Cat’s Morning Bits for June 28, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 28, 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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Ten o’clock: the broken moon
Hangs not yet a half hour high,
Yellow as a shield of brass,
In the dewy air of June,
Poised between the vaulted sky
And the ocean’s liquid glass.
-Emma Lazarus (1849-87)

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Spiritual Unite: Moth Spirit Animal Meaning – Blinded By The Light

Your moth spirit animal signifies that you are hiding your problems from yourself and others around you.
It also represents optimism in the face of adversity, as well as searching for the light in your life.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/moth-spirit-animal/

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ThoughtCo: Magical Days Of the Week

In many traditions of Paganism, days of the week are very important aspects of effective spellcasting. For example, spells to do with abundance or prosperity could be done on Thursday, because it is associated with riches and desire. When casting a spell concerning business or communication, one might prefer to work on a Wednesday due to its associations.

https://www.learnreligions.com/magical-days-of-the-week-2561697

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MBG: For The Judgy Among Us: 6 Things That Happen Every Time You Judge Someone

It may seem there’s something natural, even good about judgment. After all, just about every time our eyes alight on someone or something, we judge it as good or bad based on how it stacks up against our inner ideal of how things should be.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/why-judging-others-is-bad-for-us-and-how-to-stop-being-judgmental

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Daily Good: What We Should Know About Animals

It’s easy to assume that animals experience happiness (just think of a dog wagging its tail), but what about higher-level emotions and qualities like selflessness, empathy, or even love? In “Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel,” conservationist Carl Safina shares stories from decades of observing animals and combines it with new brain research to paint a picture of animals’ emotional landscape that sounds remarkably like our own. In this interview, he shares a story about a wolf who selflessly tries to distract other wolves from attacking his sister, and a whale who saves a seal. He also suggests that animals’ experience of life is not a limited version of our own, but rather a more vivid one.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/150714-animal-dog-thinking-feelings-brain-science/

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Elephant Journal: Venus & Cancer: A Powerful & Romantic combination to Deepen our Connections. {July 3 to 27}

From July 3rd to 27th, love and beauty planet Venus is in the sign of sensitive and romantic Cancer, allowing us to deepen our connections.
This marks a few blissful weeks where we can be softer, sweeter, and more attuned to the feelings of the people around us.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/deepen-your-connection-with-venus-in-cancer/

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MNN: What to see in the night sky in July
Saturn shines all month and Neptune’s at its brightest point all year.

While fireworks will dominate the evening skies on the Fourth of July across the U.S., the rest of the month will feature visual spectacles of a different kind, from the full Thunder Moon to close encounters with other planets

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/blogs/what-see-night-sky-july

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Today’s Deity: Meretseger

Meretseger (Mertseger, Merseger, Mereseger) was the goddess of the necropolis at Thebes (Waset, in the 4th Nome of Upper Egypt). Her name means “She Who Loves Silence”. She was believed to live on the mountian which dominates the skyline at Thebes and rises above the valley of the Kings and Queens. The mountain (known as “dehent”) formed a natural pyramid, and the word for “pyramid” in Egyptian was “mr” which formed a pun on the first sylable of her name.

https://ancientegyptonline.co.uk/meretseger/

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Daily Tarot: Temperance

Instinct and impulsive action will cause more trouble than they can solve today, so spend more time reasoning things out and being careful about what you say and do. Asking questions is a good idea. It will get you information you need, and show how thorough, bright, and capable you are. It might take a bit longer, but it will save time and effort in the end.

astrology.com

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EarthSky News: See moon and stars of Taurus before sunrise

The moon is soon to swing by the Pleiades star cluster and star Aldebaran, which rank as the two most prominent signposts in the constellation Taurus the Bull. The moon swings to the south of the Pleiades cluster on June 29, 2019, and then to the north of Aldebaran on June 30, 2019. Finally, the moon will meet up with the planet Venus in the glow of morning dawn on or near July 1, 2019

https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-moon-and-taurus-before-sunrise

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Patheos-Pagan: Regional Cultus: Building a Local Religion

I have lived in Nebraska all my life. These rolling hills, wide rivers, and endless horizons have shaped me, made me who I am. When I first became interested in Paganism, I learned about Danu, Sequana, Sulis. River Goddesses from all over Europe are honored by Pagans in America.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/heathenatheart/2019/06/regional-cultus-building-a-local-religion/

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Inner Journey:

Soul lives in connection

“We all seek Soul. While Soul is always present, it doesn’t appear in our lives automatically. Soul requires our attention and reflection. Offering our respectful regard to the Soul is a way of loving it, caring for it,nurturing it.”
— Benjamin Shield and Richard Carlson

How do we experience soul in our lives?

