Thought For The Day: Dec. 2, 2019 ” Keeping It Real”

Happy Monday,

We all have our own unique style. While this involves the way we dress and our physical appearance it also involves the way we are and how we present ourselves. Real style is about being yourself and not imitating the crowd. It’s about being real and showing the world your energy and sparkle!

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Thought For The Day: Sept. 17, 2019 “Hey YOU!”

Happy Tuesday,

Today I just want to remind you that you are an amazing person! Yes YOU.. with the humidafrizzy hair! And YOU with geeky glasses and freckles! And YOU ….. yes YOU the shy one hiding behind the potted tree over there, and all the other YOU’s out there! It doesn’t matter if you impress the world. What matters is that you impress yourself. So give yourself a BIG hug and shine baby, shine!

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Thought For The Day: Aug. 21, 2019 “Sparkle On”

Happy Wednesday,

Let me tell you a secret! You are beautiful. Yes… I’m talking to you! It’s not the physical appearance that makes one beautiful. True beauty is within and by allowing ourselves to “be ourselves” we show our beauty and light to the world. Don’t aspire to be what someone else wants you to be. Aspire to be yourself!

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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 4, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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The glassy pear tree leaves and blooms, they brush
the descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
with richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.
-Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89)

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Tetraktys: Glamour Magick & Self Care for Witches: How to Have a Magickal Beauty Routine

Hello witches! Let’s talk about beauty magick! I was reluctant to write about that topic because there is a lot of misinformation about it. For instance, on the internet you can find all kinds of “spells” that are supposed to change your eye color or make you loose weight. On top of that, there are a lot of beauty products that are branded as “witchy” to attract a broader audience.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/glamour-magick-self-care-witches/

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Daily Tarot: The Hermit

Think twice before you speak or act and avoid any slip up or oversight that could make extra work for you tomorrow. Exercise more discretion, check the facts, and don’t automatically believe everything that you’re told. Be clear that you’re not suspecting the world of lying to you; you’re simply being prudent and cautious. It shows how much you care about getting things set right for everyone.

astrology.com

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ThoughtCo: How to Use Amethyst Crystals for Healing

Amethyst is a quartz crystal that comes in various shades of purple, from light lavender to deep violet. According to healers, amethyst crystals have a spiritual quality and can be used to help individuals tap into higher levels of consciousness. Amethyst—which can be found in Siberia, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Brazil, and the United States—

https://www.learnreligions.com/healing-properties-of-amethyst-1724561

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Today’s Deity: Bes

Bes is an Ancient Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households, and in particular, of mothers and children and childbirth. Bes later came to be regarded as the defender of everything good and the enemy of all that is bad. While past studies identified Bes as a Middle Kingdom import from Nubia, more recent research indicates that he was present in Egypt since the start of Old Kingdom

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bes

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Pioneer Thinking: Your June Aromatic Horoscope:  Create Your own Customized Aromatherapy Blend 

By creating and using your own customized aromatherapy blend — developed specifically to react to your emotional, mental and spiritual patterns — each month becomes a renewed opportunity to find personal harmony and your innate inner strength. Indulge yourself, delight your senses and find serenity!

https://pioneerthinking.com/your-june-aromatic-horoscope

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Elephant Journal: The Secrets of Grounding, Connecting with Earth’s Energy

Extensive research shows that an evident lack of grounding which has to do with the development of an advanced disease also termed as “electron deficiency syndrome” It’s not usual for people to spend whole days grounded. However, it is already the new standard norm, and it was not quite unnatural till manmade shoes are being worn out something that hindered grounding.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/the-secrets-of-grounding-connecting-with-the-earths-energy/

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MNN: How to meditate

Feeling scatterbrained? Stressed-out and overwhelmed? Depressed? It’s time to calm your mind. Here are some tips on how to meditate and the benefits you’ll receive from daily meditation.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/how-to-meditate

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EarthSky News: Young moon, Mercury, Mars on June 4 to 6

Start looking for the young moon in the evening sky around June 4, 2019. Will anyone see it on June 3? Possibly, but by June 4 we should all be able to see it, near the sunset point, shortly after sunset. Elusive Mercury, innermost planet in our solar system, is also in that part of the sky. Red Mars – now rather faint – shines above Mercury

https://earthsky.org/tonight/young-moon-mercury-mars-on-june-4-6

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Patheos-Pagan: Being Yourself: A Survival Guide

The world can be full of judgmental and limiting people, no matter what your spiritual path involves. Oddly enough, I have compassion for the gatekeepers of knowledge. They use their knowledge as both a life raft and a shield, and it must be exhausting at times.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/06/being-yourself-a-survival-guide/

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Inner Journey:

ASK YOUR BODY FOR ADVICE!

