Cat’s Morning Bits for June 23, 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.
** Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12
Kindness, like grain, increases by sowing.
Spirit Library: Breakthrough Into a New Cycle (a message from Kate Spreckley)
2020 has been an intense year of sudden changes, rapid growth and collective awakening. Painful truths have emerged revealing the level of damage and trauma that exists within us as individuals and as a collective.
Pioneer Thinking: Herbal Hair Rinse – Nettle Leaf for Healthy Hair
Nettle is the common name for the plant Urtica dioica, also called Stinging Nettle. Stinging Nettle herb is an exceptional plant for restoring health and beauty to your hair. An herbal infusion made from nettle leaf is a gentle and safe herb to rinse your hair with
ThoughtCo: Sacred Mountains of Taoism
The mountains of China have long been places of great inspiration and support to Taoist practitioners. Their potent energy and deep quietude provide a context in which meditation, qigong and Inner Alchemy practice can be especially fruitful. Their beauty inspires poetry, or perhaps instead the dropping of all language, in an awed silence.
MBG: 8 Types Of Earth Angels & How To Decide Which One(s) You Are
Earth angels are highly sensitive, empathic, and love to give to others. They feel excited and on purpose when being of service. Earth angels are not actually divine angels, but they share many character traits with celestial angels, like loving to support humans in need, an ability to see the best in people, and natural optimism.
Daily Dream Meaning: Metal
1. Useful metals such as iron, steel, and copper indicate strength and progress towards an ultimate goal.
2. Gold: Values. If the dreamer dreams of gold jewelry, it could mean that many of his values are superficial. If he dreams of finding gold, then success lies ahead. Hiding it warns of a need to protect your own interests.
3. Silver: A symbol of plenty, but involving a lot of responsibility.
Astrological parallel: Mars, the Sun, the Moon.
Tarot parallel: The suit of Pentacles.
Today’s DIY: DIY How to Make a Fairy House
Elephant Journal: A Solstice Prayer to Re-Write our Destiny.
Solstice this year precedes and coincides with the dark/new moon and a solar eclipse on June 21st.
Summer solstice is one of those times that seems like one thing but is really another.
Treehugger: How to Harvest Basil
Popular basil is easy to grow, but can be temperamental to pick. There are secrets to harvesting basil without killing the plant while still getting the most flavorful leaves for all your favorite dishes.
EarthSky News: How to catch the elusive green flash
It’s not hard to see a green flash with the eye alone, when sky conditions are right, and when you’re looking toward a very clear and very distant horizon. That’s why those who live near an ocean tend to report green flashes most often. A sea horizon is the best place to see them
Patheos-Pagan: Rusalky: The Mysterious Mermaids of Abundance
The waters of the rivers, lakes, and marshes in Ukraine are more than a home to fish and frogs, they are the places where the mysterious water nymphs called the rusalky live.
Pagan Playlist: Divine Mother ~ Sacred Earth
A heart opening and deeply inspiring performance by Sacred Earth who are one of Australia’s most popular spiritual devotional music.
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
“There is in all visible things – a hidden wholeness.”
— Thomas Merton
“From a hologrammatic viewpoint, …you are one little physical image that reflects all of humanity when projected spiritually upon the cosmic screen.”
— Wayne Dyer
“As above, so below.”
Everything is connected. The universe is a hologram where every part contains the whole. Outside echoes the inside. The lower is a reflection of the higher. The other is a reflection of you. We are all a microcosm of each other. The big picture is within us and even our cells.
Be open to see the interconnections, influences and inter-relationships of things.
“Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one.”
— Deepak Chopra
“To me there is no difference between one person and another; I behold all as soul-reflections of the one God. I can’t think of anyone as a stranger, for I know that we are all part of the One Spirit.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda
A Note from the Universe
What a day! I feel so great, so magnanimous, so everywhere! Tell you what, today dreams are on me. Today everyone’s dreams will come true!
Can I do that? Gimme a break!
I do it every single day, for everyone, everywhere, no matter what. Always, second to second, month to month, year to year, I give you what you think about, what you most expect, what you believe in and move toward.
What else are Universes for?
Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Caprese Panzanella
Take your meal from good to gourmet with this refreshing strawberry caprese salad featuring Stella® Cheese.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality, and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr
Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.
June 23, 2020
“To do good without ulterior motive is a generous and almost divine thing in itself.”
-Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540)
Ah! Too many times the “what’s in it for me?” creeps up when we are in a position to do some good. We wonder if it is worth the effort, and the time it takes, to go out of our way. But when we really do good, without expectation of any reward or reciprocation, it feels good. And isn’t that the best compensation anyway?
Daily Tarot: The Emperor
Apply your basic practical good sense to the biggest and most serious of challenges and watch the problems wilt under your gaze. There’s nothing you can’t handle today if you can keep things uncomplicated and straightforward. Be calm but firm in your dealings and don’t allow others to add their petty complications to any of your efforts. Remember to be good to yourself.
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