Cat’s Morning Bit’s for March 16, 2018
Good Morning, 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.
All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair
The bees are stirring, birds are on the wing
And Winter slumbering in the open air,
Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Beliefnet: Five Tips for Loving Every Bit of You
The human experience can be challenging, particularly when we realize that garnering unconditional acceptance for who we are is difficult. America’s Next Top Model creator Tyra Banks understands this all too well, which is why she regularly embraces what others have deemed flaws, including the forehead she claims is so large it should be called a five-head.
A Bountiful Moment
Daily Thought: Sustain your best self by placing your daily focus on your goals. Do not allow yourself to be dragged into things or events that create a distraction. Keep your attention toward your forward movement and the current distraction will fade.
Daily Practice: Do something that maintains your goal(s) today and every day. If something during the day brings an interruption to your conviction or belief that your goal is achievable dismiss it by remembering or doing something that has created results in the past. Maintain your momentum by understanding that days are filled with ebb and flow and the positive you will shine through when it is on repeat.
Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!
Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)
EarthSky News: Tonight Westward shift of Orion and all the stars
As Earth makes its grand tour around the sun each year, the constellations all shift westward in our sky. Orion is a good one to notice.
Patheos-Pagan: The Wanderer, A Translation & Interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon Poem
The Wanderer is an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poem, ostensibly written in a narrative form, surviving in the 10th Century Exeter Book. Reflecting upon the condition of the poet and his world, The Wanderer includes classic AS moralising imperatives at its close, imparting the wisdom of the poet. This modern translation and interpretation was undertaken by Ian Chambers for the Maid of the Clan of Tubal Cain, Shani Oates, for her book Star Crossed Serpent, as a dedication to past Magister, and friend of Robert Cochrane, E. J. Jones.
Inner Journey: Changing Consciousness
Why should we care about raising our consciousness? When we set an intention to change and grow, we begin a journey in which we move from coping, to learning and finally, to the enjoyment of living.
Here are some of the shifts we move through:
From dependence on the clock, to charting a direction, to moment-to-moment guidance from intuition.
From doing things right, to doing the right things, to being your true self.
From lack of self discipline to having personal willpower to being completely willing to express our essence.
From being out of control, to being in control, to trusting and letting go of the need to control.
With each step, we experience greater freedom, fulfillment and joy. Worth going for, don’t you think?
“Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.”
— Stephen R. Covey
A Note from the Universe
Indeed, there are Masters among you. Scattered throughout the continents to shine their lights as brightly as possible, simply by being themselves, living mostly “ordinary” lives. Until, with enough of them walking the earth, a tipping point will be reached at the deepest energetic levels so that all others will be raised ever higher into the light, simply for being in their midst, as if through osmosis.
Of course… there’s always been the risk that these Masters, once immersed into a sea of limited thinkers, might mistaken their “ordinary” lives as simply ordinary lives, think they’re simply one of the herd, and therefore not appreciate their unique perspectives, grasp their mission, or love themselves as they are, no matter what others think, and the whole osmosis thing won’t work.
How you holding up? Loving yourself?
Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Bread with Orange and Oats
Including whole wheat flour and oatmeal in the popular cranberry orange quick bread gives you a delicious and more healthy alternative
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
March 16, 2018
“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” ~-Jane Smiley
Desire moves us to action. The bigger the desire, the swifter the action. When we really want something, we get creative, and pull out all the stops. We engage our intelligence, we find the means to fulfill our desire. We become empowered.
MNN: Why Crafting Is Good For Mental Health
Our senior year of college, my roommate Gayle and I waited tables until closing time at a local restaurant. Weï¿½d get back to our dorm late, physically tired but mentally wired. Our conservative school didnï¿½t allow televisions in our dorms, so we couldnï¿½t plop ourselves in front of one to quiet our brains.
Instead, we took up counted cross stitching to relax. Weï¿½d sit there with needle, thread and canvas, methodically following patterns, sometimes chatting but more often in silence. Eventually our minds let go of the racing thoughts that goes with the quick turnover of tables on a weekend night, and we would be able to go to sleep.
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