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31 Days of Spiritual Journaling

Prompts for spiritual journals, grimoires, books of shadows…  I hope this can provide inspiration!  Please tag me or, tag the post “31 days of spiritual journaling”.  I would love to see them!  

  1. What do you believe?
  2. How did you come to your path?  (your spiritual journey)
  3. Teach/Describe one of your key spiritual practices.  (mindfulness, meditation, grounding, prayer, ritual…….)
  4. Discuss a plant or place that is important to you spiritually.  Why is it meaningful to you?  
  5. Record a recipe relating to a holiday you celebrate.  How do you use this food/drink/mixture?
  6. Delve into your relationship with a deity, or why you don’t honor deities.
  7. Teach/Describe a craft or skill that‘s tied to your spirituality.
  8. Recommend 3 books! 
  9. What do you do when it is hard to continue your spiritual practice or feel connected spiritually?
  10. Discuss offerings.  What does that look like for you?
  11. Engage with the theme of “sacrifice”  What does that mean to you?
  12. Delve into “Afterlife” or “Ancestors”.  How do those ideas play out in your worldview?  In your spiritual practice?
  13. Have you had experiences meeting or working with other pagans/witches?  Elaborate!
  14. Discuss imagery or symbols that are important to you.  What are they?  Why are they important?  How do you use them?
  15. Make a ‘beginners guide’ or ‘field guide’ for an important element of your practice (stones, weather, herbs, gardening, tarot, camping…)
  16. Engage with the theme of “love”  What does that mean to you?  
  17. Take notes on a book, article, video, or guide about something you’d like to do soon.
  18. Did you have experience being pagan/witchy in school?  Advice for kids who grow up in a pagan/witchy home?
  19. What are your core values?  Challenge yourself to list them and explain your choices.  (Need help? get started by looking at formalized lists like Catholicism’s 7 Heavenly Virtues, the Wiccan Rede, The Nine Noble Virtues, the 7 Principles of Unitarian Universalism…)
  20. Create a page just for Gratitude Journaling. Does “gratitude” have a role in your practice?
  21. Record quotes that are deeply meaningful for you.
  22. Has there been a time your beliefs (pagan, pre-pagan, other…) have been deeply challenged?  What was that like?  What did you learn?
  23. Are there any songs you find spiritually meaningful currently?
  24. How would you describe yourself?  Perhaps attempt a self-portrait.  How have your self-views impacted or been changed by your spirituality?
  25. Describe an intensely spiritual experience you’ve had.
  26. Advice to New Pagans/Witches: What is a mistake you made, or a unnecessary challenge you faced, which you wish you’d been able to avoid?
  27. What does the theme of “courage” mean in your path?
  28. What is your dream home, future-self, or vacation?  Can you identify aspects of your spirituality that impact that dream of yours?
  29. Record a dream.  Do you find any meaning or significance in it?
  30. Do you have any experiences with tarot/runes/divination? What are your beliefs around that?  If you enjoy divinatory work, do you have a theory regarding how/why it works?
  31. If someone was to honor you as their ancestor, what would be a meaningful and loving way for them to do that?

Lena Horne with her dresser on the set of Stormy Weather  (Andrew L. Stone, 1943), one of only 2 films in the 1930′s and 40′s in which Horne had a lead role. Otherwise, though under contract to MGM, she was cast in musical short subjects or, when part of a big MGM musical, she was in isolated numbers that could be easily edited out for films shown in the segregated South. 

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Lucky or not, if I was destined to be with you, I won’t let rain or shine tear me a way from you.


pairing: yoongi x reader
words: 4.7k
genre: fluff, small touch of angst
summary: you think its fate that you end up stumbling into his life, even if they were in particularly unfavourable circumstances, but you would like to think that being under the umbrella on rainy days with your crush is a cliche way of falling in love
a/n: okay wot the flying fresh hell this is a month late scenario gift for my bubble tea babe, my partner in crime, my hoe from another home @yoongsigh​ SORRY BAE this is like my 323701737th draft and i hate it but NO WORRIES a jungkook one will be dedicated to you ;) btw patp pt.6 will be coming soon my loves


The first time you saw him was behind the thick veils of rain, an iridescent glow of ivory skin and mysterious coffee eyes underneath a curtain of blonde hair. The blurry rainy scene in front of you was now shifted to the stranger next to you, standing in all his glory with the shelter of a deep midnight blue umbrella hovering above both your heads. The sudden warmth that radiated from him startled you, as you stared at him, baffled and confused but relieved that you were finally not drenching in the heavy rain. A pregnant silent took residence between the two of you, accompanied by the drumming pitter pattering of rain against the umbrella and the distant cacophony of horns whizzing past by the both of you.

