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Wolves fighting for dominance as a “thing” came from observation of captive packs.  Observation of genuinely wild packs has revealed that it is not, in fact, a “thing.”

Y’hear that, ya dumbass modern werewolf writers?

hear that, self-styled “alpha males”?

They weren’t even captive packs, they were a bunch of unrelated wolves shoved together in too-small a space.

madmaudlingoes:

jethroq:

pterobat:

naamahdarling:

did-you-kno:

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Wolves fighting for dominance as a “thing” came from observation of captive packs.  Observation of genuinely wild packs has revealed that it is not, in fact, a “thing.”

Y’hear that, ya dumbass modern werewolf writers?

hear that, self-styled “alpha males”?

They weren’t even captive packs, they were a bunch of unrelated wolves shoved together in too-small a space.

Energy of the Day

The decision to open up with our families today about those things we don’t usually discuss brings the start of a new cycle of fortune. It’s time to throw it all out there and really get to the root of how our homes function, to restore balance where things have shifted off-kilter. Our feelings threaten to take over at times, but engaging in established rituals gives us an opportunity to take a step back, think about what’s going on, and address it in a smart, stable way.

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The word lazy has an unpleasant connotation, doesn’t it? Because it’s humans measuring themselves against other humans based upon a flawed premise, and the flawed premise is: the more you DO, the more you’re WORTH. And that is the most flawed of all flawed premises.
Abraham-Hicks (via in-a-wonderland-they-lie)

Energy of the Day

Courage and determination are required to stand up for what we deserve today, but taking the initiative to do so can teach us a great deal about ourselves if we’ll learn. Engaging our strengths in pleasurably creative ways leaves us feeling like teenagers, which is fine as long as we don’t take it to the extreme of feeling entitled and taking what we want without respect to those who earned it. Willpower takes us far under this energy when we’ve got the facts to back up our perspective.

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What kind of oils and herbs can I use to sooth anxiety
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angealrising:

spiritscraft:

payperkuts:

spiritscraft:

serenityeryx:

spiritscraft:

the-darkest-of-lights:

A list of herbs and oils that can help anxiety.

Bergamot
Chamomile
Columbine
Garlic
Geranium
Jasmine
Lavender
Lemon balm
Monkshood
Passionflower
Pennyroyal
Peony
Primrose
Valerian
Vervain
Frankincense
Wormwood

Monkshood is incredibly toxic.It is known as the king of poisons. Pennyroyal is an abortificant. That’s just what jumps out at me.

Wormwood is also toxic in high doses and can cause convulsions and kidney failure.

Really the only ones I would ever feel comfortable recommending to anyone would be lavender and chamomile because they are so mild. Lavender and chamomile are both used in herbal teas for general consumption. Chamomile can cause uterine contractions so pregnant people shouldn’t use it.

In high doses is key. Wormwood in low doses is not a problem and its a fine seasoning for brewers and is not toxic to the touch like monkshood is. Absinthe with controlled levels of wormwood is legal now in the US and Britain for example. And chips of wormwood are sold at the local brew store for seasoning beer.

Do you know how much is too much for wormwood? I’ve been making my own oils but using recipes i’ve found online. I’d hate to poison my self or some person if i gave them some. (I only knew about Pennyroyal!)

If someone is an epileptic, pregnant, or has lots of allergies they should avoid wormwood entirely. Wormwood has thujone in it, which can build up in your system if you say drink wormwood tea all the time or drink absinthe all day long. Here is the medical information on Wormwood: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-729-WORMWOOD.aspx?activeIngredientId=729&activeIngredientName=WORMWOOD

Also there is a distinct difference between homemade infused oils and essential oils. Essential oil of wormwood would have an extremely high concentration of thujone in it, where as an infused oil would be less because much less plant matter is used in the making of an infusion than of distillation. While an essential oil might have used a couple ounces of wormwood in a couple cups of oil and people tend to use small amounts like tiny spoonfuls externally at a time. Thats very different from 15 plus cups of wormwood oil distilled into half an ounce of oil! A tea made with a teaspoon of wormwood herb and a cup of water is also way different than the said essential oil. Also any herb added to alcohol is going to have stronger effects—absinthe was traditionally in everclear… super strong alcohol. Its unclear if the romantics who sat and drank that shit all day died from the alcohol poisoning, the thujone or just both combined.

So my thoughts are, If you are going use wormwood in small doses, more as a seasoning in an oil or drink that you use once in awhile, if you have no contradictions to it (epilepsy, bad allergies, pregnancy). Use the regular methods for testing tolerance and allergies, a bit on your skin, only having a little drink. Etc. And then don’t drink it all day every day as it can build up. Save it for special occasions.

I was wondering why I can’t find Absinthe anywhere, now I know ;_;

If you can’t find absinthe, you can make your own milder version by infusing wormwood, fennel, and anise into vodka. Then you drink it with sugar cubes and water usually. Its one of those things were you would want to just use a little bit of the wormwood, just like with the tea—a teaspoon infused in a cup. And only drink it occasionally.

