Cat’s Morning Bits for March 12, 2020
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.
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
-Philip James Bailey (1816-1902)
Spirit Library: Full Moon & Mercury Direct (a message from Kate Spreckley)
As the world continues to unravel we are being urged to shift into a more conscious and balanced method of action. With the entrenched, unsustainable forms and outmoded patterns radically changing we are being encouraged to grow and trust our inner connection, our intuition
ThoughtCo: What is Santeria?
Although Santeria is a religious path that is not rooted in Indo-European polytheism like many other contemporary Pagan religions, it’s still a faith that is practiced by many thousands of people in the United States and other countries today.
MBG: A Grounding Ritual To Help Air Signs Get Out Of Their Heads
When thinking of about any astrological sign, understanding the element that sign is associated with can lend a lot of insight. Take air signs for example; air is volatile and sporadic, and where earth and water are bound to the Earth in a sense, air signs are, well, up in the air.
Daily Dream Meaning
1. If you are standing in the churchyard, looking at the church, this is a symbol of great times to come.
2. Dreaming of being alone in an empty church, however, indicates rough times ahead that will nonetheless be resolved.
3. A church full of people singing or praying, or observing a wedding or christening, is an omen of happiness and spiritual progress.
4. Dreaming of a funeral, however, means the death of a longtime dream.
Wise Woman Herbal: The Art of SheilaLynnK
US Army Veteran; Sheila celebrates the human capacity to manipulate perception in an effort to improvise, adapt, and overcome.
Today’s DIY: One Witch’s Way – Crystal Ball One
MNN: What are dog whiskers for?
Most dogs are hairy things. Whether their fur is long or short, their bodies are mostly covered all over in hair of some sort. But separate from the fluff and the fur, your pup has long, coarse hairs sticking out of his muzzle and above his eyes.
EarthSky News: Use Big Dipper to find North Star
People are always asking how to find Polaris, the North Star. It’s easy! Drawing a line through the two outer stars of the bowl of the Big Dipper faithfully points to Polaris.
Patheos-Pagan: Re-Thinking Chakras, Kirtan, And Other Borrowed Practices
In recent years, I have been examining my use of borrowed practices as a Witch. Should I continue to use them or not? The process began when I learned the use of white sage while “smudging” belongs to a specific ritual. My family and I discussed cultural appropriation vs appreciation.
TIME FOR STILLNESS
“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about.”
— Joseph Campbell
The sages all say that the path to liberation is found in entering the stillness within. To experience that stillness, we need to be willing to regularly stop the activity for a while.
How do we do this in a busy life? We set our priorities. Perhaps it means giving up a TV program or using a coffee break to grab a few moments of solitude. Perhaps we have to ask our partner, relative or neighbour to give us 30 minutes of time away from the kids. If we really want something, we can make it happen.
“Learn to pause… or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.”
— Doug King
A Note from the Universe
Here’s the rub:
If it wasn’t so flippin’ simple — manifesting change, finding happiness, living the life of your dreams — I really do think more people would “get it.”
Today’s Recipe: Chicken and Corn Chili
This is an easy slow cooker meal – use your imagination and season it up as you like! Great on a c-c-c-cold winter night! I serve this with grated cheese, sour cream, chopped cilantro and green onions, and flour tortillas on the side.
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, Nutmeg, Sage, Henbane
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
March 12, 2020
“The eternal being…, as it lives in us, also lives in every animal.”
-Arthur Shopenhauer (1788-1860)
That light shines. If you’ve ever looked into the eyes of an animal you can see it. It’s beautiful, and intense. It’s pure, natural, unjaded and precious. Animals are a blessing, a true gift, and we need to recognize this and treat them as such.
Daily Tarot: The World
The world is at your fingertips. What is it that you desire? The World card represents everything that you are able to accomplish, and is also considered the best card in the major arcana deck. What does this mean for your love life today? Expect to reach a goal that will allow you to move on to the next level. Who said that hard work doesn’t pay off? Your love life is living proof that it does.
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