Trust Future Forward Goreblot

Trust is such an interesting intangible thing in which we place it and how it’s placed, in what, as if it needs a pedestal or safe container or containment. Much like time is and it keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking, into the future.
Or slipping rather…

I try to keep up, I do.  My last post was a bearing of the soul, a little sharing of my internal struggles and path journeying.  This post brings us back to the good ol’ Goreblot fortunes routine!  I’m in high spirits that I will maintain a regular thing.  I just have to snuggle into a spot.  What say you? Did Fortune Fridays work for you? We’ll figure it out 😉 Let’s get on with it shall we?!

It’s been too long, and now as I write, I feel most alive today where I felt the first kiss of spring on my skin, and a rejuvenation to my soul.  When the air feels clean like this, and everything thawed, there’s no holding back from feeling inspired and motivated.

There’s just a whole bunch more bounce in the step. No resistance, but an excited ease into everything.  Sure, it may be unnatural to have such a climate in February, where the ground was frozen solid but last week.  I found myself walking over an ice-laden beach for a morning stroll. Treacherous. And not much before that I was walking through a snow blizzard along the shores, though still I witnessed some brave souls out there in the waters paddle boarding in the winter surf.

Now, people are out enjoying the rays in mild weather and our calendared seasons are starting to write themselves.

Our environment is changing and our climate, there is no denying the evidence as it stares directly at us. I try to make sure I get outside as much as possible to commune with nature and drink in what I can. Observing the changing hues of the sky, the blustery winds, the animals and bugs scurrying about. There’s so much to learn. I finally (I say finally because I have been wanting to for quite some time) took up studying moths last year. An opportunity unravelled for me where I was lucky to study with other amateurs as well as the pros outside and under the stars. We looked at white sheets for hours, this is how mothing is done. Looking, pointing, taking pictures, writing down the names, awkwardly leafing through the pages of the moth guide. It’s an entire world worth exploring, and that’s just one fraction.

moth on a sheet
Painted Lichen Moth

Eventually, it will be birding, bugging, gardening…

We are so caught up in this world of attainment, consumerism, status, life marking milestones, as well as fighting for ‘rest’ in front of screens, the ubiquitous term of ‘adulting’ slithers in, then we start to lose touch of what’s right under our noses. Other than our smart phones or touchy screen pad things. We want to feel accomplishment, but sometimes it’s hard to decipher just what that is and what that means.

Goreblot Time

With that being said, let’s look into your fortunes and see what kind of guidance a Goreblot can offer. Think of an issue or question you may have and then listen to your first gut impression by picking one of these words: 1. Bile 2. Beget 3. Blasphemy. Then scroll down to find your corresponding Goreblot paintomancy fortune.

Bile, Beget, Blasphemy in text

If you chose 1. Bile
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Bile. Delicious digestive fluids. Breakdown and purify those little nuggets that enter in. There’s too much of something that’s wreaking havoc on your system. You need to take stock and figure out what’s going on with you. Or within you.

Your body has layers of accumulated toxins that dance in your fluid streams, vessel streams. Weaving and bobbing, circulating. These toxins catch, pile up, becoming a thick, tar-like mass.

These fluids dance and flit around, dispersing into finer bubbles, gradually becoming more emulsified into one contained, mayonnaise-like fluid. Thick, and spreadable.

Retracing the ingredients and the steps before they all were blended up is what is needed. It’ll be a bit like remembering every step you made in an improv. You acted without thinking, but your body knows and takes stock, it takes all the field notes and then starts reading them back to you. The notes might not make entire sense, translation running through a sort of thick, coagulated, line of gobbledygook.

So it’s up to you to take a step back and simplify. Subtract some ingredients for a while and give your system a break. Perhaps, use one choice ingredient to help unclog and drain your overtaxed pipes. It’s only a matter of time before you start oozing, leaking and/or shutting down as your body is want to do.

When it’s had enough.

Take care! and find a cleansing tonic to expel the buildup, take it consistently until you start seeing improvements. Just stop, rewind, be kind and minimize and simplify. Subtract more, rather than adding more. A simple equation to balance yourself out again.

Find out what seeds you’re eating as a past time activity and you’ll find out what you’re growing…

If you chose 2. Beget
red and green swirly painting
Beget. Beholden. Betrothed. Be. The social pressures of yesteryear are gone. Who are you tricking but yourself? To anticipate what others are going to do and how they are going to react, does not leave space for unpredictable variables.

