the first seed

THIS is what God Said to Each of The Zodiac Signs!

And it was morning as God stood before his twelve children and into each of them planted the seed of human life. One by one each child stepped forward to receive his appointed gift

To you Aries I give the seed first that you might have the honor of planting it. That for every seed you plant one million more will multiply in your hand. You will not have time to see the seed grow, for everything you plant creates more that must be planted. You will be the first to penetrate the soil of people’s minds with My Idea. But it is not your job to nourish the Idea, nor to question it. Your life is action, and the only action I ascribe to you is to begin making men aware of My Creation. For your good work I give you the virtue of Self-Esteem.

To you Taurus I give the power to build the seed into substance. Your job is a great one requiring patience, for you must finish all that has been started, or the seeds will be wasted to the wind. You are not to question nor change your mind in the middle, nor to depend on others for what I ask you to do. For this I give you the gift of Strength. Use it wisely.

To you Gemini I give the questions without the answers, so that you may bring to all an understanding of what people see around them. You will never know why people speak or listen, but in your quest for the answer you will find my gift of Knowledge.

To you Cancer I ascribe the task of teaching people about emotion. My Idea is for you to cause them laughter and tears so that all they see and think develops fullness from inside. For this I give you the gift of Family that your fullness may multiply.

To you Leo I give the job of displaying my Creation in all its brilliance to the world. But you must be careful of pride and always remember that it is My Creation, not yours. For if you forget this, people will scorn you. There is much joy in the job I give you if you but do it well. For this you are to have the gift of Honor.

To you Virgo I ask for an examination of all that humankind has done with my Creation. You are to scrutinize their ways sharply and remind them of their errors, so that through them my Creation may be perfected. For doing this I give you the gift of Purity of Thought.

To you Libra I give the mission of service, that humans will be mindful of their duties to others. That they may learn cooperation, as well as the ability to reflect on the other side of their actions. I will put you everywhere there is discord, and for your efforts I will give you the gift of Love.

To you Scorpio I give a very difficult task. You will have the ability to know the minds of the other people, but I do not permit you to speak about what you learn. Many times you will be pained by what you see, and in your pain you will turn away from Me and forget that it is not I, but the perversion of My Idea, that is causing your pain. You will see so much of humankind that you will come to know them as animals, and will wrestle so much with the animal instincts in yourself that you will lose your way; but when you finally come back to Me, Scorpio, I have for you the supreme gift of Purpose.

To Sagittarius I ask that you make people laugh, for amidst their misunderstanding of My Idea they become bitter. Through laughter you are to give people hope, and through hope trun their eyes back to Me. You will touch many lives if but for a moment, and you will know the restlessness in every life you touch. To you Sagittarius I give the gift of Infinite Abundance that you may spread wide enough to reach every corner of darkness and bring it Light.

To you Capricorn I ask the toil of your brow, that you might teach people to work. Your task is not an easy one, for you will feel all of humankind’s labors on your shoulders; but the yoke of your burdens contains the Responsibility of your Brothers and Sisters, which I put into your hands.

To you Aquarius give the concept of the future that people might see other possibilities. You will have the pain of loneliness, for I do not allow you to personalize My Love. But for turning people’s eyes to new possibilities I give the gift of Freedom that in your liberty you may continue to serve humankind wherever they need you.

To you Pisces I give the most difficult task of all. I ask you to collect all the world’s sorrows and return them to Me. Your tears are to be ultimately My Tears. The sorrow you will absorb is the effect of people’s misunderstanding of My Idea, but you are to give them compassion that they may try again. For this the most difficult task of all, I give you the greatest gift of all. You will be the only one of my twelve Children to understand Me. This gift of Understanding is for you, Pisces, for when you try to spread it to humankind they will not listen.

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brave like a seed in the dirt
kylux, the ravines au: part 2, rated r

He has a photo on his phone. It’s of Hux in the weak, nascent sunlight, red and gold and pink and filtered through the dappled bridge of the trees over their heads, when they’d been standing by the edge of the marsh, and Ben had bitten a bruise into the underside of his jaw maybe fifteen minutes earlier, when you squinted you could see it, nestled against the fold of his black collar, because Hux had his head tilted in just the right way.

in which these two horrible co-dependent nerds get lucky. ✨

(please heed the tags)

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Healthy sprouts in six days.
March 14th 2017

Bringing healthy food to the table, especially for the growing children, has never been this easy. We soak the seeds the first day for 24 hours. Then every morning and evening we fill the jars with water to do a shake and rinse. So, simply fill the jars, shake and pour the water out. once you’ve shaken the water out of the jars simply lay the jars on their side next to the sink. Keep them close and convenient. In six days you’ll have jars full of clean and organic sprouts for salads and sides. The nutritional value is exponentially higher when the beans open and the taproot grows. This is a great solution for anybody who feels they are too busy to grow their own healthy foods. With simple old-school methods no one has excuses and there is no light required. Moreover, the sweet and crunchy experience usually wins over the children.

