hey you, yeah, you. the one reading this. you know, if you’re reading this that means you’re alive and you know what that means? that means you’re awesome. you’re awesome bc you’re alive and breathing. no matter what you’re going through i’m always here to talk just message me. you don’t even have to follow me bc my messages are always open to everyone! but even if you are going through a tough time, i think it’s cool that you’re still here and if you’re thinking of ending it, don’t. please. suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. it’s gonna be okay soon, i promise. just stay alive and stay strong and you can do anything you put your mind to. i love you and i care. stay alive! i believe in you and i’m proud of you, you beautiful human being!
CATNIP: Useful in love, beauty, and happiness spells and drawing positive vibrations and good luck to you and to your house.
CEDAR CHIPS: Useful in healing, purification, protection, and money-drawing spells.
CHAMOMILE: Useful in spells for luck and gambling as well. Also great as a tea to help one sleep. Can combine with a little Lavender for assisting as a sleep tea. CINNAMON: Used for money and success or to use as a healing charm.
CLOVES: Their magickal properties include banishing evil, clearing your head, protection, love, and money. Using cloves in your magickal spells is said to ensure that your magickal intention is realized.
COPAL: Is a resin that is great for love and purification.
DRAGONS BLOOD: A resin used for love, protection, exorcism, and potency. Burneas an incense with the windows opens will drive out all negativity. A pinch of this resin in any incense will increase the incenses power. To quiet a noisy housepowder some dragons blood, mix it with sugar and salt, and place in a bottle. Cover this mixture tightly and secur eit within your house somewhere where it will not be disturbed and it is said you will have peace and quiet.
EUCALYPTUS: A herb I use a lot for healing. Also can be used for protection.
FRANKINCENSE TEARS: A rsin I use a lot in my workings both in it’s raw form and as an oil. Used for protection, exorcism, and spirituality. Also used in hoodoo to increase the magic of your candles or other workings by raising their energies that you have charged them with. Add this oil to another oil to increase it’s potency.
LAVENDER FLOWERS: Lavender has been used for protection, chastity, longevity, purification, and happiness. Great in a tea to help bring on sleep. Can be combined with Chamomile for this reason.
MUGWORT: Mugwort can be used as an incense, mixed in equal parts with Sandalwood, to aid in strengthening Psychic Powers. Another easy recipe for assisting with scrying, especially dealing with spirits, is mixing equal parts of Mugwort and Wormwood together although this version doesn’t smell as well as the Sandalwood. Other uses include strength, protection, prophetic dreams, and healing.
MYRRH: Myrrh is a wonderful herb to use in spells for spirituality, protection, healing, and exorcism. It is often combined with Frankincense to increase its power. Burn as an incense to purify an area. Use the smoke from the incense to purify and bless charms, amulets, talismans, magickal jewelry, tools, etc.
PEPPERMINT: Peppermint is use for purification, sleep, love, healing, and psychic powers. Fresh peppermint on the altar calls good spirits to you to assist you in your magic.
ROSE BUDS/PETALS: These are wonderful for use in spells to draw Love. Use red for passionate love. Use pink or white for romantic or true love. You can also place a single rose in a vase on your altar as a powerful love drawing aid. Rose buds/petals can also be used for psychic powers, especially when used for a tea, and also for healing, protection, and luck.
ROSEMARY: This is a wonderful all-purpose herb that you can’t afford to be without! Rosemary can be used as a substitute for just about any herb. It’s powers include love, lust, protection, exorcism, purification, healing, longevity, youth, mental powers, and sleep.Rosemary is a wonderful incense. Smoulder a bit of it to emit powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations and to rid negativity in the area in which it is burned. Especially helpful to burn before performing any magic. Place a bit of rosemary under your pillow to ensure a good night’s sleep. Wear rosemary to aid your memory especially when you are studying for an exam. Add an infusion of rosemary to your bathwater to perserve youthfulness and to purify you. Carry a bit of rosemary with you to remain healthy. Hang a sprig of rosemary above your door posts.
SAGE: Sage is useful for protection, healing, wealth, fulfilling wishes, and spells to increase longevity.
SANDALWOOD: Sandalwood has many magickal uses, including protection, spirituality, exorcism, healing, and wish fulfillment.Scatter sandalwood powder around your home to clear it of negativity. Write a wish on a sandalwood chip and burn in your cauldron. As it burns it sets your magick flowing. Sandalwood mixed with Lavender makes a wonderful incense which is intended to conjure spirits.
VIOLET FLOWERS: These are wonderful for using in amulets for good luck and fortune.
YARROW: A wonderful herb to use in love spells!!! Also works to draw courage and to purify. Drink as a tea to increase your psychic powers. Wear a sprig of yarrow for protection. Hold some in your hands when you are afraid and this will stop all fear and give you courage. Carry some with you to draw love and to attract friends.
Sometimes I like to bring a small stuffed animal to school with me for a bit of comfort. It’s usually pretty difficult to get through the day for me, but I’ve noticed that stuffed animals (especially charmed/charged ones) help a lot.
Any stuffed animals of your choosing (preferably small – can be a favorite, a familiar, or Patronus).
