Thought For The Day: April 29, 2021 “Be Creative”

Happy Thursday,

Creativity is one of our sacred tools. We all have it and we all use it. Just a reminder today that if something is bothering you or feel like like something is missing invite your creative mind out to play. By applying this focus answers, ideas and solutions come out of nowhere. Remember, it’s all about perspective and keeping an open mind. What will you create today?

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/

Thought For The Day: March 25, 2021 “Just Imagine”

Happy Thursday,

We can all envision things that would make the world a better place and that in itself can be a daunting prospect. But what about changing your world? The principle is the same for both. We are all given the gifts of creativity and imagination. This is where change begins. Within each of us lies the ability to change things. Remember, if you can imagine it you can do it!

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 21, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: Hold the Vision of a Better Future

We are living in a profoundly transformative time where all of humanity is being called to awaken, heal and evolve. As a result, it is a chaotic and challenging time as the external world reflects the incredible transition we are moving through.

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Norse Pagan Symbols: The Valknut

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Spiritual Unite: OAK TREE SYMBOLISM – BE STRONG AND STAND TALL

The Oak tree has a rich symbolism associated with it, with cultures from all across the world regarding it with reverence.

In particular, European and US traditions have held the Oak tree in the highest esteem.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Imbolc Altar

It’s Imbolc, and that’s the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to honor the Celtic goddess Brighid, in her many aspects. However, other than having a giant statue of Brighid on your altar, there are a number of ways you can set up for the season.

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Patheos / New Visions: Monastic Strategies: How Do We Learn to Let Go?

Many of us believe, whether we realize it or not, it is better to hold on than to let go.

We have worked hard for what we have and do not want to lose the rewards of all our effort and persistence. Some of us learned to apply ourselves and take care of what we have wisely.

Read more…

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MBG: 50+ Morning Affirmations To Set The Tone For Your Entire Day

Affirmations are a powerful tool that can be used by people of any age (kids included!). When repeated in the morning, affirmations can help get the day started on the right foot and prepare you to take action in pursuit of your goals. Here, we break down how affirmations work, plus over 50 to try in the morning to get positivity flowing right off the bat.

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Today’s DIY: DIY Altar Makeover by a Forest Witch | EXTRA Enchanted

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Elephant Journal: Deep Feminine Roots: An Ode to our Magic & Power.

Back to the roots
To the caves of wombs
Dark mysterious pools
Dip a toe in
Feel your low belly
Magic lives there
It will never die.

Read more….

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MBG; How To Pull A Single Tarot Card For Quick Insight Anytime You Need It

Tarot card reading is a mystical practice that’s been around for centuries (its roots trace back to the European Renaissance). From forecasting to self-inquiry, tarot readings can offer valuable insight into anything you’re curious about, as they help create the right conditions to access your own intuition

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter is easy to spot

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

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Patheos-Pagan: ABCs of Conjure Curios: Magical Tools for Crisis Management

In times of crisis, people often turn to ancestral folk magic or “Conjure” to channel their own power and that of natural tools into positive outcomes.

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Pagan Playlist: May the circle be open | |Wiccan Chants | | Nature chants | | Pagan songs | | Bunny Lo

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Inner Journey: THE KEY TO CREATIVITY

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

Do you know the key to creativity?

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Just remember most people are so beguiled by your charm and inspired by your choices, they simply forget to say, “Thank you,” “please,” and “I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY!” as often as they feel the urge.

Let’s not be one of those people.

“Thank you, please, I LOVE YOU like CRAZY!”

Clutch,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Vietnamese Lemongrass Meatballs

We enjoy these tasty meatballs served over a bowl of rice or wrapped in lettuce cups. They’re balanced with flavors of spicy, salty, tangy, and sweet, and also make wonderful appetizers. Leftover meatballs may be stored in the freezer in a resealable plastic bag.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

 Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage


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

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
January 21, 2021

Sleep


“Of all the soft, delicious functions of nature this is the chiefest; what a happiness it is to man, when the anxieties and passions of the day are over.”

-Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)


Sometimes it just feels like a big relief to finally crawl into bed at night. Knowing that the day is done, that we’ve done all we can do with the time that we had, we can sleep peacefully. Tomorrow is another day. The sun comes up in the morning and we begin again. But while we sleep, we can be still. It is a simple pleasure to close our eyes and tie the day up with a sigh.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Star

Despite any confusion of the day, you’ll be the calm and serene center of any activities. Your calmness will be contagious, too, so look forward to being surrounded by people who want to cooperate with you and be helpful before being directly asked. Take your calm state of mind into the evening, rest well, and see how much you can take with you into tomorrow.

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. AND Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 19, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 19, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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January is named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depecited with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future.

January Events

Jan. 1 Happy New Year! Welcome 2021

Jan. 1 Ellis Island Day

Jan. 3 J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 5 Twelfth Night

Jan. 12/13 New Moon 9:00 pm PST/ 10:00 pm MST/ 12:00 am EST

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 19 Sun enters Aquarius

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day USA

Jan. 21 Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

Jan. 27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 28 Full “Wolf” Moon 11:16 am PST/ 12:16 pm MST/ 2:16 pm .m. EST

Jan. 30 Mercury Retrograde until Feb. 20


Spirit Library: Decidedly on Track (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The very fabric of our society is crumbling giving us with the opportunity to break free from the chains of the past. Since the New Moon last week the incoming energies have been growing in intensity emphasizing the clash that is occurring between the old and the new.

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Pioneer Thinking: Natural Cleaning with Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree oil is one of the most popular of the essential oils. It is one of the strongest natural antiseptics, commonly referred to as the “Universal Antiseptic.” This quality makes it one of the most worthwhile ingredients in homemade cleaning recipes.

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Spiritual Unite: PINE TREE SYMBOLISM – PROTECTION AND IMMORTALITY

The pine tree is one of the most recognisable trees in the world.

The Pine Tree is one of the most widely used tree symbolism the world over.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: All About Imbolc

By February, most of us are tired of the cold, snowy season. Imbolc reminds us that spring is coming soon, and that we only have a few more weeks of winter to go.

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Cardinal Spirit Guide – Ask the Spirit Guides Oracle – Totem Animal, Power Animal – Magical Crafting

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MBG: How To Listen To Your Own Inner Voice & Why It’s So Important

Whether your inner voice loud and clear or more of a whisper, listening to it can be a great source of guidance when you need it most.

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Daily Good: Creativity & COVID-19

Our genius is to understand and stand beneath the set of stars present at our birth, and from that place, to seek the hidden single star, over the night horizon, we did not know we were following.

  • David Whyte –

Creativity & COVID-19

“In some recent discussions with friends who are also creatives, I have heard a variety of responses to the question, ‘How has Covid-19 affected your creativity?’Some have been inspired to create new work. Others have spoken about a year of fallowness. It’s a term we rarely if ever hear in a culture devoted to–or better put, obsessed with–constant productivity. Take agribusiness: every acre and every creature must give maximum yield all the time, even though that is un-natural. Nature functions in cycles, and one part of that is rest, which leads to renewal. Traditionally, that was the way people understood cultivation: “And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and gather in the increase thereof; but the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie fallow…” Mirka Knaster shares more in this thoughtful essay. { read more }

Be The Change

Reflect on the question for yourself: How has the pandemic affected your creativity?

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Today’s DIY: Making my Favorite Whipped Body Butter WITH RECIPE!!!!

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Elephant Journal: 11 Insightful Quotes by Edgar Allan Poe to Stir our Dark Side.

Like many young adults, I was fascinated by gothic music, art, architecture, fashion, and naturally, literature.
During my college years, I wore black and discovered my gloomy side for the first time in my life. So, when I was asked to prepare a thesis for my graduation, without even blinking, I chose a short story by Edgar Allan Poe: Ligeia.

