Sunday, April 15, 2012

Psychology Carp (Part 1)

No, that is not a typo... I thought it was funny.  Anyway!  This segment is sort of psychology based, but also numerology based.  First I want to talk about the Enneagram.  This is a system of nine personality types.  I first learned about this from a self-help book my mother owns. 

As I said, there are nine types.  1:The Reformer.  2:The Helper.  3:The Achiever.  4:The Individualist. 5:The Investigator.  6:The Loyalist.  7:The Enthusiast.  8:The Challenger.  9:The Peacemaker.

These names may change depending on the book you read, the website you go to, or the test you take.  There are a few tests on the website I get my information from.  That can be found at the following website:  You don't have to take the test.  I found out my number from simply reading about the different types.  You may find you feel some resistance to your true number.  I know I did.

I am a One.  I could go on and on about being number one or being first.  But that doesn't really matter.  I learned quite a bit about myself by reading about the One.  I am a perfectionist.  I didn't know that.  A vast majority of my anger comes from my need to change things for the better, as a reformer.  In the paragraphs on ones from the aforementioned site, the talk of ones being "highly self-controlled, even rigid".  This describes how I am quite well.  

All numbers on the enneagram are connected.  What's good for one is bad for another.  I would highly suggest taking a look at the website and seeing what you find.  It's even more helpful when others look at it to see what they are.  Don't try to gauge what others' numbers are... it can cause arguments.  But when you find your number and someone else finds theirs, it can help you better understand how the other thinks, feels, and expresses themselves.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Religious Tolerance and the Past Mistakes of OTHERS
Sorry for the white against red if it hurts people's eyes.  This is a pin I saw on pinterest today.  Things like this bother me.  I could understand that this would make an Atheist not like Christianity itself, but to laugh at those who practice it is, I feel, misguided.  It isn't nerve to complain when this Christian person has done nothing to deserve being laughed at, save believing in God and Jesus Christ.  It is not right to hold the past over the heads of future generations.  By that logic, Americans should still be annoyed at the British because of the tyranny before the American Revolution.  Southern Americans and Northern Americans would still dislike each other because of the Civil War.  African Americans would feel that all Caucasian people would not be trustworthy and only out to hurt them.  I am a Pagan, and proud of that fact.  People who were Pagan in the past were mistreated, but they also mistreated others.  Just like Caucasians have enslaved and murdered people just because of race.  I am NOT prejudiced about religious belief or skin color or gender or social status.  People need to base their judgments of others based on their character, how they act.  NOT on what groups they belong to.  If someone who is Islamic kills any one, don't blame it on the Islamic faith.  Blame it on the person.  Religion is not inherently bad.  Religion is belief.  Belief does not start war, actions do.  PEOPLE are the one who make those actions.  So for the "holy wars" I don't blame Christianity, I blame those people who were too ignorant to think for themselves and realized that murder and torture are BAD THINGS.

Okay.  Text block over.  I felt this was necessary.  

Friday, April 6, 2012

Full Pink Moon Dreamboard

I'm kind of all over the place this month.  There is a lot to do with scheduling and choosing a path.  But at the same time I want a bit of fun in this journey, thus the hopscotch...and the pun fork.    I need to branch out in so many ways that this dreamboard reflects that hectic way of thinking (at least to me).  And the bats?  Ever since I petted one in first grade I have always had a fondness for them <3.  The lipstick is for femininity, the frog is a Chinese symbol for prosperity, the bird and the blocks are for color.  Which I seem to be in desperate need of these days.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I Sigh at Myself
This is how I've been feeling lately.  Homework needs to get done before anything else I said.  Done by St. Patrick's Day I said.  DID NOT HAPPEN.  I did, however, just finish my last test in Geometry.  Thank goodness for small miracles I suppose.  I just have to finish Algebra 2 then I get my diploma.  But I've noticed that I get less done when I don't allow myself things I want to do.  I would probably be done with school by now had I written more of my fictional story or made jewelry.  Or... I don't know... maybe BLOG ONCE IN AWHILE.  

Ohh!  I finished my biggest sister's wedding jewelry!  She's getting married in September.  I also know what dress I'm going to wear.  I'm really excited for it.  That-> is the picture my older sister took of the jewelry I made.  It isn't the best quality, but we WILL make a photo box eventually.  I'm quite proud of them myself.  I can't wait to see them on her.  Maybe I can get her permission to post a picture.  

I just realized what my problem is... I haven't been drinking enough tea!  So!  More tea, more blogging, more art in general!  I do need to prioritize finishing school, but when that's the only thing I allow myself, I procrastinate it even more.  I love you guys that read this and I haven't abandoned you!  <3