Cat’s Morning Bits for May 29, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 29, 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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June Events and Holidays

June 5: Full Strawberry Moon at 12:12 pm PST/ 1:12 pm MST/ 3:12 pm EST

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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In the great gardens, after bright spring rain,
We find sweet innocence come once again,
White periwinkles, little pensionnaires
With muslin gowns and shy and candid airs.
-Dame Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)

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Spirit Library: Reboot (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Change and transformation are occurring at a very rapid rate and the speed of our awakening and healing is increasing dramatically. Every area of our lives is being impacted by the current transformational energies, which is initiating change in every sphere of life as social, political and financial systems break down so that we may establish a new way of being in the world

Read more…

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Eros and Psyche Story (Complete) – Greek Mythology – Cupid and Psyche Myth

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ThoughtCo: Archangels of the 4 Elements: Air, Fire, Water, and Earth

Those who celebrate the existence and power of heavenly angels believe that God assigned four of his archangels to be in charge of the four elements in nature—air, fire, water, and earth

Read more….

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MBG: 7 Tips For Creating An Empath Sanctuary During The Pandemic

As people spend more time at home—working, studying, and socializing remotely due to the COVID pandemic—empaths need sanctuaries at home where they can retreat and recover more than ever.

Read more…

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Daily Dream Meaning: Hawk

1. In Native American mythology, the hawk is the messenger. Therefore, if the hawk seems to be friendly, an important and probably positive message will come your way.
2. Other symbols in the dream can reveal what that message concerns.
3. A hawk can also indicate an important opportunity coming your way. If the hawk seems forbidding, however, this is a warning to take care of your emotional baggage before seizing whatever new opportunity comes your way.

astrology.com

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Today’s DIY: DIY Incense Cones | World Crafted

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MNN: Historic deal preserves millions of pollination corridors for monarch butterflies

A huge swath of land that wasn’t being fully utilized has been set aside for monarch butterfly habitat. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the University of Illinois at Chicago have signed an agreement to create habitat for the butterflies on potentially millions of acres along rights-of-way and associated land.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Watch for the legendary green flash

The green flash image at the top of this post was taken by Jim Grant, an EarthSky friend on Facebook. He captured it off the coast of Ocean Beach, California, and identified it as a mock mirage green flash.

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witch Plant Profile: Lavender For Purification, Third Eye, Protection

Lavender is one of my favorite plant allies. This is a plant growing in my garden, harvested and kept in my apothecary as dried buds, and holds a place in my kitchen cabinet for cooking, baking, and enjoying as tea.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Celtic Music – Mists of Avalon

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOURSELF

“If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?”
— Rob Bremer

Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self- contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity.

If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way.

“A critic is a legless man who teaches running.”
— Channing Pollock

“Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish.”
— Barbara Sher

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
— Buddha

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A Note from the Universe
You are “here” (your life now) and you want to go “there” (your dreamed-of life). And because both are physical places, it would seem that you must manipulate the physical world to go from “here” to “there.”

This is the ultimate illusion.

Physical places are simply mirages, reflections of an inner world, the world of your thoughts. So to get from “here” to “there,” begin your manipulations within, by thinking of your desired end results, as if they’d already come to pass.

A thought worth dwelling on,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 10 Gorgeous Watermelon Drinks to Bust Your Thirst All Summer
Eat juicy ripe watermelon on a throat-parching day, and you’ll know what refreshment’s all about. Now, take that watermelon and turn it into drinks, and you’ve got the ultimate thirst-quencher with the bonus of that ravishing watermelon color.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Heart
Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron 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
Friday belongs to Venus, and its energies are warm, sensuous, and fulfilling. Efforts that involve any type of pleasure, comfort, and luxury, as well as the arts, music, or aroma (incense and perfume) works well on this day. As Venus lends its sensuous influences to the energies of this day, use it for any magical work that deals with matters of the heart.

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Daily Wisdom
May 29, 2020

Genius
“Does it not appear to you that versatility is the true and rare characteristic of that rare thing called genius – versatility and playfulness? In my mind they are both essential.”

-Mary Russell Mitford, 1813

 
Versatility, flexibility, enthusiasm – these are all traits that I would associate with genius. You’ve got to be able to go with the flow, take what comes and adapt – and you’ve got to love what you’re doing to be able to keep doing it until you reach the desired results. It’s hard work, and it’s also insight, seeing “inside” and having that vision that keeps you going.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Dress well, speak well, and spend time with people who normally might overlook you. Today you have more authority and influence than usual. At work, your superiors will recognize your talents and capabilities (though they might not outwardly acknowledge it). At home, you can be the ruler of all you survey and your word will go unchallenged. Be gracious and make it all beautiful

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 February 20, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 20, 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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“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.”
-George Washington (1732-99)

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Pioneer Thinking: Planting Lavender is an Easy Spring Garden Project

Planting lavender is a great way to start off the spring gardening season. A little effort now will pay off for years to come as this low maintenance perennial yields its aromatic and useful blossoms. Purchase a plant from a nursery, choose the right location,

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Make a Ritual Robe

Many Wiccans and Pagans prefer to perform ceremonies and rituals in special robes. If you’re part of a coven or group, your robe might have to be a certain color or style. In some traditions, the color of the robe indicates the level of training a practitioner has

Read more…..

