learn to lucid dream

MELLIFLUOUS - (muh-lif-loo-uhs) - adjective

Definition:

  • sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding
  • flowing with honey; sweetened with or as if with honey

Related forms:

  • noun - mellifluousness
  • adverb - mellifluously

Example sentence:

  • I gave the street performer all the change I had after listening to her mellifluous singing.

Stovenly thinks:

  • that’s why you shouldn’t pop your pimples
Astral Travel Tips

I personally do a lot of my astral traveling while I sleep. I would do it during the day if I had time, but honestly… I am a store manager that typically sees 50 hours of work time. By the time I get home I have to do some chore or I just want to rest. So doing all my astral work is done while my body recuperates.

Here are a few tips that have helped me:

  1. Be okay with not remembering everything you do at night. I don’t remember everything. I do A LOT at night. To remember everything would take time I do not have. If I have the energy I will lay in my bed trying to recall the details of the night before. But its okay if you don’t remember everything or anything at first.
  2. On that note, I have learned that if I lay in bed I can remember what I have done better. Its how I can remember dreams. I know though I can’t always do this because of my work schedule. Try different methods to which will help you recall the best.
  3. In the beginning its nice to have a guide. I worked a lot with a couple beings I know who helped guide me. They would make it easier for me to move to the astral, as well as understand its mechanics. If you have done it before while awake then while sleeping shouldn’t be a huge step. Just ask help from someone you trust.
  4. Pay attention to your dreams. I have learned the difference between dreams of mine. Some of them hint at things I have done on the astral. Though these dreams may not be a literal translation. Sometimes my mind will try to make sense of the astral world by converting things into something in my mundane-waking life. I typically keep a dream log for this. Its something where if I have time I jot down notes of my dreams. (You can learn to Lucid Dream if you want, but its not necessary. I sometimes Lucid Dream but not all the time. I just learn the differences between how my dreams feel to understand if it had something to do with the astral)
  5. Everyone experiences the astral differently. Keep your mind open and let it interpret itself in the manner that is best for you. Like I am very claircognizant. I just know most of the time that something happened. That I knew someone/thing said such and such. There are few times that I actually hear it. There are times that trips the night before will play out like memories. It varies and I am okay with that. I just know what works for me.
  6. I have a dream/astral travel pouch under my pillow. Its of items that have meaning to me to help pull me into recalling my time in the astral. You can also make one to help with making it there. (if you would like me to post the bag I use then let me know.)
  7. Get on a regular sleeping schedule. A regular sleeping schedule helps your body get used to when its going to the astral. Plus self care helps a lot when you start doing astral work. 
  8. In the beginning don’t try doing astral work every night. It can make you more tired than before you fell asleep. Its easier to start slow and work your way up. I know that when my mundane life gets crazy I have to back off on the astral work. I crashed and burned in February because not only was I working 50-60 hour weeks in my waking life, I was also doing an insane amount of work on the astral during holidays through January. Its important to have down time from even astral travel! 

These are some of the things that has helped me out a lot when beginning my astral traveling at night. This is not everything you can do. There are so many tricks out there and its about finding what works for you. But hopefully this can help anyone out. C:

anonymous asked:

i really want to cut but ive been clean for almost 50 days. what do i do?

here!

whether the answer is yes or no, or a mix of the bothi w, anted to remind you that you’re great. here is some stuff that i thought might be helpful if you ever feel down or bored or just wanna try something new!!

playlists // don’t be down / happy, happy, happy / cheer up!! / feeling down? / upbeat / for when you’re feeling sad.. / be happy! / songs to listen to when you are feeling sad. / anxiety/panic attacks / dashboard session / nostalgic. / it’s okay, not be okay. / anxiety’s lullaby / don’t be sad / songs that make you feel better / hey man, it’ll be okay. / note to self. / forget about it / baby don’t cut / can’t be unhappy 

cheering up // emergency compliment!! paying for people’s groceries / random acts of kindness caught on film / free hugs experiment / tipping servers $200 / little acts of kindness / 27 videos that will make you happy / givesmehope / textpost blog!! / the everything post / repeat after me. / feel like you lost something? / you are not alone. / just listen to this / cute yahoo answers / nail art tuts / bad x-factor auditions / need a hug?  / you can do anything 

cool stuff // music thing / how to lucid dream!! / teach yourself guitar (wow) / learn a new language / creepy websites / the color game / make a mind palace / explore the world / make a temporary tattoo! / musical sea creature // babies experiencing things / 7 day positive challengeif you forgot how beautiful the world is / draw a nebula / watch documentaries / sugar cookies recipe / 100 things to do / anasomnia / kawaii emotions / 100+ games / make your own font

depression // how to love yourselfalternatives to self harm / what am i feeling? / if you feel like crap / dealing with depression / let go of your past. / what is depression?depression & cutting/things to do instead of cutting / alternatives to self harm / the cure to sadness! (in under 3 minutes) / things to do when you’re sad  / feel good 101: depression stop cutting, create instead

