Cat’s Morning Bits for February 7, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 7, 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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‘How is your trade, Aquarius,
This frosty night?’
‘Complaints is many and various
And my feet are cold,’ says Aquarius.
-Robert Graves (1895-1985)

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Spiritual Unite: Walk In Soul Characteristics – Are You A Lightworker Walk In?

One phenomenon that is becoming more common as the era of the lightworkers gets into full swing is the walk-in soul.
Do you think you or someone you know might be a walk-in soul?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/walk-in-soul-characteristics-are-you-a-lightworker-walk-in/

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MBG: Well Read: The 5 Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down This February

A millennial murder, a closer look at schizophrenia, and a dark and twisty psychological thriller.

Reading is undeniably a key wellness practice—and one that many of us have ignored for far too long. It’s proven to build empathy, reduce stress, and even lessen sugar cravings (yes, really!). With that in mind, we’re excited to share Well Read, a column that curates the absolute best fiction and narrative nonfiction picks of the month.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/best-new-fiction-and-memoirs-for-february-2019

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Herbal Muse: Chocolate & Lavender Truffles

These decadent morsels feature a chocolate ganache infused with lavender, followed by a dip in melted bittersweet chocolate and a roll in powdered cocoa. These are very easy to make, but do take a bit of time because the truffles need to chill a few hours. They are well worth it! Plus, they can be made up to two weeks ahead. Double the batch to gift friends and coworkers! Get the recipe…

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/02/04/Chocolate-Lavender-Truffles

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MNN: 7 spectacular facts about yaks

You may think of yaks as very hairy cattle — which is what they’re called in China — but yaks have a long history with humans in the highlands of Asia.
https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/yak-facts

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EarthSky News: Big Dipper stars point to North Star

Tonight, if you can find the Big Dipper in the northern sky, you can find the North Star, Polaris. The Big Dipper is low in the northeast sky at nightfall, but it’ll climb upward during the evening hours, to reach its high point for the night in the wee hours after midnight.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/use-the-pointers-to-find-polaris

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Patheos-Pagan:  How to Keep Imbolc Going: Tending to Brigid’s Flame

Imbolc is one of my favorite celebrations of the year. As with most things lovely, there is always a bit of post celebration let-down. You want to keep that feeling going, so how can you do that

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/02/how-to-keep-imbolc-going-tending-to-brigids-flame/

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW THROUGH ON YOUR COMMITMENTS

“Our high resolves look down on our slumbering acts.”
— L.E. Landon

How do you put things off, make excuses, or let anyone or anything get in the way of your commitments?

What are you saying to yourself and your subconscious mind (which records all of your patterns) when you do not complete what is important to you?

Pick a task or new habit to which you will re-commit. Show yourself and your inner programming that you CAN complete and that you are serious about what you say.

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of anuncompleted task.”
— William James

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”
— Edward Young

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE. YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE.
This is the Universe, and I just wanted you to know, once and for all, that time is on your side, that space is just an illusion, and that matter is simply my little way of showing you exactly what you’ve been thinking lately.

Now that we’ve got that squared away, think yourself an amazing day, dearest.

At ease,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

I love cheesecake, but don’t really like the guilt that comes with eating it! I found this Weight Watchers recipe. It was easy to make and really yummy.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chocolate-Chip-Cheesecake-2.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Spirit Library: February 2019 Energy Report

We’re into another month and this one will be focused on cleaning up after the chaos of January. Remember that chaos is the result of dis-integration of old paradigms and we’re seeing a lot of that now. The energy focus for February is connection and the other 5D energies of collaboration, community, and creativity (which is also the theme of 2019). This can be a great month if we don’t get lost in confusion, self doubt, and forgetting that we are masters of our own universe and energetically sovereign.

https://spiritlibrary.com/jennifer-hoffman/february-2019-energy-report

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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 February 1, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 1, 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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Little darling,
I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right.

