Cat’s Morning Bits for October 26, 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.
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns.
-George Eliot (1819-80)
Spiritual Unite: Light Grey Cat Description – Innocence And Childhood
There’s no denying that cats have a special place in our hearts, but did you know that the cat is the only animal whose fur colour is attached to its metaphysical meaning? The light grey cat has a full covering of light grey fur, which can be long or short. Usually, these cats don’t have socks, but if they do
Daily Good: The Bee Guardian
Honey bees have been around for millions of years, and contribute to about one third of the food we eat worldwide. But they are facing enormous challenges, just like the rest of us on the rapidly changing planet we call home. In 2017, bee keepers in the United States lost 40% of their colonies. However, backyard beekeeping is something simple anyone can do. Watch this uplifting video and learn about “Bee Guardians;” backyard beekeepers whose main vision is providing safe habitats for bees to thrive and maintain their genetic diversity.
Elephant Journal: 6 Sufi Beliefs that can bring us Closer to Harmony in these Tough Times.
In the Sufi tradition, we begin community gatherings with the Invocation.
Standing hand in hand, speaking into the space in unison brings us together and reminds us why we gather. In the second line of the Invocation, we invoke the qualities of love, harmony, and beauty. I feel a tingle up my spine and a resonance within my heart hearing the power behind the words as the group speaks as one.
MNN: These pet portraits poke a little fun at humans
Belinda Richards enhances this image series with a wink an
Belinda Richards took a great leap eight years ago. After “yet another teary drive to work,” she quit the job she hated and enrolled in college, earning degrees in photography and fine art.
EarthSky News: Wayward moon receding from Earth
From 1969 to 1972, Apollo astronauts left laser reflectors on the moon’s surface, enabling astronomers to measure the moon’s distance from Earth with great accuracy. Although the moon’s distance from Earth varies each month because of its eccentric orbit, the moon’s mean distance from Earth is nonetheless increasing at the rate of about 3.8 centimeters (1.5 inches) per year. That’s about the rate that fingernails grow
Patheos-Pagan: Welcoming The Witches’ New Year With The Moon
There’s lots of talk about Samhain being the Witches’ New Year, but little is known about the origins of this association. The evidence that annual rents were paid on this day shows us that there was some acknowledgement that this was the beginning of a new year, but that is a terribly weak connection to anything witchy.
OPEN TO TRUST
“When I grip the wheel too tight, I find I lose control.”
— Steve Rapson
WE SEEK TO CONTROL OUR LIVES WHEN WE DO NOT TRUST, WHEN WE DO NOT LOVE. Our ego, perceiving itself to be vulnerable and insecure, uses control in an effort to protect itself.
At the root of our need to control, we find FEAR. It may be fear of the unknown. Fear of not coping. Fear of loss. Or possibly even fear of looking stupid. And as our efforts to control other people and events invariably fail, our fear increases.
Trust, on the other hand, is a quality of the soul. While control is a tool of the mind, TRUST AND FAITH ARE ASPECTS OF THE HEART. Trust comes with the deep knowing that we are spiritual beings in physical bodies. When we trust enough in life to give upour need to control, we can relax and open to the flow of energy in our lives. This brings peace of mind.
“The only real security in life lies in relishing life’s insecurity.”
— M. Scott Peck
“Do not abandon trust when your ego thinks things should be different than they are.”
— Wayne Dyer
A Note from the Universe
First, choose from the options that thrill you.
Then, choose the ones that also teach you.
And from these choose the scariest.
Butterflies in your tummy are good,
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
October 26, 2018
“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” -Alexander Pope
I’ve heard this quote dozens of times, but I never knew who said it! We are spiritual beings living in human form. We are capable of all things divine – and prone to all things human. We make mistakes. We mess up, we blow it – and sometimes stupidly, too. But the divine in us knows that this is all a part of the process, that we are growing and learning and finding our way every day. When we forgive ourselves, and others, we are tapping into that pure potential of divinity within each one of us.
Beliefnet: A Guide to Making Lasting Changes in Your Life
Try these psychologically-proven methods of permanently changing your habits.
They say people don’t change, but author Sean Young’s upcoming book, “Stick With It,” examines the science behind doing just that—and making it stick.
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