Cat’s Morning Bits for June 13, 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.
How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every shining flower!
-Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Spiritual Unite: Mouse Spirit Animal Meaning – So Mighty
If you have the mouse spirit animal, you have the unique symbolism of the mouse as a way to help guide you.
Your spirit animal can offer insight into the areas of your life that need your attention
The Daily Good: The Power of Everyday Rituals
In a world often fraught with stress and disorder, the Balinese ritual of canang sari is a reminder of the sacred nature of all things and times. On Balinese street corners and in hallways, at the entry to shops and homes, these small baskets of flowers remind the giver and the passerby of how one can enter into what is essential in everyday life. Author Jay Griffith experienced the value of ritual expressed in canang sari while on a trip to Bali and realized that, “Tiny, everyday rituals are a hand-crafted prayer to domestic order, beckoning the divine to step inside a moment.” She explains here how she saw traditions in every culture with new eyes, and realized how rituals can give life a depth and sacredness we all need.
ThoughtCo: Make Your Own Smudge Sticks
Smudging is a great way to cleanse a sacred space, and most people use smudge sticks made of sweetgrass or sage for this purpose. Although they are available commercially—and are fairly inexpensive—it’s easy to make your own if you’ve got herbs growing in your garden, or if there’s a place nearby where you can go wildcrafting.
Daily Tarot: The Lovers
Indecision is not necessarily a bad thing, but taken to extremes it can make you pessimistic and defeatist. Take the time you need to make the choices you need but don’t get bogged down and grind to a halt. Take yourself in hand and refuse to feel helpless in the face of a challenging (or tempting) situation. Refuse to be rushed by anyone, too.
Elephant Journal: The Magical result of matching our Heart Chakra with our Third Eye.
I’ve had a lifelong struggle between my intuition and my logical brain.
I’ve wondered if there were others like me, people who have let logic rule with regret.
Have you ever heard a little voice in your head telling you not to put that coffee cup on the edge of the table, ignored it, and found your favorite mug broken within minutes?
Today’s Deity: Olwen, Welsh Flower and Sun Goddess by Judith Shaw
Olwen (pronounced O-loon), Welsh Flower and Sun Goddess is most probably an ancient Goddess whose original stories and power have been lost to us. Her name means “Golden Wheel,” making Her the opposite of the powerful Sky Goddess, Arianrhod who was known as “Silver Wheel.”
MNN: 13 images and facts about misunderstood bats
Bats can be a little scary-looking, but the diverse flying mammals are broadly beneficial to the ecosystems where they — and we — live. Below are 13 facts about these underappreciated creatures.
EarthSky News: Moon to sweep by Jupiter and star Antares
From around the world on the evenings of June 14, 15 and 16, 2019, look for the moon and then for the red supergiant star Antares and the giant gas planet, Jupiter. The moon – now in a waxing gibbous phase, moving toward full moon on the night of June 16-17 – will pass to the north of Antares and Jupiter.
Patheos-Pagan: Working with Deities
I’m not sure how rare of a Pagan I am in the way I work with deities. I’m a polytheist. I believe in many Godds*. I believe that they are autonomous beings that exist and evolve differently than humans and perhaps on a different plain of existence. I’m not really worried about “how” or the “why” or “how” (yes, how twice). The how and why doesn’t really matter because belief requires some amount of faith. Faith requires some amount of trust. Trust requires some amount of surrender
HOPE AND DISAPPOINTMENT
“It’s precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life.”
— Max Frisch
“Don’t get your hopes up!”
Were you warned of this as a child? What does this say? It says that life is bound to disappoint you. It says, don’t aim high because you’re not likely to get what you want. It says that we can’t expect good things to happen to us.
As our thinking creates our reality, this kind of thinking dooms us to a mundane existence. It’s time to change our stories. Why not focus the immense power of our hearts and minds on bringing to fruition the very best life has to offer? Allow yourself to hope and believe in all possibilities.
“Hope is the companion of power, and the mother of success; for who so hopes has within him the gift of miracles.”
— Samuel Smiles
“The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
— Barbara Kingsolver
A Note from the Universe
When you consider all the faces, in all the places, in all the times do you see every one of them as students of love?
Today’s Recipe: Cuban Black Bean Soup
Give black beans a Cuban flair with this savory soup. Top it with sour cream and some shredded cheese for a easy weeknight dinner.
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
June 13, 2019
“You may choose your word like a connoisseur,
And polish it up with art,
But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays,
Is the word that comes from the heart.”
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1906
When we communicate, we want to choose our words carefully to be sure that we are completely understood. And yet, when we want to express our feelings, sometimes it helps to just let those feelings flow, to think with our hearts more than with our heads. The words that come from our hearts are so true and real that they can’t help but have an effect on anyone who hears them.
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