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MBG: 3 Beginner Breathwork Techniques & The Best Time Of Day To Do Them

Meditation is certainly a useful tool for the mind and the body. However, many people find it hard to meditate because when we sit still and quiet our external stimulation, all of the racing thoughts, feelings, and sensations bubble up to the surface.

Read more…..

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The Individualogist: The Harmonic Experience of Sound Meditation

Generally speaking, meditation is a practice that unlocks both the conscious and unconscious thoughts that we have. By doing meditation, we allow ourselves to be open to the infinite possibilities that our minds can process.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: Witchy Aesthetic Decor

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Elephant Journal: Screw “Self-Care.” This is what we Really Need.

The next time someone reaches out to you for help, please resist every urge in your body, your mouth, and your fingertips to suggest self-care as a solution.

Read more…..

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MNN: One couple in India is buying land — and letting it go wild
They’re giving tigers space to breathe in Rajasthan.

Compared to the barren, brown stretch of land that juts up against it, the Singh family’s lot sticks out like a green thumb.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: See the Double Cluster in Perseus

Tonight, find the gorgeous Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus. It’s a wonderful sight to see, assuming your sky is dark. To see it at this time of year, face north to Northwest as darkness falls.

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Patheos-Pagan: Witch, Know Thyself

Written above the entrance at the temple of Delphi are the words “know thyself”. What was true thousands of years ago is true today: as a Witch your primary responsibility is to know yourself. What exactly does this mean? How does a Witch know thyself? Why is it important?

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

APPRECIATE THE MYSTERY!

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”
— Aart Van Der Leeuw

“I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible.”
— William James

“Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.”
— Niels Bohr

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”
— Copernicus

“Curiouser and curiouser!”
— Lewis Carroll

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A Note from the Universe 

Did you know that you have so many fans in the unseen who love you so much, that you never dream alone, cry in vain, or sleep without guardians protecting you?

No matter how things may appear.

Cozy, cozy –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic Chicken Tacos

This recipe was passed down to me from my grandmother. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and friends have! Add any additional amount of anything, if desired. Make sure to add salt and pepper!

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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
February 20, 2020 

Ability

“In the first grade, I already know the pattern of my life. I didn’t know the living of it, but I knew the line…. From the first day in school until the day I graduated, everyone gave me one hundred plus in art. Well, where do you go in life? You go to the place where you got one hundred plus.”

-Louise Nevelson, 1976

What usually happens, is that we are really good at doing what we love to do – so we do it more often and become even better at it! Maybe we love doing it because we’re good at it, or the other way around, but it doesn’t matter. The idea is to find our “thing,” whatever that happens to be, and do it!

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot:  The Sun

Find a way to inject an artistic touch to whatever you’re doing and get extra satisfaction and have greater success at what you’re doing. You may not think of yourself as artistic, but it will be hard to hide or resist your creative side today. Even the most mundane and boring tasks can be made more pleasant by adding a dash of artistic expression. Within reason and appropriateness, let it shine!

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 30, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 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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Nothing, no one, is too small to matter.
What you do is going to make a difference.
–Madeleine L’Engle (1918–2007)

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Spiritual Unite: Seal Spirit Animal Meaning – Being Honest With Yourself

Your seal spirit animal is a messenger, asking you to look within yourself and find the natural flows that govern your body.
It is also a reminder to pay attention to your imagination – and your dreams.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: How to Use Mugwort in Magic

Mugwort is an herb that is found fairly regularly in many modern Pagan magical practices. From its use as an incense, for smudging, or in spellwork, mugwort is a highly versatile – and easy to grow – herb.

Read more….

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MBG: 3 Ways To Help Save Wild Animals—No Matter Where You Live

Grizzly bears once ranged all throughout the western United States and Canada and south into Mexico. In fact, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee estimates that there were about 50,000 bears when Lewis & Clark explored the West. By the time the 1970s rolled around, though, only 600 to 800 grizzlies lived in the Lower 48, and they were confined to areas around Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.

Read more….

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Country Living: 15 Best New Years Superstitions That Could Bring You Good Luck in 2020

It’s just not New Year’s Eve without a few certain activities, like watching the ball drop, making some noise at midnight, and singing iconic New Year’s Eve songs like “Auld Lang Syne,” for starters. But did you know that some of the things you do before the clock strikes 12 are longstanding traditions, derived from New Year’s superstition and folklore from around the world?

