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 15, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 15, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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I meant to do my work to-day,
But a brown bird sang in the apple-tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
-Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)

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Spiritual Unite: What Is A Karmic Relationship?

Throughout our lives, we will often find ourselves in what are known as karmic relationships. These relationships serve to help us grow spiritually so that we will one day be ready for the twin flame relationship  and eventually enlightenment and ascension. What Is A Karmic Relationship? But what is a karmic relationship?

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-is-a-karmic-relationship/

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MBG: 8 Lesser-Known Ways To Use Crystals In Your Everyday Routine

Healing crystals are having a moment. It seems like everyone — from Katy Perry to Miranda Kerr — has recently started dishing on their high-vibe collections. Last week, we ran a piece on how to choose the right feel-good stone for you. Now that you’ve found your crystal, here’s some advice on how to incorporate its energy into your everyday routine.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-23590/8-lesserknown-ways-to-use-crystals-in-your-everyday-routine.html

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Elephant Journal: As Above, so below- finding your Inner Sun (Ancient Wisdom Explained)

Growing up in New York, I loved the change in seasons.
Moving to Southern California, I wondered if there would be seasons at all. Or would every day be a sun-drenched beach day?

Then I was introduced to May-Gray.
Sun lovers know that this period of May-Gray and June-Gloom is not ideal for mornings at the beach. The coast is blanketed in a marine layer of dull, gray fog.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/as-above-so-below-finding-your-inner-sun-ancient-wisdom-explained/

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MNN: There’s a scientific reason you might be feeling hangry right now 

Some days, just trying to survive until lunchtime can feel like you’ve landed a reluctant role in “The Hanger Games.”

Only the combination of hunger and anger is no game. Just ask your friends, family or anyone who has the bad luck to be in your space during those must-eat-now moments.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/why-you-might-be-feeling-hangry-moment

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EarthSky News: All you need to know: June solstice 2018

The June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere – is coming up on June 21, 2018, at 10:07 UTC. That’s 5:07 a.m. CDT in North America on June 21. Translate UTC to your time. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, this solstice marks the longest day of the year. Early dawns. Long days. Late sunsets. Short nights. The sun at its height each day, as it crosses the sky. Meanwhile, south of the equator, winter begins.

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

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Patheos-Pagan: Coloring Outside the Lines: Ancestry and Metaphors

So let’s take a quick, overly general look at the pre-Christian, aboriginal religion of the early Germanic peoples, shall we?

From our Good Friend Wikipedia (trust…but verify!):
Germanic religion refers to the indigenous religion of the Germanic peoples from the Iron Age until Christianisation during the Middle Ages.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kacealexander/2018/02/coloring-outside-lines/

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Inner Journey:

DON’T REJECT THE EGO

“Nourishing the soul is the process of drinking at the life stream, coming back to one’s true self, embracing the whole of one’s experience – good, bad, or ugly; painful or exalted; dull or boring.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn

Spiritual teachings sometimes counsel a need to let go of the ego. In our view, though, ego and personality are essential players in our theatre of life. Personality is the vehicle for Spirit to evolve through form. Soul sparks the potential that exists within the personality.

We don’t want the ego to disappear – we want it to open to divine guidance so the two may work together in alignment.

And so the path of personality aims to build a healthy, skilful ego. Ironically, only a strong, mature ego can take responsibility for carrying the consciousness of soul.

“How do we nurture the soul? By revering our own life. By treating it as supremely important. By reaching for the best within ourselves. By learning to love it all, not only the joys and the victories, but also the pain and the struggles.”
— Nathaniel Branden

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

All endings are happy endings.

If you even believe in endings.

Whah!!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Thai Cuisine Tips and Recipes

Recipes from Thailand are some of the most popular in the world. Thai food is known for its use of fresh herbs and spices in wonderful combinations of flavor.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Thai-Cuisine-Tips-and-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 15, 2018

Humor

“When humor goes, there goes civilization.” -Erma Bombeck

We need humor to balance out all the other “stuff” that is going on in the world every day. Where would we be without our ability to laugh at ourselves. Situation comedies have always been popular on TV because they depict “situations” that we’ve all been in and can relate to – but they do it in such a way that we can see how funny the whole thing is! Today look at the world this way: “My Life is a SitCom!” Of course, you are the star of the show! And all your friends are relatives are supporting players. I’ll bet you’ll find lots of punch lines in the script!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: How to Find Perfection in an Imperfect World 

