- member since July 21, 2011
Dont worry Its cool! Awesome!! well when ever I get that chance :DDD haha well she doesnt have time for it anymore. Oh, well they are really cool and you use your brain a lot.
Nice :D Busy can be good haha XD yes i am. My cousin loves the sims. I just have never played it. I was more into Nancy Drew games.
Not much just hanging out in my room and messing around on my laptop, how about you? :D
I am here for good now. Exams are over and done with and summer is here so lets start again!
How are you? Whats up? Got your hols right? What are your plans?
Oh my goodness! THE GUILT is killing me. It is just as I imagined. God, why is it not going away?? PLEASE FORGIVE ME! I WILL NEVER COMMIT SUCH A CRIME AGAIN. My insides are burning and tears of shame are welling up in my already sad eyes. My oh my. God.
:D being dramatic is FUN. YES MA'AM!
Aww thanks!! :) Thanks for understanding. I remember you all right! Oooh ok, great. I like pizzza too. PIZZA IZ AWESOME.
You are mosty welcomy. :D
I haven't forgotten you. AT ALL. (I don't blame you if you have!)
I WILL REPLY. I really will.
God, I sound so weird, acting like you are waiting for my reply like anything.
But of course, sorry for the delay. Wait, sorry is not enough. I will send you, hmm.. chocolates.
*hands Abelink a box of expensive chocolates*
Hope everything is well. :)
Lol, we have 5 cats, plus these 3 kittens in my picture! The kittens are named Faith, Fluffy, and Ruby...our other cats are Dorian (girl), Lil Meep (girl), Shayari (girl), Bells (boy), and Rocky (boy)....I really, really want a dog though!
Haha, the second reaction was my first reaction! First time I tried the ritual, I got soooo freaked out that I couldn't even focus. I turned on EVERY light in my house afterwards. This was a result of watching too many horror films growing up xD For me, it took me 5 tries to be able to focus long enough to see anything, and I've done it a total of 13 times to see if I would see any different past lives. If it would make yu feel better when doing it, find a small lamp and put it in the far corner of the room, away from the mirror, or yu can light more than one candle.
A Book of Shadows can be anything. I used to use a simple notebook until I got the money to buy a leather bound journal. It's very hard to remember to write in it, cos it is like a journal and sometimes I just don't have the time. Also, yes, I have a 'teacher'. Wiccans learn from their High Priestesses. My High Priestess is my grandmother who leads my family's coven.
As for astral projection, I will get back to you on that because I just realized the time, and I have to be somewhere. xD So I don't have the time to fully explain it, but I will later!!
That sounds really interesting! I might want to read that! :)
And, at least, that's what I got from it. The 'spell' i used, you do in front of a mirror. You have to have all the lights off and just a candle lit. You have to focus on your image to the point where you and the room your in blur. You have to try not to blink (which is REALLY hard); and when the reflection of you and where you are blurs, it reshapes to and changes so you can see, instead of you in this life, you in another life. And the reflection of the things in the room your in shift to look like a room you were in alot in that past life. And there is a second part to it, another part of the 'spell' you have to say without breaking concentration on the image in the mirror, and you will be able to hear, in your mind, what your voice sounded like because you hear a conversation between yourself and someone else. this conversation gives you hints as to who or what you are in that life you are seeing.
No, a Book of Shadows isn't like a Christian Bible. It is more like a journal, or a diary. You keep track of spells you use, herbs you learn about, dreams you've had, experiences you've encountered in your Book of Shadows. It is usually a very private thing, very dear and important to a Wiccan. Normally, Wiccans don't like to let others touch their Book of Shadows (though they DO share spells and information they've collected, as Wicca is about learning and better one's self and helpings others to do so as well). They don't let others except those they trust unconditionally touch or read what is in it, because the mixing of energies can have a negative effect on the Book and the information inside. And plus, a lot of things in a Wiccan's Book of Shadows is personal. Like, my Book of Shadows is a organized in sections. I would let my fellow Wiccans read a section on herbs and plants, but I might not let anyone read the section that is basically my 'Dream Journal', where I record the dreams I have and interpret to find messages from the Goddess if there are any.
That's kind of the right idea. Only difference is, when you're astral projecting, you're on the astral plain. You are not in this world; your body is, but your spirit is in another world. Usually, astral projection is used or happens to those who need to learn something. It's like they take a spiritual journey. But it can be very dangerous. The astral plain isn't completely tamed, and anything could be there. A lot of negative and 'evil' energy could try to come back with you. Or, you don't find your way back at all...I experienced astral projection only once, and it was by accident. It was while I was sleeping, and I was able to see myself sleeping through this sort of mist. I got so scared and panicked, and I was thrown back into my body. I was really sore when I woke up cos of the violence of how my spirit came back.
