24 8 / 2014

wiccateachings:

Tomorrow is a New Moon, this is the perfect time to do a smudge of yourself and your home. If you feel heavy with negative energy or if you have unwanted entities in your home, smudging will expel them. It is very powerful and has been done for thousands of years in many cultures. 

Sage is the major herb used in Smudging but Sweetgrass, cedar, rosemary and mugwort are also very powerful stuff too and can be used together with Sage. Many smudge sticks will have cedar as this is a good protective herb and it also burns well. 

To the Native Americans Sage was one of the gifts from the Great Spirit and it was used as a powerful purifier in many of their rituals. The Romans cleansed themselves and dressed in white before ritualistically harvesting sage with special silver tools. The Greeks used sage as a brain tonic. In English the word Sage means “someone who is wise” below are 9 steps to do a successful Sage Smudging. 

1. Buy a sage smudge stick from a new age or metaphysical store, or make one yourself from dried sage. It can be mixed with sandalwood or lavender to increase the fragrance, but you should burn the entire bundle in one ceremony. Here is a guide to making your own. https://www.facebook.com/127815357367419/photos/a.128666473948974.27910.127815357367419/243376202478000/?type=1&relevant_count=1

2. Open all doors and windows.

3. Light the smudge stick, and when the flame catches, blow it out and allow the embers to start to smoke like incense. Carry it over a large shell (traditional) or bowl to catch any ashes.

4. Before you start, set an intention for your home overall, and then for each room. Say a prayer of cleansing; “I cleanse this home of any impurities, negativity, or energy that does not serve or support this home. I expel unwanted entities, I am grateful for the shelter our roof provides, and for the love these walls hold.”

5. Walk around the house, waving the sage stick so its smoke drifts into corners, along walls, around windows, and along ceiling lines. As you do, imagine the smoke absorbing negativity, problems from those who were in the space before you, toxicity, and anything else you want to go away. See the smoke dissipating and floating out the windows, and imagine that bad energy flowing out of your space, making room for positive, fresh energy. Pause in the kitchen and express gratitude for the meals you prepare there. In the bathroom, for the fresh abundant water you have been blessed with. In the bedroom for the sleep you have and wish for good dreams and peace and so on with each room.

6. After you’ve blessed every room, give yourself a sage cleanse by cupping your hands over the smoke and wave it around your face and body as you would with water. Visualize any residual negativity sailing out of your body, out of your home, and into oblivion.

7. Take a moment to feel the energy of the house now. It should feel very light, spacious, and clear. 

8. Walk out a the front or back door, close it, and smudge around the door and door frame. Leave the bundle (safely) outside to burn itself out, and then bury it in your back yard.

9. Stay outside for a short while. Let the energies of the house reboot themselves and work. After about 5 minutes go back into the house and that is it done.

Actually, sage is toxic to exotic birds like Teflon and will kill them in a few minutes.

wiccateachings:

Tomorrow is a New Moon, this is the perfect time to do a smudge of yourself and your home. If you feel heavy with negative energy or if you have unwanted entities in your home, smudging will expel them. It is very powerful and has been done for thousands of years in many cultures. 

Sage is the major herb used in Smudging but Sweetgrass, cedar, rosemary and mugwort are also very powerful stuff too and can be used together with Sage. Many smudge sticks will have cedar as this is a good protective herb and it also burns well. 

To the Native Americans Sage was one of the gifts from the Great Spirit and it was used as a powerful purifier in many of their rituals. The Romans cleansed themselves and dressed in white before ritualistically harvesting sage with special silver tools. The Greeks used sage as a brain tonic. In English the word Sage means “someone who is wise” below are 9 steps to do a successful Sage Smudging. 

1. Buy a sage smudge stick from a new age or metaphysical store, or make one yourself from dried sage. It can be mixed with sandalwood or lavender to increase the fragrance, but you should burn the entire bundle in one ceremony. Here is a guide to making your own. https://www.facebook.com/127815357367419/photos/a.128666473948974.27910.127815357367419/243376202478000/?type=1&relevant_count=1

2. Open all doors and windows.

3. Light the smudge stick, and when the flame catches, blow it out and allow the embers to start to smoke like incense. Carry it over a large shell (traditional) or bowl to catch any ashes.

4. Before you start, set an intention for your home overall, and then for each room. Say a prayer of cleansing; “I cleanse this home of any impurities, negativity, or energy that does not serve or support this home. I expel unwanted entities, I am grateful for the shelter our roof provides, and for the love these walls hold.”

5. Walk around the house, waving the sage stick so its smoke drifts into corners, along walls, around windows, and along ceiling lines. As you do, imagine the smoke absorbing negativity, problems from those who were in the space before you, toxicity, and anything else you want to go away. See the smoke dissipating and floating out the windows, and imagine that bad energy flowing out of your space, making room for positive, fresh energy. Pause in the kitchen and express gratitude for the meals you prepare there. In the bathroom, for the fresh abundant water you have been blessed with. In the bedroom for the sleep you have and wish for good dreams and peace and so on with each room.