It’s so simple! STOP AND PAY ATTENTION! Soul lives in connection. Whenever we are present and conscious, soul emerges.

To easily experience soul, find something you love to do and immerse yourself in it. Consciously savour a favourite piece of music. Consciously enjoy a walk in nature. Really experience your breathing and the pounding of your heart as you exercise. Really be present to your partner, your kids, your pet or another, and you will know the contentment of soul.

“I think that whenever soul is present, it’s because what you’re doing, whom you’re with, where you are, evokes love without your thinking about it. You are totally absorbed in the place or person or event, without ego and without judgment.”
— Jean Shinoda Bolen

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Recipe: Cucumber and Watermelon Salad

While the combination may sound strange, cucumber and watermelon combine to make a delicious salad.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cucumber-and-Watermelon-Salad.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 28, 2019

Colors

“Black was bestlooking… Ebony was the best wood, the hardest wood; it was black. Virginia ham was the best ham. It was black on the outside. Tuxedos and tail coats were black and they were a man’s finest, most expensive clothes. You had to use pepper to make most meats and vegetables fit to eat. The most flavorsome pepper was black. The best caviar was black. The rarest jewels were black: black opals, black pearls.”
-Ann Petry, The Narrows, 1953

Black is elegant, and mysterious. Black is often said to be the absence of color, but I think it deserves a place as a color itself. The fashion world certainly couldn’t function without it! Maybe black has gotten a bad rap because it is associated with the villain’s hat – but black, like white, is like a canvas, and we can paint on it most vividly!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Action Steps ~ Learning to trust your Knowing
Taking action steps can be confusing when you are waiting for a sign! How do you know when it is time to act and when it is time to wait and allow? When you have been working towards important goals and…
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 June 17, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 17, 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 Junes were free and full, driving through tiny
Roads, the mudguards brushing the cowparsley,
Through fields of mustard and under boldly embattled
Mays and chestnuts.
-Louis MacNeice (1907-63)

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Spiritual Unite: Panda Spirit Animal Meaning – Balance Need For Peace With Social Time

The panda spirit animal represents gentle strength, inner peace and emotional sensitivity.
These concepts are essential to you and becoming conscious of them will help you to achieve balance within yourself.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/panda-spirit-animal-meaning-balance-need-for-peace-with-social-time/

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ThoughtCo: Celebrate Litha With Summer Solstice Recipes

Litha is the celebration of the summer solstice—and what’s a Sabbat without food? Take advantage of the summer crops of fruit and vegetables, and prepare a simple and delicious feast for your Midsummer gatherings.

https://www.learnreligions.com/recipes-for-the-summer-solstice-4136752

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MBG: How To Harness The Big, Bold Energy Of Tonight’s Sagittarius Full Moon

What would be possible if we opened our minds? The Sagittarius moon arrives to help us explore that.
With the full moon in candid Sagittarius, there could be some jaw-dropping headlines before the week is through. These high-minded moonbeams could bring a potent reminder that honesty is still the best policy.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/full-moon-in-sagittarius-june-2019-everything-you-need-to-know

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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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Daily Good: Deepening Our Comfort with Uncertainty

While many of us associate uncertainty with discomfort and fear, there is an exquisite beauty to be found in the transformation that takes place when we can welcome the unknown. Kristi Nelson, the Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living, examines what it means to surrender to the unpredictable nature of our days and the rewards that manifest as a result. “Much of our freedom depends on cultivating greater perspective about being with uncertainty, however and whenever we can,” she writes. Read more to learn how you can lean into the impending unknown with gratitude and awareness

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2324/deepening-our-comfort-with-uncertainty-kristi-nelson/

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Elephant Journal: The Moon Soothes my Soul.