-The Beatles (released 1969)

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Spirit Library: Prepare for Chinese New Year – Thriving in Year of Earth Pig or Boar

As you prepare for the Earth pig or boar year and the next steps on your path, I suggest being mindful of breakthroughs available in these moments of revolutionary change. The current energies indeed support breakthroughs and shifts in outmoded viewpoints. Continue reading to understand how you can benefit most from this juncture

https://spiritlibrary.com/selacia/prepare-for-chinese-new-year-thriving-in-year-of-earth-pig-or-boar

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MBG: Monthly Horoscope: Why You Might Want To Put Your Valentine’s Day Plans On Hold This Year

The shortest month of 2019 is one of its most action-packed. Just when we all figured out how to say “super blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse” without tying our tongues, February sweeps in with its own kind of intensity. We’re all being pushed to make uncomfortable but crucial changes.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/february-2019-horoscope

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Daily Good: The Universe as an Infinite Storm of Beauty

Taking a walk in a quiet woods, gazing up into the night sky, or even walking in a crowd in a large city somewhere in the world, we may find ourselves having transcendent moments along with John Muir. These moments awaken us to our place within the universe at the same time that they disorient us as we realize how small we are. In this piece, writer Maria Popova helps us to see through John Muir’s eyes that our smallness is what connects us so universally to everything else that is. In being humbled, no longer do we get lost in the illusion that humans dominate creation. With Muir as our guide, we can realize that we are joined to everything else in creation.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2178/the-universe-as-an-infinite-storm-of-beauty-maria-popova/

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Herbal Muse: 5 Herbs for Congestion and Cough

Few things are worse than an annoying tickle in the back of the throat, or a relentless, hacking cough that seems to hang on forever. Conventional cough syrups can help with symptoms, but they are usually laden with alcohol and other ingredients that cause drowsiness or are otherwise unsuitable for some people, including children. Fortunately, there are several few herbal allies that are effective at reducing congestion and cough we can turn to.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/01/29/5-Herbs-for-Congestion-and-Cough

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EarthSky News: Will you catch the moon and Saturn before sunrise February 2?

Have you seen Saturn yet? It’s just now returning to the east before sunup. Before dawn on February 2, 2019, see if you can catch the slender waning crescent moon near Saturn. Watch for the twosome to appear low in the southeast as darkness gives way to dawn (90 to 75 minutes before sunrise).

https://earthsky.org/tonight/catch-moon-saturn-before-sunrise-february-2

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Patheos-Pagan: The Truth Of “A Witch That Can’t Hex, Can’t Heal”

These days there seems to be growing divide between magickal practitioners who claim the truth of witchery compared to those who embrace a lighter form of the craft. The expression “a witch that can’t hex, can’t heal” is often offered as a counterpoint to sayings like “harm none,” but what does this saying truly mean?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2019/01/the-truth-of-a-witch-that-cant-hex-cant-heal/

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Inner Journey:

FEELING TRAPPED? SLOW DOWN!

“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and that I have to let it come through me in a new way. Creativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else.”
— Natalie Goldberg

Feeling trapped in some way? Give yourself space. Space to do nothing but breathe. To intentionally relax those tight muscles. To just for a few precious minutes, let it all go.

The world will keep turning if you tune out for a short while. And your world will begin to recover its balance.

“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.”
— Thomas Moore

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

As mentioned in the brochures used for recruiting alien life forms from distant realities: “‘Time and Space’ is where you’re never judged, only loved, anyone can be a rock star, and your keys will be wherever you left them.”

Spot on, huh?

Wiki this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Potato Tahdig (Crispy Potato Cake)

Tahdig is a traditional savoury Persian treat. What started as the crispy crust that got stuck to the bottom of your pan has rapidly become the most sought-after part of the meal. I like to eat it with stews. I learned how to make it from my mother, who learned how to make it from her mother in law, who was an amazing cook, God rest her soul. 🙂

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Potato-Tahdig-Crispy-Potato-Cake.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
February 1, 2019 

Commitment

“If you don’t wake up with something in your stomach every day that makes you think, “I want to make this movie,” it’ll never get made.”

