If you need to, set your baby in a safe place and take a step back even if they cry. You can let them cry alone for a few minutes if a moment alone is what you need to ground yourself and keep you and your baby safe. That doesn’t make you a bad mom and some mamas need to hear that. Sometimes you really need to take yourself first for a moment in order to step back into the situation with a calmer more compassionate mind. That. IS. Okay.
Anything else that’s stressing you, dishes, laundry, whatever, let it go. Chores can wait. Your baby won’t need you like this forever, and it will get easier.
Take a step back and inside of yourself and think of three (or hell, go for thirty!) things you are grateful for.
Turn the internet and tumblr off, and tune into your baby. Really try to connect. Phones and internet are distractions and can cause frustrations if your focus is on them instead of fully on your babe. Listen to your babe. There are messages they’re trying to send and they don’t know how other than crying and fussing and screaming.
Breathe, mama. I believe in you. Take deep breaths, take a moment to stretch out your sore muscles, and remember: this too shall pass.
We’ve all been where you are. You will get through this, I promise. I love you.
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I just realized I have a lot of herbal components which might be on the verge of “expiring” soon. I was thinking of possibly using them to make very concentrated tinctures, so I could capture as much of their essence as possible.
The resulting tinctures would be useless for making powders, of…
I make cauldron water out of my expiring herbs. Same idea as the tinctures… But for catching on fire.
Hold the phone … … … Cauldron Water, you say? Catching on fire, you say? Please, do go on *makes grand sweeping gesture*
I have never heard of Cauldron Water before. What is it, and how do you make it? :D
Using a very high proof alcohol, like everclear, you make a strong tincture out of herbs for your purpose, like scrying by fire, banishing, cleansing, cursing, etc. and in a fire proof dish or in a cauldron (hence the name) you set it alight for ritual or spellcraft purposes. It’s really versatile actually. I’ve been using the practice for years now. Just use common sense since, ya know, burny things.
As a child, I always longed for that one book of spells, the great Grimoire of my dreams, that would teach me how to do magic like in the stories I loved so much. Books are kind of a thing for me, and I’ve always gotten magic out of them.
I already have a little experience with this and know a few people’s accounts of it, but want more info so I can give a better accounting of it. I’m looking for input from anyone who has tried this, regardless of whether you succeeded or…
O Light bearer, fallen to earth, Hallowed are your names. This is your kingdom, Though it lies unseen by men. Give us this day your black flame, And burn away our ignorance, As we set your kingdom ablaze! And lead us on the path to fullness, Unto light eternal . For yours is the kingdom, And the power, and the glory, For ever and ever.
"Plutarch translates the name Isis to mean wisdom, and he affirms that many ancient authors believed this goddess to be the daughter of Hermes; others held the opinion that she was the child of Prometheus.
This Egyptian deity under many names appears as the principle of natural fecundity among nearly all the religions of the ancient world. She was known as the goddess with ten thousand appellations and was metamorphosed by Christianity into the Virgin Mary, for Isis, although she gave birth to all living things—chief among them the Sun—still remained a virgin, according to the legendary accounts.
The statues of Isis were decorated with the sun, moon, and stars, and many emblems pertaining to the earth, over which Isis was believed to rule.
According to the ancient philosophers, she personified Universal Nature, the mother of all productions. The deity was generally represented as a partly nude woman, often pregnant, sometimes loosely covered with a garment either of green or black color, or of four different shades intermingled-black, white, yellow, and red.
The figure of Isis is sometimes used to represent the occult and magical arts, such as necromancy, invocation, sorcery, and thaumaturgy.
In one of the myths concerning her, Isis is said to have conjured the invincible God of Eternities, Ra, to tell her his secret and sacred name, which he did.
This name is equivalent to the Lost Word of Masonry. By means of this Word, a magician can demand obedience from the invisible and superior deities.
The priests of Isis became adepts in the use of the unseen forces of Nature. They understood hypnotism, mesmerism, and similar practices long before the modem world dreamed of their existence.