perceptualdifferences
perceptualdifferences:

This is important.  I know the handler who was denied access, and the general public’s reaction to the news stories reporting on the incident- which she agreed to participate in to raise awareness, not because she wants to get anything out of it- have been awful.  Anything we can do to raise awareness AND show her that she did right and has support is important.  
~Morning Star

Please go today!!!

perceptualdifferences:

This is important.  I know the handler who was denied access, and the general public’s reaction to the news stories reporting on the incident- which she agreed to participate in to raise awareness, not because she wants to get anything out of it- have been awful.  Anything we can do to raise awareness AND show her that she did right and has support is important.  

~Morning Star

Please go today!!!

This is important.  I know the handler who was denied access, and the general public’s reaction to the news stories reporting on the incident- which she agreed to participate in to raise awareness, not because she wants to get anything out of it- have been awful.  Anything we can do to raise awareness AND show her that she did right and has support is important.  
~Morning Star

This is important.  I know the handler who was denied access, and the general public’s reaction to the news stories reporting on the incident- which she agreed to participate in to raise awareness, not because she wants to get anything out of it- have been awful.  Anything we can do to raise awareness AND show her that she did right and has support is important.  

~Morning Star

nerdy-sapphic-witch
punchbuggydragon:

lunar-lavender:

lunar-lavender:

Alright, my chronically ill witchy friends, I have something nice to bestow upon you today!
The Extra Spoon Spell
If you’re not familiar with The Spoon Theory, this is not going to make a lick of sense, so if that’s the case, go read it.
Now, because my idea of ritual is a wibbly-wobbly magicky-wagicky ball of stuff and not a Proper Ritual™, the list of required things is really up to you, but if you do best with solid rules, here is what I used:
A spoon (I lied, this is the only non-optional part, you’re really going to want a spoon for this). I got a cute one at Cost Plus for like, twobux, with a little curly black handle, and it’s all stainless steel, and just has a great feel in the hand. Get something that you will enjoy handling, as this is a pretty tactile spell and to activate it later you’ll again be playing with your spoon and so you want it to make you happy.
Some symbols that represent strength — I first got into magic through crystals so here I used some of my stones. Hematite, sodalite, a labradorite Fox gave me, a red sedimentary thing L brought me from Arizona, red tiger’s eye, a tektite I dedicated to Lilith, and a bloodstone. Use what works for me, or if you don’t use stones, you can sub anything here: herbs, tarot cards, runes, pictures of things that make you happy, any symbols that work for you. My friends are a great source of strength to me so I definitely wanted to include things that they brought me to help me. You can even use your own pill bottles if that’s what makes sense to you.
I’ve been working with runes a bit so I have an Uruz pendant in there too.
A candle representing the element that helps you the most. With fibromyalgia, heat is one of the most beneficial non-medicinal things you can apply to your pain, so I used my red tealight holder to represent fire. (You can use incense for air, a cup of water for water, a bit of salt or soil for earth, a figurine of Twilight Sparkle to represent magic, whatever jives with your system, man, it’s all good.)
An oil or other liquid that represents comfort and strength. For me, this is lavender. If you can’t figure out why, jeez. I don’t know what to tell you. I mean. More seriously, another thing that benefits fibro is restorative sleep, which is something I get very little of due to the nature of the disease, and lavender is a very restful, sleep-promoting scent. Use what works for you, just don’t use something you shouldn’t be handling with your bare hands. (Allergic to essential oils or just don’t have any? Olive oil is an awesome anointing oil! Think of it like the clear quartz of oils: you can use it for nearly any purpose.)
…If you want to use literal liquid courage and anoint your spoon with whiskey, YOLO, bitchezzz.
I lit my candle and put a drop of lavender oil in the bowl of the spoon and began to anoint it all the way down the handle. As I did, I would usually have stayed quiet and just focused, but I know how y’all like to have the option of words in your spells, so after a while I settled on some words to add.

Save up some energy for me, little spoon,
So when I’m out of spoons I’ll always have one in reserve.

Once your spoon is anointed and you’ve had a good chat with it (you can really say whatever you want, or sing, or whatever floats ya) lay it down among the symbols of strength you’ve gathered by the candle and let it soak up the strength there.
When you’re really tired and stressed out and feel like you can’t possibly make it through the day, pull out that extra spoon and remember the things you have in your life that make it better, and tap into the energy you’ve stored in your extra spoon. You can continually recharge it when you’re feeling good, too, just by playing with it and focusing your positive emotions and feelings of health into it.
And that’s it!

Reblogging this from myself because it’s been a while and I may have some followers who could use it but haven’t seen it yet, and it’s still to this date my favorite spell I’ve written.

Best spell ever.


I love it. ~Morning Star

punchbuggydragon:

lunar-lavender:

lunar-lavender:

Alright, my chronically ill witchy friends, I have something nice to bestow upon you today!

The Extra Spoon Spell

If you’re not familiar with The Spoon Theory, this is not going to make a lick of sense, so if that’s the case, go read it.

