MOOD-STABILIZERS

🌿 Using Weed in Witchcraft 🌿

I’ve noticed there’s not a lot of posts on how to incorporate weed into witchcraft! I’ve had a few fellow stoner witchlings ask for a post as well and I feel comfortable making this post because I’m a certified botanist. I’m sorry if it’s a little unorganized, I got high to write it.🔥🌿 Please, only read this if you’re okay with the topic of drug use and remember to smoke responsibly, make sure you research specific strains! Also, I’m sorry this is long af.

Where Do I Even Begin?
I use cannabis as a way to induce a state of relaxation and meditation. For me, it helps me clear my head and focus my intention. Let’s start with the different strains of weed and which kind of witchcraft they support the best.

Indica tends to be sedative, and gives a body high. This type of marijuana will provide a very relaxing and strong body high that is helpful in treating general anxiety, body pain, and sleeping disorders. As a spoonie this is what I most often smoke to ease pain and nausea, just as a heads up to other people looking for relief. The most popular Indica strains currently include Kush, Northern Lights, and White Widow. My recommendation is Purple Kush or Northern Lights. This is great for self-love spells, protection, divination, healing, and stress-reducing spells or rituals.

Sativa -dominant marijuana strains tend to have a more grassy type odor to the buds providing an uplifting, energetic and “cerebral” high that is best suited for daytime smoking. A sativa high is one filled with creativity and energy as being high on sativa can spark new ideas and creations. This is great for glamour spells, love spells, hexes, curses, and other high energy spells. 

But honestly, just do whatever makes you feel good and makes you happy, your well-being and comfort should be the most important thing in your practice. Please smoke responsibly 

That’s Cool But What Else?
You can definitely mix certain herbs and flowers with your weed! Just pop a couple petals or buds in your grinder with your weed. Please, be careful that you don’t smoke something toxic and do your research. Some flowers are toxic to humans and a few are deadly. Below you’ll find a list of things you can smoke and their properties and why you cannot smoke because sometimes it’s hard to find information online. Note: Please, don’t smoke any of the below if you are nursing or pregnant. 

  • Yarrow is a mild stimulant and has anti-inflammatory properties, it’s great for soothing pain in the lungs and throat. It can cause allergic reactions.Courage, Love, Enlightenment 
  • Blue Lotus use as a sleep aid, as a natural anti-anxiety remedy, and as a stress reliever. Blue Lotus contains nuciferan (a natural anti-spasmodic) along with aporphine, which will give you feelings of calming euphoria. It is important you smoke only the petals. Lunar, Protection, Divination, Prosperity
  • Wormwood can also be used as a light anaesthetic. It is commonly used to give relief to menstrual cramps and muscle pains. It is also being used as a remedy for common cold, tapeworm, headaches, and nausea. It’s also used as an aphrodisiac, this is not for extended or frequent use. It can cause allergic reactions. Psychic Powers, Protection, Love, Calling Spirits
  • Lavender can be use as a sleep aid, as a natural anti-anxiety remedy, and a stress reliever. Sleep, Happiness, Peace, Cleansing, Protection, Love.
  • St. John’s Wart in very small portions. I’d rather you didn’t do it at all but it’s technically legal so I’m listing it St. John’s Wort may be a natural herb but it does have quite a few side effects. Before you start using it, consult your doctor first if you are taking medications that can negatively interact with St. John’s Wort. It can effect how well certain medications work including birth control, mood-stabilizers, and anti-depressants. On the other hand, St. John’s Wart is a mood-stablizier, so if you’re not on any medications and feel a little anxious smoking some could indeed help. The most common side effects are dizziness, nausea, digestive problems, tiredness, dry mouth, and sun sensitivity. Health, Protection, Strength, Love, Divination.
  • Rose petals, white sage leaves, rosemary, wormwood, mint leaves, marshmallow root, catnip, meadowsweet, and passionflower. I know there’s more I’m missing but these are the one’s I suggest!
  • Please don’t smoke(if it’s in bold it’s really bad): Yew, Sandal Wood, Mistletoe, Periwinkle, Dogbane, Orange/Lemon Peels, and Dragon’s Blood. Those are the major one’s people tend to ask about.