-Sherry Lansing
A commitment isn’t something we have to talk ourselves into. It’s identifying something we believe in so much, and want for ourselves so much, that it becomes a part of who we are. A commitment involves caring, and dedication, and loyalty beyond any distractions.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Easy Ways to Shake Off a Bad Day
You don’t have to stay in the dumps all day.
How many times have you been stuck in a funk all day? Maybe your morning got off to a bad start, and you never really managed to turn that around. Perhaps you had a fight with someone during the afternoon, and your irritable mood persisted long after the actual argument had ended.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-easy-ways-to-shake-off-a-bad-day.aspx#afzZhGamwGrtgWTt.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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 31, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 31, 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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“To shorten winter, borrow some money due in spring.”
– W.J. Vogel

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Spirit Library: February 2019 Ascension Energies – Power Vision

I hope your January was smooth, though there was a lot of chaos around. That is certainly the way of change sometimes (or often for some!). January’s energy was all about being the calm in the storm, patient within change and staying balanced when life is pushing and pulling.

https://spiritlibrary.com/jamye-price/february-2019-ascension-energies-power-vision

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Living Wicca: Imbolc Recipes 

Imbolic is almost here. I am testing out a new pumpkin muffin recipe and will post it soon. I hope you will share YOUR favorite Imbolic recipe with me. 🙂 Below is a tasty muffin recipe from my Pagan Holidays book:

https://wicca.com/livingwiccatoday/imbolc-recipes/

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Elephant Journal: New Moon in Aquarius: it’s Time to Declutter our Emotional & Spiritual Lives.

It’s time to “spring-clean” our emotional and spiritual clutter this month.
It’s still winter in the northern hemisphere but nonetheless, this is a great month for some “spring-cleaning.”

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/new-moon-in-aquarius-its-time-to-declutter-our-emotional-spiritual-lives/

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MNN: 17 animals that are living fossils

From another era
A living fossil is an organism that has retained the same form over millions of years, has few or no living relatives, and represents a sole surviving lineage from an epoch long past.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/15-animals-that-are-living-fossils/from-another-era

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EarthSky News: Whales share songs from other oceans

Singing humpback whales from different ocean basins seem to be picking up musical ideas from afar, and incorporating these new phrases and themes into their songs

https://earthsky.org/earth/humpback-whales-share-songs

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Patheos-Pagan: The Flame That Will Not Be Extinguished

at Candlemas

Brigid, queen of the fairies,
goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft,
fertility and fire
lived in the heart of ancient Ireland.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2019/01/flame-that-will-not-extinguished/

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Inner Journey:

ALL IS MIND

“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Mental, emotional and physical events are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.”
— Mira Bai

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you…

You get as many “do-overs” as you like. Of course, you never know you’re living a “do-over” until it’s over.

There are lots of reasons for wanting a “do-over.” Most of all, people want another chance to do things they were afraid to do the first time, and to say things they were afraid to say. Oddly enough, it’s not their mistakes they want to rework, but their “unused” minutes.

Yeah, pretty nifty, but you should know that it isn’t any easier the next time, and because no two ever go exactly the same, the gifts, opportunities, and loves of one never appear the same way again.
So all in all, it’s better to live as if there are no “do-overs,” so that you won’t need one. But I thought I’d share this with you anyway to work in the bits about fear, mistakes, and how precious today’s opportunities really and truly are.

