Cat’s Morning Bits for September 11, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 11, 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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O sweet September rain!
I hear it fall upon the garden beds,
Freshening the blossoms which begin to wane.
-Mortimer Collins (1827-76)

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ThoughtCo:  Disposal of Ritual Offerings

A common question that comes up is the matter of how to dispose of offerings made during a ritual once the ritual has concluded. Disposal methods may vary, depending on a few things. For instance, does your particular magical tradition require you to dispose of offerings in a certain way?

https://www.learnreligions.com/disposal-of-ritual-offerings-2561979

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MBG: What Is Color Therapy & How Can It Help Heal Our Chakras?

Practice color therapy via the natural world.
Notice the myriad ways in nature that color appears, and use the vibration of the light from those natural objects to affect you. For example:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/what-is-color-therapy-and-how-can-it-help-heal-our-chakras

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Daily Good: Artists as Hoarders

When does collecting material for prospective art projects cross over and become hoarding? When it takes up so much space it requires a warehouse? When the time to collect and sort and store it all amounts to your entire lifetime? And what kind of imagination plus dedication does it take to finally assemble all the bits and pieces into something qualifying as art? Mirka Knaster opens the portal into the fascinating world of artists around the globe who hoard their way to stunningly beautiful and creative pieces of art. Dive in and become amazed. { read more } http://exploringtheheartofit.weebly.com/blog/artists-as-hoarders

Be The Change

Open the junk drawer. Dump it out and sort it by color. Create something; anything. Hang it up and sit silently with your creation, the way you would pause in front of a masterpiece.

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Elephant Journal: Om Mani Padme Hum: a Meditation on Acceptance.

It’s all medicine.
Each moment provides its unique offering.
I want to inspire. To inhale. To breathe in life, presence, peace

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/om-mani-padme-hum-a-meditation-on-acceptance-michelle-margaret-fajkus/

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Silver Color Meaning – The Color Silver
The color silver means different things across different cultures, countries and religions. Like gold, silver is a shiny and metallic color that is symbolic of wealth and riches. In this article, we will study some other silver color meanings across different aspects.

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

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MNN: How a turtle tunnel is saving lives in Wisconsin

There’s a stretch of Wisconsin State Highway 66 right around where it crosses the Plover River that has a reputation as a danger zone for wildlife. When animals try to cross the road, many of them don’t make it. In 2015 alone, 66 turtles were killed trying to cross the busy highway.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-turtle-tunnel-saving-lives

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EarthSky News: Sunset and the legendary green flash

It’s not hard to see a green flash with the eye alone, when sky conditions are right, and when you’re looking toward a very clear and very distant horizon. That’s why those who live near an ocean tend to report green flashes most often. A sea horizon is the best place to see them.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/sunset-and-the-legendary-green-flash

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Patheos-Pagan: How To Use Leaf Magic This Fall

Heathens, Pagans, and Witches; we’ll make magic out of just about anything. Especially when it comes to the natural world. I’ve read blog posts on sun magic, moon magic, bone magic. I own an entire book on Water Witchcraft. But I haven’t heard much about my favorite autumn practice, leaf magic.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/heathenatheart/2019/09/how-to-use-leaf-magic/

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Inner Journey: GO FOR WHAT YOU LOVE

“Follow your bliss.”
— Joseph Campbell

It’s hard for some of us to believe that the world is served when we seek our own happiness. We’ve been taught that this is selfish.

If we stop to reflect on how we are in the world when we are happy, we can see how this serves. We have more vitality. We’re more loving and generous to others when our own needs are met.

What activities bring you the greatest joy? Your unique gift to the world will be found in those pastimes you love the most.

How can you live your joy each day?

“Spiritual growth is not made in reaction against, for all striving against imposed restrictions is imaginary. Spiritual growth is accomplished by inclination toward. We grow like the sunflower, following the light.”
— Joy Houghton

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Love always wins.

Kindness always prevails.

And smiles always disarm.

Touché,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Cheesy Chorizo and Apple Scramble

I made this up today when I realized I had next to nothing in the kitchen. Last week, the grocery store was giving away free tubes of chorizo. I rarely say no to free things, even when it’s something I don’t utilize too much. I always find chorizo to be a bit overpowering in spice and saltiness, so I thought evening it out with some chopped apple would aid it. It was perfect! The sweetness of the apple was a great balance for this breakfast treat. I added little squares of the last tortilla I had in the fridge to make it come together like a taco. It was so very good!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cheesy-Chorizo-and-Apple-Scramble.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 11,  2019

Destiny

“I am not afraid… I was born to do this.”

