Cat’s Morning Bits for July 9, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 9, 2019

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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Sing a song of seasons,
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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Spiritual Unite: Meaning Of Peacock Feather – Physical And Spiritual

The meaning of the peacock feather holds important symbolism for many cultures across the globe.
From the shamans of tribal cultures to Buddhists in the east, peacock feathers have formed an essential part of ritual and belief for much of history.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/meaning-of-peacock-feather/

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ThoughtCo: Make Your Own Besom

The besom is the traditional witch’s broom. It’s associated with all kinds of legend and folklore, including the popular notion that witches fly around in the night on a broomstick. In addition to being good for playing Quidditch, the besom is a great addition to your collection of magical tools.

https://www.learnreligions.com/make-your-own-besom-2562738

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Here’s What The Stars Have In Store For You

On Tuesday, a Saturn transit will bring some structure to all spontaneity.
With Cancer season in full swing, it’s been easy to indulge in life’s comforts, refreshing your glass (and everyone at the table’s) with another pour of “frosé”; nibbling on whatever’s in the fridge. Nothing wrong with that! But when these mindless diversions start turning into habits, you might be numbing out. Tuesday, July 9 could snap you back to awareness, when disciplinarian Saturn in Capricorn opposes the Cancer Sun.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-from-the-astrotwins-july-11-to-14-2019

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Did you know…

Blackberries were enjoyed by the ancient Greeks, who believed them to be a cure for diseases of the mouth and throat, as well as a preventative against many ailments, including gout.

http://www.pickyourown.org/blackberries.htm

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Elephant Journal: A Manifesto for those who are Done with Love, Light & Positive Vibes Only.

I don’t believe in “positive vibes only.”
I don’t believe in only “love and light.”

Show me your darkness instead.
Terrify me. Surprise me. I want to see the real you beneath your sparkling smiles that don’t last for long.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/a-manifesto-for-those-who-are-done-with-love-light-positive-vibes-only-ilda-dashi/

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

If you’ve been working hard toward some goal or specific result, you could see victory today. Feel like a winner, project the confidence of a winner, and perhaps behave as though you have already won. Keep your spirits high no matter what happens and be pleased with how many people are happy for you. No matter how huge or trivial, it is still a big step forward.

astrology.com

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Tetraktys: Lughnasadh Gratitude Ritual: A Bread & Beer Celebration

Hello readers! This week, I am writing about the pagan holiday of Lughnasadh (pronounced Lunasah), which is celebrated on August 1st. First, I will explain the origins of Lughnasadh, then I will share with you a simple gratitude ritual that you can perform on your own to celebrate it. So let’s get started!

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/lughnasadh-gratitude-ritual/

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica on July 8 and 9

On July 8 and 9, 2019 – as the setting sun closes the curtains on the day, and the darkening skies bring out a myriad of far-off suns – let the moon introduce you to a special star. The bright star to the east of the moon on July 8 is none other than Spica, the sole 1st-magnitude star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-spica-on-july-8-and-9

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Patheos-Pagan: Magickal Fatigue: When You Need Inspiration

There comes a time every year when you are just worn down, worn out, and tired. Exhausted, fed up, tired of people, tired of the day-to-day drudge. Maybe it happens more than once a year. Maybe you save it for special occasions. You have what can be termed Magickal Fatigue, and what you need is inspiration, oomph, motivation, just something.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/07/magickal-fatigue-when-you-need-inspiration/

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Today’s Deity: Astarte

Astarte, also spelled Athtart or Ashtart, great goddess of the ancient Middle East and chief deity of Tyre, Sidon, and Elat, important Mediterranean seaports. Hebrew scholars now feel that the goddess Ashtoreth mentioned so often in the Bible is a deliberate conflation of the Greek name Astarte and the Hebrew word boshet, “shame,” indicating the Hebrews’ contempt for her cult. Ashtaroth, the plural form of the goddess’s name in Hebrew, became a general term denoting goddesses and paganism.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Astarte-ancient-deity

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Inner Journey:

FINDING CONTENTMENT

“When the sun rises, I go to work. When the sun goes down, I take my rest. I dig the well from which I drink. I farm the soil which yields my food. I share creation. Kings can do no more.”
— Chinese proverb

Do you sense the peace and contentment that can come from an appreciation of one’s place in the cosmos?

How do we get there with the complexities and pressures of our current lifestyles? Perhaps it’s a matter of becoming aware of what we truly have as opposed to what our egos believe we need. If we look closely, we may find that our ego ‘needs’ are just desires.

When you find yourself longing for something, stop and ask, “What is missing from my life? Is it a need? What are the essential qualities of what I seek? How can I experience that now?”

“If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.”
— John Bunyan

“Try to be like the turtle — at ease in your own shell.”
— Bill Copeland

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The main reason someone moves mountains, wins friends, influences people, amasses a fortune, or anything else is because they thought they would.
You can do this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Tex-Mex Spiced Lentils

I am trying to eat less meat. Lentils are a healthy and economical way to do that. These are quick and easy to prepare and are delicious. You can freeze if desired.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Tex-Mex-Spiced-Lentils.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
July 9, 2019

Uncertainty

“Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope, and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.”
-John F. Kennedy

Isn’t this uncertainty such a great concept? It sure helps us out when we make a mistake! We can change things, make them better. Nothing is set in stone, that’s just the way it is – life is fluid, moving, changeable – and that is good for us. There is great potential in uncertainty- it means that ANYTHING, and everything is possible.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: High Anxiety: Conquer Your Fear
On this earth, you’ll never run out of things to worry about, but when you adjust the way you worry, you don’t have to scrabble through life. Here are several coping strategies for overcoming…
Read more………………