Crafty as a fox,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Cough Syrup

Yet another reason to love chocolate (as if you needed one)! According to researchers at the University of Hull in Yorkshire, England, chocolate may be more effective at calming a nagging cough than cough syrup.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/01/28/Homemade-Chocolate-Cough-Syrup

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
January 31, 2019

Commitment

“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”

-Vincent van Gogh
Are we committed to living life to its fullest? What does that mean to each one of us personally? How does that show up in our daily routines? I think what van Gogh was saying was that commitment has to be whole-hearted. Whatever it is, whether it’s a friendship, a career, a marriage, or our spiritual pursuits – if we’re in it with all our heart, then we’re demonstrating the importance that it has in our lives. And whatever it is, will grow and bloom and thrive with our commitment to it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 12 Ways to Keep Life Simple
Keeping life simple is about relying on the basics. Basics like honesty, respect, trust, happiness and friendship go a long way to clearing out the clutter and staying focused on what’s important.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 30, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 30, 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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One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;
And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter.

-Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)

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Spirit Library: Living Your Divinity – Living Your Magic

Aloha Light Family,

Awakening from the old illusory realities brings FREEdom for all EMBRACING this. Fully CHOOSING to live from Pure Peace, Love and Harmony from inside, fully CHOOSING to let go of all that no longer supports, CHOOSING TO LISTEN and HONOR AS YOUR HIGHEST ASPECT OF YOU…. choosing UNITY over ..

https://spiritlibrary.com/lisa-transcendence-brown/living-your-divinity-living-your-magic

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MBG: 8 Ways To Use Nature To Recharge & Disconnect — Even When It’s Freezing Out

Cold winter months have long been synonymous with curling up on the couch, eating hearty comfort food, and hitting snooze on the alarm.
While it’s no secret that time outside is good for you, the benefits of nature just don’t feel as accessible during dark, blustery days.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/8-ways-to-enjoy-nature-in-winter

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KarmaTube: We Teach Who We Are: Gratitude

If you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up the answer is never “loved” or “happy” or “peaceful.” We put a lot of weight on success, on setting goals and reaching them. And we quantify those accomplishments. How much did you get done today? What is your salary? How big is your house? Even our connections today are quantifiable. You have 500 friends on social media. You scroll through their posts, briefly acknowledging some with a click. How often do we consider the impact of the singular things in our life? It takes more than a moment to truly appreciate the special people around us

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8278

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Living Wicca Today: Wiccan Rede and Law Of Three

Most every Wiccan is familiar with the Wiccan Rede and Law of Three. Through them we learn the basic principles of Wicca.

The Full Wiccan Rede begins with “Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust. Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.” And it is summed up with the well known “An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will”

https://wicca.com/livingwiccatoday/wiccan-rede-and-law-of-three/

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Garden Digest: 

“Candlemas’ is the Christianized name for the holiday, of course. The older Pagan names were Imbolc and Oimelc. ‘Imbolc’ means, literally, ‘in the belly’ (of the Mother). For in the womb of Mother Earth, hidden from our mundane sight but sensed by a keener vision, there are stirrings. The seed that was planted in her womb at the solstice is quickening and the new year grows. ‘Oimelc’ means ‘milk of ewes’, for it is also lambing season. The holiday is also called ‘Brigit’s Day’, in honor of the great Irish Goddess Brigit. At her shrine, the ancient Irish capitol of Kildare, a group of 19 priestesses (no men allowed) kept a perpetual flame burning in her honor. She was considered a goddess of fire, patroness of smithcraft, poetry and healing (especially the healing touch of
midwifery).”
– Daven’s Journal – Imbolic

http://www.gardendigest.com/monfeb.htm

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EarthSky News: Michael Peres on how to photograph snowflakes

An expert photographer of nature’s beauty on a minuscule scale, Michael Peres offers you tips on how you can photograph snowflakes.

https://earthsky.org/earth/michael-peres-on-how-to-photograph-snowflakes

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Patheos-Pagan: Seeing the Path Clearly~Imbolc Advice from Goddess

This meditation came to/through me for a Brigid ritual many years ago. Still seems apropos, but some of the names have been change to reflect current experiences of Godd/s.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dirtheartwitch/2019/01/seeing-path-clearly-imbolc-advice-goddess/

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO CHANGE?

