Article 13 will stop people sharing anything to do with fandom. Fanart, fanfiction, and potentially just talking about your favourite characters will be blocked. If you live in Europe, this is the future you face. If not, then art that you admire from those in the EU will be gone. People will be forced to shut down accounts. Businesses will be stopped. This is incredibly dangerous. Please vote against this!
I have found that as I have grown older I have become more of a geek than I was in high school, and that’s saying something. I say the term geek with much fondness as I have no problem with being known as such. In my first year of college a girl I hardly spoke to in my class told me I was weird. I said thank you, smiled at her happily and trotted out the door, giggling at her astounded expression as she gaped like a fish. I’ve always been a little different and when looking at all the labels that modern society has I’ve never truly fit in with one definition. That’s fine for me as why would I really was to be a carbon copy of other females? I’m now in my twenties and still watch Winx Club which was my first fandom along with Downtown Abbey. I fangirl hard and incorporate the things I love the most into my Spiritual Life. As we enter September we begin to look inside ourselves as the Earth goes into hibernate mode. (Seriously, have you ever read a good book or watched an amazing film that doesn’t make you question your existence?)
The one thing I desperately wanted to be when I grew up was someone like Glynda off RWBY. That woman has her s**t pulled together and literally makes me want to be her and date her at the same time. Now that I’m out of school and looking around the big wide world I’m bombarded with what I should want out of life. Tons of money, a well paid job and some guy who is stereotypical gorgeous and clearly doesn’t exist….. Unless your Harry Styles, then your kindness is amazingly more attractive than your amazingly good looks. All I really want from life is to be happy, and yeah, sure, money helps but it’s not the end of the world.
All I want is to be happy, or as happy as I can be….. Maybe a little more patient to. Which is something I’m totally trying to work on. Being a geek and doing things like rewatching an anime for the tenth time or re-reading that book I have loved since forever makes me happy. As does finding new things to watch and read, and trying to veiw things from different angles. Like how would Luna Lovegood view my life right now? Or if I was Albus Dumbledoor (female, with a lot less beard) what would I be like? My mind goes into overdrive mode and I can barely wrap my head around it all. It’s so much fun. The things though that society wants you to have dreams and goals that make those at the top of society generally more famous and rich. Which we do, but I want to look at who I have been and see how far I have come and then reevaluate my goals. I have always wanted cat ears and a tail, I can’t have them, unless it’s Halloween, but I can be a little more graceful. (On a good day I’m lucky if I don’t fall over more than five times). I won’t deny a part of myself because it’s socially unacceptable. ‘Cause I simply don’t care.
So I challenge you this Autumn to look within and realise your dreams that you dream and be yourself. No one can be as good as you as you are!
Do some spider diagrams, write it out or look around your room and home and let that be your inspiration. Let what you love drive your life.
Brightest Of Blessings!
I love to read. It’s not a secret and anyone that has known me since my teenage days will certainly think of me and equate me to a bookaholic. Now, I love books that kind of have a happy spin, or positive and hopefully sarcastic characters. One book that I read and have fallen in love with is called extraordinary means and it’s by Robyn Schneider. It’s a brilliant book and has really challenged the way I viewed the world. It follows a boy called Lane who is sent off to a boarding school for sick kids called Latham house. He’s kind of a geek, into schoolwork and life revolves about getting into college. That really reminded me of myself when I was younger. The amazing thing is that he looses the ability to do school work because he’s so sick and that’s okay to him in the end as he is able to reinvent himself and make friends and a little more with a certain girl.
I found myself really enjoying the depth to the characters, them taking advantage of the fact that they are sick to get up to as much trouble as they can and just be young, yet at the same time they kind of hate that they can get away with so much.
It reminded me allot of John Green’s books-especially the fault in the stars-and what it would be like if they were crossed over with Harry Potter with less magic. It’s really heart warming and makes you realise what matters most in life, and that’s not just good grades, but also about making connections. I think I’ll need to re-read it when I’m due to hand in Uni work to remind myself that’s it’s okay to breathe and have time to myself. There’s a couple of twists in it that just made me not want to put it down and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It’s well researched and just makes you think of summers and all the positive non stress fun we can have in life if we maybe change our perspective in life just a little.
I extraordinary means 5/5 for it’s beauty, it’s charm, it’s passion and the ability to leave you flailing.
This blog post is probably going to be pretty small but I wanted to talk to you all about the Magick of affirmations. An affirmation allows you to rewire your brain in a way, and that can make some of the most powerful Magick. You can use affirmations to change any thought patterns you wish, even if that includes becoming more fit or tweaking your personality. For example, I want to work on having more patience. I am normally pretty patient, but I have found myself struggling with this since issues like anxiety and depression have taken hold.
Sometimes it’s also nice to do something kind of mindless, let it sink into your subconscious. Or maybe that’s just my tired state of mind ^.^
In any case they can certainly help bring about a more positive outlook by simply writing them out or saying them aloud to yourself a few times a day. And if you can make your world a little brighter, isn’t that Magick enough?
Happy Lammas everyone!
It’s almost Halloween and Autumn and I get so excited at this time of year. I am not a summer type of girl as it’s far too warm and sticky for my liking. Autumn and Winter suit me much more. However at this time of year and a bit later when Halloween really takes hold there is much talk of witches. They are often portrayed negatively in media, and this has often been the case through the past. However I would like everyone to grab a piece of paper and pen (or a notes app) whether Pagan or Christian these questions are hopefully something to get you thinking.
- Do you believe God would create human beings just to see them die? Simply over then name they choose to call God?
- Do you honestly condone Hell? For Religious beliefs or worse? Eternal torture, really?