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: 12 Macrame Projects (That Aren’t Wall Hangings)

If you grew up in the 1970s or have been on Pinterest in the last several years, you are likely familiar with the term macrame. Macrame projects have intricate designs created with several knots, and they come in various shapes and sizes.

Read more……

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Elephant Journal: The Loneliness of Winter.

Winter is always described as the loneliest of months.
It’s cold out. People are hibernating inside with oversized sweaters and warm socks and gathered around the fireplace with their loved ones.

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MNN: At Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen, you can pay it forward or pay with your time

Thanks to a certain megastar from the Garden State, no one needs to go hungry if they live near Red Bank or Toms River, New Jersey. And soon, the same will be true in Newark.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News:  Can you see stars’ different colors?

Tonight … notice that the stars are like wildflowers, in that each star radiates with a different color of the rainbow. Have you ever noticed their various hues? Let’s explore some of the stars that you’ll see in the meadow of night tonight.

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Patheos-Pagan: Using the Liminal Space Before the New Year

The liminal space is defined as the space between “what was” and “what’s next”. To me, no better time period personifies this than the space between Christmas/Yule/All the Holidays and the New Year. The celebrations have been celebrated, food has been eaten into infinity, and the merriment is wearing a bit thin.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

COMMITMENTS TO SERVE

“Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with …knowing we are of genuine use to others.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Holding an intention to be in service shapes our overall attitude towards life in many ways. For example, it brings a greater sensitivity and awareness of others, a commitment to harmlessness, a willingness to put others’ needs before our own and a desire to be in harmony with all.

An attitude of service also involves a willingness to be served when we truly need support.

“… there is no such thing as just existing. Everything is in service to everything else. Existence is giving and receiving. A stone gives and receives no less than a saint.”
— Jacob Needleman

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A Note from the Universe 

Persistence isn’t about knocking on one door until the dang thing opens.

It’s about knocking on all of the doors.

Knock, knock,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Cranberry Sangria
Add a little holiday spirit to a classic sangria recipe. This drink is delicious served warm or chilled.

https://www.diynetwork.com/made-and-remade/make-it/cranberry-sangria

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

Intentions: Psychic Sensitivity, Women’s Mysteries, Tides, Waters, Emotional Issues, Agriculture, Animals, Female Fertility, Messages, Theft, Reconciliations, 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
December 30, 2019

Angels

“Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.”

-G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Doesn’t this make you smile? Enlightenment means lightening up – so angels are a good example for us! We can laugh, and play, and see the goodness and beauty in life – and not take ourselves too seriously!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star 

You enjoy an extra dose of protection today, so approach the day with confidence and a great sense of graciousness. Your angels are voluntarily working overtime on your behalf, so take advantage of all opportunities to do good and to make progress in your daily life. Do a nice deed for someone else and know you’ve been rewarded in advance. More blessings will be on the way.

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 November 21, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 21,  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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“What do you hunt, Orion,
This starry night?”
“The Ram, the Bull and the Lion,
And the Great Bear,” says Orion.
-Robert Graves (1895-1985)

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Spiritual Unite: Celtic Mandala Symbolism: Hidden Meanings Of The 4 Most Powerful Celtic Symbols

The ancient Celts were an extremely spiritual people who found deep symbolism in even the most basic things. Like other spiritually-inclined groups, which is basically everyone at that time, they utilized mandalasto express their beliefs in a physical, artistic format.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Aphrodite, Greek Goddess of Love

Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and is honored by many Pagans today. Her equivalent in Roman mythology is the goddess Venus. She is sometimes referred to as Lady of Cytherea or Lady of Cyrpus, because of her cult locations and place of origin.

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Coffey Talk: Abracadabra!

Abracadabra is an ancient word used by magicians when they are ready to make something magical happen. It’s often accompanied by a swirl of the magic wand and followed by the wave of a scarf to reveal the magic trick. The origin of this word “abracadabra” is thought to be from the Aramaic language. Abra means “to create” and “cadabra” means “as I say.” So the parts put together translates to “I create as I say.”
Back in the Roman times doctors treated malaria sufferers with an amulet inscribed with the word “abracadabra” written in the form of a triangle. This was said to diminish the hold that the disease had over the patient. Over the years this magical word has had various uses, as it can be found on amulets in various cultures. Today the word is commonly used as an incantation by stage magicians.
In the “Harry Potter” series the expression “Avada Kedavra” is used as a spell known as the “Killing Curse.” Author J.K. Rowling said of the Curse’s etymology: “It is an ancient spell in Aramaic, and it is the original abracadabra, which means “let the thing be destroyed.” Originally, it was used to cure illness…”
Magic is all around us, whether we use the words or not. But sometimes using these “magic words” helps to remind us of the power we have, and how we can harness it. Think about how you can create as you say. Set your intention, put in the effort, and watch magic happen!

