petitions

You can ship what you want. But you can't automatically expect it to be cannon, and if it isn't made cannon don't fucking harass the creators. Don't start stupid petitions. Don't harass those who like the cannon ship. Just accept it. Even if it's non cannon it's okay. Just go enjoy your ship.

Net Neutrality & Petitions

There’s at least one post going around saying you can’t sign a petition unless you’re over 18, and that all signatures by minors are tossed out. This will deter eligible people from signing petitions to protect net neutrality.

I want you all to know that info is FALSE. Anyone age 13 or older can create or sign a petition and the government has to recognize it. It’s not the same as voting in an election.

You can even check the White House’s website itself for info about petitions regarding age requirements.

Even if you are under 18 you can absolutely sign petitions to protect net neutrality, and you should!

Practical Magic: Petitions and Smoke Scrolls

When you think of a prayer, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps it is the mental image of a child on her knees, hands folded and head bowed. Perhaps it’s not an image at all, but some sort of recitation, such as the Wiccan Rede or the Lord’s Prayer. Or, perhaps you just draw a blank.

At its root, a prayer is a request made to a higher power. Some sort of petition that is spoken aloud or in mind in order to encourage a particular result or goal, or to receive blessings perceived as being deserved. Regardless of tradition, nearly every faith and religion makes use of prayer and petition in some way, shape, or form.

In witchcraft - a practice that at its core is not affiliated with any particular faith - a petition is a statement of intent. It is used in order to give direction to our spells and help enact change in a spiritual way while we enact physical change through our actions. It could be something as small as inspiring a positive self image, and then putting in the physical work by going to the gym or going to a nude beach (don’t knock it… when I was in theater, I did this and gained a lot of body confidence as a result).

Petitions are used to help direct our energy toward a specific cause, and to help us visualize our goals. They may be stated aloud or mentally, or written on a piece of paper or parchment, or even carved into a candle or food item.

So How Do I Make a Petition?

Like anything in witchcraft, working with a petition can be as complex or as simple as you’d like. For many, it can be as simple as writing a goal on a piece of paper.

Though a little more complicated, Hoodoo has a wonderful tradition regarding petitions, which allows for some more specific “targeting” and intent building:

1) On a piece of paper, write the name of an individual who is involved in your spell or working. Depending on your tradition, you may write this anywhere between 3 and 13 times.

2) Rotate your paper 90 degrees, and write your specific goal for the working. (Again, this can be done anywhere between 3 and 13 times depending upon tradition.)

3) Depending upon your tradition, fold or roll up your petition in the appropriate manner. (Such as folding it toward you to bring something into your life, and folding away from you for banishing or protection). Use the petition as needed in the spell.

Things to Keep In Mind

It is important to remember that specific, clear intent is stated when putting together a petition or a spell. The more specific, clear, and simply stated the intent, the more likely it will come to fruition in an expected way.

The way I’ve often described it to friends who are interested in witchcraft is this: If you give the world enough room to fuck with you, then it will. Be specific and don’t allow it to do so.

For instance, say that you want to do a money spell. Compare these two petitions:

“Money will come to me.”
“My savings account continues to grow.”

The first one has a lot of variability. How much money? When will it come to you? How will it come to you? Depending on how the world is feeling, it might just give you a single coin off the sidewalk three months later and say “My work here is done!”

The second option is a lot more specific. It addresses money headed into a savings account, and states that the account is currently growing. It is stated in the present, easily visualized, and is also an ideal petition for “slow burn” spells which can last for days, weeks, or even months.

The easier a petition is to see realized, the better!

How Do I Use Petitions?

Depending upon tradition or the type of spell, petitions can be used in a multitude of ways. One of the simplest is to simply burn the petition while visualizing the goal being fulfilled. However, for longer-lasting spells, the petition may be folded up and placed on an altar, added to a poppet/bag/jar, or carried in a pocket.

If you favor making sigils, you can take your petition and follow your sigil crafting process in order to convert your petition into a usable sigil!

