Cat’s Morning Bits for December 11, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 11, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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Heap on more wood! the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.
―Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)

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Pioneer Thinking: Using Cinnamon for Winter Decorating

Cinnamon comes from a small evergreen tree, native to Sri Lanka and Southern India. It comes from the bark, and is widely used as a spice. The flavor of cinnamon is due to an aromatic oil, which actually makes up less than one per cent of its composition.

https://pioneerthinking.com/using-cinnamon-for-winter-holiday-decorating

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Spiritual Unite: Higher Realms Of Existence – A New Energy Coming

In total, there are twelve realms of existence or dimensions of consciousness.
Most of the time, we are only really concerned with our physical world – but there are higher realms of existence that we encounter during our journeys.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/higher-realms-of-existence/

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Daily Good: Hats Warm Heads and Hearts of Kids with Cancer

What started as an entrepreneurship project of two college students, Zachary Quinn and Brian Keller, grew into something much greater. Love Your Melon, founded in 2012, has taken the nation by storm and is supporting thousands of children with cancer each year. For every hat sold, one hat is donated to a child with cancer, helping to alleviate the shame and embarrassment that often accompanies the hair loss resulting from chemotherapy. The two founders view the hats as an icebreaker, providing physical and emotional warmth to the children they hope to get to know better during hospital visits. “We want to inspire communities to make this their own,” says Quinn. “And be able to continue it forever.”

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=6141

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​

Pollen never deteriorates. It is one of the few natural substances that lasts indefinitely.

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MNN: What is wassailing?
This tradition once got Christmas banned

You may be familiar with the first verse and the chorus of the Christmas carol “Here We Come A Wassailing.”
Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green;
Here we come a-wand’ring
So fair to be seen.

https://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/what-wassailing

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Winter Solstice as a Solitary Pagan

Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for the Solstice are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Winter Solstice ritual.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/12/8-things-for-winter-solstice-solitary-pagan.html

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Inner Journey:

YOU ARE BIGGER THAN YOU THINK

“He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.”
— Meister Eckhart

We are the ocean — vast, deep, powerful and rich. Nourishing and nurturing. Dive down into the dark stillness of being. Sense the rising and falling of surface thoughts and emotions, sometimes gentle, sometimes violent. Always shifting. Always in motion. Draw back and watch the waves of your life at play. Know you are the unfathomable depths — surface agitations can’t disturb you. Know that you are bigger than the little things that aggravate you.

“The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.”
— John Berry

“It’s best not to get too excited or too depressed by the ups and downs of life.”
— Dalai Lama

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A Note from the Universe

After all these years, can you believe most people still think time is real, space is cold, and matter is solid?

If there’s anything you want to change in your experience, imagine it changed.

Real this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Jalapeño Cheese Sauce

I put this recipe together for one of my best friends who adores spicy cheese sauce, mostly for steamed veggies and French fries. We used to order spicy cheese fries on indulgence-days, but soon realized they always cost way too much for what they were. Give this super creamy cheese sauce a try!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Jalapeo-Cheese-Sauce.html

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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
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
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

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Daily Wisdom
December 11, 2018

Service

“Serve self you serve society
Serve society serve yourself.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Besides helping other people, service has the added benefit of helping the person doing the serving! How could this be? Because service makes us feel good, it helps us to grow spiritually, it helps us to gain compassion. Service helps to make our society a better place, and it’s a place we all share! Because we are all one, what we do for others, we do for ourselves.

Lissa Coffey

Coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Looking on the Bright Side – Quotes to Stay Positive
Here are ten inspirational quotes to help you stay positive and carry you on to your good day.

Read More……………………

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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It Takes Perseverance: Cat’s Angel Message for December 11, 2018

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It Takes Perseverance: Cat’s Angel Message for December 11, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


Ideas, yes. Inspiration, yes. Creativity, yes. Planning, yes. Perseverance, yes. More perseverance, yes. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


1211:  The Universe is asking us to take December’s theme to heart today. The information we receive is directly related to the changes taking place within us. Remember that changes require that we let go of old habits and patterns if we are to continue our overall growth. Take some time to ground and center and then engage in some creative pursuit. Creativity promotes clarity and can be used as a form of meditation that opens our lines of communication. . The key lies in remembering that these messages can come in any form. Keep an open perspective and don’t casually dismiss something as unimportant as it may hold valuable information designed to help you.


