Cat’s Morning Bits for December 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 13, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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As many mince pies as you taste at Christmas,
so many happy months will you have.

-Old English saying

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Tetraktys: 10 Ways to Celebrate Yule Without a Coven

Hello witches! If you didn’t know already, Yule is the pagan and Wiccan celebration of the winter solstice. This year, it will happen on December 21st. Did you know that a lot of Christmas traditions have pagan roots? For this reason, it’s very easy to celebrate the winter solstice and the holidays from a pagan point of view. This article contains my top 10 ideas to celebrate Yule. You don’t even need to be in a coven to do them!

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/10-ways-yule/

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MBG: Beware: Mercury Retrograde Vibes Won’t Wear Off Until This Day

Emerge from the depths and clear away confusion! On Wednesday, December 6, 2018, messenger planet Mercury snaps out of a befuddling three-week retrograde backspin through outspoken Sagittarius and then Scorpio’s chamber of secrets

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/mercury-retrograde-december-2018

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Daily Good: Eight Ways to Stand Up to Hate
There’s no denying it anymore: Hatred is erupting all over the United States, after having long simmered beneath the social surface. In less than one week, the Southern Poverty Law Center has tallied more than 400 incidents of “hateful intimidation and harassment”—and millions of Americans now fear becoming victims of verbal and physical assaults, possibly thanks to some very threatening and violent language coming from the very top of our society.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/1532/eight-ways-to-stand-up-to-hate-elizabeth-svoboda/

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Elephant Journal: Making Space for Grief During the Holidays.

Grief caught me by surprise this Thanksgiving.
Like holidays sometimes do, the day of gratitude fell short of my expectations. Our house was messy, the kids were restless and spending too much time in front of screens, and my husband and I kept snapping at each other.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/12/making-space-for-grief-during-the-holidays/

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MNN: ‘Sesame Street’ takes on homelessness

In its nearly 50 years of teaching children (and, let’s be honest, a whole lot of adults) about the world, “Sesame Street” hasn’t shied away from addressing tough issues. Characters on or associated with the program have grappled with death, HIV, bullying, racism, LGBTQ+ rights, autism, immigration and parental incarceration over the years.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-living/stories/sesame-street-takes-homelessness

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EarthSky News: Christmas Bird Count starts December 14 

The Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in existence- it was started on Christmas Day in 1900 and is still going strong. During the event, people venture outdoors to designated areas and count the types and numbers of birds that they see and hear over the course of one day. The data are used to keep track of the health of bird populations in North America. This year’s count runs from December 14, 2018 through January 5, 2019.

https://earthsky.org/earth/audubon-annual-christmas-bird-count-starts-december-14

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Patheos-Pagan: 6 Easy Ways to Bring More Magick to Your Yule

Samhain is often considered “The Witch” holiday, but I disagree! Yule is packed with Magick. But are you looking for a few new things to add? See below for easy ways to bring even more Magick to this special time.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/doubletoilandresist/2018/12/yule/

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Inner Journey:

LOVE LIFE AND YOURSELF

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
— Lao Tzu

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

“It matters not Who you love, Where you love, Why you love, When you love, Or how you love, It matters only that you love.”
— John Lennon

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”
— Frank Scully

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Living in time and space, Cat, just might be the scariest, most heartbreaking, and lonely path an angel could ever choose.

Until, of course, they realize that being scared doesn’t mean they can’t make a difference, broken hearts can still love just fine, and that feeling lonely doesn’t mean they’re actually alone.

Then they’ll laugh an angel laugh, fluff their wings, and dare a new dare all over again.

Love your halo,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Almond Crescent Cookies

A twist on the classic sugar cookie recipe, these almond horns are perfect for a Christmas tea or enjoyed alongside hot cocoa on a snowy afternoon.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Almond-Crescent-Cookies.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
December 13, 2018

Service

“All altruism springs from putting yourself in the other person’s place.”

