Cat’s Morning Bits for September 6, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 6, 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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Our seasons have no fixed returns,
Without our will they come and go;
At noon our sudden summer burns,
Ere sunset all is snow.
-James Russell Lowell (1819-91)

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Spiritual Unite: Twin Flame Astrology Signs – Balance Each Other

Twin Flame astrology signs are an essential part of discovering the challenges, opportunities, and intricacies of your unique partnership.
Astrology is one of the oldest methods of uncovering the secrets of the universe and has been used by almost every culture from every corner of the globe.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/twin-flame-astrology-signs/

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ThoughtCo: All About Incense

For thousands of years, people have used fragrant flowers, plants, and herbs as incense. Using smoke to send prayers out to the gods is one of the oldest known forms of ceremony. From the censers of the Catholic church to the Pagan bonfire rituals, incense is a powerful way to let the intent of mankind be known to the gods and the universe.

https://www.learnreligions.com/pagan-and-wiccan-guide-to-incense-2562154

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Spirit Library: September 2019 Energy Report

We made it through August and its powerful new and full moons but before you heave a sign of relief know that its energy is going to be pivotal in September and through the rest of the year. We’re on the final stretch of 2019, leading us to the important, historic, and rare January 2020 aspects. As I was considering what to write for this energy report, this quote from Robert Frost came to mind,

https://spiritlibrary.com/jennifer-hoffman/september-2019-energy-report

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Today’s Deity: Chinese Gods and Goddesses: Heroes, Legends, and Gossips

Chinese gods and goddesses have changed over the millennia-long period we recognize as the history of China today. Scholars recognize four different types of Chinese gods, but the categories have a considerable overlap:

https://www.thoughtco.com/chinese-gods-and-goddesses-120552

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Pink Color Meaning – The Color Pink
The color pink represents caring, compassion and love. The pink color stands for unconditional love and understanding, and is associated with giving and receiving care. Since pink is a combination of red and white, both colors add a little to its characteristics.

https://www.color-meanings.com/pink-color-meaning-the-color-pink/

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Elephant Journal: The Buddhist Way to Solve Anxiety, Overwhelm & Self-Doubt.

Allow me to light a fire under your butt today.
When I was diagnosed with cancer for the first time (I’ve had it twice—two different kinds), I was living what many people think of as “the dream.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/the-buddhist-way-to-solve-anxiety-overwhelm-self-doubt-partner/

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Natural Living Ideas: How To Harvest Dandelion Roots & 7 Ways To Use Them

For centuries, dandelion has been embraced by herbalists and natural living enthusiasts to treat everything from liver problems to digestive issues.

Every part of this healing weed is edible – from the blossoms and leaves right down to the oft forgotten roots. However, it’s these deep roots that contain so many of the plant’s health benefits. Not only are they a rich source of vitamins A, B, C and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium and zinc; but the bitter substances in these tubers also aid in detoxification and liver stimulation.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/harvest-use-dandelion-roots/

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MNN: North Carolina’s wild horses will ride out the hurricane ‘butts to the wind’

As Hurricane Dorian heads up the East Coast, animal lovers have expressed concern about the wild horses that make their home along the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The horses won’t be evacuated; they’ll ride out the storm using a method they’ve used for centuries. The horses will huddle together “butts to the wind,” bracing themselves against the weather.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/north-carolina-wild-horses-will-face-hurricane-butts-wind

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EarthSky News: Moon near Saturn on September 7 and 8

Look for the planet Saturn in the vicinity of the moon as darkness falls on September 7 and 8, 2019. Saturn is actually a bit brighter than a 1st-magnitude star, but this world still might be hard to see in the moon’s glare. If so, try placing your finger over the obtrusive waxing gibbous moon for a better view of Saturn, the most distant world that you can easily see with the eye alone.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-near-saturn-on-september-7-and-8

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Patheos-Pagan:  When Magick Is Not The Answer

There are times when magick is not the answer. Yes. I know some of you are gasping and shaking your heads. However, I learned this lesson years ago. Experience tells me if the heart or mind are conflicted, the spell isn’t going to work or at least not in the way you think it should.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/3pagansandacat/2019/09/when-magick-is-not-the-answer/

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Inner Journey:

MAKE FRIENDS WITH TIME

“We race to win, but at what price? Driven by the threat of time, we wonder why we feel so empty at the end of action-filled days.”
— Diana Hunt

Do you fly through each day with your eyes always on the clock? In western cultures, we’ve been taught that we need to impose our own order on life. As a result, we think we need to control every aspect of our day.

How might you enter into a new relationship with time? How might you take back the power you’ve given to the clock?

This is the time of your life. How are you spending it?

“When busyness is the measure of time, no matter how much time exists it is never enough.”
— Diana Hunt

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Birds only know their “is-ness,” trees only know their “is-ness,” and planets only know their “is-ness.”

That’s their only “business.”

Let it be yours.

