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the one thing about moving is after the giddy whirl of it, the Dorothy moment of being on a dizzying tornado that lands you in Technicolor, the expected goodbyes that always feel so sudden, is that there you are staring at the vast wide possibilities, and you are strangely the same. how to use your old tools on new machinery?

how are you? your blog is lovely. do you have any recommendations for spells/charms/herbs/stones that could help feeling like youve lost your personality to the influences of others? feeling like you 'aren't yourself' anymore. i know how i should be, want to be, and used to be but due to my surroundings i am unable to reach that again and its made me very unhappy in my daily life and interactions. i just want to feel like myself again. thank you for listening. please take care.

Asked by Anonymous

pomegranateandivy:

I’m good, thanks. Here’s a spell for you sweet anon. Let me know how it works for you, I love to hear back about my spells :)

Be True to Yourself Spell:

Okay, so this one is going to be a body scrub, because 1.) I love them, and 2.) I strongly connect to the imagery of scrubbing off other influences to be true to yourself for this spell, kind of like scrubbing off a bunch of metaphysical dirt as well as real dirt. :)

It’s super easy to make and can be done with things from your kitchen.

Start with ~1 cup of salt. Go for sea salt if you’ve got it. I like to take rock salt and throw it in my food processor until it’s fine, but not as fine as morton’s salt from the canister. The bigger the pieces, the more it’ll be “scratchy”, the finner they are the more like “polishing” it’ll be. I like the feel of it being a little bit scratchy, but find what you like.

Add a couple tablespoons of lemon juice (ground or shredded ginger works if you’re allergic to lemons, up the oil by two tablespoons if you use ginger instead of lemon)

A handful of crushed mint (fresh chopped or dry ground works)

~1/4 cup oil. I recommend coconut oil because of it’s purification and nurturing properties, but if you have a nut allergy then olive will work fine.

Blend the ingredients together. Salt is for cleansing away the negative influences and energies. Lemon is for purification, so again, getting rid of those outside nasty bits. It also is significant in love, but we’re focusing on self love, and loving who you are. Mint is for healing, to fix any damage from having been untrue to your self, and it’s also good for getting rid of negative energies. We’re really focusing on getting rid of the negativity that comes from all that, and some self-healing and self-love.

Use the scrub at least once a week, up to once a day. When you’re using the scrub, focus on who you are, all the things that make you, you. Think about what you love about yourself. When you rinse the scrub off try to visualize letting go of all the things keep you from being who you are and who you want to be. Imagine them just sliding right off you. Those things can’t effect you, they can’t get into who you are, they’re just things on the surface of your life, and they can come off.

You can store it on your bathroom counter in a jar. Salt can be a little drying on the skin if used too often. If you find that to be the case, either use it less frequently, or be sure to use lotion afterwards.

SELF LOVE it’s okay. scrub yourself, hug yourself, love yourself, be kind to the vessel of your soul.

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Jonathan Guyer on Egypt’s political cartoonists: http://nyr.kr/1hdRO5w

“In Cairo, art has come to be regarded as such a dangerous weapon that, last week, a prominent artist was falsely accused of being a terrorist. The artist, Ganzeer, is one of the few agitators to have rendered Sisi, publishing an inflammatory portrait online.”

Ganzeer, “Who’s Afraid of Art?,” May 15, 2014

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let joy like so many poppies rise around you so that you may dream the life you want to live

happy, smiling to myself while i walk down the sidewalk, thinkin mebbe i look like a mental patient but me and the universe knows this smile is hard won and worth grinnin

Oleg Oprisco

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Scott LicksteinI Know Where I’m Falling, 2014, archival pigment print on 300 gsm, 100% cotton, acid & lignin free paper, approximately 22 x 15.5 inches, Signed and numbered edition of 3

http://scottlickstein.com/news/i-know-where-im-falling.html

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