Cat’s Morning Bits for December 17, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 17, 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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Tis the year’s midnight, and it is the day’s,
Lucy’s, who scarce seven hours herself unmasks;
The sun is spent, and now his flasks
Send forth light squibs, no constant rays . . .

–John Donne (1572–1631)

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Pioneer Thinking: Aromatherapy Bath

In this article we will discuss various oils and their benefits when used in a aromatherapy bath. We will also provide a great recipe for you to use when you are taking your next aromatherapy bath.

https://pioneerthinking.com/aromatherapy-bath

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: This Is The Perfect Time To Cozy Up With A Book — Astrology Says So

On Thursday, the sun trines Uranus, and it’ll bring out your inner bookworm.
Seasonal traditions are popping up at every turn, but feel free to color outside the lines this Thursday, December 20, when the Sagittarius Sun sends a solar-charged current to innovative Uranus in Aries. With a willingness to experiment, this once-per-year trine can awaken the slumbering genius within. Need a boost? Read books and watch TED talks by inspiring thought leaders.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/17-23-2018

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Daily Good: How to Live a More Courageous Life

When confronted with fear, the brain will seek relief in the form of old coping habits if left to its own devices. However, there are things we can do to help it change course. If we set the stage for courage, our awareness of what happens to us becomes our greatest ally. “The more you interrupt the old fear-based habits and replace fear-based responses with responses to boost courage, the more you create a ‘courage habit.’ By living your life with courage, you’ll be more likely to make the changes that will lead to greater fulfillment — whether that’s embarking on a new relationship or job, or helping to save the world.” In this article from Greater Good, five tips for changes in your life that will make you aware of how you experience fear, and support courage

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2158/how-to-live-a-more-courageous-life-kate-swoboda/

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Tetrakyts: The Pagan Origins of Christmas – From Paganism to Christianity

hristmas is coming and a lot of Neopagans will be celebrating it as “Yule”, on the 21st of December. The Neopagan Yule is loosely based on the Germanic festival of the same name, and I say loosely because we don’t have much information about what the original Pagan festival was, as most of the information we have on Germanic Paganism comes from Christian sources. Nevertheless, religions always build on what is already there and for this reason, you’ll see that a lot of Christmas elements actually have Pagan roots.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/the-pagan-origins-of-christmas-from-paganism-to-christianity/

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MNN: Conservationists plant a ‘super grove’ of redwood trees cloned from ancient stumps

A new “super grove” of endangered coast redwood trees arose today in California, thanks to a nonprofit group that planted 75 saplings at a park in San Francisco.
Since their species is endangered, any new community of coast redwoods would be welcome news. Yet these 75 saplings are also newsworthy for another reason: They’re all clones, born of DNA that conservationists retrieved from ancient redwood stumps. Now growing together at the Presidio of San Francisco, they carry on a valuable genetic legacy that dates back thousands of years.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/super-grove-redwood-tree-clones

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EarthSky News: Orion’s Belt and the Celestial Bridge

Tonight – December 16, 2018 – the constellation Orion rises in your eastern sky around 7 to 8 p.m. Orion climbs highest up for the night around midnight local time (the time on your clock no matter where you are on the globe). It then sits low in your western sky around 4 to 5 a.m. Notice the three stars at the mid-section of Orion. We know these stars as Orion’s Belt, but the Aymara people of Bolivia, Peru and Chile call them a Celestial Bridge.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/orions-belt-and-the-celestial-bridge

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Patheos-Pagan: Don’t Worry Be Happy and Other Abusive Folk Wisdom

At least a couple times a week I see a meme that says something along the lines of “your problems are nothing compared to what other people are going through – be happy.” And there are always comments that say “yes – people don’t realize how good they have it.”
These memes make me very angry.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/12/dont-worry-be-happy-and-other-abusive-folk-wisdom.html

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Inner Journey:

DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?

“At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.”
— Dr. Paul Tournier

How do you see yourself as unlovable?

