Cat’s Morning Bits for September 25, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 25, 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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Individuologist: The Dharma Method

We have to deal with many negative feelings, isn’t it? Furthermore, Buddhist instructors clarify that the remedy for our negative emotions is the use of the Dharma. Distinguishing what we mean by Dharma in this manner turns up crucial. Executing, or putting into training, Dharma is the thing that Buddha did.

https://individualogist.com/what-is-the-dharma-method?mpweb=1230-1435-784234

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ThoughtCo: Chrysanthemum Folklore & Magic 

When autumn rolls in, most of the flowers in our gardens are dying off, but the chrysanthemum is just beginning to bloom. Found in an array of colors from whites and purples to bright yellows and reds to rustic oranges and browns, the chrysanthemum is a popular fall flower, and has a rich history of folklore and myth behind it. Although they’re primarily ornamental – and don’t have much a very flowery smell at all – they’ve been used in medicine and magic for a long time.

https://www.learnreligions.com/chrysanthemum-folklore-and-magic-2562015

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MNN: Don’t feel weird about saying ‘Hi’ to strangers

My son teases me when we walk in the park. When we see people walking their dogs, I always say “Hello” … to the dogs.

“Hi, buddy!” I say in a singsong voice, directing my attention to all the four-legged strangers we meet. Occasionally I’ll also look up and smile at their human companions, but I’m mostly focused on greeting their pups.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/why-its-not-weird-say-hi-random-people-on-street

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Witch of the Wood: Elderberry Magick… Her Medicinal and Dark side

The Elderberry…….or Sambuka Nigeria is a truly enchanting tree; a tree as old as time, steeped in magickal lore and mysteries. So with the dark season now upon us there’s no better time to bring this beautifully dark tree to light

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchofthewoodwithravenwood/2018/01/elderberry-magick/

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Daily Good: Voice for the Planet

From disappearing species to plastic pollution and our disastrously weak attempts to recycle it, here’s what the top voices on climate change – from Sir David Attenborough to Jane Goodall to Greta Thunberg – have to say about the planet’s escalating biodiversity crisis. { read more }

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2399/voice-for-the-planet-world-economic-forum/

Be The Change

Raise your #VoiceForThePlanet and join the call for urgent action.

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Elephant Journal: 50 Ways to Connect to Nature—no matter Where you Live

I’ve found (and science has proven!) that interacting with the natural world is essential to my health.
The moment I feel stress, anxiety, nausea, or a headache, I go outside with my dog.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/50-ways-to-connect-to-nature-no-matter-where-you-live/

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EarthSky News: Old moon and Regulus before sunrise

These upcoming mornings – September 26 and 27, 2019 – the old waning crescent moon and the star Regulus adorn the eastern sky before sunrise. Because we’re only a few days past the equinox, sunrise happens about six hours before noontime – or about six hours after midnight – everywhere around the world. In this usage, noon means midway between sunrise and sunset, and midnight means midway between sunset and sunrise

https://earthsky.org/tonight/old-moon-and-regulus-before-sunrise

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Patheos-Pagan: A Gratitude Practice For The Autumn Equinox Season

My move was only a week away and I was still saying goodbyes.
I’d given away lots of pretty things, but there was one piece left: a gauzy dress with a billowy skirt and bedazzled bodice (a very flirty princess gown). I’d enjoyed it. I would miss it.
But I knew someone who would enjoy it even more…

Read More…………………

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Inner Journey:

FORGIVENESS BRINGS JOY

“The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Do you feel worthy of having joy? Do you feel you deserve it?

The first step to activating our inner joy is to eliminate the blocks to it. We can start by truly forgiving ourselves and all others. Forgiveness calls for a shift in our perception. It is easier to forgive ourselves and others when we really understand that each of us has always done the very best we knew to do at that time.

“If we don’t forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole.”
— Joan Borysenko

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

You can usually know you’re nearing the end of your incarnation cycles,  when you feel you could happily go another 10,000 rounds.

Stranger than fiction,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Salted Caramel Nut White Chocolate Popcorn

The closer we get to autumn, the more we will see sales on things like caramel. This is a fun way to spruce up ordinary popcorn by covering it in caramel, nuts, and white chocolate, then sprinkling it with flaked salt. When placed in clear bags and tied in ribbon, they make excellent gifts.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Salted-Caramel-Nut-White-Chocolate-Popcorn.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, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, 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
September 25, 2019

Conscience

“Conscience itself asserts that it is a voice of God.”

-Carl G. Jung (1875-1961)

“Conscience is God’s presence in man.”
-Emmanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772)

If conscience is that still small voice inside our heads, where does it come from? Who put it there? Our conscience is strong, and speaks to us loudly enough that we can’t ignore it. It commands us to pay attention

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Some days something blows up and there’s nothing you can do. It has nothing to do with you, actually; you just happen to be there. While today will probably be uneventful, you may feel emotionally vulnerable and find yourself imaging one worst case scenario after another. Consider these imaginings as drills or dress rehearsals and don’t let any of this unnerve you. You’re fine and will be fine no matter what.

astrology.com

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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 May 29, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 29, 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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Now the nightingale, the pretty nightingale,
The sweetest singer in all the forest quire,
Entreats thee, sweet Peggy, to hear thy true love’s tale:
Lo, yonder she sitteth, her breast against a brier.
-Thomas Dekker (c. 1572-1632)

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Spiritual Unite:  20 Signs Your Soul Is Getting Quantum Upgrades

Activation has been set off!
Lightworkers, volunteers, and earth warriors have to embrace, activate and integrate these upgrades. They have to march on, be themselves, embody their truth and unite as one.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/20-signs-your-soul-is-getting-quantum-upgrades/

