Cat’s Morning Bits for October 30, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 30, 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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All afternoon his tractor pulls a flat wagon
with bales to the barn, then back to the waiting
chopped field. It trails a feather of smoke.

-David Baker (b. 1954)

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Spiritual Unite: False Twin Flame vs True Twin Flame

Before our twin flame enters our life, we meet our false twin flame. The purpose of our false twin flame is to do the final preparations before we are ready to meet our true twin flame. Mostly, it’s a dry run for the real thing.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/false-twin-flame-vs-true-twin-flame/

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MBG: This 3-Minute Acupressure Routine Will Help Clear Your Brain Fog — Stat

Ever felt like you’re moving underwater? Or maybe just your brain is? It can hit you in the middle of the day, after the morning coffee has worn off and your lunch is happily sitting in your stomach—productivity slows and brain fog rolls in.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/this-three-minute-acupressure-routine-to-clear-your-brain-fog

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​

Using Trees for Navigation:

For those who know their tree facts, navigation becomes a much easier task. Moss grows on the shadier side of a tree trunk, so in northern climates, you’ll know the side with the most moss is the north side. And if you find a tree stump, even better. Tree rings do more than reveal a tree’s age − in the northern hemisphere, the growth rings are slightly thicker on the southern side, since this is the part of the tree which receives the most light. In the southern hemisphere, the opposite will be true, so expect moss on the southern side and thicker rings on the northern while in southern climes.

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Tetraktys: Occult Symbols in Witchcraft, Alchemy and Sacred Geometry – What They Actually Mean

Samhain is coming. Our modern-day Halloween, a celebration of all-things spooky based on this old Celtic celebration of Samhain, surely has little to do with its original counterpart (although if you’ve been following my wife’s special newsletter, you now probably know that some traditions have survived the test of time, such as the apple bobbing game).

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/occult-symbols-in-witchcraft-alchemy-and-sacred-geometry-what-they-actually-mean/

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Elephant Journal: This Halloween, Forget Trick-or-Treating—Dance with the Dead Instead.

Halloween—meaning holy evening—has a rich and fascinating history, going back thousands of years.
All Hallows’ Eve has become a modern mishmash of old pagan and younger Christian traditions. In many parts of the world, the festival is also known as Day of the Dead—a fusion of pre-Columbian, African, and Christian observances and rituals, a three-day event that actually just gets started on October 31st.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/this-halloween-forget-trick-or-treating-dance-with-the-dead-instead/

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EarthSky News: Halloween ghost of the summer sun

Every Halloween – and a few days before and after – the brilliant star Arcturus, brightest star in Bootes the Herdsman, sets at the same time and on the same spot on the west-northwest horizon as the summer sun. This star rises at the same time and at the same place on the east-northeast horizon as the summer sun. That’s why – every year at this time – you can consider Arcturus as a ghost of the summer sun.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/arcturus-ghost-of-the-summer-sun

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Inner Journey: 

FREE TO CHOOSE

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
— Sigmund Freud

In his book Nobody’s Victim, Christopher J. McCullough explains, “In order to live your freedom, you must first accept reality. ‘These are the choices, and given those choices, which do I choose?’ Whether the option you select is pleasant or painful does not alter the fact that, given reality, this is your preference.

“To live your freedom, it is helpful to stop and ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ and then notice whether, given the options, you are choosing what you really want, or whether you want to choose something else…. Sometimes the exercise of freedom involves naming your poison — all choices may lead to outcomes that are in some way painful. But the real pain is that of feeling powerless — denying your freedom.”

“Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.”
— Dr. Rollo May

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

There’s only one reason I can think of that an infinitely powerful, all-knowing, fun-loving, eternal gladiator of the Universe would ever choose to be born into a little human body, with stub-able toes, adrift in time, immersed in space, cloaked in mystery:

There’d have to be much more to what was going on than mere mortal eyes could behold, and it would have to be really, really, really, really, really beautiful.

And it so is.

You’ll “see,”

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mozambique Peri Peri Chicken

This spicy citrus-toned chicken is a favourite in South African regions, but derived from the Portuguese. I had some at a Mozambique restaurant many moons ago and missed it so much, I had to learn how to make it. Any kind of side dish goes well with this: rice, potatoes, bread, you name it.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mozambique-Peri-Peri-Chicken.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
October 30, 2018

Self-Knowledge

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” -Lao-tzu

There are so many things to learn in this life. We spend years in school studying algebra and history, science and literature. All of this is fascinating, and helps us to grow. And yet, when you know yourself, you know everything. It all becomes so simple. We can see the connections, we can feel the balance of it all. Garner wisdom from books and teachings, and also, look within.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Neutralize Negative Karma
Karma is a complex and often misunderstood concept. In basic terms karma is the law of cause and effect.

