Cat’s Morning Bits for February 12, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 12, 2020

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’s a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons –
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes –
-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Natural Living Ideas: How To Grow Cucamelons – The Most Exciting Fruit You Can Grow This Year

While most Americans have never heard of cucamelons, this fruit is definitely one you’ll want to know a lot more about.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Cakes and Ale in Pagan & Wiccan Ritual

The part of a ritual known as “Cakes and Ale” is often celebrated in some NeoWiccan covens as a way of thanking the gods for their blessings. Cakes are usually not cakes at all, but instead, cookies prepared in the shape of crescent moons, and the ale can be alcoholic or it can be apple cider

Read more…

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MBG: Sidestep Negative Energy With These 6 Crystals

As a meditation teacher, one question that I get often is, “What can I do to protect myself from toxic people and their energy?” Of course, there are many layers to this one, but crystals are one accessible and beautiful tool that I always like to suggest.

Read more…

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Pioneer Thinking: Lemongrass Pain Relief Tea

Lemongrass is a medicinal grass native to India. It has an impressive list of health benefits, one of them is its ability to ease pain naturally due to its analgesic properties. Next time you have a headache, migraine, muscle pain or backache, reach for a cup of lemongrass tea for some natural pain relief. Here’s how to make a cup of lemongrass pain relief tea.

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Today’s DIY: DIY Seashell Candle Tutorial

Hey guys! This tutorial is SUPER easy and really fun to make! It’s perfect for any sea witch, or just someone who loves the water and ocean!

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Wise Woman Herbal: Elder Berries and St. Joan’s Wort

Susun talks about Elder Berries and Saint Joans Wort herbs. Two of the best anti-viral herbs.

Watch the video…

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MNN: Why the mountain pika is an adorable proxy for the effects of climate change

Although you might think they look like a rounder, tailless rat or short-necked squirrel, mountain pikas aren’t rodents at all. They’re actually related to rabbits. They make a cute squeaking sound to communicate with one another and they move fast over the rocks, often with a bunch of grass or moss between their teeth.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica rise at late evening

On February 12, 2020, you’ll have to stay up late to view the moon and Spica, the constellation Virgo’s brightest star, rising into your eastern sky. At mid-northern latitudes, look for the twosome to be up by around 11 p.m. to 12 midnight. At more southerly latitudes, the moon and Spica rise earlier in the evening.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Opening to the Love Spell of Life: Or How I’m Spending My Valentine’s Day

As the chocolates and all things pink and red begin to fill stores and mailing lists, I turn my heart to my heart. I turn to a love spell.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY

“Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Racing through life is very stressful. If we stay in high gear too long, we lose our ability to shift down. And when we’re stressed, we can’t access happiness, appreciation, fun, compassion, generosity, awareness of beauty and other wonderful qualities. High stress also triggers negative emotions like frustration, impatience, anger and fear.
Life has so much to offer if we will slow down and truly experience it. We must always remember that we are the ones in control of the accelerator. We CAN choose to brake.
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast — you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”
— Eddie Cantor

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Worldwide Proclamation!

This is to remind all my loyal subjects that you are not my loyal subjects. And that all the sacrifices, appeasements, and groveling have never been necessary.

I, the Universe – the sun, the moon, and the stars, the Alpha and the Omega, and all the rest – have created a paradise in Time and Space so that I, through you,  might experience its infinite splendors, drink from its every cup, and live, love, and be merry in ways impossible without you.

Your desires, therefore, are my desires for you. Your dreams are my dreams. And so, your wisdom has been added to my own. You are the be-all and end-all of Time and Space, the only reason for this Garden of Eden. You can do no wrong, there are no mistakes, and it’s all good.

Follow your heart, delight in your preferences. Approve of yourself. Stake your claim, demand it, and hold out your hands, expectantly. Banish your doubts, get off of your knees, and live as you please. Because, dearest, you can, and this is all I’ve ever wanted.

You’re just another part of me

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Winter Fruit Mostarda

This Italian inspired recipe is the ultimate homemade condiment, perfect for serving alongside chicken and other meats.