Fun Witchy Things To Do With Pot:

  • I like to blow smoke rings and use them as casting circles for cleansing energy. When they break apart and the smoke starts to blanket the room I know it’s absorbing all the negative energy from my home!
  • If you use a bubbler you can read the bottom like tea leaves! It’s a bit of hoot.
  • Incorporate the weed strains name into your magick! When I’m working with Freyja I often smoke Northern Lights because in Norse Mythology they represented the valkyries. And who doesn’t want to be bad ass? I smoke Purple Haze to bring in positive energy. Be creative! You know your practice the best. 💜
  • Incorporate the pipe into your practice. On Samhain, I smoke out of apples because it makes me feel extra witchy and closer to Hel. Also, you can carve sigils or names into an apple! You can use color correspondences or whatever floats your little balloon. 
  • Ashes!! Don’t throw away your ashes! Use them in binding spells, protection spells, or black salt. But if you’re a gardener plants love the ashes! Mix it in with plant food or just sprinkle some on top of them once a week! ( I personally swear by this, eggshells, coffee beans, and lavender salt.)
  • Cleanse your pipe, it’s the least you can do for all it does for you. I like to leave mine out under the full moon to cleanse and just smoke an apple instead with carved intentions to cleanse my home. (I use weed for everything, I’m sorry.)
  • Charge your water if you’re using bubbler, bong, vape, etc. Moon water is totally awesome in this situation and so is rose water! I personally love using rose water but please don’t use store bought rose water. It’s often simmered water and essential oils. You can make your own rose water by putting some petals (dried or fresh) into a saucepan and let it simmer, do not let it boil, when the petals lose their color it’s done. Press the remaining amount of rose from the petals with paper towels into the water!
  • When you inhale the smoke, visualize that you’re bringing in the good energy and all the properties of your bowl, let the smoke absorb all your negative energy and release it! I like to have an incense or candle going if I’m breathing out the bad. 😅
  • Charge your weed with crystals. Every time I get a new batch of weed I put a piece of rose quartz in with it and let it cleanse my weed of any negative energies it might have collected from previous owners.
  • Blow smoke out of your face like a dragon??? 

I hope this is helpful in some way! If I’m missing anything please let me know! 💖🌿💨  

Inktobertale Day 3: ‘Feeling every color at once is particular’

Considering the similarities between Ink’s colors and mood-stabilizing medication, I don’t think “overdosing” would be a good experience.   Don’t do drugs, kids, not unless you need ‘em.

I think he really needs a hug after today…

Ink!Sans and Inktobertale challenge © @myebi (@comyet)

Nobody deserves to be forgotten- Tree bros/ Connor X evan

Tagging: @sticki-notes


Somehow, despite all odds, Connor had survived. His dad was furious with him, yelling about how he threw away everything he was given, Zoe was completely silent, fury in her eyes, and his mother was … heartbroken. They sent him to rehab, and Connor knew that deep down they all wished he hadn’t woken up.

He sighed, twitching slightly as he tried to get used to being without drugs, they had given him nicotine patches to help ease him into it but it barely helped. They had also put him on mood stabilizers, to help him out with his anger issues and depression. Getting him to take them was a fight every morning.

It had been a week and nobody came to visit him, and frankly it was exactly what Connor expected. It wasn’t like anybody noticed him.  It wasn’t like anyone gave a damn.  He looked up at the sound of footsteps, sneering at the nurse.

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As someone who has read Carry On and also sometimes makes their own perfumes/body sprays/lotions, I feel like I have to share with you all the fact that bergamot and cedar are both antidepressants (specifically, bergamot = energizer, cedar = mood stabilizer).

Also, bergamot, being a citrus, is phototoxic. Meaning you shouldn’t wear a lot of it if you plan on going out into the sun. 

It will burn you.

I have no idea if all this was intentional, but it’s hilarious.

anonymous asked:

Tree bros as parents???

