31 days of fear

31 Days of Ouija Blogs: Day 28- Conquering Ouija Fear

I highly recommend not playing the Ouija board when you are terrified of it. You’re far more likely to get a spirit who will be like “lol guys, watch this” and totally freak you out. If you’re very open about why you’re afraid, like if you’re scared you’re going to contact a demon, you’ll get a spirit pretending to be a demon. I mean, admit it, you’d do it too. If you were a spirit and wanted to freak out a bunch of teenagers by pretending you’re Satan, it would be hilarious. But it’s not so hilarious if you’re the teenagers.

So what do you do if you know that Ouija boards are safe, and nothing can hurt you through it, but you’re still scared to play? Maybe you’ve been told all your life to not even touch them or go near them, because omg demon portal to Hell or something, or maybe you watched The Exorcist as a child and you have a deep seeded fear of Ouija boards. Or maybe you heard some creepy story about them from someone and you don’t want the same to happen to you. Even if you know you’re safe and all those stories aren’t true, there’s still a lingering fear in the back of your mind. How do you get over that?

I would recommend something called exposure therapy. It’s a method that has you face what you fear at small increments at a time, and slowly building yourself up until it doesn’t scare you anymore. It’s a great way in dealing with anxiety or other anxiety disorders.

So you’re terrified of Ouija boards, and spirit stuff in general? Take some baby steps. Watch a scary ghost show like A Haunting for two minutes. You already know that everything in those shows is made up and completely acted out by paid actors, and that nothing in A Haunting will actually happen. But it’s still scary! Watch it for a little bit at a time. And the next day, watch for four minutes. Then go for ten minutes. Eventually you’ll be able to sit through the whole episode. Keep doing it until the thought doesn’t creep you out anymore. The same goes for any scary movie. Watch the first five minutes of something like Ouija and turn it off. Wait a day, then watch the first ten minutes. Eventually it won’t scare you at all anymore.

There are other things you can expose yourself to. Read a creepypasta website for a minute (also knowing that 99% of those aren’t true at all). Watch people playing the Ouija board for a minute. Basically try anything that gives you the creeps for just a few minutes at a time, and build up to being not creeped out at all. But know that this process isn’t a quick fix. It could take weeks or months before you build up enough strength to be able to handle ghost stuff.

Another thing that really works is affirmations. Saying a comforting phrase over and over can really make your brain think that thing. One thing that worked for me when I was younger and found out that was I was seeing were dead people, and I felt bombarded and attacked all the time, was “it’s nothing.” I used to take forever to fall asleep because I was certain I would open my eyes to find a dead person there. So whenever I thought that that would happen, I would keep telling myself, “It’s nothing, nobody’s there, I’m alone, I’m safe,” and so on until I felt brave enough to open my eyes. Whenever I did this, nothing was ever there. I also used to do little rituals that made me feel safe, but that kind of led me down a road where I had to do rituals or else I would feel a lot of anxiety, so be careful with that. Affirmations have helped me with a lot of situations in my life. Pick a phrase that you want to hear, or would want someone to say to you, and say it over and over until you feel safe.

If you want to embrace the ghost experience, do your research. Find a paranormal place near you and go visit it. Look up episodes of Ghost Adventures that were filmed near you (some of my favorites were the ones filmed in my area. Maybe even go and watch a scary old movie at your old theater that shows classic films. And definitely talk out loud to any spirits that are around you, because they are around you. You might contact a spirit who is kind and wants to help you feel better.

Do whatever feels comfortable for you.

Tomorrow we’ll talk about some fun Ouija board games you can play.

О ночи 31 октября

Тыквоголовый Джек мрачно смотрит с подоконника, огонек в его глазницах дрожит от сквозняка, делая его по-настоящему жутким с этой вырезанной зубастой улыбкой и огненным свечением изнутри. По углам оконной рамы свисает серая паутина, шерстяными нитями ожидая случайных жертв для черного паука, который недалеко притаился, перебирая всеми восемью лапами в полной готовности.

За окном сгущаются сумерки и наступает темная ночь - последняя ночь октября, когда может случится много загадочных вещей. Если долго всматриваться в глубину ночи, то можно напугать самого себя и расслышать где-то вдалеке волчий вой и уханье совы, случайно залетевшей в черту города. Хотя из-за тишины за окном, моргания уличных фонарей и свечения первого снега под чернеющими голыми деревьями можно представить, что это городская окраина, где-то совсем недалеко от глухой лесной чащи. Только высота девятого этажа мешает окончательно представить лесную хижину с небольшим камином, медвежьей шкурой на полу и парой старых кресел.

