Cat’s Morning Bits for November 5, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 5,  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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The sparkling fields of dewy grass,
Woodpaths and roadsides decked with flowers,
Starred asters and the goldenrod,
Date Autumn’s hours.

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Spiritual Unite: The Mystery Of Rising Sign In Your Horoscope

Before we begin and get into all sciency stuff, let’s make sure you are familiar with the concept of Horoscope.
Horoscope is an account of the exact position of all the planets and stars at the time of one’s birth. It attributes towards forecasting future predictions and also the characteristics of an individual. Based on this date, time and location sphere, everyone is assigned a specific zodiac sign which represents a particular set of traits and features. It is also referred to as the life sign.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/the-mystery-of-rising-sign-in-your-horoscope/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Some Crazy Astrological Happenings Fall On Tuesday’s Election Day

Some interesting astrological happenings are coming our way on Election Day in the U.S.
How will history be shaped this Tuesday, November 6? That question has been hanging in the balance for many U.S. voters who have been counting down the days to a watershed midterm election. And astrologically, this day is no less tide-turning.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-november-5-11-2018

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Daily Good: A Call to Caring

“At the heart of caring is an ‘and’ not an ‘or’. Deep within us lies a potential that transcends our artificial limitations. Can we embrace the possibility that we are fully capable of caring globally, in every direction — that the compass of our caring could open 360 degrees?” In his new book ‘Caring’ Tibetan lama Tarthang Thulku dives deep into an exploration of caring the potent antidote it offers to the ills of our time. The following excerpt, authored by his daughter shares thoughts on how to create a more caring world

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2131/how-to-create-a-more-caring-world-tsering-gellek/

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Elephant Journal: How to Stop Spewing your Past all Over your Present.

An old lover of mine recently posted on social media:
“You’re going to date a few cowards before you meet someone brave enough to love you.”
My initial response: What a fucker.
My sarcastic response: Jeez, thanks.
My annoyed response: But wait…I thought you didn’t believe in love?
My snarky response: Shit…she must be brave to love you.
My snarkier response: Mirror mirror.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/how-to-stop-spewing-your-past-all-over-your-present/

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EarthSky News: Watch for Taurid fireballs!

Various sources give wildly different dates for the peak date of the long-lasting South Taurid meteor shower (active from late September to late November). November 4, 2018 is one of those predicted dates. Thus both November 4 and November 5, 2018 are good nights to watch for meteors, possibly featuring a higher-than-average rate of South Taurid meteors.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/south-taurid-meteor-shower-in-november

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Patheos-Pagan: Pan-Celtic Hoofbeats: Finding Your Patron Deity

I notice a lot of new Pagans asking how to find a patron deity. They often sound worried about not having one yet, or not sure how this miracle is supposed to take place.
Newbies, this is a crone speaking. You are fine as you are. Take your time. You will never have it all figured out, anyway! Run like hell from anybody who says they have!

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2018/11/finding-your-patron-deity/

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Inner Journey: 

INSPIRED TO CHANGE?

Are you getting the most benefit from these short Inner Journeys? Here are some ways to progressively stimulate more and more growth and change from these messages:
•Read them quickly for momentary inspiration and move on to the next email.
•Print them and keep them visible so you are conscious of the message during the day.
•Take just 30 seconds and write in your journal as little as one word or a few sentences about how you connect with each message.
•Take just 3 to 5 minutes to relax, reflect and contemplate on the messages that touch you. And then write a short note in your journal.
•When a message really hits home, make the effort to explore the program that delves into that topic more deeply.

At a minimum, if a message strikes any nerve at all, take a few seconds to become aware of what nerve was struck and what it means to you.

This process builds awareness, and awareness brings change and growth – automatically!

“Everyone stumbles over the truth from time to time, but most people pick themselves up and hurry off as though nothing ever happened.”
— Sir Winston Churchill

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

There’s not one person on Earth who’s there for the same reason as you:

Finding and celebrating YOU.

