Cat’s Morning Bits for November 20, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 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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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Guard Against Habitual Impulses (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This has been a year of powerful and intense energy, which has significantly enhanced our awareness and expanded our consciousness. Many profound changes have occurred as much of what we previously perceived as reality has come up for revision.

Read more…..

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Spirituality & Health Magazine: Moon Practice With Reflexology and Aromatherapy
BY KALIA KELMENSON


Each phase of the moon supports a different direction of attention and energy. Learn how to create a practice using hand reflexology and aromatherapy based on the lunar cycle.

Read More…….

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Spiritual Unite: THE MEANING OF CROWN CHAKRA SYMBOL

The Crown Chakra symbol is associated with spiritual ascension. Formerly known as the Sahasrara Chakra, it is the cornerstone of spirituality and divine Knowledge.

Read more…….

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ThoughtCo: Mother Goddesses

When Margaret Murray wrote her ground-breaking God of the Witches in 1931, scholars quickly dismissed her theory of a universal, pre-Christian cult of witches who worshiped a singular mother goddess.

Read more…..

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MBG: Why This Year’s ‘Great Conjunction’ Is So Special In Astrology

On December 17, Saturn heads back into Aquarius, followed by boundless Jupiter two days later, on the 19th. The two planets will co-pilot through the Water Bearer’s zone on and off until December 29, 2021, combining their paradoxical powers

Read more…..

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Bread: Spiritual and Magical Uses | Yeyeo Botanica

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The Eagle Mentality – [EAGLE WISDOM] – Best Motivational Video

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Elephant Journal: 3 Ways to Break the Karmic Cycles & Patterns of your Life.

The karmic cycles in our life cannot be escaped.
Karma has to play out, mostly in mysterious ways, and the formula of karmic retribution is deep and complicated.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 7 Colorful Facts You Might Not Know About Chameleons

Chameleons are known for their bulging eyes and their ability to change color. In fact, their colorful transformations are so iconic that the term “chameleon-like” is often used to describe someone who’s good at blending in.

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EarthSky News: Our galaxy’s south window

Tonight, let the moon and the bright star Fomalhaut show you our galaxy’s south window on the sky’s dome. In other words, you’ll be looking away from the flat plane of our Milky Way – where most of our galaxy’s stars reside – and toward intergalactic space.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: The Primacy of Spiritual Experiences

If my Paganism begins with Nature, first-hand experience is not far behind. Experience is the answer to the question “how do we know?”

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: Talisk – Echo

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Inner Journey: VALUING ALL WORK

“We honor life when we work. The type of work is not important: the fact of work is. All work feeds the soul if it is honest and done to the best of our abilities and if it brings joy to others.”
— Matthew Fox

What value do we unconsciously (or consciously) place on different kinds of work? How do we rank the status of different jobs? How much more do we value the big- paying jobs over others?

Just as we need to honour ourselves for doing what needs to be done, we can equally honour all others who look after life through their efforts, no matter what they may be. We can release judgment that assigns more importance to some occupations than others.

“Now in order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it: they must not do too much of it: and they must have a sense of success in it — not a doubtful sense, suchas needs some testimony of others for its confirmation, but a sure sense, or rather knowledge, that so much work has been done well, and fruitfully done, whatever the world may say or think about it.”
— John Ruskin

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A Note from the Universe

Actually while I don’t mean to burst your bubble, it’s pretty much just you who thinks you’re “awake” right now. You’re actually dreaming.

You see, we’re all still sitting on that little patch of grass, in utter paradise, under the ancient oak in your favorite meadow by the sea. And at this moment, you’re practicing your new in-body-experience technique as you doze in and out of trance.

You’re so cute,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sweet Potato Streusel Casserole with Coconut

Sweet potatoes have been a holiday staple for many years and score 101 next to the regular white potato. Combining them with a coconut streusel topping is simply a divine union! This is the ultimate favorite holiday recipe not only for my immediate family, but hands down, my dad’s too! I’m sure you’ll receive a 5-star rating!

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth


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

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus


Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s 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) can be done 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
November 20, 2020

Searching
“You never find yourself until you face the truth.”

-Pearl Bailey


Finding yourself. That’s what this search is really all about. That’s where all roads lead. Look within. Face the truth of your being – your love, your beauty, your wisdom, your peace. We are all that, and so much more

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Tower

Some days something blows up and there’s nothing you can do. It has nothing to do with you, actually; you just happen to be there. While today will probably be uneventful, you may feel emotionally vulnerable and find yourself imaging one worst case scenario after another. Consider these imaginings as drills or dress rehearsals and don’t let any of this unnerve you. You’re fine and will be fine no matter what.

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 November 12, 2020

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 12, 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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No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds!-
November!
-Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

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November Events

Nov 1 All Saints Day

Nov 1 Daylight Savings Ends 2 am (Fall back 1 hr)

Nov 3 Election Day (USA)

Nov 8 Moon 3rd Qtr 7:56am PST/ 6:46 am MST/ 8:46 am EST

Nov 11 Veterans Day

Nov 14/15 New Moon at 9:07 pm PST/ 10:07 pm MST/ 12:07 am EST

Nov 14 Hindu Festival of Diwali

Nov 25 Celtic Month of Elder begins

Nov 26 Thanksgiving Day (USA)

Nov 30 Full Moon 1:29 am PST/ 2:29 am MST/ 4:29 am EST

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Spirit Library: Embrace Where You Are (a message from Kate Spreckley)

Currently the incoming energy is demanding an upgrade and an update within the energetic framework of our world. As a result, new and radical ways of living and being are being birthed that will ultimately have a positive impact on all areas of life.

Read more…..

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10 minute Guided Meditation for Anxiety and Stress Relief – Anti-Anxiety Magic – Magical Crafting

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MBG: 3 Factors That Could Be Keeping You From Manifesting Your Goals

If you’re new to the concept of manifesting and the law of attraction, it essentially states that we have the power to shape our realities and reach our goals with enough intention, attention, and action. It’s one of the universal laws of spirituality, and a tough one to put into practice—at least in the beginning.