-Joan of Arc (1429)

“All I was doing was trying to get home from work.”

-Rosa Parks, on refusing to move to the back of the bus, televised interview (1985)

I had to put these two quotes together because both of these two women showed such courage. They both saw the “big picture” and understood their role in it. Although these events happened centuries apart, one could say that they were destined. Things could not have continued the way that they were going, and each of these women had a part in changing things. They could have backed down or shied away from it – but instead they chose to step up and be where they were, where they felt they were “supposed” to be.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Be ambitious today, in a subtle way, and meet with a lot of cooperation and good will. Your ambition does not have to be grandiose. Concentrate on small projects and sweep away a lot of loose ends and complete things that have been long lingering. Act and speak with authority, and be fully respected. Do as much as you can today, and don’t look back.

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 June 5 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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In June ’tis good to lie beneath a tree
While the blithe season comforts every sense,
Steeps all the brain in rest, and heals the heart,
Brimming it o’er with sweetness unawares.
-J. R. Lowell (1819-91)

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Spiritual Unite: Mandalas: Spirituality, Art, And Therapy

Mandalas represent a whole world, God, the human being, life, and creation. This circular form is a symbol called archetype, that is, an image that is rooted in the collective subconscious that governs the inner order of nature, as in the zodiac signs system our birthday determines certain aspects of our personality http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/mandalas-spirituality-art-and-therapy/

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MBG: 6 Things You Should Always Keep In Mind As You’re Manifesting

As a psychic intuitive, I regularly work with clients who are trying to manifest new opportunities and really become co-creators in their own lives. Here are a few mental tips and rituals I’ve seen be really effective at getting people into the manifestation mindset and bringing their dreams—

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-adopt-a-manifestation-mindset

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MNN: 23 things that aren’t recyclable 

We’ve all probably been guilty of this recycling no-no at least once — discarding a disposable coffee cup or food takeout container in our bin. While you may be thinking you’re doing your part to help, your optimistic recycling may actually be hurting the process.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/recycling/stories/23-things-arent-recyclable

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EarthSky News:  June guide to the bright planets​​

Here’s how to find the bright planets – Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Mercury – this month.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

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Patheos-Pagan: A short theory of the pip cards (The Cartomancer)

This theory applies to the Marseille type of cards, or any other historical deck that has no figurative illustrations on the cards à la the popular Waite-Smith Tarot that features cartoon-like vignettes on every card.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/cartomancer/2018/01/04/short-theory-pip-cards/

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Inner Journey: 

LOVE YOUR SHADOWS

“There is that part of ourselves that feels ugly, deformed, unacceptable. That part, above all, we must learn to cherish, embrace, and call by name.”
— Macrina Wiederkehr

Each of us has characteristics we define as good and those we define as ‘bad.’ The parts of ourselves that we continually reject want to be acknowledged and loved. Until we honour these aspects, they will continue to assert themselves. They will do whatever they can to get our attention.

What aspects of yourself do you reject?

Take a few moments to open to the parts of yourself that you do not love. See each one honestly for what it is. Explore the wounds and the motives that gave rise to its condition. Love a wounded part of yourself and it will heal.

“…self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter

“The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That’s all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it’s something you allow.”
— Will Garcia

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Everyone in your life was specially summoned to help you think and feel things you have never thought or felt before.

It’s working, huh?

Crazy rascals,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Herb Falafel

When I asked my friends what I should call my falafel recipe, they answered, “Actually Good Falafel.” As the story goes, whenever we order falafel from restaurants, they’re extremely mushy or so dry they crumble. These are made from dry chickpeas that have been soaked overnight, along with fresh herbs. If you’d like a quick and easy tahini-yogurt dip for your falafel, please see the very last step in this recipe.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Fresh-Herb-Falafel.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
June 5 , 2018

Faith

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate,
Can circumvent or hinder or control
The firm resolve of a determined soul.” -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Sometimes we want something so badly, yet we’re afraid to really go for it. That’s when we’re told to take a leap of faith. Wow. That leap can be a pretty big one, too. But it is good for us to do this! It is only when we embrace the unknown and venture out into the field of infinite possibilities that we discover what is out there for us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet:  27 Colors for Your First Aid Kit

Here are 27 colors to help speed up your recovery from the book Color Your Life.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/27-colors-for-your-first-aid-kit.aspx#h273MUzDPW7ffZCI.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! https://thedesertpath.com

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