Cat’s Morning Bits for June 29, 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.
Have you seen the forest-pool
In the summer? Clear and cool.
-William Canton, English poet (1845-1926)
Spiritual Unite: What Is Merkaba Activation And How it Works
Merkaba activation is the process of taking the inert Merkaba and starting its spinning motion so that it can connect you to the Source energies and energy fields that exist throughout the universe. But what is the Merkaba? And what does activation do to it and to you?
MBG: This Guided Meditation Will Help Boost Your Resilience & Your Energy
Contrary to what we’ve been led to believe about the meaning of the word “yoga,” yoga nidra—a trend mbg reported on last year—isn’t movement-based at all. It’s a deep guided meditation that’s been touted for years as “yogic sleep.”
Elephant Journal: 3 Essential Traits of a Truly Transformative Teacher.
I’ve often wondered what makes a great teacher.
Whether the subject is philosophy or fencing, yachting or yoga, the core traits of a great teacher do not change. Let me tell you about a woman who embodied these traits—and how powerfully she impacted my life.
MNN: What you need to know about palm oil
You may not cook with it, but it’s in a lot of products you probably eat. And that’s not good for the planet.
In the 20 years between 1995 and 2015, global production of palm oil increased from 15.2 million tons to 62.6 million tons, according to the European Palm Oil Alliance. There’s more palm oil produced today than any other vegetable oil in the world, and the majority of it comes from Indonesia (53 percent) and Malaysia (32 percent).
EarthSky News: Keep watching … Moon and Saturn
The full moon is tonight for most of the world (most of North America had its full moon last night). Saturn is the brightest object near the moon.
Patheos-Pagan: Tragedy at the border: Helping through the practical and the Magickal
Like so many, I’ve felt anger, sad, horror, terror, powerlessness over the separation of families at the border. I’ve wanted to smash my computer with a brick. I’ve struggled to concentrate on work. The sounds of weeping babies stays in my ears. I want it to stay. I don’t want to forget. I don’t want to normalize.
TUNE INTO THE INNER CRITIC
“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
— Channing Pollock
Are you aware of your inner critic? We all have this voice that tells us we are bad, stupid, clumsy, cowardly…. Although its intent is to help us succeed, the harsh self talk of our critic just serves to drain our energy and lower our morale and immune system.
To defuse the inner critic, we need to recognize when the critic is speaking. We need to know that this voice does not necessarily speak for who we really are. This is an old pattern that may no longer be serving us. We want to open to the possibility that the words are not likely true. We can ask ourselves, “Are these words helpful?”
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
“Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.”
— Donald A. Laird
“Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.”
— Norman Vincent Peale
A Note from the Universe
I’m often asked, you know, being the Universe and all, “What’s the purpose of life?” But truthfully, no matter who or what you are that’s a pretty daunting question. So daunting, I’m invariably compelled to reply with a few questions of my own:
“Do you mean besides having fun? Besides learning that the world has always spun in the palm of your hand? Besides bicycles, long walks, and hot chocolate? Besides holding hands, giving hugs, and drying tears? Besides having a dream and making it come true? Besides February, Fridays, and Polar Bears? Besides witnessing miracles that only you are privy to? Besides sunrises, sunsets, and every rare and fleeting moment in between?”
Daunting is an understatement.
Today’s Recipe: Carrot Ginger Soup
With bright springtime flavors, a carrot ginger soup is a fantastic fresh soup option. Make this carrot ginger soup recipe for a refreshingly delicious soup.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
June 29, 2018
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” -Marcus Antonius (A.D. 86-161)
How often do we think about the QUALITY of our thoughts? We obviously have an abundant quantity of thoughts – but how many of those are thoughts of absolute quality? Which thoughts are like little gemstones that we want to treasure and save, to bring out again and again to wear with pleasure? Maybe it’s time to do some mental housekeeping. All those old, dusty, dinghy, non-productive thoughts that just end up making us feel bad – throw them out! They are no longer useful to us! Now, replace those old thoughts with new, efficient, beautifully clear thoughts. And watch how our outside lives begin to reflect the shiny new thinking that is going on inside.
Beliefnet: Eliminate ‘Parasites’ from Your Life
We protect our garden plants from pests and predators, it’s time we did the same for ourselves.
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