Cat’s Morning Bits for November 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 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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November, month of mornings, misty-bright
With golden light-
Month when the many-tinted leaf
Lies thick upon the moss below;
While to and fro
The breezes moan, as if in grief.

-Mortimer Collins (1827-76)

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Tetraktys: Sea Magick 101: The Ultimate Guide

Hello witches! This article is part of the “Types of Magick” blog series. Today, I will share with you my knowledge on sea magick, also called sea witchcraft and sea witchery. First, I will explain the principles of sea magick. Then, I will teach you how to start practicing it. Finally, I will share with you my best practice tips.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/sea-magick-ultimate-guide/

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Daily Good: Proust On Memory and Madeleines

“But when from a long-distant past nothing subsists, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered, taste and smell alone, more fragile but more enduring, more immaterial, more persistent, more faithful, remain poised a long time, like souls, remembering, waiting, hoping, amid the ruins of all the rest; and bear unflinchingly, in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence, the vast structure of recollection.” In this celebrated literary exploration of our evocative, mysterious relationship to memory, Marcel Proust vividly describes the torrent of experience unleashed by one ‘memorable’ bite of a madeleine, and his attempt at decoding the process

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2136/the-madeleine-excerpt-from-remembrance-of-things-past-marcel-proust/

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​
The Pilgrim’s thanksgiving feast in 1621 occurred sometime between September 21 and November 1. It lasted three days and included 50 surviving pilgrims and approximately 90 Wampanoag Indians, including Chief Massasoit. Their menu differed from modern Thanksgiving dinners and included berries, shellfish, boiled pumpkin, and deer.

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Elephant Journal: A Manifesto for Real Men.

We are men faced with a challenging moment in time, but men have always faced challenging moments throughout time—with courage, with clarity, and with conviction.
Now is no different.
We are men of the moment.

I am not concerned with the colour of your skin, with your politics, or your religion. I am not concerned with your nationality, your preferences, or your sexuality.
My concern is that you are a good man, a real man. My concern is for my brother.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/a-manifesto-for-real-men/

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MNN: Can pets get seasonal affective disorder?

During the shorter, darker days of winter many of us turn lethargic and gloomy. But seasonal affective disorder (SAD) isn’t just a human affliction. The animals we share our lives with may also suffer from something akin to the “winter blues.”
Here’s what experts know about SAD in pets and what you can do to alleviate it. (Hint: Some of the same things that counteract seasonal depression in people also work for our four-legged companions.)

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/can-pets-get-seasonal-affective-disorder

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EarthSky News: Venus spectacular in morning sky

In late October 2018, the planet Venus transitioned out of the evening sky and into the morning sky. Now that it’s well into November 2018, this dazzling world has reclaimed its position as the morning “star” and will be shining at its brightest best in the morning sky in late November and early December.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-spectacular-in-morning-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: The Thread of Commonality

Working in a witch shop (aka “metaphysical book store” as I name it for the fearful ones), I meet so many curious people. They come into the store, if they are not familiar with it, a bit overwhelmed, because they are a bit nervous, a bit thrilled, and enter with a whole lot of questions.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/11/the-thread-of-commonality/

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Inner Journey:

BE AWARE OF YOUR THINKING

“There is a thought in your mind right now. The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one.”
— Ralph Marston

Most of our self-talk comes unconsciously from our subconscious. Yet every thought that exists in our subconscious got there through a conscious decision to accept that thought.

We need to become conscious of our self-talk so we can at will choose to replace negative beliefs with positive ones. We have the power to choose an identity we love, but we need to do the work. The process of changing our subconscious beliefs requires awareness, diligence, consistency and repetition.

“Man is made or unmade by himself. In the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself. He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.”
— James Allen

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A Note from the Universe

Baby souls see what’s wrong.

Young souls see what’s right.

And old souls know better.

I know you,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Cauliflower

Cutting cauliflower into small, flat segments ensures even cooking and well-distributed flavours. I’ve added curry, coriander, cumin, and chili lime powder for a really nice kick. This is easy to prepare and makes a big impression.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spicy-Cauliflower.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
November 13, 2018

Laughter

“Man is the only creature endowed with the power of laughter; is he not also the only one that deserves to be laughed at?”

-Lord Greville

And why does man deserve to be laughed at? Because we take ourselves entirely too seriously! Think about it – we’re running around with our ear glued to a cell phone, dashing through parking lots, stressing about deadlines. All the while missing what’s really important in and all around us. And we do this daily. We can’t help it, we’re creatures of habit! Well, it’s time to get into some new habits, and we can start by realizing just how silly we really are!