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ThoughtCo: Chrysanthemum Folklore & Magic

When autumn rolls in, most of the flowers in our gardens are dying off, but the chrysanthemum is just beginning to bloom. Found in an array of colors from whites and purples to bright yellows and reds to rustic oranges and browns, the chrysanthemum is a popular fall flower, and has a rich history of folklore and myth behind it

https://www.learnreligions.com/chrysanthemum-folklore-and-magic-2562015

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MBG: What It Means To Be “Soul Weary” & How To Bounce Back

Sometimes exhaustion isn’t about being physically tired or in need of an emotional pick-me-up. You might experience times when deep down you are just done for a minute. Done trying, done caring.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/what-it-means-to-be-soul-weary-and-how-to-bounce-back-using-self-care

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Preconceived notions and old ideas could make it hard to deal with all the new and different situations and requests that could crop up today. It’s possible that you’re not actually being presented choices that must be made now or soon. Just as likely you’re being tested or tempted. It may be hard to resist a knee jerk reaction or two. Avoid committing to anything definite if you can.

astrology.com

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Elephant Journal: I Believe in Boundaries, Not Armor: an Empath’s Manifesto.

Well, I won’t beat around the bush—today kinda sucked.
We all have those days when we feel like we don’t belong. Today was like that for me.
It was the sort of day that exists in a thousand shades of uncertainty and self-doubt.
I wondered if I looked as awkward on the outside as I felt on the inside. I wondered how the heck everyone else looked so put-together and shiny—meanwhile, I feel like I’m drowning.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/i-believe-in-boundaries-not-armor-an-empaths-manifesto-sarah-harvey/

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Daily Good: George Orwell: Some Thoughts on the Common Toad

Novelist and essayist Eric Arthur Blair, pen name George Orwell, is perhaps best known for his prescient depictions of creeping totalitarianism and social injustice as captured in 1984 and Down and Out in Paris and London. Blair is also recognized as an avowed appreciator of the living world who intuitively understood nature’s role in transforming the human spirit in the aftermath of war: “I think that by retaining one’s childhood love of such things as trees, fishes, butterflies and to return to my first instance toads, one makes a peaceful and decent future a little more probable…” In his thought-provoking essay, Isaac Yuen explores the remarkable capacity for wonder and compassion that exemplifies Blair’s writing in “Some Thoughts on the Common Toad,” an ode to one of Earth’s most humble inhabitants

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2305/george-orwell-some-thoughts-on-the-common-toad-isaac-yuen/

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EarthSky News: Observer’s delight: Moon and Venus at dawn

A delicately beautiful sky scene awaits you on the mornings of May 30 and 31, plus June 1, 2019. On those mornings, you can use the waning crescent moon to find the planet Venus, now buried deep in eastern twilight before sunrise, especially as viewed from latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. Although the moon and Venus rank as the 2nd-brightest and 3rd-brightest celestial bodies,

https://earthsky.org/tonight/observers-delight-moon-venus-at-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: Litha Sabbat Index: Rites, Potions, and Recipes for the Summer Solstice

Witches celebrate the Sabbat of Litha just as we enter the zodiac sign of Cancer, or around June 20-22. This longest day of the year is known as the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Because this day initiates the summer season, it is considered a Lesser or Quarter Sabbat.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2019/05/litha-sabbat-index-rites-potions-recipes-summer-solstice/

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Inner Journey:

BREAK OUT OF ROUTINE

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”
— Nietzsche

Where do you need to do some ‘out of the box’ thinking and living?

We are creatures of habit, of patterns. While initially the habits may have served us, they may now be limiting our ability to experience more of life.

What aspect of your life has become routine? How might you bring new life to it? Do some outrageous dreaming! Then do something completely different today.

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”
— George Washington Carver

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Deity: Ix Chel – Mayan Goddess(es) of the Moon, Fertility and Death

Ix Chel (sometimes spelled Ixchel) is, according to longstanding archaeological tradition, the Mayan moon goddess, one of the most important and ancient of Maya deities, connected to fertility and procreation. Her name Ix Chel has been translated as “Lady Rainbow” or as “She of the Pale Face,” an allusion to the moon’s surface.

https://www.thoughtco.com/ix-chel-mayan-goddess-moon-fertility-death-171592

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A Note from the Universe

There’s no such thing as a lost soul.

I know where they are, and everyone makes it home.

Thanks for caring,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Tomato Cucumber Salad

A cool tomato and cucumber salad is perfect for a hot summer day.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Tomato-Cucumber-Salad-Recipes.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
May 29, 2019

Self-Realization
“King Henry: Presume not that I am the thing I was;
For God doth know, so shall the world perceive,
That I have turn’d away my former self.”

-Shakespeare (1564-1616) Henry IV, 1597

I like this because Shakespeare says here “I have made the choice- I have chosen to change” – and that is such a powerful statement. We always have that choice. We can always “reinvent” ourselves. And when we mean it, it works! There are a lot of people in the media who are examples of this – the former “loose image” actress turned mother and Sunday school teacher – the former rock-n-roller who is now a gospel singer. Part of this is knowing who we are – and understanding that how the world perceives us, how we present ourselves, is totally up to us.

 

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Spirituality & Health: Toxic Anger vs. Healing Anger
BY JULIE PETERS

“It’s certainly toxic to express our anger without thought, acting out with cruelty, meanness, or pettiness. But it’s also toxic to swallow that anger down.”

https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/pathfinding-yoga-and-mindfulness/2019/05/21/toxic-anger-vs-healing-anger

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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/