My thoughts have been all over the place lately but the things I’ve been looking into and the rabbit holes I’ve been going down when on the internet seem to have a theme. Wouldn’t you know, that theme connects to the word of the year. I’m listening and I’m following and at first it all seems like a crazy jumble, tarot readings, tracking flow, eating for healing, sustainable produce bags, composting and the like and a brief stint of watching belly dancing videos and looking up line dance tutorials online but in a way it makes sense. For me, it all makes a lot of sense. I’m listening, I’m connecting and I’m figuring out core me, the me that’s been trying to have the most airtime my whole life but has been pushed down but this or that. I like her, sometimes I think I’m afraid of her and where we’ll end up if she leads, but she’s pretty fun, so maybe it won’t be so bad.
Here are the things I’ve been drawn to and loving lately:
Drugs You Don’t Need for Disorders You Don’t Have – This post if full of I KNEW IT moments for me. The fact that drugs are not actually doing what they claim to be doing, or they are not doing it well, the fact that good food would be a better healer for most people on anti acid meds, that we’re creating diseases that we don’t really have… all of it. I remember being pretty young and having a headache and my dad telling me to go take an advil, I didn’t want to, not just because I was horrible at swallowing pills at the time, but also because… pills. Fast forward to my late teens early 20’s, I hated the idea of pills, railed against anti-depressants and how so.many.kids. were being diagnosed as ADHD to now as I read books about how it’s always been food, and these drugs are just masks for deeper issues we should be addressing. Maybe it’s been a blessing in disguise, my bad luck with doctors and such.
Brain Maker – I read this before the article above and I think they pair together nicely. There was way more science in this book than I personally needed but I know my friend Rach would drool over that part. I skimmed this book to get what I needed out of it which were food suggestions and basic, overall this is why we need to pay attention to and feed our microbiome. It definitely shifted some of my germaphobe thoughts too.
Hardest Part of Being a Tarot Reader – I am just starting to get back into the mystical and magical. I’ve been secretly curious for years and years. I had a wiccan friend in high school and I told myself it was all ludicrous back then along with astrology, but sometimes the ludicrous is just what you need. And if I’m being totally honest, getting back into astrology lately, it’s sometimes eerie how spot on my charts have been. I’ve decided in all of this that my life could use a little more magic and if this is what connects me to faith then bring on the charts and tarot cards.
Why is Tarot Crazy Popular Right Now – More on the previous… what I love about this resurgence of tarot, crystals, astrology and the like is that so many of these people are using it in seemingly practical ways. It’s being redefined, or probably coming back to what it originally was before movies made it all sinister and dark. Tarot is facing the things you might not have wanted to face, crystals are a focus point for thoughts, astrology doesn’t predict, it can explain and guide. The best part, you can use all of it to connect to what God/Higher Power you believe in. I think it’s awesome, and the decks are full of incredible artwork.
Current deck: Aquarian Tarot
Deck I want: The Wild Unknown
Other awesome decks: The Starchild Tarot & The Moonchild Tarot
Feed Me Phoebe’s Moon Sister month challenge – I’ve been looking for ways to work with my hormones instead of covering them up. I have been so hesitant to put pills in my body for so long (see above) and so I’ve always felt weird about the pill. On the other hand I’ve been terrified of ending up pregnant. Morning sickness + puke phobia = no thanks, plus all the other things like 18+ years of a child to raise. I don’t even have a cat right now, because money and being a responsible pet owner, so… yeah no babies. I know the condom is effective when used right and I’m all for it, but I also wanted to be more aware, more in tune. Enter this post with so many good links and information to read up on and start trying.
Miscontraception – Oh my goodness, just watched this 10 minute film after writing this and HAD to add it. It’s funny and lighthearted even though it’s talking about tracking your damn cycle. Win. Win win win.
For more detailed info look at the Justisse Method
Woman Code – Started to read this months ago and then put it down because I wasn’t ready to handle it yet. I had too much going on. But now that I’m on a sabbatical of sorts I have time to really dig in to things that I’ve been too overwhelmed or distracted to get into before. So much good information in this book. I love, love, love it. I don’t know how I’m going to put it together with the Brain Maker suggestions but I’m working on it.
Also, I’ve moved from Bloglovin to Feedly. While I liked the way Bloglovin looked, I do not like how my feed is now added to with suggestions I don’t want. I keep my bloglist edited for a reason, I don’t want to see a bunch of fashion bloggers or listicles because it’s not relevant to me and it’s a time waster. So, Bloglovin, bad on you. I like my essentialist ways with blog reading and so I’ve moved over to Feedly.
So basically, all I can say is I’m getting pretty crunchy around here. Tracking flow instead of synthetic hormones, food as healing, no pills, not wanting to use plastic, considering composting once I live in a house, drinking apple cider vinegar with The Mother in the morning, getting in touch with intuition, gut feelings, and bits of magic. High school me would be amazed. I kind of love it. No, wait, I fully love it.
What are you obsessing over lately?
*found this image on pinterest, reverse imaged searched it on google, if someone knows the creator I’ll link it in a heartbeat.