Cat’s Morning Bits for August 14, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 14,  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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And from the hot field’s farthest edge
The cricket’s soft refrain
With mellow accent tells the tale
That August’s here again.
-Helen Maria Winslow (1851-1938)

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Spiritual Unite: Feeling Lost After Spiritual Awakening? You’re Not Alone

If you are feeling lost after your spiritual awakening, then don’t worry, because you are not alone. Every person who gets blessed by attaining this higher form has to suffer the same consequences. We are humans who have a good memory. We can remember things that we have learned them in our childhood

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/feeling-lost-after-spiritual-awakening/

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Spirituality & Health: 20 Affirmations for When We’ve Messed Up

Being human is like nail polish. What I mean is, no matter how many coats of polish I use on my fingernails, less than 24 hours later, they start to chip. They are still pretty, still gold and shiny—but they are flawed, and everyone can see it. Wise sages assure us that though we are chipped, we are still loved by the Divine, and also still worthy of self-love. Believing in that worthiness, though, is harder after a major blunder. To give a PG version of a Mumford & Sons’ lyric, “I really mucked it up this time. Didn’t I, my dear?” What, then, do we do after we really muck things up? After we’ve had too much to drink, or lost our temper, or stood someone up, or been rude, or any of the other million ways we behave when we are so not being our higher selves? Here are some affirmations for a chipped-feeling soul.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/08/13/20-affirmations-for-when-weve-messed-up

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Elephant Journal: How to Live a Zen-like Existence even when Life feels Chaotic.

Peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart” ~ Lady Gaga

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/how-to-live-a-zen-like-existence-even-when-life-is-hectic/

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Tetrakyts: 8 Reasons Why Life Is Worth Living – A “Feel Good” Article

The title says it all: this article will give you 8 reasons to appreciate life and feel good about your own. Although it might sound very cheesy, I believe this kind of articles to be very useful from time to time, as we tend to get so overwhelmed with our own considerations that we forget what the real world is all about. When things seem dire for us, we must remember that the only thing that changes is our own perception. The world is as it is and keeps going.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/8-reasons-why-life-is-worth-living-a-feel-good-article/

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Pioneer Thinking: 10 Lessons from Honeybees

We can learn many things by observing the behaviour of honeybees. Here are ten examples of lessons we could usefully apply to our own lives.

https://pioneerthinking.com/10-lessons-we-can-learn-from-honeybees

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EarthSky News:  Moon, Venus, Jupiter August 14 to 16

After sunset on these mid-August evenings, look westward to see three brilliant worlds – the moon, Venus and Jupiter – beautifying the evening twilight. Each successive evening, after sunset, watch for the waxing crescent moon to move away from Venus and closer to Jupiter. This daily eastward movement of the moon relative to the background stars and planets of the zodiac is due to the moon’s orbital motion around Earth.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-venus-jupiter-august-14-to-16

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Patheos-Pagan: We Have Different Definitions of Magic and Witchcraft, And That’s Okay

I’ve been practicing my own version of magic and witchcraft for decades. Lately, I realized that there are some people who want to police witchcraft, with arbitrary rules and hard definitions. They like to tell people there’s only one way to be a witch or sorcerer, and only one right way to work magic. They believe they’re on the right side, which is usually a traditional or historical pagan path, and they tell anyone who doesn’t fit into that hard mold that they’re wrong.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2018/08/we-have-different-definitions-of-magic-and-witchcraft-and-thats-okay/

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Inner Journey: 

USE YOUR POWER TO CREATE

“I am a child of God. I came from the womb of creation.”
— Tao Te Ching

Our grand business in life is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
— Thomas Carlyle

We each play a role in the bigger game of life. In this bigger picture, life plays with energy and matter to expand, create, express and evolve. It explores new possibilities, realizes them and then reaches for even more. Life continually transforms what is into something brand new.

We choose how actively we take part in this cosmic dance. We can become mere spectators to life if we get stuck in old ideas that have lost their energy for us.

How much passion do you feel for your goals? Are you still being creative in how you work with them?

“Embrace fully your capacity to create, to think in unlimited ways, and to pursue everything that you have been wanting. Be flexible, open and willing to let the new come to you. “This can be the most joyous, prosperous, and creative time of your life.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

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A Note from the Universe

I still don’t get why people are so surprised that the turtle beat the rabbit over the long run.

Consistent effort no matter how small, sparks magic, fills sails, butters bread, turns tides, instills faith, summons friends, improves health, burns calories, creates abundance, yields clarity, builds courage, spins planets, and rewrites destinies.