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Individualogist: Root Chakra – Muladhara: Discover this Extremely Powerful Chakra

The moment that we are born into this world, we cry. We cry simply because we feel hungry or that we need safety or nourishment. By crying, the baby version of us sends a signal to the mother to find the root cause and help us thrive onwards.

Read more…

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Wise Woman Herbal: The Deva of the Inner Child
by Robina Hearle
I have had the privilege of seeing a Deva; this has enabled me to teach others by way of this story.

I was driving home one day after visiting my sister Sue, musing to myself that it was about time we held a workshop. The subject that seemed so obvious was The Healing of the Inner child as we constantly talked to our respective clients about the importance of this issue. [We both work as Reiki Masters and Spiritual Healers facilitating others to heal themselves.] I made a mental note of my thoughts to tell her, needless to say I forgot about it.

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EarthSky News: Old moon to pass Spica, Mars, Mercury

Are you an early morning person, up and about during the predawn/dawn hours? If so, let the old waning crescent moon serve as your guide to the morning line-up of celestial lights: Spica, the constellation Virgo’s brightest star, plus the planets Mars and Mercury.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Little More Sleep Magic For You

Some people can fall asleep anywhere at anytime (like my partner.) Other people feel like falling asleep is a constant battle against the demons of anxiety, overthinking, and extreme sensitivity to surrounding stimulus. (It me.)

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Inner Journey:

WHAT DEPLETES YOUR SOUL?

“Certain activities, attitudes, foods, and persons support the cultivation of an unconscious life. They draw us away from our center. They throw us off- balance. They deplete the soul.”
— Patricia Lynn Reilly

Some activities we think are restful are, in fact, draining. Set an intention to really become aware of how you feel after you’ve engaged in different activities. Solitude and awareness help us make better choices for ourselves.

“Enlightenment is not about imagining figures of light but of making the darkness conscious.”
— C.G. Jung

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A Note from the Universe

Here’s a hint on figuring out your life’s purpose…

It almost never lies behind the doors marked, “Be Practical,” “Get Real,” or “Nothing to Fear.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Smashed Sweet Potatoes Will Win Your Next Potluck

There’s something about maple syrup and sweet potatoes that just seems to fit. The maple enhances the sweet potato flavor perfectly, for a dish that tastes more like a treat than a nutritious side dish.

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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
November 21, 2019

Conversation

“Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.”

-Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Conversation. Communication between people. Conversation is often called an art, because it can take talent, and skill. We know when we’ve had a good conversation – we feel like there was an exchange of energy and ideas. We feel heard, and understood. We feel like we’ve learned something, or that we’ve spent our time well. It’s more than just “small talk,” it’s something substantial – a meal rather than a snack!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You might be set up to be the smart one and solve a problem or two for someone else. While it might be your idea of fun to perform and be clever, try to keep things simple, especially if this is a work-related issue. It will cost you little or no effort and win you a lot of admiration, and maybe some monetary reward later.

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 September 17, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 17, 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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Through sunny days and yellow weeks,
With clouds that melt in tears,
The glory of the harvest speaks
In all the silken ears.
–J. Hazard Hartzell (1830–90)

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The Tetraktys: Witchy DIY – Sun & Moon Water Jar Tutorial

Hi witches! In this video, I am decorating two jars to collect and store Sun and Moon water. Sun water is water that has been charged with the energy of the sun while moon water contains the energy of the moon. In witchcraft, sun water represents power, masculinity, strenght, protection and charisma, and it is associated with the Horned God. Moon water is associated with the Triple Goddess, and it represents femininity, healing, love, emotions and psychic awareness.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/video-diy-sun-moon-water-jar/

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ThoughtCo: Cailleach, the Ruler of Winter 

The goddess known as Cailleach in Scotland and parts of Ireland is the embodiment of the dark mother, the harvest goddess, the hag or crone entity. She appears in the late fall, as the earth is dying, and is known as a bringer of storms. She is typically portrayed as a one-eyed old woman with bad teeth and matted hair.

https://www.learnreligions.com/cailleach-the-ruler-of-winter-2561705

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MBG: A Rare Retrograde Finally Lifts This Week — And It Could Help Your Career

Have your goals been at a standstill for months? This Wednesday could restore momentum.
If ambitious plans seemed to hit a snag over the past five months, don’t abandon hope! The astrological embargo lifts this Wednesday, September 18, as taskmaster Saturn rouses from a sleepy retrograde that began on April 29.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-september-16-22-2019-from-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: Diane Ackerman on Deep Play

In this moving piece, poet, essayist, and naturalist Diane Ackerman’s reverence for play is brought to life through selections from her book, “Deep Play”. While others have easily dismissed play as trivial or time-consuming, Ackerman asserts, “Opportunities for deep play abound. In its thrall we become ideal versions of ourselves… [Its] many moods and varieties help to define who we are and all we wish to be.” Reflecting on its evolutionary role, psychological, and spiritual dimensions, Ackerman invites us to reacquaint ourselves with the very activity that makes us human. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2391/diane-ackerman-on-deep-play-maria-popova/

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Elephant Journal: Discover the Weirdness Inside of You—& Embrace that Sh*t.

