Cat’s Morning Bits for February 21, 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.
“See us cuddle and hug,” say the Pleiades,
“All six in a ring: it keeps us warm:
We huddle together like birds in a storm:
It’s bitter weather tonight.”
–Robert Graves (1895–1985)
Beliefnet: The Lessons of Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was one of the most important spiritual leaders in history, a man who was once eulogized as the spokesman for the conscience of man. Gandhi, given the title Mahatma, which is similar to the Western term, Saint, is credited with legitimizing India’s quest for freedom from the British Empire, easing the transfer of power that would later occur
Mother Nature Network: What is a ‘peak experience’?
This is one of life’s best moments — and you can help make it happen.
Have you ever had a peak experience? Probably not. According to research, only about 2 percent of people have had this sought-after phenomenon.
A Bountiful Moment:
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”
Being grateful allows you to see all the wonderful things and opportunities that surround you. It give you the perspective of support and happiness. It is the attitude that gives birth to all other good things.
Throughout your day say quietly to yourself or write down everything you are grateful for. Make sure to note everything that comes to mind no matter how big or small. If it presents as a challenge be grateful for the growth it provides. Acknowledge and be grateful for all things that cross your path. This practice allows you to be open to accepting all the greatness that that you have to offer, and all the greatness that will return.
Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!
Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)
Tonight Moon and Aries
Most people see Aries as 3 stars called Hamal, Sheratan and Mesarthim.
Sirius is Dog Star and brightest star
February evenings are a grand time to see Sirius. It’s hard to miss as the brightest star in Earth’s sky. How to spot it, mythology, science, here.
Patheos-Pagan: 10 Important Traditional Witches
Last year I put together a few articles spotlighting the 25 Most Influential People in the Development of Modern Paganism. It was fun and was read by a lot of folks and even resulted in a few other similar lists, most notably a 25 person Canadian list (in my defense Sable I didn’t even list 25 Americans!) and 13 influential figures in Goddess Spirituality. The original articles inspired a lot of comments too, mostly along the lines of I can’t believe Person Y didn’t make your list. Usually those criticisms were spot-on, I picked twenty-five folks but a credible case could be made for lots of people I left off my initial list.
IMPRISONED BY YOUR THOUGHTS?
“Problems exist only in the human mind.”
— Anthony de Mello
For most of us, there’s always a long ‘to do’ list. That’s a fact.
And it’s easy to feel victimized. ‘Poor me!’ That’s not a fact – that’s a choice.
Experiment with your life to explore how much your mind is your jailer. Simply let go of the ‘oh woe’ kinds of thoughts. Silence your mind. Be right here, right now. Decide what you will do now and do it, without buying in to the mind’s sob story. When one task is done, you can then choose another.
Allowing the mind to agonize about the size of the ‘to do’ list just makes us tired before we even get started. It doesn’t have to be this way.
“Don’t water your weeds.”
— Harvey Mackay
A Note from the Universe
There’s always more than one right answer, path, possibility, nuance, or flavor – so insist upon none.
Insisting on details always limits you.
Purple Moonbeam Chocolate, please –
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
February 21, 2018
“You are never giving, nor can you ever give, enough service.”
-James R. Cook
There is always more that we can do to help. Opportunities are around us every day. At the grocery store, on the sidewalk, in cyberspace, at school or at work. We are here to help each other, every day in every way. When we just open up our awareness, we can see where we are needed. Every business is a service business.
Birds & Blooms: 13 Funny Squirrel Photos
Squirrels! These hungry, bushy-tailed critters love raiding backyard feeders and can be a pain in the neck for backyard gardeners and birders. But itï¿½s hard not to smile when they get themselves into silly situations (which seems to happen at least six or seven times in an average day for a squirrel!). Sit back and have a laugh at this round-up of hilarious squirrel hijinks.
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