Cat’s Morning Bits for September 14, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 14, 2018

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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A shadow rests upon the fields.
As earlier Suns are setting;
The corn has reached the tasseled age,
Its silken tresses netting.
–Stephen H. Thayer (1839–1919)

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Spiritual Unite: Effective Methods For Healing The Crown Chakra

Crown chakra healing can be achieved by making some changes in your daily routine. This seventh chakra is located at the top of your head and associated with spirituality. The blockage of this chakra is responsible for many adverse physical as well as spiritual conditions. Confusion, tension, drowsiness, headaches, depression, chronic fatigue, and materialism, are few of the many things

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-healing/

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MBG: Why Mindfulness Can Actually Make You Feel Less Pain

By now, the enormously powerful effects mindfulness can have on your mind and soul are well-documented: A good mindfulness meditation can significantly reduce stress, anxiety, and other depressive symptoms, and being mindful can also help you process emotions more clearly, improve your memory and other cognitive functions, and even make sex more enjoyable.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-mindfulness-can-make-you-feel-less-pain

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Daily Good: Barbara Kingsolver: My Crazy Summer of Squash

Summer is the time of abundant harvest. In this humorous essay on the tribulations of too many zucchini, acclaimed writer, Barbara Kingsolver explains why country people lock their doors and cars and even gates at the end of the summer. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2082/my-crazy-summer-of-squash-barbara-kingsolver/

Be The Change

Where in your life do you feel a blessed abundance? Reflect on how you can share your bounty whether material or otherwise with those around you.

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Elephant Journal: Reigniting our Creativity & our Hunger for Life.

Happy is the chef whose labors satisfy and create appetite.
This chef, through an activity that she takes delight in and strives to be creative in, obtains fulfillment when she witnesses her customers with sated faces.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/reigniting-our-creativity-our-hunger-for-life/

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MNN: Watch as a bee covered in honey gets a hand from its fellow bees

We’ve all been told at one point or another that we should help a friend in need. While not every organism on the planet sets a good example, the bees shown in the video above certainly do.

Read more…………….

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EarthSky News: Tonight … Moon closest to Jupiter

The young moon has been waxing larger, and appearing higher each evening in the west after sunset. The very bright object near it Thursday evening is Jupiter

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-antares-september-13-to-15

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witch and the Wild Rose

The Wild Rose’s botanical name is “species rose”, which in essence is a species that develops naturally with no help from man. A true flower of the wild, which is one of the many reasons I adore these magickal hedges. Originating mostly from Europe as well as the Orient, roses have been cultivated for over 5000 years.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchofthewoodwithravenwood/2018/07/the-witch-and-the-wild-rose/

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Inner Journey: 

LIFE COMES WITH PROBLEMS

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
— Fr. Alfred D’Souza

Life always brings problems. We really can’t live without them.

And so it helps to shift our perspective. We can stop trying to avoid the problems. We can stop feeling victimized by what’s happening. Instead, we can consciously work with the challenge of the moment to learn more about ourselves and the world. When we make this shift in attitude, we discover ourselves to be strong and powerful.

“Every lesson is a widening and deepening of consciousness. It is a stretching of the mind beyond its conceptual limits and a stretching of the heart beyond its emotional boundaries. It is a bringing of unconscious material into consciousness, a healing of past wounds, and a discovery of new faith and trust.”
— Paul Ferrini

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If you can dream it, we can do it.

Notice the “you” and “we” bits, and where they apply?

Go!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spicy Acorn Squash Soup

Acorn squash pairs nicely with spices like ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg to make this warm and comforting soup.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spicy-Acorn-Squash-Soup.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
September 14, 2018

Awareness
“It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.”

