Cat’s Morning Bits for April 20, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 20, 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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While the bright radient sun in centre glows,
The earth in annual motion round it goes;
At the same time on its own axis reels,
And gives us change of seasons as it wheels.

-The 1793 Old Farmer’s Almanac (title page of Vol. 1, No. 1)

almanac.com

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MBG: The One Practice That Taught Me To Shed Labels And Embrace Freedom

From the time we are young children, we place labels on ourselves to make sense of the world. We are either skinny or big-boned; cool or unpopular; a musician or an athlete.

And while these labels at times can be helpful to create some form of an identity, they are often extremely limiting. They place us into boxes�or out of them�and continue to follow us well into adulthood.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-one-practice-that-taught-me-to-shed-labels-and-embrace-freedom

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MNN: Toby the cat walked 12 miles to get back to the family that didn’t want him

When Toby the cat’s owners didn’t want him anymore, they gave him to another family. But Toby thought perhaps there had been a mistake. The 7-year-old orange-and-white kitty took off and slowly made the 12-mile trek back to their house.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/toby-cat-walked-12-miles-get-back-family-didnt-want-him

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EarthSky News: First quarter moon is Sunday

This 1st quarter moon will offer gorgeous telescopic views for those taking part in Astronomy Day. Then it’ll conveniently set, leaving the sky dark for this weekend’s Lyrid meteors.

http://earthsky.org/moon-phases/first-quarter

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Patheos-Pagan: Lough Gur in a Driving Rain

Today you can buy an airline, rail, or bus ticket for travel at any time of the year. Winter snowstorms, Spring tornados, or Fall hurricanes may disrupt your plans, but the odds are good you’re going to make it just fine. It wasn’t always so.

The weather impacted our trip to Ireland and Wales, but most of it fell under the category of minor annoyances. Cold? Add another layer. Rain? Wool hats and hooded jackets work wonders. Rough seas have the ferries running late? Nap on the ship and catch up on sleep when you get home.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/03/lough-gur-in-a-driving-rain.html#VQpwFa9YrBsOPkct.99

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Inner Journey: There’s Hope!

“No matter how painful our early experiences were, our Essence cannot be harmed. Our Essence is waiting for the opportunity to reveal itself. In a very true sense, we are waiting for the opportunity to become ourselves. Our spirit is yearning to break free, to express itself …

“And yet, ironically, we always fear and resist opening to that which is most real in us. When we trust in the process and give ourselves over to it, however, our true nature comes forth. The result is real integrity, love, authenticity, creativity, understanding, guidance, joy, power, and serenity-all of the qualities we are forever demanding that personality supply.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You know what they’re going to do, don’t you?

And you do know what they’re going to say?

Yeah, once you consistently spend some time visualizing every day, doing the “all you can with what you’ve got” dance, and pushing yourself to live the life of your dreams to any degree that you now can, so that the floodgates fly open and you have your dream home, your dream work, and your dream friends.

They’re gonna give you that long, cold glance out of the corner of their eyes and say in a long, drawn-out voice, just loud enough for you to hear, “Must… be… nice…”

Just warning you,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Toaster Oven Baked Salmon

Very fast and easy to make for a quick lunch or dinner. You can easily make this baked salmon in your toaster oven!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Toaster-Oven-Baked-Salmon.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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Spiritual Unite: 4 Spiritual Keys To Elevating Toward A Goal

Whenever you feel yourself going to a new level in your life, it’s often accompanied by pain and uncertainty. Rather than getting discouraged, take setbacks, self-doubt, or new challenges as a green light to move forward and manifest your goal. During this process, it’s vital that you take the time to follow some practices

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/4-spiritual-keys-to-elevating-toward-a-goal/

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Daily Wisdom
April 20, 2018

Perception

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~ -Buddha

Our perception tends to be that growth is hard, that it is a struggle, that it is work. But the truth is that we are only making it hard on ourselves. We cling to the past, try to control our futures. Are we willing to get out of our own way and just let it be? It could be so simple! Look at the flower. Learn from the flower. We can bloom just as easily.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 First Ladies and Their Powerful Legacies

