honor trees

They lied, my friend. They injected
their despair beneath your skin
like a parasitic insect laying eggs
in the body of another species.

Nothing they said is true,
everything about you is honorable. Every pore
that opens and closes—a multitude
along the expanse of your body, the
follicles from which hair sprouts
emerging again and again like spiders’ floss
spun from a limitless source.

You wait, huddled. Or carry yourself from
place to place like a burden. As if
you would stash yourself, if you could,
in a bus station locker, or somewhere smaller.
You don’t really hope, but
you can’t give it up completely.

Some stubborn nugget
is lodged like a bullet in bone.
Though each breath stings with the cold
suck of it, you can know the truth.
Every cell of your body vibrates with its own intelligence.
Every atom is pure.”

—  Ellen Bass
8

female awesome meme; 3/5 ladies with the best development: brooke davis (one tree hill)
“you know when i was a freshman, i wasn’t a very good person. i mean, sure, i was popular and dated seniors, but as a person, i was pretty lost. and over the last four years i’ve been forced to grow up. i stopped letting boys define me, and i started believing in myself and in my potential, and i ran for student council president. and i designed a clothing line and somewhere along the way, the lost little party girl became the girl on the wall of honor.”

Choose to expand in self love daily.
》Self love is the foundation of a high vibrational path and journey. It also sets the standard and tone for all that is to come. Truly love yourself and you’ll attract others who do too.

Gamora/Peter wedding headcanons cause I can’t stop thinking of them: 

  • Groot growing tiny flowers and putting them in Gamora’s hair 
  • Groot is Gamora’s tree of honor, Rocket and Drax stand up with Peter
  • Instead of a dress, Gamora wears a light grey suit. No jacket but a vest.
  • Peter’s first instinct is to wear one of the powder blue 70’s tuxes with the huge ruffles but Drax and Rocket stop him. They compromise on letting him have the blue, but no ruffles. Rocket will burn the ruffles if he ever sees them again, Quill. 
  • Peter and Drax argue about whether or not Drax can be shirtless during the wedding. Rocket starts trying to convince Drax to be pantless as well. 
  • Nebula shows up last minute to give Gamora away. She doesn’t stay the whole reception, but enough to show she cares. 
  • The closest Peter comes to crying is during their vows, when Peter says his mom would have loved Gamora. (Although let’s be real Peter is trying not to cry the entire day). 
  • Mantis officiates, she’s about to announce them man and wife and puts her hands on their shoulders, expecting to feel some joy but just starts sobbing uncontrollably and cries “YOU…. ARE SO HAPPY”. She needs a minute to recover 
  • Instead of a cake they have a dessert from Gamora’s planet. The closest thing it can be compared to is a pie or a fruit tart. It was something her parents would only let her have on special occasions 
  • Groot gives a very sweet speech which Rocket translates, trying to stay macho. “I am Groot. I am Groot.” “I can’t say that.” “I am Groot.” “Okay okay. You two have shown us all what love means. Or whatever." 
  • Mantis and Groot have fun dancing together. Groot likes her dress. Groot wants her dress as a cape.
  • Peter surprises Gamora, he was able to track down a picture of her dad holding her as a baby. This is when Gamora finally sheds a few tears.
  • Rocket ends the night by setting off fireworks. They’re beautiful, and Peter has no idea that they’re made up of every ruffled shirt that Rocket could find.

