flow effects

In 2012, the last year of recorded data, developing countries received a total of $1.3tn, including all aid, investment, and income from abroad. But that same year some $3.3tn flowed out of them. In other words, developing countries sent $2tn more to the rest of the world than they received. If we look at all years since 1980, these net outflows add up to an eye-popping total of $16.3tn – that’s how much money has been drained out of the global south over the past few decades. To get a sense for the scale of this, $16.3tn is roughly the GDP of the United States. What this means is that the usual development narrative has it backwards. Aid is effectively flowing in reverse. Rich countries aren’t developing poor countries; poor countries are developing rich ones.
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anonymous asked:

can you explain crystal grids to a newbie?

I don’t use crystal grids much myself, but I’ll try. 

It seems like crystal grids are just  crystals being arranged in a certain way / pattern to bring about a certain effect. I am not sure what patterns do what, or if there is a certain technique or a system to the arranging, or if each magic user determines for themselves what will help the energy of the crystals flow most effectively towards the intent.

I have some resources for crystal grids, that I hope can give you more of an explanation than that.

Please note: not all of the resources provided have been read thoroughly by the poster; take any information within these articles with a grain of salt, and use what you find at your own discretion.

* = external links / resources

If anyone actually works with crystal grids, can you please chime in and maybe offer some advice or opinions or more resources? Thank you!

Step-By Step Guide to Giving a Yoni Massage

◇◇Yoni Massage works on the levels of healing, pleasure and spirit – while an erotic massage is only dedicated to the pleasure level.

●Step 1: Preparation & Ingredients

Having enough time is crucial. Set aside at least 3 hours to make sure you have enough preparation time and relaxation time afterwards. Get some organic coconut oil for the oil massage and a towel; a plastic cover sheet is optional for under her hips. The plastic sheet will actually make her feel even safer, so she’ll be able to fully relax (crucial for squirting).

●Step 2: Setting the Mood & Breathing

It’s all about worshipping her temple. So make sure you are worshipping her temple in a temple. Set the mood: Turn on some candles, soft music, some aroma oil, velvet soft pillows. Anything to make her feel like a goddess.

Breathing is one of the most important parts of a Yoni Massage; deep abdominal breathing, not hyperventilating, is crucial to letting the energies flow and maximizing the effect. The receiver and the giver should both breathe deeply during the whole process. The giver will gently remind the receiver in case they go back to shallow breathing.

●Step 3: Full Body Oil Massage

Heat the coconut oil in a water bath and massage her full body before you approach her Yoni. Don’t touch her Yoni until you are 100% sure she is fully relaxed (~45 min – 1 hr). Have the receiver lie on her belly and start with massaging her back. Use your intuition, you will know exactly what she needs. Stay in communication with her to find out if she prefers the massage stronger or lighter. Massage her feet, legs, bottom. Rub her sacrum to activate her sexual energies.

Let her turn and continue with her feet, legs, arms, neck, head, face before you start with her breasts. Dedicate a decent amount of time to the breasts, as a breast massage will already awaken some more sexual energy, including beneficial hormones to make the receiver even more relaxed. Then work your way down to the abdomen and make sure you gently do some circles, ensuring that your receiver is not tensing up.

●Step 4: Approaching and Entering the Yoni

Approach the Yoni. Ask the receiver if you are allowed to touch her Yoni. Acknowledge the Yoni by capping her with your hand and just let it be there for a moment to feel into her.


Pour enough coconut oil over her mound, so it naturally flows down towards her entrance.


Spend enough time on the outer parts of the lips, mound and inner tights. Awaken the outer area of the Yoni before approaching the inner parts. Don’t rush. This is really important.
You can stretch her outer lips and rub them between your fingers. Gently squeeze the outer lips between the thumb and index finger.
Slide along each outer lip and then along each inner lip (in case your receiver has them developed).
Check in with your receiver. How much does she feel? What does she feel? How much pressure feels good? How fast? etc. (don’t talk too much either, it can mentalize the process and create a buzzkill).
Every now and then you can slide your hands up her breasts and connect her Yoni with her heart.