First Ladies are rarely as well-known as their presidential husbands. The history books often relegate them to a mere footnote, and many people mention the names of America�s First Ladies only as the answer to a trivia question. A number of people can name most of the presidents of the United States, but the women who were their supporters, advisers and confidants are often forgotten. These women helped their husbands handle the stressful years spent running the nation but are rarely recognized for their contributions, although quite a few First Ladies have put their positions of power to good use.

http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/5-first-ladies-and-their-powerful-legacies.aspx#UVM78e9dLkva16RA.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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 19, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 19, 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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Earth endures;

Stars abide-

Shine down in the old sea.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

almanac.com

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OMTimes: Escape from Self-Sabotaging Habits

How well are you taking care of yourself? Do you take time for yourself, or are there so many distractions in your life that you are last on the list of your busy schedule?
If we are not taking time for ourselves, it’s difficult for us to be giving love to someone else because we run out of energy. If there is nothing left for us, there sure isn’t going to be anything left for anyone else!

https://omtimes.com/2013/09/self-sabotaging-habits/

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Hemp Oil

In the United States, we’re in the middle of a cannabis revolution. Our nation is slowly waking up to the truth that cannabis, what was once dubiously considered a dangerous psychoactive substance, is not only safe but extremely versatile in its medical benefits

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/hemp-oil-uses-and-benefits

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Sit Less to Save Your Brain

You’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking: bad for our hearts, lungs, and a leading cause of obesity. A new study from UCLA suggests that too much sitting is also bad for our brains, and that sedentary behavior is linked to changes in parts of the brain that are critical for memory. Sorry, what was I saying? I work from a computer all day, and as much as I want to move more, it’s really challenging. But if sitting is going to literally thin my brain, I’m incentivized! Here are five ways to sit less, so you can think ….

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/04/17/5-ways-to-sit-less-to-save-your-brain

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EarthSky News: Next few evenings … Moon sweeps through Winter Circle

What a great time to identify many bright stars! Keep watching, and let the moon be your guide.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-shines-inside-of-winter-circle

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Patheos-Pagan: Beltane – the May festival

Beltane heralds the coming of summer and is a festival of fertility. The seeds are sown, the plants and crops are all growing and the Earth is fertile. This is the festival where we celebrate the fertility not just within the Earth but within the union between the God and the Goddess and between humans too, ’tis the season to celebrate getting naked … Celebrate love, happiness, union and life itself.
 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/04/beltane-the-may-festival/#kbyheXi7lCV2y0OC.99

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Inner Journey: Attachment

“The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the cord be broken, the bird cannot fly.”
— Saint John of the Cross

“Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”
— Thomas Merton

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.”
— Zen Saying

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Nice job helping raise the sun this morning! The colors over Fiji were especially impressive. The warming of the Adriatic was right on time. A few Egyptians up early enough even wondered if Ra wasn’t back at the helm.

The hungry child in Mongolia said to say, “Hi!” The sad monk in Tibet, “Thanks for the laugh!” The realtor in Minnesota asked, “Are you sure about the farmer’s market?” The dancer in Rome, “Don’t tell a soul…” And the sage in Djibouti says, “You have exactly what it takes to have financial security for myself and family!”

Tell me, any recollection of all your other-worldly to-ings and fro-ings, yet? Or are we still pretending you’re just mortal?

If you only knew…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Beef and Tofu Pad Thai

A meal you can whip up easily and enjoy with a balance of protein and vegetables. You can hold the meat, add more or less vegetables depending on your preference and what you have on hand.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Beef-and-Tofu-Pad-Thai.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
April 19, 2018

Perception

“Change your thoughts, and in the twinkling of an eye, all your conditions change. Your world is a world of crystallized ideas, crystallized words. Sooner or later, you reap the fruits of your words and thoughts.”

-Florence Scovel Shinn

Our perceptions are all in our mind. So it makes sense that if we change our mind, we change our perceptions. And when we change our perceptions, we change our reality! We can experience more of the Truth of this wonderful world, the beauty, the peace, the prosperity, the abundance, the clarity. Choose to see it. Choose to live it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Steps to Reconnect With Yourself

Sometimes due to circumstances, a big life change, the dissolving of a long-term relationship, a health issue, or other reasons we realize we have lost touch with our true self. During these times we often experience feeling frustrated, scared for the future, anxious, unfulfilled and stuck. We feel lost because at some point we became disconnected from who we really are. This often occurs as adults try to fit themselves into societal norms, relationship expectations or are just trying to survive to such a degree that there is not the capacity to focus on anything else. To protect ourselves we may tuck away our true nature and shut the door so we can just get through what we need to get through.

http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/7-steps-to-reconnect-with-yourself.aspx#HMxChpCr4WmsBQdF.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! Visit Our Store!

