Cat’s Morning Bits for January 18, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 18,  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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A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.
-William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

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Spiritual Unite: When Your Birthday Is Between 2 Signs: The Cusp Sign Phenomenon

Sometimes people born during the last or first days of a new solar sign, can’t even tell which their zodiac sign is and feel connected to aspects of both astral energies.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/when-your-birthday-is-between-2-signs-the-cusp-sign-phenomenon/

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Thought.Co : Celebrating Imbolc With Kids

Imbolc is a festival of fire and light – it’s one of the cross quarter days – and falls on February 2 in the northern hemisphere (it’ll be on August 1 if you’re one of our readers below the equator). This the time when winter is beginning to wind down, but it’s still cold and snowy; spring is looming around the corner, but isn’t quite here yet

https://www.thoughtco.com/celebrating-imbolc-with-kids-4118557

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Elephant Journal: The Powerful Impact Yin & Softness can have on our Fiery Lives.

Serenity is an acquired taste, my therapist told me on a crisp Autumn day last year.
Back then, as the brilliant leaves fell and the trees turned bare, I had no idea what she meant. Maybe I didn’t yet care.

Now, I believe her.
Serenity is not a taste I even wanted until recently. I couldn’t fathom it, really

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/the-powerful-impact-yin-softness-can-have-on-our-fiery-lives/

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MNN: Killer whale calf’s birth is a ray of hope for endangered Puget Sound group

There’s a special group of orcas living in Washington’s Puget Sound. The Southern Resident killer whales are a genetically distinct population, and they are considered critically endangered with only an estimated 74 individuals left.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/two-thirds-critically-endangered-killer-whale-pregnancies-fail

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EarthSky News: Identify stars in the Winter Circle

Tonight – January 18, 2019 – our chart covers an area of sky wider than we typically show. It’s in answer to a reader in Nashville, who wrote:
I’ve heard mention of the Winter Circle of stars. Could you list the stars in this circle?

https://earthsky.org/tonight/identify-the-stars-of-the-winter-circle

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Patheos-Pagan: What is a Magical Life?

So, what exactly constitutes a magical (or magickal) life? It is because you added the “k” to magical? Just kidding. The question has been on my mind since I moved to the very magical town of Asheville three years ago.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/04/what-is-a-magical-life/

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Inner Journey:

COMMUNICATING WITHOUT WORDS

“The gesture is the thing truly expressive of the individual – as we think so will we act.”
— Martha Graham

Every movement and non-movement we make is a form of communication.

How do you communicate fear, withdrawal, avoidance, shutting down, disagreeing, and an uncaring attitude?

If you aren’t sure, others can probably tell you. Begin to pay attention to what your eyes and arms and facial expressions communicate. Our body language speaks louder than our words.

“An avoidance of true communication is tantamount to a relinquishment of my self-being; if I withdraw from it I am betraying not only the other but myself.”
— Karl Jaspers

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A Note from the Universe

Have you been leaning on me lately?

A lot?

For absolutely EVERYTHING?

Day and night, rain or shine, Gummi Bears or Gucci?

Just checkin’ –

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Cleansing Veggie Date Juice

I especially like making this juice after the holidays as I tend to indulge a bit more. Just a bit! This drink is very low in calories yet very filling. It’s full of vitamins, potassium, and antioxidants. Keep the “meat” of the veggies after juicing them to make cakes and spaghetti sauces. In order to keep the drink tasting fun and almost caramel-like, I like to blitz in some dates. Nothing bad in this juice

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cleansing-Veggie-Date-Juice.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
January 18, 2019

Moments

“Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.”

-Corita Kent

Love the moment. Isn’t that great? As you’re reading this, take one moment right now and love it, just simply love it. That energy is just extending beyond your circle of influence out into the world – whether you realize it or not! ‘Spontaneous moment-loving’: now there’s a concept! Imagine how the

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 9 Powerful Healing Stones, and What They Can Do For You
What if the very earth beneath our feet could heal us?

That is the premise behind crystal healing, an alternative medical technique in which certain crystals and other stones are used to heal the human body of a variety of ailments.

Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/9-powerful-healing-stones-and-what-they-can-do-for-you.aspx#MGMXoivoacFu4Tbc.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/

Doing Your Best: Cat’s Angel Message for January 10, 2019 

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Doing Your Best: Cat’s Angel Message for January 10, 2019 

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts  are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.


Simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. – don Miguel Ruiz


110:  Today’s number packs some strong energy that relates to your life and your  spiritual path. Self communication will be important today so pay attention to the information and guidance that comes your way.  You are in charge of creating your reality so stay focused on what’s important and best for you as this  will help open the doors that you need to move forward. Remember that guidance comes in many forms.  Some of which will be unexpected or simply come out of the blue. The key will be in taking the information that you receive from your “sources” and sifting through it. Pick out what is best for YOU and discard the rest. This will help you create a workable game plan that meshes nicely with what you want to accomplish. Our keywords for today Listen-Receive-Create.


Archangel Jophiel teaches us that by surrounding ourselves with beauty it helps us to slow down and take our time. This helps us to make the most of the guidance and information we receive. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to set aside things we have no control over.And, the Egyptian goddess  Hathor helps us to overcome indecision and grants us the ability to hear and trust the voices of the Divine and that of our own heart.  She tells us ” Indecision can be your enemy, whose goal is keep you distracted and from hearing the voice of your heart Remember that each moment gives you the opportunity to learn and grow. It is what you were made for!”


Our Sacred Stone for the day is Azurite. This stone can used to guide the development of intuition as it expands the mind to promote clear thinking, understanding and new perspectives.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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A New Year Filled With growth: Cat’s Angel Message for January 1, 2019 

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A New Year Filled With growth: Cat’s Angel Message for January 1, 2019 

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts  are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.


We all have a social mask, right? We put it on, we go out, put our best foot forward, our best image. But behind that social mask is a personal truth, what we really, really believe about who we are and what we’re capable of. – Phil McGraw


11:  Welcome to the new year! Let’s first take a look at the number for 2019 (2+0+1+9=11/ 1+1= 3) which is 3. The new year will focus on our communication and social skills. It will teach us to our lives with joy and optimism as well as in using our creative abilities to help us manifest our goals and dreams. To aid your progress be sure to live authentically. In other words be yourself and be true to yourself. And remember to  pay attention to Divine guidance and your own intuition.

Today the Universe is reminding us that we are not alone and help is always available to us. Have faith in yourself and know that your prayers have been heard and the wheels are in motion. Divine right timing will also be important so don’t skip any steps as even the smallest ones need to be taken to complete the process. 2019 will be a year of personal growth and evolution so embrace your divine spark to bring clarity, inner peace and  greater self love.


Archangel Uriel gives us the information that we need when we need it. This assists us during the manifestation process by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations and our overall evolution. The Ascended Master Maitreya, the Laughing Buddha, brings us peace and teaches us about the healing power of laughter. Being able to find the humor in our lives reduces our stress levels and brings peace and clarity. And the Egyptian Goddess Maat teaches us that the point of balance is thin and feather light. It is achieved through truth and self honesty. She reminds us  to “Honor yourself by being truthful. It is truth that creates order out of difficult or confusing situations. It is also truth that keeps your inner scales balanced, your energy free and your heart feather light.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Pietersite (The Tempest Stone). Use this stone to help access our intuition and create a link to a loving level of guidance. It helps to strengthen the will and increases our focus of where we really want life to take us.  We can also use white feathers. While this is obviously not a stone it IS a symbol the Goddess Maat. Carry one as charm or a reminder of truth and integrity.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Only For a Moment: Cat’s Angel Message for December 23, 2018

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Only For a Moment: Cat’s Angel Message for December 23, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


Could you risk believing that everything will unfold just fine if you completely let go of all concern about everything else, and simply are here, now – if only for a moment? – Dmitri Bilgere


1223:  We work with faith everyday and sometimes even the most steadfast believers can find their faith being tested. The Universe has asked the Ascended Masters to step in and give us helping hand. Remember that many of the AM’s walked the earth in human form so they have an intimate knowledge of the problems we face particularly when it come to faith. Our Angels and the Ascended Masters know that we have the skills and abilities to make the best choices and decisions with what we have to work with. They are here to help us realize this and give us a boost in the faith department. Even if there are no pressing issues today the presence and loving energy of the Master’s can be very uplifting. Today is also a great time to clear your energy field as this will allow their loving energy to fill your heart and spirit!


