Cat’s Morning Bits for May 22, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 22, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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I think if you listen closely
In the sweet glad days of spring,
With the song of the brook, the breeze, and the birds,
You can hear the flowers sing.

-Helen Isabel Moorhouse (b. 1876)

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Spiritual Unite: Cleansing Negative Energy With Sea Salt – Ancestors Show The Way

Cleansing negative energy is a vital part of your spiritual health. One powerful way of cleansing this negative energy is with the use of sea salt, which is known for its ability to absorb negative energy.
There are many ways you can use sea salt to cleanse negative energy from yourself and your home

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/cleansing-negative-energy-with-sea-salt-ancestors-show-the-way/

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ThoughtCo: Myrrh 

If you do any work at all with aromatherapy, chances are good you’ve encountered the scent of myrrh at some point. Much like frankincense, myrrh is not an herb but a resin, and appears with some relevance in a number of religious and spiritual contexts.

https://www.learnreligions.com/myrrh-magic-and-folklore-2562032

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MBG: How To Make Your Midday Walk A More Mindful Experience, From A ‘Walking Professor’

To honor her new book, Afoot and Lighthearted: A Journal for Mindful Walking, I chatted with Whitehouse about why strolls can be so valuable in an academic setting and beyond. The conversation meandered like a good long walk tends to. Along the way, she shared why bringing a journal on a hike is a good idea, how to move without a destination in mind in a results-driven world, and how to make any walk a more mindful and meaningful experience. It left me wanting to drop everyone, leave my phone behind, and seek out the nearest trail.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-make-your-midday-walk-a-more-mindful-experience-from-a-walking-professor

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Pioneer Thinking: Lemon Drop Body Scrub

This scrub is gentle enough to use on your face. Be sure to avoid under eye area and use finger tips to gently massage the face and neck. Rinse off with damp cloth or in the shower.

https://pioneerthinking.com/lemon-drop-body-scrub

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MNN: Why do some people remember their dreams more than others?

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the last thing you remember? Is it your head hitting the pillow the night before or something odd or interesting that happened to you in a dream?

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/why-do-some-people-remember-their-dreams-more-others

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EarthSky News: Meet Corvus the Crow

One of my favorite constellations, little squarish Corvus the Crow, can be found in the south after sunset at this time of year. It’s not far from the bright star Spica, the only bright star in the constellation Virgo. Learn more about how to find Spica.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/coming-to-know-corvus-the-crow

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Starlight Witch: You Don’t Have To Wait For The New Moon

Many people work with the cycles of the moon, growing their magic on the waxing moon and banishing on the waning moon. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can banish on the waxing crescent. You can even manifest on the third quarter moon. The moon’s energy will work with you if it can. However, if it’s not in alignment with your goals, it certainly will not oppose you.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2019/05/you-dont-have-to-wait-for-the-new-moon/

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Today’s Deity: Baba Yaga

In Russian folklore, Baba Yaga or Baba Jaga (UK: /ˌbɑːbə ˈjɑːɡə/; Russian: Баба Яга [ˈbabə jɪˈɡa]) is a supernatural being (or one of a trio of sisters of the same name) who appears as a deformed and/or ferocious-looking woman. In Russian fairytales Baba Yaga flies around in a mortar, wields a pestle, and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs. Baba Yaga may help or hinder those that encounter or seek her out and may play a maternal role and has associations with forest wildlife. According to Vladimir Propp’s folktale morphology, Baba Yaga commonly appears as either a donor, villain, or may be altogether ambiguous.
Andreas Johns identifies Baba Yaga as “one of the most memorable and distinctive figures in eastern European folklore,” and observes that she is “enigmatic” and often exhibits “striking ambiguity.” Johns summarizes Baba Yaga as “a many-faceted figure, capable of inspiring researchers to see her as a Cloud, Moon, Death, Winter, Snake, Bird, Pelican or Earth Goddess, totemic matriarchal ancestress, female initiator, phallic mother, or archetypal image”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Yaga

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Inner Journey:

CREATE CONSCIOUSLY

“No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.”
— Napoleon Hill

The law of karma is the law of cause and effect. It works unavoidably when there is no consciousness — when we are not present in the moment. When there is no consciousness, the past creates the future.

