I can’t find my usual art supplies- a mechanical pencil and eraser.
At first I was angry, and tempted to use it as an excuse not to work. But I’m not going to let myself do that. There are so many other things I can do: go straight to paint or coloured pencil, or perhaps collage. I am going to make some mistakes. It’s going to be fun.
- Pay attention to the phases of the moon. Know what’s happening in the skies, and notice how (or if) it affects the way you feel.
- Recognize that you don’t know everything there is to know. Continue learning and growing, and be willing to accept that sometimes new knowledge will come from unexpected sources. Don’t assume that you’re always right, just because you’ve always done or thought something.
- Show respect for nature — do things on a daily basis that are good for the planet. Recycle, compost, cut back on excess energy consumption.
- Get in touch with the earth. Plant a garden, study the changes of the seasons. Realize how good it feels to grow your own herbs and vegetables.
- Be empowered. Know that you have control over many of the things that happen to you. If someone or something makes you miserable, make the changes that are necessary to bring yourself happiness.
- Understand that just as you have control over your life, you are also responsible for your actions. Take ownership of everything you do — even if that includes admitting you’re wrong sometimes.
- Find a way to honor the Divine in your daily life, rather than just at monthly Esbats. Even if you just start your day with a morning “thank you” to your gods or to the universe itself, it’s not a bad thing to acknowledge the gifts that we have in our lives.
- Behave in a way that is honorable — if you make a promise, keep it. If someone needs help and you can provide it, offer it.
- When you do something, think about how you can use it in a magical application. For example, when you’re baking cookies, consider what sort of magical working you can incorporate into the recipe.
- Consider the impact that your words and actions have on not only the environment, but also on other people and on yourself.
— Lana Del Rey (via vogueweekend)