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Treehugger: 12 Remarkable Facts About Rattlesnakes

Because they are adaptable enough to live in desert sand dunes, wet swamplands, and green meadows, rattlesnakes can be found in a diverse range of habitats throughout the United States, Mexico, and South America.

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars, Uranus January 19, 20, 21

These next several evenings – January 19, 20 and 21, 2021 – watch for the waxing moon to sweep into the neighborhood of the bright planet Mars and and the faint planet Uranus, the 4th and 7th planets outward from the sun, respectively. (Incidentally, the 5th and 6th planets from the sun – Jupiter and Saturn – are not visible at present, because they sit too close to the afterglow of sunset.)

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Patheos-Pagan: Finding Peace in a World That’s Gone Mad

Transition and change are amidst us in this crazy, mad world. The last year has faced multiply challenges and drastic changes. Adjusting to the turmoil and finding a spot of peace can be a trick to master. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Pagan Playlist: Swamp Witch- Jim Stafford

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Inner Journey: REVIEW YOUR LIFE

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— James Levin

Take a few minutes today to reflect on what has happened recently and to put the last week in perspective. What made an impact on you this last week? What do you want to set as a goal for next week?

Reflection helps us step back from the details of our lives and see the bigger picture with fresh eyes. It’s worth a few moments of your time. Review your week and come up with at least one conclusion, insight or learning and write it in your journal.

“Just because we increase the speed of information doesn’t mean we can increase the speed of decisions. Pondering, reflecting and ruminating are undervalued skills in our culture.”
— Dale Dauten

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Can you imagine having made a difference in so many lives that people everywhere talk about you for the rest of their lives?

Can you imagine truly leaving the world a better place than you found it?

Can you imagine that all the angels might know your name?

Cat, you have. It’s done. They do.

My child is kicking butt in time and space –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Vegan Jalapeno Poppers

These savory jalapeño poppers are a great plant-based party or game day appetizer. Diced mushrooms add a “meaty” addition with the absence of bacon, and vegan cheese substitutes keep this appetizer vegan.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Element: Fire


Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Star Signs: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Power Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs & Plants: Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Sacred Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Deities include Ares, Lilith, The Morrigan, Tiwaz, Tyr

Tuesday is ruled by Mars. Today’s energies align with all things masculine such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. It can also be used for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
January 19, 2021

Sleep
“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”

-Thomas Dekker


Any doctor will tell you that sleep is an important aspect of our overall health. This is the time when we can really rest and heal. We go, go, go all day long – we put so much stress on our minds and bodies working all the time, and running around everywhere. When we sleep this is the only time we really don’t expect ourselves to do anything! And this is the time that our bodies can do the work that it needs to do to keep us in top form.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Today can be easy if you don’t try to swim upstream. Do what’s expected of you (and what you need to do, anyway) and don’t rebel, at least not outwardly. You’re given plenty of authority to convince people to help you if necessary, and there should be few if any arguments. Be calm, respect authority, and you’ll automatically be given the respect you deserve, plus more. Get a lot done!

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. AND 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/

Thought For The Day: March 27, 2020 “Creativity”

Happy Friday,

Friday is always a good day to start thinking about a creative project. We all have a creative side …… yes even YOU! Draw something, paint something, fix something, or write something. You can create a masterpiece even if no one sees it but you. Our creativity is kind of like meditation. It focuses the mind, promotes relaxation and boosts those happy endorphins. So have some fun today and let your creative side come out and play.

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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 March 10, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning  Bits for March 10, 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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Black boughs against a pale, clear sky,
Slight mists of cloud-wreaths floating by;
Soft sunlight, gray-blue smoky air,
Wet thawing snows on hillsides bare.
-Emma Lazarus (1849-87)

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Spirit Library: Dream a New World (
a message from Kate Spreckley)

Our soul works tirelessly to reveal itself so that we may reclaim and reintegrate it as our innate, authentic self. When consciously seeking to uncover our soul, we discover that it exists as an eternal being and part of a vast interconnected whole.

