Cat’s Morning Bits for September 7, 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.
September fattens on vines. Roses
flake from the wall. The smoke
of harmless fires drifts to my eyes.
This is plenty. This is more than enough.
–Geoffrey Hill (1932–2016)
Spiritual Unite: How Does Your Consciousness Make Everything Real?
Does reality exist without us? Physicists have found it maddeningly difficult to write the observer out of quantum theory. Now some are contemplating a mind-boggling alternative: that a coherent description of reality, with all its quantum quirks, can arise from nothing more than random subjective experiences. It looks like the “perspective of a madman”, says the author of this bold
MBG: Well Read: The 5 Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down This September
Reading is undeniably a key wellness practice—and one that many of us have ignored for far too long. It’s proven to build empathy, reduce stress, and even lessen sugar cravings (yes, really!). With that in mind, we’re excited to share Well Read, a column that curates the absolute best fiction and narrative nonfiction picks of the month.
Elephant Journal: Dear Self: 6 Letters to Help us Tap into our Highest Good.
My mindfulness teacher would always tell our class that we all have the teachings within us that we need to be happy.
She would often guide us through meditations and ask us to go within and find that part of us that is tender and vulnerable—the part that we’re always trying to protect by building up walls and retreating from the world.
KarmaTube: Ms. Liz’s Allies
“Why might you choose to step in?” This is one question that fourth graders in Elizabeth Kleinrock’s class are asked as they learn terms like “ally,” “advocate,” and “bystander” and consider them in various historical, social, and cultural contexts. If the complexity of our world, its problems, pains, and difficult questions can feel overwhelming at times, a look inside this classroom goes to show that with the right tools, a little bit of time, and a lot of space for self-expression, our world’s younger generations promise much hope as stewards of humanity.
MNN: Man creates ‘water you can eat’ to help his grandma stay hydrated
When Lewis Hornby was in college in London, his grandmother, Pat, was rushed to the hospital after her health rapidly declined. Family flew in, expecting the worst, but she quickly rebounded after 24 hours on IV fluids. His grandmother had deteriorated because of dehydration, a common problem for people with dementia.
EarthSky News: Hear the sounds of the sun
SOHO – Solar and Heliospheric Observatory – has been capturing the dynamic movement of the sun’s atmosphere for over 20 years. Now this data has been sonified – turned into sound – letting us hear the sun’s movement — all of its waves, loops and eruptions.
Patheos-Pagan: Being Outed As A Pagan With ‘Blessed Be’
Last week, I was outed as a pagan in front of complete strangers. What made it worse was that the person used the words ‘blessed be’ to greet me. I was taken aback and confused, to say the least.
COMMUNICATING WITHOUT WORDS
“The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual – as we think so will we act.”
— Martha Graham
Every movement and non-movement we make is a form of communication.
How do you communicate fear, withdrawal, avoidance, shutting down, disagreeing, and an uncaring attitude?
If you aren’t sure, others can probably tell you. Begin to pay attention to what your eyes and arms and facial expressions communicate. Our body language speaks louder than our words.
“An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self-being; if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.”
— Karl Jaspers
A Note from the Universe
How about next time you go to work, the mall, or a labyrinth, you glide, slide, and twirl a bit? Wink, smile, and wave? Dip, bend, and high-five? Strut, saunter, and beam?
Just a bit?
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
September 7, 2018
“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”
Now is the time for us to take initiative. We could wait forever for someone to tell us what to do – or we could just go out and do what we know needs to be done! We are each the leaders of our own lives. We decide. We choose.
Beliefnet: 7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Life
You only get so many days on earth, and everyone wants to make those days count. You want to spend your life feeling happy and believe your time on earth really means something. You want your life to be both joyful and meaningful. You want to believe that the world will miss you when you are gone, and you want to enjoy each day that you are here. So, how do you go about creating a life that keeps you, and those around you, smiling?
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-ways-to-get-the-most-out-of-life.aspx#vu5sp7KFgzooOcZl.99
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