I was born a natural born empath as was my mom. When you tell people what it is, they often first talk about how cool it is and how you could see if someone likes you or how you can tell if someone is lying to you. However, those points are not necessarily true and being an empath can truly be a double-edged sword. Us empaths are often over-sensitive to certain stimuli and it can be 100% confusing. Growing up, I wish I had known some methods to help.
So here are some tips for Empaths:
Avoid crowds when possible. Tons of people and their influx of emotions will surge your senses.
Look up movie summaries (if you are okay with potential spoilers) before going to see any to know if there is any tragedy or gore.
Use x-kit’s blacklist function if news of tragedy that circulates through tumblr becomes too much.
Mindless games are a great distraction and way to occupy your mind over something else
Meditation helps with sorting out which emotions are yours and which are not.
Try this grounding ritual: Visualize a light surrounding you. It’s keeping you in and everything out but comfortable. Then imagine roots coming out of you. Imagine them going into the ground and holding place. Feel how strong the roots are with holding you to the ground. No wind or force can easily push you over.
Learn how to block out emotions. I imagine a bubble around me when I go out. Everyone has different methods.
Keep a journal or at least write somewhere to help you sort things out or to reference to later
REMEMBER: IT IS NOT YOUR RESPONSIBILITY\YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO HELP EVERYONE. IT IS LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE and can be detrimental to your health
Beach Year: Lup, Magnus, Barry, and Taako played beach volleyball with the Light of Creation for a solid twenty minutes before Davenport came and broke it up. He was very upset with all of them. That’s the power to shape worlds! You can’t just let Lup serve it into people’s faces! Lucretia, why did you just sit and watch this happen?
(Lucretia whispered “Because I’m not a goddamn narc,” and Taako giggled so hard he almost got honest to goodness grounded. Davenport carried the Light of Creation around in a baby sling for the next week.)
Today I was more anxious than usual so I planted my bum on mama Earth and brought my crystals with me~ just grounding my energy and breathing, the Sun shining down as I release my thoughts and calm my worried mind… This is my medicine💧🌿🌞
the different reactions after defeating Zarkon and after all of the fights that they didn’t have to fight just to keep the universe safe
pidge and matt turning to each other with tears in their eyes before they throw their arms around each other and just holding on for hours
lance bouncing on his toes, his fists punching the air, with an unbreakable grin stretched across his face because he gets to go home
hunk having to sit down and take a breather because he feels light-headed to the point where he thinks he’s going to faint…and maybe vomit
keith gazing down at his sword, thinking about his parents and the family he lost, and then breaking down into silent tears after he realizes that the people around him have become the family he always wanted
and then shiro, ripping off his prosthetic arm as hard and fast as he can; throwing it across the room and watching it bounce off a wall and hit the ground, its wires and lights flickering and sputtering until it finally dies; his chest heaving as he tries to calm the sudden rush of visions and thoughts in his head; staring with wide, teary eyes at the rest of his team as they wonder what’s going on with their captain; his knees buckling and his limbs giving out; collapsing to the ground and just s o b b i n g, not even bothering to keep it down
the slow realization that shiro isn’t mad or angry or upset; he’s ecstatic
allura and coran being the first to sit down next to him and wrap their arms around his shoulders
keith pulling his head out of his hands to look up, and then immediately running towards shiro and falling right in front of him to press his forehead against shiro’s
pidge and lance following after them, both attempting to hug him from either side
hunk allowing everyone to go before him just so he can hug shiro from behind, gently slipping his arms past everybody else’s, nodding at the other paladins if they came too close to the stub where his arm once was
the long, silent walks down the hallways of the castle
staring at the healing pods and remembering all those times they thought one of the other paladins was dead, and then remembering the first time they met Allura and Coran
laughing at the remaining food goo that hadn’t been cleaned up after the little “incident” (Crystal Venom, I think)
running their hands up and down their beds, knowing they won’t have to sleep there anymore
the hope that there’s another monster out there so that they don’t have to go home
the flight back to Earth, passing through endless wormholes and past planets celebrating the Galra defeat
everyone, including lance, asking if allura could slow the ship down so they stay together longer
