Cat’s Morning Bits for April 19, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 19, 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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Earth endures;

Stars abide-

Shine down in the old sea.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

almanac.com

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OMTimes: Escape from Self-Sabotaging Habits

How well are you taking care of yourself? Do you take time for yourself, or are there so many distractions in your life that you are last on the list of your busy schedule?
If we are not taking time for ourselves, it’s difficult for us to be giving love to someone else because we run out of energy. If there is nothing left for us, there sure isn’t going to be anything left for anyone else!

https://omtimes.com/2013/09/self-sabotaging-habits/

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Hemp Oil

In the United States, we’re in the middle of a cannabis revolution. Our nation is slowly waking up to the truth that cannabis, what was once dubiously considered a dangerous psychoactive substance, is not only safe but extremely versatile in its medical benefits

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/hemp-oil-uses-and-benefits

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Ways to Sit Less to Save Your Brain

You’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking: bad for our hearts, lungs, and a leading cause of obesity. A new study from UCLA suggests that too much sitting is also bad for our brains, and that sedentary behavior is linked to changes in parts of the brain that are critical for memory. Sorry, what was I saying? I work from a computer all day, and as much as I want to move more, it’s really challenging. But if sitting is going to literally thin my brain, I’m incentivized! Here are five ways to sit less, so you can think ….

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/04/17/5-ways-to-sit-less-to-save-your-brain

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EarthSky News: Next few evenings … Moon sweeps through Winter Circle

What a great time to identify many bright stars! Keep watching, and let the moon be your guide.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-shines-inside-of-winter-circle

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Patheos-Pagan: Beltane – the May festival

Beltane heralds the coming of summer and is a festival of fertility. The seeds are sown, the plants and crops are all growing and the Earth is fertile. This is the festival where we celebrate the fertility not just within the Earth but within the union between the God and the Goddess and between humans too, ’tis the season to celebrate getting naked … Celebrate love, happiness, union and life itself.
 http://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/04/beltane-the-may-festival/#kbyheXi7lCV2y0OC.99

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Inner Journey: Attachment

“The soul that is attached to anything, however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for until the cord be broken, the bird cannot fly.”
— Saint John of the Cross

“Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.”
— Thomas Merton

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.”
— Zen Saying

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Nice job helping raise the sun this morning! The colors over Fiji were especially impressive. The warming of the Adriatic was right on time. A few Egyptians up early enough even wondered if Ra wasn’t back at the helm.

The hungry child in Mongolia said to say, “Hi!” The sad monk in Tibet, “Thanks for the laugh!” The realtor in Minnesota asked, “Are you sure about the farmer’s market?” The dancer in Rome, “Don’t tell a soul…” And the sage in Djibouti says, “You have exactly what it takes to have financial security for myself and family!”

Tell me, any recollection of all your other-worldly to-ings and fro-ings, yet? Or are we still pretending you’re just mortal?

If you only knew…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Beef and Tofu Pad Thai

A meal you can whip up easily and enjoy with a balance of protein and vegetables. You can hold the meat, add more or less vegetables depending on your preference and what you have on hand.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Beef-and-Tofu-Pad-Thai.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
April 19, 2018

Perception

“Change your thoughts, and in the twinkling of an eye, all your conditions change. Your world is a world of crystallized ideas, crystallized words. Sooner or later, you reap the fruits of your words and thoughts.”

-Florence Scovel Shinn

Our perceptions are all in our mind. So it makes sense that if we change our mind, we change our perceptions. And when we change our perceptions, we change our reality! We can experience more of the Truth of this wonderful world, the beauty, the peace, the prosperity, the abundance, the clarity. Choose to see it. Choose to live it!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Steps to Reconnect With Yourself

Sometimes due to circumstances, a big life change, the dissolving of a long-term relationship, a health issue, or other reasons we realize we have lost touch with our true self. During these times we often experience feeling frustrated, scared for the future, anxious, unfulfilled and stuck. We feel lost because at some point we became disconnected from who we really are. This often occurs as adults try to fit themselves into societal norms, relationship expectations or are just trying to survive to such a degree that there is not the capacity to focus on anything else. To protect ourselves we may tuck away our true nature and shut the door so we can just get through what we need to get through.

http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/7-steps-to-reconnect-with-yourself.aspx#HMxChpCr4WmsBQdF.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! Visit Our Store!

