Cat’s Morning Bits for May 31 , 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.
With constant motion as the moments guide,
Behold in running life the rolling tide!
For none can stem by art, or stop by power
The flowing ocean, or the fleeing hour.
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac (1827)
BG: Female Friendship Has Never Been More Important. Here’s How To Find Your Girl Gang
Earlier this month, world-famous feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem said, “I’ve never seen this much activism in my life. It’s way, way more than anything I’ve ever seen.” And that’s saying a lot: At age 84, Steinem was a leader of the feminist movement in the late ’60s and early ’70s and the co-founder of Ms. magazine.
Elephant Journal: A Little note to the Ooey Gooey Earthy Crunchy Spiritual Bums
We all have a place in our hearts for new age spirituality, let’s not lie.
Look—the crystals are kind of cool. Mercury always seems to be in retrograde. My horoscope is always pinpoint accurate. I can astral project my way to Pluto anytime I want. My vision board will iron out the details of my future. If I’m having problems in my love life, I can always get a Tarot reading and find out my spirit animal to show me the way. If all else fails, I can just talk about energy with an affected tone of voice. Spirituality is easy!
MNN: Learn something new every day: Here’s how
It’s good for your brain, and your soul, to learn new things.
If your life feels like the movie “Groundhog Day” — every day just a repeat of the last — then there’s a simple solution.
Change things up by learning something new.
EarthSky News: Top tips for poison ivy
It feels like summer! Outdoor activities are in full swing, with kids going off to summer camp and adults hiking and mountain biking their way through the weekends. The trees are green. The flowers are blooming. Isn’t it glorious? Yet we mustn’t get too giddy in our outdoor merriment, lest we forget that there are dangers too. Because there in the woods, in the park, in your lawn even, lurks a trio of villains as bent on destruction as the three alien outlaws from Superman II. I’m speaking, of course, of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac – three devious plants just itching for the chance to ruin your summer outings.
Patheos-Pagan: The Cauldron – A Perfect Container For My Magic.
All around my house you’ll find cauldrons. I have a large replica of the Gundestrup Cauldron on top of one prominent altar. There’s a collection of mini cauldrons nestled on the wood burning stove. I have cauldrons filled with beans for sorting. Another with drops of Awen (okay, they are gold coloured marbles but they are Awen to me) and two in my office that I work magic with each morning.
FOLLOW THE 80/20 RULE
“Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.”
— Nido Qubein
The 80/20 rule says that on a list of 10 tasks, only 2 of those tasks will return 80% of the value of the entire list. Look at your ‘to do’ list for today. Which tasks are directly related to what you most want in life? Find the 2 high value items on your list and tackle them first. These tasks are the ones that really move us forward.
Many of us actively avoid the top 2 priorities because they are more challenging than the rest. If they are to lead us to worthy goals, they are undoubtedly asking us to move into new territory in thinking and acting, and this can be scary. But this is also REWARDING!
“Don’t kid yourself: it’s because you’re doing all those C’s (low priorities) and NOT because you haven’t any time, that you don’t get to do your A’s.”
— Alan Lakein
Spiritual Unite: Karmic Relationship Healing, Resolving And Ending
Karmic relationships burn hot. They are the life-changing relationships that are not meant to last forever. No matter how hard you try, these relationships don’t work out. They come into your life to teach valuable lessons that we were unable to learn in the past life. These relationships often leave a person devastated. Karmic relationship healing
A Note from the Universe
It only seems like others have it all figured out, that their challenges are simpler, their friends are jollier, and their grass is greener. But, you should hear how they admire you.
Today’s Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Shell Tacos
You won’t need regular tortilla shells for these super low carb tacos. These shells are made of one ingredient: cheddar cheese. Fried until they are crispy then hung upside down to form a taco shell shape, they are the perfect treat for anyone on a low carb diet… or just loves cheese!
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
May 31, 2018
“On Arturo Toscanini’s eightieth birthday, someone asked his son, Walter, what his father ranked as his most important achievement. The son replied, “For him there can be no such thing. Whatever he happens to be doing at the moment is the biggest thing in his life – whether it is conducting a symphony or peeling an orange.” -Ardis Whitman
When we live in present moment awareness we’re living with heightened senses. We’re awake to the many miracles all around us, all the time. We can find joy in peeling an orange: filling our nostrils with the sweet and tangy fragrance, feasting our eyes on the brilliant fiery color, coating our fingers with the sticky and succulent juice. The orange is a gift, and we are blessed. When we are grateful, we are in the moment, and life is good!
Beliefnet: 6 Keys to a Fulfilling Life
Everyone is looking for happiness. Walk into any bookstore or search online, you will be inundated with tips on achieving or acquiring joy. Maybe the key to a more fulfilling life starts within us,…
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