Cat’s Morning Bits for May 16, 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 apple-trees with bloom are all aglow-
Soft drifts of perfumed light-
A miracle of mingled fire and snow-
A laugh of Spring’s delight!
-Horatio Nelson Powers (1826-90)
Spiritual Unite: What Are The Best Throat Chakra Crystals?
The throat chakra is an important energy centre in the body that is broadly responsible for things like expression, self-esteem, confidence and relationships. When there are problems in the throat chakra there are a variety of crystals that can be used to recover balance, cleanse and clear blockages
MBG: This Spiritual Philosophy Could Transform Your Relationships
You can’t have unity without diversity. The trick is to find the unity in diversity. Hear me out: Many spiritual philosophies say that while we are all different, our collective evolution—as people, as a society—unifies us. While no two people are the same, two people can still be one. As evidenced by mindbodygreen’s mantra, You. We. All., our true power comes through when we understand and respect one another, when we connect through our common purpose as people on this planet.
Spirituality & Healing: 6 Ways to Deal with Nighttime Anxiety
Wake up! It’s 2:40 a.m., prime time for feeling panicky and dyspeptic. Let’s ruminate! Let’s go over everything on the to-do list! Let’s feel overwhelmed, maybe with a little side sauce of guilt. What’s that, brain? You want to go deeper, ponder the very point of our lives? Sure… Until 4:55, when we finally doze back off. Ugh. My internist told me that insomnia like this is sometimes caused by our brains being “too full,” which certainly resonated with me. So, what to do with a too-full brain at 3 a.m.?
Elephant Journal: 4 Ways to “Let it Go” even when we’re Still really Stinking Mad
When confiding in a trusted friend or family member about something that is bothering me, I am often told to just “let it go.”
“Yes, great, I would love that,” I think to myself. “But how exactly do I do that?”
We usually know when we need to let go, but what if we aren’t quite ready or we are really stinking mad and need to sit with those feelings for a minute? Sometimes someone suggesting we just “let it go” seems a little harsh and can anger us even more.
MNN: More than 100 new species found in newly discovered Bermuda ocean zone
The ocean never ceases to surprise us, even in waters we’ve studied for decades.
Take, for instance, the waters off the coast of Bermuda. Scientists have discovered a whole new ocean zone that’s home to previously undiscovered species of marine life.
EarthSky News: Young moon beneath Venus May 16
Tonight – May 16, 2018 – seek for the the young moon beneath the dazzling planet Venus at evening dusk. Since this whisker-thin and pale lunar crescent will be sitting low in the sky, it’ll be to your advantage to find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset. If you miss the moon after sunset today (May 16), try your luck after sunset tomorrow
Patheos-Pagan: Salt City Pagan: I’m Not Ready to Label Myself, Are You?
Let’s have a quick chat about why I am not ready to embrace labels as part of my path quite yet but that one day I hope to have something that I can identify with. As many people already know I have SOME labels that I freely embrace and they feel quite comfortable. Things like: gay, kitchen-witch, son, brother, uncle (guncle if you please), and all of the mundane work labels that come with my job. What I am not comfortable embracing is the title of Druid or Wiccan as of yet.
Inner Journey: Befriend yourself
“Self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann & Carol H. Munter
The journey to know ourselves ideally brings us to self-understanding and acceptance. It is NOT a quest for self-improvement.
When we open to love and accept ourselves, no matter what, we allow our innate love, power and wisdom to emerge naturally.
“Who you really are is enough.”
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer
A Note from the Universe
The easiest way to avoid letdowns and disappointments, is…
No, it’s not lowering your standards. That’s quitting.
No, it’s not releasing expectations. That’s an old wives’ tale.
And no, it’s not relinquishing all mortal desires. That’s an ancient religion.
It’s never tricking yourself into thinking that your happiness is dependent upon the things and events of time and space, or what other people think, say, and do.
So go ahead, aim high, expect a miracle, and want it all…
Today’s Recipe: Ginger Chicken Stir Fry
Ginger and chicken is a popular combination in Chinese cuisine as well as in many other Asian countries.
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
May 16, 2018
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.” -Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845)
What is real? It has been said that the first three states of consciousness (sleeping, dreaming and waking) are just an illusion. That “reality” comes with higher states of consciousness, when we can see God in all things, and when we can see the Oneness of all creation. When we “wake up” to reality, we will see the beauty of life all around us at all times.
Beliefnet:5 Ways Archangel Michael has Your Back
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