Cat’s Morning Bits for December 12, 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.
The hills look gaunt in russet garb:
Against the sky the leafless woods
Are dark, and in their solitudes
The chill wind pierces like a barb.
-Clinton Scollard (1833-70)
Spiritual Unite: Mouse Spirit Animal Meaning – So Mighty
If you have the mouse spirit animal, you have the unique symbolism of the mouse as a way to help guide you.
Your spirit animal can offer insight into the areas of your life that need your attention.
ThoughtCo: Magical Recipes for Yule
The holidays are a time when recipes are swapped and delicious meals are prepared, and Yule is no exception. A midwinter celebration that dates hundreds of years, Yule is the season for spending time with friends and family, and food often takes center stage at these gatherings. Whether you’re planning a pot of wassail, carving up a chocolate Yule log, or spooning up a savory soup, this is a great time of year to make some magic in your kitchen.
MBG: I’m An Energy Healer & This Is How I Quickly Raise Good Vibes
Everything around us is made up of energy—a lesson you probably learned in high school physics class. As an energy healer, it’s my job to study the body’s subtle energy systems.
Pioneer Thinking: The Story Behind The Norfolk Pine
The traditional holiday fir, the Norfolk Island Pine, has a back story worthy of a Hollywood movie. When you see these delicately shaped pines at your favorite retail store, you’re taking home a bit of nautical history.
Elephant Journal: The Last Full Moon of the Decade: Gemini & the 12/12 Portal.
Astronomer Dr. Percy Seymour puts forth that astrology is a science of magnetism, a universal force as significant as gravity.
It is an ancient language spoken by the cosmos, and interpreted by man through sacred symbolism.
MNN: 6 surprising ways mindfulness meditation can improve your brain
You’ve heard how good mindfulness is for you, but did you know it helps you grow new brain cells, changes how your brain functions and even resets your perception of pain?
EarthSky News: Geminid meteors to peak this weekend
The annual Geminid meteor shower is expected to reach its peak this weekend – though under the glaring light of the almost-full waning gibbous moon. The peak morning is likely to be Saturday, December 14, 2019 – or, possibly, Sunday, December 15, 2019. But the morning of December 13 might offer some meteors, too. These colorful meteors tend to be bright, so you might see as many as 20 or so Perseids per hour, despite the moonlight. On a dark night, free of moonlight, you can easily spot 50 or more meteors per hour.
Patheos-Pagan: My Goddess Doesn’t Do Guilt Trips And Jesus Was A Deathwalker
As someone who is attempting to grow within myself and in my understanding of the deeper world, I’ve noticed that there are those who strive to keep us in spiritual kindergarten. These are the gatekeepers who want to tell us which gods are appropriate and how to interact with them.
“The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self.”
— Phillip James Bailey
Are you hiding in some way from your own inner light?
I wouldn’t dream of stealing things but I do steal from my own potential. I can be a master at rationalizing, at justifying why it’s not the right time to do something challenging. My arguments seem valid but deep down, I know they’re excuses.
“The longer the excuse, the less likely it’s the truth.”
— Robert Half
“When we know deep down that we’re acting with integrity despite impulses to do otherwise, we feel gates of higher energy and inspiration open inside of us.”
— Dan Millman
A Note from the Universe
Not the pain or the relief. Not the answer or the question. Not the challenge or the victory. The song or the sparrow…
Nothing is random.
I’m like that,
Today’s Recipe: Almond or Pumpkin Seed Matcha Muffins
Do you enjoy matcha? You should try these delicious matcha muffins topped with your choice of topping. I used almond slices for half and the other half pumpkin seeds!
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
December 12, 2019
“I am I plus my surroundings; and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.”
-Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955)
I know that this spiritual community totally understands the meaning of these words. When we get into that space where we can’t tell where we leave off and the environment begins, it is total bliss. We know that taking care of the environment is the same thing as taking care of ourselves.
Daily Tarot: The High Priestess
Be inconspicuous if you can, stay out of your own way, and see how many things go right all by themselves. Real luck is looking for you today, but you can chase it away by trying to have too much control over everything. This is not a day to micromanage. Rather, listen to your hunches, and don’t demand solid answers or too many facts or figures.
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