belief in a higher power

The Signs & Transcendental Ideals
  • Belief in the human spirit: Pisces, Sagittarius, Capricorn
  • Belief in a higher power of thinking: Aquarius, Virgo, Gemini
  • Keeping materialism in check: Scorpio, Taurus, Leo
  • Becoming one with nature: Aries, Cancer, Libra

“And when you know that physical reality is a mirror, a reflection, of your strongest beliefs, your strongest thoughts, what you believe is possible, most likely to occur, then you can use the outer mirror illusion reflection, as a guide line, a marker, a reminder, [of] what kind of thoughts you are having, what kind of definitions you are believing, what kind of concepts you are buying into. And you can use it as a feedback system to show you, whether or not you prefer to maintain those beliefs and those definitions. And if not, then to learn to change them and to see the outer reality reflection change along with the change within you.” – Bashar (Darryl Anka), 1998.

FAQ: Pendulums

What’s Aeut, Kigund and Yduuu?

The pendulums used on this blog.

What’s a pendulum?

A pendulum is a rock/crystal/trinket/item which is tied to a string/chain/rope that is used for divination or getting an answer. The way it moves gives an answer of yes, no, maybe, ask later or more.

How does a pendulum work?

It matters on your belief system. Some people think it is a higher power. Some think it is this the cosmos. Some believe it is the subconscious that causes the muscles to move in your arm and move the pendulum. Either way, the direction it moves is where the answer lies. 

How do you get an answer?

You set the pendulum first off, by asking it to show you yes, no, maybe or ask later. You ask your question and whatever way it moves it in corresponds with the previous is your answer.

How do you set a pendulum?

You ask it to show you one of the options you’d like to see and then ask some other questions you already know like “Is my name X?” “Is the sky blue?” “Do I own a cat?” “Am I in my room?” 

How do you bond/get closer with a pendulum?

  • use it
  • talk to it
  • wear it
  • cleanse it
  • play with it
  • hold it
  • sleep with it on or under a pillow
  • protect it in a bag when not in use

How do you cleanse a pendulum?

There are many ways to cleanse something. I would suggest asking your pendulum if they’d like to be cleansed before you do.

You can cleanse a pendulum with water, fire, sunlight, etc. Here are some links about cleansing.  Links to cleansing: here, here and here.

Be sure to check if your crystal can be put in water or sunlight without damage or harm to you or it. Google is a good resource in this.

Where do I get a pendulum?

Amazon, your local metaphysical shop, or you can make one. You can use a piece of jewelry. Online ones are fine, but ones you can play with in the store are also good to play with too.

Is it okay to have more than one pendulum?

Yep. I have 5. I use them for different things. Some might like specific questions and have specific energies.

What do you mean when you say your pendulum is quiet/loud/strong/weak?

It means the strength in which the pendulum was moving. Weaker or softer might mean the answer it questionable or your pendulum is getting tired.

How do I make it louder?

Bond with it.

How do you name a pendulum?

We play the name game. Is it 3 letters? 4 letter? # letters? Does it have an A in it? Does it have a B in it? Does K come first? Does K come second?

Can it hurt your pendulum/your pendulums feelings if you keep dropping them? What about not using them?

I would assume no, but they might need some cleansing if you do. Ask them to find out what they need. 

I got a different answer than you.

Totally fine. Please go to other blogs and ask around! It’s good! Sometimes pendulums are wrong!!

Am I gonna die? Will my parents find out? I have a question not kin related.

We only answer kin related questions on this blog, but I’m sure you can find a blog in the pendulum tag that will answer that for you.

What’s a pendulum?

I’m not sure.

Human beings are divine; I believe in the beauty of people more than I have ever believed in God. The latent Catholicism in me inspires belief in a higher power that has settled into the souls of everyone I know; God is in all of us, and it is people that drive life, consciousness, being.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Fairly new to the craft though I was raised by a pagan witch. But I am not a believer in God or deities and I more associate the elements of earth with my craft. I think magic lies between the Earth and people. I was wondering if there was a specific craft that believes what I believe?

Hello!

You could be a secular witch, like myself!
One who does not acknowledge, work with and/or believes in deities.
Some secular witches do believe in them, but choose to separate their craft and their religion/beliefs.

Many secular witches use other ‘higher powers’ or subjects as a substitute for deities.

If you have any more questions about some more in-dept things about secular witchcraft; I’m always up for a talk! (My way of practicing it may be very different from other secular witches, but I’m always happy to tell about my own ways ^_^)

-Estelle

Jupiter in the signs

Aries: individuals attract the most good fortune when they take the lead, imitate, inspire others, and demonstrate enthusiasm and courage. As a Fire sign Jupiter, you identify strongly with your own opinions, beliefs, and perceptions.

Taurus: individuals attract the most good fortune when they are charitable, generous but discriminating, and patient. As an earth sign Jupiter, you are a practical relist who needs to visualize results in order to feel motivated to achieve them.

Gemini: individuals attract the most to good fortune when they use their wit and ingeniousness, are versatile, sociable, curious, and put others at ease with friendliness. As an air sign Jupiter, you are mentally adventurous, ready and willing to learn, into mind expansion.

Cancer: individuals attract the most good fortune when they are sympathetic, charitable, use their powers to save and accumulate, and comfort others. As a water sign Jupiter, you have a strong belief in a higher power.

Leo: individuals attract the most good fortune when they express magnanimity,
Are generous with others, and inspire confidence and those around them. As a fire sign Jupiter, you identify strongly with your own opinions, beliefs, and perceptions.

