Here are some things you can include in an altar centered around love - this can be any kind of love! Create one out of self-adoration, a needed boost of confidence or a boost for a current relationship, or as an ode to a lover, friend, or family member. A love shrine is sure to make the atmosphere in the room extra dreamy.
• Rose hips, petals, scented candles, essential oils, incense, and/or a bouquet of them… You can never go wrong with roses of any kind!
• Pearls or diamonds to represent strength and beauty within the feeling of love.
• A love letter (to anyone! Even you)! It doesn’t have to be visible, either - if you like, fold it and tie it with a pretty ribbon, or leave a kiss mark on it.
• A statue, photo, or representation of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. (Venus works well, too)!
• Candles in the standard “love” shades - baby pinks, bright crimsons, deep maroons, and soft whites.
• A jar or bottle to draw love - fill it with pink Himalayan salt, flower petals, rose-scented oil, rose thorns, jasmine, peppermint leaves, or lavender, for example.
• Rose water!
• Crystals such as rose quartz (the classic love stone), Jade (peace, harmony, and tranquility), or ruby (assists in protecting the heart from unnecessary suffering in love + encourages romance).
• Any object you can think of that will strengthen and tie together your shrine - a photo, locket, figurine, trinket, etc that you are attached to and that has many of your unique energies within it! ♡
This is more of a walk through and I always make these props with as little effort as possible because I’m very impatient.
Materials: worbla or any type of thermoplastic, plastic orb I randomly found in a craft store, pretty ribbon, foam type of stuff, satin little hearts that I happened to have, purple spray paint, printer and laminating machine, led lights and 6v cells.
YOU CAN SKIP THIS PART IF YOU DON’T WANT A MAGICAL LIGHT UP WAND (srry for the aggressive tone)
get yourself some lights from ebay and rearrange the current so you can cram it in the wand, the only thing you’re really changing is that the parallel current becomes a series because you need two 6v for the total 12v so I just stacked them, shlammed that copper around and stuffed it in sum isolation tape. make sure the tiny switch will be at the side.
Then you make a shaft with some thermoplastic, just lay it over something round and heat it up, after that you put the battery packets in there and close the seam of the plastic.
Then you cut some holes in these two part orbs, one for the facing of the wand where the star is shown and one to attach the shaft.
WARNING: this is acrylic and it melts if you saw or drill too hard, kinda difficult.
then you sand the orb, prime and paint everything purple. the lights and wires are in a plastic bag because I didn’t want to paint them (duh).
Here’s a sheet I made, printed and laminated because I’m too lazy to make it or paint it.
Once plasticized, you cut out the facing, wings and horns. (the heart wasn’t used because I found a prettier one in my decoration stash.
you can print this, it should already be the rights size though for some reason I lost a lot of resolution but who cares? (wings are lightly traced, I don’t know if you can see)
if you like origami you can use these to craft a diamond.
here I already glued the facing in and taped the horns to the inside, just put a big piece of transparent tape on each horn, trim around it and leave a tail at the bottom, stick the tape to the inside and no worries because the horns stand up by itself when the front part of the orb is attached.
Also, the white part you see is the backside of the facing but I later put another blue paper sheet behind it so that it will light up in a blue shade.
bottom part is foam, heated up, bended, smoothed with glue and painted gold. Other gold parts were made with this stuff as well.
before attaching the top or bottom parts you should glue on the ribbon, use some tacky old glue that won’t show or seep through. or let it dry a bit first or use a minimal amount.
this is a piece of fake leather that I put in the backside to prevent the lights from distorting or showing through the thin plastic backside.
Checking under the hood where all is good.
(There are the parts that I keep as detachable)
And then you get something like this, Is should’ve kept the shaft shorter because now I see it’s casting a shadow in the facing but oh well. It’s done.
i know you’d let me take you anywhere i wanted. keep seeing you pushed down against my desk, my hands at your hips leaving little bruises like purple violets. wrists crossed, wrapped and tied behind your back with a pretty little bow. soft ribbons.
all my papers shoved to the side, your breasts pressed against the cold wood and aching for friction. taut ass, little pink nipples that miss the memory of my tongue circling tightly around them. god, you’re so helpless against the motion.
kitty, you look so beautiful with your back arched, always begging me to go deeper. begging me to fuck harder.
isn’t it true? you belong to me. you’re fucking mine. now show me what a good little slut you are. let me shove your panties aside, all wet and utterly ruined. i’m going to fill you up and make you moan for me.
Been in a mood for Mchanzo lately. Hanzo’s ribbon is pretty and yet at the same time, very unpractical. So I wonder if there’s any backstory to it or it’s just a random aesthetic material by the artist…Or maybe it’s a wind vane of sort with which he can tell the direction of the breeze…
There are lots of ways to develop a relationship and get closer to a deity. In Hellenism, it boils down to worship. Give praise. Let the deity you want to get closer to know how much you love Them.
Okay, I hear you asking though, “Lizzie, how am I supposed to do that? What does that mean?” and of course, “What if I have to keep my worship secret? How am I supposed to build kharis if I can’t have a shrine, can’t make ‘proper’ offerings, and can’t recite prayers? What then?” Well, I’ve got you covered. Here are some of my favorite methods of developing a relationship with a Theos.
Keep in mind though, there is no one way to do this, and there is no one way that a relationship with a Theos will look. Someone people will consistently and clearly feel the Theoi when They’re near. Some get visions or have a solid GodPhone. Some have to rely on signs. Some just have to go on faith. And just because one Theos gets close to you, doesn’t mean all of Them will. Just like with people, not everyone is going to be as interested in hanging out with you. Don’t let that stop you from expressing your affection if you want to. The Theoi ask us to give worship, They aren’t turning you away just because you can’t clearly perceive an enthusiastic response from Them.
Now, on to things you can do to build a relationship.
The Sun Life Building was completed in 1931, after three stages of construction, and was built exclusively for the Sun Life Insurance Company. For some reason, the Sun Life Building is always accompanied by the best clouds and today there were these pretty ribbon-like ones as well as the late afternoon sun highlighting the building’s facade, so I took an opportunity to smoosh myself and my phone against the office window and Bob’s your uncle (and probably everyone else’s too) as the old saying goes. The dome you see in the foreground belongs to the Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde/Mary Queen of the World Cathedraland it just happens to be a low scale replica of St-Peter’s Basilica in Rome. That’s Mount Royal in the background with its cross and the CBC transmitter tower.
“Yeah. Not really here for that. Need to talk to the person in charge here,” a gruff voice replied.
“Okay. Hold on one moment please,” a girl giggled in return.
Sakura pulled a fresh cigarette out of the box. She listened to the footsteps tap upstairs, up to her office door. Four knocks. Quick. Nervous.
She lit her cigarette.
“Come in,” she called. The door burst open.
“Mama, there are some suspicious people here!” Moegi huffed and puffed.
“I heard Kansai-ben. They sounded a little rough,” Sakura agreed. Sighing, she rose from her chair. She shed her sweater and stepped into the pair of high heels waiting at the door. Moegi fidgeted, her eyes darting back and forth.
“Are you really going to be okay, Mama? Are you in trouble?” she fretted. Smiling, Sakura plucked her cigarette from her mouth. She snubbed the cigarette out in the ashtray. With her free hand, she squeezed Moegi’s cheeks together.