“The body has its own way of knowing, a knowing that has little to do with logic, and much to do with truth, little to do with control, and much to do with acceptance, little to do with division and analysis, and muchto do with union.”
— Marilyn Sewell

Are you aware of your body’s wisdom? Our bodies usually know us better than our minds do. If you have a decision to make, consult your body before making a final choice.

Reflect on an option before you and then pay attention to your body. Are you breathing deeply or barely at all? Are your muscles tense or relaxed? Is your energy blocked or flowing?

Your body knows what it likes and it feels good when it’s happy. As your body is the source of your vitality, your motivation, your inspiration and enthusiasm and most importantly, your intuition, it’s best to get that part of you on-side if you are venturinginto a new activity.

“When you are saying that you are happy and you are not, there will be a disturbance in your breathing. Your breathing cannot be natural. It is impossible.”
— Osho

“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first — not through intellectual understanding. …The intellect works best in service to our intuition, our inner guidance, soul, God or higher power — whichever term we choose for the spiritual energy that animates life.”
— Christiane Northrup

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A Note from the Universe

It’s like you’re a planetary body and right this very moment new friends, adventures, a thriving business and a steady income and anything else you’d like are just a little “gravity” away.

That’s what visualizing is for.

Snag,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grilled Citrus Chicken Drumsticks

Marinate this simple recipe overnight or for 30-60 minutes and have yourself delicious and flavorful grilled citrus chicken drumsticks. This would be a great recipe if you have a lot of lemons or oranges you need to use up (or even have a lemon tree or orange tree).

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Grilled-Citrus-Chicken-Drumsticks.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
June 4 2019 

Progress

“Our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.”

-George Eliot (1819-1880)

Progress is learning more about who we are. Progress is understanding and relating and empathizing with other people because we realize that we are all in this together. There is no separation between us. When we can truly experience that Oneness, we will have made real progress!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Good: Meredith’s Joy Jars

How do you help a teen get over a broken heart? Pam found a way and Meredith found a calling. A simple solution which has reached thousands around the world. Learn more through this beautiful short video.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7368

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

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Thought For The Day: April 12, 2019 ” It’s Friday People!

Happy Friday,

The end of the week is the perfect time to show off your unique sparkle!

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Thought For The Day: April 3, 2019 “Just Be”

Happy Wednesday,

Today is a reminder that it’s not necessary or possible to please everyone. The only person you need to please is yourself. Make a conscious choice to make happiness a top priority. If you are living solely to make others happy then you are selling yourself short. Everyone is responsible for living their own lives and generating their own happiness.

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

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 25, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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There, on the black bough of a snow-flecked maple,
Fearless and gay as our love,
A bluejay cocked his crest!
Oh, who can tell the range of joy
Or set the bounds of beauty?

-Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)

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Spirit Library: The weary human, Bouncing back from the bumps and bruises of the journey (Sonia Barrett)

Life as a human being is an insatiable experience despite it being an emotional wild ride. To say the least, it is profound, mysterious, exhilarating and maddening all at once! Being alive is addicting, we want more despite the ups and downs. Then there are those times when we are simply weary and it all becomes too much, yet we hang on for dear life

https://spiritlibrary.com/sonia-barrett/the-weary-human-bouncing-back-from-the-bumps-and-bruises-of-the-journey

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MindBodyGreen: Weekly Horoscope: Start The Countdown Because This Weekend Will Be All About Fun

February 25, 2019 This week, the AstroTwins unpack how a quarter moon and Venus transit will shake things up.
On Tuesday, the quarter moon pushes us to get honest with ourselves and others.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-february-25-march-3-2019