Whoop,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Simple Carrot Cookies 

Most kids don’t like veggies. Here’s a tricky recipe that will make kids eat vegetables. Deceive them with with healthy goodness of these carrot cookies.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Simple-Carrot-Cookies.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
November 5, 2018

Beauty

“Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.” -Kahlil Gibran

When does life unveil her holy face? When we remove the veil of illusion before our eyes. We see things so obscured by the pressures and demands of our lives. Never mind the forest for the trees – we don’t see the blessings for the bills! But every once in awhile, it catches us by surprise. We are moved by beauty. It is a gentle reminder of God’s presence. Maybe it’s a dandelion growing through a crack in the sidewalk – a sign that life is meant to be lived despite any obstacles. Maybe it is a neighbor’s smile, or a beneficial “coincidence.” In any case, our lives are beautiful, we are beautiful, even if we need to be reminded of it every once in awhile.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Getting Through Hard Times
If there is anything I’ve learned in life, it is this: We do not grow in character during the good times. When life is easy, when there is enough money to pay the bills, and when all our relationships…
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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 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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Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling,
Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard,
Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows,
Give me an arbor, give me the trellised grape.
–Walt Whitman (1819–92)

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Spiritual Unite: When Your Birthday Is Between 2 Signs: The Cusp Sign Phenomenon

Sometimes people born during the last or first days of a new solar sign, can’t even tell which their zodiac sign is and feel connected to aspects of both astral energies. Although the rising sign determines the outer you, the ascendant energy that marks the hour of your birth, cusp sign is different; it occurs when the sun position is

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/when-your-birthday-is-between-2-signs-the-cusp-sign-phenomenon/

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MBG: 7 Small Steps To Letting Yourself Heal From Panic Attacks

The problem with panic attacks isn’t the sheer terror you experience when you’re caught up in one, nor is it the ensuing fatigue. It’s how preoccupied you are before having to face that same situation again. Perhaps it’s taking the train or plane, or speaking at a meeting—the thought of the situation alone makes your shoulders seize, and you have sleepless nights because the same circuits get activated in the brain simply by thinking about it.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-heal-from-panic-attacks-7-small-steps

 

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Daily Good: Surprise is a Seed

Every day we are met with wonders beyond our imagination and simple acts that inspire a deep sense of awe. Yet often these occurrences go unnoticed as we’ve come to see them as ordinary. If we tuned into what was happening around us with deeper awareness, we might be surprised at what unfolds: the key turning in the ignition to start our car’s engine or the bodily processes that operate tirelessly to keep us alive. Each of these, though simple on the surface, can be hard for the human mind to explain. “Surprise is a seed. Gratefulness sprouts when we rise to the challenge of surprise,” writes Br. David. Read on to learn how the big and small wonders of our days can awaken a genuine gratitude within us when we learn to witness them in the spirit of surprise. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2028/surprise-is-a-seed-brother-david-steindl-rast/

Be The Change

Go about your day and try to see elements of surprise in ordinary moments. What do you notice? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Elephant Journal: Love is a Verb. It’s also an Attitude.

We tend to see love as a feeling directed toward another person.
Surely, this must be the fullest of emotions.
This desire to give all of oneself away, freely, to the beloved—for the taking.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/love-is-a-verb-its-also-an-attitude/

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EarthSky News:  Orion’s Belt points to dazzling Sirius

It’s one of the neatest tricks in all the heavens … Orion’s Belt points to Sirius in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog. Sirius is the brightest star in the nighttime sky. It’s up before dawn now but will be shifting into the evening sky as the months pass. Orion is found in the predawn morning sky every September

http://earthsky.org/tonight/good-sky-trick-orions-belt-points-to-starsirius

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Mabon as a Solitary Pagan

Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for Mabon are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Mabon ritual.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/09/8-things-to-do-for-mabon-as-a-solitary-pagan.html

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Inner Journey: 

VALUE THE PROCESS

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear … as it is, infinite.”
— William Blake

When we stop and pay attention to ourselves, we begin to see clearly the habits and patterns that have kept us asleep and confused and misled for so long. With awareness, we can choose to shift from the selfish and narrow outlook of our personality to theall-embracing generosity of our soul, simply by changing our perspective.