Knock, knock?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Air Fryer Acorn Squash Fries

I love acorn squash for its nutty flavour, lovely texture, and high fiber/vitamin content. They’re especially awesome when turned into fries. Here, I’ve used my air fryer to make them quickly. If you’d rather make them in your oven, place them on a baking sheet and follow these same directions, but cooking for a total of 40 minutes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Air-Fryer-Acorn-Squash-Fries.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 6, 2019

Teachers

“An understanding heart is everything in a teacher… One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
-Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)

We have teachers all throughout our lives. I can remember just a handful of the ones I had while I was in school, and that is because I knew that they cared about me. As an adult, I studied at The Healing Arts Center, and my teacher there was Louise Taylor. I am so grateful to Louise for sharing so much of her knowledge and wisdom with me. And she taught me, and all of her students, by example as much as by her classes. Louise is a wonderful, caring, compassionate mother, friend, and businesswoman. She radiates integrity, creativity and love. Those are qualities of a good teacher!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts 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/

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 3, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 3, 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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Where shall we keep the holiday,
And duly greet the entering May?
–From “May-Day,” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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MBG: These Essential Oils Will Make You Fall Asleep Faster – And Help You Stay Asleep All Night Long

Is there anything worse than insomnia? Whether it’s chronic or situational depending on stress levels, there’s nothing worse than lying awake all night with your mind racing, wondering if you’ll ever get to sleep as the minutes tick by. Trust me, I’ve been there, and it’s the worst. Enter a fix I never saw coming but am so, so glad I found: A co-worker handed me essential oils, and my sleep (and life) has never been the same.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/essential-oils-for-sleep

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Spiritual Unite: 6 Signs Of An Enlightened Person

Spotting the signs of an enlightened person can be hard.

There is no rulebook, no style guide, no instruction manual for enlightenment – so; unfortunately, the enlightened don’t come with a handy product description.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/signs-of-an-enlightened-person/

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Tetraktys: Stoicism Might Help You in Your Spiritual Journey. Here’s How.
Stoicism Might Help You in Your Spiritual Journey. Here’s How. Yes, I’m going to write about Stoicism. Why? Well, it is often said that the difference between philosophy and religion is that religion gives you answers through faith while…

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/stoicism-might-help-you-in-your-spiritual-journey-heres-how/

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EarthSky News: Halley’s Comet’s 2 meteor showers

It’s because comets like Halley are so crumbly that we see annual meteor showers. One shower spawned by this comet is going on now. Another is visible in October.

http://earthsky.org/space/comet-halley-parent-of-2-meteor-showers

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Patheos-Pagan: Shifting Perspectives With The Hanged Man

Over the years I’ve picked up many different techniques of interpretation with tarot readings in my tarot practice. I’ve developed a method that mixes traditional interpretations with unconventional methods, intuition, and psychic ability. Each tarot card can mean many different things and the traditional meanings have evolved and shifted several times over its history.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2018/05/02/shifting-perspectives-with-the-hanged-man/

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Inner Journey: 
PURPOSE BRINGS JOY

“Our purpose is hidden in our joy, our inspiration, our excitement. As we act on what shows up in our life our purpose shows up.”
— James King

For many of us, our joy is truly activated when we get a bigger picture of who we are and why we are here.

Most of us need to enlarge our self-concept. We may see ourselves as a bag of bones but, in truth, we are eternal, multi-faceted and multi-dimensional spiritual beings having a human experience. It’s time to think of ourselves as much larger and grander than just a physical and emotional being confined in a body.

“There is no more important step you can take than to define your life’s purpose. It develops your sense of belonging to our universe.”
— Arnold Patent

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

No need to regret or even think twice about a single silly (or worse) thing you’ve ever thought, said, or done,  because all of it will one day be used to your great advantage, if it hasn’t been already.

How’s that for putting “U” in Universe?

Hubba, hubba –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Stir-Fry Melange

A medley of sweet peppers and other vegetables. It pairs wonderfully with rice as a quick weeknight dinner.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Fresh-Stir-Fry-Melange-Recipe.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
May 3, 2018

Friendship

“However deep our devotion may be to parents, or to children, it is our contemporaries alone with whom understanding is instinctive and entire.” -Vera Britain, Testament of Youth (1933)

Some people say that we can’t choose our parents or our children, but we can choose our friends. I don’t know if that is entirely true. I think there is some reason we have the family that we have, either by divine agreement or for learning purposes. I also think that our friends are our friends for a reason, too. We’re making choices all the time, and our friends are making choices, too. And somehow, those choices brought us together. And because we are brought together, we grow. We experience more of what life is about. Understanding is huge! To find a friend who truly understands is a magnificent gift.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Buddhist Teachings All People Can Practice

As Westerners have become increasingly interested in meditation and mindfulness practices, they have become more and more interested in the religions that are most often associated with meditation and mindfulness. Eastern spirituality has received unexpected attention from people who want to lower stress levels and learn to keep themselves in the present moment. Yoga classes have exploded and being or feeling zen has become accepted vernacular.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/buddhism/5-buddhist-teachings-all-people-can-practice.aspx#1hGRMeOjbfsGWdu6.99

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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 Our Store/

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