Read More….

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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
February 12, 2020 

Winter

“In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner thing happens, the resurge of nature.”

-Edna O’Brien, 1978

In the winter, on the outside, it looks like nothing is happening. The trees are bare. The ground is cold. But growth is taking place. Inside things are happening. We don’t see the results of that growth until the spring, but that doesn’t mean that something wasn’t taking place every moment. The tree is bare, but it is very much living. It’s like when we’re meditating – we look like we’re asleep because on the outside we are still, but major growth is happening on the inside.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune

Whatever you have planned or prepared for today, it probably won’t happen according to the script. Be flexible and expect the unexpected. It may not be anything big, so don’t completely abandon your agenda unless you must. It could just be a day of endless interruptions. Keep that sense of humor handy, and maybe find an inspiring idea or two in it all.

astrology.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/

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 December 4, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 4, 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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If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree.
-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

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Spiritual Unite: Whale Spirit Animal Meaning – Community Spirit And Resilience Are Key

Having the whale spirit animal means that you have wells of emotional resilience, inner wisdom and value family above all else.
It can also help you to pay attention to your need to recharge and aids in reconnecting with loved ones.

Read more……

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ThoughtCo: The Dagda, Father God of Ireland 

In Irish legend, the Dagda is an important father figure deity. He is a powerful figure who wields a giant club that can both kill and resurrect men. The Dagda was the leader of the Tuatha de Danaan, and a god of fertility and knowledge. His name means “the good god.”

Read more…..

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MBG: I Used To Hate Winter Until I Started Doing These 5 Things

After four years of college in New England and two years of graduate school in New York City, I swore to myself that I would never “do winter” again. I sold my sun lamp and moved across the country to California, where wintertime is cute—sometimes it rains, and if you want to ski, you can drive five hours to the mountains.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: Breath of the World

Who among us does not depend on fresh air as the source of our life and well-being? As one Ecuadoran elder said, “It is from the Amazon that the breath of the world comes; without the amazon the world would not breathe.”. Our rain forests are all that stand between us and catastrophic climate change. Watch this video and then share it with everyone you know who likes to breathe fresh air.{ read more }

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Elephant Journal: For the Women who Hold Too Much.

“Can you hold this?” my daughter used to ask me, nudging a half-empty Gogurt wrapper or jacket or doll into my hand.
I’d look down at my tired hands, already grasping a tepid cup of coffee, one of my son’s footballs, or a tube of sunscreen

Read more…..

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Natural Living Ideas:  How To Make Your Own Natural Beeswax Candles

I love the look and smell of real beeswax candles. As a candle lover, I am drawn to the soft, filtering light they emit and, the fragrance. However, as studies show, artificial fragrances can have a negative impact on our health. Commercial candles are full of artificial fragrances. A 2001 EPA study shows that candles with more fragrance in them produce more soot, which can lead to indoor air pollution.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Farthest first quarter moon on December 4

This month’s first quarter moon comes on December 4, 2019, at 6:58 Universal Time (UTC). There are a total of 12 first quarter moons in 2019, but this first quarter moon counts as the most distant of them all, at 250,990 miles (403,929 km) from Earth. That’s because this December first quarter moon aligns more closely with lunar apogee – the moon’s farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit – than any other first quarter moon in 2019.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Holiday Simmer Pots: Spice Up Your Kitchen With Magical Aromas

As many of you know, I’m in the middle of writing a book called Air Magic for Llewellyn. I had a hard time deciding how one could celebrate the pagan Wheel of the Year holidays with the element of air in mind until I thought about simmer pots.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

NO NEED FOR COMPARISON

“Nothing is good or bad but by comparison.”
— Thomas Fuller

We are each unique, so comparing ourselves to others serves no purpose. Even comparing myself to how I was a while back is not usually helpful. Typically, comparison just brings the ego a false sense of either superiority or inferiority.

If we let go of comparison and choose instead to completely accept where we are, we can enjoy both peace and growth.

