Cat’s Morning Bits for November 30, 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.
In the cloud-grey mornings
I heard the herons flying;
And when I came into my garden,
My silken outer-garment
Trailed over withered leaves.
A dried leaf crumbles at a touch,
But I have seen many Autumns
With herons blowing like smoke
Across the sky.
-Amy Lowell (1874-1925)
MBG: This Common Strategy For Handling Anxiety Actually Makes It Worse
Anxiety is primarily a mental state, meaning that when we’re in anxiety, we’re cut off from our bodies. So in order to shift from an anxious state to one informed by well-being, we must be willing to look beyond simply reframing or challenging our thoughts and instead look to the messages that anxiety is attempting to deliver.
Daily Good: Living Simply in a Tiny Off-Grid Cabin
Meet Tom, Sarah and their daughter, Neesa. They live in a 20 square meter off-grid cabin on property in New Zealand. Instead of paying rent, they share the work of looking after the land with the owners. Tom is a medical doctor and Sarah is an illustrator. Both have chosen to reduce their work to almost nothing in order to have more time to focus on living well. This short film is an example of Happen Films’ Living the Change, a feature-length documentary which explores solutions of which any one of us can be a part
Elephant Journal: The Buddhist Principle we should never Leave Home Without.
My friend and I sat at a wooden patio table overlooking the Tuscan countryside, casually sharing five bottles of wine with a couple we’d just met over the course of a sun-draped afternoon.
MNN: How to be more patient
A guide for anyone who’s ever wanted anything right this second.
You may not consider yourself the patient type.
Maybe you came to that conclusion at an early age, when your exhausted parents relented to your demands — and let you tear into those Christmas presents early.
Maybe your first-grade teacher pointed this out when you were squirming out the door before the recess bell even sounded.
EarthSky News: Sun enters Ophiuchus on November 30
November 30, 2018. If you could see the stars in the daytime, you’d see the sun shining in front of the border of the constellations Ophiuchus and Scorpius on this date. The sun crosses a constellation boundary, into Ophiuchus.
Patheos-Pagan: CONVERSATION WITH OR ABOUT THE CARDS?
There are many kinds of conversations in cartomancy, but two of them are dominant: about the cards and with the cards.
People interested in the history of the cards have conversations about the cards.
People interested in divination and fortunetelling have conversations with the cards.
ONE STEP AT A TIME
“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”
— Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Does the prospect of changing and growing seem monumental to you? Just too much to tackle?
Then consider this approach. Take a simple step of affirming your openness to experience more or something new. Or a different first step might be to let go of judgment by embracing the neutral. Begin to see the people, activities and things around you asneither good nor bad.
A journey is made of many small steps. Don’t focus on a far-off destination if you’re not clear how to get there. Build a foundation that is solid for you. We get to new places one step at a time.
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.”
— John Wanamaker
A Note from the Universe
The great perfection lies in the fact that no matter what happens next, you’ll be richer for it.
Today’s Recipe: Stovetop Cornbread for One
First let’s get out of the way what traditional cornbread ain’t. Delicious cornbread is simple cornbread. It is meant to accompany vegetables, not compete with them. Therefore, it should not have added ingredients such as cream style corn, peppers or other ingredients to make it reminiscent of another country’s cuisine.
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
November 30, 2018
“There is a time to be born, and a time to die, says Solomon, and it is the memento of a truly wise man; but there is an interval between these two times of infinite importance.”
-Leigh Richmond (1772-1827)
How do we live our lives? How do we spend our time? Are we learning and growing, serving and loving? We are given this magnificent gift of time, and how we use it is up to us individually. We’re making choices constantly. Choose wisely, with intention.
Beliefnet: 4 Ways to Be Your Authentic Self
Forget about conforming to societal ideals and what others try to you mold you to be. Here are four ways to be your true, authentic self.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/4-ways-to-be-your-authentic-self.aspx#G17FAg0PmQZwTUqp.99
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