Here is a picture of J.R.R. Tolkien looking at some flowers in a
greenhouse. Apparently, he was the worst person to take walks with
because he liked to stop and observe every tree he passed very
carefully. We can only assume that he did this because he was waiting
for them all to reveal their true Ent nature and speak to him. Ents do
speak slowly, after all. They were probably between words while he was
It happens to you. You may not be aware. Sometimes, looking at the trees, and the greenery fills you: suddenly you are in tune with the trees. You are no longer the observer and the trees are no longer the observed; you are not separate. Something bridges you; suddenly there is a contact, a connectedness, a link. Your mind stops chattering, you are as silent as the tree. You start feeling. Your heart throbs with a new vitality and a new vibe… and there is bliss. And you are so fulfilled and so contented.
The tree has not given you anything. The tree is very poor in that way. What can a tree give to a human being? It cannot give you money, it cannot give you power. It cannot give anything that you would like to have, but suddenly, just sitting by the side of the tree, leaning against it, feeling it, feeling its shape arising in it, the fragrance that subtly surrounds it; and you were lost, you were ecstatic. You were in tune. By being in tune with the tree, you became in tune with the universe.
The brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea), also called strandwolf, is a species of hyena found in Namibia, Botswana, western and southern Zimbabwe, southern Mozambique and South Africa. It is currently the rarest species of hyena. The brown hyena inhabits desert areas, semi-desert, and open woodland savannahs.
I would like to thank you, personally, for always making me feel like I’m the King of the Pope of the whole world.
You ran through the forest clearing, chasing after your friend, Jughead. You’d just mourned over the demolishment of the Twilight Drive-In, giving a big middle finger to capitalism by spray painting yours and his initials on the building walls. A last testament to your love of the place. When you’d both heard about its demolishment, you were heartbroken. But running through the forest with Jughead, sirens of the Riverdale police in the distance, you began to laugh. What the drive-in created for you two, you would rebuild again. You knew it.
I wanna thank you for making all the love songs mean something again.
You cruised down the country road, Jughead in the passenger seat of your convertible. The warm breeze ruffled your hair, sunset in the distance painting the sky with passionate colors. The radio began to play “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan. Under his breath, in his smooth, tenor voice, Jughead began to sing along. You’d never heard Jughead sing before. You felt a smile grow on your face.
“Go to the ends of the earth for you, to make you feel my love,” Jughead sang the last line of the song with a content smile.
Suddenly, a song that was once blasé and trite to you was a song you wanted to hear over and over again, until the end of time. As long as Jughead was singing it.
I’m not sure if Hanami will become a sage, so I didn’t quite want to draw her in a sage cloak. Then I started to think, knowing Hanami, sage or not, she would come up with her own cloak of sorts.
So here’s just an idea of mine (which is overlapping @pumyteh‘s recent drawing of adult Hanami, hurr). It’s basically a cloak that has 2 flaps. One on the front, one on the back (and the option to zip up or leave open the front while the back is all just one cloth) Completely free of sleeves of any kind. Instead of flames (since I think the flames represent sageness), it’s sakura petals.
Again, in case you aren’t aware, Hanami is named after the Japanese tradition of observing the sakura trees before all the sakura petals fall off. I’m sure you can see the connection between her name and her mom’s.
What do you guys think about the designs? I’d love to see more Hokage Hanami/adult Hanami designs from everyone. Hanami and Shinachiku ended up as such great characters because the whole fandom got together and mashed stuff causing great stuff to be born. If we all come up with our ideas of them as older characters, the better off they’ll be~
I see a lot of people typing Suga as an INTJ. The reasoning usually goes that he’s cold and indifferent in behavior and works hard. This is an oversimplification of the MBTI process, the core of which is the 8 cognitive functions and the order in which they appear.
I disagree with his being an INTJ. The INTJ cognitive function stack is Ni-Te-Fi-Se. When we look at the cognitive functions, it doesn’t fit all that well. This is totally just my observation and he could still be an INTJ or any other type because bruh at the end of the day we don’t know him personally, but I’m still going to explain why I disagree with the INTJ typing because I’ve got some time on my hands.
Getting in touch with your guardians and/or guides
believe most all people have natural guardian and/or guide spirits,
which aid them in life. You may not be aware of your spirits, but
they are almost always with you, sending you subtle messages and
organizing things for you to help life go your way. If you ever feel
that things just always work out for you, or you catch a lot of lucky
breaks, that could be your spirits working on your behalf. On the
other hand if you feel that nothing ever goes your way and life is
out to get you, there could be a problem with the spirits that are
intended to aid you.
people believe everyone has spirits to aid them. I don’t believe
everyone does, because I have met people without them. There also
exists lore that a person can offend their spirits to the point where
the spirits abandon them entirely. From my own experience, when
someone does not have spirits around them, it is for an unusual
magical reason and this can often be remedied by help from a witch,
shaman, or spirit-worker.
you very likely have guides around you right now. Meeting them is
easy and does not require any kind of spirit summoning or
you use a pendulum and/or a spirit board, have those with you.
Otherwise do things the old fashion way and just contact your guides
that ‘visualization’ basically means 'magical imagining’. Your
imagination is a powerful cauldron of magical potential. When you
contact spirits it may easily seem like you are just making them up,
but have faith in yourself and faith in them.
or lie down in a relaxed state. Imagine a large door before you. Note
what color it is and what style it is. Say to yourself, “beyond
this door is the World Tree.”
the door and observe a massive tree standing before you. It’s trunk
is the size of a city block, it’s roots are as tall as houses. Within
the roots of the tree you notice small doorways much like the one you
passed through. Think to yourself that you would like to find a room
where you can meet your benevolent and helpful spirit allies. A
single door will stand out to you. Note it’s color and design, and
walk to it. Open the door and pass through.
will find yourself in a certain location. This will be where your
spirit companions feel most comfortable. This could be a cathedral, a
cozy cottage, a forest, or a sunny field. Many times I open this door
to find blackness, which indicates to me that my guides do not care
where they manifest. Observe this location.
close you will see your guardian or guide. There may be more than one
that appear to you at this time. At first your imagination may become
confused and project several different appearances on to your guide,
but don’t force anything. Relax and see what comes to you. Remember
that your spirits may be in human, animal, plant, insect, mineral,
elemental, or mythical form. Do not expect to see a creature that you
have a spiritual connection with, as these will not necessarily be
your guide spirits. Note what this spirit looks like.
you have met, try talking to it. Think or speak your questions and
wait for something to come to you – words, images, thoughts,
feelings, sounds. A list of questions you can ask is [here].
you are done, exit back through the root door. Walk back to the
original door you came through, exit it, and close and lock it firmly
behind you. Wake yourself up from your trance state with food, water,
and mundane activities.
do not always have to use the world tree visualization to contact
your guides. I simply think the names of my companions and I am
connected to them, able to communicate mentally.