Cat’s Morning Bits for February 20, 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.
When February sun shines cold,
There comes a day when in the air
The wings of winter
And show the golden summer there.
-Philip Savage (1868-99)
ThoughtCo. : Bird Medicine: Totem Messages and Meanings
Birds in general, are survivalists. They will first choose flight over fight. They instinctively know that fighting is a dangerous endeavor. Whereas flight is avoiding trouble: possible injury or death. Birds have superb reflexes. They teach us awareness and adaptability
Spirit Library: New Energies in an Old World ( a message from Mary Magdalene channeled by Pamela Kribbe)
Dear courageous men and women,
I greet you all, I am Mary Magdalene. I was here on Earth in a time of change, at a time when many people were looking for a way out of the restrictive situation. The Earth was then shrouded with an energy that kept people small and gave them a feeling of having no worth. That veil is thinning now; more light is coming from above, and that light comes from your souls which remain outside the veil.
Daily Good: Sacred Instructions: Creation Songs
“The relationships that exist between people and place are often memorialized through defining words that merge into story. As Indigenous people, our lives comprise these words and the stories that they illustrate. These words and stories paint a picture that brings into form all of the elements of our existence. They provide a clear view of our unique cultural landscape, and they offer us a defined sense of place within the world. In order to fully recognize our place in creation, we must realize that our stories are not the only stories that are being told. Every living thing has its own creation song,
Elephant Journal: Being Mindful isn’t a “New Age” Thing.
There was a moment when I could feel my body tense.
My heart rate was speeding up, and it quickly turned into something like panic as I remembered that I had to go on a business trip that required flying in two weeks.
Would I be able to get my license renewed in time? Such a small thing, but it could be a real problem. How could I let this happen?
MNN: Scratches made by ancient witches discovered in UK cave
Markings have long been known to exist at the 60,000-year-old limestone gorge known as Creswell Crags in the United Kingdom, but visitors to these ancient rocks typically shrug them off as unfortunate graffiti. Subterranean explorers Hayley Clark and Ed Waters saw something different, however
EarthSky News: Have you seen Mercury yet?
Live in the Northern Hemisphere? If so and you’ve never seen the planet Mercury before – or even if you have – take advantage of your golden opportunity to see Mercury after sunset these next few weeks. Late February and early March, 2019, showcase Mercury’s best appearance in the evening sky for this year for northerly latitudes. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, you might glimpse Mercury, too, but it’ll be tougher. Your best evening view of Mercury will come in October 2019
Patheos-Pagan: Coming Out Of The Broom Closet: You’re Doing It Wrong
You probably came out of that broom closet just fine.
Or maybe you’re still in that closet, which is fine, too.
Or maybe you are doing it wrong? Maybe I am. Maybe we all are.
“My greatest wealth is the deep stillness in which I strive and grow and win what the world cannot take from me with fire or sword.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
If our minds are always busy, they don’t get time to do basic maintenance – to sort, tidy up and take out the trash. If we don’t periodically clear out space in our minds, there’s no room for new ideas to take root.
Where do you find stillness each day and each week? Plan for quiet time, relaxation and stillness daily, even if it’s only for 5 or 10 minutes.
“For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.”
— Larry Eisenberg
A Note from the Universe
At long last a 3 Point Spiritual Litmus Test to see whether or not any old religious doctrine or modern day “ism” is worthy of celebration:
1.Does it speak of life’s beauty? Or,
2.Does it speak of our power? And,
3.Does it include everyone, everywhere, no matter what?
Today’s Recipe: Orange Cinnamon Coffee
Gourmet coffee without the gourmet price!
Magical Correspondences for Wednesday
Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
February 20, 2019
“The one desire which grows more and more is to give… Giving and receiving are at bottom one thing, dependent upon whether one lives open or closed. Living openly one becomes a medium, a transmitter; living thus, as a river, one experiences life to the full, flows along with the current of life, and dies in order to live again as an ocean.”
-Henry Miller (1891-1980)
Let’s look at the process of giving, and how much the simple, and natural, act of giving contributes to our spiritual growth. Giving opens us up, it opens our hearts. The more we give, it seems, the more we want to give, because we experience that current in our lives and are energized by it. It just feels good!
Beliefnet: 5 Simple Steps for Feeling More Peaceful
Sometimes, we need to shut down everything around us and simply breathe so we connect with our inner selves. Once you find that mental peace, you are able to find a little more happiness and a…
About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.
I invite you to check out my websites!
The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/
Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)