Cat’s Morning Bits for July 2, 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.
Raised are the dripping oars,
Silent the boat! the lake,
Lovely and soft as a dream,
Swims in the sheen of the moon.
-Matthew Arnold (1822-88)
Spiritual Unite: Understanding The Turquoise Aura | 5 Insights
The turquoise aura is deep and connected to the immune system. Many people consider it as the hue of blue and take it as the blue aura, but it is entirely different than blue. In simple words, people having a turquoise aura are innate healers who want to help others.
MBG: Did You Know You Can Easily Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar?
We’re very into apple cider vinegar around here, whether we’re using it to reset our guts, as a detox shot, or to detoxify our homes. While you likely know to look for an apple cider vinegar with the mother for potent therapeutic benefits, you might not know just how easy it is to make your own apple cider vinegar at home
The Daily Good: The Spiritual Diplomat
Having witnessed the ravages of war in the 1940s, James George determined as a young man to be a peacemaker and harmonizer in the world by working as a diplomat for Canada for 30 years. Ultimately, George realized that only an inner spiritual practice could generate the peace he wished to carry into the world. He applied his spiritual practice by being aware of what is happening moment to moment in himself and around him. He made himself available to the life that was given to him and tried to help people living in various countries to find inner peace as a means of achieving outer peace.
Elephant Journal: Choose the Crystal that Speaks to you & Discover its Meaning.
I was skeptical about crystals and gemstones too, at first.
As a Registered Nurse, I was trained in a conventional, scientific way—in nursing everything is based on scientific proof and evidence based practice.
So I really questioned anything that didn’t fit into this western scientific framework…until I started to learn about energy.
MNN: How to hang a birdhouse without harming a tree
Birdhouses make lovely additions to a yard or garden. They can be aesthetically pleasing and, depending on the type and placement of the birdhouse, can attract a variety of different birds. While the primary consideration when putting up a birdhouse is the birds, there are a few other organisms you should consider, too.
EarthSky News: Find Mercury, below Venus, after sunset
In the first few weeks of July 2018, Mercury continues its fine showing in the west after sunset. You’ll find Mercury – the innermost planet of our solar system – beneath Venus, the third-brightest celestial object to light up the sky after the sun and moon. Look westward, in the general direction of sunset, as soon as the sky begins to darken.
Patheos-Pagan: Responsible tourism for witches and pagans, part 1
Respecting Sacred Spaces
In my years of traveling and working as a crew leader for a conservation corps I’ve learned how to be a responsible tourist and pass through sacred places, forests, fields, and castles as if I was never there. While pagans, witches, and other magical folk tend to also be lovers of nature, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we all carry out our higher, and reverent, intentions in all of our actions
LEARN TO BE AWARE
“You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.”
— Beryl Markham
Who am I? To answer this, we must first learn to become more aware of ourselves. To be aware, we must STOP and PAY ATTENTION! We need to STOP and objectively watch ourselves in action.
We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in patterns that limit our experience of life. Once we detect a pattern we were previously unconscious of, we can choose differently, if we want. With awareness comes choice and with choice, we gain freedom.
“To be authentic is literally to be your own author…, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.”
— Warren G. Bennis
“Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives.”
— Vernon Howard
A Note from the Universe
Would you ever take a journey if you knew ahead of time that you’d become hopelessly lost, have your heart broken into pieces, and sometimes wish you’d never been born?
Now, how about if you knew ahead of time that on that very same journey you’d later find yourself, fall passionately in love, and live happily ever after?
Yeah, I know, you made the same choice a long, long time ago.
Today’s Recipe: Easy Bagels
I gave up bagels a long time ago because of the high calories and carbs. These bagels are so much lower that I can enjoy them for breakfast again. They are not difficult to make. You can vary the flour, and even make it gluten-free. Wait until they are cool to slice. They can be toasted. You can also vary the toppings. I used truffle salt and toasted sesame seeds this time. I will try cinnamon raisin next time.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
“In character, in manners, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Have you noticed that there is a whole industry out there now all about simplicity? There are books and organizers and coaches and magazines all geared towards making our lives more simple. How did this happen? How did our lives get so complex and confused that we forgot how to be simple? It’s crazy that we’ve now created more “stuff” to get ourselves back to basics – it’s kind of defeating the whole purpose. Let’s just make it simple today: Less “stuff,” more love!
Beliefnet: Always in a Rush? 8 Tips to Slow Down
Do you feel rushed and stressed throughout your day? Do you feel exhausted when you finally sit down to relax? You are not alone. Forty-four percent of Americans feel more stress than they did five years ago.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/always-in-a-rush-8-tips-to-slow-down.aspx#IIR0rWAEeYbS9ezA.99
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