Cat’s Morning Bits for May 4, 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.
The flowers in the breeze are swaying, swaying,
The whole wide world is out a-Maying.
-Genevieve Mary Irons (1855-1928)
Spiritual Unite: How To Connect With Your Soul Through Meditation
If you’re wondering how to connect with your soul, you’re in luck! We have put together a how-to guide on the subject that will show you one way to connect with your soul. We call this Soul Search Meditation and it is a very effective way for the relative beginner to connect with the spiritual being inside of them deeply.
MBG: These Easy 5-Minute Rituals Will Give You An Instant Happiness Boost
If you’re dealing with stress and anxiety, here’s my advice to you: Take a moment to allow yourself to feel OK about feeling stressed. Give yourself permission to feel what you feel, without judgment or a need to fix anything. Have a chat with yourself or even write it down. Acceptance of our situation and feelings, especially when theyï¿½re difficult, allows us the clarity to make better decisions about how to move through them.
MNN: Why saunas are good for you
Looking for a new way to boost your health? It might be time to turn up the heat.
A 2017 study linked regular visits to a sauna to a reduced risk of high blood pressure. More than 1,600 Finnish men ages 42 to 60 participated for more than 20 years, with factors such as smoking and body mass index taken into consideration.
EarthSky News: This weekend Moon, Saturn, Mars
Watching the Insight Mars launch? Look outside! Mars is one of 2 bright planets near Saturday morning’s moon.
Patheos-Pagan: What Does it Mean to Practice Witchcraft
What does it mean to practice witchcraft? Rather, before that we should ask another question; what is witchcraft? What is it for.
My mentor, who was a genuine and committed student of Alex Sanders, often quotes Sanders as saying that he “didn’t teach witchcraft, he taught magic”, and therein lies a pertinent distinction often lost in today’s Wiccan milieu, popularised beyond recognition through the surge of social media (#witchesofinstagram).
HOW MUCH OF THIS IS MINE?
“The collective energy generated from the feelings, thoughts, and attitudes of the almost six billion people on this planet creates an atmosphere or ‘consciousness climate.’ Surrounding us like the air we breathe, this consciousness climate affects us most strongly on energetic and emotional levels.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin
Feeling angry, sad or anxious? You might ask, “How much of this is mine?”
Those of us who are sensitive sometimes pick up on emotional, mental or physical energy in the environment. It feels like ours – we really do feel the emotions or physical or mental symptoms. But really, we are processing ‘generic’ energies that belong to others or to humanity as a whole.
Opening to the possibility that our experiences may not be completely ours helps us detach from them. When we don’t completely identify with our thoughts and feeling
“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear … as it is, infinite.”
— William Blake
A Note from the Universe
What if funky, confusing, gray, lonely days were just part of a “system” that, in turn, created bright, rich, happy, friendly days?
What if they were just meant to give deeper elements of your creativity a rest?
What if they were deliberately crafted holidays, of a sort, devised by your inner psyche to relieve you from the pressure of artificial expectations?
Would you still bemoan them, wonder what’s wrong with you, or fear that they’ll never end? Or, would they kind of tickle you pink?
You party animal, you –
Today’s Recipe: Fish Tacos with Lime Crema
I adore fish tacos! They are so fresh and zesty. But they can be even fresher (and so much cheaper) when you make them yourself. These tacos came out to about a buck a serving, and I even used my toaster oven. I’d buy that for a dollar!
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, Chalchiuhtlique
May 4, 2018
“Friendship’s a noble name, ’tis love refined.” -Susannah Centlivre, The Stolen Heiress (1703)
It’s interesting that one of the top-rated TV shows right now is called “Friends.” I think it’s because that’s what we all want. We all want people in our lives whom we love and who love us back. People we can count on, people we can laugh with, people who appreciate us for who we are. The theme song for that show says: “I’ll be there for you” and that says so much! We need to cherish our friends, both old and new, and pay attention to those relationships, and nurture them because they are important to us.
Beliefnet: 7 Things to Try When You Feel Like Quitting
Do you have a goal in your lifeï¿½something you really want but it’s beginning to feel like it’s unachievable? Perhaps it’s about finishing school, starting your own business, getting married or achieving some kind of professional recognition. What do you do when you feel like quitting? I know we’ve all experienced issues like this when we want to achieve or create something new in our life and yet there’s a big roadblock in the way. Itï¿½s the rare person who goes from one life goal to another without at least one obstruction in their path!
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