Cat’s Morning Bits for April 5, 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.
April is here!
Blithest season of the year,
The little brook laughs as it leaps away;
The lambs are out on the hills at play.
-Eben E. Rexford (1848-1916)
Spirit Library: Integrity of Mind Body & Spirit
Integrity sounds like a moral issue, but it really isn’t. It’s just plain common sense.
Integrity means wholeness, completeness. A person with wholeness can focus their energies in one direction. A whole person achieves their life’s purpose without the dissipation of energies caused by internal conflicts. They get things done with ease, and then move on to the next activity which further pursues their sense of inner joy
MBG: PSA: Tonight’s New Moon Is A ‘Personal New Year’ For This One Sign
It’s your time to shine, Aries! The Sun is blazing through your sign until April 20, waking you up to your passion and purpose. You’re in the zone. and it’s only getting stronger, especially once the year’s only Aries new moon arrives on April 5.
Elephant Journal: If you Hate Meditating, here are 5 Mindful Things to do Instead.
Most of us are maniacs these days.
Life is busy with a seemingly endless list of tasks, commitments, priorities, and responsibilities. The breakneck speed of technological development and the rushed pace of urban life create the perfect storm. In summation, many of us are currently more productive—and more stressed out—than ever.
MNN: How to connect children with the natural world in your own backyard
People of a certain age have fond memories of playing in nature as children – scaling a fence at a nearby farm to climb apple trees and eat the fruit while perched on a sturdy branch, building forts in woods near their homes, picking wildflowers in fields or roadside ditches for their moms, walking with a fishing pole to a nearby pond. They also remember that their parents weren’t always sure or even particularly concerned about exactly where they were at any given moment.
EarthSky News: Follow the arc to Arcturus, drive a spike to Spica
Follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike to Spica. Scouts learn this phrase. Grandparents teach it to kids. It was one of the first sky tools I learned to use in astronomy.
Patheos-Pagan: The Story of the Labyrinth
You have heard the stories. There was a monster born in Crete, a monster with the body of a person but the head of a bull. The son of King Minos, the bull of Minos: the Minotaur. The Minotaur, it was said, would only eat human flesh, and needed to be contained. So the king called Daedalus, the craftsman, and ordered him to build an unnavigable maze, one that no one could find their way through, which would hold the monster. Monster that he was, though the Minotaur was still a prince, so people were sent into the maze to feed the monster, never to be heard from again.
CO-CREATION STARTS WITH IMAGINATION
“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali
Imagination is a tool of the soul. Our imagination gives us the opportunity to ‘try on’ new qualities and perspectives in our life. Through imagination, we can explore our past, problems, patterns, processes, plans, perceptions, principles, passions and purpose to uncover new possibilities.
Without imagination, we stay stuck in the realm of the material, the past, the superficial and the literal. We remain one-tracked, instinctual and one-dimensional.
Our imagination comes from the soul, subconscious and senses. Only through our imagination can we become multidimensional, experience more love, create more beauty, manifest more results, change our conditions, rewrite the past, and connect with divinity, purpose and others.
“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?'”
— George Bernard Shaw
“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
— Ralph Gerard
A Note from the Universe
Never underestimate your own importance in the world today and in worlds to come.I can’t even wrap my mind around it.
Today’s Recipe: Vietnamese Shrimp, Pork and Egg Noodle Soup (Bun Rieu)
Typically authentic bun rieu contains crab but it is optional. This is a delicious and healthy meal.
Magical Correspondences for Friday
Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly
Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris
Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique
April 5, 2019
“Originality is… a by-product of sincerity.”
-Marianne Moore, in Vogue, 1963
Sincerity is honesty, truth, meaningfulness. And when we share who we really are, we are absolutely original and true to ourselves. What a wonderful thing it is to be an original!
Beliefnet: A Dark Night of the Soul Experience
Finding the richness in a “Dark Night of the Soul’ experience is profoundly cathartic. They provide a huge psychological relief through an open expression of the emotions. The emotional release provides cleansing, releasing, and purging of what no longer serves you or your growth
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/angelguidance/2019/04/dark-night-soul.html#mDjeLefFjgpXkrmc.99
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