Now, because my idea of ritual is a wibbly-wobbly magicky-wagicky ball of stuff and not a Proper Ritual™, the list of required things is really up to you, but if you do best with solid rules, here is what I used:

  • A spoon (I lied, this is the only non-optional part, you’re really going to want a spoon for this). I got a cute one at Cost Plus for like, twobux, with a little curly black handle, and it’s all stainless steel, and just has a great feel in the hand. Get something that you will enjoy handling, as this is a pretty tactile spell and to activate it later you’ll again be playing with your spoon and so you want it to make you happy.
  • Some symbols that represent strength — I first got into magic through crystals so here I used some of my stones. Hematite, sodalite, a labradorite Fox gave me, a red sedimentary thing L brought me from Arizona, red tiger’s eye, a tektite I dedicated to Lilith, and a bloodstone. Use what works for me, or if you don’t use stones, you can sub anything here: herbs, tarot cards, runes, pictures of things that make you happy, any symbols that work for you. My friends are a great source of strength to me so I definitely wanted to include things that they brought me to help me. You can even use your own pill bottles if that’s what makes sense to you.
  • I’ve been working with runes a bit so I have an Uruz pendant in there too.
  • A candle representing the element that helps you the most. With fibromyalgia, heat is one of the most beneficial non-medicinal things you can apply to your pain, so I used my red tealight holder to represent fire. (You can use incense for air, a cup of water for water, a bit of salt or soil for earth, a figurine of Twilight Sparkle to represent magic, whatever jives with your system, man, it’s all good.)
  • An oil or other liquid that represents comfort and strength. For me, this is lavender. If you can’t figure out why, jeez. I don’t know what to tell you. I mean. More seriously, another thing that benefits fibro is restorative sleep, which is something I get very little of due to the nature of the disease, and lavender is a very restful, sleep-promoting scent. Use what works for you, just don’t use something you shouldn’t be handling with your bare hands. (Allergic to essential oils or just don’t have any? Olive oil is an awesome anointing oil! Think of it like the clear quartz of oils: you can use it for nearly any purpose.)
  • …If you want to use literal liquid courage and anoint your spoon with whiskey, YOLO, bitchezzz.

I lit my candle and put a drop of lavender oil in the bowl of the spoon and began to anoint it all the way down the handle. As I did, I would usually have stayed quiet and just focused, but I know how y’all like to have the option of words in your spells, so after a while I settled on some words to add.

Save up some energy for me, little spoon,

So when I’m out of spoons I’ll always have one in reserve.

Once your spoon is anointed and you’ve had a good chat with it (you can really say whatever you want, or sing, or whatever floats ya) lay it down among the symbols of strength you’ve gathered by the candle and let it soak up the strength there.

When you’re really tired and stressed out and feel like you can’t possibly make it through the day, pull out that extra spoon and remember the things you have in your life that make it better, and tap into the energy you’ve stored in your extra spoon. You can continually recharge it when you’re feeling good, too, just by playing with it and focusing your positive emotions and feelings of health into it.

And that’s it!

Reblogging this from myself because it’s been a while and I may have some followers who could use it but haven’t seen it yet, and it’s still to this date my favorite spell I’ve written.

Best spell ever.

I love it.

~Morning Star

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sheathandshear:

Something that I’ve noticed in the service dog community - especially the psychiatric service dog community - is this tremendous pressure to prove that your dog is a “real” service dog. Unlike all the other fakers out there, your dog is not a pet, not a companion, not a…

This is important. It’s also a mindset relative to part time wheelchair users and many many other categories of disabled persons who don’t fit the weird societal stereotype of what disabled “looks like.”
People, even recently a nurse practitioner, have commented that my diabetes must be really bad or really poorly controlled if I have to use a dog for it when the opposite is true, my Merlin (great service dog name, I’m not surprised there are a few) is a tool who allows me opportunities for better control than anything else could possibly achieve. I also have a meter, an insulin pump, and will soon be on a continuous glucose monitor, but all of those things are different tools with different purposes and I integrate them all into my life for my health because they are my choices.
And don’t even get me started on my choices for my mental health. My service dog helps there also, since he has so many talents, and I have three emotional support chinchillas (emotional support animals are not task trained like service dogs but play an assistive role in the treatment plan of a person with a psych disability and can not be brought into “no pets” public spaces but can be in “no pets” housing and some [rodents not included] must be accommodated with the person they assist for air travel). I’m not okay being on anti psychotics but I am helped by Prozac. I regularly see a psychiatrist and also find things like herbal remedies and accupuncture to be helpful. Writing, drawing, sewing, and other creative tasks help sometimes. I make a variety of choices about my mental health based only on what I find to work best for me. These choices aren’t public business, honestly, and judging a person for any of the things they have found to assist with living with their disability is inappropriate.

~Morning Star

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chronicallypainful:

Most of this comes from a question that I answered a while back, but I wanted to polish it up and repost for everyone who’s currently going back to college/university. Hopefully I can help you with some good communication to get your semester started out right!

1. Get…

Since school is starting again. Another important note is that you can request accommodations while still having various degrees of medical privacy, this is not all or nothing and HIPPA even applies to student accessibility services.