Cat’s Morning Bits for November 8, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 8, 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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The geese honked overhead
I ran to catch the skein
To watch them as they fled
In a long wavering line.

-May Sarton (1912-95)

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MBG: Well Read: 5 Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down This November 

Reading is undeniably a key wellness practice—and one that many of us have ignored for far too long. It’s proven to build empathy, reduce stress, and even lessen sugar cravings (yes, really!). With that in mind, we’re excited to share Well Read, a column that curates the absolute best fiction and narrative nonfiction picks of the month.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/best-books-november-2018

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Daily Good: The Art and Discipline of Seeing Compassionately

“Prophets and sages throughout the generations have all agreed on this one point: how you see determines what you see and don’t see. So if we want to heal the divisions in our country and our homes, we have to learn a new way of seeing.” In this excerpt from his book “Practice Makes PURPOSE: Six Spiritual Practices That Will Change Your Life and Transform Your Community”, Paul Schroeder offers insight on how to develop compassionate seeing

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2031/the-art-and-discipline-of-seeing-compassionately-c-paul-schroeder/

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Elephant Journal: How we Clean Up Toxic Masculinity.

There is no question that masculinity is caught in a tumultuous tempest. But I believe the social and psychological storm we endure now will be the catalyst for a sea-change, transforming yesterday’s man into something rich and strange.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/how-we-clean-up-toxic-masculinity/

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MNN: These stores will be closed on Thanksgiving 

Six years ago, big-box giant Walmart surprised the country by announcing that its Black Friday sales would start on Thanksgiving night. Die-hard Black Friday shoppers cheered the decision, while die-hard turkey day enthusiasts claimed the move destroyed the meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday and forced both employees and customers to abandon their families.

https://www.mnn.com/money/green-workplace/blogs/more-stores-close-thanksgiving-online-shopping

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EarthSky News: Go young moon hunting November 8-10

Today – November 8 – you might (or might not) spot the young moon in your western sky after sunset. Generally, it’s difficult to catch a pale, whisker-thin waxing crescent moon that’s less than 24 hours old (24 hours past new moon). If you miss the young moon at dusk November 8, try again on November 9 or 10. Day after day, a wider crescent moon will stay out later after sunset and will be easier to catch at early evening.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/go-young-moon-hunting-november-8-10

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Patheos-Pagan: The Mists of Avalon

I didn’t know what else to name this entry – it had to be “Mists of Avalon” because that is exactly what I would like to share with you all today. This is not an article about the book with the same name in which a fictional account of the King Arthur story from the perspective of the women in it is recounted-

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/adamantinemuse/2018/11/the-mists-of-avalon/

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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 asproof 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

At first we thought it would be really cool if only your “positive” thoughts became the things and events of your life.

But then we couldn’t think of any things or events that wouldn’t eventually be considered “positive,” so we decided to just leave you “turned on” all the time.

B-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spinach and Cheese Appetizers

Well, I have spent this weekend trying out some new recipes for my upcoming holiday get togethers. This one I found and of course tweaked it here and there to my own liking and I have to say, they came out pretty tasty!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spinach-and-Cheese-Appetizers.html

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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
November 8, 2018

Beauty

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty is everywhere, all around an in each one of us. Yet where do we put our attention? On what we have decided is “wrong?” On what we think needs to be “fixed?” There is beauty in these things, too – if we would only look for it. There is a lesson, a gift, a treasure to be found in every situation and circumstance. We can acknowledge it or turn away from it – but it is there nonetheless.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 10 Things That Steal Your Joy

Here are ten habits that start off small but grow to choke the joy out of your life. Avoid these and regain your strength…
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/10-things-that-steal-your-joy.aspx#cjPJxFOERWUmLweA.99

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

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Money & Things: Cat’s Angel Message for October 26, 2018 

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Money & Things: Cat’s Angel Message for October 26, 2018 

October’s Theme: Divine guidance and messages. Thoughts, ideas, insights, or even warnings. These messages are important for us personally, emotionally and spiritually so work on staying open to the information that you receive.


