Once you have your sigil all charged up, and filled with your intent all there is left to do is to cast it into the universe to gain what you want, and desire. This casting into the universe can be done in two ways actively, or passively. Both of these ways have their own benefits, and setbacks, but it is important to determine which way you should activate certain types of sigils, because it changes the way the energy is released into the universe, and allowed to manifest. So we will be taking a look at both these activation styles, and when they would be most effective to use over the other one.
Active Sigil Activation:
In active sigil activation the energy is usually released all at once, or in a very immediate fashion. This is usually done through the means of destroying the sigil to allow all its energy to manifest at once. This type of activation is good for sigils that only have to be used once, or in a single situation. Sigils I would use in this activation method would be sigils for banishing, exorcising, purifying, cleansing, manifesting, summoning spirits, removing negative energy, removing spiritual blockages, removing emotional blockages, and one off curses, among many others.
Ways to activate active sigils:
Putting the sigil on a piece of paper, and burning it in fire
Putting the sigil on a piece of paper, and submerging it in water until it dissolves.
Putting the sigil on a piece of paper, and ripping the paper in half.
Drawing the sigil in to the sand at the beach, and letting the sea wash it away.
Drawing the sigil in the air with your energy, and pushing through it in order to destroy it.
Making the sigil out of dust, or powder, and then blowing it away to destroy it.
Making the sigil in your mind, and then imagining it being destroyed to activate it.
Putting the sigil on food then eating it.
Drawing the sigil on a firework, and then set it off.
Drawing the sigil on a balloon, and then pop it.
Drawing the sigil on your body, and then wash it away.
Singing the sigil out loud for all to hear.
playing a music, or an audio sigil out loud for all to hear.
and much more…
Passive Sigil Activation:
In passive sigil activation the energy is usually released overtime through a very moderate, and controlled fashion. This is done through the means of charging a sigil, and keeping the sigil around with you, or in the area where the energy is needed for it to continuously produce its energy. This type of activation is good for sigils that are needed to continuously affect the world around them. Sigils I would use in this activation method would be sigils for protection, luck, empowerment, healing, psychic abilities, transformation, attracting energy, retaining energy, changing, and continuous curses, among many others.
Ways to activate Passive Sigils:
Putting the sigil on a piece of paper.
Drawing the sigil on your body.
Carving sigils into a candle, and lighting the candle.
Carving sigils into soap, and washing your body with the soap.
Making a sigil amulet.
Writing the sigils upon stone.
Placing the sigil as your computer, or phone background.
“From the proletarians nothing is to be feared. Left to themselves, they will continue from generation to generation and from century to century, working, breeding, and dying, not only without any impulse to rebel, but without the power of grasping that the world could be other than it is.” - George Orwell
I used to tiptoe through twitter,
careful not to wake you,
and hoped I was the one you were missing.
I wondered if you, too, were scrolling
through the profile of a long lost someone
while dreaming of solutions.
This particular method is useful for those time when you are sick because it helps build a loving connection, to create a rapport between yourself and your bodymind. Then you can take an active part in your own healing process.
Step 1: The Body
“Remember as many times as possible to look into the body and see whether you are carrying some tension in the body somewhere – the neck, the head or the legs…. Relax it consciously. Just go to that part of the body, and persuade that part, say to it lovingly ‘Relax!’ You will be surprised that if you approach any part of your body, it listens, it follows you – it is your body! With closed eyes, go inside the body from the toe to the head, searching for any place where there is a tension. And then talk to that part as you talk to a friend; let there be a dialogue between you and your body. Tell it to relax, and tell it, ‘There is nothing to fear. Don´t be afraid. I am here to take care; you can relax.’ Slowly slowly, you will learn the knack of it. Then the body becomes relaxed.”
Step 2: The Mind
“Then take another step, a little deeper; tell the mind to relax. And if the body listens, the mind also listens. But you cannot start with the mind, you have to start from the beginning. You cannot start from the middle. Many people start with the mind and they fail; they fail because they start from a wrong place. Everything should be done in the right order. If you become capable of relaxing the body voluntarily, then you will be able to help your mind relax voluntarily. The mind is a more complex phenomenon. Once you have become confident that the body listens to you, you will have a new trust in yourself. Now even the mind can listen to you. It will take a little longer with the mind, but it happens.”