You hold yourself down anticipating, calculating and trying to predict, making your moves according to how other people may or may not act. Dancing, you are dancing around seemingly strategically. However, you are so not in control. You cannot predict the outcome or the reaction of another as far as you think you can, and in fact, not only are you holding yourself back and giving yourself a disservice, you are not giving any chance on that other person or people. It’s a disrespect. A failure of trust.

Forget thinking you are doing any good trying to make the best step because at this point, you haven’t made any steps. There’s no rush, but just know you won’t get anywhere if you stand still or backtrack and calculate repeatedly. Backtracking will just make you step backwards even further.

Michael Jackson’s moonwalk may appear backwards (or forwards), but pay attention to the physical direction he’s taking. It’s only backwards because he’s not facing the direction he’s going in (or is he going in a direction? or standing still?). Overall, the moonwalk is creating an illusion, of sliding backwards while pushing forward. The illusionist, however, is still going in the direction he’s intended. Tricking you. Smoothing over things. You may put forth all these steps, but ultimately you are still choosing the direction you are going in. So perhaps take the moonwalk as a cue in how you approach your issue – take the steps and look at it from an entirely different direction. You may have to reverse or invert. Where you may be looking out and back, you may need to look forward and in instead. And perhaps, stop tricking yourself. You may be creating all this illusion, but still not moving anywhere and that’s what you’ve decided unbeknownst to yourself.

Most importantly, follow the direction that suits you and please don’t worry about stepping on any toes. Other people have just as much will and an agenda of their own to move and get out of the way or go somewhere else entirely. Or perhaps dance with you. Whatever the case may be. I know it’s not easy, but, trust.

Go forward, be smooth, are you ok? are you ok? I’d say you’re ok…

If you chose 3. Blasphemy
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Blasphemy. Against a grain. Spitting on belief. Core centre. Spiral. Have you ever walked a straight line?

No two paths are the same and you are not a bad person to follow what is true to you. But know your impulses, know your tendencies and most importantly, be aware of something that’s much bigger than you. Whatever that looks like to you. Whether it’s a galaxy universe, a deity or god, mother nature, there’s a whole sphere or atmosphere that is beyond your centre. Stroking the inside so much can create these habit loops, these spirals of repetition that find you following your impulses without a conscious mind.

If you want to make your way out, break the chain. You need some support and you need some belief. With support and belief comes trust. It’s so hard, it seems, to trust these days isn’t it? As it’s a way of leaving ourselves vulnerable to unknowns and intangibles. But if you can decide to believe and trust, there can be a sense of relief that you fall into, as it alleviates stressful questions.

Have you ever walked a straight line? Try it. Try a walking meditation where you aim to walk straight, focusing on the line that draws from your feet, your body and how it progresses forward. If you’re on a sidewalk and there’s people you may need to be slow and steady, be aware of your surroundings but still manage your ease and focus. Notice other people move around you, notice the energy they carry and pass it by mindfully aware. Keep to your straight line as much as possible, breathing deep and relaxed. Gaze softened, but still managing to look further ahead to a vanishing point. Observe and feel what is happening in your peripheries.

Remember to notice your breath. Notice when your breath starts to hold or notice where it stops. Notice what thoughts are happening, or what exterior factor is influencing your breath. Finally, trust in your direction, the line and moving forward. Observe the things and people passing through your sphere and remember the sphere that you are on, the Earth. We are all passing through. Your support is your belief and your unabashed trust.

You are…

I hope these Goreblots see you well into the weekend. If you have any questions you can find me here Have a good one!

Love and Guts,
Doc

Go-go Aerial Goreblot

Life is like a continuous adventure of fleshing out perspectives, self, and belief systems. One moment you’re so sure of your path and have your sights on something, another you’re lost in all the distracting details of decision making and prioritization. Your views get snagged on the cloth of another’s belief systems only to be ripped away again, and you find yourself mending that tear so it won’t completely scrape your ego. Through the process of that mending, you find your ego waning as a hidden love for the process emerges. The steps of enlightenment, humbled by thoughts gathered and released, letting go and dissipating. Knowing that you don’t have to hold on so tightly, it’s not going anywhere, it may just change. And it will change, and you will change if you let yourself. You really can change if you want to.