“Do not judge and you will never be mistaken.”
— Jean Jacques Rousseau

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Have you noticed how people always outgrow their problems?

Well, at least you have.

And they will, eventually.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic and Herb Snowflake Bread

This is a cute snowflake shaped pull-apart bread for the holidays. It’s filled with garlic and herbs. Serve by itself or with marinara sauce.

Read more…..

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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
December  4, 2019 

Belief

“Believe in something larger than yourself.”

-Barbara Bush

We often hear: “Believe in yourself.” I don’t know if it’s all that easy sometimes. But when we have trouble believing in ourselves, when we have doubts, we can always believe in that something larger than ourselves. There’s that spirit, that energy, that “Something” to which we are all connected, and from which we draw our strength, that keeps us going.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Be inconspicuous if you can, stay out of your own way, and see how many things go right all by themselves. Real luck is looking for you today, but you can chase it away by trying to have too much control over everything. This is not a day to micromanage. Rather, listen to your hunches, and don’t demand solid answers or too many facts or figures.

astrology.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/

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 28, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 28, 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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I hear the red fox barking
On the moonlit hill,
And bullfrogs by the river
Where the reeds stand still.
-Benjamin Rice (1903-78)

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ThoughtCo: How to Make a Book of Shadows

The Book of Shadows, or BOS, is used to store information you’ll need in your magical tradition, whatever it may be. Many Pagans feel a BOS should be handwritten, but as technology progresses, some use their computer to store information as well. Don’t let anyone tell you there’s only one way to make your BOS, because you should use what works best for you!

https://www.learnreligions.com/make-a-book-of-shadows-2562826

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MBG: Science Says These 2 Touch Meditations Can Soothe Anxiety

Tuning into the senses can help beginner and seasoned meditators alike quiet the mind and focus the attention elsewhere. Sound is probably the most-discussed meditation aid, but what about touch? In this excerpt from Instant Calm: 2-Minute Meditations To Create a Lifetime of Happy, author Karen Salmansohn shares two fun touch meditations to add to your self-care tool box.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/meditate-to-reduce-anxiety-with-these-2-easy-routines

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Daily Good: The Red Oak Tree that Tweets

Deep in a forest of central Massachusetts stands an average red oak tree. Nothing is special about it, except for the fact that it tweets, offering insight into climate change. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=8161

Be The Change

For more inspiration, read “Trees Are Sanctuaries” by Hermann Hesse { more } http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=2170

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Elephant Journal: A Humble Invitation to Restore your Kinship with the Earth.

Thirty years of studying the sophisticated communication of humpback whales off the coast of Argentina taught her that they not only communicate in relation to food and protection, but often what they share are ever-evolving songs. Songs that are complex, theme-based, and melodic.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/a-humble-invitation-to-restore-your-kinship-with-the-earth-gerard-murphy/

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MNN: 5 things to know and love about dung beetles

Who would expect greatness from a creature whose first name is essentially “turd”? The scarab beetle, despite being a kind of dung beetle, has been dining incognito, coasting on its name — and all that ancient Egyptian mystique — for millennia.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/dung-beetles-facts

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Green Color Meaning – The Color Green
Green is the color of nature and health. It represents growth, nature, money, fertility and safety. The color green is a relaxing color that is pleasing to the eye and is said to have healing powers. It is often used to represent anything that has to do with health.

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

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EarthSky News: Orion and Sirius the Dog Star

In late August and early September, look for a 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.

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

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Patheos-Pagan: A Ritual to Remove Curses We Place On Ourselves

In a recent private conversation, a friend mentioned that they once wished something would go away forever – and it did.
That was then – this is now. Now they have a rather different outlook on life (they’re a Pagan and not a Christian) and they regret the absence of something they’d like to have back. They said “I really shouldn’t have cursed myself like that.”