Luna, the beautiful goddess of the Moon,
dressed in shimmering white with a crown of stars around her head.
A quiver with golden arrows on her back,
a bow in her right hand,
ready to pierce the night with her brightness.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/06/how-our-emotions-cycle-with-the-phases-of-the-moon-cindy-chase/

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MNN: 20 minutes in nature a day is your ticket to feeling better

Nature soothes our stressed-out souls. We instinctively know nature is the best prescription, but new research is revealing how little time we need to set aside to reap the benefits.
In one study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers tried to identify the most effective “dose” of nature within the context of normal daily life

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/urban-park-20-minutes-feel-better-study

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EarthSky News: Strawberry Moon and Jupiter from dusk to dawn

On both June 16 and 17, 2019, the moon will appear full to the eye as it shines close to the king planet Jupiter all night long. The crest of the moon’s full phase comes at a specific instant, though – the instant the moon and sun are most opposite each other on our sky’s dome for this month – and that moment happens on June 17, 2019, at 8:31 UTC

https://earthsky.org/tonight/strawberry-moon-jupiter-from-dusk-till-dawn

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Patheos-Pagan: A New Chant for Litha: Honoring the Green Ones at Midsummer

It’s hard to believe, but official summer is almost here. The days are long. Here in the Mid-Atlantic, spring flowers are spent and we are seeing summer blooms opening around us; roses and lilies have taken the place of tulips and daffodils. The bright spring green of leaves’ first unfurling is past. Jungle green is all around us now and keeping up with the weeds in the garden is a daily challenge.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2019/06/chant-litha-honoring-green-ones-midsummer/

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Inner Journey:

LONELINESS

“When humans find themselves surrounded by nothing but objects, the response is always one of loneliness.”
— Brian Swimme

Soul lives through relationship and it is in soul that we find meaning. We can have meaningful relationships with people, animals and other beings, projects, ideas and ideals.

How much time do you devote to building relationships with things?

“Loneliness is caused by an alienation from life. It is a loneliness from your real self.”
— Maxwell Maltz

“No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.”
— George Eliot

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Ten thousand times a day for ten thousand different reasons, angels share your story to inspire, comfort, and reassure the world’s most able dreamers, thinkers, and lovers.

Well, I’d want to know –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Green Pumpkin Flower Soup

Yes, the flower is eatable. This green pumpkin flower soup is a very cool light quick and easy to make soup.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Green-Pumpkin-Flower-Soup.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

Goddesses: Luna, Selene, Diana, Re, Gaeleach, Ida, Artemis [Whom The Greeks Associated With Bast], The Witches, Yemaya, Erzulie, Bast

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Daily Wisdom
June 17, 2019

Comfort

“I have enjoyed many of the comforts of life, none of which I wish to esteem lightly; yet I confess I know not any joy that is so dear to me, that so fully satisfies the inmost desires of my mind, that so enlivens refines, and elevates my whole nature, as that which I derive from religion – from faith in God. – May this God be thy God, thy refuge, thy comfort, as he has been mine.”
-John Caspar Lavater (1741-1801)
It doesn’t matter which religion we follow – we can garner comfort from our relationship with God, from our faith. When we feel in need of comfort, this is where we should turn first. Out of habit, we tend to look elsewhere – but we will always find comfort, and strength when we look within.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.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/

Thought For The Day: April 19, 2019 “Emotions”

Happy Friday,

Allowing yourself to show emotion is healthy. Holding our emotions rigidly in check can increase depression, anger, stress and anxiety. It’s important to let people know how you feel, just as it’s important  to let them express how they feel. This communication process is necessary to build strong relationships both with others and yourself.

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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/

 

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 16, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 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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We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.
-Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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Spirit Library: Mystical Essense & Luminous Realms Of The Soul

Mystical Essense

Your identity is shifting more and more to the soul self as this is the essence that must now guide you forward. As a result, a deep purification process is underway releasing you from chains of old wounds and past experiences. Feelings of fear and anxiety are being triggered as long suppressed emotions, neglected grief, pain and suffering rise to the surface to be cleared

https://spiritlibrary.com/spirit-pathways/mystical-essense-luminous-realms-of-the-soul

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Spirituality & Health:

CBD for Anxiety
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER
Anxiety disorders, a group of mental-health issues, affects about 18 percent of the adult American population, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The organization reports that these disorders, which can include general anxiety, panic disorder, society anxiety and others, are actually highly treatable, but that few people seek treatment. One of the promising new ways to treat anxiety is CBD, so let’s take a look.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2019/01/14/cbd-for-anxiety

