Cat’s Morning Bits for August 30, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for August 30, 2021

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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August Quotes

“What wondrous life is this I lead!
Ripe apples drop about my head;
The luscious clusters of the vine
Upon my mouth do crush their wine;
The nectarine and curious peach
Into my hands themselves do reach;
Stumbling on melons, as I pass,
Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.”

  • Andrew Marvell, Thoughts in a Garden

gardendigest.com

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Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month “Sextilis” to “Augustus.” Middle English speakers inherited the name of the month of August, but it wasn’t until the mid-1600s that “august” came to be used generically in English, more or less as “augustus” was in Latin, to refer to someone with imperial qualities.

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August Events:

Aug 1 Lammas / Lughnasadh

Aug 5 Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug 8 New Moon at 6:50 am PST/ 7:50 am MST/ 9:50 am EST

Aug 22 Full Corn Moon at 5:01 PST/ 6:01 am MST/ 8:01 am EST


Spirit Library: Be Willing to Sit with Truth (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is an incredible time of healing and inner work as we move towards accepting change, releasing the old and embracing where we are now. While our consciousness continues to awaken and expand old beliefs, structures and patterns are dissolving to reveal the natural flow of creation. As a result, it is becoming more and more difficult to exist within old realities.

Read more….

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Sea witch vlog | Full moon ritual | Sea witchcraft

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Journey Into Dreams: DRAGONFLY MEANING AND SYMBOLISM

The dragonfly is a winged insect that often symbolizes change, transformation, and rebirth because it goes through many periods of change in its lifecycle.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: The Spiritual and Healing Properties of Tourmaline

Tourmaline is believed to promote inspiration and happiness, reduce fear, and build self-confidence among its users. It’s also used to balance yin-yang energies, as it’s considered a physical bridge to the spiritual.

Read more….

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Spirituality & Health: What’s Your Vibrational Healing Style?

Take This Spiritual Vibration Test to Find Out

Is your style aromatherapy, sound healing, or one of the others? This spiritual vibration test will tell you.

Read more..

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MBG: We’re In For Lots Of Love Lessons This Week, Astrologers Predict

Sweet harmony! This week kicks off with a fun-loving transit—before transitioning into a dizzying clash. Here’s what to know.

Relationships are the talk of the town starting this Monday, August 30, as messenger Mercury wings into collaborative Libra.

Read more….

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Candle Burn Meanings. Must Watch! | Yeyeo Botanica

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Why Our Dreams Are So Important
by Doug Grunther

Doing dream work is like entering a portal of fascinating and healing energy. Dreams come to reveal important truths which can help us make significant life changes.They provide a more complete picture of who we truly are. Dreams offer us practical advice and can also serve as a means to psychological self-awareness and creative inspiration.

Read more….

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Treehugger: Burial Places Can Boost Biodiversity, Restore Ecosystems
Old cemeteries are home to rare or endangered plant species.

Where humans have buried their dead, ecological systems have often been preserved, even as they have been lost from the surrounding areas. Cemeteries have surprising potential for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem restoration and often end up being islands of natural vegetation, harboring rare or endangered plant species

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Farthest Quarter Moon On August 30

The most distant quarter moon of the year falls on August 30, 2021. That’s because this quarter moon more closely aligns with lunar apogee – the moon’s farthest point from Earth in its monthly orbit – than does any other quarter moon in 2021

Read more….

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Patheos Pagan: Use Science and Magic to Empower Your Practice
MELISSA HILL

Science and magic are seen as opposites these days, but that’s been the case for the last century. From ancient Greek philosophers to the Medieval alchemists, to the…

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Relaxing Celtic Music – Forest Sanctum

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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

Yep. Some folks are different. Very different. And no matter how hard they try, they’ll never be able to see all that you see, do all that you do, or know all that you know.

That’s why you were needed. That’s how much you cared.

Have patience with everyone,

The Universe

tut.com

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

Element: Water

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

Deities include Artemis, Diana, Luna, Selene, Thoth

Monday is ruled the Moon. Today’s energy best align with spell work that deals with women, home and hearth, the family, the garden, travel, and medicine. It also boosts rituals involving psychic development and prophetic dreaming.

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Daily Wisdom
August 30, 2021

Communication
“The whole art of life is knowing the right time to say things.”

-Maeve Binchy


Communication is a term that is used to express the dialogue and understanding between people. There is definitely an art to this. It’s not just what we say but how, and when, we say it. We need to be sensitive as to how our words are being interpreted. And communication is reciprocal, it is both giving and receiving. When we speak we are giving information, and receiving someone’s attention. When we listen we are receiving information and giving our attention.

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Empress

Clear up a misunderstanding and free up some time and space to begin something you’ve been wanting to do but felt beyond your means. You might also come to an understanding with someone who has been an obstacle for you, whether because of pride, some power struggle, or other kind of competition or misconstrued sense of prestige or self-importance. Today, you are the equal of anyone. Be gracious.

