Thought For The Day: Oct. 16, 2020 “Be Somebody”

Happy Friday & New Moon Blessings,

We often hear the phrase ” lifting others up”. Basically it means to offer encouragement to another. It’s not difficult to say ” Good Job!”. You don’t need to know someone or like them to offer an encouraging word to a person who is struggling or trying to do their best. It baffles me when people pick and choose who is “deemed worthy” of encouragement. Ego can be a nasty thing. They need to remember that they too have received “a lift” from someone at some point when they were struggling. Today is a good day to “Be That Somebody!”

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 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 5: Full Strawberry Moon at 12:12 pm PST/ 1:12 pm MST/ 3:12 pm EST

June 8: World Oceans Day

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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And since all this loveliness can not be Heaven,
I know in my heart it is June.
-Abba Gould Woolson (1838-1921)

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Spirit Library: Change Is Certain (a message from Kate Spreckley)

For much of this year the incoming energies are moving powerfully to shift the landscape of our lives and thus bring us into deeper alignment with our soul.

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ThoughtCo: Litha History – Celebrating the Summer Solstice

An Ancient Solar Celebration
Nearly every agricultural society has marked the high point of summer in some way, shape or form. On this date–usually around June 21 or 22 (or December 21/22 in the southern hemisphere)–the sun reaches its zenith in the sky.

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MBG: Practices To Help You Move Toward Your True Self (And Away From Ego)

Our ego is our attachment to identity and it serves one and one purpose only: to keep us safe. But for most of us, due to societal and generational conditioning, our reptilian brain has our ego running the show. With the ego in charge, we hold ourselves back in so many ways.

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Daily Dream Meaning: Paris

The “City of Lights.” If you, in fact, live in Paris, the location of the dream has little meaning, but if you don’t, it’s quite significant.
1. Paris has for two millennia been considered a major center of culture and enlightenment for the entire Western world. To dream of being in Paris, strolling through the Louvre or the Musée d’Orsay or attending the Opéra, therefore, indicates a time of learning, cultural appreciation. Visiting the great Cathedrals such as Nôtre Dame or Sacre Coeur implies spiritual progress.
2. Paris is also considered one of the happiest cities in the world. Dreaming of visiting the clubs or artistes of Montmartre or the Latin Quarter indicates an increased social life and happy times ahead.

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June Correspondences
Nature Spirits: Sylphs & Zephyrs
Herbs: Dog Grass; Meadowsweet; Mosses; Parsley; Skullcap; Tansey& Vervain
Colours: Orange & Golden-Green
Flowers: Lavender; Orchid & Yarrow
Scents: Lily of the Valley & Lavender
Stones: Topaz; Agate; Alexandrite & Flourite
Trees: Oak
Animals: Monkey; Butterfly; Frog & Toad
Birds: Wren & Peacock
Deities: Aine of Knockaine; Bendis, Cerridwen, Green Man, Ishtar, Isis & Neith
Power Flow: Decision Making; Prevent; Protect; Reward; Strengthen;Taking Responsibility; Time of Light

originally found at mystiksangelrealm.com/months

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Today’s DIY: Tutorial How to Harvest and Dry Lavender

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Elephant Journal: Sagittarius Full Moon: Quit Wishing on Stars & Take Action for your Own Life. {June 5}

The Sagittarius full moon on Friday, June 5 is forcing us all to look at our ourselves, our reality, and our belief systems about what is real and what is true.

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MNN: 10 remarkable caterpillars and what they become

It’s hard not to be captivated by the fluttery fragile beauty of butterflies and moths. But the caterpillars they start from can be equally captivating.

As you’ll see, there are many different types of caterpillars. In fact, the variety of colors, shapes, camouflage markings and predator-repelling armor is truly astounding.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Mercury’s greatest evening elongation around June 3-4

Mercury is to reach a milestone of sorts in the evening sky, as it reaches its greatest elongation (maximum angular distance) east of the sun (24 degrees) on June 4, 2020. Because Mercury is farthest east of the setting sun, that places Mercury in the western sky after sundown.

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Patheos-Pagan: Flowers of the Dead

Flowers and humans have had a relationship in one form or another since ancient times. The tulip for example was used as a form of money. In 1633 actual properties were sold for handfuls of bulbs.

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Pagan Playlist: Sing The Water Song

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Inner Journey:

LOVE YOUR SHADOWS

“There is that part of ourselves that feels ugly, deformed, unacceptable. That part, above all, we must learn to cherish, embrace, and call by name.”
— Macrina Wiederkehr

Each of us has characteristics we define as good and those we define as ‘bad.’ The parts of ourselves that we continually reject want to be acknowledged and loved. Until we honour these aspects, they will continue to assert themselves. They will do whatever they can to get our attention.

What aspects of yourself do you reject?

Take a few moments to open to the parts of yourself that you do not love. See each one honestly for what it is. Explore the wounds and the motives that gave rise to its condition. Love a wounded part of yourself and it will heal.

“…self-contempt never inspires lasting change.”
— Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter

“The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That’s all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it’s something you allow.”
— Will Garcia

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A Note from the Universe

What happens when someone worries?

Basically, they think of 100 reasons why something might go wrong. And all of those thoughts then struggle to become things, sometimes overriding their more constructive thoughts.

That’s the power of worry.

Now, let’s say you want something fantastic to manifest in your life.

Hypothetically, let’s say you want a beautiful vacation home. (I know you.)

Have you closed your eyes yet and imagined 100 reasons why it might come to you easily, fast, and harmoniously?

I think you should.

Today works,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Summer Salad with Grilled Corn

An abundance of fresh garden veggies inspired this one. My husband deemed it summer in a bowl.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
This day is governed by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
June 3, 2020

Value
“Labor is the true standard of value.”

-Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

 
How much do we want something? How much is it worth to us? How hard are we willing to work for it? The more thought and effort we put into something, the more the universe picks up on our desire and intention and works with us to turn our dreams into reality. Sitting around and wishing is one thing, but going out and making things happen is something else altogether!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Judgement

You can get a great deal done today and strengthen some relationships by being tactfully straightforward and not adding complications to anyone’s day. With no hidden agenda or any manipulative tricks, you can win people’s cooperation and have them agree with you most of the time. Keep things simple and stick to the basics to see the best and happiest results.

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)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 15, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 15, 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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April Events & Holidays

April 15 Celtic tree Month of Willow begins

April 22 Earth Day

April 22 New Moon at 7:25 pm PST/ 8:25 pm MST/ 10:25 pm EST

April 23 Ramadan

April 24 Arbor Day

April 30 Walprgis Night

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In the springtime: April violets glow
In wayside nooks, close clustering into groups,
Like shy elves hiding from traveller’s eye.
-Thomas Buchanan Read (1822-72)

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Spirit Library: Internal Authority

There is a profound purging and clearing occurring which is initiating many life change events and transformations. Layers and layers of energetic patterning is being released and healed preparing us for a totally new cycle that is pregnant with the possibilities of a whole new life.

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The Ankh

Element: Water and Air

The ankh, also known as the Key of Life, is probably one of the most easily recognizable and best known ancient Egyptian symbols. It represents eternal life and in many ancient carvings Egyptian deities and Pharaoh’s are shown holding it.

While the origins of the Ankh are unclear, archeologists say that in the ancient language the word means quite literally “Life”. One theory as to the symbol itself says that the loop on top represents the womb (feminine) while the cross at the bottom represents the penis (male) and when the two are put together life is formed from it. It is also said to symbolize the elements of both water and air. In pagan tradition’s these elements are considered life-giving.

When the Ankh is used as an amulet it is believed to give the wearer good health and longevity and protection against evil and negative energy.

by Cat

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ThoughtCo:  How to Cleanse or Purify a Sacred Space

In many magical traditions, it is considered important to purify or cleanse a space before any sort of ritual can take place. There are several different ways of doing this, and how you do it will depend in part upon the rules or guidelines of your tradition

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MBG: What It Means When You Have A Purple Aura

Many in the spiritual community believe that every person has an aura, an energy field that exudes a certain color, immediately surrounding them. While not usually visible to the naked eye, an aura’s color—be it red, green, purple, or a combination of many shades—can be photographed and analyzed during an aura reading.

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Daily Dream Meaning: Eyeglasses

1. If the dreamer is wearing the glasses, then he will soon see the world in a different light and learn from it.
2. If someone known to the dreamer is wearing the glasses, then that person has a special interest in the dreamer. If the dreamer does NOT know the person, then there may be many who are “keeping an eye” on him.
3. If the eyeglasses are not worn, but lying alone somewhere, then the dreamer needs to view something through different eyes.
Astrological parallel: Pluto, Scorpio.
Tarot parallel: Death.

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Daily Good: Seeking Solitude in Nature: A Meditation Teacher’s Story

“By the time we’re 60, we will have been alive for almost 22,000 days on this planet, rarely, if ever, stopping to watch just one. By immersion into nature in solitude, we allow the natural human to become entrained to the nature of the planet we are part of. I had been camping in solitude in nature — on a hill over the ocean on the coast of California — as I have done twice a year for the past 20+ years. I jokingly call it my “People Fast”, which I have always assumed I needed since, as a meditation teacher and an actress, what I do in the world involves intense and intimate interactions with people, and I figured that we always need an opportunity to “clear out” and refresh or reground ourselves. But there is more to it than that — at least for me.” Meditation teacher Stephanie Nash shares more. { read more }

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Today’s DIY: Quiet Witchcraft || Focus Spell ||

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The Wild Hunt: Eco-fairies – Old or New?

Today’s offering is from guest contributor John Kruse. Kruse is author of Faery, recently published by Llewellyn Worldwide, and is also author of the book Victorian Fairy Verse in which the evolution of fairy ideas in Victorian times is fully set out.

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MNN: The 2024 total solar eclipse may ‘outshine’ 2017

The first total solar eclipse in nearly a century not only injected a much-needed sense of awe about astronomy into our culture, but also introduced a golden age of eclipse watching. In the 21st century, 10 total solar eclipses will send the moon’s shadow over U.S. soil, with six of these events passing over vast swaths of the country

Read more……

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EarthSky News: Look for the legendary green flash

The green flash image at the top of this post was taken by Jim Grant, an EarthSky friend on Facebook. He captured it off the coast of Ocean Beach, California, and identified it a mock mirage green flash.

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Patheos-Pagan: Witchfest Online Talk: Magical Herbs and Food

Children of Artemis, who run Witchfest, Witchfest Midlands and The Artemis Gathering events in the UK asked me if I would like to record a talk for them to run in their ‘Witchfest Online‘ event. Which of course, I was more than happy to do.

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Pagan Playlist: Karliene – Mother Earth

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Inner Journey:

DON’T REJECT THE EGO

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

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

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

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

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

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A Note from the Universe

You’re beautiful enough.

You’re special enough.

You’re sexy, playful, and fun enough.

You’ve worked enough.

You’ve cried enough.

You’ve been grateful, generous, and kind enough.

Okay, then?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins
Scrumptious enjoyment awaits you in this hybrid breakfast/dessert muffin recipe! Create a muffin batter with flour, baking powder, salt, egg, milk, brown sugar, butter, lemon zest and vanilla. Spoon half the batter into muffin cups, then portion out dollops of cream cheese beaten with confectioners’ sugar along with small spoons of strawberry jam. Cover with the remaining batter and bake until golden. Then watch your entire brunch crowd make them disappear!

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Magical Correspondences for  Wednesday

Magickal Intentions: Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters
Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender
This day is governed by Mercury. Wednesday’s vibration adds power to rituals involving inspiration, communications, writers, poets, the written and spoken word, and all matters of study, learning, and teaching. This day also provides a good time to begin efforts involving self-improvement or understanding.

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Daily Wisdom
April 15, 2020 

Parents
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.”

-Benjamin Spock (1903-1998)
Dr. Spock was speaking here about parenting – but doesn’t this apply to just about anything in life? We know stuff! Instinctually, intuitively, and intellectually – we have the tools to figure it out if it’s not immediately obvious to us

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Has all of your sacrifice been for nothing? Do you feel like you’ve been moving toward a goal that only seems to be getting further away the harder you work for it? The Hanged Man urges acceptance of your current state of affairs, and suggests that reflection will lead to peace. Freedom doesn’t have to equal loneliness, and letting go isn’t the same as giving up.

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 March 5, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 5, 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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I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful-an endless prospect of magic and wonder.
-Ansel Adams (1902-84)

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Spirit Library: Resistance Is Futile

We can no longer depend on recreating the old patterns and programming of the past and must find a new way of living and being. All the suffering we have carried on our human journey is being healed, which is allowing us to move beyond the darkness of our wounds and into the light of a new era.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Good Luck Charms and Symbols

For thousands of years, people have utilized good luck talismans, charms, and amulets to bring fortune their way. Whether it’s something you’ve crafted yourself, found outdoors in nature, or even purchased, good luck talismans can come in handy.

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MBG: 3 Tips For Using The Throat Chakra To Speak Your Truth & Manifest Your Dreams

Each of the seven chakras holds a unique frequency, and there is a specific wound associated with each of those frequencies. To heal the wound of a chakra, we must move from the shadow state of that chakra into its gift

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Daily Good: The Nature of Gratitude

The Nature of Gratitude is a portable program that has been exported to a variety of venues in communities committed to co-creating an atmosphere of gratefulness. The project also enlists participating artists from within those communities to share their gratitude in words and music. { read more }

Be The Change

What treasures is your heart conscious of in this moment?

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Today’s DIY: OSTARA BROOM

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Elephant Journal: A Simple Stone Meditation to release Anxiety, Fear & Worry.

I quietly walked into the sands of a mood-shifting exercise picked up from The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by professor Kristin Neff, PhD, and psychologist Christopher Gerner, PhD

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MNN: A centuries-old riddle in stone has finally been solved

A mysterious cipher carved into stone some 230 years ago in the village of Plougastel-Daoulas in Brittany, France has finally been solved.
The riddle, discovered three decades ago and visible only at low tide on a three-foot-tall slab, is composed of 20 lines of text written in an unknown language.

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EarthSky News: Moon and faint Cancer on March 6

Tonight – March 6, 2020 – the bright waxing gibbous moon shines in front of Cancer the Crab, the faintest constellation of the zodiac. Although the moon marks Cancer’s place in the sky on this night, the moonlit glare will make Cancer tough to see.

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Patheos-Pagan: A Classic Love Spell

Yes, I’m sharing a love spell. This is a love spell because (a) more love in the world is usually a good thing; (b) this love spell is simple to make and customize; and (c) as soon as someone finds out you’re a kitchen witch they’ll ask you about a love spell.

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Inner Journey:

SEEK UNION OVER SEPARATION

“Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite.”
— Paul Ferrini

Our ego focuses on how we are different from the rest of the world. We connect with soul when we experience how we are the same.

Any time you separate yourself from other people or from situations, you know your personality is in control. At such times, shift your perspective to build connection and you will move into soul.

“As a holistic being you shatter the illusion of your separateness and reveal your connection to everything. This empowers you in a way that the ego-driven self could never contemplate.”
— Wayne Dyer

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A Note from the Universe

You know those feelings of euphoria, excitement, and inspiration that send your spirit soaring?

Well, they’re just me and all the angels, finally rushing through one of the many doors you’ve knocked upon, down the hall, and dancing into the light of your searching heart.

And those feelings of depression, sadness, and powerlessness that make you feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders?

They’re us, too. Reminding you that there are still a few more doors to try.

Let’s get this party started,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Irish Soda Bread Muffins

“One bowl, mix, bake for 20 minutes, and you have tasty muffins!”

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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
March 5, 2020

Evolution

“A vital force is active in every individual and leads it towards its own evolution.”

-Maria Montessori (1870-1952)

If our purpose is to learn and to grow, then evolution is inevitable. We are drawn towards that which challenges us, which strengthens us, which supports us in our endeavors – all of life is evolution. We can’t turn it off. We can accelerate the process, by putting ourselves out there and experiencing what life has to offer and by making things happen for ourselves. And we can embrace the process, and enjoy the process, because we know that it just gets more wonderful and exciting and fulfilling as we go along.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

You can expect to have that long-anticipated ‘ah-ha!’ moment regarding your love life today. The Sun’s rays are far-reaching and they are able to bring relevant details to light that haven’t been able to come out in plain sight in the past. Vanity has no place when it comes to the new knowledge you are suddenly privy to. Use it wisely and with proper restraint.

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/

It Lies Within” Cat’s Angel Message for January 29, 2020

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It Lies Within” Cat’s Angel Message for January 29, 2020

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts are ready to manifest into reality so stay focused on where you want to go instead of where you’ve been.


Listen to the compass of your heart. All you need lies within you. – Mary Anne Radmacher


129:  If you are feeling lost or stuck today then Universe is reminding us of the importance of trusting in ourselves and the guidance that we receive from within. Our intuition is a powerful ally. However, we sometimes have the tendency to ignore it in favor of outside influences as well as our own ego getting in the way. Remember that the Universe is always creating something new to take the place of what we have lost. Set ego aside and embrace trust in yourselves and in your own abilities. By learning to trust that inner voice we gain self-confidence, inner peace and the firm foundation we need to step into our own power. As confidence is gained so does the power of our inner wisdom. Use your natural talents and gifts to help create a new self-reliant you. One who has the confidence to sift through the external noise around them and choose the direction best suited for their personal growth.


Our Spiritual Guides for today include: Archangel Zadkiel helps to heal our hearts and minds so that accepting support in all forms is easier. He also promotes compassion for ourselves and others while helping us to find things that we have lost, forgotten about or set aside. Ego is not a friend of truth as it forcibly tells us that we don’t need help and can do everything by ourselves.

The Ascended Master Maitreya teaches us that laughter and joy are an essential part of self-care and creates the positive energy we need to propel us forward. It helps us to let go of stress and worry, which allows the light of faith and hope to shine through. The power of laughter clears and resets or energy field by releasing tension and emotions that have been held in check. This is an important lesson on our path, if it makes your heart sing then it’s the right direction.

The Greek Goddess Artemis helps us to hone our intuitive skills so that we get the information we need without the unnecessary backwash. She teaches us how to trust in ourselves and honor our own wisdom. By following our inner guidance system we are setting ourselves on the path of authenticity and personal truth. Allow yourself to be a “huntress” like Artemis and track down your inner power. She tells us, “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include

Black Banded Agate which helps us start new things, embrace new beginnings and projects. It promotes the creativity needed to make things happen.

Pietersite (Tempest Stone) helps us to work through beliefs and conditioning imposed upon us by others. It opens our intuitive connection and creates a link to a loving level of guidance. It also helps us see the truth and strengthen our will while increasing our focus on where we really want life to take us. It helps us to rid ourselves of negative energy and replaces it with calm.
Kyanite is a spiritual stone that helps us to connect to our guides by opening the paths of communication. It also allows us to speak from the heart and to speak our truth as it cuts through the things that are keeping us from moving forward.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Nov.22, 2019 “Bridges”

Happy Friday,

Working together is often the best and easiest way to get something done. However, asking for or accepting help can be obstacles born of ego and stubbornness. Today set aside these obstacles and if someone comes to you and requests assistance, even if the project seems trivial, consider lending a hand.

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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/

 

 

You’ve Got To Ask: Cat’s Angel Message for June 30, 2019

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You’ve Got To Ask: Cat’s Angel Message for June 30, 2019

June’s Theme: Maintaining balance our in all areas of our lives. (material, spiritual, goals, dreams, self etc.) Create and invite good things through focus and faith while staying grounded and present.


It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want. – Franklin D. Roosevelt


630: In the last month we have worked on achieving balance where material things are concerned. We have accomplished this by staying focused on our goals and by having faith in ourselves and that things will work out to our best advantage. As June comes to a close the Universe sends this gentle reminder, ” Help is always available and you need only to ask.” Remember that help can arrive in many forms. It comes not only from the Universe but from people, animals, blessings or events that show up in our lives. It’s important to pay attention and be present so that you can reap the rewards that come your way. The lessons of June will help you in the new month.


Sometimes asking for help is hard because our ego tells us that we have to do things by ourselves.  Archangel Raphael teaches us that it is through our spiritual journey that we can heal our selves and our lives and therefore regain our self confidence and faith. He also  helps to remove any/all blocks that are associated with asking for or accepting help. The Ascended Master Serapis Bey helps us to release our troubles and offers clear guidance and motivation regarding our own self improvement. He also helps us gain spiritual insight and teaches us that loving care is essential to navigating change. The Greek goddess Hecate teaches us about the importance of change. She helps us to release the past and the old things that keep us from moving on and how to accept change and transition. She tells us: ” I am the guardian of the crossroads. Remember that to move ahead you must face your fears and release the past. Change and circumstance are inviting you to choose a path. It is your choice so make the one that is best for you.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

  •  Sodalite is a  stone for the mind, it promotes clear and calm thinking. and activates intuition as it draws down information to the physical level. It dispels confusion and releases outdated thought patterns while creating space for new ideas. It also helps us to look for and find truth and makes it possible to stand up for our personal beliefs while remaining true to yourself by boosting  our confidence and self esteem.
  • Gentle Rhodonite helps to balance both mental and physical energy. It shows us all sides to any given situation and clears away confusion and helps to promote confidence. It’s calming influence helps us to ground and balance even during chaotic or upsetting situations.
  • Pietersite (The Tempest Stone). Use this stone to help access our intuition and create a link to a loving level of guidance. It helps to strengthen the will and increases our focus of where we really want life to take us. It helps us to rid ourselves of negative energy and replaces it with calm.

Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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The Sacred Gift: Cat’s Angel Message for January 29, 2019 

 

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The Sacred Gift: Cat’s Angel Message for January 29, 2019 

January’s Theme: Stay focused on your desires and not your fears or past happenings. Our thoughts  are ready to manifest into reality and by staying focused on what’s positive we lessen the power of the things that we fear.


The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Albert Einstein


129: If you are feeling lost or stuck today then Universe is reminding us of the importance of trusting in ourselves  and the the guidance that we receive from within. Our intuition is a powerful ally. However, we sometimes have the tendency to ignore it in favor of outside influences as well as our own ego getting in the way. Remember that the Universe is creating something new and positive to to take the place of what we have lost. set ego aside and embrace trust in ourselves and in our own abilities. By learning to trust that inner voice we gain self confidence, inner peace and the firm foundation we need to step into our own power. As confidence is gained so does the power of our inner wisdom. Use your natural talents and gifts to help create a new self reliant you. One who has the confidence to sift through the external noise around them and choose the direction best suited for their personal growth.


Archangel Zadkiel teaches us that true compassion and healing lies in our ability to to forgive ourselves and others. This is essential when dealing with the ego and the endings of cycles, relationships and situations. The Ascended Master Sanat Kumara teaches us how to put our ego in the back seat so that the inner wisdom we receive comes through clearly. And the Greek goddess Artemis can assist us in learning to access and trust our intuition. She is particularly helpful to women who seek to seek to embrace their feminine power. She reminds us  that “All the skills and knowledge you need for success lives within you. Your inner wisdom is a powerful thing and you know in your heart when something is good and right.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include Pietersite (The Tempest Stone). Use this stone to help access our intuition and create a link to a loving level of guidance. It helps to strengthen the will and increases our focus of where we really want life to take us. It helps us to rid ourselves of negative energy and replaces it with calm and Magnetite which promotes trust in ourselves and in our own inner wisdom.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 4, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 4, 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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Open the door, though the wild winds blow,
Take the child in and make him cozy.
Take him in and hold him dear,
He is the wonderful glad New Year.
-Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-87)

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Tetraktys: Plan With a Witch : 10 Calendars, Planners & Bullet Journals for a Magickal 2019

Hello witches! When a new year approaches, I always ask myself the same question: how can I be more organized? Hence, lately, I’ve been looking for the perfect planning tool to help me organize the year to come. I wanted to find something that was functional, flexible and witchy, to help me reconcile all aspects of my life. So, this week, I decided to share with you the results of my research. Here are my top 10 calendars, planners & bullet journals for witches!

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/plan-with-witch-10-calendars-planners-bullet-journals-2019/

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MBG: Has Your January Been A Doozy Already? Here’s Why, According To Astrology

January begins with both a whoosh AND a thud. As we leave 2018 in the rearview, the stars catalyze our desire for “new, different, anything but THAT again” by presenting not one but TWO eclipses this month. Eclipses are the cosmic change agents that spur us into action, sometimes by orchestrating dramatic or unexpected events.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/january-2019-horoscope

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Daily Good: Handing Out Positive Tickets

Jan 4, 2019– Tired of hearing about the negative in your neighborhood? Well, so were these high school kids, who started a program, now sponsored by the City of Rochester, NY, to reward the positive. Each summer, the youth walk around different neighborhoods, looking for the good. And if they spot it, they hand out a ticket: A Positive Ticket.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=3390

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Elephant Journal: In 2019, May you Surrender, May you Forgive, May you Choose Peace over Chaos.

