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5 Elements: Creative Visual Exploration through Photography

Cross-posted at Goddessing From the Heart.

For today's #InspirationFanatic post, I snapped a series of photographs based on the five elements--earth, air, fire, water and spirit. I've been lacking any desire to be creative and needed a way to get plugged back into Nature. I felt connected to Goddess through this experience, especially when I found the "spirit" spot. I encourage you to go to a favorite natural setting and do the same! I've included a few prompts for each element in case you need ideas to get started.

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Calling Upon the Animals

When you are feeling aimless, you might want to call upon Beaver to fill you with a sense of purpose.  If you are frightened, invite a courageous animal like Lion to fill you with courage.  Calling on animals for their gifts is a part of understanding the animals of whom you work with.  Remember to always thank them when you are done. 

The following examples of calling upon the animals come from “Shamanism Vol. III: Animal Medicine Powers” by Dolfyn.

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         When we moved to Grafton in 1989, one of the first joys I discovered was the wonderful apple orchard on Creeper Hill. The owners grew many of the old fashioned apple varieties and I went there each fall to purchase the different kinds they sold. Sometimes they would talk to me about their varieties and I enjoyed learning from them. In the spring I looked forward to seeing the orchard of pink apple blossoms that filled the air with their scent.

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In Chief

 Warning: Contains Vulgarities

Abuser-in-Chief

Blowhard-in-Chief

Chump-in-Chief

Dotard-in-Chief

Embarrassment-in-Chief

Flip-flopper-in-Chief

Grabber-in-Chief

Hater-in-Chief

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  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    To Any Yetis Who May Have been Offended by This Post: My profound apologies for my unthinking Yetiphobia. I am currently enrolled
  • Gus diZerega
    Gus diZerega says #
    A good start except for your slur on yetis... :-)
  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    Silicon Valley doesn't own English, and long after Silicon Valley is gone, English will still be here. BtW, "Yahoo-in-Chief" is
  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    I was actually thinking of the Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary meaning. 1 : a member of a race of brutes in Swift's Gulli
  • Greybeard
    Greybeard says #
    So nice to read single digit intelligence on PaganSquare.

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So much has changed since my last post. 

I worked in a position that caused me to get "tunnel vision" and only focus on my work. I worked long hours to obtain goals that the company expected in the hopes that I would be a "good" employee. 

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  • Laurie Novotny
    Laurie Novotny says #
    So to add, October 1 is the official birth of my store Laughing Moon Sidhe

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Rose Quartz is Love in Mineral Form

We all get worn down now and again and, when that happens, we often feel blue or, at least in the doldrums a bit. If you have not other crystal, make sure to have rose uartz qon hand as it infuses you with self-love and brightens “the vibe” anywhere it is. I view self-love is a superpower and the real foundation of all true personal power. Widely known as the stone of unconditional love, the soft pink hunk of love known as rose quartz is said to attract and inspire love in all forms. It’s especially good for promoting self-love and emotional harmony.

It can be a teeny tiny pebble of pink or a big ol rock but you should have it near you, especially when you are feeling low. I say have some around at all time but, then again, I have crystals in every room. Keeping a piece of Rose Quartz out where we can see it, on your desk at work,   on your bedside table or next to the bathtub, can act as a powerful visual reminder to take a little bit of time for yourself.

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Pimping Religion

“Here, I have something for you.”

I don't get angry very often, but a red flame of rage kindles inside of me. My long-time neighbor's new husband is a retired Baptist minister, and I've been expecting something of this sort. I've been down this road far too many times before, and frankly, I resent it.

Evangelism is one of the chief things that I hate about Christianity, not to mention its fellow imperialist (if I weren't such a nice guy, I'd say “pimp”) religions, Islam and (to a lesser degree) Buddhism. Cursed be the proselytizers.

Coming from people who place a high value on civility, I take his “salvation” pamphlet anyway. To think that trees died for this.

“I want you to read this and tell me what you think,” he says, lying. He doesn't care what I think; he just wants an in.

Over the years, I've thought long and hard about a proper response to this sort of behavior. I have no interest in discussing anything with spirit-bullies like this guy, certainly not my inner life. It's wasted breath to talk with someone who isn't listening.

So I'll ignore his bullying, condescending, and manipulative behavior for now. And if he brings it up again, I'll say to him what I always say:

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  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    Whenever the self-righteous are convinced that they've got the One Right Answer for everybody, they're always obnoxious, they're a
  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    I include Communism along with the other pimp religions. Protests to the contrary notwithstanding it doesn't work as a theory of
  • Tyger
    Tyger says #
    My answer is always, "No thank you, I'm not interested." No explanation, because that just gives them an 'in' to argue. If they as

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