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anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm new to spirit work, and I keep hearing people say you should always "ward" yourself before working with spirits in anyway. How would one go about doing that? I have a bunch of protective crystals and herbs I like to use, but is there something specific I should be doing?

Nothing really “specific” that works for everyone, but having general household protection is always a good idea (example & example), as well as doing something specific for when you are working with spirits themselves, like casting a circle. Its good to use protections when working with spirits (like casting a circle) every time, even when working with “harmless” spirits. There are a ton of different protection spells you can do that are easily found on tumblr (masterposts: here, here, here, you can also search my blog for protection & a bunch of stuff comes up! <3) 

Find what you are comfortable with and one that has ingredients that work well with you and that will be the best protection that you can have for yourself! :)

anonymous asked:

i hate tumblr because making fun of beginner artists is THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO but its okay to make fun of beginning authors, beginner video editors, beginner anything-else-that-isnt-digital-artist-or-traditional-artist

YEAH like i thought the post was funny at first because the subject matter was really out there but after a second i realized you know what? whoever posted that is a real person and theyre not really doing anything wrong 

I love you guys but some of ya’ll are mean for no reason, please chill out. If you’re so invested in what people do here on Tumblr.com that you can’t stop yourself from being anonymously shitty you should probably consider starting a new Netflix show or getting a hobby or something bc you’re hurting our image as radfems as well as hurting yourselves by sinking this low. Srsly stop, if I see you being hateful and I’m following you, I will unfollow you. No questions asked.

idk I just love how we Young People Today use ~improper~ punctuation/grammar in actually really defined ways to express tone without having to explicitly state tone like that’s just really fucking cool, like

no    =    “No,” she said. 

no.    =    "No,” she said sharply.

No    =    “No,” she stated firmly.

No.    =    “No,” she snapped.

NO    =    “No!” she shouted.

noooooo    =    “No,” she moaned.

no~    =    “No,” she said with a drawn-out sing-song.

~no~    =    “No,” she drawled sarcastically.

NOOOOO    =    “No!” she screamed dramatically.

no?!    =    “No,” she said incredulously.

Okay so I see some posts about executive dysfunction that kinda misrepresent what it is, so I wanted to clarify.

Executive dysfunction is not: laziness, lack of motivation, lack of willpower, lack of self-control, bad attitude, an excuse to not do something
Executive dysfunction is: an actual deficiency in the function of the frontal lobe that can be seen and measured in an MRI scanner, associated with neurodivergencies such as autism and ADHD, and mental illnesses

When you can’t do something because of ED, it’s not because you aren’t motivated enough or lack self-control. It’s because your brain literally isn’t running the commands needed to make your body move and do the things you need to. You may be hella motivated and determined to do something and you still won’t be able to because you don’t know where to start or how to proceed to the next step or what to do at all. You may be very hungry, know that you have a frozen pizza in your fridge, yet not be able to do the “fairly simple” steps to cook that pizza because of ED.

Executive dysfunction cannot be helped with more motivation, rewards, hard work or whatever. The part of your brain that is supposed to break the task into steps and guide you through them isn’t working right now, and no amount of rewards or discipline will make it work. The only things you can do is accommodate for the lack of this function: either ask someone near you to guide you through the steps of your task, or have a list of steps prepared beforehand, while your frontal lobe was more merciful. Shouting, crying, blaming, punishing yourself, etc won’t do one bit to help it.

And for people who don’t know what it’s like to have ED and have people around them who do have it, here’s the thing: instructions have to be very precise. I know you never pay attention to this because you don’t have to, but here’s the deal - even the smallest steps have to be akwnoledged. For example you may think that an instruction to make tea looks like this:

1. Fill the kettle with water and boil it.
2. Put a tea bag in your cup.
3. Add sugar if you want
4. Pour hot water into your cup
5. Take the bag out after a minute or two
6. Enjoy your tea

But it has many, many intermediate steps that a typically functioning frontal lobe will figure out, but a person affected by executive dysfunction won’t be able to do. So instead that instruction will look more like this:

1. Open the kettle
2. Open a bottle of water/turn on tap water
3. Fill the kettle with water
4. Turn off the tap water/close the water bottle
5. Close the lid on the kettle
6. Push the button to turn it on

And so on. So that one step in the first instruction is actually six steps in the second instruction. And giving a person with executive dysfunction the first instruction probably won’t help them at all. And btw this is might be the reason that person in your life leaves the lights on or doors open or products out of the fridge all the time - their brain just doesn’t guide them through it.

So, things to remember:
1) Executive dysfunction is a real thing and it’s not the person’s fault
2) It cannot be helped with motivation, self-control, discipline, rewards or punishments
3) It can be helped with careful, thorough instructions prepared by yourself beforehand or by someone else without ED
4) It is very difficult and frustrating for the person experiencing it first and foremost
5) If you have ED, be kind to yourself. Learn ways around it. Rest from time to time. Don’t be afraid or ashamed to ask for help. And be honest to yourself about whether you can or cannot do the thing yourself. Trust me, it will help you in the long run.

You said you could not possibly go on, that this would be the end of you, but still you picked yourself up and went on. You went on and on and got yourself through it all. So tell me, what else can you not do? What else is there that can stop you?
—  Lukas W. // You can do it
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I’m afraid to tell you that I miss you because I know you won’t say it back.
—  💜

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modern dystopian gospel for @ibuzoo‘s Absolution

The memory hit Judah like a knife.
Yeshua’s palm was broad and warm against his throat when he pressed his fingers into the flesh. “What would you do if I’d choked you, Judah?”
A strange constellation of emotions passed through Judah’s body long before panic set in. He remembered his own voice, low like an old record that had been played too often.
“Pray,” he said.
Moan, he meant.