Cat’s Morning Bits for November 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.
On the first of November, if the weather hold clear
An end of wheat sowing do make for the year.
Tetraktys: 5 Truths About Awakening Your Inner Consciousness – A Pagan Perspective
In New Age circles, the word “consciousness” is often misused. Everybody talks about awakening your consciousness, yet very few actually achieve it. A lot of people don’t even try. For this reason, the rest of the world now seems to assume that the concept is nothing more than the usual spiritual mumbo-jumbo that New Age has become associated with.
Spirituality & Health: 3 Meditations for Group Healing
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER
“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness,” said spiritual teacher and activist Thich Nhat Hanh. There is no us, no them, no me, no we. Our powerful energy is flowing, all together. Yet the illusion of separateness is so strong among humans; we can’t even recognize how interconnected our needs are, both physical and emotional. This separateness is especially acute in America today, and the recent hate-fueled acts of mail bombings and the synagogue shooting, plus a contentious election, haven’t exactly smoothed things over. Today, we use the power of mantra for group transformation.
Daily Good: Pablo Neruda Against the Illusion of Separateness
“There is no insurmountable solitude. All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. And we must pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song — but in this dance or in this song there are fulfilled the most ancient rites of our conscience in the awareness of being human and of believing in a common destiny.” The great Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda was only a small boy, just over the cusp of preconscious memory, when he had a revelation about why we make art. It seeded in him a lifelong devotion to literature as a supreme tool that widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things.” Read more of the creative thoughts and feelings of this extraordinary man
Elephant Journal: The Universe is Calling…You gonna Get That?
It’s the whispers in your soul.
Or the message that you see again and again.
Maybe it’s the email or text that comes from out of nowhere.
When the Universe has a message for you, She will find a way to get your attention.
But to hear this message, we must be still and quiet, listening to the deepest parts of ourselves.
MNN: Be a force for good on Shop For Good Sunday
We’re all familiar with the powerhouse shopping days that kick off every holiday season: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. But what about the Sunday sandwiched in between?
Good news, particularly if you’re a socially conscious shopper. The Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 25, this year) is Shop for Good Sunday.
EarthSky News: Mercury visible at southerly latitudes
Today – November 6, 2018 – the planet Mercury reaches its greatest eastern elongation (maximum angular separation of 23 degrees from the setting sun) during its present showing in the evening sky. Mercury entered the evening sky (at superior conjunction) on September 21, 2018, and will leave it (at inferior conjunction) on November 27, 2018.
Patheos-Pagan: How The Gods and Spirits Speak To Us
When I was a baby pagan witch, I had no idea what people meant when they said the gods or spirits speak to them. I’d never heard voices, either out loud or in my head. I didn’t understand what they meant until I experienced it myself. For me, it’s a lot like hearing my cat’s voice in my head.
IMAGINE YOUR IDEAL FUTURE
“Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions.”
— Albert Einstein
If you were to create an ideal future for yourself, what would it be like?
All things that now exist in form were once simply ideas in consciousness. We each hold the power to manifest different circumstances for our lives. If we wish to manifest a new reality for ourselves, we need to consistently focus our imagination on the ideals we seek to realize.
Remember to explore your ideal in terms of qualities, not people or things. What qualities do you most want in life? Freedom? Respect? Playfulness? Abundance? Whatever qualities you seek, imagine experiencing them now and be open to new ways to discover those qualities appearing in your life.
“Change is created by those whose imaginations are bigger than their circumstances”
— Unknown source
A Note from the Universe
If speaking to a spiritual novice during the darker days of human evolution, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if “He” were angry, testing, and judgmental.
To someone a bit more savvy, during easier times, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if “She” were always loving, nurturing, and forever conspiring on your behalf.
And to someone on the verge of a total breakthrough, during the latter days of human evolution, one might explain God by asking them to turn up the music, take off their shoes, walk in the grass, unleash the dogs, free the canary, catch a breeze, ride a wave, dance every day, get up early, take a nap, stay out late, eat chocolate, feel the love, give stuff away, earn it back, give some more, and laugh…. Really.
Catch a breeze –
Today’s Recipe: Whole Earth Muffins
So healthy and tasty. Freeze well too! I used all whole wheat flour for mine
Magical Correspondences for Tuesday
Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain
Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger
Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman
November 6, 2018
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty – that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”
We’re always hearing new “definitions” of beauty – whether they are cultural or based on our own generation. But this simple statement explains it all so clearly. It’s like the two words are interchangeable. The truth is what is, not what is not. Beauty is. God is.
Beliefnet: Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings
What does your flower mean?
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