But the cold damp soles of your shoe and the chilling slap of wet clothes against your skin didn’t matter. Your gaze and mind was transfixed in front of this stranger. That is all.

It was as if time slowed down, the gloomy thoughts that clouded your mind dissipated and cold stone heart now melted under his piercing warm gaze. It could have been an eternity, it could have been goddamn eons or maybe you were just exaggerating but somehow, this stranger was able to take your breath away within a matter of seconds.

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Meaning of the ML names
  • Marinette Dupain-Cheng: The one who rises to make the bread.
  • Adrien Agreste: The word "agreste" is French for "rustic".
  • Nino Lahiffe: "Lahiffe" means "the descendant of the hero"
  • Alya Césaire: Alya means "scarlet" in Slavonic while Césaire is a French variation of Caesarius, derived from Caesar, believed to mean "hair" or "hairy" in Roman, therefore her name means "scarlet hair" which Alya has. Also, Aimé Césaire is a famous poet from Martinique where Alya is from.
  • Chloé Bourgeois: Chloé means "young green shoot", possibly hinting that Chloé will grow into a better person? Bourgeois relates to the middle-class which discords how Chloé acts as a rich girl who is better than everyone else.
  • Sabrina Raincomprix: Sabrina means "legendary princess" in English, "from the border" in Italian and "from Cyrpus" or "the river Severn" in Latin. "Rien compris", which sounds similar to "Raincomprix", is French for "understands nothing". The surname could also relate to the comic Asterix where there are many puns and wordplays, like in all these names.
  • Mylène Haprèle: Mylène is a contraption of the names "Marie" and "Hélène", meaning "bitter" and "moon" respectively. The meaning of Haprèle is unknown, I assume (I may be incorrect) that it has ties to the English surname "Harper".
  • Alix Kubdel: Alix is a French variation of Alice, meaning "noble" and is also a variation of the name Alex, meaning "defender of man" but I have no idea what Kubdel could mean.
  • Lê Chiến Kim: Kim is a diminutive of Kimball, a Welsh name meaning "warrior chief" and "le chien" is French for "the dog" while "lé chiến" is Vietnamese for "pear war" according to Google Translate. "Chiến" means war and "Kim" means gold, therefore also referring to the golden war
  • Ivan Bruel: Ivan is a Russian variation of the name John, Bruel is a variation of "Breuls" meaning "marshy woodland". Patrick Bruel is a singer and Ivan makes music and sings.
  • Max Kanté: Max means "greatest" and Kanté is possibly related to Kant, meaning "edge" or "corner".
  • Nathaniel Kurtzberg: Nathaniel means "gift from God", Kurtz is German/Jewish surname meaning "short in height" and the suffix -berg is common in Jewish surnames and means "mountain".
  • Rose Lavillant: Rose means "rose" or "flower" but I can't find anything for "Lavillant".
  • Juleka Couffaine: Juleka could be a variation on the name Julia, meaning youth or beauty, "Couffaine" sounds like "coffin", perhaps pointing at Juleka being goth-ish (I don't have a lot of information about Juleka's name).
  • Lila Rossi: "Lila" is an Arabic name meaning "night", "Rossi" is an Italian surname meaning (the plural) of red, "Lila Rossi" = red night.
  • Aurore Beauréal: In French, the Aurora Borealis is called is called "aurores boréales", which is a weather phenomenon, hence Aurore being Stormy Weather.
  • Penny ROLLING & Jagged STONE: (The) Rolling Stone(s). Also Mick Jagger and Jagged.
  • me: *claps at Thomas for all the hidden puns and meanings*
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~A Tale of Midsummer~

Come, gather round and render tales

Of sunlit skies and rugged flames

Of hands outstretched towards the sky

Of crafted wheels and bales of fire

Of beating drums and crowing men

Of lyrics hollered towards the glen

Of ancient stones and weathered walls

A hallowed sunrise praised by all

A time to mark the longest day

An ancient feast, a grand parade

A jig composed of joining hands

A desperate prayer to bless the land

Don crowns of green and ribbons white

Come, sit beneath the pale moonlight

With merriment and love and fire

The solstice honours Earth’s true sire


~ © 2016 Amelia Dashwood, All rights reserved.