Cat’s Morning Bits for August 31, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 31, 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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BESIDE the country road with truant grace
Wild carrot lifts its circles of white lace.
From vines whose interwoven branches drape
The old stone walls, come pungent scents of grape.
–Katharine Lee Bates (1859–1929)

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Spiritual Unite: 4 Reasons Why Souls Get Attracted To Each Other

While a person’s outward appearance makes them attract people, it’s not the whole thing when it comes to magnetism. Magnetism or the attraction between two people does not follow a certain rule. The reason behind the attraction is rooted in the subconscious mind where we fail to describe into words what makes us get attracted to other souls.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/4-reasons-souls-get-attracted/

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Daily Good: Burning Insight

Dr. Jay Bansal lost his home in the Tubbs fire last year in California. He reflects: “Fire is a powerful and destructive force, as well as a potentially purifying and healing force in just about all spiritual traditions. It is up to each person whether to treat fire’s destruction as a tragic loss or as an opportunity for transformation and healing. In the fire’s aftermath, I saw up close examples of both: people mourning and nearly broken apart by the loss of all their material possessions, and people humbled and broken open by the opportunity to purify and lighten.” Bansal shares more in this insightful article. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/2018/08/31/burning-insight/

Be The Change

Reflect on a destructive event in your life. Can you think of any benefits or insights you gained from the experience?

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Elephant Journal: In order to find our “Tribe,” we must first Lower our Shields

Community: a simple word.
A word that conjures a feeling of friendship, connection, and loyalty.
But in these fast-paced times, and with quick access to everyone and everything, it can be hard to find someplace we feel connected.

It took a long time, but I learned that the key to developing these tight-knit networks is simple: be vulnerable and open. Meet not only the activities we participate in, but also each other with an open mind and open heart.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/in-order-to-find-our-tribe-we-must-first-lower-our-shields/

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MNN: Winter is coming and it’s going to be awful, warns Farmers’ Almanac

Hot on the heels of the Old Farmer’s Almanac predicting a “warm and wet” winter for much of the United States, the completely different, but confusingly similarly-named Farmers’ Almanac is warning Americans to dig in and prepare for the opposite.

That’s right folks, we’ve got ourselves a good old-fashioned battle of the almanacs!

Read more………………

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EarthSky News: Great Square of Pegasus points to Andromeda galaxy

Tonight, look for the nearest large spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. It’s becoming well placed for evening viewing from Northern Hemisphere locations. The Great Square of Pegasus is a great jumping off point for finding the famous Andromeda galaxy, also known to astronomers as Messier 31.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/andromeda-galaxy-visible-again-each-evening

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Patheos-Pagan: Connecting with the Familiar Spirit

Spirits of a Familiar Nature
What is a familiar spirit? Modern Paganism often concerns itself with the gods and goddesses of ancient pantheons. The deities of Ancient Greece and Rome, Egypt; Celtic deities and the divinities of the Norse and Germanic traditions, to name just a few. Many practitioners of Modern Paganism and some Wiccan traditions connect with specific pantheons and individual deities, often acting as devotees to that specific tradition.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/poisonersapothecary/2018/08/30/connecting-with-the-familiar-spirit/

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Inner Journey: 

SPACE TO EXPLORE

“No one can find his work, what he really wants to put all of himself into, when everything he does he is made to do by others. This kind of searching must be done freely or not at all.”
— John Holt

We all need space — free from demands, deadlines, expectations and judgments — to explore who we are and what life is all about. Free time, with absolutely no agenda, is rich with potential. How can we grow if we have no space and freedom to dream?

“Deny children — or anyone else — the chance to do ‘nothing,’ and we may be denying them the chance to do ‘something’ — to find and do any work that is truly important to themselves or to someone else.”
— John Holt

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

For every physical adventure there’s the possibility of loss. That’s what makes it an adventure.

For every spiritual adventure, there’s only gain. Which totally spoils the adventure, and is why you choose to forget that all physical adventures are really spiritual adventures.

Everything makes you more,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Japanese Style Potstickers (Gyoza)

These potstickers may seem daunting to prepare, but once you make your first batch, you’ll be an automatic-potsticker-making-machine! These are fabulous as appetizers, sides or full meals. I like to serve them at get-togethers, but watch out, they go fast! I’ve included an alternative lettuce wrapped version here, as well as how to make my special dipping sauce

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Japanese-Style-Potstickers-Gyoza.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
August 31,  2018

Reality

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.”

-Iris Murdoch

Have you ever been to Disneyworld? It’s a beautiful place – colorful, clean, fun, and full of surprises! And when we’re there, we know that it is all illusion – that it is all there for our enjoyment. We experience the rides as entertainment, even the scary roller-coasters. Yet when we’re in our own “world” we tend to take things so seriously. What would happen if we approached life as our own amusement park? Knowing that one ride takes us for a spin and another shakes us up and another lets us sit back and relax? What a concept! Then we could stop looking for reality all around us and start finding it inside of us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: What Does Your Favorite Number Say About You?
Numerology is any belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. Plato called the study of number symbolism “the highest level of knowledge” and used the practice in his own work. Throughout history the meaning of numbers have played an important role in the life of mankind.

Numbers are used in superstitions, religions and in mythology around the globe. When we study these patterns, many specifics reveal themselves. This can be applied to ourselves, and what the numbers mean to people that love them.

Here is what your favorite number says about your personality.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/what-does-your-favorite-number-say-about-you.aspx#tSk3prWhsAHPAk7p.99

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