From our experience, if you have an active lifestyle and need easily digestible foods that translate into quick and clean energy, this is definitely a route for you guys to explore.

I hope this message finds you guys excited about getting ready for the spring time.

Respectfully,
K

most of the weird old traditions of Whitestone are actually probably to control the leylines/keep shut the weak point between planes, but nobody remembers that anymore. (they’re going to get a crash course soon, though, I bet.) lotta stuff at solstices/equinoxes

  • like two extra hours of crack-of-dawn prayers to Pelor at Winter’s Crest, for sure (not actually exclusive to Whitestone - pretty normal throughout Exandria, considering he’s the sun god and it’s midwinter)
  • DEFINITELY something for the first seeds planted every year, at the Spring Equinox. blessing the fields. also at dawn, probably. (If there’s anything Percy dislikes more than waking up before dawn to go sit in a freezing-cold church for three hours without respite, it’s waking up before dawn to troop down to the fields to muck around in the dirt. But everyone in the family has to do it - actually, everybody in the city probably does it? but obviously the de Rolos go first, one at a time starting with the head of the family (the priest of Pelor hands them the first seed), and after that maybe it’s some significant figures in the city - various priests, for sure - and then it’s a free-for-all, just organized enough to keep the crops still more or less in rows.)
    • (cough fisher kings cough Plant Growth spell cough)
  • BELTANE (this one may not be actually doing much mystically/magically; it’s just fun. jumping over fires, going into the bushes for…hunting berries…(until Cassandra gets married, Percy and Vex will have to open it, being the foremost couple in the city)
  • Midsummer, once the snows are done, is when the ruling Lord or Lady - or a suitable substitute from the family - goes around and opens all the ongoing quarries. Someone carves out the rock that last year got marked with the de Rolo crest and formally passes it over, then the lord/lady uses a very minor version of Stone Shape to carve a new crest onto a new random patch of stone; this particular piece will not be hewn until next Midsummer.
    • if ur ritual doesn’t simultaneously bind god, rulers, and magic stone of the land AND serve as a reminder of feudal status quo and who exactly owns everything around here, u’r not doing as well as u could
    • (Cassandra trying to teach herself the spell based on what she’s heard and the like one year she tagged along with her father for this? my heart hurts. Percy reminds her that de Rolos have, actually, just used carving tools before.)
  • Autumn Equinox is obviously a harvest festival, with the peasantry still working in the fields all day while the aristocracy have the Grey Hunt to find suitable meat, that the whole city shares in a massive feast in the evening. Everyone gives thanks to Pelor and gets very drunk. Possibly also tax day (a different sort of harvest.)
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There’s even a thing called fivewivesweek that will focus entirely on them for the entire next week, and people can either participate or follow if they wanna see some wife-centric content. Why is there never a Slit appreciation week? I’m offended again.

Ohhhh, here’s an idea.

Yuri, being the person he is, gets curious one day and, somehow, hacks into the Professor’s computer system and learns about the existence of other dimensions and dimensional counterparts(though Leo doesn’t have files on the specific counterparts themselves).

So he takes a trip to Standard.


Early season 1 Yuya is feeling down about the whole ‘someone else has Pendulums’ issue and goes for a walk by himself. 

He finds himself cornered by Yuri, who, since arriving, has caught a few of his duels on tv and has become /very/ interested in Yuya. He can tell Yuya is strong, but he’s holding himself back. And no counterpart of his is going to be that weak. ANd that Pendulum Summoning is promising.

They duel and Yuri wins easily enough, because Yuya is distracted and not fully invested in this duel. He doesn’t use Starve Venom though, that dragon is special, and the duel hardly worth bringing him out.

Yuri uses Yuya’s vulnerable state to plant the first seeds of doubt in him. Flashy and fun won’t win you duels, especially when your opponent isn’t taking you seriously. He uses Yuya’s self confidence issues to his advantage. Yuya doesn’t believe him, much, but the seeds have been planted and Yuri is patient.

Yuya can’t understand why this guy who looks like him has such faith in him, why he’s taken such a vested interest in him. And he certainly can’t understand why he vanishes when Yuzu came running to look for him(Yuri was not sent back to Fusion, but teleported across the city much to his immense confusion and annoyance).

They meet a few more times, though Yuya never learns where this new friend of his is from, and his qualification duels means they don’t see each other that often, though Yuri keeps an eye out for him.

The Yuto subplot happens pretty much the same, and Yuya ends up absorbing him.

After the Kachidoki duel he freaks out and runs off, running into Yuri. Now Yuri is positively enthralled with him, the power and ruthlessness he displayed was simply fascinating to him(and DR called out to SV, which excites him though he’s not sure why, even though the idea that all that power was wasted on an Xyz summon is disgusting to him).

