Cat’s Morning Bits for March 20, 2018
Good Morning, 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.
“Spring comes: the flowers learn their colored shapes.”
– Maria Konopnicka
Birds & Blooms: 15 Super Colorful Spring Bird Photos
Spring is the season when color comes back into bloom. Celebrate with these vibrant bird photos!
Meet the colorful stars of the spring season! From sunny yellow warblers to pretty-in-pink roseate spoonbills, we’ve collected together some of our all-time favorite reader-submitted spring bird photos
Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Tell If You Have Spring Fever
Warmed by a sun that has just crossed the equator, March becomes April and winter becomes spring… and people come down with Spring Fever.
It’s not really a fever, of course. The symptoms are vague, but persistent. People feel more energetic and often feel a certain element of lust—some of it for life in general. Exuberant sufferers want to plant gardens, move to the country, start new projects and may daydream of an al fresco dinner or even about calling in sick to work. But most of all, spring gets us thinking about love. Spring is hormone-racing season.
OM Times: 4 Steps To Finding The Perfect Life Mantra
The perfect life mantra helps in personal growth, navigating life challenges, and reflects self-growth. Choosing the right life mantra requires looking inward, and feeling. There are 4 easy steps to selecting a life mantra or series of mantras to aide us through our daily lives.
Life can be challenging. It has its moments of complete frustration and unadulterated joy. How we navigate these moments reflects our inner values and ability to cope with life’s expectations. It’s a dance of keeping perspective on the issue and taking care of self.
Aura Cacia: Finding peace in your home through breathing
We all crave space. Space to be ourselves. Space to be creative. Space to express ourselves. Space to simply be. To find this space, we must first create space within ourselves.
March equinox: All you need to know
Happy equinox! The March 20, 2018, equinox is an event that happens on our sky’s dome and a seasonal marker in Earth’s orbit around the sun.
Patheos-Pagan: 7 Suggestions For A Shinto-Pagan Spring Equinox
I am exceedingly fortunate. My place of work, which is a Japanese organisation, gives us selected Japanese holidays
as paid holidays in addition to the UK ones. And one of these holidays is Shunbun no Hi
, or the Spring Equinox. I think I am one of the few Pagans in the UK who gets Ostara off without having to request it!
This is thanks to the fact that the Spring Equinox is an important day in Shinto and Buddhism, the two main religions in Japan which are more or less merged with each other. Itï¿½s part of a seven-day period called Higan, which is a time for remembering the dead. You can read more about what the Spring Equinox means for the Japanese here
Inner Journey: Dream!
“The most pathetic person in the world is the person who has sight, but no vision.”
— Helen Keller
What’s the big picture for your life? Always have a larger, purposeful, even spiritually ideal picture of where you are going. Your mind needs to have a clear and challenging vision to draw you ever upwards.
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead.”
— Louisa May Alcott
“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”
— James Broughton
A Note from the Universe
Ever wondered why so many people, sometimes virtual strangers, tell you their deepest secrets?
It’s because when they look into your eyes, they see me.
And sharing their secrets with me, as you, reminds them that no matter what they have to say, my love is so much bigger.
We’re quite the team –
Today’s Recipe: Honey Mustard Mozzarella Chicken
This honey mustard glazed chicken is topped in the final minutes of cooking with shredded mozzarella cheese for a soon to be favorite main course.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
March 20, 2018
“Kindness is wisdom; there is none in life but needs it, and may learn.” -Bailey
It is truly amazing that as we learn and grow and attain more wisdom, that we understand more and more the real value of the most simple things in life. Kindness is precious. It is healing and life-affirming and contagious! And kindness is readily available at all times. If there were a prescription for happiness, kindness would be one of the ingredients. It all starts here – show kindness and see what happens!
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