6. After you’ve blessed every room, give yourself a sage cleanse by cupping your hands over the smoke and wave it around your face and body as you would with water. Visualize any residual negativity sailing out of your body, out of your home, and into oblivion.

7. Take a moment to feel the energy of the house now. It should feel very light, spacious, and clear. 

8. Walk out a the front or back door, close it, and smudge around the door and door frame. Leave the bundle (safely) outside to burn itself out, and then bury it in your back yard.

9. Stay outside for a short while. Let the energies of the house reboot themselves and work. After about 5 minutes go back into the house and that is it done.

Actually, sage is toxic to exotic birds like Teflon and will kill them in a few minutes.

19 8 / 2014

1 brush, 1 layer, 30 minutes, Paint Tool SAI. I definitely need to improve my speed painting skills.

1 brush, 1 layer, 30 minutes, Paint Tool SAI. I definitely need to improve my speed painting skills.

06 8 / 2014

"Bond of Flame" ©2014 RES/SquareEnix/Disney

Enjoy some progress shots with the finished piece~♥

30 7 / 2014

casa-chan:

protocat:

hey friends

so my prescription refill for the psych meds i take is in but im down to a few days before my paycheck and broke

ive been off my meds for a couple of days and it is having a bad effect on me

if you guys would be willing to help out so i can both get my refills and eat id appreciate it

my paypal is prussia@ucla.edu

I have no money so please if you money pleased go support!

Actually, if you are a couple days from being able to get a refill often times you can ask the pharmacy for a couple of pills to get you to the next paycheck on something like this.

By the way, my doctor/therapist told me this. >.>a

(Source: sailorzero, via acornwitch)

30 7 / 2014

rustboro-city:

svviggle:

kastortheunlockable:

stunningpicture:

My 7 year old son was shot down by his 1st grade teacher

The american public education system in a nutshell tho

My third grade teacher actually had a conversation with my mom that I was reading to well and told her to stop having me read at home

My first grade teacher said that it was problematic that I was reading ahead of the rest of the kids in my grade and asked my parents to stop letting me read Harry Potter.
My fourth grade teacher thought it was wrong for my dad to be teaching me complex math because it fascinated me.
My elementary school music teacher hated the way my piano teacher taught me, and how I was more advanced than many of her students, and so told me, in front of my peers and my mother, that I was not good enough to participate in the state solo festival. She would not give me the form. We had to procure it from the district instead. She also hated how I excelled at reading and playing music for the recorder, and so she refused to give me my “belts” (colored beads to signify our level) and humiliated me in front of the class repeatedly.
My eighth grade algebra teacher used to fail me on take home tests because I didn’t solve problems exactly the way she showed us in class; I used methods that we had learned for other types of problems that also applied to these. She took points off my tests because I didn’t bring a calculator even though I got 100% without it, because I was able to do it by hand. I had to call my father, who is an engineer, down to the school to shout her down and give me back my A in the class.
My 10th grade Spanish teacher yelled at me in front of the class numerous times because she didn’t like the way I took notes; she thought that since I didn’t write every word off the slide, I wasn’t getting it all down. I had to explain to her that people who have taken advanced courses, like AP or IB classes, know that in a fast-paced learning environment you need to take quick shorthand notes that contain the necessary information rather than wasting time writing every word. She almost gave me detention.
My 11th grade English teacher gave me a poor mark on my first short essay because she believed that I was looking up unnecessarily complex words in a thesaurus to try and get better marks. The phrases in question: “laced with expletives” and “bombarded”. She wouldn’t hear any defense from me.
My 11th grade history teacher failed me on an essay about the 1950s because I misread the prompt. Except the prompt wasn’t words; it was a political cartoon. One of the figures was clearly president Eisenhower, but the other I couldn’t place. My teacher would not tell us who it was. I labelled him as the governor of Little Rock Arkansas during the integration period, and wrote an essay about that subject. My teacher said that no, it was Joseph McCarthy, and that there was a small picture of the man in our textbook and therefore I should have recognized him instantly. Half the class, apparently, did not.
The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win.

rustboro-city:

svviggle:

kastortheunlockable:

stunningpicture:

My 7 year old son was shot down by his 1st grade teacher

The american public education system in a nutshell tho

My third grade teacher actually had a conversation with my mom that I was reading to well and told her to stop having me read at home

My first grade teacher said that it was problematic that I was reading ahead of the rest of the kids in my grade and asked my parents to stop letting me read Harry Potter.

My fourth grade teacher thought it was wrong for my dad to be teaching me complex math because it fascinated me.