anxiety/stress // soundrown / build stuff with sand / rainymood / chill out / zen garden / managing stress / social anxiety tips / PTSD forums / anti-anxiety masterpost / a place to think / calming manatee / the dawn room / 100,000 stars / types of anxiety disorders / anxiety attack tips / anti-anxiety foods / using a thought diary / panic attacks & anxiety /

eating disorders // bloating in recovery  / why you must eat / what is ED recovery? / learning to love your body / how to eat a fear food / helping someone with an eating disorder / 281 reasons to recover /

asking for help // telling people how you’re feeling / how do i tell someone when im afraid? /  how to ask for helpanxiety forums

movies, documentaries, tv // action movies / disney movies / scary moviesmovies for angsty teensmy mad, fat diary / mean girls / blue is the warmest color / submarine / teen wolf / the vampire diaries / pretty little liars / american horror story / bob’s burgers / the mindy project / ultimate teen movie masterpost / hannah montana / sherlock / american beauty

How to Lucid Dream for Magickal Purposes

Lucid dreaming can be used for divination, astral projection, and communicating with the spirit world. I am a Lucid dreamer, and after learning about the link between lucid dreaming and hag syndrome (a terrible thing I am plagued by) I did a lot of research about it. I found some scientifically backed ways to learn to lucid dream.

1.) Every morning, take a few minutes to reflect on what you dreampt. Most people remember dreams immediately after waking up, and then forget them shortly after. If you don’t normally remember dreams, taking a few minutes just after waking up to think about them can help you develop the ability to remember your dreams! Write down details, do your best to remember everything you can. The more often you take time in the morning to try and remember dreams, the more naturally it will come to you. This is also useful for dream interpretation!
2.) As you fall asleep each night, try to focus on what you would like to dream about. Don’t start out trying to do anything magical with your dreams, just tell yourself a story you’d like to act out. Imagine yourself flying, on an adventure, on a date. Completely immerse yourself in the fantasy as you fall asleep. Think of the details, focus on your senses. What do you hear? How does the grass feel under your feet? What do you see? This is also helpful for people who suffer from anxiety and toss and turn all night thinking about past or future stresses. Instead of pouring over the conversation you had 3 years ago, you can imagine you’re flying on the back of a dragon. This is another thing that gets easier the more you do it. The first few times you may find your mind wandering to other things, or just feel awkward. Keep trying!
3.) After a while of trying steps one and two, you will find yourself dreaming closer to what you imagine at night and remembering it more vividly in the morning. The next step is the one that is the hardest to start, and usually ends up being like switch flipping: taking control from within the dream. While dreaming, try to alter small details. This will take time, don’t be discouraged! You can get there. Eventually, you will be lucid dreaming with the best of them, and can utilize this skill for different types of magic.

WARNING
Lucid dreaming is scientifically linked to sleep paralysis, or hag syndrome. It has to do with REM sleep. If you don’t know what it is, it is when you lay awake, eyes open, completely paralyzed with the sense that there is something horrible in your peripheral vision (yes, you hallucinate) attempting to harm you. They used to believe that hag syndrome was when a demon or an evil spirit attacks or possesses you. If you believe lucid dreaming helps you navigate the spirit world, i suppose that makes sense. I experience it a lot, and it is terrible. It would feel immoral to post about lucid dreaming without including a warning about the increased likelihood of hag syndrom.

밤 = Night

잠 = Sleep/Slumber

졸리다 = To be sleepy

졸려 = I’m sleepy

달 = Moon

월광 = Moonlight

일몰 = Sunset 

꿈 = Dream

꿈꾸다 = To dream

내 꿈꿔~ = Dream of me~ (Might hear it a lot in dramas and/or songs) 

악몽 = Nightmare 

꿈나라 = Dreamland

잘 자(요) = Sleep well/Good Night

가위눌림 = Sleep paralysis 

몽유병 = Sleepwalking 

자각몽 = Lucid dream 

Lucid Dreaming – Where to Start?

So I’ve been getting a lot of questions through asking where to start lucid dreaming. Rather than answer them all in the same way I’d thought I’d write a proper post about it all here. 

It’s going to be a bit long (and look a little ugly) but I’ve put everything together. It’s a short summery of the things involved and thus an introduction what to research and prepare when starting out with lucid dreaming. It’s a little brief in some areas but it’s more of a starting point to move on from and see what parts of lucid dreaming you want to try out.

[I’ve also included a lot of links onto my other tutorials for further information]

What is Lucid Dreaming?

Quite simply, lucid dreaming is the awareness that you are dreaming when inside the dream.

If you ever find yourself suddenly realizing that you are dreaming, but at the same time you are still in the dream then you are technically ‘lucid’.