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 16, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 16, 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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Words are good but hens lay eggs.
-proverb

almanac.com

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Beliefnet: Peace of Mind Becoming Fully Present

. If you have an unpleasant feeling, a feeling of sadness, fear, worry, or despair, you may think you don’t have the capacity to return home to be in touch with that emotion, to manage and embrace it. You want to run away from it and you have many ways to run away, like magazines, books, music, food, the Internet, or busily strategizing so you won’t be in touch with your body and mind. Mind and body are alienated from each other, and this makes us sick

Read more………………

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Spiritual Unite: Shift In Consciousness: The Path To A Higher Consciousness

Are you experiencing a marked shift in consciousness? If so, you might be taking your first step towards a new dawn in your life. Spiritual evolution is similar to shedding an old body to make way for a newer refined one. A highly spiritual being sees the world through an entirely different lens. They break free from the societal templates

Read more…………….

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A Bountiful Moment

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present. ~Babatunde Olatunji

Daily Thought: Today is a great day! Don’t miss it by ruminating over what has already passed. Don’t let it go by with your focus on what is going to happen tomorrow. Stay present in the moments of the day to experience fully all the beauty and joy it will bring.

Daily Practice: Focus on your day today by staying present and experiencing all the good, fun, and joy that occurs. Listen to the sounds, smell the aromas, feel the temperature, see the people, and experience the emotion of every second of happiness.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight … Will you see the young moon?
It’s a wonderful evening for young moon hunting from North America or a Pacific island. The moon will be west after sunset, below brilliant Venus. Other parts of the world … Tuesday evening will offer an even more spectacular view.

Read more…………
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Patheos-Pagan: When Force Is On The Dot

Many see the card of Force as a representation of strength. In invented stories about this card, the woman with the lion is an archetype of power; not social power, as we reserve that for the Emperor, but power that has to do with character and moral spine.

Fair enough.

Read more………………….

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Inner Journey: Free to choose

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
— Sigmund Freud

In his book Nobody�s Victim, Christopher J. McCullough explains, “In order to live your freedom, you must first accept reality. ‘These are the choices, and given those choices, which do I choose?’ Whether the option you select is pleasant or painful does not alter the fact that, given reality, this is your preference.

“To live your freedom, it is helpful to stop and ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ and then notice whether, given the options, you are choosing what you really want, or whether you want to choose something else…. Sometimes the exercise of freedom involves naming your poison — all choices may lead to outcomes that are in some way painful. But the real pain is that of feeling powerless — denying your freedom.”

“Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.”
— Dr. Rollo May

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Your very thoughts are the key. You can do it. Whatever you want, you can have it. Just think it, feel it, and vaguely move towards it. And with persistence, tipping points will be reached, critical mass formed, and the most outlandish serendipities arranged.

The world you now live in was created this very way, and through “thinking” you perpetuate the celebration. You are a nonstop creating machine; a manifesting maestro. You are pure “cause.”

And for now, it’s still virtually a secret: Your very thoughts are the key.

Infinite love,

The Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber Mint Raisin Yogurt Salad

We eat this yogurt salad on the side of most of our Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, especially ones that include meat or rice. It’s really refreshing and is great as a palate cleanser. It’s really easy to throw together and has fantastic textures.   https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cucumber-Mint-Raisin-Yogurt-Salad.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
April 16, 2018

Perception

“Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through one’s mind.” ~-Mark Twain

Isn’t it amazing how we can each see the same thing in an entirely different way? It’s because of our perceptions. Our past experiences help us to formulate some kind of definition to our current experiences. Yet we can change the way we look at things. We can choose a different perspective, see things from someone else’s point of view, or from a higher vantage point. And when we broaden our scope and look at the “big picture” then we can see more clearly what is real.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MBG: Think Small Changes Won’t Help? Here Are 4 That Will Transform Your Mental Health

We’re all familiar with the goals so many of us set to support and improve our physical health, like going to the gym or trying an elimination diet. But what we often fail to address in our quest for improved wellness is our mental and emotional health. Sure, the benefits of addressing our physical wellness may very well spill over into our emotional sphere, but isn’t our mental health important enough to focus on in and of itself?

