Being SPIRITUALLY ANONYMOUS in the world of names and form is a Revolution of Consciousness. We must take a stand by dropping all of our form-identifications and attachments that we have unconsciously added to our pure, I AM essence.
WE, AT OUR DEEPEST CORE ARE SELFLESS, MYSTERIOUS, SPIRITUAL BEINGS NOT DEFINED, CONFINED OR LIMITED TO OUR - conventional names (labels) - passing thoughts - emotions - behaviors - concepts - beliefs systems - physical bodies (genders) - social roles - race (tribal identities) - personal stories - material possessions - occupations - religious dogmas and creeds (Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Pantheist, Advaitist, New Age, etc.) - sociopolitical views - nationalities - cultural codes/man-made traditions
IN THE EYES OF NATURE (THE UNIVERSE) WE ARE ALL ANONYMOUS.
WE ARE ALL FUNDAMENTALLY - NAMELESS, FORMLESS AND TIMELESS HOLOGRAPHIC EXPRESSIONS OF INFINITE CONSCIOUSNESS.
Please explain the difference between terrifying and horrifying! I've never heard that before
Terrifying:forthcoming, unnerving, never seems to fully materialize, pitch-black, veiled, formless, bloodcurdling in its subtle obscure way, devouring; it teases and haunts you when you can’t even name it. It’s overall psychological - you strive to make it take shape in your mind while it feeds on suspense, indeterminacy and ignorance.
Horrifying: stark, manifest, blood-soaked in front of your very eyes, sadistic, wild, frenzied, of a shining crimson; it shocks, menaces and assails you to the point of paralysis and dementia. It’s of a more visual, physical nature and brutally unambiguous; it doesn’t depend on anything else - it’s what follows the unveiling of the terrifying.
Terror/Horror were not meant to be synonyms but to convey distinct impressions - so choose your words wisely if you want to make good old Ann Radcliffe proud! xx
Love is a state of being. Your love is not outside, it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form. In the stillness of your presence, you can feel your own formless and timeless reality as the unmanifested life that animates your physical form. You can then feel the same life deep within every other human and every other creature. You look beyond the veil of form and separation. This is the realization of oneness. This is love.
Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup; you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle; you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Mindspaces, also referred to as inner temples, are a great
step between meditation and astral travel experiences. However, they are
an amazing multi-purpose standalone tool as well. Especially for undercover witches who need to keep their practice secret!
I divide them into two types: basic mind spaces and shadow spaces. This post is about the basic mind spaces.
This is essentially a bubble in the space between
this plane and the astral planes. It belongs to you and you can change
it around as you see fit. Those are like your accounts in dropbox. Just
like dropbox or other cloud services, those are password protected etc
etc; you get to keep stuff there, its not 100% break-in proof, but safe
enough. And you can generate a link to the bubble and send it to a
friendly spirit/deity/any entity really, that you want to hang out
This place is great as a
safety retreat - you can rest here should things get tough. I feel that
energy work and practice can be done easier in the mind space, and you
can study the energy more directly and it flows much easier than in
physical. There’s also spirit work to a done here. Invite your spirit
friends over, meet with your deities for a cup of coffee, so much
potential for fun~ There is a lot of room for experiments, spell
casting and learning. And finally you can set up a passage that’ll take
you straight to astral planes.
Your mind space is very flexible and it can look like anything.
It can be a room, a garden, a house, a mountain top, a metro station,
an underwater location, a formless blob of darkness. Anything YOU want.
Coming back to energy work - it is easier to work with and shape energy,
hence its easier to build structures in your space that allow for
anything you can think of. Kind of like Rose’s room in Steven Universe.
Although it takes more than a wish to make that structure
An important point to keep in mind is that mind spaces can be re-shaped easily, so just go ahead and try things out! You can always adjust things and make them different/better as you go :)
Think of what purpose it is going to serve. Are you going to mainly use it for spellwork? Is it going to be a safety retreat? It has to be practical for whatever your goals are. Should it have lines of shelves for books and magical tools? A large table for mixing up herbs/energies? A number of seats for guests you are going to invite? An extra door that would take you out into the astral planes?