The law of Love supersedes the law of karma. It intervenes in the process by focusing in the present. In fact, one could say that Love is being fully present. When anything is initiated in Love in the present, the future of that reality will be purposeful, meaningful, loving and powerful.

“He who is false to present duty breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten its cause.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“In my beginning is my end.”
— T.S. Eliot

higherawareness.com
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Daily Tarot: Strength

Act with boldness, but not too much, and make this an easy and productive day. If something challenging or unexpected arises at work or with family, be receptive and stand your ground. Don’t push back until you know what it is you’re up against. Then if needed, give as well as you get. You can do this tactfully.

astrology.com (daily email)

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A Note from the Universe

Nobody is who they are based upon one decision, one day, one path, one chance, one relationship, or one anything else.

Every day is brand new and opportunity never stops knocking.

Who’s there?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Brazilian Lemonade

Okay, this is called lemonade but limes are used instead? That’s because true Brazilian lemons taste like limes. And, yes, creamy sweet milk makes this drink taste awesome! Any leftover sweetened condensed milk can be kept in a closed glass or plastic container in the refrigerator for about two weeks

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Recipes/Beverages/Fruit/Homemade-Lemonade-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
May 22, 2019

Present

“Now or never! You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

This is such a powerful concept that entire books have been written on this very topic – Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now” is just one example. Now is the only time there is, and when we live in this very moment, all of our potential can be realized.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 9 Powerful Healing Stones, and What They Can Do For You

What if the very earth beneath our feet could heal us?

That is the premise behind crystal healing, an alternative medical technique in which certain crystals and other stones are used to heal the human body of a variety of ailments.

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 May 21, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 21, 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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Light and silv’ry cloudlets hover
In the air, as yet scarce warm;
Mild, with glimmer soft tinged over,
Peeps the sun through fragrant balm.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

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Spiritual Unite:  How To Remove Negative Energy With Lemon

Negative energy naturally builds up over time and without regular cleansing your body, home and belongings will eventually suffer negative energy symptoms.
One of the best ways of removing negative energy is with the use of lemon and lemon products.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/how-to-remove-negative-energy-with-lemon/

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ThoughtCo: 9 Ways to Make Magic With Your Garden

The garden can be one of the most magical places in your life. Be sure to read all about how to plan, create, and grow your magical garden, as well as ways to create specialty gardens, herb plots, and more.

https://www.learnreligions.com/making-magic-with-your-garden-2561666

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MBG: Gemini Season Is Here & There’s Never Been A Better Time To Explore

Charming Gemini is the star sign of kindred spirit energy and is always seeking a complementary companion. During Gemini season, the energy is shapeshifting and versatile, but we may play the Devil’s Advocate TOO much at times, and start arguments just for arguments’ sake. Your antidote? Change the subject! This chatty solar cycle will have us bouncing between topics, plans, and social engagements

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/gemini-season-2019-heres-how-to-navigate-this-chatty-time-of-year

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.

astrology.com (daily email)

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Spirituality & Health: Science & Spirit: Purpose, Envy, Exhaustion
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER

Learn why you should stop at the point of fatigue instead of pushing through; find reasons for clarifying your life purpose; and read some good news about envious feelings.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/science-spirit/2019/05/20/science-spirit-purpose-envy-exhaustion

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MNN: What is déjà rêvé?

The mind shouldn’t be allowed to play tricks on us.
It is, after all, our only interface with reality, processing every sensation in every moment to define our very existence.

So when the brain repeats itself, we’ve got all kinds of questions for it. Was that real? Didn’t I already have that same experience? Have I lived this life more than once?

