Cat’s Morning Bits for April 6, 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.
April the Beautiful, with streaming eyes,
Weeps o’er the havoc that rude March has made.
The dales are musical with her sweet sighs,
Tears mark her footsteps o’er the moistened glade.
-John Askham (1825-94)
MNN: From fuzzy fluffball to stately bird: The life cycle of an eagle
When a much-awaited eagle egg hatches, a tiny cottony ball of fluff slowly emerges. This fuzzy, wobbly handful of cute is utterly dependent on its doting parents. Soon, however, the white fluff gives way to brown feathers and the bird tests its wings, soaring and growing and eventually becoming a regal image of its parents. Here’s a look at how tiny eaglets make the remarkable transformation from hairy hatchlings to majestic adult birds.
Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Silence Your Inner Critic
Depression and self-criticism are great companions. Here are 5 tips to move past them.
Health Journal columnist Melinda Beck penned an amazingly accurate and helpful article in the Wall Street Journal about the self-criticism that so often accompanies depression and anxiety. Not only was I delighted that she approached such a difficult and complicated aspect of our illness with compassion and insight, but I was ecstatic to see myself as one of the “experts” mentioned with suggestions on how to silent the annoying voice that says we are incapable, weak, and worthless.
mindbodygreen: How To Practice Self-Massage The Ayurvedic Way
A science of self-healing, ayurveda encompasses diet, meditation, breathing techniques, medicinal herbs, beauty practices, and rituals to heal the body, mind, and spirit. In ayurveda, inner and outer beauty are intimately related.
Spiritual Unite: 5 Symptoms Of Psychic Abilities: Number 3 Is Unique
We all have latent psychic abilities, talents that lay hidden deep inside of us. Sometimes, we see glimpses of these abilities and wonder at the possibility of something greater. Most people simply shrug off a de ja vu experience or show apathy towards untoward circumstances and mystifying visual experiences. Our psychic abilities wane considerably if we make
EarthSky News: This weekend, moon near Mars and Saturn
This weekend, in the morning sky, the waning moon joins up with the planets Saturn and Mars. These three worlds climb over the southeast horizon very late Friday and Saturday nights (April 6 and 7), then soar highest up for the night just before dawn Saturday and Sunday (April 7 and 8)
Patheos-Pagan: Principles of Bardic Awareness
Developing your awareness helps you get clear about your life, aligns you to the Sacred, and enables you to become ever more alive. It is not enough to learn about awareness intellectually, however. In order to make any difference at all, it is essential that you put what you learn into practice and integrate it into your life. Bards learn, first and foremost, that true reality is not “out there” and that life isn’t what it seems to be. They come to know that the truth lies within, in the heart. Druids call the physical world the “apparent world” to indicate that it reflects only what reality appears to be, not what it truly is.
Inner Journey: Higher Perspectives
“Bias and impartiality is in the eye of the beholder.”
— Lord Barnett
According to Andrew Schneider, the radical difference between personality awareness and soul consciousness is a difference in perspectives. Acquiring a soul perspective allows us to see things differently – and we always see a more inclusive, universal picture. This expanded view adds to an understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of life.
If I insist on hanging on to a personality perspective that is contrary to a soul perspective, the two perspectives will clash. This challenges me to find a way through to a deeper truth than I previously knew. This kind of tension between soul and personality positions is typical of the prelude to transformation that is a vital part of the soul journey.
“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
— Sylvia Plath
A Note from the Universe
They surround you even now. They see, hear, and feel what you see, hear, and feel. They trade vantage points, study possibilities, and learn to think bigger. They brag about you, compliment you, and laugh at your jokes. They only ever squabble over who loves you most.
And of course, I’m talking about the teachers who prepared you for time and space, who’ve now become your students.
Shhhh… they’re reading this…
Today’s Recipe: Cabbage Salad Recipes
I was making salad a few days ago and already had many of my veggies chopped and ready to go. I realized at the last moment there was no lettuce in my fridge. I don’t really care for any kind of lettuce anyway so I hauled out a head of cabbage. I will be making this salad again.
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
Daily Wisdom: April 6, 2018
Are You Finding Inner Peace?
“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) United Nations address, Sept 1961
What I like about this quote is that while President Kennedy was obviously talking about the world situation, about establishing world peace, it also works really well if you apply the worlds toward INNER peace. Isn’t this the process that we all go through to attain higher states of consciousness and become at peace with ourselves? We change our minds, and our thoughts, to reflect what we learn and experience. We gently and quietly build new patterns and practices that help to bring peace to both our inner and outer worlds.
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