Lucid dreaming is not sleep paralysis or dream control, it’s simply the awareness that you are in a dream once inside of it. Of course this awareness leads onto a lot of other things but it’s important to know what lucidity actually is – The awareness of being in a dream when in a dream.

Dreaming as an experience

Lucid dreaming is nothing special, it’s just like being in any other dream – The only difference is that you’re aware that it’s a dream.

Dreaming is something that happens naturally to each and every one of us each night. If you think you don’t dream it’s actually due the fact that you don’t remember your dreams that makes you think this.

Dreams naturally mimic realty but they are also very weird and random. The storyline, emotional content and ideas shown in dreams are based upon our own expectations and understanding, so it’s important to keep open minded throughout.  Dreaming is what you make of it whether that’s a spiritual experience or just rogue brain activity.

Lucid dreaming is no more fantastical or unnatural than dreaming itself. It’s easy to make judgments or false assumptions but until you’re there in a lucid dream for the first time – it’s a hard experience to put into words.

So before you start labeling as something it’s not, experience it for yourself and make up your own mind!

Lucid Dream induction (classifying lucid dreams)

Inducing lucid dreams is something which is very unique to the dreamer, different methods or styles work for different people. It’ll be worth researching and experimenting with induction techniques for yourself seems there’s so many out there but as whole they come under two categories.

DILD – Dream Induced Lucid Dream

This involves you gaining awareness from inside the dream to achieve lucidity. Most typically this is done by using reality checks. The dreamer relies on the nature of dreams mimicking reality – so by continually questioning if you are dreaming once awake this will at some point happen in the dream as well. All DILD induction methods are about ‘inducing’ some form of awareness into the dreaming state indirectly, relying on the little influence we have from waking life.

WILD – Wake Induced Lucid Dream

Here instead ‘lucidity’ is taken directly into the dream from the waking state. WILDs are what lucid dreaming is typically introduced as, though most induction methods involve the likes of sleep paralysis (or hypnagogia to be precise). The idea is that we can trick bodies into thinking we are asleep and still hold onto our waking consciousness. This means that we can be aware that we are dreaming without any lapse in awareness.

What’s the ‘Best’ induction method to start with?

You’ll hear about a lot of different methods as you research further (things such as WBTB, FILD, MILD etc) but they all come under either two categories depending if you induce them from inside the dream or from waking life – So they’re either WILDs or DILDs

I’d recommend DILDs to start off with but it’s worth researching both and seeing which you’d prefer! There’s no ‘easiest’ way to become lucid as all methods require a certain amount of work put into them to work. Focus is placed on different skills (I go a lot for visualization) but DILD induction helps with picking up many of the tricks helpful for lucid dreaming.

Remembering dreams – Getting in the frame of mind for dreaming!

Before you start trying to lucid dream it’s important that you’re going to remember the dream you have and that’s where dream recall comes into play. Stephen LaBerge recommends one a night in his book but I’d say two to three would be more helpful.

To put it this way, there’s no point in trying to lucid dream if you won’t remember it – so dream recall is crucial in that aspect. It is also helpful in putting together dream signs. These are common people, places or themes which you dream a lot about and so will thus be able to recognize easily (recognize a dream sign in a dream and you’ll realize you’re dreaming!)

Also think about starting a dream journal. This is a tool used for dream recall so write in it every morning recording everything you can remember from the night before. Though memories might start of as very little (maybe just how you felt upon waking), slowly you’ll start gaining more and more information as time goes on. A dream journal is also useful for flicking back to past dreams, putting together a game plan of what works and what didn’t (so something to definitely look into!)

Reality checks and Awareness

Reality checks (also known as ‘critical state tests’) are simple tests to decide whether or not you are dreaming. The hope is that because dreams naturally mimic reality, by testing if you are dreaming enough when awake it will also happen when asleep.

Most typically reality checks are short exercises like sticking a finger through the palm of your hand or changing light levels. These are actions which will not react as ‘normal’ in a dream and thus prove that you are dreaming (and so give you the awareness that you are in a dream and so ‘lucidity’).

Reality checks are a lot more than that though – they are a practice of our awareness. Take the moments when doing a check to really question if you are dreaming. Remove yourself from your little bubble of activity and see what reality ‘feels’ like. More about that here

Research for the reality-checks that will work for you; put together a few checks to test different aspects of the dream (such as the ‘feel’ of it or your own perceptions). I’ve put a list of my top ten here.

Planning lucidity and Intention setting

Lucid dreaming is about continual effort. Even after becoming an advanced lucid dreamer it takes some work to keep having the awareness you want in your dreams.

Lucid dreaming takes some planning, whether that’s what you want to dream or which nights. With WILDs this is easy; the hope is that with each time you try it out you’ll be getting lucid.

