Cat’s Morning Bits for November 2, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 2, 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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I spot the hills
With yellow balls in autumn
I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins.

-Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

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Spiritual Unite: Chinese Medicine Clock – The Guide For Your Body

Traditional Chinese Medicine states that our bodies are subject to a 24-hour energy cycle. Our organs each have separate times during that cycle where they have the highest energy.
From the Chinese Medicine Clock, we can see when the best time is to eat, work, relax, sleep and even share intimacy.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/chinese-medicine-clock-the-guide-for-your-body/

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MBG: Feeling Dry & Itchy, Sad, Or Sick? Here’s How To Help Your Body Adjust To The Cold

Winter hasn’t quite arrived, but in many parts of the world, the cold is already here. And that means steamy golden milk lattes, bone broth, and cozy sweaters, but it can also mean sore throats and coughing, excruciatingly dry skin, random aches and pains, and if you’re like me, a plummeting mood as the days get shorter and we inevitably spend less time outside in the sun

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-help-your-body-adjust-to-the-cold-weather

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Daily Good: 5 Ways Small Actions Have Huge Power

Often we feel like change must come through big donors or governments rather than the ordinary person. But it is just those ordinary people who can work together to change the world. In this delightful graphic from YES Magazine, take to heart the importance of the little gesture. {

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2121/5-ways-small-actions-have-huge-power-sarah-lazarovic/

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Elephant Journal: How Ancient Spells helped me Face the parts of life that Terrified Me.

Last October, I went to Louisiana to visit my brother and his son, Walker, who at that time had just turned five.
The first day I was there, the three of us went to a pumpkin patch in the swampy October heat, where my brother and I stood between haystacks and watched my four-foot-tall nephew hunt for the scariest pumpkin, before deciding on one so large my brother had to bend his knees a little to heave it in and out of the truck.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/the-yoga-of-courage-how-ancient-spells-helped-me-face-my-modern-fears/

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MNN: 10 natural cough remedies
The next time you have an annoying cough, take your grandmother’s advice and try one of these natural remedies.

Coughing happens when viruses, bacteria, dust, pollen or other substances irritate the nerve endings in the airways between the throat and lungs. A cough is the body’s way of trying to clear the passages, and what a valiant effort the body makes in this endeavor.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/10-natural-cough-remedies
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EarthSky News: Cassiopeia to Andromeda galaxy 

Tonight … find the Andromeda galaxy, the next-nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. Be sure to look this evening, starting at nightfall.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/star-hopping-to-the-andromeda-galaxy
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Patheos-Pagan: Magical Properties of Seeds

The Seed as a Metaphor
Metaphorically seeds have been used to describe abstract ideas and influences that grow in our minds and souls. The seeds of desire are planted to inspire love and lust while seeds of doubt cause us to question our own motives and self worth. Seeds as ideas and inspiration are planted by teachers and mentors cultivating them in their students to grow into their full potential.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/poisonersapothecary/2018/05/21/magical-properties-of-seeds/

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Inner Journey: 

CALM THE MIND

“All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.”
— Blaise Pascal

Meditation calms our minds and makes it easier for us to pay attention to the reality around and within us. Meditation breaks through the masks that have built up as our identity. It helps us see through our defences and connect with unacknowledged and unloved aspects of ourselves. It opens us to higher mind and the voice of intuition.

We can consciously choose meditation as a way to become more aware of who we truly are. If we don’t take the initiative to open to our authentic selves, we can be certain that deep challenge and pain from life experience will push us to awaken.

“Meditation helps me feel the shape, the texture of my inner life. Here, in the quiet, I can begin to taste what Buddhists would call my true nature, what Jews call the still, small voice, what Christians call the holy spirit.”
— Wayne Muller

“In a world filled with noise, we need to quiet ourselves to hear God’s voice.”
— Paul Borthwick

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A Note from the Universe

Even now as so many dreams of yours are in the midst of coming true, know that I have dreamed even BIGGER and BETTER for you than you can now comprehend.

And my thoughts become things, too –

The Universe
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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Grapes

This is a delicious twist on caramel apples. I love caramel grapes because I get everything I want in caramel apples in one bite, with so much less mess. Plus, they’re so cute!

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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
November 2, 2018

Self-Knowledge

“It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient, too.”