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/08/a-ritual-to-remove-curses-we-place-on-ourselves.html

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Inner Journey:

CO-CREATION

“[Manifestation is] the art of fashioning a co- creative, synchronistic, and mutually supportive relationship between the inner creative energies of a person’s own mind and spirit and their counterpart within the larger world in order to bring a new and desirable situation into being.”
— David Spangler

I have always understood that Spirit works through us. Only recently have I really come to appreciate how Spirit works WITH us. The divine life force partners with our unique perspective, our passion and our skills to create new life situations.

We are not passive vessels for God’s will. To realize our highest potential, we must co-create with the divine.

“We must see ourselves as co-manifestors — partners in manifestation — all engaged in the primal act of unfoldment and emergence. Each act of manifestation may be directed toward a specific outcome, but it also contributes to the greater manifestation of the wholeness, love, compassion, and creativity of the primal source from which we all come.”
— David Spangler

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

There are only two types of dreams.

Those that have come true. And those that are coming true.

You slay me

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Refreshing Blended Watermelon

Make a delicious, refreshing summertime drink by blending up some watermelon.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Blended-Watermelon-Recipe.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
August 28, 2019

Leisure

“He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul’s estate.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Spiritually, we know that there is no such thing as time. And yet, here we are, living this existence, and we have these constraints to deal with. There is only so much time, so many hours in a day, so many vacation days in a year. So, how do we spend our time? And more importantly, how do we spend our precious leisure time? If we take Thoreau’s advice, we spend that time in spiritual pursuits, and then we understand how wonderful leisure can really be.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess 

From the moment your eyes open, you’ll know that you’re not the one in charge today. That’s fine, too. Intuition is sharp and will not lead you astray, no matter what oddness the world tosses at you. Any challenges or problems will prove to be small ones. Keep a low profile, speak calmly and softly (when appropriate), and glide through a very lucky day

astrology.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/

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 3, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 3, 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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Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed
The speculating rooks at their nests cawed
And saw from elm-tops, delicate as flowers of grass,
What we below could not see, Winter pass.
-Edward Thomas, “Thaw” (1878-1917)

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ThoughtCo: Cerridwen: Keeper of the Cauldron

The Crone of Wisdom
In Welsh legend, Cerridwen represents the crone, which is the darker aspect of the goddess. She has powers of prophecy, and is the keeper of the cauldron of knowledge and inspiration in the Underworld. As typical of Celtic goddesses, she has two children: daughter Crearwy is fair and light, but son Afagddu (also called Morfran) is dark, ugly and malevolent

https://www.thoughtco.com/cerridwen-keeper-of-the-cauldron-2561960

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Spiritual Unite: Mercury Goes Direct March 28, This Is What It Means For Your Zodiac Sign

When Mercury moves into retrograde everyone goes to great lengths to prepare themselves and adjust their actions in order to compensate, aware of the incredibly challenging times that it will bring, but have you ever considered just what the ‘Planet of Communication’ has in store for your life when it maintains its usual, direct movement?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/mercury-goes-direct-march-28-this-is-what-it-means-for-your-zodiac-sign/

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Tetraktys: 6 Witch’s Runes Layouts to Try – The 13 Witch’s Runes for Beginners Part 2

Hello witches! This is the second article of a post series about the 13 Witch’s Runes. Last week, I introduced the meaning of each individual rune. Today, I am sharing with you my own rune casting ritual, my best interpretation tips and 6 layouts to try. Let’s get started!

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/6-layouts-to-try-13-witchs-runes-beginners-part-2/

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Daily Good: Who Gets to Cry?

Climate change is destroying many places we love points out Trebbe Johnson, and while some of us turn away from admitting this, others are filled with sorrow. But here’s what’s most difficult: “Many of us are simply afraid that if we allow ourselves to wade, even for a moment, into the feelings of sadness for the living world that lap at the edge of our consciousness, we will find ourselves pulled so ruthlessly into grief and despair that we will never emerge.” So how to grieve wisely and honestly?

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2250/who-gets-to-cry-trebbe-johnson/

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Elephant Journal: The Ritualization of Everyday Activities.