Change your mind and you’ll change your world.

“You watch your mind to see who you are not. I watch my mind to gain a sense of its content, which has always been my pain. As I watch it, I get a sense of its impermanence. Thoughts come and go as part of a process.I see how content dissolves into process and begin to see the patterns in the process. Realizing it isn’t MY suffering, MY pain, it becomes THE pain. I’ve gone from the tiny, the small, and the individual to the universal. I feel OUR pain. When we do, we gofrom fear to compassion. Fear is MY pain, compassion is THE pain.”
— Stephen Levine

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Yo! Ho! Ho! It’s time for more good news and bad news!

The bad news is that there are going to be a few more challenges.

RIGHT! That’s the good news, too!

Each proving that you’re even greater, cooler, and more lovable than you now realize.

You’re welcome,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade V-8 Juice Recipes

If you own a juicer it can be easy to turn your extra veggies into a delicious tomato based juice like V-8. You can also make it with tomato juice.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Homemade-V-8-Juice-Recipes.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
September 17, 2018

Solitude

“Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.”

-James Russell Lowell, Among My Books

Solitude, time spent alone, nourishes our soul. And yet, some of us associate time by ourselves with loneliness. Maybe it’s that we’re afraid of being bored, or that we’re so used to having company that the silence seems awkward. Yet solitude is necessary for our spiritual growth. This is where we learn, this is where we receive those valuable insights. Make a date with yourself today – and spend some time in glorious solitude!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Things You Should Stop Wasting Your Time On
Does it have purpose? Acknowledge the things in life that are important and serve a function. Otherwise, you will allow pointless matters to waste your time and your 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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 11, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 11, 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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O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.

–Mortimer Collins (1827–76)

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Spiritual Unite: The 11 Types of Lightworkers Which One Are You?

While you may feel called to serve and care for those around you, the term Lightworker may be one you hesitate to fully connect with. This term may bring to mind overly new age individuals, preaching their views of spirituality to large audiences, saving large crowds of people with a single inspirational talk.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/the-11-types-of-lightworkers-which-one-are-you/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Time For All Of Us To Unleash Our Inner Activists
On Monday, Mars moves into Aquarius and calls on us to unite in the name of progress and idealism.

“A house divided cannot stand,” Abraham Lincoln reminded us nearly 160 years ago. This Monday, September 10, heroic Mars returns to the 16th president’s sign, making the call to “come together” louder and more urgent.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-september-10-16-2018

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Daily Good: You Are Me and I Am You

The idea that we are one unified whole on this planet is a growing awareness across the globe. This awareness is made palpable and even aided by one of the positive aspects of the internet; that is, the ability to share events, feelings and consciousness at the same time on a worldwide level. Pierre Pradervand is a writer and social justice activist who is dedicated to helping others live in this truth that we are all connected. Though we may feel overwhelmed by the difficulties in the world, he wants to help people know that when we work together, we can create a more loving and just society. By creating love in our own lives, we can thereby affect the world on a universal scale. As Pradervand says in this article, “Every single progress we make, we make for the whole world – because you are me and I am you.”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2070/you-are-me-and-i-am-you-pierre-pradervand/

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Tetrakyts: Life Goals – Why You Need Them in Order to Be Happy and How to Find Yours
I don’t know about you, but I’m under the impression that a lot of people around me are quite unhappy. My wife and I are far from rich and we have to face difficulties from time to time. But still, we consider ourselves happy and we are always under the impression that the future is bright for us and our future children.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/life-goals-why-you-need-them-in-order-to-be-happy-and-how-to-find-yours/

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EarthSky News: Will you catch the young moon on September 10?