-Adrienne Rich

Our spiritual pursuits open up our awareness to everything – and sometimes that can be difficult when emotions come to the surface, and stress bubbles up and away. When we know that this is all temporary, and a part of the process, we can observe its happening without allowing it to get us caught up in the drama of it all. We can focus on the big picture – we can see what is truly important, truly real. It is exhilarating, and liberating!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Things to Do When Haters Tell You “You Can’t”
Haters are inevitable, but it’s how you handle them that makes the difference.

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 12, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 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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September strews the woodlot o’er
With many a brilliant color;
The world is brighter than before,
Why should our hearts be duller?
–Thomas W. Parsons (1819–92)

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Spiritual Unite: Orbs Color Meaning: What Do The Different Colors Mean?

Orbs Color Meaning: Have you ever seen someone share a picture, where something orb like appeared in the photograph? Well orbs are very debated phenomena in the spiritual groups. Many say they are evidence of sentient being or spirits. However researchers have dismissed that idea of orbs being ghosts

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/orbs-color-meaning/

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MBG: How To Help Your Child Tap Into Their Inner Self

The ego is that part of us that subscribes to the conditionings of culture and all that we believe we “should” do in order to feel worthy and complete. We are raised by a set of prescriptions that dictate how we should be in life: College, career, marriage, and parenting are some of the few prescriptions set forth for us by the culture around us.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-opposite-of-tiger-mom-parenting-help-your-child-tap-into-their-inner-self

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Elephant Journal: The Difference between Setting an Intention & Magic Thinking.

I have to admit—like many people—I was under the misguided impression that “the law of attraction” was a viable belief.
At one point in my life, I watched the movie version of “The Secret” every night before I went to bed.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/how-to-actually-achieve-our-goals-its-more-than-magic-thinking/

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MNN:  Helping pets in Hurricane Florence’s path

When people are in the path of a massive storm, they prepare their homes as best they can and get out of its way. For pets and strays, the situation is more complicated.

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolina coast, many in the animal community are already helping get these animals out of harm’s way. Shelters and rescue groups hundreds of miles away are taking in animals from shelters that are directly in the storm’s path.

Read more………….

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EarthSky News: Next few evenings … Moon, Venus, Jupiter

From approximately July 7 to September 7, Mars – brightest since 2003 – outshone Jupiter. Now, Jupiter has reclaimed its rank as 3rd-brightest night sky object, after Venus and the moon. Watch for these 3 brightest worlds, clustered together, this week

Read more……………..

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Patheos-Pagan: Jewelry as Protection

I was leaving for a rally the other day. Which one it was, doesn’t really matter. Won’t be my first, nor will it be my last in these turbulent times. As I was getting ready to leave, I went to my “accessory tray” (a family joke with my sons, as I am obsessive about everyone having one of these. Where you drop your jewelry, change, keys, etc.) I absent-mindedly began armoring up.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/07/jewelry-as-protection/

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Inner Journey: 

DO YOU OWN YOUR LIFE?

“The meaning of life is to give life meaning.”
— Ken Hudgins

When we own our lives, we accept what we’ve inherited and the experiences we hold in our memories. We also claim our right to create new conditions if we’re not happy with what’s come before. We assume responsibility for changing what does not suit us. We acknowledge our own special talents and skills, and truly comprehend our right to enjoy the journey. In short, we embrace the meaning and purpose, the mystery and the beauty of our lives.

Do you feel that you own your life at the moment?

“I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I’ve written for myself… and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part.”
— Shirley MacLaine

“Life is too short to be little.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

“Every man dies, but not every man lives….”
— Garth Brooks

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Has it occurred to you that just as much as you now want a thriving business and a steady income, and to have financial security for myself and family, once these are done, you’ll just as earnestly, passionately, and “badly” want to do, be, and have even more?

Of course it has.

So with this line of thinking, you also realize that you will never, ever have all you want, right? Oh, that’s not so bad, it means as you constantly achieve, so will you simultaneously invent new dreams, just as you always have.

Brilliant.