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! Visit Our Store!

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 12, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 12, 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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Gladness is born of the April weather,
And the heart is as light as a wind-tossed feather.
Who could be sad on a day like this?
The care that vexed us no longer is.
-Eben Eugene Rexford (1848-1916)

almanac.com

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Spiritual Unite: Spiritually Connected Friends Are The People You Need In Your Life

There are many types of friendship, but there are some traits that are present in every type. A friend is a person who is loyal, sympathetic, kind, understanding and trustworthy. There are spiritually connected friends as well, which are one level above all the different kinds of friends you have.

Read more…………

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A Bountiful Moment:

Let your hopes not your hurts set your goals

Daily Thought: Your hopes will inspire your dreams and your dreams will motivate your actions. Stay focused on your dreams of the future you. Never allow past hurts or judgments guide your current actions. Your hope of what is to come will keep you moving through the day with a sense of calm and happiness. It will bring you to great places you never could have imagined.

Daily Practice: Keep your attention on what you envision as the next phase of you. If your mind wanders towards other things that are a distraction or a derailment from what you are working toward quickly bring yourself back. Imagine yourself doing what you hope to accomplish. See yourself in that space. Take time today visualizing the completion of your accomplishment.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Next 2 mornings  Moon and Mercury before sunup

Mercury is starting its best morning appearance for 2018 for the Southern Hemisphere.

Read more………….

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Commonly Mispronounced Names Of Gods and Goddesses

In my recent Hellenism studies, I came across some new pronunciations of the Greek gods’ names. It turns out I’ve been mispronouncing their names for decades. But it didn’t stop there — in the past year, I also learned a few other proper pronunciations as well.

Read more……………./

 

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Inner Journey: Star Connections

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Neither worthiness, effort, skill, intelligence, talent, timing, connections, looks, popularity, blood, sweat, or tears will make the difference.

More than anything else, living in wealth and abundance is simply a matter of knowing that you already do.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Traditional Greek Salad

This is the way my Papa (Grampa) from Greece would make a salad and would occasionally toss in a few pitted Kalamata olives, too 😉

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Greek-Salad-Recipes.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
April 12, 2018

Optimism

“An optimist is the human personification of spring.” ~-Susan J. Bissonette, in Reader’s Digest (1979)

A person with a good attitude is the kind of person we all want to be around. He or she knows how to bring warmth and light to any situation. We can be that kind of a person, too. It’s just a matter of looking at things positively, of finding the good that others might not see. Good is always there, and it grows when we put our attention on it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Ways to Live a Compassionate Life

Here are eight easy ways to live a life of compassion.
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! Visit Our Store

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 11, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 11, 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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Let it rain in April and May for me,
And all the rest of the year for thee.
-proverb

almanac.com

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MNN: Finnish photographer captures Lapland’s beauty through the seasons

You may not have heard of Rovaniemi, Finland, but you’ve probably heard of Lapland, the northernmost region of Finland. The area is known as a stunning winter wonderland, especially when the aurora borealis or northern lights are on display.

Read more………….

