Cat’s Morning Bits for July 24, 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.
On the warm and perfumed dark
glows the firefly’s tender spark.
-Horatio Nelson Powers (1826-90)
Spiritual Unite: This Is How To Obtain Cosmic Energy
Cosmic energy is the basis of everything in the universe. Every object, every molecule, every atom and every subatomic particle relies on cosmic energy in order not only to act but merely to exist. We all contain within us an amount of cosmic energy stored, spent and collected in every fibre of our being
MBG: Noticing Yourself Starting To Procrastinate? Do This ASAP
Oftentimes, procrastination is not a sign of laziness. It’s a fear of failure.
This fear drives so much of our lack of initial effort. Since our subconscious wants to keep us safe, the underlying possibility of failure can be enough to keep us in our comfort zone, especially once giving in to that behavior becomes a habit.
Pioneer Thinking: Daisies – Flowers That Heal
A daisies bouquet is a wonderful gift because there are only positive meanings attached to these flowers. However, their beauty does not stop at their appearance nor does it do so at their meanings. They have both a legend to support them, and a belief which holds them as a kind of prophets, able to reveal one’s feelings.
Tetraktys: Stress Relief – A Guide on Stress Management and Following the Tao
In my last article on depression, I started by saying that we’re living in a time where depression has reached epidemic proportions. This article will tackle something that is even more widespread than depression as a major impediment to living a fulfilling life, and that is stress. 77% of Americans say that they regularly experience physical symptoms of stress, 73% say that they also experience the psychological symptoms and 33% say that they live with extreme stress
MNN: Looking for a life-affirming new career? Become a ‘death doula’
These end-of-life coaches are reimagining death and changing lives.
It’s not easy to talk about death. It can be depressing and scary, and often remains hidden in our culture. As a result, many people face their final moments alone in hospitals or nursing homes, hooked to clinical, life-prolonging technologies without loved ones or familiar surroundings to calm their fears and bring meaning to their end-of-life experience.
EarthSky News: Moon nearest Saturn on July 24
On the night of July 24, 2018, the moon shines closest for this month to the planet Saturn. At its closest, the moon comes to within four moon-diameters (two degrees) of Saturn, plenty close enough for the duo to fit within a single binocular field.
Patheos-Pagan: Friends Are Too Precious To Throw Away by John Beckett
This was going to be a paragraph on Facebook. Turns out I had more than a paragraph to say…
I read somewhere that what we want most is what we didn’t have enough of when we were seven years old. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it rings true for me.
LIVE IN RELAXATION
“It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work.”
— Henry David Thoreau
Is relaxation possible only when we’re not working? No. With awareness and practice, we can be relaxed no matter what we are doing. In fact, when we work in a relaxed state, our productivity increases as our effort decreases.
For true relaxation, we need to connect with our bodies — to consciously and intentionally become aware of tension and release it.
“Anxiety breaks a man’s backbone.”
— Hebrew proverb
“Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.”
— Walter Hagen
A Note from the Universe
Some things don’t sound like they look.
Others don’t look like they sound.
There are friends who don’t act like friends.
And enemies who’d never dream of hurting anyone.
But do you know what the strangest thing about time and space is?
Your thoughts will never betray you. They will strive to become things. You can change your circumstances on a dime. And where you’ve been, has no bearing on where you can still go.
Zoom, clink, hugs –
Today’s Recipe: Barley Salad
A healthy, filling salad can include cold, cooked grains.
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
July 24, 2018
“The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration.”
-Wanda Landowska, in Denise Restout, ed., Landowska on Music (1964)
This is what spiritual growth is all about. When we are inspired to learn we grow so much. Our inspiration is our calling to grow, to bloom. It is a gift; it is a blessing.
Beliefnet: Five Tips for Loving Every Bit of You
Learn how to embrace your flaws and love every bit of yourself.
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