Cat’s Morning Bits for March 19, 2018
Good Morning! It’s time to 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.
And time remembered is grief forgotten,
And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
And in green underwood and cover
Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)
Beliefnet: The Value of the Handwritten Letter
In an age where letters appear instantly at the tap of a key, why take up pen and paper?
Because the archaic will always have a place. Old ways are hard. They’re time consuming. And how we spend our time is a language unto itselfï¿½a letter written by hand creates a much different set of feelings than a simple email.
A Bountiful Moment
Within each challenge lies the opportunity for growth
Challenges present as a distraction to what needs to be accomplished. They can also present you with a block that will stop you from moving toward your goal(s). So it is important to remember that challenges are only a sign and opportunity for you to continue your growth, development and commitment. It is not what you see as the challenge that is the growth opportunity but you’re working through the challenge that gives you that present.
Consciously look for the challenges and obstacles in your day. Do not search for what is easy today but purposefully look at what is hard for you. Pay attention to the situation and pay attention to your solution. After you have completed the challenge make a written or mental note of your strengths and personal attributes that got you through it. Rejoice in your abilities to overcome.
Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!
Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)
EarthSky News: Tonight’s moon, Mercury, Venus
Now – if your sky is clear – you can easily see the young moon shining in the west, shortly after sunset. Use this little moon to find the planets.
Patheos-Pagan: Meditations On A Life Worth Living
I reach for the music; but I want the quiet of my mind. I’m always looking for something, to fill the silence, and drown out the din. It’s been a struggle this year; it’s been unspeakably hard. I’ve spoken of it. The words won’t always come when bidden.
There’s a place inside of me, that sings. It resides around campfires, and sways to the feeling of bodies in tune with mine. It recognizes the stars at night, and hopes for more of itself. It knows things. It resonates. It calls to me.
Inner Journey: 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
Great big, innovative, world changing ideas are plentiful.
People who take tiny little baby steps toward them are rare.
You are so acing this life,
Today’s Recipe: Healthier Egg Drop Soup
This delicious recipe has flavor and veggies to make it a little heartier than traditional egg drop soup.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, 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, Flourite, 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
March 19, 2018
“Only kindness matters. We are God’s hands.” -Jewel
Ask anyone what they value most in a person, what they remember most about a person, and chances are that they will say ‘kindness.’ Kindness always makes such a positive and lasting impression! Why is that? Is it because we encounter it all too rarely these days? Being kind is such a simple gesture, yet it is one that is often disregarded. Let’s make an effort today to recognize kindness in others, and to express kindness ourselves.
MNN: How to humanely keep wildlife out of the garden
You’ve no doubt heard the saying “she wouldn’t harm a fly.” It’s a phrase that could easily be applied to Theresa Rooney, a gentle soul whose desire to live in harmony with creatures in her garden led her to write “Humane Critter Control, The Guide to Natural, Nontoxic Pest Solutions to Protect Your Yard and Garden.”
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