post was written by Thicket, Rosemary, Tom, and Alexandria.
for all spirits
what name may I call you, if you wish to give me one?
offerings do you enjoy? How often do you need them? (This does not
mean you must give offerings as often as a spirit requests. Do things
on your own terms)
is your true nature?
laws do you obey?
you live near me?
did you answer my call today? (alternatively: Why are you here?)
do you manifest to me? (Visions, sensations, light orbs, etc)
do you like to do for fun? What are your pastimes?
is your preferred method of communication? (Psychic, tarot, runes,
your spirit home comfortable?
there any danger to me at this time?
is your normal method of protecting me? (Magic, brute force, cunning)
you able to do your job alone? (Be careful, some spirits may find
this question to be insulting)
may I assist you in keeping me safe?
you like a thoughtform to aid you in your task?
are my wards and shields?
what area are my defenses lacking?
there any pitfall or dangerous situation I am getting close to?
do I need to be careful of at this time?
you require any healing?
problems can we take care of together?
says: “What attacks are necessary at this time?”
says: “Do not listen to Alexandria, be careful when engaging the
form are you most comfortable in?
and Alexandria say: “This is mostly for human curiosity and does
not really matter.” Thicket disagrees; the form a creature can take
can communicate very valuable information to the practitioner.
do you think about the direction I am going in?
paths are available to me right now?
says: “Do not agonize over the future.” I think this is personal
advice and not really a question.
am I doing right now that could be dangeous?
advice do you have for me? (Tom and Alexandria feel this is an
do you feel the outcomes are for this situation? Tom and Alexandria
warn you to not be constrained by the limited futures a guide can
can I improve my life right now?
can I aid you in your goals of guiding and directing me to a more
is your goal for my life?
long have you been with me? (Tom and Alexandria doubt the usefulness
of this question, especially Tom. They communicate that this has no
real bearing on a spirit’s ability to do it’s job – Thicket again
situations should I contact you about? (Serious, casual, everyday,
for helpers and servants
are you able to assist me?
am I able to assist you?
you able to carry out the tasks I have given you?
is preventing you from carrying out these tasks, if anything?
is your favorite task to complete?
do you get out of helping me?
you require energy or recharging at this time?
do you need in order to carry out your tasks?
you need a period of rest? Is it regularly required?
you discovered anything important that you need to share with me?
for companions and friends
are you feeling today?
everything comfortable for you?
you feel you are receiving enough attention from me lately?
there anything you would like to talk about?
me about your day. (Tom especially likes this question; Alexandria is
fond of it).
can I get for you right now?
you pleased with your spirit home? Does it require upkeep?
have you been up to lately?
any of your preferences changed? (Alexandria likes this question a
can I bring you as a special gift some time soon?
there any place you would like to travel to soon?
I doing anything lately that is bothering you?
are you getting along with my spirit family?
you still enjoy the offerings you are receiving?
spirits appreciate being chattered to all day long, just like a close
friend. Other spirits prefer to be contacted only when a serious
matter arises, or even not at all. When greeting a new spirit, ask
them how much they would like to communicate in general.
not directly ask for names. Names are serious business in the spirit
world! Instead ask, “by what name may I call you,” indicating you
are not searching for a true name. Tom feels that even these given
names should be kept somewhat secret, and another nickname used to
communicate about this spirit to humans. Alexandria somewhat agrees.
Do not be offended or worried if a spirit refuses to give you any
sort of name at all.
not confuse offerings with worship. Offerings are more like gifts –
literally, you are just “offering” something to a spirit. A cup
of coffee, a shot of liquor, some food, or even a nice glass of water
makes a good gift. Just as you would offer snacks and beverages to
any guest in your home, politely offer spirits something just to be a
asking questions that give spirits leverage over you. “How do you
feel about me?” is a question asked primarily by insecure people.
Tom thinks this is harsh. Alexandria thinks this is correct. Some of
these questions you may feel are somewhat unavoidable in
companionship relationships. Let me encourage you to just be careful.
Tom wishes to leave a final note: “Always be careful. Spirits are not always what they seem.”
I’ve been pretty stressed about recent….political events and found myself very distracted and unable to work on my comic. So, as a way of venting and inspired by a promo I saw for this year’s Pride parade, I created THIS! Featuring some of the entertainment industry’s LGBT+ Canon Characters! I know I know, there are obviously more….but I can only draw so many characters okay? But I decided to go with the ones I’m more familiar with. I’m hoping to do a male version as well. :) Let me know what you think!