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ThoughtCo: Curanderismo: The Folk Magic of Mexico

In many Hispanic communities in the United States, as well as in Mexico and parts of Central and South America, people often turn to the services of a curandero or curandera. The curandera (this is the feminine form, the masculine ends with the –ero) is someone who practices curanderismo –

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Spiritual Unite: WHITE CHAKRA MEANING AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE

White chakra energy is pure, powerful and symbolises oneness in the universe. It is generally found in activated Crown chakras, and for the truly enlightened can appear as a halo.

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Daily Good: Two Words That Can Change a Life

Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.

Theodore Dreiser –

Two Words That Can Change a Life

“As I walked into the parking lot, I spotted the woman returning her shopping cart, and I remembered something in my purse that could help her in a different but hopefully profound way. It wasn’t a handful of cash or a lead on a job for her husband, but maybe — just maybe — it would make her life better. My heart pounded as I approached the woman. “Excuse me,” I said, my voice trembling a bit. “I couldn’t help overhearing what you said to the cashier. It sounds like you’re going through a really hard time right now. I’m so sorry. I’d like to give you something.” And I handed her a business-sized card. When the woman read the card’s only two words, she began to cry. And through her tears, she said, “You have no idea how much this means to me.”” Cheryl Rice shares more in this piece about the two simple words that touched her life and then rippled out to touch many others. { read more }

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The Top 5 Irish Mythology Movies

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Elephant Journal: The 6 Rasas (Tastes) that should be included in Every Meal—according to Ayurveda.

And enjoy the delight to your senses.

Food calls to us through taste. And it calls to us through sight and smell. Let us not forget the touch and how it feels in our hands and on our tongues.

Read more…..

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Treehugger: 8 Wonderfully Weird Facts About Burrowing Owl

The tiny burrowing owl is a unique specimen among owls in many ways. One of the few owls that is active during the day, it lives in burrows in the ground sometimes made by squirrels and prairie dogs. With a preference for flat, treeless habitats, burrowing owls are found in the deserts and grasslands throughout North, Central, and South America.

Read more…

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Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Fairies, Hoaxes, Gaffs, and Quest for Proof

People who believe in fairies often enough seek to share that belief. We tell stories, both our own and ones passed down, and we find value in sharing our belief with others. Telling people to respect fairy places, to be careful not to damage fairy trees, speaking of the consequences of fairy friendship and fairy wrath.

Read more…..

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Pagan Playlist: OMNIA Poëtree – Gröne Lunden

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Inner Journey: LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb

“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones

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A Note from the Universe

With great responsibility comes great power.

The more you accept of the first — for your happiness, unhappiness, and all else — the more you are given of the latter.

Sounds like a deal,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Corn Casserole

A Southwestern twist on the usual corn casserole.

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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
November 12, 2020

Moderation

“The pursuit, even of the best things, ought to be calm and tranquil.”

-Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)


Moderation in our temperament is essential to our health and well-being. It is exhausting going from euphoria when something goes right to depression when something goes wrong. Our middle ground here comes from knowing that external forces do not influence our emotions. We decide how to react, we can choose to accept that we really are okay no matter how things go.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Possibly a romantically disquieting day, you may begin to suspect that your love is not being returned, at least not in kind. Or perhaps you can’t bring yourself to return the affections of an ardent admirer. This might feel even worse. The head and heart don’t always speak the same language or have the same opinions. Be strong and as kind as 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 July 17, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 17, 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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Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots, and gillyflowers.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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July Events & Holidays

July 1 Canada Day

July 4 Independence Day

July 4 Full “Buck Moon” at 9:44 pm PST / 10:44 pm MST

July 5 Full “Buck Moon” at 12:44 am EST

July 8 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

July 12 Mercury goes direct

July 20 New Moon at 10:32 am PST/ 11:32 am MST/ 1:32pm EST

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Spirit Library: Increased Solar Activity (a message from Kate Spreckley)

We are entering into a time of pure potential and power where all our inner changes are being deeply processed and integrated. As this process unfolds our new energetic matrix is strengthened and expanded creating a force field of light and power around us.

Read more…

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Spiritual Unite: SIMPLE CROWN CHAKRA YOGA POSES TO BALANCE YOUR LIFE

Yoga has been benefiting humankind for many thousands of years. It includes mental, physical and spiritual practices that improve the overall working of the body along with opening and balancing of the chakra system.

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ThoughtCo: Lammas History: Welcoming the Harvest

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, the hot days of August are upon us, much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner.

Read more…..

 

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MBG: How To Recognize A Karmic Lesson & What To Do About It

If you’re a believer in karma, you may know a thing or two about karmic lessons; lessons that are deeply unresolved and bridge lifetimes. Karmic lessons are the themes and situations we didn’t learn from, or mishandled, in the past.

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from Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Embodying Beauty
by JoAnne Dodgson

How is it we’ve come to believe that there are some people who are beautiful and others who are not? Does it really make any sense that measuring tapes, bathroom scales, clothing sizes, and calorie-counts hold the power to determine whether or not we’re worthy of love? What drives us to spend countless hours and dollars to recolor, reshape and resize our bodies, over and over again? Why has the beauty of who we are become so difficult to see?

Read more…….

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Today’s DIY: DIY Water candles | Making candles with WATER!?

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Elephant Journal:  Why all Empaths need to start Taking out the Trash.

As empaths, we can tap into awesome emotions like joy, excitement, and inspiration.
But let’s face it, nobody ever found themselves struggling because they tapped into too much love. We most often find ourselves taking in other people’s trash and sitting in it.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Ask Me About Plalking 

My husband and I enjoy an outing together, almost every day. But nowadays, we are not walking anymore. We’re plalking. It’s great for health and the conscience. Plus it’s the new sexy.

