Cat’s Morning Bits for March 30, 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.
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
A. E. Housman (1859-1936)
Spirit Library: April 2018 Astro-Energy Report – Hard As Steel, Soft As Silk
This month sees a concentration of energy in the signs of Capricorn and Aries, favouring pragmatic action fuelled by self-confidence and well-honed instinct
Spiritual Unite: How To Protect Your Energy As An Empath
How to protect your energy as an empath: Could you sense what other people are feeling without them saying a word? Could you sense the emotional changes in the environment? Then, there’s a possibility that you are an empath. Empath are the people who are highly sensitive to the changes of energy around them. Whether the change occurs in people,
A Bountiful Moment: Know your expectations.
Daily Thought: Expectations set the bar for your actions. If you believe and expect that nothing will happen then your efforts will follow. Set your expectations to achieve what you believe to be true about yourself. Always strive to the highest mark and accept with grace and gratitude the accomplishments reached along the way. Make sure your personal expectations are high enough to keep you striving and realistic enough to make your proud
Daily Practice: What are your self-expectations? Are they high enough that you can divide into steps to reach? Take some time today to evaluate what your beliefs about yourself are and what you believe you are capable of achieving. Set a goal that you never thought yourself capable of and break it into little self- expectations to reach it.
Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!
Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)
EarthSky News: Tonight and tomorrow Moon in Virgo
Virgo the Maiden is a large, faint, rambling constellation with a single bright star, Spica. You’ll see this star near the moon the next few evenings. By the way, Saturday night’s moon is the second Blue Moon of 2018
Patheos-Pagan: Persephone: Goddess of Adaptation
Persephone is often seen only as the maiden taken to the Under World against her will, but there is so much more to her than that. In fact, she became the fierce Queen of Hell ruling over her domain very much the equal to Hades while saving humanity by adapting the climate to give us the growing season. To put Persephone’s story into a contemporary context, we can classify her as a Goddess of Adaptation because of how she transformed herself, managed her relationships and turned the wheel of the year.
Inner Journey: Conscious Communication
“If we want to be compassionate we must be conscious of the words we use. We must both speak and listen from the heart.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg
Conscious communication requires us to be truly present to what is occurring. When we are unconscious, we both speak to and react to others out of habit. And in the face of what we perceive as someone’s judgment and criticism, we automatically (and unconsciously) defend, withdraw or attack.
To communicate consciously requires attention to two areas:
1.I need to speak from awareness of what I am perceiving, feeling and needing, and
2.Through watching and listening, I need to be aware of those same needs in others.
“When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, and needed rather than on diagnosing and judging, we discover the depth of our own compassion.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg
A Note from the Universe
Better to try and fail than forever wonder what might have been….
Not that there’s really any failing, because in the journey you will love and be loved, get nearer your goal, and probably realize that you should have dreamed bigger to begin with, as you pluck that baby from the tree of life on a subsequent go around.
Today’s Recipe: Easy, Healthy Bread (With Hormone-Balancing Ingredients!)
When my sister-in-law had a baby, I made her this bread to have on hand during her marathon nursing sessions and froze it in slices that were easy to reheat. This bread is so good for women’s hormonal health, from the flaxseed meal (which has been shown in studies to help with PCOS and hormone balance) to the goji berries (which have been shown to regulate hormone levels). There’s no kneading or complex fermentation process here, but it comes out like a real loaf of bread. It also has a subtle sweetness and tons of plant-based protein and healthy fat to keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
March 30, 2018
“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. Work is not a curse; it is the prerogative of intelligence… the measure of civilization.” ~-Calvin Coolidge
It’s great to plan, to pay attention, to have intention, to dream, wish, and visualize. Yet there comes a time when we must take action! Work is how things get done. Because we live on this human plane, work is how we learn and grow. Whether it is by studying or through our experiences, our activities take us to new places mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
MNN: Sea turtles return to Mumbai beach after 20-year absence
Two decades after they were last spotted nesting on Versova beach in Mumbai, Olive Ridley turtles appear to be returning to the shoreline that was once drowning in plastic waste.
Workers volunteering during a regular cleanup campaign last week spotted more than 80 hatchlings crawling towards the Arabian Sea ï¿½ a historic moment for a place previously buried under millions of pounds of trash.
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