Step 3: The Heart
“When the mind is relaxed, then start relaxing your heart, the world of your feelings, emotions, which is even more complex, more subtle. But now you will be moving with trust, with great trust in yourself. Now you will know it is possible. If it is possible with the body and possible with the mind, it is possible with the heart too.”
Step 4: Being
“Then only, when you have gone through these three steps, can you take the fourth. Now you can go to the innermost core of your being, which is beyond body, mind, and heart: the very center of your existence.
You will be able to relax it, too, and that relaxation certainly brings the greatest joy possible, the ultimate in ecstasy and acceptance. You will be full of bliss and rejoicing. Your life will have the quality of dance to it.”
А теперь отойдем от легкого чтива и пойдем разбираться в книгах посерьезнее. Для первого поста я выбрала цитаты классических русских книг и их перевод на английский (переводила не я, разумеется). Мне кажется. очень интересно наблюдать за тем, как знаменитые цитаты слегка изменялись по мере того, как переводчик пытался одновременно и мысль донести, и красиво их выразить :)
Crime and Punishment (1866) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“The darker the night, the brighter the stars The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” (Чем ночь темней, тем ярче звезды Чем глубже скорбь, тем ближе Бог)
тут обратите внимание на конструкцию the (+adjective) … the (+adjective)… - чем… тем…
"You never reach any truth without making fourteen mistakes and very likely a hundred and fourteen.“
(Ни до одной правды не добирались, не соврав наперед раз четырнадцать, а может, и сто четырнадцать)
Мне одной показалось интересным, как “соврать” было переведено на английский. как “mistake”?
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.”
Нового шага, нового собственного слова они [люди] всего больше боятся..
to utter: произнести, выговорить
“It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.”
(Чтобы умно поступать, одного ума мало)
it takes more than… to…. : нужно больше, чем… чтобы… (… мало, чтобы…)
Anna Karenina (1877) by Leo Tolstoy
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” (Все счастливые семьи похожи друг на друга, каждая несчастливая семья несчастлива по-своему )
The Gulag Archipelago (1973) by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
"Live with a steady superiority over life - don’t be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn for happiness; it is, after all, all the same: the bitter doesn’t last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing.”
(Живите с ровным превосходством над жизнью – не пугайтесь беды и не томитесь по счастью. Все равно ведь и горького не до веку и сладкого не дополна).
superiority: превосходство misfortune: беда to yearn for something: томиться, сильно чего-то хотеть.
The Master and Margarita (1967) by Mikhail Bulgakov
“You should never ask anyone for anything. Never - and especially from those who are more powerful than yourself.” (Никогда и ничего не просите! Никогда и ничего, и в особенности у тех, кто сильнее вас).
“And now tell me, why is it that you use me words “good people” all the time? Do you call everyone that, or what? - Everyone, - the prisoner replied. - There are no evil people in the world. (- А теперь скажи мне, что это ты все время употребляешь слова добрые люди"? Ты всех, что ли, так называешь? - Всех, - ответил арестант, - злых людей нет на свете.)”
So I found this really cool channel. It’s mostly aimed at foreigners who are learning Russian, but the subtitles are in both languages, so I think it’ll be useful for both. In each video, the crew walks around the streets and interviews different people on a random topic, (which includes: ‘What makes you happy?’, ‘Who is your favourite writer?’). The idea is that it is possible (and necessary) to learn Russian ‘from the streets’. Their videos are always incredibly entertaining and positive, so I suggest you guys take a look - you won’t regret it, I promise :)
In this episode, Anya asks people about their favourite Russian sayings. Here are a few that were mentioned in this video:
век живи, век учись: live an learn / it’s never too late to learn кончи дело - гуляй смело: business before pleasure язык мой - враг мой: my tongue is my enemy/ a man’s ruin lies with his tongue/ i am my worst enemy чужая душа - потемки: a stranger’s heart is a deep well без труда не вытащишь рыбку из пруда/ под лежачий камень вода не течет: no pains, no gains/ no sweet/ without sweat тише едешь - дальше будешь: slow and steady wins the race в чужом глазу соринку разгляжу, в своем бревна не замечу:
Hunchback does not see his hump, but sees his companion’s
насильно мил не будешь: love cannot be compelled.