A few years ago, I decided to make a change in how I do things—and what an amazing impact it had on my life.
I lose sight of it sometimes and forget to do this practice, but every time I go back I wonder why I ever stopped. When I don’t practice it, my life gets hectic and messy; when I do practice it in everything I do, my life is filled with tranquility, and my home is impeccable

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/03/how-we-can-make-a-ritual-out-of-everything-we-do-aaron-soltys/

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MNN: 11 examples of the kindness of strangers
It can be easy to forget how much good regular people do every day.

Some days, it can feel like the world is falling apart. Other days, decent humans step up and make it better.
When I was a little girl traveling with my grandma, we once got stuck in a Florida airport due to a storm. Hotels were already booked, and my grandma was preparing me to sleep near our gate

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/examples-kindness-strangers-restore-your-faith-humanity

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EarthSky News: Star-hop to the Coma star cluster 

Our chart at the top of this post shows the constellation Leo the Lion highest up for the night at roughly 9 to 10 p.m. local time (10 to 11 p.m. local daylight saving time). That’s the time on your clock no matter where you are on the globe.
Long ago, the Coma star cluster represented the Lion’s tufted tail. It is a beautiful cluster, well worth taking the time to pick out in the night sky

https://earthsky.org/tonight/star-hop-from-leo-to-the-coma-star-cluster

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Ancient Origins: 3,900-Year-Old Lost Inscriptions Surface at the Ancient Egyptian Amethyst Mines

Archaeologists working in the timeworn deserts of Egypt have uncovered more than ‘100 ancient inscriptions’ at Wadi el-Hudi, where ancient miners once collected amethysts which were believed to be imbued with supernatural powers

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/egyptian-amethyst-mine-0011667

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Inner Journey:

LIVE IN RELAXATION

“It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Is relaxation possible only when we’re not working? No. With awareness and practice, we can be relaxed no matter what we are doing. In fact, when we work in a relaxed state, our productivity increases as our effort decreases.

For true relaxation, we need to connect with our bodies — to consciously and intentionally become aware of tension and release it.

“Anxiety breaks a man’s backbone.”
— Hebrew proverb

“Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.”
— Walter Hagen

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The reason you sometimes find life hard, people difficult, or circumstances challenging is because in each of those areas you signed up for the advanced course.

Magna cum laude, baby –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Muffin Tin Quiches

These single serving quiches are perfect for a brunch party but can also be reheated for a quick breakfast. Vary the ingredients depending what you have in the fridge. I have done Greek, Italian and Mexican inspired quiches, as well as ones using traditional breakfast ingredients. They always turn out great

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Muffin-Tin-Quiches.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
April 3, 2019 

Originality

“Originality consists not only in doing things differently, but also in ‘doing things better.'”

-Edward C. Stedman (1833-1908)

I think that this is what inventors have in mind when they come up with all these original concepts. It’s all about progress, growth, building on what has been done before and expanding on what we have learned. And isn’t life like that, too? With human relationships, and our own spiritual growth, we want to “do things better” and improve ourselves and our circumstances. We read books, and take advice, but how we apply it is individual and original to ourselves.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Reasons to Keep Your Heart Open

Keeping your heart open can be a challenge, especially when you’ve been hurt by someone you love but keeping an open heart can be the gateway to loving again. Here are five reasons to open your heart and trust again.

Read more……………

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 23 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 23 , 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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The earth is waking at the voice of May,
The new grass brightens by the trodden way,
The woods wave welcome to the sweet spring day,
And the sea is growing summer blue.

-Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911)

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The Wild Hunt: People make offerings to Tutu Pelé as the lava flows
HAWAII — While a Hawaiian volcano continues to spew forth destruction on one Hawaiian island, many forget that it was this same activity that created all the Hawaiian Islands. Destruction transforms into creation. The Hawaiian goddess, Tutu Pelé (Madame Pele) lives in, or is, the Kilauea Volcano. She has become one of the most well-known […] Read More:

 http://wildhunt.org/2018/05/people-make-offerings-to-tutu-pele-as-the-lava-flows.html

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MBG: 4 Steps To Manifesting Abundance When You’re Always Worried About Not Having Enough

Why do we work so hard every day? To live an abundant, happy life in which all our financial needs are met. But when working harder and longer hours isn’t being reflected back to us in our bank balance, we need to look at our mindset about money.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/4-steps-to-manifest-abundance

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Elephant Journal: How Energy Healing helped me Discover who I am & Create a Life I Love.