the panic and then endless excitement from the people down on Earth when Allura first speaks to them and explains what the paladins have done to protect them
the swim to shore after they decide to land in the ocean
because of gravity differences and after however many months/years in space, most of them have forgotten how to swim in Earthen waters, but they eventually remember, and then fall over instantly once they reach land
lance accepting his fall and kissing the ground beneath him
pidge and matt running their hands through the dirt and sands of the beach realizing that they forgot how soft it is
hunk and keith holding onto each other and laughing as they brush sand from each other’s faces so it doesn’t get in their eyes
shiro still crying; thankfully calmed down, and now being supported by coran and allura as he’s swarmed with paramedics and reporters
the interviews in the hospital
the insane amount of excited kids running in to ask their favorite paladins questions about space and about all of their adventures
the paladins deciding that they talk together, and then moving their congregation of fans into the lobby so all of them can be together again and add onto their stories
t h e r e u n i o n w i t h t h e m c c l a i n f a m i l y
the sudden rain that starts pouring down once they leave the hospital
DANCING IN THE RAIN
the international, breaking news reports with headlines such as “heroes return from intergalactic space mission: real or fake?” “ALIENS HAVE TOUCHED DOWN ON EARTH” “president awards paladins medal of honor” “world holiday decided today for Voltron heroes”
the laughter as they read conspiracy theories together
the celebration at the Garrison and the immediate ceremony in shiro’s honor
the excitement lance feels when someone tells him they’re planning on building a statue for each of the paladins
Despite the mountain’s brittle screams and wails of condemnation, making every effort to throw this evil into cold oblivion, in the hopes to drown it in the relentless storms that carried their rage.
This wraith persisted, defied, fought through the obstacles the mountains presented to it. Serpentine, were the movements. But it was far from graceful, there was no grace in describing such a abomination. With every step, climbing ever closer to the place where this creature’s previous life began.
A ledge he found, in the frozen peaks he stood. Anchored to the cliff face he saw through the snow-blanched veil and glimpsed monumental structures in the distance.
The mountains could not hide such secrets from him and alas the curtain fell.
Flags dancing with the winds atop spires of gold, brick work as white as the snow that fell. Chimes, songs of the pure. He heard them. Yes he heard them.
It stirred something in his thoughts, deja vu brought on by the memories of the day he first looked upon this place. Kamar-Taj.
For a moment his body shook, feathered mantel ruffled, spine cracked and the black eyeless snakes that licked and clung to his shadow and his form, wreathed in excitement….he could smell the magic that emanated from it.
Multitudes of piecing eyes revealed themselves in the folds of his cloak….something foul clung to the stark figure like a parasite. He was wrought with something incurable, something wretched.
But….he had returned baptised in the blood of the Old Gods…
It was only a matter of time before the old magus reached the holy ground and consumed the light there as well…..
for he only knew of the abyss…and slept in the dreams of his masters who dwell there.
Remember Rey’s Forceback and how it had all these voices layered with the music? Some of them were clear, like Yoda’s, but others were almost hidden behind the sound effects.
Well, watching the teaser trailer yet again I realised they’d done something similar to that. I don’t have any software to clean the audio, but I listened carefully several times and I found some interesting stuff.
Luke says (with the Force theme in the background):
Breathe. Just breathe. Now, reach out… What do you see?
Rey’s theme begins.
It’s only a whisper masked by the music, but there’s Leia’s voice saying “Help me, Obi Wan”.
We see Leia,
and Rey says:
The music changes; it’s Kylo’s motif now mixed with Vader’s breathing and behind that, there’s Obi Wan’s (Alec Guiness’) voice saying “Seduced by the Dark Side”.
We see Kylo’s shattered mask,
and Rey says:
The music rises to a crescendo, into something new, in between of what we heard before and Yoda’s voice tells us “Surrounds us…binds us”.
We see the books and a gloved hand touching the Jedi Order symbol on one of them,
and Rey says:
We hear a lightsaber’s ignition.
It’s so much bigger.
Here are my two cents on this—recognizing I just got all this from ten seconds out of a two-minutes trailer and I AM over-analyzing it.
I think many of us got an idea after watching TFA: that the future of the saga (and of the Jedi) would rest on Rey and Kylo Ren’s shoulders—or rather on the shoulders of their dynamic, and that this dynamic would unfold towards a middle ground. Not to light, not to darkness, but to balance.
