Cat’s Morning Bits for May 8, 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.
In May beholds the blooming wild,
And hears in heaven the bluebird sing,
‘Onward,’ he cries, ‘your baskets bring,-
In the next field is air more mild,
And o’er yon hazy crest is Eden’s balmier spring.’
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)
Spiritual Unite: Blue Eyes Dream Meaning – Be True To Yourself And Others
Through dreams, we have our closest experiences with the astral energies of the universe. By examining our dream life, we can unlock the wisdom locked within us and use that to guide us through our waking life.
Frankincense is one of the oldest documented magical resins–it’s been traded in northern Africa and parts of the Arab world for nearly five thousand years.
MBG: 10 Really Quick Ways To Create A Higher Vibe Home
When it comes to fostering happiness, practices like meditation, yoga, exercise, healthy eating, energy healing, and, of course, doing more of what you love every day are certainly helpful. But did you know that your home can also help promote a more cheerful life?
Daily Good: Searching for Meaning Purpose and Patterns
Underneath many of the problems facing us today lie personal choices. Many of us are not only dissatisfied with the immense global problems we face but also with the quality of our own lives. One way to address these global challenges by connecting their solutions to smaller choices we already want to make in our personal lives. Sky Nelson-Isaacs lucidly explains how we can move into rhythm with the flow of life so that Life can move into harmony with our highest goals. Read this excerpt from the book, “Living In Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World” to discover how we can even enjoy the dance
Today’s Goddess: Spider Woman (Na’ashjéii Asdzáá)
Name: Spider Woman
Tribal affiliation: Navajo
Name in Navajo: Na’ashjéii Asdzáá
Also spelled: Na ashje’ii ‘Asdzáá
Pronunciation: nah-ahsh-jay-ee ahs-dzah (Navajo)
Type: Goddess, spider, wise woman
Related figures in other tribes: Spider Grandmother (Hopi)
Spider Woman is one of the most important deities of traditional Navajo religion. Unlike the Hopi Spider Grandmother, the Navajo Spider Woman is not considered the creator of humans, but she is their constant helper and benefactor. Spider Woman was the adviser of the heroic twins Monster-Slayer and Born-for-Water, taught the people the arts of weaving and agriculture, and appears in many legends and folktales to “save the day,” protect the innocent, and restore harmony to the world.
MNN: 5 surprising facts about Leonardo da Vinci
You might imagine a Renaissance icon like Leonardo da Vinci would be all out of surprises for us. It’s been 500 years and we’re still gushing over the man’s body of work, which runs a staggering gamut from invention to sculpture to science to literature.
EarthSky News: Beetles steer by the Milky Way
When dung beetles grab a prized bit of food, they hurry off in a straight line. To be able to do this, they have to be able to see the stars.
Patheos-Pagan: The Merry Month of May
Beltane isn’t just one day, at least for me. It’s a season. After a few years of seemingly endless winters, May seems like a definite “put the flag in and stake your claim” declaration of Spring. Feels like a bit of relief, doesn’t it? Plants are blooming, you can really start working on your garden, clothes seem lighter, and the sandals come out. It’s always Beltane in our hearts, we say. But what if it’s not?
A FOCUS FOR PARENTS
“Parents: persons who spend half their time worrying how a child will turn out, and the rest of the time wondering when a child will turn in.”
— Ted Cook
One of our responsibilities as parents is to become independent of our children.
Andrew Schneider notes that many of us feel inadequate as parents because we assume we are totally responsible for them, but we are not.
Schneider says, “Their soul is in charge of their lives, and nothing that you do can greatly interfere nor greatly help. Who you are as a being and what you model is the important reality.”
How specifically can we support our children? We want them to feel nurtured and valued. We want to support them in learning how to provide for themselves. And we want to help them build good relationships.
“The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.”
— Frank A. Clark
“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.”
— Hodding Carter
A Note from the Universe
It may seem as if others can add to, or take from, what you have and who you are yet at the end of every day, what you have and who you are is entirely a function of your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations.
Today’s Recipe: Thai Yellow Curry
This curry is by far one of my family’s favourite meals. It’s creamy, savoury, spicy and has a hint of sweetness. This version uses chicken, potatoes and carrots, but you can use any mix of meats and/or vegetables and it’s an absolute delight
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 [Hathor]
May 8, 2019
“It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows.”
-Epictetus (A.D. 55? – 135?)
The most important ingredient in learning is an open mind. We need to approach each experience willing to take in the lesson and see the growth in ourselves. We can begin anytime, we can begin right now!
Beliefnet: Simple Tips for Being More Courageous
Some people say you should release your fears or rise above them. Others believe fear is a friend that comes to teach lessons that will, ultimately, make us stonger. We asked our readers to share…
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