Cat’s Morning Bits for September 11, 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.
O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.
–Mortimer Collins (1827–76)
Spiritual Unite: The 11 Types of Lightworkers Which One Are You?
While you may feel called to serve and care for those around you, the term Lightworker may be one you hesitate to fully connect with. This term may bring to mind overly new age individuals, preaching their views of spirituality to large audiences, saving large crowds of people with a single inspirational talk.
MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Time For All Of Us To Unleash Our Inner Activists
On Monday, Mars moves into Aquarius and calls on us to unite in the name of progress and idealism.
“A house divided cannot stand,” Abraham Lincoln reminded us nearly 160 years ago. This Monday, September 10, heroic Mars returns to the 16th president’s sign, making the call to “come together” louder and more urgent.
Daily Good: You Are Me and I Am You
The idea that we are one unified whole on this planet is a growing awareness across the globe. This awareness is made palpable and even aided by one of the positive aspects of the internet; that is, the ability to share events, feelings and consciousness at the same time on a worldwide level. Pierre Pradervand is a writer and social justice activist who is dedicated to helping others live in this truth that we are all connected. Though we may feel overwhelmed by the difficulties in the world, he wants to help people know that when we work together, we can create a more loving and just society. By creating love in our own lives, we can thereby affect the world on a universal scale. As Pradervand says in this article, “Every single progress we make, we make for the whole world – because you are me and I am you.”
Tetrakyts: Life Goals – Why You Need Them in Order to Be Happy and How to Find Yours
I don’t know about you, but I’m under the impression that a lot of people around me are quite unhappy. My wife and I are far from rich and we have to face difficulties from time to time. But still, we consider ourselves happy and we are always under the impression that the future is bright for us and our future children.
EarthSky News: Will you catch the young moon on September 10?
For some sky watchers, it’s great sport to try to catch a young moon that might – or might not – fleetingly show itself as a pale, skinny crescent in the western evening twilight. The chances of catching the young moon after sunset on September 10, 2018, vary greatly around the globe.
Patheos-Pagan: Fluffy Bunny Witchcraft is Good
Fluffy bunny Witchcraft is a good thing. I’m of the mindset that anything that brings someone to Witchcraft or Paganism is great. The more fluffy bunny practices are appealing to folks that are newer to the path, who may not have had a chance to try out many things or meet other people. And even if someone has been practicing Witchcraft for years, why should anyone care how they practice?
VALUE JUST BEING
“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler
Many of us have been taught to believe that we are valued for what we do, not just for who we are. ‘Doing’ is important, but to keep life in balance, we also need time to just ‘be.’
Henry David Thoreau expressed this so well in Walden Pond:
“There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hand.
“Sometimes, on a summer morning, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, amidst the pines and hickories and sumacs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sang around or flitted noiseless through the house, until by the sun falling in at my west window, or the noise of some traveller’s wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of the lapse of time.
“I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been.”
A Note from the Universe
What if you’re already doing everything right, even though you’re not sure?
And the surprises along the way have only sped things up, even though it felt like they slowed you down?
And all that you want is now barreling toward you, even though you can’t see it?
And when it arrives it’ll exceed your every expectation, even though your dreams were huge?
Wouldn’t you be making some really weird noises about now? Whoohoo’ing, howling… maybe even whoohoo-howl-barking?
Today’s Recipe: Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
Sweet potatoes used in a cold salad are delicious. They absorb the flavors well like other potatoes, but with a natural sweetness.
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 11, 2018
“Sometimes I think we’re all tightrope walkers suspended on a wire two thousand feet in the air, and so long as we never look down we’re okay, but some of us lose momentum and look down for a second and are never quite the same again: we know.”
-Dorothy Gilman, The Tightrope Walker, 1979
We are always growing and evolving, and we can never go back to where we were once we’ve grown past it. We’ve glimpsed the realm of spirit, we know the peace and joy in our hearts, and we want more of it, every day. It is ours! To experience, and to express… be aware of this wondrous gift!
Beliefnet: Change is Just a Doorway to the Future
Adopting these small little changes to your thinking will open doors for you and make it even easier for you to accept and even embrace all the changes in your life!
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