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 July 18, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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Build a castle, comb a beach;
summer’s ripe as any peach!
-The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 1996

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Spirituality & Healing: Inner Happy Hour:

5 Ways to Chill Out

I thought it was hot the other day at my home in midcity Los Angeles, with a reading of 105 degrees. Ha, chimed in my friends, who not far from me noted 114 and 113 degrees respectively. In Van Nuys, it officially hit 117. No matter where you live, though, climate change is creating hotter temperatures than ever and the need to cool down in summer is becoming urgent. Let’s look at five completely natural ways to keep your cool.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/07/16/5-ways-to-chill-out

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MBG: ‘Finding Your Purpose’ Could Be Taking Away From Your Happiness. Here’s What To Do About It

Many books have been written on the topic of purpose, and people talk about “finding your purpose” all the time. But what is purpose, and how does one find it? While the discussions may vary a bit, most contain a common theme: that finding and fulfilling your purpose is the most important thing you can do with your life, and life isn’t meaningful unless you do.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/finding-your-purpose-and-your-happiness

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Daily Good: Counter Mapping

The use of maps on our phones and on paper, show border lines and roads that don’t tell the deeper story of the land we live and travel on. Deep within the land are stories of ourselves and our ancestors that can enrich life as we rarely know it. Jim Enote is one such man who knows the soul stories that the land can hold. Jim is a traditional Zuni farmer and director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in New Mexico, USA. He is working with Zuni artists to create maps that bring an indigenous voice and perspective back to the land, countering Western notions of place and geography and challenging the arbitrary borders imposed on the Zuni world

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2052/counter-mapping-adam-loften-and-emmanuel-vaughan-lee/

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Elephant Journal: Summertime Chaos: 7 Planets & Healer Chiron in Retrograde.

This summer, we will experience the dizzying influence of seven planets plus Chiron in retrograde—and six of these planets will be appearing to spin in reverse all at the same time

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/summertime-chaos-6-planets-healer-chiron-in-retrograde/

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MNN: Marine robot hunts starfish to save coral reefs

Can a killer robot destroy crown-of-thorns starfish that are plaguing the Great Barrier Reef?

Why target these poor, innocent starfish? Well, the truth is that they aren’t so innocent. When crown-of-thorns starfish population densities are under control, these beautiful creatures play a balanced role in the ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef. But when………..

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/researchers-create-terminator-marine-robot-hunts-starfish

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EarthSky News: Deneb and Cygnus the Swan

Tonight’s chart has you looking eastward at the famous Summer Triangle. Today, notice the star Deneb, the northernmost star in the Summer Triangle. Its constellation is Cygnus the Swan. In a dark country sky, you can see that Cygnus is flying along the starlit trail of the summer Milky Way.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/summer-triangle-deneb-and-its-constellation-cygnus-2

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Patheos-Pagan: What is Witchcraft Now?

The question ‘what is witchcraft’ was raised recently and in the context of ‘what is witchcraft modern NOW‘?
When I first started my journey into all things witchy (about a gazillion years ago) there weren’t many study/learning options available to me. I like a structure to learning and the only thing around when I started was Wicca, which suited me at the time.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/07/what-is-witchcraft-now/

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Inner Journey: 

MAKE TIME TO PLAY

“If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning…. The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.”
— Marion Woodman

Stress, fear, negativity, too much to do and doing things for others at the expense of our own needs — these all stifle our innate creativity. Relaxation, fun, meditation, and going after our dreams all get the creative juices flowing. Soul is always creative, always fresh and new.

How can you create more space in your life to allow the soul’s energy out to play?

“I learned… that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic, striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.”
— Brenda Ueland

“I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”
— Albert Einstein

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

When people see, for the first time, how everyone else on the planet is just another version of themselves – the same spark of God except for the pressures and desires unique to each life – some laugh, some cry, and some laugh until they cry.

May you live your life so that when this day dawns for you, you’re among those who laugh.

Tallyho, ho, ho –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Mint 

Our cold cantaloupe soup will soon be a summer staple. Simple, refreshing and oh-so easy, this 5-ingredient starter is packed with vitamins. Garnish with seasonal mint and strawberries and enjoy al fresco all season long.

https://pioneerthinking.com/chilled-cantaloupe-soup-with-mint

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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
July 18, 2018

Enthusiasm

“Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”

-Dale Carnegie

Remember that formula! When we’re really excited about something, if we want to make something happen, all we need to do is to share our enthusiasm, use common sense, and don’t give up! It’s that simple. Success begins with enthusiasm.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Neutralize Negative Karma
Karma is a complex and often misunderstood concept. In basic terms karma is the law of cause and effect.
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/