But he can tell Yuya’s still holding back, Yuya refuses to embrace that power and darkness. So Yuri takes Yuya’s moment of weakness to pounce.

You tried duelling your way and look what happened, you almost lost. They were laughing at you, not with you. If you want to win you have to show them your real strength, no holding back. After all, isn’t that more entertaining? How can you smile when you’re being beaten while you’re down?

And the worst part is, he’s right. And Yuya hates it. He wants to cling to what he’s been taught, yet it seems like no one ever takes him seriously because of it. And the words stick in his mind.


By this point Yuri could give two shits about what Academia wants anymore, and will duel against them as easily as he would anyone else. In fact he has, several small groups were dispatched to bring him back, he defeated and carded them with ease. Yuya doesn’t know, though. Nor does he know about how Yuri later tracked down Kachidoki, both for shaming the name of Fusion users (’You lost to an Xyz? Pathetic’) and for his treatment of Yuya. it’s the last time Kachidoki’s ever seen.

Bringing back Selena and Yuzu is the least of his concern, in fact he’s unaware of her escape until Obelisk Force starts turning up during the tournament.

Yuya doesn’t see Sora’s initial return with Obelisk Force, or their carding of the Knights of Duels, he was with Yuri at the time, in a different part of the city, trying to decide what to do. Yuri wants him to just try it once, to not hold back, this is a tournament after all, you can’t afford to waste time trying to make your opponent smile.

Yuzu and Selena are captured by Obelisk Force and taken to Academia. Yuya is insistent on rescuing her. So Yuri obliges. Oh he doesn’t care about rescuing Yuzu, no, it’s Yuya he’s interested in. Yuya’s fired up, teeming with rage, and he wants to see what happens when it’s let loose. Yuya never has the duel with his mother, Yuri spiriting him off to Fusion before that.

With Yuya’s power, Yuri supposes he can let it slide that he keeps using Xyz’s(though he doe try to coax him into using the Fusion monsters he does have).

Duel Academia and Leo never knew what hit them.

definitelynotaminion  asked:

Hilariously, I just planted some catnip (and mint!) to start my herb garden. I can't have a kitten because of my apartment, but I can grow it on my balcony to attract everyone else's cats so I can pet them. Profit. The first seed just germinated today! (Turns out if you build a lattice of Popsicle sticks above a wax melter/scentsy, and put a ceramic pot there, you can kickstart germination from the warmth a full four days early). Catnip!

That’s so cool! Catnip is really pretty, and I absolutely approve of the deviousness of your plan to pet cats.  💕

Give God time

Abraham had a definite word from God about his future. He knew what God had promised but he had no indication about when the promise would be fulfilled. The same is often true for us. While we are waiting for our manifestation to come forth-waiting for a breakthrough - we may grow frustrated or impatient. Sitting in the waiting room of life is not always easy!

Once God speaks to us or shows us something we tend to be excited and focus on that revelation. It is as though we are “pregnant” with what God has said. He has planted a seed in us- and then we have to enter a time of preparation before that seed can bear fruit. These seasons of preparation equip us to handle whatever God as promised to give us or do for us.

This process parallels the development and birth of a child. First, a seed is planted in the mothers womb, then a time of preparation ( nine months of waiting) is required and then finally the baby is born. During the nine months, so much happens in the mother and in the child. The seed grows to maturity. While the mother’s body prepares to give birth and the family prepares everything necessary for a new baby in the house.

Just as so much development takes place in the hidden place of the mother’s womb, there is also much activity taking place in the spiritual realm concerning God’s promises in our lives - and we cannot see this, any more than we can watch cells multiply in an unborn baby. The fact that we cannot see or feel any progress does not mean nothing is happening. God does some of His best work in secret; He delights in surprising His children. Whether you know it or not, God is busy bringing good things to pass for you, right this minute! Just give Him time and you will see…

- by Joyce Meyer

What makes Oppa Homeless Style so perfect is the escalation of disbelief. We begin with the waitress giving a twenty to a homeless man, passing on the generosity of her customers. This is unusual, but not inherently implausible , and we may expect some corny but heartwarming conversation to follow.

Then it introduces the Dipshit, an impossible strawman who plants the first seeds of doubt. The reader now stops thinking about this as a narration of true events and begins to wonder how much the heroine has embroidered. A charitable person might suggest that somebody did indeed object to her donation, and she invented only the following argument. As the Dipshit’s statements become ever more exaggerated and absurd, however, we increasingly suspect that even that was the product of a fertile imagination.

Finally, the homeless man begins to dance, and we realize that he never existed, either. The narrator stretches our willingness to believe like silly putty: for some readers, it simply snaps, while for others, it drifts apart gently after dwindling to an almost invisible thread. Oppa Homeless Style is a study of the unreliable narrator and the fine line past which a story becomes too much to swallow. Each reader has a different experience of where that crucial point lies.