Cat’s Morning Bits for September 4, 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.
In the country, on every side,
Where far and wide,
Like a leopard’s tawny and spotted hide,
Stretches the plain,
To the dry grass and the drier grain
How welcome is the rain!
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1801–82)
Spiritual Unite: The Meaning Of 1010 In Numerology
Using numerology, we can learn a whole lot about ourselves and the world around us. By noticing the appearance of unique numbers like 1010 and looking up their numerological meaning. How these numbers apply to our lives, depend on context. The number 1010 is a particularly spiritually significant number, and when it appears in our lives through synchronicity,
MBG: Oxytocin: It’s Not Just The ‘Love’ Hormone After All
If you’re like most people, you associate Oxycontin with love. That’s fair—oxytocin’s nicknames do include the “love” hormone and the “cuddle” hormone, after all. Oxytocin gets its nicknames because it’s associated with several different feelings of bonding, closeness, and love.
Did You Know?
Grapes help minimize the risk of heart attacks because they increase the levels of nitric acid in the blood which prevents blood clots.
Elephant Journal: The Buddhist Cure for Disconnection & Loneliness.
The way the Western world is set up, disconnection is almost an inevitability.
Unless you are lucky enough to be included in the minute percentage of people who are sincerely attached to a religious or spiritual community or some kind of support group, chances are you feel a bit empty from time to time. It is common in our world to address this emptiness with various “solutions.”
MNN: Gondolin’ marks the end of Tolkien’s reign
Upon the release of the late author’s final publication, it’s hard not to think about how he inspired us.
If you’ve ever had an epic work of literature become a part of your life, then you understand what it’s like when the last book of a series is published. There will be no new tales about the characters’ adventures and no new details about the history of their world. You’ve been a part a shared experience —
EarthSky News: September guide to the bright planets
Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars still arc across our evening sky. They’re not as dramatic as last month, because Earth has moved ahead of Mars in orbit, causing Mars to dim. But they’re still beautiful, especially if, when you see them, you recall you’re looking edgewise into the plane of our solar system.
Patheos-Pagan: American Witchlore
As a Traditional Witch I am obsessed with history and folklore. It’s from these sources that many Traditional Witches pull inspiration for their own modern practices. Legends and tales of Witchcraft and Magic, whether fact or fiction, are powerful places that can enlighten and inform us. As it stands, many of the popular lore comes from the British Isles.
WHAT NEEDS ATTENTION?
“We often spend so much time coping with problems along our path that we only have a dim or even inaccurate view of what’s really important to us.”
— Peter Senge
Where are you struggling in your life?
Look at your career, finances, relationships, growth, health and emotions. Where are you experiencing major challenges? Of these, which area most needs your attention at this time? Set an intention to face this struggle and resolve it. ATTENTION on your TENSION often releases it.
“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.”
— John Foster Dulles
A Note from the Universe
Whatever your problem or challenge may be, Cat, laugh at it. Laugh long and hard.
Because you are forever and it is temporary.
Today’s Recipe: Tzatziki Sauce
Tzatziki sauce can be eaten as a side dish with chicken and rice. My favorite way to serve tzatziki sauce is to dip with chips, crackers or pita bread.
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
September 4, 2018
“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.” -John Buchan (1875-1940)
Great leaders see the greatness in the community. They understand what the community has to offer and they seek ways to express that. We can each be a leader, right where we are, just by noticing all the good around us, and bringing it to the attention of others.
Beliefnet: 12 Healing Crystals and Their Meanings
Learn how to harness the power of crystals for a happier and healthier you.
Crystals and stones have been used since the beginning of time to aid in healing and in everyday life. Ancient Egyptians used crushed malachite and lapis lazuli for eyeshadow and makeup. They also often buried their dead with a quartz crystal on the forehead to aid in the deceased’s transition to the afterlife.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/12-healing-crystals-and-their-meanings.aspx#HhdlYJsDZY3Q1Tdt.99
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