Some days I carry meditation beads alongside tins of Copenhagen snuff.
Some days I’m in the four walls of the yoga studio talking dharma and mindfulness. Others I’m choking down tear gas in a stuffy concrete box.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/09/discover-the-weirdness-inside-of-you-embrace-that-sht-phil-sussman/

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MNN: 21 reasons why forests are important
Don’t miss the forest for the trees. Here are a few reminders why woodlands are wonderful — and worth protecting.

Forests cover nearly a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the planet’s densest, most diverse collections of life. They support countless species, including our own, yet we often seem oblivious of that.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/21-reasons-why-forests-are-important

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EarthSky News:  Use Big Dipper to find North Star

The northern sky is a large clock, with Polaris at its center. The hour hand is a line drawn through Dubhe and Merak, the two pointer stars of the Big Dipper. Because the stars make a full circle in 23 hours 56 minutes instead of exactly 24 hours, this star clock is not exactly the same as the one on the wall, but with a little practice you can learn to read it well.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/use-big-dipper-to-find-polaris-the-north-star

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Patheos-Pagan: Thornapple, Gender and Ritual Application

Cultivating the Devil’s Apple aka Thornapple
I spent part of this afternoon harvesting my Thornapple plants. One of them grew to be close to five feet high! The Thornapple I grew this year is a Datura stramonium var. tatula; similar to the common Datura stramonium only it is less shrubby and has lavender purple flowers.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/poisonersapothecary/2019/09/16/thornapple-gender-ritual/

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Inner Journey: OPEN TO AWARENESS

“Mindfulness means moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness. It is cultivated by refining our capacity to pay attention, intentionally, in the present moment, and then sustaining that attention over time as best we can. In the process, we become more in touch with our life as it is unfolding.”
— Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn

Why do we want to become more aware?

If we remain unaware, we:
• repeat the past,
• remain stuck in relationships,
• live superficial, literal and one dimensional lives,
• lack experiences of love and beauty, and
• have limited connection to others and the universe.

With awareness, we are fully involved with life. Awareness is sensing deeply and sensitively for what really is. To do this, we need to approach the present as totally new. When we can be open and attentive in each moment, we begin to free ourselves from the conditioning of the past and the suffering that it so often brings.

“If moment by moment you can keep your mind clear then nothing will confuse you.”
— Sheng Yen

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Funny, huh, how some folks think that avoiding challenges will bring them peace?

As if the peace they now know didn’t come from earlier challenges that were faced, and mastered.

OK – not really that funny,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Frozen Yogurt Bark

This is an enjoyable and healthy dessert for all ages! You can customize your yogurt bark with any toppings you have at home, or a great way to use up any last ingredients you have.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Frozen-Yogurt-Bark.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
September 17, 2019

Language

“There have been periods in the history of the various cultures, when the language of spirituality was clear, accurate and exhaustive. At the present time it is muddled, inadequate to the fact and dangerously equivocal. Lacking a proper vocabulary, people find it hard, not only to think about the most important issues of life, but even to realize that these issues exist.”

-Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

This is really interesting to think about. Is our language of spirituality clear, accurate and exhaustive? So many times, when asked about our beliefs, it seems it’s hard to put into words. It’s difficult to define any big concept like that because the meanings of words can vary based upon the experience of each person. But we have to start somewhere. It might be a good exercise to write up some of our own definitions just to see what kind of language we come up with to express ourselves. We might just discover something about ourselves long the way, too. Start with these: love, joy, peace, faith.

-Lissa Coffey

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

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 3, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 6, 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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Hebe’s here, May is here!
The air is fresh and sunny;
And the miser-bees are busy
Hoarding golden honey!

-Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)

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Spirit Library: May 2019 Energy Report

Welcome to May, a month of madness, mayhem, and miracles which everyone will experience according to what’s going on in their energy field and on their life path. We have some big things happening this month at the collective level, the culmination of the work we have been doing all year. So if things start happening in your life and you experience mayhem instead of miracles, take a good look at what you have really been asking for because the energy is moving quickly now and manifestation works according to our deepest, often hidden intentions. Buckle up, keep your hands and feet in the car and enjoy the ride, the roller coast has started

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

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ThoughtCo: The Green Man, Spirit of the Forest

For our ancient ancestors, many spirits and deities were associated with nature, wildlife, and plant growth. After all, if you had just spent the winter starving and freezing, when spring arrived it was certainly time to give thanks to whatever spirits watched over your tribe. The spring season, particularly around Beltane, is typically tied to a number of pre-Christian nature spirits. Many of these are similar in origin and characteristics, but tend to vary based on region and language. In English folklore, few characters stand out as much–or are as recognizable–as the Green Man

https://www.learnreligions.com/the-green-man-spirit-of-the-forest-2561659

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Mercury Is About To Give Us All A Pair Of Rose-Colored Glasses

On Monday, Mercury moves into Taurus and asks us to find the magic in the everyday.
Look up from that mobile screen and take in the beauty of the world around you. Beginning this Monday, May 6, mindful Mercury decamps to slow-jamming Taurus, adding a decadent dimension to our interactions

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-may-6-12-2019-by-the-astrotwins

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Tetraktys: The Wheel of the Year in Wicca – A Complete Guide

The Wheel of the Year represents the never-ending cycle of the seasons. As the wheel turns, the seasons change, and when a year has passed, the cycle starts over. Just like a calendar, it regroups the eight Wiccan Sabbats that are observed throughout the year

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/wheel-of-the-year-wicca-guide/

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Elephant Journal: Using the Body’s Natural Defenses to Help us Relax: a 5-minute Meditation.

Sometimes, I find it impossible to unplug myself from the chaos of this busy world we live in.
I’m pretty much always on the move and often feel overwhelmed by endless to-do lists, not to mention the constant interruption of notifications (thanks to the glorious invention of the smartphone).

I’m so busy, in fact, that I have to actively relax. As in, I have to actually schedule “time to relax” on my calendar.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/using-the-bodys-natural-defenses-to-help-us-relax-a-5-minute-meditation-becki-sams/

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MNN: What is plant blindness?
When we don’t notice the green all around us, it’s bad for the planet.

Imagine taking a walk in the woods and seeing a deer or a rabbit. You’ll no doubt remember the encounter — it might even be the highlight of your outdoor adventure.
But what about all the plants, trees and flowers you passed while hiking? There’s a good chance you paid little attention to the greenery on your path

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/what-plant-blindness

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EarthSky News: Young moon, Mars after sunset May 6-8

These next several evenings – May 6, 7 and 8, 2019 – find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset, and watch for the young moon and the planet Mars to pop out in your western sky as evening twilight gives way to darkness. Be sure to look for the moon rather soon after sunset on May 6 because the lunar crescent will be quite thin and may set before nightfall (depending on where you live worldwide).

https://earthsky.org/tonight/young-moon-mars-after-sunset-may-6-8

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Patheos-Pagan: Awesome Moments are Magick

The definition of magick is a tricky one. It is slippery and misty. It is something that is elusive and undulating. Trying to define it is like trying to hold a fistful of sand. You almost get it, but it tends to slip right through your fingers. One of my favorite definitions of magick comes from Dion Fortune said: “magic is the art of changing consciousness at will”.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2019/05/awesome-moments-are-magick/

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Inner Journey:

ARE YOU HAPPY?

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
— Agnes Repplier

Are you happy?

Don’t answer too quickly. Sit with this question for a long time and you’ll be introduced to brand new dimensions of who you are and of what matters in your life.

“Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.”
— Leo C. Rosten

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Have you ever wondered why trees are such a happy lot?

They’ve mastered patience.

Not bad for wood, huh?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sweet Potato Chips

I am always looking for ways to preserve food and make it delicious. I was given a bag of huge sweet potatoes and decided to dry them. My first attempt was not that great to eat as a snack, so a friend suggested cinnamon and brown sugar – yum!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf73524512.tip.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
May 6, 2019

Learning

“What we learn to do, we learn by doing.”

-Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

There’s a difference between theory and practice. We may know how to meditate – all the technical points and benefits of meditation that we hear so much about. But until we actually meditate ourselves, we haven’t really learned anything about it! On a recent episode of the TV comedy “Frasier,” Frasier and his brother were trying to learn how to ride a bike by reading a book. Now we know how silly that is! And yet, that’s the same kind of thing we often do in our spiritual practices. We read about prayer, and chanting, and mantras – but to really “get it” we’ve got to do it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: What Your Favorite Flower Says About Your Personality?

Which of nature’s stunning flowers are you most drawn to? Your favorite flower can do more than just beautify your surroundings. The characteristics of these remarkable plants may give some insight into your personality traits.

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 October 15, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 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 moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. ”

– Ashley Montagu

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Spiritual Unite: Which Zodiac Signs Are Shy?

