Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 2019

CMB Fall

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 18, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky.
-William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

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Pagan Library: Samhain Chant

Fire red, summer’s dead
Yet it shall return.
Clear and bright, in the night,
Burn, fire, burn!

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Freyja – Goddess of Abundance, Fertility and War

Freyja was the sister of the god Freyr, and was one of the Vanir, the Norse deities of earth and water that lived in Asgard. Venerated by women, heroes and rulers alike, she was the Scandinavian goddess of fertility and abundance. Freyja could be called upon for assistance in childbirth and conception, to aid with marital problems, or to bestow fruitfulness upon the land and sea.

Read more…..

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MBG: Mindfulness Can Help Us Process Fear More Rationally, Study Finds

If you’re deeply afraid of something, like spiders or heights, a therapist might suggest that you undergo a process called exposure therapy to try to help you release some of that anxiety.

Read more……………

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Pagan Library: The Chocolate Ritual 

Materials required: On the altar there are brown candles; a Tootsie Roll (the great big one – as the athame;) a large glass with milk in it, (the chalice;) A small dish of Nestle’s Quik and a spoon; a small dish of chocolate sprinkles; a plate of cupcakes and some Yoo-Hoo along with a goblet.

Read more…..

copyright August 1993, John L. Shepard. Permission is given to post anywhere as long as the content is not altered and this notice is attached.

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MNN: Przewalski’s horses: 10 things you didn’t know about the last ‘wild’ horses on Earth

We think of horses as domesticated animals, and no wonder since we’ve been breeding them for millennia for everything from hunting and jumping to herding and ranch work to pulling plows and heavy carts. Over the centuries, some horses have gone feral, like the famous American mustang, the Camargue horses of France, and the brumbies of Australia

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Will you see Venus and Mercury after sunset?

Have you seen Venus yet? And will you also see fainter Mercury near Venus? Both are in the western twilight after sunset. But whether you’ll see them depends on how far north or south you are on Earth’s globe. If you live as far north as Anchorage, Alaska, the sun,

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Soul Cakes for the Living and the Dead

Remnants of old British customs and traditions barely linger these days. Commercialised Halloween has covered up apple bobbing, divination, bonfires, scary stories and effigies of the dead (in the guise of Guy Fawkes, a celebration that is still alive but ‘penny for the Guy’ is dead) with mass produced sweets and kids with sugar highs for a week.

Read more…….

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Inner Journey: 

FORGIVENESS BRINGS JOY

“The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Do you feel worthy of having joy? Do you feel you deserve it?

The first step to activating our inner joy is to eliminate the blocks to it. We can start by truly forgiving ourselves and all others. Forgiveness calls for a shift in our perception. It is easier to forgive ourselves and others when we really understand that each of us has always done the very best we knew to do at that time.

“If we don’t forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole.”
— Joan Borysenko

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You can only be your best self not someone else’s.

My best self,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Halloween Potato Pumpkins 

Halloween is coming. This is a fun recipe/craft to make with some ingredients you’ve already got laying around the kitchen. They’re so cute to look at and a treat to eat! I used potatoes but you can use a mix with sweet potatoes, too, for added colour.

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 18, 2019

Art

“The timelessness of art is its capacity to represent the transformation of endless becoming into being.”

-Lewis Mumford (1895 – 1958)

A piece of art is like this frozen moment of time. It is something that, once complete, doesn’t change. It exists just as it is, perfect the way it is. People, on the other hand, are continual works-in-progress. Time doesn’t stand still for us. We never seem to be quite satisfied that we are suitable for framing!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

Boredom could be a problem today, so put more energy into finishing what needs to get done before you decide to slow down or stop for the day. Once you’ve done the minimum required for the day, the rest of the time becomes yours to do with as you please. You don’t really mean to waste the rest of the day, but you don’t have to burn yourself out, either.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 17, 2019

CMB Fall

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 17, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Here was October, here
Was ruddy October, the old harvester,
Wrapped like a beggared sachem in a coat
Of tattered tanager and partridge feathers.
-Stephen Vincent Bent (1898-1943)

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Patheos Pagan: The Element of Earth as an Altar

The element of earth may not seem as active as the other elements when it comes to altars, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful or important.

