Cat’s Morning Bits for January 10, 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.
“ Getting to know someone is not a task–it’s an art. ”
– Pierce LeBlanc
Herbal Muse: New Beginnings Perfume Blend
This spirited scent is uplifting, yet warm, embracing and sensual at the same time. The perfect aromatic inspiration for the start of the new year and new ventures!
In this formula, the fragrance of bergamot, frankincense, myrrh, ginger and neroli are blended in a base of sweet almond oil. The result is a bright, spicy scent with notes of citrus.
Learn how to make it…
MBG: Well Read: 5 Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down This January
Reading is undeniably a key wellness practice—and one that many of us have ignored for far too long. It’s proven to build empathy, reduce stress, and even lessen sugar cravings (yes, really!). With that in mind, we’re excited to share Well Read, a column that curates the absolute best fiction and narrative nonfiction picks of the month. Here’s what you should read this January. (Want more Well Read?
Daily Good: When Crafts Become Activism
“Sarah Corbett never dreamed a cross-stitched teddy bear could change her life and how she approached her career. But looking back, she realizes that thats when it all started.
Corbett, a professional campaigner for causes and charities, was preparing to board a train from London to Glasgow to give yet another workshop on training people as activists.But she was exhausted, stressed, and burning out. With a five-hour journey ahead of her, she couldnt work because it made her travel sick. Feeling a hankering to do something creative, she picked up the tiny cross-stitch kit. As she took her seat and began to work, she immediately noticed something….”
Elephant Journal: How we can use our Emotional Guiding System to set Goals & Intentions.
Two years ago, on New Year’s Day, I was overwhelmed at the thought of setting goals.
It’s not that I didn’t know how, I simply wasn’t in the right head space. Letting the pendulum swing the other way, I toyed with the idea of not having goals for the upcoming year. That didn’t work either—it made me anxious. Clearly, I had to find a middle-of-the-road option.
That’s basically how the idea of choosing a theme rather than setting a goal came to me.
MNN: It takes this dragonfly 3 generations to complete its annual, 1,000-mile migration
When it comes to the world’s greatest animal migrations, the movement of millions of wildebeest over vast swaths of savannah probably comes to mind. Or perhaps it’s the thousands of miles flown every year by Arctic terns as they move from pole to pole. Or maybe an image of a breeching humpback surfaces in your imagination, as the whales swim from feeding grounds to calving grounds along coastlines.
EarthSky News: Achernar marks the end of the River
The chart above is almost just like yesterday’s chart. But we’ve changed our observing location. Normally, our charts are set for the geographical center of the continental U.S. – say, the latitude of Wichita, Kansas (about 37o north latitude). The chart above is set to the extreme southern U.S. or similar latitudes around the world
Patheos-Pagan: The Toxicity of Crystals and Ways to Practice Real Stone Spirit Magick
The use of crystals for healing, abundance and other energetic practices continues to grow in mainstream popularity. There’s so much toxicity in this shallow approach to working with stones, from the deplorable ways they are mined to the dangers of blind faith in their healing power. Stone spirit magick works, but we need to know how to harness the power of these treasures, so I’ve added a few tips because ranting without offering solutions is also toxic.
GO FOR PASSION!
“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.”
— Frederico Fellini
How do you ration your passion?
In what situations have you experienced your life to the fullest? Do you live your passion as fully as you can? How do you limit your experience of passion?
Passion emerges when your essence expresses itself. How do you stop yourself from fully expressing who you are?
“Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.”
— Henri Frederic Amiel
“We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.”
— Wilbur Wright
A Note from the Universe
I’m so excited! I’m so excited!!
This year I know, I just know, I’m going to get a new thriving business and a steady income!
Wow, you too?
Not. How do you think I’m going to get mine?
Rooting for you, and pulling out all the stops –
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
January 10, 2019
“It is easier to be wise for others than for oneself.”
-La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
This is so true! Don’t we all give better advice than we take from ourselves? Because we can look at someone else’s problems objectively, and we are so caught up in our own emotions that it’s hard to step back and look at our own problems with the same wisdom. But it is possible! As we learn and grow and spend more time in silence, we make better decisions, we become more wise.
Beliefnet: 6 Ways to Avoid Gossip
Gossip, whether it be true or false, is not a healthy activity to engage in. Before you opt to partake in the chatter, read these six ways to avoid gossip
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