Cat’s Morning Bits for October 1, 2018
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.
Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods,
And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
-William Allingham (1824-89)
Spiritual Unite: Cat Animal Totem – What Does It Mean?
If you look at the cat animal totem as a guide, you can learn a lot about yourself by studying the symbolism of cats and their totemic powers. We couldn’t possibly cover every piece of feline symbolism in this article or even a thousand articles! People have spent their whole lives interpreting their animal totems without the well ever …
MBG: How To Say No & Still Maintain Your Relationships
As a society, we’ve finally started to embrace not going out on Saturday nights and forgoing dinner dates for Netflix and chill. Instead of feeling compelled to agree to every social gathering offered to us, people are feeling more empowered than ever to set their boundaries, stay in, and focus on themselves and what their minds, bodies, and souls really need. Saying no can be hard—but we know it’s an absolutely vital part of self-care
Tetraktys: Moon Magick: How to Follow the Lunar Cycle
Hello witches! This post is part of the “Types of Magick” blog series. This week, I decided to write about Moon Magick. So, this article will teach you how to use the lunar cycle to manifest your intentions and cast effective spells. First, I’ll describe the energy around each moon phase and how it has an impact on us. Second, I will show you how to manifest your intentions at the New Moon. Then, you will learn how to release, heal and say thanks during the Full Moon.
Elephant Journal: How I Stopped trying to Change my Body.
I recently found out that 91 percent of women are dissatisfied with their bodies.
That means that just about every woman you know wishes her body was different.
While body positivity is slowly taking hold, diet culture is still going strong.
For most of us, going from body negative to body positive doesn’t happen in one fell swoop. So how do we bridge the gap?
MNN: Why protecting this small slice of greenspace in Tennessee is a big deal
Sequatchie Cave State Natural Area, Tennessee — A royal snail is about the size of a match head. You could be standing in a few inches of water with lots of royal snails at your feet, look down, and not even see them.
“If it looks like a caterpillar turd but it starts moving, that’s a royal snail,” cracks David Withers, a zoologist with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
EarthSky News: Moon lights up Gemini in early October
These next few days – October 2 and 3, 2018 – get up before daybreak to see the moon shining in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins. It’ll be fairly easy to see Gemini’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, near the moon, but it’ll be quite a challenge to make out Cancer – the faintest constellation of the zodiac – to the east of Gemini. The moon will meet up with the constellation Cancer the Crab on October 4.
Patheos-Pagan: How to be ‘witchy’ enough
During this week, I had a moment when I was drenched in gratitude for no other reason that being a witch. It was one of those rare instances when consciousness altered, and my heart was brimming with thankfulness for the path I’ve chosen to take in this life. It didn’t happen in ritual or at a sacred site but in the kitchen. I think I was slicing green beans at the time.
THE POWER OF ACCEPTANCE
“It is permissible to take life’s blessings with both hands provided thou dost know thyself prepared in the opposite event to take them just as gladly. This applies to food and friends and kindred, to anything God gives and takes away… As long as God is satisfied do thou rest content. If he is pleased to want something else of thee, still rest content.”
— Meister Eckhart
Our life begins to change in magical ways when we open to the experience of life AS IT IS. With acceptance, we stop fighting what is happening. And this creates space, an opening for new relationships to unfold.
Explore unconditionally saying yes to the facts of life. Accept your past and where you are now. Unconditional acceptance is unconditional love and this is healing.
“Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all. It’s about what’s going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater.”
— Nicholas Evans
A Note from the Universe
In a way life itself tracks a person’s generosity, much like an airline tracks frequent flyer miles.
The more you give, the more you earn, the higher you fly, and the further you go.
Coffee, tea, or a curved TV?
Today’s Recipe: Guacamole Deviled Eggs
This is hands down my favourite twist on deviled eggs. Instead of adding mayonnaise and vinegar, I add avocados and lime juice. Every bite is just so creamy and dreamy. Not to mention I love the green colour! If you’d like to make yours spicy, add half a minced seeded jalapeno.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
October 1, 2018
“Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Interesting that Emerson calls Nature “she.” Maybe because we think of Mother Nature. The idea, though, is that nature is something we can count on. As unpredictable as nature can be, we do know that the sun will rise, the seasons will change, that rivers will flow to the sea. There are these laws in effect that go beyond our powers of human manipulation. Nature is much bigger than we are, and yet, at the same time, it is an essential part of who we are. The same laws that govern nature affect us as well.
Beliefnet: Quotes to Push You Out of Your Comfort Zone!
Sometimes you just need that extra push to elevate the confidence. Here are amazing quotes to get you out of the comfort zone, and encourage you to stay strong!
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