I haven't been posting as normally as of late, and I apologize for that. A lot of stuff has been going on at home, and while I've been here able to post, I haven't felt the drive to do it. I've been going through a bit of emotional and mental turmoil to say the least, but I fully intend to begin posting here regularly again.
I will keep you guys updated on what I'm studying and doing, so thanks for being patient with me.
I figured I would update you guys on what I have been doing with my time recently. One of the more time consuming this has been cleaning and painting animal bones. In the picture to the left, you can see my most recent project. When I got this skull, it was already very clean, but I didn't have to materials to paint it yet.
I painted this skull with oil paints. If I had more money to by supplies, I would have probably done
this in acrylics, but I was just working with what I had. I have a few more bones that I will paint, but I need to get my ideas for them sorted out first.
Aside from that, I have been busy with family life. Being a closet witch, I have been trying extra hard to keep my practices secret. There are not many, if any at all, in my family that would be accepting of my practices. And it has been harder and harder to cover up my little idiosyncrasies.
I have also been making dream catchers! I just recently made the one on the right. It was my first dream catcher. I hope to make more soon, but I have to get more supplies.
I have been very crafty recently. I am thinking that I may make an Etsy store if I get enough things together that I would be willing to sell. Dream catchers, painted bones, and possibly hand made incense, and other things. I don't know. It's just a possibility right now.
Other than that, in my spare time I have been working out. I want to lose about 20 pounds before school starts up again. I haven't felt very good about myself as of late, but I feel better when I'm trying to eat right and live right.
I am also continuously studying Shamanism. The path just seems to fit with me, but I have a lot to learn before I throw myself into the practice. Thankfully, I know a group of people that will be able to help me learn. I have plenty of good resources at my fingertips, so I just have to commit myself to studying.
Well, that's about it. My summer had been nice and busy, and I'm keeping myself even busier.
I haven't been posting much because I have been spending my efforts rebuilding the site. I decided it needed a bit of a new look, so I have been changing things up. It's been more work than I expected actually!
On top of that, I recently factory reset my computer. Thankfully, I have all my photos saved, and will be able to put them all in their respectful place on my computer and on site.
After being in the occult for a while, I have heard a lot about Chakras. I have studied Chakras. I took the time to read about them, learn them, learn their associations.
But then I stopped.
It didn't take me long to realize that the Chakra system wasn't for me. It also didn't take me long to realize that it is very hard to find reliable
Chakra information. Most of the stuff I read was on New Age sites, and most of the stuff I heard had been regurgitated from those same sites. It was like a giant game of telephone was going on with the Chakras.
After a while, I was taught that the Chakras were probably Hindu in origin. In fact, after getting past all the New Age reinventions of Chakras, I realized how different they were. Did I want to become involved in Hinduism so I can properly learn about Chakras? Did I even, at this point, believe in Chakras?
The answer to both of those questions were "no."
I don't mind the concept of Chakras, but I think many people don't really know anything about them. They have been immersed into the occult culture extremely different from how they originally began. And while reconstruction to fit with modern needs is necessary, I don't find what has been done to the Chakras to be tasteful.
Personally, I don't even follow the idea of Chakras anymore. Striving for balance emotionally and spiritually is something I do, but I do not use the Chakras to guide me there.
I have a pretty busy schedule, but I will be trying to post as much as possible. Bear with me, I'm trying to get back on a normal schedule again.
I am going to be gone tomorrow, but I should be home the rest of the week. I'm just not sure what will be needed of me around the house. I do have a post in mind, so I will write that as soon as I have the time.
I am a cluttered mess. When my room gets dirty, it gets really dirty. But I don't like living in a clutter. I actually hate it. To me, my room is an expression of myself and my energy. When my room is cluttered, my energy is cluttered.
In a messy place, the energy gets bogged down. Negativity builds up, and it makes the area very hard to stay in. In an environment like that it is hard to do work, both physically and magically.
Cleaning can be a very relieving and purifying process. If done while actively focusing on getting rid of the negative energy of the area, it will change the atmosphere dramatically. I have found that having my living space clean drastically decreases my stress and anxiety (to things I have a lot of problems with).
So, if you're living in a clutter and dreading cleaning, think of the benefits that will come from a nice clean space.
Rhi is a young adult trying to find her way in the world. She loves nature, art, and various other things. She got into the world of "witchcraft" in 2014 and is eager to muse about her beliefs, ideas, and experiences.