For some sky watchers, it’s great sport to try to catch a young moon that might – or might not – fleetingly show itself as a pale, skinny crescent in the western evening twilight. The chances of catching the young moon after sunset on September 10, 2018, vary greatly around the globe.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/young-moon-after-sunset-september-10

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Patheos-Pagan: Fluffy Bunny Witchcraft is Good

Fluffy bunny Witchcraft is a good thing. I’m of the mindset that anything that brings someone to Witchcraft or Paganism is great. The more fluffy bunny practices are appealing to folks that are newer to the path, who may not have had a chance to try out many things or meet other people. And even if someone has been practicing Witchcraft for years, why should anyone care how they practice?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/09/fluffy-bunny/

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Inner Journey: 

VALUE JUST BEING

“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler

Many of us have been taught to believe that we are valued for what we do, not just for who we are. ‘Doing’ is important, but to keep life in balance, we also need time to just ‘be.’

Henry David Thoreau expressed this so well in Walden Pond:

“There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hand.

“Sometimes, on a summer morning, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, amidst the pines and hickories and sumacs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sang around or flitted noiseless through the house, until by the sun falling in at my west window, or the noise of some traveller’s wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of the lapse of time.

“I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been.”

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

What if you’re already doing everything right, even though you’re not sure?

And the surprises along the way have only sped things up, even though it felt like they slowed you down?

And all that you want is now barreling toward you, even though you can’t see it?

And when it arrives it’ll exceed your every expectation, even though your dreams were huge?

Wouldn’t you be making some really weird noises about now? Whoohoo’ing, howling… maybe even whoohoo-howl-barking?

Well?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Sweet potatoes used in a cold salad are delicious. They absorb the flavors well like other potatoes, but with a natural sweetness.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sweet-Potato-Salad-Recipe.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
September 11, 2018

Awareness

“Sometimes I think we’re all tightrope walkers suspended on a wire two thousand feet in the air, and so long as we never look down we’re okay, but some of us lose momentum and look down for a second and are never quite the same again: we know.”

-Dorothy Gilman, The Tightrope Walker, 1979

We are always growing and evolving, and we can never go back to where we were once we’ve grown past it. We’ve glimpsed the realm of spirit, we know the peace and joy in our hearts, and we want more of it, every day. It is ours! To experience, and to express… be aware of this wondrous gift!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Change is Just a Doorway to the Future
Adopting these small little changes to your thinking will open doors for you and make it even easier for you to accept and even embrace all the changes in your 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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 6, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 6, 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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The dawn laughs out on orient hills
And dances with the diamond rills;
The ambrosial wind but faintly stirs
The silken, beaded gossamers.
–Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874–1942)

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Spiritual Unite: Twin Flame Unity: The Spirit Consciousness

The Twin Flame experience is special. No other relationship can help us understand the true oneness of the soul and of consciousness more than the Twin Flame relationship, centred as it is purely on the spirit level of consciousness. We love our Twin Flame as we love ourselves, on the same level. That is no accident our Twin Flame….

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/twin-flame-unity/

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MBG: The Age When Your Self-Esteem Peaks Will Pleasantly Surprise You

How will you change over the years as you get older? Past research offers strong evidence that, although there are parts of personalities that stay relatively set throughout our lives, we do in fact experience real character growth over time. The primary way we change is through maturation: All of our more pro-social, positive traits (things like conscientiousness and social skills) tend to increase as we get older, whereas many of our more negative traits (things like impulsiveness and anxiousness) tend to decrease.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/your-self-esteem-grows-as-you-get-older

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The wound is the place where the Light enters you. –Rumi

Daily Good: Welcome to Our Shared Humanity

In moments of difficulty, we can feel utterly and completely alone in our pain and suffering. Actually, in this very moment, everyone is carrying some burden. It might be physical, like a load of heavy bricks. It might be emotional, like a regret from the past. It might be a burden of basic survival, like finding enough food or a safe place to sleep for the night. We are, in this very moment, part of a great interconnected web of shared struggle. Explore this thoughtful essay to discover simple practices for being a healing strand in this shared web of humanity. Ultimately, that healing will find its way back to you. {read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2076/welcome-to-our-shared-humanity-ted-seymour/

Be The Change

Make time today to offer silent wishes for peace and well-being to every life form you encounter.

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Elephant Journal: Neptune in Opposition—but Still on Our Side.

