healthy spirits

DIY Natural Solid Perfume Recipe

Solid Perfumes are a great substitute for liquid bottled perfumes. With the natural ingredients used in this recipe, you will not have to worry about toxic fumes entering your body. This specific blend of oils create a relaxing and calming aroma that will assist in relieving stress and bringing love into your life.

Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • ½ Almond Oil or any other carrier oil
  • ½ Beeswax or Carnauba wax
  • Alkanet Root (optional)
  • Rose EO
  • Lavender EO
  • Jasmine EO

To make, place your choice of wax into a double boiler on high heat. After it melts, pour your carrier oil and stir until you get a smooth consistency. Lower heat so the carrier oil doesn’t start cooking! Alkanet Root is optional, but I recommend it is you want to give it a pretty pink/peachy color as shown in the photo. If you decide to use it, simply add the herbs and use a strainer to rid them before pouring into your container. You can now add your essential oils. If you are familiar with essential oils and know how to use them, then add as many drops as you feel are appropriate. If not, depending on the brand of essential oils you are using and the amount of wax & carrier oil you placed in your boiler, you will need to add around 20-30 drops of each essential oil. Stir, turn heat off, and pour into your container. I topped all of mine off with some dried flowers! If you decide to do this, be sure to add the flowers before the perfume dries. 

I hope you all enjoy this recipe! Feel free to share your photos with me after you make them and contact me if you have any questions!

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Name moodboard: Kriya
                                       (for @2rice)

Bengali; Hindu; Indian. Meaning: Performance. In Kundalini Yoga a kriya is a series of postures, breath, and sound that work toward a specific outcome. Practicing a kriya initiates a sequence of physical and mental changes that affect the body, mind, and spirit simultaneously.

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Deconstructing the warrior spirit with Jocko Willink.

Jocko Willink is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach. His podcast, The Jocko Podcast, is also available for download via iTunes & Stitcher.

why you should stop eating meat
  • reduces risk of heart disease
  • reduces risk of some cancers
  • vegetarians live longer than meat eaters
  • vegetarians have a lower body mass
  • you will become healthier
  • you’ll avoid toxic chemicals
  • animals desire to live just like you do
  • eating meat is egoistic 
  • if you wouldn’t eat a dog, you shouldn’t eat a chicken
  • eating meat is one of the most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems
  • you will save money - animal products are expensive compared with foods of plant origin
  • you will become a peaceful person
  • vegetarianism is moral and ethical 
  • animals will thank you
Introduction to Spirits

Thicket’s UPG ahead!!

I think to understand what spirits are, it’s important to understand what humans are. And to understand humans, we have to understand a bit about the nature of the Universe.

The Universe has a few fundamental qualities, but the one we want to focus on today is Curiosity. The Universe is fundamentally curious about itself. It wants to know more about itself. It wants to experience itself! The Universe is, after all, Everything. In order to experience itself it began evolving life forms. All kinds of life forms! The kinds of life we are most familiar with is physical life, here on Earth. This is because as physical humans we have five basic senses aligned to experience the purely physical realms.

The Universe, however, is not caught up purely on the physical. The Universe is a divine, spiritual being, and it does not neglect its divine and spiritual aspect. The Universe, while it evolved physical beings to explore its physical side, simultaneously evolved spiritual beings to explore its spiritual side.

These spiritual beings are what we affectionately refer to as “spirits”.

Human bodies are built out of matter, which is crystallized energy. Spirits are built out of non-crystallized energy. That is, in my opinion, the only difference between us. This fundamental difference sparks a fractal of smaller differences, but ultimately the root of it is that we’re physical, and they’re not. But they’re still valid beings.

So let’s talk more about our spiritual brethren.

They exist in forms so varied that they vastly outnumber the forms of life here on our small planet.

From our perspective, they can be ultimately evil or ultimately good, and they populate every range of the ethical spectrum in-between.

Every organic physical being has a spiritual being attached to it. That includes humans, plants, and animals.

Many inorganic physical beings have spiritual beings attached to it, such as crystals, inspirited objects, houses, cities, and geographical features and landscapes.

Many abstract concepts and ideals we possess have spirits attached to them. Money, love, fear, hate, abundance, and poverty all have associated spirits.

While all humans have a spirit, not every human has a human spirit attached to them. It is possible to be a physical human with a plant, animal, etc., spirit.

Some spirits are very powerful and exist on higher planes. These are spirits we refer to as gods or divinity.

