strengthening yourself

💗 Valentine’s Day Spells 💗

💖 for feeling beautiful 💖

💕 for confessing 💕

💘 love spells 💘

💞 for past loves 💞

🖤 for unwanted approaches: 🖤

💔 for broken hearts 💔

11 Bits of Wisdom from Eckhart Tolle

1. Doing is never enough if you neglect Being. 

2. What you react to in others, you strengthen in yourself. 

3. Attachment to things drops away when you no longer seek to find yourself in them. 

4. The past has no power over the present moment. When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to exist. You do not need it any more. 

5. Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose. 

6. You are not ‘in the now’; you are the now. That is your essential identity–the only thing that never changes. 

7. Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not. 

8. Sometimes letting things go is a far greater act of power than defending or hanging on. 

9. Neither failure nor success has the power to change your inner state of Being.

10. You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. 

11. I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that deep within you don’t know already. 

All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten. 

Namaste.

By means of the Holy Qur’an, heal the sickness of your hearts and strengthen yourself through it while confronting hardships.
—  Imam Ali (a), Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon-176
Orriculum’s Spell Masterpost

(because i did not realize i had this many spells lol) updated 3/04/2017

glamours:

love-related spells:

undoing love spells:

communication spells:

friendship spells:

bindings:

self care spells:

emotional self care:

healing spells

career/wealth spells

protection/defensive spells

offensive spells:

  • shock jockey vigor potion -  a potion to stun enemies, and make them more susceptible to baneful magic with lightning elementals involved
  • devil’s kiss vigor potion -  a potion that allows the drinker to cast a fire elemental on someone else (particularly a spurned lover)
  • undertow vigor potion -  a potion that helps shift power of advantages to you, whether in magical or mundane issues, offers you tactical advantages
  • possession vigor potion -  a potion that distracts your enemies from you, and brings their ill-attention to one another instead
  • murder of crows vigor potion -  a potion to summon fowl forces to protect you
  • nox - a spell to end a source of light or positivity

curses:

work/school related / everyday spells:

spirit work:

weather spells:

misc:

updated 3/04/2017

not everybody has been exposed to what you have, or has seen what you’ve seen or felt what you’ve felt. so their priorities and abilities are different from yours. that’s why you can’t compare their accomplishments or their journey to your own. you don’t see the mountains you’ve conquered as mountains because the view you’re seeing is skewed. you can’t always trust your own eyes when they’re looking at yourself. you can only strengthen your mind; tell yourself that you’re different and your battle is unique. remind yourself that you’re winning your fight just by surviving.

🎇 Florence + the Machine Spell List 🎇

a short list of my florence + the machine inspired spells for pop culture witches

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”I’ve learned the importance of having open communication with myself and in my relationships with people. As I get older, I see the value of being up-front and honest about the way you feel, even if it’s painful to admit. The truth is really the best way to strengthen your relationships with yourself and others.”

A Spell to Inspire Courage and Bravery

Items Needed:

Dill

Thyme

Mushrooms (make sure they aren’t poisonous if you collect wild mushrooms)

Water

A Knife

A Small Bowl

A Spray Bottle

Instructions:

First, fill a small bowl with water. As you fill the bowl, imagine yourself filling the bowl with courage. Visualize the water as a shimmering gold liquid as you fill the bowl, infusing the water with your own natural strength.

Chop up the dill, thyme, and mushrooms. Each ingredient encourages strength and bravery. As you cut the ingredients into small pieces, visualize how each ingredient will add its own energy to the finished product.

Place all of the chopped ingredients into the bowl and allow it to steep. Place the bowl on a windowsill and allow the mixture to steep from sunrise to sunset, taking in the sun’s energy. At midday, check on the mixture and gaze into the water. Fill the water with your intent, either thinking or saying aloud how you wish for this mixture to increase your own natural bravery and courage.

Once the sun has set, take the bowl away from the windowsill and strain the water into the spray bottle. Dispose of the thyme, dill, and mushrooms as you wish.

The night before you ever do anything that requires bravery or courage, simply spray yourself with the mixture before taking a relaxing bath or shower. Imagine the water as a metallic mist, strengthening yourself more and more with each spray.

You do not have to identify with this Hogwarts House to cast this spell~

{Hufflepuff} {Slytherin} {Ravenclaw}

Full Moons Masterpost

Wolf Moon (January)

Also known as: Quiet Moon, Snow Moon, Cold Moon, Chaste Moon, Dusting Moon, Moon of Little Winter

 Nature Spirits: gnomes, brownies

 Element: Air

 Herbs: marjoram, holy thistle, nuts, cones, and seeds

 Colors: brilliant white, blue-violet, black, silver, rose, and burgandy

 Flowers: snowdrop, crocus

 Scents: musk, mimosa, pine

 Stones: garnet, onyx, jet, chrysoprase, Hematite

 Trees: birch, Hazel

 Animals: fox, coyote

 Birds: pheasant, blue jay

 Power Flow: sluggish, below the surface; beginning and conceiving. Protection, reversing spells. Conserving energy by working on personal problems that involve no one else. Getting your various bodies to work smoothly together for the same goals.

