home land & sea

Three Elements Home Blessing and Protection Ritual

Supplies:

  • Incense, or Sage Bundle - for smoke cleansing, to cleanse and protect with the “Sky”
  • Purified Water in a small bowl (optional ingredients include salt or herbs) - for saining, to cleanse and protect with the “Sea”
  • Protection Salt and Herbs (I’ll be adding lavender for peace and purification, and rosemary for protection and remembrance) - for protection of doorways, windows, and portals - to protect with the “Land”
  • Chant, Spell or Prayer of Intention - This step is best if you make it yourself, with your magical paradigms. Here is mine - “By the power of elements three, by the power of land, sky, and sea, I cleanse and protect this home to keep us safe from all harm.”  I also have one for each element e.i. “By the power of the sea, keep harm away from me”.

Ritual:

In an empty house, or apartment, open all doors and windows, including closets, bathrooms, etc. Start at what is to be the heart or center of the home, (the hearth, the bedroom, the living area, kitchen, etc) walk walk the perimeter of the home clockwise. If you wish to banish all spirits, spirits that mean you harm, all entities, whatever it is- do so at this time. Once you set your protections, you may accidentally banish or piss off ‘people’ you want to be friendly with. Walk the perimeter and focus on all the good memories you want to make here, the creating that will be done here, the hospitality you will offer guests, etc. 

Sky - Come back to start and light your “Sky” representation. Walk clockwise, chanting your spell. Aim the smoke at the ceiling, walking the perimeter of every wall and every room, including in closets, and around the shower, following the line of the ceiling. (not cupboards in the kitchen, because you might not be able to get the smell out later). Think of the smoke as banishing any previous tenants memories, bad emotions, spirits or energies you don’t want in your new home. End at your predesignated heart of the home.

Sea - Take your bowl of water, your “Sea”, and start again. this time dip your fingers into the bowl and flick water all around, aiming at the floorboard. Chant while you walk clockwise, focusing on the protection of the salt and water, creating a white light around your home as you sprinkle the water. Alternatively you can add to a spray bottle and spray the water. If you wish, sprinkle or ‘paint’ the water around any openings - mirrors, drains, windows - to protect from unwanted entrances for spirits or energies.  End at the heart of the home.

Land - Now take your “Land” representation of salt and herbs, and walk counter clockwise. Chant your house blessing or the chant for salt if you wish (if you chant the salt blessing, do one more pass clockwise saying you final home blessing). Sprinkle salt in a line across any doorway or window to outside the home. The salt should stay on the window sills if possible. The salt can be swept up from the front door if you wish, just ‘paint’ some salt water instead, after it is swept up. Sprinkle some around drains as well, and across wall mirrors. This closes up any magical or physical doorways of outside influence. End back at the heart of the home.

If you have a backyard or patio, you may want to extend the protections out there as well. Use cascarilla powder (powdered eggshells) around any dirt or lawn you have, use pure water with no salt, and maybe use wind chimes or a bell to represent the sky instead of the smoke, if you wish to not arouse suspicion. Please don’t use salt on the land. Its bad for plants and snails.

Home Protection Cont. :

I will be setting up my home altar at this “heart of the home” and from there it will be an easy place to renew the protections. I would recommend renewing the protections once a year, or whenever you feel you need a little extra boost of protection or cleansing. Since you originally did this when no furniture was in place, renewing the protections may seem hard. I prefer to smoke cleanse so that is a little easier for me, just say a protection or cleansing spell at our home altar and walk clockwise around the house with your smoke. Its gets into all the tight spots, now that there is furniture in the way, easier.  The spray bottle works well for this as well. I would recommend renewing one element at a time, in place of all three. 

Don’t forget that other protections are still great to uses as well. I will also be hanging my witches’ ladder made of hag stones by the door for protection, having potted plants for cleansing and protection like lavender, and hanging some wind chimes to know when the Good Folk are near.

Originally posted by butteryplanet

The last step is to enjoy your protected and magical home!

anonymous asked:

any anya headcanons?