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ThoughtCo: Hold a Spring Rebirth Ritual for Ostara 

Spring is the time of year when the cycle of life, death, and rebirth is complete. As plants bloom and new life returns, the theme of resurrection is ever present. As Ostara, the spring equinox, arrives, it’s the season for that which has gone dormant to become revitalized, alive, and reborn.

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MBG: Do You Remember Numbers In Your Dreams? Here’s What They Mean

Wherever we go, we’re surrounded by numbers in various forms and combinations. Numbers show up in our birth dates, names, addresses, astronomy, nature, and, of course, in our dreams.

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Daily Good: The Wanderer: Earth as Art

“There is this one extravaganza, already in production for five million years now, called Earth. Because it is so full of redundancies, so repetitious in its winters and fishes, we feel we have seen enough to get a handle on it; we would like to set out our critique of the planet’s aesthetic merits and failures before we are toast like Tacitus. There was once a critique that it was “very good,” but that was affectionate and antediluvian; it is high time for a dispassionate reassessment of Earth as art.” Amy Leach takes the reader on this dazzling, tongue-in-cheek, magic carpet ride of a piece. { read more }

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Today’s DIY:  11 Soothing DIY Aromatherapy Recipes

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Elephant Journal: Take the Time to Create Something Today. Feed your Hungry Heart.

The day was long.
I am freakin’ tired.

There are so many other things I could be doing, but I am hungry.

I thirst for something…other.

Read more…

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MNN: Unearthed 2,000-year-old Roman dagger restored to its former glory

Less than a year after it was recovered from an archeological site in Germany looking like little more than a rusty lump, an ornate 13-inch Roman dagger has been returned to its former glory.

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EarthSky News: See the zodiacal light

The moonless evenings around the spring equinox are best for viewing the zodiacal light after sunset. Now that the moon has left the early evening sky, the next several weeks present an excellent time for those in the Northern Hemisphere to view this mysterious light, which looks like a hazy pyramid extending up from the western horizon, when all traces of twilight have let the evening sky

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Patheos-Pagan: For Beginning Witches and Pagans Who Want More

I follow #witchesofinstagram. The pictures are interesting, in a darkly beautiful way. They often have comments about crystals, healing, and how the Universe wants the best for you. They’re clearly meaningful to the people who post them. But most of them aren’t what I have in mind when I think “witchcraft.”

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

WE EXPERIENCE WHAT WE BELIEVE

“You are free to believe what you choose and what you do attests to what you believe.”
— A Course of Miracles

You most likely believe that your experiences have taught you what is real and what is true – at least for you. However, what you may not know is that your beliefs – conscious and unconscious – have determined what you would experience.

Experiences do not determine what you believe. What you first of all believe is what you will experience. It follows, then, that if you wish to experience life in new ways, you need to examine your belief systems.

Change your consciousness and you’ll change your life.

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.”
— Richard Bach

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

There will always be something else you could have said. There will always be something else you could have done. And there will always be another life you could have lived.

But, frankly, we’re still savoring all you did say, do, and become, in spite of so many reasons that you might not have.

Wow,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken Fajita Melts

These cheesy chicken sandwich melts have all of the flavor of fajitas without the drippy mess!

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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
March 10, 2020

Animals

“We humans should never forget our capacity to connect with the collective spirit of animals. Their energy is essential to our future growth.”