Take a few minutes to write down why you perceive yourself to be unlovable. Look at the list and see if you can identify where those characterizations originated. Can you pinpoint old messages from parents, teachers, and friends that led you to negative conclusions about yourself? Are those messages valid today?

The beliefs we adopt as children usually don’t hold when we view them objectively as adults. Can you let them go? Can you begin to see yourself as a unique expression of life, a genuine gift to the world?

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

“Limitless like the ocean are your excellent qualities.”
— Dalai Lama

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A Note from the Universe

Give with a truly glad heart for the sole purpose of the good it will do, and whatever you give shall return to you, multiplied, as if on wings, covered in sparkles.

Richly,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Pineapple Coconut Carrot Cake

A very sweet, moist, and fruity carrot cake, that is based on this recipe. Carrot cake can be dry so I am glad that the pineapple helped solve that. I am doubling the baking time because it literally took twice as long as what the link said.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pineapple-Coconut-Carrot-Cake.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, Reconciliations, 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
December 17, 2018

Experience

“We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Aren’t we funny? This is so true! Sometimes it takes something to “shake us up” so that we can learn. And then we do – we learn from our experiences, both positive and negative. All of life is our classroom; every day there are lessons for us. It’s up to us if we want to do our homework and be prepared – and a lot of that is basically keeping up our spiritual practices. Or, we could goof off and take our chances that we won’t get hit with a “pop quiz!” Whatever happens, we will eventually figure it out.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Making the Holidays Meaningful
For many of us, the holidays are disappointing. They are neither magical nor meaningful time. I find that to be incredibly sad. In my opinion, regardless of whether you are Christian, Jewish or atheist,…
Read More……………….

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I Am One: Cat’s Angel Message for December 17, 2018 

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I Am One: Cat’s Angel Message for December 17, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


I am one with the Earth, with the Water, with the Fire, with the Air that I breathe, with all Living Things, and we are all one with Spirit. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


1217:  Today the Universe is asking us to embrace and acknowledge our own spiritual side. It’s our spirituality that essentially helps us to navigate our life path, clarifies our life purpose and helps us to surround ourselves with optimistic and positive energy even when things get rough. It’s also through our own spirituality that our power as a creator comes into play. By believing in ourselves we can generate new opportunities for prosperity and abundance on all levels. Our strength and confidence helps us to see the blessings headed our way as well as the ones that currently surround us. This is a good day to simply say thank you to the Universe, it’s helpers and to yourself for being the amazing light-being that you are!


Archangel Jophiel helps us to slow down and appreciate our lives. She asks us to really look at  what we have created for ourselves and take pride in our accomplishments. The Ascended Master Buddha teaches us that spirituality is the  path to inner peace and the things we need can be found within. And the Egyptian goddess Hathor helps us to let our inner light shine and bring beauty into our world. She says, “Beautiful soul, you need no ones approval but your own Now look within and embrace your divine spark.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Agate. This humble stone helps by raising our consciousness and awareness of our life. It promotes spiritual growth and inner strength by helping us to the most of our life experiences.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Dec. 17, 2018 “True Wealth”

Happy Monday,

Our thought  for today is an important reminder as we get farther into the holiday season. It’s easy to lose the meaning when we are bombarded from every direction with spend, spend, spend. True wealth is not found in “how much you spend or buy”. However, true wealth CAN be found in surrounding yourself with family and friends and  spending quality time with those closest to you. Thanksgiving is NOT the only time to appreciate all you have.  Celebrate life, peace and love!

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Making Room: Cat’s Angel Message for December 16, 2018 

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Making Room: Cat’s Angel Message for December 16, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


“Sometimes,” said Pooh, “the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” – A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)


1216:  Today the Universe is gently reminding us that our thoughts create reality. The more we focus on what’s good in our lives the happier we are. This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t want something better or to make things better for ourselves. Remember that by focusing on the good things and the things that we can control it creates a positive flow of energy which brings good things back to us. As we start the countdown to the new year it’s time to release old habits, patterns and thought forms. Embrace your power and make room for the blessings that are headed your way. The Universe and your spiritual helpers are here to ensure that all of your needs are met. The opportunity to create something great is here, so allow yourself to take advantage of what’s being offered.