Nearly any method can be used for working with petitions, so allow your creativity to soar! More recently, I was introduced to a hoodoo spell called a smoke scroll from Conjured Cardea on YouTube. I’ve condensed her spell and provided it here, but if you’d like to see her video, feel free to follow the link attached to the spell title! Enjoy!

Hoodoo Smoke Scroll

Needed:
-Petition on parchment or paper
-String or embroidery floss
-Heat-safe container
-Match/Lighter

Roll up your petition so that it forms a little scroll, with enough space in the middle to allow air flow. Then, use the string or floss to bind it in place. Continue wrapping the string around the petition, focusing on the intent within as you go. The more times you wrap with focus, the better!

Eventually, you should have a little scroll bound up with a wide “handle” of string. Light one end of the scroll and set it in a heat safe container. It should smolder slowly, releasing a lot of smoke. This slow burn helps to further enhance the energy of the spell.

When it has completely burnt, use the ashes in any further spells related to that intention’s goals! This spell is ideal for slow-burn spells that take time to come to fruition, such as helping a savings account grow or providing protection in the home.

Blessed Be! )O(

Day 21: I choose to be intentional around making agreements

Ma'at, keeper of order,
Djehuty, keeper of oaths,
Sekhmet, keeper of justice,
cool my mind in all I seek to do,
May I be calm, patient, precise,
May I agree with my mind, and my heart,
with care, precision, and love,
That I do not give my word foolishly,
That I do not take on more than I can bear,
That I uphold my integrity before you and before myself,
And before the world.

LoveLive! Aqours Concerts Live-Viewings in Singapore

Link

Link Above, but an except of the petition itself:

Summary

This petition is written with regard to the combined desire, hopes and wishes of the Love Live community in Singapore to have the opportunity to take part in a Live Viewing or a Delayed Live Viewing for the Aqours Love Live! concerts.


Though it would serve not much purpose, it would at least show the amount of Love Live Fans willing to go for a Live viewing. Please help sign this petition and hopefully it will help in securing future live viewing for Love Live Sunshine and other series.


Remember guys, Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither is ODEX starting from the ground up, but let’s give them some help with it by doing a market survey of the ground.

Please reblog if you can, but do only sign this if you are based in Singapore, or willing to travel for it.



Thanks to @yujachachacha for the beta, xIceArcher from Discord and the input from the SG Livers @ /r/LoveLive! Discord

GRENFELL TOWER PETITIONS: DON'T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THIS

Please sign and share this petition even if you don’t live in London. It’s disgusting what has happened. People must be held accountable and the truth must come out on this horrendous negligence. Please don’t let them get away with this just because they have money and power. Don’t let them get away with murder. Some of my neighbours went to bed and werent able to make it to the next day. Just because I am poor it doesn’t mean my life is worth less. It happened to them, but it could have easily happened to me or anybody else. Do not let them get away with murder. https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-justice-for-grenfell-hold-them-accountable?recruiter=735116546&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petitionhttps://www.change.org/p/this-government-must-carry-out-a-fully-transparent-investigation-into-the-grenfell-tragedy-allowing-for-meaningful-participation-of-the-residents-their-families-and-the-surrounding-community-their-voices-must-be-heard?recruiter=203602891&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition

Originally posted by aesthetic-of-truecrime

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Councilmember Bob Blumenfield: Approve tiny house on wheels legislation in Los Angeles
(IF YOU'RE A LOS ANGELES RESIDENT DON'T FORGET TO MENTION THAT WHEN YOU SIGN!) Quality affordable housing can be hard to come by in Los Angeles. According to a recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, Angelenos are the least likely urban dwellers in the nation...

Hey you guys, especially those of you living in Los Angeles, it would be amazing if you could take a couple of minutes out of your day to sign this petition to have tiny houses on wheels legalized in L.A.! We all know how amazing tiny houses are, let’s help the world see the same thing!