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/what-is-deja-reve-vu

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EarthSky News: Moon, Saturn up around midnight May 21

Around the world on the evening of May 21, 2019, the king planet Jupiter rises first, followed by the moon and then Saturn. If you’re not a night owl, your best bet for catching Saturn is during the wee hours before daybreak.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-saturn-up-around-midnight-may-21

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Oak & Olive: Drying Flowers for Magic and Ritual

I absolutely love flowers. I don’t care if they’re outside or inside, cut or potted. They are all beautiful. And if dried or pressed, they can be used in a variety of ways in ritual and magic.
When my husband brought home dozens of red roses from Ohio University’s graduation ceremonies a few weeks ago, my whole face lit up.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/oakandolive/2019/05/drying-flowers-for-magic-and-ritual/

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Inner Journey:

APPRECIATE THE MYSTERY!

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”
— Aart Van Der Leeuw

“I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible.”
— William James

“Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.”
— Niels Bohr

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”
— Copernicus

“Curiouser and curiouser!”
— Lewis Carroll

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Deity: Boann Celtic goddess

Boann, Celtic Goddess of Inspiration and Creativity by Judith Shaw. Boann, Celtic Goddess of Poetry, Fertility, Inspiration, Knowledge and Creativity was one of the Tuatha De Danann (People of Danu).

https://feminismandreligion.com/2016/07/27/boann-celtic-goddess-of-inspiration-and-creativity-by-judith-shaw/

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A Note from the Universe

The greater the emotional pain the greater the desire had been to learn the most, fast.

Impressive,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hot Spiced Tea

Spiced hot tea is a wonderful beverage to serve on chilly fall and winter nights.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Hot-Spiced-Tea-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 21, 2019

Present

“We are tomorrow’s past.”

-Mary Webb, Precious Bane, 1924

We can’t change what has happened in the past. We can learn from it, and grow from it, and ultimately go on from where we are now. We cannot predict the future – it is filled with infinite possibilities. The best we can do is to live, and love, the moment we’re in. Life is like Disneyland – if we are thinking about the next ride and how we’re getting there, we can’t enjoy the ride we’re on right here and now!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Pioneer Thinking: Thyme Herb Garden

With such a long history behind it, this is one herb that any gardener would love to grow! As if that was not enough, there are many different varieties of thyme, all with different benefits.

https://pioneerthinking.com/thyme-herb-garden-on-finding-the-best-variety-growing-harvesting-and-making-herbes-de-provence

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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 May 14, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 14, 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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In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes,
I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods,
Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook,
To please the desert and the sluggish brook.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

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Spirit library: Invocations for the Mystical Month of May (a message from Patricia Diane Cota-Robles)

Saint Germain and Mother Mary are assisting Humanity in powerful and brand new ways during this Mystical Month of May. You and I have the ability to exponentially expand their Holy Endeavors by invoking the NEW frequencies of the Violet Flame of Forgiveness and the NEW frequencies of the Resurrection Flame and the Flame of Enlightenment

https://spiritlibrary.com/patricia-diane-cota-robles/invocations-for-the-mystical-month-of-may

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ThoughtCo: Chamomile

Chamomile is a popular ingredient in a number of magical rituals and spell workings. The two most commonly seen types of chamomile, or camomile, are the Roman and German varieties. While their characteristics vary slightly, they are similar in uses and magical properties. Let’s look at some of the history and folklore behind the magical use of chamomile.

https://www.learnreligions.com/chamomile-2562019

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MBG: What ‘Synchronicity’ Really Means & How To Recognize One When It Happens

Carl Jung defined synchronicity as “a meaningful coincidence,” as opposed to something coincidental that happens and has no greater significance. In the examples below, I’ll share some recent synchronicities from my own life that occurred over the span of one week and how I discerned that these coincidences held greater meaning for me

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/what-synchronicity-means-and-3-examples-of-what-it-looks-like

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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 (daily newsletter)

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Daily Good: Who is Mother?

Matt Hopwood is a writer, storyteller and founder of A Human Love Story. He has traveled widely to gather peoples experiences of love and connection. In 2018 after the death of his beloved grandmother – he wanted to explore the role of mother in our lives and communities. Matt eventually grew the awareness of the sense of Mother in himself. He shares with us his yearning to nurture, the longing to give love, to hold, to create, posing the question – Can I mother too?

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2271/who-is-mother-matt-hopwood/

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MNN: What are the different types of lightning?
From ball lightning and blue jets to elves and sprites, thunderstorms have a lot of tricks up their sleeves.

