Cat’s Morning Bits for August 19, 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.
“When on a summer’s morn I wake,
And open my two eyes,
Out to the clear, born-singing rills
My bird-like spirit flies.
To hear the Blackbird, Cuckoo, Thrush,
Or any bird in song;
And common leaves that hum all day
Without a throat or tongue.
And when Time strikes the hour for sleep,
Back in my room alone,
My heart has many a sweet bird’s song —
And one that’s all my own.”
William Henry Davies, When on a Summer’s Morn
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
Spirituality & Health: 7 Meditation Techniques to Support You Through Grief
by Jewelia Orlick
Feeling overwhelmed by the depths of loss? One of these meditation techniques (and 10-minute guided meditation) may prove supportive.
Grief demands our attention. It consumes us in a way no other feeling does. The only emotion I can compare its intensity to is, I suppose, love. As I see it, to grieve means we have loved deeply.
Waterscapes in Nordic Mythology: The Gods of the Sea
Spiritual Unite:WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SEE A MOUSE IN A DREAM?
What Does It Mean To See a Mouse in a Dream? Mice are generally seen as adorable pets or pests. They are creatures that demonstrate instinct, tenacity, and versatility.
Learn Religions: : Bacchus, Roman God of Wine and Fertility
By Patti Wigington
Updated on June 25, 2019
Bacchus was a Roman agricultural god who was associated with the harvest — particularly that of grapevines. The son of Jupiter by a human woman, Bacchus was said to wander the world educating people about the delightful wines that could be made from grapes.
Today’s DIY: Horse Chestnut, natural ‘soap’ & natural dye
Exemplore: Witch’s Tools: The Cauldron and How to Use It for Witchcraft
AMANDA WILSONAUG 2, 2022
Although all a witch needs is their mind to create magick, tools help them to channel, boost, and magnify power. There are a number of tools that a witch may use for magickal purposes. One of the most iconic tools is the cauldron. I have three, and I love them dearly.
Treehugger: Not Every Drought-Tolerant Plant Has Spines or Prickles
Even in an arid climate you can create a comfortable and welcoming garden space.
Gardening in arid areas can bring many challenges. But gardening in low-water areas, or even in desert landscapes, does not necessarily mean that you have to grow cacti and other prickly plants.
EarthSky News: See Messier 20, the Trifid Nebula
The Trifid Nebula
The Trifid Nebula (Messier 20 or M20) is one of the many binocular treasures in the direction of the center of our Milky Way galaxy. In fact, its name means divided into three lobes, although you’ll likely need a telescope to see why. On a dark, moonless night
Patheos-Pagan: 8 Pieces of Bad Advice
My friend Jay Clark likes to ask questions on Facebook. Most of them are short, open-ended questions that allow for a wide variety of responses. He has a lot of intelligent and articulate friends – the answers are usually entertaining and often enlightening.
Pagan Playlist: 【hobbits, elves, and fairies, oh my!; a late summer fantasy playlist】
VALUING THE MOMENT
“… the only time you ever have in which to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to an event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets. You’re only here now; you’re only alive in this moment.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn
Many people regularly squander their time. They live under the assumption that they’ll live forever. As a result, they don’t value the present as a precious opportunity that will never come again.
Others continually race against time, trying to cram too many activities into each hour, and suffering stress in the process.
In our view, we are more effective and most happy when we balance being and doing. We continually ask ourselves what’s most important to get done. And we’re learning to BE — fully present — when we do. We also regularly give ourselves permission to relax.
Make today really matter. It’s all you’ll ever have.
“Very few of us know how much we can put into life if we use it properly, wisely, and economically. Let us economize our time — lifetimes ebb away before we wake up, and that is why we do not realize the value of the immortal time God has given us.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda
A Note from the Universe
If anyone could do it, figure things out, smooth them over, face their fears, find the truth, come back and totally blast off—YOU ARE THAT PERSON.
What a coincidence,
Today’s Recipe: Bob’s Stuffed Banana Peppers
These stuffed banana peppers are filled with an Italian sausage mixture and baked in a delicious tomato sauce. We get requests to make this awesome recipe for banana peppers all the time from the guys my husband works with.
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
August 19, 2022
“My affirmations or utterances come to me ready-made – not forethought – so that I occasionally awake in the night simply to let fall ripe a statement which I had never consciously considered before, and as surprising and novel and agreeable to me as anything can be. As if we only thought by sympathy with the universal mind, which thought while we were asleep. There is such a necessity [to] make a definite statement that our minds at length do it without our consciousness.”
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
We are in spirit, and therefore inspired, all the time, even in our sleep. All we need to do is recognize this, and use what is available to us.
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Temperance
Pace yourself today and get more done than you might imagine as the day begins. It’s all right to be tired from time to time. It doesn’t have to cripple all your plans for the day. Maintain a sensible balance, remember to eat healthy, take a short break once and a while, and don’t aim too high. There’s plenty of work to be done that you can handle with ease.
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
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