So the trick then, to being happy, is learning to experience it even though you don’t yet have all you want.
Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Swirled Pumpkin and Caramel Cheesecake

For a delicious fall cheesecake try this combination of pumpkin and caramel flavors. It tastes as delicious as it sounds.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Swirled-Pumpkin-and-Caramel-Cheesecake-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
September 12, 2018

Awareness

“Eden is that old-fashioned House
We dwell in every day
Without suspecting our abode
Until we drive away.”

-Emily Dickinson

It’s kind of like that song that goes: “You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone…” Know what you’ve got – you’ve got SO much!!! We have everything, all of nature, all of creation, all of the infinite possibilities for our lives. And we’ve got it right here, and right now – open up your awareness to it, accept it, embrace it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Ways to Fill Your Soul
Bad news, negative people and ordinary day-to-day problems can bring you down quickly. But no matter how grave things appear, you always have the choice to enrich your life. Giving meaning to your…

Read more…………..r

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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 10, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 10,  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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’Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone:
No flower of her kindred,
No rose-bud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh.

–Thomas Moore (1779–1852)

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Spiritual Unite: Old Soul Characteristics | Signs That Reveal If You Are One

Have you ever met someone irrespective of their young age and they seem to be wise? Maybe you are an adult and never seem to fit into society? Knowing the two above facts might be the clue to understanding if you or someone you know are an old soul. Does The Soul Have An Age?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/old-soul-characteristics/

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MBG: Why We Must Accept The Hard Truth: We Can’t Control Other People’s Decisions

I’m often asked about whether or not someone should offer their partner, friend, family member, or adult child advice. My response is always the same: “Have they asked you for advice?”

Of course, their answer is always “no.” If they had been asked to give advice, they would not be asking me if they should offer it.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-giving-unsolicited-advice-is-invasive

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Daily Good: To Keep Company With Oneself

Philosophy student Jennifer Stitt writes a thoughtful essay asking whether we would become lonely in solitude or find new depths? Philosophers have long distinguished between solitude and loneliness. Emerson celebrated the former, in which “nature may speak to the imagination, as she never does in company.” Socrates celebrated the soundless dialogue “which the soul holds with herself.” And in the 20th century, Hannah Arendt muses, “Thinking, existentially speaking, is a solitary but not a lonely business,” reminding us that the self “is the only one from whom you can never get away – except by ceasing to think.” { read more }

https://aeon.co/ideas/before-you-can-be-with-others-first-learn-to-be-alone

Be The Change

Take up with a friend the question of solitude. If there is a difference between loneliness and aloneness, can you put words to what it is? What must be shifted in my attitude so that loneliness can become solitude.

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Elephant Journal: Dear Universe, I Get It—Enough.

Imagine that we have a bucket of resilience that we are able to dip into when life gets tough.
That is the bucket we would rely on to get us through loss, grief, hardship, or significant change.
What happens if we ignore that bucket? If we don’t stop or slow down long enough to fill the bucket back up? What happens if we keep on trying to persevere when our bucket is empty?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/dear-universe-i-get-it-enough/

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MNN: How to respond to a sneeze around the world

Ah, the sneeze. That bodily function that drives particles out of the nose and mouth in a decidedly forcible way.

It’s sometimes unpleasant, especially if you sneeze a bunch of times in a row (my record is nine), and sometimes sneezing brings a sense of relief as you finally get the sneeze out of your system.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Young moon after sunset September 10

For some sky watchers, it’s great sport to try to catch a young moon that may – or may 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. South America is especially favored.

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

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magic of Language

As humans, and with the magic of social media, we share words on a regular basis. Moreso when there are subjects to be passionate about. Words tumble out in a torrent, gushing waterfalls of passionate feelings, insistent on getting points across to the restless eyes that may or may not scroll by.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/09/the-magic-of-language/

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Inner Journey: 

FEARS OF MONEY

“We are all powerless as children, and money looms so powerfully … we don’t grow up to claim our financial power until we look money directly in the eye, face our fears, and claim that power back.”
— Suze Orman

How does money scare you?

