Cat’s Morning Bits for June 26, 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.
Then flash the wings returning Summer calls
Through the deep arches of her forest halls,–
The bluebird, breathing from his azure plumes
The fragrance borrowed where the myrtle blooms.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935)
Birds & Blooms: Grow Your Best Basil Ever
Basil is one of the most popular culinary herbs around, thanks to its spicy-sweet leaves and the way it adds a flavorful zing to pastas, sandwiches and sauces. But this leafy herb can be tricky to grow. It needs plenty of sunshine, well-draining soil and regular harvesting in order to thrive. Follow these seven basil-growing tips for garden success.
MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope: Now Is The Perfect Week To Check In With Your NYE Resolutions
On Tuesday, Mars goes retrograde and sends our digital life into a frenzy.
Digital detox, anyone? You may need some serious space from your smartphone starting this Tuesday, June 26, when agitator Mars turns retrograde in technophile Aquarius.
Did You Know?
Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.
Elephant Journal: The Most Transformational & Healing Full Moon of the Year.
On June 27th (or 28th, depending on your location), the full moon will be in the sign of Capricorn, which is represented by the mountain goat that climbs upward at a steady pace and is the sign connected to manifesting, ambition, and goals.
MNN: How to forage like you’re from Finland
In Finland, they have what’s known as everyman’s right, also called the right to roam. People are permitted to camp, swim, bathe, fish and forage in almost all free spaces, even if those spaces are privately owned. That right, along with a history of foraging dating back to World War II, makes Finland’s city parks akin to wild grocery stores.
EarthSky News: Earth between sun and Saturn late June
This week, look for the ringed planet Saturn to light up the night sky from dusk till dawn. Our planet Earth is about to fly between Saturn and the sun, bringing Saturn to what astronomers call opposition on June 27, 2018. In other words, Saturn is virtually opposite the sun in Earth’s sky right now, presenting a big milestone for observing the ringed planet!
Patheos-Pagan: Harnessing The Power Of Symbolism In Pagan Worship
Symbolism, or “the practice or art of using an object to represent an abstract idea” has always held a raw, primitive power over the human subconscious. Think of Pan’s pipes, which represent pleasure, or his horns and goat legs, representing unbridled sexual inclination.
YOU ARE WORTHY!
“A person’s worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having.”
— Alice Mary Hilton
As a human being, as spirit manifested in form, you are innately worthy. Your worthiness does not have to be strengthened or improved. However, you may not PERCEIVE yourself to be worthy.
If you doubt your self-worth, consciously or unconsciously, you will limit the good things you will allow into your life.
Do you consider yourself worthy? It may help to answer these questions:
• Do you find it easier to give than to receive?
• Do you have as much money as you would like?
• Do you feel driven to improve yourself?
• Do you value other people’s time more highly than your own?
• How would you feel if someone offered to pay you a salary of $1 million/year?
If you find you lack self-worth, don’t despair. Just being aware of your self-worth issues will help you let them go.
“Every achiever that I have ever met says, ‘My life turned around when I began to believe in me.'”
— Dr. Robert H. Schuller
“We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.”
— James R. Ball
A Note from the Universe
You might call it spiritual logistics but sometimes you have to move away, to get closer.
Or you might just call it weird.
Either way, it helps to remember it from time to time.
Today’s Recipe: Grilled Jalapeño Poppers
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 26, 2018
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” -Proverbs 23:7
Even way back when the bible was written people were talking about the heart’s intelligence. What do we KNOW in our heart? What conviction do we carry with us? It is important to recognize these thoughts, because they make up how we are, and who we think we are.
Beliefnet: 7 Reasons to Integrate Buddhist Principles Into Your Life
Do you have a spiritual center?
Spirituality is an incredibly important part of life that we shouldn’t discount—what we believe provides our guiding principles, informing every action we take and affecting the very direction of our lives. And if you’ve been looking for a spiritual center that will improve your life in tangible ways, look no further than Buddhism.
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