Inducing DILDs on the other hand is all about increasing the probability of getting lucid. The MILD technique and intention setting are two things worth researching for these methods are about willing yourself to have lucid dreams. This is an effective method especially in the hours before sleep when what you think has a large influence on what you dream.

How will I know that I am lucid dreaming? - Stabilization

This is a question that I’ve seen a lot of but it’s got quite a simple answer. You’ll know when you had a lucid dream for the first time. There’s a common issue amongst first time dreamers and that is dreams-about-lucid-dreams without the actual awareness that you are dreaming.

You’ll know you’re dreaming simply because you’ll actually know it’s a dream. For beginners this is paired with a feeling of excitement and elation and usually some form of ‘heightened awareness’. In most cases this will cause the dream to immediately collapse but leaving you with a bubbly feeling inside.

This is where dream stabilization comes into play, a skill you’re going to need a lot when lucid dreaming. Dreams have a habit of collapsing when the dreamer becomes too aware or too much emotional content is displayed (such as fear or excitement). There’s a lot of tricks to get round this problem but once again how well these work depend on the dreamer themselves so have a good look round and (most likely by trial and error) see what works for you. Staring at the palm of your hands is a strong favorite for most people. 

So if you’re wondering if you’ve had a lucid dream yet it’s likely you haven’t. You’ll recognize it when you have one so keep trying!

Learning the way around your own mind – lucid dreaming as a personal experience

Lucid dreaming is something that’s very personal to the dreamer with different things working for different people. It’s something you need to research for yourself based upon your understanding of what helps you.

It’s important throughout to keep an open mind but also to be comfortable with what you’re doing. Knowledge is power when dreaming and the more tips and tricks you know for stabilization, control and induction the better. There’s no easy method and what usually works is a mash up of things rather than these ‘step-by-step’ tutorials you see a lot of (including my own…).

And (most of all) nothing beats firsthand, hands-on experience. The textbook can teach you a lot but until you’re trying to flip a city upside down while stabilizing the dream you can’t really prepare for much.

I really hope that helps out! I’ve included links throughout for my own posts but remember to look elsewhere on other blogs and sites (and books most especially). There’s a lot of information out there so I hope this is a good starting point to research further!

Sweet lucid dreams!

RTW 

@kyokyo866

I am pretty much obsessed with Dreamtalia at this point. And I’m learning Lucid dreaming right now because I can. Ok, back to the topic. I was watching Dreamtalia and I saw all the unfinished cutscenes. And then I saw even more unfinished cutscenes and just felt like trying my best. I chose the Priestess cutscene because I’m Polish and I realised I’ve never drawn Poland (even though I know Priestess isn’t technically Poland) I’m really proud especially of the shirt.

On the importance of lucid dreaming

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest on what has come to be known as lucid dreaming. With articles and studies appearing in all kinds of media, it would look like the general public has now discovered something that has been used by magicians for as long as humanity exists. These new oneirounauts or “dream sailors” as they like to be called, are now being accepted only because it has finally been proved by scientific means the reality of this phenomenon. It is an exciting and new frontier for many, something to be explored without others thinking you have lost your mind or that you are simply daydreaming. On the other side, it is probably one of the first things that any student of the occult will attempt before moving on to more challenging areas, since among occult circles lucid dreaming has been used as part of the initiatory process in many different traditions, especially in shamanistic ones. Being something that is more part of the “ladder” than a goal itself, it is considered by many simply a phase to experiment with before you can move on. But here is where I believe we make a mistake; the same way daily meditation helps to control our mind and it is a practice widely spread, lucid dreaming can become a key tool for any person wanting to achieve a greater control over their lives, and especially over their psychic and spiritual lives. Although some groups utilize lucid dreaming as part of their training of new initiates, not many emphasize enough on the importance of this exercise.

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How to Induce Lucid Dreaming

A lucid dream is any dream in which one is aware that one is dreaming. The phenomenon was referred to by Greek philosopher Aristotle who observed: “often when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream”.

One of the earliest historical references to personal experiences with lucid dreaming was by Marie-Jean-Léon, Marquis d’Hervey de Saint Denys. The person most widely acknowledged as having coined the term is Dutch psychiatrist and writer Frederik (Willem) van Eeden (1860–1932).

In a lucid dream, the dreamer has greater chances to exert some degree of control over their participation within the dream or be able to manipulate their imaginary experiences in the dream environment. Lucid dreams can be realistic and vivid. It has been shown that there are higher amounts of beta-1 frequency band (13–19 Hz) experienced by lucid dreamers, hence there is an increased amount of activity in the parietal lobes, making lucid dreaming a conscious process.

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What happens next?

Your superpower is that your dreams come true. Typically, your dreams are pretty mundane, so the ability is essentially useless. Your mission is to learn how to lucid dream.

anonymous asked:

My dream is to master astral projection. I can communicate with my spirits without meditation with ease. But I want to see them vividly. I want to feel them. I really need help mastering this. Any advice and tips from all three of you? No rush!

