Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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.
Sing a song of seasons,
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall.
-Robert Louis Stevenson(1850-94)
Spiritual Unite: How To Create a Deep Soul Connection
Most of the people we see and speak with on a daily basis are people with whom we share only a surface connection. But every now and again a person will come into our lives with whom we share a deep soul connection. But what is a deep soul connection?
MBG: Plastic Pollution In The Ocean Sucks — But There’s A Movement Brewing To Use It Up
Last week, nearly 1,000 people gathered for an evening 5k around NYC’s West Side Highway—but the starting line wasn’t abuzz with typical runners’ talk of pacing or playlists. Instead, a chant of “Run for the oceans” erupted from the crowd.
Daily Good: Circles of Time
In the Northern (and Southern) hemispheres, time is marked by seasonal changes, but in the forests of Bali the processes of growth and decay proceed at different rates all over the forest, all the time. According to Balinese theory, each living being moves on its own time scheme, and events occur when these touch, when things or creatures interact with one another. This view of time as applied to human life and the process of aging differs enormously from that of the West. Learn more here about the Balinese Middle World
Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Beeswax Candles
The following two projects that this article is going to teach are both simple and beautiful. With very little work you can create a beautiful and pleasant scented candle that is going to fill your home with light and a sweet smell.
Spirituality & Health: 5 Reasons to Eat Lentils
Lentils have been gathered and eaten for about 60,000 years, and farmed for 10,000 years, making them one of the world’s oldest food sources. They are technically an edible pulse in the legume family that grows on a bushy plant. But I never quite know what to do with them
EarthSky News: Draco, great Dragon of the north
Tonight … if you have a dark sky, make your acquaintance with the constellation Draco the Dragon, starting at nightfall. At mid-northern latitudes, Draco is a circumpolar constellation, meaning it is out all night long every night of the year.
Patheos-Pagan: Self Care Both Practical And Mystical: Techniques For Defensive Coping
It should go without saying but taking care of yourself is crucial for anyone in any viable spiritual, mystical, or occult practice. Now more than ever it is crucial, especially if you’ve decided to do your part in ways either practical and/or magical in order to help out with the current state of affairs.
IT’S OKAY TO DREAM!
“Don’t discard your fantasies as merely wishful thinking. Honor them as messages from the deepest part of your being about what you can do and directions you can choose.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer
What are your deepest heart-felt desires, dreams and visions?
Our deepest desires and dreams align with the essence of who we are. The more we align with that essence, the more our life holds meaning, purpose and fulfilment. Do you have a sense of your destiny?
“Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”
— Dale E. Turner
“Everybody builds a dream in their lifetime. You’re either going to build your dream, or somebody else’s. So build your own!”
— Christopher LaBrec
A Note from the Universe
Ever have that feeling that your life, your true work, has not yet begun?
Ever feel like you’re here for something more than you’ve yet identified? And that a billion eyes are upon you, just waiting for the prophecy to unfold?
And, have you also ever wanted something so badly that all your wishing, hoping, and praying kept you from seeing that you had it all along?
Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Blended Watermelon
My favorite summertime fruit is watermelon. I felt creative the other day and thought what would happen if I threw watermelon in my blender with ice?
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
July 5, 2018
Have few desires.”
-Lao-tzu, The Way of Life
Another word for simple is “easy.” With ease, doesn’t that sound like a great way to live life? It’s our choice. We’re the ones who have been complicating our lives. Look at what’s really important. Sort things out, give yourself the space to see what is really there. You’ll be surprised at just how perfect “simple” really is.
Beliefnet: 21 Ways to Say Thank You
How do you say thank you to a friend for simply being there? Or for helping you out when you need a hand? There are so many ways — big and small — to express your love, gratitude and appreciation….
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