Read more….

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EarthSky News:  Summer Triangle and smallest constellations

The Summer Triangle is not a constellation but a large asterism consisting of three bright stars in three separate constellations. These stars are Vega, Deneb and Altair. If you can find the Summer Triangle, you can use it to locate three of the sky’s smallest constellations: Vulpecula the Fox, Delphinus the Dolphin and Sagitta the Arrow. All three would be impossible to see from the city, but they’re lots of fun to see in a dark sky.

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Patheos-Pagan: How to Stop Overthinking Your Magic

One of the students in the Under the Ancient Oaks Operative Magic class raised a very good question:

I think one of the reasons why I don’t do magic more frequently is that I overthink things. It took me many hours of research and planning to pull this together.

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Pagan Playlist:  Eivør – Trøllabundin

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Inner Journey:

REMEMBER YOUR SPIRITUAL SIDE

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
— Soren Kierkegaard

Reminding ourselves often of our spiritual natures truly changes the quality of our lives. It helps us relax, slow down, lighten up, and generally find more space and joy in life.

When we get down on ourselves or life, we can pull back and ask, “How might my soul regard this situation? What am I being invited to experience?”

This shift in perspective helps us let go of the resistance that always comes with negativity. As energy once again begins to flow, our outlook brightens.

“Spirituality is the sacred center out of which all life comes, including Mondays and Tuesdays and rainy Saturday afternoons in all their mundane and glorious detail. … The spiritual journey is the soul’s life commingling with ordinary life.”
— Christina Baldwin

“It is not my business to think about myself. My business is to think about God. It is for God to think about me.”
— Simone Weil

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A Note from the Universe 

Do you know what you’ve created?

No, besides an intergalactically known saunter named after you.

Inspiration, in the eyes that have watched you. Hope, in the minds that have admired you. And love, in the hearts that have known you.

Not bad, kiddo, not bad at all –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chicken Escabeche

Chicken breasts, onions, and carrots stew in vinegar and wine for a tangy South American escabeche meal. This is delicious served over rice or quinoa. This dish can be served immediately but it is even better if served at room temperature after the flavors have had some time to meld.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Friday (feminine)

Magickal Intentions: Love, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers and Matters of the Heart

Element: Earth

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

Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow

Deities include Aphrodite, Eros, Freya, Venus

Friday is ruled by Venus. It’s 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), can be done 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
July 17, 2020 

Helping
“Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.”

-Helen Keller

 
A basic human need is to feel needed. When we are feeling unhappy, we can step outside of ourselves and do something to help someone else. Once we see the effect that our actions have in the world, how our helping does some good, we are reminded how much we truly are needed. We are here for a reason. There are so many things we can do to help, we just have to get out there and do them

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

Though no great demands may be made of you today, you may feel lackluster and just not setting the world on fire as you like to do. Everybody has a low energy day from time to time. Perhaps you’ve been pushing it too hard for too many days in a row and just need a short break. Don’t be lazy but be extra good to yourself. Tomorrow will be brighter.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 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 18: Mercury Retrograde from June 18- July 12

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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Wake up, golden Head! Wake up, Brownie!
Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.
You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
We’ve a lot to do on the first of June.
-Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943)

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Spirit Library: Recognise Opportunity (a message from Kate Spreckley)

As our human consciousness expands all aspects of reality are being purged which is activating new systems and structures within us. New consciousness is emerging and with it real and practical changes that will anchor in and support a new way of life.

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Rose Quartz: Peace & Love Baby!

Star Signs: Taurus, Libra

Chakra: Heart/ Crown

Archangel: Ariel

The soft pink hues of Rose Quartz give this stone a tranquil and soothing feel. It’s been said that using it is like a ” bubble bath for the emotions”. This stone is a wonderful healer of the heart and emotions and it’s gentle energy is also good for children or after any chaotic or crisis situation.

Rose Quartz can also be used for:

Promoting self-love and inner peace

Healing the emotional body

Easing heartache and loneliness

Helping to release old hurts and assists in forgiveness

Promoting love and romance

Magnifying creativity and imagination

Rose Quartz opens the heart chakra and encourages self-acceptance and reminds us that emotions are a gift and should not be buried. it can also provide a balance of yin and yang energy and can attune each chakra to its correct vibrational frequency, or spiritual attunement to loving energy.

(from cat’s Notes)

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ThoughtCo: Are Voodoo Dolls Real?

The idea of Voodoo dolls sparks fear and conjures up images of violent and bloodthirsty revenge in popular films, books, and oral histories in North America. These stories report that Voodoo dolls are made by Caribbean cult members who bear a grudge against an enemy.

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MBG: What “Holding Space” For Others Really Means + How To Do It

A key phrase you may have been hearing lately is “holding space,” but what does that really mean? The definition of holding space is to be present with someone, without judgment. It means you donate your ears and heart without wanting anything in return. It involves practicing empathy and compassion.

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Daily Dream Meaning: Strangulation/Trouble breathing

The dreamer is standing in her own way, either consciously or unconsciously keeping herself from attaining her own dreams due to fear, which can manifest as extreme caution. Look to other symbols in the dream to judge how the dreamer can release herself from that fear.
Astrological parallel: Saturn.
Tarot parallel: The Devil.

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3 Pagans And A Cat : Green Witch Plant Profile: Creating “Mock” Strawberry Magick

The other day, I discovered what I thought to be wild strawberries in my yard. Huzzah! As it turns out, the tiny red fruits I found are the product of an invasive plant called False Strawberry, also known as “Mock” Strawberry.

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Today’s DIY: How to Make A Magic Sigil – Magical Crafting – Sigil Magic – Witchcraft

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Elephant Journal: Letting Go of Attachment to People—the Buddhist Way.