-Harry Emerson Fosdick
It’s all about empathy. We are all one. We share so much that we can understand another person’s heartache or sorrow. We can relate to each other. We want to do what we can to alleviate pain. This is how service begins.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Commandments for a Smart and Simple Life
Once your priorities are firmly in place you can stay focused on living as simply and effectively as possible. Here are ten commandments for living a smart and simple life.
Read more…………………

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 29, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 29, 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 day of torpor in the sullen heat
Of Summer’s passion: In the sluggish stream
The panting cattle lave their lazy feet,
With drowsy eyes, and dream.
-James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)

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Spiritual Unite: Signs That Show You Have A Cosmic Connection With Someone

A cosmic connection that defies the laws of the physical word is irrefutable. We feel it in our bones. It has the ability to cripple our insides or to make us whole. The universe conspires in bringing us closer to our destiny because of this cosmic connection. It is beyond the comprehension of those who have never experienced it.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/signs-that-show-you-have-a-cosmic-connection-with-someone/

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MBG: How To Actively Take A Compliment & REALLY Absorb It

Have you ever been given a compliment only to immediately deflect it with a self-deprecating rebuttal? Or brush it off so quickly that you find it difficult to say a simple “thank you” and allow yourself to absorb what was said?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-accept-a-compliment-become-an-active-receiver

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Spiritual Unite: Orion Starseed | Traits | Everything You Need To Know

Orion starseeds came to earth during the 60’s to the 90’s. They were the ones paving the way for many young people who had no direction in life.
They were the ones supporting the out of control teens or the wayward friend.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/orion-starseed/

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MNN: Stunning images focus on birds at their finest

Whether their subjects are soaring high above the horizon or swimming leisurely through a lake, these intimate photos show a variety of birds in a kaleidoscope of colors, marking this year’s winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year photo competition.
The competition allows professional and amateur photographers from around the world to submit photos in eight categories: portfolio, portrait, birds in the environment, attention to detail, bird behavior, birds in flight, garden and urban birds, creative imagery, and young photographer.

Read more………………..

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EarthSky News: Orion and Sirius the Dog Star

Tonight – August 29, 2018 – look for a first hint of the changing season in the predawn sky: Orion the Hunter and Sirius the Dog Star. The very noticeable constellation Orion the Hunter rises before dawn at this time of year, recognizable for the short straight line of three stars that make up Orion’s Belt. And the sky’s brightest star Sirius – sometimes called the Dog Star because it’s part of the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog – follows Orion into the sky as the predawn darkness gives way to dawn.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/orion-heralds-return-of-sirius

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Patheos-Pagan: A Guide to Forgiveness (By a Witch Who Sucks at Forgiving):

Lately on the Facebook feeds, a video about forgiveness which, although it’s from a Christian pastor, has been making waves in Pagan circles. The bolt-cutter image is wonderful. I’ve been working with this image in my meditations. Sometimes it works better than others. I have a long way to go.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/doubletoilandresist/2018/08/a-guide-to-forgiveness-by-a-witch-who-sucks-at-forgiving/

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Inner Journey: 

ON FREEDOM

“Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.”
— Stephen Covey

A Greek myth can help us understand the freedom that comes with power of choice.

In the Underworld, Sisyphus was condemned to roll a large stone up a hill from which it always rolled down again. Realistically, he was trapped in an endless cycle of rolling the stone. When he perceived himself to be imprisoned by the curse, he was a victim.

At one point, however, he turned the tables — he changed his mind and decided to CHOOSE to roll the stone up the hill. In doing so, he empowered himself and defused the curse.

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
— Jean-Paul Sartre

“One cannot make a slave of a free person, for a free person is free even in a prison.”
— Plato

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The trick is learning to maintain an unwavering focus upon your desired end result, your completed dream, the “finish line,” without insisting upon or contemplating its means of attainment, no matter how logical, obvious, or tempting it may seem.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Quinoa Harissa

Tired of eating quinoa plain? Spice it up with some seasoning and toss with corn, spinach, garbanzo beans and green olives. You get a balance of vegetables and protein! You can eat this as is alone, or with other food. Stores well in the fridge for the week.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Quinoa-Harissa.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
August 29, 2018

Reality

“All our interior world is reality – and that perhaps more so than our apparent world.” -Marc Chagall
Love, joy, bliss, peace – we experience all this in our interior world, yet we cannot draw a picture or take a photo of exactly what it looks like. Our interior world is so vast, so filled with amazing gifts. Yet where do we place our attention? We’re busy trying to make our apparent world, our exterior world, look good. When we look within, we find the abundance that we so desperately seek. It is there all the time!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Pioneer Thinking: 10 Fall Flowers

Even in autumn season, you can still create a colorful and wonderful garden if you know how to pick the perfect flowers. Here’s 10 fall flowers for fall gardening.

https://pioneerthinking.com/10-fantastic-fall-flowers-for-fall-gardening

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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 25, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 25, 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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Come down the mountains, April! with young eyes,
And roguish daisy-children trooping after,
Draw from the sullen clay red peonies,
Bring back the sun as a stripling full of laughter!