Archangel Michael is the go-to guy for protection. His clear, powerful energy acts as a shield that helps to buffer energies directed at us and helps us to feel safe during the change process. He sets us on the path of commitment to our purpose by providing courage and direction. Ascended Master Melchizedek  helps us  to diffuse unpleasant situations that can arise as we go through change and transformation. Since he helps us heal through color,  pay attention to the colors that draw you or feel relevant. And, the Babylonian goddess Ishtar reminds that “The process of change can be intimidating and keep us rooted in fear. Remember to stay clear on what you want.This focus will shine like a beacon and hold the darkness at bay.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Chrysocolla. This powerful blue-green stone helps us during periods of change and challenging times. It brings smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity and calm. It helps us to be more self aware and promotes self confidence that inspires both creativity and motivation.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Dec. 11, 2018 “Reaching Out”

Happy Tuesday,

I like our quote of the day but I think it should read this way: 80% don’t care, 19% are glad and 1% is there for you.

We all have problems. Things that bother us or that are going wrong in our lives. Some people keep these things to themselves, which is harmful and some people tell everyone, which can also be harmful. Having someone that you can talk to to is a good thing and there is always at least one person who is always there for you. If you are going through a rough patch, reach out to that one person. Make a phone call, a text, or an email. Simply telling someone can clear the mind and generate a new perspective.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 10, 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.

Blessings, Cat

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Welcome, friend! St. Nicholas, welcome!
Welcome to this merry band!
Happy children greet thee, welcome!
Thou art gladdening all the land.

-Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905)

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Spiritual Unite: Meaning Of Butterflies Crossing Your Path – Is It A Message?

Nature is often complicit in guiding you through life, and when butterflies cross your path, it is often a metaphysical message or symbol.
There are even some instances when these butterflies may be old souls or the souls of passed loved ones.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/meaning-of-butterflies-crossing/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: How Will You Finish Off 2018?

On Wednesday, Mercury enters Sagittarius, and things could get intense.
After an extended spell of gaslighting, muddled messaging and “Wait…whaaaat?” moments, the truth will become more than self-evident this week. On Wednesday, December 12, Mercury, the cosmic communicator, joins a planetary posse in take-no-prisoners Sagittarius. With the illuminating Sun and candid Jupiter already firing arrows in the Archer’s domain, we won’t just let the cat out of the bag—we’ll be fiercer than a tiger mom when it comes to defending principles and ideals.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-december-10-16-2018

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Herbal Muse: How to Make Elderberry Syrup

Medicinally, elder has been used for bruises, purging, to deter insects, as an eye wash and to treat colds and flu for centuries. Of these applications, the last holds particularly veritable promise. In fact, elderberry is one of the most important remedies to be found in your medicine chest when it comes to beating the sniffles.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/elderberry-profile

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Elephant Journal: I’m a Witch—& you Probably are, Too.

I haven’t always identified as a witch.
It took a breakup and a skilled healer named Paul to connect me to my witch roots.
I’ll keep the story short, because I want to get to the part where you, dear female reader, say, “I think I am also a witch!” or, “I am a witch, too—get me out of this broom closet!”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/12/i-am-a-witch-you-probably-are-too/

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MNN: Is there any true wilderness left?

On one hand, there’s no place on Earth human beings haven’t made an impact. The burning fossil fuels has led to heavy metal contamination in fish, birds and other animals on entirely separate continents from the power plants. Climate change melts ice sheets around the world. A plastic cup used once ends up in a whale’s stomach in the middle of the ocean, killing him. Sea salt harvested from an unpopulated coast contains microplastics.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/there-any-truly-wild-land-book

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EarthSky News: See a celestial Chariot in December

Tonight, or any one of these long December nights, you can find the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. The Heavenly Chariot – with its brilliant yellow star Capella – starts the journey in the northeast at early evening, flies overhead around midnight and finishes up in the northwest at dawn

https://earthsky.org/tonight/celestial-chariot-high-overhead-around-midnight

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Patheos-Pagan: Pagan Groups: Greater Ability Means More Responsibility

I believe in you. I believe in every reader. My faith that my words do wonders for people I will never touch carries me to continue.
I believe in my grove. I believe in every member. My faith that my works do wonders for them carries me to continue.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/fromacommonwell/2018/08/pagan-groups-greater-ability-means-more-responsibility/

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Inner Journey:

SEEK YOUR LIMITS AND BEYOND

“If you’re proactive, you don’t have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.”
— Stephen Covey

Connect with the edge, the unknown, of your experience. Allow this pull towards unexplored territory to take you to new dimensions of yourself. Allow life to touch you in new ways. For this is how we truly live life. Become more alive as you grow through your consciousness barriers. Ask questions that seek answers beyond yourself. The depth of life is revealed as you go further into it.