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 18, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 18, 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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And all the woods are alive with the murmur and sound of Spring,
And the rose-bud breaks into pink on the climbing briar,
And the crocus-bed is a quivering moon of fire
Girdled round with the belt of an amethyst ring.
-Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

almanac.com

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Spiritual Unite: Lightworkers: What Are The Symptoms?

If you have ever asked yourself “What is a lightworker?”, or want to know the symptoms and signs of being a lightworker, then you have come to the right place. Today, we’re going to look at the signs and symptoms of lightworkers. But first: What is a lightworker? What Is A Lightworker? A lightworker is a soul incarnated on Earth

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-is-a-lightworker-symptoms/

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MNN: This rare songbird is back from the brink, thanks to the Endangered Species Act

The United States has watched some iconic native birds disappear during the past 100 years or so, including the passenger pigeon, the Carolina parakeet, the heath hen, the dusky seaside sparrow and possibly the ivory-billed woodpecker.

The Kirtland’s warbler almost joined them, driven to the brink of extinction last century by habitat loss and nest parasites. Its decline was so dramatic that it became one of the original species listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1967.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/kirtlands-warbler-endangered-species

 

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Spiritual Unite: 1212 Spiritual Meaning: When You See This Number Everywhere

In our daily life, we encounter many numbers. Some numbers become special when they appear again and again. If you see 1212, then it has a special meaning. Composition of Number 1212: Number 1212 is the combination of two numbers: 1 and 2, which are repeated one after another. Number 1 is the strongest number, it indicates the realisation of….

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/1212-spiritual-meaning/

 

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EarthSky News: Green moon on April 20, 2018? Nah

For weeks, people have searched for this post more than any other at EarthSky.  No, there won’t be a green moon on April 20, 2018. It’s a joke, y’all, with its roots (ahem) in cannabis culture. 🙂

 http://earthsky.org/space/green-moon-april-20-may-29-2016

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Patheos-Pagan:  Have You Ever Been Called To a Place?

Have you ever been called to a place? A place you heard, without a doubt, beckon you to move there? With no seeming connection or reason to do so?

I moved to Asheville (North Carolina) around three years ago. Having moved most of my childhood between the New York area and North Carolina, I had spent most of my adult years firmly rooted in one place. Once my sons were grown, I felt that restless pull to try life in a different place

 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/04/have-you-ever-been-called-to-a-place/#uqCh3orK9lAcyGbe.99

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Inner Journey: Inner Critics

“We tell ourselves so many lies and half-truths … We listen and are duly impressed by these inner voices that turn into unseen judges that nag at us. We give each of these judges a seat of honor in our minds, all the while hating their guts and their never-ending supply of judgements … We give the judges permission to accompany us on each journey of life, never daring to realize that we can park them, at least momentarily.”
— Eloise Ristad

“The Inner Critic makes each of us a child. As we become the child in our relationships, we lose our sense of self. We are no longer self-contained, self- respecting adults. We look to others for validation. Our self-worth is based upon their opinion of us. Thus, everyone around us becomes a mother or a father whose support and approval is desperately needed to protect us from the constant criticism of the Inner Critic.”
— Hal and Sidra Stone

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

One day you’re going to wake up and feel so much joy for your life, exactly as it is, that you wouldn’t trade anything in your past for anything.

And right now, you get to live that bit that you one day won’t trade anything for!

Talk about blessed,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Dandelion Greens and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Did you know that dandelion greens are edible? Not only are they edible, but they are extremely high in vitamin A, calcium and potassium. If that weren’t reason enough to eat them, they are free! Yes, we all have them, don’t we?

