"Eclipses ask you to make friends with the dark – the darkness of the mysterious, unknowable Great Mystery, the darkness of your own deep, yucky feelings now erupting to the surface. This is a time for invoking TRUST and COURAGE. Trusting the cycle of death and rebirth, trusting that there WILL be a rebirth, even if you’re currently stuck in the dark and the dying with no signs of new life. The courage to feel your intense feelings, shed another layer, and let go of what wants to end."
When I was a pup I snuck outta my friends room at night while her big sister watched IT. I hid in the hallway and horrified myself watching. For years after I couldn’t sleep at night. I was sure IT was on a rocket over my room waiting to light me on fire. I lived in phoenix in a small old house with no air conditioning, but even on those scorching summer nights I would sleep fully wrapped in blankets so he wouldn’t see me. Some nights i would cross the border of my half of the room to my sisters half and squeeze into her bed to be safe. That’s my story.
NO BIGGIE :
"Black holes devour anything unlucky enough to drift too close, including other black holes. Scientists recently detected the monstrous black hole at the heart of one galaxy getting consumed by a still larger black hole in another.
The discovery is the first of its kind. Astronomers had witnessed the final stages of the merging of galaxies of equal mass — so-called major mergers — but minor mergers between galaxies and smaller companions had long eluded researchers.
Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, investigators detected two black holes at the center of a galaxy dubbed NGC3393, with one black hole about 30 million times the mass of the sun and the other at least 1 million times the mass of the sun, separated from each other by only about 490 light-years.”
Ordinarily I go to the woods alone, with not a single
friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore
I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds
or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of
praying, as you no doubt have yours.
Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible, I can sit
on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds,
until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost
unhearable sound of the roses singing.
If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love
you very much.
Mary Oliver, “How I Go to the Woods” (via dodsrike)
grocery stores are upping their depression game
a spell for banishing self-doubt
1. Fill your house with flowers.
Every room, every surface, covered in things alive and beautiful.
Take them from peoples yards in the middle of the night if you have to (only a few though).
Especially if you dont have a yard of your own.
2. Have wine with your breakfast if you want, drink it in the shower, drink it all day (replace wine with nettle and peppermint iced tea with damiana tincture in it if you dont partake in the drinking of wine) (make sure to drink plenty of water, too. Hydration is essential.)
3.Go to the woods every chance you get.
Find secret spots and keep them secret.
Listen to the woods coming alive.
Collect things so that at all times there is something drying, steeping, blanching, waiting to be chopped, cleaned, sorted, turned into something you can later use to heal yourself or your loved ones.
4. Remember that in 7 years all of your current cells with have died and been replaced by new ones. Think about this as often as you can.
5. Get a stethoscope. It’s worth it, really. Listen to your heart beating in your chest. You are actually alive and this is your body. (if you dont have hearing, be still, press a body part to your chest as hard as you can, feel it beating in your chest.)
Practice spending time in your body, even when you are hurt.