Although we tend to think of lightning as a bolt that crashes to the earth from the sky, lightning can strike the ground or hit inside clouds or the air. According to the U.S. National Severe Storm Laboratory, there are five to 10 times as many lightning flashes inside clouds as there are cloud-to-ground strikes. Here’s a look at the different kinds of lightning that could occur during a thunderstorm.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/translating-uncle-sam/stories/types-of-lightning

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EarthSky News: Bright star Vega on May evenings

Vega is a lovely star to come to know. When I was first learning the night sky, more than 40 years ago, I spent hours, days, weeks, months poring over charts and books. So I sometimes came to know the names and whereabouts of certain stars before seeing them in the night sky. One soft May evening, I happened to glance toward the northeast. I was thrilled at the sight of Vega – gleaming, sapphire-blue – and surprisingly bright for being so low in the sky.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/look-for-vega-in-the-northeast-in-springtime

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Today’s Deity: Taranis: The Thunderer
by Bill Blank
The name Taranis derives from the Celtic (or Indo-European) root ‘taran’ meaning thunderer or thunder. A bronze figurine was found in Le Chatelet, France and is dated to the 1st to 2nd century BCE. It shows a wise, patriarchal being holding a lightning bolt and a solar wheel. As one who grew up in the Western traditions, this figure is almost instantly recognizable as Jupiter, only the solar wheel giving away the fact that this is a Celtic and not a Roman figure…

read more https://www.druidry.org/library/gods-goddesses/taranis-thunderer

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The Wild Hunt: Speak from the Heart

Last Saturday, I did something that I’ve never done before: I led a ritual without a script.

In my family’s tradition of Wicca, the responsibility of holding a sabbat carries with it the expectation that one will write a new and original ritual. That’s not to say that every ritual is completely idiosyncratic – they’re still obviously all Wiccan rituals, and they share a ritual grammar that would be instantly recognizable to anyone generally familiar with Wicca

Read more………………….

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Patheos-Pagan: Nerthus: Prosperity, Parties, and Death

The Goddess Nerthus is my patron deity. I have honored Her and done Her work for years. Recently though I had someone contact me for more information about Her, and realized I had very little to point them to. I’ve written a few rituals, but I haven’t described much of my personal work with Her. It’s time to change that

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/heathenatheart/2019/05/nerthus-prosperity-parties-and-death/

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Inner Journey:

ON SELF-HONESTY

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.”
— Nathaniel Hawthorne

“You cannot fake a relationship and feel right with yourself or anyone else. Changing yourself to fit what you think other people want doesn’t work. Pretending to be someone other than yourself only broadens the distance between the person you are and the one with whom you’re trying to establish closeness.”
— Mary Manin Morrissey

“Just as surely as distress must follow self-deceit, healing must follow self-honesty.”
— Vernon Howard

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.”
— Janis Joplin

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Those little things that you alone see aren’t by chance.

The sign, the squirrel, the dragonfly; the whisper, the song, the lily.

It’s me. I’m always with you. I’ll do anything to reach you — to give you hope, keep you on track, answer your questions.

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 5 Breakfast Hacks

Weekday mornings can be rough, trying to get yourself and your family up and dressed, fed, then out the door in time for school and work. Try these breakfast hacks to help simplify your morning and nourish everyone at the same time.

https://pioneerthinking.com/5-simple-breakfast-hacks

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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
May 14, 2019

Body

“If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.”

-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

The body really is such a miracle. It’s just beyond comprehension how all of our organs can work so effortlessly on our behalf to keep us up and running. We don’t have to think about breathing, or pumping blood – it just happens! Life is so precious. The body is its keeper. It’s up to us to nourish and nurture this sacred vessel so that we may wisely use our time on earth learning and growing. The more time that we’re here, the more time that we have to expand our awareness. Our bodies allow us to do that.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet Angel Wisdom: It’s Time to get our Shift Together!
We’ve been going through some big changes, and Archangel Michael says it is time we get our Shift Together! The energies lately have been a bit intense and bringing about lots of changes. Changes means…

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/