“When coasting in our comfort zones, we don’t grow. We continue to do more of the same…. Maintaining a comfort zone can, paradoxically, lead to discomfort in the long run. If by being comfortable we avoid important life issues, internal tension accumulates…. Eventually, as both internal and external pressures for change persist, the ‘comfort zone’ ceases to serve us.”
— Eric Allenbaugh

It takes effort to change. What do you most want to change in your life? Make a list of what you can do to start the process. Try journaling, perhaps. Read books. Take a course. Find a mentor. Seek out support.

How will you commit time to make it happen? When are you going to start? Your life is passing quickly!

“Be not afraid of changing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.”
— Chinese Proverb

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If one hangs out in time and space long enough they’ll inevitably learn it’s through the twin gateways of persistence and patience that masters become masters.

Of all things,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cranberry Brie Walnut Cups

This recipe is my effort in getting rid of the last of all the cranberry sauce that piled up in my house from all the holiday and new year dinners. These caramelized cups are so easy to make and taste absolutely elegant. When the brie and walnuts heat up together, they make a soft center with a delicious crispy topping you will go crazy for. Give this a try!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cranberry-Brie-Walnut-Cups.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
January 30, 2019

Commitment

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”

-Swami Sivananda

Commitment is 100%. You can’t hedge a little and say that you are committed. Your actions speak for themselves. Commitment is tied to so many other good things, like integrity – you say you will do something and then you do it, that’s integrity, that’s living up to your commitment. Commitment brings achievement, and success.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Spring Forward with Spirituality
While you have an endless list of priorities, it’s important to remember that you’re a priority too. Here are ten tips to revitalize the inner you.

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/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 29, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 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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Winter is good-his Hoar Delights
Italic flavor yield-
To Intellects inebriate
With Summer, or the World-

-Emily Dickinson (1830-86)

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Spirit Library: Your life is a project!

Your expansive self took on the project of experiencing human life. Nobody really thinks of it this way, because we are conditioned to have very narrow interpretations about a great many things in our life. We often stick closely to prescribed definitions and meanings. This is all part of directing our attention away from seeing the multidimensional meaning in all that we engage.

https://spiritlibrary.com/sonia-barrett/your-life-is-a-project

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Herbal Muse: Lavender & Oatmeal Soap

Lavender contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory compounds called ketones and aldehydes that are soothing and healing to skin. These same phytochemicals also lend lavender its lovely fragrance, which produces a mild sedative effect. Find out how to make homemade lavender soap the easy way!

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2014/06/20/Lavender-Oatmeal-Soap

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MBG: Eucalyptus Oil: This Pain-Relieving, Air-Purifying Remedy May Help Your Cold

If you’ve ever taken a whiff of eucalyptus essential oil, you know this stuff is strong! This intense aroma, it turns out, is a result of a a potent, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory compound called 1,8-cineole (or eucalyptol)—and it is largely why eucalyptus oil has been used medicinally throughout history (and up to present day) to treat everything from asthma and the common cold, to plaque and gingivitis, to head lice and toenail fungus, and much more.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/benefits-of-eucalyptus-oil-and-how-to-use-it

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Thought.Co: A Collection of Prayers for Imbolc

If you’re looking for prayers or blessings to celebrate the sabbat of Imbolc, here’s where you’ll find a selection of original devotionals that bid farewell to the winter months and honor the goddess Brighid, as well as seasonal blessings for your meals, hearth, and home. Feel free to adjust or modify these prayers as you need to, in order to fit the themes of your own magical tradition and beliefs

https://www.thoughtco.com/imbolc-prayers-4122188

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Elephant Journal: Masala Milk Latte for the Moon God (& your Taste Buds). {Recipe}