No matter how small,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Fish with Mango Jalapeno Relish

This is a super simple recipe for your busier days. It’s got just a handful of ingredients, but looks and tastes like you went well out of your way. The spiciness from the jalapeno really challenge sweetness of the mango, but work well together when smothering the baked fish. I used a whole trout here, but you can use any fish you like.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Baked-Fish-with-Mango-Jalapeno-Relish.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
August 14, 2018

Success

“If a man wants his dreams to come true, he must wake up.” -Anonymous

Dreams might come to us, but success is something we must go after. Inspiration strikes, then it’s up to us to take action. We could buy all the great works of literature, but it we don’t actually read them, what is the point? If we feel that success is eluding us, then now is the time to evaluate our activities.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Five Ways to Follow Your Dharma in Your Daily Life
Dharma is a Sanskrit word that encompasses an inner wisdom that’s intrinsic to life itself. It is an inner guidance, a natural order, the universal law, a cosmic way of being.

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.

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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Thought For The Day: August 14, 2018 “Welcome To The Bright Side”

Happy Tuesday,

Have you ever thought about the amount of energy it takes to be negative? Being negative causes stress, anxiety, anger and drama. However, when we look at the bright side that’s when good things begin to happen! Start by looking for that “one good thing” and things begin to look up. Before you know it one good thing becomes more good things and soon good things are popping up all over. You better get your shades!

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 Nourish Not The Ego: Cat’s Angel Message for August 14, 2018 

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 Nourish Not The Ego: Cat’s Angel Message for August 14, 2018 

August Theme:  Prosperity and abundance is what we are concentrating on prosperity and abundance this month. The key will be keeping a positive focus and tapping into your creative side to solve problems. Remember that you are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!


Misery nourishes your ego – that’s why you see so many miserable people in the world. The basic, central point is the ego. – Osho


814:  Today we are again reminded to acknowledge our support systems. There is always that one person who is always there for us that we can always count on to have our back. It is the same with the angels and ascended masters who are also always here for us, and when we need support they are only a thought away. The angels would also like us to remember that support, like abundance, comes in many forms so look for the “Tiny Miracles”  and keep an open mind if help come comes from an unexpected source!


Archangel Zadkiel helps to heal our hearts and minds so that accepting support in all forms is easier. He also promotes compassion for ourselves and others while helping us to find things that we have lost, forgotten about or set aside.  Ego is not a friend of truth as it forcibly tells us that we don’t need help and can do everything by ourselves. The Ascended Master Sanat Kumara can help us  to overcome our own ego so that we are open to receiving the support and assistance that is offered and the Greek Goddess Hecate encourages us to “Remember that to move ahead you must release the past and the old things that keep us from moving on and how to accept change and transition.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are, Rose Quartz  brings positive and  loving energy, Chalcedony brings mind, body, spirit and emotions into harmony by calming fear, anger or self doubt. It also promotes good feeling towards self and others and Larimar which enhances our ability to go with the flow and can help us to accept help more easily.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 13, 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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Summer declines and roses have grown rare,
But cottage crofts are gay with hollyhocks,
And in old garden walks you breathe an air
Fragrant of pinks and August-smelling stocks.
–John Todhunter (1839–1916)

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Spiritual Unite: 10 Signs You Are The Carrier Of Your Family Karma

One of the strangest traditional beliefs in spirituality is that some of us are carriers of the bad karma in our bloodlines. Our families often hold bad blood and some advanced spiritualist think that the feud stays in the family and the new generations pay for the sins of the older generations.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/10-signs-you-are-the-carrier-of-your-family-karma/

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MBG: Anxious About Summer Ending? We’ve Got An Essential Oil Blend For That

If you’ve suffered from them, you know: Summer scaries are real. Imagine an amplified version of the Sunday scaries that last way longer than a single night. It makes sense—the shift from summertime into autumn is huge and anxiety-inducing. It’s arguably more significant for both our bodies and our schedules than ringing in the New Year, for example, and yet we don’t give ourselves the time or head space to make sure we’re equipped for the change.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/best-essential-oil-blends-for-anxiety

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Daily Good: GK Chesterton: A Piece of Chalk

Imagine “roaring with laughter” at the sudden radiant realization that the very thing you so desperately need is right there in abundance all around. You may currently be keenly aware of lacking something physical like the artist’s chalk in this essay. Possibly, you are aching with the lack you feel for something deeper such as love or belonging. Read how expanding your awareness and truly ‘seeing” where you are in this moment sometimes allows the discovery of glorious abundance all around. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1944/gk-chesterton-a-piece-of-chalk-g-k-chesterton/

Be The Change

Reflect on one thing you feel keenly lacking in your life at this moment. Experiment with shifting your view of the issue or problem to the idea that it exists in abundance all around, waiting to be discovered. Then go on a treasure hunt of discovery.

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Elephant Journal: Best Quote from the Dalai Lama Ever.

Whether we’re conscious of it or not, all of our actions begin with a motivation. Whether it’s going to the fridge to get a snack or deciding to sell everything and build a yoga retreat center in Iceland, we have some kind of goal in mind.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/01/best-quote-from-the-dalai-lama-ever/

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MNN: How a sound bath can make meditation easier

Even for people who’ve been doing it for years, meditation can be difficult sometimes. So, it’s no wonder that those who are new to the practice can be frustrated or confused about what’s going on. What’s meditation supposed to feel like? How do you make your mind stop racing? How do you know when you’ve done what you need to do to reap the many benefits?