The Ascended Master Buddha is called the Enlightened or Awakened One. During his life he lived as both prince and ascetic. When he achieved true enlightenment he came to realize that the key to happy living required moderation and balance in all things, which helps us in the decision making department. Ascended Master Jesus embodies faith, he also provides a clear and direct line of communication to the Divine and he helps all who ask and the Ascended Master Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self improvement.


Our Sacred Stone for today is Chrysocolla. This powerful blue-green stone helps us during periods of change and challenging times. It brings smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity and calm. It helps us to be more self aware and promotes self confidence that inspires both creativity and motivation. We can also use Moldavite to enhance communication with the Ascended Masters or Smoky Quartz which  will help to ground and center your energy.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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It Takes Perseverance: Cat’s Angel Message for December 11, 2018

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It Takes Perseverance: Cat’s Angel Message for December 11, 2018 

December’s Theme: Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life. Taking action will aid in manifestation.


Ideas, yes. Inspiration, yes. Creativity, yes. Planning, yes. Perseverance, yes. More perseverance, yes. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


1211:  The Universe is asking us to take December’s theme to heart today. The information we receive is directly related to the changes taking place within us. Remember that changes require that we let go of old habits and patterns if we are to continue our overall growth. Take some time to ground and center and then engage in some creative pursuit. Creativity promotes clarity and can be used as a form of meditation that opens our lines of communication. . The key lies in remembering that these messages can come in any form. Keep an open perspective and don’t casually dismiss something as unimportant as it may hold valuable information designed to help you.


Archangel Michael is the go-to guy for protection. His clear, powerful energy acts as a shield that helps to buffer energies directed at us and helps us to feel safe during the change process. He sets us on the path of commitment to our purpose by providing courage and direction. Ascended Master Melchizedek  helps us  to diffuse unpleasant situations that can arise as we go through change and transformation. Since he helps us heal through color,  pay attention to the colors that draw you or feel relevant. And, the Babylonian goddess Ishtar reminds that “The process of change can be intimidating and keep us rooted in fear. Remember to stay clear on what you want.This focus will shine like a beacon and hold the darkness at bay.”


Our Sacred Stone for today is Chrysocolla. This powerful blue-green stone helps us during periods of change and challenging times. It brings smooth transitions and helps us to accept change with serenity and calm. It helps us to be more self aware and promotes self confidence that inspires both creativity and motivation.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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The Ability To Choose: Cat’s Angel Message for November 27, 2018 

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The Ability To Choose: Cat’s Angel Message for November 27, 2018 

November’s Theme: Our goal this month lies in watching our thoughts.  Remember that POSITIVE opens and draws and NEGATIVE closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. – William James


1127:  During the past month we have been watching our thoughts and setting positive intentions. This has been important work which has opened and strengthened our communication with the Universe and empowered our manifestation process. We have also been working with faith and the combination of positive thought and faith is helping us as we navigate our path as it helps to clear us energetically and replaces stress with peace. This is one of those days where the Universe is letting us know that we are on the right path and doing a great job. The work we are doing now will help pave the way when we enter December. If you have been slacking it’s a good time to tie up any loose ends so that you can move forward in the new cycle.


Archangel Jophiel helps us to bounce back from negative situations by showing us all the good things in other areas of of our lives. Remember that goodness and beauty surround us all the time, so stay open to receiving these blessings. The Ascended Master Kuthumi helps us to navigate the distractions of everyday life. He encourages us to focus on what’s important right now and to set aside things we have no control over. And the Welsh goddess Cordelia has shown up today to remind us that every season has it’s own unique beauty and healing energy. Embrace joy today to help you to escape stress and let go. “Healing can be found in nature. Allow the beauty that surrounds you to renew your spirit and fill your soul with pure joy.”


Use a combination of Rose Quartz and your favorite angel stone (Celestite, Angelite, Apophyllite) to surround yourself with good vibes and to help open divine communication.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 8, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 8, 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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Fresh October brings the pheasant;
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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Spiritual Unite:  10 Easy Ways To Save Mother Earth

We are acutely aware that saving Mother Earth from climate change is no easy task, but there are ways that we as individuals can make a difference. The good thing is, it isn’t as hard as you might think. If you want to pitch in and help, here are 10 easy ways for you to save Mother Earth.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/10-easy-ways-to-save-mother-earth/

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MBG: 11 Ways To Create Spaces That Facilitate Moments Of Meaning

