Cat’s Morning Bits for June 19, 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.
‘Tis June, and all the lowland swamps
Are rich with tufted reeds and ferns,
And filmy with the vaporous damps
That rise when twilight’s crimson burns.
-George Arnold (1834-65)
Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Deal with Allergies Naturally
Allergy reactions always remind me of a roll call of the Seven Dwarfs: Sneezy, Grumpy? Here. Dopey and Sleepy, if you need to take strong allergy medicine. Doc is here if you need an appointment with the allergist. But in all seriousness, seasonal allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever” can make the summer months pretty miserable. For this week’s Healthy Habit, I went in pursuit of a few easy, natural ways to reduce allergy reactions.
MindBodyGreen: Why Being Selfish Is Actually A Good Thing
OK, let’s come clean right off the bat: How many of you felt guilty even seeing the word “selfish” written in the title of this article?
We can all agree that our society has attached a negative connotation to the word “selfish.” It’s used in arguments to suggest that you care about yourself more than your spouse, partner, child, parent, or friend. Somehow you are deemed a “bad” person by focusing on your own needs, desires, and wants first.
The Tetraktys: Spiritual Hygiene 101 : 10 Easy Ways to Cleanse Your Aura
We already take care of our physical body everyday, by brushing our teeth, taking regular showers, etc. So why don’t we do the same for our spiritual body? Firstly, I will explain some basic notions related to spiritual hygiene. Secondly, I will define exactly what spiritual hygiene is, and why does it matter. Lastly, I will give you my top ten favorite ways of practicing spiritual hygiene.
Elephant Journal: 3 Ways to Get Back on the Spiritual Bandwagon when we Lose our Momentum.
It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to fall off the wagon when we’re on the spiritual grind.
We get into a nice rhythm of meditation, writing, reading, exercise, and all the rest of it—hitting that sweet spot within our soul and melting into the present moment—
Mother Nature Network: Kilauea’s new spectacle: It’s raining green gems
Kilauea has been erupting for five weeks, forcing evacuations and evaporating Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake in a matter of hours.
Now residents are reporting a new side effect from the volcano: Small green rocks falling from the sky and appearing near lava flows.
It may sound odd, but it’s just nature at work.
EarthSky News: Moon sweeping through Leo the Lion
On June 17, 18 and 19, the moon is moving through the zodiacal constellation Leo the Lion. It’s to the west of Leo’s brightest star, Regulus, on June 17 and to the east of Regulus on June 18, as seen from the Americas. But there’s more to see in tonight’s sky, if you take the time to look.
Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Summer Solstice as a Solitary Pagan
Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for the Summer Solstice are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Summer Solstice ritual.
EXPLORE WITH QUESTIONS
“The word ‘question’ is derived from the Latin ‘quarrier’ (to seek) which is also the root of ‘quest.’ A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.”
— Source Unknown
Questions hold the power to draw out answers that surprise us. If we are on an inner journey to greater self-knowledge, we must seek to understand unfamiliar parts of ourselves. The most enlightening answers are released by our subconscious minds or by our intuition. Use questions frequently to go exploring.
Try these out:
• What qualities do you find most attractive in others? How do you exhibit those same qualities?
• What is your greatest fear? Why do you fear that?
• What message is your body trying to get through to you?
“If we would have new knowledge, we must get a whole world of new questions.”
— Susanne K. Langer
“You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions.”
— Richard Bach
A Note from the Universe
People who do all they can, with what they’ve got, from where they are, no matter how puny their actions, how tiny their steps, or how futile it may seem, simply have more fun. Way.
Of course, to the uninitiated it doesn’t appear that way. To them it appears as if only those taking gigantic leaps, who drive cars with fancy wheels, have loads of friends, perfect bodies, and fly around the world in First Class Sleeper Seats, are having fun. But what they don’t realize is that we’re often talking about the very same folks, just at different points in their journey.
Coffee, tea, or a brand new Bentley?
Today’s Recipe: Baked Apple Chips
Looking for some baking inspiration or just a delicious, healthy snack? Homemade apple chips are a great way to feed a crowd and are packed with plentiful nutrition.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
June 19, 2018
“To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.” -Bette Davis
Our creativity is our nourishment, it is nutrition for our spirit! We cannot truly live without it. We are born creative beings, and we are creating every moment with every decision that we make. We are creating our lives right now.
Beliefnet: 5 Reasons You Have Nothing to Prove
We are people pleasers and depending on your experiences that were predominant during your growing up years, it could be wrecking your life. It is very simple to fall into this trap, especially during times of trials and angst
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-reasons-you-have-nothing-to-prove.aspx#AfHLGZXCpEalY294.99
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