Cat’s Morning Bits for July 29, 2022
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 hearts that love will know never winter’s frost and chill. Summer’s warmth is in them still.”
Eben Eugene Rexford
July 2022 Events
July 1 Canada Day
July 4 Independence Day
July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins
July 13 Full Blessing Moon 11:37 AM PST/ 12:37 PM MST/ 2:37 PM EST
July 22 Sun enters Leo
July 28 New Moon at 10;54 AM PST/ 11:54 AM MST/1:54 PM EST
Spirit Library: Contentment
You likely have a sense of calm – as if you have taken a step back from the world chaos.
Such does not mean you will never again be confused or upset about world events; but instead, you are beginning to see the sun peaking through the clouds.
The Lammas Harvesting rituals || The Wiccan holidays Part 6. Lughnasadh Enchanted Endeavours Ep. 13
Spirituality & Health: How to Give a Blessing
by Martin Thielen
The practice of offering someone a formal blessing may be more ancient—and meaningful—than you know.
Blessings can—and should—be offered freely and often to those we love and the community at large. If we regularly receive and give blessings, our own lives are enriched. For Christians, it is a Divine request to bless others. For non-Christians, the act of blessing is a powerful tool for uplifting and strengthening relationships with our communities.
Learn Religions: Gods of the Celts
By Patti Wigington
Updated on December 24, 2018
Wondering about some of the major deities of the ancient Celtic world? Although the Celts consisted of societies all over the British Isles and parts of Europe, some of their gods and goddesses have become a part of modern Pagan practice. Here are some of the deities honored by the ancient Celtic peoples.
Exemplore: Wicca for Beginners: How to Find Your Wiccan God and Goddess
MACKENZIE SAGE WRIGHTJUL 10, 2020
Your Wiccan God and Goddess are really what it’s all about. That’s what the rituals are for. That’s why we celebrate the Wheel of the Year. That’s why we pray and meditate.
Treehugger: 10 Impressive Facts About Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park set the precedent for all parks in the United States. The park was established in 1890, and although it is not the oldest national park, it paved the way for the National Park System
EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter: Ghost of the summer dawn
Orion the Hunter returns
Want to see the return of Orion? In late July and early August, look eastward as darkness gives way to morning dawn. Orion the Hunter is, notably, one of the sky’s most easy-to-spot constellations. In this case, Orion always passes behind the sun in Northern Hemisphere spring.
Patheos-Pagan: Three Messages from Loki to the World
JULY 27, 2022 BY JOHN BECKETT
I had a small part in a Seiðr oracular ritual at this year’s Mystic South. I was asked to provide priestly aftercare for those who received messages from their Gods and ancestors, and so I expected to help people with grounding, processing, and on a couple of occasions, accepting the messages they were given.
Pagan Playlist: SKÁLD – Vikings Chant (Full Album)
WHAT IS YOUR DESTINY?
“The significant business of your life is alive and well, awaiting discovery, within your very soul. You and I were born to come into ourselves as complete and distinctive persons. Accepting this, we build a valuable life.”
— Marsha Sinetar
What is the significant business of your life? What is your purpose? Andrew Schneider says that purpose “is more than just having a direction. It is about one’s place in the universe. It is the journey of finding that place and being there and living fully whatever that place is. It is your own unique place that nobody else has, had, or will have.”
How would you describe your place in the universe?
“We become powerful in the face of our fears when we have a sense that we make a difference in this world. Affirmations of purpose communicate the truth that we are all meaningful participants in this Universe and that we are worthy of giving and receiving love. Some affirmations of purpose are:
I know that I count and I act as though I do.
I spread warmth and love everywhere I go.
I am a healing force in the Universe.”
— Susan Jeffers
“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
— Joseph Addison
A Note from the Universe
Thinking is life’s only variable.
Everything else was settled a long, long time ago.
Today’s Recipe: Bread Machine Pumpernickel Bread
This is a hearty, good-tasting bread. Just put all the ingredients in the bread machine and walk away.
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
July 29 , 2022
“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”
-Laura Ingalls Wilder (1917)
What’s real? Schedules, deadlines, hassles, arguments, conflicts, “fine print,” details? Those things sure command our attention – but are they real? Or do they take us away from what is really real? Where is the love? Put your attention there. Ahhhh, that’s better!
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Chariot
If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward.
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