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Om Times: Why Intuition Fails You and What to Do About It

Intuition may fail us because we don’t know how to access it or we think it’s divine or just for special people. It is, however, is a practical skill we all have. It answers specific questions in nonlinear and non-empirical ways. Once we learn how intuition gives us information, simple tips can help us begin to tap its power in our lives, from determining what intuitive abilities are to tracking practical, intuitive experiments.

https://omtimes.com/2018/04/intuition-fails/

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Spiritual Unite: When Back Pain And Chakras Are Connected: Learn How To Heal

Healing your back pain and chakras. If a person has a chronic backache, either in the lower or upper part of the back, there’s often present a blocked or disturbed chakra behind it. There are four chakras that are present below our neck region: Heart, Solar, Sacral and Root. The former two chakras are associated with middle region backache, while

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/back-pain-and-chakras/

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A Bountiful Moment

You are what you think about all day long

Daily Thought: Your thoughts are very powerful and will either add value to who you are or will deplete and drain you from what is rightfully yours. Make sure your thoughts are adding worth to what you are doing or planning on achieving. Do not let negative distractions take time from your consistent, continual growth and progress. Think you are a success and you will achieve the goal(s) you have set.

Daily Practice: Tell yourself throughout the day that you are a success at all that you do. Just simply say I am a success. Do not judge your accomplishments or what you are working toward achieving. Just maintain the thought that you are always successful at the goals you set to achieve

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Find Hercules between 2 bright stars

The bright stars Arcturus and Vega can help you find the constellation Hercules and its famous Keystone asterism.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/two-stars-lead-to-constellation-hercules

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Beliefnet: Signs to Make You Chuckle

Do you want a good laugh? Check out these hilarious signs that will make you chuckle

Read more………………

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Inner Journey: Power

“There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else.”
— Cyrus H. Curtis

How do you relate to people in authority? Depending on your character and upbringing, you may react defensively or meekly to those you perceive to hold more power than you do.

Hierarchical power dissolves in the presence of authentic power. Your true personal power has nothing to do with status. It is determined by how attuned you are to all aspects of yourself and to the needs of others.

In any exchange with a person ‘in power,’ focus your attention on meeting your mutual needs and the relationship will be both equitable and fruitful.

“Compassion, caring, teaching, loving, and sharing your gifts, talents, and abilities are the gateways to power.”
— Jamie Sams

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

You know, I never could have parted with you if time and space were real. Or even, for me, if they seemed real.

Sometimes I don’t know how you do it.

This is just to let you know how I feel, and to remind you that they’re not real.

Humbly,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Baked Pineapple Chicken

Bake your seasoned chicken and pineapple chunks in a mixture of soy sauce and pineapple juice. Can be served with rice

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Easy-Baked-Pineapple-Chicken-1.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 

April 11, 2018

Optimism

“From every scrap you make a blanket.”-Rose Chernin, in Kim Chernin, “In My Mother’s House” (1983)

When life gives you lemons… you know the rest. The sweet lemonade quenches our thirst. We can turn around a situation to benefit us. When life gives us scraps, we can make a blanket! That is so beautiful… a blanket represents warmth, security, comfort. We can literally make something real, something substantial and useful from what might be perceived as “nothing.” Look around, what scraps can we turn into blankets today?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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MBG: Want To Beat Cravings & Kick-Start Weight Loss? Smell This

There’s no debate here—losing weight requires mindful eating and active exercise. While it’s easy to promote healthy lifestyle changes, what’s much harder is psychologically understanding and maintaining behavior. Inundated with high-tech apps and gadgets promising to keep us on track with healthy snacking and fitness regimes, returning to nature may be just what we need. After all, it only takes one whiff of an aroma to rewire the brain

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! Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 10, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 10, 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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Again the blackbirds sing; the streams
Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams,
And tremble in the April showers
The tassels of the maple flowers.
-John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-92)

almanac.com

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mindbodygreen: Creative Ways To Bring The Outside Into Your Home (Besides Houseplants

As a designer who is inspired by nature’s colors, textures, and patterns, I have trained my eye to find the beauty of the outside world and bring it in.

Nature can inspire me literally a plant I see and draw can reemerge in a print or abstractly�the dense colors of overlapping foliage can appear as a color scheme; the curling, folding edges of a leaf as a ruffled hem. The natural world also inspires the spirit of my work. Being in the presence of nature grounds me and gives me the calm temperament that allows me to begin the creative process.

Read more……..

