Cat’s Morning Bits for February 15, 2018
Good Morning! Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.
I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
OM Times: 2018 Aquarius New Moon Solar Eclipse
The 2018 Aquarius New Moon is the propulsive event of the month. It’s not merely the launch of a moon phase, but a dramatic and exciting blast-off into realms unknown.
We’re leaving the jackhammered terrain of the past eight years at last and making something quite other of our lives.
Beliefnet: 7 Ways To Become a Morning Person
Mornings are hard. Many of us wake up groggy and grumpy, hissing as we open the shades and are assaulted by the white-hot rays of the accursed sun. We stumble through the first few hours of the day, knock back two or three cups of coffee, and finally become productive around noon.
Mind Body Green:
The Mantra That Helped Me recover From Anxiety and Depression
Today I am happy, peaceful, and living my potential but it wasn’t always this way.
Almost a decade ago, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. At the time, I was also suffering from eating disorders and addicted to drugs. But my turning point was when I learned the power of positive thinking and retraining my brain to focus on the good, in the form of meditation and mantras.
A Bountiful Moment:
If it’s going to be, it’s up to Me.
Robert Schuller Sr.
You have to be the navigator of your own life. You cannot rely and think that someone else can or knows where you are supposed to be. Taking control at times is difficult and takes extreme effort but the effort no matter how difficult is the momentum toward happiness. A push toward a set goal, or toward getting through a tough situation brings you to the other side where accomplishment awaits your glorious smile.
Work through the difficult today by focusing on the other side. What are you striving to accomplish? What are you pushing through? Let the goal, the winning mark create your motivation to continue. Don’t think of the difficulty as hard think of it as a sprint to the finish line. Visualize the prize at the end and never give up.
Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!
Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)
EarthSky News: Chinese New Year on February 15-16
The 2018 Chinese New Year – which coincides with the February new moon – starts February 16 in Asia (February 15 in the west) and rings in the Year of the Dog.
Mother Nature Network:
Gorilla lovingly embraces man who rescued her from hunters
This photo showing the importance of animal conservation won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award.
MAKING LIFE OUR OWN
“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.”
— Stephen Vincent Benet
What’s needed for a new relationship with time and life?
Intention — Get really clear about what you want.
Desire — How much do you want something new for yourself? Know your motivation. Desire brings the energy for change.
Belief and/or willingness to trust you can have what you want. If belief is lacking, can you believe in the possibility that you can find a new way of living?
Perseverance, discipline — It takes time and effort to change attitudes and habits. We can’t expect a new life overnight.
Acceptance, both of what’s happening now and of who we are. Until we honestly and openly accept our present situation, we cannot change it.
A willingness to try something new.
“It is so easy to waste our lives: our days, our hours, our minutes. … It is so easy to exist instead of live. Unless you know there is a clock ticking. So many of us changed our lives when we heard a biological clock and decided to have kids. But that sound is a murmur compared to the tolling of mortality.”
— Anna Quindlen
A Note from the Universe
Each person in your life is there for a reason and that reason always has something to do with love.
Today’s Recipe: Roasted Delicata Squash Salad
This is a salad I had and it was extremely easy to make, light and delicious. You can alter the salad to your custom liking with your desired toppings or dressing.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment
Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit
February 15, 2018
Home: Are homes more than a shelter?
“A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.”
-Margaret Fuller (1845)
A home is more than a place of shelter. It is a place of comfort, a place of peace. This is where we can take refuge from the world, where we can relax, and where we can grow. A home can be a “safe environment” where we can learn without fear of criticism, and where we can explore and express our feelings. The person, or people, inside that space is what makes a house a home.
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