In your journal, write down your greatest fears around money, and see what comes up. If emotions surface, as they undoubtedly will, let them come. Really feel your feelings, without judgment. They’ll give you valuable information.

“In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential; it’s no different in the financial realm. In a buy-now, consume-now culture like ours, it takes courage to make the decisions today that may make us rich tomorrow. It takes courage to face up to the facts of old age and mortality and to prepare for them. It also takes courage to live generously, regardless of your financial state of affairs. …It takes courage to ask for what you want. And it takes courage to live honestly, wisely, true to yourself …and true to your desire for more.”
— Suze Orman

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Picture if you will the disciplinarian who micromanages every step in their very careful dance with life and then picture the hooligan whose only disciplines are daydreaming and showing up.
Now, whom do you think is most likely to be heard whoo-hoo’ing from the top of their lungs as they cruise along Rodeo Drive or some winding mountain road, top down, shades up, singing “I Did It My Way?”
Whoo-hoo!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Creative Breakfast Ideas

The first meal of the day does not have to be boring. There are many delicious foods that can be made to get you off to good start.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Creative-Breakfast-Ideas.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 10, 2018

Awareness

“I break up through the skin of awareness a thousand times a day, as dolphins burst through seas, and dive again, and rise, and dive.”

-Annie Dillard, An American Childhood (1987)

How many of our waking hours do we spend actually “aware?” This is a beautiful analogy, I can just picture the dolphins playing, experiencing the freedom and joy that is theirs with every magnificent dive into the beautiful ocean. That same joy is ours, as well. We just need to break up through that skin of awareness and experience it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Things That Happen When You Take Responsibility For Your Life
Too many of us simply drift through our lives, allowing fate to take us where it may. But a life without commitment is a life wasted, and so it’s important to live on purpose, and to make intentional choices every single day.

This is how you build a life that is truly yours—you put it together, choice by choice.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-things-that-happen-when-you-take-responsibility-for-your-life.aspx#2bA1f7IHLpHOeACD.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 18, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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Mine is the Month of Roses; yes and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)

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T he Spiritual Meaning of the Om Symbol – It’s More Than You Think
June 14, 2018
Hello everyone, here’s a new article about a well-known sacred symbol, and that is the “Om” symbol. Although it is commonly associated with Hinduism, Yoga or some New-Age ideas nowadays, the Om symbol has a way deeper spiritual meaning than what you might think. It is, in fact, associated with other Indian concepts such as Brahman, Atman and many other things. I’ll come back to it.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/spiritual-meaning-of-the-om-symbol/

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Spiritual Unite: Signs From A Deceased Loved One

Love is the most powerful force in the universe. When we lose a loved one, it is our love that means that they are never truly gone even though they have passed from the physical plane. It is also the strength of love that allows the departed to communicate with us. So if you have experienced a loss,

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/signs-from-a-deceased-loved-one/

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MBG: Doing This One Thing Will Make You More Fearless (video)

Adventure means something different to everyone. For some of us, it’s a 10-day hiking trip or a solo paddleboard adventure in the middle of the wilderness. For others, it’s trying out a new cuisine or biking to work instead of taking the bus. The fact that adventure can be big or small, extreme or perfectly simple is what makes it so beautiful and exciting.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/this-one-thing-will-make-you-more-fearless

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Elephant Journal: We are All Connected—and Together, we can End the Turning Away.

“Just a world that we all must share,
It’s not enough just to stand and stare.
Is it only a dream that there’ll be
No more turning away.
~ Pink Floyd, “On the Turning Away”
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The words of this song still haunt me 31 years after it was first written and released.
During the past three decades, I question if we have become a more compassionate society, or if the haze of indifference still blinds us from reaching out and helping one another?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/together-we-can-end-the-turning-away/

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MNN: This film takes you down Alaska’s Inside Passage in a wooden canoe

A single grand adventure as a young person can shape who you’ll be for the rest of your life. But how does it shape the rest of your family, including children who are born years after the adventure comes to a close? How does that event define you and the generations that follow?