Read more…………

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ThoughtCo: The Norse God Loki

In Norse mythology, Loki is known as a trickster. He is described in the Prose Edda as a “contriver of fraud.” It’s important to remember that “trickster” does not mean someone who plays fun jokes and pranks–Loki’s trickery is all about mischief and mayhem.

Read more

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MBG: How To Get Access To Holistic Practitioners No Matter Where You Live

Frustrated with ever-shrinking doctors’ visits, treating symptoms rather than root causes, and feeling generally discouraged after seeing your doctor? Unfortunately, you aren’t alone. More and more Americans are seeking out holistic therapies and integrative doctors—59 million Americans, to be exact.

Read more……………

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Elephant Journal: 7 Intentional Ways to Celebrate an Eco-Friendly, Mindful Halloween.

It’s the spookiest season of the year.
Multiple friends hold costume parties meant for creative outfits. Haunted houses, witches’ nights out, and vampire balls are on the weekend schedule. Goblins and ghosts deck the office, as well as the houses on the street. Spooky concoctions top the local restaurant’s drink menu. Overall, ghoulish fun abounds

Read more………….

 

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MNN: Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners will take your breath away

A marmot reacts with shock as it ventures out from its burrow and is rushed by a Tibetan fox in a meadow in China’s Qilian Mountains National Nature Reserve. Yongging Bao captured the intensity of the moment, earning him the Wildlife Photographer of the Year honors for his predator-prey image.

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Summer Triangle and galactic equator

Tonight, use the Summer Triangle and the constellation Cygnus the Swan to locate the galactic equator – the great circle on the celestial sphere that bisects the glowing band of stars that we call the Milky Way. Sure, it’s autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere, but the three brilliant stars that make up the Summer Triangle still shine in our sky. You’ll find them way up high on October nights.

Read more…………..

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Essential Elements of Good Pagan Ritual

We’ve all suffered through bad rituals at one time or another – I’ll spare you the further suffering of listing examples. But sometimes what’s even more frustrating than a bad ritual is a good ritual that’s just one thing away from being a great ritual – the kind that inspires participants to do great things and that people still talk about months and even years later

Read more……………

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Inner Journey:

CREATE SPACE

“All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest.”
— Bayazid al-Bistami

We need to create space if we desire to change and grow. Only in emptiness can meaning, intuitive guidance and truth arise.

Give yourself space by spending time in nature, taking an hour or day off, enjoying quiet moments for reflection. Take time to smell the roses. Breathe in the wonder of life and its bounty. Open so your deeper awareness and imagination can percolate through mundane thoughts and activities. Let go of both resistance and force to allow yourself to connect more deeply to life.

“I do only want to advise you to keep growing quietly and seriously throughout your whole development; you cannot disturb it more rudely than by looking outward and expecting from outside replies to questions that only your inmost feeling in your most hushed hour can perhaps answer.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

“I am glad that so much movement happens in this stillness.”
— Richard Land

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Guidance, attention, help, maybe. Love, always. Criticism, never.

What to give others.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pineapple Pepper Prawns

I love making this dish in the fall because of the colours that match the season. It’s got a nice spicy kick from the chili paste and a sweetness from the juicy pineapple. It’s a rather nice transitional kiss goodbye to the summer. This dish is great for those trying to stick to something more low-carb.

Read more….

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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
October 17, 2019

Art

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.”