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 4 Things You Should Be Doing to Boost Your Brain

Most people want to be smart. They want to be able to state with honesty that they are intelligent. They also want to be able to do the things that intelligent people can do. They want to be able to remember things rather than rely on sticky notes and reminders on their phone. They want to be able to solve problems on their own without assistance from other people. They want, in short, to be able to make the best use possible of their brains.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/4-things-you-should-be-doing-to-boost-your-brain.aspx#AibGrxPx0qo0AdQx.99

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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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Inspiration: Cat’s Angel Message for November 13, 2018 

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Inspiration: Cat’s Angel Message for November 13, 2018 

November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching our thoughts.  Remember that POSITIVE opens and draws and NEGATIVE closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


Inspire people to do things for themselves. Inspire people to think for themselves. – Bono


1113: We are starting the week with some help from the Ascended Masters. The world seems to be in utter chaos right now and these energies are weighing heavily on many people. The Ascended Masters have the following message for us: ” Do not allow your fears to color your judgment or emotions. During these stressful times remember that there is always hope. We are on your side and are here to help you.” Today is a good day to use your positive and creative thinking to help lift and inspire others. This is one of the easiest and best ways to make a difference in the world around you. The number 13 also corresponds to intuition so pay attention to the messages that you receive and remember to trust in yourself as well.


Archangel Chamuel continues to work for world peace and he helps us to build healthy and strong relationships with those around us. The following list contains Ascended Masters who can help with inner, personal and world peace: Buddha teaches us about how life is best lived through balance and moderation. He also helps us to achieve peace on all levels. Maitreya, the laughing buddha, also helps with peace on all levels. He teaches us that the path to peace often lies in humor. Saint Francis and Serapis Bey help to promote peace on all levels. Yogananda promotes unity of religious beliefs and assists with peace on all levels.


Our Sacred Stones for today are Rose Quartz which surrounds us with loving peaceful energy that we can also share with others and Magnetite which alleviates negative emotions like fear and anger. It also shows us how to be objective when faced with potentially negative situations.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Nov. 13, 2018 “Commitments”

Happy Tuesday!

Our thought for the day asks us to embrace a higher level of consciousness. Where do your daily “commitments ” lie? Are they in the positive realm or the negative? Remember that your personal peace is worth the commitment.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 12, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 12,  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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No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
-November!

-Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

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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. So let’s take a look at those higher realms of existence and how they differ from the 3D world we experience

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

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Everything You Need To Know To Crush This Week’s Tricky Transits

November 12, 2018

On Thursday, Mars enters Pisces, and daydreaming will ensue.
Just when you thought you were going to plow through those end-of-year work assignments, you could get diverted to the Enchanted Forest…or onto some other random but fascinating quest. This Thursday, November 15, make-it-happen Mars floats into dreamy Pisces until December 31.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/november-12-18-2018-horoscope-including-a-mercury-retrograde

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Daily Good: Unity and the Power of Love

“Unity holds the essential vision that we are one living, interconnected ecosystem — a living Earth that supports and nourishes all of its inhabitants. If we acknowledge and honor this simple reality, we can begin to participate in the vital work of healing our fractured and divisive world and embrace a consciousness of oneness that is our human heritage. This is the opportunity that is being offered to us, even as its dark twin is constellating the dynamics of nationalism, tribalism, isolationism, and all the other regressive forces that express ‘me’ rather than ‘we.'” Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee shares more in this thoughtful essay.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2133/unity-and-the-power-of-love-llewellyn-vaughan-lee/

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Elephant Journal: Enlightenment doesn’t Care how you Get There.

Some years back, I came across a most empowering gem that gave me permission to expand.
It’s from the spiritual author, Thaddeus Golas:
“Enlightenment doesn’t care how you get there.”

This bit of wisdom profoundly changed my relationship with a well-worn spiritual path.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/enlightenment-doesnt-care-how-you-get-there/

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MNN: This Snail Wrangler will make you love snails

If we’re lucky, we find a passion in life — something that endlessly interests us and about which we care about deeply. Marla Coppolino is such a fortuitous person: Snails are her passion.
It started early — she was just 7 years old when she found tiny land snails in the backyard of her New Jersey home. “Some of them were not much bigger than a pin head — they were teeny-tiny. I

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/snail-wrangler-marla-coppolino-make-you-love-snails

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EarthSky News: Find Hercules between 2 bright stars

Tonight, try locating one of the coolest constellations up there. The constellation Hercules the Kneeling Giant can be seen ascending in the east-northeast on these Northern Hemisphere spring evenings. You can find Hercules between two brilliant stars: Arcturus and Vega. The chart at the top of this post shows the sky for around 9 to 10 p.m. local time (10 to 11 p.m. Daylight Time), when the constellation Hercules, and the two stars so essential for finding it, are well up in the northeastern to eastern sky.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/two-stars-lead-to-constellation-hercules

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Patheos-Pagan: Wicca: Not as Stupid as You Think

I think it was Jason Mankey, quoting his wife, who quipped that, “Hating Wicca is the new black.” Between the latest incarnation of Wicca vs. Traditional Witchcraft (minus the sassiness of Cochrane and Valiente that originally made it interesting) and “Wiccanate” privilege, the Wiccan heyday seems to be over.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/oathbound/2015/08/wicca-not-as-stupid-as-you-think/

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Inner Journey:

SPIRITUAL PATHWAYS

“In any way that men love me in that same way they find my love: for many are the paths of men, but they all in the end come to me.”
— Song of God, Bhagavad Gita

Spirit – the life force – exists in everything. It follows, then, that ANY path, any encounter is spiritual if we have the awareness to see it as such. Going deeper, going higher, emptying, connecting, believing or disbelieving, bouncing off the bottom,experiencing the heights, in pain, in ecstasy ….