According to Buddhism, all our struggles stem from attachment.
I chuckled the first time I heard this. How is it possible that all my problems are because of attachment? As I scrutinized my life, I realized it was true. My arguments with others emanated from attachment to my opinions

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Spiritual Unite: Crown chakraCrown Chakra Opening Experience | 5 Symptoms

When we are ready to proceed with opening our crown chakra, we get to have a soul-riveting experience. It heralds the imminence of the profound embracement that is feeling completely connected and lit up!

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon, Venus at dawn June 17, 18, 19

In the predawn/dawn sky these next few mornings – June 17 and 18, 2020 – look first for the slender waning crescent moon. The moon’s illuminated side will be pointing right at the planet Venus, which rises over horizon as the morning darkness is giving way to dawn. On June 19, look for the old, slender moon to be quite close to Venus on the sky’s dome.

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Summer Solstice as a Solitary Pagan

Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for the Summer Solstice are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Summer Solstice ritual.

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Pagan Playlist: Damh The Bard – Antlered crown and standing stone

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Inner Journey:

CO-CREATION STARTS WITH IMAGINATION

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”
— Decouvertes

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali

Imagination is a tool of the soul. Our imagination gives us the opportunity to ‘try on’ new qualities and perspectives in our life. Through imagination, we can explore our past, problems, patterns, processes, plans, perceptions, principles, passions and purpose to uncover new possibilities.

Without imagination, we stay stuck in the realm of the material, the past, the superficial and the literal. We remain one-tracked, instinctual and one-dimensional.

Our imagination comes from the soul, subconscious and senses. Only through our imagination can we become multidimensional, experience more love, create more beauty, manifest more results, change our conditions, rewrite the past, and connect with divinity, purpose and others.

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?'”
— George Bernard Shaw

“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.”
— Ralph Gerard

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A Note from the Universe

All right the reservation’s been made and a Beechcraft 400A private jet with experienced staff, advanced multimedia hookups for every passenger, and faux-leopard-skin sleeper recliners throughout, will be yours for any twenty-one days you choose. Just as soon as you arrange payment of US$368,750. In advance.

Fuel, of course, will be extra. A lot extra.

Now, repeat after me:

“You have to be joking!
Faux leopard skin is so ‘early 2000.’
What else do they have?”

Cool. Now stay with this perspective, because this kind of transaction takes place every single day for those who already have.

Your co-pilot,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 15 Ways to Flavor Lemonade

Tart and sweet, lemonade is a classic beverage for summertime. But you don’t have to stick with the classic lemons and sugar formula all season long. Try one of our 15 boldly flavored lemonades to mix things up. From rhubarb and strawberry to ginger and mint, you’re sure to find a new sippable favorite from this collection of lemonade recipes.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
This day is governed by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
June 17, 2020 

Individuality
“Though all men be made of one metal, yet they be not cast all in one mold.”

-John Lyly (1554?-1606)

 
I’ve always heard this “broke the mold” quote and now I know where it came from! Yes, we’re all made up of the same “stuff”: bones, water, muscle tissue, etc. But each one of us is completely and totally unique and individual. Our looks contribute to our individuality, but mostly it’s our character, our values, our interests, our ideas, and our opinions – the “intangible stuff” that “defines” who we are. We are creating our lives, and our individuality, every day.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Pope

Save those creative, foot-loose and fancy-free activities for another day and focus on the nuts and bolts. If you’ve been putting off doing something necessary but not fun, knock it out now and then feel accomplished when finished. You can earn a lot of regard and admiration for this. You won’t be allowed to keep too low a profile, so just step up and do what’s important for today. You should encounter no resistance

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 January 24, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 24, 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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The coldness seemed more nigh, the coldness deepened
As a sound deepens into silences;
It was of earth and came not by the air;
The earth was cooling and drew down the sky.
-Gordon Bottomley (1874-1948)

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Spiritual Unite: White Chakra Meaning And Its Significance

White chakra energy is pure, powerful and symbolises oneness in the universe. It is generally found in activated Crown chakras, and for the truly enlightened can appear as a halo.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Pagan Meal Blessings

Although there’s a misconception that Christianity has a monopoly on saying a prayer over food and drink, many religions celebrate the consumption of food with some sort of prayer of thanksgiving.

Read more….

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MBG: Do We Smell A *Metal* Rat? 2 Pros & A Con Of The Lunar New Year Animal

Welcome to the rat race! 2020 is the Year of the Metal Rat, a fast-paced cycle meant for living large and doing everything with the flair of an Instagram superstar.

Read more…..

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Today’s DIY: Imbolc Herbal Candle

How to add herbs to your candles…

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Elephant Journal: Act Like a Preschooler: 3 Ways to Play when we’re Bored with Life.

New Year’s resolutions are still in full swing.
Maybe we’re planning to go on a dating site for the first time, learn a new language, or start exercising again. Unfortunately, too many of our worthy goals will be dumped on the dust pile of forgotten dreams by Valentine’s Day.

Read more….

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MNN: Australian fires reveal ancient water system built long before the pyramids

The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape has long been regarded as a marvel of ancient engineering.

The sprawling water system in southeastern Australia was built more than 6,000 years ago — long before even the Egyptian pyramids took shape.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Sirius, future South Pole Star

Tonight, as darkness falls, use Orion’s Belt to star-hop to Sirius, a future South Pole Star. Sirius is in the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog. It’s sometimes called the Dog Star. It’s easy to see, since it’s the brightest star in the night sky. You’ll always know you’ve found Sirius if you notice that the three stars in Orion’s Belt point to it.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Chalice Meditation: Finding Emotional Stability In Aquarius Season 2020

I created a chalice meditation video based on the astrology of Aquarius season 2020. It uses the imagery of water in a chalice to represent emotions and the container we use to hold those emotions.

Read more…

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Inner Journey: 

REMOVE THE FILTERS

“You got to look at things with the eye in your heart, not with the eye in your head.”
— Lame Deer, Medicine Man of the Oglala people

Whenever we’re thinking, our experience is being filtered through our minds. For example, when I say to myself, “What a beautiful sunset!” I am not fully experiencing the sunset because I am involved with the words in my mind.

