Cat’s Morning Bits for May 30, 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.
Winds of May, that dance on the sea,
Dancing a ring-around in glee
From furrow to furrow, while overhead
The foam flies up to be garlanded,
In silvery arches spanning the air.
-James Joyce (1882-1941)
Spiritual Unite: The Third Eye, The Pineal Gland: How We Are Connected To The Cosmos
It all comes down to the mystical Third Eye. The Third Eye is an inner visual organ and a concept in mysticism.
It refers in part to the Ajna chakra of Eastern spiritual traditions. The Third eye is said to be the gate that leads into the spaces of higher consciousness within
ThoughtCo: Harvesting, Drying and Storing Your Magical Herbs
Whether you’re an apartment dweller with a few small containers on the patio, or a rural gardener with an entire patch of magical goodies to choose from, harvesting homegrown herbs is a gratifying experience. You can either harvest a few bits at a time, as you need them, and use them fresh, or you can gather entire bunches at once to dry and preserve.
MBG: It’s Like These Stress Reduction Strategies Were Tailor-Made For Gemini Season
The Sun streams through Gemini (May 20–June 21), helping you tap into the communicative, agile, and youthful qualities that this sign represents. During this monthlong cycle, you may be feeling connection and your intellectual curiosity piqued. Using the following self-care strategies, you can fine-tune your well-being, foster vitality, and reduce stress.
Tetraktys: Drawing Down the Moon Ritual for Solitary Witches
Anyone who’s been studying witchcraft for a while has heard about drawing down the moon. Just the name evokes mystery and dark romantism. But do you really know what it is? If not, you’ve come to the right place, seeker! In this article, you will learn what is drawing down the moon and how to do it on your own. But I must warn you: it is an advanced act of magick not meant for beginners.
Elephant Journal: A Morning Letting Go Ritual.
Every morning, I wake up.
And then I just let go.
I let go of the day before. Finally. It takes my slumber to do so.
And I let go of tomorrow too. Preemptively.
I look at what’s directly in front, that moment, those minutes.
MNN: What the heck is a tanuki? 8 things you didn’t know about raccoon dogs
Native to East Asia, raccoon dogs (also known as a “tanuki”) are frequently misunderstood animals that serve as a major cultural icon in Japan.
Intrigued by their bushy fur, soft eyes and gentle disposition? We’ve put together a crash course that will get you up to speed on everything you need to know about these adorable creatures.
Daily Tarot: The Hermit
Right and wrong are important, yes, but today equally or more important could be doing what helps the most or alleviates the most pain or difficulty for someone or something. It could be as simple as feeding a stray cat, but it could be much more complicated, especially if it involves someone you care deeply for. Try to see things clearly and don’t overreact about anything.
astrology.com (daily email)
Today’s Deity: Kali
Kali is the Hindu goddess (or Devi) of death, time, and doomsday and is often associated with sexuality and violence but is also considered a strong mother-figure and symbolic of motherly-love. Kali also embodies shakti – feminine energy, creativity and fertility – and is an incarnation of Parvati, wife of the great Hindu god Shiva. She is most often represented in art as a fearful fighting figure with a necklace of heads, skirt of arms, lolling tongue, and brandishing a knife dripping with blood
EarthSky News: Big and Little Dippers on June evenings
Tonight, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you can easily find the legendary Big Dipper, called The Plough by our friends in the U.K. or The Wagon throughout much of Europe. This familiar star pattern is high in the north at nightfall in June. Find it, and let it be your guide to the Little Dipper, too.
Patheos-Pagan: Between Beltane and Litha: Now What?
I sadly say good-bye to Beltane every year, put my flower crowns away for a little while, and look towards Litha. Beltane can be such a joyous time, that the days between that celebration and Litha can feel like a bit of a slump. Not to mention, looking at June 1st with a sense of bewilderment: where has half the year gone?
APPLY WHAT YOU KNOW
“Knowledge of any kind … brings about a change in awareness from where it is possible to create new realities.”
— Deepak Chopra
As we evolve, we handle knowledge in different ways. We tend to move through these stages:
•We are unaware.
•We become aware of facts, data, information.
•We comprehend meaning from the facts.
•We can personally apply the information in our lives.
•We have wisdom – enlightened, we can lovingly apply our knowledge to world affairs.
•We live in truth.
How have you personally experienced a shifting of applying knowledge from one level to the next?
“More important than finding the teacher is finding and following the truth of the teaching….”
— Sogyal Rinpoche
“There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul.”
— Arnold Bennett
A Note from the Universe
You know you’ve made it when you suddenly realize that there’s nothing in the world anyone might ever give you, no matter how grand or fabulous, that you can’t give to yourself.
You’ve so made it,
Today’s Recipe: Milk Candy Balls (Yema)
These milk candy balls are called yema in the Phillippines. They are made from sweetened condensed milk, egg and sugar.
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
May 30, 2019
“Spiritual living is a fulfillment from moment to moment, in which the outer person is in a state of living rapport with the inner being and becomes an extension thereof.”
-N. Sri Ram (1889 – ?) Thoughts for Aspirants, 1972
A lot of times we tend to separate our “outer life” from our “inner life.” Maybe we’re working at a job we hate just for the money, while our heart aches for something more. Or we can’t seem to find that certain relationship we’re longing. We can come up with all kinds of justifications for these things. But there’s always a solution. To fully integrate ourselves, we’ve got to make our outer life an extension, or an expression, of our inner life. We’ve got to develop that rapport spiritually within so that we understand how much power we have to create anything in our lives.
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