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Dandelion-Greens-and-Pomegranate-Vinaigrette-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
April 18, 2018

Perception

“To a large degree “reality” is whatever the people who are around at the time agree to.” ~ -Milton H. Miller

Basically, the consensus of social perception is what shapes our “reality.” What we see in the media is a reflection of what the general population has “agreed” is “the way things are.” But… things are changing! There is a subtle shift towards a more spiritual life. Sociologists have recognized a growing number of people as “Cultural Creatives” who are leaders in developing all kinds of trends. All of us out there reading spiritual books, doing yoga, serving the community, showing kindness and pursuing our own spiritual growth – we are the cultural creatives! By sharing ourselves and our experiences, we are making a difference in the world… and the difference is good!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MBG: The Very Best Breathing Technique For Anxiety

It’s no secret that anxiety and stress levels are on the rise, particularly among young people. Rates of anxiety have been steadily climbing for several decades now, with college campuses reporting that anxiety has surpassed depression as the most common mental health concern among students

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-best-breathing-technique-for-anxiety

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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! Visit Our store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 17, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 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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Buds are bursting in the hedges,
Leaves are stirring in the lane,
Everywhere the sap is stirring,
Love returns to life again.
-John Dennis (1657-1734)

almanac.com

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Beliefnet: 10 ways Chronic Stress is Killing Your Quality of Life

A certain level of stress helps us to adapt to our environment and pushes us to excel. The stress that is worrisome is chronic stress and it can affect you negatively in multiple ways.

While stress itself may not be a good thing, each of us is only here because of the stress response. Our ancestors reacted to a threat by fighting or fleeing, literally or figuratively, and so survived. Whether it was a food shortage or a physical threat,

Read more……………..

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MNN: Artisan tea farms are sprouting around the U.S

Tea played an important part in the early history of the United States. The Boston Tea Party of 1773  when 342 chests of tea were destroyed to protest a tax on tea, among other things  was one of the events that helped instigate the Revolutionary War. Though coffee culture is more dominant in the U.S., tea is still widely consumed, but almost all the leaves that make their way into American teapots are imported.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/artisan-tea-farms-united-states

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A Bountiful Moment

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr

Daily Thought: Everyone is faced with challenges. There is no exception to this rule. We all have something that brings us times of discontent and worry. What does make us different is how you handle the adversity. Does it break you and leave you in a place of nowhere to go from here? Or does it give you a moment of pause to re-group and re-set to move on. Don�t allow a challenge or internal controversy to stop you from your dreams. Rise above the situation and move forward until the challenge is no longer in view.

Daily Practice: Practice looking at difficult times or situations by looking at them from and outside perspective. View the challenge objectively. What would you tell someone else who is going through the same situation? Become your own best friend, or confidant. Support yourself through the difficult time and become stronger and wiser once it has passed.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: The Lyrid meteor shower has started

Watch for Lyrids this week. April 22 is the peak morning. Try April 21 and 23 as well. Good news … the moon is out of the way.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-lyrid-meteor-shower

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OMTimes: 9 Tips to Clear Your Energy Now

The human experience involves both challenges and triumphs. It’s up to each one of us how we choose to perceive these experiences. We may choose to label an experience as good or bad; positive or negative. In reality, this is simply our perception or a personal assessment of the experience we have had. Nonetheless, these experiences are opportunities for learning and growth

https://omtimes.com/2013/12/clear-your-energy/

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Inner Journey: The Path to Wholeness

We think that God has blessed us if we don’t have too many troubles. In fact, religions have erroneously taught us that pain is punishment for our sins. We often ask, “What have I done wrong?” when things do not go the way we want.

Yet, to become ourselves in the truest and deepest sense, we must face our own duality, which of course includes facing our darkness. As souls we strive for wholeness, not for perfection.

At first, we really don’t know what is going on. We just find life difficult, challenging and often painful. Eventually, after much experience and reflection, we start to find meaning in it all. Eventually, we gladly accept the means whereby we can do the Soul work we have come for.

As we become conscious as Souls, we walk our journey purposefully, embracing the reality of our earthly nature along with the truth of our divine nature.

“When we are conscious of our personal uniqueness and our universal nature we express ourselves creatively. In this way we fulfill our dreams and our life purpose.”
— Andrew Schneider

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Whatever you focus on, you will experience.

So, when you talk about “what is” or “what was,” even if you’re just explaining to a friendly ear, you project more of the same into the future.

If you ask more than you give thanks, you’ll believe less in your own power.

And if you insist that it’s hard and that you’re lonely, you’ll find that it is and you are.

