send out SparkMails to all of their friends, wishing them Happy Holidays. <BR> <BR> Many times when someone gets that SparkMail, they click "Reply To All" and send a response back. If the list of friends is quite large, it creates a cascade of SparkMails- which can become annoying and time-consuming to continue deleting. <BR> <BR> So I would ask that you spread the... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 08:44:28 EST Hey from Mississippi! Hi! My name is Dawn. I'm 25, been married 5 years, and we have a 2 year old son. I have been interested in Paganism for about ten years, but I've never dedicated myself to it. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to live a healthier, greener life which is why I joined SparkPeople. So far I really like it here and I'm really glad I joined. <em>30</em> Sun, 25 Oct 2009 10:56:57 EST Intro I'm Trish. Kemetic recon Hindu. Mother of 2 sons, and keeper of 2 Big Black Dogs. my two main Deities are Krishna and Sekhmet, though others dance in and out often. Wed, 14 Oct 2009 12:26:12 EST Adopting a kitten I just wanted to tell someone. Anyone. I just adopted a kitten. Well...long story short, I hit her momma. Not on purpose. I got out and looked around, and there was momma and baby. Solid black with dark blue eyes. I took baby home with me. And in the past couple hours, making sure she had plenty to eat, giving her a bath (She hated it) and showing her around the house, she's grown on me. She's so tiny she fits on one of my hands. I'm guessing about 4-5 weeks old. Her eyes are open, but she's ... Wed, 7 Oct 2009 15:23:37 EST Hi ya Hi ya, <BR> <BR> I joined the team before, but seem to have been dropped off. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to chatting with you all. <BR> <BR> Cristeane Tue, 6 Oct 2009 15:37:31 EST Special Samhain Reflections? As is tradition, I set the table on Samhain and leave a place empty to honor the dead, especially my dad. <BR> <BR> Do you have any special reflections or traditions for Samhain? Mon, 5 Oct 2009 09:54:57 EST Merry Meet! Hi, I'm Melinda from NE Ohio. I'm an eclectic Wiccan and belong to a spiritual group that practices Dianic Wicca, though my personal practice also emphasizes Gods. <BR> <BR> I include all the deities of all patheons in my worship. Sun, 27 Sep 2009 15:07:47 EST Bast Rituals Request Hello, <BR> I'm an eclectic Wiccan. The spiritual group I'm in is Dianic, though I focus on the Goddess and God both in my practice. <BR> <BR> I'm in a situation where it is urgent that I have Bast's assistance. I already did a meditation, have a prayer candle going, and have a Bast cat figure on my alter. <BR> <BR> Are there any rituals you would recommend for communing with Bast? Sun, 27 Sep 2009 15:06:07 EST Hi From Evelyn Hi, my name is Evelyn. I’ve been active in Paganism/Wicca for almost 20 years now – mostly solitary. I’ve been a SparkPeople member since February 2009! My goals are: eliminate emotional eating; have an active daily lifestyle; eat a variety of whole, unprocessed foods. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and have lived in SoCal for almost a decade. I love books and reading, crocheting, drawing, tea, journaling, yoga, and meditation. Bright Blessings! <BR> <em>275</em> <em>213</em> <em>27... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:21:32 EST House Blessing So I got a new house, and was thinking of doing a house blessing. While I've done other rituals, I've never done a house blessing before. I did some research and saw suggestions of sage, for cleansing. It's my first house and I'd like it to be special, but I'm drawing a blank.I was wondering if anyone had ideas? Tue, 8 Sep 2009 14:20:21 EST MM from NW Arizona Greetings, my name is Iris Also known as Isarma, or Paxmonger, and I live about 30 south of the Nevada-Arizona border in Golden Valley. I am the Priestess of Our Lady of the Sacred Earth, which is small but growing since my relocation from Washington state to here less than a year ago. BIG climate change, I'm just beginning to get used to it. I have three kids, 22-19-18, and my wonderful partner of a year and a half. <BR> Ancestors Bless, and nice to meet you all. Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:23:17 EST Re-introduction Hello everyone & merry meet! I have been a member of this team for over a year now but I took a break from SP & so haven't been active at all. Thought I should say hello again :) Hope to get to know many of you throughout this journey as well as provide support & encouragement. Drop by my SPage & say hi. Always welcome new friends :) Blessed Be! Mon, 6 Jul 2009 22:35:18 EST Things to Ponder PONDERING <BR> <BR> * I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. <BR> <BR> * There are two kinds of pedestrians: the quick and the dead. <BR> <BR> * Life is sexually transmitted. <BR> <BR> * Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. <BR> <BR> * The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. <BR> <BR> * Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. <BR> <BR> * Have ... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 21:31:56 EST New Feature for Video Bloggers New Feature - Video Blog Entries <BR> <BR> Merry Meet everyone <BR> <BR> You now have the option to upload a video blog entry! To do this simply go to your blog page and you will see a new "Add a Video Blog" button under the "Add a Blog Entry" button. Uploading is 3 easy steps: <BR> 1) On the first page enter your video title and description, agree to the video Terms and Conditions, and choose the video file* from your computer to upload. You can then click the Upload button. It will tak... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 20:36:02 EST Resetting of Articles From Coach Jen Hi Everyone, I don't know if you are like me and have run out of articles long ago. Well SP has done something about it. The following is from Coach Jen. <BR> <BR> Based on member feedback, we've made it so that you can now reset the articles you’ve read more than 6 months ago. To reset articles, you can go to Account/Email Preferences ( <BR> ence.asp) from your MyStart page, and scroll down on the Account tab to the Reset Articles section of the ... Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:24:31 EST Spiritualizing The Planet This from the Daily OM and I thought I would shre with all. <BR> <BR> Spiritualizing The Planet <BR> Ascension <BR> We are one with the cosmos whether we realize it or not. Realizing it, though, quickens our spiritual energy and allows us access to higher realms. In those higher realms lies the awareness that we are more than just finite physical beings living one life in one place at one point in time. Connecting with this awareness is to awaken to the truth and take a step forward, and up... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 14:29:45 EST Remembering the Real Meaning If you are like me the idea a having a 3 day weekend means catching up on chores and having fun. But please on this 3 day weekend take a moment out to remember the real meaning of this weekend and those who have laid their lives down so we could enjoy the freedoms we have. Take a moment out and view this video. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> Fri, 22 May 2009 21:53:33 EST Merry Meet Hi everyone, my name is Angie and I'm a Witch...LoL, that felt silly. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I'm so excited to find such wonderful groups to be a part of here on Sparks. I am noticing alot of cross overs so I have a feeling I will be getting to know alot of you and I cant wait. Feel free to stop by my page or add me as a friend, you can never have to many friends, especially the kind that have common interest. <BR> <BR> Bright blessing, <BR> Angie Fri, 8 May 2009 00:42:08 EST NEW STIMULUS PLAN.......þ THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING THE MATTER WITH THIS PLAN. IT'S SO SIMPLE WE DON'T EVEN NEED CONGRESS TO IMPLEMENT IT, THEY CAN ALL GO HOME, TAKE A VACATION AND WE WON'T HAVE TO SPEND ANYMORE MONEY ON PORK [Sure we won’t]. <BR> <BR> This is from an article in the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on Sunday, February 8, 2009. <BR> [Web site:<BR>53.ece] <BR> <BR> The Business Section asked readers for ideas on "How Would You Fix the Economy?" <BR> <BR> De... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 19:21:59 EST Weight Loss as an Ordeal -- Or Not A couple of months ago I saw a discussion on another site about approaching weight loss as an ordeal. Since I'm very interested in ordeals I found this intriguing, a possible way to help add an emotional/spiritual dimension to my efforts, hopefully helping to keep me focused and on track. <BR> <BR> It didn't work out that way. <BR> <BR> My idea was that I would undertake healthier eating habits and a dedicated program of exercise as a devotional path, offering whatever hardships and struggl... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:20:40 EST Transformations Greetings -- <BR> <BR> I've been on SparkPeople for a month now, and was delighted to find this team. <BR> <BR> After many years of wandering and eclecticism, my spiritual path crystalized a little less than two years ago, after the death of my partner, Lohain. One of my newer LiveJournal friends was an underworld priestess, and she offered to help during his transition and my grieving. Once I started getting over the initial profound shock at his loss, I started realizing that the work my ... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:17:39 EST Eden Namir Acounted and prescent for... ^_~ thought i would make an interesting topic name... lol <BR> <BR> Hello, <BR> <BR> Not sure how to describe my beliefs... <BR> <BR> I was raised half my life christian but it felt wrong.. i was baptized on my word because a pastor promised that my mother would be healed of her cancer... i waited 5 years knowing i didn't believe in it the way i should... but thinking there is no god... mom is only getting worse.... <BR> <BR> Well, on the last year... something happened to me and everyone shu... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 20:58:35 EST Saving $ and eating better I read this article today and thought you might be interested in finding the best way to save on produce since most of us are trying to eat more fruits and veggies. <BR> To find a farmer's market near you, visit, and enjoy the bounty of fall! Mon, 23 Feb 2009 08:54:56 EST February is out! The new issue of, the monthly ezine, is available. Make sure you check out the latest article in my monthly series, "Door to the Beyond: Paganism and Mental Health". <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Moss Sun, 1 Feb 2009 17:24:08 EST I am looking for some info! I was wondering what everyone knows about Selket, Egyptian goddess of the scorpion. <BR> <BR> B&L, <BR> Zoe Sat, 31 Jan 2009 08:26:27 EST If anyone is interested... At the school I run I publish a newsletter every month through Lulu (the funds keep my school free and up and running) <BR> This month we are discussing Imbolic and Romance. <BR> <BR> Our Imbolic newsletter discusses, Brigid, Eros, Imbolic, Making Candles, Rekindling Romance, Seed Blessings, The Winners of the Spell of the Month Ritual: Peace, Class graduates, a school calender for February, tons of recipes, a word search, horoscopes,rituals, spells, and much much more! <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 12:48:04 EST Hello from Colleen Hello! <BR> I am 35 and I live in Noblesville Indiana. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I run an online Pagan school at <link> </link> and have an online bookstore through the school and write and publish books which can be found here <link><BR>269 </link> <BR> <BR> I am also a big horror movie officiando. In fact my husband and I have our own pod cast and he also has another pod cast he does with Horror Hound's Bloody Good Horror... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:01:05 EST Hello from Colleen Hello! <BR> I am 35 and I live in Noblesville Indiana. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I run an online Pagan school at <link> </link> and have an online bookstore through the school and write and publish books which can be found here <link><BR>269 </link> <BR> <BR> I am also a big horror movie officiando. In fact my husband and I have our own pod cast and he also has another pod cast he does with Horror Hound's Bloody Good Horror... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:00:12 EST Hello from Colleen Hello! <BR> I am 35 and I live in Noblesville Indiana. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I run an online Pagan school at <link> </link> and have an online bookstore through the school and write and publish books which can be found here <link><BR>269 </link> <BR> <BR> I am also a big horror movie officiando. In fact my husband and I have our own pod cast and he also has another pod cast he does with Horror Hound's Bloody Good Horror... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 18:57:31 EST Here is a good laugh. This was sent to me and I thought it was so funny but so true I had to share. <BR> <BR> <BR> The following was shared by surfer Cathy W. <BR> <BR> 'Twas the month after Christmas, and all through the house, <BR> Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. <BR> <BR> The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste, <BR> At the holiday parties had gone to my waist. <BR> <BR> When I got on the scales there arose such a number! <BR> When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber). <BR> ... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 18:17:14 EST What Are Your Goals for 2009 Now that 2009 is almost upon us I thought it would be nice to us to list some of goals for the coming year. <BR> <BR> My goals are to get more serious with losing weight I would like to lose at least 2 pounds a month. <BR> <BR> My other goals is to get control of my finances so I don't have to use my credit cards when the month is longer than the pay check. Wed, 31 Dec 2008 16:17:41 EST Winter Solstice Just a bit of Winter Solstice to share with you. Wonderful Blessing be upon you and yours. ~ Lin <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 21 Dec 2008 17:26:51 EST New My name is Barbara and I'm from Minnesota. In the fall I did lose almost 20 pounds but ended up getting sick and I'm finally feeling a little better so I'm trying to get back on track. <BR> <BR> Hope to get to know you all. <BR> <BR> Mon, 15 Dec 2008 19:25:05 EST Remember Our Recovering Soldiers The holidays are fast approaching and I think it would be a nice gesture for each of us when making out our holiday cards to remember our recovering soldiers by sending them a card. <BR> <BR> Address: <BR> <BR> A Recovering American Soldier <BR> c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center <BR> 6900 Georgia Avenue NW <BR> Washington, DC 20307-5001 <BR> <BR> Please feel free to post this on all your SP forums and pass it along. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 08:01:54 EST An Experiment...if you will I posted this on my Yahoo group thought you'd be interested in maybe trying it. (link on my SP blog by the way) <BR> <BR> Snowy and chilly here in Vancouver Canada and looking like an early <BR> white Christmas time here for us. Though it is supposed to warm up <BR> some by Christmas day, back to "normal" winter temps they say. I was <BR> wondering if any of you are aware of mass consciousness experiences? <BR> <BR> That is when a group of people no matter where they are in the world <BR> b... Sun, 14 Dec 2008 15:25:40 EST Hi I'm new....just thought I'd stop by and say hello real quick... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 16:03:58 EST 'Twas the night before Christmas Dieters version This was post on another group but I thought it was to cute to not pass on. <BR> <BR> <BR> ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all round my hips <BR> Were shortbread cookies that sneaked past my lips. <BR> Fudge brownies were stored in the freezer with care <BR> In hopes that my thighs would forget they were there. <BR> <BR> While Mama in her girdle and I in chin straps <BR> Had just settled down to sugar-borne naps. <BR> When out in the pantry there arose such a clatter <BR> I spr... Sat, 29 Nov 2008 21:29:12 EST Recent Post by Sparks Coach Jen About Chain Mail I am posting this from Sparks Coach Jen about chain mail. So every one will know the policy about send chain mail. <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> We've had some problems recently with "chain mail", so I'm going to ask that you remind your teams about our policies regarding these types of things. <BR> <BR> It's a violation of our Community Guidelines to forward any kind of chain letters. This includes things like warnings about email scams, or other kinds of games where you have to fil... Tue, 4 Nov 2008 19:19:02 EST A-Z's of Autumn Since autumn is finally here, let's start a autumn-themed game. We'll go in alphabetical order and it can be *anything* you might take to, eat at or see in the autumn. <BR> <BR> <BR> Apple pie Sun, 2 Nov 2008 18:50:13 EST November Challenges Happy November everyone. I have listed a few new challenges for November. I will find one or more that you would like to take part in. Blessing on everyone. Sat, 1 Nov 2008 11:51:00 EST Moss' Malas Open for Business Most of you know I'm really squeamish about getting into sales, and I only do this sort of thing either when my back is against the wall or when I have something to offer that I really think is needed. The current effort is more of the latter. <BR> <BR> I have begun to sell malas (meditation beads). The majority of them are the typical 108 mala beads plus the meru, or "home bead", and they are used in various Eastern chants, whether Buddhist, Hindu, or Sufi. The malas I am selling are han... Sat, 18 Oct 2008 01:17:00 EST *** Wanted *** Your Sabbat Recipes Please help! *** Wanted *** <BR> Your Sabbat Recipes Please help! <BR> <BR> I'm putting together a collection of Sabbat recipes. It would be wonderful if everyone could submit a recipe to me. Please email them to me privately @ <BR> Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:16:13 EST Optimistic, Affirmative Aspirations This is from DailyOM and I thought I would share with you. I think it is very meaningful right now. <BR> <BR> <BR> Affirmative in your approach to life today, you may be feeling especially optimistic regarding your aspirations. As you walk toward the world of your dreams, you may be filled with positive feelings that keep your attitude upbeat despite appearances. Staying positive when things don’t seem to be going the way you’d like is important for keeping the momentum going toward the c... Sun, 12 Oct 2008 11:10:16 EST Changed my name Just telling you I've changed my name from BiggestLoserKLJ to RhiannonMyst. If you read the intro on my SparkPage you will know I am a practicing Wiccan and because I've done a re-committment to the path I've decided to change my name to fit the change. <BR> <BR> Talk to you all soon <BR> <BR> Kimberley <BR> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 07:42:32 EST Wiccan Dieters Hello In the presence of the ancients members. Speaking on behalf of the Wiccan Dieters team, we'd love to have you join us. We just got a whole new batch of motivated, cheerful, magical co-leaders!! <BR> <BR> We have some great discussions getting started about anything and everything magical. Consider it your online coven, or wiccan how to. <BR> <BR> So stop by and sign up, give us a shout, and become a member of this wonderful up and coming magical community <BR> <BR> Blessed Be!! <BR> ... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 01:02:12 EST Hi Everyone!! I'm new here. Just joined Sp, I love it so far. Everyone is so helpful and motivating. I have 15lbs to go, I hope that we can all drop em together!! <BR> <BR> Many <em>247</em> , Liz <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2008 11:33:45 EST Just wondering how you are all doing? Things are still going well for me. This inner work I'm doing is helping a lot, (read my recent past few blogs to see what I mean) <BR> <BR> Hope all of you are well in your world <BR> <BR> Bright Blessings <BR> <BR> Kimberley Thu, 2 Oct 2008 19:32:37 EST Just stopping by to say hi! Been enjoying my little "break" away but thought I'd say hi and invite you all to read my new blog entry from today. Tue, 23 Sep 2008 20:11:22 EST Hello, I'm new here Hi my name is Lori and I just want to say Hi Sun, 14 Sep 2008 23:44:41 EST Voting in Business Week's Poll Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I saw this note on the message board in one of my other teams .... <BR> <BR> If you don't know already, Business Week is conducting a poll on health & fitness websites. <BR> <BR> So... have you voted for SP yet? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ofweb2008/health.htm </link> Sat, 6 Sep 2008 15:41:29 EST September To share with all on my SparkTeams <BR> <BR> <BR> August 31, 2008 <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is September 1, 2008 and these are the goals I am going to try and accomplish during the month of September and I thought that I would share them all with you. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Keep track of my calories and meals, except for when I allow for that cheat meal or cheat day and learn not to feel guilty over it. <BR> <BR> 2. Get in more cardio and more than 2 or 3 times a week and do 2 strength training wor... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 19:22:39 EST Hurry vote in MSNBC's "In God We Trust" poll!!' If you haven't seen this yet on one of the othr teams Please take note. <BR> <BR> If you believe as I do, that IGWT has no place all over our money, then hurry and vote in MSNBC's poll before they take it down. <BR> <BR> The Christian's are all forwarding this, so we others have to keep up! Thanks! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 18 Aug 2008 21:51:17 EST Touching base I vented on my blog here today. Please read and respond. Sat, 26 Jul 2008 01:13:00 EST Hello everyone. Hello everyone. I'm new here and my name is Paula. <em>110</em> Nice to meet you all. Sat, 26 Jul 2008 01:07:12 EST Crazy Questions Everyone knows those handy dandy canned soups, the healthy choice, the ones that EVERY recipie calls for including a bunch on Spark Recipies. So here's the question - does anyone know anyone who knows the original recipies for soups like cream of mushroom, or cream of celery? I am extremely allergic to Monosodium Glutemate, and it is in EVERY canned soup out there, progresso used to be ok, but recently soups I used to buy now say MSG on the back. I really would love to be able to make casse... Thu, 24 Jul 2008 23:15:56 EST Getting back on track! I'm getting back on track! Staring August 1st & I have 75lbs. left to go!!!!! Mon, 21 Jul 2008 11:09:01 EST My second or third day here I'm not gonna talk about how I only drank 4 glasses of water today and it's already 10:30pm. Nor am I gonna talk about how I didn't go walking. My husband, who will shortly be 'officially' joining our ranks, had a doctor's appointment today. It wasn't one of the worst, but because of the new class of Residents seeing some of the patients, it was more drawn out than usual. However, having said that, we talked goals and stuff. The Doc reminded us that she, too, needs to lose some lbs, so no fin... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:56:54 EST Pets! Furry friends? Familiars? I got a new dog! Well, she's been used, slightly. I rescued a purebred female husky, adult, from the local pound(98% kill rate= boo) this morning, after getting my man's blessing(he was real tired, and I stressed the fact that she was going to be euthanized this morning, so there was no waiting around, so he said "call them now")- thank goodness I have an animal loving man, I'll say that much. <BR> <BR> This totals 2 dogs, and 4 cats in the house, along with the 4 humans(including myself) th... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 13:15:13 EST off subject,but important Hi all, <BR> Did anyone see the today show segment where Kathy Lee Gifford made the statement of "Nasty bad pagans"? <BR> I have a link to it if you want to see it. But what I am asking now is for everyone to sign a petition if you would.Protesting hate and speech on NBC. Here is a link for that. <BR> <BR> <BR> Please sign this petition: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>bad-pagansquot- </link> Sun, 6 Jul 2008 16:16:23 EST Summer Solstice What is everyone doing for the summer solstice? Fri, 20 Jun 2008 10:56:52 EST Motivation I found this poem and wanted to share it with my teams. <BR> I know that I do not post in here very often, but we are a quiet group. Thanks for being here! <BR> Here's the poem: <BR> <BR> The Victor <BR> <BR> <BR> If you think you are beaten, you are. <BR> If you think you dare not, you don't. <BR> If you like to win but think you can't, <BR> It's almost a cinch you won't. <BR> If you think you'll lose, you're lost. <BR> For out in the world we find <BR> Success begins with a woman... Wed, 18 Jun 2008 10:00:56 EST HELLO EVERYONE Hi!! I am new to the team and am excited to be on the team!!