Cat’s Morning Bits for August 23, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 23, 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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The sun is set; the swallows are asleep;
The bats are flitting fast in the gray air;
The slow soft toads out of damp corners creep,
And evening’s breath, wandering here and there
Over the quivering surface of the stream,
Wakes not one ripple from its summer dream.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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Spiritual Unite: These Are the Symptoms of Lightbody Activation

Merkaba or light body is a state of complete awareness. When endless amounts of light and love enter your spiritual being, they fuel the awakening of Merkaba. You currently reside in a three-dimensional plane. Once your light body awakens, your mind gets access to the 4th and 5th-dimensional planes, which introduces you to a new world of endless possibilities

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/light-body-activation-symptoms/

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MBG: This Mind-Clearing Yoga Sequence Is Perfect For The Inevitable Midweek Slump

f you woke up refreshed and feeling ready to take on the day, good for you! If you could use a little pick-me-up, keep reading.
There’s nothing like a midweek slump to wear away at your willpower and your spirit. Fatigue and exhaustion are the culprits of ordering takeout, skipping your meditation, or consuming one too many of those delicious dark chocolate squares.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/mind-clearing-yoga-sequence

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Daily Good: Nature and the Serious Business of Joy

Our origins are of the earth. And so there is in us a deeply seated response to the natural universe, which is part of our humanity.

– Rachel Carson

Nature and the Serious Business of Joy

British naturalist and environmental writer Michael McCarthy writes in The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy —part memoir and part manifesto. The natural world can offer us more than the means to survive, on the one hand, or mortal risks to be avoided, on the other: it can offer us joy.” { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2078/nature-and-the-serious-business-of-joy-maria-popova/

Be The Change

Walk into nature in any of its forms today, and as you look and listen and receive the impression, also notice within yourself its effect on you. Is there some simple way you can return to nature its great gift to us, by planting or weeding or caring for an animal

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Elephant Journal: Why Mindfulness is Worth it, Even when it Feels Totally Unsatisfying.

Several days ago, my mom seemed bent on picking a fight with me.
As she stood in my doorway, I looked at her and realized that I was simultaneously experiencing multiple thoughts and emotions. I was perplexed about how my picking up three cigarettes off of the stairs could have elicited her reaction. I was thinking about all of the mean things I wanted to say to her in response. And, I was feeling the physical heat of irritation rising inside of me.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/why-mindfulness-is-worth-it-even-when-it-feels-totally-unsatisfying/

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MNN: 7 mind-bending facts about magic mushrooms
From ancient shamans (and Santa Claus?) to scientists studying mental health, humans have a long fascination with ‘magic’ fungi.

Fungi have flourished on Earth for quite a while, possibly more than 2 billion years. They’ve evolved some impressive tricks during that time, including many that are either fascinating or frightening to humans — and sometimes a bit of both.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/facts-about-magic-mushrooms

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars couple up on August 23

This evening – August 23, 2018 – as soon as darkness falls, enjoy the beautiful presence of the moon and Mars in your southeast sky. They can be viewed from all over the world, except at the far-northern Arctic latitudes. These two worlds – the moon and Mars – rank as the brightest and third-brightest celestial luminaries to light up the nighttime sky, respectively. So you should have little or no trouble spotting this august couple before nightfall, or at evening dusk.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-mars-couple-up-on-august-23

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Patheos-Pagan: Apple Head Dolls and the Autumn Equinox

One of the bittersweet aspects of being a Virgo is that every experience carries light and darkness for me. Even at the height of something joyous—perhaps a marriage or a birth, for instance—I’m keenly aware of death waiting in the wings. I don’t walk around feeling morose all the time, and I do enjoy the heck out of my life on most days. It’s just that every high has its equal and opposite low, and that is what I feel even more intensely than usual at this time of transition from summer to autumn.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/quillofthegoddess/2017/09/apple-head-dolls-and-the-autumn-equinox/

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Inner Journey: 

THREE LEVELS OF PROSPERITY

“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”
— Woody Allen

To become more prosperous, we need to change on at least two levels. First, we must ensure our financial affairs are in order. We need an income that at least covers our expenses. And we need a foundation of habits, tools and skills so we achieve some financial stability in our day-to-day experience.

Second, we must become aware of the beliefs we hold around money and prosperity. If we unconsciously believe we are lacking in some way, then no matter what we do, we will unconsciously sabotage our own efforts to improve our finances.

And third, it’s helpful to understand the spiritual principles that govern our level of abundance. Once we know those principles, we can work effectively within them to attract abundance to us.

“If you’re prosperous in soul, you’ll be prosperous in whole.”
— Mark Victor Hansen

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If you only knew how normal you were when you thought you were weird.

How strong you were when you thought you were weak.

And how ready you were when you thought you weren’t.

You’d think again, oh Great One Revered by All in the Unseen –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Black Bean-Cauliflower Rice-Mushroom Medley

I had half a bag of riced cauliflower left over, a can of black beans, and got a great deal on mushrooms. This was a very satisfying meal.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Black-Bean-Cauliflower-Rice-Mushroom-Medley.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
August 23, 2018

Patience

“Patience is not passive: on the contrary it is active; it is concentrated strength.”

-Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) English novelist

Look at people who are patient. Along with patience comes a kind of calm, a deep faith, a beautiful presence. Compared with people who are impatient – who seem stressed out, angry, and hurried. Who has more strength? The patient person can do anything because that person recognizes his or her connection with the Universe. Patience can move mountains!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Reasons to Make Gratitude Lists
Read about reasons why it’s important to remember and acknowledge the blessings in your life.

One of my spiritual practices is to make regular gratitude lists. I aim for every day. Lately I’ve gotten a couple of notes, both from strangers and friends, saying this jotting down of thanks helps them. It’s certainly not news–people have been counting their blessings since the first breath, I imagine. But here are some reasons you might want to add it to your handful of spiritual supplements.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/10-reasons-to-make-gratitude-lists.aspx#WO12kk5slXDK0jbe.99

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