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MBG: Super Blood Moon, Wolf Moon, Or Lunar Eclipse? Why January’s Moon Is All 3

January 16, 2019 — 7:30 AM

As this Sunday night, January 20, bleeds into Monday morning, people around the world will take a collective look up to watch one of the year’s more anticipated celestial moments.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/blood-moon-supermoon-how-it-got-its-name

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Daily Good: The Difference Between Fixing and Healing

Encounter the mystery of life and living with Krista Tippet and Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, wise physician, author and founder of the Remen Institute for the study of Health and Illness.
Through hearing these powerful stories we can sense that our losses, our illnesses have helped us to live fully and to heal not only ourselves but those whose lives we touch. Life is full of losses and disappointments, and the art of living is to make of them something that can nourish others.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2207/the-difference-between-fixing-and-healing-on-being/

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MNN: How to help succulents survive winter indoors

If you grow cactus and succulents as houseplants, here’s the best thing you can do to get these warm-growing, sun-loving plants through the cold, dark days of winter: Lose your watering can.

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/how-help-succulents-survive-winter-indoors

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EarthSky News: Moon near Aldebaran January 16 and 17

On January 16 and 17, 2019 – the waxing gibbous moon passes in the vicinity of Aldebaran, an ex-pole star, a famous zodiac star and the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-aldebaran-ex-pole-star

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Patheos-Pagan:  After Magickal Burnout: Five Ways To Get Your Power Back 

Last week, I wrote a post about Magickal Burnout and how it happens. Magickal burnout is real and Witches are dropping off broomsticks, everywhere. In such icky times, we can’t afford to lose our Witches.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/doubletoilandresist/2019/01/after-magickal-burnout-five-ways-to-get-your-power-back/

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Inner Journey:

WHY MEDITATE?

“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
— Buddha

Meditation is considered an essential practice for those who seek self-knowledge and self-mastery. Why? Basically, meditation brings awareness of how our minds work. Over time, we become watchers, able to detach from the thoughts and emotions that play out in our minds.

With this detachment, we gain the freedom to choose whether or not to act on our thoughts and emotions. We learn to distinguish between objective reality and our mental and emotional dramas.

“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
— Hans Margolius

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

What is it that you’d really, really like to see happen in your life, but have not visualized in a really, really long time?

Right!

Well, let’s just say conditions are now favorable and it’s time to rock-and-roll.

Go on,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chinese Mustard Greens and Shrimp Soup

This soup is very versatile. You can eat this as is, paired with rice or even add some noodles into this soup. This is one of my favorite soups and very quick to make with just a few ingredients.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chinese-Mustard-Greens-and-Shrimp-Soup.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
January 16, 2019 

Moments

“I always say to myself, what is the most important thing we can think about at this extraordinary moment.”

-Francois de La Rochefoucauld
There are no ordinary moments – each moment is new and unique, so each moment is extraordinary. We can fill that moment with extraordinary thoughts, extraordinary deeds, extraordinary attention. We can choose to think of peace, to recognize beauty, to experience joy. This moment is ours, and we can choose what to do with it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 4 Psychic Tools to Jumpstart Your Intuition

With shows out like Long Island Medium, Psychic Detectives and Hollywood Medium, many people are interested in learning to awaken their own intuitive abilities. Some psychics believe this is a gift given to a select few, but this is simply untrue. Psychic ability is a natural sixth sense we all have. It’s a muscle that simply needs to be strengthened through practice.

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 August 7, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 7, 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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All Nature helps to swell the song
And chant the same refrain;
July and June have slipped away
And August’s here again.
-Helen Maria Winslow (1852-1938)

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Spiritualilty & Health: 5 Morning Rituals You Haven’t Tried Yet

What is up with all the hot water with lemon? Many of wellness junkies start the day with that, and affirmations, meditation and journaling. To shake up the routine a bit, I went in search of some new ideas for morning rituals. I hope the results have you inspired, and maybe even looking forward to the alarm clock ringing tomorrow. Read More.

 https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/08/06/5-morning-rituals-you-havent-tried-yet#

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MBG: Your Weekly Horoscope: This Weekend Brings Some Much-Needed Closure

On Monday, Venus moves into Libra and brings on an appreciation for the finer things in life.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-august-6-12-2018

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Daily Good: The World I Want to Live In

“Even though I am now almost completely blind due to the late embers of the naked sky of Hiroshima, when I first saw with the ‘vision of the heart,’ I finally understood that I am at last, truly able to see. When I had an epiphany two decades ago, I was convinced that forgiveness is the first step toward peace…My life story demonstrates how a heart twisted by hatred and revenge can be transformed by forgiveness, evolving to a path of peaceful wisdom and the essential work of healing human hearts.” In this sweet video, Takashi Tanemori shares his “vision” for the world after Hiroshima. { read more } http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7285

Be The Change

Next time you feel anger at a loved one’s actions, try practicing “instant forgiveness,” opening your heart to your loved one’s reality in that moment.

