Cat’s Morning Bits for July 6, 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.
A moon-flooded prairie; a straying
Of leal-hearted lovers; a baying
Of far away watching dogs; a dreaming
Of brown-fisted farmers; a gleaming
Of fireflies eddying nigh, –
And that is July!
-James N. Matthews (1852-1910)
KarmaTube: We Shall Overcome: Love Will Rise Again
Empty Hands Music once again brings together the creative collaboration of Nimo Patel, Daniel Nahmod, and Ellie Walton for another heart-warming music video speaking to the challenging socio-political climate of the world. “We Shall Overcome: Love Will Rise Again,” captures the message that both Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. represented: that love is the only option no matter what our circumstances. Enjoy this ‘goosebumper’ of a music video – an inspiring anthem for modern day humanity.
MBG: 6 Ancient Cooling Practices For When It’s Hot AF
Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, too warm, irritable, or uncomfortable and need some quick relief, turn to one (or more!) of these practices and watch as your body starts to respond:
Daily Good: The Practice of Walking
When was the last time you connected with nature, paused to take note of your surroundings, or admired a simple sunrise? The hurried way by which we often live our lives can distract us from the beauty of the natural world that surrounds us. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Hilary Hart suggest that the simple practice of walking can help reconnect us to the web of life, and the soul-awakening moments it offers. “Nature is cyclic and rhythmic, and walking – …
Elephant Journal: How I found my greatest Life Lessons in the Dirt.
For those of us toiling away, year after blessed year, planting, replanting, moving, organizing, and simply watching our gardens grow, there is no summit—no final result, no end game, and no resting upon any lovely, proverbial laurels.
MNN: 10 stunning photos to inspire your next adventure
From massive, looming cities to an intimate portrait of immigrant girls, this year’s National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year images capture a world that is constantly evolving and changing through nature, cities and people.
EarthSky News: Earth farthest from the sun on July 6
Planet Earth reaches a milestone today, as it swings out to aphelion, its most distant point from the sun. We reach this point on July 6, 2018, at 16:47 UTC. That’s 11:47 a.m. Central Daylight Time in the U.S
Patheos-Pagan: Did You Think The Gods Were Lying?
Sooner or later there comes a time when it hits us: “oh, shit – this is real.”
And in an instant we have to make a decision. Do we accept what our senses are telling us and begin the process of rearranging our lives to accommodate the new reality? Or do we pretend we didn’t really see what we know we saw and go back to watching reality TV?
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
“There is in all visible things – a hidden wholeness.”
— Thomas Merton
“From a hologrammatic viewpoint, …you are one little physical image that reflects all of humanity when projected spiritually upon the cosmic screen.”
— Wayne Dyer
“As above, so below.”
Everything is connected. The universe is a hologram where every part contains the whole. Outside echoes the inside. The lower is a reflection of the higher. The other is a reflection of you. We are all a microcosm of each other. The big picture is within us and even our cells.
Be open to see the interconnections, influences and inter-relationships of things.
“Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one.”
— Deepak Chopra
“To me there is no difference between one person and another; I behold all as soul-reflections of the one God. I can’t think of anyone as a stranger, for I know that we are all part of the One Spirit.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda
A Note from the Universe
What people rarely give themselves credit for is that their giving continues giving, even after they’ve forgotten giving, and even when they didn’t know they were giving, forever and ever and ever.
At least I’m keeping score,
Today’s Recipe: Floret Salad
Broccoli or cauliflower florets can be used as a main ingredient in many delicious salads.
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
July 6, 2018
“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder (1917)
What’s real? Schedules, deadlines, hassles, arguments, conflicts, “fine print,” details? Those things sure command our attention – but are they real? Or do they take us away from what is really real? Where is the love? Put your attention there. Ahhhh, that’s better!
Beliefnet: How to Resist Cultural Pressure
Here are ways to resist cultural pressure to be thin, perfect, rich, and anything else you can think of.
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