Or, you can choose to focus on what you like, what you love, and how very photogenic you are.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Creamy Whey and Vegetable Soup

I learned how to make yogurts and cheeses from my mother, who recently told me to reserve the whey and use it in my soups. The result is an extremely creamy and full-bodied soup that’s full of protein. The batch of whey I used in this soup comes from my recipe for cumin spiced cheese, which is attached below.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Creamy-Whey-and-Vegetable-Soup.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
April 17, 2018

Perception

“We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.” ~-The Talmud

We’re each looking through different eyes, bringing our own experiences and emotions to whatever it is we’re looking at. This is perception. Perception can change. The TRUTH remains the same… but do we see it? Do we see spirit in everything and everyone? We must recognize the spirit within ourselves and then we will see it reflected back at us everywhere we go!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MBG: How to Make Essential Oils

Way before there were multilevel marketing companies selling essential oils by the pound, there were wise healers accessing the benefits of essential oils by making poultices, salves, and medicinal teas from the raw plants. In fact, plant medicine was the only medicine for thousands of years until the pharmaceutical industry began to provide other options. Now, as the pendulum swings from the prescription pad back toward the power of plants, it�s a great time to make sure you understand what essential oils are, how they�re made, and how to use them safely and effectively.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-essential-oils-are-made

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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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 16, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 16, 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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Words are good but hens lay eggs.
-proverb

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Beliefnet: Peace of Mind Becoming Fully Present

. If you have an unpleasant feeling, a feeling of sadness, fear, worry, or despair, you may think you don’t have the capacity to return home to be in touch with that emotion, to manage and embrace it. You want to run away from it and you have many ways to run away, like magazines, books, music, food, the Internet, or busily strategizing so you won’t be in touch with your body and mind. Mind and body are alienated from each other, and this makes us sick

Read more………………

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Spiritual Unite: Shift In Consciousness: The Path To A Higher Consciousness

Are you experiencing a marked shift in consciousness? If so, you might be taking your first step towards a new dawn in your life. Spiritual evolution is similar to shedding an old body to make way for a newer refined one. A highly spiritual being sees the world through an entirely different lens. They break free from the societal templates

Read more…………….

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A Bountiful Moment

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present. ~Babatunde Olatunji

Daily Thought: Today is a great day! Don’t miss it by ruminating over what has already passed. Don’t let it go by with your focus on what is going to happen tomorrow. Stay present in the moments of the day to experience fully all the beauty and joy it will bring.

Daily Practice: Focus on your day today by staying present and experiencing all the good, fun, and joy that occurs. Listen to the sounds, smell the aromas, feel the temperature, see the people, and experience the emotion of every second of happiness.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight … Will you see the young moon?
It’s a wonderful evening for young moon hunting from North America or a Pacific island. The moon will be west after sunset, below brilliant Venus. Other parts of the world … Tuesday evening will offer an even more spectacular view.

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Patheos-Pagan: When Force Is On The Dot

Many see the card of Force as a representation of strength. In invented stories about this card, the woman with the lion is an archetype of power; not social power, as we reserve that for the Emperor, but power that has to do with character and moral spine.

Fair enough.

Read more………………….

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Inner Journey: Free to choose

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
— Sigmund Freud

In his book Nobody�s Victim, Christopher J. McCullough explains, “In order to live your freedom, you must first accept reality. ‘These are the choices, and given those choices, which do I choose?’ Whether the option you select is pleasant or painful does not alter the fact that, given reality, this is your preference.

“To live your freedom, it is helpful to stop and ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ and then notice whether, given the options, you are choosing what you really want, or whether you want to choose something else…. Sometimes the exercise of freedom involves naming your poison — all choices may lead to outcomes that are in some way painful. But the real pain is that of feeling powerless — denying your freedom.”

“Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.”
— Dr. Rollo May

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Your very thoughts are the key. You can do it. Whatever you want, you can have it. Just think it, feel it, and vaguely move towards it. And with persistence, tipping points will be reached, critical mass formed, and the most outlandish serendipities arranged.

The world you now live in was created this very way, and through “thinking” you perpetuate the celebration. You are a nonstop creating machine; a manifesting maestro. You are pure “cause.”

