Cat’s Morning Bits for April 20, 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.
While the bright radient sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels.
-The 1793 Old Farmer’s Almanac (title page of Vol. 1, No. 1)
MBG: The One Practice That Taught Me To Shed Labels And Embrace Freedom
From the time we are young children, we place labels on ourselves to make sense of the world. We are either skinny or big-boned; cool or unpopular; a musician or an athlete.
And while these labels at times can be helpful to create some form of an identity, they are often extremely limiting. They place us into boxesï¿½or out of themï¿½and continue to follow us well into adulthood.
MNN: Toby the cat walked 12 miles to get back to the family that didn’t want him
When Toby the cat’s owners didn’t want him anymore, they gave him to another family. But Toby thought perhaps there had been a mistake. The 7-year-old orange-and-white kitty took off and slowly made the 12-mile trek back to their house.
EarthSky News: First quarter moon is Sunday
This 1st quarter moon will offer gorgeous telescopic views for those taking part in Astronomy Day. Then it’ll conveniently set, leaving the sky dark for this weekend’s Lyrid meteors.
Patheos-Pagan: Lough Gur in a Driving Rain
Today you can buy an airline, rail, or bus ticket for travel at any time of the year. Winter snowstorms, Spring tornados, or Fall hurricanes may disrupt your plans, but the odds are good you’re going to make it just fine. It wasn’t always so.
The weather impacted our trip to Ireland and Wales, but most of it fell under the category of minor annoyances. Cold? Add another layer. Rain? Wool hats and hooded jackets work wonders. Rough seas have the ferries running late? Nap on the ship and catch up on sleep when you get home.
Inner Journey: There’s Hope!
“No matter how painful our early experiences were, our Essence cannot be harmed. Our Essence is waiting for the opportunity to reveal itself. In a very true sense, we are waiting for the opportunity to become ourselves. Our spirit is yearning to break free, to express itself …
“And yet, ironically, we always fear and resist opening to that which is most real in us. When we trust in the process and give ourselves over to it, however, our true nature comes forth. The result is real integrity, love, authenticity, creativity, understanding, guidance, joy, power, and serenity-all of the qualities we are forever demanding that personality supply.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
A Note from the Universe
You know what they’re going to do, don’t you?
And you do know what they’re going to say?
Yeah, once you consistently spend some time visualizing every day, doing the “all you can with what you’ve got” dance, and pushing yourself to live the life of your dreams to any degree that you now can, so that the floodgates fly open and you have your dream home, your dream work, and your dream friends.
They’re gonna give you that long, cold glance out of the corner of their eyes and say in a long, drawn-out voice, just loud enough for you to hear, “Must… be… nice…”
Just warning you,
Today’s Recipe: Toaster Oven Baked Salmon
Very fast and easy to make for a quick lunch or dinner. You can easily make this baked salmon in your toaster oven!
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
Spiritual Unite: 4 Spiritual Keys To Elevating Toward A Goal
Whenever you feel yourself going to a new level in your life, it’s often accompanied by pain and uncertainty. Rather than getting discouraged, take setbacks, self-doubt, or new challenges as a green light to move forward and manifest your goal. During this process, it’s vital that you take the time to follow some practices
April 20, 2018
“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~ -Buddha
Our perception tends to be that growth is hard, that it is a struggle, that it is work. But the truth is that we are only making it hard on ourselves. We cling to the past, try to control our futures. Are we willing to get out of our own way and just let it be? It could be so simple! Look at the flower. Learn from the flower. We can bloom just as easily.
Beliefnet: 5 First Ladies and Their Powerful Legacies
First Ladies are rarely as well-known as their presidential husbands. The history books often relegate them to a mere footnote, and many people mention the names of Americaï¿½s First Ladies only as the answer to a trivia question. A number of people can name most of the presidents of the United States, but the women who were their supporters, advisers and confidants are often forgotten. These women helped their husbands handle the stressful years spent running the nation but are rarely recognized for their contributions, although quite a few First Ladies have put their positions of power to good use.
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