Virgo: individuals attract the most good fortune when they are helpful, honest, practical, and orderly. As an earth sign Jupiter, you are a practical realist needs to visualize results in order to feel motivated to achieve them.

Libra: individuals attract the most good fortune when they’re fair-minded, treat others with equality, and are gracious. As an air sign Jupiter, you are mentally adventurous, ready and willing to learn, into mind expansion.

Scorpio: individuals attract the most good fortune when they put their all into a project or undertaking, draw on their inner strength and courage. As a water sign Jupiter, you have a strong belief in a higher power.

Sagittarius: individuals attract the most good fortune when they’re open handed and generous, tolerant, and inspirational. As a fire sign Jupiter, you identify strongly with your own opinions and beliefs.

Capricorn: individuals attract the most good fortune when they organize and direct, conduct themselves with integrity, and are ethical. As an earth sign Jupiter, you are a practical realist who needs to visualize results in order.

Aquarius: individuals attract the most good fortune when they are tolerant and fair, inventive, impartial, and cooperative. As an air sign Jupiter, you are mentally adventures, ready to learn into mind expansion.

Pisces: individuals attract the most good fortune when their charitable, tender, devoted, and compassionate. As a water sign Jupiter, you have a strong belief in a higher power. Helping those in need boosts your moral.

me, weighing in uselessly on pop culture paganism since there’s a feud on PU about it: considering what religion actually is i really don’t feel like pop culture paganism is ‘demeaning’ towards spirituality/religion in any facet?

cus what is religion? it’s a man-made system of belief in perceived higher powers

no one really knows if any gods are Real™ or not and it’s a pretty popular and common theory even amongst a lot of pagans that gods might be collective thoughtforms so like

how is pop culture paganism really all that different

When religious people say things under the line of “you need God in order to be a good person”, they are basically admitting that they are horrible person, and the only thing stopping them from doing harm is belief in a higher power! Besides, the definition of “good” and “bad” varies drastically from religion to religion. People who are good without religion, are good because they have empathy. If you need to believe in God and religion just to be a good person, then you lack empathy.

Research findings of INTJs
  • Most important feature of an ideal job: creativity and originality.
  • In national sample, lowest in reporting stress associated with “School” and “Caring for aging parents.”
  • In national sample, lowest in coping with stress by “Watching TV.”
  • In national sample, ranked highest in saying “No” to belief in a higher spiritual power.
  • In national sample “Leisure Activities,” overrepresented in “Taking classes, going to school,” “Appreciating art,” “Playing with computers or video games,” and “Working out/exercising”
  • Underrepresented in “Watching TV 3 or more hours per day.”
  • Academic subjects preferred: science.
  • Highest GPA among college persisters.
  • 1 of 3 highest types in liking work environment characteristic “Variety of tasks” as well as highly favoring “Clear structure” and “Independence & achievement”
  • Lowest of all types in liking work environments characterized by “Making the job as simple as possible.”
  • In national sample, among types with highest income; dissatisfied with “Future work opportunities,” “Promotions,” and “Job security” in their jobs.
  • Highest rank on coping resources used was spiritual/philosophical - ranked 3rd out of the 16 types.
  • Among the 3 male types overrepresented among substance abusers.

I know that soon we are set to be bombarded with articles and thinkpieces on the percieved success or failure of this new ghostbusters but I just want you all to know that Jillian Holtzman as played by Kate McKinnon with her tousled messy hair and goggles and crop top/overall combo in her first scene in the movie and that devastating wink and the way she looks at every other ghostbuster with these intense beautiful semi-sapphic moon eyes is not only the best thing about this movie, but also served to renew my belief in love and the prospect of a benevolent queer higher power

my palms are still sweaty

Research findings of INTPs
  • Most important feature of an ideal job: creativity and originality; earning a lot of money.
  • Males were highest on “obliviousness index” (relatively unaware of spouse’s dissatisfaction with the relationship).
  • Highly represented among college students taking foreign languages.
  • In national sample, ranked 3rd highest in saying “No” and 2nd highest in “Not sure” to belief in a higher spiritual power.
  • In national sample “Leisure Activities,” overrepresented in “Appreciating art,” “Writing,” “Taking classes, going to school,” and “Playing with computers or video games.”
  • Academic subjects preferred: art, science.
  • Lowest of all types in liking work environments with “Clear structures & responsibilities,” “Employee loyalty & job security,” and “Working as part of a team”
  • 1 of 3 highest types liking work environments with “International opportunities” and “Advancement/pay but not job security”
  • Include in top 3 desirable work environment characteristics “Variety of tasks,” “Independence & achievement,” and “Clear structures.”
  • In national sample, dissatisfied with “Salary,” “Promotions,” and “Job security,” “Predictability,” and “Working conditions” in their jobs.
  • With INFPs, most dissatisfied with the work they do, where they work, and future work opportunities, and likely to leave job.
  • With ISTPs, had the lowest mean level of coping resources; ranked 16th out of 16 types on total resources.
  • Most frequent among college students referred for drug and alcohol violations.
Lucas' Influence on Maya

Welp, I’m very convinced that Lucas is a huge influence in why Maya prays at the end.
When Lucas talks about his belief in a higher power and how she shouldn’t expect it to be a big thing he says,
“It usually comes to me when it’s quiet”

And then Maya says that she “was sitting in her room, and it was really quiet” when she prays.