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The Cause of Anxiety: Cat’s Angel Message for December 13, 2018 

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The Cause of Anxiety: Cat’s Angel Message for December 13, 2018 

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


If anyone is unhappy, remember that his unhappiness is his own fault… Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility except our own opinion. – Epictetus


1213:  As we move closer to the holidays we often find ourselves fighting with stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety can be created through negative thought forms and emotions, both ours and those of others. They bog down our energy which halts our forward momentum. For those who are struggling with this the Universe and our Spiritual helpers are here to help us. They are asking us to turn our emotional stress, fears and worries over to them. When we engage in this powerful letting go process we feel better and we gain clarity. Invite your creative mind to come forward. This effectively promotes communication, improves our overall mood and opens us to new ideas as it stabilizes your energy. Ask for divine help when needed and don’t forget to ground, clear and center. Above all know that you are loved and cared for and let inner peace be your friend.


Archangel Jophiel gently helps us to see through eyes of beauty. She also guides us through ugly situations and shows the way to make them better by seeing them in a new positive light. The Ascended Master Maitreya, the Laughing Buddha, teaches us the importance of laughter and the healing power it holds. And the Chinese goddess Kuan Yin surrounds us with loving energy and opens our ability to provide self care. She reminds us that “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart and spirit.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Rose Quartz. I know we use this one a lot, however this soft stone is a wonderful healer for overwrought emotion, stress and anxiety. It soothes mind, body and spirit like a fuzzy blanket or bubble bath.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Don’t Hurry, Don’t Worry: Cat’s Angel Message for November 23, 2018 

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Don’t Hurry, Don’t Worry: Cat’s Angel Message for November 23, 2018 

November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching our thoughts.  Remember that POSITIVE opens and draws and NEGATIVE closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. – Walter Hagen


1123: As we officially enter the “holiday season” anxiety and stress are a common ailment for many. During this time the Universe is reminding us to focus on peace, love and togetherness. The key is in asking for divine assistance. If we don’t ask then our divine support team can’t help us. While they may want to, they do need our permission. Once we ask for help strengthen that assistance by keeping your faith strong and doing your best to weed out negative thought seeds before they take root. Approach the season with gratitude and compassion. The old saying about “count your blessings” is particularly true during this time. Share with others if you can or simply send peaceful, loving energy out to those around you.


Archangel Chamuel helps us to create and maintain strong and loving relationships and the Hindu god Ganesh and Roman goddess Vesta help to promote household love and peace. And, the Ascended Master Buddha helps us to find peace in stressful situations and promotes joy and balance. Above all remember to just breathe…..


We have a mix of Sacred Stones today. Use Angelite or Celestite to open angelic communications or Moldavite to connect to the Ascended Masters. Zoizite helps to transmute negative energy into positive while helping us to be ourselves when are being “forced” to dance to the tune of others and Rose Quartz which eases anxiety, stress and surrounds us with loving energy.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: May 30, 2018 “Saving Your Sanity”

Happy Wednesday,

Letting go of people is never easy. But sometimes you just need to cut the cord, so to speak. The truth is that people change and not always in a good way. People who bring you down, keep you down, hate the world,  or cause continuous drama can wreak havoc on our emotions and hearts. This can cause us stress and anxiety that we simply don’t need. Remember, you deserve better and your sanity is worth it!

 

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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)

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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/

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Thought For The Day: Jan. 22, 2018 “Meditate On This”

Happy Monday,

As we start a new week let’s talk about meditation. Meditation can reduce stress, anxiety, depression and even pain. It can be done anywhere and at any time. A common misconception of meditation is that you need to sit quietly for an extended period of time. This is far from the truth because 5-10 minutes can help. Simple acts of gardening, cooking or just walking can be a meditative experience, even power napping will work. What’s important is that you just let your mind go, breathe, clear and center or focus on something that relaxes you. This is a gift that you can give yourself everyday. Your mind and body will thank you!

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Calm In Chaos: Cat’s Angel Message for December 13 , 2017 

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Calm In Chaos: Cat’s Angel Message for December 13 , 2017   

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

CALM IN CHAOS

In the midst of the flurry – clarity. In the midst of the storm – calm. In the midst of divided interests – certainty. In the many roads – a certain choice.

Mary Anne Radmacher

1213:  As we move closer to the holidays we often find ourselves fighting with stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety are  created through negative thoughtforms and emotions, both ours and those of others. They bog down our energy which halts our forward momentum. For those who are struggling with this the Universe and our Spiritual helpers are here to help us. They are asking us to turn our emotional stresses,  fears and worries over to them.  When we engage in this powerful letting go process we feel better and we gain clarity. Invite your creative mind to come forward. This effectively promotes communication, improves our overall mood and opens us to new ideas as it stabilizes you energy. Ask for divine help when needed and don’t forget to ground, clear and center. Above all know that you are loved and cared for and let inner peace be your friend.

Archangel Jophiel gently helps us to see through eyes of beauty. She also guides us through ugly situations and shows the way to make them better and how to see things in a new positive light. Maitreya, the Laughing Buddha, teaches us the importance of laughter and it’s healing power, and the Chinese goddess Kuan Yin surrounds us with loving energy and opens our ability to provide self care. Our Sacred Stone for today is Rose Quartz. I know we use this one alot, however this soft stone is a wonderful healer for overwrought emotion, stress and anxiety. It soothes mind, body and spirit like a fuzzy blanket or bubble bath.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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