Cat’s Morning Bits for June 5, 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.
Now, from the thick grass, the fireflies
begin to rise:
up, then down, then up again:
lit on the ascending flight,
drifting simultaneously to the same height,
exactly like the bubbles in champagne.
-Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79)
Spirit Library: A Fresh Start – June 2019
Hi my friend,
The month of June is filled with wondrous opportunities that have the potential to completely change the landscape of our lives for the better.
We have so much to catch up on, so let’s get right to it!
ThoughtCo: Spiritual and Healing Properties of Citrine
Citrine is a yellow quartz that has been associated for centuries as possessing the healing properties of the sun, but it can also be greenish-yellow, brownish-yellow, or orange. The mineral is often found in association with amethyst, but it is much rarer than its purple cousin. Indeed, citrine is made by heat-treating amethyst.
MBG: This Is Why Your Spirituality Isn’t Actually About You
According to a Pew Research Center study, only 39 percent of U.S. adults consider themselves “highly religious.” Until recently, Pew categorized those who couldn’t neatly check a box for a mainstream religion as “nones.” Yet the researchers were missing a key point: Many who didn’t fit easily into the surveys were becoming increasingly spiritual. Our definition of religion was expanding. We were redefining what sacred, spiritual, and religious meant for us. We were driving spiritual freedom of choice.
Elephant Journal: New Moon Meditation: Sowing Seeds for Love, Joy & Abundance
Once upon a time I was keen on manifesting my desires. Now, I’m more interested in surrendering to the Divine’s plan for my life.
That’s not to say I don’t experience any desire for particular things and experiences. It’s just that I’m aware of the old adage, “Be careful what you wish for”. What we desire is not always for our highest good.
MNN: Tornado safety: Before, during and after the storm
The savage violence of a tornado is heart-stopping; the death and destruction it can leave behind is heartbreaking. And while the arrival of a hurricane is preceded by days of warning, tornadoes strike suddenly. Those in the path of a tornado may have 15 minutes’ warning, if that. That makes safety precautions for tornadoes critical for survival.
EarthSky News: Cancer? Here’s your constellation
Chances are you’ve never seen Cancer the Crab, the faintest of the 13 constellations of the zodiac. Cancer the Crab may be found between the two brightest stars of Gemini (Castor and Pollux) and Leo’s brightest star (Regulus). Follow the links below to learn more about this constellation.
Patheos-Pagan: Are You A Real Witch? The 13 Symptoms of Shadow Syndrome And Ways To Recover From It
Shadow Syndrome is characterized by feelings of unworthiness, of being a fraud, and looking to others for validation. While this can be debilitating, it’s actually a gift that can lead us towards our truth. One of the costs of witchcraft is learning to understand the darkness, including that which lives within us. Often these symptoms arise because the true witch within is telling us that it’s time to walk our authentic path. This is the calling to heal our shadows and claim the title of real witch, however we define it.
CREATE HAPPINESS RIGHT NOW
“It is our basic right to be a happy person, happy family, and eventually a happy world. That should be our goal.”
— Dalai Lama
Little adjustments to our attitude and approach each day can create a major difference in our appreciation of life. On the surface, nothing changes. At the same time, absolutely everything does.
Use your awareness or your imagination to bring happiness to this moment. Find something to appreciate. Do this as often as you remember to do so, and your world will transform.
” … we can no longer afford to throw away even one ‘unimportant’ day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all of us every day.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach
Did you know…
If you cut your thistles before St. John [June 24],
You will have two instead of one.
A Note from the Universe
The real trick for confronting boredom is to ask more questions.
For tackling loneliness, it’s to take more action.
And for easing sadness, it’s to think more of others.
Then we dance,
Today’s Deity: Juno
Juno (mythology) She was later identified with the goddess Hera, the wife of Zeus in Greek mythology. She was the goddess of marriage and childbirth. She was called Juno Regina (“Queen”). She was the patron goddess of Rome and a protector of the state. With Jupiter and Minerva, she was part of the Capitoline triad of gods.
Today’s Recipe: Homemade Fruit and Veggie Turmeric Juice
Turmeric is highly recommended by many nutritionists to benefit heart and brain health as well as reducing inflamation. This delicious juice combines turmuric with carrots, apples and pineapple for a sweet start to the day.
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
June 5, 2019
“Each step upward makes me feel stronger and fit for the next step.”
-Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)
One day at a time. One step at a time. Sometimes this journey is a struggle, like we’re trying to conquer some huge mountain. But as long as we keep going, we make progress. And our progress encourages us to keep going. We’re flexing our spiritual muscles, and getting stronger all the time.
Beliefnet: Learning How to Forgive
Why is forgiveness so hard? We all know that we should forgive and forgive easily. Yet very few of us know how to do that. The challenge is that forgiveness does not come naturally to us. Our base instincts…
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