Sketch a layout. Yes, take a pencil and a sheet of paper and just plan out your space. Do you want that river to pass through the middle of the room? Behind the building? Do you want that huge boulder to be in the middle of the clearing where you can set up your mind-space altar? Think of how it would be most comfortable and appealing. Include some leisure areas, a pile of pillows, a pile of soft autumn leaves, a soft floating cloud you can rest on - it’s always nice to have that :) I would discourage from going into greater detail on your furnishings at this point - you want to go gradually. Plan for a door through which you will enter.
Think of the door and safety reinforcements. I would suggest that your door have some sort of authentication mechanism to check that it is, in fact, YOU who is trying to come in. The best way is probably to include something that would read in your energy signature - while it is possible to fake that, it is hard. And in the majority of cases, there isn’t going to be many beings out there who’d go through much trouble to break in.
Pick your technique for actually GOING there. I should probably make this a bigger point, but.. There are many ways to travel and there are many degrees of depths to it. In other words, depending on what you like, you can go into a deep meditative state and go full-in. This way, your experiences will be intense, you will strongly feel all the sensations. Sometimes there are situations where you might not have enough time or good enough circumstances to go that deep. For such situations, a form of a spiritual bi-location might come in handy, which will make your sensations duller but will enable you to actually do things in physical while you also work in your mind space. (this is my favorite way of handling these things because life circumstances can be a bitch). I am sure duskenpath posted about doing this but I can’t seem to find the post now.
Use the technique and start working on that door! Seriously, if you still haven’t - go check out this post. Use your technique and take yourself to that door. The basic frame should already be there. Examine it and work with it. It helps to touch and feel the material, contemplate the color. Geez just go read that post x)
Work on one thing at a time. I would advise to start
gradually. When you go in, focus on one thing at a time. Shape your item. Make the structure strong, then move on to the next item. Work out all the details of the item, feel it, hell - smell it! Those structures are like wine. Older is stronger. After you create a couple of things - let it rest. Exit the space slowly and go on to do your daily business. Let it sit for a day or two, think of what you’ve completed in your space once in a while, keep it hanging in the back of your mind but do not actively go there. Let it gain strength. When you feel like it’s pretty set, go back in. See how it looks, see how it holds up. You might need to revisit your first structures and add some energy in there, reinforce them. To give you an example: I decided I needed a forest. I started working on it, the general sketch, the basic layout of the forest. I let it sit. When I came back, what was more like a sketch became more of a real thing. I did not have to consciously keep them there or make them work - they were rolling on their own.
A warning of foggy vision. When you are setting up the space, you focus on the details and pay much attention to each item. However, I’ve found that for me, being in the mind space - especially during bi-location feels kind of foggy. It is mostly a problem of focus, since I am working in two places at once. It feels like I should be wearing glasses but I don’t have them on. The details of the objects are gone unless I specifically work with the particular object. Even then sometimes it is cloudy. And you know what? That does not stop me from getting things done in the space. It might slow me down. But it is perfectly fine. For me that is a fair trade-off. I either go there without the really deep submersion, and everything is foggy, OR I don’t go at all. So that’s just something to keep in mind too
Sigils as a structure reinforcement and a gateway. If you feel like giving your space and structure an extra boost, you can make a sigil to represent the space and the changes you made to it. I know, usually the tutorials say to work with words. Apply the same approach to the little layout plan you sketched before. Take the basic shapes you used for your tables, chairs and other itmes and combine them into a sigil. Make changes until you feel that the sigil is a good representation. That same sigil can be used as a point of focus if you have trouble reaching your mental space. However, I would suggest keeping that sigil very and very private. You wouldn’t want to let anyone know your bank account password, neither would you want to let anyone have your apartment keys :)
A bit more on what you can do
You can do witchy business right there. You can cast spells from your mind space. You can set up your altars and shrines there if you have to keep your work/worship hidden. You can also do shadow work by accessing your subconscious more directly (if anyone is interested I will write a post about shadow spaces). You can brew tea and enjoy quiet evenings near a fireplace. You can use your space as a station to create servitors and experiment with energy structures. There are so so many possibilities!