Many times we’ll come across challenges of other people’s perceptions and we’ll have to navigate accordingly. Our internal worlds sometimes evolving faster than the outer and it may seem like that outer world is moving at a snail’s pace. It’s remembering the power of thought and energy and keeping those in check that could be your saving grace. You are your thoughts and what you release is what is exchanged, a vibration of a certain frequency that either draws someone near or pushes them away. Similarly to what you digest through your body, something of a low nutritional vibration is going to deplete your energy source and what you consume may drive YOU away from your own mind and body – fog, brain fuzz, negative emotions, confusion, illness, dis-ease. Being aware of what you consume spiritually, mentally, and physically takes practice and commitment. It is work, but often we misconceive this work as a gift that someone else may have and not us, we may believe that it’s only the privileged that have access, the privilege of time and money, the privilege of strength or genetic make-up. But it’s that very perception that gets us into trouble, as we get wrought with comparing ourselves to others when we haven’t got a single clue where that person comes from and what their experiences have been and what they have to deal with. We are so assumptive. We cling onto the coat tails of so many beliefs that drag us along mercilessly, as victims of our own egos. If I believe this, this is what it means for me, therefore I am this type of person and not that, because to be that type of person would be lunacy. To consider that information, when so many other things have been mythically debunked, I’d be silly, I’d be a fool. And no one wants to be a fool.

What information do you instantly shoot down? and why? What facts do you think you actually know and what’s made you believe them? Have you experienced something first hand? have you seen it broken down molecularly, tested it out in experiments of your own? or was it something you heard from a source? is it a trusted source?

Investigative curiosity is a type of empowerment. Try wielding your own answers and results. Why just take some other source’s word for it? Let’s see what your guts have to say.

A little while ago, I asked you to choose your animal of flight…
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So let’s see what their messages are!

If you chose 1. Opalite Owl…
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It is time to raise your vibration. What does that mean exactly? According to the opalite owl, it’s shedding previous knowledge that has been sticking on you for quite awhile. It is time to evolve to something higher. This may mean a higher education, not necessarily in schooling, but the type of education that has you reaching and struggling at the tip of your brain, increasing connections of awareness, creating new links, new avenues, new streams.

This is also a time to nurture yourself and let yourself be drawn to nurturing things. Cultivate a collection of therapies that work with your senses. If you’ve been drawn to sounds lately, music, you’re feeding your auditory sense – what sounds lift you up? What sorts of instrumentals have you dancing on the wires of your internal mind?
Consider your other senses. Have you paid attention to what you’ve been smelling lately? Do you stop to smell flowers? cook to create nostalgic flavours in the kitchen? sip in the aroma of the coffee bean in the mornings to stimulate and awaken your soul? or the lovely fragrance of a selection of floral herbal tea?

Your well aware of touch at the moment, your hands are feeling the grit and grime. The daily grasping of physical things. A wet shower, the sticky sweat, a dry clean sock. And your eyes see an overwhelming amount of pictures and views on the daily, almost too much to process, your brain scrambling to file away what’s important, what can be glimpsed at and what you need to come back to.

But let’s get back to smell. It enters you in a visceral way, it toys out your memories, it also creates new ones. Play with this, play with nurturing ways to use scent to empower and enrich your soul – try a bubble bath with an essential oil, buy yourself some flowers or better yet, get outside somewhere with surrounding trees, and breathe.

Have a listen:

If you chose 2. Bat…
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The night sonic, throwing a pitch. Wichita? A night time channel, where blindness is in the day. Trust, let go. All these posts and memes you read everyday, telling you to be mindful, and aware etc. etc. all that buzzword bullshit. It has merit to a degree, but the medium in which it’s delivered is washed down by a backlit screen with some randomly picked googled image with some serenity script font feeding you supposed words of wisdom passed down from a quote of a philosopher, extracted and out of context of some dead white guy’s life. Some dead person you heard of and were taught that they were notably and historically smart and have added to our human history in some kind of way.

Then that meme gets washed over by someone’s status, a humble-brag of their day and how awesome it was, you click “like” and move on. A post of an article on the benefits of some vitamin and how you should be getting more sleep as you read it passively staying up late on your laptop in bed, chewing on the inside of your mouth.

You are sucking on lifeless posts, you catch a glimmer of some knowledge and know and pass on the meme and pass on the information, but you move by it so fast, how much time did you actually let yourself digest this information before moving onto the next? And did this source actually give you some nourishment?

The bat carries itself around easily in the dark, navigating with echo-location. You need to get out and flutter about, use your voice and hear it echo, hear what vibrations come back to you, feel where the sound is, feel and hear where your night nutrition lies. You need to be the voice of your own stirrings for a while. The bat suggests you go schmooze, come out of your cave and try going to some kind of show enriched with the culture of your interests, or try something new. Meet-ups, classes, trying something new so your old doesn’t crust up in a batty cave.

