Cat’s Morning Bits for October 23, 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.
So let us then try to climb the mountain,
not by stepping on what is below us,
but to pull us up at what is above us,
for my part at the stars; amen.
-M.C. Escher (1898-1972)
Did You Know?
The sweet potato belongs in the same family as morning glories while the white potato belongs to the same group as tomatoes, tobacco, chile pepper, eggplant and the petunia.
MBG: The Healthy Elixir You Should Sip This Fall, Based On Your Astrology Sign
Ever wondered whether you were more of a hot toddy or a CBD-spiked chocolate elixir? Our guide to the cozy fall drink that represents you, based on your zodiac sign is finally here, complete with recipes—so get cozy and get sipping!
Tetraktys: 13 Ideas to Celebrate Samhain Without A Coven
Samhain is coming in less than 10 days and I am very excited! This week, I am sharing with you my top 13 ideas to celebrate the Day of the dead. You don’t need to be in a Coven to do them; you don’t even need to be a Wiccan! If you’re just looking for ideas for your next Halloween party, with a little adaptation these will work as well. So, let’s get started!
MNN: 10 eye-opening benefits of walking
Whether you work hard to get 10,000 steps a day or just like a daily stroll with your dog, walking is a near-perfect exercise. It’s good for your body and your mind and you can do it just about anywhere with no fancy equipment.
From strengthening bones to shedding pounds, researchers keep finding more and more health benefits from this simple activity. Need a reason to hit the trail or wander the pavement? Here are just a few impressive benefits of walking
EarthSky News: Waxing toward full Hunter’s Moon
Tonight – October 23, 2018 – the moon is waxing for all of us, around the globe. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s waxing toward a full Hunter’s Moon and the second full moon of autumn. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, the moon is waxing toward your second full moon of springtime.
Patheos-Pagan: Celebrating Hermes, Messenger God & Guide Of Souls, On Samhain
Hermes is the messenger of the gods in the Greek pantheon, “angelos ton theon” or “Angelos Athanatôn“. He’s also known as psychopompos, or psychopomp which means “guide of souls”. Like Hekate, he is a god of traveling between the worlds, and is a god of travel in general. Both of these deities are strongly connected with one another. So it’s fairly straightforward why in addition to recommending Hekate as a good deity to honor during Samhain, I also recommend giving Hermes his due.
LET GO OF THE PAST
“Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.”
— Asha Tyson
No regrets. As we become more aware, we begin to realize that there’s a purpose to everything that happens. This builds our trust, and supports us in being willing to be more open and daring to really experience life as it unfolds.
If we pay attention to what’s happening in each moment, we will discover that life continually brings us opportunities to heal our past wounds. When a painful memory surfaces, we can take the time to feel it fully, give compassion to ourselves and any others and allow the energy to release. As we deal with the past in this way IN THE PRESENT, we free ourselves to more fully connect with life.
“The next message you need is right where you are.”
— Ram Dass
A Note from the Universe
For millennia the path to enlightenment has been made up of many steps.
Most commonly, it begins with festering misunderstandings that lead to pain, the pain then leads to growth, growth leads to clarity, clarity leads to fun, fun leads to joy, and joy leads to true illumination.
May I recommend skipping to the fun part?
Love you forever –
Today’s Recipe: Avocado Quick Bread
I had a couple avocados that had been in the fridge for a few extra days. I thought they might be a bit too old, they weren’t, but I was committed to trying to make quick bread. I found this recipe on the tablespoon.com site and then changed it up a tiny bit. If I make it again I will definitely add chopped walnuts. The batter had a delightful flowery aroma and the bread itself is delicious.
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
October 23, 2018
“Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.” -Harriet Uts Nelson
When we hold on to our grudges, when we refuse to forgive, the only one we are really hurting is ourself. Why cause ourselves unnecessary pain? Where is the spiritual lesson in that? We can choose to release these grievances and choose to create a miracle. Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves.
Beliefnet: Loving Quotes about Animals from History’s Greatest Achievers
For adding warmth to our lives, animals are champs, a fact not lost on some of history’s greatest minds and spirits. Here’s a sampler of their animal-loving reflections.
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