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 June 9, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 9, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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June Events and Holidays

June 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14: Flag Day

June 20: Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice

June 20: New Moon at 11:41 pm PST

June 21: New Moon at 12:41 am MST/ 2:41 am EST

June 21 Father’s Day

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In June ’tis good to lie beneath a tree
While the blithe season comforts every sense,
Steeps all the brain in rest, and heals the heart,
Brimming it o’er with sweetness unawares.
-James Russell Lowell (1819-91)

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Spirit Library: Healing & Releasing the Past

In this time of profound expansion the incoming energies are greatly magnifying our collective and individual wounds and urging us to heal. What is emerging both individually and collectively are the recurring patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour, which have suppressed the trauma, pain and suffering of the past.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Litha Legends and Lore

Litha, or Midsummer, is a celebration that has been observed for centuries, in one form or another. It is no surprise, then, that there are plenty of myths and legends associated with this time of year. Let’s take a look at some of the best known summer solstice folklore.

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Pagan Library: Soft Mead

Anon

1 quart water, preferably spring water
1 cup honey
1 sliced lemon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Boil together all ingredients in a non-metallic pot. While boiling, scrape off the rising “scum” with a wooden spoon. When no more rises add the following:
pinch salt
juice of 1/2 lemon

Strain and cool. Drink in place of alcoholic mead or wine during the Simple Feast.

http://www.paganlibrary.com/recipes/soft_mead.php

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Daily Dream Meaning: Hand

1. A hand that is open and pointing towards the sky is giving the “Fear not!” gesture of ancient times. Therefore, if you see this symbol, whether the hand is of a person or is totally disembodied, something that you’re afraid of is actually nothing to fear.
2. Beautiful, well-kept hands indicate satisfaction in life, while dirty hands indicate some kind of “mess” in your life that needs to be “cleaned up.”
3. Hands that are working diligently indicate success and good fortune through the dreamer’s own efforts.
4. Hands that caress the dreamer or someone else in the dream, including a pet, imply happiness in love, while hands that are waving in farewell indicate temporary separations.
5. Tied hands imply obstacles in attaining one’s goals, while shaking hands imply either a new friend or a reunion with an old one.
6. Injured or bandaged hands indicates delays in attaining one’s goals; look to other symbols in the dream to discern how these delays can be subverted, or, if they’re inevitable, how best the time during the delays can be spent.

astrology.com

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Dragonfly (from Cat’s notes)

The Dragonfly symbolizes transformation and ease of adapting to life and it’s changes. These changes take root in our mental and emotional maturity and help us gain an understanding of life’s deeper meanings. When dragonfly shows up its message is “It’s your time to transform to a new level. Look beyond the surface and gain insight into the deeper aspects of life.” These flexible and adaptable creatures teach us to be light in spirit and if you find yourself stuck and in need of a new perspective then embrace your ability to adapt and find a new angle to attack the issue.

According to myth dragonflies were once thought to have once been dragons and if you look closely at their armored bodies you can see why our ancestors may have thought so. Of course, people also thought that dragonflies had teeth, which they don’t. However, they do have very strong mandibles. If you get a chance to sit and observe one you can actually hear their jaws snapping together as they catch insects.

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Today’s DIY: How to Fly Stick || Tools of the Craft

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Color Symbolism; Blue

The word for the color blue comes from the French word ‘bleu’. In Thailand, Japan and Korea the same word is used to describe the word blue and green. To describe blue, they use the actual shade, eg.

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EarthSky News: Big and Little Dippers on June evenings

Tonight, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you can easily find the legendary Big Dipper, called The Plough by our friends in the U.K. or The Wagon throughout much of Europe. This familiar star pattern is high in the north at nightfall in June. Find it, and let it be your guide to the Little Dipper, too.

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Patheos-Pagan: Green Witch Plant Profile: Peony Is A Powerful Plant Ally

So, I’ve learned peony is a powerful plant ally. The other day, while looking out my kitchen window I saw something beautiful. The peony bushes are blooming! Big, beautiful snowball-like blossoms that draw the eye both day and night.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Pachamama – Astral Flowers

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Inner Journey:

THERE’S HOPE!

“No matter how painful our early experiences were, our Essence cannot be harmed. Our Essence is waiting for the opportunity to reveal itself. In a very true sense, we are waiting for the opportunity to become ourselves.Our spirit is yearning to break free, to express itself …

“And yet, ironically, we always fear and resist opening to that which is most real in us. When we trust in the process and give ourselves over to it, however, our true nature comes forth. The result is real integrity,love, authenticity, creativity, understanding, guidance, joy, power, and serenity-all of the qualities we are forever demanding that personality supply.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Don’t all those goody-goodies who tell you that life is “how you take it” make you want to scream?!

Me too, but let’s have patience with them.

Life’s not about how you take it, it’s about the glory of living deliberately and crafting circumstances, magnetizing players and forging alliances, leveraging the Universe and engaging the magic so that you can have the sun, the moon, and the stars.