Once you see that her outer lips and clitoris are swollen you will know that she is ready.
Ask if you are allowed to enter.
Slowly and with presence insert your middle finger of your right hand into her Yoni. If the Yoni is truly ready she will naturally draw you into her temple.
Very gently explore her inner parts. Feel her. Take all the time you need. Be super present.
Press down, press towards the sides and up.

●Step 5: Yoni Mapping

Start with a reflexology massage just a few centimeters inside the entrance wall of her Yoni.
Press your index and middle finger up against the 12 o’clock position, just below the pubic bone (stay on each point a little bit and let her breathe into this area).
Feel to find out whether she is holding anything physically or emotionally stored in each clock space.
Then move to the 1 o’clock position, press, hold and breathe in. Feel.
Do this with the entire clock rotation until you return to 12 o’clock again.
On the 6 o’clock position it’s easiest to use your thumb, pressing down towards her anus.
Move your fingers around her vaginal walls (with your index and middle finger), in circles, circling deeper and deeper inside.
massage-entering

You want to gently touch every part of her vaginal walls. Check for tension, numb areas and knots. Stay there if she doesn’t feel anything, until she does feel something. Massage all knots out. Breathe through it, all the time, especially important in case she feels pain.

●Step 6: Going Deep

Go to her G-spot (the G-spot is right inside the upper front wall).
Use your middle and ring finger.
You can press on the G-spot zone gently. Can you feel a spongy area? If you see that she is having pleasure, continue to press on it a bit harder, yes, even harder.
g-spot

Then start stimulating the area with a come-hither motion till she gets the feeling that she has to pee.
Start moving your whole arm up and down, creating a vacuum around her G-spot (with the movement coming from the shoulders); it’s a bouncing sensation, the vagina might even smack a little. Then you’ll know you’re doing it correctly.
yoni massage technique

When she gets the peeing feeling she has to ‘bear-down’ and almost ‘push out a little’.
Her body will manifest sexual energy through the squirting orgasm. Don’t worry, it’s not pee. And if it is you have all those towels – remind her that she is safe to do it.
After exploring the G-Spot, go deeper and continue to explore. There is so much to discover!

●Step 7: Pushing Boundaries

Yoni massage is a therapy which can sometimes push our boundaries because it can release oceans of tears, anger and other emotions connected with our pain – both physical and mental – but it can also release great laughter, joy and deep pleasure which can in turn produce a heightened state of awareness.

A Yoni massage can enable the receiver to become aware of her creative feminine energy.

This energy is very powerful and sometimes we, the receivers, are not ready for it. So we can feel confronted by all sorts of obstacles. But with a certain determination and willingness to be healed, we can push those boundaries and have beautiful breakthroughs. These experiences are not just ecstasy-like states, they are highly spiritual.

●Step 8: Stillness

Once you arrive in a state where both of you feel that the massage is over, slowly fade out of the practice. You can meditate together, or she can stay lying in stillness while the giver meditates or contemplates the experience.

theguardian.com
Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries
New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why?
By Jason Hickel

In 2012, the last year of recorded data, developing countries received a total of $1.3tn, including all aid, investment, and income from abroad. But that same year some $3.3tn flowed out of them. In other words, developing countries sent $2tn more to the rest of the world than they received. If we look at all years since 1980, these net outflows add up to an eye-popping total of $16.3tn – that’s how much money has been drained out of the global south over the past few decades. To get a sense for the scale of this, $16.3tn is roughly the GDP of the United States

What this means is that the usual development narrative has it backwards. Aid is effectively flowing in reverse. Rich countries aren’t developing poor countries; poor countries are developing rich ones.

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GFI doesn’t include same-invoice faking in its headline figures because it is very difficult to detect, but they estimate that it amounts to another $700bn per year. And these figures only cover theft through trade in goods. If we add theft through trade in services to the mix, it brings total net resource outflows to about $3tn per year.That’s 24 times more than the aid budget. In other words, for every $1 of aid that developing countries receive, they lose $24 in net outflows. These outflows strip developing countries of an important source of revenue and finance for development. 