Too often, we search afar for our own purpose when it is in our lives all the time, waiting for us to express it more openly. Bring greater awareness to each encounter and situation in life. Tune in to what you are inspired to do, who you are inspired tobe. Your answers are waiting for you to pay attention – every moment!

“…focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
— Greg Anderson

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A Note from the Universe

Low days exist to remind you that you still have choices.

High days exist to remind you of how fast you rebound… among other things.

Boing,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Glazed Pomegranate Pork Ribs

I came up with this recipe when I was actually craving a tart apple pork dish, but had no apples. Luckily, we have an abundance of pomegranates sitting around, so pomegranate pork was to be made. I can now report that this has my tart apple pork beat.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Glazed-Pomegranate-Pork-Ribs.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
November 12, 2018

Laughter

“Laughter is the lightning rod of play, the eroticism of conversation.” -Eva Hoffman

Look in any women’s magazine and you’ll find some sort of survey that ranks “sense of humor” as one of the most attractive qualities in a person. We love to laugh, and we love people who can make us laugh! Laughter builds wonderful connections between us. We let down our guard and allow ourselves to just enjoy the moment.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Easy Ways to Practice Gratefulness

When you’re running late to work, your child spit up on your new shirt, and the phone is ringing off the hook it can be hard to find any silver lining. Instead, frustration and anger build that ultimately gets taken out on those around you. When you’re stuck in moments like these, it can be hard to see any positive forces.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/easy-ways-to-practice-gratefulness.aspx#XVvvQS4voSh12QQ4.99

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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!

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Over and Over: Cat’s Angel Message for November 12, 2018 

 

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Over and Over: Cat’s Angel Message for November 12, 2018 

November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching our thoughts.  Remember that POSITIVE opens and draws and NEGATIVE closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. – Henry David Thoreau


1112:  The Universe is speaking to us today through repetitive thoughts, ideas and visuals. Use these repetitive clues to improve yourself or if you feel trapped by old habits. There comes a time when we must let go of the things that no longer serve us. (habits, beliefs, things, feelings, relationships etc.) Hanging on to the old effectively blocks our path. So in order to move forward we need the room that letting go provides. Remember that baby steps are the key to making successful changes. Each step in itself is important so don’t be too eager and rush ahead as you might miss out on something amazing. Start your day by affirming that you eager to move forward and then open yourself to receive the messages the Universe has to share.


Work with the Divine Source (Universe, God, Goddess or the deity you call creator) to strengthen and reaffirm this important connection. Start by grounding, clearing and centering. This helps to open the channels and chakras.


Our Sacred Stone for the day is Aquamarine. This stone shields the aura, aligns the chakras and promotes communication from the higher realms.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Nov. 12 , 2018 “Soothing the Spirit”

Happy Monday!

We all have people that we turn to when we need a mental, emotional or spiritual lift. Quite often we simply need to think about these people when times are rough. They can be a friend or family member, a mentor, a teacher or a personal hero. Today, meditate on whoever bring you peace, guidance or just soothes your spirit.

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Curiosity Keeps Us Moving: Cat’s Angel Message for November 11, 2018 

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Curiosity Keeps Us Moving: Cat’s Angel Message for November 11, 2018 

November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching our thoughts.  Remember that POSITIVE opens and draws and NEGATIVE closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


 We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. – Walt Disney


1111:   While our message today embodies this month’s theme it’s also our invitation to access the yearly 11.11 energy gateway. This is powerful stuff and your power of positive thinking will be essential today. This gateway will help us to manifest our goals at a quicker pace. Do not allow your focus to shift into the negative realm as it will effectively set up roadblocks and halt your forward momentum. The gateway can also helps us with the following things:

*Activating a higher consciousness and chakra realignment.

*Start a new period of personal growth while promoting connections with those who can help us achieve our dreams and goals.

*Helps to take the steps to send our creative goals to the next level.

*Helps us to find that “New You” by letting go of the old things that are holding you back.

Your angels are here to help you as you take time to send your intentions into the gateway. Remember to keep your focus on what you want to create and where you want to go. Now…. get put there and allow yourself to create good things with confidence!


Work with the angels today. Archangel Sandalphon will help to answer and deliver prayers to the divine helpers best able to assist you.  Archangel Ariel  aids our powers of manifestation  and is a great choice for those of us who work with nature spirits and elemental energies. Archangel Raziel assists in all areas of manifestation. And Archangel Michael gently provides direction and motivation along with the courage we need to make things happen.


Our Sacred Stone for the day is Apophyllite which promotes a strong connection between the physical body and the information that is transmitted from the spiritual realms. It also helps to bring Universal love into the decision making process so that min and spirit are connected.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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