Cat’s Morning Bits for August 3, 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.
Then a flash of sun on a waiting hill,
Streams laugh that erst were quiet,
The sky smiles down with a dazzling blue
And the woods run mad with riot.
-Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
MBG: Your Monthly Horoscope: Buckle Up Because The Eclipses Just Keep On Comin’
Save the drama…and pause for the cause! Your August monthly horoscope brings an onslaught of theatrics, as expressive Leo season continues with Mercury still retrograde in Leo and a solar eclipse in Leo on the 11th. Technophile Uranus joins a brigade of retrograde planets on the 7th, and energetic Mars continues a long, sleepy backspin, switching gears from Aquarius to Capricorn from the 12th on.
Elephant Journal: Bringing back Connection, Relationship & Handmade Treasures to our Present Lives.
Though only 35 years old, I’ve lived the great privilege of growing up in a world very different than the world we live in today.
It was a truly ancient way of living, where everything had a name and a purpose, and if we listened, we could come to know what those were.
MNN: This cat — and many others like her — spent most of her life as a lab test subject
If you happen to visit Shannon Keith’s Los Angeles office, there’s a good chance you’ll meet a gray-and-white cat named Amelia.
As the resident office cat, Amelia doesn’t give visitors much choice.
“She’s like the queen of the office,” Keith tells MNN. “She greets everybody.”
EarthSky News: Find the Teapot, and the galaxy’s center
Tonight, or on any moonless evening during a Northern Hemisphere summer or Southern Hemisphere winter, you can look in the evening hours toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy. It’s located in the direction of Sagittarius the Archer, with happens to contain a famous asterism – or noticeable pattern of stars – called the Teapot.
Patheos-Pagan: A Fine First Fruit
Lie down with me
here where the heavy loam
smells like rainwater.
Your long creamy
hair falls golden
under the round moon,
soothes my shoulder,
fire in your eyes,
your musk on my tongue.
THERE’S LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
“Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.”
— Myla Kabat-Zinn
“Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn.”
— Barbara Rose
“No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down every way this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know ‘why’ it happened.”
— Barbara Rose
“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama
A Note from the Universe
Now, I have to admit that among inventions, the “Undo” button is right up there with the very greatest of all time, but it’ll never compare to the “Do” button, from which worlds are born.
This is your chance!
Just do it,
Today’s Recipe: Blackberry Smoothie
Blackberries are in season in the summer but frozen berries can be found anytime to make this delicious smoothie
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
August 3, 2018
“Silence is the perfectest herald of joy.”
-Shakespeare (1564-1616) Claudio, in Much Ado About Nothing
Some people might think of silence as empty, or lonely – yet it is anything but! Silence is so filled with love and truth and wisdom that is fills our spirit to overflowing.
Beliefnet: Seven Self-Compassionate Strategies to Experience Sadness
Many of us have a hard time experiencing sadness. We ignore it, hoping it’ll go away. Or we stuff it down with unhealthy habits.
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