And for now, it’s still virtually a secret: Your very thoughts are the key.

Infinite love,

The Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber Mint Raisin Yogurt Salad

We eat this yogurt salad on the side of most of our Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, especially ones that include meat or rice. It’s really refreshing and is great as a palate cleanser. It’s really easy to throw together and has fantastic textures.   https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cucumber-Mint-Raisin-Yogurt-Salad.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
April 16, 2018

Perception

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one’s mind.” ~-Mark Twain

Isn’t it amazing how we can each see the same thing in an entirely different way? It’s because of our perceptions. Our past experiences help us to formulate some kind of definition to our current experiences. Yet we can change the way we look at things. We can choose a different perspective, see things from someone else’s point of view, or from a higher vantage point. And when we broaden our scope and look at the “big picture” then we can see more clearly what is real.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MBG: Think Small Changes Won’t Help? Here Are 4 That Will Transform Your Mental Health

We’re all familiar with the goals so many of us set to support and improve our physical health, like going to the gym or trying an elimination diet. But what we often fail to address in our quest for improved wellness is our mental and emotional health. Sure, the benefits of addressing our physical wellness may very well spill over into our emotional sphere, but isn’t our mental health important enough to focus on in and of itself?

Read more…………………….

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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! Visit Our Store!

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 13, 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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A flower is looking through the ground,
Blinking at the April weather;
Now a child has seen the flower:
Now they go and play together.
-Harold Monro (1879-1932)

almanac.com

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MBG: How To Surrender To Divine Timing (Even When It Feels Impossible)

The universe often knows the ideal time to bring something into your life. The problem is that our earthly ego isn’t always privy to this divine timeline and can get frustrated when something takes longer than expected, just as the ego can get scared when something shows up before we feel ready. Below are some things to keep in mind about divine timing when you’re trying to manifest anything.

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Did You Know?

Up until the 1800s people would pull grass out of their lawns to make room for dandelions and other useful weeds like chickweed, malva, and chamomile.

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Spiritual Unite: Are You Connected To Someone’s Soul? 

How do you know when you are connected to someone’s soul? It is the most common question asked by the people who are connected to the soul of someone. They ask this question because they are feeling something different in their lives that they haven’t experienced before. People mostly want to know the answer when they meet their soulmate.

Read more……………

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A Bountiful Moment

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~ Confucius


Daily Thought: Never be afraid to fail. It is your failure that is the testament to your life well lived. If you have no failures the fear would be that you have not tried to succeed at your dreams, hopes, or aspirations. Use your falling as a demarcation to the growth and tenacity of never giving up on who you know your best self to be.


Daily Practice:The challenge today is to not give up. Keep moving through a difficult situation, thought, or event until you come to a positive resolution. Work through the anxiety, or fear that you can�t do it. Keep moving forward and remind yourself that there is no such thing as being a failure. There is only the choice to stop.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Scared yet? 2018 has 2 Friday 13ths

The 1st of this year’s 2 Friday the 13ths falls on April 13, 2018. It comes exactly 13 weeks before 2018’s second Friday the 13th, in July.

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Patheos-Pagan: Solas Bhride: A Goddess Speaks Softly in Many Forms

Of all the trip-related posts, this one has been the hardest to write.

Part of that is the realization that the trip posts haven’t been very well read. A few of you really like them, but they can be hard to relate to for people who haven’t been to Ireland or who aren’t planning a trip there. I write them anyway, to serve as a reference for future pilgrims and tourists, and also because I’m a storyteller – I can’t not tell my stories.

Read more………….

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Inner Journey: Look inside for direction

“If you see your path laid out in front of you — Step one, Step two, Step three — you only know one thing… it is not your path. Your path is created in the moment of action. If you can see it laid out in front of you, you can be sure it is someone else’s path. That is why you see it so clearly.”
— Joseph Campbell

What? No one to follow? Now that’s a scary thought!

And yet, that’s what life asks each of us to do – to chart our own path. We are each unique. We’re told our uniqueness is our gift to the world. And so why would we even want to follow in someone else’s footsteps?

Can we trust ourselves to carve our own trail?

“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Please don’t be afraid. Not even a little. Not ever. The lions and tigers and bears can’t really hurt you. You live in a world of smoke and mirrors where there’s only the illusion that you could somehow become less than the greatest you’ve ever imagined yourself to be.