All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment. – Ray Kroc


1026: The Universe and it’s helpers assist us in many ways. For example, they help to ensure that our needs are being met. While sometimes it may not feel that way, in all reality it is. In today’s’ society people tend to want more than what they need to live, it’s an ego trip. If you look around you can probably find a surplus of THINGS that you could do without. (I know I can) When the Universe tells us that they are making sure sure our needs are met they are speaking of necessities, money to pay our bills, food, shelter, clothing etc. They are here to assist not to provide excess. If we aspire to have more then we need to do our part to make it happen. Working with angels, ascended masters etc. is a partnership. Today we are reminded that our needs are being met for ourselves and our loved ones. Take a moment to offer gratitude for life and for what you have!


Archangel Raziel oversees the angels of abundance. His job is to help us in the manifestation process. He provides direction through gentle nudges towards actions that will help us create what we need. The Ascended Masters Babaji and Buddha teach us how to detach ourselves from material things and show us how to simplify our lives through balance and moderation. If you find yourself in need of emergency aid the Hindu Goddess Green Tara can help. She opens the pathways so that we can get the assistance we need while soothing our fears.


Our Sacred Stone for today is Mookite. This form of Jasper that comes in many creamy color combinations promotes decision making and versatility. These things are important when we are  faced with new experiences and find ourselves faced with the need to take action.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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 Nourish Not The Ego: Cat’s Angel Message for August 14, 2018 

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 Nourish Not The Ego: Cat’s Angel Message for August 14, 2018 

August Theme:  Prosperity and abundance is what we are concentrating on prosperity and abundance this month. The key will be keeping a positive focus and tapping into your creative side to solve problems. Remember that you are a powerful creator and all that you need is within your grasp!


Misery nourishes your ego – that’s why you see so many miserable people in the world. The basic, central point is the ego. – Osho


814:  Today we are again reminded to acknowledge our support systems. There is always that one person who is always there for us that we can always count on to have our back. It is the same with the angels and ascended masters who are also always here for us, and when we need support they are only a thought away. The angels would also like us to remember that support, like abundance, comes in many forms so look for the “Tiny Miracles”  and keep an open mind if help come comes from an unexpected source!


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 Sanat Kumara can help us  to overcome our own ego so that we are open to receiving the support and assistance that is offered and the Greek Goddess Hecate encourages us to “Remember that to move ahead you must release the past and the old things that keep us from moving on and how to accept change and transition.”


Our Sacred Stones for today are, Rose Quartz  brings positive and  loving energy, Chalcedony brings mind, body, spirit and emotions into harmony by calming fear, anger or self doubt. It also promotes good feeling towards self and others and Larimar which enhances our ability to go with the flow and can help us to accept help more easily.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 15, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 15, 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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I meant to do my work to-day,
But a brown bird sang in the apple-tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
-Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)

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Spiritual Unite: What Is A Karmic Relationship?

Throughout our lives, we will often find ourselves in what are known as karmic relationships. These relationships serve to help us grow spiritually so that we will one day be ready for the twin flame relationship  and eventually enlightenment and ascension. What Is A Karmic Relationship? But what is a karmic relationship?

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-is-a-karmic-relationship/

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MBG: 8 Lesser-Known Ways To Use Crystals In Your Everyday Routine

Healing crystals are having a moment. It seems like everyone — from Katy Perry to Miranda Kerr — has recently started dishing on their high-vibe collections. Last week, we ran a piece on how to choose the right feel-good stone for you. Now that you’ve found your crystal, here’s some advice on how to incorporate its energy into your everyday routine.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-23590/8-lesserknown-ways-to-use-crystals-in-your-everyday-routine.html

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Elephant Journal: As Above, so below- finding your Inner Sun (Ancient Wisdom Explained)

Growing up in New York, I loved the change in seasons.
Moving to Southern California, I wondered if there would be seasons at all. Or would every day be a sun-drenched beach day?

Then I was introduced to May-Gray.
Sun lovers know that this period of May-Gray and June-Gloom is not ideal for mornings at the beach. The coast is blanketed in a marine layer of dull, gray fog.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/as-above-so-below-finding-your-inner-sun-ancient-wisdom-explained/

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MNN: There’s a scientific reason you might be feeling hangry right now 

Some days, just trying to survive until lunchtime can feel like you’ve landed a reluctant role in “The Hanger Games.”