Back home, in India, I grew up drinking masala chai, turmeric milk, and masala milk.
Over the years, I saw masala chai latte being served in coffee shops. Now, many coffee shops across the United States are serving golden milk lattes (made with turmeric and milk). This golden milk latte is a non-caffeinated alternative to masala chai latte, which, at one point, was a reduced caffeine alternative to coffee.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/masala-milk-latte-for-the-moon-god-your-taste-buds-recipe/

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EarthSky News: Moon slides past 3 morning planets

Starting around January 30, 2019 – and through the morning of February 1 and possibly even February 2 – watch the slender waning crescent moon slide by the planets Jupiter, Venus and then Saturn.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-moon-3-morning-planets-before-daybreak

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Patheos-Pagan: Groundhog Day: History, Lore, and Weather Divination

Every year on February 2, news channels across the country broadcast from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (fun fact: I was born here) where Groundhog Phil emerges from his burrow to look for his shadow.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewanderingwitch/2019/01/groundhog-day-history-lore-and-weather-divination/ 

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Inner Journey:

WORK WITH TENSION

“You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.”
— James G. Bilkey

We need tension in our lives. It’s the force of personal evolution — it sparks creativity and higher consciousness. If we’re not comfortable with a situation, we try to improve it, right?

Tension arises through our experience of opposites. These opposites fight each other as each one struggles for dominance. Tension is transformed when two opposite dimensions of reality are brought together in balance and in wholeness.

Know that tension is an integral part of growth. Instead of avoiding or resisting tension when it arises, identify the opposing forces at play. Make space for each of them to be there together and the tension will transform.

We encounter tensions between positives and negatives, mind and body, self and environment, self and others, and personality and soul – the dualities in our lives.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
— Neale Donald Walsch

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A Note from the Universe

Today, just do a little bit so that I can do a lot of bit.

That’s how it works.

Huge love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Herbed Chicken Rolls in Cherry Sauce

Here comes a winner-winner chicken dinner from my personal cookbook. This chicken breast is rolled up with herbed garlic butter, then cooked in a tart cherry sauce. It’s a beautiful meal for these colder evenings… and I think quite pleasant visually! Enjoy

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Herbed-Chicken-Rolls-in-Cherry-Sauce.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
January 29, 2019

Commitment

One’s lifework, I have learned, grows with the working and the living. Do it as if your life depended on it, and the first thing you know, you’ll have made a life out of it. A good life, too.”

-Theresa Helburn
Lifework. Isn’t all of life work at times?! Commitment does take work, but because we get so much out of what we put into it, it becomes a pleasure. Our relationships need attention, and the ones that get it help us to grow. Our lives are built on our commitments – to ourselves, our relationships, our work, and our communities.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet’s Inspirational Quotes:

“ Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. ”

– Benjamin Disraeli

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 28, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 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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When men were all asleep the snow came flying,
In large white flakes falling on the city brown,
Stealthily and perpetually settling and loosely lying,
Hushing the latest traffic of the drowsy town.

-Robert Bridges (1844-1930)

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Thought. Co: Recipes for the Imbolc Sabbat

Imbolc is a great time of fire and feasting. It’s the celebration of the goddess Brighid, guardian of the hearth and homefires, as well as the season of the Lupercalia, and of the spring lambing season. For this sabbat, celebrate with foods that honor the hearth and home —breads, grains, and vegetables stored from fall, such as onions and potatoes—as well as dairy items.

https://www.thoughtco.com/recipes-for-the-imbolc-sabbat-4125902

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: The Relationship Conversation You Should Be Having This Sunday

This week’s horoscope from the AstroTwins talks all about the creative revolution that’s coming our way—but not without a dose of aggression first.
On Friday, Mars and Pluto clash, and things could get tense.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-january-28-to-february-3-2019

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Daily Good: On Compassion, Equanimity and Impermanence

“Compassion is practiced in two ways: subtly and overtly. You can subtly serve any person with whom you interact by allowing their pain to resonate deeply within you, and experiencing it completely so that it does not turn into suffering within you. This is the healthy alternative to both callous indifference and enervating enmeshment.” Author and mindfulness teacher Shinzen Young shares more in this collection of thought-provoking reflections

