Cat’s Morning Bits for April 25, 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 thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
And drinks, and gapes for drink again.
The plants suck in the earth and are
With constant drinking fresh and fair.
-Abraham Cowley (1618-67)
Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Plant Medicine: Plants as Spiritual Teachers & Allies
Plants have been our allies, our protectors, our food and medicine as long as there has been life on earth. The physical and spiritual presence of plants is deeply interconnected with our earthly existence throughout our lives.
Photosynthesis helps create a breathable atmosphere. Plant life nourishes all animal existence. Plant mysteries and histories are interwoventhe Art of Phyllis Tarlow into our psyches and our mythology, present in our relations with one another, with all spiritual beings, and with our dear home, Planet Earth.
ThoughtCo: Owl Folklore and Legends, Magic and Mysteries
Owls are a bird that features prominently in the myths and legends of a variety of cultures. These mysterious creatures are known far and wide as symbols of wisdom, omens of death, and bringers of prophecy. In some countries, they are seen as good and wise, in others, they are a sign of evil and doom to come. There are numerous species of owls, and each seems to have its own legends and lore. Let’s look at some of the best-known bits of owl folklore and mythology
MBG: 3 Steps For Volunteering In Your Community If You Don’t Know Where To Start
Helping others in need feels good and may even help us heal. Even so, it’s not always easy to know where to start when it comes to supporting your community. As spring rolls around, we’re looking for ways to start fresh and act on some of those intentions we’ve had for a while—like volunteering in our community. Here are some helpful tips and resources for getting started
Elephant Journal: How to Make your Home an Energy Sanctuary.
I first started learning about energy and crystals while working as a RN years ago.
I was in my first year as a new nurse—feeling exhausted, unbalanced, and stressed out, I was desperate to try anything.
I went to a shamanic healer who told me that I had unwanted negative energies in my aura from working in hospitals and, not only that, I was bringing them into my home.
MNN: 7 superlative flying animals
This impressive lineup includes birds, fish and even snakes.
Ah, flying. The ability many humans would love to have, but we have to settle for cramped seats in airplanes.
These animals, however, are natural fliers (or gliders in a few cases) and they’re all special at it in their own ways. So from the high flying to the slow flying, are some superior soaring animal
EarthSky News: Find Hercules between 2 bright stars
Tonight, try locating one of the coolest constellations up there. The constellation Hercules the Kneeling Giant can be seen ascending in the east-northeast on these Northern Hemisphere spring evenings. You can find Hercules between two brilliant stars: Arcturus and Vega. The chart at the top of this post shows the sky for around 8 to 9 p.m. local time (9 to 10 p.m. Daylight Time), when the constellation Hercules, and the two stars so essential for finding it, are well up in the northeastern to eastern sky
Patheos-Pagan: Beltane – A Solitary Ritual
Holidays and holy days are better with friends and family. But many Pagans maintain solitary practices. Even if you work with a group, sometimes you can’t be with them for one reason or another. And sometimes your group meets on a convenient day but you feel the need to celebrate on the exact day. Whatever the reason, many Pagans will be celebrating Beltane by themselves
FORGIVE THE HURTS
“Forgiveness will never fail to free you.”
— Jerrold Mundis
How do we forgive when we’re angry and hurt?
As a first step, we can be willing to truly feel our anger and hurt. Honouring our feelings by being fully present with them helps to release the feelings themselves.
And it helps to remember that people only hurt others when they themselves are in pain. When we can recognize the other person’s suffering, our heart can open in compassion. We can also remember that at some time or another, we too have hurt someone through our own unskilful action.
Only love can heal the rifts caused by a hurtful deed. Forgiveness holds immense power because it mends separation. It moves us towards the unity and love that lie at the core of our being. It is a fundamental part of the healing process.
“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”
— Paul Boese
“God has a big eraser.”
— Billy Zeoli
A Note from the Universe
It’s wild, huh, how many happy people there are in the world who claim to be otherwise.
Today’s Recipe: Flour Balls
This is a recipe we discovered in our local fish market. Vendors claimed it to be fish balls but obviously when you take a bite on it you’ll never taste anything but flour and spices. So my husband and I called it “fake balls” or flour balls. But we both do loved it actually and I will show you how it’s cooked. This is one famous street food that the locals sell for a living and many tourist would even come and go to buy them.
Magical Correspondences for Thursday
Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment
Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise
Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit
April 25, 2019
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.”
-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Yes! This is totally encouraging! In the choices that we make, we have the ability to change, and improve our lives! Where are we choosing to put our efforts? What endeavors have we chosen to pursue? I found another quote said: “Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction.” (Kenichi Ohmae, 1989) If we happen to re-evaluate and decide that this particular endeavor has not rewarded our efforts in some way, we can choose again, change direction! And we take with us our experiences and newfound knowledge.
Beliefnet: 5 Reasons You Have Nothing to Prove
We are people pleasers and depending on your experiences that were predominant during your growing up years, it could be wrecking your life. It is very simple to fall into this trap, especially during times of trials and angst.
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