Cat’s Morning Bits for February 27, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 27, 2020

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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From December to March, there are-for many of
us-three gardens:
the garden outdoors,
the garden of pots and bowls in the house,
and the garden of the mind’s eye.
-Katharine S. White (1892-1977)

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Spirit Library: Pisces ~ Energy of the Month

a message from Kelly M. Beard

As we enter the current Pisces energy, many people will be feeling more sensitive than usual, picking up all kinds of information via all six senses. Over-sensitivity that disrupts your flow and takes you away from your center is one thing, but a better way to think of this energy is to ponder the concept of how sound penetrates when you put your head under water.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Living a Magical Life 

People find themselves drawn to Paganism and Wicca for a variety of reasons. Some may be trying to escape some other religion. Others may be looking for a sense of personal empowerment. Still, others may realize that the beliefs they’ve held all along are in tune with those of a Pagan path.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Menopausal Years

Wise Woman ways, such as simple ceremony, compassionate self-care, and daily use of dooryard plants, can benefit women going through menopause tremendously. Please allow me to share with you some of my favorite herbs for easing hot flashes, sleeplessness, and other distresses of The Change.
Read more…

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Daily Good: Accepting What Is

“When the word acceptance enters a room, but is never far behind. But what about suffering and injustice? What about the pursuit of our personal goals? What about our individual and collective potential? As soon as the idea of acceptance surfaces, we seem to, ironically, brace ourselves against it as though it will render us incapable of anything other than complacency and apathy.” This thoughtful passage explores other ways of approaching acceptance. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Ostara – How to Celebrate

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Elephant Journal: Screw Gratitude: Why we All Need an “It’s Not Fair” Journal Instead.

I remember sitting on the couch in my therapist’s office, my simple, lined journal open in my lap with the attached ribbon bookmark perfectly placed like the good patient I was.
Each week was like this: I would write down things I wanted to discuss throughout the week, and we would approach each topic as if it were an item on a grocery list.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: For those at southerly latitudes, Canopus!

Tonight, think about – or look for – a star that northern stargazers rarely see. It’s Canopus, and it’s the second-brightest star in the entire sky. That means this star is easily visible, even on a moonlit night.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Wortcunner, the Witch, and the Plant Spirits

It is rumored in folklore that the witches of days gone by where taught the wisdom of the wortcunner, herbal lore and ways taught by the magickal folk… the fae, elves, and spirits of the wood. The word wortcunner is defined by the word Wort meaning “root,” or herb,” and cunning (from the Middle English cunnen) meaning “to know.”

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

SMART QUESTIONS TO KEEP HANDY

“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”
— Anthony Robbins

Last time, we talked about questions to avoid. Today, let’s consider some that are truly empowering:
• Is there a message for me in this experience?
• What’s the gift in this situation?
• What can I learn from this?
• What’s the most loving thing I could do now?
• What’s the most important thing for me to focus on now?
• What would I do if I knew I could not fail?
• What would I do if there were nothing to fear?

“A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.”
— Francis Bacon

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A Note from the Universe

You know how sometimes when you visualize you end up daydreaming, too?

Or when you finally remember to perform an act of faith, it feels kind of hokey?

Or sometimes you catch yourself worrying, or thinking too much about the past, or wondering whether or not you have invisible limiting beliefs holding you back?

Well, that’s exactly what all Illuminates go through (especially the good-looking ones). But they arrive in spite of it, and so will you.

Worry not; just keep chugging.

Hugs,
The Universe
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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash Gnocchi

This dish makes a quick and easy weeknight meal for two – simply serve with a side salad or steamed vegetables and crusty bread.

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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
February 27, 2020

Sharing

“Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed and hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world.”

-John Lennon (1940-1980)

With the world in such a state of flux, it might be difficult to imagine ALL the people sharing all the world… but it is not impossible. There’s a saying: “Think Globally, Act Locally.” If we each started there, kind of a “grass roots” or “backyard” approach, imagine the impact we could make house by house, neighborhood by neighborhood, community by community.
-Lissa Coffey
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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Your fearless approach to romance is going to pay off, says the Emperor. You’re working hard to put yourself in the position to be able to sustain a long-term successful relationship, and all of your efforts are starting to come to fruition. Be willing to take responsibility for past romantic failures, but don’t let them get in the way of future success.

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Thought For The Day: Oct.11, 2018 “Don’t Change”

Happy Thursday,

We have all at one time or another changed ourselves to be accepted. Sometimes it’s a small change but quite often the changes are big ones. While we all want to be liked by others the truth is that people will like us more if we simply be ourselves. By being ourselves we attract the right tribe. So which is more important…… changing to meet the expectations of others or being YOU and having people love you for who you are, flaws and all?

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I invite you to check out my Facebook group and our store! The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 1, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 1, 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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Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods,
And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
-William Allingham (1824-89)

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Spiritual Unite: Cat Animal Totem – What Does It Mean?

