Cat’s Morning Bits for December 12, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 12, 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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“Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.”
―Victor Hugo (1802–85)

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Tetraktys: Communing With Nature – A Guide For Modern Pagans

Modern paganism often comes with an appreciation of nature. Indeed, if you identify as being part of any Neopagan religion, there is a good chance that it’s one in which the core tenets have everything to do with nature and that you consider nature as divine in one way or another. If that’s the case, then communing with nature should be part of your spiritual practices, as you would be essentially communing with the divine itself in the process. This article will give you a few tips and a few of my thoughts about it

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/communing-with-nature-a-guide-for-modern-pagans/

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Daily Good: Shin Terayama: A Radical Healing

From his hospital bed one night, Terayama had a strange dream. He was looking at his body in a coffin. He was 47, and did not yet know he had cancer. That soon changed. After surgery, chemo and radiationwith his cancer now out of reach of medical curehe went home to face death. A few mornings later, I had a very strange sensation in my body. When the sun came up, the sunlight came into my heart, very strong energy. It was amazing.

http://www.conversations.org/story.php?sid=582

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Mind Body Green: Meditating With These 3 Essential Oils Changes Everything

For anyone who’s given meditation a try and called it quits after the first or second go, we get it. Our brains can focus, they can wander, but ask them to switch off while we sit in silence for a minute or longer, and they’ll probably put up a fight.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/3-essential-oils-that-make-meditation-easier

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MNN: How WildArk is saving biodiversity, one safe haven at a time

Land conservation is a big job, but one small not-for-profit group isn’t deterred by the size of the task.
WildArk is taking big swings to protect as much of the Earth’s biodiversity as possible by ignoring doom-and-gloom attitudes and encouraging cooperation instead.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/wildark-saving-biodiversity-safe-havens

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EarthSky News: Geminid meteors peak this week

These next several nights are probably the best nights for watching for meteors in the annual Geminid shower. The peak morning is likely to be December 14, 2018, but the morning of December 13 might offer a good display, too, and meteor watchers have been catching Geminids for some nights now.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/december-geminid-meteor-shower

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Patheos-Pagan: Purification is Basic Self Care for Magical People

Purification is not about doing anything wrong. It’s not about having sinned and needing to repent. Nor is purification about transcending this mortal plane, enlightenment, or Buddha mind

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2018/12/purification-is-basic-self-care-for-magical-people.html

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Inner Journey:

THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

“If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.”
— Louise Hay

Pick one aspect of your life, e.g. your health, your competence, your prosperity or relationships, and think back to when you were a child. What messages about this subject did you hear from adults at that time that are still playing on your subconscioustape recorder? Messages like: “Men can’t be trusted.” “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “You’re not smart enough to succeed in business.”

How is your world reflecting your beliefs back to you, today?

“There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.”
— Seth

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The entire world will be a richer place,  once you have financial security for myself and family and have your thriving business and a steady income.

We knew this when we helped you pick your dreams.

So let’s get cracking,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Christmas Coffee Cakes

This is a recipe that my Grandma made every year for the family at Christmas time. She started making them in the 70’s. We looked forward to getting these more than gifts.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Christmas-Coffee-Cakes-1.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
December 12, 2018

Service

“In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.”

-William Barclay
I believe that it is our duty to serve. I also believe that it is our nature to serve. We are here for each other, we are here to help each other. Many times, I think it is easier for us to help someone else than to ask for help for ourselves. But when we need help, we absolutely should reach out for it. When we need help, we are providing another person with the opportunity to serve, and this is truly a blessing.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Ways to Figure Out Why You Are Not Happy
What is keeping you down in the dumps?

Everyone wants to be happy in life. You want to get up in the morning and greet the day with a smile, and you want to go to bed at night feeling content with life. Despite that understandable desire, you find yourself waking up with a groan and shuffling miserably through the day.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/7-ways-to-figure-out-why-you-are-not-happy.aspx#4ohLMtxvhUvUHASH.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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The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

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