Cat’s Morning Bits for January 31, 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.
“To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.”
– W.J. Vogel
Spirit Library: February 2019 Ascension Energies – Power Vision
I hope your January was smooth, though there was a lot of chaos around. That is certainly the way of change sometimes (or often for some!). January’s energy was all about being the calm in the storm, patient within change and staying balanced when life is pushing and pulling.
Living Wicca: Imbolc Recipes
Imbolic is almost here. I am testing out a new pumpkin muffin recipe and will post it soon. I hope you will share YOUR favorite Imbolic recipe with me. 🙂 Below is a tasty muffin recipe from my Pagan Holidays book:
Elephant Journal: New Moon in Aquarius: it’s Time to Declutter our Emotional & Spiritual Lives.
It’s time to “spring-clean” our emotional and spiritual clutter this month.
It’s still winter in the northern hemisphere but nonetheless, this is a great month for some “spring-cleaning.”
MNN: 17 animals that are living fossils
From another era
A living fossil is an organism that has retained the same form over millions of years, has few or no living relatives, and represents a sole surviving lineage from an epoch long past.
EarthSky News: Whales share songs from other oceans
Singing humpback whales from different ocean basins seem to be picking up musical ideas from afar, and incorporating these new phrases and themes into their songs
Patheos-Pagan: The Flame That Will Not Be Extinguished
Brigid, queen of the fairies,
goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft,
fertility and fire
lived in the heart of ancient Ireland.
ALL IS MIND
“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein
Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Mental, emotional and physical events are only effects.
When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”
“I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.”
— Mira Bai
A Note from the Universe
Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you…
You get as many “do-overs” as you like. Of course, you never know you’re living a “do-over” until it’s over.
There are lots of reasons for wanting a “do-over.” Most of all, people want another chance to do things they were afraid to do the first time, and to say things they were afraid to say. Oddly enough, it’s not their mistakes they want to rework, but their “unused” minutes.
Yeah, pretty nifty, but you should know that it isn’t any easier the next time, and because no two ever go exactly the same, the gifts, opportunities, and loves of one never appear the same way again.
So all in all, it’s better to live as if there are no “do-overs,” so that you won’t need one. But I thought I’d share this with you anyway to work in the bits about fear, mistakes, and how precious today’s opportunities really and truly are.
Crafty as a fox,
Today’s Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Cough Syrup
Yet another reason to love chocolate (as if you needed one)! According to researchers at the University of Hull in Yorkshire, England, chocolate may be more effective at calming a nagging cough than cough syrup.
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
January 31, 2019
“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”
-Vincent van Gogh
Are we committed to living life to its fullest? What does that mean to each one of us personally? How does that show up in our daily routines? I think what van Gogh was saying was that commitment has to be whole-hearted. Whatever it is, whether it’s a friendship, a career, a marriage, or our spiritual pursuits – if we’re in it with all our heart, then we’re demonstrating the importance that it has in our lives. And whatever it is, will grow and bloom and thrive with our commitment to it.
Beliefnet: 12 Ways to Keep Life Simple
Keeping life simple is about relying on the basics. Basics like honesty, respect, trust, happiness and friendship go a long way to clearing out the clutter and staying focused on what’s important.
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