Explore letting go of the thoughts, the words, and connecting directly with your experiences. Tune in to the silence and the sensations in your body. Be aware of the spaciousness this brings because this is truly living in the present moment.

Being present doesn’t mean that we have to abandon thinking entirely. That’s not feasible, of course. But we can experiment with what it’s like to stop thinking once in a while!

“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
— Hans Margolius

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A Note from the Universe

Always the strong carry the weak, the rich carry the poor, the healthy carry the sick, and the happy carry the sad.

Because whether or not remembered, this was once their promise, to thank those who had carried them.

I’m totally goose bumped,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Overnight Oats Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

“I combined overnight oats with blueberries, banana, and almond vanilla milk and turned it into a yummy blueberry smoothie bowl! Top with whatever seeds, nuts or berries you enjoy!”

Read more….

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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, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 24, 2020

Heart

“Nobody has ever measured, even the poets, how much a heart can hold.”

-Zelda Fitzgerald, 1945

The heart is associated with love. How much love can we hold in our hearts? What is our capacity for love? It is immeasurable! There’s not a limit on how many people we can love, or how much we can love, or how deeply we can love. Love can’t be quantified.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

From the moment your eyes open, you’ll know that you’re not the one in charge today. That’s fine, too. Intuition is sharp and will not lead you astray, no matter what oddness the world tosses at you. Any challenges or problems will prove to be small ones. Keep a low profile, speak calmly and softly (when appropriate), and glide through a very lucky day

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 22, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 22, 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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The air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze
Of a crisp and sunny morning of the early autumn days
Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock-
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.
-James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)

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Spiritual Unite: Whale Spirit Animal Meaning – Community Spirit And Resilience Are Key

Having the whale spirit animal means that you have wells of emotional resilience, inner wisdom and value family above all else.
It can also help you to pay attention to your need to recharge and aids in reconnecting with loved ones.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Venus, Goddess of Love and Beauty 

The Roman equivalent of Aphrodite, Venus was a goddess of love and beauty. Originally, she was believed to be associated with gardens and fruitfulness, but later took on all the aspects of Aphrodite from the Greek traditions. She is considered by many to be the ancestor of the Roman people, and was the lover of the god Vulcan, as well as of the warrior god Mars.

Read more….

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Indidualogist: Crown Chakra: How to Tap and Harness the power of your 7th Chakra

Of all the chakra points, the Crown chakra is considered to be the highest. As such, it is often revered for the amount of mysticism that shrouds it. With that, beginners of chakra practice often fail to realize the true value of the 7th chakra point and its impact on our lives.

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: Spiritual Gaslighting: the Unhealthy, Inauthentic practice of “High-Vibe” Culture.

“No bad vibes.”
That’s what they said.
“Raise your vibration and attract everything you desire.”

“Just manifest it.”
The problem with this is it shames those who are not feeling this way, or who are unable to do this. It causes people who are struggling to think it’s their fault.

Read more…..

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MNN: Noise pollution is a major threat to many different kinds of animals, study finds

We know noise pollution is bad for humans, increasing our risk of health problems like stress, heart disease and tinnitus, plus cognitive impairment in kids. We also know it harms many other animals, like songbirds, dolphins and whales.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Spectacular! Don’t miss Venus and Jupiter

Wow! The sky’s two brightest planets – Venus and Jupiter – are now drawing closer together in the west after sunset. A conjunction between the two planets will happen on November 24, 2019. Venus, the brighter planet as seen in Earth’s sky, will pass a scant 1.4 degrees south of Jupiter. For reference, that’s about three moon-diameters, or about the width of your index finger held at arm’s length.

Read more……

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Patheos-Pagan: Ways to Work Magic on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great holiday, filled with lots of food, no presents, and family/friend time. Sure, it can be fraught with family tensions, sadness, boredom, a few arguments here and there, or more.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

RECOGNIZING ABUNDANCE

Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
— Eckhart Tolle

Where do you now experience abundance in your life?

If you are hard-pressed to find abundance in your finances or possessions, look to spiritual qualities. Do you experience abundance in a special relationship? In a quiet moment in a park? In a good laugh with a friend? The more you acknowledge abundance in your spirit, the richer your life will become.

“Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”
— John Petit-Senn

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A Note from the Universe 

Peculiarly did you know that the single most effective piece of advice ever given to anyone who wanted a life partner, is the exact same single most effective piece of advice ever given to anyone who wanted to live in prosperity?!

Which also happens to be the single most effective piece of advice ever given to anyone who wished to discover their purpose, foster peace on Earth, improve their health, or dance Gangnam Style?!

“Be happy now.”

Whoop! Whoop!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: This Stuffed Acorn Squash Might Be The Easiest Vegan Holiday Dish Ever

This roasted and stuffed acorn squash from Kirsten Kaminski’s Vegan Holiday Cookbook is the ultimate holiday dish. Packed with flavorful and fragrant quinoa stuffing, this cozy dish is sure to impress with its sweet and hearty flavors.

Read more…..

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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, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

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

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Daily Wisdom
November 22, 2019 

Conversation

“The study of books is a languishing and feeble activity that gives no heat, whereas discussion teaches and exercises us at the same time.”

-Montaigne (1533-1592)

Conversation is active. It’s lively, it stretches our minds and imaginations! We are on this planet to learn from one another, and we do that by talking to each other, by conversing with each other! What good is reading books by the great philosophers, if you keep all this newfound wisdom and insight to yourself? It is meant to be shared, and discussed, and passed around the table for others to partake and add to the mix.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You may have the best of intentions today but it won’t be easy to stick to any of them. There’s a lot of randomness in the air and you won’t have very much control over anything. Don’t let this lull you into becoming thoughtless or not caring about what you’re doing. Do what you can and save some energy for tomorrow when things might be smoother.