Evening!

To be plain, I strongly identify with this desire to interact more personally with the spirits I work with. One of the best ways is for astral work!

I’ll be frank, it’s not an easy skill for most to master. It takes a lot of practice. It takes an interesting amalgam of having control, but also releasing control. I find that the latter-most element is what most people have a difficult time with, including myself.

The way that I started off was through learning how to lucid dream. This actually took me years of application to get to the level I’m at, and even still, I’d like to improve. I find this to have been the best way for myself, because it gives me near-constant practice on fine-tuning that odd mix of conscious and sub-conscious control and influence- I mean we all gotta sleep, right? Through this, you can find a connection to other parts of the astral.

You’ll definitely start to notice the difference, too, as you improve. Things will feel and look clearer, your experiences will feel more solid. You’ll start to remember more. Along with exploring my astral body as of late, it’s been a good resource to meet with the spirits I work with (one of whom I am romantically involved with), and even Mod Wolfe, on a few occasions! >u>

Aids like sigils and dream sachets are awesome resources to use as well. I personally have a sigil written in silver on both sides of my favorite pillow. Add as many elements as you like, there’s no harm in doing more things to aid yourself in your goals!

Mod Sol


To add to Mod Sol’s post. Practice your visualization techniques in your waking life. I recently got an ask about some ways to see details. Sometimes we realize how often we do not focus on the details. We do actual look at something and see all the shadows, highlights, and curves. We do not train ourselves to see it, its just in our subconscious most of the time. 

So doing memory and visualization techniques when your awake will help. Some of the little fun things I do are this:

Memory game:
● This is where you set out a bunch of random objects (10-20).
● Give yourself 2-3 minutes to memorize them.
● Cover them with fabric or turn around.
● Then list off what was there. Try to get as many as possible.

If you don’t get all of them on the first try, thats okay. This is actually a game to test your observational skills as well as memory. The idea behind it is that the more you do it the sharp your skills become. Also remember to change up the items every so often too!

Drawing Still Life:
This is something I like to do. Because when you are drawing still life you are focusing on the details. Its not about how well you draw, but focusing on those little details you’d never notice before. If drawing isn’t you jam, try writing out the details. There are times I won’t even draw the item but just start focusing on some thing to find those details.

Some other things are about how the visuals will come to you. My clairvoyance comes through my minds eye. I know a friend who sees them as if they were physically there. Its different for everyone. Find out what works for you best and run from there. Everyone will see, feel, and understand differently. It is about finding different methods and which one will work best.

I do wish you luck my dear Anon!

♔ Mod Wolfe ♔


To add to my other Mods, who have been very helpful here already, I wanted to reiterate the fact that practice is a big part of getting better and mastering anything. Their suggestions are great ways to do that.

My additional suggestion is to make sure you don’t compare yourself to others while you are developing. It can be one of the fastest things that can discourage the progress you do make. For the longest time I thought I wasn’t astral traveling as well as I was because I thought I wasn’t doing it correctly. I thought I was supposed to have this crazy out of body experience and it never happened. Come to find out, I needed to pay attention to my dreams more because that was when I travel the most and my dreams gave hints to what I did. If I stopped comparing my experience to what others were doing I would have realized that sooner.

I have also personally come to terms with the fact that my clairvoyance is pretty low and I will never see as vividly as I might wish. I have vague glimpses and impressions now and then, but I know my gift does not lay in seeing. It is in other areas and so I choose to focus these instead. However, if I practiced more, I might get better at it over time.

Best of luck!

️ Mod Tara  

😴🍄Communicating with Plants: Dreams🍄😴

Needed:

🌱chosen plant to communicate with

🌱item symbolic of the plant (a cutting, store bought dried version of the same herb, or drawn symbol).

🌱journal to document

🌱optional: any dream boosting items or practices you wish to add


If you are comfortable with dream work, this is a way you can receive messages from a specific plant. This is the method I personally have experience with and have done. If possible, I would recommend having a trimming of some kind from the plant you wish to communicate with, but this is not the only way. 

For example, if I wanted to receive messages from my Rosemary plant, I would save a bit of her leaves (dry for repeated use) for this purpose. If you have a plant but can’t take any cuttings away for whatever reason, you could get some from the store or kitchen cabinet if it’s a cooking herb pant (place a little before your plant and keep the rest for your work) or even create a sigil that simply represents your plant and draw it on a piece of paper (if I do this, I like to “show” my plant the sigil in my minds eye at some point just to further tie the plant to the symbol). Tell the plant at some point that you wish to speak with it in your dreams tonight, don’t worry too much if it got the message.

Before going to bed, place the cutting/symbol inside your pillow case. I also have a bedside altar space and I place some cuttings on that as well for good measure. If you take any other measures to induce a dream (consume a substance, smell a dream inducing herb or oil, meditate before bed, etc) do so. Any extra dream boosts are welcome, I prefer to do a specific meditation I created for meeting/speaking with spirits in dreams.

