Cat’s Morning Bits for April 17, 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.
Gladness is born of the April weather,
And the heart is as light as a wind-tossed feather.
Who could be sad on a day like this?
The care that vexed us no longer is.
-Eben Eugene Rexford (1848-1916)
Spirit Library: Whine or Create?
Many of you complain to the Universes that the 5D or beyond skills we promised you are not coming to fruition, that we or you made a mistake.
Even though such is not so, that is what you wish to believe. For without that belief, you will need to expose yourself to the masses. Something you have avoided for numerous 3D lives
ThoughtCo: Lilac Magic & Folklore
Fortune, flirtation, and fragrance, all rolled into one!
Lilacs are lovely and fragrant, and in the late spring and early summer, you’ll probably notice their distinct, heady scent whenever you’re near one. Unfortunately, they only bloom for a very short period–just a couple of weeks, depending on where you live–so if you’re going to take advantage of their magical properties, you’ve got a pretty brief window of time to harvest the flowers. They typically appear between Beltane and Litha, the summer solstice, but again, there will be some variations depending on your planting zone.
MBG: How To Grow Your Own Food If You Don’t Have A Garden
Maybe you don’t have a yard. Or your homeowners’ association restricts what you can do. Or you just don’t have the ability to build a chicken coop right now. Regardless of your situation or roadblocks there are plenty of ways to upgrade your pantry so you can start eating better-tasting—and nourishing—food. Think outside the box (and the grocery store) with some of these ideas.
Daily Good: The Gentlest Thing in the World
“The gentlest thing in the world is an open mind. Since it doesn’t believe what it thinks, it is flexible, porous, without opposition, without defense. Nothing has power over it. Nothing can resist it. Even the hardest thing in the world a closed mind can’t resist the power of openness. Ultimately the truth flows into it and through it, like water through rock.”
Elephant Journal: What Bradley Cooper has to Teach You about Your Magic Man: the Divine Masculine.
Yes, he’s divinely hot.
And yes, his directing and acting are godly.
But when I say Bradley Cooper was the very picture of the divine masculine in a Star Is Born, what I’m referring to is “the scene.”
You know, the one you can’t stop playing over and over in your mind (or watching over and over, in my case.)
Tetraktys: Beltane Weaving Ritual for Solitary Witches – How to Cast a Witch’s Ladder Spell
Beltane is a festival of fertility, seduction, love, and sensuality. When we think about this Sabbat, we often picture a big bonfire with a lot of people dancing, drinking and feasting together. But if you are a solitary witch, it might seem strange to celebrate it by yourself. So today, I am sharing with you a solitary Beltane ritual taken from my own Book of Shadow
EarthSky News: Fly with the world’s fastest bird
When in its hunting dive, the Peregrine falcon is the fastest bird – in fact, the fastest animal – on Earth. Get a bird’s-eye view of the flight of this magnificent creature, in this video
Patheos-Pagan: The Battle of the Queens – A Bit of Beltane Frivolity
I found this as I was working on a new blog post for Beltane. I wrote it as part of Denton CUUPS’ Beltane circle in 2005. It’s silly, but it was fun to do, so I think it’s worth sharing. I have a few pictures from that year’s Beltane, but none of the play – you’ll have to imagine it for yourself.
Soul lives in connection
“We all seek Soul. While Soul is always present, it doesn’t appear in our lives automatically. Soul requires our attention and reflection. Offering our respectful regard to the Soul is a way of loving it, caring for it, nurturing it.”
— Benjamin Shield and Richard Carlson
How do we experience soul in our lives?
It’s so simple! STOP AND PAY ATTENTION! Soul lives in connection. Whenever we are present and conscious, soul emerges.
To easily experience soul, find something you love to do and immerse yourself in it. Consciously savour a favourite piece of music. Consciously enjoy a walk in nature. Really experience your breathing and the pounding of your heart as you exercise. Really be present to your partner, your kids, your pet or another, and you will know the contentment of soul.
“I think that whenever soul is present, it’s because what you’re doing, whom you’re with, where you are, evokes love without your thinking about it. You are totally absorbed in the place or person or event, without ego and without judgment.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen
A Note from the Universe
The entire world now spins in the palm of your hand.
A thriving business and a steady income is not asking for too much.
Come on, let’s go –
Today’s Recipe from Herbal Muse: Lavender Panna Cotta
Panna cotta is a dish of “cooked cream” original to Northern Italy. Although it’s truly an elegant
dessert, it’s remarkably easy to prepare. It’s creamy texture is even more impressive when enhanced with floral lavender and, if you wish, garnished with a drizzle of honey or shaved chocolate.
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
April 17, 2019
“The house praises the carpenter.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
I guess this is another way of saying that your work speaks for itself. But I think it means more than that, too. It means that when we put the best of ourselves into something, we know it – it shows. And even if no one else can see it, we can be proud of our efforts.
Beliefnet: Living An Intentional Life
Many of us live our lives on auto-pilot. We follow the same schedule each day. We respond to crises as they occur. And we sort of putter along, year after year, with no goals or grand purpose. The problem…
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