Cat’s Morning Bits for December 30, 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.
Nothing, no one, is too small to matter.
What you do is going to make a difference.
–Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007)
Spiritual Unite: Seal Spirit Animal Meaning – Being Honest With Yourself
Your seal spirit animal is a messenger, asking you to look within yourself and find the natural flows that govern your body.
It is also a reminder to pay attention to your imagination – and your dreams.
ThoughtCo: How to Use Mugwort in Magic
Mugwort is an herb that is found fairly regularly in many modern Pagan magical practices. From its use as an incense, for smudging, or in spellwork, mugwort is a highly versatile – and easy to grow – herb.
MBG: 3 Ways To Help Save Wild Animals—No Matter Where You Live
Grizzly bears once ranged all throughout the western United States and Canada and south into Mexico. In fact, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee estimates that there were about 50,000 bears when Lewis & Clark explored the West. By the time the 1970s rolled around, though, only 600 to 800 grizzlies lived in the Lower 48, and they were confined to areas around Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.
Country Living: 15 Best New Years Superstitions That Could Bring You Good Luck in 2020
It’s just not New Year’s Eve without a few certain activities, like watching the ball drop, making some noise at midnight, and singing iconic New Year’s Eve songs like “Auld Lang Syne,” for starters. But did you know that some of the things you do before the clock strikes 12 are longstanding traditions, derived from New Year’s superstition and folklore from around the world?
Today’s DIY: 12 Macrame Projects (That Aren’t Wall Hangings)
If you grew up in the 1970s or have been on Pinterest in the last several years, you are likely familiar with the term macrame. Macrame projects have intricate designs created with several knots, and they come in various shapes and sizes.
Elephant Journal: The Loneliness of Winter.
Winter is always described as the loneliest of months.
It’s cold out. People are hibernating inside with oversized sweaters and warm socks and gathered around the fireplace with their loved ones.
MNN: At Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen, you can pay it forward or pay with your time
Thanks to a certain megastar from the Garden State, no one needs to go hungry if they live near Red Bank or Toms River, New Jersey. And soon, the same will be true in Newark.
EarthSky News: Can you see stars’ different colors?
Tonight … notice that the stars are like wildflowers, in that each star radiates with a different color of the rainbow. Have you ever noticed their various hues? Let’s explore some of the stars that you’ll see in the meadow of night tonight.
Patheos-Pagan: Using the Liminal Space Before the New Year
The liminal space is defined as the space between “what was” and “what’s next”. To me, no better time period personifies this than the space between Christmas/Yule/All the Holidays and the New Year. The celebrations have been celebrated, food has been eaten into infinity, and the merriment is wearing a bit thin.
COMMITMENTS TO SERVE
“Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with …knowing we are of genuine use to others.”
— Eknath Easwaran
Holding an intention to be in service shapes our overall attitude towards life in many ways. For example, it brings a greater sensitivity and awareness of others, a commitment to harmlessness, a willingness to put others’ needs before our own and a desire to be in harmony with all.
An attitude of service also involves a willingness to be served when we truly need support.
“… there is no such thing as just existing. Everything is in service to everything else. Existence is giving and receiving. A stone gives and receives no less than a saint.”
— Jacob Needleman
A Note from the Universe
Persistence isn’t about knocking on one door until the dang thing opens.
It’s about knocking on all of the doors.
Today’s Recipe: Easy Cranberry Sangria
Add a little holiday spirit to a classic sangria recipe. This drink is delicious served warm or chilled.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions, and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Colors: Silver, White, and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
December 30, 2019
“Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.”
-G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
Doesn’t this make you smile? Enlightenment means lightening up – so angels are a good example for us! We can laugh, and play, and see the goodness and beauty in life – and not take ourselves too seriously!
Daily Tarot: The Star
You enjoy an extra dose of protection today, so approach the day with confidence and a great sense of graciousness. Your angels are voluntarily working overtime on your behalf, so take advantage of all opportunities to do good and to make progress in your daily life. Do a nice deed for someone else and know you’ve been rewarded in advance. More blessings will be on the way.
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