Cat’s Morning Bits for April 4, 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.
The wild and windy March once more
Has shut his gates of sleet,
And given us back the April-time,
So fickle and so sweet.
-Alice Cary (1820-71)
Spiritual Unite: Why Empaths Suffer From Dangerous Compassion Fatigue
Empaths are unique; they can put themselves in another person’s shoes. Allowing them to understand the emotions of that person.
One of the primary qualities of an empath is compassion. Psychologist Charles Figley has stated that too much compassion can lead to fatigue. It is known as Compassion fatigue
MBG: This Is How To Use The Aries New Moon To Be Your Most Confident Self
The other night I was in a car with two of my best friends, on the way to a silent art walk in LA, and I said out loud, “I am nervous to go to this workshop because of how beautiful and successful I currently feel. What if people don’t like me because of that?” I had never said those words out loud, and it felt terrifying.
ThoughtCo: Lugh, Master of Skills
Similar to the Roman god Mercury, Lugh was known as a god of both skill and the distribution of talent. There are countless inscriptions and statues dedicated to Lugh, and Julius Caesar himself commented on this god’s importance to the Celtic people.
Elephant Journal: Buddhism is Not a Religion — It’s Something Much Better
I get plenty of comments when I say that I’m not a religious person, but I am a practicing Buddhist. Here’s why Buddhism is not a religion.
“The dharma that I preach can be understood only by those who know how to think.” ~ The Buddha
MNN: Time-lapse captures bizarre beauty of Norway’s floating islands
If you were to pass by them, Norway’s floating islands wouldn’t warrant a second look. By all appearances, with a surface covered in green and sprinkled with trees, they betray little of their true nature from afar. It’s only when you attempt to step on one or, as shown in the video above, view them over time, that you notice something odd.
EarthSky News: Leo loses his tail. We gain a constellation
Tonight’s chart shows the sky in April high to the south around mid-evening. To the upper left of the constellation Leo the Lion are dozens of very faint stars. They make up the constellation Coma Berenices, otherwise known as Berenice’s Hair. You need a dark sky to appreciate the constellation Coma Berenices. If you have one … it’s very beautiful
Patheos-Pagan: How I Learned to Love Daily Practice Again: Back to the Basics
I get up at 4am most days and on my calendar is an alert: Daily Practice.
My computer beeps, my phone beeps, and the Catholic guilt that’s etched into my soul nudges at me.
Get up. Get coffee. Do your daily practice.
No really. Do it.
USE YOUR BREATH TO RELAX YOUR BODY
“Breath is the link between the inner and outer worlds.”
— Alice Christensen
We live in very demanding times, and our health depends on our being able to relieve our bodies and minds from constant stress. Breathing with awareness can focus and concentrate our attention inside. This slows down our pace and eases the pressure, anxiety, anticipation and excitement that are common stress reactions.
At any time, you can consciously experience your breathing to help you concentrate your mind and relax your body. Compare how you feel after your session with how you felt before. Write about your experience in your journal.
“Controlled deep breathing helps the body to transform the air we breathe into energy. The stream of energized air produced by properly executed and controlled deep breathing produces a current of inner energy which radiates throughout the entire body and can be channeled to the body areas that need it the most, on demand.”
— Nancy Zi
A Note from the Universe
Don’t you just love ’em?
Everyone. Absolutely everyone.
They’re all scurrying around so. All planning and scheming and dreaming. Defending, proving, and justifying. Laughing, crying, and feeling. All behaving, more or less, as you expect them to…
Ah yea-a-ah, they do that a lot…
Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Granola bars make a great snack at home or on the go. Add some chocolate chips to your homemade granola bars for some sweetness and instant energy.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment
Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit
April 4, 2019
“True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.”
-Edith Wharton, The Writing of Fiction, 1925
Each of us has eyes through which we see the world, and no two visions are exactly alike. But because we are conditioned to go along with the crowd, our vision gets blurred, and starts to look like everyone else’s. When we close our eyes, tap into our Source, and let Nature’s creativity and intelligence flow through us, we can restore our vision and our originality. We allow our inner artist to shine through!
Beliefnet: Spring is in the Air, a time for New Beginnings
The glorious scents of spring are in the air. I see the first buds coming up in my garden and I always get excited. Spring is about renewal as mother earth reawakens from her slumber. We had such a rough,…
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