FINALLY, the weather for long dress length cardigans, over the knee socks and furry snow boots in UPON US - =͟͟͞͞ ( ꒪౪꒪)ฅ✧
(at least until my apartment gets hot again out of nowhere ughhh)
Love winter because, in part, of all the clothes one can layer on. Summer is pretty boring by contrast — stripping down just to keep from melting into a pool of sweat.
Oh yes I do! I read this great book called Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston (great book and easy to understand I highly recommend) and there is a great step by step guide on how to space clear your space. This is a bit of a process, so if you don’t have time, just get a sage stick and walk into all the rooms with it burning while visualizing all the energy being purified. But if you want more of a ritual this is what I recommend:
Basic Space Clearing Checklist
1. Do not attempt Space Clearing if you feel any fear or apprehension. These techniques are perfectly safe but are designed for personal every day use, not for the purposes of exorcism- leave that to trained professionals.
2. Obtain permission before doing space clearing if not in your own home.
3. Do space cleaning when you feel physically fit and healthy, emotionally centered, and mentally focused.
4. It is best not to do space clearing if you are pregnant, menstruating, or have an open flesh wound.
5. Take the time to think about what you want to have happen in your life. If you share the space with others, it is best to consult them too.
6. For best results, psychically clean and straighten up the space, sweep, mop or vacuum it, and clear out clutter first.
7. Take a full bath or shower, or at least wash your face and hands.
8. Put food and drink away in cupboards or sealed containers.
9. Remove jewelry and other metallic objects from your person. Work barefoot if possible.
10. Work alone unless other people present fully understand what you are doing.
11. Work in silence without background music. Turn off any fans and other nonessential loud or droning machinery.
12. Open a door or window.
13. Locate an appropriate power point and set up your equipment.
14. Roll up your sleeves and sanitize your hands.
1. Take time to attune to the space. Mentally announce yourself and radiate your intentions.
2. Starting at the main entrance, go around the inside perimeter of the space, sensing the energy. Use your hands and all your other senses too.
3. Light candles, burn incense, sprinkle holy water, and offer flowers and prayers to the guardian spirit of the house and the spirits of the earth, air, fire and water. Call in the angels and your own personal guides and helpers (whatever feels appropriate to you).
4. Clap in corners to dispense static energy. Then wash your hands in running water (very important to remember to do this).
5. Purify the space with bells.
6. Shield the space (through visualization).
7. Fill the space with intention, light and love (through visualization).
I hope this helps you, blessed be!
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.