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2213/on-compassion-equanimity-and-impermanence-shinzen-young/

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MNN: How to learn bird language in 5 steps

Birds love to tell tales and chatter about what’s going on around them at all times. They are vigilant and vocal beings, and naturalists know that by listening in, you can discover what everyone is up to — even when the “who” is completely out of sight

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-learn-bird-language-5-steps

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter is easy to spot

Tonight – or any winter evening – look for the constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s probably the easiest to pick out of all the constellations in the Northern Hemisphere winter sky (Southern Hemisphere summer sky). It’s identifiable by Orion’s Belt, three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row at the mid-section of the Hunter. See these stars? They are easy to spot on the sky’s dome.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/orion-the-hunter-is-easy-to-spot

Patheos-Pagan: Love is in the Air or is it?

“Love is in the air, everywhere I look around, Love is in the air, every sight and every sound…” As February draws near, this delightful song (Love is in the air by John Paul Young) seems to play over and over in my head. It’s an upbeat melody that lifts spirits and invites sing-a-longs.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefairytalewitch/2019/01/love-is-in-the-air/

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Inner Journey:

THE KEY TO CREATIVITY

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge islimited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein

Do you know the key to creativity?

It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.

Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots of different seeds to chart new paths in our brains.

“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in amuseum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardwarestore and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder

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A Note from the Universe

If you look closely enough, intent upon understanding those things that cause you great pain and consternation, ultimately, I promise you, you’ll find great joy and illumination.

Take the bait,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Blackberry Ricotta Cake

A moist, blackberry ricotta cake that you can enjoy for a birthday cake or any occasion.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Blackberry-Ricotta-Cake.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconcilliations, Voyages, Dreams, Medicine, Visions and Merchandise

Incense: African Violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, Wormwood
Planet: Moon
Sign: Cancer
Angel: Gabriel
Colors: Silver, White and Gray
Herbs/Plants: Night Flowers, Willow Root, Orris Root, Birch, Motherwort, Vervain, White Rose and White Iris
Stones: Carnelian, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Pearl, Clear Quartz, Flourite, Geodes
Oil: (Moon) Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
January 28, 2019

Commitment
“If you don’t make a total commitment to whatever you’re doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. It’s tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stand up and starts putting his life jacket on.”

-Lou Holtz
Lou Holtz is the well-known football coach, and he’s talking about teamwork, and the importance of commitment to the team. The analogy he uses is great because it’s so visual – and you can see how one person’s lack of commitment affects those around him.

I was thinking about the commitment our ancestors made when coming to this country. Can you imagine the courage it took to leave home for somewhere, something unknown – the possibility of something better? Once they set out in that “boat” there was no turning back. If we could only have that courage, that commitment, in our own lives to just “go for it!” Yes, there are risks – that comes with the territory, but like another saying goes: “no risks, no rewards!”

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Pioneer Thinking: Holistic Herbal Health Solutions

Holistic herbal solutions can also be defined as or simply called natural home remedies. There are more ways than you can possible think of to help yourself be naturally healthy or healthier. I am not saying that you should totally dismiss you primary care physician but I am saying that you can possibly visit him MUCH less

https://pioneerthinking.com/holistic-herbal-solutions

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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/

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Thought For The Day: May 24, 2018 “Your Word”

Happy Thursday,

When we give someone our word and commit to something its up to us to make sure it happens. We have all been on the receiving end of a broken promise or commitment. When it happens we feel let down, at loose ends or even betrayed. Everyone makes promises but not everyone keeps them. My father use to say “A man is only as good as his word”. By keeping our word it shows our personal integrity and true character. It tells other people that we are worthy of the trust they put in us and that we truly value them. If you can’t commit to something, for whatever reason, don’t. Be honest because people will appreciate that more than a broken commitment.

 

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