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Why does Planned Parenthood spend money on elections when you’re worried about losing your funding?

Someone asked us:

I’ve given a lot of money to Planned Parenthood because I know politicians are trying to cut your funding and you’ve been asking for donations to help keep your clinics open. But then I found out you also gave a bunch of money to political candidates, so I guess you don’t need my donations as much as you say you do? I support Planned Parenthood, but I don’t want my money going to any politicians, no matter what side they’re on.

First off, thank you so much for your donations and support. This is a super common question with a pretty simple answer: like many nonprofits, we’re actually made up of multiple organizations — at the national level, there’s Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Action Fund (Action Fund), plus dozens of state and local Planned Parenthood organizations. It gets kind of confusing because many people just refer to the whole family as “Planned Parenthood,” but PPFA and Action Fund (and the state and local orgs) do different things and get funding from different places.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America works to support health care providers at Planned Parenthood health centers across the country, educate the public on issues of reproductive and sexual health, and advocate for policy to expand access to health care. PPFA has 56 independent local affiliates that operate more than 600 health centers throughout the U.S, which provide critical health care services and sex education programs.  In addition, PPFA partners with more than 100 organizations across Africa and Latin America to advance the health and rights of young people, women, and families.

PPFA also engages in reproductive rights advocacy, but does NOT endorse candidates, intervene in elections, or fund political campaigns. So when you donate to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, you’re helping to bring vital health care and education services to millions of people worldwide — and 0% of your money goes to political candidates. Planned Parenthood Federation of America and our affiliates are 501©(3) charitable nonprofits, which means donations to them are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood. Many Planned Parenthood affiliates also have their own advocacy organizations at the state and local level as well. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including public education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy to protect and advance reproductive rights and access to health care at Planned Parenthood health centers. Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a 501©(4) social welfare nonprofit, which means donations to PPAF are NOT tax deductible.

Both Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund do important, lifesaving work, but it’s understandable to have preferences about which type of work your money supports. The good news is, you can totally make that call by choosing which Planned Parenthood organization you donate to.

-Kendall at Planned Parenthood

There is more in Russian than Vitya :D

Visualisation

Visualisation is incredibly useful in witchcraft as it is the base of energy work. From this, you can do all kinds of practices.

You can use visualisation for meditation, astral travel, sending energy into objects and many other things. These will all be covered in the future.

So, how do I start?

Here’s a basic exercise for you to practice. It’s very simple and many of you will probably be able to pick it up easily if you’ve already done visualition techniques!

1.  You’ll need a very quiet area where you’ll be comfortable. Even lying in bed and putting white noise in your headphones is useful. Get rid of all distractions, put your phone on silent etc.

2.  Close your eyes and empty your mind. Your mind might feel like a blank sheet of paper, and you’re going to create something in there.

3.  Picture an apple, any old apple. Zoom in and see its shape,  it’s colour. Does it have leaves, more than one colour? Look at every tiny detail of the apple you’ve created.

4.  Next, take a knife and cut this apple in half. Focus on the detail inside:  the colour, how many seeds there are etc. The more detail, the better.

5.  Now you use your senses. What the apple feels like, smells like. Bite into it and taste it. You’re using visualisation to not only see the apple but understand everything about it.

From this, you’re able to visualise and interact with objects in your mind. Practice often with anything you like!

Easy Ways To Raise Your Energy/Vibration

While the terms “raising energy” or “raising vibration” may sound like there is a big complicated ritual involved in doing so, it can be a very simple process. There are many benefits to raising our energy/vibration, which range from aiding in spellwork to just simply feeling better. All of these things listed below are simple ways to do so! Thank you in advance to all of those that helped me put this list together! 

  • Enjoy things that you like!
  • Dancing (alone or with a partner!)
  • Singing
  • Listening to music (Any you like is good, but binaural beats specifically helps a lot of people)
  • Playing an instrument
  • Meditate
  • State how grateful you are for this moment you are currently in
  • Take a Bath
  • Eat raw, unprocessed food (organic is best!)
  • Go outside & enjoy nature
  • Earthing - go outside, kick those shoes off and enjoy the dirt between your toes
  • Do something creative
  • Do breathing exercises
  • Give someone a hug (& get hugged in return!)
  • Hug a tree!
  • Do something nice for someone
  • Get rid of all tech for awhile. Yep. Step away from the cell phone for a few hours.
  • Learn how to say “NO” to things that drain your energy!
  • Play with animals
  • Learn to forgive yourself as well as others!
  • Stop watching so much TV
  • Exercise
  • Baking
  • Cooking
  • Drinking tea
  • Drinking water charged with crystals
  • Burning incense/diffusing essential oils
  • Talking to plants
  • Focusing on the moon
  • Spending time with your favorite crystals
  • LAUGH
  • & Last but not least… having fun!

This isn’t a complete list of ways to raise your energy, because there are TONS of ways to do it easily, because pretty much anything you enjoy doing can raise your energy/vibration up, but this is a good list to start off to give you an idea of things to do! Go out there and have fun! <3

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And that’s how the greatest music of all times was made, folks! Amazing.

I find it hilarious that the ministry had banned underage wizards and witches to do magic outside of school like these are kids between the ages of 11-17, do you really expect them to do magic for most of the year and not do any for two whole months??

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