Archangel Jophiel helps us to see the beauty within and around us. And by embracing this beauty we super charge the currents of positive flow. The Ascended Master Babaji shows the best way to simplify our lives and his wisdom is best accessed through breath work. The Ascended Master Buddha is also helpful in the letting go process. His lessons include balance and moderation. These two things help us to see the areas within our lives that need attention.


Our Sacred Stone for today is Green Calcite. This stone helps to dissolve old and outdated beliefs, aids communication and assists in the transition of what no longer serves us into something positive.  Calcite can also be used to promote the balance of your chakras. When our chakras are in balance it’s easier to live the attitude of gratitude.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Apply Focused Effort: Cat’s Angel Message for December 15, 2018 

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Apply Focused Effort: Cat’s Angel Message for December 15, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view – what is the highest and best use of your talents, skills and abilities? When you answer that, seize the opportunity to sharpen those qualities even more sharply by applying your focused effort. – Mary Anne Radmacher


1215:  The Sacred Source has given us all the tools (and the power!) that we need to change our lives for the better. Our ability to be optimistic and limit negative thought forms are some of our greatest assets. By using these valuable skills it effectively creates new opportunities and draws good things directly to us. Today we are being reminded that we are a direct reflection of our thoughts. If we greet the world in a negative manner then that’s the energy that will surround us. However, when we embrace a positive outlook the Universe sends good things our way! Today, start the process of positive change use your power and create something awesome!


Archangel Michael helps us to move in the right direction with self confidence and courage. This allows us to showcase ourselves to the best possible light. The Ascended Master Maitreya, the Laughing Buddha, teaches us the importance of laughter. By allowing our sense of adventure to come forward we are able find joy in the  process of life.  And and the Chinese goddess Kuan Yin surrounds us with loving energy and opens our ability to see ourselves, others and life through the eyes of loving compassion. She tells us “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart and spirit.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are Quartz Crystal which helps to helps us find a zest for life, Merlinite to help us live in the moment and Citrine which helps to turn negative energy and thoughts into something more positive.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 14, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 14, 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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In drear nighted December,
Too happy, happy tree,
Thy branches ne’er remember
Their green felicity-
The north cannot undo them
With a sleety whistle through them
Nor frozen thawings glue them
From budding at the prime.

-John Keats (1795-1821)

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Beliefnet Astrology: Six Ways Crystal can Change your Life

People have been calling me the Crystal Chick for years. I love crystals and their ability to subtly but profoundly change our energy, health and aura. We use crystals in computers and clocks but they can be very helpful in our personal lives. There are six main areas in which crystals can change your life for the better.
https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/astrology/6-ways-crystal-can-change-your-life.aspx#ffhERpcqfDiswcYo.99

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MBG: This Is What Actually Attracts People To You 

Over time, I’ve learned to understand words like “beauty” and “attractiveness” in a different way—not in terms of physical appearances but in terms of what I refer to as radiance. Radiance is that je ne c’est quoi that spins heads when you walk into a room. It creates a door where there was once a wall. It has nothing to do with age, body shape, or physical features.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/more-attractive

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Daily Good: 8 World-Views and Practices by Mark Nepo

Since prehistoric hunters had to work together in order to survive, people have had to learn how to share both the workload and the harvest, and the problems and the joys. Through the centuries, traditions have formed and complexities have grown. But the health of all community depends on how we treat each other. This article explores eight worldviews and the practices they offer. Each can help us stay wholehearted, authentic, and in true relationship to life and each other.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2157/8-world-views-and-practices-by-mark-nepo-mark-nepo/

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MNN: 8 things to know about the winter solstice

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night,” quipped Steve Martin — and indeed, even a day with less sunshine can feel a bit dark. Our world depends on the light radiating from that big star we traipse around, and when it’s in short supply, we feel it. But if you count yourself among those who don’t love waking up before the sun rises and getting off work after it has set, things are about to lighten up. Hello, winter solstice!