Elder

Ogham Letter: R
Oghame Name: Ruis
Ogham Tree Meaning: Transition, Evolution, Continuation 

Symbolizes:

  • Judgement
  • Transformation
  • Regeneration
  • Fate
  • Death
  • Cycles
  • Rebirth
  • Renewal
  • Creativity 

    The elder trees ruling time is within the cycle of the thirteenth moon. The thirteenth moon is also the end of the year at the time of Samhain. This is where it derives its symbolism of ending and/or death. The Druids and the Celts recognized the elder tree had natural banishing abilities. The essence of the leave and the odor of the flowers were proven to ward of insects. This is were the Celts got hanging the branches of the elder tree over their doors to ward away evil. 
    The elder tree was recognized as a prized medicinal tree. Everything from the bark to the berries were used to treat ailments of all manners. The Celts honored the elder tree for the gifts of good health. 
    The elder tree was known as a transformative Celtic symbol because its associated with the realm of the faeries. Celtic lore indicates that if you stand near an elder tree on midsummers eve the land of the faeries will be revealed to you. Faeries also love music, particularity the music played from a flute made of the wood from an elder tree. 

like FATHER, like SON - dedicated to queenamileena

child i will hurt you crystal castles | pet a perfect circle | ballad of a politician regina spektor | mordred’s lullaby heather dale | cat’s in the cradle henry chapin | father’s son tori amos | mowgli’s road marina and the diamonds | hast thou considered the tetrapod the mountain goats | teenage disease black rebel motorcycle club | the old timer’s 2x4 the lawrence arms | i’ll cut you vuvuvultures | human emotion digital daggers | sins of my father tom waits | papa was a rolling stone the temptations | who are you? andrew jackson jihad

Honor the Tree People. You can burn copal resin, the blood of trees, to honor the Tree People for providing our first breath, which is spirit, and to call upon the ancestral spirits for their oversight, insight, and protection. 

“Trees are our closest relatives. What we exhale, they inhale. This is a constant relationship that no one can afford to live without.” —Sadhguru

I feel it ticking, second followed by minute, by hour, by forever. This time bomb ready to explode inside my skin. This grenade is duct-tapped to my neck with this insecurity. Tick tock, tick tock. Please come back home, I need you here. I am not really good with words, or with people or with love, but I am good at missing you and I shouldn’t be missing you, will I miss you forever? I hope I don’t have to. Come back home and I will plant a tree for you. A tree in honor for back when we were young and reckless and didn’t know what love could do to us. Dirt to throw to our reputation as lovers, leaves that we grew in our bodies and flowers that came out of our scars. A tree that we can share, we can carve our names into bark. Keep this chapter in a polaroid. Keep this love skintight. You don’t need to be my lover for me to love you right. You don’t need to be special to feel special. You don’t need to lose anything about you, the flaws? I’ll admire those. We’ve got rain near our eyes, the earth is watching. I wash my sins down a river, but it comes back in when I let my guard down. I’m ashamed to be myself around strangers. The world is my stage and I’ve been pretending to be alright. Is it alright? Maybe not, but when you’re finally home– I will be just fine. I’ll be okay.
—  snapped polaroids
Goals Spell

“There are constellations in your eyes. Follow your intuition to get it, despite their demands. Get to that big laurel tree in the Sun. Apollo is with us.” - greek dude/Dragon anon/awesome person

This spell is to help you clarify and focus your goals, the stars in your eyes. Its intent is to sharpen your intuition while casting aside the pressures and demands others put on your life. May this spell get us all to the laurel tree. In honor of Greek dude this spell will be also dedicated to and invoking the blessing of Apollo, though if you’d like you could certainly put in another deity of your choice.

Materials:

1 - Blue Candle for Truth (Or a different colored candle that you may find more fitting)

1 - piece, point, etc of Citrine for personal power

Finally: Either the light of a Sunset, Sunrise, or the Midday Sun. Whichever holds most sway over you.

(If you wanted to enhance this spell you could also develop a sigil to be charged with your intent)

First set your candle in a window sill where it will be touched by the light based on the time of day you chose. Next set the Citrine piece to the east of your candle, also in the light. This signifies the rise of the sun, or the start of the spell’s effect on your life. Take a moment to do your pre-spell rituals, be that casting a circle or grounding or what have you. Next visualize a thread of energy from the sun to your gem, as if you were charging it. Now expand that thread to also envelop the candle. Next light your candle, and expose a thread of your own energy to both. Breath calmly and chant three times “Stars light my path, keep my focus true, and banish the dark ties on my life.” Feel free to sit a moment to bask in the light you chose, letting it invigorate you. Take your citrine, and whenever you feel lost carry it with you and recall your chant. Lastly, either leave your candle in the sun to absorb some of its blessing. Either let it go out on its own or smother the flame, but do not blow it out. Be sure to disconnect all the threads of energy when you are done!

