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White Cat

What does it mean?

Whether you see them in real life, or in your dream, they are giving you a unique message that you must decipher.

Because they are the guardians and want to warn you of anything bad comes your way, but it is up to you how you take the message.

Happiness and Good Fortune.

White is the colour of purity and clearance – white cat symbolism is the same. White cats symbolise happiness, virtue and good fortune.

Overall, the cat is the symbol of patience, freedom, independence, sensuality, mystery, curiosity and rebirth. Cats are an adventurous animal; they spend most of their time either exploring things or sleeping.Advertisements

They have been living with humans for centuries, and during every era, cats are domesticated for particular purposes.

White cat symbolism is a quite diverse topic. Here are some of the things that white cats symbolise:

Rebirth:

It is said that cats have nine lives and every life is the sign of new beginning. White cat signifies rebirth like any other cat.

Good luck and Bad luck: White cats are widely considered as the symbol of good luck. In many countries of the world, white cats are the symbol of positivity.

If you encounter them on the road, you will get success in whatever you are going to do. But, it is not necessary that every region of the world consider them as a good luck charm.Advertisements

In some countries, encountering a white cat on the road is the symbol of problems and troubles. Mainly in the UK, they aren’t considered as good luck.

Shy and Calm:

As white cats are considered to be more shy and calm, they are said to be the symbol of tolerance and control.

People who have white cats in their lives are more likely to withstand the harshness of life in the best possible way.

Money and Prosperity:

If a white cat visits your home, it is considered that money is coming to you. It is believed that you will get more money and success in the times to come.

Sign of achievements:

In Mediterranean countries, it is a common belief that if a white cat favours a child, then it means that the life of this child will be full of goodness and achievements.

Sleep:

White cats like to spend most of their time sleeping. If you see a white cat around, it could also mean that you need to have a break from whatever you are doing.

It also symbolises that sleep is essential and you should think about it as well. Don’t be so harsh on yourself and take yourself lightly.

Support and Healing:

White cats are human supporters. They have their connection with nature and spirits, and thus they tell the humans to use their power to heal.

White cats seem not only cute, but they possess great spiritual powers. They are known to enhance the psychic powers of their owner.

You don’t see a pure white cat every day but when you do, see clearly and try to decipher the message it is giving you.

But overall, the white cat is the sign of positivity, no matter what they are being considered as in different parts of the world, they are the symbol of good luck and happiness.

Orange Cat Symbolism: Depicts Big Change.

Orange cats encourage new beginning – they symbolise significant change. They are environmentalists and predict global change as well. Like other cats, they also help in energy healing.

Orange cats are the sign of leadership, boldness, and confidence. They appear as the sign for you to accept the new beginning and be on your way.

Major Traits of the Cat Totem:

The major traits of the cat totem are as follow:

  • Intelligent – know when and how to take the correct decision
  • Protective – give protection to not only themselves but to loved ones as well
  • Independent – but enjoy their social connections more than anyone
  • Highly Confident – as they have deep connection with inner self
  • Sensitive – because they feel the real meaning behind words
  • Agile – quick in actions but work with care
  • Curious – want to know everything and love to explore

With credit to Spiritual Unite

“I want to live forever”. Jake Tyler for TED in Brighton.

Spark a fire with Jake.

Mental health campaigner and Mind Over Marathon runner Jake Tyler meets ‘new hero’ Prince Harry.

Jake Tyler, who completed the London Marathon in 2018, has been involved in a BBC1 documentary highlighting the link between mental wellbeing and exercise.

https://www.maldonandburnhamstandard.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/15247967.mental-health-campaigner-and-mind-over-marathon-runner-jake-tyler-meets-new-hero-prince-harry/

My coach said that “I needed Movement.”

Jack Tyler’s Story.

When depression consumed him, Jake Tyler phoned his mum to say goodbye, having decided to take his own life. But she convinced him that they could find help together, and as he moved back home and started receiving professional help, Jake discovered the powerful effect of nature on his wellbeing. Jake started walking daily, and felt more positive and connected to the world around him with every step.

One morning, I was lying motionless in bed in my east London flat above the pub I was running, too afraid to move. Years of living secretly under a rock of depression had caught up with me; I had finally run out of air, and I could no longer stand the pressure. Depression makes me feel like I’ve sat down to take an exam I know I’m going to fail. It’s like that feeling that hits you when you give something up after deciding you can’t do it, stretched out over an indeterminable period of time. You don’t choose for it to happen, and you can’t choose for it to stop. All you know is it’s here to stay, and it doesn’t give one shit about your schedule.

Read more here: https://happiful.com/walking-out-of-darkness-jakes-story/

People are f***ing awesome Podcast.

A series of illuminating conversations between people who have achieved something momentous. My name’s Jake, and I recently completed a 3000 mile lap of the UK on foot, following a major depressive episode. Since my challenge ended I’ve become interested to explore the idea of how experiencing times of adversity can drive ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things.

Jim Carrey: I Needed Color.

What if Captain America deals with Anxiety?

Cara Delavigne and her struggle with Depression and Anxiety.

These holiday vacations might be triggers, it’s that season of year, and … sunlight is very beautiful, but also not enough. So, hold on, basically.

Meditation for Clearing the Past.

What’s Mudra for?

Growing deeper with Heart Alchemy Yoga.

Mental health impact of 9/11 Pentagon attack: Validation of a rapid assessment tool.

Abstract Background

Following the tragic events of 9/11/2001, the Pentagon Post Disaster Health Assessment (PPDHA) survey was created to identify healthcare needs and concerns among Pentagon personnel and to assure that appropriate care and information was provided. The PPDHA was fielded from October 15, 2001, to January 15, 2002. Fundamental in this assessment was the evaluation of the mental health impact as a result of the attack.

Methods

Although a number of standardized instruments exist for mental health domains, most are lengthy and could not be used as a rapid health assessment. Instead, a short screening instrument consisting of 17 questions was developed that covered important mental health symptom domains, mental health functioning, and possible predictive risk factors. High-risk groups for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, and alcohol abuse were assessed, and validation of risk groups was assessed across functional levels.

Results

Overall, 1837 (40%) respondents met the screening criteria for any of the symptom domains of interest 1 to 4 months after the attack: PTSD (7.9%), depression (17.7%), panic attacks (23.1%), generalized anxiety (26.9%), or alcohol abuse (2.5%). Mental health risk groups were highly correlated with self-reported reduced daily functioning and use of counseling services. Additionally, risk factors known to be associated with mental health problems after traumatic events were strongly predictive of the high-risk categories identified.

Conclusions

Mental health concerns were common among Pentagon employees in the 4 months after the 9/11 attack. Data from this study suggested that the short mental health screening instrument had validity and can serve as a prototype for rapid public health assessment of the mental health impact of future traumatic events.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0749379704000121

Eric Baret: You cannot Be Present.

A few years ago, I attended a few conferences with my (ex for a reason) boyfriend who was following Jean Klein, spiritual teacher, from Kashmir Shivaism. He wasn’t hippie, and he left masonry after many years, because they taught him that in order to get higher knowledge, they said, you need them to transcend and get in touch with Divine. Oh, well, he was a Truth seeker, so he tried to take different Paths. Eric Baret was a kind of encounter of third kind. He started his conference with closed eyes and without any intro. He asked simply if there were any questions. As all the people knew him cos of his books the conversation started easily. Many of the questions dealt with Afterlife. It was funny to see how minds can be easily manipulated when nobody has got the truth in their hands. But I appreciated his way to let it open to your imagination.

Sitting Meditation by Kabat Zinn. Give it a try.