Come September 7th, Neptune will stand directly opposite the sun in the night sky—and we will stand between those two worlds, like curious children looking up at giants.
It would serve us well to remember that curious child inside each one of us.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/neptune-in-opposition-but-still-on-our-side/

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MNN: Understanding fake honey and how to avoid it

A recent report about “honey laundering” in Australia is another reminder of the benefit of supporting local farmers.

Testing showed that Australia’s biggest honey producer, Capilano, and some of that country’s largest supermarkets have been selling fake honey — many of them unknowingly — according to the Sidney Morning Herald. Much of the honey was adulterated, meaning it had been mixed with other substances. That was uncovered by a German lab commissioned by a law firm looking into the reports.

Read more……………………

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EarthSky News: Hazy light pyramid in east? False dawn

For the Northern Hemisphere, these next months are your best time all year to catch the zodiacal light, or “false dawn.” And the next few days are great, because the moon will be in a waning crescent. There might be some great photo opportunities with a waning crescent moon and the zodiacal light, since both will be located in the east before dawn breaks. On September 9, the moon will be new, or between the Earth and sun, and then it’ll be back entirely in the evening sky … gone from the sky before dawn, leaving it dark for your zodiacal light viewing pleasure.

Read more……………

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Patheos-Pagan: Get Yourself in Gear by Using School Starting Magic and Goal Setting

Every year I ask my two daughters to create goals for themselves for the year. Last week, Python coding, Indian History (subcontinent not American), chemistry, and finishing a novella all got put on the docket along with much more.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dandelionlady/2018/09/get-yourself-in-gear-by-using-school-starting-magic-and-goal-setting.html

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Inner Journey:

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

“I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.”
— William Faulkner

What have you been thinking lately?

Do you know? We get so accustomed to our thoughts that we lose awareness of them. We don’t see how they are stuck in old habitual patterns, most of which don’t serve us.

Take time to journal so you can capture your thoughts on paper. By doing so, you will begin to take control of your mind and use it to best advantage.

“When you choose to understand [and] exercise control over the functions and attributes of your own mind, you will be empowered to create your own reality, to be completely self-reliant and totally prosperous.”
— The Delfin Knowledge System

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

While you might, from time to time, envy others, it’s precisely during those moments when you might ask yourself whether or not you’d actually like to be them.

Envy cured, huh?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Gluten Free Blueberry Breakfast Bread

This is a great bread loaf for those looking for a gluten free, dairy free, and low carb option. You can have it fresh out the oven, but I prefer to cut them into 1/3″ slices, toast them, and have them with butter and/or jam. This bread’s consistency is a cross between banana bread and an English muffin. If you’d like it more like the former altogether, add a few tablespoons of sugar, as this recipe is barely sweet.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Gluten-Free-Blueberry-Breakfast-Bread.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
September 6, 2018

Leadership
“Divide and rule, the politician cries;
Unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

It has been said a million different ways, a million different times: we’re all in this together. Great leaders understand this and show us just how much we have in common. Together, with all of our talents and intelligence working as one, we can accomplish so much, more so than we ever could alone.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Ways to Adapt to Change

A man loses his job. A woman discovers her boyfriend was cheating on her. Another person discovered he has cancer at 49. We don’t like change. In fact, just thinking about the possibility of change gives some people the chills. No matter what, change makes us feel miserable and if we could high-tail from it, we would and frequently do. We are creatures of habit and feeling a sense of security is normal and when we are knocked on our butts with horrible news–we take a dive into a foreign land
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-ways-to-adapt-to-change.aspx#XhbiF23O9dFz0OlC.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 June 22, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 22, 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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O wondrous June! Our lives should be like thee
With such calm grace fulfilling destiny.
-Susan Louisa Higginson (1815-75)

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Spiritual Unite: Losing A Soulmate | How To Get Through It

Many of us spend our lives waiting for a soulmate. They bring promises of happiness, growth and love as they enter into our lives. So once we have found them, losing a soulmate can be one of the hardest things we can ever do. Whether we lose our soulmate through their passing or through a breakup, the grieving process is

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/losing-a-soulmate-how-to-get-through-it/

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MBG: Your Astrological Guide To Navigating Cancer Season

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological sign. Cancer season is a homespun solar spell that will emphasize domestic bliss and family affairs until July 22.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/cancer-season-2018-horoscope

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MNN: 7 fantastic facts about Portuguese man-of-war

With its mohawk-like feature, the Portuguese man-of-war is a decidedly punk-rock sea creature. But that’s just one of the many odd and interesting facts about this organism — or should we say organisms?

