Cat’s Morning Bits for July 18, 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.
Build a castle, comb a beach;
summer’s ripe as any peach!
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1996
Spirituality & Healing: Inner Happy Hour:
5 Ways to Chill Out
I thought it was hot the other day at my home in midcity Los Angeles, with a reading of 105 degrees. Ha, chimed in my friends, who not far from me noted 114 and 113 degrees respectively. In Van Nuys, it officially hit 117. No matter where you live, though, climate change is creating hotter temperatures than ever and the need to cool down in summer is becoming urgent. Let’s look at five completely natural ways to keep your cool.
MBG: ‘Finding Your Purpose’ Could Be Taking Away From Your Happiness. Here’s What To Do About It
Many books have been written on the topic of purpose, and people talk about “finding your purpose” all the time. But what is purpose, and how does one find it? While the discussions may vary a bit, most contain a common theme: that finding and fulfilling your purpose is the most important thing you can do with your life, and life isn’t meaningful unless you do.
Daily Good: Counter Mapping
The use of maps on our phones and on paper, show border lines and roads that don’t tell the deeper story of the land we live and travel on. Deep within the land are stories of ourselves and our ancestors that can enrich life as we rarely know it. Jim Enote is one such man who knows the soul stories that the land can hold. Jim is a traditional Zuni farmer and director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in New Mexico, USA. He is working with Zuni artists to create maps that bring an indigenous voice and perspective back to the land, countering Western notions of place and geography and challenging the arbitrary borders imposed on the Zuni world
Elephant Journal: Summertime Chaos: 7 Planets & Healer Chiron in Retrograde.
This summer, we will experience the dizzying influence of seven planets plus Chiron in retrograde—and six of these planets will be appearing to spin in reverse all at the same time
MNN: Marine robot hunts starfish to save coral reefs
Can a killer robot destroy crown-of-thorns starfish that are plaguing the Great Barrier Reef?
Why target these poor, innocent starfish? Well, the truth is that they aren’t so innocent. When crown-of-thorns starfish population densities are under control, these beautiful creatures play a balanced role in the ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef. But when………..
EarthSky News: Deneb and Cygnus the Swan
Tonight’s chart has you looking eastward at the famous Summer Triangle. Today, notice the star Deneb, the northernmost star in the Summer Triangle. Its constellation is Cygnus the Swan. In a dark country sky, you can see that Cygnus is flying along the starlit trail of the summer Milky Way.
Patheos-Pagan: What is Witchcraft Now?
The question ‘what is witchcraft’ was raised recently and in the context of ‘what is witchcraft modern NOW‘?
When I first started my journey into all things witchy (about a gazillion years ago) there weren’t many study/learning options available to me. I like a structure to learning and the only thing around when I started was Wicca, which suited me at the time.
MAKE TIME TO PLAY
“If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning…. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.”
— Marion Woodman
Stress, fear, negativity, too much to do and doing things for others at the expense of our own needs — these all stifle our innate creativity. Relaxation, fun, meditation, and going after our dreams all get the creative juices flowing. Soul is always creative, always fresh and new.
How can you create more space in your life to allow the soul’s energy out to play?
“I learned… that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic, striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.”
— Brenda Ueland
“I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”
— Albert Einstein
A Note from the Universe
When people see, for the first time, how everyone else on the planet is just another version of themselves – the same spark of God except for the pressures and desires unique to each life – some laugh, some cry, and some laugh until they cry.
May you live your life so that when this day dawns for you, you’re among those who laugh.
Tallyho, ho, ho –
Today’s Recipe: Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Mint
Our cold cantaloupe soup will soon be a summer staple. Simple, refreshing and oh-so easy, this 5-ingredient starter is packed with vitamins. Garnish with seasonal mint and strawberries and enjoy al fresco all season long.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
July 18, 2018
“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”
Remember that formula! When we’re really excited about something, if we want to make something happen, all we need to do is to share our enthusiasm, use common sense, and don’t give up! It’s that simple. Success begins with enthusiasm.
Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Neutralize Negative Karma
Karma is a complex and often misunderstood concept. In basic terms karma is the law of cause and effect.
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