Choose a stuffed animal that brings you comfort or happiness and cuddle with it as you sleep. This charges the animal with feelings of comfort, warmth, tranquility, and affection.
Carry the stuffed animal on your person, in your backpack, or in your purse to help you get through the day.
how can i do my room to encourage positive energy to enter?? thank you!
There are lots of things you can do to encourage positive energy flow in your room! Here are just some of my top 25 personal favorites, these are totally personal:
Use soothing, happy colors - warm, welcoming tones will bring positive energy to your room. Try only using colors found in nature, nothing too bright or garish
Use soothing lights - Using natural light whenever possible will evoke positive energy, but candles and salt lamps are a good alternative
Place your bed facing the doorway yet as far away from the doorway as possible - personally I feel negativity when I cannot see the door from my bed but that is just a personal preference
Get rid of clutter - make your space as simple as possible. Clutter will only bring chaotic energy. Minimize your possessions to only what makes you happy.
Hang positive imagery over your bed - pictures of nature are a good option, as well as positive quotes or sayings
Do not place too many mirrors in your room - One large mirror should be enough, but it should be covered at night.
Eliminate electronics - Only have what is necessary in your room. Too many electronics or extension cords fall under the clutter rule.
Use windows instead of air conditioning or fans - natural air flow brings positivity, so if you can get away with it just use a window to cool down.
Use an oil diffusor, incense, or smoke cleanse - Cleaning out negative energy is a must. Cleanse your space as often as possible.
Play soothing music - nature sounds are great for bringing healing, positive energy into your space
Bring animals into your home - animals bring joy and happiness to us all. Fish are considered very soothing pets to watch, if you can afford to keep them.
Add plants - plants clean out negative energies and impurities
Add crystals - Adding crystals to all corners of your room and everywhere in-between is a great way to cleanse your space so that positive energy can enter. My favorite for room decor is amethyst.
Clean with safe, natural cleansers - Use vinegar or a simple soap instead of chemical-heavy cleaners to bring in positive energy.
Set up an altar/meditation space - having spaces that evoke spiritual healing definitely help!
Add happy pictures of friends and family - this one is a no brainer, happy images bring in positive energy
Speak no ill words in your sleeping space - your words have power, don’t bring negative words into your room
Use bells - bells can be used to ring in positive energy and cleanse a space of negativity
Make sure your space is airy - though heavy brocades are quite pretty, light fabrics and furniture will allow air to flow through a space. Use more cotton!
Add decorations evoking the blessings of spirits - nature imagery as well as traditional witches tools and religious imagery seem to please spirits
Use as much wood as possible, eliminate metal decor - metal can dampen the flow of energy, use wood or natural stone or pottery
Organize organize organize - if something does not have a place, eliminate it. It will just become clutter.
Create a room where company will feel welcome - add seating and an area where you can entertain company. Positivity follows friends!
Only allow beautiful things in your space - positive energy comes from loving what is in your space. If you do not find something beautiful in some way, it is clutter.
Add welcoming scents - scents that speak of home cooking and lovely flowers evoke positive energy! My favorite is vanilla but all are good
You can also Feng Shui your bedroom to add positive energy flow! I am not an expert on Feng Shui but I do use some of its principals in my own space. I would read up on the topic and see if Feng Shui is right for you.
(this is my first masterpost sorry if it’s bad) A bullet journal has a lot of uses. A planner, homework reminders, to-do lists- but understandably, some pages could use a little of inspiration. And what better inspiration than from artists? Even without a bullet journal, quotes can be a great thing to decorate journals, your room, etcetera. So, I’ve compiled a list of quotes (some aren’t very motivational) by some of your favorite artists!
VINCENT VAN GOGH
“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”
“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
“I wish they would only take me as I am.”
“In spite of everything I shall rise again; I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.”
“I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners.”
“One must work and dare if one really wants to live.”
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.“
“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
“Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.“
“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.“
“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.”
“Everything you can imagine is real.“
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
“Action is the foundational key to all success.“
"It takes a long time to become young.”
“Youth has no age.”
“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”
“Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.”
“Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?”
“Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.”
“To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic.”
“Have no fear of perfection - you’ll never reach it.“
"Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.”
“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.”
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”
“There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.”
“What is important is to spread confusion, not eliminate it.”
“I am not strange. I am just not normal.”
“It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.”
“Everything alters me, but nothing changes me.”
“So little of what could happen does happen.”
“Give me two hours a day of activity, and I’ll take the other twenty-two in dreams.”
“The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.”
“The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.”
“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”
“My painting does not come from the easel.”
“When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing.”
“Love is friendship set to music.”
“The painter locks himself out of his own studio. And then has to break in like a thief.”
“The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.”
“Energy and motion made visible- memories arrested in space.”
“Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was.”
“I’m very representational some of the time, and a little all of the time. But when you’re painting out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge.”
“Abstract art should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed- ater awhile you may like it or you may not.”
“Each age finds its own technique… I mean, the strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover the deeper meanings in modern art.“
“I must have flowers always and always.”
“Color is my daylong obsession, joy and torment.“
“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.”