Edibles: sugar cookies and apple juice

 Altar Decor: pine branch, burgundy or rose candles, pictures of family and friends

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Checkmate ~ Part Six

“What is it that drove you mad?”

Ciel waited calmly for your reply, watching you as you cast your head down. For a moment, you were completely lost in your thoughts. Stuck in an internal debate on whether or not to share your sob story.

“My sister.”

You looked up as you spoke, watching Ciel’s eye widen in surprise as if he never expected you to actually tell him your story. Turning your head to gaze out at the snow, you continued the morbid tale.

“Growing up, we really only had each other. Our parents were always busy tending to the family business, so it was often just the two of us, and we were both still very young when they passed away. I was 11 and she, only 9. They had both fallen horribly I’ll, but luckily, we were spared that fate. Unfortunately, a worse one came for us. With our parents gone, and is horribly young, the family fortune was vulnerable. Our parents left everything to us in the will and we were to claim our place as the heads of the company when we came of age. However, greed is a very powerful thing. More so than family, apparently. One night, just about 6 months after we lost our parents, our own grandfather orchestrated an invasion into our home. We were to be murdered, all so that he could gain control of the family’s assets and try to redeem himself for having failed to maintain his own business and managing to lose his entire life’s fortune. I still remember it like it was yesterday. I woke up to the sound of her screaming. Just screaming. I couldn’t hear anything else. I got out of bed and I ran to her. I ran as fast as I could, but by the time I got to her room, they had slit her throat and just left her there. In her sleep, they managed to tie her up to the bed post. Those sick bastards tied up an innocent little girl and tortured her for no reason other than the fact that they could. They had killed or incapacitated nearly all of the staff, save one. To this day, I don’t know who it was who saved me, but someone made it to her room before I could and managed to single-handedly take down each of those monsters. They disappeared before I could even see their face. Whoever it was, I’m grateful for what they did. I only wish they had gotten there sooner.”

Ciel turned his attention to the view outside the opposite window, a solemn expression on his face.

“So you summoned Hannah.”

“Yes. I cried and I cried. I just laid there for who knows how long, beside her body. Until Hannah appeared and asked me if I wished to make a contract. I sold my soul for her aid in helping me get my revenge on my grandfather. He managed to flee before We could get to him. I thought it would be quick. I would simply show up and let her rip him to pieces, bit by bit. But he got away and he’s been on the run ever since. We’re finally closing in on him though, so hopefully this whole ordeal will be over with soon.”

You felt his gaze upon you and you turned your head to meet his stare.

“I’m sorry that you had to go through that.”

His tone was sincere and his eye conveyed a true understanding of the pain you felt. A weak smile was all you could manage in return before staring down at the floor of the carriage.

“I know you’re no stranger to that kind of pain. I heard about what happened to your family. I’m very sorry, Ciel. No one should have to be subjected to that pain, especially so young. However, I admire how you have used that tragedy to strengthen yourself. Our fates may be sealed, but you don’t seem the least bit shaken and I hope you can take pride in that.”

Lifting your eye once more, you watched his blank expression as his eyes fixated on the passing white scenery outside.

“Thank you. Our pride is one of the few things people like us have left, I suppose. May as well hang on to it.”

A small smile crept over his lips as his eye met yours.

“I suppose.”

You mirrored his expression, feeling slightly more comfortable as you noticed your mansion outside the window.

“Home, sweet home.”

Common Vocal Misconceptions Post
  • Coloratura is not a range, nor does it necessarily mean that you can sing unusually high.
  • Although we can stretch our vocal range somewhat, our range cannot necessarily complete change.  Vocal range has physical limits, because it’s a muscle, just like anything else.  
  • Soprano =/= Best singer, best musician, best anything.
  • A high E6 is not the end-all-be-all of being a soprano.  
  • Not all sopranos will have a strong 6th octave.
  • The 6th octave will never be as full and rich as lower octaves.
  • Why is everybody obsessed with the 6th octave.
  • Belt can be done safely.
  • Being hoarse after singing is not normal, and indicates poor technique.
  • We cannot do everything.  We all have limitations in our voices.
  • Hard work and diligent practice will always trump natural talent.
  • Milk is not necessarily going to mess up your voice.
  • Nor is soda.
  • Nor is sugar.
  • Every voice is unique and different, and what feels good and what does not will differ from person to person.
  • Throat coat, lozenges, sprays, drinks, concoctions—nothing will beat drinking a ton of water when you’re sick and your voice is compromised.  Do not trust miracle cures.
  • Singing is an art that cannot be mastered.  There is always more to learn, perfect, hone, polish, strengthen.  Re-evaluate yourself whenever you think that you may have “finished” with a certain aspect of learning.

anonymous asked:

Can you write a senario/fic where MC is Zens co-actor and his characters love interest for a romantic musical they're working on and they both slowly fall in love and they have a dramatic scripted scene and they have a non scripted kiss! Thanks fam😘

Yea I gotchu fam (*^-^*) Also, I made a gender neutral MC, it’s kinda long but I hope you like it~


This early in the morning, the theatre was bound to be empty. You had come an hour before rehearsal so you could see the roster before anyone else and escape the inevitable swarm of actors bickering over their parts.