To be honest I think it would take a long time for them to be comfortable taking care of children. Early thirties or late (late) twenties.
But here are headcanons anyways with a child I created for them (idk)

Childhood years
• They move back to their home town
• Ian is a small boy that came from an abusive household but was taken away and adopted by the Hansen-Murphy family
• Blue eyes and really dark wavy hair
• Connor is fucking terrified at first because they adopted a child
• Connor questions his ability to parent
• Connor is Dad
• Evan is Pop (just roll with it)
• Ian warms up to them over time
• Movie night every other Saturday with Grandma Hansen!
• Grandpa and grandma Murphy take care of Ian on date nights
• Evan climbs some trees with him
• Ian takes a liking to music and boy howdy he sings like an angel
• They all sing in the car on road trips
• Kindergarten is rough for Ian (he’s much more mature than other children his age)
• Gets teased for having two dads and gets frustrated with his parents
• Cuddle session when he’s feeling upset
• Connor is actually the one that steps up to the plate to volunteer for school things
• Bake sale by Connor Hansen-Murphy staring cupcakes, cookies, and brownies
• Evan helps with Science and Math homework
• Connor helps with English and History homework
• Parents conferences are always rough
• Ian is a struggling student throughout elementary school
• Junior high comes around and he fails three classes the first year
• Connor communicates with Ian’s teachers and he’s diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety
• BOTH of them try really hard to get him the help he needs
• “Hey, Ian, I know I’m just your dad and I can’t really help, but can I try?”
“Go away dad.”
“Don’t make me get Pop.”
“I don’t call him that anymore.”
“Ian.”
“Dad, I…what’s wrong with me?”
• Long talk in his bedroom about mental illness
• Ian learns his dad has mood stabilizers
• Ian wants to go into theater but doesn’t want a bad reaction from Evan or Connor
• “Uh Pop?”
“Oh hey Ian, what’s up, kid.”
“Would you a Dad care if I wanted to do theater?”
• Connor almost cried because he wanted to do theater as a kid but his dad drew the line
• Connor still knows how to tap and teaches Ian the basics before sending him to classes
• Ian’s angel voice is freaking amazing and he does vocal and acting lessons with help from the Murphy’s paycheck
• Evan and Connor simply can’t afford all three but Connor’s parents step in (a little guilty about stopping their son)
• They attend the school musical
• Evan cries a bit
• Connor is bawling he’s so proud

Adolescent years
• Evan helps during high school years as anxiety helper
• Ian learns a bunch of techniques on breathing and how to handle panic attacks
• Dear god the boy is talented in theater
• Ian earns a reputation in the theater community
• Kids are still a little awkward about him having two dads but he couldn’t care less now
• He decides to lay off the dating until college but still gets crushes on people
• People jab at his very vague sexuality and Evan is there as the Bisexual Dad™
• His anxiety gets worse off stage and Ian starts taking medication which starts a spiral of self hatred
• He hits a low point and does self harm on his left wrist
• Connor sees it and gets angry at first and they have a quick fight
• Ian is in his room freaking out when Connor comes in
• “I’m sorry I yelled at you, I just…I used to do that.”
“…what?”
“I have scars, Ian, and they’re a constant reminder of the worst times in my life.”
“Dad I don’t want to be alive anymore, you don’t understand.”
“…”
“I’m sorry dad.”
“I do understand. I think you should know something.”
• Ian hears about his Dad’s attempt in senior year of high school and sophomore year of college
• Evan comes home to a crying son and worn out husband
• Evan helps book the therapy appointment telling Ian it’s not scary and it’s helpful
• Things get a bit better after Ian starts going to therapy
• Very successful in theater for years to come and graduates with a scholarship to NYU
• Graduation is hard for Evan and Connor
• Ian promises to FaceTime and call as often as possible
• You can bet they FaceTime every Saturday night and call three times a week

Welp there you go I got really into it.

BPD Is Not A Life Sentence

“One of the most harmful misconceptions about BPD is that it is a life sentence—that people with BPD will struggle with the disorder for their entire lives, and that little can be done about it. The term “personality disorder” does not help the situation, as it implies that there is something fundamentally flawed with an individual’s personality, or who they are as a person.

In fact, there are many reasons for hope. First and foremost, studies have found that rates of recovery from BPD are much higher than previously thought. In one of the longest studies on BPD, Dr. Mary Zanarini and colleagues found that, over 10 years following hospitalization:

86% of people with BPD stopped meeting criteria for BPD for at least four years.

50% of people recovered completely (as shown by no longer meeting BPD criteria and having good social and work functioning)

Many of these people were receiving some kind of treatment, but some were not. Although many people with BPD clearly struggle for a long time, BPD is not a hopeless diagnosis, and many people recover.

