Thought For The Day: July 20, 2020 “It’s a Skill”

Happy Monday,

Being a good listener is important but it’s a skill that not everyone has. The truth is that when a friend or family member comes to us with a problem they really don’t want or need us to fix it for them. What they really want is for someone to listen, not judge or tell them what to do. They usually just need a sounding board to bounce ideas or thoughts off of so that they can fix things for themselves.  Today’s challenge: Be a good listener!

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Thought For the Day: June 12, 2020 “Just Being There”

Happy Friday,

At various times in our lives, we need someone to be there for us. We don’t need them to fix anything (we know they can’t), we don’t need them to take action for us (we know its not their job). We just need someone to be there, maybe to listen or maybe just to be present. This free gift is invaluable as it offers comfort and support. No expectations, no strings attached.

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Practicing Compassion: Cat’s Angel Message for February 26, 2020

 

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Practicing Compassion: Cat’s Angel Message for February 26, 2020

February’s Theme: Trusting in the “unseen” and believing in yourself puts you on the path to manifesting your dreams and goals.


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


226:  Today the angels are asking us to share the gift of compassion with others. We sometimes get caught up in our own “stuff” and forget to check on those closest to us. Never assume that loved ones will always come to you if something is needed. We have been working on self-confidence and intuition this month. Both can help you if showing others that you care is difficult. This can be hard for some people and they come across as aloof or gruff because they want to “be there” but simply don’t know how to go about it. A good opener is a simple “How are you?”, “So things are going okay for you?” Intuition goes hand in hand with compassion and if it directs you to a specific person there may be a reason behind it. Our message today is ” Gather your loved ones close, let them know you love them and never forget the healing power of a simple touch or a hug.”


Today’s Spiritual Helpers include:

Archangel Zadkiel helps us to bring our compassionate energy forward and to share it with others. He teaches us that true compassion and healing lie in our ability to forgive ourselves and others. This is one of the best self-healing practices and gifts that we can give ourselves.

The Ascended Master Maitreya (Laughing Buddha) helps us to find peace and harmony through laughter, this gives us a clear perspective and keeps our energy flowing. He tells us that laughter is sacred and when the heart is alive with joy we are connected to the Infinite and filled with Nirvana-essence. Center your mind with the intent of enjoying yourself and you will find yourself centered in the moment. Enjoy what life has to offer and enjoy the process!

The Egyptian Goddess Nuit (Nut) represents the sky and the cosmos. She is a mother goddess, a life-giver. She teaches us the importance of nurturing those in our care with patience and love. As a cosmic goddess she reminds us of our divine place in the Universe and while we may feel small and insignificant the truth is far different. She says” Rejoice in your own power. It is love and patience that allow you to shape the world and make you a creator in your own right. You do not need to have born a child to be a mother this essence lives within all. Embrace it and send it to those around you.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Pink Banded Agate. This stone is a member of the Botswana Agate family. It teaches us how to look at our lives and see the big picture, as it helps us to use our creative problem-solving skills through focus and attention to detail. it is a good stone for women who want to embrace a more feminine attitude by drawing their nurturing side forward. Pink Banded Agate also helps us to feel good about ourselves and is said to help ease stress and anxiety.

Rose Quartz. This soft pink crystal is the ultimate nurturer of compassion and loving energy. It soothes the heart, mind, and spirit. It helps us to bring out the best part of ourselves so that we can help and heal not only ourselves but others as well.

Stilbite helps us to find creative solutions to problems and enhances our intuition so that we can more effectively offer assistance.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: January 30, 2020″This Is A Test”

Happy Thursday,

Life is full of storms. Some we weather alone, some times we have help and sometimes we have to deal with our own and help another at the same time and while we may not be able to actually help we can listen. Listening is a great skill and you never know what you might learn by being an active listener. You might even find something that will help you to navigate your own storm.

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 9, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 9, 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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Dry leaves upon the wall,
Which flap like rustling wings, and seek escape;
A single frosted cluster on the grape
Still hangs-and that is all.

-Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (1835-1905)

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Daily Good: The Gift of Threshold Moments

Like moments of joy, awe, or bliss, threshold moments are experiences to notice, appreciate, and treasure “. . . where sound trails off into silence, time disappears into timelessness, and the known world is engulfed by the great mystery.” It is not the full moments sometimes but the empty ones that can touch us deeply and profoundly. The gaps rather than the events that give us a glimpse of great mystery. The transitions, shifts, or pauses rather than the activities themselves that make us realize how much we don’t know and cannot comprehend. In this beautiful and profound essay, Sam Keen shines a spotlight on threshold moments, celebrating and elevating them, like jewels of wisdom.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1835/the-song-of-the-wood-thrush-sam-keen/

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Elephant Journal: We Can’t Truly Love Ourselves until we Stop Saying these 2 Words.