Only the combination of hunger and anger is no game. Just ask your friends, family or anyone who has the bad luck to be in your space during those must-eat-now moments.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/why-you-might-be-feeling-hangry-moment

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EarthSky News: All you need to know: June solstice 2018

The June solstice – your signal to celebrate summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere – is coming up on June 21, 2018, at 10:07 UTC. That’s 5:07 a.m. CDT in North America on June 21. Translate UTC to your time. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, this solstice marks the longest day of the year. Early dawns. Long days. Late sunsets. Short nights. The sun at its height each day, as it crosses the sky. Meanwhile, south of the equator, winter begins.

http://earthsky.org/earth/everything-you-need-to-know-june-solstice

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Patheos-Pagan: Coloring Outside the Lines: Ancestry and Metaphors

So let’s take a quick, overly general look at the pre-Christian, aboriginal religion of the early Germanic peoples, shall we?

From our Good Friend Wikipedia (trust…but verify!):
Germanic religion refers to the indigenous religion of the Germanic peoples from the Iron Age until Christianisation during the Middle Ages.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kacealexander/2018/02/coloring-outside-lines/

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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

All endings are happy endings.

If you even believe in endings.

Whah!!

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Thai Cuisine Tips and Recipes

Recipes from Thailand are some of the most popular in the world. Thai food is known for its use of fresh herbs and spices in wonderful combinations of flavor.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Thai-Cuisine-Tips-and-Recipes.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
June 15, 2018

Humor

“When humor goes, there goes civilization.” -Erma Bombeck

We need humor to balance out all the other “stuff” that is going on in the world every day. Where would we be without our ability to laugh at ourselves. Situation comedies have always been popular on TV because they depict “situations” that we’ve all been in and can relate to – but they do it in such a way that we can see how funny the whole thing is! Today look at the world this way: “My Life is a SitCom!” Of course, you are the star of the show! And all your friends are relatives are supporting players. I’ll bet you’ll find lots of punch lines in the script!

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: How to Find Perfection in an Imperfect World 

Everywhere we look, there is advice on how to achieve perfection. Advertisements insist that they can give us the perfect skin or the perfect body. Self-help books and blogs claim that they have the secret for helping us achieve a perfect marriage or land the perfect job. Perfection appears to be easily obtained until we turn on the news or open our web browser. Immediately, we are bombarded by stories about earthquakes and forest fires.
Read more at:  http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/how-to-find-perfection-in-an-imperfect-world.aspx#FO7aFUMqq2C06HSI.99

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

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Thought For The Day: May 21, 2018 “It’s Okay To Ask”

Happy Monday,

What makes asking questions so difficult and why is it so hard to admit that we don’t know something? I believe it comes down to ego and the fact that no one wants to look “stupid”. Isn’t it better to ask a question than to pretend to know everything? After all  pretending to know the answers will always come back and bite you in the butt. Remember, if you ask  someone a question and they cop an attitude then chances are pretty good that they don’t know either. Be confident in admitting you don’t know something because it means that you are open to learning!

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Working Together: Cat’s Angel Message for December 26 , 2017 

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Working Together: Cat’s Angel Message for December 26 , 2017   

December’s Theme:  Pay close attention to recurring thoughts and ideas. These messages and clues will assist you to make improvements in your life.

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

Ryunosuke Satoro

1226:  The Universe and it’s helpers assist us in many ways, like ensuring that  our  basic material needs are being met. While sometimes it may feel like this isn’t the case, in all reality it is. In today’s society people tend to want more than what they really need to live. It’s an ego thing. If you look around you can probably find a surplus of THINGS that you could do without.  (I know I can) When the Universe tells us that our needs are being met it refers to basic necessities like money to pay our bills,  food, shelter, clothing etc. They are here to assist, not to provide excess. If we aspire to have more then we need to do our part to make it happen.  Working with angels, ascended masters etc. is a partnership. Today  we are reminded that our needs are being met for ourselves and our loved ones. Take a moment to offer gratitude for life and for what you have!

 The Ascended Master Babaji assists us in detaching ourselves from material things and showing us how to simplify our lives. The Hindu goddess Lakshmi assists us in manifesting the necessities that we need. She is a goddess of prosperity and abundance and can boost your energy so that you are better able to help yourself and Archangel Raguel promotes harmony and cooperation within groups and families, ensuring they work together for a common cause. Our Sacred Stone for today is Nebula Stone. This energetically unique stone, that resembles the night sky, allows you to see the value of the things around you and helps you appreciate what you have..

 

Bright blessings for a magickal day!

Cat

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