Cat’s Morning Bits for June 25, 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.
Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light,
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
-Barry Cornwall (1787-1874)
Spiritual Unite: Cord Cutting Spiritual Meaning And Guide
We collect many soul connections during our lifetime, and sometimes (for whatever reason) we need to sever one or more of those connections. This is what we mean when we talk about cutting the cord in a spiritual sense. But what exactly does this entail, and what are the effects?
MBG: Aura Readings: What They Mean & Where To Get One
Your aura is the distinctive energy that surrounds you. And we all have one! Each of us is made up of energy that lets off a vibration that can be both felt and seen. It’s how you can instinctively know if something negative has gone down in a room as soon as you walk in or feel people creeping up behind you.
The Tetraktys: How to Let Go of Things You Can’t Control and Enjoy Yourself
Recently, I’ve been writing a lot about anxiety. There’s a reason for it: it seems to be the leading cause of disability among my peers. The key to fighting anxiety is what the title suggests: letting go of things you can’t control. Sadly, it’s often easier said than done, so that’s why I will try to give a few hints on what you can do to be able to let go more easily so that anxiety stops being an impediment to your life.
Elephant Journal: How to Harness Mindfulness for our Best Full Moon Yet.
Even in the spiritual and new age realms, we are not immune to the feeling of fear or of losing control; unfortunately, for some, the full moon can be filled with worry of both of these things.
We are creatures that can easily be swayed by others opinions
MNN: Beauty of the Milky Way captured in a crystal ball
The magical properties ascribed crystal balls may be nothing more than the stuff of legend, but we’re going to go ahead and call astronomer Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mateos a wizard anyways.
A self-described photo ambassador and operations staff astronomer at the European Southern Observatory in Santiago, Chile, Muñoz-Mateos recently captured one of the more unique views of our own Milky Way. As he described in a recent Instagram post, it all started with a trip to the local flea market
EarthSky News: Latest sunsets follow summer solstice
For people living around 40 degrees north latitude, the latest sunset of the year will happen in another day or two, on or around June 27. And in the Southern Hemisphere, at 40 degrees south latitude, it’s the year’s latest sunrise that’ll happen around then.
Patheos-Pagan: Magic on the Pacolet
At a time in human history when dystopian movies and literature and news reports of global warming’s dire consequences breed like mosquitos in an algae-encrusted pond, it’s good to know there is a place called Pearson’s Falls.
That’s why I included poems celebrating nature, such as “Summer Solstice Tree,” in my cautionary, eco-feminist, book, Gaia’s Cry
A NEW LOOK AT PROBLEMS
“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”
— Theodore Rubin
Our lives really begin to change when we learn to shift our perspective on ‘problems.’
From a spiritual perspective, problems offer our best path to growth. Like it or not, pain gets our attention. Discomfort also challenges the ego’s perception that it is in complete control of life. This opens the door for soul’s guidance.
If we want to be rid of the problem, we need to shift from denial and resistance to accept that this situation is present. We need to be willing to truly feel our experience to allow the energy of emotions to move through.
Finally, we need to explore what belief is giving rise to our distress. When we realize the belief is faulty, our shift in perspective resolves the problem. The solution always lies within us.
“No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
— Source Unknown
A Note from the Universe
Every desired change must happen in thought first. This, of course, is the “hook” to living in time and space
Anyone can think happy thoughts when they’re happy, wealthy thoughts when they’re wealthy, healthy thoughts when they’re healthy. It takes someone highly unusual to imagine things differently than how they now see them; not that it’s hard to do, but it can seem so pointless and ineffective that most won’t ever bother.
You crafted the stage you’re now on so that you’d be pushed on to discovering your power, with dreams worth pursuing and the passion to care. Ultimately learning that success comes fastest when you see through life’s illusions, to that which gives them rise: your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations.
This is what you most need to know. There haven’t been any accidents, you haven’t made any mistakes, and the perfection of everything now happening in the world and in your life, will one day boggle your mind.
Close your eyes and visualize, every single day –
Today’s Recipe: Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing
This is a delicious and zesty dressing made from a handful of ingredients in just a few minutes. It makes a great dressing for a salad, a drizzle on tacos, or a dip for veggies and chips. I made this one pretty garlicky. To tone it down, use just one clove of garlic.
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
“The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.” -Florence Scovel Shinn
We’ve heard it time and time again, in a million different ways: we reap what we sow. When we plant apple seeds, we get apples. When we plant broccoli seeds, we get broccoli. It’s the law of nature and we all understand it! Now we need to take it to the level where we understand that when we plant seeds of encouragement, that’s what we receive in return. When we spread happiness, we get happiness back. When we give love, we get love. There’s no mystery to it, that’s just the way it is!
Beliefnet: 7 Reasons Smiling is Beneficial
Meow, hiss and back off! Does this sound like you beyond the typical morning and well after the alarm goes off? Well, you little old grumpy pants, you better start changing that terrible disposition by smiling. Yes, even if it is forced.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-reasons-smiling-is-beneficial.aspx#WktQOSdQr1Q3xVsF.99
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