respect the feathers

ravenclaw 

Ravenclaw is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Rowena Ravenclaw. Members of this house are characterised by their wit, learning, and wisdom. Its house colours are blue and bronze, and its symbol is an eagle. The house ghost, who in life was the daughter of the house’s founder Rowena Ravenclaw, is the Grey Lady.Ravenclaw roughly corresponds with the element of air; the House colours blue and bronze were chosen to represent the sky and eagle feathers respectively, both having much to do with air.

Ravenclaw roughly corresponds with the element of air: the House colours blue and bronze were chosen to represent the sky and eagle feathers respectively, both having much to do with air.

Kin-Help!

It is I! The Oakest of Hearts! Here to help because I just showered and had a good cry! 

So my dear kin friends, do you have issues where you feel real low and don’t know why/can’t help it? Do these happen often enough where they feel normal? Do you just want something comforting during these times but don’t know what to do? Well fear not! I have just the right solution for you!

Introducing, Emergency!

‘But Storm!’ You call out as if I can hear you. ‘What on earth does that mean?’ Well I’ll tell you!

Emergency is just that! It’s going to be a bag that you are going to keep in a semi-private yet always accessible area! You’re gonna wanna write ‘Emergency bag’ or something of the like on it so you always remember what it is.

‘Okay! But What do I put into my bag?’ You chant as I answered you the first time.

Anything comforting! Bonus points if it’s happy kin related! For instance;

Your dragon kin?

Include things like chocolate rocks, rock candy , awesome gems you found , or other things that remind you of your kintype.

Your warriors kin?

Throw in some stuffed animals of kitties, get some art and smile at it , throw in some warrior cat books of course! Animal bones if that was your thing? 

Just throw in whatever you think would suit your fancy!

Don’t throw in a lot though. You want this to be a small pick me up bag that you can grab whenever you get real low. Don’t ‘overuse’ the bag or else it will start to be linked to negative energy! So try and put small packages of edible things or put one of several stuffed animals in at a time, so that way you can keep the bag ‘fresh’. On that note, also make sure what you put in has positive energy to it! Cuddle your animals and tell them your happy kin memories, stack your treats away as if you were hoarding them, and remember that it’s all personal!

This is just a simple, probably already thought of tacit I came up with.

*Also, Keep maybe one small thing in your backpack/mobile carrying thing, for on the go bad spells.

A little comfort can go a long way!

Liba Stambollion - Self Portrait with Owl

“Totem animals represent characteristics found in both the animal kingdom and human nature.  They help us navigate, deal with and resolve the challenges of life. They can also help us reach higher levels of consciousness by opening doors in our psyche. Over the years, I have had animals and their particular medicine come to me in dreams, visions and situations in real life.  

This series of self-portraits with my totems honors these diverse energies. The process of painting them lead to a profound meditation of each of them, bringing them closer to me than ever.  Besides the deeply personal nature of this series, I hope to also bring delight and respect for our furry, feathered and finned cousins. In a time of mass extinctions, this series expresses a reverence for the common nature we hold with the animal kingdom.”

– Liba Stambollion, regarding her work in the February 2017 show, “Angels, Totems, and Revelations.”