To help combat the overstimulated battiness, have a listen:

If you chose 3. Winged Panther….
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Prrrraow! The cat with wings with a sizzling purr, and a gargling growl. A surface animal with flight tendencies, as when things get tough on the ground, it’s made easy to fly away and go to higher surfaces. You may be on the defence lately. Defending your stance, licking your wounded ego. You’re embarrassed you don’t always land gracefully. But tell me, how many other flying cats are around like you?

Slinking from a certain kind of confrontation, being coy, expressing an old pattern. Teasing the silky strands from that ball of silky yarn, toying with it, seeing what will happen if you pummel it and then shooting off when it becomes a bit of a mess.

Everybody has a certain genetic disposition. If you spit in a cup and send it off you can get alls sorts of graphs and percentages telling you what you are likely to be prone to or what type of disease you could be vulnerable to. These statistical facts don’t mean you have the disease, just that you could be vulnerable to it. Once you express an aspect of yourself, you can tease that part of your genes out and activate it. Say, you have a genetic disposition to alcoholism, yet you never touch alcohol. Does that mean you’re an alcoholic? Say you have the genes that say you are most likely to be a smoker, but you never touched a cigarette, does that mean you’re a smoker?

What genes are you aware of in your family that have been teased out because of environment? How did a cat like you sprout wings in the first place? and is it really that hard to land after you’ve taken flight from the ground? You may have wings, you may be stumbling around, but know that even if it’s not graceful, you can still land and have your feet back on the ground. What you express and tease out can be seen, and you have the power to tidy it, you are not a victim to your disposition. With the power of your thoughts, you can land gracefully, take a moment to relish it and curl up in a cozy ball on the hilltops.

Hey hey hey, who am I to pass judgement that way:

And with that, my flighty creatures, I hope you land well wherever you are in your life. Whenever you need, the Doc is here for you.

Love and Guts,
Doc Goreblot

Internal Wars, Goreblot

So for those of you following these posts, you may have noted that I am not releasing the Goreblots right on Friday anymore nor calling it Fortune Fridays. Due to the fact that I am shifting around and I am feeling out different release times. I admit, it’s a big step being a consistent content maker! Such responsibility!

Yesterday I decided to have a screenless Sunday which was so fantastic I am definitely going to do more. Sometimes we need to take a break from things, slow down, and see the world and remember what it’s like beyond the screen. It was instantaneous for me to reconnect with myself and so humbling and warm to be alone with myself and feel good about it. Often times being so connected in computerland can drive anxiety and depression up the wall bringing this loss of real connection to the self. We’re so driven to publish ourselves and broadcast that a moment is not even taken to consider a moment even. So there’s that.

On to the Goreblot fortunes, shall we.

Your choices:
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Choosing your word/number with a question in your mind, scroll down to get your corresponding answer!

If you chose 1. Voyant.
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Shifts. Cancellations abrupt. You don’t see them coming and you’re surprised but not overly anxious about it. But also maybe not that surprised. You know what’s happening around you, acutely aware of your surroundings. You’ve chosen to put some filters on so you don’t have to deal with certain issues that seem too noisy to you. And these issues are a bit noisy with emotions. However, don’t be too dismissive as these issues will come your way and effect you in due time.

Your attention may be traipsing along a trail that it doesn’t need to go at the moment. You are unhappy with a situation and you see that, yet you continue along because you don’t know what else to do or how to deal with it. Perhaps shifting your perspective and knowing you can’t fix everything exterior to yourself, but you can work on your interior. You know how you’re going to react to something, you may even know how events are going to unfold – since you know this or think you know all this, then you have a lot of power! like whoa. So in that, you have choices. You choose what you are going to do and who you are going to be to these issues you see or choose not to see. It’s up to you, you choose yourself and know the outcome is all you.

Here’s a song for you:

If you chose 2. Miasma.
Miasma

Health complaints. Blaming the weather. The weather is but an ingredient so you may want to investigate other factors. Bio-hack yourself, look at the other ingredients in the recipe that makes you and figure out what’s making you tick, what’s making you feel ‘off’.

Your environment, your social constructs, your exposure – and even exposure to what you expose yourself to, not just what is coming at you. Emphasis on what you expose yourself to, as we make the same recipe, we will get the same results over and over again. So what can you change that you are exposing yourself to that may be hindering your health? What ingredient can you tinker with, something different, to create a different result? And if you really want results you really have to change the recipe and it might not work out the first time. But fumbling around in that kitchen and making mistakes means you will be closer to finding out the right formula.