A second reason for hope is that treatment works. The most extensively researched treatment for BPD is dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington in Seattle. DBT involves the following:

Weekly individual therapy sessions aimed at helping clients reach their goals, reduce self-destructive behaviours and move forward on a path toward a more fulfilling life.

A weekly training group that teaches skills in the areas of mindfulness (paying attention to the present), emotion regulation (understanding and managing emotions), interpersonal effectiveness (dealing with relationships and acting assertively), and distress tolerance (surviving crises, and accepting yourself for who you are)


Availability of the therapist by phone, e-mail, or other means in between sessions when help is needed.

Several rigorous clinical trials have shown that DBT works. In my own experience, I’ve seen clients improve their lives and relationships, achieve goals they never thought they could achieve, reduce their suffering, and even use what they’ve learned to help others in their lives and in the mental health community.

Aside from DBT, other promising psychological treatments have emerged in recent years, further showing that there is hope for recovery from BPD: mentalization-based therapy (MBT), schema-focused therapy (SFT) and transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP).

Medication also can be helpful for people with BPD (especially mood stabilizers, atypical antipsychotic medications, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs). Experts caution, however, that treatment by medication alone, without any psychological treatment or therapy, is not advisable.

The bottom line is that BPD is not a life sentence: Many people recover and sustain their recovery, and effective treatments exist.”

Saje Magic

Saje herbal/witchy correspondences

If you haven’t already discovered the store Saje, then I urge you to go and check them out. You will become as obsessed as I am. They are quite pricey however they do not test their products on animals, they don’t use any synthetics, they are all plant based if not organic to a degree or offer some organic incentives like their Chrismints. 100% natural and uses recycled bottles and materials to make their packaging/oil bottles, they are an amazing brand and company. They offer a variety of products: aroma therapy diffusers and nebulizers, essential oils and diffuser blends made from herbs and flowers. Soaps, body and face care, teas, candles, natural remedies, and even jewelry! Saje promotes natural wellness which is essential and good vibes to put out in the world but this store is also a witches wet dream. I was thinking about all the different blends and remedies and how they are basically herbs and flowers, not only with healing and therapeutic intentions, they hold magical ones as well. Ritual baths, teas and potions, candles with herbal correspondences great for spell work and meditation. They’re perfumes and some candles even come with or are made using gemstones😍 Oils for anointing, spells, potions, ritual baths, extra magic used by diffuser/nebulizer (using the elements of water and air?) there are endless uses and possibilities and I apologize if I cannot cover them all. This post is a good starting point but I urge you to be creative and use your knowledge of correspondences to incorporate Saje (and your love for it) in your magical work.

So if you are like me and pondered at ways to take your use of Saje oils to a higher purpose, in craft, then this post is for you. I have listed each blends ingredients and purposes and aligned them with their magical correspondence and possible magical uses. If you have any questions or if I didn’t list one that you may have, feel free to comment or message me and request a blend/essential oil.

Diffuser Blends:

🌬Exhale: eucalyptus, frankincense, peppermint. Attracts healing vibrations and protection. Anointing oils, connecting to Spirit, exorcism, divinity. Cleansing, dreams, psychic development, good luck, transformation.

❤️Tantra: neroli, golden champa, cinnamon. Easing, calming, peaceful. Used to promote romance and intimacy. Good for love spells or intention of drawing in love, lust, desire etc. Neroli is associated with Goddess, selenite, black and purple.

🍋Citrus Dream: grapefruit, neroli, lemon. Positively uplifting, peaceful, and boosts mood. Grounding and stability, happiness, physical energy. Good for travel. Love, health and healing. Spirits, protection and purification.

👸🏼Goddess: orange, jasmine, rose. Symbolizes love and purity, brings comfort to emotions, euphoric and peaceful, and calming. Happiness, grounding and stability, good luck, friendship, fertility, divination, confidence, and courage.

💆🏼Unwind: geranium, bergamot, lavender. Stabilizing, relieve stress, relaxing and soothes the body and mind. Creativity, confidence, goddess(female energies), health and healing.

😌Well-being: neroli, cypress, rosewood. Helps clear the mind and inspire a positive outlook. Balances emotions and stimulates the senses. Instills feelings of peace and harmony. Saturn (cypress) & healing rituals (rosewood). Transitions and purification. Joy, happiness, confidence, and overcoming emotional blockages; Soothes, relaxes, and uplifts the spirit. Instills confidence and courage (neroli).