Everywhere we look, there is advice on how to achieve perfection. Advertisements insist that they can give us the perfect skin or the perfect body. Self-help books and blogs claim that they have the secret for helping us achieve a perfect marriage or land the perfect job. Perfection appears to be easily obtained until we turn on the news or open our web browser. Immediately, we are bombarded by stories about earthquakes and forest fires.
Read more at:  http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/how-to-find-perfection-in-an-imperfect-world.aspx#FO7aFUMqq2C06HSI.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 14, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 14, 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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Rainbows; and the blue bitter smoke of wood;
And radiant raindrops couching in cool flowers;
And flowers themselves, that sway through sunny hours;
Dreaming of moths that drink them under the Moon.
-Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About The Magic (And Science) Of Breathwork

Breathwork has been construed as the link between consciousness and the spirit realm. Some maintain that it’s a shortcut to meditation. Whether you practice breathwork in a yoga class or as part of a PTSD healing protocol, engaging in controlled purposeful breathing patterns can actually help control the inner workings of your body, from heart rate variability to calming anxiety.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/what-is-breathwork-good-for

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ThoughtCo: Ten Great Ways to Celebrate Litha 

It’s Litha, the longest day of the year! The sun will shine more today than any other day of the year, and it’s a day to get outdoors and celebrate. Spend the day in the sun with your family. Play outdoors, go for a hike, and enjoy all the delights the earth has to offer

https://www.thoughtco.com/great-ways-to-celebrate-litha-2562249

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QoTD:

“ Every new day begins with possibilities. It’s up to us to fill it with the things that move us toward progress and peace. ”

– Ronald Reagan

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Elephant Journal: Suicide doesn’t Discriminate: 6 Warning Signs that could save someone you Love

Last Tuesday morning, we woke to news that designer Kate Spade had hung herself—with a scarf.
By Friday morning, the news was covering Anthony Bourdain’s suicide by hanging. As I combed the articles and updates for suicide resources, I found most of them lacking. In many cases, the juicy, morbid details took center stage over the more important topic of discussion—where to get help.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/suicide-does-not-discriminate-six-warning-signs-for-someone-you-love/

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MNN: Dutch neighborhood of 3D-printed houses will be world’s first

The Netherlands’ fifth largest city, Eindhoven, is best known as the birthplace of electronics giant Philips, for its top-notch technical institute and for being an all-around hotbed of design, innovation and charged-up Dutch geek culture. Its most iconic building is an amorphous, 82-foot-tall glass and steel structure dubbed “De Blob” that serves as a portal to a massive underground bicycle garage

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/dutch-3d-printed-houses-will-be-worlds-first

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EarthSky News: Moon, Mercury, Venus June 14 to 16

After sunset these next several evenings – June 14, 15 and 16, 2018 – watch for the young waxing crescent moon to swing by our sun’s two inferior planets, Mercury and Venus. On all of these evenings, it’ll be easy to see Venus shortly after sundown

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-swings-by-2-planets-june-14-16

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Patheos-Pagan:  Summer Solstice In Ancient Greek And Modern Times

Summer Solstice is often referred to as “midsummer”, and had differing traditions surrounding it in ancient pagan times. Among the Greeks, there were some calendars which pivoted around the summer solstice.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/06/summer-solstice-ancient-greek-modern/

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Inner Journey

DON’T AVOID THE VOID

“When we feel stuck, going nowhere — even starting to slip backward — we may actually be backing up to get a running start.”
— Dan Millman

To change, we must go through a transition zone. It’s not easy being in transition. Thoughts, beliefs and habits are all in flux. It can create a sense of groundlessness, of being in a void that can be quite uncomfortable.

When we’re in the void, our first impulse will be to revert to old habits because they feel comfortable. Our goal is to hang in there until the change is complete. Knowing that TRANSITIONS ARE PART OF THE CHANGE PROCESS helps us muster the courage to put up with the discomfort, the uneasiness, the void.

Change requires a letting go of what we’ve always known and done to allow in something new. We need to trust ourselves and higher forces to unfold a new reality for us.

“Every positive change – every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness – involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.”
— Dan Millman

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes when things take longer than you thought they would, it’s just a gentle reminder that you have more time than you thought—and that there’s a journey to enjoy.

Yeah, like all the time in the world.