-Jean-Luc Godard

It seems that certain pieces of art “speak” to us. Somehow we can relate to them. Maybe we see something beyond even what the artist intended. It shows how we are all connected. Amazing, how something static can tug on our emotions, touch us somewhere we thought was unreachable. Maybe that’s the whole purpose of art.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The World

People may come to you for help in making a difficult decision or two. This will be second nature to you and no decision will be beyond your capabilities. The World is not so big that it can hold choices you are unable to make or decisions that could overwhelm you. Be exceptionally confident, capable, and at ease in public and private sectors today.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 16, 2019

CMB Fall

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 16, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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When on the ground red apples lie
In piles like jewels shining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine twining.
-Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-85)

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Pioneer Thinking: 10 Ways to Celebrate Leaf Season

Here are ten things you can do to maximize your enjoyment of one of the most dramatic and beautiful times in nature.

Read more……

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Spirit Library: Forging a New Path

a message from Jamye Price

Life is supporting your progress. It is strengthening you and Loving you into each new moment. Your choice is a powerful vehicle of movement, for indeed it is the only way you ever travel. Each step is a choice.

https://spiritlibrary.com/jamye-price/forging-a-new-path

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ThoughtCo: Thoth, Egyptian Scribe God of Wisdom

Thoth (pronounced “Toth,” rhyming with “both,” rather than with “goth”) was one of the most important deities of ancient Egyptian religion and worship. Thoth was known as the tongue of Ra, who had cursed him, and he often spoke on Ra’s behalf.

Read more…..

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Daily Good: A Message About Messages

The complex meanings of a serious story or novel can be understood only by participation in the language of the story itself. To translate them into a message or reduce them to a sermon distorts, betrays, and destroys them. This is because a work of art is understood not by the mind only, but by the emotions and by the body itself. { read more }

Be The Change

Open one of your favorite books from a younger time in your life; a real book made of paper and ink. Dance with this book the way you would dance with someone you love. Then find someone to share this “felt” experience of a good story.

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Elephant Journal: Empath 101: Stop Trying to Fix People who Don’t Want to Be, Didn’t Ask to Be, Saved.

Letting go of people who don’t want or need our help is probably one of the toughest lessons for empaths.
The sooner these highly sensitive and caring beings learn this lesson, the sooner they will free themselves from a responsibility that was never theirs from the beginning.

Read more….

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EarthSky News:  Bright star Deneb transits at nightfall

In mid-October each year, the northernmost star of the Summer Triangle, Deneb, transits or climbs to its highest point in the sky at or near 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. local daylight saving time). What does that mean for skywatchers? Only that this noteworthy star – this beloved member of the Summer Triangle – is shifting ever-westward in our sky as Earth travels around the sun. Its transit at nightfall is a hallmark of the year, marking a shift toward winter – or summer – on your half of the globe

Read more…………..

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Patheos-Pagan: The Scent of Magick

After working a full day at my shop, I get home smelling of candle smoke and incense. My hair holds the scent of magickal herbs. For days after working in the shop, my clothes will retain the smell of essential oils and amber.

Read more………..

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Inner Journey:

WHAT’S OFF BALANCE?

“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler

Spirit requires a balance of female and male energy, yin and yang, receptiveness and expression. Are you sensitive to intuition and inner guidance? Are you able to act on the guidance you receive? Seek to find a balance in being and doing in all areas of your life.

“The balanced energy is the birthing energy. I used to say that the birthing energy was all feminine — it’s not. You have to push and you have to be. It’s such a potent example of the dance of the feminine and masculine together, the dance that is the creative energy of life!”
— Joyce Irvine

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

You have noticed that people usually do see past appearances?

Which basically means that on any given day you can wear any old thing and they’ll still get your goodness, feel your love, and know you rock.

Fear not, they really see you –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Moroccan Vegetable and Bean Soup

This vegan soup contains hearty vegetables and warm spices that add a North African flavor. It’s perfect for a cold and rainy fall evening and leftovers are even better.

Read more…..

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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, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, 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
October 16, 2019

Art

“Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.”