From Left to Right:
Lena Oxton A.K.A. “Tracer” (Overwatch)
Korra (Avatar: Legend of Korra)
Garnet (Steven Universe)
Katherine Kane A.K.A. “Batwoman” (DC Comics)
America Chavez A.K.A. “Miss America” (Marvel Comics)
Edit: For those saying that Garnet isn’t gay and that she’s an “Alien robot”… 1. She’s a gem (so more like a rock alien), 2. Garnet is literally the physical manifestation of light born from Ruby & Sapphire’s “gayness.”
She would fill the world with it, with her light-her gift. She would light up the darkness, so brightly that all who were lost or wounded or broken would find their way to it, a beacon for those who still dwelled in that abyss. It would not take a monster to destroy a monster-but light, light to drive out the darkness.
She was not afraid.
She would remake the world-remake it for them,those she had loved with this glorious, burning heart; a world so brilliant and prosperous that when she saw them again in the Afterworld, she would not be ashamed. She would build it for her people, who had survived this long, and whom she would not abandon. She would make for them a kingdom such as there had never been, even if it took until her last breath.
She was their queen, and she could offer them nothing less.
Aelin Galathynius smiled at her, hand outstretched.“Get up”, the princess said.
My interpretation of the scene, with young Celaena manifested as fire; her “light”.
“The material world is all feminine. The feminine engergy makes the
non-manifest, manifest. So even men (are of the feminine energy). We
have to relinquish our ideas of gender in the conventional sense. This
has nothing to do with gender, it has to do with energy. So feminine
energy is what creates and allows anything which is non-manifest, like
an idea, to come into form, into being, to be born. All that we
experience in the world around us, absolutely everything (is feminine
energy). The only way that anything exists is through the feminine
~ Zeena Schreck
Evgeni Kolesnik Photography ~ George RedHawk Animation
It’s “there” isn’t it? In your mind, your happiness, your perfect relationship, dream job, more confidence, a flat stomach are all “there”. You look at your present circumstance, and see its is not “here”. So, by reason and logic and common sense, you tell me it’s “there”. This is an illusion. And until you understand the relationship between a desire and its manifestation, you shall not be able to manifest very much, and you’ll continue to be unhappy with where you are now in your life or mind.
To manifest anything, it has to exist first. To manifest is to change a desire into another form. Manifesting is not magic. It exists as an idea, a possibility, mere fantasy… The idea of light manifested as a lightbulb. The idea of humans flying became the plane. Heated food became a microwave. Try to think of one creation that wasn’t an idea in someone’s mind first….
So knowing that everything exists first, and is manifested second, takes the burden off of you. There is a Native American teaching that everything you want or need is in the air, and you can merely pluck it out as necessary. This, is like that.
Eckhart Tolle says thought is the most potent form of energy, it vibrates so high you cannot see it. The truth is everything you want exists now in thought level. Make no mistake about it; it already exists. Catch the feeling, the mood, of what your wish fulfilled would be like. And you cannot help but manifest it into your life.
3. Spirits do not always realize that they are dead. To them, its like they are stuck in an aweful nightmare.
4. Spirits can communicate with us in various ways. In dreams, through subliminal thoughts, automatic writing, via the use of a pendulum, and intution. Other, more scientific ways are through white noise and evp.
5. Spirits are sometimes mischevious and always curious.
6. Spirits have a profound sense of smell! They are often attracted to certain scents.
7. Spirits are more active at night. Some people think that this is due to less electronic disturbance and that they are able to produce more energy when not having to compete with varous electric and electronic devices.
In the same sense, you are more likely to experience ghostly disturbances when your house is quiet.
8. Spirits can and often do, manifest. Orbs, streaks of light, mists, dark shadows, shadows within shadows, and blurs within the air are the most common. Full-body appritions are always possible, but are not likely.
9. Most ghostly disturbances are actually residue or risidual haunings. Events that play themselves out over and over again, often without the spirit having any control over it whatsoever.
10. Gostly activity is often more prevalent around children and young adults due to the amount of energy they give off. The higher your personal energy, the more spirits are able to absorb.
11. Spirits often retain memories and emotions of their physical life. And most certainly the memories and emotions associated with the time right before their death.
12. Not all ghosts are “trapped.” Some choose to stay within the earthly realm.
13. Spirits retain their personalities.
14. Animals and children are more likely to “see” a ghost.
15. Even the spirits of animals can “haunt.”
16. Spirits can often be helpful.
17. Spirits can often be protective of the families they “haunt.”
18. Ghosts may actually exist in a state of confusion and not have a clue as to what happened to them, why they are here, why you cannot see or hear them, etc.
19. When spirits are bored, they often cause trouble or become mischevious.
20. Certain locations are vortexes or portals where ghosts/spirits can transport themselves from one realm or place to another.
WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT SOME OF THESE FACTS!?
Once the Soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency or partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment –John O'Donahue