Cat’s Morning Bits for April 5, 2018
Good Morning Beautiful Souls, 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.
MNN: 13 inspiring quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.
King’s famous words are a reminder of how to live in any era.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s name is synonymous with the civil rights movement that swept the nation in the ’60s. He fought for equal rights for African-Americans at a time when segregation was prevalent. From his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington in 1963 to his famous Alabama march from Selma to Montgomery, King was a beacon of hope during a dark time in American history. He advocated for non-violence, preaching love, acceptance and equality while pushing for change.
Beliefnet: Dream Building Lessons From The Movies
Movies allow us to experience our grandest dreams. They inspire us, take us on journeys, and offer new perspectives.
They plant ideas and give us the visual language to describe and understand them. Full of symbolism and metaphor, quotes and history, and the possibilities of tomorrow, they share the dreams of others that have become realized, and help us to experience our own.
mindbodygreen: How To Make Your Small Space A Sanctuary
As a yoga teacher, wellness blogger at Om & the City, and proud dog mama living in New York City, my home is my sanctuary. Whether I’m trying to drown out Manhattan traffic to tune in to my meditation practice, streaming my favorite soul 1970s tunes to test a yoga flow, or asking Alexa to turn on a podcast while I’m cooking, Sonos helps me take control of the big city noise and fill my home with the sounds that enhance my life. In small urban dwellings like mine, listening better truly means living better.
Spiritual Unite: When You Experience 4th Dimension Spiritual Awakening
When we experience 4th dimension spiritual awakening, we move from a perspective of the world rooted in the physical to a higher level of perception. Where we begin to see that the trappings of the third dimension are meaningless in comparison to what lies beyond it. This is a time of significant personal development and the stepping stone towards 5th-dimensional
EarthSky News: Before dawn this weekend Moon, Saturn, Mars
Watch for 3 worlds – the moon, Mars and Saturn – very late at night. Best views will be just before dawn Saturday and Sunday.
Patheos-Pagan: Why We Believe in Untrue Things
I got through most of the Ostara/Easter season without seeing the dreaded “This is Ishtar: Pronounced Easter” meme. (For those of you not in the know, Ishtar/Easter is an inaccurate meme often passed around by Pagans and atheists near Easter. Ishtar was never pronounced “Easter” and the holiday we call “Easter” in English wasn’t called that for several hundred years. In other words, the entire theory is silly.) But things turned around on Easter Sunday with the Ishtar/Easter meme coming back to life on social media. (Sort of like Zombie-Jesus, but I digress.)
Inner Journey: Nothing Needs To Be Fixed
“If you are ready to accept all which you find in yourself, you will be able to move through everything with deep sensitivity, awareness, love and understanding.”
— Gerd Ziegler
As we understand it, the spiritual journey is not about becoming perfect. It’s about acceptance, releasing judgment, and embracing everything in wholeness.
This is a great challenge for our personality. We’ve grown up comparing ourselves to others, always judging how we’re better and worse than those around us. And many of us are very good at finding fault with ourselves.
If we release judgment, then nothing needs to be fixed — including you. Explore inviting your soul to help you accept all that is and experience a whole new way of living.
“Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.”
— Julia Cameron
A Note from the Universe
For simply giving thanks when you lie down to sleep each night or from time to time, for no reason or rhyme, you’ll begin to move with life instead of against it.
You’ll be shown that life could not possibly be more beautiful than it already is. You’ll see that you are the fountainhead of your experience. You’ll remember that you transcend all things time and space, and thus are their very master. And you’ll find that you live in a paradise where the only thing that truly seems impossible is how powerful you really are and how much you are loved.
What else would you think about, anyway?
Today’s Recipe: Cauliflower Au Gratin
A rich cheese sauce is delicious with most vegetables.
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
April 5, 2018
“I have found that life persists in the midst of destruction and therefore must be a higher law than that of destruction. Only under that law would a well-ordered society be intelligible and life worth living.” ~-Mahatma Gandhi
With everything we’ve been through these past few months, these words ring true, loud and clear. Peace is a process, an ongoing movement that doesn’t stand still. We are all a part of this process, and our contributions to a peaceful society make a difference.
MNN: Act like a Swede and take a ‘fika’ break today
The American concept of a coffee break sometimes feels like something of a misnomer in that the “break” aspect means little more than heading to a coffee shop or cart, getting a tall/venti/whatever size to-go cup of coffee and returning to your desk.
The hustle-and-bustle expectation of the American workday isn’t really built for an actual break, but the Swedish workday is constructed with such breaks in mind, and there’s even a word for it: fika.
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