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I Support Net Neutrality

So I’m sure many of you are aware that the Federal Communications Commission is going to vote on the decision to end net neutrality, which would be disastrous for everyone but the internet providers. Unless you want to have to pay for the internet in packages of websites, please go sign this petition. The vote is on December 14th, which means there’s still time. Every vote brings us closer to keeping net neutrality.

WE THE PEOPLE PETITIONS SHUT DOWN???

So…this important petition site has just been “shut down for maintenance” when there’s several imperative ones getting attention right now that will apparently be ignored until the end of next year?  Like Net Neutrality for example…?

(Seems you can still contact them with that link there, so there’s something???)

Attention Spring Awakening Fans!

As we are all aware and sad about, Deaf West’s production of Spring Awakening closed on Broadway recently. For many Broadway shows, the New York Public Archives films a production of the show professionally, and Sandra Mae Frank’s father has officially started a petition to have the video released for purchase and to be shown in deaf schools. Imaging how wonderful it would be to make an already ground-breakingly accessible show even more accessible! Please sign this petition, and help spread the word.

https://www.change.org/p/patrick-hoffman-director-of-film-archive-for-new-york-public-library-seeking-the-release-of-deaf-west-spring-awakening-broadway-show-from-ny-archive-room?recruiter=64075648&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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Sharen Jester Turney, Victoria's Secret: Make Victoria's Secret More Diverse!
Jourdan Dunn stood out at the Victoria's Secret fashion show every time, with her stunning looks and arguably the best walk currently gracing runways....

So this is my petition I’ve started…. every signature counts and it takes about ten seconds to help make a difference! Please, please help out!

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Rt Hon David Cameron MP, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, The Cabinet: Give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in the EU Referendum
In the Conservative manifesto, a referendum on EU membership has been proposed by the end of 2017. Currently this means that every person over the age of 18 can vote in this proposed referendum. I would like to ask the Prime Minister, his Cabinet, and Parliament to extend the franchise on this referendum to 16. There are many reasons why I propose this change. Firstly because I am currently 16 and I wasn't able to vote in the General Election of the 7th May. I, and many other 16 and 17 year olds, would have loved to have voted in that election. I feel as though I am more than capable of making an informed choice in that election and this coming referendum considering the fact that I am doing an A Level in Politics and I hope to do a degree in the subject too. I am aware that most of my peers are also capable of making an informed decision on such a huge topic that will affect their lives, with or without studying Politics at school. Secondly, as a 16 year old, I feel as though this referendum will affect me and my generation the most because we are the next generation. We should have the right to make this decision because this decision will affect the politics of our generation and that in turn will affect our whole lives. We do not know what the exact implications of this referendum will be but what we do know is that our generation will be the ones that will 'bear the brunt' of the results. As we are the most affected, we should have the right to decide whether we want to stay in the EU or not. Also, if 16 and 17 year olds were able to vote in the Scottish Independence referendum in September 2014, shouldn't all 16 and 17 year olds be able to vote in this referendum? It is unfair if you give 16 and 17 year olds the vote in the referendum in 2014 without doing so in the upcoming referendum. Also, the Guardian has reported many peers in the House of Lords also want to extend the franchise to 16. The peers are renowned for the expertise in all sorts of matters so if those in favour of the EU are arguing that the best way of making this referendum legitimate is widening the franchise, surely they are right? Finally, by extending the franchise in this referendum to 16, you are making the result more legitimate because more people can vote in this referendum and more people have given their consent to the result, making the result ultimately more democratic. Overall, I hope you consider my argument and choose to widen the franchise to make the result of the referendum more legitimate and a decision made for my generation by my generation.

Please give 16 and 17 year olds the vote in the upcoming EU referendum. Please sign the petition I made so hopefully this referendum will be more democratic. Thank you

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DreamWorks Animation: Please keep Toothless and Hiccup together at the end of How to Train Your Dragon 3

DreamWorks Animation may be planning to permanently separate Hiccup and Toothless at the end of How to Train Your Dragon 3. If this bothers you as much it bothers me then sign in this petition for letting Dreamworks to know that we don`t like that idea!