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Beliefnet: How Your 7 Energy Centers Effect Your Life

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel. Chakras are energy centers in our body that look like spinning wheels. When our chakras are properly balanced, we feel healthy and happy. Picture seven spinning wheels in the colors of the rainbow starting at your spine and moving along your back to the top of your head. In order to maintain optimum health and healing, we need to keep these seven energy centers balanced and aligned with each other. When they�re too small, we feel closed off, alone and disconnected. When they�re too big, life feels overwhelming, dramatic and out of control. In this article, you�ll learn where your chakra are and how to keep them balanced.

Read more…….

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Spiritual Unite: My View on Current Spiritual Energies

Recently, I met with my mentor who is a Reiki Master, and we talked about current spiritual energies. He predicted that light and darkness would continue to flourish and a widening gap will develop between the two. Now, what did he mean by that? Well, let’s say that the year 2018 will bring great things for optimistic people. It will

Read more……

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A Bountiful Moment

It’s not your job to like me…. it’s mine. Katie Byran

 

Daily Thought:Your opinion is the only one that matters when it comes to how you are viewed or cared for. You are the only one who gets to say whether what you do is good, or needs improvement. You are the only one who gets to judge whether what you do is enough to make your life matter. You alone get to decide if you are loved and supported. And always remember that can only be done by loving yourself.
Daily Practice: Act as if you are the most important person in the world today, because you are. Make sure the things you are saying to yourself throughout the day are supportive and kind. Put yourself first in making decisions and choices. When you do things today act as if you are caring for the person you love most.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight, How Leo the Lion lost his tail

And how we gained a new constellation. One of the most famous legends of skylore, here.

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchcraft & Prayer

“Wait. You actually experience the gods?” This is a question I’ve had posed to me more than once, and sadly from many pagans and witches who are unsure if they’re working with spirits or their imagination. Of course I do. If I didn’t, how would I know they were real
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Inner Journey: Giving Choice

“Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.”
— David O. McKay
I want to choose the details of my life. Fortunately, I’ve come to appreciate how important it is to give others the freedom to choose their own paths.

None of us wants our choice robbed from us. I can’t know what’s best for anyone but me. So why give unsolicited advice to others and expect them to follow it?

“The truest characters of ignorance are vanity, and pride and arrogance.”
— Samuel Butler

“What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that may cost and wherever it may lead.”
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Thanks for every single time you ever fell in love.

Whether or not it was obvious, whether or not it lasted, and whether or not you were loved back, it changed everything.

You changer,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Baked Brie

A soft, French cheese round when baked and served with a variety of different foods makes a wonderful appetizer for any gathering.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Baked-Brie-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom April 10, 2018

Optimism

“I’ve got to admit it’s getting better
It’s a little better all the time.”

John Lennon (1940-1980) and Paul McCartney (1942-) “Getting Better” 1967

When we learn to look at the world optimistically, we see that there is some evolution going on, some growth spiritually that just naturally takes place. We might lose sight of it at times, but because we are growing spiritually, things ARE getting better! And they’re getting better all the time.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Birds & Blooms: 5 Ways to Create a Bird-Safe Backyard

Keep your feathered friends healthy with clean feeders, fresh birdseed and a natural yard.

A lot of planning, time and money go into attracting and feeding your backyard birds. But making your space appealing to them with food and plants they love is only one part of the equation. You also need to ensure that birds stay safe while in your yard.

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! Visit Our Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 9, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 9, 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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When April blows his horn,
It’s good for hay and corn.
-proverb

almanac.com

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Beliefnet: Songs for New Beginnings

Music has the power to bypass our normal thought processes and connect with our imaginations, our hearts and our souls. It has the power to soothe and inspire, to motivate and uplift.

When lyrics and music combine, and we choose the right songs, they can become mantras, affirming what we want to create in our lives.

In that spirit, here is a selection of songs and potential deeper meanings that could assist in making a fresh start, anytime.

And once we get the knack of finding meaningful messages in the lyrics of these songs, we can apply the same technique to our favorites and create playlists to help us make the most of every area of our lives.

So let’s harness the power of music to make a fresh start!

Read more…………

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mindbodygreen: What Is Echinacea Tea?

