Cat’s Morning Bits for August 7, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 7, 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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All Nature helps to swell the song
And chant the same refrain;
July and June have slipped away
And August’s here again.
-Helen Maria Winslow (1852-1938)

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Spiritualilty & Health: 5 Morning Rituals You Haven’t Tried Yet

What is up with all the hot water with lemon? Many of wellness junkies start the day with that, and affirmations, meditation and journaling. To shake up the routine a bit, I went in search of some new ideas for morning rituals. I hope the results have you inspired, and maybe even looking forward to the alarm clock ringing tomorrow. Read More.

 https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/08/06/5-morning-rituals-you-havent-tried-yet#

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope: This Weekend Brings Some Much-Needed Closure

On Monday, Venus moves into Libra and brings on an appreciation for the finer things in life.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-august-6-12-2018

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Daily Good: The World I Want to Live In

“Even though I am now almost completely blind due to the late embers of the naked sky of Hiroshima, when I first saw with the ‘vision of the heart,’ I finally understood that I am at last, truly able to see. When I had an epiphany two decades ago, I was convinced that forgiveness is the first step toward peace…My life story demonstrates how a heart twisted by hatred and revenge can be transformed by forgiveness, evolving to a path of peaceful wisdom and the essential work of healing human hearts.” In this sweet video, Takashi Tanemori shares his “vision” for the world after Hiroshima. { read more } http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7285

Be The Change

Next time you feel anger at a loved one’s actions, try practicing “instant forgiveness,” opening your heart to your loved one’s reality in that moment.

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Elephant Journal: Decoding the Last Eclipse of 2018 & Discovering what it means for your Sign.

The third and final puzzle piece of 2018’s eclipse season arrives with August’s Leo solar eclipse.

On August 11, 2018, the sign of Leo will be lighting up the scene of our ever-changing stories—

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/decoding-the-last-eclipse-of-2018-discovering-what-it-means-for-your-sign/

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EarthSky News: Think sharks are the coolest ocean predators? Consider mantis shrimps

Do sharks have bullet-like strikes? Do they have super-vision? Can they take down prey in milliseconds? Mantis shrimps have these abilities – and more – to put them among Earth’s most impressive predators.

http://earthsky.org/earth/mantis-shrimp-ocean-predator

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Patheos-Pagan: A Letter To Those Trying To Convert Me

Here lately I’ve had more than my usual share of proselytizers. These are people who begin religious conversations not to learn or even to share, but to “win.” Their goal is to aggressively convert me to their religion, not by convincing me it’s a better way, but by insisting it’s the only way. Most are Christians, some are atheists, a few are Muslims.
I’m a public Pagan – it comes with the territory. And it’s not like there’s even a remote chance they’ll be successful.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/08/a-letter-to-those-trying-to-convert-me.html

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Inner Journey: 

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMOTIONS

“Emotions are the next frontier to be understood and conquered. To manage our emotions is not to drug them or suppress them, but to understand them so that we can intelligently direct our emotional energies and intentions…. It’s time for human beings to grow up emotionally, to mature into emotionally managed and responsible citizens. No magic pill will do it.”
— Doc Childre

Many of us believe that we need to keep a tight lid on our emotions. We fear that if we ever allow these emotions to be expressed, they will do serious damage.

But if we summon up the courage to truly feel our emotions, we discover that they don’t last. The monster in the closet turns out to be a pussycat. In fact, if we are willing to experience our emotions completely, without resistance of any kind, they burn themselves out in only a few minutes.

The only thing that keeps emotions alive within you over long periods is your unwillingness to acknowledge them.

“By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.”
— Joseph Collins

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The thing is, life’s magic isn’t a substitute for networking, socializing, and “working.” To the contrary, these are some of its greatest incubators.

To the office,

The Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Salad

This unique mix of watermelon, basil, cucumbers and ketchup (!) makes a great, refreshing salad!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Refreshing-Watermelon-Salad.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 7, 2018 

Soul

“The soul of man … is a portion or a copy of the soul of the Universe and is joined together on principles and in proportions corresponding to those which govern the Universe.”

-Plutarch (AD 46?-119?)

Any attempt to define the soul inevitably brings with it a connection with the Universe. So it follows that each soul, while connected to the Universe, is also connected with each other soul – by association, if nothing else! We’re more than family, we are all One.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Tips Towards a Digital Detox
Do you sleep with your phone or use it as an alarm? Phones can disrupts sleep patterns since they emit radiation according to a 2008 study. Researchers found that people that slept near their cell…
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/

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