Cat’s Morning Bits for April 3, 2019
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.
Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed
The speculating rooks at their nests cawed
And saw from elm-tops, delicate as flowers of grass,
What we below could not see, Winter pass.
-Edward Thomas, “Thaw” (1878-1917)
ThoughtCo: Cerridwen: Keeper of the Cauldron
The Crone of Wisdom
In Welsh legend, Cerridwen represents the crone, which is the darker aspect of the goddess. She has powers of prophecy, and is the keeper of the cauldron of knowledge and inspiration in the Underworld. As typical of Celtic goddesses, she has two children: daughter Crearwy is fair and light, but son Afagddu (also called Morfran) is dark, ugly and malevolent
Spiritual Unite: Mercury Goes Direct March 28, This Is What It Means For Your Zodiac Sign
When Mercury moves into retrograde everyone goes to great lengths to prepare themselves and adjust their actions in order to compensate, aware of the incredibly challenging times that it will bring, but have you ever considered just what the ‘Planet of Communication’ has in store for your life when it maintains its usual, direct movement?
Tetraktys: 6 Witch’s Runes Layouts to Try – The 13 Witch’s Runes for Beginners Part 2
Hello witches! This is the second article of a post series about the 13 Witch’s Runes. Last week, I introduced the meaning of each individual rune. Today, I am sharing with you my own rune casting ritual, my best interpretation tips and 6 layouts to try. Let’s get started!
Daily Good: Who Gets to Cry?
Climate change is destroying many places we love points out Trebbe Johnson, and while some of us turn away from admitting this, others are filled with sorrow. But here’s what’s most difficult: “Many of us are simply afraid that if we allow ourselves to wade, even for a moment, into the feelings of sadness for the living world that lap at the edge of our consciousness, we will find ourselves pulled so ruthlessly into grief and despair that we will never emerge.” So how to grieve wisely and honestly?
Elephant Journal: The Ritualization of Everyday Activities.
A few years ago, I decided to make a change in how I do things—and what an amazing impact it had on my life.
I lose sight of it sometimes and forget to do this practice, but every time I go back I wonder why I ever stopped. When I don’t practice it, my life gets hectic and messy; when I do practice it in everything I do, my life is filled with tranquility, and my home is impeccable
MNN: 11 examples of the kindness of strangers
It can be easy to forget how much good regular people do every day.
Some days, it can feel like the world is falling apart. Other days, decent humans step up and make it better.
When I was a little girl traveling with my grandma, we once got stuck in a Florida airport due to a storm. Hotels were already booked, and my grandma was preparing me to sleep near our gate
EarthSky News: Star-hop to the Coma star cluster
Our chart at the top of this post shows the constellation Leo the Lion highest up for the night at roughly 9 to 10 p.m. local time (10 to 11 p.m. local daylight saving time). That’s the time on your clock no matter where you are on the globe.
Long ago, the Coma star cluster represented the Lion’s tufted tail. It is a beautiful cluster, well worth taking the time to pick out in the night sky
Ancient Origins: 3,900-Year-Old Lost Inscriptions Surface at the Ancient Egyptian Amethyst Mines
Archaeologists working in the timeworn deserts of Egypt have uncovered more than ‘100 ancient inscriptions’ at Wadi el-Hudi, where ancient miners once collected amethysts which were believed to be imbued with supernatural powers
LIVE IN RELAXATION
“It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work.”
— Henry David Thoreau
Is relaxation possible only when we’re not working? No. With awareness and practice, we can be relaxed no matter what we are doing. In fact, when we work in a relaxed state, our productivity increases as our effort decreases.
For true relaxation, we need to connect with our bodies — to consciously and intentionally become aware of tension and release it.
“Anxiety breaks a man’s backbone.”
— Hebrew proverb
“Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.”
— Walter Hagen
A Note from the Universe
The reason you sometimes find life hard, people difficult, or circumstances challenging is because in each of those areas you signed up for the advanced course.
Magna cum laude, baby –
Today’s Recipe: Muffin Tin Quiches
These single serving quiches are perfect for a brunch party but can also be reheated for a quick breakfast. Vary the ingredients depending what you have in the fridge. I have done Greek, Italian and Mexican inspired quiches, as well as ones using traditional breakfast ingredients. They always turn out great
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
April 3, 2019
“Originality consists not only in doing things differently, but also in ‘doing things better.'”
-Edward C. Stedman (1833-1908)
I think that this is what inventors have in mind when they come up with all these original concepts. It’s all about progress, growth, building on what has been done before and expanding on what we have learned. And isn’t life like that, too? With human relationships, and our own spiritual growth, we want to “do things better” and improve ourselves and our circumstances. We read books, and take advice, but how we apply it is individual and original to ourselves.
Beliefnet: 5 Reasons to Keep Your Heart Open
Keeping your heart open can be a challenge, especially when you’ve been hurt by someone you love but keeping an open heart can be the gateway to loving again. Here are five reasons to open your heart and trust again.
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