Cat’s Morning Bits for August 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.
His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee’s experience
Of clovers and of noon!
-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)
Spiritual Unite: Soul Urge Number 22 – You Have The Drive To Do Anything
Soul urge number 22 belongs to the architects, builders, and makers of life.
Those who are driven by creative expression and the need to see it manifested in the material have this numerological number in their chart.
ThoughtCo: Sunflower Magic and Folklore
When summer is at its peak, its not uncommon to see rows of sunflowers blooming in all of their colorful glory. Ranging from just a foot or two high to well over eight feet in height, sunflowers come in a variety of yellows and oranges.
Gray Color Meaning – The Color Gray
The color gray is an unemotional color. It is detached, neutral, impartial and indecisive. From a color psychology perspective, the color is a compromise – it is either black or white. It is the transition between the 2 colors.
Elephant Journal: We are Magic made Human.
We take each other for granted.
We treat each other as random beings.
But how much would our relationships change and evolve if we shifted our perspective and saw those we cross paths with as nothing less than magic?
MNN: Why we should all embrace the sweet art of ‘doing nothing’
A very long time ago, someone without any friends, who people crossed the street to avoid and probably worked himself to death said, “The devil makes work for idle hands to do.”
And, unfortunately, for many of us, those words stuck. And so sloth became a deadly sin. If we can’t be busy all the time, at least, let’s make it appear that way so the devil doesn’t get any ideas
EarthSky News: Moon and Winter Circle at dawn August 25
Although it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, a major sign of winter now looms large in the August predawn/dawn sky. These next few mornings – August 25 and 26, 2019 – the waning crescent moon shines right in front of the great big lasso of stars known as the Winter Circle.
Patheos-Pagan: What Does It Mean to Be a Dirt-Heart Witch?
To be a Dirt-Heart Witch means to see God in the compost pile.
To hear the voice of Spirit in the sound of a coyote’s bark.
To consume the body of the Beloved with every meal.
ARE YOU SERVING?
“You may be good, but what are you good for? You’ve got to be good for something. You’ve got to be about some project, some task that requires you to be humble and obedient to the universal principles of service.”
— Stephen R. Covey
“We had to learn ourselves, and furthermore we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life but instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life, daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for the individual.”
— Victor Frankl
“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”
— Anita Roddick
A Note from the Universe
What if today was your day? The most amazing day of your life, so far? A day that would change everything for the better? What’s already good would become great. What’s already great would become amazing. And what’s already amazing would become the stuff of legends.
And all you had to do to take advantage of the good and wonderful things about to happen for you, was treat folks with a true and eager kindness, think mostly of those things that please you, and go out in the world, just a bit, where you could meet, and mingle, and fall in love?
How much would you be clucking right now?
Beam, gush, preen! You got it…
Today’s Recipe: Zesty Lime Cheesecake Bars
I love the addition of lime juice and zest to these cheesecake bars because they bring some zing to the creaminess. The graham cracker crust has some added cinnamon to really give it a nice dimension. This is an excellent dessert for barbecues and picnics when you want something decadent like cheesecake, without the need of forks and plates. Enjoy
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
August 23, 2019
“There is a Law of Reversed Effort. The harder we try with the conscious will to do something, the less we shall succeed. Proficiency and the results of proficiency come only to those who have learned the paradoxical art of doing and not doing, or combining relaxation with activity, of letting go as a person in order that the immanent and transcendent Unknown Quantity may take hold. We cannot make ourselves understand; the most we can do is to foster a state of mind, in which understanding may come to us.”
Daily Tarot: The Sun
Find a way to inject an artistic touch to whatever you’re doing and get extra satisfaction and have greater success at what you’re doing. You may not think of yourself as artistic, but it will be hard to hide or resist your creative side today. Even the most mundane and boring tasks can be made more pleasant by adding a dash of artistic expression. Within reason and appropriateness, let it shine!
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