Avoidance and bedroom judgment from your computer isn’t going to help you here. Defend yourself with all the blogs and memes in the world, they may make you feel righteous for a little while, kicking up a conversation and an awareness, but you’ll still feel there’s something missing. And what that something is is action. Do something if you really want to feel better. Work on yourself, it really is your choice. You deserve wellness, it is your right and no one can interfere with that. Just know that. For real.

Here’s a little song for you:

If you chose 3. Clerical
Clerical

Hey, life gets in the way, as they say. It’s a kind of rationale, it’s kind of an excuse, we all know where our own priorities lie and sometimes they don’t coincide with others’ and that’s ok really. Just remember, the life you chose is the life you chose and be aware of what you choose over something else. If work is taking you away from something you really want to be doing, then perhaps switch your vocation or at least make it so you are closer to what you actually want to do.

I’m not saying quit your job to chase your dream job, that’s too much pressure on your dreams, all of a sudden overwhelming your dreams with real life demands might just crush them into smithereens before they even had a chance. It’s a tricky balance for sure. But what can you push where you are at right now? is there some flexibility there that you’re not seeing? There is always definitely time to sneak in there for something you really want to do. If you want to art away but feel like you don’t have the time, what about sneaking in a 30min session somewhere? even 10min is better than nothing right? And anyways, it’s like training for something big, you have to walk before you can run. So don’t stretch yourself beyond your current limits, go at your current pace, be okay with it and yes, you do have time. You most certainly have the resources.

There may be slight sacrifices, but just weigh out what matters to you most. Time unwinding watching T.V. for instance? or a doodle session at your favourite cafe? you make it a habit just like the mindless internet surfing, you’ll be doing more of what you love in no time.

Take care and listen to this:

I hope you have a terrific week. If you need me, the Doc is here for you.

Love and Guts,
Doc Goreblot

Goreblot Fortune Friday

Happy Friday everyone! Here is the latest instalment of Goreblot’s Fortune Friday. Think of an issue that you would like to address or need guidance in and then choose one (or more) of the roman numerals I-III, or an object that appeals to you under them (as pictured) and scroll down to find your corresponding fortune!

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A little note on guidance fortunes: These are by no means THE answer to all your problems. The messages are offerings of a form of inspiration to help you realize yourself what changes you need to focus on. If something keeps popping up for you, perhaps it’s time to really zero in on that and work on it. If you’d like to get more personal guidance, I offer personal readings as well in my Etsy store.

On to the fortunes 😀

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If you chose I:
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I. Desire for acceptance. Need for affirmation. Longing for attention, or longing to find your tribe. Listen to the issues and struggles you keep banging your head against. Be aware of growth in stillness. Ground your feet into the earth. How can you deal with the issues that keep coming up? The answers are always there, its just a matter of sitting still for long enough and listening to them. ~An excellent phrase I got from one of my Yogi Tea bags (yes, silly tea bags have messages too), “Share your strengths, not your weaknesses.” ~
What’s your story that you keep telling people? Or what’s the story you keep telling yourself? How can you spin it to make it feel good for you? Embellish it, make it into a grand mythos. Branch out of your organ meat. Tell a tall tale authentic to you and/or of authentic you. You can only get authentic for yourself. To start, look at the beginning, maybe find a catch phrase, create an intro, paint a beautiful picture of the scenes that are glued together with you gliding along in them. Represent yourself strongly and you will come off as strong and most importantly, you will feel strong. Puff up your chest proudly to the sky. Now’s not the time to be apologetic of what you have to offer. And don’t be apologetic of who you are and what you do. Offer a ridiculous smile that will infect anyone who dare make eye contact with you.

*Make sure to warm up before practicing any kind of stretching and practice with care to your body if you are new to yoga* suggested Yoga pose medicine: Mountain Pose

