spring essential

I hope you all had a delightful first day of spring!! 🌻 I did a special little planting ritual yesterday for the equinox, read tarot, meditated, practiced yoga, cleansed and such ─ I also had the most magical wildflower bath with sea salt and essential oils 🌸🐚✨

Magical Bath Bomb Recipe for Peace of Mind

Ingredients

• ½ cup baking soda (for cleansing the soul)

• ¼ cup citric acid (rejuvenation)

• ¼ cup epsom salt (to remove pain)

• 1 tsp water (prosperity - bonus if it is spring water)

• 1 tsp essential oil (lavender - for calmness and piece of mind)

• 1 ½ tsp olive oil (to help in blessing and anointing)

• Mold to form

• Sigil

How to make it

Make sure you’re in a calm environment.
This is best done in a quiet room, but feel free to put on some relaxing instrumental music.
Light candles or burn incense that make you feel calm and relaxed.
Meditate and think of your intent for a moment.

When you feel ready, take your baking soda and and slowly pour it into your mixing bowl focusing on your intent. Do the same to your citric acid and epsom salt. Slowly mix the ingredients together and then carefully pour in your water, lavender essential oil, and olive oil.

Place half of the mixture into the mold then place your sigil in the middle and then add the rest of the mixture. Let this dry for at least 3 hours before use. When you place this in the water, it will charge your sigil.

These also make great gifts.

anonymous asked:

As a person with OCD, what horrifies me about antis is that they are endorsing thinking that is literally a symptom of mental illness. If someone believes that thinking"bad" thoughts can hurt people and make the thinker a bad person, they need to seek help.

Yep. I think it’s not quite the same concept as what an OCD/anxious/etc person struggles with, but it presents very similarly.

It’s like this: antis, who consider consuming or creating fanworks that depict bad* things to be equally awful as actually doing them, are essentially like thought crime detectives. They already know that a bad thing was done; now they have to determine why it was done to prevent future copycat offenses. As all actions must start as a thought, the person who did the bad thing must have been thinking bad thoughts. Mystery solved. don’t think about bad things, guys!

That sounds like ‘every bad thought you have essentially springs into existence in reality just by thinking it’, which is what an OCD/anxious/etc person struggles with feeling or believing. 

But antis (and all other groups that treat thoughts and actions with equal severity) consider badness to be more like a growing addiction. People who do bad things first must have deliberately dwelt on the bad thing and then acted on it when the thoughts alone were no longer enough. (and the only reason for dwelling on something is because you want it to be real.)

If you think like an anti, fandom is like fertilizer for badness. A bad person who has already nursed a bad thought to maturity puts a bad fanfic on the internet. An innocent person reads the bad fanfic and it gives them a bad thought, which they then dwell on and nurse to maturity, maybe by listening to other people talking about the bad thing and consuming more bad things. Then they add to the bad things by talking about it themselves, or creating a bad fanwork, which corrupts another innocent. and the cycle continues, forever, with people planting seeds of evil in each other.

None of this would be a problem if antis didn’t already consider fiction and reality a hair’s breadth apart. if a bad thought makes one person decide to write a bad fic, it’s just as likely to make another person do the bad act. Both of them are equally harmful in different ways: the bad act causes direct hurt, but the bad fic spreads the seed of bad thoughts, exponentially increasing indirect hurt.

*’bad’ meaning ‘not anti-approved’. this could be anything from actions that would be crimes in reality to engaging in kinky sex.

The truth of the matter is:

  • not all thoughts are about or associated with reality. The imagination is expansive and cannot be contained by what is realistic or even desired in real life.  A person may have fantasies that they only want to indulge in their head, abhorring the idea of them happening in real life, and never have any trouble distinguishing desires for imaginary action and real action. 
    • creating art about something is not the same as actually doing it.
  • thoughts are not crimes and do not harm anyone because they cannot change reality on their own. thoughts can lead to crimes, and our justice system takes into account how much deliberate thought and planning was dedicated to a crime in determining how to punish it. But thoughts themselves do not harm other people and are not punishable on their own under any circumstances, no matter how many times they happen or how much they are hated or enjoyed by the thinker.
  • deciding to take premeditated action irl requires a fundamentally different kind of thinking from fantasizing about an action. It requires cost-benefit analysis, realistic planning, and preparation. Thus: the threshold for having intent to act is not only much higher than just thinking about it, fantasizing about it, or wishing for it, but also requires crossing the mind’s barrier of awareness between fantasy and reality (an awareness we have from about the age of 5).
    • relatedly: this is why fantasies are not enough to prove premeditation. If a person acts on a fantasy without planning it out, it’s considered an act of impulse.
  • only the individual can know if indulging fantasies is likely to lead to real life action. For some people, fantasizing about something that’s taboo or harmful in real life is cathartic; if it is something they struggle with wishing they could do for real, the act of fantasizing relieves that wish. For others, it only strengthens the desire. But each person has to figure out for themselves which one it is and take action accordingly.
  • even if fandom causes a person to have unwholesome thoughts, it is the responsibility of the individual to regulate both the thoughts themselves and any action they might be tempted to take as a result. Not everyone can handle fandom content for a variety of reasons. however, if someone acts poorly in reaction to the content they consumed, they are still responsible for their own actions.

Of course there are exceptions. People who have poor impulse control, for instance, may be able to act on a thought on a whim without considering consequences to themselves or others. But the cause of a thought is not responsible for the action, regardless.

Short: A Case of Spring Fever

MST3K featured a number of movies, such as The Starfighters and last week’s Squirm, that were simply not memorable.  They also did a number of movies and shorts that were deeply memorable, but for all the wrongest possible reasons.  Mr. B Natural was one of those, and A Case of Spring Fever is another.  Both were intended to be whimsical and each, in its own way, ended up being fucking terrifying instead.

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