-Shirley MacLaine, 1985

Whether or not we have pets, or an affinity for animals, we need to show them our respect and appreciation. We are all in this together – “all” meaning every living creature on this planet. It troubles me that some of our beautiful animals are being so badly mistreated. We have a responsibility to allow animals their space in this world, and to not interfere to the point of causing pain and even extinction.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

What are your most pressing questions about love and relationships today? The Pope is a strong indication that you are searching for answers, and should look for a wise teacher who can help you find them. Don’t rule out family members, co-workers, professionals, and even sage strangers you meet randomly. Gurus can wear many disguises, but it doesn’t lessen their knowledge.

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/

Considering The Choices: Cat’s Angel Message for January 10, 2020

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Considering The Choices: Cat’s Angel Message for January 10, 2020

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts are ready to manifest into reality so stay focused on where you want to go instead of where you’ve been.


Ask today as you consider the many choices in your view – what is the highest and best use of your talents, skills and abilities? When you answer that, seize the opportunity to sharpen those qualities even more sharply by applying your focused effort.

– Mary Anne Radmacher


110: Today the Universe is reminding us that we control the creation of our reality and our lives. The key today lies in utilizing our skills, talents and our unique form of creativity.  Focus on what’s important right now and the things that will be best for you in the long run as these things will help open the doors that you need to move forward. If you need direction or guidance ask the angels for help. 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. “If it doesn’t flow, let it go.” This will help you create a workable game plan that meshes nicely with what you want to accomplish.


Archangel Michael helps to calm our fears as he guides us through issues of self-doubt by clearing our energy field and quieting the internal chatter so that we can access the guidance being sent to us. He helps us to find our courage and our direction while giving us the strength that we need to choose wisely and make decisions on our own. Michael’s energy is easily felt particularly during times of stress and confusion and helps us when we feel lost or overwhelmed. He sets us on the path of commitment to our purpose by showing us how to work through obstacles that pop up as he teaches us that we have what it takes to create new things for ourselves as he helps us reach new levels of self-confidence.

The Himalayan Ascended Master Babaji helps us to achieve the personal and spiritual growth necessary for the letting go process. He assists us in detaching ourselves from both material things and things that no longer serve us. He teaches us that letting go is a form of simplifying your life. It frees your energy so that you can work on what’s important.

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 to 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 Stones for today include:

Azurite increases our ability to receive spiritual guidance and helps us to see through illusions so that we can see our path clearly. It helps to develop our intuitive skills as it expands the mind to promote clear thinking, understanding and new perspectives.

Beryl teaches us how to fulfill our true potential. It helps us to see both sides of a situation, opportunity or problem and promotes strategic planning so that we can use it to our best advantage.

Carnelian is used for motivation and increased creativity. It teaches us to trust in ourselves and helps us find creative solutions to current issues as it boosts self-esteem and invites us to embrace our personal power while promoting positive life choices which enhance our ability to draw new forms of prosperity and abundance.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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The Present is A Gift: Cat’s Angel Message for May 11, 2019

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May’s Theme: This month brings changes into your life. While change sometimes feels scary, it is a necessary thing for our overall growth. Be willing to embrace it and allow it to happen naturally and get ready for better things!


The past has no power over the present moment. – Eckhart Tolle


511: Today the Universe is asking us to focus on receiving and acknowledging the  messages and guidance we receive.  Remember to pay attention because  these messages can come from anywhere and at any time. So staying in the present will benefit you today as this information is directly related to the personal evolution and the changes taking place. If you feel that your communication lines are blocked try giving  yourself a creative project. Did you know that creative pursuits are  a form of meditation that opens the line to divine communication while it promotes clarity? Activities like painting, dancing, gardening, or crafting of any kind will allow your mind to stay present yet relaxed. Not feeling creative? Try yoga. This also promotes clarity and focus as it relaxes the mind. Be open to all forms of guidance, even if it doesn’t seem relevant now store it away for future use.