📝Tip: Keep a journal and a writing utensil near the bed if you wish to record any messages before you forget them when you wake!📝

Go to sleep and be open to how a plant may communicate with you.


Some notes on dream communication: what to expect

🌱For starters, they may not show up at all. You extended an invitation to meet up with you in the dream world and they have a right not to attend.

🌱They may literally just “appear” in your dreams and that’s it. Or is it? Sometimes you are dreaming away and just see your plant (or something that looks like it but bigger/brighter/fuller) chilling in a pot set on a counter top. Nothing else happens, it’s just there. If you can in the moment (for lucid dreamers) try to think about when it appeared and why. For example, my oregano plant suddenly appeared during a nightmare I had. It said next to nothing but I just felt its presence and suddenly became aware I was only dreaming (which made me feel 100% better and in control of the nightmare). In this case, while nothing was said, I received the message of “hey you’re dreaming, you’re fine.”

🌱They may have a bigger or more specific message to you, and it’s up to you to try to interpret it to the best of your abilities. Messages are not always clear in the slightest. 

🌱The message may have nothing to do with what you wanted to talk about. Did you just dream of your tropical humidity loving plant in a scarce desert? Maybe the message is designed to tell you something about the level of care it is receiving. Don’t expect every message to be about your spiritual enlightenment, sometimes a plant really just wants an opportunity to say “hey I need more/less of *insert need here*.”  

🌱As with any communication with plants, remember that they can refuse to communicate with you. They may simply not wish to communicate now, but perhaps another time or with a different method. They could be indifferent towards you and would prefer not to communicate (IMO, plants aren’t big on politely sitting through a conversation they have no desire to be in). There is always the chance that (get this) they just don’t like communicating with humans (either in this specific manner or not at all).

🌱You may have to try over and over again to get a message. If a plant does not show one time, it may agree at another time. Or perhaps it has agreed, but you just aren’t getting the message. Practice, practice, practice. 

Troubleshooting 

So this method isn’t working but you want to continue to give it a try. 

🌱Are you a decent dreamer? Do you remember your dreams semi consistently? If not, it may be a good idea to develop your dream recall skills first or even learning to lucid dream (you don’t have to know how to lucid dream but I personally found it helpful). You could be receiving messages nightly and fail to remember them, it happens! 

🌱You are comfortable working in dreams but it just isn’t happening? This leads me to one of the most important aspects of troubleshooting this type of communication; your plant choice.  If you’ve already bonded with a particular plant, this is an ideal one to start with. It’s good to pick a plant whose energy you know and perhaps they will be more willing to meet you in your dreams if they know you better. I wouldn’t recommend starting with a new plant or any plant you just don’t bond with very well. Another benefit to selecting a plant you bond with is that they are more likely to be willing to practice with you. You may have to try (and fail) at dreaming multiple times. 

Another tip for choosing a plant to work with you in dreams is to pick a plant that is associated with dreaming. Plenty of plants not associated with dreams can and will communicate just fine (especially if you’ve bonded), but considering the properties of the plant may help you connect easier.

Think you are dreaming but struggling to remember it? Try working with Rosemary, as smelling it during the night (if you used a cutting) will naturally help you remember your dream.

You dream but aren’t receiving messages at all? Try dandelion, mugwort, or lavender. 

Work with a plant that likes dream work, and be sure that you like it as well. If you just don’t enjoy or can’t do dream work at all, that is okay! There are other ways to communicate. 

But if you’re interested in dreaming with plants, have patience.  

🌿Ivy

-This is all UPG based off of my personal experience troubleshooting plant communication in dream state.

Witch Pillow

So once i find a job and have steady money, i intend to make a discreet witchy sleep pillow and thought I’d share the idea, even though i know its been done before

I dont know enough about sewing to know if this is realistic but I’m thinking of getting a piece of batting the same height as my pillow and twice the width, and sew it over so that it forms a pocket, and put all the following inside that “pocket” before sewing it shut so i dont feel the things inside of it when i sleep with it

Things I’ll put inside it:
-small pieces of paper with sigils on them, perhaps feux laminated with scotch tape for the sake of keeping the paper from tearing. Sigils for things like good sleep, plenty of energy when awake, maybe even one to absorb negative energy and another to radiate positive (of course this means regular cleansing will be necessary). I’ll charge them every few nights by shaking and fluffing the pillow, perhaps.
-very small pieces of crystal (so they aren’t felt), perhaps including:
-amethyst, for psychic and prophetic dreams, astral travel, lucid dreaming, psychic protection, peacefulness, herelief,
-rose quartz, for self love, romance, calm, peace, stress relief.
-fluorite, for meditation, mental clarilty, psychic and prophetic dreams, astral travel, lucid dreaming, psychic protection, calm thoughts, learning, stress relief, anxiety relief.
-moonstone, for stress relief, sleep, calm.
-mangano calcite, for deep sleep, nightmare prevention, self love, romance, deep and unconditional love.
-lepidolite, for relaxation, calm energy, anxiety relief, nightmare prevention.
-malachite, for psychic and prophetic dreams, remembering dreams, nightmare prevention, vivid dreams.
-smokey quartz, to repel negative energy, stress relief.