Enjoy every minute,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Easy Chocolate Ganache

I needed a chocolate ganache to frost a cake and didn’t have time to go to the store to get heavy cream, so I made this alternative using chocolate chips, butter and milk. You can use it as a dessert topping, too!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Easy-Chocolate-Ganache.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 14,  2018

Humor

“Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat!” -Joanne Woodward

Sure, Joanne Woodward can talk – she’s married to Paul Newman! But look what she really values in her husband: his sense of humor. Our sense of humor will take us far in this life. Laughter is like medicine – it keeps us healthy and feeling good. It’s a way of experiencing joy, and a joyful life is a spiritual life, recognizing and appreciating our connection with the Divine.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Inspiring Quotes on Having Patience

It has been said, “Patience is a virtue” and “good things come to those who wait.” When we learn to accept what is, and embrace life in each present moment, our impatience often falls away

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 11, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days:
Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays.
-James Russell Lowell

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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

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/shift-in-consciousness/

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MBG: Well Read: The 5 Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down This June

Reading is undeniably a key wellness practice—and one that many of us have ignored for far too long. It’s proven to build empathy, reduce stress, and even lessen sugar cravings (yes, really!). With that in mind, we’re excited to launch the debut of Well Read, a column that curates the absolute best fiction and narrative nonfiction picks of the month. Here’s what you should read this June.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/best-books-june-2018

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Inspirational QOTD

“ How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend. ”

– William Rostler

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Elephant Journal: 3 Ways to Cope with our Busy, Messy, Beautiful Lives.

“I wish I could have back all those hours I wasted watching TV in my twenties,” I said to my parents, glancing at my kids as they licked their oversized portions of ice cream.

I shook my head, remembering how abundant time seemed when I was younger.

My dad had just asked me how the book I’ve been slowly working on was coming along.
“There just aren’t enough hours in the day,” I said.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/3-ways-to-cope-with-our-busy-messy-beautiful-lives/

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MNN: Raspberry Pi project aims to count your bees

When it comes to determining the strength of a particular honey hive, beekeepers often resort to estimating based on the tried-and-true method of eyeballing activity at the colony’s entrance. For programmer Mat Kelcey, used to dealing in absolutes, this wasn’t good enough.

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/gadgets-electronics/blogs/raspberry-pi-project-aims-count-your-bees

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EarthSky News: Venus, Castor, Pollux on June 9 to 11

On June 9 to 11, 2018, look west after sunset to see the brightest planet Venus making a line with the Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux, on our sky’s dome.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/venus-gemini-stars-on-june-10-and-11

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Patheos-Pagan:  We Need More Realistic Pagans, Witches, and Wiccans in Movies and TV Shows

With the reboot of Charmed, I can’t help but wonder. Why aren’t there more Wiccan, Pagan, or witch characters that don’t have supernatural powers?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2018/05/we-need-more-realistic-pagans-witches-and-wiccans-in-movies-and-tv-shows/

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Inner Journey

WISDOM

“…we need to abandon the idea that wisdom is knowing everything-the whys, the wherefores, the how-tos. Wisdom is often more subtle, both far simpler and exceedingly more complex. For wisdom requires the discerning, the listening to, the acknowledgement of nudges and notions, of senses and sensations, of the minute and what we often mistakenly assume is the mundane. Wisdom means listening to the still, small voice, the whisper that can be easily lost in the whirlwind of busyness, expectations, and conventions of the world….”
— Jean M. Blomquist

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody’s hand and squeeze it, while there’s time.”
— Dale Dauten

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

A super-secret, double-reminder for all fearless flowers:

If you but soak up the sunlight you are given, drink each drop of water I send, and strive only to be yourself, life shall quicken in your roots, spirit shall raise you into the light, and your bloom will inspire the world.

You see… I do all the hard stuff.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Basil Salad Dressing

I received this recipe from my niece, and it has been a favorite with family and friends. When I serve it for guests, they usually ask for the recipe. I like it because it’s easy, healthy, and tasty.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Basil-Salad-Dressing-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 11, 2018

Humor

“Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.” -Joseph Addison (1672-1719) British Essayist

Truly spiritual people are light-hearted and filled with joy! They love a good laugh and are the first to share a smile. These are the kinds of people who brighten our day just by showing up. How much we can learn from this! We’re all connected, so it makes sense that if one person is “up” it helps all of us to rise up. Let’s be the person who shines through the clouds today.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Forgiveness Affirmations to Heal Your Life
The Law of Forgiveness is a dynamic universal principle that can change our lives. When we are willing to forgive we can unleash an amazing power, a flood of energy that can heal. Connie Domino,…

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/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 7, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 7, 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 earliest breath of June
Blows the white tassels from the cherry boughs,
And in the deepest shadow of noon
The mild-eyed oxen browse.
-Elizabeth Akers Allen (1832-1911)

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Spiritual Unite: Having A Mental Connection With Someone

To connect with someone mentally means to have a shared perspective of the world, to feel as though the other person thinks at the same level as yours. This sort of connection transcends the physical limitations of the human body. When your mind connects with that of another individual, you share a bond that connects the two of you through….

