Cat’s Morning Bits for September 26, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 26, 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 red light from the harvest Moon
Illumes the stilly places;
The fleecy islands cast their shapes
Above the forest spaces.

-Stephen Henry Thayer (1839-1919)

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Did You Know?

An herb is from the leaf of a plant. A spice is from the seed, bark, root, berry, or bulb.

https://www.factretriever.com/gardening-facts

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MBG: Nobody Can Teach You Self-Awareness. Here’s How To Teach Yourself

I was raised in a communal environment—a tight community of women who bonded together to raise their children collectively. One of our regular practices was what the moms called Circle, and it centered around dream analysis. One person would explain a dream she’d had, and the rest of us would explore what that dream meant to us.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-become-more-self-aware

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Daily Good: Odes to Ordinary Things

Inspired by the gift of a book of “Odes to Common Things” by Pablo Neruda, the editors at A Network for Grateful Living, extended an invitation to submit odes to “ordinary things.” The response was happy and immediate. Their inbox steadily filled with poems celebrating weeds, streetlights, shoes and crickets. There were love letters to a blender bottle, an acorn, slippers, an iPad — even to the veins on the top of someone’s feet! What follows is a selection of the poems they received. Poems that will delight your heart, and open your eyes to the myriad wonders that surround us all, waiting to be seen and celebrated. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1830/odes-to-ordinary-things-gratefulness-org/

Be The Change

Look around you and let your eyes come to rest on the very first thing you see. Take a moment to really “see” this thing in front of you. Write a small three-line poem of gratitude for the existence of this extraordinarily ordinary piece of the universe. Then share your poem with someone today

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Elephant Journal: 6 Daily Positive Actions for when Life isn’t quite Working Out.

Have you ever had these huge goals (for your career, relationships, or health) that feel really far away?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/6-daily-positive-actions-for-when-life-isnt-quite-working-out/

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MNN: How to make rose water

You only need two ingredients to make rose water: rose petals and water. Yet, a four-ounce bottle of rose water can cost $10 or more. Making your own rose water is easy to do, and if you grow your own roses (or have a friend who can give you some roses) it’s free to make. (And even if you do buy some roses, it will still be less expensive.)

Read more…………..

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EarthSky News: Fight climate change with more swamps

“Drain the swamp” has long meant getting rid of something distasteful. Actually, the world needs more swamps – and bogs, fens, marshes and other types of wetlands.

These are some of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth. They also are underrated but irreplaceable tools for slowing the pace of climate change and protecting our communities from storms and flooding.

http://earthsky.org/earth/fight-climate-change-wetlands-swamps

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Patheos-Pagan: Everything Is Important But Everything Can’t Be First

Long time readers know I like to rant against the Evil Sorcerers of Madison Avenue – the advertising executives who do their best to convince you your life is worthless unless you buy what they’re selling. They use every magical technique short of demon invocation, and I’m not completely sure they don’t use that too.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/09/everything-is-important-but-everything-cant-be-first.html

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Inner Journey: 

APPRECIATION

“You can never get to peace and inner security without first acknowledging all of the good things in your life. If you’re forever wanting and longing for more without first appreciating things the way they are, you’ll stay in discord.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

Develop an attitude of gratitude. We discover a sense of wholeness as we appreciate both the small and big things in our lives. And it really helps to remember to appreciate ourselves. Appreciation is more than just acceptance — it’s respect and admiration. Let go of criticism and self-abuse.

“Generally, appreciation means some blend of thankfulness, admiration, approval, and gratitude. In the financial world, something that ‘appreciates’ grows in value. With the power tool of appreciation, you get the benefit of both perspectives: as you learn to be consistently thankful and approving, your life will grow in value.”
— Doc Childre and Howard Martin

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that you are entitled to as many miracles in a day, as breaths you take? And that those you don’t use, carry over?

All you have to do to cash one in, is expect it.

You’ve got miracles,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Coconut Bread

A delicious quick bread for coconut lovers. I will write the recipe as written. I made the substitution of whole wheat flour and 5 packets of Splenda instead of the sugar.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Coconut-Bread.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
September 26, 2018

Relationships

“Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”

-Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility (1811)

There are some people we just “click” with. Maybe it’s love at first sight, maybe it’s some kind of karmic recognition. But when this happens, it is usually a sign to pay attention – that this is an important relationship. We are here for each other. There is so much for us to accomplish together here in this space and time, and we are brought together to do just that

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Fun Ways to Welcome Fall

Whether you love fall or you’re already missing summer, here are seven ways to enjoy yourself.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/7-fun-ways-to-welcome-fall.aspx#MSxGzy5ttXJrV1TT.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!

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)
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