Archangel Jophiel teaches us to slow down and appreciate the beauty around us. By taking the time to simply breathe and absorb “beauty” it can help open our communication lines by lowering the barriers we have put up. The Ascended Masters, Jesus, Moses, Babaji and Yogananda, all demonstrated the ability to clearly hear the Divine during their time (s) on earth. They can assist in removing any blocks so that you can trust in the guidance and wisdom that you receive. And  and the Roman/Celtic goddess Sulis of the healing waters, tells us “Look to the sacred power of water for healing and comfort. Water has the power to cleanse not only your body but your spirit and energy field as well.”. When our energy field is clear messages come to us more easily.


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following: Iolite, also known as “Poor Man’s Amethyst” is a stone of vision that assists our intuition and aids us in setting things in motion. It helps you stay true to yourself and your path while freeing you from the expectations of others. Moonstone, the stone of new beginnings. This beautiful, watery stone helps to navigate the cycles of change and calms our emotions as it gently promotes creative thinking and creative problem solving and Selenite  which promotes mental clarity and helps to open the direct line to better divine communication.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 9, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 9, 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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Then came fair May, the fairest maid on ground,
Decked all with dainties of her season’s pride,
And throwing flowers out of her lap around:
Upon two brethren’s shoulders she did ride,
The twins of Leda; which on either side
Supported her like to their sovereign queen.
Lord! how all creatures laughed, when her they spied,
And leaped and danced as they had ravished been!
And Cupid self about her fluttered all in green.
-Edmund Spenser (1552-99)

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Spiritual Unite: What Does Dreaming About Cats Mean? – Identify Your Feminine Side

Cats have long held symbolic meaning for people across many cultures. When we dream about cats, this symbolism applies to our lives and through dream interpretation we can gather useful guidance.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-does-dreaming-about-cats-mean-identify-your-feminine-side/

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ThoughtCo: The Role of Prayer in Paganism
A prayer is our way of saying to the gods, ‘I could sure use some help

Our ancestors prayed to their gods, long ago. Their pleas and offerings are documented in the hieroglyphs that adorn the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, in the carvings and inscriptions left for us to read by the philosophers and teachers of ancient Greece and Rome

https://www.learnreligions.com/role-of-prayer-in-paganism-2562574

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Daily Good: Breathing into Balance

We’ve discovered that breathing more deeply helps us center ourselves, but did you know why? Dr. Shawna Darou explains the mechanics of how it works. The secret is to activate the Vagus nerve, which travels all the way from the brain to the digestive system, operating via the parasympathetic nervous system. Read on for some exercises that can help us reduce inflammation in the body, as well as bolster a flagging immune system

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2101/breathing-into-balance-patty-de-llosa/

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MBG: Plants Are Super Powerful In Feng Shui — Here Are 5 Reasons Why

It should come as no surprise that plants and trees are pretty incredible. They clean the air, create more grounded energy, connect us to nature, provide food, and so much more. Here are a few reasons that I consider them such a vital part of good feng shui, inside your home and out:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-reasons-plants-are-so-powerful-in-feng-shui-philosophy

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Elephant Journal: Enough is Enough: how to Prioritize Self-Care when we’ve Forgotten our Worth.

Does anyone else find themselves slowly sinking down that “priority list”—the one we mentally refer to throughout our (often overloaded) day?
Let’s be honest: do we feature on it at all?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/enough-is-enough-how-to-prioritize-self-care-when-weve-forgotten-our-worth-amanda-harridge/

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MNN:  11 curious truths about Stonehenge

Humans have spent centuries studying Stonehenge, yet it still has a few tricks up its sleeve. In recent years, for instance, research has shown the size of the world’s most mysterious megalithic monument is much larger than previously assumed, giving enthusiasts a whole new set of questions to ponder.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/10-curious-truths-about-stonehenge

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EarthSky News: Crescent moon in Gemini on May 9

Tonight – May 9, 2019 – the waxing crescent moon lodges in front the constellation Gemini the Twins, shining to the south of the Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux. The bright star on the other side of the moon is Procyon, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor the Little Dog.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/crescent-moon-in-gemini-on-may-9

