Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2020
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.
all the singing is in
the tops of the trees.
-Mary Oliver (1935-2019)
Spiritual Unite: 10 Best Crystals to Boost Your Mood
Crystals are highly beneficial to uplift and boost your mood. They can heal the deep-seated tissues in your body and improve your energy and senses by preventing stress and anxiety.
ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Magical Altar
The altar is often the focus of religious ceremony, and is usually found at the center of a Wiccan rite. It’s essentially a table used for holding all of the ritual tools, and can also be used as a workspace in spell casting.
MBG: A DIY Guide To Manifesting Your Highest Self With An Altar
Curating an altar in your home is a wonderful way to invite positive energy and healing into your space. Religions and cultures around the world have been using them to honor deities and ancestors for generations, and today, anyone can make their own for a number of functions and intentions.
Spirit Library: Living the Great Mystery
On a recent radio appearance, the conversation turned to the importance of retelling stores and creation myths, especially when things look bleak, as many believe they do today. Native American legends sometimes refer to an old woman as the Creator
Today’s DIY: Bombs Away with Seed Bombs
Seed bombing has been popular in urban areas for some time. But the idea is applicable for other areas as well. What is seed bombing? It’s a fun, easy, and environmentally friendly way to plant large or difficult to reach areas. Children especially seem to enjoy the fun so it makes a good family project.
Elephant Journal: Grace, Darshan & Shakti—3 Gems of Hindu Wisdom to infuse into our Lives.
As the oldest religion known to humans, Hinduism has had thousands of years to explore meaning and purpose.
The art of understanding the complexities of human nature have been recorded in the Vedas and Agamas—Hinduism’s catechism, poetry, doctrines, commandments, and postulations.
MNN: Why Germany’s little gardens are a way of life
Scattered throughout Germany are collections of what look like tiny houses surrounded by well-kept gardens. But people don’t live in these small structures with flourishing yards. These are allotment gardens — a take on community gardens also known as Kleingarten or Schrebergarten. Originally developed to facilitate health and wellness, these gardens are described by The Local as a “a concept, a goal, a way of life.”
EarthSky News: Moon and Venus close around February 27 and 28
The early evenings of February 27 and 28, 2020 feature a close pairing of the waxing crescent moon with the brightest planet, Venus. Look for them in the western twilight, shortly after sunset. The moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and….
Patheos-Pagan: The Joy of Kitchen Altars
The kitchen is the hearth center of the home, a place where we spend lots of energy, time and magick. It’s a place of creation, comfort and security. Whether your kitchen is more of a pit stop on the way to the living room, or the center of your home, the kitchen remains a focal point in most cultures.
QUESTIONS THAT AREN’T HELPFUL
“We accept many notions because they seem to be the logical answers to our questions. But have we asked the right questions?”
— Harold L. Klawans
Sometimes we ask questions for which we really don’t want the answer! Nonetheless, when we ask a question, our subconscious minds will get to work to answer us.
Here are some examples of questions we want to avoid:
• What’s wrong with me?
• How long could this take?
• What could go wrong?
• How much trouble could it be?
• How hard could it be?
Asking questions can be empowering – as long as they’re smart questions!
“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.”
— Anthony Jay
A Note from the Universe
How’d you like a little peek into the future? Oh, I really shouldn’t, but you so rock, I figure this indulgence, just once, will be all right.
You’re sitting around a warm and cozy fireplace surrounded by friends and boisterous laughter. Early-morning snow gently falling across the countryside is visible from the enormous, ceiling-high windows beside you. Everyone is sipping hot chocolate, and reminiscing about the fabulous circumstances that have brought you together, brimming with even more excitement for times to come. And then you chime in, “If only we knew how inevitable this all was, we never would have worried so much. If only we had the slightest inkling that our challenges, lacks, and issues would sooner make possible the whirlwind of events that swiftly followed… we’d have been as proud then, as we are now.”
And then everyone nods and laughs thoughtfully, and starts taking selfies.
Not a word,
Today’s Recipe: Hug in a Mug Cake
I must warn you that once you read this article you will have the ability to produce a small, individual serving of delicious chocolate cake from scratch in less than 10 minutes. I know from experience that possessing this knowledge can lead to the over-consumption of chocolate cake. So you have been forewarned; only proceed with this article if you feel you are responsible enough to have this information with no ill effects.
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality, and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet, and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
February 25, 2020
“Sharing what you have is more important than what you have.”
-Albert M. Wells, Jr.
Sharing is not limited to material things. We can share our memories, experiences, and knowledge for example. The beauty in this is that we aren’t giving those things away – we couldn’t if we tried! But they are so valuable, and they become even more valuable when we share them with other people. The most simple advice can be such a treasure. The fact that we are open and willing to share what we have learned can make this journey more beneficial for all of us.
Daily Tarot: The Hermit
The Hermit is a strong indication that you need to spend some time alone. He is a solitary figure who gains insight through meditation and reflection, and you can benefit from doing the same. There is an emphasis on peace and patience today. Don’t be in such a hurry to get to the next step. All good things truly come to those who wait.
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