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/portuguese-man-war-facts

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EarthSky News: Moon near Jupiter from June 22-24

Tonight – June 22, 2018 – seek out the bright waxing gibbous moon as soon as darkness falls. That nearby brilliant “star” to the east of the moon on June 22 is actually no star at all. That’s the giant planet Jupiter, the 5th planet outward from the sun. As the moon makes its monthly rounds in front of …

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-near-jupiter-from-june-22-24

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Patheos-Pagan: How To Set Up Your Goddess Shrine

People of all faiths and traditions can set up a Goddess shrine. They can be part of the sacred spaces of Wiccans, Pagans, Ceremonial magicians, devotees of African Traditional Religions, and even, in a way, with some Christians ( with the reverence for the Virgin Mary.) Shrines for the Goddess have been made by humans for..

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2018/04/how-to-set-up-your-goddess-shrine/

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Inner Journey: 

FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT

“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our minds are incredibly powerful. We put that power to work for us when we consciously set an intention to be or do something. Get into the habit of consciously setting an intention for activities throughout your day.

Your intention might support efficiency – for example, to complete a job or project by a specific time. Your intention might support your personal growth, e.g., to undertake a task that scares you. Or it might support more soul connection, e.g., to be grateful for gifts we take for granted.

When we take the time to set an intention, no matter how trivial, we are consciously choosing what we want for ourselves. With consistent attention, your intentions will come to life!

“By becoming a conscious choice-maker, you begin to generate actions that are evolutionary for you.”
— Deepak Chopra

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

First, completely forget about who, how, and when. Then decide only upon what you want, the end result, with as much clarity as possible. I’ll shuffle the deck, the magic show will begin, and jokers won’t be all that are wild.

Gosh, you’re so much fun to watch when you read these things.

Deal,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Galette

This French pastry will impress your guests with it’s crisp, buttery crust and not-too-sweet apple filling. Oo-la-la!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf30475693.tip.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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Daily Wisdom
June 22, 2018

Creativity

“Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.” -Gail Sheehy, (Pathfinders, 1981)

What is certain anyway? If anything, certainty is habit, and it can get boring! It’s time to break the mold, shake things up, create a new paradigm! There are infinite possibilities out there, and within each one of us… let’s start trying them on for size!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Ways to Renew Yourself This Summer

To put it in perspective, what would you do if this was your last summer on earth? Would you learn how to dance, spend more time with the kids, maybe not stress so much at work or even take a needed break?
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-ways-to-renew-yourself-this-summer.aspx#qfYHrz1mKg0k21mi.99

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are re-blogged 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 June 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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Roses smile in their white content,
Roses blush in their crimson bliss,
As the vagrant breezes, wooing them,
Ruffle their petals with careless kiss.
-Henry Hewlett (1861-1923)

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Thought.Co: Litha Legends and Lore

Litha, or Midsummer, is a celebration that has been observed for centuries, in one form or another. It is no surprise, then, that there are plenty of myths and legends associated with this time of year. Let’s take a look at some of the best known summer solstice folklore

https://www.thoughtco.com/litha-legends-and-lore-2562233

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MBG: 8 Wellness Rituals To Keep In Mind For The Rest Of Gemini Season

As the Sun zings through Gemini until June 21, we can all tap into the communicative, agile, and youthful qualities that this star sign represents. And while this time may provide us with more connection and curiosity, intellectual orientation and social natures, it may also pose an array of unique challenges

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-finish-out-gemini-season-healthily

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Did You Know?

There are more living organisms in a handful of soil than there are people on earth.