Two words.
They flash in my head like dayglow in the dark and roll off my tongue at rapid speed, like a wakeful child barreling out of bed to the tree on Christmas morning.
Of the thousands of words that I could pull together to respond to benign actions, such as walking in when someone is walking out, unintentionally making someone wait, interrupting someone, walking in front of someone, taking “too long” to get my change out, or making a thoughtful decision at the café counter, it is these two words that spring to mind like a jackrabbit on a sunny spring day.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/we-cant-truly-love-ourselves-until-we-stop-saying-these-2-words/

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MNN: 6 conspicuous facts about mandarin ducks

There are any number of birds out there with beautiful plumage, but many pale in comparison to the male mandarin duck.
The bird has a red bill, a purple breast, a crest of black, green, blue and copper and golden-orange wings. Basically, male mandarin ducks are an array of beautiful colors that you can’t help but notice.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/mandarin-ducks-facts

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EarthSky News: Tips for watching North Taurid meteors

This weekend is a good time to look for North Taurid meteors. This long-lasting shower – which, with its sister shower, the South Taurids – runs throughout late October and November. The nominal peak of the North Taurids is on the night of November 11-12, 2018. Generally, this shower is at its strongest for several hours, centered around midnight local time. This weekend, a waxing crescent moon sets at relatively early evening, providing moon-free skies for the expected peak date of the North Taurid meteor shower.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/peak-night-for-n-taurid-meteor-shower-on-november-1112

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick : Pomegranates and Persephone

“Lost in Hell,-Persephone,
Take her head upon your knee;
Say to her, “My dear, my dear,
It is not so dreadful here.”
― Edna St. Vincent Millay, Collected Poems
There are many herbs and botanicals associated with the abundance of the summer months, but when we look towards the colder half of the year the list dwindles

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2018/01/herbal-magick-pomegranates-and-persephone/

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Inner Journey: 

REALLY BE THERE FOR ANOTHER

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. You can see that when you think how the friends that really listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius as though it did us good, like ultraviolet rays.”
— Brenda Ueland

How well do we communicate with others? Often, when we are interacting with others, our attention in both speaking and listening is focused on meeting our own needs.

Our communication skills improve when we can open to be aware of the needs of the other person. When we listen, we can release the filters that serve our own needs for security and receive the message with our compassionate heart. And when we speak, we can choose words that the listener is able to receive. True communication happens when we harmonize with the other individual.

“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The first duty of love is to listen.”
— Paul Tillich

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A Note from the Universe

Do you really need someone else’s permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself?

I say, “Ready. Now.”

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Pecans

Spiced pecans offer the perfect balance of spicy and sweet. If you haven’t had this variety, here are some recipes to try.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spiced-Pecans-Recipes.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
November 9, 2018

Beauty

“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.”

-Toni Morrison

We always seem to be striving for MORE. More money, more time, more patience, more love… when we have so much and don’t even know it. Or if we know it in the intellectual sense, we don’t really believe it enough to live it. We have all of this abundance and more available to us – it is ours to claim and enjoy and celebrate! The beauty of our world, God’s world, is in us and all around us at all times. At some point, we come to respect that, and appreciate it, and know that it is plenty enough.

 

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 7 Ways to Bring Adventure Back Into Your Life

Human beings are creatures of habit. This can be a good thing, as the habits we form can allow us to autopilot through the more tedious aspects of life.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-ways-to-bring-adventure-back-into-your-life.aspx#fHe6AQ1XeTthmQ30.99

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Thought For The Day: oct. 30, 2018 “Real Treasure”

Happy Tuesday,

There are a lot of different kinds of friends. The most important kind are the ones who are really there for you. These people are true treasures so take a moment today and honor them!

