Cat’s Morning Bits for July 20, 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.
Deep in the greens of summer sing the lives
I’ve come to love. A vireo whets its bill.
The great day balances upon the leaves;
My ears can hear the bird when all is still.
-Theodore Roethke (1908-63)
Mister Roger’s Message of Love
The release of the Mister Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? calls to mind the essential message of Rogers’ long-running children’s program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Fred McFeely Rogers, who died in 2003, was also an ordained Presbyterian minister. Over the course of three decades on public broadcasting, he brought to millions of children what his faith’s General Assembly referred to as “unconditional love.”
Tetraktys: The Process and Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening – What You Need to Know
We live in a time where people are feeling unsatisfied by their condition, and even more so in the developed world. Thus, a lot of people who have an interest in spirituality tend to have the very specific goal of changing their life for the better. The process is now referred to as “spiritual awakening”, but people don’t always agree on how the process itself works and on what the symptoms of that “spiritual awakening” actually are. This is what this article will be all about.
Elephant Journal: The Note left on Hemingway’s Grave
I am writing this article at a time when death seems to be pervasively in my life.
My mother is dying. She has been for a while, but this time it seems to be real. And a dear lifelong friend has died in his sleep. It adds to the confusion of the giving and taking away of life. I am resigned to the unexplainableness of it all, and am trying to stay focused on life and legacy—the giving, rather than the taking away.
MNN: Winning Kennel Club images celebrate dogs from all walks of life
Purebreds, cross breeds, seniors, puppies, rescue dogs and even assistance dogs. Whatever label you give them, dogs have long been man’s best friend. They hold a special place in our heart, and our phones are often filled with candid images of them. Some may even have professional photos of their four-legged friends taken. They are part of our family and a shining part in our daily lives.
EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Antares from July 20-22
These next several evenings – July 20-22, 2018 – let the moon serve as your guide to the planet Jupiter, which shines more brightly than any star. Simply seek out the waxing gibbous moon as soon as darkness falls, and that nearby bright “star” is actually the king planet Jupiter. After July 20, watch for the moon to move eastward, in the direction of the star Antares.
Patheos-Pagan: Wiccan Trash
Recently someone online referred to me as “Wiccan Trash.” It’s not something that should bother me, but two weeks after it happened I’m still thinking about it, so obviously it did. I realize it was just one person, but it was just such a nasty sounding thing to say that its stuck with me.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF?
“We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.”
— Orison Swett Marden
What do you believe about yourself?
If you are experiencing a lack of something in your life, chances are that you hold a belief in your subconscious that says you aren’t worthy of having that quality. Write in your journal the answer to these questions for yourself:
•Where are you not good enough, not worthy enough?
•How willing are you to receive?
“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
— e. e. cummings
A Note from the Universe
Know how to tell whether or not your dreams are coming true?
Well, if the sun came up today, things are looking pretty good.
If the sky is still blue, high above the clouds, I’d say keep doing what you’re doing.
And if, somewhere, there are eagles soaring, tulips blooming, and falls cascading… could it be, Cat, most of them already have?
Running with the big dogs now –
Today’s Recipe: Orange Jicama Salad
Many different combinations of fresh fruit sweetened with honey make a delicious salad or dessert.
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 20, 2018
“No one keeps up his enthusiasm automatically. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts, new vision. Compete with yourself; set your teeth and dive into the job of breaking your own record. It is one’s own fault if his enthusiasm is gone; he has failed to feed it.”
Knowing that enthusiasm fuels our fire and keeps us going, it is up to us to maintain the enthusiasm necessary to keep ourselves on track. Enthusiasm can be found, and it can be created. So if you can’t find it, make it!
Beliefnet: Four Signs That You’re Overmanifesting
This occurs when you focus so much on wanting something that you don’t allow it to manifest for you. Manifesting is co-creating with the universe.
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