If you receive too much energy while meditating, it can cause a imbalance in your body - usually your chakras. It heightens your senses or comes out in uncontrolled bursts. It can also lead to massive migraines or upset stomach; people react differently, but it tends to be negatively most of the time...Here's a tip my grandmother gave me: if you ever feel like you have too much energy - OR, if you're pulled out of your meditation before you're ready (example: someone shakes you, a door slams and makes you jump, that kind of thing) - lay down on the ground with the palms of your hands pressed against the ground. Close your eyes and will the excess energy into the earth through your hands, and do this until you feel balanced and peaceful. :) It helps, especially when you're first learning how to meditate.
I LOVE Annabel Lee! That's one of my favorites, as well as Raven. Poe is such a great poet, even if his work was usually dark and morbid haha. Regina Spektor does have amazing songs. Her work could be poetry!...When I write, it depends on what I'm doing. If I'm at the computer when an idea strikes me, I type it; If I'm not at the computer, I write with pen and paper (I NEVER use pencils because I feel that the I should not be able to make changes. If the thought came to my head how it did, it obviously came that way for a reason.) :P
I know the feeling; there are so many times when every unanswerable question nags at me, and I get very frustrated with not knowing and being 100% sure in everything I believe. But we have nothing if not faith and belief.
There is actually a 'spell' you can use to see your past lives...It doesn't always work, and it doesn't show you them in order of how you lived them. And it takes a lot of patience, the kind of patience you develop through meditation. I will look through my Book of Shadows for it and let you know what to do(: I did it once and I learned that I was the daughter of an adviser to an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh. It was amazing to see it!
Also, yes, even plants and animals can be reborn. If it is living - meaning, if it can die - then it can be reborn.
When I meditate, my mind tends to focus on one thing before going blank. I've never been transported to a different world - that would be kinda like astral projection - but once my mind goes completely blank, I feel like I'm being pushed and pulled back and forth kinda, spinning around and around. My grandma said it was cos I'm connected to water, water is what grounds me though it grounds me by making me feel ungrounded. the sensations and feelings of spinning are an illusion created to keep me grounded, so that I remember to open my eyes and not let the energy I receive through meditation get too great.
Yes, I posted the poem in Young Writer's Group! it's one of my favorites I've ever written, I'm glad you like it.
My favorite poet is Edgar Allen Poe, by the way
That's possible, but I wasn't taught that. I was taught that you have one soulMATE but you have sou-sisters and soul-brothers, people who are always reborn when you are. You meet them in every life, you're drawn to them. And the only time your soul splits is if you are born as twins. But once both you and your twin die, your soul comes back together. But no one can know how the Goddess works with our rebirths.
And that could explain it! I have dreams all the time of living in Ancient Egypt, or there were a few of being part of a Native American tribe. But, no, you are always human in your lives. We believe that trees are reborn as trees, animals are reborn as animals, humans as humans. We stay within the same species we were originally born into.
Yeah, it took me a year. It was frustrating. But now I can meditate for nearly two hours straight if I have the time and want to; I usually only meditate a half hour though, because I am so busy lately.
The book is called Stars In Our Hearts; it's not out for purchase yet except to, like, bookstores and coffee shops. You definitely can read the poem(: I'll write it here for you...And publishers are tricky. I would start trying lower; go for literary magazines. They are easier to get published in, and if you get published in a few of those, then actual publishers will really consider you.
Here's the poem:
In a dream
I am a dreamer.
I dream of
dreams past dreamt.
I dream of
peace and equality,
and dreams of
dreamers that went.
I dream of no
I dream of no
I dream of no
more racism -
I dream of
And I love the idea of rebirth. We get to relive and relive. Instead of one life to live, we have many. We are allowed to make mistakes because the Goddess will give us chances to not make them again, have a reason to learn from them. Our rebirths make our spirit whole and experienced. How can we in today's time know what it was like to live in caves or tipis, or construct great pyramids or the great wall of china? We can't, but at the same time, we did. We just don't remember it fully; but we sometimes have dreams that are really memories of our past lives. It's confusing but also enlightening to think of and learn of reincarnation.
As for meditating, just practice. Even if you only meditate for a few minutes each day, it is good for you. It will teach you patience and give you the ability to focus on one thing at a certain moment, or many things without being confused and thrown out of balance. For me, it took me almost a year to be able to meditate longer than 10 minutes. It was frustrating because I had so much energy and could not sit still or empty my mind. But I practiced anyways. And I learned how to put my energy into other stuff instead of letting it run rampant through my thoughts and actions.
You will open your affinities. No worries; the Goddess has a reason for everything, even if it takes a long time for it to happen. Just be patient, and keep an open mind. :)
And, double yay! I'm so happy I got published! Thank you for thinking so; I never think my poems are that good. This one poem, though, is one of my best. It is one I am very, very proud of - I was proud of it before I even considered submitting it. It's about dreams of peace and equality; no wars, no racism, no fighting, just peace between everyone. It's an impossible dream (we learn that in Wicca, despite our wishes it would be otherwise), but it's a dream I love to think about and that others wish for, too, in their own ways... I got the book in the mail last week, my poem is on page 98 (I'm not really surprised I actually remember the page number, haha).
Oh, and thank you. :) For thinking I'm pretty!
I AM SO SORRY for not reply to your note. I will reply to it on the weekend! please dont be too mad at me.