If you look at the cat animal totem as a guide, you can learn a lot about yourself by studying the symbolism of cats and their totemic powers. We couldn’t possibly cover every piece of feline symbolism in this article or even a thousand articles! People have spent their whole lives interpreting their animal totems without the well ever …

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/cat-animal-totem-what-does-it-mean/

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MBG: How To Say No & Still Maintain Your Relationships

As a society, we’ve finally started to embrace not going out on Saturday nights and forgoing dinner dates for Netflix and chill. Instead of feeling compelled to agree to every social gathering offered to us, people are feeling more empowered than ever to set their boundaries, stay in, and focus on themselves and what their minds, bodies, and souls really need. Saying no can be hard—but we know it’s an absolutely vital part of self-care

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-say-no-and-still-maintain-your-relationships

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Tetraktys: Moon Magick: How to Follow the Lunar Cycle

Hello witches! This post is part of the “Types of Magick” blog series. This week, I decided to write about Moon Magick. So, this article will teach you how to use the lunar cycle to manifest your intentions and cast effective spells. First, I’ll describe the energy around each moon phase and how it has an impact on us. Second, I will show you how to manifest your intentions at the New Moon. Then, you will learn how to release, heal and say thanks during the Full Moon.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/moon-magick-follow-lunar-cycle/

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Elephant Journal: How I Stopped trying to Change my Body.

I recently found out that 91 percent of women are dissatisfied with their bodies.
91 percent.
That means that just about every woman you know wishes her body was different.

While body positivity is slowly taking hold, diet culture is still going strong.
For most of us, going from body negative to body positive doesn’t happen in one fell swoop. So how do we bridge the gap?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/how-i-stopped-trying-to-change-my-body/

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MNN: Why protecting this small slice of greenspace in Tennessee is a big deal

Sequatchie Cave State Natural Area, Tennessee — A royal snail is about the size of a match head. You could be standing in a few inches of water with lots of royal snails at your feet, look down, and not even see them.

“If it looks like a caterpillar turd but it starts moving, that’s a royal snail,” cracks David Withers, a zoologist with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

Read more………………..

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EarthSky News: Moon lights up Gemini in early October

These next few days – October 2 and 3, 2018 – get up before daybreak to see the moon shining in front of the constellation Gemini the Twins. It’ll be fairly easy to see Gemini’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, near the moon, but it’ll be quite a challenge to make out Cancer – the faintest constellation of the zodiac – to the east of Gemini. The moon will meet up with the constellation Cancer the Crab on October 4.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-lights-up-gemini-in-early-october

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Patheos-Pagan: How to be ‘witchy’ enough

During this week, I had a moment when I was drenched in gratitude for no other reason that being a witch. It was one of those rare instances when consciousness altered, and my heart was brimming with thankfulness for the path I’ve chosen to take in this life. It didn’t happen in ritual or at a sacred site but in the kitchen. I think I was slicing green beans at the time.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2018/09/how-to-be-witchy-enough/

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Inner Journey: 

THE POWER OF ACCEPTANCE

“It is permissible to take life’s blessings with both hands provided thou dost know thyself prepared in the opposite event to take them just as gladly. This applies to food and friends and kindred, to anything God gives and takes away… As long as God is satisfied do thou rest content. If he is pleased to want something else of thee, still rest content.”
— Meister Eckhart

Our life begins to change in magical ways when we open to the experience of life AS IT IS. With acceptance, we stop fighting what is happening. And this creates space, an opening for new relationships to unfold.

Explore unconditionally saying yes to the facts of life. Accept your past and where you are now. Unconditional acceptance is unconditional love and this is healing.

“Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all. It’s about what’s going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater.”
— Nicholas Evans

 

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A Note from the Universe

In a way life itself tracks a person’s generosity, much like an airline tracks frequent flyer miles.

The more you give, the more you earn, the higher you fly, and the further you go.

Coffee, tea, or a curved TV?

The Universe

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Guacamole Deviled Eggs

This is hands down my favourite twist on deviled eggs. Instead of adding mayonnaise and vinegar, I add avocados and lime juice. Every bite is just so creamy and dreamy. Not to mention I love the green colour! If you’d like to make yours spicy, add half a minced seeded jalapeno.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Guacamole-Deviled-Eggs-1.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, Reconcilliations, 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
October 1, 2018

Nature

“Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Interesting that Emerson calls Nature “she.” Maybe because we think of Mother Nature. The idea, though, is that nature is something we can count on. As unpredictable as nature can be, we do know that the sun will rise, the seasons will change, that rivers will flow to the sea. There are these laws in effect that go beyond our powers of human manipulation. Nature is much bigger than we are, and yet, at the same time, it is an essential part of who we are. The same laws that govern nature affect us as well.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Quotes to Push You Out of Your Comfort Zone!
Sometimes you just need that extra push to elevate the confidence. Here are amazing quotes to get you out of the comfort zone, and encourage you to stay strong!
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! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Thought For The Day: May 17, 2018 “Work In Progress”

Happy Thursday,

Tolerance,Compromise, Understanding,Acceptance and Patience. As we get older we begin to understand the importance of these things in our daily lives, ( or at least most of us do) These things usually don’t just “happen” by themselves, we have to work at them. Personally the “tools” I  keep working on are  patience and compromise. Since I am a work in progress (just like you) I have hope that one day these tools will be sharp. So……. how are the tools in your shed?

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I invite you to check out my Facebook group and our store!

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)