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Shower Magic

Magic can be incorporated into almost any daily routine. Shower magic is a great way to turn physical cleansing into emotional and spiritual cleansing. It’s pretty self-explanatory, but I’d like to throw some of my methods out there.

  • Enchant your body wash/soap. Simply program store bought products with energetic cleansing effects or, preferably, make your own and imbue it with your intention. Use cleansing herbs or essential oils, like eucalyptus or lemon. Making/enchanting a purifying salt scrub for days you feel particularly icky is a nice addition as well. 
  • Be aware when you’re lathering up. When you’re washing yourself, focus on each body part and what kind of energy it absorbs most so as to target that energy in particular. For example, as I scrub my neck and shoulders I imagine “the weight of the world” being lifted– my worries, my fears, my frustrations. As I wash my face I imagine my insecurities fading away; as I lather up my abdomen I imagine my heavy emotions being eliminated.
  • Create a protective moisturizer to seal in the purification your shower just provided and to prevent unwanted external energies from permeating you. You could simply enchant a bottle of lotion as well, but again I would recommend making your own. An incredibly easy and effective homemade moisturizer is coconut oil with a few drops of essential oil with protective properties, such as calendula or geranium.
  • Enchant your hair products. Once again, I prefer using homemade products which are simple and devoid of unnecessary chemicals. Program shampoo to cleanse and imbue conditioner or after-shower products with the intent of increasing intuition or receptivity to the spirit world.
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Eliot Waugh in the new Season 2 trailer

I think this is the closest I’ll ever be to see how Aadya Ryder’d look like as a real person (portrait is based on a screenshot from MEA).
Anyway, this is my first “realistic” kinda portrait, please be nice. (๑•́ ω •̀๑)

hey girls who haven’t dated any or many girls: 

your first relationship might not be perfect. your first couple relationships might not be perfect. teenagers don’t tend to have very long lasting relationships and with the added stress of being a f/f couple, it might not last very long or work out well. this doesn’t mean that you’re never going to be in a long lasting relationship with a woman, just that this one ended quickly

every girl who isn’t straight isn’t going to be the right girl for you. you might start dating a girl and then realize you’re not actually into her, or she might feel that way about you. this doesn’t mean you’ll never find a girl you really like who really likes you back, just that this wasn’t the right relationship

there might be issues in your relationship. you might have different expectations, different needs and desires, different interests. you don’t need to change yourself or pretend to be something that you’re not to make the relationship work, you’ll have other chances

given how few other lbpq girls most of us know, i know that a lot of the time it feels like your first relationship is the only chance you’ll get and that you need to make it work out. don’t force it. don’t pretend to be or feel something you aren’t/don’t for the sake of the relationship, don’t let her cross your boundaries because you’re worried she’ll break up with you and you’ll never have another chance at dating a girl if you don’t let her

this is coming from my personal experiences- the first time i dated a girl, i did everything she wanted to, ignored my own preferences, pretended to like what she liked, let her do whatever she wanted. this didn’t make the relationship last longer or be better, it just made it lopsided and unhappy. she wasn’t right for me, i wasn’t right for her, and that’s alright. just because it didn’t work out doesn’t mean i’ll never date again

you’re going to get another chance. you’re going to date another girl. everything doesn’t hang upon this first relationship

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Shall we dance?

Maybe Zevran is not so confident (only because of his lack of expirience) when it come to skating, but he definitely is the best dance partner Reine has had for the last few years.

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In the Moss by Steve Janosik
Via Flickr:
Bar Harbor, Maine. The bed of moss felt like a spongy box spring as I shifted around to get a few shots like this one. It was a refreshing Spring morning.