Cat’s Morning Bits for August 15, 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.
Summer afternoon, summer afternoon;
to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
-Henry James (1843-1916)
Spiritual Unite: Double Shooting Star Meaning – Pay Attention
The night sky has fascinated humanity since we first stood on two feet and looked upwards. One of the most compelling sights in the cosmos is the shooting star.
Weekly Musings: Steps On How To Apply Law Of Attraction In Your Life
The Law of Attraction is no terrifying science or considerable way of thinking – it is tied in with transforming well-natured goals into governmental policy regarding minorities in society. It is as basic as that. Necessary activities like filling your thoughts, words, and energies with energy and plausibility, knowing precisely what it is that you need and afterward just ‘permitting’ the universe to stream.
ThoughtCo: Hold a Pet Farewell Ritual
A Memorial Service for Your Deceased Furry Friend
This is a ritual that you can hold after a pet has passed away. Obviously, you may need to make adjustments, based on what sort of pet you had, the manner of their death, and so forth, but you can use this ritual as a general template. You can also turn this into a group ritual if the pet was one who belonged to the entire family.
Daily Good: Bearing Witness: The Animal Dialogues
“It was a fortuitous flip to the essay on pronghorns that persuaded me to pick up Craig Childs’ The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild. In each intimately wrought tale on antelopes, hawks, and red-spotted toads, I found a writer and translator more versed in the tongues of the non-human world than I will ever be. Childs honors the weight and magnitude of his encounters with creatures large and small, preserving the distance and mystery that comes with each meeting. He strives to convey in words what cannot be expressed in words, and in each essay I see one who does what I wish to do myself: To connect with respect, to speak for the voiceless, to bear witness to life and death in their eternal splendor.”
Today’s Deity : Ymir
Ymir being slain by the gods (Franz Stassen, 1920)
Ymir (pronounced roughly “EE-mir;” Old Norse Ymir, “Screamer”) is a hermaphroditic giant and the first creature to come into being in the Norse creation myth. As the first giant, he’s the ancestor of all of the other giants – and, since almost all of the gods are partially descended from giants, he’s their ancestor as well.
Elephant Journal: An Ocean Meditation to calm our Wild & Stormy Emotional Waves.
I live by the sea.
Always have. Always will.
Although I prefer the land and I don’t actually like surfing or water sports, I have always lived by and need to be near the sea.
MNN: Explore the wide and wonderful world of epiphytes
No soil, no pot, no problem.
The name “terrestrial epiphytes” doesn’t roll off the tongue, but if you’ve spent any time on Pinterest or home design blogs, you’ve no doubt seen variations of epiphytic plants making the rounds.
EarthSky News: Full Sturgeon (or Snow) Moon on August 14 and 15
On August 14 and 15, 2019, everyone around the world (except far-northern Arctic latitudes) will see a full-looking moon lighting up the nighttime from dusk until dawn. In North America, we often call the August full moon the Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. For the Northern Hemisphere, this August full moon ushers in the second of three full moons of the summer season.
Patheos-Pagan: Working With Gods: Finding Space For Devotional Practice
Our most recent 3PaaC episode involved discussing what working with the gods looks like for each of us. How do we make a connection to or with the gods? Must we have a personal relationship with the gods or is working with them in public ritual enough?
TIME TO CHANGE?
“When coasting in our comfort zones, we don’t grow. We continue to do more of the same…. Maintaining a comfort zone can, paradoxically, lead to discomfort in the long run. If by being comfortable we avoid important life issues, internal tension accumulates…. Eventually, as both internal and external pressures for change persist, the ‘comfort zone’ ceases to serve us.”
— Eric Allenbaugh
It takes effort to change. What do you most want to change in your life? Make a list of what you can do to start the process. Try journaling, perhaps. Read books. Take a course. Find a mentor. Seek out support.
How will you commit time to make it happen? When are you going to start? Your life is passing quickly!
“Be not afraid of changing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”
— Chinese Proverb
A Note from the Universe
Sometimes the best way to remain sane, is to love like crazy.
Works for me,
Today’s Recipe: Summer Squash Lasagne
I had a big summer squash, leftover turkey breast, and leftover cheese. I decided to try putting them together lasagne style, and was pleased with the results. The squash replaces the noodles, so it is low in carbs. You can vary the cheeses, meats, and seasonings. I had basil and kale, so I added them in as well. If I had have ricotta or cottage cheese I would have used that, too.
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
August 15, 2019
“The man with a new idea is a Crank until the idea succeeds.”
-Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Imagine the ridicule that the Wright Brothers must have had to put up with. But did that deter them? Obviously not! Anything new and innovative might be regarded with fear or suspicion because it is untried, unproven. I guess it’s just a part of our human nature to be skeptical. Thank goodness there are those among us who follow their dreams regardless of their critics! From just one idea, when it blooms, many seeds spring forth, and a whole garden of ideas can then grow and flourish! That’s progress. And we can do the same thing spiritually, too.
Daily Tarot: Temperance
Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps
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