Cat’s Morning Bits for June 8, 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.
Fair and green is the marsh in June;
Wide and warm in the sunny noon.
The flowering rushes fringe the pool
With slender shadows, dim and cool.
-Antoinette Alcott Bassett (b. 1857
Spiritual Unite: Crown Chakra Powers | What Happens When Its Blocked and How to Heal It
The powers of the crown chakra lead to miracles. This chakra can unlock your supernatural abilities and produce marvels. Having a balanced crown chakra means a better sense of internal peace and raised consciousness. It is present at the crown of the head, and its associated colours are violet and white. Crown Chakra Powers: http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-powers/
MBG: 7 Essential Items For A Summer Of Happy Hikes
Getting outside to move is always a good idea — even more so in the summer when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. Several studies have linked major health benefits like decreased anxiety, lower blood pressure,
Elephant Journal: How the Subtle Art of Astrocartography can jumpstart our Soul’s Journey
As someone living outside my country of birth for more than a decade, I’ve progressively grown interested in the astrological analysis of geo-relocation, or astrocartography.
MNN: How to pick a good watermelon
Watermelon is the fruit that symbolizes summer the most to me. It conjures memories of childhood summers, when my friends and I would devour huge slices while the sweet juice ran down our chins. I would never buy a watermelon out of season because a tasteless one is heartbreaking.
EarthSky News: See the Dragon’s Eyes on June evenings
Tonight, find the Dragon’s Eyes. For years, I’ve glanced up in the north at this time of year and spied the two stars marked on today’s chart, Rastaban and Eltanin in the constellation Draco. They’re noticeable because they’re relatively bright and near each other
Patheos-Pagan: She Will Not Be Tamed
Pele’s Creation Dance
A cosmic force stirs her loins,
magma roils within her womb;
she breathes in sulfurous gasps,
lava steams into the sea.
TAKE A BREAK!
“A good rest is half the work.”
— Yugoslav Proverb
Strong work ethic? You can still justify taking a break. In fact, we NEED to take breaks — regularly and frequently. Why? WE WORK MORE EFFECTIVELY WHEN WE DON’T WORK SO MUCH.
Rest periods and vacations break our work routines. They help SHIFT OUR THINKING from its habitual, stuck patterns. They create the SPACE FOR ENERGY AND CREATIVITY to flow. They give us TIME FOR REFLECTION, so we can step back and look at what’s happening in our lives with greater detachment. We become more sensitive and aware.
And finally, we are stronger when we BALANCE DOING with BEING. All work and no play throws our life out of balance and endangers our health. Our bodies and minds need sufficient rest for recuperation. This is critically important with the level of stress in our lives these days.
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
— Sidney J. Harris
“I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.”
— Ernest Hemingway
A Note from the Universe
As is true of kissing, let your life know both spontaneity and thoughtfulness.
Today’s Recipe: What to drink this weekend: Watermelon Ginger Fizz
Happy Friday afternoon! I played around with some watermelon and vodka to create today’s summery cocktail. I made two versions of it – one with simple syrup and one with honeysuckle syrup. There wasn’t a discernable difference between the two because it’s the watermelon flavor that’s most prominent in this drink. The two sweeteners are interchangeable in this drink.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlicue
June 8, 2018
“Faith makes the discords of the present the harmonies of the future.” -Robert Collyer (1823-1912) American Unitarian clergy
Just as we have faith that the sun is behind the clouds on a rainy day, we can have faith that whatever problems seems to be presenting themselves at the moment will be resolved. And they will. When we don’t know what to do – we can always have faith.
Beliefnet: 5 Ancient Healing Exercises and Practices
More than 2,000 years ago ancient medicine was used to help with overall well-being, and cure illnesses. Today it’s still used by practitioners in the East and in the West for stress, pain, depression, and to combat disease.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/5-ancient-healing-exercises-and-practices.aspx#4BuXwGSWF59VqxVd.99
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