My elementary school music teacher hated the way my piano teacher taught me, and how I was more advanced than many of her students, and so told me, in front of my peers and my mother, that I was not good enough to participate in the state solo festival. She would not give me the form. We had to procure it from the district instead. She also hated how I excelled at reading and playing music for the recorder, and so she refused to give me my “belts” (colored beads to signify our level) and humiliated me in front of the class repeatedly.

My eighth grade algebra teacher used to fail me on take home tests because I didn’t solve problems exactly the way she showed us in class; I used methods that we had learned for other types of problems that also applied to these. She took points off my tests because I didn’t bring a calculator even though I got 100% without it, because I was able to do it by hand. I had to call my father, who is an engineer, down to the school to shout her down and give me back my A in the class.

My 10th grade Spanish teacher yelled at me in front of the class numerous times because she didn’t like the way I took notes; she thought that since I didn’t write every word off the slide, I wasn’t getting it all down. I had to explain to her that people who have taken advanced courses, like AP or IB classes, know that in a fast-paced learning environment you need to take quick shorthand notes that contain the necessary information rather than wasting time writing every word. She almost gave me detention.

My 11th grade English teacher gave me a poor mark on my first short essay because she believed that I was looking up unnecessarily complex words in a thesaurus to try and get better marks. The phrases in question: “laced with expletives” and “bombarded”. She wouldn’t hear any defense from me.

My 11th grade history teacher failed me on an essay about the 1950s because I misread the prompt. Except the prompt wasn’t words; it was a political cartoon. One of the figures was clearly president Eisenhower, but the other I couldn’t place. My teacher would not tell us who it was. I labelled him as the governor of Little Rock Arkansas during the integration period, and wrote an essay about that subject. My teacher said that no, it was Joseph McCarthy, and that there was a small picture of the man in our textbook and therefore I should have recognized him instantly. Half the class, apparently, did not.

The American school system is not here to educate us or to encourage us to learn; it’s here to keep us in line and silent. It’s here to keep us from deviating and being our own people and forming our own ideas. Don’t let it win.

(via eighth-deadly-sin)

23 7 / 2014

dokidokidev:

Anybody know what to do if you’re having a panic attack?

Find somewhere quite away from anything and anyone, unless you are near a place you know you feel safe like for example your bed or a friend who will not aggravate you with ordering you to calm down. If you are near a free health clinic that provides psychiatric support go there. If not, go to that safe place of the safest place you can find and focus on breathing in your nose and out your mouth. Even if you’re sobbing and snotty force it. The physical sensation and the action of concentrating on opening and closing your throat to redirect the air will help bring the adrenaline under control. However, if you start to feel faint, vomit, can’t find a safe place, etc. don’t hesitate to call 911 or a support hotline. If these are often get support hotlines into your phone’s contact list ASAP. 

If the breathing exercise works and you start to feel some control start thinking of the alphabet and naming foods that go with each letter. This is the next level of distraction that can help you through the attack until you can either calm down, get medicine, or get help.

If I think of anything else I’ll make another reply.

18 7 / 2014

Must find Amanda and send this to her. Teatime and I would drive her crazy with that song. x.xbb

Must find Amanda and send this to her. Teatime and I would drive her crazy with that song. x.xbb

(Source: touching-butts-with-cookies, via timelocked-box)

17 7 / 2014

Socks finally had her little ones! 10 strong, noisy  few hour old babies that will be in need of homes in 3-4 weeks. Papa Gus (tan dumbo rex) is pictured in bottom left and Socks (mama blue dumbo) is over bottom right. Message me with interests either here on Tumblr, or on my FB page (this post is on both). These guys are located in Jonesborough, TN.

17 7 / 2014

And this, kids, is why you don’t make assumptions :)

(Source: vinegod, via acornwitch)

16 7 / 2014

My visit to get screened for cancer:

  • 1: "Sorry your boyfriend couldn't wait for you in the waiting room, it makes women feel uncomfortable."
  • 2: "He wasn't my boyfriend and I don't see how it would make them uncomfortable, but that's my opinion. He was here for moral support. I understood, and so does he."
  • 1: "So he's your...."
  • 2: "Friend."
  • 1: (During the question asking) "How many sexual partners have you had?"
  • 2: "11."
  • 1: "How old were you when you first became sexually active?"
  • 2: "....Loaded question but....14, I guess."
  • 1: "You're sexually active, then."
  • 2: "Well....I guess...but..."
  • 1: "How many times have you been pregnant?"
  • 2: "Uh. 0."
  • 1: "O...kayy...-Checks 'condoms' as my preferred use of birth control-"
  • 2: "I don't use condoms. Or take birth control."
  • 1: "Then how do you avoid getting pregnant?"
  • 2: "With homosexuality."
  • 1:
  • 2:
  • 1:
  • 2: "I fuck girls."