-Oscar Wilde (1854- 1900)

Every day, our creativity guides us. We are each an artist, and life is our canvas. Life is our instrument, our marble slab, our blank page. All the choices before us are the colors, the notes, the words. We are creating our life as we create a work of art. Let’s make it beautiful!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

There’s a sense of security in what is old, and with something new coming into your life it’s natural to be a bit afraid. Give this new situation a chance and give yourself time to get comfortable with the new conditions. It could be as simple as getting your hair cut or changing your glasses frames, but it could be much bigger than that.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2019

CMB Fall

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 15, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Hail, old October, bright and chill,
First freedman from the summer sun!
Spice high the bowl, and drink your fill!
Thank heaven, at last the summer’s done!
-Thomas Constable (1812-81)

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Did you know…

The use of socks made from felt in Ancient Greece around the 700s BC is evident, and a knitted pair of Egyptian ones have been found that date back to 200 to 500 AD.

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ThoughtCo: Tir na nOg – The Irish Legend of Tir na nOg

In the Irish myth cycles, the land of Tir na nOg is the realm of the Otherworld, the place where the Fae lived and heroes visited on quests. It was a place just outside the realm of man, off to the west, where there was no illness or death or time, but only happiness and beauty.

Read more………….

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MBG: The One Thing People Get Wrong About Destiny, According To A Shaman

In this excerpt from his brand-new book Spirit Hacking, Shaman Durek shares his take on destiny, manifestation, and why we should all be dreaming bigger.
If you want to know your future, you don’t need to consult a psychic, or an oracle, or a tarot reader. All you need to do is pay attention to what you are doing now.

Read more…………..

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Daily Good: Creative Chaos

The transcendent artistry of Green Renaissance Films allows us to enter into the life of a young man who has journeyed through mental disorder and arrived at a place of wholeness with an openness to the chaos of life. He has come to realize that he does not need to hold fear at bay by trying to order his world, controlling everything. Rather he embraces the chaos and unpredictability of daily living as the magic of the real world, allowing more beautiful things to happen, a world full of possibilities. The beauty of the film’s location in South Africa adds an even deeper dimension to this young man’s profound insights. { read more }

Be The Change

Has darkness, or chaos helped to illuminate your life in any way?

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Elephant Journal: A Self-Healing Technique to Release Toxic Energy (& leave us Grounded AF).

How to avoid picking up energy from other people, and how to clear away energy that isn’t ours are the most common topics students and clients ask me about.

Read more………………….

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MNN: Why is the sky so blue in autumn?

The color of the leaves isn’t the only thing that changes in autumn. Have you ever looked up on a crisp fall day and noticed how brilliant and clear the blue sky is? That’s not just your imagination — the sky really is more blue, and all because of science.
To understand why the sky is so especially vivid in autumn, you first need to understand why it’s blue in the first place.

Read more…………….

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EarthSky News: Watch after sunrise for a daytime moon

The Northern Hemisphere’s full Hunter’s Moon has passed. The moon is now in a waning gibbous phase, rising in the east later and later each evening. That means you can catch the moon over your eastern horizon before going to bed, and then over the western horizon after sunrise in the coming days.

Read more…………….

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Patheos-Pagan: Of Light & Shadow: Connecting with Anubis at Samhain

With Samhain approaching in just a couple of weeks (wow, already?), many pagans and witches are already well into their preparations for the celebration. I often find that I am scrambling rather last-minute to get my preparations in order, as I get wrapped up in so many other things going on in the fall season and my own personal life.

Read more……………….

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Inner Journey:

SPACE TO EXPLORE

“No one can find his work, what he really wants to put all of himself into, when everything he does he is made to do by others. This kind of searching must be done freely or not at all.”
— John Holt

We all need space — free from demands, deadlines, expectations and judgments — to explore who we are and what life is all about. Free time, with absolutely no agenda, is rich with potential. How can we grow if we have no space and freedom to dream?

“Deny children — or anyone else — the chance to do ‘nothing,’ and we may be denying them the chance to do ‘something’ — to find and do any work that is truly important to themselves or to someone else.”
— John Holt

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

What makes you richer is the picture, that you hold in your mind.