You navigated to the bulletin board offstage, wanting to see what part you were assigned. You had thought your audition went reasonably well, and you were expecting an important role. Perhaps you’d be one of the royal knights, or the heir to a nearby kingdom.

The play was about a prince, the heir to his kingdom, trying to find his way in life after a tragic accident leaves his parents dead. He is courted by royalty and nobility from kingdoms near and far, but he falls in love with the Captain of the Guard who lives in his palace. Eventually, he decides to marry for love, and earns the support of his people and the neighbouring kingdoms for being a king who is true to himself.

You finally got to the roster and searched near the bottom of the list, but you couldn’t find your name anywhere. Then you looked at the top, and printed in big bold letters was your name, next to “Captain of the Guard.”

You clamped your hands over your mouth. Captain of the Guard? That was one of the lead parts! But then, that would mean your co-lead was–

“Oh, hello,” a smooth, musical voice sounded right behind you. You turned around and saw Zen, the famous actor who would be playing the prince. “I heard you’re my new co-star. My name is Hyun, but you can call me Zen. Everyone does.” He smiled, extending his hand to you.

“I’m MC,” you said, a little flustered. You shook his hand and smiled back. “I didn’t really expect to get the lead part, though.”

“Really? The director sent me the audition tapes and I chose you myself,” Zen said. “You’re very talented, MC. I look forward to working with you.”

He winked at you, then turned around and went to the change room.

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anonymous asked:

do u have advice for getting past a breakup?? it's been a few months but i can't stop worrying that i'll never love someone as much as i loved him and hmmmmm man it makes it so much harder to get over

hmmmm i’ve been here and really the only advice I can give is try not to forget that you Will be okay and get over it in time, it may not be fast and it may not be fun But It Will Pass!!! you don’t need him and this is a good time to focus on strengthening yourself and the friendships you have and let your heart let go of this at its own pace bc that’s what I did and now I have the best friends in the world and I’m a lot stronger than I was. it will pass on its own, trying to rush it isn’t always the best way!

Spell to eradicate a person's influence on your thoughts and actions

Sometimes, someone just gets right under your skin, or can always say just the right thing to cut you to the core. These people are sometimes avoidable and sometimes not, but you can train yourself to disregard them and nullify their influence on you. And no, i don’t mean chanting “ignore them, ignore them, ignore them” under your breath hermione granger style.

Every day, after you are away from the person and in your own space like your room or your altar/circle/sacred space, get a pen, paper, and a brazier and candle and spiritually cleanse yourself and your space.

Write on a scrap of the paper the person’s name, and maybe include something they do or say that irks you, or just draw a crappy picture of them making a face or something. Think about how inappropriate, absurd, or ignorant they must have been to behave that way, and how utterly pointless their behavior is.

Then, hold the scrap over the candle and say “Fuck ______”, whatever their name is, and let it burn on the brazier. When its completely out, unceremoniously dump the ashes on the ground or in the trash. Keep doing this every day, or just every time the person gets under your skin, to lessen their impact on you and strengthen yourself mentally against others like them.

Echo - Precious

It’s the duty of a clone to fight and die in battle, but that doesn’t mean you have to like it - especially when Echo, your boyfriend, takes a blaster shot for you and gets hurt. You’re not gonna stand for that.

Wordcount: 1200

Warnings: Injuries (life-threatening), battles, self-esteem issues, dissociation 

Note: Haha whoops this got angsty…. like a lot wow this is ridiculous. Also the scenes are a bit disjointed/time-skippy because I wanted to focus on the important bits.

How did I ever get so lucky? You can’t help wondering as you stare through half-lidded eyes at the sleeping face of the man you love. He looks…peaceful, almost childlike when he sleeps, the faintest edge of light outlining the profile of his nose and cheekbones and jaw. His chest rises and falls evenly with each breath.

This planet you’ve been stationed on is cold, freezing cold. The heat-threads in the walls of the tent aren’t enough to banish the chill - and so you snuggle closer to his side, and let the sound of his steady heartbeat lull you. The battle comes tomorrow. For now, he’s safe and you’re warm and it’s all alright.

It’s in moments like these, strangely - moments where you feel the safest - that you most want to protect him. Over the course of this war you’ve seen so many men with his face die in front of you. It can’t happen to him. It won’t. You won’t let it. Blinking sleepily, you reach up one hand to caress his face. Nothing will hurt you while I’m here, my love, you promise silently. My love, my dear one, my Echo.

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Repulsion (Part Four)

I.M/Reader

Requested by @suiren1:

angst I.M scenario where he used to be a gang leader but left because of you, then his former gang members threaten if you don’t break up with I.M and bring him back, they’ll hurt people close to you (and you), the ending can be up to you

Vibes: numbed pain, mention of gunfire
Word Count: 990

Part One | Part Two | Part Three

Originally posted by wonhontology

About a week or so had passed since your break up with Changkyun. You weren’t counting the days … you were barely resolving your inner turmoils from that day and just somehow managed to continue on with your life (albeit in a very painfully numbed manner).

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