Cat’s Morning Bits for September 5, 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.
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
–Celia Thaxter (1835–94)
Tetraktys: How to Connect with Nature – A Short Guide on Spirituality, Nature and Awareness
Nowadays, most people are aware that the natural world is more than the sum of its components. Nature embodies the sacred, the untouched creation and the “perfect” world that would be if mankind didn’t exist. Although a very non-humanistic view, it has become somewhat widespread in the modern world as people are feeling more and more that humanity is distancing itself from nature.
MBG: I Stopped Trying To ‘Fix’ My Anxiety. It Changed My Life
There is a third person in my marriage, and its name is Anxiety. Little did my husband know that when he married me, he was also marrying it. I have tried to feed it, please it, yell at it, ignore it, but despite my efforts, it remains. Sometimes its hands are around my neck, and I’m frozen
Spirituality & Health: 5 Reasons for a Fall Vacation
Summer is the prime season for traveling. This past Memorial Day, for example, AAA estimated that roughly 41.5 million Americans hit planes, trains and automobiles to play on the long weekend. But just because fall has arrived and the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make time for some rest and relaxation. Here are five reasons to rejuvenate your body and mind with a fall vacation.
Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Find the Light again after Trauma, Loss, or Depression.
“What you’re experiencing is typical of PTSD,” my psychologist told me.
I hadn’t been to war. I wasn’t a survivor of some large-scale disastrous event. I had never been physically assaulted.
MNN: Paul Barton brings his music — and a moment of peace — to rescued elephants
The first time Paul Barton played a piano for elephants, an old, blind male named Plara was closest to the piano. He was one of the many residents at Elephants World, a sanctuary for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in Thailand, where Barton had decided to volunteer.
EarthSky News: Meet the Gemini “twins” before sunup on September 5 or 6
The next two mornings – September 5 and 6, 2018 – you can see see the moon near the two brightest stars of the constellation Gemini the Twins. They’re called Castor and Pollux, and they’re good stars to come to know.
See how bright they are, and how close together? Even without the moon, they’re noticeable on the sky’s dome.
Patheos-Pagan: Chaos Brings Challenges, Chaos Brings Opportunities
It’s been two years since I saw a bird glowing green in a way that birds don’t do. My conclusion at the time was that the Otherworld is bleeding over into the ordinary world. Different people related similar experiences, and we tried to come up with an explanation that would help us understand what is happening and what it means for us.
REAWAKEN YOUR CURIOSITY
“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
— Sigmund Freud
Why is this so?
Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.
For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.
The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.
“The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead.”
— Grace Llewellyn
A Note from the Universe
While it’s often fashionable to dwell upon what might have been, what’s usually overlooked is that, really and truly, it couldn’t have.
Because, invariably, any romanticized versions of how things “might have been,” are based upon fictionalized versions of the past.
Today’s Recipe: Summer Fresh Tomato Pie for One
This is a very juicy pie. It’s tomatoes after all, so be prepared for drippage! If you don’t care for tomato skins like me, they pull right off with your fork.
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
Beliefnet: 8 Ways Kissing Boosts Your Health
The smooch or the kiss–nothing is so sweet in a relationship.
The kiss can mean various things. It can be subtle, sweet, passionate and even boring! Yet, this act is often overlooked as more emphasis is always on the benefits of sex
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