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 24, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 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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Over! the sweet summer closes,
The reign of the roses is done.
–Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–92)

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Spiritual Unite: These Are The Best And The Worst Matches For Your Zodiac Sign

We’re all looking for the perfect relationship, but is there such a thing? Relationships are hard and take both time and effort to maintain, especially if you and your partner have different values. Compatibility in love is everything when it comes to long-term relationships, so to make sure you don’t end up in a bad relationship, we bring you the …

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/these-are-the-best-and-the-worst-matches-for-your-zodiac-sign/

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MBG: A Crystal Ritual For People Who Don’t Believe In Crystal Rituals

I’ll admit it: Until pretty recently, I found the idea of using crystals as anything but jewelry or decorative bookends pretty ridiculous. How could little rocks possibly have any sort of magical powers—able to somehow pull you closer to the dream life that played on a projector in your head? The whole thing sounded very Disney Channel Original movie, and while I respected those who worked with crystals, I decided I was most definitely not one of them.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/fall-equinox-crystal-ritual

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Daily Good: The Psychology of Self-Righteousness

“When it comes to moral judgments, we think we are scientists discovering the truth, but actually we are lawyers arguing for positions we arrived at by other means.” The surprising psychology behind morality is at the heart of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s research. He explains “liberal” and “conservative” not narrowly or necessarily as political affiliations, but as personality types ways of moving through the world. His self-described “conservative-hating, religion-hating, secular liberal instincts” have been challenged by his own studies. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1865/jonathan-haidt-the-psychology-of-self-righteousness-on-being/

Be The Change

Challenge your own judgements of other people this week. See what insights surface in the process.

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Elephant Journal: 6 Daily Positive Actions for when Life isn’t quite Working Out.

Have you ever had these huge goals (for your career, relationships, or health) that feel really far away?
And even though they feel far away, you know that you’re going to live that life one day, and so you start to feel unhappy with the life you’re living now?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/6-daily-positive-actions-for-when-life-isnt-quite-working-out/

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MNN: Green Bay shelter volunteer naps with cats — and inspires amazing donations

About six months ago, Terry Lauerman, a retired teacher, walked into Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and asked if he could volunteer. He just wanted to brush cats.

Read more………….

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EarthSky News: Harvest Moon 2018 coming up September 24-25

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we call the full moon closest to the autumn equinox the Harvest Moon. Depending on your time zone, 2018’s autumn equinox for the Northern Hemisphere comes on September 22 or 23. And the September full moon comes on the night of September 24 for the Americas, and on September 25 for much of the rest of the world. Thus, for the Northern Hemisphere, this upcoming full moon – the full moon closest to our autumn equinox – is our Harvest Moon.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/harvest-moon-2

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Patheos-Pagan: Seeking Silence, Seeking Power

Inner silence is about stopping the self-talk that, in the long run, keeps us stuck in who we are. This is both an extremely difficult thing to accomplish, and one that is basic to many deeper practices.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/theothersideofthehedge/2018/09/seeking-silence-seeking-power/

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Inner Journey: REALLY BE THERE FOR ANOTHER

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. You can see that when you think how the friends that really listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius as though it did usgood, like ultraviolet rays.”
— Brenda Ueland

How well do we communicate with others? Often, when we are interacting with others, our attention in both speaking and listening is focused on meeting our own needs.

Our communication skills improve when we can open to be aware of the needs of the other person. When we listen, we can release the filters that serve our own needs for security and receive the message with our compassionate heart. And when we speak, we can choose words that the listener is able to receive. True communication happens when we harmonize with the other individual.

“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The first duty of love is to listen.”
— Paul Tillich

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A Note from the Universe

The odd thing about inspiration is that it often comes after, not before, a new journey is started.

Yippee ki-yay!

Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars

It seems I’m the only quinoa fan in my family. Sometimes that causes me to have leftover quinoa hanging around. One way to get my family to enjoy some of this high fiber, vitamin-packed grain is to put it into breakfast bars. This recipe uses leftover or freshly cooked quinoa, and makes a great grab-and-go breakfast treat that everyone loves!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Blueberry-Quinoa-Breakfast-Bars.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 24, 2018 

Relationships

“Intimate relationships cannot substitute for a life plan. But to have any meaning or viability at all, a life plan must include intimate relationships.”

-Harriet Lerner, Dance of Intimacy (1989)

The purpose of relationships, like just about anything in this life, is for us to learn more about ourselves and who we really are. That is why intimate relationships teach us so much. When we truly open ourselves up and express our feelings we feel closer to God. We become aware of our own vulnerability, and our own divinity.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 6 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Down
What can you do to pull yourself back from the abyss of despair? Here is a list to help you get back on track.

http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/6-things-to-do-when-youre-feeling-down.aspx?source=NEWSLETTER&nlsource=6&ppc=&utm_campaign=Angel&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)
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