knochenlied:

The Nourishing Meal Spread - Your Soul Food

This is a lighthearted yet deep spread I created for innerselfnotes' spread contest. It is meant to help you figure out what it is your soul needs and how you can attain it. It focuses on self-care, self-love and spiritual development :)

I created two versions of it - an in-depth one and a short one for when you just can’t squeeze an extended meal time into your busy schedule. Also, I tried to keep it fun and easy to do. Basically, if you know how to set a table, you know how to do this spread ;)

The positions for the full-length one are as follows:

1. The MAIN: what will nourish you the most right now, something you really need

2. The DRINK: what you need to have fulfilling connections with other people in your life - this is all about clinking glasses

3. The FORK: advice on how you can pin down and tackle the action you need to take

4. The KNIFE: what you need to closely examine and possibly cut out of your life

5. The SIDE: this is not as urgently needed as the main, but will complement it

6. The DESSERT: what you can do just for yourself, simply for the sake of your own pleasure, regardless of urgent need

And these are the positions for the quick meal one:

1. The MAIN: what will nourish you the most right now, something you really need

2. The DRINK: what you need to have fulfilling connections with other people in your life - this is all about clinking glasses

3. The SPORK: this multi-purpose piece of cutlery gives you advice on how to best reconcile different aspects of your life you find hard to balance

Wow, I’m really submitting this just in time. I hope you like these spreads :)

gwenlightened:

I want this written across my ceiling.

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Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you.

Aristophanes (via kittenishwitch)

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somewhatvintage:

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kittywillknow:

Personal Shielding
My mother taught me that it was important to shield myself for many reasons:
My personal energy and emotional state can have an effect on those around me.
To keep negative influences out
To keep positive close to myself
To keep other people’s energy and emotional states from overwhelming me 
And to prevent those who might actively mean me harm the ability to do so psychically.
She resonates most with the element of water and forms her shielding out of it by visualising that she is surrounded by a small bubble of sea water, filled with fish and other sea creatures. It flows around her and absorbs negativity neutralising it. She sees the sea fade, not get weaker but become transparent, so that she can still feel it but is able to see through it and perform magick without having to lower her shield.
I’m a little over cautious due to some less than pleasant experiences. I have five shields one for each element:
Earth - A stone wall that protects from taking on board other peoples emotional distress
Air - A tornado that disorientates any harmful thoughts or intentions and drags them in
Fire - A blaze that transmutes negative energy into positive
Water - A sea that absorbs this energy.
Spirit - A blue egg of energy that I can easily work magick through and where I store excess energy until I Ground it or give it to someone else.
Before I learned how to make them transparent without weakening them I would strip my first four layers and have only the Spirit shield to work within a circle. 
Each person picks the shields that work best for them. One of my friends uses quartz. Another uses mirrors to bounce off negativity, but I find this inefficient, and prefer to put any energy sent to me to good use. 
Just think about what makes you feel secure, and work with it. If it doesn’t feel right change to something else. At least once a day visualise your shield to keep them strong. When we feel secure we can forget to shield and although it may become second nature for them to be there it is always a good idea to check them from time to time.  

kittywillknow:

Personal Shielding

My mother taught me that it was important to shield myself for many reasons:

  • My personal energy and emotional state can have an effect on those around me.
  • To keep negative influences out
  • To keep positive close to myself
  • To keep other people’s energy and emotional states from overwhelming me
  • And to prevent those who might actively mean me harm the ability to do so psychically.

She resonates most with the element of water and forms her shielding out of it by visualising that she is surrounded by a small bubble of sea water, filled with fish and other sea creatures. It flows around her and absorbs negativity neutralising it. She sees the sea fade, not get weaker but become transparent, so that she can still feel it but is able to see through it and perform magick without having to lower her shield.

I’m a little over cautious due to some less than pleasant experiences. I have five shields one for each element:

  • Earth - A stone wall that protects from taking on board other peoples emotional distress
  • Air - A tornado that disorientates any harmful thoughts or intentions and drags them in
  • Fire - A blaze that transmutes negative energy into positive
  • Water - A sea that absorbs this energy.
  • Spirit - A blue egg of energy that I can easily work magick through and where I store excess energy until I Ground it or give it to someone else.

