I would like to express my feelings about doing it myself. I like to do things myself. So I decided to learn for myself what the big deal with The
Secret was (as seen on Oprah). I bought Abraham-Hicks books, Seth books, Quantum theory books, Secrets of Water, and The Divine Matrix and the
Pleadian Series of books by Marciniak. Which led to my discovery of Wicca and Paganism.
Wicca by purchasing hundreds of dollars in books on rituals, sabbats, spells, herbalism, theory, mythology, crystals, incense, and magic. I was
thrilled to discover all of this information and poured my heart and soul (and pocketbook) into furthering my knowledge in this area.
I bought many of the ritual tools like colored candles, incense and burners, a little cauldron with charcoal disks, various chakra crystals and
essential oils, a wicker basket to keep them all in, etc. I did manage to save some money by making my own wand out of a tree branch by whittling it
smooth and sanding it. (It is used now to collect spider webs from high ceiling corners
) I tried to make a ritual robe from the pattern in one of
the books but, having no success with patterns and sewing, it was a dismal failure.
Realizing that my heart was set on herbalism and natuopathy, I commenced on spending more money on organic gardening books, gardening by the moon
books, digests of all sorts. By studying these texts and discovering how much money it also takes to create an organic garden from scratch. So the
money flowed outward once again to create my garden and herb patch. The raised beds, soil, amendments, seeds, fertilizer, canning and freezing
equipment, a dehydrator and shelves to store everything on.
I decided I wanted to grow and dry my own herbs for use in cooking and healing and spiritual work. So I grew the greatest herb garden I ever saw,
with rosemary, thyme, lemon balm, sage, chamomile, lavender, lemongrass, parsely, beebalm, mint, catmint, and as many flowers as I could fit in. I
don't even know what the name of some of the flowers are but they attract hummingbirds and butterflies!
Then I decided I wanted to try to make my own paper from scraps of old newspapers, typing paper, construction paper, etc. But once again, the need to
spend money came up when I realized that I would have to buy picture frames, screening and a staple gun. Also a tub large enough and deep enough to
contain the pulp that would allow me to submerge the frame under the floating pulp.
Not only all the things listed above, I also decided to teach myself through an internet course on how to become a Notary Signing Agent, An Internet
Marketer and a Virtual Assistant.
Of all the things I've tried to do myself, (including making bread, crackers, herbal essential oils) none have turned out 100% successfully.
I'm about ready to give up. I can't afford to spend any more money on doing it myself.
Is there anyone on BTS who understands what I'm going through? I hate failure, even though I'm a success at it! :bnghd: