Cat’s Morning Bits for January 16, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 16, 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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Frozen brook
I hear a murmur faint and sweet,
And lo! The ice breaks as I look,
And living waters touch my feet.
-Jane Goodwin Austin (1831-94)

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Spiritual Unite: The Dragon Keeper – A Symbolic Story About The Kundalini Rising Inside All Of Us 

A symbolic fictional story about the kundalini Rising inside all of us.
Once upon a time, in a far away land, a dragon was formed. This dragon was a creative aspect of you because, energetically, you are a serpent of life. You are the womb of all creation. You were born from the egg. You are destined to be the fire breather, as the raging beast that you are.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Greek Paganism: Hellenic Polytheism

The phrase “Hellenic polytheism” is actually, much like the word “Pagan,” an umbrella term. It is used to apply to a wide range of polytheistic spiritual paths that honor the pantheon of the ancient Greeks.

Read more….

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Pioneer Thinking: Growing Basil Indoors

Just because it’s the winter season doesn’t mean that you have to stop growing your basil. Moving your favorite herb indoors and continuing its growth can be easy and even more convenient. Let’s take a look at a few tips for growing basil indoors.
Read More….

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Today’s DIY: Mini Spell Book | Witchy Crafting

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Elephant Journal: Cold Comforts: Tips for Tapping into the Wisdom of Winter.

For many of us who live in the northern climates, winter is a season to be endured rather than enjoyed.
Mid-winter is especially challenging because the festive glow of the holidays has faded into the frigid darkness, seemingly leaving us nothing to look forward to until spring.

Read more….

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MNN: Scientists just found the oldest material on Earth — and it smells funny
7 billion-year-old stardust found on Australian meteorite.

Fifty years ago a meteorite landed on Earth near Murchison, a rural village located in Victoria, Australia. Over the years, scientists have studied each crevice of the celestial rock.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica from late night to dawn

Unless you’re a night owl, you probably won’t see the moon and Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden, rising up into your eastern sky before your bedtime. The twosome will come up quite late tonight, at or around midnight. That applies to most everywhere worldwide.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Witch’s Compass: Finding Direction With The Seven Winds

Within Traditional Witchcraft, the concept of the Compass sometimes erroneously replaces that of the Circle. This is a common misconception that frequently identifies these as synonymous terms.

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

DREAM!

“The most pathetic person in the world is the person who has sight, but no vision.”
— Helen Keller
What’s the big picture for your life? Always have a larger, purposeful, even spiritually ideal picture of where you are going. Your mind needs to have a clear and challenging vision to draw you ever upwards.
“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead.”
— Louisa May Alcott
“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”
— James Broughton

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

It’s not difficult. It’s easy. Everything is easy.

Time and space aren’t supposed to be the Harvard of the cosmos. They’re more like kindergarten… at recess.

The life you long for already exists. You’re supernatural. I’m your partner. Together we’ll get there and you can have it all.

See this,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Slow Cooker Chai

“Easy version of chai tea, using whole spices and sweetened condensed milk. To vary the flavor, try adding a bit of star anise, fennel, allspice, vanilla bean, or nutmeg. For a sweeter tea, stir in a bit of brown sugar.”

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
January 15, 2020 

Flowers

“Beautiful, tender flowers grow upon the lava lips of Mono craters, pines ascend their ashy slopes, and it is just where the glaciers have crushed heaviest that the greatest quantity of beautiful life appears.”

-John Muir (1838-1914)

Life has a way of showing up. Grass makes its way through cracks in a sidewalk. Daffodils poke through previously frozen ground to find the sun. We might think of flowers as delicate and fragile, but they are strong, and full of life!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

A change has been in the air for some time and today the actual transformation could happen. There’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread, or to fear losing. Room is being made and energy is being set aside for something new and better for you. It could be something small or something large, but whatever it is will be meaningful and affect your daily life

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 December 26, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 26, 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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Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone.
Kindness in another’s trouble,
Courage in your own.
-Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833-70)

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Spiritual Unite: Can Spirit Guides Appear In Your Dreams?

In this article we discuss spirit guides in dreams. You should be aware that spirit guides often visit you in your dreams, if you are the lucky one to notice them, then you could be receiving advice and guidance. Some people are aware that they are communicating with their spirit guides in their dreams.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: How to Write Your Own Spell in 5 Steps

While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using other peoples’ spells — and in fact there is an entire industry devoted to publishing books full of them — there are times when you may wish to use your own. It may be that you can’t find what you’re looking for in a book, or you might just feel a need to use original material.

Read more…..

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MBG: 6 Spiritual Rituals To End The Decade Feeling Restored & Empowered

The year 2020 is not just another year. This new decade heralds in a rare alignment of the planets that provide an unprecedented opportunity to do things differently and welcome stability and security both for yourself and others. In numerology, it’s also a “4” year, a supreme number of manifestation—the time to make things happen, be daring, and think big.

Read more….

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DIY: How to Make a Sweet Lavender Jar Party Light

Transform a plain recycled jar into an elegant party light. The jar is covered with handmade tissue paper, a pretty lavender stamped image, paint, and more. The instructions and photos for creating one of your own are found on this page.

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MNN: You’re busy. Here’s how to (really) make time for friendships

Friendships are important — not just because it’s nice to know someone’s in your corner, but because forging and maintaining friendships with people who are outside your biological family can give you fresh perspective and remind you that there are people in the world who you choose to be with — and that they feel the same way about you. That’s powerful.

Read more…..

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EarthSky News: Annular solar eclipse on December 26

2019’s only annular eclipse – the third and final solar eclipse of this year – falls on December 26. It’s visible along a narrow path in the world’s Eastern Hemisphere. Like a total solar eclipse, an annular solar eclipse happens when the new moon moves directly in front of the sun. During a total solar eclipse, the new moon completely covers over the solar disk. During an annular eclipse, the lunar disk is too small to totally cover over the sun, so an annulus – or thin ring of the sun’s surface – surrounds the new moon silhouette.

Read more…..

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Patheos-Pagan: Let It Go: Multidimensional Magick

Recently, I appeared on Desperate House Witches to promote Psychic Witch, and it was probably the funniest interview that I’ve ever done. Raina and Dorian were truly hilarious interviewers. One of the things that Dorian brought up was that her magick seems to work when she doesn’t focus on it or dwell on it or overthink it. She mentioned that it’s only when she “lets it go” that the magick manifests. That’s something I’d like to elaborate on a bit more in this post.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

IT’S A MATTER OF BALANCE.

“My soul is the bridge between spirit and body and, as such, is a uniter of opposites. …Without soul at center, I would either transcend into spirit or become mired in matter.”
— Marion Woodman
Ram Dass talks of how his first spiritual goal was to be rid of his physical existence. He came to understand, though, that our spirituality lies in bringing higher consciousness to our world of form. When we can do so, we can delight in all aspects of creation.
Soul exists in the balance of spirit and matter. For a soulful life, we pay attention to both, seeing spiritual qualities in material forms. As our awareness grows, we begin to use consciousness to influence and create form. It’s through form that our spirit expresses.
“Walk in balance with one foot in your spiritual understanding and one foot in your physical world of accomplishment.”
— Lynn V. Andrews

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

If it’s not yet obvious to you, the real reason for this, and all seasons, is you. A more perfect child of the Universe has never lived. Until now, only celebrations cloaked in myth and mystery could hint at your divine heritage and sacred destiny. You are life’s prayer of becoming and its answer. The first light at the dawn of eternity, drawn from the ether, so that I might know my own depth, discover new heights, and revel in seas of blessed emotion.

A pioneer into illusion, an adventurer into the unknown, and a lifter of veils. Courageous, heroic, and exalted by legions in the unseen.

To give beyond reason, to care beyond hope, to love without limit; to reach, stretch, and dream, in spite of your fears. These are the hallmarks of divinity – traits of the immortal – your badges of honor. May you wear them with a pride as great as what we feel for you.

Your light has illuminated darkened paths, your gaze has lifted broken spirits, and already your life has changed the course of history.

This is the time of year we celebrate you.

Bowing before Greatness,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Apple Coleslaw

Here is an easy coleslaw you could whip up! This coleslaw can be eaten as a side dish, salad, in your sandwich or complete any meal you want to serve.

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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 Tarot: The Chariot

Be strong in your convictions and don’t be distracted from doing your best. You may want to single out one good cause especially close to your heart and keep it in mind even if you don’t actively work or donate to that cause. Your spirit of dedication will improve your chances at accomplishing whatever else you’re pursuing. Feel virtuous and humble, and successful, too!

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 August 21, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 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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The sun is set; the swallows are asleep;
The bats are flitting fast in the gray air;
The slow soft toads out of damp corners creep,
And evening’s breath, wandering here and there
Over the quivering surface of the stream,
Wakes not one ripple from its summer dream.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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Spiritual Unite: Soul Urge Number 11 – High Vibration Beings

The soul urge number 11 speaks of the importance of your friends and relationships to your inner self and ultimate happiness.
Number 11 is the first master number, but more on that soon.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/soul-urge-number-11/

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ThoughtCo: Divination with Stones

Lithomancy is the practice of performing divination by reading stones. In some cultures, the casting of stones was believed to be fairly common–a bit like checking one’s daily horoscope in the morning paper. However, because our ancient ancestors didn’t leave us a lot of information about how to read the stones, many of the specific aspects of the practice have been lost forever.

https://www.learnreligions.com/divination-with-stones-2561751

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Blue Color Meaning – The Color Blue 
Blue is a cool and calming color that shows creativity and intelligence. The color blue is a popular color among large companies, hospitals and airlines. It is a color that symbolizes loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust. Blue color meaning is also known to have a calming effect on the psyche.

https://www.color-meanings.com/blue-color-meaning-the-color-blue/

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Today’s Magickal Creature: Dragons

As one of the most popular mythological creatures in modern day, the dragon is no mystery. It does, however, have a lengthy history that many people are unaware of. When most people envision a dragon, they think of a large reptile-like creature with enormous wings that breathes fire and attacks castles. However, like all creatures of ancient lore, the dragon had more humble beginnings.

https://mythology.net/mythical-creatures/dragon/

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Elephant Journal: 7 Tips for Interpreting the Emotional Magic of our Dreams

Have you ever woken up from a dream and thought, Wow! What on Earth was that all about?
Maybe your mind was full of confusing images, your heart was racing, and you had a strange sense of foreboding, or possibly even joy?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/7-tips-for-interpreting-the-emotional-magic-of-our-dreams-erica-leibrandt/

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MNN: 16 images that will make you feel ‘as free as a bird

Now in its fourth year, the Bird Photographer of the Year competition received more than 13,500 entries from 63 countries, making 2019 its biggest year yet. Both professional and amateur photographers were encouraged to submit photos in the eight different categories, as well as two additional special awards.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/bird-photographer-year-winners

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EarthSky News: Great Square points to Andromeda galaxy 

Tonight, look for the nearest large spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. It’s becoming well placed for evening viewing from Northern Hemisphere locations. The Great Square of Pegasus is a great jumping-off point for finding the famous Andromeda galaxy, also known to astronomers as Messier 31.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/andromeda-galaxy-visible-again-each-evening

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Patheos-Pagan: Run Rabbit Run – An Augury For One

Augury – the practice of reading signs and omens in natural phenomena1 – is at best an inexact science. Our modern attempts to practice it are hampered by our disconnection from nature. People regularly ask me “I saw a crow – could the Morrigan be calling me?”

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/08/run-rabbit-run-an-augury-for-one.html

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Inner Journey:

WHAT IF… ?

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”
— Eden Phillpotts

What if you were to pretend that you were healthy, wealthy and wise? What if you were to decide to be happy, no matter what else was happening?

Take the power of ‘what if…’ seriously, and you will grasp the power to create a world of your own design. Everything, EVERYTHING begins in the imagination. Put it to work constructively for you.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.”
— William James

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
— Lewis Carroll

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Everything is optional, and every option holds a promise, and in every promise there’s a plan for the “best of your life.”
So, whatever you chose, or may yet choose, celebrate it.
To the conga line, “HEY!” –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Avocado Popsicles

This is a delicious and very simple avocado cold treat with only 4 ingredients. You can use this recipe to make avocado popsicles (like I made) or make avocado smoothies.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Avocado-Popsicles.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, 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, Coatlicue, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
August 21, 2019

Paradoxes

“God hides things by putting them near us.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Isn’t this so true? It’s one of those “forest for the trees” examples. There is joy and love and beauty all around us, and right inside of us… and yet where do we look? Many of the great spiritual teachers answer every question they are asked with the same statement: “Look within.” They might say it in hundreds of different ways, but the meaning is the same. It’s so simple, and yet so complex- what a paradox!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Strength

Anger could raise its ugly little head today, but you have things under control. Don’t engage, if possible, and tactfully deflect the worst of whatever misunderstanding caused the outbreak. If it’s repressed anger, there may never be any loud or angry words. You can smooth any ruffled feathers simply by standing up and not being intimidated or rushed into any action or opinion. Be at your best today.

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 July 16, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 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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St. Swithin’s Day if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain.
St. Swithin’s day if thou be fair, for forty days ’twill rain nae mair.
-Proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Astral Travel In Dreams – Direct Line To Light Body

Astral travel in dreams is a psychic ability that we all have access to once we have awakened our light body.
It allows us to travel the astral plane while our bodies are asleep

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/astral-travel-in-dreams/

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ThoughtCo: Setting Up Your Lammas (Lughnasadh) Altar

It’s Lammas, or Lughnasadh, the Sabbat where many Pagans choose to celebrate the beginnings of the harvest. This Sabbat is about the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth — the grain god dies, but will be reborn again in the spring. Depending on your tradition, you may also observe this Sabbat as the day of the Celtic craftsman god, Lugh.

https://www.learnreligions.com/setting-up-your-lammas-lughnasadh-altar-2562171

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

It’s possible that a trust has been violated or a relationship may be hurt by a broken promise, or you sense that this might happen soon. Until you know for sure who and what might be involved, take no action, although the discreet question asked of a trustworthy person might be all right, though still risky. Make no accusations but respect your own self-interest.

astrology.com

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Tonight’s Capricorn Full Moon & Eclipse

Remember those New Year’s resolutions you started mapping out in late December of last year? Maybe…and then again maybe not! But this Tuesday, July 16, you may hit a few of those milestones under the light of the Capricorn full moon. Look back particularly to January 5, 2019, the date of the Capricorn new moon solar eclipse. Any seeds planted then could come together now—or be up for a midyear review. Have you put in the sweat equity to reap the rewards for your hard work?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/full-moon-in-capricorn-and-lunar-eclipse-july-2019-everything-you-need-to-know

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Elephant Journal: I Found the Divine in my Own Beating Heart. {Poem}

I carried a myth
for many years,
handed to a little boy
sitting in a church pew
every Sunday morning.
This world
was not to be trusted.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/god-is-in-the-red-blooded-beat-of-every-human-heart-matthew-foley/

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MNN: How Dutch bus stops are helping bees
Utrecht finds a clever way to keep the bees buzzing

One city in the Netherlands is expanding biodiversity in a buzz-worthy way.

About 316 bus stops in Utrecht have been planted with sedums as a way of helping honey bees and bumblebees in the city.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/videos/dutch-bus-stops-help-bees

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EarthSky News: Partial lunar eclipse on July 16-17

On the night of July 16-17, 2019, much of the world can watch a partial eclipse of the full moon. This will be the last time that the moon sweeps through the Earth’s dark umbral shadow until the total lunar eclipse on May 26, 2021.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/partial-lunar-eclipse-on-july-16-17

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Patheos-Pagan: Out of the Broom Closet

When you meet people, do you tell them you’re a witch? Is it included in your descriptors, along with human, mom, friend, job title, and assorted hobbies/passions? Writer, baker, artist, tarot reader and more?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/07/out-of-the-broom-closet/

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Inner Journey: 

TRUST IN ABUNDANCE

“Once, when we were discussing a world peace project with my teacher, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, somebody asked him, ‘Where is all the money going to come from?’ And he replied without hesitation, ‘From wherever it is at the moment.'”
— Deepak Chopra

How can you open to greater trust that you’ll always have what you need?

Fear, doubt, anxiety and disbelief all serve to repel abundance from us. Faith, love and gratitude for the gifts of our lives keep energy and abundance flowing. The more we trust in our well being, the more it will be realized.

“Manifestation is an act of trust. It is the soul pouring itself out into its world, like a fisherman casting a net to gather in the fish he seeks; with each cast properly made, we will bring what we need to us, but first we must hurl ourselves into the depths without knowing just what lies beneath us.”
— David Spangler

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Usually, the best way to find the yellow brick road of your life is to start out on the dusty, dirt one.

And then let yourself become so preoccupied in making the best of it, having fun, and challenging yourself that you actually stop paying attention to the path.

Until, one day, not so long from now, with a new best friend, wearing cool clothes, feeling awesome, a teeny tiny bit taller, fresh from a WOW vacation, looking for the path you just left, you’ll notice that it’s 24 carats… baby.

And you’ll wonder for a long, long time, sipping on some exotic fruit drink, when the transformation actually took place…

Tripping,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Garlic Basil Scallops

Scallops are one of my favourite meats. One serving has around 100 calories and 20 grams of protein. Skip spending huge bucks on them at the restaurant and make them yourself at home. Here is a surefire way to cook them perfectly in a pan in just minutes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Garlic-Basil-Scallops.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
July 16, 2019

Sharing

“Sharing what you have is more important than what you have.”

-Albert M. Wells, Jr.

Sharing is not limited to material things. We can share our memories, experiences, and knowledge for example. The beauty in this is that we aren’t giving those things away – we couldn’t if we tried! But they are so valuable, and they become even more valuable, when we share them other people. The most simple advice can be such a treasure. The fact that we are open and willing to share what we have learned can make this journey more beneficial for all of us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Natural Living Ideas: 21 Out Of The Ordinary Ways To Use Fresh Mint Leaves

Delightfully fragrant and relatively low maintenance, mint is a joy to grow – earning its place in any kitchen herb garden.

Mint can, however, be a little invasive and spreads quickly – so don’t be surprised if you end up with an abundance of this zesty herb at the end of the growing season. Never fear though, your bounty need not go to waste! Here’s everything you need to know about harvesting and using homegrown mint.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/21-ways-to-use-mint/

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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 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)
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Dreams: Cat’s Angel Message for April 12, 2019

 

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Dreams: Cat’s Angel Message for April 12, 2019 

April Theme: We are being challenged to change ourselves. You have the power to make things happen and the Universe is on your side.

 


Dreams are the touchstones of our character. – Henry David Thoreau


412:  Dreams can be a powerful tool for solving problems. If you remember your dreams make note of them or write them down ( or at least what you remember)  you can then look for answers in the symbolism. Ask yourself the following questions: * Who was there with me? *Where was I in this dream? *What was I /we doing? * What stood out? (feelings, colors, animals, places people etc)
Examine the information and see how it pertains to what you are going through. The dreams that we remember vividly always correspond to people, and situations that are impacting our life and there are always lessons to learn and personal knowledge in them. You can ask the angels or archangels to assist you in your dreams. They are more than happy to help clear away negative or pessimistic thoughts and feelings. You have the power to help and heal yourself so use it to your best advantage!


Draw upon the energy and knowledge of Archangel Jeremiel who works with visions, life reviews/changes and dream interpretations. The Ascended Master Melchizedek helps us heal  through color, so pay attention to the colors that draw you or feel relevant. And the Inuit Goddess Sedna helps us develop our intuition through the dreamtime, you can connect with her in or around water. (bath or shower works) “Look to your dreams to guide you.They will show you things you missed while your mind was busy and active”


Our Sacred Stones for today include the following:  The gentle energy of Seraphinite clears the heart chakra and helps to open us to love on all levels. It is also used to review the progress that you have made in life, and shows the changes that we need to make to best helps us on our path. Celestite to help you remember your dreams and Smoky Quartz to help find the meaning of them.


  Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 12, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for October 12, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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A good October and a good blast,

To blow the hog acorn and mast.

-Proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Orange Chakra Meaning And Its Significance

Orange represents the Sacral chakra or Svadhisthana. This is the second of the seven primary chakras and deals with pleasure and emotionality. It is located about three inches below the navel and can encompass the sexual organs. The orange colour of the Sacral chakra gives us hints of its creative, sensual nature  but if you want a full rundown

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/orange-chakra-meaning-and-its-significance/

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MBG: How To Actively Take A Compliment & REALLY Absorb It

Have you ever been given a compliment only to immediately deflect it with a self-deprecating rebuttal? Or brush it off so quickly that you find it difficult to say a simple “thank you” and allow yourself to absorb what was said?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-accept-a-compliment-become-an-active-receiver

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Daily Good: The Mystique of Rain

Re-awakening a mystique of rain – or a mystique of Earth – isn’t a simple task for anyone indoctrinated into the dominant worldview of a dead universe. Like meditation or yoga or darts, it is a practice – a practice that weaves together ecology and spirituality, a practice that might satisfy both the ecologist and mystic, the pragmatist and visionary. Ecology suggests that nothing exists in isolation. Interdependence – or networks of relationship – is primary. Many spiritual traditions also suggest the interconnectedness of all things. If our lives interpenetrate not only with human creatures but with the wilder others as well, then how we enact our lives – how we participate, how we engage our relationships with the Earth community – may matter more than we can imagine.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2126/the-mystique-of-rain-geneen-marie-haugen/

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Elephant Journal: The World is not Kind to people with Big Emotions.

My son started responsively smiling when he was two weeks old.
Everything I’d read said that wasn’t possible, but there he was, grinning and drooling at our coos and big eyes. Our pediatrician was astounded and said offhandedly, “He’s one emotional little guy!”
We had no idea how prescient that comment would turn out to be.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/10/the-world-is-not-kind-to-people-with-big-emotions/

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MNN: Introducing moose turd art and the delightfully practical woman who creates it 

Sometimes, humanity gets me down. But then I watch a video like the one below about a Maine woman who makes art from moose poop and I cheer right up.

Because when it comes to genuinely fresh ideas these days, there don’t seem to be that many. But a clock made from cervid scat? A (very) real Poo Poo Platter? A poopsicle? Now that’s a new one.

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.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/use-summer-triangle-to-locate-flat-plane-of-milky-way

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Patheos-Pagan: THE DEVIL’S CARD DREAM

I often get up in the morning with the sense of feeling good having had a particular dream. But I often also think about the good dream as one in whose participation I prefer a different role. For instance, I can have an excellent dream about satisfaction at work, reconciliation with past lovers, or one in which I’m not a disciple, but the Zen master herself.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/cartomancer/2018/10/11/the-devils-card-dream/

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Inner Journey: 

RAISING YOUR SIGHTS

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”
— Albert Einstein

To grow in consciousness, we expand our perspectives on life. So how do we do that? The more we work with the universal — the concept of unity and wholeness, the more everything makes sense. Parts have meaning when they are understood to be parts of a bigger picture.

Consciousness is all about relationships — especially how the lower relates to the higher and how the darkness can exist within the light. Hold and experience contradictions like anger with love. Let opposites coexist in you without choosing one over the other.

“Higher consciousness, enLIGHTenment, comes from meaningful experiences and lessons passed with the understanding that there truly is only one law – the Law of Love. When one leads a life expressing this belief, the mind and heart begin to open to new realities, and other dimensional truths become known.”
— Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Sure, a lot of people already have a lot of “things” that you now imagine having, but once you get “yours,” you’ll still get to be you.

Yeah, worth the wait.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Indian Roti Bread

This is the staple flat bread of India. Half a billion Indian women make this every day. This is easy and delicious! I wanted to photograph all of it in a nice stack, but my kiddos ate it just as fast as it came off the stove! 🙂

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Indian-Roti-Bread.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
October 12, 2018

Prayer

“The purpose of prayer is to reveal the presence of God equally present, all the time, in every condition.”

-Oswald Chambers

We have learned, over and over again, that whatever we pay attention to becomes more important in our lives. When we pray, we are paying attention to our relationship with the Divine. With our attention on Spirit, we see the infinite possibilities, the presence of love and light, everywhere we go – because this wondrous spirit IS everywhere and everything! We feel that presence, and it comforts us, and enlightens us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Rules For a Prosperous Life

Are you ready to find inner peace, purpose and meaning?

Finding a life that is fulfilling, meaningful, and prosperous might seem like an unachievable goal, but that’s absolutely not true. With a little bit of effort and a willingness to grow your life can be transformed. Here is a list of things that you can start doing now, so that your future will be exactly what you’ve dreamed of it to be.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-rules-for-a-prosperous-life.aspx#KLHBMM0RpKCWLZQ3.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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