Before I learned how to make them transparent without weakening them I would strip my first four layers and have only the Spirit shield to work within a circle. 

Each person picks the shields that work best for them. One of my friends uses quartz. Another uses mirrors to bounce off negativity, but I find this inefficient, and prefer to put any energy sent to me to good use. 

Just think about what makes you feel secure, and work with it. If it doesn’t feel right change to something else. At least once a day visualise your shield to keep them strong. When we feel secure we can forget to shield and although it may become second nature for them to be there it is always a good idea to check them from time to time.  

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maevaroto sent: So you're using this snake mechanism to eat the stuff? Could you describe the process of you removing the energy bodies of the things? Like I'm trying to wrap my head around this but there are all these gaps.

contemplateaurora:

dulcis-infernis:

    I put my hand out and I see/feel the aura/energy and how it radiates from the object..say..my cup.. and then I just pull it over to the side after connecting to it and it looks like a replica of the cup except it’s brighter, then I picture a black snake bigger than that falling or coming from a direction and swallowing it/ flying into it’s gut. It’s more closed eye visualization and feeling for me. If there’s a spirit inside you poke it until it wakes up and then you see how sentient it is and then if it isn’t too nice to dissolve then you dissolve it with shards of black energy and listen to it screaming.
     At this point I put my hand down and the object down. The object still glows/ has an aura but it’s dimmer. I then just focus on the snake and see the object glowing in it’s stomach and I just smother the spot with energy (usually black) until it is dissolved and I either dissolve the snake back into myself or link myself to the snake through an energy tendril. Like, when I feel the snakes stomach glow I feel it too.I usually get a bit of an energy boost depending on what the object is, like taking a breath of cold invigorating air.
  I’m still experimenting with snakes and stuff. Like after they swallow something they go somewhere else sometimes. I’m still connected to them but idk where the place they go is?? I don’t necessarily use black energy to muffle/dissolve the objects energy every time I mean I sometimes just let the glow disperse within the snake thing. I also don’t know if snakes are the only method. It’s not exact and kind of nebulous right now. I’ll work to clarify it. 
  I know that black is stifling and has earth and void connotations. i know that it can be used to seal other things within it and dissolve like i mentioned just now. It’s also not everyone’s cup of tea but I don’t know if this process can be done in other ways. I also know you don’t necessarily have to pull the energy out and over to the side if you can’t do that, you just have to be able to percieve the objects aura/energy field/whatever. It’s lighter than the object itself. I also get these lump feeling in my throat and I get thirsty. Once you’ve processed the energy or broken it up and then incorporated it into yourself then you can bleed the energy back out and return it to the object. That makes it more of an energy/spirit modification thing. It ties the objects to you and kind of like marks them as yours and you have more control over them. You could probably do this to living objects but that would turn it into a curse.
  I mean if you swallow an animals or a persons energy body and then bleed it back into them you can essentially control them. You could leave them depleted and watch them get depressed or get sick and make them a puppet for youself or all sorts of other stuff. Anything you could WANT to manipulate a person for. I think you really just have to be able to break down their energy and be sure you can handle it and neutralize it or you’ll end up like the fish meme.

I wonder if you can create a construct and give it this task, you could essentially give it any form but I see how snakes can be favorable considering their ability to devour huge things and decompose them in their stomachs. This is some next level psychic vampirism though.

To those curious about it: how this snake thing started for Mika.

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.

Joshua Graham  (via hjartastyrkur)

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weneedart:

Pascalle our ends are beginnings

Books on Hekate

hekate-krataiis:

Hekate Soteira: A Study of Hekate’s Roles in the Chaldean Oracles and Related Literature — Sarah Iles Johnston

The Temple of Hekate: Exploring The Goddess Hekate Through Ritual, Meditation and Divination — Tara Sanchez

Bearing Torches: A Devotional Anthology for Hekate — Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Hekate Liminal Rites: A Study of the Rituals, Magic and Symbols of the Torch-bearing Triple Goddess of the Crossroads — Sorita d’Este and David Rankine 

Give yourself permission to immediately walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. There is no need to explain or make sense of it. Just trust what you feel.

unknown (via sleepingtigers)