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

higherawareness.com
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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

tut.com

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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.

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 14, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 14,  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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And from the hot field’s farthest edge
The cricket’s soft refrain
With mellow accent tells the tale
That August’s here again.
-Helen Maria Winslow (1851-1938)

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Spiritual Unite: Feeling Lost After Spiritual Awakening? You’re Not Alone

If you are feeling lost after your spiritual awakening, then don’t worry, because you are not alone. Every person who gets blessed by attaining this higher form has to suffer the same consequences. We are humans who have a good memory. We can remember things that we have learned them in our childhood

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/feeling-lost-after-spiritual-awakening/

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Spirituality & Health: 20 Affirmations for When We’ve Messed Up

Being human is like nail polish. What I mean is, no matter how many coats of polish I use on my fingernails, less than 24 hours later, they start to chip. They are still pretty, still gold and shiny—but they are flawed, and everyone can see it. Wise sages assure us that though we are chipped, we are still loved by the Divine, and also still worthy of self-love. Believing in that worthiness, though, is harder after a major blunder. To give a PG version of a Mumford & Sons’ lyric, “I really mucked it up this time. Didn’t I, my dear?” What, then, do we do after we really muck things up? After we’ve had too much to drink, or lost our temper, or stood someone up, or been rude, or any of the other million ways we behave when we are so not being our higher selves? Here are some affirmations for a chipped-feeling soul.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/08/13/20-affirmations-for-when-weve-messed-up

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Elephant Journal: How to Live a Zen-like Existence even when Life feels Chaotic.

Peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart” ~ Lady Gaga

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/how-to-live-a-zen-like-existence-even-when-life-is-hectic/

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Tetrakyts: 8 Reasons Why Life Is Worth Living – A “Feel Good” Article

The title says it all: this article will give you 8 reasons to appreciate life and feel good about your own. Although it might sound very cheesy, I believe this kind of articles to be very useful from time to time, as we tend to get so overwhelmed with our own considerations that we forget what the real world is all about. When things seem dire for us, we must remember that the only thing that changes is our own perception. The world is as it is and keeps going.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/8-reasons-why-life-is-worth-living-a-feel-good-article/

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Pioneer Thinking: 10 Lessons from Honeybees

We can learn many things by observing the behaviour of honeybees. Here are ten examples of lessons we could usefully apply to our own lives.

https://pioneerthinking.com/10-lessons-we-can-learn-from-honeybees

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EarthSky News:  Moon, Venus, Jupiter August 14 to 16

After sunset on these mid-August evenings, look westward to see three brilliant worlds – the moon, Venus and Jupiter – beautifying the evening twilight. Each successive evening, after sunset, watch for the waxing crescent moon to move away from Venus and closer to Jupiter. This daily eastward movement of the moon relative to the background stars and planets of the zodiac is due to the moon’s orbital motion around Earth.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-venus-jupiter-august-14-to-16

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Patheos-Pagan: We Have Different Definitions of Magic and Witchcraft, And That’s Okay

I’ve been practicing my own version of magic and witchcraft for decades. Lately, I realized that there are some people who want to police witchcraft, with arbitrary rules and hard definitions. They like to tell people there’s only one way to be a witch or sorcerer, and only one right way to work magic. They believe they’re on the right side, which is usually a traditional or historical pagan path, and they tell anyone who doesn’t fit into that hard mold that they’re wrong.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2018/08/we-have-different-definitions-of-magic-and-witchcraft-and-thats-okay/

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Inner Journey: 

USE YOUR POWER TO CREATE

“I am a child of God. I came from the womb of creation.”
— Tao Te Ching

Our grand business in life is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
— Thomas Carlyle

We each play a role in the bigger game of life. In this bigger picture, life plays with energy and matter to expand, create, express and evolve. It explores new possibilities, realizes them and then reaches for even more. Life continually transforms what is into something brand new.

We choose how actively we take part in this cosmic dance. We can become mere spectators to life if we get stuck in old ideas that have lost their energy for us.

How much passion do you feel for your goals? Are you still being creative in how you work with them?

“Embrace fully your capacity to create, to think in unlimited ways, and to pursue everything that you have been wanting. Be flexible, open and willing to let the new come to you. “This can be the most joyous, prosperous, and creative time of your life.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

I still don’t get why people are so surprised that the turtle beat the rabbit over the long run.

Consistent effort no matter how small, sparks magic, fills sails, butters bread, turns tides, instills faith, summons friends, improves health, burns calories, creates abundance, yields clarity, builds courage, spins planets, and rewrites destinies.

No matter how small,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Fish with Mango Jalapeno Relish

This is a super simple recipe for your busier days. It’s got just a handful of ingredients, but looks and tastes like you went well out of your way. The spiciness from the jalapeno really challenge sweetness of the mango, but work well together when smothering the baked fish. I used a whole trout here, but you can use any fish you like.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Baked-Fish-with-Mango-Jalapeno-Relish.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
August 14, 2018

Success

“If a man wants his dreams to come true, he must wake up.” -Anonymous

Dreams might come to us, but success is something we must go after. Inspiration strikes, then it’s up to us to take action. We could buy all the great works of literature, but it we don’t actually read them, what is the point? If we feel that success is eluding us, then now is the time to evaluate our activities.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Five Ways to Follow Your Dharma in Your Daily Life
Dharma is a Sanskrit word that encompasses an inner wisdom that’s intrinsic to life itself. It is an inner guidance, a natural order, the universal law, a cosmic way of being.

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/