If you have anything to add or questions to ask, my ask box is open and I’d be happy to discuss/help out! :)
Aries: “To be bitter is to attribute intent and personality to the formless, infinite, unchanging and unchangeable void. We drift on a chartless, resistless sea. Let us sing when we can, and forget the rest.” (Selected Letters)
Taurus: “Through the ghoul-guarded gateways of slumber, Past the wan-mooned abysses of night, I have lived o'er my lives without number, I have sounded all things with my sight.”
Gemini: “…there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other.” (The Silver Key)
Cancer: “I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.”
Leo: “Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots.” (Supernatural Horror in Literature)
Virgo: “The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be. Not in the spaces we know, but between them.” (The Dunwich Horror)
Libra: “For I have always been a seeker, a dreamer, and a ponderer on seeking and dreaming…” (The Night Ocean)
Scorpio: “Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.” (The White Ship)
Sagittarius: “No new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace.” (Ex Oblivione)
Capricorn: “I have seen beyond the bounds of infinity and drawn down daemons from the stars… . I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness… .” (From Beyond)
Aquarius: “Nothing really known can continue to be acutely fascinating.” (letter to Clark Ashton Smith, November 7, 1930)
Pisces: “In my dreams I found a little of the beauty I had vainly sought in life, and wandered through old gardens and enchanted woods.” (Ex Oblivione)
The greatest tragedy of the decade was Welcome to Night Vale finally getting the massive recognition it deserved after a year on the air and all of its new fans collectively took its incredibly unique, formless, openly gay main character who has NO CANONICAL APPEARANCE and therefore could take ANY FORM DESIRED BY THE FAN and decided that the best physical representation of him would be a skinny white guy in a suit with tattoos and tentacles??
Like there was unlimited potential there. Endless possibilities. u could have gone with anything. Anything
aquarius walks a borderline between genius and madness
pisces teeters between mystic and psychotic, inspiration and insanity, in their own delirium
the water bearer is god in human form
the unbound pisces is formless, omnipresent god.
the aquarius has an intellectual creativity, they can be drawn to the invisible vibrations of music and sounds, they can make unusual orchestras,
pisces is taken away, far away, as their fingers hit the keys or their fingers grip the pen, awash with watery creative invigoration, saturating and sensual. neptune is a planet of mist, like you could fall right through it, it’s sometimes like how the pisces seems of vapor and non substance, a ghost walking through walls. the discovery of neptune was clouded with confusion, to this day there is an international dispute about who exactly found the planet
uranus spins on its own axis, orbiting in the unusual aquarius way, the glaring misfit of uranus as maverick as aquarius. uranus is raw individuality, sculpted in crystal eyes, an inspired catalyst
pisces is glamour and illusion, neptune wants to see how much she can fool you, even for a brief moment. from the sea and the sky
aquarius and pisces are floating toward greater ideals, freedom and love and communion for all of humanity. peace and protection.
Date a boy who’s been transformed, he never thought this could happen to him. He panics and his pure white eyes sparkle with fear. His teeth are sharp and his voice comes from everywhere. Tell him you still love him, even with nails so sharp and deer-like antlers. His anger brings fog and in moments he becomes formless, like smoke, his voice can hurt your ears and he is afraid he will never be what he once was. It doesn’t matter to you, date a boy who’s been transformed.
I didn’t train to be an actor, I blagged my way into it, and I always feel I’m waiting to be found out. So whenever you get a job, there’s a moment of euphoria and then the realisation, “Oh my God, you’ve got to do this.” And you feel there should be some scaffolding. I’ve worked with people who have their preferred way of rehearsing guaranteed by clause in their contract. But it’s not like I have a process, it’s a very formless thing, and there’s no one telling you, “This is what you’re going to do and this is how you’re going to do it.”