“Nothing is lost upon a man who is bent upon growth; nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for – life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, men, books, experience – and what he gathers serves him at unexpected moments in unforeseen ways.”
— Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Nurture great thoughts, for you will never go higher than your thoughts.”
–Benjamin Disraeli

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A Note from the Universe 

So much to be thankful for, huh?

Yet so little time.

Let me start with you –

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Orange Relish

I love cranberries at the table for all my holiday meals, and this is a vibrant version to serve alongside your meats and veggies. It only uses a handful of fresh ingredients with zero fuss of cooking anything down. This was a hit at my Thanksgiving party, and will be making an appearance for Christmas!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cranberry-Orange-Relish-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
December 10, 2018

Service

“There is no greater satisfaction for a just and well-meaning person than the knowledge that he has devoted his best energies to the service of the good cause.”

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
All of us who have devoted our time and energy to worthwhile causes know the satisfaction that Einstein wrote about. It’s heart-warming. It’s validating. And in many ways, it’s addictive! There are so many good causes that it would be impossible to contribute to every one. When you find one or two that really speak to you, that you can really get behind, then go for it! Get involved, and be of service.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The 5 Types of Guardian Spirits Watching Over You

When it comes to learning about the spiritual world, things can quickly get confusing. From all the different types of guides that are out there, it can be hard to understand what each spirit does and who is watching over you. How do you communicate with your spirits if you don’t even know who they are

Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/the-5-types-of-guardian-spirits-watching-over-you.aspx#VQgeZeiVM8JK5dft.99

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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You’re In Control: Cat’s Angel Message for December 10, 2018

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You’re In Control: Cat’s Angel Message for December 10, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


To the degree we’re not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves. – Peter McWilliams


1210:  The Universe is speaking to us today. We are being asked to pay attention and get ready to receive divine inspiration and guidance. Do your best to stay focused and centered as this will help keep the lines of communication open and flowing. The key is to stay positive about the messages that you receive. These can take the form of thoughts, ideas, or even visual clues. Use this information to weed out old habits and replace them with new ones. The time has come to ease out of your comfort zone and leave complacency behind. Be bold and embrace the creator that you are meant to be. Remember, the Universe and it’s helpers are here to help you and the guidance that is offered helps us to grow on all levels. Each tidbit of information is an essential piece of the puzzle from which we create our lives.


Archangel Jeremiel helps us to initiate the positive changes we need that will best aid our forward momentum. The Ascended Master Jesus embodies faith, he also provides a clear and direct line of communication to the Divine and he helps all who ask. And the Hindu goddess Kali oversees the ending of cycles and transformations. Kali is a powerful lady and her energy is like a powerful storm that clears away what we no longer need and replaces it with focus for new beginnings. “Dreams must be created with focus and intent. I will help you to embrace the courage and motivation that you need to see things through to a successful conclusion.” 


Our Sacred Stones for today are White Topaz to help increase our connection to the Divine. This gemstone brings feelings of happiness and spiritual awareness. And, Tangerine Quartz which helps to increase our receptivity to Divine inspiration while it stimulates the mind and enhances overall creativity. It fills us with hope and joy as it restores  our feelings of self worth.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Dec. 10, 2018 “Rock On”

Happy Monday,

Self confidence is always attractive and never goes out of style. So let’s start the new week by embracing our confidence and sharing our “glam-rock” sparkle with the world! Now get out there and be a rock star!

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Large or Small: Cat’s Angel Message for December 9, 2018 

 

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Large or Small: Cat’s Angel Message for December 9, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


It’s the little things you do that can make a big difference. What are you attempting to accomplish? What little thing can you do today that will make you more effective? You are probably only one step away from greatness. – Bob Proctor


129:  Today’s number revolves around our “life mission” ( an area where you feel compelled to serve). While some people do big things in a big way most of us do small things in small ways. No matter which category you fall into both make a difference to the people around us. It’s really not how much you do but what you do that matters. Simply by helping just one person you are making a difference, it creates a chain reaction as people pass it on. Life missions vary just like paths do so never let someone else tell you your mission (or path is wrong). You know what you need to do, if it feels right go for it! If you need Divine clarification ask for it and be open to receiving an answer.


Archangel Michael helps us in all areas of our Life Purpose/Mission by providing direction, motivation and guidance. The Ascended Master Maitreya, the Laughing Buddha, helps us to find and share laughter and joy with those around us. And  the Celtic goddess Brigid teaches us how to express ourselves in a positive manner and how to bring our ideas to the world and give them life.


Our Sacred Stones for today are Angelite and Celestite which help us with angelic communication. You can also use a Life Path crystal (a long, thin, clear quartz crystal with one or more smooth sides) to access your Path.Mission, it teaches us to follow our soul not our ego.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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