If you chose II:
II

II. The skinny vs. fat episode. How one projects their own set of problems on another. Jealousy of what someone assumably is endowed with. What cultural tags go on certain body types. It’s quite the obsession. That feeling that the other person has it easy or somehow is priveleged. A skinny body means fuck all, just as a fat body means fuck all – it’s culturally wrapped in stigma, and distaste, but ultimately it’s up to you to decide how much you want to internalize it’s functions (the labels). Being one or the other should not reflect you as a person. If you are focusing on and negating a body type because you feel you’ll never be like that, you are amplifying and reinforcing these culturally input stigmas and stereotypes, you are feeding into that system and you are reinforcing it into yourself so that it becomes this block. Projections will bounce off each other, you project your assumption onto others openly, the energy of that gets passed around in one big fucking circle jerk. The point is, everybody has their own set of issues of what brought them to where they are. A body shape is only one aspect to a person’s life, it’s not an entire translation, unless that is the person’s entire focus for the rest of their life. Assumptions about appearance will always be there. I encourage you to try to get past the stickiness of it. There’s more to a person than just their appearance. A whole history, a set of situations and a slew of characteristics streaming in their bloodline which got them to where they are, which got them here to where they are today. If you could look at someone’s entire journey, you’ll see it took them a set of their own unique challenges and set of circumstances to get where they are and to realize it. Don’t fall into the trap of comparison. Importance in these issues is coming forward in sharing, being open and honest with yourself and others and your own abilities and if you’re unhappy, look at what adjustments would help you on your journey. Instead of focusing on what makes you unhappy, focus on your own unique challenges and be humble about them. Your challenges are yours and no one can recognize them but you. You have something really cool and awesome to weave in your web of discoveries about your self. See that and own it.

*Make sure to warm up before practicing any kind of stretching and practice with care to your body if you are new to yoga* suggested Yoga pose medicine: Half Lord of the Fishes pose

If you chose III:
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III. Passion lost. Directionless, no affirmations or inspiration of where to go. Little to no give. Apathetic. What do? It’s a continuous battle to strive or even want to strive for something when there’s no play, no site goal, no encouragement or anything to pump forward. In these times, it’s pertinent to find something that will stick you to progression. It’s easy to forget drive when there’s no vehicle around to steer. So, let me inspire you to find that vehicle. Try getting out and dancing, singing, draw or paint, focus on finding somewhere to play. You haven’t just let yourself play in a while have you? When was the last time you just let loose? And I’m talking about just letting yourself go, allowing yourself some silliness without the fuss of have to’s and perfection. Balance is key to remembering passion or finding passion. Look at the pyramid of Mind, Body, Spirit – all three need to be present in order to navigate life harmoniously. If you’re lacking in one aspect, for instance, you’re body is strong but your mind is weak, find a way to give your mind a workout. Train yourself up. Often times when you start throwing yourself into an aspect that is out of balance, the other aspects can also strengthen with it. Your spirit is low? maybe working on something physical will bring you back to some awareness, bring you back into your mind. It’s no lie when people say they need to go for a run to clear their heads, there really is something to it. Find something to plunge yourself into, even if the other aspects are kicking and screaming, everything will eventually teeter to a balancing point. And if you stumble, that’s alright, because that is part of the process. So allow yourself play, allow yourself to orient yourself to building new skill sets too. Play brings discovery, find out what you can discover simply by giving it a go 😉

*Make sure to warm up before practicing any kind of stretching and practice with care to your body if you are new to yoga* suggested Yoga pose medicine: Tree Pose

Try taking your medicine this week daily and see what things open up for you. Even if you do your pose once or twice, it’s better than none at all. And let me know how you feel!

Love and guts,
Doc G.

Goreblot Fortune Friday Featuring The Gloomth and the Cult of Melancholy!

For this coming fortunes I asked my friend Taeden from Gloomth to provide the words. Last week I was on a bit of a hiatus, honestly needing a sorting out of myself as I constantly do, and concocting what to do next with Goreblots. I’m taking on more dance classes and I’m on the road to enrolling in yet another certification for fitness, so this is occupying some time and brain power.

Here are the choice words chimed in by Taeden!
1. Thaumaturgic 2. Eidolon 3. Aberrant. Choose your word(s) and tomorrow, your guidance fortune will be revealed!

Happy almost Friday and for some of you, long weekend! I haven't been as active on this account because I have been busy being active – dancing, studying, all that jazz. So! Here is this week's fortune Friday featuring @thegloomth ! I asked Taeden, the head honcho, to pick 3 words for this week's fortune forecast. Pick a word or two or three, and tomorrow your fortune will be revealed to you in Paintomancy Goreblot fashion. In the meantime, check out Gloomth's amazing fashion on the Insta and web! Brand spanking new collection! As pictured here in the photo I butcher collaged 😆 model @tifferknee Have a wonderful day! #gloomthandthecultofmelancholy #gloomth #goreblot #goreblots #paintomancy #divination #foretune #psychic #tarot #oracle #psychicreading #freepsychicreading #chooseyourownadventure #existentialism

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There’s some exciting stuff happening with Gloomth as of late and I feel lucky to be close friends with such a strong creative gal as I get to have a little inside scoop before things are released. So in case you aren’t familiar with Gloomth, they are an alternative lolita brand of clothing. I say alternative because it doesn’t necessarily have to be ‘goth’ or full on lolita. What’s great about Gloomth clothing is you can integrate your own style with the pieces and make your own unique personal brand that expresses you or perhaps one of your alter egos or characters.

