Cat’s Morning Bits for January 23, 2019
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.
Outside your shadow, I can go
A free moon in a crystal arc;
Circling at dusk with lunar cold
Above, below, your cone of dark.
-Kathryn Worth (1898-1969)
Patheos: “The Hidden Life of Trees”
As I have been learning more about the hidden life of trees, I have also been paying more attention to how much trees have meant to people over time. Most recently, I was watching the Springsteen on Broadway recording on Netflix, and I was not surprised that as “The Boss” waxed nostalgically about his life, one vignette prominently featured a tree. Remembering his childhood home, he recalled that
Auracacia: lavender and tea tree essential oil cleaning spray
Make a homemade multipurpose home cleaning spray featuring lavender and tea tree essential oils
Spirit Library: 2019 Open to the Flow a message from Goddess of Creation channeled by Shelly Dressel
The first channel of the new year is always a wonderful time to look at your life, clear the past and open to the future. This channel is very powerful in doing all of these steps.
At the very beginning, the Goddess spoke about the changes taking place and the influx of the crystalline energy. As she spoke she was joined by Archangel Michael, St. Germain, Metatron, Melchizedek, the Universal Light Beings and more.
Daily Good: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: Break Free
For the last 11 years, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez has been in the public eye for his activism, movement building, work with Earth Guardians, and youth empowerment. In 2013, President Obama awarded Xiuhtezcatl the United States Community Service Award. Xiuhtezcatl was the youngest of 24 national change-makers chosen to serve on the presidents youth council.
Elephant Journal: A Ritual to Close Out the Day & Prevent Tomorrow’s Downward Spiral.
How I heal—one day at a time.
Our thoughts get in the way so much!
They can keep us from healthy relationships, send us into a downward spiral of depression or anxiety, delay our success and promotion at work, and make our physical bodies sick.
MNN: Why you should cultivate your inner dabbler
An essay encourages dilettante, and I couldn’t agree more.
When I was a teenager, I got the impression that dilettante was (almost) a dirty word. It was definitely an insult. A dilettante connoted a person who wasted time, who wasn’t serious, who was probably superficial. If you loved something, you would study it with focused attention, and dedicate your time to it, not fritter away the hours doing something that would never go anywhere
EarthSky News: See daytime moon after sunrise
Starting around January 23 or 24, 2019, look westward after sunrise to see a daytime moon. What’s more, you can watch for the daytime moon all this upcoming week. Look for the moon to rise in the east before going to bed tonight and then seek for the moon low in the west after sunup. Click here for a sky almanac telling you the moon’s rising and setting times in your sky
Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Imbolc as a Solitary Pagan
Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for Imbolc are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Imbolc ritual.
REVIEW YOUR LIFE
“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin
Take a few minutes today to reflect on what has happened recently and to put the last week in perspective. What made an impact on you this last week? What do you want to set as a goal for next week?
Reflection helps us step back from the details of our lives and see the bigger picture with fresh eyes. It’s worth a few moments of your time. Review your week and come up with at least one conclusion, insight or learning and write it in your journal.
“Just because we increase the speed of information doesn’t mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.”
— Dale Dauten
A Note from the Universe
Simply imagine happiness your own happiness. Feel the smile stretching across your face, notice the lightness in your step, hear the sparkle in your voice, and all things, material and spiritual, will soon fall into place.
Today’s Recipe: Spinach Artichoke Dip
I made this for a party recently and it was very well received. One of my friends has allergies to many things so this is a very simple version. It could be spiced up in so many ways to suit your own tastes.
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
January 23, 2019
“We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.”
-Blaise Pascal (1723-1662)
In many ways, truth is intuitive. We know it when we see it. We recognize it, we feel it. There may be no hard evidence to back something up, but when it is the truth, we don’t need evidence – we understand it without explanation.
Beliefnet: Happy Hour: 10 Ways to Improve Your Mood Instantly
We all get in bad moods, here are some tips to help shake-off those bad times.
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