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In other words, some of the very countries that so love to tout their foreign aid contributions are the ones enabling mass theft from developing countries.The aid narrative begins to seem a bit naïve when we take these reverse flows into account. It becomes clear that aid does little but mask the maldistribution of resources around the world. It makes the takers seem like givers, granting them a kind of moral high ground while preventing those of us who care about global poverty from understanding how the system really works.Poor countries don’t need charity. They need justice.

This is a very 101 explanation using just numerical figures, but yes, wealthy Western countries have been robbing the rest of the world for centuries.  Colonialism and imperialism are very real and are ongoing.  Poor countries are poor because they’re being robbed.

Mass Effect Brotp Prompts

We need more mass effect brotp fanfics!
Although it’s awesome to read about your favorite romantic pairing wouldn’t it be fun to write about your favorite Normandy relationships? Brotp is gender inclusive, don’t leave out the ladies! Here are some head cannons for inspiration.

  • Drunk Tali teaching EDI about the emergency induction port and why it’s not a straw.
  • Liara and James continuing to stay in touch via online poker matches.
  • Jacob takes a shower on the Normandy, for fun Kasumi hides his clothes and he has to get either Garrus or Jack to help him find them again.
  • Tali notices Joker sings in the shower when he thinks everyone is asleep. Eventually she decides to sit in the mess hall and sing along. Joker is embarrassed at first, but he allows it to keep happening on the condition that Tali tells no one.
  • Joker and Miranda have an awkward conversation while they’re waiting for Shepard in the com room.
  • The dream that Kaidan has the night Ashley died on Virmire. (Or visa versa)
  • Jack and Miranda’s relationship after the party and how they might stay in touch, I.e insulting yet encouraging emails about their work in the war and beating cerberus.
  • Legion and EDI having theoretical conversations about why organics do certain things/what it was like for EDI to be all alone during her creation compared to the Geth.
  • Wrex being fatherly protective of Liara/ Zaeed being fatherly protective of Kasumi
  • Ashley, Samara and Thane having a conversation about their religions/beliefs and how it brings them peace.
  • Grunt trying to get Garrus to help him replace all of Shepard’s fish before she notices he ate a few of them.
  • Drunk Tali teaching Legion to play pattycake for some odd reason and then dragging him into watching fleet and flotilla. In order to reinforce the positive interaction with creator Tali'zora Legion quotes it every time he and Tali talk and she doesn’t know why.
  • Liara teaches Garrus, James and Kaidan all a formal (samba, foxtrot, ballroom dancing, take your pick) dance to woo their love interests on different nights of the week, Garrus is already pretty good so he and Liara practice harder moves together.
  • Garrus and Ashley getting overly competitive at the shooting range.
  • Garrus and Jack doing shots.
  • Expand on the conversion after Liara tells Wrex she’s of Krogan decent.
  • Kaidan meets Jack on the Citadel and they end up talking about all of the ultra powerful biotic things that they can do. They end up playing regular matches at the arcade together to see who’s more impressive.
  • The conversation with ____ that finally brought Ashley around to like aliens.
  • The missing conversation between Thane and Kaidan in the Hospital in mass effect 3.
  • Grunt trying to ‘bond’ with Garrus dispite the fact he hates Turians.
  • Any squad member playing with Urz or Eezo because Varren = adorable.
  • Kaidan and James continue the push up contest after random debates.
  • Wrex’s minimal conversations with the Normandy crew, in me1, especially Garrus.
  • Tali and Mordin singing together watching fleet and flotilla
  • Things about Javik’s personal life

Prompts are good for writing, drawing or just reading. Add the characaters in that I you want! Swap people in and out! I need more mass effect stuff on my dash so if you use a prompt or even just drew inspiration from this post please tag me (spectre-status-recognized) or tag it as mass effect brotp so I can see/read/reblog your awesome work!

the tumblr nose
  • viewer: wow this art is so beautifully composed, the linework flows so effectively, they've chosen an excellent color palette, and they've even animated the fine detail
  • viewer: oh
  • viewer: wait
  • viewer: the character's nose is a bright pink triangle
  • viewer: ruined. shit. trash for idiots
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also the ones requested via anons don’t have names since I couldn’t really direct them to anyone so go ahead and use them for something if you want to

happy valentine’s day everyone!