-crushed herbs and/or essential oils (i lean toward oils because they won’t rot as quickly as actual dried herbs will), perhaps including:
-lavender, for sleep and relaxation, stress relief, anxiety relief, antidepressant.
-chamomile, for sleep, healing, pain relief, allergy relief.
-jasmine, for sexuality, calming, antidepressant, regulates deep breathing. (Note, jasmine is a stimulant for some and a relaxant for others. Know how it effects you before use in a pillow)
-rose, as antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, aphrodisiac.

I might possibly have the pillow be openable by a zipper, and keep the herbs in a separate small fabric pouch inside the pillow (outside the pouch made of batting); one that breathes enough that the herbs are still useable, so that i can change them out every so often.

godessoftrees  asked:

Your blog helps me a lot when I'm feeling particularly depressed. I've had a complete breakdown today and I was wondering if you had any good distractions or something that would cheer me up. Thanks!

Let me start by saying I’m soooo sorry this took me so long to answer, I was on a trip I didn’t have my laptop. I’m sorry to hear you had a breakdown, I hope you’re feeling better!

As per your request here are a bunch of distractions:

PLUS: I have even MORE distractions on my resources page!! Enjoy!

anonymous asked:

Can you give some tips on astral projection? I tried once and started to feel vibrations but I got excited so it stopped, and I tried again a few times but I couldn't reach this stage or get out of my body.

Hi anon! Sure can! So it sounds like you got super close to actual astral projection but that’s a lot of the time where people stop because of the exact same reason. So I tell this to a lot people but mastering lucid dreaming is one way to learn how to project a lot easier. It puts your mind into the same state that it needs to be in to reach astral projection. If that’s not something you’re interested in, I suggest building a world in your mind that you can think of before you project. For me, it’s a clear blue sky and endless waters that I can walk on. I imagine myself walking on that, just walking and walking and describing the scene to myself as I go. I describe every detail to myself and physically feel the cool of the water under my feet. Meanwhile, I keep my body as still as I can and keep my mind awake as my body falls asleep. As the vibrations start, try to keep your mind calm as you can because as you’ve seen, if you get too excitable you start to lose grip on your projected state. If you start to get excited, trick yourself! Tell yourself, “I’ve done this a million times and this is just something that happens. Been there, done that.” The mind is a powerful thing and telling yourself that you’ve done this a million times before will bring down your emotions a little bit and keep you feeling in control. (This is also a trick I use with my anxiety, haha.) 

Some witchy things you can use to aid you in projection:

Crystals:

  • Blue calcite: Blocks negative energy, calms the mind, allows the astral body to remove itself from the physical easily (I use mine right beside my bed.)
  • Labradorite: Allows the astral body to move freely 
  • Iolite: Allows you to stay in the astral longer/helps keep the body in the projecting state and allows you to recall your adventures
  • Amethyst: general calming stone and all-around good guy for any sort of dream/projecting magic

Herbs:

  • Bay Leaf: Stick this guy under your pillow or in your pillow case. It’s usually used for prophetic dreams but I use it to keep my body in a calm state before I lay down. It brings clarity and keeps your purpose at the forefront of your mind. Also you can write your intent (’astral projection’) on a bay leaf and burn it to send your intent out in the world.
  • Mugwort: Considered the most useful for dream and astral magic. 
  • Rosemary: I use it to remember my astral travels and to help me make sense of them. 

Remember to research any herbs you use and be careful with allergies! Also any of these herbs can be put in a sachet by your bed instead of ingesting them.

Here’s one of my spells to help you out once you get into the astral projecting state! 

Good luck, anon, and I hope you come back and let me know about some of your adventures some time soon! 

A useful trick for all my friends who have trouble distinguishing reality from dreams:

If you’re not sure if you’re dreaming/in reality, close your mouth and pinch your nose shut. If you can still breathe even though you have no air source, you’re dreaming. If you’re unable to breathe, its real.

I first learned of this trick for lucid dreaming purposes but it’s really helpful when you’re having reality problems too :)

Lucid Dreaming tips for beginners! – Where to start?

Once again I’ve been getting lots of questions through on where to start lucid dreaming, requests for the rough basics of what’s going on and other similar ideas. I thought I would help you all out and simply put together a tick-list of the steps that I went through myself when learning how to lucid dream.