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2008 21:59:31 EST We are # 42 in the Category leaders Did you know that we are in 42nd place out of 154 teams in the Religious Category.. Whoo Hoo way to go team.. Wed, 28 May 2008 01:32:40 EST ***Memorial Day 2008*** I hope everyone is having a good Memorial Day weekend. I know we all have different beliefs about the war but no matter how we feel I ask you to pause for a few minutes and think about the ones over in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea and other places in this world that are doing their job to secure freedom for our nation and others who aren't able to do so. I have added a link that I thought helps remind us of those who are serving and have given so much. Remember we that no matter what we care a... Sun, 25 May 2008 21:01:18 EST weight loss spell I hope you don't mind I am cross posting. I love this spell and thought I should share it here as well. I don't know how many of you are on Pagan Place. <BR> <BR> MM all, <BR> Here is a wonderful spell i learned in a class several years ago. <BR> Start on full moon and do this all during the waning moon. Twice a day morning and evening. Light a pink or light red candle. Stand in front of a mirror. and chant these words for several minutes: <BR> Clear as crystal,clear as air. <BR> make my... Sun, 25 May 2008 18:17:36 EST Blessings and hello! Hey, I recognize many of you! Morghana invited me here (Hi, Morghana!!) and I noticed many familiar faces. So, here we all are, eh? I am back on track (for the third time) and finally loosing some weight. Hopefully, this time it will stick. Guess life is like that..up and down. But, not so good for health. Glad to be here! Sun, 25 May 2008 12:40:17 EST Hi Merry Meet eveyone, <BR> I found this team after joining Pagan Place and seeing it on your spark page Jewitch. Sounds interesting. Glad to be here as well. <BR> Many Blessings, Morghana Sat, 24 May 2008 22:26:24 EST Hi new people Just a quick hail and welcome to all the new folks. I get side-tracked with other things and sometimes don't get back around to greeting new folks. <BR> <BR> We have a great story started- please join in and keep it going. I can't waite to see where it all goes. <em>214</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:01:44 EST One Flaw In Women By the time the Lord made woman, <BR> He was into his sixth day of working overtime. <BR> An angel appeared and said, <BR> 'Why are you spending so much time on this one?' <BR> And the Lord answered, 'Have you seen my spec sheet on her? <BR> She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, <BR> have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable <BR> and able to run on diet coke and leftovers, <BR> have a lap that can hold four children at one time, <BR> have a kiss that can cure anythin... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 19:16:27 EST Hello Merry Meet everyone! My name is April, I am 26, and my goal is to lose 50 pounds by new years eve 2008. Right now I am about 181 I think, so I've a ways to go. I've been Pagan/Wiccan for about 12 -13 years or so now. Glad to be here. Mon, 28 Apr 2008 20:29:59 EST Hi greetings. It is nice to find this group. Thu, 24 Apr 2008 18:15:56 EST Another Newbie! Merry Meet All, <BR> <BR> I'm a newbie to the group and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Lieren, and I've decided that since I don't want to resemble my old, well-rounded soul, I should get off my duff and start eating right! I'm Wiccan, single, and my profile says the rest. I'm also a member of Weight Watchers, Curves, and the Kashi Community. Best of luck to all of us - blessed be, "losers"! <BR> <BR> Love and light, <BR> Lieren <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 21 Apr 2008 14:00:36 EST Hello Hello all! My name is Casey. I hope to lose 50-75 pounds of fat and add 25 in muscle! Looking forward to challenges and motivation from the team. Thu, 17 Apr 2008 19:55:25 EST First Challegne 5000 Steps A Day I was thinking that our has gotten big enough to start having challenges. The first one I thought we could do is an easy one. The challenge is to walk 5000 steps a day. No I know that there are some of you are scoffing at me for having such a simple challenge. I figure that everyone should be able to walk that (even me the ultimate couch potato.) Let us see who can walk the most during the month of April. <BR> <BR> All you need to do is post how many steps you walk each month. And I wi... Tue, 1 Apr 2008 08:29:21 EST The story of "The Ancients" I thought for a game we could start with creating a story about the Ancients. I will start you can add a sentence or two. And we can see what kind of story we can create with all of our great minds. I hope you all a game for this. So here we go. <BR> <BR> In a far away land live many great and not so great goddesses and gods. This land was like none any mortal human has ever seen. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2008 22:24:52 EST Tax Rebate Info I am posting this information that was posted on one of team leader teams. I thought it was useful info. <BR> <BR> FOR ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE FILED TAXES - HERE IS SOME INFO ABOUT YOUR TAX REBATE CHECK! <BR> <BR> Beginning in May, the Economic Stimulus Package (TAX REBATE CHECKS) will be coming to each tax payer. <BR> <BR> If you made between 3,000 dollars and 75,000 dollars (per person) you will qualify for probably the MAX rebate of 600.00 per person. Qualified dependents will receive 30... Thu, 27 Mar 2008 18:25:51 EST Clay Balls I thought I would forward this on to the group. I think it gives us something to think about. ~ Lin <BR> <BR> CLAY BALLS <BR> <BR> <BR> A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. <BR> <BR> They didn't look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him. As he strolled along the beach, he would ... Sun, 23 Mar 2008 19:16:18 EST Things to Do Instead of Eating. I found this and thought it was great team information - I thought others might feel the same. Copy and paste if you are so inclined. You may want to change some of the suggestions to fit your personality. <BR> <BR> Things to do Instead of Eating: <BR> <BR> Do you eat for comfort because you're frustrated, bored, in pain or because of some other feeling or issue you want to escape? Here are some things that you can do instead: <BR> <BR> ** Carve a watermelon or other fruit! <BR> ** Cal... Tue, 26 Feb 2008 08:45:12 EST Well met my new friends! How wonderful to find you during my first week on SP! This year for me will be an intense journey of introspection, tearing down, self-discovery, healing, and rebuilding. I am so happy to have found a safe haven to not only experience all this, but to share it, and be held accountable, and succeed! I am blessed beyond measure! I so look forward to creating community with you all and send you much encouragement as you journey on your own paths. <BR> <BR> Blessed be, Fireblue <em>220</em> <e... Sat, 23 Feb 2008 04:59:22 EST Prophecy- "Warriors of the Rainbow" We got on the topic of 2012 and I thought I would share some more prophecies with all here. We are in the Presence of the Ancients here and these are all stories passed down. This is the reason I try to protect my heritage and culture. The knowledge of the ancestors is always in my heart. I know these days of "Eyes of Fire" will come. This is why it is so important that my children learn so they can pass it down to their children. I want my children to be keepers of the Earth. I will teach th... Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:44:19 EST The Way of the Warrior I thought I would share this with all of you. It is one of my favorites <BR> <BR> The Way of the Warrior <BR> Chief Joseph <BR> <BR> The Way of the Warrior is simple, my dear ones. However, it may <BR> be simple but it's not always easy. Today I would like to give you a few <BR> of my simple guidelines or "rules of the road," if you will. And <BR> that road is the Way of the Warrior. <BR> <BR> The Warrior always speaks her truth - no matter what the <BR> circumstances. <BR> <BR> The Warri... Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:33:59 EST Just Stay This was posted on another team's site and I thought I would share with you. <BR> <BR> Just Stay <BR> <BR> A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. <BR> <BR> 'Your son is here,' she said to the old man. <BR> <BR> She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened. <BR> <BR> He was heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Mari... Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:52:58 EST 'Sparkpage privacy options' There has been a discussion going on with the Sparks Community team about SP privacy options. Right now your sparks page and any blog you post is out there on the internet. I personally would like to have some privacy. I would like to have your opinion on this topic. Google your SP identity and see what is out there. Sun, 17 Feb 2008 18:17:59 EST Help No longer receiving e-mail notifications Has anyone else stopped receiving their e-mail notifications from the team message boards they belong to or the notifications of new spark mail. I have searched for the problem and can not seem to find out why I have not received any notifications since Friday. Up until then all worked right. I have checked and double checked that all the boxes are ticked on the preferences page. Help!!!This is bumming me out as I can't see the new posts being made or see my spark mail messages being sent wit... Sun, 17 Feb 2008 13:03:36 EST Greetings from the North! I am a Lakota Pipe carrier and licensed Minister. I believe in Good Orderly Direction and practice Sioux traditions. My studies include Theological history and practices, Philosophy, and Psychology. My Lakota name is Peaceful Rivers and I leave this question," Where do we