You have the power,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash with Macintosh Apples

I just love winter squash. I like it a bit sweet, but do not like having to sweeten it with so much sugar. I thought maybe I could cook apples with it and sweeten it naturally. This is so good, you will love it and you will have the kids eating their veggies like never before!

Read more…………….

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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
October 15, 2019

Art

“There is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom of each person who has known and loved it.”

-Albert Camus (1913-1960)

The beauty of creativity is that it teaches us about ourselves. We are, by nature, creative beings, and when we express our creativity we feel free, we feel boundless – and that is what we truly are.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You’ll need determination and perseverance to accomplish anything of substance today. Pick something (or accept something that has been assigned to you) and stick with it until day’s end. If you apply concentrated effort, you should be able to make a huge headway. Even if not, your single-minded approach will attract allies for tomorrow. You have more influence and authority than you suspect. Use them wisely.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 13, 2019

CMB Fall

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 13, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!
-Humbert Wolfe (1886-1940)

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ThoughtCo: Who is the Norse God Odin?

In the Norse pantheon, Asgard is the home of the gods, and it is the place where one could find Odin, the supreme deity of them all. Connected to his Germanic ancestor Woden or Wodan, Odin is the god of kings and the mentor of young heroes, to whom he often gave magical gifts.

Read more…………….

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MBG: This Year’s Only Full Moon In Aries Dares You To Be Loud and Proud

Set your system to beast mode! On Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 5:07 p.m., EDT, the first full moon since the equinox blazes into assertive, me-first Aries. Declare your intentions and make a game-changing move! If you’ve been hustling toward a dream, you can claim your place in the winner’s circle. Here are seven tips for unleashing your fierceness during the energetic full Harvest Moon in Aries:

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Daily Good: Humanizing Aid with Dignity

A small but increasingly influential British NGO called Refugee Support aims to deliver what it calls “aid with dignity” by adding a sense of normality and respect to its food distribution efforts. Refugee Support co-founders Paul Hutchings and John Sloan met in 2015 in Calais’ notorious Jungle camp. They were both drawn to help alleviate the suffering of the thousands of migrants and refugees living in deplorable conditions while the French and British governments watched with indifference.”The idea of aid with dignity came from our experiences in Calais,” says Hutchings. Read more here. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: The Colors of Autumn: A Sonnet to the Summer & Nature Letting Go.

I love this season of change. The hues, almost a sonnet to the summer, a goodbye perhaps before slowly dropping to the ground below.

Read more……………….

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Patheos Pagan: Samhain in the Devil’s Garden

All Hallows Eve is quickly approaching. The darkness is creeping in closer every day. You can feel the cold grip of the coming winter slithering its way back up from its yearly resting place deep in the Underworld.

Read more……………….

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EarthSky News: This weekend’s full Hunter’s Moon

This weekend – beginning Friday evening, and definitely Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13, 2019 – the moon will look full, or nearly so, to the eye. October’s full moon is the Northern Hemisphere’s first full moon of autumn, and the Southern Hemisphere’s first full moon of spring. Last month’s full moon was the closest full moon to the autumn equinox. By the decree of skylore, it was the Harvest Moon. The full moon immediately following the Harvest Moon is – again, according to skylore – the Hunter’s Moon

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Patheos-Pagan: Daily Water Rituals

There are several ways to connect with water on a daily basis. Small repetitive rituals that are meant to help you deepen your connection to water, acknowledge its presence each day, to nourish your soul and to connect you to the depths of its watery source. Below are a few different approaches you can take when connecting with water on a daily basis

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Inner Journey:

BE WILLING TO REPEAT

“Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.”
— Christina Baldwin

Sometimes we repeat the Inner Journey messages in the series. Please guard against saying, “I’ve seen this one — I don’t need to read it again.”