Hope you liked my first ever spell!

Disclaimer: (A quick note, I’ve heard that prolonged exposure to sunlight can fade Citrine, however this is not a long spell so I believe it should be fine. If you are concerned though, simply put your citrine in the shade of your candle. Symbolism is important but intent is what matters.)

10

“I don’t like you guys to see me like this, vulnerable.”
“It’s how I always see you, Brooke. And I think it’s kinda beautiful. You know, I’ve been thinking about all the things you’ve done for Angie, Rachel and me, and all kinds of people… you save people, Brooke Davis, it’s what you do. Thanks for letting me share that. Call me when she’s home safe, okay?”
“Hey Luke, we’ve been through a lot, me and you, but I wouldn’t have made it through today or a couple other days without you, so thanks. This is for you. I love you, Lucas Scott, you know that?”
“I love you too, Brooke Davis.”

4

“Love is not love which alters, when it alteration finds. When life gets hard, when things change true love remains the same. I look at Nathan and Haley, and somehow I feel safer. I don’t know if I can explain that but, they give me hope. And I’m afraid to say it out loud because maybe if life finds out it’ll try to beat it out of them, and that would be a shame. Because we all could use a little hope sometimes, you know? That feeling that everything is going to be okay and that there’s going to be someone there to help make sure of that. So here’s to Nathan and Haley, here’s to hope, and here’s to a love that will not alter.”

Tree for Evan. This tree is in my backyard and is the best climbing tree ever. It’s also a maple tree so the helicopter seed things get caught in my hair when I climb. When I was 5 I thought it needed a name and so I named it Evan.

Evan: This is such a lovely tree! I’m honored to share a name with it! Be careful when climbing him!!

sada-ventrix-divination  asked:

Hi! I was curious about who you have as a deity under the norse pantheon? (If you do) Is it typical to be chosen by a God? Loki has been sending me signals for years that I only just realized a few days ago. Not only him, but Thor as well. I know how to honor Loki, but Thor is tricky and I wonder if you have any tips on how to do it?

Hey, dear! I work with Hel, Frigg, and Thor most often. I wouldn’t know what’s most typical but I’d say it’s definitely common, that’s how it was for me and a few of my friends. I made a post about what I offer to the gods here.

But for Thor specifically there’s a lot you can do, in my opinion.🐐

  • There’s the obvious beer, mead, and meat! He’s a big guy who loves to eat and drink. Honestly, whenever I have a beer I offer it to him first. That being said, I never drink but I have noticed he also takes to a weed offering well. The guys loves to get fucked up. Also, big cookies?
  • You honor the gods by trying to be your best self and constantly trying to better yourself. An important part of worshiping Thor(to me) is trying to be someone who continues down a path of personal and community improvement. He is the protector of mankind and I personally believe he appreciates the effort we put in to help others.
  • A lot of heathens where Mjölnir as a devotional act to Thor, I currently am not comfortable doing that with the current state of American society and Marvel making the matter more problematic. In exchange though I have a cute little goat necklace I wear for him because it’s discreet and cute. (Goats are so fucking cute though.)
  • Having a hammer or goat on your altar is a good way to honor him. The oak tree is sacred to Thor so acorns or bark from the tree would fine. I also usually include rainwater, jade, clear quartz, tigers eye, and/or the color blue on my altar.
  • Honestly though if you can just do your best to help the less fortunate and stand up for people when they need it that’s enough. If you’re uncomfortable volunteering you can donate, if you don’t have the money to donate don’t let racists or assholes in our community get away with trying exclude people. Just be nice, man.