Cat’s Morning Bits for March 5, 2018
Good Morning, 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.
The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast
That through the snowy valley flies.
William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)
Mind Body Green: How To Use Meditation To Stop Negative Thoughts
As a student of meditation and innovative psychology, I’ve found that when you’re working to change inner energy, there is a profound marriage between breathwork and movement. Scientifically, we can move our breath in a certain pattern to slow down the nervous system and check in with ourselves and the world around us, thus becoming mindful in altering our moods and thoughts from negative to positive
Beliefnet: Redefine Your Self Worth
Some of us need more self-esteem after a rough week, year, or day. Abuse, rejection, and bullying over the years put us in a box this is hard to get out of. A majority of issues start in childhood where the seeds of rejection are planted. All can equate to low-self esteem, and a feeling of unworthiness. We will look at what we can do for a boost in self-esteem, and self-worth. The time is now to take action.
OM Times: 4 Laws for Emotional Release and Detachment
Sometimes you find yourself way to close to a situation and emotional release and detachment are the only answers.
It is possible that you hear the words Emotional Release and Detachment it causes you a feeling of coldness and selfishness.
A Bountiful Moment:
Receive the gifts of the universe just for being you. Unknown
There is no restriction, division or prejudice between who gets the many gifts this world has to offer. By waking up you receive all things needed every day. You have the opportunity to develop everything that passes your way or ignore it and wait for the next opportunity to pass. Thinking that you are not as lucky or donï¿½t have the same privilege puts restrictions on what you can receive and achieve. Yes we are all different individuals but to the world there is no difference and the gifts it offers as support are the same.
Look around today and be aware of all the beauty and opportunity the universe has to offer. Be amazed at the miracle of life, be awed at natureï¿½s gifts, and become inspired by the sunshine, rain or stars. Practice receiving the greatest gifts with gratitude and grace and you will recognize more freely the gifts of opportunity as they become present in your life.
Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!
Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)
EarthSky News: Tonight Use Big Dipper to find North Star
This is a good time of year to look for the Big Dipper in the evening. If you find it, you can find the North Star, too.
Patheos-Pagan: Witchery as an Orientation and Sacred Mission
In my article, Witchcraft Plays the Long Game I wrote, Many would ask me, why witchcraft? Because it works, and it isn’t a choice. A dear friend asked me to explain what I meant about this not being a choice for me. He reminded me that I often correlate witchery with personal sovereignty and free-will, so how is it consistent that I have no choice in the matter?
“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
We are all on a life-long journey. It is a search for who we are and why we are here. It is a journey that expands our consciousness.
There is an urge within each of us to move forward in life. It is an urge to become more whole, to find more meaning, and eventually to help others. It is human nature to strive for a sense of well-being.
We all go through the same growth cycles, though our experiences may appear entirely different. By understanding the process of personal and spiritual growth, we can work more effectively with the process, instead of fighting and resisting it.
“We can learn to be the catalysts for our own change.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach
A Note from the Universe
Not that you haven’t figured this out but the person who can point to their own acts of kindness, no matter how plentiful, is not necessarily a kind person; who can point to their own acts of thoughtfulness, no matter how plentiful, is not necessarily thoughtful; who can point to their own acts of generosity, no matter how plentiful, is not necessarily generous… and so on.
Yeah, they still rock. As do you.
Today’s Recipe: Butterscotch Squares
My husband loves the butterscotch squares at See’s Candies. But, it can get expensive to “feed” his habit! I came across a recipe for copycat butterscotch squares. They looked so good, that I had to make them. They are delicious. The texture is similar to old-timey fudge. The flavor is deep and rich, similar to penuche. The only change I made was dipping my candies in chocolate chips.
Magical Correspondences for Monday
Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise
Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Fluorite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood
Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast
March 5, 2018
“Love is the central flame of the universe, nay, the very fire itself.” -Ernest Holmes
This week, our focus is on “love.” What else is there, really? A Course in Miracles says that there are only two things in this life – love and fear… and when it all comes down to it, there is really just love. For just a little word, LOVE is a huge concept. Love is our greatest motivator, our deepest inspiration. No wonder love is so often associated with fire, and desire, and burning passion. It warms us, heals us, frees us.
MNN: Divers unearth 7,000-year-old Native American burial site off Florida coast
The ever-rising tide of history can obscure many things, but one thing archaeologists may not have expected to be hidden was a 7,000-year-old Native American burial site.
The site, located a mere 900 feet (275 meters) off the coast of Manasota Key in Florida is preserved in what would have been a “a peat-bottomed freshwater pond thousands of years ago,” according to a statement released by the Florida Department of State.
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