The truth is: we are always changing. Who you are now is different from who you were when you read the message the first time. The circumstances of your life have changed as well. As a result, you may be open to new perspectives this time around.

Our ego is prone to think it knows it all, but life always offers us fresh and new experiences.

“It all depends on how we look at things and not on how they are in themselves.”
— C.G. Jung

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Full Moon in October without frost, no frost ’til the full Moon in November.
-Proverb

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Today’s Recipe: Hot Spiced Cider

When the weather is cold, there are delicious ways to use apple cider and spices to warm you up.

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Magical Correspondences for Sunday

Magickal Intentions: Growth, Advancements, Enlightment, Rational Thought, Exorcism, Healing, Prosperity, Hope, Exorcism, Money
Incense: Lemon, Frankincense
Planet: Sun
Sign: Leo
Angel: Michael
Colors: Gold, Yellow, Orange and White
Herbs/Plants: Marigold, Heliotrope, Sunflower, Buttercup, Cedar, Beech, Oak
Stones: Carnelian, Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Amber, Clear Quartz and Red Agate
Oil: (Sun) Cedar, Frankincense, Neroli, Rosemary
The first day of the week is ruled by the Sun. It is an excellent time to work efforts involving business partnerships, work promotions, business ventures, and professional success. Spells where friendships, mental or physical health, or bringing joy back into life are an issue work well on this day, too.

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

You’ll need determination and perseverance to accomplish anything of substance today. Pick something (or accept something that has been assigned to you) and stick with it until day’s end. If you apply concentrated effort, you should be able to make a huge headway. Even if not, your single-minded approach will attract allies for tomorrow. You have more influence and authority than you suspect. Use them wisely.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 11, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 11, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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‘Tis all a myth that Autumn grieves,
For, watch the rain among the leaves;
With silver fingers dimly seen
It makes each leaf a tambourine.
-Samuel Minturn Peck (1854-1938)

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Wise Woman Herbal: Living Generously, the Wise Woman Way
by Susun S Weed

Living generously is a theme that plays loudly in many women’s lives. As women, our social conditioning — and often the impulse of our hearts — is to live generously by giving generously. And we give the one thing we have assured access to: ourselves.

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ThoughtCo:  Celebrating the Sacred Masculine

While many Pagan paths identify themselves as “goddess traditions,” there are just as many which honor the sacred masculine alongside the divine feminine. Rather than being goddess-centric, a tradition honoring the sacred masculine will put the god on an equal playing field with the goddess rather than identifying him as simply the divine consort.

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Individualogist: Top 20 Spiritual Symbols in Dreams and their Meanings

At some point in our lives, we’ve experienced dreams that go beyond our sphere of understanding. By seeing images that are practically mystical and foreign to us, we’re left at awe, pondering on what these symbols mean

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Daily Good: The Understory: Life Beneath the Forest Floor

“The first time I heard anyone speak of the “wood wide web,” more than a decade ago now, I was trying not to cry. A beloved friend was dying too young and too quickly. I had gone to see him for what I took to be the last time. He was tired by pain and drugs. We sat together, talked. My friend was a woodsman. Trees grew through his life and thought. His grandfather’s surname was Wood, he lived in a timber-framed house that he had built himself, and he had planted thousands of trees by hand over the years. “I have sap in my veins,” he wrote once.” Excerpted from his recently published book, Underland: A Deep Time Journey, “The Understory” is an examination of the life beneath the forest floor. Encountering the depth and complexity of communication that happens underground, Robert Macfarlane returns to the entangled mutualism at the root of language. { read more }

Be The Change

Our lives too have a richly interconnected understory. Reflect on the many subtle and invisible forms of support and nourishment you receive.

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Elephant Journal: October 13th Aries Full Moon: Transforming our lives with Passion & Fire.

The October full moon on the 13th is igniting change within us.
It is causing us to confront the situations where we have put the blinders on, and become locked into our mentality of how things should be.

