Cat’s Morning Bits for April 24, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 24, 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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April brings the primrose sweet,
Scatters daisies at our feet.

-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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Spirit Library: We are prisoners of our perception and not of TIME!

Our lives are run by ideas that we hold allegiance to, ideas that institute restrictions in the human experience. We are run by dos, don’ts and suggestions of impossibilities. What is seldom realized is that we live a life of suggestions. Suggestions that have however been established as law in the human experience.

https://spiritlibrary.com/sonia-barrett/we-are-prisoners-of-our-perception-and-not-of-time

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ThoughtCo: Disposal of Ritual Offerings

A common question that comes up is the matter of how to dispose of offerings made during a ritual once the ritual has concluded. Disposal methods may vary, depending on a few things. For instance, does your particular magical tradition require you to dispose of offerings in a certain way? Also, what is the offering?

https://www.learnreligions.com/disposal-of-ritual-offerings-2561979

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MBG: Feng Shui Energy Shifts You Can Try Today Without Spending A Fortune

When you hear about feng shui, it might conjure thoughts of statues, fountains, mountains of crystals, and, possibly, the need for a complete home renovation.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/inexpensive-effetive-feng-shui-tweaks-to-raise-the-energy-of-your-home-quickly

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Coffey Talk: Free As A Bird

One of my very favorite books of all time is “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach. This book was first published in 1970, and it has held up to the test of time, it is a true classic. If you’ve never experienced this beautiful story, it is a must-have for your home library. If you’ve read it before, read it again.

I can’t even count how many times I’ve read it, and gotten something more out of it each time. I have such an affinity for seagulls because of this wonderful little book! Jonathan is an example for each of us, to follow our dreams, to strive to do better, to be true to ourselves. The book includes amazing photography by Russell Munson.

While working on a talk about this book I discovered that Richard Bach recently found his original last chapter, which was never published! He has now added it to the “Complete Edition” version of the book.

coffeytalk.com

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Elephant Journal: 8 Ground Rules for Better Emotional Self-Care.

As a thinking, feeling human, I’ve made a discovery.
Yes, self-care is important.

However, the self-care it seems we really need isn’t just regular exercise, drinking smoothies, and getting massages.
What I’m talking about is emotional self-care because basically, life is hard.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/8-ground-rules-for-better-emotional-self-care/

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MNN: Synchronized fireflies gather for a ‘rave’ in the Great Smoky Mountains

Every June, Elkmont Ghost Town — an abandoned resort ghost town in Great Smoky Mountains National Park — lights up with the world’s largest gathering of Photinus carolinus, a species of firefly that is famous for its synchronous flashing behavior.
Inspired by these twinkling insects, photographer Harun Mehmedinovic uses his surreal time-lapse techniques to carefully document the insects’ “odd forest rave party” in a short film.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/synchronized-fireflies-gather-rave-great-smoky-mountains

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EarthSky News: Moon and Saturn to meet in morning sky

On the mornings of April 24, 25 and 26, 2019, watch the moon as it travels away from the king planet Jupiter and toward the ringed planet Saturn. Although Saturn is easily visible to the eye alone, you need a telescope to view its majestic rings.

https://earthsky.org/tonight

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magical Spice Rack: How To Work With The Correspondences In Your Cupboards

I plunder my cupboards for my magical works so much that my “magical spice rack” has become a cliche. It’s a cliche for a good reason, though. My spice rack and tea cabinet always have the perfect ingredients for my spellwork. Do you need a pinch of heat in your magic? Sprinkle in some cayenne pepper. Need some more comforting aspects in your spell? Grab a lavender tea bag, and rip that baby open.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/starlight/2019/04/the-magical-spice-rack/

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Inner Journey:

A LIGHT LOOK AT LIFE’S JOURNEY

“Inside every older person is a younger person–wondering what the hell happened.”
— Cora Harvey Armstrong

“The hardest years in life are those between 10 and 70.”
— Helen Hayes (at 73)

“Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”
— Bette Davis

“Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.”
— Caryn Leschen

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
— Frank A. Clark

“I’m looking forward to looking back on all this.”
— Sandra Knell

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Of course the most deceptive of all illusions is very likely space.

You know, that thing between “here” and “there” that would have you see yourself alone, instead of as the bridge between them.

That medium between you and the rest of the world that disguises your role in creating it.

You know, that veil through which the physical senses must explore your chiseled secrets.

See? Aliens are the least of your worries…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Crunchy Wonton Shrimp Dippers

Slicing wonton wrappers into thin strips before wrapping and frying your shrimp makes them extra crunchy and much less chewy. Dip them into this sweet and spicy homemade Sriracha mayo and you’ll be in heaven!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Crunchy-Wonton-Shrimp-Dippers.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healing, 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
April 24, 2019

Effort

“You can’t always get what you want.
But if you try sometimes,
You just might find
You get what you need.”

-Mick Jagger and Keith Richards song, 1969

It usually takes something to motivate us to make that effort. It’s like we begin with the end in mind – that’s our goal, what we are working towards. But along the way, things might change. We certainly change and grow from the experience – and maybe that’s just what we really need. We can find some of the most amazing spiritual messages in our own music. Are we listening?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Things That Happen When You Take Responsibility For Your Life

Too many of us simply drift through our lives, allowing fate to take us where it may. But a life without commitment is a life wasted, and so it’s important to live on purpose, and to make intentional choices every single day.

