I would like to get back on track with lucid dreaming. I have had a handful of lucid dreams, and I would like them to become a regular occurrence. What has reignited my focus on lucid dreaming is a recent set of dreams in which I am joyously and skillfully ice skating. Tis interesting since I have never ice skated. I felt so free and wonderful gliding gracefully across the ice that now I wish to regularly recreate that experience. I have put together a lucidity plan of three parts.
- Employ the MILD technique by repeatedly thinking “I will know when I am dreaming” before I go to sleep.
- Composing a short list of dream signs to help me become aware when I am dreaming. For example, I often have dreams take place in altered versions of my grandparents’ homes.
- Creating a short list of goal tasks for when lucidity is reached. The primary task is ice skating.
Feel free to try this plan out for yourselves. Blessed be, y’all.
I decided to celebrate Lammas by redecorating my Aine altar a bit.
I finally got the umph to start tidying and resorting my room a bit. This of course involves redecorating my altar. I am not finished with the process, but at least I have made progress. Additionally, I want to start reading my shamanic witchcraft book again. That means it goes on the altar as a reminder. May you lovely folks also be moved by this new moon energy.
I keep a hummingbird feeder on a tree outside of my window. It went empty a couple days ago, and I wasn’t able to get sugar until last night. It got refilled today.
I have seen videos of like 25 hummingbirds sharing a feeder in harmony. This is not my experience. My experience with the ruby throat hummingbirds is that they are quite territorial over the feeder. A male and female pair might occassionally share the feeder, but otherwise they chase eachother away from it. Today this territorial nature of theirs has gone to the extreme. They were chasing eachother so vigorously I heard them “thunk” into my window. Instead of just enjoying the feeder, which has plenty of slots, they were chasing each other around like mad women ready to kill each other. Acting a damn fool. Meanwhile, a butterfly was just peacefully sipping away. I imagine the butterfly was thinking something like “These hummingbirds are f**king crazy.”
Be like the butterfly instead of the crazy hummingbirds.
I had an epiphany this morning. The “sixth sense” is typically thought of as a blanket term to describe a number of psychic senses. There is clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience, psychometry, etc. However, today I realized that the “sixth sense” is really the “antenna sense”. It is when our brain is able to function as an antenna that receives information beyond what we physically sense. That information from beyond is then processed in a way for us to understand, thus sometimes being sent to physical senses. Thus if you “hear” psychic information as if it is actual sound, that is your brain’s way of processing the information picked up by your antenna. All the labels of psychic abilities are really just labels of how your brain processes the information your antenna receives. It’s all the same ability with different manifestations. You can still use labels to explain to others how your psychic information presents itself, but that doesn’t mean that one psychic has a different sense than you. Rather it means that person has a different experience with the same sense.
Did the Universe throw my phone? I will let you decide.
Basically a year ago my phone charger broke. I ordered a new charger. As soon as I tried that charger, the usb port for the charger no longer worked. So I figured out I could use an external battery charger. I got an extra battery and for probably a year have been keeping my phone charged by switching between two batteries. The method works fine for me. However, shortly after I got the charger situation worked out, my phone got its first scratch/crack on the screen. On my birthday a couple months ago, it got it’s second crack. A little piece of the backplate also chipped off around that time. I ordered a replacement plate for it. It didn’t fit right in one corner so I resigned to just continue using the one with the small piece broken off. Then my charger broke. I rigged it to work long enough for me to get a replacement charger in the mail. I used it quite happily for a week or so. Then…yesterday….
My purse I have been carrying is mini backpack. It has a drawstring top and a flap that velcros shut. I secured the purse before heading out to a consignment store. I had the bag on my back, over one shoulder. I was walking happily along the sidewalk in front of the store. Then I heard it. WHAM! I looked behind me and my phone had fallen face down on the pavement. The impact was so strong it actually knocked the backplate off the phone. My screen was shattered. The screen doesn’t even light up anymore. The phone screen is super dead. I can’t even move the files on the phone’s internal memory to the sd card because of that. (Obviously I can’t plug it into my computer either since the phone usb port is damanged.) Hopefully no favorite photos or important notes were on the phone memory. I know I had an interesting dream detailed in a note, but I suppose not much else was that important on it.
For the past year it seems like I either have had shite luck with my phone OR the Universe had been trying to nudge me to get another phone. If the second, I guess the Universe decided to “HULK SMASH!” the phone to make sure I got the message this time. Why the Universe wants me to get a new phone, I do not know for sure.
