Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Samhain

Or Halloween if you prefer.  ^_^  I hope all of you have a wonderful day.  I know I will.  Aside from the normal married-people-anniversary-type-stuff, Aaron and I are gonna watch scary movies and gorge ourselves on junk food all day.  FiddleFaddle, pizza, poppers, nachos . . . ya know, movie food.  Today I will also take the time (probably after he goes to sleep) to do the tarot reading.  I will post the results so those of you who are interested can see what I came up with.  It's been a while, may be a little rusty, but my cards are usually glad to have me back.  ^_^  Yes, they have a personality.  When they're feeling ignored they'll hide from me, and if I've been a good little girl, they don't beat around the bush with their answers.  But I'm ranting.  Don't forget, if you have any departed friends or relatives you would like to get in touch with (the deceased are a treasure trove of information) then today's the day to do it.  It's also the perfect time for divination (where do you think the info's coming from anyway?) and don't forget about the fun and candy!!!!  I guess that's all for today.  Be good little boils and ghouls and keep your pets inside when possible.  Goddess knows I'd NEVER let Onyx out on this day of all days.  She's staying firmly locked up in the bathroom where no psychopath satanist or whathaveyou can get at my baby.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cloud Scrying

This is something that usually comes up for me when I least expect it.  It's not merely picking out shapes in the clouds.  For me, it's actually seeing the images, sometimes in full color.  Earlier tonight I was out in Heights (no reason, mind your own business!)  and leaned back against the hood of the van to stretch my back.  I looked up and saw a tiger roaring.  Just the face.  Then I widened my vision and the tiger became the face of a lion.  Not roaring, just glaring.  I'm not sure what it means, but it kind of startled me.

Monday, October 23, 2006

SCREAM!!

Saturday night, a bunch of us made the trek up to Waxahachie to go to the Scream park.  It's a huge Halloween theme park (draped over their Scarborough Faire set-up) with 4 huge haunted houses, food, drink, rides and games.  And a monster museum (which we didn't go in this year cuz it's $5 more to get in there).  Anywho, aside from the freezing temps, it rocked out!  We went in the Arcane Asylum, which was creepy!  One of my favorite parts (and not just cuz it scared Aaron almost out of his skin) was a part that looked like a normal empty room, all lit up, except at the end is a barred up door.  The door moves like there's something trying to get out and then the floorboards start popping up and coming at you!  It was crazy!
 
  The other one we went in was the 3D clown one, I can't remember what it was called . . . and I'm too lazy to check the website.  ^_^  Anyway, it's all psychedelic neon colored and you go through it with 3D glasses on.  Even with Aaron leading me I almost ran into 2 walls.  Seriously, I think the lady in front of us peed her pants.  lol  Towards the end is one of those rotating tunnels.  You walk across this bridge, which I didn't think was gonna be too bad, until the bridge started tilting!  At first I thought it was just me!

  I loved the drive there and back (I'm a road trip nut) and totally plan on going back next year to hit the other 2 haunted houses.  One is a huge castle, and the other is called Black Hole . . . or something like that.  Next time I'll be wearing a jacket.

Friday, October 20, 2006

The Noble Eightfold Path

I appreciate your patience.  ^_^  Now, for those of you who are interested, here is the Noble Eightfold path.  It is a part of the Buddhist tradition.  As you will see, it's not so difficult.

1. Right Speech:  True, kind and appropriate speech
2. Right Activity: Actions which do not harm
3. Right Livelihood: Obtaining our substinance by non-harmful and honest means
4. Right Effort: Effort to counteract disturbing attitudes and negative emotions by meditating on the path (I take this as any positive spiritual path you are following)
5. Right Mindfulness: Counteractiving laxity and excitement in our meditation (finding the middle ground in our emotions so we can think clearly)
6. Right Samadhi: The mind that can remain fixed one pointedly upon virtuous objects (concentrating on your tools when working magick, your rosary when praying, etc.)
7. Right View: The wisdom realizing emptiness (I may have to go back over my notes, this one eludes me at the moment)
8. Right Thought: The mind that can explain the path clearly to others and is motivated by the wish for them to be free from suffering (as opposed to the "growing your flock" mentality.  Note, this says explain, not force upon)

So there you have it.  ^_^  Take from it what you will.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Been Awhile

I know, I've been getting lazy.  lol  Actually, just been getting busy.  October is such a full month.  Been trying to get our costumes ready, playing Scarface, and on top of that neopets comes out with a new plot.  Already!  *phew*  So far it's not too difficult, but it will be.  As soon as I fish out my notebook, I'll be posting up the "Noble 8-Fold Path".  I think you'll like it.  ^_^