Cat’s Morning Bits for May 20, 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.
“Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted lie.”
George Herbert, Virtue
May 2022 Events
May 1 Beltane / May Day
May 5 Cinco de Mayo
May 8 Mother’s Day
May 10 – June 3 Mercury Retrograde
May 13 Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins
May 16 Full Moon at 9:14 pm PST/ 10:14 pm MST/ 12:14 am EST
May 30 Memorial Day (USA)
May 30 New Moon at 4:30 am PST/ 5:30 am MST/ 7:30 am EST
Spirit Library: The Secret of Good Karma
Karma, in the popular view, is often perceived as the bogeyman of Eastern philosophy, as the stick that punishes you for doing the wrong thing. In reality it is much simpler than that, and it carries no judgmental overtone at all.
What to do When You Lack Motivation in Your Craft and How to Find Motivation Again
Pioneer Thinking: Dream Pillows
Dream pillows have been around for many many years, it was
common place for our grandmothers to stitch up a headache pillow
to erase the pain of headaches or have a dream pillow on ever
bed filled with natures bountiful herbs and flowers.
Learn Religions: Owl Folklore and Legends, Magic and Mysteries
By Patti Wigington
Updated on January 18, 2019
Owls are a bird that features prominently in the myths and legends of a variety of cultures. These mysterious creatures are known far and wide as symbols of wisdom, omens of death, and bringers of prophecy.
MBG: A Ritual To Come Back To Yourself When You Feel Pulled In A Million Directions
If you were lost in the woods, would you follow a compass that was leading you in circles? Would you stay quiet if the guide you were with insisted that their compass was more accurate than the navigational clues you were picking up from the sun, the mountains, and the current of the river?
Today’s DIY: An Introduction To The Flow Hive + How To Use It In Your Backyard
Whether you’re looking to support essential pollinators, help the plants in your garden thrive, or just get a taste of some fresh honey, there are many reasons to be curious about beekeeping. Of course, it’s not something you can get started with overnight, and the list of barriers to keeping bees tends to run pretty long. The Flow Hive is one tool that seeks to make the process a bit easier.
Thought For The Day
Treehugger: Artist’s Botanical Bas Reliefs Immortalize Beauty of Plants
These cast artworks highlight the ephemerality of nature.
For centuries, botanists have attempted to document the complexities of plant life by drawing realistic representations of them. This practice has changed a bit with the advent of photography, but other traditional methods, such as nature printing—
EarthSky News: Meet Musca the Fly, a southern constellation
The constellation of Musca the Fly lies deep in the Southern Hemisphere sky. As a south circumpolar constellation, it circles closely around the south celestial pole and therefore does not set. Thus, people who live on the southern half of our globe can view it at any time of the year.
Patheos-Pagan: How to Rile Up a River Spirit
MAY 18, 2022 BY THUMPER FORGE
There’s a post from the Tumblr blog The Red Wing Briar that regularly pops up as a meme across various social media platforms, and since it’s currently circling again, I thought it would make for an interesting discussion
Pagan Playlist: Liholesie – Shamanic Twilight (2021) (Full Album)
“If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?”
— Rob Bremer
Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self- contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity.
If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way.
“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
— Channing Pollock
“Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish.”
— Barbara Sher
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
A Note from the Universe
It’s not that some people in your life are mean-spirited, shortsighted, and ignorant, it’s that they’re grand, brilliant, and magnificent. Fellow adventurers who, at the peak of their glory, in worlds before this one, asked to dance with you in time and space, however briefly, so that they might learn a bit faster than otherwise.
And you know how you love dancing.
In the presence of greatness,
Today’s Recipe: 12 Rhubarb Recipes That Aren’t Pie
There’s more to rhubarb than meets the eye. You already know it makes a fantastic, tart-tastic pie filling. Check out 12 more delicious ways to use up your spring rhubarb harvest.
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
May 20, 2022
“Educate the heart – educate the heart.”
We know, conclusively and scientifically now, thanks to Dr. Paul Pearsall, that the heart has intelligence. Our hearts can literally “think!” We can listen to our hearts, we can follow our hearts. The best way to become sensitive to the heart’s messages is through our spiritual practices. Take time to connect, to settle in and be peaceful. Allow your heart the time and space it needs to communicate! Rather than merely educating our hearts, which intuitively know what is best for us, spiritual practice is about educating ourselves to tune in to that intelligence
-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com
Daily Tarot: Temperance
Patience is your secret weapon to face down all obstacles today. Take your good old time to make sure you understand what needs to be done, for whom, why, and how. This methodical approach may not be your natural or favorite one, and it might annoy someone who has a different opinion of how urgent the issue is. Nonetheless, patience will get you through the day with fewer, if any, mishaps.
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