The power of intent (and possibly the holding power of crystals)

For the first time, I’m probably going to link my spirituality with growing plants.

Okay, let me give some background information: I have been a practicing shamanist for about four years. I work with nature spirits and energy, and animal totems, spirits and energy. I also believe in the power of intent, and also the Seth teachings of ‘you create your own reality.’ I’ve practiced Rainbow Healing with intent before, but now do more shamanic meditations and journeys. However, I digress.

I chanced upon this book by Lynne McTaggart titled ‘The Intention Experiment,’ in which she lists down various scientific experiments which might help to prove that our thoughts do affect things in this reality. She listed down experiments showing intention affecting the growth of barley.

So, I want to do my own little experiment. I’m going to use two kinds of seeds – basil and something else easy to grow (I haven’t decided what; need to raid my seed stash). For each type of seed, I’ll have possibly six pots – the first three pots will contain one seed each. The first pot will be sent positive intent; the second pot negative intent; the third will be the control pot.

For the last three pots, I intend to do the same thing, but try out sending my intent and storing them in crystals (two experiments in one shot, yay) – positive, negative, neutral.

I want to see how the plants grow.

Let’s hope I get off my lazy ass tomorrow to do it.

(I borrow my tag from her book)


Terrariums redux

Did a slightly better form of terrariums again today with fittonias. I like them a bit better.

This is gonna be closed-up.

I spoilt the cover for this jar so it’s gonna be open.

Potted up the leftover fittonias together.

Tea tree | Terrarium

I don’t know what my brother did, but here’s what my once-healthy tea tree looks like now. The roots aren’t drawing the hydroponics solution up any longer.

All four plants exhibited the same symptoms and all died.



On a slightly fun-er note, I made two terrariums. I hope the plants won’t rot and die or something.

Step One

Fill the bottom of the bottle with gravel to facilitate drainage.

Step Two

Add charcoal to help absorb impurities and poison(???).

Step Three

Add a layer of long-fiber sphagnum moss and a green netting over to prevent the potting mix (peat moss, in this case) from settling down too deeply.

Finished Products?

I sure hope they don’t die/rot on me! I’ve left the covers off to regulate the moisture in the jars now. So…

Tea tree

It might be premature to say this, but I think my long-grown tea tree plants are dying/almost dead.

Fucking pissed. Just five days away of being on a trip and leaving clear instructions to my brother, and this happens.

Followed my instructions my ass.

And my dad too.

I hate this bloody house.

New plants

Bought two Cibotium barometz. =) Woolly fern.

Bought some cephalotus also.

New plant, and bay

Kinda coerced my dad to buy that fuzzy cute succulent I always wanted. NO THORNS! =D Still waiting for an ID from any GCSers, but in the meantime, here are some pictures:

It’s known as the starfish plant, Asclepiadaceae stapelia. The flower looks weeeeiiiird:


The bay plant that SJ gave me some time ago has grown quite well. Thank you SJ!