Not all the fingers on our hands are equal, and the same goes with all the Zodiac signs. All 12 of them are very different when it comes to socializing or meeting people. There is a reason for this unusual behavior pattern and why people behave in a particular way. The personalities of different Zodiacs are governed by the stars ……

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/which-zodiac-signs-are-shy/

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MBG: 5 Quick Ways To Finally Put An End To Impostor Syndrome

Often when I sit down at my desk to prepare for a big interview, write an outline for a speaking engagement, or work on a new article, whispers of self-doubt swirl through my mind.

Before I even begin, the fear can start to get to me. “You know nothing,” a little voice says. “Who are you to deserve this opportunity? No one wants to hear what you have to say.” I know I’m not the only one. How many of you have heard those exact words echo through your mind—

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-end-impostor-syndrome

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Daily Good: How Green Is My Forest

“We are the people of this land. We are nature, human and non-human. These are our bodies. Together we are one body, we are creation, and always will be. We matter. Humus, seed, fruit, tooth, organ, blood and bone. We are root, water, mud, alga and stone. We are the snap of bladderwort. We are buttress-rooted trees. Orchid, fern, dragonfly, elephant, monkey; we are larva, worm, cocoon; creeper, liana and honeybee. We are this forest. Trogon, drongo and hornbill; cobra-lily, ginger and cinnamon; mushroom and pill millipede. We appear from the cloud, we are mist, we are monsoon rain. We are strikes of lightning charging the soil. We are moonshine through the canopy. We are women. Men. Hermaphrodite. Other. Children.” In this lyrical piece, Suprabha Seshan, a conservationist who lives and works in a forest-garden in the Western ghats in India, muses about the forest and the many sensory gifts she has to offer. Read on for a richly-meditative account of life in one of the most bio-diverse zones of the planet.

http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=7792

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Elephant Journal: Protecting Yourself from Unwanted Spirit Attachments.

It was a cold winter night—I was exhausted from a long day of clients, feeling super off and absolutely done.
I climbed into bed and cuddled up to my husband, wanting nothing more than just to be embraced.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/protecting-yourself-from-unwanted-spirit-attachments/

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MNN: Bees go silent during a total solar eclipse

A new study reveals how bees reacted to the 2017 Great American Eclipse, with help from citizen scientists and elementary schoolers.

As the moon blocked the sun across a swath of North America last year, millions of people got to see a total solar eclipse for the first time in their lives. So did countless nonhuman animals — albeit without the benefit of knowing what was happening.

Read more………………..

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EarthSky News: Orange Arcturus sparkles after sunset

Tonight, look for Arcturus, one of three stars noticeable for flashing in colors at this time of year. You should be able to see it in the west at dusk or nightfall. Once it gets good and dark, and you live at mid-to-far latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, you can verify that this star is Arcturus by using the Big Dipper asterism.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/arcturus-shines-in-the-west-after-sunset

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Patheos-Pagan:  Do you look for the beauty?

Earlier this week I was walking through the woods near my house with my husband and daughter. There isn’t much left of the woods really because development after WWII cut down the trees and re-purposed the farms. Where there was once nature, there is now housing.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2018/10/do-you-look-for-the-beauty/

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Inner Journey: 

CREATE CONSCIOUSLY

“No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.”
— Napoleon Hill

The law of karma is the law of cause and effect. It works unavoidably when there is no consciousness — when we are not present in the moment. When there is no consciousness, the past creates the future.

The law of Love supersedes the law of karma. It intervenes in the process by focusing in the present. In fact, one could say that Love is being fully present. When anything is initiated in Love in the present, the future of that reality will be purposeful,meaningful, loving and powerful.

“He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“In my beginning is my end.”
— T.S. Eliot

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

When someone behaves poorly,  it’s always because they’ve forgotten how powerful they really are, how beautiful life is, and how much they’re loved.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken Schnitzel 

It’s Oktoberfest time! I’m not a beer drinker, but I do make up for it with the foods. This is an easy way to make a scrumptious schnitzel without too much effort. You can use any type of meat you like, but I like chicken breast. Don’t forget to serve lemon wedges alongside. They really make this meal pop!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chicken-Schnitzel.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, Reconciliations, 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 15, 2018

Life

“Trust life, and it will teach you, in joy and sorrow, all you need to know.” -James Baldwin (1924-1987)

You know the punch line when someone asks: “Got any questions?” and someone answers back, “Yeah, what’s the meaning of life?” We laugh because we know that’s not exactly what the first guy was expecting to hear… and also because we know that it is the BIG question we’ve all come here to find out… and because we know that there are no easy answers! It’s the same for all of us. But at some point we figure out that we don’t NEED to know everything. We understand that we can trust the process enough to know that life is here for us and that we will learn all we really need to know along the way.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 5 Reasons to Love Cherries
The small fruit is a big winner for your health.