These are the weighty questions explored in “The Passage.”

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/the-passage-film-takes-you-down-alaskas-inside-passage-in-wooden-canoes

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EarthSky News: Coyotes in the park

Coyotes are the most famous of the wild animals species that have returned to North American cities and towns in recent years. Encountering them can be unnerving.

http://earthsky.org/todays-image/photo-video-coyotes-in-the-park

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Patheos-Pagan: What To Do When Spells Go Wrong

You’ve taken the time to plot the perfect day for your spell working. You’ve waited for weeks for the right moon phase in the right planetary alignment to support your goal. You’ve got the right candles, herbs, curios, tarot cards, crystals, incense, yadda yadda yadda.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/06/what-to-do-when-spells-go-wrong/

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Inner Journey: 

AWARENESS

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

“The thought ‘I exist’ is not the same thing as the awareness of one’s own existence. … Thought is not the same thing as consciousness.”
— Jacob Needleman

A person asked Buddha:
“Are you a God?”
Buddha’s reply was
“No.”
“Are you an Angel?”
“No.”
“Then what are you?”
“I am Awake.”
— Unknown Source

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Every day someone new falls in love with you.

Sometimes many more.

You can’t deny it,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Cracker Recipes

Making your own crackers allows you to experiment with types and flavors and allows you to choose recipes that fit your dietary needs or restrictions

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Homemade-Cracker-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
June 18, 2018

Creativity

“Any creative endeavor is channeled, whether it be music or art or theoretical science. We have the capacity to tune in to energies and to convert them into reality for ourselves.”-Frank Alper

At one important scientific conference, a group of scientists announced that with all of the new technology and their vast knowledge, that they could create life all on their own, with no help whatsoever from God. A reporter in the room challenged them and asked for proof. The scientists, confident in their claim, invited everyone outside for a demonstration. There, in an open field, one of them scooped a handful of earth, and said: “This is where we will begin.” And God’s voice was heard from above and He said: “Use your own dirt!”

This is a cute joke, and it calls our attention to the fact that we are creative beings, and that creativity comes from the Source of All things.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 4 Ways to Cut the Complexity Out of Your Life

How many times have you answered a question with “it’s complicated?” How many times have you wanted to explain something found that the only words you could articulate were inadequate? Everyone has had at least a few moments where the complexity of life threatens to overwhelm them. It may be that you do not know where you stand with your in-laws.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/4-ways-to-cut-the-complexity-out-of-your-life.aspx#xz02dJ6CMHY82w83.99

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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 April 24, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 24, 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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Summer, fall, winter, spring,
The seasons rotate as each brings
Its special beauty to this Earth of ours.
Winter’s snow and summer’s flowers;
Frozen rivers will flow come spring,
There is a renewal of everything.

-Edna Frohock (1906-97)

almanac.com

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Spiritual Unite: The Meaning of The Rainbow Aura | 5 Signs

There are many different colours of aura. Aura is the electromagnetic field located around an individual that depicts complete information about person’s thoughts, feelings, and abilities.

Rainbow colour aura is not very common; there are not many people who are blessed with all the colours of the rainbow in their aura.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/rainbow-aura-meaning/

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MBG: 3 Mindfulness Practices You Can Do With Your Kids

I remember it well. I was sitting at my family’s altar as my mom wore a monk’s robe, lighting incense and dedicating her stillness and silence to our Vietnamese ancestors. Meditation was an integral piece of my childhood. Needless to say, I didn’t have a conventional upbringing, at least not when it comes to spirituality

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/3-mindfulness-practices-you-can-do-with-your-kids

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Birds & Blooms: The Backyard Benefits of a Moon Garden

Most of us notice how gorgeous gardens are when the sun is shining, but how often do we see what a garden looks like at night? Between dusk and dawn, when moonlight illuminates the plants, visitors can enjoy unique insight into a garden’s personality.