“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.“
“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.”
“The more I live, the more I regret how little I know.“
“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”
“I can only draw what I see.“
“What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.”
“The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.“
“I don’t think I’m made for any earthly kind of pleasure.”
“The light constantly changes, and that alters the atmosphere and beauty of things every minute.“
“Nobody sees a flower- really- it is so small it takes time- we haven’t time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.”
“I wish people were all trees and I think I could enjoy them then.”
“To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.”
“I decided to accept as true my own thinking.”
“You are one of my nicest thoughts.”
“It’s not enough to be nice in life. You’ve got to have nerve.”
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way… things I had no words for.”
“I think it’s so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary–you’re happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.”
“Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.”
“I can’t live where I want to, I can’t go where I want to go, I can’t do what I want to, I can’t even say what I want to. I decided I was a very stupid fool not to at least paint as I wanted to.”
“I’m frightened all the time. But I never let it stop me. Never!”
LEONARDO DA VINCI
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”
“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”
“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?”
“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.”
“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”
“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
“While I thought I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.”
“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
“I love those who can smile in trouble…”
“It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”
“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”
“I paint flowers so they will not die.”
“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because the subject I know best.”
“I think that little by little I’ll be able to solve my problems and survive.”
-Lance knows this, it’s why he spends hours just just watching Hunk work, keeping him company and telling him that it’s time to go to bed whenever it’s late
-Lately Hunk has been getting ready for the final battle with the Galra, taking inspiration from the trap they created intended for Allura and Coran
-It is a machine that will get its intended target into a never ending black hole, no time loops, no time jumps, just nothing
-And it seems like the machine works because they have experimented on inanimate objects and have tried everything possible to bring them back and once it becomes impossible they know that they can then build one on a bigger scale
-Hunk’s machine works and it will save the day but
-Something goes wrong with the machine, it was something that kept cropping up in the beta testing, it’s a certain screw that just never really wants to work
-And see the only people who know where the screw is and how to fix it are Lance and hunk
-And once you fix it, it’s game over, there no coming back from it
-Lance and hunk both know this
-Before Hunk can even go apologize or go fix it
-Lance is already on his way to the machine
-But just before he gets there, he stops and through the intercom tells Hunk “You are the best damn engineer and friend in this world, watch me make your machine work buddy”
-And hunk is just sobbing repeating “I love you Lance and please don’t do this, I can’t do this without you, I can’t do this without my best friend”
-And now the rest are starting to catch on to what Lance is really doing but by that point it’s too late the galra are gone
- Lance is gone
-And because Hunk is such a good fucking engineer there’s no way to ever get him back
-But you see it’s because Hunk is such a good engineer that he doesn’t give up
-He works non-stop for almost a year trying to get Lance back
-Pidge spends more time on the computer becoming more withdrawn, more obsessive in finding his family, including Lance
-Shiro takes it hard, he feels as if he’s let down his team for not being able to keep them all in one piece, he goes back to being very tense and stiff around the others
-Allura spends days, even weeks trying to find Lance, pinpoint where in all the universe he could be, she won’t say it but she misses his bad pick up lines
-And Coran is just hurt and upset that the young man who would get so homesick and yet try his best and be there for others would give up his chance to see his family and that is what pains him the most
-And Keith just starts spending even more time training, withdrawing from others, trying to act as if though he doesn’t miss Lance, trying to move on, failing to move on
-Hunk just well he needs to get Lance back because what is life without your best friend?
-Who just sits for hours on end just to watch you work and tinker
-A friend who has been there for so long they know what tool you need with a look
-A friend who knows that food isn’t the only important thing to but goddamn we need to find small things that bring us happiness
-A friend who makes you go to sleep when it’s late and you’ve been on a creating binge (the others don’t know but that’s okay the person who needs to know, does)
-A friend who just wants you to succeed
-A friend who loves you for who you are and ask for nothing in return
- A friend who would die for them, for him…..
-What is life without your best friend?
-Hunk already knows and he never wants to live through that again
-Because you see it’s because Hunk is such a good fucking engineer that he does get Lance back
okay but this screenshot popped up on twitter earlier and it reminded me how endearingly cute I think this is?? Like the first time he says it it’s translated “Yuri, let’s sleep together!” which of course makes you go “ohohohoHOHOHO RLY?? ;) ;) ;)” (which is probably why they went with “let’s have a sleepover” or whatever it was for the dub), but it wasn’t that at all, it was so sweet and pure?? like he just genuinely does want to have a sleepover and get to know Yuri and he even brings his pillow and was seemingly quite happy to sleep on the floor (which he does end up doing anyway, just by himself, aww). He probably never had the chance to have sleepovers with friends or do any normal teenager-y stuff when he was young because he worked so hard.
(and bless his persistence, too; he tries in ep 2 and then again in ep 4 and honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if it had been every day in between. He never stops trying to connect with Yuri and understand him better.)
I like imagining how happy he is when Yuri finally says yes, and how cute the resulting slumber party is. ₍₍ (̨̡ ‾᷄♡‾᷅ )̧̢ ₎₎