Goddess of the Day: May 24

Chicomecoatl - Aztec Goddess of the Earth.  Chicomecoatl is the seven snake maiden, the power behind the fertility of the earth and of humans.  Honored as a Goddess of food and drink, She is a nourishing deity, supplying Her people with abundance and plenty.  She is considered to be the female aspect of corn,  and She is depicted in a red crown and garments, carrying ears of maize. Every September, a young girl representing Chicomecoatl was sacrificed by the Aztec people in order to ensure the Goddess’ blessings.  A triple goddess, Chicomecoatl is depicted as a young girl carrying flowers and fruits, a mother using the sun as protection, and an older woman carrying death in her touch.

(Text from Brandi Auset, The Goddess Guide)

  • Artist: Mark Zug
  • Card Name: Worship
  • Card Number: no 57
  • Card Text: If you control a creature, damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 reduces it to 1 instead.
  • Community Rating: 4 to 4.99
  • Converted Mana Cost: 4
  • Expansion: Urza’s Saga
  • Flavor Text: “Believe in the ideal, not the idol.” —Serra
  • Mana Cost: [3][White]
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Types: Enchantment
Devotional habitat unf*cking

My room is a disaster.  Because I worship in my room, this is a problem; I can barely get to my altar.  It’s hard to worship when the space doesn’t feel sacred, and my practice has been suffering.  

Luckily, people tell me that cleaning is a good devotional activity, so I’m going to be doing 20-minute bursts of devotional habitat unfucking until such time as my room is less of a disaster.  

anonymous asked:

God is a real person and like us at heart. He wants to have normal conversation and not us always just asking for things. he loves to hear his children talk to him period :) Other than giving thanks, what type of conversations can you have with the Lord. what things to talk about with Him? :)

well, first of all, He really isn’t like us “at heart” but we are like Him since we were created in His image, and we should daily strive to be like Him, as He had originally intended. :-)

however, He does crave a relationship with us. He craves to be close, to hear what is on our heart, to hear our needs, and to hear us praise Him.

personally, He is my Father. He is my Best Friend. He is who i can confide in. i share my day with Him, i share everything that is on my heart. often times i’ll go on long drives and i’ll just talk to Him as if He is sitting in the passenger seat. but sometimes i’ll sit in silence and meditate on Him. really listen closely to what He may have put on my heart, or what He is trying to teach me. I will sit on my bed with my Bible, tell God that i am going to randomly open my Bible, and for wherever i turn, for it to speak to me. doing that is very refreshing, i can see how Christ can move my heart and direct my thoughts.

honestly, you can talk to Him about anything. He is your greatest Friend. He wants praise + He wants to know our needs, but at the same time, He just wants us to talk to him and rest in Him and let Him know about our lives. 

He is always there ready to listen, and at the same time, He is always there ready to speak to us. we just have to pause and let Him in. 

i hope this helps!

The Ancient Practice of Tengriism, Shamanism and Ancient Worship of the Sky Gods

A Bronze Age belief system has been passed down generation after generation, worshiping Tengi and celebrating the power of nature and the eternal blue sky. Tengriism focuses on living in harmony with the natural universe. Founded and most widely practiced during ancient times, there are groups that still practice Tengriism to this day.

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