Read More………………..

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for September 25, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for September 25, 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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Now the beautiful business of summer is over,
Earth wraps herself in a bright, leaf-patterned shawl.
The hives cement the prodigal juice of the clover
And spendthrift gold is hoarded in bin and stall.

–Jean Starr Untermeyer (1886–1970)

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Spiritual Unite: Psychic Empath Definition | Are You One of The Special Ones?

If you want to know what a Psychic Empath is, then you have come to the right place! Psychic Empaths are very rare and very special. They hold great power to heal others and to influence the world for the greater good. Knowing what makes a Psychic Empath will help you to see if you or someone you know …

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/psychic-empath-definition-are-you-one-of-the-special-ones/

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MBG: Tonight’s Harvest Moon In Aries Is Begging You To Be Bold & Speak Up

Are you craving a little more autonomy or space? Dive into a passion project at the fiery full Harvest Moon in Aries, or debut the one you’ve been working on since the corresponding Aries new moon this past April 15.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/harvest-moon-in-aries-2018

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Tetraktys: Life Goals – Why You Need Them in Order to Be Happy and How to Find Yours

I don’t know about you, but I’m under the impression that a lot of people around me are quite unhappy. My wife and I are far from rich and we have to face difficulties from time to time. But still, we consider ourselves happy and we are always under the impression that the future is bright for us and our future children. It doesn’t seem to be the case for most people.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/life-goals-why-you-need-them-in-order-to-be-happy-and-how-to-find-yours/

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Elephant Journal: 8 Ground Rules for Better Emotional Self-Care. 

As a thinking, feeling human, I’ve made a discovery.
Yes, self-care is important.
However, the self-care it seems we really need isn’t just regular exercise, drinking smoothies, and getting massages.

What I’m talking about is emotional self-care because basically, life is hard.
That’s why I’ve put together the following set of ground rules for better emotional self-care.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/09/8-ground-rules-for-better-emotional-self-care/

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MNN: World’s first recycled plastic bike path opens in the Netherlands

News that the world’s first bike path made from recycled plastic has been completed in the Netherlands is impressive — and also not at all surprising

Read more……………….

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EarthSky News: It’s Mid-Autumn Festival time in Asia

Many Asian friends will be wishing each other a happy Mid-Autumn Festival on September 24, 2018. For us in the U.S. and elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere, this weekend’s autumnal equinox and the coming week’s Harvest Moon are signs that autumn is here. Meanwhile, in China, Taiwan, Vietnam and other parts of Asia, the focus is on the annual Mid-Autumn Festival, which by tradition also carries a strong connection to the full moon.

http://earthsky.org/human-world/asia-china-mid-autumn-festival-mooncake-sky-lantern

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Patheos-Pagan: I’m an Armchair Pagan

Armchair Paganism, the type of Paganism where you don’t actually do anything within your religion, you just believe in “Pagan” things. You might learn about and read about your religion. You probably engage in discussions and debates about Paganism. But other than that, you don’t really do much with it. You don’t do rituals, you don’t praise the Gods (or equivalent), you don’t really do anything. Your religion is more about belief than about action.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/hearthwitchdownunder/2017/05/im-armchair-pagan.html

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Inner Journey: 

RELIEVE THE PRESSURE COOKER

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.”
— Mary Manin Morrissey

Journaling is a great way to release and let go. To get things off your chest. Our minds are our own worst enemies. The same thoughts go round and round in the same old ways and keep us stuck.

If something bothers you, write about it. Get it out so you can see it from a different perspective. Let it out. Let it go.

Owning and healing your pressure cooker is an important step in claiming your power, building your esteem and making your stand.

“In truth, to attain to interior peace, one must be willing to pass through the contrary to peace. Such is the teaching of the Sages.”
— Swami Brahmanada

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

I have a favor to ask. Could you please wait until after you take your baby steps, experience wild serendipities, and manifest eyebrow raising miracles, before you start telling people you’re an intergalactic tidal wave of wanton love and magic for whom all the elements bow?

Patience,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Brown Rice and Cheese Appetizer Recipes

Start with cooked brown rice, cheese, meat or seafood, veggies, egg, and your choice of seasonings to create delicious balls or patties that can be fried and served as appetizers.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Brown-Rice-and-Cheese-Appetizer-Recipes-1.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
September 25, 2018

Relationships

“Union is only possible to those who are units. To be fit for relations in time, souls, whether of man or woman, must be able to do without them in the spirit.”

-Margaret Fuller, Women in the Nineteenth Century (1845)

We are each whole, complete, and perfect just as we are. None of us needs another person to be fulfilled. There is no “other half” that needs to be found. Our primary relationship is with ourselves. And we can choose to share our selves, because we know what an unlimited supply of love is available to us! We learn and grow and give and receive from our relationships – and that is beautiful.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Food Kinetically Engineered to Stir the Soul
Most of us don’t realize Buddha’s Delight, that predictable vegetarian entree at every Chinese restaurant and takeout joint, was created more than 1,000 years ago in Chinese monasteries as edible…
Read more…………….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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