Cat’s Morning Bits for March 26, 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.
Don’t say that spring has come until you can put your foot on nine daisies.
Mind Body Green: How Being Present In Your Grief Can Help You Move Beyond It
The fabric of humanity is made of many threads of emotional experience. One of those is grief. None of us are exempt from the grips of grief, and at some point on the journey of life, we’ll be faced with the death of a dear friend, parent, pet, spouse, or child. And actually, it’s this shared sense of grief that exists as the common denominator between human hearts. Grief penetrates the depths of our hearts, sinking into the recesses of our inner life. The path of mindfulness offers us a powerful way to turn toward our darkness to reignite our light for living.
Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Remind Yourself to be Grateful Every Day
Cultivating a grateful mindset has been shown to have many benefits including lower stress levels, lower blood pressure, better sleep, lower likelihood of depression and a lower likelihood of contracting illnesses. Teaching yourself to have a thankful mindset, however, can seem like a daunting challenge. After all, there is no way it can be easy to change the way you look at the world, right?
OM Times: Herbs for Sacred Cleansing and Clearing
Traditionally, herbs have been used for cleansing for centuries. These herbs can be utilized when dry, for creating a sense of purity, renewal and divine clearing!
Simply light a bit of one of these herbs and waft the smoke around an area you wish to clear of unwanted scents, negative energy or to simply start a new day with.
EarthSky News: Tonight Moon and faint Cancer
The constellation Cancer the Crab is the faintest constellation of the zodiac. Yet tonight’s bright moon can help you find it.
Patheos-Pagan: Building a Home Shrine
I spent the weekend building a home shrine. All this time and I’ve never really had one, at least not intentionally. There are plenty of sacred spaces in the house, don’t get me wrong. I have special tabletops and shelves that tend to accumulate meaningful objects, and I have a working altar in my bedroom. Our coven’s altar is erected fresh every time we have circle. I also maintain an altar to Freya, so it’s not that I’m necessarily lacking in sacred space.
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Inner Journey: Imagine Your ideal Future
“Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions.”
— Albert Einstein
If you were to create an ideal future for yourself, what would it be like?
All things that now exist in form were once simply ideas in consciousness. We each hold the power to manifest different circumstances for our lives. If we wish to manifest a new reality for ourselves, we need to consistently focus our imagination on the ideals we seek to realize.
Remember to explore your ideal in terms of qualities, not people or things. What qualities do you most want in life? Freedom? Respect? Playfulness? Abundance? Whatever qualities you seek, imagine experiencing them now and be open to new ways to discover those qualities appearing in your life.
“Change is created by those whose imaginations are bigger than their circumstances”
— Unknown source
A Note from the Universe
When you don’t know what to do next sometimes it’s because you’ve already done more than you give yourself credit for.
Hey, you don’t want to make that mistake again, huh?
Today’s Recipe: Chickpea, Sprout and Cucumber Salad
Here’s an easy way to get some healthy foods in you! It involves sprouting which can be fun.
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
Pioneer Thinking: Natural Easter Egg Dyes
There are so many possibilities in your kitchen to access natural colors for Easter Eggs. Spices, fruits, tea bags, coffee, frozen vegetables, and onions are all things you can use to naturally color your eggs. Clean coffee filters will hold the colored eggs until they are dry. Try the following recipes to create different colors.
MNN: Why ‘lazy’ lawn mowers are heroes for bees
There’s no shame in an unmowed lawn. Not only can wild yards and gardens look better than commonly believed, but cutting back on cutting grass can save significant time, energy and money. According to a new study, it could even help save bees.
Led by ecologist Susannah Lerman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the U.S. Forest Service, the study examined how homeowners can boost bee habitat with their lawn-care habits. Mowing every other week seems to be the sweet spot.
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