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 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 13, 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 mellow moon, the changing leaves,
The earlier setting sun,
Proclaim at last, my merry boys,
The harvest-time begun.
–Charles G. Eastman (1816–60)

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Spiritual Unite: Overactive Crown Chakra

Situated at the crown of the head, the crown Chakra or Sahasrara connects the spiritual and material realms.

It regulates your emotional stability, creative thought, spirituality, inner wisdom and personal attachment

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/overactive-crown-chakra-16-signs/

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MBG: These Caffeine Alternatives Will Give You A Natural Energy Boost

We all have our morning routines. Part autopilot, part ritual, what we do each morning helps us get ready for what the day brings. For some, it all starts with a staggering zombie walk to make coffee (I include myself in this category). But for others who are seeking an alternative to caffeine to jump-start the morning, there are many natural energy-boosting options.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/caffeine-alternatives-for-healthy-natural-energy

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Daily Good: What Does a Compassionate Workplace Look Like?

Compassion in the workplace may sound foreign, but studies have shown that cultivating compassion at the office can have remarkable outcomes for product design, employee and customer engagement, and accountability. Compassion is at the root of delivering quality service, says Monica Worline, because “Service quality hinges on relationships, and relationships deepen when we listen and hear what’s going on in someone else’s life.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2086/what-does-a-compassionate-workplace-look-like-nir-eyal-monica-worline/

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Elephant Journal: Every Day is a Prayer.

I don’t much believe in praying on our knees, hands clasped.
Still, I pray all day.
I grew up with the religious view of prayer, which felt like a pleading request for a temperamental God to step in and deliver what I asked for. It felt a bit like unworthiness waiting to be transmuted.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/every-day-is-a-prayer/

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MNN: ‘Tower of Voices’ honors the Sept. 11 bravery of Flight 93

“Tower of Voices,” a 93-foot musical instrument at the Flight 93 National Memorial, honors the passengers and flight crew who decided to fight back after terrorists hijacked their United Airlines plane on Sept. 11, 2001. The plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, never reaching its intended target but killing all on board.

Read more……………

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EarthSky News: Moon, Jupiter, Antares September 13 to 15

These next three evenings – September 13 to 15, 2018 – watch for the waxing crescent moon to travel eastward through the zodiac. The moon pairs up with the dazzling planet Jupiter on September 13, and then moves in between Jupiter and the red star Antares on September 14. Finally, on September 15, the moon sweeps to the north of the red star Antares, the heart of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-antares-september-13-to-15

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Patheos-Pagan: Wiccan Rede: Harm none, spell won’t be done

Many moons ago, through a strange twist of fate, Phyllis Curott’s Witch Crafting landed on my door mat. I wasn’t particularly excited about reading it but through lack of other reading fodder at the time, I began to read. By the end of the book, I realised ‘witch’ was something that had been missing in my life. Without anyone to turn to on my new path, I began to read but this time with an insatiable appetite. It wasn’t long before I came across the Wiccan Rede:
“An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will”

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/awaywiththewitch/2018/08/wiccan-rede-harm-none-spell-wont-be-done/

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Inner Journey:

FIND PEACE INSIDE

“All spiritual disciplines are done with a view to still the mind. The perfectly still mind is universal spirit.”
— Swami Ramdas

Getting into the habit of meditating, praying and/or resting daily helps us pull back from our preoccupation with the material world. In silence and solitude, we have an opportunity to pay attention to what’s happening inside rather than outside.

When we do this consistently, we learn to relax and to quiet and detach from our mental chatter and our turbulent emotions. As we begin to witness ourselves in personality, we also begin to experience our soul.

“Meditation may require a lifetime to master, but it will have been a lifetime well spent.” If you want to judge your progress, ask yourself these questions: Am I more loving? Is my judgment sounder? Do I have more energy?Can my mind remain calm under provocation? Am I free from the conditioning of anger, fear, and greed? Spiritual awareness reveals itself as eloquently in character development and selfless action as in mystical states.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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A Note from the Universe

Young souls use pain to learn how things are.

Mature souls use pain to learn how else things might be.

And old souls, use pain to learn how else they might be.

T-s-s-s-s-s-s,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Rose Pistachio Rice Pudding

This is a beautiful rice pudding that’s spiked with pistachios, rose water, and cardamom, and then elegantly decorated on top. It’s a recipe we’ve held in our family for decades. I hope you try it out. 🙂

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Rose-Pistachio-Rice-Pudding.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
September 13, 2018

Awareness

“Every dog has its day, but it’s not every dog that knows when he’s having it.”

-Winifred Gordon, A Book of Days (1910)

Is today your day? Sure it is! Why wouldn’t it be? Expand your awareness to include all the beauty and joy and love and peace and goodness that is in you and through you and all around you. Today and every day is your day – recognize it, and enjoy it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 15 Ways to Reduce Stress in 15 Minutes or Less

Excessive stress can be bad for both your body and your mind. Stress can come in many forms – a huge project at work, family issues, illness – and not addressing it can lead to sleep issues, anxiety, depression, weight gain as well as digestive and heart problems. Here are some fun and quick ways to reduce stress in your daily life.

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 June 28, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 28, 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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Through all the long midsummer day,
The meadow-sides are sweet with hay.
-John Townsend Trowbridge (1827-1916)

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Spiritual Unite: Overactive Crown Chakra | 16 Signs

Situated at the crown of the head, the crown Chakra or Sahasrara connects the spiritual and material realms. It regulates your emotional stability, creative thought, spirituality, inner wisdom and personal attachment. Through Sarahasrara, we feel one with the universe and all there is, and this divine unification propels us towards compassion and empathy for all forms of life.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/overactive-crown-chakra-16-signs/

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MBG: 17 Spiritual Principles To Help You Overcome Impostor Syndrome

I met my spiritual teacher in Nepal on my 27th birthday. In the midst of a 30-day meditation retreat, I was one of five attendees granted the honor of meeting this lama. As I sat in his waiting chamber, my excitement was buried under overwhelming sensations of fear and self-doubt. All I could think about was how he would see me as a fraud. How I wasn’t worthy of his attention. How he would sense my brokenness and send me off.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/17-powerful-ways-to-overcome-impostor-syndrome

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Daily Good: The Wisdom of South Korea’s Garden Hacking Grandparents

Whether we wake up each morning under eaves beneath trees, or on the top floors of towers among a forest of more towers; whether we walk our children to school through a park, or drive our car down the traffic-clogged streets to the market; whether we…..