Canon ‘verse
- She cared deeply about Lexa, probably as a little sister, and then as a friend, then they became confidants when Lexa became Heda
- She’s gruff but kind, willing to teach those who she thinks are worthy
- She and Raven would have banged
- Anya has the worst bed head in the morning and Lexa is pretty much the only one who’s seen it in it’s full glory (yes she laughed)
- Anya refuses to complain on principle/pride about pain and discomfort, but when she’s ill she only lets her most trusted near her because she becomes clingy and needy and she hates it
- She doesn’t talk much but instead weighs her words carefully, this infuriates some people because she’ll refuse to repeat herself or explain

and four makes home
- She didn’t realize how lonely she was until Lexa started falling for O and Clarke
- She also really didn’t trust dating anyone, it took Niylah and Lincoln four months of slowly building up trust (further than it had already developed) before she agreed to date them on a trial basis (she hadn’t given them a flat out no to begin with so they never backed down)
- She has a mean right hook and carried a switchblade when she was a teenager, kept it with her art supplies, Lexa found it when she(Lexa) was a senior in highschool and stared at Anya for a full five minutes without saying anything and then burst into tears because Anya has made a lot of choices to protect them… but especially to protect Lexa

from ruins flowers bloom
- She encouraged Lexa to be open with Clarke after Clarke made sure Anya was taken care of in the skaikru camp
- She was attracted to Raven the first moment she met her
- She acts much grumpier than she actually is, and in private Lexa will tease her about it… which is how Lexa figures out that Anya truly cares for Raven
- Anya would happily retire from being a warrior and train the young ones and tend to plants in the greenhouse if she felt peace would ever last

land sea sky (aka luna/raven/anya)
- anya has been in love with luna since they were kids
- she uses sarcasm like a shield
- she dislikes change and fears being emotionally hurt more than dying
- she has physically, like actually, run away after someone tried to kiss her (she was a teenager
- she purposely pretended to suck at swimming when Luna taught her how to so they could spend more time together
- she avoided seeing Luna for 3 years once after Luna left Polis (but would make regular visits to speak with Lexa over clan matters)
- Lexa is the only person she trusts with emotional stuff until well into her relationship with Luna and Raven

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Nagi no Asukara || Episode 15

women and men, they remember war so differently.

1971

my father says, we fled to burma and lived in roofless shacks. nothing but the tattered clothes on our backs. the thieves took everything we had. once i went out foraging with my brother to find crabs and a tribe of cannibals chased us until our feet bled. when we returned to our land at last, we found ruins, endless devastation. but at least we were home. those were months of shivering pain and exhaustion but i suppose now they only make for a good story. 

1949

my grandmother says, i was too young to remember but my sister-in-law told me how it was (my mother did not speak of it.) all the houses they burnt were nothing to the women they broke. and it was the same in ‘71. what is it about chaos that makes beasts out of men. what is it about fear that leaves us all bleeding.

1944

my grandfather says, i trained as a soldier for six months. lived in grim barracks in kolkata and bowed to british officers. there was a man who said he would take me to america after the war. i said no, because i had a family to care for, and i quit the army before i ever fought. at the time, i felt i had lost something. but now here i am, in america, after all these years. my pain became a prophecy.

1979

my mother says nothing. she has never seen a war of the kind that ravages lands and homes and seas. but her silence speaks, in tongues only women understand. or perhaps only daughters desperate for the love of their mothers. her silence says, i have been fighting a war since the day i was born. it says, i am so tired of the violence i cannot unlive. it says, my heart became a battlefield when i started losing my mother. it says, soon your heart will go the same way.

—  War, Amrita C.
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The TV Asahi website has updated with the following summary:

It is estimated that approximately 8 million species of organisms live on Earth. However, we have only discovered about 170 million of those species. On this planet of ours’, there are still many creatures that we know nothing about…

Yamato Kazakiri, a novice zoologist, winds up lost on “Zyuland”; another world located on Earth! There, he meets four “Zyuman”; people with anatomy similar to a human’s but with animal features. 

Meanwhile, the human world is attacked by the space outlaw group “Deathgalien” led by Ginis, the creator of a vicious Blood Game. From their ship, the Sagittariark, the Deathgaliens send monsters to attack Earth.

Yamato and the Zyumans cannot forgive the Deathgaliens for attacking. As proud beings living on the Earth, these five people awaken their instincts and become Zyuohger! With their “King’s Credentials” in hand, the human and Zyumans join together to fight for their home. 

Sky, land, and sea! The dream team of animal kings; the strongest animal heroes in Super Sentai history are born! Don’t underestimate this planet!!