If you feel a seasonal cold coming on, you’re probably looking for any way possible to fight it off. One supplement you may have heard about for treating seasonal illnesses, like the cold or flu, is echinacea tea and echinacea supplements. Can taking echinacea treat the common cold, flu symptoms, and other infections? Should you be drinking echinacea tea? Here’s what you need to know:

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Spiritual Unite: 777 Number Meaning

Number 777 is a very powerful number in the spiritual world. The 7 is the mystical number, and its appearance in 777 makes it even more unique and influential because it is present three times. If we see individually, the number 7 resonates with the collective consciousness. It is the indicator of spiritual enlightenment, spiritual awareness, intuition,

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A Bountiful Moment

You can succeed if nobody else believes it, but you will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself. ~ William J. H. Boetcker

Daily Thought: Belief is one of the most powerful emotions you carry with you. It directs how you proceed and respond in all situations. Your belief gives you power to move through adversity with strength and tenacity. Your belief is the driving force of your daily motivation and tasks achieved.

Daily Practice: Take a long deep look at what you believe about yourself. Do you value who you are? Do you believe you make a difference? Do you believe you are loved or worth loving? Make sure that you maintain activities daily that support your own acknowledgement of what you are seeking to believe about yourself.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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EarthSky News: Tonight Star-hop to the Coma star cluster

Long ago, the Coma star cluster represented the Lion’s tufted tail. Today, we know it as an open star cluster, whose stars were born together and are still loosely bound by gravity.

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OM Times: The Magic Use of Candles

Since time Immemorial we find candles being used in Temples, representing the holy element of fire during Sacred rituals.

Candles are always portrayed to be involved with mysteries and myths, they are also symbols of illumination, activation, canalization, and connection with the divinity. Fire is a creative element, especially regarding the power of rebirth and regeneration properties.

Candles are connector element esoterically related to the salamanders, nature elementals that are energy transformers.

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Inner Journey: Opening The Heart

“Everything is made of light; everything is alive. The Great Mystery of life has little to do with intelligence. The universe is not an intellectual process. The intellect is helpful; but our hearts are the wiser part of ourselves.”
— Mellen-Thomas Benedict

Heart is a word that refers to many different levels of our being. Essentially, it is the love aspect of soul, capable of making direct, intuitive contact. Soul love is not emotional; it is highly impersonal and intelligent, capable of grasping the essence of someone or something without any projection on our part.

Appreciation significantly turns on the heart. Appreciation is not an emotion that arises spontaneously, but a soul quality we can choose. The more often we choose to be appreciative, the easier this choice becomes and the more frequently our heart opens to give and receive love.

“If you open your heart, love opens your mind.”
— Charles John Quarto

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A Note from the Universe

In case you were wondering what might happen next, how this week will unfold, who you will become tomorrow, and so on, it all boils down to one thing:

Expectation. Yours.

Whoohoo,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Wakame Seaweed Salad

This Japanese seaweed salad is very popular anywhere sushi is served. Since I’ve been eating these salads since I was a kid, I roll my eyes at the prices marked on them because I know a huge batch can be made for under a buck. Wakame seaweed is not only tasty, it is packed full of calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, and vitamins B2 and B9.

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
April 9, 2018

Optimism

“Thou hast seen nothing yet.”
-Cervantes (1547-1616) Don Quixote

“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”
-Jimmy Durante (1893-1980) Entertainer. His signature line.

“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet.”
-Al Jolson (1886-1950) His signature line.

What is ahead for us? We don’t know for sure, but we do know there is still a lot to be experienced. We can look forward with optimism. Studies have shown that optimists live longer, healthier, happier lives. We can choose to see the glass as half-full, and as wholly satisfying. Think today’s going to be a good day? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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! Visit Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 6, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 6, 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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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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MNN: From fuzzy fluffball to stately bird: The life cycle of an eagle

When a much-awaited eagle egg hatches, a tiny cottony ball of fluff slowly emerges. This fuzzy, wobbly handful of cute is utterly dependent on its doting parents. Soon, however, the white fluff gives way to brown feathers and the bird tests its wings, soaring and growing and eventually becoming a regal image of its parents. Here’s a look at how tiny eaglets make the remarkable transformation from hairy hatchlings to majestic adult birds.