Who else has ever felt disconnected from themselves and their lives—like something is wrong, or they’re not quite whole?
It’s common for many of us, especially those who were raised to follow others’ expectations regarding what we should do with our lives.
I used to feel this way.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/how-energy-healing-really-works/

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MNN: Uncovering the mysterious origins of the mima mounds

From the otherworldly rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula to the towering volcanic peak of Mount Rainier, the state of Washington is land of many grand natural wonders. While these larger-than-life destinations are bound to dominate a Pacific Northwest travel itinerary, one other fascinating yet little-known locale is Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/blogs/uncovering-the-mysterious-origins-of-the-mima-mounds

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EarthSky News: Mars brighter in 2018 than since 2003
Mars is getting bright! But it’s still up between midnight and dawn. Between now and July, the Red Planet will shift over into the evening sky … and then the drama will begin!

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/why-is-mars-sometimes-bright-and-sometimes-faint

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Patheos-Pagan: Searing Sun, the Hurricane’s Howl: What Can We Do About Climate Change?

When we think of the Divine in Nature, we think of nature’s beauty – the green earth and the white moon among the stars – but nature can be frightening as well as beautiful. Our ancestors venerated nature because they feared as well as loved it, because they knew they were totally dependent on something more powerful than themselves. In contemporary Pagan rituals, we domesticate the elements.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/viviannecrowley/2014/07/searing-sun-the-hurricanes-howl-what-can-we-do-about-climate-change/

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Inner Journey: 

TIME TO CHANGE DIRECTION?

“Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t creating the results they desire. When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well as create the space in your life for more positive experiences.”
— Jim Allen

“I like thinking of possibilities. At any time, an entirely new possibility is liable to come along and spin you off in an entirely new direction. The trick, I’ve learned, is to be awake to the moment.”
— Doug Hall

“Persons and societies do not submit passively to surroundings and events. They make choices as to the places where they live and the activities in which they engage — choices based on what they want to be, to do and to become. Furthermore, persons and societies often change their goals and ways; they can even retrace their steps and start in a new direction if they believe they are on a wrong course. Thus, whereas animal life is prisoner of biological evolution which is essentially irreversible, human life has the wonderful freedom of social evolution which is rapidly reversible and creative. Wherever human beings are concerned, trend is not destiny.”
— Rene Dubos

higherawareness.com

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the highest within.the

Whenever conferring with another – either face to face or across the miles – whether a human being, departed spirit, or sentient tree, always speak to the highest within them.

It makes such a difference.

Amen,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Horseradish Sauce Recipes

Horseradish is a food you either love or hate. Follow precautions if grinding the root to make your sauce.

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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 23 , 2018

Freedom

“I believe in freedom – social, economical, domestic, political, mental and spiritual.” -Elbert Hubbard

Freedom is all-encompassing; you can’t have one “kind” of freedom without all the others. I remember Deepak Chopra talking about the 25 qualities of the Unified Field. Scientists have studied this Field, which could also be called “all of nature,” and identified 25 qualities that it has. Because we are one with this Field, these are qualities inherent in each of us, too. Number 24 on the list: Freedom.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The 7 Greatest Strengths of an Introvert

What others might call weakness is an introvert’s greatest strength.

If you’re an introvert, it can seem like the world just isn’t built for you. From the very beginning, others have tried to change you, telling you to “come out of your shell” so that you can get the most out of life.

But, as an introvert, you know that some of the greatest pleasures of life come from within. What others take for shyness, you know to be thoughtfulness.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/the-7-greatest-strengths-of-an-introvert.aspx#99lUBeo0RKi6qTIY.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

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