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/sound-bath-make-meditation-easier

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EarthSky News: Young moon, Venus after sunset August 13

This evening – August 13, 2018 – look westward at dusk to see the young moon and the dazzling planet Venus bejeweling the evening twilight. The moon and Venus rank as the second-brightest and third-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun, so they’ll pop out into the sky shortly after sunset.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/young-moon-venus-after-sunset-august-13

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Inner Journey: 

DON’T THINK AWAY YOUR FEELINGS

“When emotions are managed by the heart, they heighten your awareness of the world around you and add sparkle to life. The result is new intelligence and a new view of life.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

How do you intellectualize your emotions?

Many of us live so much in our heads that we intellectualize our emotions. We analyze, rationalize and explain them away so quickly that we don’t actually experience them.

Learn to honour your emotions at all times by being willing to feel them. Of course, you may need to exercise some judgment over how and when you express them.

“Learning to be aware of feelings, how they arise and how to use them creatively so they guide us to happiness, is an essential lifetime skill.”
— Joan Borysenko

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A Note from the Universe

There are absolutely no worldly circumstances, Cat, under which you can’t or shouldn’t be making the very best of things.
Including today…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cold Soba Noodle Salad

When we have left over rotisserie chicken or any chicken on hand this is our go to quick meal. Tastes delicious and very easy to make

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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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Beliefnet: 7 Steps to Reconnect With Yourself
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi

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.

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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Thought For The Day: August 13, 2018 “Just Stop”

 

Happy Monday,

I’m busy. You’re busy. Everyone’s busy. We get to involved with work, problems or it seems like we’re always on the go, running here and there. Sound familiar? Stop. Consciously make some time today to simply appreciate your life. The little things, the big things, the everythings.

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I invite you to check out my Facebook group and our store! The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

 

 Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! . Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)

 Slow Down: Cat’s Angel Message for August 13, 2018 

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 Slow Down: Cat’s Angel Message for August 13, 2018 

August Theme:  Prosperity and abundance is what we are concentrating on prosperity and abundance this month. The key will be keeping a positive focus and tapping into your creative side to solve problems. Remember that you are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!


Take time today to appreciate beauty – natural beauty, art, people. Slow down, breathe deeply, smile. It’s a beautiful world. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


813:  It’s a good day to relax and just be. The Ascended Masters (AM’s) are traveling with us today and their message is simple, ” The Universe supports you in all that you do and all your needs are being met. Trust in the guidance that you receive and allow the blessings to unfold.” Gentle reminders like this are quite often what we need to initiate a little down time. Remember that your ground, clear and center work is a good starting point for relaxation, then do whatever makes you feel chill or brings you peace. There are no right or wrong answers so allow yourself time to reset.


Work with your favorite Ascended Master today by simply asking  for what you need. (peace, comfort, healing, direction etc) or try working with Maitreya. He helps us to find our joy and our ability to laugh which is essential to our mental well being as it releases anxiety and worry. The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin is also considered an Ascended Master. She helps us surround ourselves with loving compassion and teaches us the importance of self care.


Our Sacred Stones for today are Rose Quartz and Satin Spar Selenite. Rose Quartz is the essential stone for self care. It opens the heart and soothes the spirit. The fine vibration of Satin Spar Selenite makes it a great meditation stone. It opens the crown chakra to help us receive universal guidance as it calms the emotions and promotes inner peace.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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The Lotus Pond

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The Lotus Pond

Memories of a haven long past

I remember the lotus pond, cool, inviting the midday sun beating down over head

It was cool there, shaded by the old acacia tree offering sanctuary from Ra’s blazing power

That tree was a friend to me

Roughened bark carressing me like the hardened hands of a lover

It’s branches a shelter as it once sheltered my gods who were born beneath it

But I remember the lotus pond

Scented green with the rich water of the sacred Nile, heady and intoxicating

Serenaded by the small frogs and guarded by the temple cats I would lie

The grass would cradle me

Softer than the finest silk, sensuous beyond belief, a blessing in this red land

It’s scent was green too yet different than the water, sharp and cool

Yet I remember the lotus pond

Pink and white bowls floating among brilliant green plates

Teasing, beckoning you to pluck one, dip and drink of the sacred green

Watching the sky above

Slashes of blue in the canopy of leaves and branches, arbor of the gods

A blue the color of Pharoah’s chariot, glorius and heartstopping in it’s beauty

But I can see the lotus pond

Shimmering in tranquil beauty, a place of peace, a place out of time

As if nothing could touch you, a sacred haven just for me

All things change, even the gods

The sacred places as I knew them are gone, destroyed, changed

So now I wait, gathering my power and dreaming of what was

I dream of the lotus pond

Sweet days and sweeter nights and a time long gone, obscured by time itself

Buried as I am buried, lost in time beneath the shifting sands

© LBolotin-Cat 12-2-08