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Patheos-Pagan: May Full Moon: The Power of Hekate’s Fires

Hekate’s Wheel of Fire comes full circle on the May Full Moon, when her torches ignite new life. Gone is the decay of autumn and the gloom of winter. It’s time we exit her cave deep in the Under World. The rebirth cycle complete, we walk anew, strengthened by her fire that burns within each of her witches. Celebrate Hekate’s Wheel of Fire with a ritual honoring her, calling forth their power and igniting your own unique flame.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2019/05/celebrating-hekates-wheel-of-fire-on-the-full-moon-of-may/

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Inner Journey:

How aware are you?

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
— Julie Cameron

How aware are you of:
– your senses?
– your body — its condition, needs and wisdom?
– your fears?
– your defences – how you hide what you’re really feeling?
– your self talk?
– your beliefs and their power to create your reality?
– your passions?
– your purpose?

Go on a treasure hunt to discover your authentic self and the truth of life in and around you!

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Your job is not who you are, your car is not who you are, your looks are not who you are, not even your body is who you are.

You’re simply on a journey, just trying things out, to see what you like, to see what you don’t… because you can, because it’s temporary, and because it’s all on the way “home.”
Ohh-h-h-h-h-h…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Sugar Coated Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato is one of the best snacks that we serve because it is one kind of food that is easiest to find. Also this kind of snack is kid friendly.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sugar-Coated-Sweet-Potatoes.html

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Today’s Goddess: Nut

Nut is a daughter of Shu and Tefnut. Her brother and husband is Geb. She had four or, in some sources, five children: Osiris, Set, Isis, Nephthys, and in some sources Horus. She is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian pantheon, with her origin being found on the creation story of Heliopolis. She was originally the goddess of the nighttime sky, but eventually became referred to as simply the sky goddess. Her headdress was the hieroglyphic of part of her name, a pot, which may also symbolize the uterus. Mostly depicted in nude human form, Nut was also sometimes depicted in the form of a cow whose great body formed the sky and heavens, a sycamore tree, or as a giant sow, suckling many piglets (representing the stars)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut_(goddess)

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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
May 9, 2019

Learning

“You learn more from getting your butt kicked than from getting it kissed.”

-Tom Hanks

We often call life experiences the “school of hard knocks” because we learn from going through those rough times. And we end up being better people because of it! As hard as it may be at the time, we can be grateful for the tough times, because they give us the opportunity to learn and grow.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Ways to Unleash Your Creativity
Need to be inspired? Get into the flow by unleashing your creative spirit. Here are ten simple and practical ways to stimulate the creative process in your own life.

Read more……………….

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 9, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 9, 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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April the Beautiful, with streaming eyes,
Weeps o’er the havoc that rude March has made.
The dales are musical with her sweet sighs,
Tears mark her footsteps o’er the moistened glade.

-John Askham (1825-94)

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Spirit Library: The Moon ~ Your Creative Companion in Life

Want to be more creative, productive and feeling in the Flow of Life?

The Moon offers us natural gifts of consciousness that can be very helpful if we pay attention and use the Moon energy to plan our activities every month. All over the world, the Moon changes the tides of the oceans. Since the average adult body is made up of more than 60% water, it’s important to remember that we are also affected by the amazing energetic activity of the Moon. It is helpful to understand that the Moon is changing the tides on our inner level at the same time as it changes the outer world.

https://spiritlibrary.com/shanta-gabriel/the-moon-your-creative-companion-in-life

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ThoughtCo: Recipes for the Beltane Sabbat

Beltane is a time to celebrate the fertility of the earth, and the return of spring blossoms and blooms. It’s a season of fire and passion, and when many of us honor the wild and lusty god of the forests. Beltane is a time for planting and sowing of seeds; again, the fertility theme appears. The buds and flowers of early May bring to mind the endless cycle of birth, growth, death, and rebirth that we see in the earth. Try one of these seven seasonally-appropriate recipes for your Beltane celebrations!

