Cat’s Morning Bits for August 10, 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.
Buttercup nodded and said good-bye,
Clover and daisy went off together,
But the fragrant water lilies lie
Yet moored in the golden August weather.
–Celia Thaxter (1835–94)
Spiritual Unite: 5 Simple Ways To Create Good Karma
Karma is the gift that keeps on giving and especially to those who like to be negative compared to others who like remain positive. It’s a pretty universal understanding that whatever kind of energy you put out into the universe is destined to come back to you tenfold.
MBG: Your Favorite Summertime Sound May Be Disappearing (Thanks, Global Warming)
Fun fact: The sound of chirping crickets is actually male crickets rubbing their back legs together in order to entice nearby females. A not-so-fun fact? This soundtrack of summer could be disappearing, thanks to human activity and climate change.
Herbal Muse: Spearmint Enhances Brain Function & Memory
Spearmint has been valued for centuries for its antibacterial, antispasmodic and antioxidant qualities. Now scientists are examining the activity of phenolic compounds in the herb that show the ability to promote the generation of new brain cells in the hippocampus area of the brain as well as protect existing cells.
Elephant Journal: Reclaiming the Fierce Feminine for Ourselves, our Men & our World
What would our world look like if we had a Disney fairy-tale reversal?
What if Cinderella rode in on a horse, dirty, sweaty, and ambitious, searching for a prince who would fit into the perfect-fitting glass loafers?
What if Snow White, in all her red-lipped, porcelain-skinned glory, spent her whole life waiting to resurrect her mystery man with a heroic, gentle kiss?
MNN: This all-women anti-poaching team is changing the face of animal conservation in Zimbabwe
If we’re going to save endangered species living in wildlife reserves in Africa, we humans need to do a better job of protecting them from other humans.
Anti-poaching squads already work hard to fend off people who want to kill elephants for trophies, dubious medical treatments or meat. Now, the focus is on encouraging them to work smarter. One way to to do that is to bring women into this previously all-male world. There are now two all-women anti-poaching squads (the first were the Black Mambas in South Africa) and early data shows they are saving more animals.
EarthSky News: Top 10 tips for watching 2018’s Perseid meteors
Another event for this weekend! The Perseid meteor shower will be at its best. People are reporting meteors already. Here’s how to watch.
Patheos-Pagan: The Time I Accidentally Manifested a Kitten
You know the expression “it must be something in the water?” That phrase usually follows the observation that everyone around you is pregnant or giving birth, babies everywhere. Human babies really don’t show up on my radar, but the saying has felt applicable to kittens these last few months. Like everyone on my feed has been getting kittens, somehow, somewhere.
“I sing the body electric.”
— Walt Whitman
The water that makes up so much of our bodies is like oceann water. The salt crystals in this water vibrate at ever-changing frequencies. Our hearts are the emotional centers of our bodies, and they put out frequencies that are 10 times the power of the frequencies of our brains.
When we are happy, we vibrate at a higher frequency than when we are angry or sad. Our emotions change the chemical composition of the water in our systems. That’s why happy tears taste different than tears of sadness.
Experiencing physical, emotional and mental stillness harmonizes the vibrational output of the body, heart and mind and we become stronger.
“The message we give our bodies — one of irritation or acceptance — is the message to which our bodies will answer.”
— Deb Shapiro
A Note from the Universe
It’s being alive that makes you rich.
So easy to forget,
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 10, 2018
“The soul unfolds itself like a lotus of countless petals.”
-Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Our spiritual growth is such a beautiful thing. We bloom into ourselves and extend loveliness and sweetness out into the world. Like the lotus, we become more soft and gentle as we unfold into more of who we are- and we also become more “layered” in our experiences and challenges
Beliefnet: 6 Ways to Reclaim Your Sanity
Go from scattered to sane.
OMG! If it is not an email, a text or an ostensibly unending work week, it’s traffic or other forms of hostility that drive us to the breaking point of aberration. With all the psychological warfare bombarding us on a daily basis, no wonder why we need antidepressants and sleeping aids to survive. We are enslaved to stress and chaos. Do we have anyone else to blame? Nope, nada and zip.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-ways-to-reclaim-your-sanity.aspx#AOYJ2JSMtJSzOQZd.99
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