Cat’s Morning Bits for March 12, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 12, 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 stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast
That through the snowy valley flies.

-William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

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Spirit Library: Benefit from Energy Openings – Reset Your Energy This Week

The turmoil of living now can be intense and chaotic. A key thing to keep in mind, especially now, is how quickly energies can shift. Sometimes the shift provides an opening to change the status quo. We’re sitting in one of those openings this week. Continue reading for tips on how to benefit from this opening and reset your energy.

https://spiritlibrary.com/selacia/benefit-from-energy-openings-reset-your-energy-this-week

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​

Colors fade in the sun because, over time, their molecules are being ripped apart by sunlight’s high-energy UV light.

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ThoughtCo. :  Recipes for the Ostara Sabbat 

Ostara is the celebration of the Spring Equinox – it’s the time of year when new life is beginning to form, and fresh little green things are starting to poke their way out of the chilly dirt. If you’re really lucky, you may be able to find some spring greens to nibble on! Looking for recipes to brighten up your Ostara celebration?

https://www.thoughtco.com/recipes-for-the-ostara-sabbat-4125907

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The Tetraktys: Witchy DIY : How to Create a Seashell Rune Set
Hello witches! Last week, I posted about the uses of seashells in witchcraft. It inspired me to create my own seashell rune set. So, now I am sharing how I did it. Simply follow the steps below and you will see how easy and fun it is!

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/seashell-rune-set-diy/

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EarthSky News: How can I see a green flash?

People tell me when I go to the beach to look at the sunset to try to see a green flash. What is a green flash?
The green flash is an optical phenomenon that you can see shortly after sunset or before sunrise. It happens when the sun is almost entirely below the horizon, with the barest edge of the sun – the upper edge – still visible. For a second or two, that upper rim of the sun will appear green in color. It’s a brief flash of the color green – the legendary green flash. It’s really quite exciting to see, especially if you’ve been looking for one.

https://earthsky.org/earth/can-i-see-a-green-flash

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Patheos-Pagan: 8 Things to do for Ostara as a Solitary Pagan 

Many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. But a lot of Pagan activities for Ostara are designed for large groups. In 2014 and 2015 I wrote a series of rituals for those working alone on the Wheel of the Year. Every year they’re near the top of the list of most popular posts – here’s the Ostara ritual.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2019/03/things-to-do-for-ostara-solitary-pagan.html

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Inner Journey:

BALANCE MATERIAL AND SPIRITUAL

“What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?”
— Jacob Needleman

Our personality has a need for security. As a human in a material world, we need money to survive. If we don’t have enough for basics, our lives cannot function. At the same time, with too much emphasis on the material, we lose the spiritual awareness that brings meaning and fulfillment. The key lies in the balance.

What draws most of your attention, time and energy: spiritual growth or money? Reflect on (or better yet, journal on) the balance or lack of balance of these two in your life.

“Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.”
— Henry David Thoreau

“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Discretion is the better part of valor.

Spontaneity is the better part of brilliance.

And imagination is the better part of making dreams come true.

Yes you can,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Dubliner Au Gratin Potatoes

Dubliner is an Irish cheese that has a sweet, nutty flavor with a bite. It is a delicious choice of cheese for making creamy au gratin potatoes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/tf48502213.tip.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
March 12, 2019 

Energy
“The worshipper of energy is too physically energetic to see that he cannot explore certain higher fields until he is still.”

-Clarence Day (1874-1935)

Since I have been teaching meditation, many people have said to me: “I can’t meditate, I have too much energy!” Energy can be our ally, it gives us the vitality we need to accomplish, to excel. And yet, if we can’t tame our energy enough to allow ourselves to sit still and just be, then that energy can be counterproductive. Yes, energy is good! And we can make much better use of it when we spend some time in silence.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Secrets of Feng Shui to Attract Love and Prosperity

If you need more love and prosperity, you need to bring a little more Feng Shu into your life and into your home. Feng Shui is defined as a thoughtful practice of blending and immersing people with their environment.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/5-secrets-of-feng-shui-to-attract-love-and-prosperity.aspx#a1zHHMmayrQ37cpi.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 27, 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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“ May your troubles be less And your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness Come through your door. ”

– Irish saying

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The Wild Hunt: Summer heatwave reveals ancient landscapes

UNITED KINGDOM — An unusually prolonged bout of hot weather along with developments in aerial technology have had an unexpected benefit for those interested in archaeology. The desiccation of the landscape has led to the discovery of a number of ancient earthworks.

https://wildhunt.org/2018/07/summer-heatwave-reveals-ancient-landscapes.html

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MBG: Tomorrow’s Lunar Eclipse Will Make History. Here’s What Makes It So Special