Now, considering the hints in the teaser:
-the use of the music when talking about ‘light’ (Rey’s theme) and ‘darkness’ (Kylo Ren’s motif),
-how inserting voices and phrases that have been said before gives this bit an eerily similar feel to Rey’s forceback, which was the first connection Rey and Kylo had (Yoda’s phrase it’s the same we hear in the forceback),
-the choice of said voices and phrases and how they paint a background for the images (Vader’s breathing through his mask while we see Kylo’s shattered, Yoda speaking again of the nature of the Force while we see the books).
Also, there’s a lot of focus on Obi Wan again (we hear his voice, Leia talks to him, so there ya go Rey Kenobi theorists).
It’s all interwoven, masterfully. The editing work is amazing and it’s already been said, nothing we see is random. I believe this teaser is not the exception to the rule.
Further, this has only cemented the ideas that TFA gave me. Whether we get a romance between Rey and Kylo remains to be seen; but there will be Reylo, in one way or another.
The Twilight Zone - Originial Series (1959 - 1964)
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call “The Twilight Zone”.
To the wild woman being spiritual means: whispering to the trees, laughing with flowers, falling in love with sunsets, consulting the waters and worshipping the stars at night. One hand to her heart and one hand touching mother earth🍃
Characters: Dean Winchester x Sister!Reader, Sam Winchester x Sister!Reader, Castiel, Hannah (Twin Sister), Alexis (Cross-Road demon), Chuck/God.
Length: 2953+ words
TW: Surprisingly, nothing? A broken soul. Mentions of torture. Alastair. Drunk!Dean. Sad!Dean.
A/N: SO MANY PEOPLE WANTED A PART 2!! I’m so glad you enjoyed the first part, and there are so many interests for a second part. I had such a hard time writing this, but it just all came to me last night when I couldn’t sleep. Feedback is encouraged!
Alexis glanced at the angel with her eyebrow raised. “What do you want?” she asked coldly.
“I’m looking for Y/N’s soul,” Castiel responded calmly.
Anger flashed through her black eyes before returning to its original colour. “You’re looking at it.”
Castiel turned his attention to the broken soul on the ground, the light emitting from it almost nonexistent.
“She’s been here a while,” Alexis told him.
“You are the crossroad demon that made a deal with her, correct?”
“I see. I will be right back.” The angel disappeared for a few minutes to break the news to her family, telling them that there was no hope on getting her back before returning with another man.
“Who the hell are you?” Alexis asked protectively, stepping forward in front of what was left of Y/N’s soul.
“My name is Chuck,” he answered. “Other known as, God.”
The demon scoffed, crossing her arms. “Yea, right.”
“It is true,” Castiel confirmed. “I’ve asked him if there is anything he could for Y/N.”
“She didn’t deserve that.” Alexis seemed to be more relaxed after the angel’s explanation. “She was too young to go.”
“You are very inclined to her,” Chuck stated.
“She reminded me of myself when I was human,” Alexis repeated softly. “I sold my soul for a shitty boyfriend after he went off and killed himself driving drunk. After I saved him, he ran off with an ex-girlfriend.” The demon looked at the bloody wall where Y/N was usually chained. “I tried protecting her as best as I could here.”
The two men waited for her to elaborate, knowing that there was so much more she wanted- no, needed to say.
“I made a deal with Alastair. Every 10 years, I would take her place for a year, and she would do my cross-road biddings. She didn’t deserve to be tortured for so long.” If she could, the two men were sure that Alexis would have been in tears by now.
There was a brief moment of silence before it was interrupted by Chuck.
“Thank you,” he said. “You’ve been kinder to her than I have, it seems. As a token of my gratitude for being so kind, I would like to extend an offer.”
“I think I’ve made enough deals don’t you think?” Alexis asked with laugh.
“I think you’re gonna like this one,” Chuck bantered back. “There’s no catch. I want your soul to move on.”
“Move on? As in, I won’t be a demon anymore?”
“Yes. You can pass to your heaven now.”
“You’re kidding?!” Alexis’s jaw dropped. This was not the deal she was expecting after being a demon for so long.
“I am not. It’s the least I can do.”
Her attention went back to Y/N’s soul, looking at it sadly. “What will happen to her?”