Of course my fella (who is in another state) is quite anxious over me not having a phone until the new one arrives. (It’s an older model phone that is listed as new in box.) It stresses him not to have instant contact with me (since I don’t intend to sit at the computer all day). He is afraid there will be an emergency and he won’t know/won’t be able to get in touch with me quickly. Although he is concerned about it, it isn’t the biggest deal to me to wait until Friday without a cell phone. I think maybe that was part of what the Universe wanted was to get me to spend less time “attached” to my phone for the time being. Society has forgotten that people existed without the masses having cell phones until the 21st century. We have become so reliant on them that people lose their shit if somebody doesn’t respond to them within an hour of texting or calling. It has become a bit like an electronic leash in that way. You can’t just go about your day without your phone on you or beside you because goodness forbid you be out of reach for half a day. It’s kinda sad and frustrating.
That all being said, I do love having a good cell phone to watch youtube with while I am in bed, text my guy, and have around for quick emergency contact. Of course I also need it to make phone calls. I ordered the phone I wanted at Christmas. It is the upgrade right after the model of phone I have enjoyed since 2012. The phone was like $20 cheaper than it was at Christmas, so that is a plus. Hopefully it arrives in new condition like listed and there are no problems with it. Hopefully the case and screen protectors I ordered work very well with it. I am pretty happy to be getting an upgrade.
Blessed be, y’all.
*Deep Breath* I’ve been working on intutitive development lately. I have found a blessing of like-minded and caring souls in facebook groups. I appreciate the opportunity for intuitive reading practice. I want to try to connect and help people when possible. Even if the help is it just cheers them up for a few minutes cause they find it fascinating I was able to read them well. The problem is people either not paying attention to me telling them I have all the readings I can handle at the moment, or not caring an continuing to ask me for readinds under the same comment.
I am not a professional intutive. My readings are for me to develop my intuition. I appreciate the volunteers when I have asked for them. I also understand that some people are truly desperate for guidance. With that said, I am doing the readings for free. I am doing it to improve my intuition and hopefully make a positive difference in that person’s day. It makes me feel like some people are disregaurding me when I say in a post “The first three people to volunteer will get tarot readings” and then 25 other people comment after there have obviously been 3 people to volunteer already. I edited a post in another group to say I had enough volunteers, as many as I could handle, and still I am getting more volunteers on that post. Do people not read the full post or do they just not care?
I don’t have the energy and focus to sit down and give every interested person on the internet a free reading. It can get overwhelming when people disreguard what I say and just drop me a picture of them with the word “thanks”. So even though I am not a professional tarot reader or intuitive reader, here is the plea I make:
Please be considerate of the readers you want to help you. Chances are they want to help. They really do. But they are people, not psychic computers or fortune cookies. They need time to recharge, balance themselves emotionally, do their mundane activities, spend time with their loved ones, etc. If you see them setting boundaries (such as a reading limit), please respect that. Do you really want a reading from somebody who is exhuasted and scatterbrained? Do you want a reading from somebody who is feeling angry or overwhelmed? I can tell you that such readings are not likely to be very helpful. Imagine if a baker decided that as an act of thanks to his community he would give away a free donut to the first five people that come into his bakery each Wednesday morning. Then imagine there are 15 people in line who were all hoping to get that free donut and all of them asked even after they had already seen those five free donuts being given away. At that point, people are disreguarding the baker and taking excess advantage of him. It’s sort of a similar situtation. Please don’t be one of the people that keeps asking when you know the limit has been met. Seriously. Please.
I wonder if this is how artists feel when people keep asking them to draw them a picture for free. Even for hobby artists, that has got to be frustrating.
Something I saw on tv made me think. It was a preview for an episode of a show next week. A woman had spent a ton of her hard-earned money to open up a salon in Manhatten. Her business was struggling to attract clients so she had to spend even more money to throw a launch party. She gets a call on the day of the lauch party telling her a women’s protest (apparently a massive one) is nearby and has blocked off incoming traffic. You can see the business owner getting overcome with worry that she is going to lose her business because of all the money she spent likely being wasted.
This makes me ponder how much good a protest does if it hurts business owners belonging to the group being protested for. Perhaps protesters should be creative in ways to get their point across without negatively affecting the people they are trying to protest for. It seems like what they are doing is somewhat contradictory if they don’t at least try to make sure they are not hurting business owners. Perhaps business owners should be notified in advance that a protest is planned for that day so that business owners do not throw cash into major events that day or bring in a full staff they have to pay when customers can’t even get to the door.
I feel like courtesy to fellow man is important. If you can’t be courteous, why should people care about what you have to say?