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Elephant Journal: Decoding the Last Eclipse of 2018 & Discovering what it means for your Sign.

The third and final puzzle piece of 2018’s eclipse season arrives with August’s Leo solar eclipse.

On August 11, 2018, the sign of Leo will be lighting up the scene of our ever-changing stories—

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/08/decoding-the-last-eclipse-of-2018-discovering-what-it-means-for-your-sign/

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EarthSky News: Think sharks are the coolest ocean predators? Consider mantis shrimps

Do sharks have bullet-like strikes? Do they have super-vision? Can they take down prey in milliseconds? Mantis shrimps have these abilities – and more – to put them among Earth’s most impressive predators.

http://earthsky.org/earth/mantis-shrimp-ocean-predator

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Patheos-Pagan: A Letter To Those Trying To Convert Me

Here lately I’ve had more than my usual share of proselytizers. These are people who begin religious conversations not to learn or even to share, but to “win.” Their goal is to aggressively convert me to their religion, not by convincing me it’s a better way, but by insisting it’s the only way. Most are Christians, some are atheists, a few are Muslims.
I’m a public Pagan – it comes with the territory. And it’s not like there’s even a remote chance they’ll be successful.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/08/a-letter-to-those-trying-to-convert-me.html

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Inner Journey: 

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMOTIONS

“Emotions are the next frontier to be understood and conquered. To manage our emotions is not to drug them or suppress them, but to understand them so that we can intelligently direct our emotional energies and intentions…. It’s time for human beings to grow up emotionally, to mature into emotionally managed and responsible citizens. No magic pill will do it.”
— Doc Childre

Many of us believe that we need to keep a tight lid on our emotions. We fear that if we ever allow these emotions to be expressed, they will do serious damage.

But if we summon up the courage to truly feel our emotions, we discover that they don’t last. The monster in the closet turns out to be a pussycat. In fact, if we are willing to experience our emotions completely, without resistance of any kind, they burn themselves out in only a few minutes.

The only thing that keeps emotions alive within you over long periods is your unwillingness to acknowledge them.

“By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.”
— Joseph Collins

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A Note from the Universe

The thing is, life’s magic isn’t a substitute for networking, socializing, and “working.” To the contrary, these are some of its greatest incubators.

To the office,

The Universe
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Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Watermelon Salad

This unique mix of watermelon, basil, cucumbers and ketchup (!) makes a great, refreshing salad!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Refreshing-Watermelon-Salad.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
August 7, 2018 

Soul

“The soul of man … is a portion or a copy of the soul of the Universe and is joined together on principles and in proportions corresponding to those which govern the Universe.”

-Plutarch (AD 46?-119?)

Any attempt to define the soul inevitably brings with it a connection with the Universe. So it follows that each soul, while connected to the Universe, is also connected with each other soul – by association, if nothing else! We’re more than family, we are all One.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 7 Tips Towards a Digital Detox
Do you sleep with your phone or use it as an alarm? Phones can disrupts sleep patterns since they emit radiation according to a 2008 study. Researchers found that people that slept near their cell…
Read more………..

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 22 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 22 , 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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And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere.

-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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Spirituality and Healing: 3 Steps to Detox your Emotions

Emotional detox is not to rid your body of what you may consider negative emotions, but rather to clear out the ones that have stagnated.

