Alexius is a villain, an antagonist. He can be sympathized with due to his motive, but that’s as far as it goes. His actions are a direct result of his major character flaw.

Anders is an insurrectionist and a hero. His actions do not lead to destruction, but revolution, change, betterment of society for mages. His actions are not a result of his flaws, but of his strengths. As a martyr, and the only one willing to take it upon himself to do what needed to be done to save his people, no matter what would end up on his hands.

Just don’t ever make the mistake of thinking I love Anders in the same way I love Alexius. Alexius is a villain. Anders is a hero.

The biggest question sensitive people have is:

‘why’ are they so sensitive, and why do they react so differently to the world than the 'average’ person?

In her book, The Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide, Dr. Kyra Mesich very effectively tackles that question. Based on her personal experiences, she discovered the Yarrow flower essences to be crucial components in dealing with her, and others’, sensitivity as a result of empathic ability.

In trying to understand how Yarrow works, and works so well, Dr. Mesich thought back to the time before she began using flower essences. She was trained in aromatherapy and herbalism, so it was back to the roots of herbalism she went to see how Yarrow works. It’s easy to “see” herbal Yarrow; it was the remedy used for ages and ages for “wounded warriors” suffering from deep cuts “down to the bone” (Yarrow has several common names and is also known as Soldier’s Wound Wort and Knight’s Milfoil.)

As Yarrow literally stops bleeding and “knits” the skin together, in the case of a sensitive person, it stops the bleeding/merging of the aura—into the surrounding emotional environment—and knits it back together. Yarrow is a master, an amazing helper, and like herbs in general, “causes what it cures, and cures what it causes”. One folk name for Yarrow is “Nose Bleed” (another is “Staunchweed”); so while it can cause bleeding, it can also stop bleeding, and therefore we can say, it “regulates” bleeding. It can break up clots, thin the blood, but it also acts astringently and stops bleeding. (Dr. Mesich recommends The Book of Herbal Wisdom by Matthew Wood, to learn more about the herbal uses of Yarrow.)

The aura is similar to the body’s circulation system —
the aura circulates energy.

All people have been wounded by living in our callous, overly-focused-on-money, overly-intellectual, alienating, stimulus-overloaded world. For some people it causes a lot of “bleeding”, and for others the result is stagnation; they become hardened. So Yarrow helps circulate the energy.

Dr. Mesich feels the different types of Yarrow
correspond to the different chakras.
“ Plants are wise and give us clues”, she says.

Pink Yarrow corresponds to the “root” chakra, the red chakra. It imparts a sense of strong groundedness. Pink Yarrow people don’t have a good, confident sense of self, so look to complete themselves in relationship to other people. This results in imbalanced relationships where they “give too much” and try to solve other peoples’ problems. As they begin to learn about flower essences, Pink Yarrow people identify themselves very quickly. In her workshops, Dr. Mesich often witnesses these people having a type of “epiphany”. These people work hard to solve people’s problems so that they themselves don’t have to feel other people’s pain. People who resonate with Pink Yarrow often have grown up in chaotic or abusive families without support, and could never develop a confident sense of self. Pink Yarrow also somewhat relates to the heart chakra in terms of giving oneself away to others.

Golden Yarrow corresponds to the solar plexus chakra, the chakra involved in self-protection and it’s also the communication link for all the other chakras. Golden Yarrow people are working as hard as they can to put up protection; they may be types who withdraw from the world, are timid, shy, or they may be the type of person who is cold or suspicious. They are more likely to use drugs, alcohol or cigarettes to put up boundaries between themselves and the emotional pain they feel as empathics—they are grasping at straws trying to protect themselves.

Dr. Mesich uses the example of a woman who, when she had to go to a grocery store, would wear music headphones, and shop as fast as she could, just to get in and out as quickly as possible. “Whew,” she says, “that’s no way to live.”

White Yarrow is similar to white light, which contains all the colors of the spectrum. It relates to all the chakras and it’s why it is a more “multi-purpose” remedy. It’s for people who have all descriptions of sensitivity or are not sure what direction their sensitivity takes. In addition, White Yarrow is the general remedy for the age and time we live in, it addresses more than the personal sensitivities previously mentioned.

Yarrow Environmental Solution (formerly known as Yarrow Special Formula) is a remedy for a different purpose: it works well specifically for protection against invading energy, such as radiation. The other Yarrows help prevent the “bleeding out” of energy.

Yarrow is the remedy of the wounded warrior, but these days it’s the remedy for the “wounded healer”,
for healing the wounded healer.

When referring to healers here, we are not only speaking of people such as nurses, doctors, and health practitioners, but of teachers, lawyers, counselors—all people who try to impact other people in a positive way.

The reason Dr. Mesich wrote The Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide, relates to her own experiences as a “wounded healer”, as a professional counselor. She went through all her extensive training to become a clinical psychologist and received absolutely no information, or even a glimpse, of the energetic manifestation of emotions. She was trained to have clear boundaries between patients and her personal life, but came to realize these were just physical and intellectual boundaries, and they were meaningless without an understanding of energetic boundaries. She feels this oversight desperately needs to be addressed. At the same time, she knew she couldn’t be the only one with these sensitivities—this empathic ability—it had to apply to everybody. Professionals receive intense training in their specific field of work, but there’s a huge lack of understanding of empathy and sensitivity. With that knowledge and understanding, professionals could perform without being drained and personally hurt. They would be able to give from a more “grounded center” and help their clients more effectively.

Dr. Mesich feels that meditation practice and psychic development training also help to develop the tools that are needed by the souls of sensitive/empathic persons. If people choose to continue to live “bluntly”, without developing on a soul level, certainly they will have to make compromises, she says. And Yarrow is the remedy for the “soul age”; it is calming for the soul. Further, she says, sensitive people are already so empathic, naturally empathic, they may as well learn how to use that empathic ability well.


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“– yeah I would… though that’s not exactly
why I’m half naked.”

He blushes.

                     ♛ —;; “Its either you were Hulked up
                                              somewhere or you’re just happy
                                                                                            to see me.”  

anonymous asked:

I don't get how people in this fandom are so quick to hate on jiaying and then they go and defend Cal's shit like?? Explain this idiocy to me it frustrates me so much.

there’s your explanation

I don’t think I’ll ever understand peoples’ desire to put men and women in boxes of “masculinity” and “femininity” as if having qualities from both pools instead of qualities exclusively from the one you were born into would ever be a bad thing

Like, it just goes so completely against the way I think about people. People are all so fundamentally different and unique and completely irreplaceable! Why on earth would you want to hurt people by disregarding everyone’s inherent complexities in favor of your nice little filing system? Just so you can shove everyone into old, dusty boxes that they might not fit into?

I just think of everyone as being so unique and absolutely invaluable and nothing gets on my nerves more than people undermining that.