Cat’s Morning Bits for August 15, 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.
“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”
August 2022 Events
Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh
Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins
Aug 11 Full “Sturgeon” Moon at 6:35 pm PST/ 7:35 pm MST/ 9:35 pm MST
Aug 27 New Moon at 1:17 am PST/ 2:17 am MST/ 4:17 am EST
Spirit Library: The Healing Power & Magic of Affirmations
Dr. Judith Orloff
(Excerpt from Affirmations for Empaths: A Year of Guided Journaling by Judith Orloff MD)
I ADORE AFFIRMATIONS because they are simple, quick, and effective ways to stay in your best self and reframe unproductive thoughts. I use them personally and recommend them to my patients. Affirmations are potent tools that can radically enhance the quality of your life.
Sea Witch Altar Tour – Lessons from the Sea – Crystal Display Box DIY – Sea Witch – Magical Crafting
Spirituality & Health: What Is Ecosomatics (and How to Practice It)
by Cheryl Pallant
Ecosomatics is a new movement that recognizes how the experience we have of our own bodies is tied to the environment around us.
When Thomas Hanna coined the term somatics in 1976, he helped shift perceptions of the body onto the soma—the experiential body. The soma is grounded in subjective personal experience, not in the objective external perspective available through scientific fields such as anatomy or biology.
Learn Religions: Purple Dead Nettle
By Patti Wigington
Updated on March 25, 2019
Like many of the herbs that we can use in magic, purple dead nettle is, for all intents and purposes, a weed. It will take over a spring garden in no time at all, spreading with wild abandon through your yard. So why not take advantage of its folklore and magic, and use it in your workings? It’s a handy little herb to harvest.
MBG: Keep Seeing 333 Everywhere? Here’s What It’s Trying To Tell You + What To Do About It
Angel numbers are all around us, offering us guidance and direction from the universe, angels, and our guides. From 111 to 999, different angel number sequences have different meanings, and in the case of 333, here’s what to know, according to experts.
Alone by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Tom o’ Bedlam
Exemplore: Exploring the Egyptian God Ra
JENNIFER JORGENSONAPR 12, 2022
The Egyptian Sun God
Ra (or Re) is the falcon-headed Egyptian Sun God. Sometimes depicted with a hawk head, He was the most important god of the ancient Egyptians, especially during the Fifth Dynasty. The name Ra, or Re, can be translated as “Sun” and/or possibly as “creative” or “creator.”
Treehugger: Fostering Dogs Saves Lives (and Makes Your Heart Hurt)
The number of pets killed in shelters increased for the first time in 5 years.
My heart hurts. This weekend, I sent a puppy off to his new home and I so wanted him to stay at mine.
I foster puppies, often dogs that are blind and/or deaf. I’ve been volunteering with animal rescues for more than five years and so far have taken care of nearly 60 pups.
EarthSky News: Moon near Jupiter, August 14 and 15 mornings
A bright waning gibbous moon will be close to Jupiter in late evening on August 13 and 14, 2022. Or look for them on the mornings of August 14 and 15. The moon will pass 2 degrees south of Jupiter on the morning of August 15.
Patheos-Pagan: Turning an Ear to the Great Above (and Below)
AUGUST 12, 2022 BY IRISANYA MOON
It takes a lot to pay close attention today. With the buzz of media and constant input from humans, there are very few spaces of quiet. Even now, as you are sitting down to read, stop and look around at what calls for your attention.
Pagan Playlist: THE GAEL from The Last of the Mohicans – Breizh Pan Celtic
Inner Journey: REFLECTIONS ON EFFORT
The anxious student asked the Zen master how long to enlightenment. The Zen Master answered a long time, at least 10 years. The student said, “Well I will work twice as hard.” The Zen master said, “Then it will take 20 years.” “No!” said the committed student, “I will work three times as hard.” “Well then,” said the Zen master, “it will take 30 years.”
Do you need to work at being spiritual? No. You already are spiritual. Do you need to work at being human? No. That’s just who you are.
The spiritual path doesn’t require us to get anything. It’s a process of opening to new dimensions of who we already are. It’s a process of awakening to our own truth. It’s a process of allowing ourselves to be authentic.
“It is not by your actions that you will be saved, but by your being.”
— Meister Eckhart
“People ask what must they become to be loving. The answer is ‘nothing.’ It is a process of letting go of what you thought you had become and allowing your true nature to float to the surface naturally.”
— Stephen Levine
A Note from the Universe
If you can imagine it, you can have it. This is the name of the game. This is the lesson to learn. It couldn’t be any easier. Reality is not what your eyes show your mind, but what your thoughts create for your eyes to see. You are not limited by logic, the past, or the world around you. You are not of the world around you, it is of you.
You came first. Magic, miracles, and luck are the consequences of understanding this, the inevitable byproducts of dreaming and acting in spite of appearances.
You are ever so close. Simply stay the course. It won’t be very much longer.
Today’s Recipe: Raspberry Blackberry Smoothie
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Magickal Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Star Sign: Cancer
Power Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs& Plants: Night Blooming Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth
August 15, 2022
“Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.”
-Robert Browning (1812-1889)
Robert Browning describes inspiration so poetically. And isn’t that exactly what it feels like? Inspiration seems to come out of nowhere – but we really know exactly where it comes from – Spirit. In fact, the word itself means “in spirit.” So when we are tuned in with that divine energy, we are open to receiving that “splendour” at any time. And it is beautiful.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: The Empress
Some big new opportunity could come your way today. Focus your attention on the one thing you want most to have happen and it won’t be able to resist you. You can be persuasive and graceful, smooth and strong all at the same time. Act with quiet confidence and be admired later. Today, enjoy having people listen and do almost everything you suggest.
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