-Mary Webb (1881-1927)

almanac.com

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Spirituality & Healing: 3 Ways to Reduce Commitment Overload

There’s one of those expressions going around, the kind printed on signs, keychains and pillows: Let whatever you do today be enough. I want it to be enough, but it feels like there is always three times as much to do as can possibly get done in 24 hours. Feeling chronically overwhelmed is a signal that it’s time to reduce your commitments. Other symptoms may include backing out of plans, being perpetually exhausted, or not having time to devote to self-care. Let’s look at some radical ways to climb out from under the heap of commitments

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/04/23/3-ways-to-reduce-commitment-overload

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MBG: A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot ‘Quiet’ Their Minds

For thousands of years, people have used a simple breathing meditation to enhance spirituality and understand our place in the universe. This insight meditation also enhances creativity and clarity of thought while promoting a sense of peace and well-being. It encourages a sense of wonder, of awe, of curiosity the foundations of a happier and more meaningful life without a feeling of constriction, frustration, or shame that too often comes alongside trying meditation for the first time (or the thousandth).

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/art-of-breathing-book-excerpt

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MNN: What can wolf packs teach us about being better humans?

Where once humans regarded wolves as a fearsome foe, more of us now see them through another lens. Dog lovers recognize our pets’ ancestors when they see wolves at play, while ecologists see the positive impact of a top predator on an entire ecosystem. There’s more respect and understanding of wolves, but there’s still plenty of misconception.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/what-can-wolf-packs-teach-us-about-being-better-humans

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Pioneer Thinking: Hawthorn Berry – The Heart Herb

Ancient Greeks used hawthorn berries for heart disease. The Greeks and Romans looked to hawthorn as a source of happiness and hope for the future. The berries were used by the Chinese for digestion and circulatory problems. Christian legend says that the crown of thorns that was placed upon the head of Christ was made from hawthorn. The crushed fruit or leaves were used as a poultice for their drawing powers to remove thorns and splinters for centuries in England. Native Americans believed that hawthorn was useful for rheumatism and heart problems.

https://pioneerthinking.com/strengthen-the-heart-with-hawthorn-berry

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EarthSky News: Watch the mating dance of a new bird species

Be a birder for a few minutes, and enjoy the distinctive song, dance and courtship display of a newly recognized Bird-of-Paradise, in new videos from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

http://earthsky.org/earth/videos-new-bird-species-vogelkop-superb-bird-of-paradise

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Patheos-Pagan: Misconceptions About Shadow Work

In the writings of Carl Jung, the Shadow is not purely positive or negative. While it contains a lot of really negative things about ourselves that we don’t want to look at, it’s not just purely negative things. It’s simply the parts of ourselves that we’re disowning or unconscious of that are outside of the light of our consciousness, or rather the Shadow of our consciousness.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2018/04/23/misconceptions-about-shadow-work/

 

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Inner Journey: Seek Union Over Separation

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

Our ego focuses on how we are different from the rest of the world. We connect with soul when we experience how we are the same.

Any time you separate yourself from other people or from situations, you know your personality is in control. At such times, shift your perspective to build connection and you will move into soul.

“As a holistic being you shatter the illusion of your separateness and reveal your connection to everything. This empowers you in a way that the ego-driven self could never contemplate.”
— Wayne Dyer

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If everyone really knew how much they were loved  not only from “above,” but by everyone now in their life, there’d be little hearts drawn on everything from wheelbarrows to skyscrapers to jumbo jets.

And I so look forward to that day.

Big heart,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Queso Fresco

Queso fresco is a lovely, fresh and springy Mexican cheese. It’s awesome sprinkled on top of a salad or crumbled into a taco. It’s very easy to make at home with just a few ingredients. No special tools needed.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Homemade-Queso-Fresco.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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Beliefnet: 6 ways To Adapt to Change

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

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for February 13, 2018

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