Но почему это не может оказаться башней или маяком, почему бы не представить громогласный звук штормовых волн и ветра за спиной, гудок старого корабля, полного призраков, который раз в год приплывает к свету этого маяка, чтобы дать команде коснуться земли. Всего на одну ночь. Старая скрипучая круговая лестница, кое-где без ступеней, небольшие окна,. Из света только вспышки молний каждые несколько минут и старый керосиновый фонарь. Шум моря, грома и ветра. Разбираясь наверху со старыми картами или согнувшись за ремонтом запасной перегоревшей на днях лампы в какой-то момент раздается хлопок двери, в тот самый момент между молнией и громом, когда волна ударяется о волну и наступает секундная тишина. Хлоп. С треском распахивается дверь внизу. Вздрагиваешь, прекращаешь работу, боишься, берешься за фонарь, второй рукой нащупывая небольшой нож в левом кармане для самообороны.

В такую погоду, так поздно, кого мог принести шторм к старому маяку - остается только догадываться. Но сегодня можно дать волю фантазии. Призрак старого пирата, грозный морской волк с деревянной ногой, с черной повязкой на глазу и спутанными от морской соли волосами до плеч из-под потрепанной шляпы. Или это морское чудовище, спящее весь год среди мрака океанских глубин в ожидании, чтобы в очередной раз утащить на дно свою добычу. Кто это может быть? Стоит ли спускаться вниз, собирая скрип каждой ступени? Т-с-с. Кажется, половицы уже начали скрипеть, значит кто-то поднимается, шаг за шагом и совсем скоро уже будет здесь. Рад, два, три… только не оборачивайся.

Бу!

A meme !

Tagged by @anodyneer :-) thank you!

Rules - copy and paste this in to a new text post, delete my answers and put in yours. when you’re done, tag up to 10 people!

A - Age: 31 ugh. for a few days still anyway… ;-)
B - Biggest fear: That something would happen to my parents  while I’m so far away.
C - Current time: 20:52
D - Drink you had last: Water
E - Every day starts with: The French radio news program I grew up listening to.
F - Favorite song: Demain, by Thomas Dutronc
G - Ghosts, are they real: No
H - Hometown: Tours, France 
I - In love with: Tim DeKay, Jim Caviezel, George Clooney
J - Jealous of: Their respective wives ;-)
K - Killed someone: A few ants and a couple spiders.
L - Last time you cried: A couple weeks ago, watching the 5th season of OITNB. I probably cried like 50% of the time..
M - Middle name: I do not have one.
N - Number of siblings: One little bro.
O - One wish: To give Jim Caviezel a hug and thank him for all the feels he gave me as John Reese.
P - Person you last called/texted: O.o I had a job interview this morning !
Q - Question you’re always asked: Where are you from?
R - Reason to smile: It’s this time of year where we can enjoy a drink by the lake watching the sunset ♥♥
S - Song last sang: To Dream the impossible dream from Man of La Mancha
T - Time you woke up: 7:00
U - Underwear color: That is none of your business !
V - Vacation destination: France and Poland for the summer !
W - Worst habit: Reading my book while people around are having a conversation. I’m not ignoring them, I’m multitasking but I know that looks impolite.
X - Xrays you’ve had: Teeths and belly.
Y - Your favorite food: Raspberries and chocolate
Z - Zodiac sign: Cancer (which leads us back to A… ;-) )

taggings @savhcaro @potcpoi @eurusholmmes @archivistsrock @adder24 @imageryofinterest @sylvaine6ball @follow-voice and anyone who wanted to do it and whose name is escaping right now.

STOP.

Just stop, even for a minute stop.

Stop looking at others’ faults, stop minding others’ actions, stop talking ill about others. For Allaah’s Azza Wa Jall sake, stop.

Aren’t you tired? Are you not tired of making the angel tired of recording every word you are uttering against your fellow Muslim? Are you not full, are you not full of eating the flesh of your brother?

Since when do did you ever took backbiting as a hobby? How can a heart of Muslim, who prays, and remembers Allaah Azza Wa Jall utter a word that doesn’t only displeases the one they talk about but also Allaah Azza Wa Jall?

How is it that now, putting shame on others is “okay” and advising others in private is “not okay”? What has this Ummah have become?

We are humans, yes, we make mistakes, but we are Muslims more than humans, we SHOULD follow up a bad deed with a good deed, or rather, we should always repent for something we know we did wrong. Is your Lord not Al Baseer, Who sees everything? Is He not As Samee, Who hears everything?

And everytime you say “DO NOT JUDGE ME ONLY ALLAH CAN JUDGE ME!”

yes, indeed Allaah will judge you but are you not scared, don’t you know how heavy these words are, yes you are telling us that you are not to be judge because Allaah will be the one…
He will justify every action you did, good or bad, remember your deeds, with the number of deeds, bad and good you’ve done, where do you think you will reside? Is your good deeds more than the bad or the bad is more than the good?

My brother and sister in Islam, before we would judge someone, we should first understand why and how this person was able to do such action.

One of the commonest thing that we usually encounter is a person wearing a hijab, yes, you compliment her and all, yet the next day you see her without it, is that enough reason for you to tell the world about her? Has the thought of “understanding her” come before the thought of “judging her” to you?

Everyone has their own struggles, even you have your own. We struggle because we are Muslims, and Allaah Azza Wa Jall, makes every day of our life as a battle to attain our ultimate goal, Jannah, Jannah, Jannah and i mean Jannah with Him.

Before we could utter a word of distress to our fellow Muslims, remember that you yourself have your own faults, sins and flaws, you are not an exception. Hence, how can you be too arrogant to not realize that?

I know its hard, but each time you would want to say a word, think, think about how it will affect others, Muslims are not selfish people, we give not thinking of receiving anything in return, we advise not that we get recognition but because our hearts tell us to comfort one another.

Remember, you write the words that are written and is being written on your scroll of deeds, and not a single word would be erased there unless Allaah Azza Wa Jall permits it, with His Abundant Mercy.

Know my brother and sister in Islam, that no one can deny a single written letter on that scroll, remember how Allaah Azza Wa Jall says on the Qur'aan:

“Do not dispute before Me, while I had already presented to you the warning. The word will not be changed with Me, and never will I be unjust to the servants.” [50:28-29]

Have we not gone through the Words of Allaah Azza Wa Jall in the Qur'aan? Have we not read about the characteristics of Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi wassalaam on various ahadith?

Even our own limbs will be made to speak on that Day, and no one can deny, no one.

So resist the temptations of Shaitan, resist and cover your tongues with the remembrance of Allaah Azza Wa Jall, protect your limbs with the cleanliness of wudhu, be always at a state of waiting for the next salaah, keep your mind conscious of Allaah Azza Wa Jall and you will be conscious of your deeds and actions. in sha Allaah.

Let me inspire you from the Words of the Qur'aan:

“And Paradise will be brought near to the righteous, not far, [it will be said], "this is what you were promised-for every returner[to Allaah] and keeper [of His covenant] Who feared the Most Merciful unseen and came with a heart returning[in repentance]. Enter it in peace. This Day of Eternity.” [50:31-34]

Subhan'Allaah, so fear Allaah, fear Allaah and become one of those who returns to Him with a heart full of repentance.

So please, speak good or remain silent.
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And we seek refuge in Allaah Azza Wa Jall from the evil of our souls and our bad deeds. May He with His Abundant Mercy forgive us and enlighten us to see what is only good in others and speak of what is appropriate and haqq. Amin

Zohayma

Day #29: The Cabin In The Woods
Directed by: Drew Goddard
Written by: Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon

The 3rd Annual 31 Days of Fear
1. Dead Alive
2. Laid To Rest
3. Hypothermia
4. The Hitcher
5. House of 1000 Corpses
6. The Innkeepers
7. Night of the Living Dead
8. Prince of Darkness
9. Shaun of the Dead
10. The Fog
11. The Descent
12. House
13. Friday the 13th
14. Dawn of the Dead
15. The Strangers
16. The Funhouse
17. Tombs of the Blind Dead
18. Young Frankenstein
19. Alien
20. Phenomena
21. Day of the Dead
22. Prom Night
23. Antichrist
24. Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
25. Dead & Buried
26. Chopping Mall
27. Maniac
28. Humanoids of the Deep
29. The Cabin In The Woods

October Polyglot Challenge

Originally posted by octopussoir-

My Dearest Goblins and Ghouls, Witches and Wraiths, Reapers, Necromancers, Nymphs, etc. etc. etc. Hellbringers from all Realms and Familiars,

The pumpkins have ripened and the poppets been pin-poked! As you all know, the harvest season is upon us, that curious season when the veil between worlds disintegrates and we fiendish, uncanny folk are free to spook, haunt and, to use the words of the famous Pumpkin King, Jack Skellington, “scare you right out of your pants”. 

Now I understand that many of you are busy with the usual frights and witching hour madness over these next 31 days. I myself feared, what with all the hexenhammering and maleficarum in store, that there would be little time for the good-natured bone-chilling, blood-boiling and candied apple-bobbing that prove such an amusing pasttime as the leaves change and the dead rise. 