There you go. Two simple questions which will probably give you loads of thoughts. Maybe some that are opposing. I always think they are the most fun kind of thoughts ’cause you have to grow and learn loads more.
The second half of this post I would like to share some beliefs with you all. These are in no way shape of form what every Pagan believes, they are simply my ‘ideas’ about Spirituality.
-I believe in a Lord and Lady. I like these terms even though when I first started on the Wiccan path I hated them. I felt that they were so unpersonal, and that I had no idea who I was talking to. I feel most comfortable talking to the Divine as Mother Mary and Jesus but I do recognise any name and face of the Divine as basically a part of the whole (or the same being if that’s easier for you to understand), even though I don’t necessarily feel particularly comfortable with those names or faces. (Which is fine) I also feel a connection with the name Ye-Ho-Wah.
-I believe in a Heaven like place. No Hell though. I fully acknowledge that I may be wrong, but I choose to believe against such a horrible place.
-I believe in other dimensions. Filled with beings we may be familiar or unfamiliar with.
-I believe in harming none and tack this onto the end of my spells.
-I honour Nature and see that it is just as important as humans are. Every tree is made by God, just as every human is.
-I have many beliefs and none at all as they always grow and change. Ideas, I think, is often best as people are often very touchy with their Religious beliefs growing and changing.
I have way more than that, probably more than I could easily sum up here I less than ten minutes (and I assume you don’t want to be reading for hours on end). Anyway I hope this helps, or maybe jogs you into deeper thinking pf what personal beliefs you have. Please feel free to share them in the comments below. I hope you all have a Blessed First Harvest and whatever your beliefs enjoy the summer! (Or if like me, just hold on, colder weather should hopefully not be too far off 😀 )
I was reading a blog on headcovering in the Christian Church and I really enjoyed it. I like reading about headcovering as it is something that I am inclined to do. I enjoy placing a scarf over my head and talking to God/dess/Divine. It’s something I feel is right for me and I always feel a stronger connection that way. Anyway I like to read other views on the subject and this is going to be a bit of a babble but the good part comes after the Bible verse I think 🙂
I cover my head out of respect, I am unsure of what respect it is (if that even makes sense), I have not been given intel on that yet. I just know that I feel much better and communicate better with God with my scarf on. I am a Pagan but that does not mean that I don’t see the Christian God as my God. I do, very much so, as I have been brought up with him since I was a child. I realised that it isn’t so much the name of the path you choose but that you have faith in God. That’s just my point of view. One of my favourite passages is this: (There is a note found in a Catholic Bible at the end of the verse so if you are familiar feel free to skim read the verse if you wish).
1. When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in Judea, during the days of King Herod, wise men from the East arrived in Jerusalem. 2. They asked, “Where is the newborn King of the Jews? We saw the rising of his star in the East and have come to honor him.”
3. When Herod heard this he was greatly disturbed, and with him all Jerusalem. 4. He immediately called a meeting of all high-ranking priests and teachers of the law, and asked them where the Messiah was to be born.
5. “In the town of Bethlehem in Judea,” they told him, “for this is what the prophet wrote: 6. And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, you are by no means the least among the clans of Judah, for from you will come a leader, one who is to shepherd my people Israel.”
7. Then Herod secretly called the wise men and asked them the precise time the star appeared. 8. He sent them to Bethlehem with these instructions, “Go and get accurate information about the child. As soon as you have found him, report to me, so that I, too, may go and honor him.”
9. After the meeting with the King, they set out. The star that they had seen in the East went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. 10. The wise men were over joyed on seeing the star again. 11. They went into the house, and when they saw the child with Mary his mother, they knelt and worshipped him. They opened their bags and offered him their gifts of gold, incense and myrrh. 12. In a dream they were warned not to go back to Herod, so they returned to their home country by another way.
The note found at the bottom of this passage is probably my most favourite. It brings so much joy to me.
The wise men could have been respected priests and seers of Zoroastrian religion. Here they stand for all the non-biblical religions. While the Jewish priests, chiefs of the people of God, do not receive notice of the birth of Jesus, God communicates the news to some of his friends in the Pagan world. This lesson is good for all times: Jesus is the Savior of all people, and not only of those that belong to the Church.
I use the Christian Community Bible and it is the 2013 Revised Edition (pink and green if that helps) and I don’t know, there are many Pagans who love Jesus, despite how they view Him because they have known Him and that kind of relationship does not just end. I still talk to Jesus daily and would be lost without that connection. I am thankful for His presence in my life and would like to make friends with people of all Faiths because we all have one thing in common:
We are all human!
If you would like to check out the blog post I was reading the link is here: I hope you guys all have a great evening and please feel free to leave comments down below on anything! Thank you so much,
It’s One Directions anniversary and as a Directioner that brings up a whole bucket full of emotions. Happiness, sadness and just generally being proud. I am proud to say that I am part of a fandom that supports five boys who are living their dream. I love voting for them and when we win awards it feels amazing. The boys have often told us that it’s a partnership, and I suppose they’re right, we have a fandom that is so strong that even when the band is on a hiatus we are still able to trend multiple things each day. Being a fangirl about anything is more often than not a lifestyle, and being a Directioner is no different. They support and accept everyone no matter who they are. I know of and am on the fringe of other fandom’s that do this and I genuinely believe that fandom’s allow us to bring out the best of us. We offer support and help each other, and we make new friends. Being a Directioner allows me to instantly connect and understand people. It’s an amazing experience. I also know that I still have four boys that think about us and cheer us on, and one who has been adopted into another one that does the same. So from me to you, thank you One Direction. Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Zayne Malik. Thank you for all the joy you have brought, the excitement, and the support. Thank you for being there for us. I am beyond grateful. Love you guys 🙂