Cat’s Morning Bits for February 12, 2018
Good Morning! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something good here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
On a clear winter’s evening
The crescent moon
And the round squirrels nest
In the bare oak
Are equal planets.
Anne Porter (1911-2011)
OM Times: 3 Symptoms Of A Lost Soul
Lost souls are people who are spiritually adrift. For whatever reason, these individuals have blocked the intuitive guidance coming from their higher selves. In doing so, they have also cut themselves off from feeling the infinite love of the universe, and this leads to struggle, anger and sadness. As a result, a lost soulï¿½s life may be very challenging.
Beliefnet: 6 Practices That Will Radically Transform Your Life
Personal transformation is seldom a quick and easy process. It’s hard enough to find 10 minutes in the morning to meditate, let alone to shift our entire worldview. Yes, there are the rare few who have a wake-up call, and achieve swift transformation from a profound epiphany or fortuitous life changing experience.
Mother Nature Network:
Breathtaking images capture nature’s gardens
Every year, the International Garden Photographer of the Year selects photos from around the world that beautifully showcase gardens, forests, flowers and wildlife. The organization has partnered with the world-renowned Kew Gardens in the U.K., which hosts exhibitions highlighting botanical photography.
A Bountiful Moment:
When you are going through hell, keep going.
Life is not always as easy as anticipated. Sometimes the struggle to maintain goals, or just daily living is real. But it is always important to remember that if you stop you will be stuck replaying this space in life over, and over, and over. So instead of giving up when things get hard re-focus and just keep going.
Today notice how you handle adversity. What do you do when you are hit with a roadblock or some unexpected mishap that distracts you from your goal? Do you get stuck and give up or do you rally your thoughts and regain momentum. Take note of how you respond then work to improve what you have noticed. Never giving up is part of the maintenance needed to live your dreams vs becoming a victim of circumstances.
Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!
Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)
EarthSky News: Blue- white Rigel at Orion’s Foot
Tonight: look for the bright, blue-white star Rigel in the constellation Orion the Hunter.
Mind Body Green:
The Important Role Your Mindset Plays In Healing
Whether or not youï¿½re conscious of it, your body is under dual control. Sure, your body is self-regulatingï¿½but you also have a good amount of power over your body. Whether you pay attention or not, you breathe in and out automatically; itï¿½s a basic survival mechanism.
Everything in life holds both a blessing and a curse. We deny this when we label the events of our lives as either good or bad. The following old Zen story illustrates this lesson most effectively.
A farmer had a horse but one day, the horse ran away and so the farmer and his son had to plow their fields themselves. Their neighbors said, “Oh, what bad luck that your horse ran away!” But the farmer replied, “Bad luck, good luck, who knows?”
The next week, the horse returned to the farm, bringing a herd of wild horses with him. “What wonderful luck!” cried the neighbors, but the farmer responded, “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?”
Then, the farmer’s son was thrown as he tried to ride one of the wild horses, and he broke his leg. “Ah, such bad luck,” sympathized the neighbors. Once again, the farmer responded, “Bad luck, good luck, who knows?”
A short time later, the ruler of the country recruited all young men to join his army for battle. The son, with his broken leg, was left at home. “What good luck that your son was not forced into battle!” celebrated the neighbors. And the farmer remarked, “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?”
“Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken.”
— Jean Jacques Rousseau
A Note from the Universe
Last night I was dreaming of you, again.
You were radiant, confident, and light beamed in every direction from the core of your being. Music followed you, angels serenaded you, and everyone was elevated by your presence. Wisdom shown from your eyes. Kindness emanated from your touch. And your power was simply awesome.
You looked, well… pretty much… exactly as you do right now.
Today’s Recipe: Gluten Free Strawberry Delight
Being gluten-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy treats on Valentine’s Day. There are many desserts that have gluten-free versions that are delicious
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, Fluorite, 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 12, 2018
“The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. There is no event greater in life than the appearance of new persons about our hearth, except it be the progress of the character which draws them.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
People come and go from our lives. And as we change and grow spiritually, we begin to notice that we draw people to us for special reasons. Maybe we have something to offer a friend that no one else can. Maybe a friend has a gift, or a lesson, for us that we wouldn’t have found on our own. There are no coincidences. It’s all part of our journey to experience these people and events at just the time when we are supposed to. Welcome them!
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