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/8-things-know-about-winter-solstice

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EarthSky News: Time to look for Mercury and Jupiter below Venus

Now – mid-December 2018 – it’s time to get outside in the early morning and try to spot our sun’s innermost planet, Mercury. Look east, the sunrise direction. You can’t miss super-bright Venus. Mercury is below it, near the sunrise point. If you look extra hard with the unaided eye or binoculars, you might spot bright Jupiter near the horizon, too, on a line with Venus and Mercury.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/seek-for-mercury-beneath-venus-at-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Yule Shopping? What To Get For The Witch Or Pagan Who Has Everything

Odds are pretty likely you’re still shopping for holiday gifts, or perhaps you haven’t even started yet. And maybe you have that friend whom you know is either a witch, pagan, polytheist, or some general form of occultist. What in the name of the gods above and below can you get them that doesn’t look like some generic “Here’s a random candle, knock yourself out!” type of a present?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/12/yule-shopping-witch-pagan/

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Inner Journey

REVIEW YOUR LIFE

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin

Take a few minutes today to reflect on what has happened recently and to put the last week in perspective. What made an impact on you this last week? What do you want to set as a goal for next week?

Reflection helps us step back from the details of our lives and see the bigger picture with fresh eyes. It’s worth a few moments of your time. Review your week and come up with at least one conclusion, insight or learning and write it in your journal.

“Just because we increase the speed of information doesn’t mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.”
— Dale Dauten

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A Note from the Universe

Today don’t think or say, “I’m tired,” “I’m hurt,” “I’m angry.” Don’t even think or say, “I’m happy.”

Instead, think and say, “I’ve chosen to be tired, hurt, angry.” Or better still, “I’m choosing to be happy.”

You don’t get “hit” by feelings, you feel them based on your perceptions, and you perceive based on your beliefs, and you believe as you choose.

You are your words,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Holiday Veggie or Fruit Tree

A festive holiday centerpiece can be created with vegetables or fruits for family gatherings and parties. This page contains holiday veggie or fruit tree.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Holiday-Veggie-or-Fruit-Tree-1.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
December 14, 2018

Service

“If we could all hear one another’s prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burden.”

-Ashleigh Brilliant
We are here as angels, emissaries, to do God’s work, to help each other. We can hear one another’s prayers if we just listen. We are all one in spirit, and we all want the same things – love, respect, acknowledgment, a purpose. Think about all that we can do for each other to provide those very important things. It could be so simple, and so beautiful, and mean so much.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 6 Easy Tricks to Feel More Confident

Confidence is something that almost everyone alive today wants. Single people proclaim loudly that confidence is seen as sexy. Employers claim that confident employees are a must. Even parents teach their children to value confidence.

Read More…………….

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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Dreamers Who Do: Cat’s Angel Message for December 14, 2018

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Dreamers Who Do: Cat’s Angel Message for December 14, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. – Sarah Ban Breathnach


1214:  We are receiving help from the angels today as we work on manifesting the things we need or desire. Working with the angels is a team effort and if we truly want to succeed we have to do our part to make things happen. This means that once we ask for assistance we must continue to add our energy to the request by taking opportunities as they present themselves, releasing things to make room and staying focused on our desired outcome. Sometimes the fear of success or failure stops us from making the effort or moving forward. Just remember that our perseverance helps us to grow and increases our power. When we work as team there is nothing that cannot be accomplished!


Archangel Sandalphon assists in delivering our requests and prayers to the Divine Source as well as the Angels and Ascended Masters who can best help us. Archangel Raziel assists in manifesting our needs, Archangel Michael helps provide direction, courage and motivation and Archangel Uriel helps to enhance our problem solving skills by showing us the best solutions and the best way to make things happen.


Use your angel stones today, Angelite or Celestite to connect with your angels or try using Fluorite to focus the mind or Spirit Quartz to overcome fear of success/failure.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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