These are key points or ‘milestones’ if you like for you to tackle on your journey, and also areas for you to research and get up to speed with before putting the theory into practice in a lucid dream.

Research Lucid Dreaming as much as possible!

As a lucid dreamer, getting all the theory in first will help out a lot with the practical side of things. Every lucid dream is different and no set method or technique will work each time – so the more you know the better. Imagine it as a guidebook built upon your own knowledge of tips and tricks for each and every situation you come across. The more you know the quicker and more easily you’ll get the hang of actually being in a lucid dream and manipulating it.

Remember your dreams!

What’s the point of trying to lucid dream if you won’t even remember your experience? A lucid dream is just like any other dream and can be just as easily forgotten. Ensure you have great dream recall, remembering at least a couple of dreams each night. Better dream recall has lots of benefits aside from this, and helps you to get to know your dreams a little better.

Keep a Dream Journal!

This is the best tool there is for remembering you dreams – writing them down each morning before you forget (which is all too easy). It also allows long term storage of dreams so you can flick back through your dream journal and see if there are any reoccurring themes. Such ‘dream signs’ are themes you can look out for in future dreams to indicate that you’re lucid (like spontaneous flight).

Induce your first lucid dream!

Dreams are either induced from being awake (WILD) or from being asleep (DILD) with all methods being categorized into these two groups. DILDs are something I’d recommend for beginners – where you set up good habits in your waking life which will effectively ‘carry over’ into your dreams if you repeat them enough. As dreams mimic reality somewhat,  keeping your waking thoughts focused on dreams will mean that so too will your ‘dream thoughts’ be focused on recognizing if you are dreaming.

Knowing you’ve had a lucid dream!

A lucid dream is a dream in which you are aware of the fact you are dreaming. ‘Dreams-about-lucid-dreams’ are irritating for in all senses the content of the dream is exactly as you’d imagine it to be – but the awareness and understanding that you in a dream is not there. This means you are not lucid dreaming by definition. Lucidity itself is a way for us to more reliably influence our dreams into an outcome we prefer.

Use Reality Checks as much as possible!

For DILDs where we cannot directly influence our dreams we have to use the fact that dreams naturally mimic much of what goes on in waking life. Frequently checking if you are dreaming when awake will mean you’ll soon be doing reality checks in your dreams. The point of a reality check is to practice ‘getting lucid’ so much so that you start doing it in your dreams – Thus you actually get lucid.

Do Reality Checks properly!

Yep, learn what’s really behind reality checks. These shouldn’t just be mindless actions as in a dream the outcome will be ‘rationalized’ and you won’t get lucid. Lucidity itself is a state of awareness and it is this that you should be practicing – your own understanding of the reality you are in rather than mindlessly doing a physical action. Also make sure you research lots of different reality checks and find the ones that work for you!

Keep dreams in shape!

Whenever you are in a lucid dream make sure you keep everything stable. It’s easy to get caught up with what’s going on only for the dream to collapse – so practice multi-tasking and focus on the structure of the dream. This is based upon stability which is mostly affected by your own lucidity (which is all too easy to lose if you are doing something and forget you are in a dream). Your first lucid dreams will likely collapse due to intense emotions so practice by trial and error until you get a feel for it – stabilization techniques will help and are defiantly worth researching.  

Keep an eye out for false awakenings!

These are interesting for it simply appears that you wake up but for the fact you are still in a dream. False awakenings exactly mimic you waking – up to the point where it’s a near perfect imitation of reality. These can happen repeatedly or not at all and affect various people differently. Practice doing a reality check every time you wake up and not only will prevent false awakening but you’ll get lucid every time you have one.

Experiment to find what works for you!

That means going through different induction methods for both DILDs and WILDs, as well as stabilization techniques, reality checks and much more! We’re all individuals and our experiences, dreams, as well as both strengths and weaknesses differ. It’s easy to get caught up with ‘fool-proof-work-every-time-techniques’ which just don’t exist. Find what works for you as an individual and adjust methods to focus on your strengths! Don’t feel worried about giving up on methods or sticking with them to see how they work out – it’s all up to you.

Open your mind to the possibilities of the dream environment!

Work with the dreams you have rather than trying to create your ‘perfect dream’ each time. Explore the dream within its own limits before creating your own and see what wonders there are out there waiting for you. Each dream is different and gives you a new experience to explore how you see fit. Simply overpowering a dream to create what you want will collapse it most of the time. Indirect methods of control are the most effective for many situations you’ll encounter.

Don’t give up!

Lucid dreaming requires a lot of effort pretty much continually to keep you knee deep in lucid dreams – so stick to it! If you’re doing everything right, the more effort you put in the more lucid dreams you’ll get. Typically things are hard for beginners due to inexperience but as soon as you get lucid a few times and get a feel for what’s involved things will get progressively easier. So don’t give in.

I hope that help – Good luck and sweet lucid dreams!

RTW