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2041/the-wisdom-of-south-korea-s-garden-hacking-grandparents-patrick-m-lydon/

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Elephant Journal: The Connection between Yin & Yang, the Moon & Menopause.

I am 51 years old and I have finally made it through the most physical aspects of “The Change” as my Mom used to call it.
My skin is healthy again, no more night sweats, the hot flashes have finally ended, and I no longer have my period. Even the huge emotional surges have mellowed with time. Life feels more manageable and my body feels more under my control now.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/the-connection-between-yin-yang-the-moon-menopause/

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MNN: Heat wave sparks ‘fairy wind’ in Ireland

A heatwave sweeping through Ireland this week has not only pushed average temperatures well into the 80s, but also increased sightings of “fairy wind” across the country.

This weather phenomenon, more commonly known as a dust devil, occurs during dry conditions when warmer surface air rises quickly to form an updraft.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/ireland-heat-wave-sparks-fairy-wind-phenomenon

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EarthSky News: What are the full moon names?

Some almanacs like to give each month a special full moon name. Other almanacs like to reference full moons relative to seasonal markers, as defined by equinoxes and solstices. Is one way better than the other? No. Both have their roots in folklore. Of course, both the monthly names and the seasonal names necessarily favor either the Northern or Southern Hemisphere

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/full-moon-names

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Patheos-Pagan: Ritual of Life-Passages

History is amoral: events occurred. But memory is moral: what we consciously remember is what our conscience remembers- Anne Michaels
Rituals of life stages, often called rites of transition or rites of passage are the ones that mark significant changes in people’s lives. They are very frequently seen as the “ideal” ritual, and as the pattern that other rituals should follow.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/translatingworlds/2018/06/ritual-of-life-passages/

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Inner Journey: 

EXPERIENCE STILLNESS

“My greatest wealth is the deep stillness in which I strive and grow and win what the world cannot take from me with fire or sword.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

If our minds are always busy, they don’t get time to do basic maintenance – to sort, tidy up and take out the trash. If we don’t periodically clear out space in our minds, there’s no room for new ideas to take root.

Where do you find stillness each day and each week? Plan for quiet time, relaxation and stillness daily, even if it’s only for 5 or 10 minutes.

“For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.”
— Larry Eisenberg

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

If you knew how much you have in common with every single person now living in time and space, in terms of your deepest hopes and dreams, fears and worries, you’d wonder how I manage to tell you all apart.

And from this day forward you’d likely think of every single one of them as “dearest,” just as I do.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hummus 

I was just going to say “yum”, and start listing ingredients. But, I guess I could add that hummus is not some mystical, overpriced dish you can only get at fancy restaurants.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Hummus-1.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

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

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 28, 2018

Thoughts

“When you rule your mind you rule your world. When you choose your thoughts you choose results.” -Imelda Shanklin

Our minds are so constantly busy that we often forget that we actually have a choice in the matter. We can choose our thoughts! And by choosing our thoughts, we are choosing our experiences and creating our futures. And we need to remember that our reactions are thoughts, also. Instead of letting our emotions ride on auto-pilot, we can choose to take a breath and take inventory rather than giving in to an impulsive reaction. In this way, our thoughts can lead us in a much more productive direction, one that creates solutions rather than problems.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Tips for Living a More Mindful Life

Many of us spend our days wanting to feel productive and love the idea of checking things off our to-do lists. But we often never feel “caught up”. We tend to keep doing things until we lay our heads on the pillow at night, feeling exhausted and as if we barely survived the day.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/7-tips-for-living-a-more-mindful-life.aspx#bIEd4s3PM6OuVrBK.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 June 20, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 20, 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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It is not summer until the crickets sing.
-proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Underactive Crown Chakra Symptoms

The crown chakra  or Sahasrara in Sanskrit  is the seventh and final of the primary subtle body chakras or energy centres. It represents the highest spiritual ideas of consciousness and oneness in the universe, as well as being very important for establishing spiritual connections. When our crown chakra is underactive,

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/underactive-crown-chakra-symptoms/

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MBG: How To Teach Kids To Love Nature In A Tech-Obsessed World

We know that nature serves as a calming force when we’re stressed or anxious, and its effects on children may be even more profound.

“Nature has the power to make children happier, healthier, and smarter,” Sarah Milligan-Toffler, executive director of the Children & Nature Network, explained during the Biophilic Leadership Summit, a gathering of dozens of thought leaders in nature-inspired design held this April.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-why-to-encourage-kids-to-play-outside

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Daily Quiz

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Elephant Journal: The Modern Self-Love Trap & what Loving Ourselves really Means.

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ~ Lao-Tzu

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/the-modern-self-love-trap-what-loving-ourselves-really-means/

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MNN: 21 images that capture the raw beauty of nature

From sprawling landscapes to a tiny gnat on a mushroom, these images from The Nature Conservancy’s annual photography competition capture the awe-inspiring wonder of nature. The competition offers an array of categories including wildlife, people & nature and water.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/images-capture-raw-beauty-nature-nature-conservancy-photo-contest

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EarthSky News: All you need to know: June solstice​

The solstice happens this week. Longest day for the Northern Hemisphere. Shortest day for the Southern Hemisphere. Either way … a good time to celebrate

http://earthsky.org/earth/everything-you-need-to-know-june-solstice

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Patheos-Pagan: Personal Development And Self Work Is Utterly Crucial To Spirituality And The Craft 

I’ve touched upon this in a number of blog posts, especially in discussing the notions of true will and spiritual journeys, but a number of recent events have necessitated in my spelling this out in black and white: you absolutely, positively cannot get away with being involved in spiritual and/or occult pursuits without putting forth some serious, ongoing effort towards self improvement and self knowledge. This is universal regardless of tradition, practice, or belief.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/06/personal-dev-crucial-to-spirituality/

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Inner Journey: 

FEELING TRAPPED? SLOW DOWN!