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/having-a-mental-connection-with-someone/

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MBG: This Poem By A 107-Year-Old Woman Will Hit You Right In The Feels

After meeting Peggy Freydberg in 1994, writer Nancy Aronie “fell in love” with the (then 90-year-old) poet’s “humor and passion and wisdom.” They reconnected 21 years later, when Nancy lost three friends within the span of 10 days. She decided she wouldn’t put off seeing the people she wanted to spend time with anymore and started spending time with Peggy often.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-24571/this-poem-by-a-107yearold-woman-will-hit-you-right-in-the-feels.html

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Pioneer Thinking: 5 Ways Gardening and Plants Reduce Stress

In today’s busy world, we’re continually searching for new ways to slow down and unwind. This has led more people to discover the calming benefits of gardening and how incorporating plants into decor provides a way to reduce everyday stress.

https://pioneerthinking.com/plants-can-reduce-stress

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Elephant Journal: Wake Up. Remember You are Already Perfect.

I have been on a long journey around the globe searching for the most effective tools for personal transformation.
My life’s mission is to shake and inspire people to awaken and remember how epic we actually are and how to embody our Authentic Self to become Bad-ass Gods and Goddesses.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/wake-up-remember-you-are-already-perfect/

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MNN: Extinct-in-the-wild bird hatches at Smithsonian 

The Guam kingfisher is an interesting bird. It’s known for a distinct, loud call and an aggressive nature when defending its nesting territory. The bird makes its nest by jabbing over and over at a tree with its beak while flying.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/guam-kingfisher-extinct-in-wild-bird-smithsonian

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EarthSky News: A Dragon, and a former pole star

Tonight, if you have a dark sky, you’ll be able to pick the constellation Draco the Dragon winding around the North Star, Polaris.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/see-draco-the-dragon-and-a-former-pole-star

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Patheos-Pagan: The Debilitating Power of “I Can’t”

I have been hearing and seeing a lot of variations of the phrase “I can’t” in witchcraft lately. What really astounds me about this is that is starkly pushes against the grain of what witchcraft is. One of the reasons that I work so hard in my own path is that witchcraft gives me the power to stand up and say “I can, and I will.” At what point are we feeding so much into what we believe we can’t do, that we are essentially cutting off and limiting our own ability?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/hawthorneandtherose/2017/10/debilitating-power-cant/

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Inner Journey: Discover the treasures inside

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

Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, as our essential nature, waiting for us to call on them.

No matter what our income, body shape or situation in life, each of us holds the power to take the inner journey to find our treasures within. This is what makes the inner journey so exciting!

“When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”
— Francois De La Rochefoucauld

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Sometimes having more fun and being happier comes from looking for each in crazy, new places; instead of waiting for them to come from where you’ve found them before or where others are now finding them.

And I do mean crazy. Not just from the old standbys of travel, adventure, and romance, but from stretching, reaching, and growing. Accepting new responsibilities for your happiness, totally accepting others, and grasping even higher ideals. Philosophically taking yourself to places few have dared to go.

Red hot smokin’ love,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Stuffed Raspberries

These chocolate stuffed raspberries are a simple, yet delicious treat!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chocolate-Stuffed-Raspberries.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 7, 2018

Faith

“Faith is the centerpiece of a connected life. It allows us to live by the grace of invisible strands. It is a belief in a wisdom superior to our own. Faith becomes a teacher in the absence of fact.” -Terry Tempest Williams, Refuge (1991)

“Connected” and aware of our connection, is how we all want to live. Faith is all the evidence we need of that connection. When we turn to faith, we feel it. It is calming, comforting and all-knowing. We can’t always see it with our eyes, but we can feel it with our hearts.

Lissa coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 11 Inspiring Quotes For When You Feel Depressed or Uninspired

Need a lift? Check these out!
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/11-inspiring-quotes-for-when-you-feel-depressed-or-uninspired.aspx#pFUm4gO5kotOq31Q.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 6, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 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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A bird in the boughs sang “June,”
And “June” hummed a bee
In a bacchic glee
As he tumbled over and over
Drunk with the honey-dew.
-Clinton Scollard (1860-1932)

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Spiritual Unite: Conquer Your Fears And Unlock A Life Of Magnitude

Trusting in yourself In order for the law of attraction to work you need to learn how to be open with your feelings. This includes trusting in yourself and it means being open to conquering your fears. Can you imagine having the faith to jump off a cliff and trusting that your parachute will open for you?