And it’s this very image, the highest from within you, that’s summoned your boldest dreams, daring you into the light with their promised rewards and drawing you through the very fears that have kept you from it.

Slayer of dragons. Matador of all time and space. Rightful heir to heaven on earth. Don’t be afraid. Not even a little.

Amen,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pistachio Hummus

I’ve come up with a few hummus recipes where I replace the tahini with something else due to allergies or high cost, but this one is by far my favourite now. This hummus uses pistachios to replace the sesame paste and gives it an amazing flavour. I’ve also added green peas for colour, texture, and dimension. I urge you to try this recipe!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Pistachio-Hummus.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, Chalchiuhtlicue

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Daily Wisdom
April 12, 2018

Optimism

“I don’t believe in pessimism. If something doesn’t come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it’s going to rain, it will.” -Clint Eastwood

Our thoughts have so much power – we can color our day, and our world, with the thoughts that we think. So why not think optimistically? Why not think only of the best, the brightest, the most beautiful outcome in any given situation? We can make it happen. Anything is possible, ANYTHING… so let’s not defeat ourselves before we’ve even started by thinking negatively. Be an optimist, and let those optimistic vibes out into the world today!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: This Finnish approach to daily life can help you deal with difficult times

Can our understanding of the world be influenced by the language we use to describe it? It seems intuitively true, but not all linguists agree on this point.

What we do know for sure is that some languages have words for ideas or concepts that don’t exist in other languages. Words from various Nordic languages have been enjoying their moment in the sun — think hygge (which is “cozy” on steroids and for all areas of your life) or lagom (an all-encompassing moderation in life

Read more…………

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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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 12, 2018

CMB Flowers and Coffee

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 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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Gladness is born of the April weather,
And the heart is as light as a wind-tossed feather.
Who could be sad on a day like this?
The care that vexed us no longer is.
-Eben Eugene Rexford (1848-1916)

almanac.com

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Spiritual Unite: Spiritually Connected Friends Are The People You Need In Your Life

There are many types of friendship, but there are some traits that are present in every type. A friend is a person who is loyal, sympathetic, kind, understanding and trustworthy. There are spiritually connected friends as well, which are one level above all the different kinds of friends you have.

Read more…………

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A Bountiful Moment:

Let your hopes not your hurts set your goals

Daily Thought: Your hopes will inspire your dreams and your dreams will motivate your actions. Stay focused on your dreams of the future you. Never allow past hurts or judgments guide your current actions. Your hope of what is to come will keep you moving through the day with a sense of calm and happiness. It will bring you to great places you never could have imagined.

Daily Practice: Keep your attention on what you envision as the next phase of you. If your mind wanders towards other things that are a distraction or a derailment from what you are working toward quickly bring yourself back. Imagine yourself doing what you hope to accomplish. See yourself in that space. Take time today visualizing the completion of your accomplishment.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Next 2 mornings  Moon and Mercury before sunup

Mercury is starting its best morning appearance for 2018 for the Southern Hemisphere.

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Commonly Mispronounced Names Of Gods and Goddesses

In my recent Hellenism studies, I came across some new pronunciations of the Greek gods’ names. It turns out I’ve been mispronouncing their names for decades. But it didn’t stop there — in the past year, I also learned a few other proper pronunciations as well.

Read more……………./

 

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Inner Journey: Star Connections

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Neither worthiness, effort, skill, intelligence, talent, timing, connections, looks, popularity, blood, sweat, or tears will make the difference.

More than anything else, living in wealth and abundance is simply a matter of knowing that you already do.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Traditional Greek Salad

This is the way my Papa (Grampa) from Greece would make a salad and would occasionally toss in a few pitted Kalamata olives, too 😉

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Greek-Salad-Recipes.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
April 12, 2018

Optimism

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” ~-Susan J. Bissonette, in Reader’s Digest (1979)

A person with a good attitude is the kind of person we all want to be around. He or she knows how to bring warmth and light to any situation. We can be that kind of a person, too. It’s just a matter of looking at things positively, of finding the good that others might not see. Good is always there, and it grows when we put our attention on it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Ways to Live a Compassionate Life

Here are eight easy ways to live a life of compassion.
Read more…………..

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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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/