Emotions are one of life’s gifts; they offer us a way to experience the full spectrum of what it means to be alive. When we have a healthy relationship to our emotional experience, we can appreciate what each has to offer, from sadness to joy.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/the-present-moment/2018/05/15/3-steps-to-detox-your-emotions

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MBG: Holy Basil: Benefits For Your Mood, Mind & Body

Holy basil is a plant native to India, where it has been cultivated for nearly 2,000 years. Healers call it tulsi, the Queen of Herbs, the “Incomparable One,” and it is prominent in ayurveda and Hinduism for its various therapeutic applications. Its reputation makes it one of the most prized healing plants in the Orient. Healers from past and present have used the leaf, stem, flower, root, and seeds of holy basil, Latin name Ocimum tenuiflorum or Ocimum sanctum, commonly called tulsi in therapeutic tradition.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-side-effects-of-holy-basil-you-may-not-know-about-seo

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Elephant Journal: An Open Letter to the Hardened Pieces of my Heart

I’ve met too many hardened hearts thus far.
I’ve engaged with too many steel walls, spiked barracks, and stone-cold defenses.
I’ve felt my own torn, scarred, dragon-skin heart go thick in protection.

But, in my safest moments, I remember what it feels like to be soft.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/an-open-letter-to-the-hardened-pieces-of-my-heart/

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MNN: Naturalist uses cartoons to advocate for the planet

As animals adapt to a rapidly changing planet, wildlife conservation has become a critical issue. Many scientific books have been written on the issue, but none like Rosemary Mosco’s “Birding Is My Favorite Video Game.”

Her whimsical book features cartoons that are both funny and jam-packed with important facts about animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and most importantly, conservation. She artfully weaves together science and art — something we explored when we first introduced you to her Bird and Moon comics. Her uniquely unstuffy approach teaches readers surprising and unusual facts about nature that they may not have known.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/naturalist-rosemary-mosco-cartoons-advocate-conservation-book

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EarthSky News: Deneb, tail of Cygnus the Swan

Tonight, look for Deneb, the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. The night sky chart at the top of this post presents the view toward the northeast in mid-to-late evening during the month of May. It’s the view from mid-northern latitudes. It’s by looking in this direction that you can get a good look at the bright star Deneb, which should be visible even in tonight’s moon-drenched skies

http://earthsky.org/tonight/deneb-belongs-to-a-cross-like-star-pattern

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Patheos-Pagan: What do Millennial Witches need from the Craft?

This question was recently posed to me: What does the “millennial generation” need from witchcraft? Which witchery will they adopt and adapt for their time? Which witchery do they reject and will allow to die out?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchonfire/2018/05/millennial-witches/

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Inner Journey: 

ON DEATH AND DYING

“Don’t strew me with roses after I’m dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now!”
— Thomas F. Healey

“The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.”
— Hermann Hesse

“What is here is also there; what is there, is also here. Who sees multiplicity but not the one indivisible Self must wander on and on from death to death.”
— Katha Upanishad

“Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.”
— Sir Walter Scott

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A Note from the Universe

What if the coolest person on the planet didn’t know they were the coolest person on the planet, because of a few self-doubts, a few trace fears, or the occasional twang of inadequacy. Or because they somehow thought fame, or wealth, or popularity mattered. Or because they just didn’t know the effect they had on others.

It would be a pity, huh? A real travesty. And, of course, telling them wouldn’t achieve much because they’d never believe you. Never. They’d be too modest to accept it. Too naïve to see it. And, well, too cool to think it mattered.

So… well… ah… let’s just leave it at that –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Watermelon Pineapple Salsa

Give your typical salsa a delightful upgrade by adding watermelon and pineapple, which are both good sources of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that can help boost immunity.

https://pioneerthinking.com/watermelon-pineapple-salsa

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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
May 22, 2018

Freedom

“That is the truly beautiful and encouraging aspect of freedom; no one struggles for it just for himself.”-Fanny Lewald, in Hanna Ballin Lewis, “The Education of Fanny Lewald” (1871)

If there is a lesson in our struggle for freedom, (and there always is a lesson, in any struggle) then it is that there is no separation between us. We are all one. We are not truly free until each and every one of us is free.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 7 Ways to Find Your Inner Hero

We watch the news and wish there was something we could do to right wrongs. We see our neighbors struggle with issues in their lives and want to help. Or, we face a monster of a challenge in our own lives, but fear, and insecurity hold us back from taking action. As the song goes, there’s a hero inside of you and me, just waiting to rise up. Yes, there is! And here are seven ways to find that hero and let him or her go to work:

 http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/7-ways-to-find-your-inner-hero.aspx#byTOpsJvy5V0lRI7.99

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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/

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 8, 2018

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