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Elephant Journal: A Simple act of Self Care that can help you Start Fresh each Day

Maybe you’ve been there too: in a moment where frustration seems to come out of nowhere and has you yelling at your cat while her golden eyes just stare back with a “what the…” kind of look.

Well, I’ve been having those days lately.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/a-simple-act-of-self-care-that-can-help-you-start-fresh-each-day/

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MNN: Humans are merely visitors at this conservation oasis in Florida

About 30 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, hundreds of imperiled animals wander an internationally known 17,000-acre facility. Although well-known in conservation and animal circles, sprawling White Oak Conservation somehow isn’t on the general radar

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/white-oak-conservation-facility-florida

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EarthSky News: Earliest sunrises before summer solstice

At mid-northern latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, the earliest sunrises of the year happen around mid-June, despite the fact that the summer solstice – the year’s longest day – is still about a week away. And if you live at middle latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, the earliest sunsets take place around now, even though the winter solstice – the year’s shortest day – isn’t for another week.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/earliest-sunrises-before-june-solstice-jupiter-venus

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Patheos-Pagan: Dropping Expectations: What Polytheists & Pagans Need To Relearn About Religion

I’m one of the luckier ones; I not only have been a polytheist for most of my life, but I was neither raised in a Christian household nor with any particular religion whatsoever. It’s not that I feel that Christianity is bad–I certainly harbor no ill feelings towards it.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/06/dropping-expectations-relearn-religion/

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Inner Journey:  

HARD WORK

“Work should be in order to live. We don’t live in order to work. That shift in awareness is necessary.”
— Matthew Fox

What are your beliefs around work? Do you believe it’s necessary to work hard to earn a living? No pain, no gain? Do you believe women’s work is never done? That play is a waste of time?

While there are merits to the work ethic, over-work takes a serious toll on the quality of our lives. Our ability to contribute to life requires us to have a sense of balance, joy, playfulness, time to stop and smell the flowers.

“Learning to let go of the ways we inadvertently and unconsciously contribute to our own pain is the key to finding radiant physical and emotional health.”
— Ingrid Bacci

“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler

“The true object of all human life is play.”
— G.K. Chesterton

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Have you noticed that all great accomplishments require four things:

A dream, action, patience, and a whole bunch of miracles?

The miracles part is on me.

1, 2, 3, Me –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmeh)

When I was younger, one of the reasons I adored long road trips was because my mum would make these awesome portable stuffed grape leaves to eat as we travelled. These delicious finger foods are filled with protein and make a great meal. They’re awesome for lunchbox meals and picnics. These keep well for several days in the fridge.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Stuffed-Grape-Leaves-Dolmeh.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
June 13, 2018

Humor

“I think laughter may be a form of courage… As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.” -Linda Ellerbee

We can rise above all of our problems. We are bigger than any of them anyway! When things get rough, we have a choice – we can be devastated and beat down, or we can face it head-on and say:”Okay, here we go again. I can take it. I can learn from this. I am growing and I can handle this!” Having a good sense of humor gets us through a lot. It’s just a different way of looking at things, one that recognizes the power that we have over our problems, not the other way around!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 4 Ways to Be Your Authentic Self 

Forget about conforming to societal ideals and what others try to you mold you to be. Here are four ways to be your true, authentic self.

Explore……………….

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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 June 12, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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These are the fields of light, and laughing air,
And yellow butterflies, and foraging bees,
And whitish, wayward blossoms winged as these,
And pale green tangles like a seamaid’s hair.
-Charles G. D. Roberts (1860-1943

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Spirituality & Health: How to Invite Wild Sacred Nature into Your World

You’d be hard pressed to find a problem that cannot be helped by spending time in nature. Studies tell us that even pictures of nature can help us feel calm. Whether we go out to meet nature, or bring nature inside to brighten our rooms, we can infuse the wild sacred beauty of nature into our experience of life.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/the-present-moment/2018/06/12/how-to-invite-wild-sacred-nature-into-your-world

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MBG: To Anthony Bourdain, With Gratitude