This Friday, July 27, a rare lunar event could set off a summer 2017 solar eclipse-level frenzy (who could forget those glasses?) across the globe. While it won’t be visible to the naked eye in the U.S., the upcoming total lunar eclipse will cast most of the rest of the world in a red-tinted shadow.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/july-2018-blood-moon-total-eclipse

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Daily Good:

Thousand Mile Walk Home

After being sidelined by injury, professor Michael P. Branch vowed his year would be filled with 1000 miles walked. As he logged his miles, the emphasis became one of practice, like a monk’s meditations, and opened his eyes in a profound way: “[The miles] were all walked here, in the high desert, on public lands, within a ten-mile radius of my home. If my bioregionalist experiment of walking more than a thousand local miles each year has involved weed whackers and beer and skipping as well as pronghorn and golden eagles and the wordless beauty of moonlight gleaming on unbroken snowfields, that may be just as well. It is incremental work, but I have had a glimpse of how these walks might someday add up to a journey, in the same way that a life is comprised only of individual days, which are themselves nothing more than a series of moments in which we choose to take a small step, or do not.”
{ read more } http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=7535

Be The Change

What is a practice, such as walking, that you might engage in day in and day out? What is the value in such a practice?

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Elephant Journal: Supercharged Energy Shifts—8:8 Lion’s Gate—Opens July 26 to August 11.

Cosmic energy has been amplified and has felt immensely intense for some weeks now—and many people are feeling exhausted, wondering how much more they can handle.
This high frequency energy is on a pivot that peaks on the 8th of August during the sun’s passage through the Leo constellation of the zodiac,

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/supercharged-energy-shifts-88-lions-gate-opens-july-26-to-august-11/

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MNN: Modern image mapping reveals ancient mounds

Researchers find 160 earthen and shell mounds across the East Coast.

Archaeologists studying the history of Native Americans before Europeans set foot on American soil are leveraging advanced technology to pinpoint hidden markers of the past.

“Across the East Coast of the United States, some of the most visible forms for pre-contact Native American material culture can be found in the form of large earthen and shell mounds,”

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/north-americas-hidden-ancient-mounds-uncovered-new-tech

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See what delights in sylvan scenes appear!
Descending Gods have found Elysium here.
In woods bright Venus with Adonis stray’d,
And chaste Diana haunts the forest shade.

-Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

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Patheos-Pagan: Traditional Witchcraft… The Beginnings of a Wood Witch

My path into traditional witchcraft wasn’t a straight shot by any means. It was an indication of my true direction, a slightly more crooked path. I started out young, thirteen, already wearing black, and by fifteen doing piercings. Traipsing to the library after school, right to the occult section, reading every book they had, I was simply driven!

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchofthewoodwithravenwood/2017/12/hello-heathens/

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Inner Journey: 

BIG MIND, LITTLE MIND

“It is the mind that makes one wise or ignorant, bound or emancipated.”
— Sri Ramakrishna

Zen distinguishes big mind from small mind. Big mind identifies with its process, is impersonal and participates universally. Big mind is unlimited possibilities, deeper understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, insight, connectedness, attention.

Small mind is self centred and focuses only on itself. It is compulsive, limited, reactive and mechanical. Small mind feeds on itself — fear reacts to fear, judgment reacts to judgment, anger sparks more anger.

Always seek higher perspectives and you will in time find freedom.

“If a pickpocket meets a Holy Man, he will see only his pockets.”
— Hari Dass

“Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.”
— Lord Thomas Dewar

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

I do believe it should comfort you to know,  that whenever you face a fork in the road of life, no matter which path you choose, I’ll be there in all my glory

(Probably moon walking, with a long, feather boa trailing in the breeze…)

You can’t go wrong –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Fresh Aloe Drink

Using your blender you can make a refreshing drink from whole aloe vera.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Fresh-Aloe-Drink-1.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
July 27, 2018

Inspiration

“My affirmations or utterances come to me ready-made – not forethought – so that I occasionally awake in the night simply to let fall ripe a statement which I had never consciously considered before, and as surprising and novel and agreeable to me as anything can be. As if we only thought by sympathy with the universal mind, which thought while we were asleep. There is such a necessity [to] make a definite statement that our minds at length do it without our consciousness.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

We are in spirit, and therefore inspired, all the time, even in our sleep. All we need to do is recognize this, and use what is available to us.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Green Faith: How Gardening Refreshes the Soul
When you think of gardening do you think of sweet old ladies in straw hats with flowered gloves? It’s so much more!
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/