Shall we?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Alexa’s Spicy Breakfast Potatoes

The sweet-smelling mix of potatoes, spicy paprika, peppers, and onion fills the house for a delicious start to the morning. Serve with a sunny-side up egg, hot sauce, and ketchup.

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Magickal Intentions: Courage, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness
Incense: Dragon’s Blood, 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
Mars rules Tuesday. The energies of this day best harmonize with efforts of masculine vibration, such as conflict, physical endurance and strength, lust, hunting, sports, and all types of competition. Use them, too, for rituals involving surgical procedures or political ventures.

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Daily Wisdom
June 9, 2020

Feelings
“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”

-Audre Lorde, 1983

 
Our feelings are what guide us. Our natural attraction to certain areas of study leads us to higher learning. When we follow our instincts we find opportunities for ourselves that help us to achieve our goals, and to make our visions a reality

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 2, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 2, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Begin the new year square with every man .
-Robert B. Thomas (1766-1846)

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Spiritual Unite: Dragonflies Carry Significant Meaning: Do You See Them Often?

The dragonfly totem carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life. As a spirit animal, the dragonfly is connected to the symbolism of change and light.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: What Is Sympathetic Magic?

In many traditions of magic, both older and modern, the concept of sympathetic magic plays a crucial role. The idea behind sympathetic magic is, at its core, that a person can be affected magically by actions performed towards something that represents them.

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MBG: It’s All Happening: Here’s What 2020 Has In Store For Your Zodiac Sign

Yesterday, the AstroTwins dove into the major astrology transits that will shape 2020. Today, they’re forecasting what this year will bring for each individual sign. Read ’em and (hopefully don’t) weep.

Read more……

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Pioneer Thinking: Essential Oils for The Winter and Cold

During the winter months it is common to develop infections if your immunity is low. These can truly make you feel unwell and interrupt your life for prolonged periods if not remedied. It seems though that keeping these at bay is almost impossible when you are surrounded by others sneezing and coughing all over you. Luckily there are a few things you can do to help combat some of the symptoms and help you to recover faster if you happen to catch a flu or virus.

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Today’s DIY: Triple Moon Pillows DIY Sewing Craft

Make this cheery set of triple moon pillows to add an eye-catching, chic magical touch to your hearth and home.

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Elephant Journal: In 2020, Don’t Be Positive! What to make your Mantra Instead.

For the New Year, I am going to give you a piece of advice that can change how you think, feel, and behave for the rest of the year and coming years if you wanted.
This piece of advice is: “In 2020, don’t be positive.”

Read more…..

 

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MNN: 5 cool facts about coyotes

Everyone knows about Wile E. Coyote and his endless pursuit of the roadrunner. But how many people know much about the real coyote? This smart and incredibly adaptable canid species is a master of making the best out of any situation. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about this helpful and beautiful animal.

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EarthSky News: Quadrantid meteors on night of January 3-4

The annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks every year around January 3 or 4, but is nominally active for roughly two weeks, from about December 27 till January 10. However, peak activity lasts less than a day, and you need to be on Earth’s night side during the Quadrantids’ short peak

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Patheos-Pagan: Divination For 2020: Our Most Intimate Goals and Our Deepest Fears

This is the fourth year I’ve done a New Year’s divination asking “what does the coming year bring for me and my religious community?” While divining for an entire year is so general that it’s of questionable value, last year’s reading was scarily accurate, especially for me and those closest to me.

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Inner Journey:

QUESTION YOUR INTENTION

“Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else ….”
— Archibald Alexander
Why are you doing what you are doing?
Throughout the day, continually ask yourself about your underlying motivation. Are you doing what you are doing for selfish, manipulative or fearful reasons, or in honest service? Maybe you will see that much of your activity lacks purpose. This is a great way to become more conscious.
Your intention and motives are fundamental to the results you receive. Set high intentions and your life will blossom.
“A good intention clothes itself with power.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

The ability to stop, reflect, and go “wow,” Is one of the wisest characteristics an old soul can possess.

I recommend it daily,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Glenda’s Gingerbread Pancakes 

“Autumn pancakes. Top with chopped walnuts or pecans.”

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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
January 2, 2020 

Vegetarianism

“It is nearly 50 years since I was assured by a conclave of doctors that if I did not eat meat, I should die of starvation.”

-George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

This discussion came about by the suggestion of one of our subscribers, and I think there is a lot to say about it. Now before all our meat-eating readers take offense, rest assured that I am not trying to convert anyone! I believe that diet is a choice. I have made the choice to be vegan – that’s the vegetarian without eggs or dairy. It can be challenging at times, particularly when dining at restaurants that do not provide such an enlightened menu – but I have found the benefits, both in terms of health and spiritual growth, to far outweigh the inconveniences.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Emperor

Apply your basic practical good sense to the biggest and most serious of challenges and watch the problems wilt under your gaze. There’s nothing you can’t handle today if you can keep things uncomplicated and straightforward. Be calm but firm in your dealings and don’t allow others to add their petty complications to any of your efforts. Remember to be good to yourself.

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/