Read more……………

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Silence Your Inner Critic
Depression and self-criticism are great companions. Here are 5 tips to move past them.

Health Journal columnist Melinda Beck penned an amazingly accurate and helpful article in the Wall Street Journal about the self-criticism that so often accompanies depression and anxiety. Not only was I delighted that she approached such a difficult and complicated aspect of our illness with compassion and insight, but I was ecstatic to see myself as one of the “experts” mentioned with suggestions on how to silent the annoying voice that says we are incapable, weak, and worthless.
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mindbodygreen: How To Practice Self-Massage The Ayurvedic Way

A science of self-healing, ayurveda encompasses diet, meditation, breathing techniques, medicinal herbs, beauty practices, and rituals to heal the body, mind, and spirit. In ayurveda, inner and outer beauty are intimately related.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-do-a-massage-on-yourself

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Spiritual Unite: 5 Symptoms Of Psychic Abilities: Number 3 Is Unique

We all have latent psychic abilities, talents that lay hidden deep inside of us. Sometimes, we see glimpses of these abilities and wonder at the possibility of something greater. Most people simply shrug off a de ja vu experience or show apathy towards untoward circumstances and mystifying visual experiences. Our psychic abilities wane considerably if we make

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EarthSky News: This weekend, moon near Mars and Saturn

This weekend, in the morning sky, the waning moon joins up with the planets Saturn and Mars. These three worlds climb over the southeast horizon very late Friday and Saturday nights (April 6 and 7), then soar highest up for the night just before dawn Saturday and Sunday (April 7 and 8)

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Patheos-Pagan: Principles of Bardic Awareness

Developing your awareness helps you get clear about your life, aligns you to the Sacred, and enables you to become ever more alive. It is not enough to learn about awareness intellectually, however. In order to make any difference at all, it is essential that you put what you learn into practice and integrate it into your life. Bards learn, first and foremost, that true reality is not “out there” and that life isn’t what it seems to be. They come to know that the truth lies within, in the heart. Druids call the physical world the “apparent world” to indicate that it reflects only what reality appears to be, not what it truly is.

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Inner Journey: Higher Perspectives

“Bias and impartiality is in the eye of the beholder.”
— Lord Barnett

According to Andrew Schneider, the radical difference between personality awareness and soul consciousness is a difference in perspectives. Acquiring a soul perspective allows us to see things differently – and we always see a more inclusive, universal picture. This expanded view adds to an understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of life.

If I insist on hanging on to a personality perspective that is contrary to a soul perspective, the two perspectives will clash. This challenges me to find a way through to a deeper truth than I previously knew. This kind of tension between soul and personality positions is typical of the prelude to transformation that is a vital part of the soul journey.

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
— Sylvia Plath

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

They surround you even now. They see, hear, and feel what you see, hear, and feel. They trade vantage points, study possibilities, and learn to think bigger. They brag about you, compliment you, and laugh at your jokes. They only ever squabble over who loves you most.

And of course, I’m talking about the teachers who prepared you for time and space, who’ve now become your students.

Shhhh… they’re reading this…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cabbage Salad Recipes

I was making salad a few days ago and already had many of my veggies chopped and ready to go. I realized at the last moment there was no lettuce in my fridge. I don’t really care for any kind of lettuce anyway so I hauled out a head of cabbage. I will be making this salad again.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom: April 6, 2018

Are You Finding Inner Peace?

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) United Nations address, Sept 1961

What I like about this quote is that while President Kennedy was obviously talking about the world situation, about establishing world peace, it also works really well if you apply the worlds toward INNER peace. Isn’t this the process that we all go through to attain higher states of consciousness and become at peace with ourselves? We change our minds, and our thoughts, to reflect what we learn and experience. We gently and quietly build new patterns and practices that help to bring peace to both our inner and outer worlds.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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! Visit Our Store

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