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Herbal Muse: Turmeric Generates New Brain Cells

More than one million adults in the U.S. are diagnosed with a chronic brain disease or disorder each year. This includes Alzheimer’s, stroke and Parkinson’s, which affect aging adults the most. Adhering to a healthy lifestyle and a diet abundant in “brain foods” like flavonoid-rich berries and antioxidants from herbs and green tea, can go a long way to keep your grey matter in good working order. Score big for engaging in mental exercises, like reading and crossword puzzles, too. But scientists now believe that an aromatic compound in turmeric root may hold the key to the recovery of brain function through the generation of new stem cells.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/02/22/Turmeric-Generates-New-Brain-Cells

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Elephant Journal: How to Remember & Honor who you are at the Core.

A simple guide to help us reconnect with our child-self.
Connecting with our child-self can be a fun-filled adventure, a healing journey, and a raw glimpse of our past.

It’s an unlearning

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/02/print-a-photo-of-yourself-as-a-child-follow-these-instructions/

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ThoughtCo: Key Nature Goddesses From Around the World

In primal and early religions, deities were often associated with forces of nature. Many cultures associated goddesses with natural phenomena such as fertility, the harvest, rivers, mountains, animals, and the earth itself.

https://www.thoughtco.com/nature-goddesses-4149818

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EarthSky News: Watch for the waning moon and Jupiter

On the morning of February 26, 2019, the moon will be at or near its last quarter phase – visible in the dawn sky – with its half-illuminated side pointing at bright Jupiter. One day later – on February 27 – look for the wide waning crescent to more closely pair up with Jupiter on the sky’s dome. If you’re up before the sun, you might also see Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion, near the moon and Jupiter on these mornings

https://earthsky.org/tonight/last-quarter-moon-jupiter-on-february-26

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Patheos-Pagan: Magickal Houseplants: It Isn’t Easy Being Green

My world has always been filled with magickal houseplants. Both my parents share a love of all things botanical, and despite growing up in Brooklyn, it was always a true urban jungle for me. Now I have hanging plants, succulents, trees, herbs and more growing in my home.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2019/02/magickal-houseplants-it-isnt-easy-being-green/

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Inner Journey:

WHO ARE YOU?

“Please… tell me who you are and what you want. And if you think those are simple questions, keep in mind that most people live their entire lives without arriving at an answer.”
— Gary Zukav

How deeply can you answer this question? Please realize that you are the only one who can answer it. No one else can tell you who you are. You must discover this for yourself. And the challenge of knowing ourselves is no easy task.

We hope this question excites rather than intimidates you. There’s so much more to you than you know at present! Isn’t this intriguing? Perhaps it’s time to go exploring.

“Mysterious and intimidating to contemplate, the human brain is the most complex thing there is and the most difficult task it can undertake is to understand itself.”
— David Noonan

“I don’t think God cares where we were graduated or what we did for a living. God wants to know who we are. Discovering this is the work of the soul – it is our true life’s work.”
— Bernie Siegel

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A Note from the Universe

It’s often from a sense of discontent, feelings of incompleteness, or even a twinge of true unhappiness that the seeds of great accomplishment are sown.

Can I have a “Whoohooo!”?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fruity Rose Tea

Sometimes the best homemade teas don’t involve steeping dried tea leaves. This version uses fresh slices of fruit, cinnamon and rose petals. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it tastes and smells absolutely divine

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Fruity-Rose-Tea.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
February 25, 2019

Perfection

“Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt
at being told that it is a fragment
awaiting perfection.”

-Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

I love this! Tagore has such a way with words. Imagine that moon, shining so brightly and proudly – knowing that it is what it is and that it is absolutely perfect just the way it is. Is there anything missing? Not a chance! Can we see our lives in the same light? They are perfect just the way they are right here and right now.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: How to be the real you

Who are we really trying to please? Be truthful. Here are some tips to help you along the way

https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/how-to-be-the-real-you.aspx?source=NEWSLETTER&nlsource=9&ppc=&utm_campaign=Inspiration&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=newsletter

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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/