Scorpio New Moon (30th) + Samhain (31st)

Isn’t it fitting that a Scorpio New Moon is the Night before Halloween, in the season of Scorpio?
You might have noticed some serious evaluation of your psyche going on the last few days. Maybe you’ve had a new idea about the deepest parts of your personality. Maybe it’s positive or maybe it seems too intense and is negativity effecting your flow. It doesn’t matter what it is because all thoughts and feelings at this time have POTENTIAL within you. You can make the best out of this.
Scorpio is very serious about self-renewal and getting rid of shit. A Scorpio New Moon is even more so about this than other new moon signs! The depths of your being, dark and light, are rising up to meet. It’s testing you and it wants you to dig deep. Just rest and think. But if it gets too much it’s also okay to not think! Whatever feels mastering to you.

The following day is Halloween and the moon will be waxing again. Halloween will be a shift back out of stillness, so we can begin to build up energy for the full moon in November. Halloween will be a good day to assess your new intentions and to think about how to use new realizations of your psyche to attack it.

oceans-divided  asked:

8, 11, and 30 ;)

8. What time are you most productive?
Answered!

11. Do you listen to music while writing?
It kind of depends! I usually do if what I’m working on doesn’t require a lot of thinking about dialogue or how to make it flow most effectively. I’ll do any music if it’s very easy writing for me, but instrumental if it’s somewhere in the middle. 

Then for some writing I have a preset instrumental score, or like with HOTJ I just had ambient jungle soundscapes on repeat. Depends on the writing, basically!

30. Hardest part of writing
Making myself write when I don’t feel like writing… and getting frustrated with ideas/outlines/scenes not working out the way I want them to go. That stalls me out until I either bulldoze it or admit defeat and come back to it later.


More “asks for fic writers”!

Crossed out are answered already!

The Carmilla movie isn’t going to resemble the web series.

I’m not saying it’s going to be bad, by any stretch. It’ll probably be good. It might even be great. Yet all of the hallmarks that make the web series unique can’t translate over to a movie format, or if they do they’ll have to be spectacularly handled in order to not drag the plot pace down.

To draw what is likely the clearest example, consider the viewer-character relationship and the required fragility of the fourth wall. Due in no small part to the lack of budget and thus the reliance on tell rather than show, characters talking into the camera and generally mugging in its direction is one of the main performance aspects of Carmilla. This has larger flow-on effects for the genre, as characters often play as being aware of the camera (even commenting on its presence) when interacting with each other; private moments between characters are thus made more inmate and in a sense voyeuristic due to the existence of this overarching viewer-character relationship.

The presence of an omniscient camera undercuts this relationship entirely. No longer must we, the audience, rely on Laura’s narration of events such as the giant fungi outbreak; we are shown the weird in its full glory. Although this is technically an expansion of perspective, it troubles the placement of the viewer within the context of the film. A particular strength of Carmilla is that the act of filming was justified in-world by the characters, even going so far as to explain the act structure of season 3, and this strength is lost when the justification is; I can think of no consistent explanation for an omniscient camera within the film.

Furthermore, the comparative shortness of a film requires a faster pace than a webseries; as a genre the webseries is much more analogous to tv than to film. As such, the slow-paced “tell” sections that are integral to Carmilla as a series will, unless well managed, drag the pace of the film down. By its nature, the fourth-wall breaks by the main characters slow down the pace as they prevent action, functionally being dialogue. This creates a fundamental tension inasmuch as the interaction is important to the series but may ultimately be too much of a hindrance to the film; it is my firm belief that should this tension be too strong the directors will choose to sacrifice the viewer-character relationship in favour of a more tightly structured plot.

­­The thing that we have to remember through all this is that webseries and films are different media, and that expecting the film to have the same elements as the webseries is much like expecting a film to have the same elements as a book. Since they’re both visual media the difference will be less pronounced, sure, but it’ll still be there and it’s very likely to catch people off-guard.