Cat’s Morning Bits for February 21, 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.
Good morrow, Benedick. Why, what’s the matter,
That you have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?
-Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
Spirit Library: Your Creations: Macro to Micro
You wish others would tell you how to live your life.
Ah, such a statement makes you angry for you are seemingly uninterested in anyone informing you who you should be.
Yet, in your dream creations, you run hither and yon accepting this and that advice. You do so because you do not believe creation can be as easy as having fun. So it is you have not yet fully claimed your being.
MBG: How Pisces Season Can Help You Feel & Heal
The Sun visits a new zodiac sign every 30 days or so. During each “season,” everyone feels the influence of the prevailing astrological energy. Here are six ways to hone your healing gifts while the zodiac’s deep-diving fish directs attention to what lies beneath, straight from the AstroTwins.
Daily Good: 13 Ways of Looking at Community
“Community cannot take root in a divided life. Long before community assumes external shape and form, it must be present as seed in the undivided self: only as we are in communion with ourselves can we find community with others. Community is an outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible grace, the flowing of personal identity and integrity into the world of relationships.” Parker Palmer shares more in this beautiful essay.
MNN: How Denmark’s ‘pyt’ might help you fight stress
When faced with frustrations beyond their control, people in Denmark often utter this simple word to help them move on.
Denmark consistently scores high in global happiness rankings, and in hopes of cracking the Danes’ secret, many people around the world have focused on the hard-to-define word hygge (pronounced “HYU-gah”).
EarthSky News: Zodiacal light glowing pyramid after dark
Moonless evenings in February, March and April present the best time of year to see zodiacal light in the Northern Hemisphere evening sky. Meanwhile, from the Southern Hemisphere, the zodiacal light is best seen before dawn during these months of the year. The light appears when the evening twilight has left the sky (about 80 to 120 minutes after sunset)
Patheos-Pagan: Discover Your Endless Inner World
The world’s best Patheos Pagan Channel Editor has reminded me that, since my book is done-done-done and sent to Llewellyn, that maybe I should get back on this horse. Actually, he didn’t say that, exactly, but that’s what I got out of his nice note. ♥
So, I’m going for the low-hanging fruit with this first post in a veeerrrrry long time: an excerpt from my book. This is the opening of Chapter 1: A
LEARN TO LET GO
“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”
— Lao Tzu
How do we take something away? As we cultivate higher awareness, we begin to see just how much we have added things that really aren’t there to our picture of reality. Our beliefs, concepts and emotions all add layers of meaning to physical reality, but that meaning exists for us only – it has no objective existence. For example, the word ‘mother’ has a complicated network of meaning for each of us.
Become aware of how your beliefs and emotions colour your perception of different events in your life. See if you can begin to step out of your fabrications to experience the truth and spaciousness of what is.
“When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. … Forgive yourself and move on.”
— Bernie S. Siegel
A Note from the Universe
The thing about making it big and doing it fast is that invariably the first steps will be small and slow.
Which oddly, for too many, is reason not to take them.
You know better, huh?
Today’s Recipe: Ginger Butternut Squash Soup
This ginger butternut squash soup is the perfect soothing soup for a cold winter day. I had leftover roasted butternut squash and decided to try adding ginger which made this soup really pop.
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
February 21, 2019
“When I give I give myself.”
-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Most of us have too much “stuff.” We could probably give half of it away and not even notice. It doesn’t “mean” anything to us. Giving isn’t necessarily just distributing stuff into another person’s hands. The best gifts are thoughtful and heart-felt. The best gifts are personal, given with the receiver’s needs and wants in mind. The best way to give is to give of ourselves.
Beliefnet: 5 Suggestions for Cultivating Self-Love
Self-love can seem unattainable. It might be because, in part, self-love sounds abstract and ambiguous. To be clear, self-love is both an attitude and an act. It’s how you view yourself, and how you
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