Cat’s Morning Bits for August 20, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 20, 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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Ah in the thunder air
how still the trees are!
And the lime-tree, lovely and tall, every leaf silent
hardly looses even a last breath of perfume.
–D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930)

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Spiritual Unite: 10 Best Crystals to Boost Your Mood

Crystals are highly beneficial to uplift and boost your mood. They can heal the deep-seated tissues in your body and improve your energy and senses by preventing stress and anxiety. If you are looking for the best crystals to boost your mood, then you are in the right place. Read on to know more about these crystals.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/10-best-crystals-to-boost-your-mood/

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MBG: 5 Ways To Find A Sense Of Spirituality Without Religion

Gather a room full of 1,000 people and ask what spirituality means to them—let alone spirituality that isn’t pegged to a certain religion—and you might get 1,000 different answers.

When viewed outside of a religious context, spirituality connects us with a dimension of life that is greater than ourselves.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/spirituality-without-religion

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Daily Good: The Happiness Multiplier Effect

Happiness is something we all strive for, yet can be difficult to define. Dictionary.com defines happiness as “good fortune, pleasure, contentment, or joy.” And in fact many people associate having more money with being happier. However, studies released in 2008 and 2010 show that there is a threshold for which money can bring happiness. Beyond being pulled out of poverty to a comfortable income, the effect of money on happiness is negligible. In fact the one thing that was found to consistently produce, increase, and spread happiness, was to give to others. To find out more about how sharing the wealth means sharing the happiness, check out this infographic from YES! Magazine. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1921/the-happiness-multiplier-effect-tracy-matsue-loeffelholz-and-clo-copass/

Be The Change

Share the wealth. Whether it’s telling a fun joke that will make others laugh, buying coffee for a friend, or volunteering some time with a local organization. Not only will you be giving to others, but you’ll be increasing your own happiness too!

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Tetraktys:  Mother Nature and Spirituality – A Few Thoughts on the Concept of “Mother Nature”

Since the 60s, our views on nature and the natural world have considerably changed. If, in the 19th century, nature was seen as the receptacle of human activities, the importance of the natural world was put to light in the latter half of the 20th century. As our scientific views of nature changed, so did our spiritual views, and thus the concept of “Mother Nature”.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/mother-nature-and-spirituality-a-few-thoughts-on-the-concept-of-mother-nature/

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MNN: How to invite amphibians to your garden

You can help save amphibians in your neighborhood by creating an appealing backyard oasis for them.

Some 10 years after they began collecting large rocks to give a natural look to an artificial stream that cascades into a pond in front of their home, Constance and Michael Johns have almost finished their long-planned project.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/how-invite-amphibians-your-garden

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EarthSky News: Moon, Saturn, Mars August 20 to 22

As darkness falls these next several evenings – August 20 to 22, 2018 – watch for the waxing gibbous moon to move by the planet Saturn and toward the red planet Mars. The moon travels about 1/2 degree (its own angular diameter) eastward per hour relative to the backdrop stars and planets of the zodiac. Keep in mind that the moon appears larger on the sky chart than it does in the real sky.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-saturn-mars-august-20-to-22

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Patheos-Pagan: Boundaries Are Your Personal Magic Circle: Ways to Know and Strengthen Them

We can get so easily sucked dry by energy vampires or give up too much of our personal power when our boundaries aren’t firm. These energetic barriers between us and everyone else are our own personal magic circle. Understanding them and the consequences for when they are violated are important skills to develop as a witch.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2018/08/boundaries-are-your-personal-magic-circle-ways-to-know-and-strengthen-them/

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Inner Journey: 

WORK WITH TENSION

“You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.”
— James G. Bilkey

We need tension in our lives. It’s the force of personal evolution — it sparks creativity and higher consciousness. If we’re not comfortable with a situation, we try to improve it, right?

Tension arises through our experience of opposites. These opposites fight each other as each one struggles for dominance. Tension is transformed when two opposite dimensions of reality are brought together inbalance and in wholeness.

Know that tension is an integral part of growth. Instead of avoiding or resisting tension when it arises, identify the opposing forces at play. Make space for each of them to be there together and the tensionwill transform.

We encounter tensions between positives and negatives, mind and body, self and environment, self and others, and personality and soul – the dualities in our lives.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
— Neale Donald Walsch

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

One of abundance’s many corollaries is that the brighter your light, the more you attract… everything.

Moths and butterflies.

At which point you begin learning what to celebrate and what to let fly on by.

Or who,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Puto Flan Bombs

This exciting recipe explodes with cheese and cream in your mouth. That’s why I call it a bomb. It is a combination of custard and steamed cheese cake.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Puto-Flan-Bombs.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
August 20, 2018 

Patience

“Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.”

-Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

It is easy to understand that patience is important, and even necessary – but why is being patient such a hard thing to do?! It seems so contradictory to what we have learned about taking action… and yet, it is equally as essential. There is a time when we must sit back and do nothing, when we must allow nature to take its course and not impose our human conditions and expectations upon it. Being patient involves having faith, that inner knowingness that all is as it is because it is.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Creating Your Psychic Protection Shield

We all need to shield ourselves before we go out the door. Just as we put on clothes to protect our body and carry an umbrella in the rain, we must put on our psychic shield to protect our energy. Creating your psychic protection shield should be done every day. In the morning, make time to create your shield. White light works best, but there are a variety of visualizations you can use to enhance your psychic shield. Try some of these this week and see how much stronger you feel.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/creating-your-psychic-protection-shield.aspx#ruJbdUcsV5CZy2W5.99

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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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