Cat’s Morning Bits for November 28, 2018
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.
The hoar-frost gathered, o’er each leaf and spray
Weaving its filmy network; thin and bright.
-Sarah Helen Whitman (1803-78)
Herbal Muse: Spiced Chai
Sipping spiced chai tea on a chilly day is pure bliss! This mix makes a great gift packaged in small mason jars or pantry jars, tied with homespun ribbon or raffia.
MBG: Burnout: How To Know If You Have It (And How To Overcome It If You Do)
It’s no surprise: Americans are exhausted. In fact, one study found that nearly 40 percent of Americans wake up most days of the week still feeling sleepy.
Daily Good: Books on How to Lead a Meaningful Life
Looking to curl up with a good read? Check out this list of 2017’s best books on how to stay resilient and live a meaningful life. Covering topics that range from how to raise responsible, mature, and empathic children in an increasingly digital age, to why compassion matters in the workplace, this list offers something for everyone. Thought-provoking, engaging, and insightful, your next great read awaits
Elephant Journal: I don’t need Anything Fancy—Just You.
I’ve missed you.
How does life get so busy? The days—one after another—pile up like a stack of blurry Polaroids on my desk.
“There isn’t enough time,” we mutter, citing tiredness as our half-assed excuse.
But that’s a lie. And we know it.
There’s no time?
MNN: Huge numbers of frozen sea turtles are washing up in Cape Cod
An alarming new reality is washing up on the shores of Cape Cod.
The waters may be getting too cold, too fast, for sea turtles to handle. As a result, conservationists are seeing wave after wave of the endangered animals wash up on Massachusetts’ shores — apparently surprised by the sudden temperature shift.
EarthSky News: Moon and Regulus late night to dawn November 28 and 29
As darkness is giving way to dawn, notice the relationship between the moon, Regulus, and a very bright object in the direction of sunrise. Venus is the 3rd-brightest object in the sky after the sun and moon. If you’re up before dawn, you might also see the 1st-magnitude star Spica near Venus (which Venus outshines by well over a hundredfold).
Patheos-Pagan: A North American Perspective on Traditional Witchcraft
Numerous individuals are hearing the call of what has become known as traditional witchcraft. The primal practices, focus on the spirits of the land and one’s ancestral ties are providing centeredness in an all too modern world. With online covens and crystal cleansing apps, even the rustic practices of magick and neo-paganism are being transformed by modern innovations.
LIVING IN HARMONY
“Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it.”
— Unknown Source
Angeles Arrien says that life will be simple if we follow the four-fold way counselled by indigenous peoples:
1.Show up, being present with all four mental, emotional, physical and spiritual intelligences.
2.Pay attention to what has heart and meaning.
3.Tell the truth without blame or judgment.
4.Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome.
“Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.”
— Katherine Paterson
A Note from the Universe
YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE. YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE.
This is the Universe, and I just wanted you to know, once and for all, that time is on your side, that space is just an illusion, and that matter is simply my little way of showing you exactly what you’ve been thinking lately.
Now that we’ve got that squared away, think yourself an amazing day, dearest.
Today’s Recipe: Honey Mustard Roasted Chickpeas
Chick peas can be seasoned and served in several ways to make them very tasty. One of my favorites is marinated in a honey mustard and roasted.
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
November 28, 2018
“I grew up in a gentler, slower time. When Ike was president, Christmases were years apart, and now it’s about five months from one to the next.”
There is so much truth in this… I’ve been getting Christmas catalogs in the mail since August! Our society has gotten so retail oriented, so marketing savvy, that we’re always months ahead of ourselves. Whether it’s holiday sales, or movie previews, or upcoming specials, we’ve been trained to think ahead or be left behind. So we can’t really enjoy the moment we’re in because we’re too busy planning for the time that’s yet to come. How sad. But we can do something about it! Resolve to live in the now. Experience this moment of time fully. Now is the only time there is
Beliefnet: 7 Steps Towards Bliss
For most people, happiness is becoming stranger than fiction. Americans are living in antagonistic times and a survey released by Harris Poll Survey of American Happiness found that less than half (34 percent) of Americans are happy
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-steps-towards-bliss.aspx#u1YSRvOzSR0c3U8F.99
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