Cat’s Morning Bits for September 5, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 5, 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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There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
–Celia Thaxter (1835–94)

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Tetraktys: How to Connect with Nature – A Short Guide on Spirituality, Nature and Awareness
Nowadays, most people are aware that the natural world is more than the sum of its components. Nature embodies the sacred, the untouched creation and the “perfect” world that would be if mankind didn’t exist. Although a very non-humanistic view, it has become somewhat widespread in the modern world as people are feeling more and more that humanity is distancing itself from nature.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/how-to-connect-with-nature-a-short-guide-on-spirituality-nature-and-awareness/

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MBG: I Stopped Trying To ‘Fix’ My Anxiety. It Changed My Life

There is a third person in my marriage, and its name is Anxiety. Little did my husband know that when he married me, he was also marrying it. I have tried to feed it, please it, yell at it, ignore it, but despite my efforts, it remains. Sometimes its hands are around my neck, and I’m frozen

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-do-you-fix-anxiety-happiness-isnt-the-answer

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Reasons for a Fall Vacation

Summer is the prime season for traveling. This past Memorial Day, for example, AAA estimated that roughly 41.5 million Americans hit planes, trains and automobiles to play on the long weekend. But just because fall has arrived and the weather is getting cooler doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make time for some rest and relaxation. Here are five reasons to rejuvenate your body and mind with a fall vacation.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/09/02/5-reasons-to-take-a-fall-vacation

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Elephant Journal: 5 Ways to Find the Light again after Trauma, Loss, or Depression.

“What you’re experiencing is typical of PTSD,” my psychologist told me.
Wait…what?
I hadn’t been to war. I wasn’t a survivor of some large-scale disastrous event. I had never been physically assaulted.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/5-ways-to-get-your-life-back-after-trauma-ptsd-partner/

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MNN: Paul Barton brings his music — and a moment of peace — to rescued elephants

The first time Paul Barton played a piano for elephants, an old, blind male named Plara was closest to the piano. He was one of the many residents at Elephants World, a sanctuary for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in Thailand, where Barton had decided to volunteer.

Read more………………….

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EarthSky News: Meet the Gemini “twins” before sunup on September 5 or 6

The next two mornings – September 5 and 6, 2018 – you can see see the moon near the two brightest stars of the constellation Gemini the Twins. They’re called Castor and Pollux, and they’re good stars to come to know.

See how bright they are, and how close together? Even without the moon, they’re noticeable on the sky’s dome.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-castor-pollux-september-5-and-6

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Patheos-Pagan: Chaos Brings Challenges, Chaos Brings Opportunities

It’s been two years since I saw a bird glowing green in a way that birds don’t do. My conclusion at the time was that the Otherworld is bleeding over into the ordinary world. Different people related similar experiences, and we tried to come up with an explanation that would help us understand what is happening and what it means for us.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/09/chaos-brings-challenges-opportunities.html

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Inner Journey:

REAWAKEN YOUR CURIOSITY

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
— Sigmund Freud

Why is this so?

Young children possess what Zen calls ‘beginner’s mind.’ They are awed and fascinated with the wonder of the world, open to discovering and experiencing new things. Anything is possible. Life is a great adventure.

For almost all of us, the systems that ‘educate’ us to be adults stifle our natural joy and curiosity. We lose touch with our innate appreciation of life. We forget how to dream.

The blessing is that with attention, patience and love, we can reawaken our sense of wonder. We can again dance with life.

“The mind WILL be free, or it will be dead.”
— Grace Llewellyn

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A Note from the Universe

While it’s often fashionable to dwell upon what might have been, what’s usually overlooked is that, really and truly, it couldn’t have.

Because, invariably, any romanticized versions of how things “might have been,” are based upon fictionalized versions of the past.

Uh-huh,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Summer Fresh Tomato Pie for One

This is a very juicy pie. It’s tomatoes after all, so be prepared for drippage! If you don’t care for tomato skins like me, they pull right off with your fork.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Summer-Fresh-Tomato-Pie-for-One-2.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: 8 Ways Kissing Boosts Your Health
The smooch or the kiss–nothing is so sweet in a relationship.

The kiss can mean various things. It can be subtle, sweet, passionate and even boring! Yet, this act is often overlooked as more emphasis is always on the benefits of sex

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/8-ways-kissing-boosts-your-health.aspx#BuevXjllwfGo1YSI.99

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

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Dancing Through Life: Cat’s Angel Message for September 5, 2018 

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Dancing Through Life: Cat’s Angel Message for September 5, 2018 

September’s Theme: This month will involve working on our Life Mission/ Purpose. Sometimes we have a clear vision of what that is and sometimes we don’t.  Remember that everything you do has an impact on your world and the people in it and around you.  It can be simple, like making “tiny miracles” happen for others or even making your own life or the life of a loved one better. Sometime’s the small things are the best!


Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time. – don Miguel Ruiz


95:  This month is all about discovering and working with our Life Purpose. Even if we don’t know what our “purpose “is the clues that provide that answer are there. many of the clues we need can be found in the changes that either just show up or that we initiate for ourselves. Many of these changes happen through the clearing process of letting go of outdated thoughts, feelings, people and things. Letting go tells the Universe that we are ready to move forward and continue our growth cycle. Remember that without change we don’t grow and it is through growth that our Life Purpose comes into focus. Today the angels are telling us that the time has come to embrace the changes that we have been working on or putting off. It is it time to step up and start creating the life you want and acknowledging what really fills your spirit to the fullest!


Archangel Jeremiel is reminding us that concern about change is normal. Ask him to help you to see your path clearly and to assist you in taking the necessary steps to embrace your future. The Ascended Master Vywamus teaches us that change can be healing opportunity. This happens as we allow ourselves to let go of things that have held us back. Along the way we unearth talents that we had set aside, which will help us to move forward. And, the Yoruban Goddess Oya helps us navigate the winds of change. ” My child change must be embraced, not ignored or simply put up with. Allow these changes to inspire and encourage you to transcend your self imposed limitations.” 


Use Chiastolite (aka Cross Stone, Andalusite) to help you find harmony and balance while bringing your purpose more clearly into focus.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Checking our Progress: Cat’s Angel Message for August 15, 2018 

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Checking our Progress: Cat’s Angel Message for August 15, 2018 

August Theme:  Prosperity and abundance is what we are concentrating on prosperity and abundance this month. The key will be keeping a positive focus and tapping into your creative side to solve problems. Remember that you are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!


One can flow harmoniously with the River – or one can struggle fearfully against the River – and the River just flows. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


815: Back in May we laid the groundwork for initiating change in our lives. The angels are letting us know that we should start seeing results very soon if we are not seeing them already. These changes will be the catalyst that starts a new flow of abundance. During this time it’s important to remember that you and your loved ones are safe and cared for, so don’t stress! The key is to stay positive and let things happen naturally. When an opportunity presents itself don’t be afraid to grab it now. While waiting until it cycles back around is an option it’s possible that it will no longer be what you need as your personal variables will have changed. Use the opportunities as stepping stones to create a path to bigger and better things!


Archangel Jeremiel helps us to make the necessary adjustments during periods of change. He helps us learn from our past history and prior experience and shows us how far we have come and now that we are stronger and centered in love for the future. The Ascended Master Kuthumi   encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to set aside things we have no control over. Things flow easier when we are not struggling against the “what if’s and maybes” And the Yoruban Goddess Oya tells us that  “Change must be embraced, not ignored or simply put up with. Allow these changes to inspire and encourage you to transcend your self imposed limitations.” 


Our Sacred Stone for today is “the poor man’s amethyst” Iolite. Iolite helps us to live in the moment making it easier to snag the blessings given to us. It is also a soothing stone that calms the emotions during times of change


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: June 15, 2018 “It’s About Focus”

Happy Friday,

Our thought for today is about taking chances. Fear is not uncommon when we are faced with making decisions that affect our lives. However if we want cool, new things to happen for us we must be willing to take some chances.If you’re nervous, start small, take baby steps…. but take that first step!

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Soul Gardening: Cat’s Angel Message for May 9, 2018

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Soul Gardening: Cat’s Angel Message for May 9, 2018 

 May Theme: This month will bring change. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things.


The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. – Alfred Austin


59:  The personal work that we have been doing recently is helping to make our lives more stable. Through changes and the letting go process we are finding our balance and are gaining a clearer view of our life path. I like to visualize this path as being surrounded by vegetation. There are plants in various stages of growth, flowers, trees and of course…. weeds. The weeds represent things that we need to let go of. A we pull these weeds we are clearing the way for new growth. We may even find some of the thought seeds we had planted and forgotten about or bare spots where we can plant new things. The angels are simply asking us to do some personal gardening today. Set a goal of weed-plant-nurture to get your personal garden into shape!


The Greek Goddess Persephone teaches us how to liberate ourselves from the things that are holding us back so that we can forge ahead on a new path. This lady has both an iron will and compassion. She tells us “Don’t be afraid to unearth what lies beneath. By shedding light in dark places we often find treasures we had forgotten. These treasure can form the foundations that you need.” Archangel Chamuel helps us to get back on track. He is showing us how to build the strong foundations we need to be successful in all areas of life. These foundations are created in part through the letting go process and through the positive changes that we embrace, and the Ascended Master Saint Germain helps find creative solutions during times when we feel unsure of our direction stuck in place. He guides us through the essential space clearing so that we can start the building and growth process.


