Cat’s Morning Bits for October 22, 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.
Fresh October brings the pheasant; Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)
Pioneer Thinking: Common Natural Antiseptics
Make your own antiseptic from natural sources. Here’s how.
ThoughtCo: Artemis, Greek Goddess of the Hunt
Artemis is a daughter of Zeus conceived during a romp with the Titan Leto, according to the Homeric Hymns. She is the Greek goddess of both hunting and childbirth. Her twin brother is Apollo, and like him, Artemis is associated with a wide variety of divine attributes. She is also considered one of the goddesses of empowerment.
MBG: It’s Latte Season! Here Are 3 Caffeine-Free Ones You Can Make In Your Blender
It’s officially the season of all things warm: cozy sweaters, comforting soups, and, of course, delicious lattes. While the turmeric milk latte took the wellness world by storm a few years back, and matcha lattes have become something of a staple, latte creativity doesn’t need to end there—and you certainly don’t need any fancy coffee machines to make a successful foamy latte.
Spirituality & Health: A Ritual for the Deeper Meaning of Halloween
Halloween—it’s a time of kids, candy, and costumes. Whether or not you like to dress up in costume and eat mini-Snickers on October 31st, it’s worth considering the spiritual and emotional aspects of Halloween and what it means on a deeper level.
Elephant Journal: For the Exhausted Souls: 4 Ways to Manage Energy & Stop Giving more than you Get.
We are made up of an everlasting energy that defines how we move, speak, listen, and feel.
But people are not aware of their ability to tap into this unending well.
MNN: Why is the Tongass National Forest so important?
All forests are important, but some play larger roles than others. And for a few reasons, the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska — known as the “crown jewel” of U.S. national forests — casts an especially long shadow.
Here’s a closer look at the Tongass, why it’s so important and why you might be hearing more about it in the near future:
EarthSky News: See moon, Leo, and Mars before daybreak
Before dawn on October 23 and 24, 2019, watch as the moon slides in front of the constellation Leo the Lion. Then, as the morning darkness begins to give way to dawn, watch for the planet Mars to climb above the sunrise point on the horizon.
Patheos-Pagan: The Aztec Afterlife
Here in Australia we are coming up to Samhain, so I thought this would be a good time to dust off some of the research I did last year on the various afterlife beliefs of multiple cultures and religions.
PERCEPTION DEFINES OUR REALITY
“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
— Henri Bergson
Our entire universe is energy — vibrating waves of pure potential. The electromagnetic vibrations of our consciousness interact with the energetic potential that exists everywhere as the life force to ‘collapse’ the waves and create matter. So the patterns of our minds create the form of our world.
By simply observing a form, we influence it. We in turn are influenced by others. This challenges us to be more aware of the quality of our being and the vibrations we transmit.
“There is no reality in the absence of observation.”
— The Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
A Note from the Universe
Go with it. Roll, Cat. Swerve.
The “unexpected” is just my way of preparing you for more than you knew to ask for.
Bounce back, serpentine, 2-step –
Today’s Recipe: Graveyard Brownies
These spooky brownies are a scream for Halloween time! They are so easy to put together. You can get real creative with the details. Once you bake and cool the brownies, this could be a great edible craft for the little ones.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
October 22, 2019
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder… he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.”
-Rachel Carson, 1965
Children have this wide-eyed sense of wonder, everything is new to them, everything is a surprise. If we could just see through their eyes again for a day… look at a line of ants as a parade rather than a nuisance, see the clouds as dancing rather than threatening rain… how might this change our perspective? Wonder brings with it a sense of contentment, the world looks good and we feel good in it! We can learn a lot from our kids.
Daily Tarot: Death
You may be tempted to backtrack a few times today and fall back on some old habit or procedure that used to work better than it does now. After enough of this, you’ll get the message that it’s time for a change, or at least a different approach. You don’t need to have the same old conversation over and over.
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