Lately, I’ve been wishing for lots of things.
A little too much.

In fact, the pressure I’ve put on these wishes has not just created a big gap between expectations and reality, but pierced that gap in its entirety to fall right back on me.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/may-you-surrender-may-you-forgive-may-you-choose-peace/

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DailyOM: Redefining Health

No matter what our weight, we can use the cues from our physical and mental selves to judge how healthy we are.

Health is not a numerical concept and cannot be defined using statistics. Human beings, however, tend to want to quantify well-being into easily understandable figures. We feel compelled to ascribe numbers to every aspect of wellness, from the qualities of our food to our fitness levels to the physical space we occupy.

https://www.dailyom.com/cgi-bin/display/articledisplay.cgi?aid=66385

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EarthSky News: Watch Venus and Jupiter before sunup

January 2019 presents a great time to catch the two brightest planets in Earth’s sky, Venus and Jupiter. Maybe you’ve seen them already. The waning crescent moon swept past them in the first few days of January, but now the moon has moved too close to the sun to be easily visible.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-venus-in-the-morning-sky

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Patheos-Pagan: The Pentagram: Wicca’s Five-Pointed Symbol

A debate on the symbol so very much associated with modern Pagan traditions today, prompted me to dig out a copy of the 2008 book WICCA: Magickal Beginnings which I co-authored with David Rankine

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/adamantinemuse/2016/06/pentagram-symbol-of-wicca/

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Inner Journey:

EGO’S TRICKS

“One of the great dangers of transformational work is that the ego attempts to sidestep deep psychological work by leaping into the transcendent too soon. This is because the ego always fancies itself much more ‘advanced’ than it actually is.”
— Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

The Tibetan teacher, Chogyam Trungpa, warned of the trap of spiritual materialism. He says we must be ever diligent to spot the ego’s use of the spiritual journey to further its own ends.

We may think it’s spiritual to yearn for divine connection. And yet, if the longing is to fill an emptiness inside, just how does this differ from the one who yearns for money or possessions to fill the inner void? Do we look to our spiritual practices as proof of our evolved consciousness or as protection against fears?

Any time we use spiritual disciplines to maintain our identity and security, we are not yet on the path of genuine spiritual development.

“Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.”
— Chögyam Trungpa

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A Note from the Universe

I found your new Intergalactic Phone Book listing!!

It wasn’t easy. At first I looked under Illuminated, but you weren’t there. Then I looked under Faith Healer, Magician, and Wild Thing; not there either. You weren’t even under Funny Bones. I started to worry.

Then I had an “ah-ha” moment. I looked you up under people who have their own thriving business and a steady income, and who will very, very soon have financial security for myself and family… Eureka!

You make time and space look easy,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Glazed Butternut Squash

This pretty and yummy recipe is perfect to ‘fancy up’ a meal. It’s savory but can be made sweeter if desired. Precut too!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Honey-Glazed-Butternut-Squash.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
January 4, 2019

Authenticity

“Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you.”

-Carlos Castaneda
It’s okay to change directions. People have been reinventing themselves since time began. This is a good thing! When our heart leads us somewhere, it’s always for a reason. We need to follow and find out what that reason is. Usually this change brings us closer to who we really are, it allows us to discover our true self, and to be more authentic.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Friends You Shouldn’t Feel Bad About Dumping
Evaluate your life and determine whether or not your circle of friends are healthy and beneficial for your life. Here are some of the friends you shouldn’t feel bad about dumping.

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Thought For The Day: Nov. 27, 2018 “Control”

Happy Tuesday,

The world is full of control freaks and everywhere you look people are trying to control “the when, the why and the how” of relationships and events in their lives. What it comes down to is ego. It’s our ego that makes us want to fight for control. Sometime’s we just need to put ego in a “time out” and let things happen naturally. Truthfully acknowledging what we can control and what we can’t allows us to focus on more important things.

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