Our Sacred Stones for today are Rhodonite which helps us to shed old-outdated and harmful thinking and patterns. It helps us to find our confidence and clears away confusion as it helps balance our energy and  Unakite which promotes rebirth and gently assists us in finding and releasing old things that are blocking our progress.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: April 5, 2018 “What Does Normal Mean Anyway?”

Happy Thursday,
We’re all unique and in our own way we’re all normal. Sometimes we have doubts about ourselves and sometimes we wonder if we talked, acted or looked different if we would be happier.  Happy people are the ones who accept themselves and everything about them. Do they want to change things… of course. The difference is that they want to change to please themselves, not somebody else. Love yourself and everything about you. Dare to be yourself, the unique, amazingly “normal” person that you are!
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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 1, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 1, 2018

Good morning and welcome to  a new month! So 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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Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun;
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

 Robert Frost (1874-1963)

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Mind Body Green: Feng Shui Tweaks For Every Room In Your Home

Feng shui is about more than just moving around furniture or creating a “Zen”-looking home. Feng shui gives us tools to reduce stress, improve our well-being, and invite joy into our lives.

Similar to meditation, the practice of feng shui is deeply steeped in mindfulness, in slowing down and noticing the details in your life so that you can truly experience the present moment. The words “feng shui” are Chinese and translate to “wind” and “water.”

Read more…………..

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Beliefnet: Why Good People Captivate Us

Humankind is captivated by kindness.

Muammar Gaddafi, before his death, was one of the richest people of the 21st century, with a net worth of around 200 billion dollars. By materialistic standards, he was a champion, raking in wealth through the iron fist of rule, the power of his personality, and the vastness of his oil fields�and quite likely, a host of illegal and immoral activities

 Read more……………..
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MNN: 9 Otherworldly Winter Wonderlands

Tropical beaches might seem like the most inviting option for wintertime travel. That said, some northerly destinations offer festivities and attractions that make braving the cold worthwhile. Other places are not as frigid as their image suggests.

A select few destinations have become quite popular despite their sub-zero temps but, outside of festivals and major events, most don’t make it to the top of travelers� to-visit lists.

Read more……………

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A Bountiful Moment:

No matter how great the effort. Some things just take time. Warren Buffet

Daily Thought

Patience is a learned virtue. It is difficult to wait for things to happen if you are working hard to achieve your goals. So understanding the wait is a part of the journey can provide you the opportunity to continue to grow without losing hope and momentum.

Daily Practice

Are you an impatient person? Do you lose your desire to achieve if results don�t happen immediately? If so begin to practice using your down time to find new angles to support your desired goal. Can you do more research? Can you re-evaluate what you are doing to make the journey better, easier? Down time is not the time to give up it is the opportunity to step back and look at what you are doing. It is the opportunity to add new goals and move forward from the plateau you have now reached.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: March 1-2 is 1st full moon this month

A full moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise for the whole Earth. The crest of the moon’s full phase comes on March 2 at 0:51 UTC (March 1 at 6:51 p.m. EST; translate UTC to your time).

Read more………….

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Patheos-Pagan: In the Presence and Service of the Gods

One need not believe in goddesses and gods to be a Pagan or a Witch or a Druid, but I can’t imagine living without the ecstasy of the divine in my life, and whole-heartedly believing in its reality.

Several months ago my wife and I were asked to take part in a Dionysus Ritual planned for PantheaCon (that big festival you read way too much about) in San Jose California. We replied with of course, but then inquired about just what the ritual would be focusing on, and if it was written yet.
Read more……….. 

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Inner Journey

CHANGE

“I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.”
— Jim Rohn

“Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.”
— Philip Crosby

“Just as the tumultuous chaos of a thunderstorm brings a nurturing rain that allows life to flourish, so too in human affairs times of advancement are preceded by times of disorder. Success comes to those who can weather the storm.”
— I Ching No. 3

“If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

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A Note from the Universe

Would you mind if we filmed you for our latest documentary,  called “Life Rocks”? It’s a piece we’re doing for the Angel Network here.

You are by far the most logical choice. Not just because your life already rocks, but because you came from behind to be who you are today, and because everyone in the unseen has long been whispering about the hotly anticipated arrival of your new thriving business and a steady income.

Shhhhhh.

The Universe
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Today’s Recipe: Granny’s Finnish Pannukakku

This a breakfast dessert that was always available when visiting Granny.

Read more………………..

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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
March 1, 2018

Intelligence

Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.”

-John Naisbitt

Data and information are computed in the mind. When intuition comes into play then we are thinking with our heart. Using our mind and our heart together we tend to make much more intelligent decisions.

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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)
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