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

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

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

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

higherawareness.com

 

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A Note from the Universe

The more you find good in another, the more you’ll find good in yourself.

No matter whom that “other” is.

Love you so,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber and Watermelon Salad

I’ve seen oodles of assorted recipes for cucumber and watermelon salads online, but here’s what I came up with. The combinations of ingredients sound strange, but they are a wonderful blend of flavors.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf84821471.tip.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
June 20, 2018

Creativity

“When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally realize.” -Madeleine L’Engle, (Walking on Water 1980)

Creativity is freeing. It is exploring the great “what if” out there. When our imagination is unleashed we can soar to ever-greater heights. We experience our connection to the Universe in a profound way, with timeless awareness and innate wisdom.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Birth Month Flowers and Their Meanings 

Many people do not know that in addition to every month having a birth stone associated with it, each month also has a birth flower. Each birth flower has a unique meaning. In modern times knowing a person’s birth flower allows you add that extra personalized touch when looking for a creative way to celebrate or give a special gift.

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 June 8, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 8, 2018

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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Fair and green is the marsh in June;
Wide and warm in the sunny noon.
The flowering rushes fringe the pool
With slender shadows, dim and cool.
-Antoinette Alcott Bassett (b. 1857

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Spiritual Unite: Crown Chakra Powers | What Happens When Its Blocked and How to Heal It

The powers of the crown chakra lead to miracles. This chakra can unlock your supernatural abilities and produce marvels. Having a balanced crown chakra means a better sense of internal peace and raised consciousness. It is present at the crown of the head, and its associated colours are violet and white. Crown Chakra Powers:  http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-powers/

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MBG: 7 Essential Items For A Summer Of Happy Hikes 

Getting outside to move is always a good idea — even more so in the summer when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. Several studies have linked major health benefits like decreased anxiety, lower blood pressure,

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/6-essential-items-to-help-you-soar-through-your-first-hike

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Elephant Journal: How the Subtle Art of Astrocartography can jumpstart our Soul’s Journey

As someone living outside my country of birth for more than a decade, I’ve progressively grown interested in the astrological analysis of geo-relocation, or astrocartography.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/how-the-subtle-art-of-astrocartography-can-jumpstart-our-souls-journey/

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MNN: How to pick a good watermelon

Watermelon is the fruit that symbolizes summer the most to me. It conjures memories of childhood summers, when my friends and I would devour huge slices while the sweet juice ran down our chins. I would never buy a watermelon out of season because a tasteless one is heartbreaking.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/how-pick-good-watermelon

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EarthSky News: See the Dragon’s Eyes on June evenings

Tonight, find the Dragon’s Eyes. For years, I’ve glanced up in the north at this time of year and spied the two stars marked on today’s chart, Rastaban and Eltanin in the constellation Draco. They’re noticeable because they’re relatively bright and near each other

http://earthsky.org/tonight/rastaban-and-eltanin-belong-to-constellation-draco

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Patheos-Pagan: She Will Not Be Tamed

Pele’s Creation Dance

A cosmic force stirs her loins,
magma roils within her womb;
she breathes in sulfurous gasps,
convulses, erupts,
lava steams into the sea.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2018/06/she-wil-tamed-kilauea/

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Inner Journey: 

TAKE A BREAK!

“A good rest is half the work.”
— Yugoslav Proverb

Strong work ethic? You can still justify taking a break. In fact, we NEED to take breaks — regularly and frequently. Why? WE WORK MORE EFFECTIVELY WHEN WE DON’T WORK SO MUCH.

Rest periods and vacations break our work routines. They help SHIFT OUR THINKING from its habitual, stuck patterns. They create the SPACE FOR ENERGY AND CREATIVITY to flow. They give us TIME FOR REFLECTION, so we can step back and look at what’s happening in our lives with greater detachment. We become more sensitive and aware.

And finally, we are stronger when we BALANCE DOING with BEING. All work and no play throws our life out of balance and endangers our health. Our bodies and minds need sufficient rest for recuperation. This is critically important with the level of stress in our lives these days.

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
— Sidney J. Harris

“I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.”
— Ernest Hemingway

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

As is true of kissing, let your life know both spontaneity and thoughtfulness.

Mwah!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: What to drink this weekend: Watermelon Ginger Fizz 

Happy Friday afternoon! I played around with some watermelon and vodka to create today’s summery cocktail. I made two versions of it – one with simple syrup and one with honeysuckle syrup. There wasn’t a discernable difference between the two because it’s the watermelon flavor that’s most prominent in this drink. The two sweeteners are interchangeable in this drink.

https://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/what-to-drink-this-weekend-watermelon-ginger-fizz

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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
June 8, 2018

Faith

“Faith makes the discords of the present the harmonies of the future.” -Robert Collyer (1823-1912) American Unitarian clergy

Just as we have faith that the sun is behind the clouds on a rainy day, we can have faith that whatever problems seems to be presenting themselves at the moment will be resolved. And they will. When we don’t know what to do – we can always have faith.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ancient Healing Exercises and Practices

More than 2,000 years ago ancient medicine was used to help with overall well-being, and cure illnesses. Today it’s still used by practitioners in the East and in the West for stress, pain, depression, and to combat disease.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/5-ancient-healing-exercises-and-practices.aspx#4BuXwGSWF59VqxVd.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/