Night pollinators such as moths, native bees and bats are attracted to plants in a moon garden with white and pale-colored flowers that are intensely fragrant and produce a lot of nectar. As you walk through the moon garden, you will be able to watch these varied and industrious third-shift pollinators as they go about their important work.

Read more here…

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Pioneer Thinking: Plants For May

Summer is finally on its way and the garden is beginning to burst with colour. Here are just a few of the plants you might like to choose to make your garden really stand out this month.

Aquilegia or Grannies Bonnet is a very common cottage garden plant that some people even consider a weed. However, there are some really beautiful varieties of this stunning little plant that should have a place in every herbaceous border. Nora Barlow is a very old variety that has tight buds of apple green, a colour which stays on the tip of the petals as they unfurl into a ball of pink and white flowers. This variety is not only pretty but also makes a good cut flower. There is a black version called Black Barlow

https://pioneerthinking.com/plants-for-may

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EarthSky News: Do we all see the same moon phase?

One Earth. One sky. One moon phase (more or less) from all of Earth. So why (and how) does the moon appear differently from different parts of Earth?

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/do-we-all-see-the-same-moon-phase

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Patheos-Pagan: Daily Practice: Train For Success

Training in magic will change your life. Of all the things that we might conjure, the most challenging and most important is real, lasting change. If you want to live a life of success, it takes more than just knowing the right path forward.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theothersideofthehedge/2018/04/daily-practice-train-for-success/#qGSZ7ii6q0yih1H6.99

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Inner Journey: Awareness Through Love and Fear

“There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love — the first fluttering of its silken wings — the first rising sound and breath of that wind which is so soon to sweep through the soul, to purify or to destroy.”
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Our inner journey takes us through the following stages relative to love and fear:

1.UNCONSCIOUS LOVE: When we are born, we exist as pure love but we are not conscious of our love.
2.UNCONSCIOUS FEAR: Our souls have set the stage for our evolution. As we grow, unconscious fears arise in our personalities that draw experiences to us that wound us.
3.CONSCIOUS FEAR: Our wounds bring pain and suffering that enable us to become conscious of our fears.
4.CONSCIOUS LOVE: When we’ve suffered enough pain, we are motivated to move through our fears to consciously experience the love that supports all.

“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.”
— Alexander Smith

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Do you know what we used to call you before you leapt into the jungles of time and space?

“Gutsy.”

Do you know what we call you now?

“An example.”

Do you know what we’ll call you when you return?

“Teacher.”

Tallyho, The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Thai Curry

When I make too much rice the night before, one of my go to meals for using up cooked rice is curry! This is an easy recipe for Thai curry. Have your lunch or dinner ready in less than 30 minutes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Easy-Thai-Curry.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
April 24, 2018

Practice

“Whoever perseveres will be crowned.” -Johann Gottfried von Herder (German author, 1744-1803)

Remember the old joke, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The punchline is “Practice, practice, practice!” Funny, but oh, so true! How do we reach that peace of mind, how do we get to that spiritual place that we’re looking for? The answer is the same: Practice, practice, practice! We’re going to get better at seeing ourselves as who we really are the more we practice actually being it. Whatever practice you choose, practice on a regular basis, practice every day, twice a day or more so.

Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 4, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 4, 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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April is here!
Blithest season of all the year,
The little brook laughs as it leaps away;
The lambs are out on the hills at play.
-Eben E. Rexford (1848-1916)

almanac.com

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mindbodygreen: Looking To Find Purpose In Your Life? Find Your ‘Center Of Gravity’ First

Imagine finding a job that fits perfectly with the way that you naturally are and the way that you interpret the world around you. Finding and understanding what your center of gravity is will help you achieve just that.