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MNN: How to find awe in everyday things
You don’t have to scale Everest to reap the benefits of wonder

The word “awesome” is ubiquitous these days – used to describe almost anything agreeable from a slice of Margherita pizza to that new sweater you just bought. But can these things really inspire a life-altering sense of wonderment and reverence?

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EarthSky News: Full Hunter’s Moon from dusk till dawn

These next several evenings – October 12, 13 and 14, 2019 – the moon will probably look plenty full to the eye. But, to astronomers, the full moon happens at a well defined instant – when the moon is 180 degrees opposite the sun in ecliptic longitude. That moment occurs on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 21:08 Universal Time (UTC).

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Patheos-Pagan: Kitchen Witch: Bakes for October

October has quite possibly the most celebrated pagan holiday, in the form of Samhain (Halloween). I love this time of the year, autumn is my favourite with the crisp fresh air first thing in the morning and the colour of the autumn trees.

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Inner Journey: 

WHAT’S ON YOUR HOT LIST?

“The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.”
— Ben Stein

A Hot List is basically a to-do list with one key difference: it only includes topics or tasks that really matter to you, those that genuinely affect your quality of life. You know — the ones you never get around to! The ones that will make your life your own!

Keep a prioritized Hot List handy to remind you to claim 5 to 15 minutes to focus on and write about what counts in your life. Even 5 minutes is better than nothing. Start small and the momentum will build.

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage — pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically — to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.”
— Stephen Covey

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A Note from the Universe

Whether obvious or not and usually it’s not, everyone in your life is there to help you, AND, they’re actually doing so right now.

We call this the “Everyone In Your Life Is There To Help You Rule.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cheesy Eggplant Stacks

These sausage and cheese eggplant stacks are like little eggplant Parmesan individual servings. Make as many as you like, save some for later. The instructions and photos will ensure a delicious meal tonight.

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 11, 2019

Persistence

“When you get in a tight place and everything goes against you till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the time and the place the tide will turn.”

-Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1847

I remember hearing an interview that Jay Leno did once. He was asked what he attributed his success to, and he didn’t even have to think about the answer for a second. “I didn’t go away!” he said. He explained that there were many comedians who he felt were as good, or better than he was, and they all worked the same clubs, the same circuits, so they got to be friendly. But he said the difference between him and these other guys was that he never gave up. Many of the other guys got worn out, or burnt out, or just plain tired and quit. But Jay loved what he was doing so much that he couldn’t quit. He kept going after his dream, even through some pretty bleak times. And now look at him! He could quit anytime he wanted to, because he has so much success that he doesn’t need the money. But he keeps going, because he loves it. And that makes all the difference.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Everybody falls victim to a misjudgment or a faulty calculation sometimes, so don’t let that be a reason to grind to a halt and stop working on what matters to you. Sometimes deception is involved, but that does not free you from the obligation to try and set things right. It’s all about being responsible, and that’s what you want to be, anyway.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 10, 2019

CMB Fall

Cat’s Morning Bits for October 10, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
-Emily Jane Bronte (1818-48)

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Spiritual Unite:  Starseed Types – All Bringing A New Age

There are many Starseed types – some of which you will have heard, others that are lesser-known.
All of them are important to the process of Ascension that is currently underway on our beautiful planet, Earth

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ThoughtCo: Samhain Customs and Folklore

Interested in learning about some of the traditions behind the celebrations of the late harvest? Let’s look at some of the customs and folklore behind the Samhain season – learn why black cats are considered unlucky, how trick-or-treating became so popular and more.

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Daily Good: What Is Your Hearth of Hearths?

