Cat’s Morning Bits for August 9, 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.
The Poetry of earth is never dead:
When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run
From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead;
That is the Grasshopper’s-he takes the lead
In summer luxury,-he has never done
With his delights; for when tired out with fun
He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed.
-John Keats (1975-1821)
Spiritual Unite: Birds Chirping At Night Meaning – Meditate On The Message
Birds chirping at night meaning can hold special meaning related to your sense of freedom, your perspective, and your connection with nature.
They also have strong links with your spiritual health as they are highly spiritual animals
ThoughtCo: Magical Banishing Spells
In many traditions of Paganism, banishing is done to get rid of negative or unwanted energy, or even people who may be causing problems in our lives.
MBG: 3 Common Feel-Good Beliefs That Are Actually Holding You Back
Do you realize that even in our very modern world, many people use myths to navigate this reality? We may not even subscribe to them consciously, and yet they influence how we perceive our lives, as well as how we think, feel, and act.
Elephant Journal: August 8-12 Lion’s Gate Portal: Supercharge your Manifesting Game.
The 8th August is marked as a spiritually significant day known as the Lion’s Gate.
It’s an energy portal that helps us to clear out any energy blockages, fears, and limiting beliefs which in turn will activate the essence of our soul power.
Spirit Library: Sacred Earth Keepers: An Activation of the Sacred Rose & Sacred Sword of Nobility
A Lion’s Gate Gift for us all….
There are many ways to activate everything. This is but one way for those who resonate and would like to utilize this to open portals and accelerate this sacred passageway (anytime) from within themselves. ♥
MNN: Perseid meteor shower: What you need to know
The annual event will peak on the evening of Aug. 12.
The annual Perseid meteor shower, known for its prolific offering of “shooting stars,” is expected to be a bit muted in 2019.
Unlike last year (shown below), when there were as many as 80 meteors per hour, the display will be less brilliant this year
Patheos-Pagan: The Thrifty Heathen’s Guide to Offerings
When I first started out in Paganism years and years ago, I was a completely broke teenager with incredibly little at my disposal – for much of that time, I didn’t even have a permanent residence. Reading all the 101 Intro to Wicca books, there were lists and lists of materials needed, how to make a proper altar, rare and exotic ingredients without which spells would be less effective.
Today’s Deity: Freya
Freya (Old Norse Freyja, “Lady”) is one of the preeminent goddesses in Norse mythology. She’s a member of the Vanir tribe of deities, but became an honorary member of the Aesir gods after the Aesir-Vanir War. Her father is Njord. Her mother is unknown, but could be Nerthus. Freyr is her brother. Her husband, named Odr in late Old Norse literature, is certainly none other than Odin, and, accordingly, Freya is ultimately identical with Odin’s wife Frigg (see below for a discussion of this).
FOLLOW YOUR OWN PATH
“Life is complex. Each one of us must make his own path through life. There are no self-help manuals, no formulas, no easy answers. The right road for one is the wrong road for another … The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness.”
— M. Scott Peck
We each have our own pathways to develop both personally and spiritually. They are based on our character and past experiences. No one else can identify our paths for us. Tune in to your inner guidance system and follow its direction.
“What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and may be. He needs an objective and a purpose. He needs a feeling and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation.”
— Joseph M. Dodge
A Note from the Universe
Hearts don’t actually break but sometimes they’re forced to grow so fast, it feels like they have. Sorry about that,
Today’s Recipe: Crispy Grits Fritters
We call these “gritters” in our house, but I did not want to confuse you, I just want to introduce you to something delicious! I’m not a huge fan of eating grits with a spoon from a bowl, but I do love these rolled up versions. These fritters are super creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. They are awesome little snacks, and great appetizers for parties.
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
August 9, 2019
“No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.”
I guess this is another way of saying “Go for it!” This makes me think of my favorite book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. Jonathan was certainly independent. He lived by his own rules, he learned and grew beyond the expectations of society, because he felt compelled to do so. He followed his heart, and he later became a teacher, passing his wisdom on to younger generations seeking inspiration. Why be content to walk, or even run, when it is in us to soar? We get to make the choice because we are independent thinkers.
Daily Tarot: Temperance
See through a false impression or some illusion that has been projected to throw you off course or to misjudge someone. Done innocently or deliberately, you can dispel that false impression and work your way right through it. You could even do this without challenging or confronting anyone directly, thus saving yourself the trauma of a showdown. Go slow when making any decisions that affect others.
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