Energy of the Day

Dreams are brought to fruition here by engaging in physical activities with our significant others, but we must be careful that we’re making our choices for good reasons or those same dreams run a strong risk of dying. Exploring the beliefs of our ancestors to find the parts that draw us on a fundamental level lights the way through a shifting, illusory landscape toward the fulfillment of material wishes we carry for our friends. Friction and agitation arise during this exploration of where we come from, which communication with our partners and others who live in our homes help to alleviate.

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mostlydogsmostly:

In Poland, a photographer found a group of cats and dogs hanging out together in the leaves.  Apparently, no one told them that dogs and cats are enemies.:)

(Photographed by Joseph Szalapski)

THEY MATCH HOW CUTE IS THAT THEY MATCH!

Energy of the Day

A relationship is on trial here and a choice will be made, though much to our regret we can’t please everyone; we can figure out who does find us pleasing and focus on delivering what it is they’ve come to count on from us. Communication that doesn’t feel comfortable in the hands, arms, and shoulders and thoughts that cause discomfort in the lungs are coming from a place that’s destructive for us, and we have to decide if it’s a tear-down we want to go about at this time in this way (which it may be). The love and wisdom of our inner children guide us now toward balance in all areas of life and the need to start over.

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Energy of the Day

Working on bettering ourselves has resulted in an increased sense of productivity and contribution supported by heightened self-awareness. Our intestines are regenerated through processes of purification, our nervous systems respond favorably to loving, idealistic conversation, and our careers benefit from bringing to the table both new ideas and those that we’ve reworked sufficiently to give them new life. A close examination of whether and how we communicate about the things to which we’re devoted allows us to connect where we haven’t successfully before.

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Artifacts I - by Melissa J. Armstrong
Today I’m going to subject you to a blurry photo of a poorly framed piece that I entered in the recent call to artist from PSU’s Littman gallery. It wasn’t accepted, and part of my was happy because I really didn’t like my frame, but part of me was also irritated, because I think they could have worded their statement about what they wanted better, so I wouldn’t have to rush around to get this ready and then be mildly agitated because I then waffled over whether to submit this one or a different piece.
This piece was created in class for an abstract assignment. It’s acrylic and walnut in on watercolor paper. It’s also a monochrome of red-orange [see previous post about tints, shade and tones] I thought it came out rather well and quite complete - unlike many things I do in art class these days. I’m not putting my art down, but I am acknowledging that I’ve started being very ambitious about what I can complete in the given amount of time. I need more failures in my art so I can grow as an artist.
I hope to have a better picture [and frame] sometime soon.
[mja]

artnthefastlane:

Artifacts I - by Melissa J. Armstrong

Today I’m going to subject you to a blurry photo of a poorly framed piece that I entered in the recent call to artist from PSU’s Littman gallery. It wasn’t accepted, and part of my was happy because I really didn’t like my frame, but part of me was also irritated, because I think they could have worded their statement about what they wanted better, so I wouldn’t have to rush around to get this ready and then be mildly agitated because I then waffled over whether to submit this one or a different piece.

This piece was created in class for an abstract assignment. It’s acrylic and walnut in on watercolor paper. It’s also a monochrome of red-orange [see previous post about tints, shade and tones] I thought it came out rather well and quite complete - unlike many things I do in art class these days. I’m not putting my art down, but I am acknowledging that I’ve started being very ambitious about what I can complete in the given amount of time. I need more failures in my art so I can grow as an artist.

I hope to have a better picture [and frame] sometime soon.

[mja]

Energy of the Day

Today’s all about blending philosophy and concrete science around ideals in health, and finding areas where apparent conflicts can be brought into cooperation. Intellectual knowledge of the physical ways in which our manner of dealing with others affects us contributes to our emotional stability, as does our ability to see the bigger picture here. Success arises from devotion to service within our immediate surroundings.

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Energy of the Day

Today not only do we recognize clearly the wisdom of our partners, but we’re able to express that recognition in ways they can appreciate if we take a moment to see from their perspective. If we don’t, we can expect friction and opposition where it matters most, which stand a good chance of leading to the death of a lucrative deal to which we’re strongly emotionally attached at the moment. We’ll be well-served by seeking out hidden pockets of specialized expert knowledge that apply to our personal issue du jour.

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Energy of the Week

Things come and they go; holding on at this point in our emotional cycle will stand in the way of receiving what’s coming as we move forward, with adverse effects on our families. We’ll understand later that we weren’t seeing the whole picture and how our dreams and desires can sometimes cloud our judgment, so for now we just have to move forward with both caution and confidence, trusting our intuition but watching our feet. Submission to our own beliefs allows us to be guided by our sixth/common sense, or our higher power, or our intuition or our universe or whatever it is we believe in when our way is necessarily obscured; though some dreams may die here faith allows us to await the birth of new improved ones with grace and patience.

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(Source: witchcraft-y)

Energy of the Day

We’d do well not to take it personally today, especially at home, nor react out of habit based in past patterns; the reasons for and way in which we choose to address this circumstance (whatever it may be that threatens to throw us off our game) have the potential to change our course entirely. Impartiality, reason, and the active use of intelligence serve to bolster our partnerships under this energy, and the lower back, buttocks, and kidneys are more vulnerable than usual to improperly performed physical labor. Justice is served by dealing with issues in our wider world as we would those same issues within our own families.

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