They won the hearts of dignitaries, royalty and noblemen. From China to the United States, cherries have been celebrated for centuries since arriving with the settlers during the 1600s. Cherries symbolize productivity, happiness and joy in some cultures. The Chinese believed that cherries are a sign of immortality.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/love-family/recipes/5-reasons-to-love-cherries.aspx#XFmmwYkwtVmsb8Ti.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 May 25, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 25, 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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Rainbow to windward, foul fall the day;
Rainbow to leeward, damp runs away.
-proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Throat Chakra Healing Foods And Exercises

The throat chakra is the first spiritual chakra in the list of seven chakras. It is present at the centre of the throat. This chakra makes you expressive of your thoughts and emotions. The Sanskrit name for the throat chakra is Visuddha, and its associated colour is sky blue. This chakra is all about speaking truth.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/throat-chakra-healing-foods-and-exercises/

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MBG: Your Ultimate Guide To Essential Oils: Uses, Benefits, Extraction & How To Use Them, Explained

Essential oils are gaining popularity in droves, though their herbal counterparts and natural solutions have been harnessed for centuries mainly in Eastern medicine. As Western holistic care and naturopathic remedies continue to provide alternative solutions for people desiring to take charge of their own health care, it is important to have a firm understanding of essential oils

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-use-essential-oils-guide-essential-oil-benefits-and-essential-oil-uses

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Elephant Journal: Solar Flares & Storms: These are the symptoms to Expect (May 22-25)

Spaceweather has just reported that on May 22, Earth-orbiting satellites recorded approximately 12 B-class solar flares erupting from a spot on the sun.
Currently, the crackling sunspot is slightly hidden on the eastern limb of the sun, however solar rotation will reveal its activity over the next couple of days, so we will have a clearer view of any stronger explosions.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/solar-flares-storms-these-are-the-symptoms-to-expect-may-22-25/

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MNN: Why do rivers need riverkeepers?

When the government fails to protect a public resource like a river, our hopes often fall to a loose coalition of citizen conservationists.

How well do you know your closest river? Even if you aren’t sure where it is or what it’s like, you’re probably in a much closer relationship than you realize.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/riverkeeper-waterkeeper

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EarthSky News: Beauty! Moon and Jupiter May 25 to 28

On May 25 to 28, 2018 – if you have a clear sky – you’ll surely notice a very bright “star” near the moon. This object is really a planet, Jupiter. Once Venus sets in the west, not long after the sun, the moon and Jupiter are the two brightest objects in the nighttime sky.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-may-25-26-27-28-2018

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Patheos-Pagan: Choosing A Tarot Deck That’s Right For You

Choosing a tarot deck can be a little more complicated than you would expect. You will find that every tarot deck has a different energy, point of view, symbolism and history. Because of this you will find that your connection with every deck will be very unique. To choose a deck that is right for you it’s important to decide what the intention of the deck will be and be able to feel the deck on a physical and energetic level.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2017/12/28/choosing-tarot-deck-thats-right/

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Inner Journey: 

DISCOVER THE TREASURES INSIDE

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
— Denis Waitley

Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, waiting to be discovered. Yet we tend to look to the outside world to satisfy our needs and longings.

Our outer life reflects back to us the way we think, feel and behave. The outer world is all effects. Go to the source inside for all of life’s treasures.

How are you searching for peace and contentment outside of yourself?

“The great Western disease is, ‘I’ll be happy when… When I get the money. When I get a BMW. When I get this job.’ Well, the reality is, you never get to when. The only way to find happiness is to understand that happiness is not out there. It’s in here. And happiness is not next week. It’s now.”
— Marshall Goldsmith

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Can you imagine me settling into a human body?

Oh, it would be a grand one! Not just any body! Only a gorgeous body, with all the bells and whistles that really count. Capable of BIG dreams to remind me of what I’m capable of, and the strength to spin the world in the palm of my hand.

That’s why I picked yours, and a few others.

If you knew of the power you possessed, at this very moment, you’d cry and cry and cry. And then feel light as a feather.

Om-m-m-m-m-m-m…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake and chocolate are combined in these delicious bars. This is a guide about making chocolate chip cheesecake bars

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chocolate-Chip-Cheesecake-Bars-Recipe.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, Chalchiuhtlicue

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Daily Wisdom
May 25 , 2018

Freedom

“A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom.” -Imamu Amiri Baraka, in Kulchur

There is no middle ground with freedom. It’s an all or nothing proposition. And it is a great responsibility. We can practice it, live it, respect it, and grow from the experience of freedom every single day of our lives.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Signs of Summer Depression

Did you know that you can get SAD in summer? No—not just sad, the emotion, but seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that’s related to seasonal changes. Most people think SAD only happens during the gloomy winter months as a result of the lack of sunlight and warmth, but around 1 percent of people suffer from this mood disorder during summer.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/emotional-health/depression/6-signs-of-summer-depression.aspx#KdHk5e3yQZz6lgGp.99

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