Cat’s Morning Bits for October 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.
Here was October, here
Was ruddy October, the old harvester,
Wrapped like a beggared sachem in a coat
Of tattered tanager and partridge feathers.
-Stephen Vincent Bent (1898-1943)
Patheos Pagan: The Element of Earth as an Altar
The element of earth may not seem as active as the other elements when it comes to altars, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful or important.
ThoughtCo: The Norse God Loki
In Norse mythology, Loki is known as a trickster. He is described in the Prose Edda as a “contriver of fraud.” It’s important to remember that “trickster” does not mean someone who plays fun jokes and pranks–Loki’s trickery is all about mischief and mayhem.
MBG: How To Get Access To Holistic Practitioners No Matter Where You Live
Frustrated with ever-shrinking doctors’ visits, treating symptoms rather than root causes, and feeling generally discouraged after seeing your doctor? Unfortunately, you aren’t alone. More and more Americans are seeking out holistic therapies and integrative doctors—59 million Americans, to be exact.
Elephant Journal: 7 Intentional Ways to Celebrate an Eco-Friendly, Mindful Halloween.
It’s the spookiest season of the year.
Multiple friends hold costume parties meant for creative outfits. Haunted houses, witches’ nights out, and vampire balls are on the weekend schedule. Goblins and ghosts deck the office, as well as the houses on the street. Spooky concoctions top the local restaurant’s drink menu. Overall, ghoulish fun abounds
MNN: Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners will take your breath away
A marmot reacts with shock as it ventures out from its burrow and is rushed by a Tibetan fox in a meadow in China’s Qilian Mountains National Nature Reserve. Yongging Bao captured the intensity of the moment, earning him the Wildlife Photographer of the Year honors for his predator-prey image.
EarthSky News: Summer Triangle and galactic equator
Tonight, use the Summer Triangle and the constellation Cygnus the Swan to locate the galactic equator – the great circle on the celestial sphere that bisects the glowing band of stars that we call the Milky Way. Sure, it’s autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, but the three brilliant stars that make up the Summer Triangle still shine in our sky. You’ll find them way up high on October nights.
Patheos-Pagan: 8 Essential Elements of Good Pagan Ritual
We’ve all suffered through bad rituals at one time or another – I’ll spare you the further suffering of listing examples. But sometimes what’s even more frustrating than a bad ritual is a good ritual that’s just one thing away from being a great ritual – the kind that inspires participants to do great things and that people still talk about months and even years later
“All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest.”
— Bayazid al-Bistami
We need to create space if we desire to change and grow. Only in emptiness can meaning, intuitive guidance and truth arise.
Give yourself space by spending time in nature, taking an hour or day off, enjoying quiet moments for reflection. Take time to smell the roses. Breathe in the wonder of life and its bounty. Open so your deeper awareness and imagination can percolate through mundane thoughts and activities. Let go of both resistance and force to allow yourself to connect more deeply to life.
“I do only want to advise you to keep growing quietly and seriously throughout your whole development; you cannot disturb it more rudely than by looking outward and expecting from outside replies to questions that only your inmost feeling in your most hushed hour can perhaps answer.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke
“I am glad that so much movement happens in this stillness.”
— Richard Land
A Note from the Universe
Guidance, attention, help, maybe. Love, always. Criticism, never.
What to give others.
Today’s Recipe: Pineapple Pepper Prawns
I love making this dish in the fall because of the colours that match the season. It’s got a nice spicy kick from the chili paste and a sweetness from the juicy pineapple. It’s a rather nice transitional kiss goodbye to the summer. This dish is great for those trying to stick to something more low-carb.
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
October 17, 2019
“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.”
It seems that certain pieces of art “speak” to us. Somehow we can relate to them. Maybe we see something beyond even what the artist intended. It shows how we are all connected. Amazing, how something static can tug on our emotions, touch us somewhere we thought was unreachable. Maybe that’s the whole purpose of art.
Daily Tarot: The World
People may come to you for help in making a difficult decision or two. This will be second nature to you and no decision will be beyond your capabilities. The World is not so big that it can hold choices you are unable to make or decisions that could overwhelm you. Be exceptionally confident, capable, and at ease in public and private sectors today.
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