Spirits are often eager and willing to interact with the physical planes, just as physical beings are often eager and willing to interact with spiritual planes.

Many artists and authors tap in to the spirit world and create work that actually describes the life and situations of spirits. This is why pop culture spirituality is totally a valid thing.

The spirits that become friends with humans we refer to as “companions.” Humans that are friends with spirits we refer to as “spirit companions.” Any spirit may become a companion to a human.

There are certain spirits which guide us, protect us, and help us. These spirits choose us or are assigned to us for one reason or another. These are what we refer to as guiding spirits and guardian spirits. A person many have many helper spirits and be unaware of them.

Because humans, while physical, are ultimately divine and spiritual beings, we have the ability to communicate with spirits through natural abilities, practice, divination, rituals, intuition, and dreams.

Because spirits are nonphysical, humans often interact with them in nonphysical ways. This means it is rare to see a spirit “IRL”, but common to see spirits within your mind’s eye (aka, as if you are daydreaming them – but it’s not an “imaginary” daydream).

As a sign of trust and generosity, humans often choose to leave offerings for spirits. Offerings may take any form. This is not necessary to maintain a healthy relationship with a spirit, just as you should not need to give gifts to your physical friends in order to maintain a healthy relationship with them.

Sex, astral pregnancy, marriage, and romantic relationships with spirits are all possible. These relationships are as valid as physical relationships.

Spirits can be befriended in the same way that you befriend humans and animals. Just introduce yourself and get to know them!

can we talk about this episode 10 scene for a hot second

You know, the one where Victor announces his and Yuuri’s engagement? The one that shattered us all into ecstatic little pieces and then brought us back to life? That one

Okay so, the first time I watched this scene and I started to hear the angry guitar music in the background and see the other competitor’s less-than-enthusiastic faces, my heart sank. 

I was like, okay, here’s where the homophobia comes in, I knew this utopia (lol) couldn’t last, now they’re going to start revealing their inner asshats. Buuuuut

can we talk about the fact that these sweet amazing friends aren’t actually about to reveal their homophobic tendencies? Instead the thing they get pissed about is Victor claiming that Yuuri’s taking home the gold. Completely bypassing the thing that most people would assume they’d freak out over; no, instead they just accept that as a fact of life as they should and the thing they get pissed about is the only thing they SHOULD be pissed about. This is the best bait and switch I’ve ever experienced oh my god

I love this show, I love these supportive cinnamon roll friends, I love this healthy competitive spirit and most of all I love the fact that nobody treats this queer relationship as anything abnormal. Say what you want about media addressing issues LGBT people face…as a member of the LGBT community I just wanna say it’s nice to have a story that treats a gay couple just like any other hetero pairing. So much appreciation, thank you Kubo-sensei for creating this beautiful healthy angst-free haven of a show. GAHHH

I’m going to get on my soapbox for a minute … .

Can I just express to you how much I despise the term “revenge body.”  As I was driving today, I heard some radio show talking about Mama June and her new size 4 “revenge body” that she got because she didn’t want to go to her ex’s wedding the same size she was when they were together.  I also know that Khloe Kardashian also has a show called this, which I have not actually watched nor have any plans to.  

Listen, I’m all for people bettering their life.  I’m all for people making themselves healthier and happier for THEMSELVES. But this term and these people out there saying they are getting revenge bodies to get back at an ex are only making it seem like someone would have liked them better had they been a size 4 because they didn’t when they were a size 14 (or maybe a 24 or maybe an 8).  C’mon now!  This is not what we should convey to our children.  Is it no wonder that fat shaming is so prevalent in our society! Because so many people don’t consider you to be pretty or beautiful unless you are small.  I’ll tell you right now, I would NEVER want a man to want me only after I lost weight.  If you don’t want me big or small, then you should not want me at all.  Because regardless of what size is on my jeans, I’m still ME.

Having a healthy lifestyle is important.  I get that. I agree with that.  However, having a healthy mind, a healthy spirit, a healthy sense of humor and compassion and heart and I could go on and on … well that’s pretty important too.  Teaching our children that people will like you better when you are thinner isn’t the right approach.  Teach them to love their bodies, to make themselves healthy for themselves, to create a strong mind, to create a happy life.  

So don’t get a “revenge body.”  Just get a healthier body and become a stronger you.  And if an ex does come along who decides they regret letting you go, be glad that you got rid of someone who only sees your beauty on the outside and know that you did this for you, not for them.  

Plain and simple … . know your worth and teach your children to know theirs.