Yet we are reminded from the mouths of babes, particularly those little devils from Halloween Town, that “life’s no fun without a good scare.” For the sake of such hellishly sinister merriment, I sincerely encourage all of you to compose your own frightening night pieces - stories of haunted places, cursed objects, hair-raising creatures of the night and the like - using any tongue at your disposal. Some of you may not fancy yourselves writers, but let me assure you: A bedtime horror story can be but a sentence long and just as potent in malice and fear-producing as any work of Poe, Stoker, Shelly, Kleist or Hoffmann. 

While you may wish keep your stories to yourself, it would be for the gruesome enjoyment of all in this bedeviled community to tell your legends, ghost stories and macabre fantasies to the other ears around the hellfire pit. Bewitch us with your words, written or spoken, however you wish to go about your frightful high jinks. For inspiration, you may also wish to take an informative nightwalk through the lore of many lands, their horror stories and sanity derailing horror flicks, to discover more of what has frightened the human soul to its core in one place or another throughout history.     

If you haven’t the time to compose your own grim tales, I gravely suggest you go on your own Nightmarish Adventure as an alternative.

Please send all inquiries and requests for impish revelry to yours truly.

Forever your unhallowed friend,

- @polysprachig  

Day #31: Trick ‘r Treat
Directed by: Michael Dougherty
Written by: Michael Dougherty

The 3rd Annual 31 Days of Fear
1. Dead Alive
2. Laid To Rest
3. Hypothermia
4. The Hitcher
5. House of 1000 Corpses
6. The Innkeepers
7. Night of the Living Dead
8. Prince of Darkness
9. Shaun of the Dead
10. The Fog
11. The Descent
12. House
13. Friday the 13th
14. Dawn of the Dead
15. The Strangers
16. The Funhouse
17. Tombs of the Blind Dead
18. Young Frankenstein
19. Alien
20. Phenomena
21. Day of the Dead
22. Prom Night
23. Antichrist
24. Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
25. Dead & Buried
26. Chopping Mall
27. Maniac
28. Humanoids of the Deep
29. The Cabin In The Woods
30. The Thing
31. Trick 'r Treat

31 Days To Knowing Your Worth
Day 11/31: You Were Not Made For A Spirit Of Fear

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. - 2 Tim. 1:7

This week, we will be talking about knowing our worth when it comes to confidence. The reason why it’s so important to hold onto biblical truth when it comes to confidence is because even though we live in a world that constantly pushes us to put ourselves out there and to have more self-assurance, as followers of Christ, that is not what our lives should be centered on.

According to the dictionary, confidence means: “belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-assurance.”

But if we’re honest, this kind of view of ourselves isn’t exactly easy to accomplish on a daily basis. Sure, maybe on a good day, we might feel like we are finally becoming the best versions of ourselves and we possess the kind of confidence that makes us stand out from the crowd, but when it comes down to insecurities and fears we have about ourselves and our worth, being confident proves to be a challenge for many of us. Maybe we feel confident at work, but not at
home. Maybe we feel confident when we’re volunteering at church, but not when it comes to relationships. Whatever it is, we have to hold onto this:

The Spirit God gives us is what enables us to not be so wrapped up in our fears and insecurities and to have power, love and self-discipline. The spirit that we try to get from just “being ourselves” and “putting ourselves out there” is not enough carry us through this life, making us the confident better versions of ourselves that we desire to be. Only what the Lord gives can offer us that!

In today’s passage we see that the Apostle Paul is encouraging Timothy to see that the time has come to be liberated and unashamed of what God has done through Jesus Christ, even in the face of adversity. As modern day believers, we have to hold onto this as well! We cannot rely solely on mental prep or confidence to carry us through. We’ve got to dig deeper! We’ve got to depend on the spirit GOD gave us!

Biblical context + further reading: 2 Tim. 1:3-14

Day #30: The Thing
Directed by: John Carpenter
Written by: Bill Lancaster

The 3rd Annual 31 Days of Fear
1. Dead Alive
2. Laid To Rest
3. Hypothermia
4. The Hitcher
5. House of 1000 Corpses
6. The Innkeepers
7. Night of the Living Dead
8. Prince of Darkness
9. Shaun of the Dead
10. The Fog
11. The Descent
12. House
13. Friday the 13th
14. Dawn of the Dead
15. The Strangers
16. The Funhouse
17. Tombs of the Blind Dead
18. Young Frankenstein
19. Alien
20. Phenomena
21. Day of the Dead
22. Prom Night
23. Antichrist
24. Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
25. Dead & Buried
26. Chopping Mall
27. Maniac
28. Humanoids of the Deep
29. The Cabin In The Woods
30. The Thing