https://www.thoughtco.com/recipes-for-the-beltane-sabbat-4126076

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Pioneer Thinking: Dandelion Remedies

You can use dandelions as an herbal plant and a medicinal plant; it’s no longer just a weed. You can use the dandelion roots to make tinctures or teas. The dandelion flower can be used to make dandelion wine and the leaves can be chopped and added to salads, soups or stews.

https://pioneerthinking.com/dandelions-are-an-herbal-plant-and-a-medicinal-plant-not-just-a-weed

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Elephant Journal: The 6 Best Spiritual Teachings of Wayne Dyer to help us Get Over Ourselves.

It was six months after I separated from my ex-husband that I met Wayne Dyer for the first time.
He spoke at a World Summit in Pasadena, California and I was absolutely transfixed from the moment he stepped on stage.
Wayne was powerful beyond measure, as anyone familiar with his work knows. He had a candid, no nonsense way about him and infused some of the most profound teachings I heard that day with a heaping dose of humor.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2017/01/the-6-best-spiritual-teachings-of-wayne-dyer-to-help-us-get-over-ourselves/

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MBG:  Weekly Horoscope: Here’s How To Get Through The Curveball That’s Coming Up Wednesday

This week, the AstroTwins explain how a retrograde in Jupiter could force us to slow down and be more critical of all that we’ve been building over the last few months.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-astrotwins-weekly-horoscope-for-april-8-14-2019

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mars, Pleiades on April 7 to 9 

Generally, any moon that’s less than one day old (or 24 hours past new moon) is hard to spot with the eye alone, or, sometimes, even with binoculars. For the most of the world, however, the moon was over a day old after sunset on Saturday evening (April 6, 2019).

https://earthsky.org/tonight/go-young-moon-hunting

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Patheos-Pagan: Weekend Witchery: It Ain’t All Spells & Rituals

My life centers around magic. A good deal of which isn’t what you might call high magic. It ain’t all spells and rituals. The magic I do these days tends toward the everyday pursuits of hearth, health, and happiness. This weekend was a prime example of how magic shows up for me and how I work it.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2019/04/weekend-witchery/

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Inner Journey:

WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT?

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
— Sir John Lubbock

Throughout the day, continually ask yourself about your underlying motivation. Why are you doing what you are doing?

Is it for selfish, manipulative or fearful reasons? Is it for honest service with integrity? Maybe you’ll discover you don’t know. Perhaps you will see that much of your activity lacks purpose.

This is a great way to become more conscious. Your intention and motives are fundamental to the results you will receive. Set high intentions and your life will blossom.

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Well, actually you were different.

You didn’t want a perfect life, a typical life, or even a normal life.

You wanted a one-of-a-kind.

How we doing?

The Universe

tut.com

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Herbal Muse: Herb Roasted Chickpeas

The perfect snack for the whole family! Packed with protein and fiber instead of fillers, these little gems are full of savory flavor with just the right amount of snap. Better make a double batch because these disappear quickly! And when the party’s over, yo can store leftovers (if there are any) in an airtight container for up to a week.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/herb-roasted-chickpeas

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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
April 9, 2019

Purpose

“The human soul, the world, the universe are laboring on to their magnificent consummation. We are not fashioned… marvelously for nought.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

There is a divine organization, an intelligence to all of creation – and here we are, a part of it all. It makes sense that we are here for a purpose. Life has meaning, and each life is meaningful.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Spirituality & Health: The Power of the Smile
BY RUTH WILSON

“I wonder, ‘Is it OK to be happy in a world filled with greed, environmental destruction, and other forms of violence?’ I then recall Mary Oliver’s words: ‘Happiness, if done right, is a kind of holiness.’ Yes, it’s OK to smile — even necessary to do so.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/04/08/the-power-of-the-smile

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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/