☀️Liquid Sunshine: grapefruit, bergamot, lime. Awakens the senses, uplifting, promotes relaxation and heightens awareness. Creativity and purification. Helps with money in spending wisely and earning more.

🙏🏼Tranquility: roman chamomile, ylang-ylang, lavender. Inspires feelings of joy and hopefulness. Relieves restlessness, relaxing and soothing. Sleep, dreams, peace, sex.

📖Quick Study: lemon, myrtle, orange. Mental alertness, relieves restlessness and nervousness. Anti-anxiety, tranquility spells. Spiritually uplifting. Love, fertility, youth, peace, and money. Attracts abundance and happiness through love and marriage.

Remedies:

⚡️Energy: peppermint, lemon, rosemary. Releases stressful feelings, keeps your mind sharp, inspires positive thoughts, refreshing and uplifting. Love and lust spells, improve memory, prevents nightmares. increase the vibrations of a space or in spells and healing and purification.

😴Sleep Well: chamomile, jasmine, orange. Calms the mind, balances the body, relieves stress, relaxing, relieves nervousness and is grounding. Love, healing and reducing stress.

🤕Peppermint Halo: peppermint, rosemary, lavender. Calming, relieves pain and stress. Magickal uses include love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, and peace.

🤧Immune: eucalyptus, cinnamon, tea tree. Refreshing, soothes the body and mind. Eliminating confusion and increasing harmony.

🤒Head Cold: pine, frankincense, tea tree. Eliminating confusion and increasing harmony. Successful ventures, cleansing, purification. Promotes clean breaks, new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, and growth

🤧Allergy Release: lemon, myrrh, peppermint. Spiritual opening, mediation and healing. Cleansing, spiritual opening, purification, and removal of blockages.

🤢Eater’s Digest (named different in the 🇺🇸): fennel, chamomile, peppermint. Imparts strength, vitality, sexual virility; prevents curses, possession and negative problems. Calming, relaxing and sleep. Energy, uplifting and pain relief.

💤Stress Release: lavender, roman chamomile, orange. Promotes relaxation and happiness, inner peace, comforting, and calming.

Essential Oils:

🌹Rose: Magickal uses include divine love, close friendships, domestic peace/happiness, and lasting relationship.

☕️Tea Tree: Eliminating confusion and increasing harmony.

🍃Eucalyptus: Attracts healing vibrations, great for protection and healing sachets. Use to purify any space.

🌿Sage: Used for self purification and dealing with grief and loss. Carried to improve mental ability and bring wisdom. Used in healing sachets & incense.

🌸Jasmine: Uses include divination; in sachets and spells to draw spiritual love and attract a soul mate.

I hope you enjoyed this post :) Please spread but keep the post credit. Blessed be🖤

People who clamor for “people with mental illnesses” as a broad category to be barred from access to owning firearms, when that is a constitutional right regardless of where you draw boundaries about “muskets” or handguns or whatever, are either naive or just plain stupid. For one thing diagnoses are clusters of symptoms, not necessarily causes of behaviors and a diagnosis tells us nothing about someone except which issues they have experienced and diagnoses are notoriously unreliable and subjective, not chemical fact that can be pinpointed easily. For another, we have known for years that people with mental health issues are more likely to have crimes committed against them than to be criminals. For another it opens the door to someone being denied access to firearms because they took an antidepressant or mood stabilizer for a few years to get through a rough time and had a doctor list a diagnosis for insurance purposes regardless of actual circumstances. For another, if you can strip one constitutional right from an already marginalized people (as if trauma and environmental and social problems don’t lead certain groups to experience disproportionately high rates of emotional distress) without due process, since it is already federal law that any person declared by a judge to be incapable of caring for themself can’t legally own a firearm and asking for pushing further means getting rid of the judicial review process, why not other rights? Why let someone vote if they were diagnosed with a mood disorder as a teenager? Why entrust someone with anxiety issues with a driver’s license? Why let someone with a personality disorder sign a contract?


These people just obviously don’t think about the potential consequences of the policy they advocate for while making masturbatory claims that they Have The Answer in setting legal precedent for a massive group of people that will grow over time as conditions under capitalism get worse to be stripped of legal rights constitutionally guaranteed to them.