It’s a challenge to be different, especially when it comes to sticking out fashion wise. And what I constantly learn and get reminded of from Gloomth and the other weirdos I know, is to be comfortable doing you whatever that entails. For me, it’s an interesting mixture of trying out different outfits that don’t necessarily blend in with the norm, to sometimes wanting to be invisible depending on the day. When I actually do get into outfit making mindfully, I feel my day or evening has more of a sense of purpose and intention to it. Choosing clothing really is like choosing your own uniform, especially if you have the luxury of wearing whatever you want to your job. Even within the guidelines, there’s always a way to slip in your uniqueness. When you wear something that feels right to you, it’s fun, and it feels awesome and overall, don’t you just feel like you are in your own more? Powerful even?

Yea. You’ve got the power, so don’t forget to embrace that.

Now, if your fancy is tickled, I encourage you to check out Gloomth’s *Brand New* collection called Ghost Story. Some luvely pieces in there that may whisper a ghostly song to your vampire soul 😉
Ghostly

Lastly, but not leastly, if you are local to the Toronto area, I also encourage you to check out Gloomth’s event the Haunted Tea Party! This is an excellent chance to bust out your very bests, it does so happen it lands on a Sunday, and be elegantly social, or a spooky wallflower, whatever floats your boat and meet the Gloomth team and other interesting, wonderful oddballs. It’s not to be missed! Tickets are limited, so I suggest you grab yours while you can. AND it’s being hosted at a very gorgeous, ghostly Victorian museum home.
Details here: http://www.gloomth.com/teaparty.html

Stay tuned for Fortune Fridays tomorrow!

Love and Guts,
Doc G.

Goreblot Fortune Friday with Harley R. Pageot

Short brief intro – This week I asked my friend Harley R. Pageot to provide the words and music for this week’s paintomancy instalment. I met Harley back in 2010/11 when I was graduated from OCAD and trying to find my way as an artist. I came across an ad somewhere online about submitting poster art to this group called Broken Arts. Harley was a co-founder of the group, but ultimately became the leader and very well organized organizer of all it’s events. After doing my first poster for them, I somehow got integrated into being a member of the group and started going to meetings and helping out at the events. I am so warmed to have been a part of that movement, being a part of the creative music scene in Oshawa and to be a part Broken Arts. Serious lasting connections were made and I am so thankful to have met the people I did through that time.

If you want to check out what Harley is up to these days, he is founder of Fallen Love Recordshttp://fallenloverecords.com/ where you can find events that are happening. And he also has an Etsy store where he sells excellently written zines about his interests and personal life https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/harleyrpageot?ref=l2-shopheader-name
He’s also a future author! You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, give him a follow!

Anyways, on to the Fortune Friday Goreblot!
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The words choices are: 1. Nonchalant 2. Obsequious 3. Cascading
Choose a word, and scroll on down to find your corresponding fortune. And I highly recommend listening to your song medicine! a fine choice selection by Harley!

If you chose 1. Nonchalant
Nonchalant

1. Nonchalant. Hey smooth sailor, you’ve been here before haven’t you? Strutting around like nothing effects you or affects you. That’s ok. However, preventative measures are never a bad thing and the minor embarrassment it might cause you far outweighs the dire circumstances of something left uncaught. What runs in the family genetically is something you may want to pay attention to and don’t be naive into thinking that it does not effect you and that you are above that. It’s ok to be afraid of truths, afraid of facts, but don’t get caught up in what it means. Sickness does not make you a weak person, but denial however, will make you sicker. You deny and ignore any bits of information that might be useful to you, you’re just going to delay something that might need more immediate attention. It’s up to you ultimately what you decide, but what is dignity but a mere social stance, an image we try to bear to hide a weakness or a vulnerability. We love to idolize others so much and in turn we wish for ourselves to have that same sort of treatment. To make a mark. But how much of it matters, how much of yourself are you sacrificing on this principle? What are you putting off to check because you are afraid of a little embarrassment? What are you afraid of facing or admitting to? Now, I would bet that digging into these seemingly uncomfortable places, investigating, would be very beneficial right now and that letting go of an idea of how you hold yourself in some regard will be the hardest thing to do. Ultimately, letting go of that already shifting idea, I bet will be really freeing for you. Take a chance, you’re only a human meat sack after all. *wink*

Music selection by Harley Pageot, fortune pairing by Doc: Do I Love You by Frank Wilson

