Cat’s Morning Bits for January 31, 2018
Good Morning, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start the day with “Today’s Inspirations” from Birds and Blooms, Beliefnet, Mother Nature Network and more!
The sprawling Bear
Growled deep in the sky;
And Orion’s hair
Streamed sparkling by:
But the North sighed low,
Snow, snow, more snow!
Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)
Birds and Blooms: Little Known Kitchen Herbs To Grow
For those who like to cook and garden, growing herbs offers abundant choices. Handy in perennial or kitchen gardens, herbs can thrive in a range of light, soil and water conditions. Try some lesser-known varieties and you might find the perfect complement to your garden (and your cooking).
A Bountiful Moment:
Life and Awareness is found in the Doing
There are times in life when you just have to jump or do it! Acting instead of thinking creates your life momentum into the next space, chapter or journey. Fear and/or judgement can keep you thinking about something for so long and the only way to stop the cycle is to make the move and act. The actual doing is where your life lessons are learned. Your actions are what propels you into growth.
Take a break today from thinking. Let go of your deep thought analyzation, or introspection of self. Focus on the doing. Do something for yourself that makes you smile or laugh. Or, take a leap and put into action something that you have held in your thoughts for a while. Move into the next phase of your journey by overcoming the challenging thoughts that keep you still. Become aware that you are special and unique by doing.
Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!
Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)
EarthSky News: January 31 is 1st of 2 Blue Moons in 2018
According to modern folklore, the second of 2 full moons in a month is called a Blue Moon. In 2018, we have 2 of those! How often it happens, here.
Mother Nature Network: Farmer saves oldest-known living sea eagle
While out on a Saturday afternoon, a farmer in North Iceland noticed an eagle struggling along the banks of the Miðfjörður river. After watching the bird unsuccessfully try to fly, Þórarinn Rafnsson realized the bird was injured. He managed to toss his jacket over the bird while it was sitting in tall grass and then he took it home. There he fed the bird a much-appreciated dinner of wild salmon and lamb.
“Smile, it’s free therapy.”
— Doug Horton
I’ve learned that if I put a smile on my face when I’m feeling down, my spirits will automatically lift. The body knows that a smile means happiness.
Knowing this doesn’t mean I’m always willing to do it. Many times, I have absolutely refused to cheer myself up. Isn’t that interesting!
It’s a clue that sometimes the ego positively enjoys being miserable. It can be enlightening to explore the pay-offs we get from our black moods.
“Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there is never any recourse to the mention of it.”
— Samuel Johnson
A Note from the Universe
I love this job! You know, writing you every day.
Do you know how I got it?
I just started doing it.
And that’s all anything takes.
Today’s Recipe: Basil and Parmesan Chicken Salad
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
January 31, 2018
“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”
-Helen Keller (1914)
Excellence is difficult to measure. In the Olympics there is a judging system of points and scores to compare the athlete’s performances. But when it comes to our day to day lives, excellence for each one of us is doing the best that we can do. We know when we’re slacking off. We know when we can do better. We’re the only ones who can make that judgment accurately. And when we do strive for excellence, when we put ourselves out there and really give it our all, we know it, we can feel it.
Beliefnet: 6 Ways Crystals can Change Your Life
People have been calling me the Crystal Chick for years. I love crystals and their ability to subtly but profoundly change our energy, health and aura. We use crystals in computers and clocks but they can be very helpful in our personal lives. There are six main areas in which crystals can change your life for the better.
I invite you to check out my websites!
The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/
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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)