A moment of meaning is associated with feeling awe or experiencing profound connection to something bigger than yourself. As humans, we crave these moments as a way to inspire ourselves or satisfy our curiosity. Some past research has even found that the feeling of awe enhances overall well-being and instigates profound personal growth.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/ways-to-create-spaces-that-facilitate-moments-of-meaning

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Daily Good: Stranger Kindness

Have you ever been moved by a stranger’s kindness? What about returning the favor and asking yourself how you can be there for someone else? In this touching post, Reverend Bonnie Rose challenges readers to ask strangers that they encounter, “Is there anything I can do or say to help you have a better day?” Read on to learn about the humble connections that can emerge when we bravely break the barriers that divide us and offer help with open hearts.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2109/stranger-kindness-bonnie-rose/

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Elephant Journal: It’s Time to say F*ck You to the Present Moment.

I’m so damned sick of all this living in the now nonsense.
And I’m not alone. Health organisations all over the world have declared a philosophical pandemic. The cause of this catastrophe is an insidious conceptual contagion that’s turning the woke world into hordes of mindless zombies.
The question is, how can we survive this vacuous apocalypse?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/its-time-to-say-fck-you-to-the-present-moment/

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MNN: Does awe lift your spirits or stress you out?

Awe invigorates some people but makes others anxious, and a new study suggests your reaction may depend on how you see yourself.

Awe is an awfully complex emotion, conjuring feelings of reverence that can range from wonder to dread. It’s a blend of fear and surprise, according to some definitions, although it often feels like more than the sum of those parts

Read more………….

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EarthSky News: Spectacular Draconid meteor shower in 2018?

In 2018, there’s no moon to spoil the show. The parent comet recently passed near. Best night is likely October 8. To see the most meteors … watch in the evening, not after midnight. And find a dark country sky!

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-draconid-meteor-shower

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Patheos-Pagan: Spirits of Place

Spirits of Place are the unseen energies, or entities, that dwell in the same places that you do. Some might consider the Spirits of Place as Fae beings. Others might look at the Spirits of Place as tutelary spirits. While others might feel that the Spirits of Place are the beauty of nature itself. However you might experience the Spirits of Place, connecting with them can greatly improve your life.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2018/10/spirits-of-place-2/

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Inner Journey: 

DEEPER COMMUNICATION

“Once a human being has arrived on this earth, communication is the largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes with others and what happens to him in the world about him.”
— Virginia Satir

How do you typically communicate? Is it through words, gestures, emotions, thoughts, desires, needs, truths, direct perception or intuition? Do you focus more on the other person or on yourself? Do you typically tell, ask or listen?

For a few days, set an intention to be aware of your communication styles and skills. After you’ve spent some time talking with someone, reflect on what your underlying motives were and what level of depth you reached. Write your insights in your journal. This exercise will help you become more aware and conscious of who you are and why you do what you do.

“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversation with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”
— Thomas Moore

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A Note from the Universe

Did you know that it’s perfectly OK, even highly ideal, to claim all is well amid doubt and confusion? To be happy in spite of challenges? To laugh at problems? Dance without a partner? Sing without a rhyme? Talk to inanimate objects?

Oddly, most don’t.

You so rock,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Sturdy Sunflower Bread

In our household, we’ve noticed that budget-friendly bread loaves from the supermarket tend to fall apart when we build sandwiches with them. I like mine with seeds in them but it seems those are the ones that don’t hold up so well. Here’s our new recipe for a delicious, sturdy bread that is great for sandwiches!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sturdy-Sunflower-Bread.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
October 8, 2018 

Prayer

“Prayer is something deeper than words. It is present in the soul before it has been formulated in words. And it abides in the soul after the last words of prayer have passed over our lips.”

-O. Hallesby

We feel our prayers more than we really say our prayers. Prayers become real to us when the emotion behind them, within them, is so strong that the prayer becomes animated – it has life. Our soul houses these prayers before our minds even figure out how to articulate them. Prayers can be silent, yet heart-felt.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 6 Things to Stop Feeling Guilty About Immediately
“Guilt is to the spirit as pain is to the body” -Elder David A. Bedna

Guilt is such a strong word but many people, especially women, feel guilt more often than not. Guilt can be defined as “feelings of deserving blame especially for imagined offenses or from a sense of inadequacy”. It makes us feel inadequate or that we aren’t doing enough for something, someone, or ourselves.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/6-things-to-stop-feeling-guilty-about-immediately.aspx#X317yMQSHHVkIVcF.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/