Cat’s Morning Bits for March 8, 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.
What is the roar of a lion,
If it ends in the bleat of a lamb, March?
Mark Cook (1854-1882)
Mind Body Green: How To Craft The Ultimate Spiritual Sanctuary At Home
By designating a corner, a table, or even just a windowsill as a mindful, tech-free zone, you’ll remind yourself to take a minute to pause and breathe every day. This sanctuary can be the backdrop for a journaling routine, meditation practice, or expression of gratitude, or any other practice or ritual that you love.
And crafting sacred, meditative space at home is a lot easier than it sounds. Here are 10 essentials to get your spirit sanctuary started for under $100:
Beliefnet: Write Your Way To A Richer Life
Journal writing is one of the most accessible yet powerful tools we have for self-knowledge. What’s more, it has brilliant ripple effects over your whole life. Writing something down can clear space in your mind and heart. It lets you refine your thinking and offers tremendous relief from confusion or turmoil. It is also creative and gives you a chance to observe life through new eyes. Start journaling today–your spirits will rise and life itself will become far more interesting
thought.co: Magical Days Of The Week
In many traditions of Paganism, days of the week are very important aspects of effective spellcasting. For example, spells to do with abundance or prosperity could be done on Thursday, because it is associated with riches and desire. When casting a spell concerning business or communication, one might prefer to work on a Wednesday due to its associations
EarthSky News: Scientists discover supercolony of 1.5 million penguins
The Adelie penguins on the Danger Islands went undetected because the islands are so remote and the water surrounding them so treacherous.
Patheos-Pagan: The Magick of Divination
You decide that you would like to experience the magick of divination. You are anxious to discover your fortune, your future and so you cautiously open the door to the Tarot Readerï¿½s studio. A strong scent of frankincense invites you further in, as chimes attached to the old wooden door sing in delight that a customer has arrived.
You soon find that you are greeted by an older woman who smiles and takes you by the hand , leading you to a room in the back and a table covered in bright beautiful cloth. You are amazed when she begins to speak and carefully listen
THE PATH TO WHOLENESS
We think that God has blessed us if we donï¿½t have too many troubles. In fact, religions have erroneously taught us that pain is punishment for our sins. We often ask, “What have I done wrong?” when things do not go the way we want.
Yet, to become ourselves in the truest and deepest sense, we must face our own duality, which of course includes facing our darkness. As souls we strive for wholeness, not for perfection.
At first, we really don’t know what is going on. We just find life difficult, challenging and often painful. Eventually, after much experience and reflection, we start to find meaning in it all. Eventually, we gladly accept the means whereby we can do the Soul work we have come for.
As we become conscious as Souls, we walk our journey purposefully, embracing the reality of our earthly nature along with the truth of our divine nature.
“When we are conscious of our personal uniqueness and our universal nature we express ourselves creatively. In this way we fulfill our dreams and our life purpose.”
— Andrew Schneider
A Note from the Universe
I do believe that the single most important thing I could ever, ever share with you, with regard to maximizing the health, harmony, and happiness in your life, not to mention expediting the manifestation of your heart’s fondest desires, can be summed up in just one word:
Love yourself. Okay, two words. Love yourself all of the time. Okay, 6 words.
Loving you all of the time –
Today’s Recipe: Beef and Green Bean Rice (Loobia Polo)
Loobia Polo has been one of my favourite Persian rice dishes since I was a little kid. Its ingredients are rather simple to put together, but it’s truly an all-in-one kind of dish. I love it with a side of chutney or a big scoop of greek yogurt.
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
March 8, 2018
“All’s love, yet all’s law.”-Robert Browning
Love and Law are two sides of the same coin. Everything is love, and at the same time, everything has that organizing power that we can totally count on. There is a reason why we love someone or something. There is a creative purpose to our love. We are not under some spell like the characters in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” We love who we love because God, the Universe, brought us together to learn and grow and experience more of our Selves. Love is divine, and yet love is totally practical.
MNN: This Weird Looking Mushroom Should Be On Your Menu
If you’re new to mushrooming, you know that it’s wise to stick with foraging mushroom species you can easily identify and can’t mistake for an inedible species. The hedgehog mushroom is one of those wonderful species that is both easy to identify and easy to turn into a delicious meal.
The hedgehog mushroom, also called the sweet tooth mushroom, accounts for two closely related species, Hydnum repandum and Hydnum umbilicatum
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