Cat’s Morning Bits for February 5, 2018
Good Morning! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”
Bright blessings for a magickal day!
When February sun shines cold,
There comes a day when in the air
The wings of winter
And show the golden summer there.
Philip Savage (1868=99)
Every Person We Meet In Our Lives Is A Mirror. Here’s What They Teach Us.
All through our lives, we meet people; some are there to stay with us forever while some part ways. But all of them bear significances in our lives. Human beings we meet in our lives are mirrors of what we are. How? Just take a deep breath. While inhaling, think about all the people you have come across. Now exhale,
This Act Of Self Care Isn’t Great For The Environment. Here’s How To Tweek It
Ever since I embarked on a zero-waste journey, I’ve realized that it’s a long, slow process that brings about new challenges every day. When you really pay attention to your trash production, things that you’ve never thought twice about doing beforeï¿½accepting a sample at the grocery store, sorting through mailï¿½can lead to a fair amount of waste.
One of the most difficult moments in the transition so far came when I realized I simply couldn’t last any longer without getting a haircut.
A Bountiful Moment:
Focus on your dreams, not your disasters
Robert Schuller Sr.
It is easy to get stuck in the thought cycle of trying to fix or change something that has already happened. Replaying the ï¿½what ifï¿½ scenario to figure out another possible outcome is common. But this only leads to a futile effort. You have no ability to change the past. However you do have the ability to focus on creating your future. Remember that your thoughts lead your actions. Knowing this it is important to make sure to focus your thoughts on what you want not what you had or didnï¿½t get.
Release your past to the past and focus on what it is you want to achieve for your future. Purposefully direct your attention to what you want to achieve. Do not let your mind hold you hostage to something that could have been by immediately refocusing all thoughts of past actions or consequences onto what you dream about.
Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!
Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)
EarthSky News: Tonight see the double cluster in Perseus
Tonight, find the gorgeous Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus. Itï¿½s a wonderful sight to see, assuming your sky is dark. To see it at this time of year, http://earthsky.org/tonight/the-double-cluster-in-perseus
Mother Nature Network: Chile just created 10 million acres of new national parks
Chile has created two new national parks and expanded three others thanks to 1 million acres donated by former Patagonia CEO Kristine McDivitt Tompkins and another 9 million acres declared national parks by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.
The total size is roughly the size of Switzerland.
TRAVEL WITH AWARENESS
“…focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
— Greg Anderson
Travelling brings me wonderful opportunities to build awareness. When I get into the car, for example, I set an intention to drive well and stay alert to what other drivers and pedestrians are doing. When I realize that my mind has drifted and I’ve slipped into autopilot, I gently bring my focus back to the present.
It’s also a time when I can pay attention to my reactions. Does irritation arise when someone drives too quickly or slowly, or when I get stopped by a yellow light? Being aware of the irritation gives me the opportunity to acknowledge and then release it. If I choose to, I can be at peace anywhere – even on the road!
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going to fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
— Eddie Cantor
A Note from the Universe
Sometimes even for me, predictions are tricky business.
But I have discovered that one of the very best ways of forecasting the future comes from listening to what people tell themselves, and their closest friends, in casual, conversational tones.
Not that I eavesdrop,
Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins
I took advantage of great holiday sales on both cranberries and sweet potatoes to make these excellent muffins. I made some substitutions, and will write the recipe both as written and my version. This is a recipe that freezes well and is so good and easy to make. My thrift store mini-chopper made chopping the cranberries so easy and fast.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
February 5, 2018
“Frozen food is not progress.”
Technology has offered us some amazing conveniences – but at what expense? Do we hole up with our computers rather than socialize with our fellow travelers? Do we make a habit of eating fast food rather than enjoying the wholesomeness of something freshly prepared at home? Where, for the sake of “progress,” have we gone awry? When we remember the lessons we have learned in the past and build on them, then we make progress. It’s not necessarily about making life “easier” but about experiencing the beauty that is already there.
Beliefnet: What does your birth month say about you?
Souls come to this world at certain times for specific reasons. The time that we are born is significant astrologically as it tells us attributes we are born with and gives us clues about lessons weï¿½re here to learn. Your birth month can tell you a lot about who you are and why youï¿½re here
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