Cat’s Morning Bits for November 6, 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.
All day I have watched the purple vine leaves
Fall into the water.
And now in the moonlight they still fall,
But each leaf is fringed with silver.
-Amy Lowell (1874-1925)
Nov 1 All Saints Day
Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)
Nov 3 Election Day (USA)
Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST
Nov 11 Veterans Day
Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST
Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali
Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins
Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)
Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST
Spirit Library: Events Are Being Divinely Orchestrated (a message from Kate Spreckley)
As we move into November a number of significant shifts are occurring that will continue to disintegrate the ego-driven dominance in ourselves and in our world. The transformational energies are peaking and will amplify this process.
Corny Cat Jokes:
4 – How do cats get over a fight?
They hiss and make up!
The Myth of Sisyphus – The Man Who Deceived the Gods – GreeK Mythology in Comics – See U in History
ThoughtCo: Balancing the Chakras
This collection of articles is intended for anyone who has an interest in delving deeper into the complex subject of the chakras, aura, and the human energy field,. Learn chakra basics, evaluate the health of your chakras, try exercises and applications, and explore energy-based therapies that intended to balance the chakra system.
Pioneer Thinking: Flowers : What They Mean – (B)
All flowers have a meaning. The Victorians used to use flowers as a symbol to express their feelings. Here is a list of different flowers and their meanings.
Daily Good: Deepening Our Comfort With Uncertainty
Deep trust in life is not a feeling but a stance that you deliberately take. It is the attitude we call courage.
Br. David Steindl-Rast –
Deepening Our Comfort With Uncertainty
“In our daily lives, there are endless forms of uncertainty far more things we cannot know than know. Objectively, this could be cause for great delight, wonder, and surrender. We could be relieved and appreciative that we do not have to perpetually hold onto the steering wheel, captain the ship, drive our lives. There is much to discover that can surprise us, so much to which we can gratefully yield, so much permission to let go of our need to know or control what will happen. And yet when we experience the presence of true uncertainty in our lives, it can be rattling. It goes against the conditioning most of us have internalized that not knowing is threatening that it must be hidden or overridden, solved or resolved, as quickly as possible.” Kristi Nelson shares more in this piece that resonates richly with our times
Messages From the Goddess Selene, Goddess Wisdom Oracle Cards, Magical Crafting, Tarot & Witchcraft
Elephant Journal: 4 Inspiring Pema Chodron Quotes to Help you Through Any Day.
If you’re anything like me Pema Chodron has saved your life more than once.
As a Buddhist nun Pema has brought the humanity of Buddhism to the world through her teachings, writings and audio recordings. I couldn’t be more grateful.
Treehugger: Everyone Needs a Special ‘Sit Spot’ in Nature
Ever since I read Richard Louv’s influential book, “Last Child in the Woods,” the idea of having a special “sit spot” has stuck with me.
EarthSky News: Last quarter moon on November 8
The moon you’ll see on the morning of November 8, 2020 will be at or near its last quarter phase. No matter where you are on Earth – as dawn breaks – it’ll be close to its high point on your local meridian – the imaginary semicircle that crosses your sky from due north to due south. Incidentally, the sun transits or crosses your local meridian at solar noon (sometimes called midday, high noon or local apparent noon).
Patheos-Pagan: Reading the Current Omens and Signs (and there’s a lot of them)
Have you had an ominous dream lately? Not a bad dream or a strange dream, but a dream where you woke up thinking “there’s something more to this.”
Seen unusual signs in Nature? I like to remind everyone that most times a crow is just a crow doing crow things, but sometimes a crow really is the Morrigan. Or Odin. Or Someone else trying to get your attention.
Pagan Playlist: Labyrinth Of Dreams – Nox Arcana
Inner Journey: WE CAN’T ESCAPE
“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”
— Orison Swett Marden
We can’t escape problems and negativity. Escaping just brings denial and suppression – we continue to carry the problem with us. Ironically, it is our lack of acceptance and resistance to the problem that creates the pain. Resistance builds up an energywall or block that, if not discharged, gets suppressed into the body. These blocks identify places where we have not enough understanding or love.
For health, we must work through what we seek to avoid. How do we do this? We can love parts of ourselves that we don’t like. We can seek the lessons we are being invited to learn through the problem. We can examine our beliefs and seek to see differentperspectives and a bigger picture. As our perspectives grow, more of life makes sense and has meaning.
“The Lord is a good psychologist: he knows the way our minds run. Turmoil can be the Lord’s way of tapping us on the shoulder and saying, ‘Don’t forget me.'”
— Eknath Easwaran
A Note from the Universe
While a child attending kindergarten cannot fully comprehend all the priceless reasons they are there — to socialize, make friends, grow, and prepare for ever higher realms of awareness — by that age they can, nevertheless, sense and grasp that their wise and doting parents have kept their very best interests in mind, and that is enough. Because with this awareness, they can at least stop trying to figure everything out and simply enjoy their hand painting, alphabet lessons, and cat-naps. Knowing that even if they break a crayon or some lad pulls a chair out from under them, they’re still exactly where they should be, everything is going to turn out just grand, and everyone back home is as proud as can be.
And oh my goodness, Cat, we are so proud of you.
Do I “over-dote”?
Today’s Recipe: Best White Chicken Chili
Change things up this winter by making chili with chicken instead of beef. For a milder version, you can substitute a green bell pepper for the jalapenos. Garnish with cheese and cilantro if desired.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron and Vanilla
Star Signs: Libra and Taurus
Power Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs & Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow
Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus
Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) can be done on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.
November 6, 2020
“Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.”
-Golda Meir, 1973
Emotions are meant to be expressed. We can’t bottle them up inside or we will do damage to ourselves. Of course, we need to express our emotions in a healthy way – no going off throwing chairs as a way to express anger! And as we mature spiritually we are more and more comfortable with expressing our emotions in appropriate and positive ways.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Moon
You may not be prone to anxiety, but today could get on your nerves. If you find yourself noticing only the things going less than perfectly and you start feeling edgy and insecure, have a cup of tea and let your feelings settle down. Quell these uncomfortable feelings before they grow worse and significantly affect your performance and frame of mind.
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