To Anthony Bourdain:
It’s been a rough week, to say the least. I have a lot of questions still—questions without easy or even possible answers—but mostly, I just want to say thank you.
The distinct power of stories—for good, for evil—was something you understood intrinsically.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/remembering-anthony-bourdain

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The Tetraktys: Finding Yourself – How to Free Yourself From Social Anxiety

ere’s a new article, this time about finding yourself and getting rid of social anxiety. I had the idea for this article because I, myself, am writing this one from Oaxaca, Mexico and it made me think about what travelling implies when it comes to social anxiety, or anxiety in general

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/finding-yourself-how-to-free-yourself-from-social-anxiety/

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Elephant Journal: June 11-18 Energy Forecast: Have courage & Manifest whatever you Desire

Currently, we are basking in the energy of zodiac sign Gemini, as the sun is temporarily resting in that sign.
The moon will be joining the sun and resting there from June 12th to 13th. Never is division and polarity more prominent than when the sun and moon cozy up and radiate outward from Gemini’s constellation.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/june-11th-18th-energy-forecast-have-courage-manifest-whatever-you-desire/

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MNN:  Our brains need silence to make sense of things

The mind may seem to thrive on stimuli — the honking horns, the pixels percolating on this screen at this very moment, or even the way the keyboard feels under your fingers at any given time of day.

But, in fact, it may be what lies between — the time between honks

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/silence-brain-study-touch-stimulation

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EarthSky News: Top 10 space objects to see during the day

If you think that daytime sky nature-watching is limited to clouds and birds, you might be missing out. Observing space objects in the daytime has its limitations and difficulties, but, as with all skywatching, it also has its rewards. So here is a list of 10 surprising space objects to see in the daytime sky

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/10-surprising-things-to-see-in-the-daytime-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: Exploring Daily Practice

A few years ago I started going to the gym on a regular basis. I would listen to music on my headphones (earbuds, whatever) and walk on the treadmill while my daughter was in karate class. I’ve never been an athletic person and running only happens if I’m being chased, but there was an unexpected side effect from my little workout routine. I developed a new daily practice of listening to my spiritual allies.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/06/exploring-daily-practice/

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Inner Journey: Capture your inspiration!

“Ideas can come from anywhere and at any time. The problem with making mental notes is that the ink fades very rapidly.”
— Rolf Smith

Insights and inspiration come to us for a reason. Don’t let them disappear on you!

When a great idea pops into your mind, write it down and capture it. Keep a mini-journal or piece of paper with you at all times.

Reflect on your insights. How might you anchor this great idea so it enhances your life?

“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.”
— Nolan Bushnell

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Think that it’s fun,  that you’re guided, and that all is well; that there’s time, that life is easy, and that the best has yet to come.

Think that the reasons that elude you will one day catch up, that the lessons that have stumped you will one day bring joy, and that the sorrows that have crippled you will soon give you wings.

Think that you’re important, that you cannot fail, and that happiness always returns.

And think that you’re beautiful.

I do,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: How to Make Zucchini Pickles

These pickles will give dill pickles a run for their money, they are crisp and tasty like their dill counterparts but maybe even better in taste.

https://pioneerthinking.com/how-to-make-zucchini-pickles

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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
June 12,  2018

Humor

“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.”  -James Thurber (1894-1961) US humorist, illustrator

Do you remember the TV show “My World and Welcome to It?” It starred William Windom as James Thurber. This was many years ago, so it may be that he played a James Thurber “type,” (I was very young and can’t remember the details. 😉 I loved that show! And I loved how the lesson was that there was always something to laugh at, some funny way of looking at something that we might not have thought of. Sometimes when we’re going through something really awful or embarrassing, we’ll look at one another and say: “Someday we’ll look back on this and laugh.” And doesn’t that happen! Some of our funniest moments come out of our most human foibles. We are funny people, and we can enjoy ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 21 Quotes that Celebrate Family
Our family members are the people who love us, unconditionally. The love between family members is one of the strongest human connections. Here are 21 Quotes that Celebrate Family.
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/


					
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