Cat’s Morning Bits for October 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.
Here was October, here
Was ruddy October, the old harvester,
Wrapped like a beggared sachem in a coat
Of tattered tanager and partridge feathers.
-Stephen Vincent Ben’t (1898-1943)
Spirituality & Health: Yes, Grownups Need a Bedtime
Getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night can be challenging enough. Kids come pussyfooting in and wake us up at 2 a.m. Or we stay up too late binge-watching TV, or we burn the midnight oil on a work project. As if getting enough sleep isn’t already a high bar to reach, researchers tell us to also keep an eye on irregular sleep patterns. For this week’s Healthy Habit, let’s look at three reasons adults need regular bedtimes
MBG: Scottish doctors prescribe bird-watching, walking and other ‘nature prescriptions’
Mother Nature offers amazing benefits. A stroll in the fresh air can clear your head, relax your body and just make you feel better. Now doctors in Scotland are encouraging some patients to get outdoors for some natural medicine.
Doctors in Shetland, an archipelago of Scotland, are going to start prescribing bird-watching, taking rambling walks and picking up driftwood from the beach to help with health and well-being.
Daily Good: Myron Eshowky: A Deeper Listening
“When I was 6 years old, I began to go for an hour every day, before school had started, to work with a speech therapist who taught me to put my hand on her throat, and my throat, and then focus on matching her vibration as she would make a sound, because I had to learn how to talk. One of the things I noted right away was that when we matched vibration, I became really connected with her. It was a feeling of connection in my heart, a feeling of love that I would feel for her in those moments.” Myron Eshowsky is a shamanic healer, mediator, consultant and author who was born with congenital severe hearing loss that he learnt to adapt into a skill for deep listening.
Elephant Journal: A Samhain Practice to fill you as the Nights Grow Long.
My spiritual journey began consciously at age 23, when I attended a Women’s Conference at the Unitarian Church called “Women in Religion—A Walk in Many Worlds.”
It was hosted by the late Margot Adler, NPR Reporter and granddaughter of famed psychiatrist, Alfred Adler.
That weekend, she introduced us to Earth-based, goddess-centered spirituality.
MNN: Utah comes alive in a spectacular array of fall colors
Utah’s Logan Canyon is putting on quite a show. As autumn sets in, the forests have transformed into a dazzling display of colors.
Logan Canyon is located in the Bear River Mountains of northeastern Utah, and the variety of hues and tones are from the assortment of trees that dot the landscape — Douglas hawthorn, canyon maple, scrub oak, quaking aspen, serviceberries, evergreens and more
EarthSky News: After sunset – October 10, 11 and 12, 2018 – look for the young moon and the king planet Jupiter in the western twilight dusk.
The whisker-thin evening crescent may be a challenge to spot at dusk October 10. Day by day, the waxing crescent will widen and brighten and stay out longer after sunset.
Patheos-Pagan: Witchcraft & Voodoo: Marriage and Handfasting
In this episode, Lilith Dorsey of Voodoo Universe and I discuss the details of how marriage and handfasting rituals work in our traditions. We found we had an amazing amount in common.
“It ain’t so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell when we have got rich.”
— Josh Billings
How do you define ‘rich’?
If you want greater wealth, what does that mean for you? A large annual income? If so, how large? A beautiful home? Health? Security? Happiness? To be in service?
Get really specific about what would bring you a rich life. There are no right and wrong answers here. Don’t judge your desires. Just dig deep to discover what it is that you really want. If you want things, explore what qualities of life those things representto you.
“No one can tell whether they are richer or poor by turning to their ledger. It is the heart that makes a person rich. One is rich according to what one is, not according to what one has.”
— Henry Ward Beecher
“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.”
— Edmund Burke
A Note from the Universe
What do you now fear?
How will you use this?
Today’s Recipe: Crumb-Topped Blueberry Cake
This delicious and simple blueberry cake is topped with a nutty crumb topping. You can use either fresh or frozen blueberries, making this a recipe you can enjoy year round.
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
October 10, 2018
“Tomorrow I plan to work, work, from early until late. In fact I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”
Martin Luther knew that with so much work to do that he needed help. And he knew where to go for help and guidance. The more clear our thoughts, the more direction we allow ourselves to receive, then the faster and easier we will get there, and the more we will accomplish with the least amount of effort.
Tetraktys: The History of Halloween & Samhain – All You Need to Know
This week I’m writing about the History of Samhain and Halloween. First, you will learn about the ancient festival of Samhain. Then, I will explain how Samhain became Halloween. Finally, you will learn how Samhain has been brought back to life by Wiccans.
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