If you chose 2. Obsequious
Obsequious

2. Obsequious. A gentle inquiry; how is you? what is you? What you are now has nothing to do with what you were and what you might have been. Be gentle, you tender flesh flame. You stand alone feeling. Feeling your feelings, feeling your body, all the organs surrounding your skeleton frame. You have mild aches, a yearning for something fresh. New light shines a different ray, casts a different shadow, refracts a different scattering of rainbow beams. Humour your beats as you try out different drums. Play and then play some more. Any odd and delightful opportunities come your way, say yes to them. No time to be suspicious and judgmental, no. Enter into new things with a sense of wonder, with an explorer’s eye. You’re the Indiana Jones of your world out on an adventure, out to get that relic and jump through all sorts of boobie traps. Happy Mercury Retrograde ~ expect things to get silly and be ok with it, as you have no control over it anyways. I imagine you will find some interesting artefacts along the way. Prepare to be unprepared as some interesting things come along your way.

Music selection by Harley Pageot, fortune pairing by Doc: Dinner Date by Diet Cig

If you chose 3. Cascading
Cascading

3. Cascading. Silent violence, silent scream, urging to get out. Caught in a nebulous bubble. Caught in an endless fall against beliefs. Waves ripple, adhere to the nipple to suck some life from that hateful teat you resent. It gives you some sustenance but barely. You want to chew it off, spit it out and bury it. So much hate bubbling inside, your teeth grind at something and you may not even notice. You are under the grind of doing what you think you should, wearing that layer thin, taking in empty, nutrient-less waste. Hate feelings then turns into desperate tears, like trying to run on empty fuel, the energy sputters out what’s left is a release, a mad cry, a wondrous waterfall. My dear, be kind to yourself. Know what you are feeding yourself and what’s harming you. What belief systems are you adhering to that’s making your jaw clench? what foods are you eating that’s lacking colour and nutrients? Lastly, what are you taking in from social media, your social networks that is not serving you? For the good of your health, let it go.

Music selection by Harley Pageot, fortune pairing by Doc: When She Kisses Me by Jonathan Richman

Enjoy your weekend.

<3 Doc G.

Intro Goreblot Fortune Fridays with Special guest

Today, I’d like to introduce my first Feature Goreblot Fortune Friday with musical talent, doom experimental rapper, GARBAGEFACE.  I met Karol Orzechowski back in 2009/10 when I went on an artist specific guided tour  to NYC by METHINKS productions, he co-guided the bus tour along with peer Ryan Ringer, and Alex Bowron.  It was one of those trips that made a lasting impression and lasting connections with other fellow artists I still stay in touch with.  Seeing GARBAGEFACE for the first time perform in a couple of awesome venues in NYC among all the richness of creativity in such a busy city, had me hooked from the beginning.

Karol is doing a lot of awesome things in the Peterborough, Ontario music scene these days and he regularly tours.  Keep watch for his new album coming soon in JUNE 2016.

We’ve got a whammy of a Friday this one being a full moon in Scorpio and also Earth Day! I have a sale going on at my Etsy store, all items will be 22% off.  Just use the coupon code: BEAVERMOON22 upon purchasing.

 

Also pretty crazy news to hear that music legend Prince has passed away today at the tender young age of 57.  It’s been a weird year.

Without further a due, here are the choices for this week’s Goreblot Fortune Friday! Words contributed by GARBAGE face himself!

All you have to do is choose one or more of these words, follow your gut and tomorrow your fortune will be revealed to you.

Goreblot Fortune Friday is a series of FREE readings I do every Friday that I started on Instagram.  The idea is a lot like other divination methods.  Inspired by the Rorschach inkblot test, I put a twist on it in that the inquirer/patient picks the words and I produce a painted fortune via paintomancy along with a written guidance to complete it.  With these FREE readings I supply a choice of 3 words, sometimes images, that inquirers can choose from.  And on Friday, the Goreblot Fortune painting is revealed!

It’s fun and interesting and I hope to connect with more souls.  If you check out my Etsy store, you will find a couple of reading offerings there to get your VERY own personal CUSTOMIZED Goreblot fortune painting.  Getting your own reading makes things more personal and specific to you and if you’re familiar with Tarot or oracle decks, it’s in similar vein in that it offers guidance to whatever situation you are inquiring about.  And I’m running a Full MOON sale! so you can start out by getting your first reading with %22 OFF!

So let’s see what your guts have to say.  Give the free reading a try <3

Love and Guts,

DOC GOREBLOT