-Josh Billings

I guess from one point of view, life would be easier if we just had to get up and go to work everyday – we could pretty much be on auto-pilot and navigate through life without much effort. But what a waste of time and energy that would be. And how boring, too! Sure, spiritual growth takes effort – we need to make time to meditate, read, serve and take care of ourselves and the planet. But isn’t that the best part about this life? Once you get started on “the path” and see all the wonders that a spiritual life offers, you want to keep going. Sure, self-knowledge is difficult, messy, challenging, and inconvenient – but it is also the most magnificent and amazing gift that life has to offer.
-Lissa Coffey
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Beliefnet: 4 Ways to Remind Yourself You Are Loved 

Everyone has days where they are feeling lonely or unloved. These moments could come after a fight with a loved one or after you move to a new area. When this happens, you may need a reminder that people care for you. This need is completely natural and normal.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/4-ways-to-remind-yourself-you-are-loved.aspx#ePAyR2pDhTXfws53.99

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 29, 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 fields of bush clover and hay-scent grass
the autumn moon takes refuge
The cricket’s song is gold.

-Margaret Gibson (b. 1944)

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Spiritual Unite: How To Heal A Karmic Relationship

Do you feel a strong sense of familiarity when you meet someone? Like you know this person from a different time? It will dumbfound you, but it will also pull you closer towards them, because of a strong sense of curiosity bubbling inside your mind. You’ll feel an incredible longing for something you never even wished for.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/6-keys-of-a-karmic-relationship/

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MBG: How To Call Out Hurtful Behavior While Still Exercising Compassion

So someone you like, love, or respect crosses a line. They say something that you don’t like. They send an email that you find dismissive. They overlook an important issue. They make a hurtful joke. A lover. A colleague. A client. A friend. What do you do?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/call-out-offensive-behavior-while-still-exercising-compassion

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Daily Good: Failure Is Afraid of You

When confronted with the possibility of failure, we become afraid. We are so afraid of failure that we combat it by metaphorically beating it, sweeping it away, or hiding it in a deep hole. What might happen if we lit a candle and looked at our fear in the light of wisdom, compassion and even joy? Discover how fear of failure can be transformed in this short essay from the blog DailyBeloved.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2108/failure-is-afraid-of-you-bonnie-rose/

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Elephant Journal: Halloween: This Time of Year gives us the Chance to learn Life’s Greatest Lesson. {Book Excerpt}

This time of Halloween, Samhain, Day of the Dead, longer nights, colder weather, and winter’s looming arrival is a good time to contemplate death.
Death has much to teach us.

One of the most significant tests we ever face is death. And, because of his gravity, his apparent finality, he jolts our soul.
For we often don’t get things done till the deadline. We might delay fully living if we did not hear the tick, tick, tick of time.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/halloween-this-time-of-year-gives-us-the-chance-to-learn-lifes-greatest-lesson-book-excerpt/

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MNN: 11 amazing examples of insect camouflage
Some of these bugs might be indistinguishable from their surroundings. Can you pick them out?

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/11-amazing-examples-of-insect-camouflage/blending-in

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EarthSky News: Tonight, find the Andromeda galaxy 

Tonight, now that the moon is in a waning gibbous phase and gone from the sky in early evening, find the Andromeda galaxy, the great spiral galaxy next door to our Milky Way. It’s the most distant thing you can see with your eye alone. It’s best seen in the evening at this time of year, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/find-the-andromeda-galaxy-in-autumn

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Patheos-Pagan: Samhain is What You Make of It

There always seems to be so much more Witchcraft and Paganism than usual at Samhain. Some of that is because there’s often just more to do. For many of us there are just more rituals to partake in, and there’s something about Autumn and Halloween that just feels like Witchcraft. You might blame the thinning of the veil for this, or maybe it’s the chillier weather, or shorter days.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/panmankey/2018/10/samhain-is-what-you-make-of-it/

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Inner Journey: 

GO FOR PASSION!

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.”
— Frederico Fellini
How do you ration your passion?

In what situations have you experienced your life to the fullest? Do you live your passion as fully as you can? How do you limit your experience of passion?

Passion emerges when your essence expresses itself. How do you stop yourself from fully expressing who you are?

“Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.”
— Henri Frederic Amiel

“We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.”
— Wilbur Wright

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A Note from the Universe

Curiously, while you’re discovering the God within you, I’m discovering the You within me.

Thanks,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Violet Tea 

Dried leaves and petals from your violets can be used to make a lovely tea. Add honey and enjoy!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Violet-Tea-Recipe.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 29, 2018 

Self-Knowledge

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”

-Henry David Thoreau

As a spiritual community, we talk a lot about “who we really are” and becoming “more of our Self.” But wanting it and actually achieving it are two different things. The first step is understanding what it is we’re really after. And it’s not fish! Self-knowledge is something intangible, and invaluable.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 9 Ways to Live an Authentic Life
If you’re struggling with redefining your life and need some insight – check out these nine ways to live an authentic 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! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/