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/conquer-your-fears-and-unlock-a-life-of-magnitude/

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MBG: Feng Shui Says These 5 Things Are The Key To A Calming Home

Intimate connections with nature have been shown to enhance our lives and put us at ease during a time when stress is a global epidemic. There’s been a growing trend toward activities that foster a connection with nature, such as forest bathing, earthing, and growing your own food

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-balance-the-5-elements-at-home

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Did You Know?

If you rub a fresh cucumber over your shoes, they will get a quick shine that will also repel water.

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Elephant Journal: Why we should Stand Closer to People who Don’t Feel like Sunshine.

It’s easy to tell someone we’ll stand by their side no matter what.

But when “no matter what” comes knocking, more often than not it knocks right up against our own fears and wounds.

When this happens, the last thing we want to do is stand next to that person.

But, here’s the thing: I think we should.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/why-we-should-stand-closer-to-people-who-dont-feel-like-sunshine/

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MNN: How to find the perfect peach

How do you know if a peach is perfect? It’s not too difficult to determine if you use your senses. There are three things to notice when looking for a peach that’s as ripe as you want it to be: color, texture and smell. Checking to see if a peach is perfect should take only 5 seconds, a scant few moments that will be worth it when you bite into a delicious, ripe, juicy peach.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/how-find-perfect-peach

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EarthSky News: Find the Crow, Cup and Water Snake

Tonight, or any June evening, look south and west (below and to the right) of the star Spica for the constellations of Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup, and Hydra the Water Snake.

You’ll be looking in the south to southwest sky around nightfall. In 2018, the brilliant “star” to the east (left) of the star Spica is really the planet Jupiter,

http://earthsky.org/tonight/the_crow_the_cup_and_the_water_snake

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Patheos-Pagan: Travel Magick: Advice for Witches on the Move

It’s that time of the year when most of us are taking a vacation. Perhaps you’re headed abroad for a few weeks or maybe you’re headed to see family only a few hours away. Wherever you’re going, it can be beneficial to work a little travel magick to make sure your trip goes smoothly.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewanderingwitch/2018/06/1178/

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW THROUGH ON YOUR COMMITMENTS

“Our high resolves look down on our slumbering acts.”
— L.E. Landon

How do you put things off, make excuses, or let anyone or anything get in the way of your commitments?

What are you saying to yourself and your subconscious mind (which records all of your patterns) when you do not complete what is important to you?

Pick a task or new habit to which you will re-commit. Show yourself and your inner programming that you CAN complete and that you are serious about what you say.

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
— William James

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”
— Edward Young

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Talk about magical rendezvous…

Right this very moment, on a distant farm, there basks a fig, a nut, or a berry, whose very life force will soon be your own. But that’s not all…

Right this very moment, there’s a gorgeous home on a splendid property with a spectacular view, whose roof will someday give you shelter. But that’s not all…

Right this very moment, there are beautiful souls on your beautiful planet, whom you do not even know, yet through your meanderings and theirs, paths will cross, love will be shared, and eternal friendships will be created. I’m still not done…

And nothing you do, or don’t do, can prevent these serendipities I’ve just shared and so, so many more.

Amen, hallelujah, rock me Amadeus –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Portobello Mushroom Recipes

Large meaty Portobello mushrooms can be used to make many delicious appetizers and main dishes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Portabello-Mushroom-Recipes.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 6 , 2018

Faith

“Any anxious thought as to the means to be employed in the accomplishment of our purposes is quite unnecessary. If the end is already secured, then if follows that all the steps leading to it are secured also.” -Thomas Troward

Faith is knowing. It’s not believing or guessing or hoping, it is KNOWING. It is complete trust in the Divine. There is an organizing power in the Universe. That power is also within each one of us! When we set our goals, the Universe – through us – orchestrates the avenues by which we reach those goals. We don’t need to question, or fret, we just need to have faith and know that it is already done.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: It’s Great to be Grateful!
Find out how you can help raise your gratitude awareness and improve your life!  By now, we’ve all heard about how beneficial it is to practice feeling the emotion of gratitude. This makes sense to most of us in a very basic, intuitive way.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/its-great-to-be-grateful.aspx#EAxHygCm5eBJu1Q5.99

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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/