“Where–or what–is your hearth of hearths? Where is the place you feel most alive or connected? What is the thing that reminds you who you are and to what (or whom) you belong? In all the world, what do you call home? These are some of the questions that Annick Smith and Susan O’Connor pondered as they edited Hearth: A Global Conversation on Identity, Community, and Place. In the preface, they describe how the “idea for a book about hearth started on the rim of the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island” when author, revered elder, and teacher Pualani Kanahele–who describes her hearth as the volcano–asked others to consider their own hearths: “Invite guests to your home,” she said, “and over a generous offering of food ask them where their hearth is.”” { read more }

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Individalogist: A Guide to Spiritual Dreams: Everything You Need To Know

The dream state is often a topic that is shrouded with much intrigue and mystery. As we are able to experience things in a realistic manner, the dream state seems to be an avenue where anything can come true.

However, most of the time, we don’t really have that much control over our dreams.

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Elephant Journal: 8 Things Trees can teach us about the Art of Transformation in Autumn.

The first hint of autumn comes when my coworkers start buying pumpkin-spice lattes.
Usually that same week, I have to start dodging falling acorns on my strolls under urban oaks to avoid a concussion.

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MNN: This forest language from the age of Vikings may soon disappear
Elfdalian is spoken by less than 2,500 people in Swedish town.

In a remote part of Sweden surrounded by mountains, valleys and thick forests, the community of Älvdalen is desperately attempting to preserve its unique heritage.
Up until the mid-20th century, the town of some 1,800 inhabitants spoke a language called Elfdalian, believed to be the closest descendant of Old Norse, the language of the Vikings.

Read more……………….

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EarthSky News: Watch for Sirius, sky’s brightest star 

If you’re up before daybreak, take a moment to see the sky’s brightest star, Sirius, on these October mornings. This star is so brilliant that you can even see it from a light-polluted city. Click here to find out when Sirius will rise tonight from your part of the world.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Spiral Labyrinth: Beauty and Mystery at Samhain

This Samhain, for only the third time, Denton CUUPS will present The Spiral Labyrinth. As part of our ritual, we will spiral into the center widdershins, then spiral out deosil, spending the time meditating on our lives, our ancestors, and the Otherworldly persons who would speak with us

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Inner Journey: 

LABELS LIMIT US

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
— Lao Tzu

How do you label yourself? How do you label others?

Be aware that any label is limiting. Labels stick us in a box where there’s no room to move. Today, experience how it feels to let go of the labels to rest in ‘I am.’ Feel the freedom, the spaciousness, the infinite potential of simply being.

“As long as I am this or that, I am not all things.”
— Meister Eckhart

“Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you.”
— Og Mandino

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A Note from the Universe

You chose to be who you now are, you came here to thrive, the odds always seem steep, still, the game is rigged in your favor, you knew what you were doing, your demons aren’t real, fear was part of the deal, love is all you need, you’re never alone, thoughts become things… and you still look absolutely amazing in jeans.

Beaming,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Butternut Squash with Macintosh Apples

I just love winter squash. I like it a bit sweet, but do not like having to sweeten it with so much sugar. I thought maybe I could cook apples with it and sweeten it naturally. This is so good, you will love it and you will have the kids eating their veggies like never before!

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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
October 10,  2019

Persistence

“Drop upon drop collected will make a river. Rivers upon rivers collected will make a sea.”

-Sa’Di (A.D. 1213? – 1292)

We’ve been doing WisdomNews for a few years now. It has been a great source of joy for me. When we first started out, there were just a few of us involved, and we basically started the list with our family and friends’ addresses. But we persisted, did a little advertising, whatever we could do inexpensively, and the list grew – drop by drop, person by person – we’ve got a little river going now – or at least a steady stream! Thank you for subscribing, and for contributing to this e-mail community. Someday we hope to be a sea – and we will keep writing and keep persisting because we love doing this! And thanks for sharing this with your friends because every drop counts!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Chariot

It may start out as an ordinary day but a situation may arise that uncovers talents that you had no clue you had. Be adaptable and be willing to say, “Yes, I’ll give that a try,” rather than automatically saying, “Well I’m not sure. I’ve never done that before.” Be positive, optimistic, and sure of yourself. It’s the perfect day to learn something useful and profitable as well as exciting.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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