Read more…………..

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Spirit Library: April 2018 Energy Report

For once we have a ‘normal’ month as far as energy movement goes. Since January we have been off-balance energetically and we have seen that with the roller coaster ups and downs in personal and global events

Read more……………..

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A Bountiful Moment

The answers to your questions, dreams, desires are around you everywhere you just need to be aware.

Daily Thought: It is easy to feel like you don’t have the answers or become overwhelmed at a situation that is new. But the answer to what is creating the anxiety is there right in front of you. All you have to do is sit still for a moment and listen. Quieting your mind and being open to the answers that surround you is the challenge not the situation you are facing.

Daily Practice: When you are faced with a challenge today look at it clearly by quieting your mind and looking past what is creating the fear. Take a deep breathe in and slowly release it two to three times. Now relook at the situation and act on the solution that enters your mind. Move through the situation by acting not thinking.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight Use the Big Dipper to find the Little Dipper

Polaris – aka the North Star – marks the end of the Little Dipper’s handle. Here’s how to use the Big Dipper to spot it.

Read more………….

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Patheos-Pagan: Paganism as an Orientation

Back at the end of February I came across this excellent piece by Heron Michelle titled Witchery as an Orientation and Sacred Mission. It’s her story of how being a witch isn’t a choice for her – it’s part of who and what she is. The essay is worth your time to read in its entirety – here’s a key quote:

Witchery isn’t a choice for me. There is a being-ness to witchery, the aptitude for deeply, broadly sensing a far greater “normal” than others … Those with an orientation of witchery, naturally glide past the veil of illusion as our second-nature. This tends to become isolating, as muggle-society pushes us to the fringes, and calls us “crazy.”

Read more……………

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Inner Journey: Open to Awareness

“Mindfulness means moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness. It is cultivated by refining our capacity to pay attention, intentionally, in the present moment, and then sustaining that attention over time as best we can. In the process, we become more in touch with our life as it is unfolding.”
— Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn

Why do we want to become more aware?

If we remain unaware, we:
•repeat the past,
•remain stuck in relationships,
•live superficial, literal and one dimensional lives,
•lack experiences of love and beauty, and
•have limited connection to others and the universe.

With awareness, we are fully involved with life. Awareness is sensing deeply and sensitively for what really is. To do this, we need to approach the present as totally new. When we can be open and attentive in each moment, we begin to free ourselves from the conditioning of the past and the suffering that it so often brings.

“If moment by moment you can keep your mind clear then nothing will confuse you.”
— Sheng Yen

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Wake up! Remember what excites you! Think of these things, those friends, and the adventures that can be yours! Focus. Care. Fantasize. Imagine. It’s all so near. Speak as if you’re ready. Paste new pictures in your scrapbook, on your vision board, and around your home and office. Physically prepare for the changes that you wish to experience in your life. You’ve done this before. You know it works. You’re due for an encore. It’s time to amaze. That’s why you’re there.

And it’s why I’m here

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Lemon Berry Cake

This delicious and moist cake is perfect to serve for any occasion! You cannot go wrong with this Lemon Raspberry Blueberry Cake.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Lemon-Berry-Cake.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 4, 2018: Peace

“Speak, move, act in peace, as if you were in prayer. In truth, this is prayer.”

Francis de S. Fenelon (1651-1715), Fr. archbishop

It is wonderful to think of peace as a prayer. Peace is one of those amazing things that grows when it is out in the light. Share peace, distribute it freely, be generous with your portions and there will be lots more to go around!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MNN: Fluorescent photography elevates flowers to fantastical

Whether planted in a garden or arranged in a bouquet, flowers please the eye. And while some varieties are more colorful than others, photographer Craig Burrows likes to toy with what Mother Nature started. With the use of fluorescent photography, even the most mundane greenery can become vibrant

Read more……………….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 5, 2018

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