go beyond 2012?" <BR> <BR> <em>12</em> Peace be with you all! Fri, 15 Feb 2008 11:01:33 EST VIRUS ALERT I am passing this on from another group <BR> Just want you all to have a heads upl <BR> <BR> You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with <BR> an attachment entitled "POSTCARD," regardless of who sent it to you. It is <BR> a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C <BR> of your computer.. <BR> <BR> <BR> This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address <BR> in his/her contact list. This is the reason why y... Thu, 14 Feb 2008 08:07:09 EST Another gift for the you Here is another inspiration site for you to enjoy and to be inspired from. Enjoy ~ Lin <BR> <BR> <link><BR>y/157 </link> Wed, 13 Feb 2008 20:09:42 EST Humor to Share SENILITY <BR> <BR> Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, <BR> 'How old was your husband?' '98,' she replied. <BR> 'Two years older than me' <BR> 'So you're 96,' the undertaker commented. <BR> She responded, 'Hardly worth going home, is it? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman: <BR> 'And what do you think is the best thing <BR> about being 104?' the reporter asked. <BR> She simply replied, 'No peer ... Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:28:28 EST A Gift to the Team I am posting this so you can all enjoy. <link> </link> Sun, 10 Feb 2008 14:56:12 EST EATING HEALTHY on a BUDGET - links provided Good Day Sparkers, <BR> <BR> The following is a compilation of the sites and links provided by YOU - thank you ever so much. I am always getting asked how to eat healthy on a budget. I am sure other team leaders have gotten the same question. I hope this will help aid you when asked that question. <BR> <BR> You can copy and paste, but to save time and have the links work without having to go to each site or page and copy and then add a link, I will be happy to copy and then paste it to yo... Mon, 28 Jan 2008 07:42:07 EST Team Leadership <em>241</em> Wed, 16 Jan 2008 17:00:10 EST Evening Everyone Evenin' Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Jon, I am 21 years old. I am from southeastern WI. I do not really follow any set religion, but I do believe/have faith/worship the Norse gods. Thor in particular. I grew up Lutheran from my family and found it was not for me. I read on numerous different religions from all over the world and once I found the Norse gods I knew I found the ones to guide and watch over me. I had always been interested in vikings and such, but then I had found Asatru... Tue, 8 Jan 2008 21:04:32 EST Hello everyone Hi i am Jessica, and I am looking at the old pathoens to find my Matron, Cernunnos is my patron. I havebeen a pagan all my life (presented by my mother when I was born to the old ones). If anyone has any personal experiance with The Morrigan please tell me. Thank you <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Jessica <em>41</em> Thu, 27 Dec 2007 20:21:58 EST New I am thrilled to be a part of this group. My time will be sketchy untill next week as I am picking up in-laws tomorrow at the airport. I am going to do my best to pop in and out for some support and to see what is happening. I look forward to sharing and learning once things settle down here. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Brighid Tue, 27 Nov 2007 23:40:54 EST Overwhelmed Hello all. I hate to say it, but I've become overwhealmed with the amount of mail/activity on my Teams. It's great the boards are active, but I'm stressing about not being able to keep up. <BR> <BR> I'm going to a very trying/emotional time as it is right now w/family I'm going to take a break for a bit. If you need to get in touch w/me for anything...please use the SparkMail :D <BR> <BR> Thanks (and sorry!) <BR> Kat Mon, 25 Jun 2007 14:03:03 EST New Meditation Technique I really like this one, it is called "I Soar" <BR> <BR> acheive a meditative state, then invision the energy from your root chakra taking deep hold in the Earth. <BR> <BR> If your element is Earth say "I am Earth and she is me! As I will so mote it be! <BR> <BR> If not say "I take root in Mother Earth grounding me and giving me strength and stability." <BR> <BR> Then invision air stirring around you, see your hair standing up in the wind. <BR> <BR> If Air is your element do what I said... Sun, 17 Jun 2007 01:59:09 EST Hi! I apologize, I didn't realize anyone had joined! Sorry! Welcome! <BR> <BR> Cat Wed, 6 Jun 2007 19:47:22 EST Patron Discussion This thread is for discussin the different patrons. Again, show your fellow team members respect. Tue, 29 May 2007 02:08:44 EST Hello. If you are new..... Welcome! <BR> <BR> This group was started with a simple concept in mind. To have a group for religious support for those of us who do not neatly fit into the established definitions out there. We are not Wiccan, Pagan, etc. Open discussion and debate are sought after and respected, flaming and disrespect of another's beliefs is not allowed. And with that said, Namaste! <BR> <BR> Cat Tue, 29 May 2007 02:04:52 EST