Cat’s Morning Bits for August 27, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 27, 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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August brings the golden grain;
Harvesttime is here again.
-Sara Coleridge (1802-52)

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ThoughtCo: 7 Goddesses of Empowerment

Think you’d like to embrace the sacred feminine as part of your spiritual development? Here are seven goddesses from around the globe who embody female strength and empowerment in a number of different ways. See which one resonates with you the most!

https://www.learnreligions.com/goddesses-of-empowerment-4151713

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The Secrets of the Pineal Gland

The pineal gland, which was once called the ‘third eye,’ is a little organ found somewhere down in the focal point of the cerebrum. Named for its pinecone shape, this organ secretes melatonin, which assumes a job in the body’s inner clock.

https://individualogist.com/the-secrets-of-the-pineal-gland?mpweb=1230-1403-784234

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Daily Good: Chitrakoot’s Tree Man: 11 Years, 40,000 Trees

The tragic death of his wife and three children led Bhaiyyaram to vow to live only for others. He began to plant trees on fallow land near his village. No water near, so four times each day he hauled two 20-kilo boxes with a rope slung over his shoulders. Living in a hut he built nearby to guard the trees from thieves, his eleven years of work has produced a plantation of 40,000 trees. { read more } http://www.dailygood.org/story/2374/chitrakoot-s-tree-man-11-years-40-000-trees-khabar-lahariya/

Be The Change

What do you find is lacking in your neighborhood that you could do something about? Plant a tree, cultivate a garden, gather friends to clean out a vacant lot that’s used for garbage, spend a little time creating something beautiful.

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Elephant Journal: 3 Reminders that the Ocean is a Home to be Taken Cared Of.

What are the problems, and where are the solutions, to help us better protect our most precious resource?
With microbeads now being considered a toxic substance in Canada we thought we’d share this photo of us hunting for plastic in the middle of what’s been dubbed “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” a massive collection of plastic waste congregated together by swirling ocean currents known as gyres.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/3-reminders-from-the-ocean-that-we-need-to-take-environmental-issues-seriously-tyler-alex-mifflin/

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Herbal Muse: Elegant Lady: Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) is a member of the Apiaceae (formerly Umbelliferae) family, which includes celery, angelica, dill, parsley, carrot and many other flowering plants known for their umbrella-like flowerheads and feathery foliage. It is known as Queen Anne’s lace primarily in North America and by several other common names elsewhere, such as bird’s nest, bishop’s lace and wild carrot. Its royal moniker reputedly arose when the 18th century monarch, Queen Anne of England, pricked her finger and spilled a drop of blood onto the white lace she was darning, representing the tiny, solo reddish-purple flower visible at the center of the umbrel.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/08/25/Elegant-Lady-Queen-Anne%E2%80%99s-Lace

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EarthSky News: Before dawn, Orion the Hunter

I noticed on your site that Orion returned to the predawn sky in late July. You called it the ‘ghost of the summer dawn.’ Due to cloudy skies and other conditions, I was not able to see it until August 6. When will Orion return to the evening sky?

https://earthsky.org/tonight/orion-well-up-before-dawn-in-september

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Patheos-Pagan: Phoenix Rising: When The Cauldron’s A-Rocking, Ceridwen’s Come Knocking

Ah, Ceridwen. The badass biddy who suffers no fools and has no qualms about hitting you upside the head with a clue by four should you refuse to listen to what she has to say. Her love is of the tough variety, but it is love nonetheless. Ceridwen’s cauldron has been busy of late. Have you noticed?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2019/08/phoenix-rising-when-the-cauldrons-a-rocking-ceridwens-come-knocking/

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO CHANGE DIRECTION?

“Employ the power of positive quitting. Most of us view quitting as something negative, but it’s not. ‘Winners never quit,’ we’re told, when, in reality, winners quit all the time: choosing to stop doing things that aren’t creating the results they desire. When you quit all the things that aren’t working for you, when you quit tolerating all the negative things that hold you back, you’ll create a positive ‘charge’ in your life as well as create the space in your life for more positive experiences.”
— Jim Allen

“I like thinking of possibilities. At any time, an entirely new possibility is liable to come along and spin you off in an entirely new direction. The trick, I’ve learned, is to be awake to the moment.”
— Doug Hall

“Persons and societies do not submit passively to surroundings and events. They make choices as to the places where they live and the activities in which they engage — choices based on what they want to be, to do and to become. Furthermore, persons and societies often change their goals and ways; they can even retrace their steps and start in a new direction if they believe they are on a wrong course. Thus, whereas animal life is prisoner of biological evolution which is essentially irreversible, human life has the wonderful freedom of social evolution which is rapidly reversible and creative. Wherever human beings are concerned, trend is not destiny.”
— Rene Dubos

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe 

Did you know that if you get happy enough, you can actually hear colors and see music?

Paint without numbers? Eat desserts and lose weight? Spend money and have more?

Heal the sick? Feed the poor? Love unconditionally? And live forever?

If, you get happy enough.

I am,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Strawberry Mango Sorbet

This is a quick and easy sorbet that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. A bit of heavy cream pureed with ripe fruits make for an excellent treat once frozen. I love this for hot summer days!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Strawberry-Mango-Sorbet.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 27, 2019

Leisure

“Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.”

-Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Remember the “Leisure Suits” that were so popular in the 70’s? As if we needed the appropriate attire to lounge around in… It seems funny now, but it was so stylin’ then! But maybe the real point was that we didn’t necessarily need the suits, but we did, and do, need the leisure. In some strange way, that was brought to our attention. It might benefit us psychologically to “suit up” – whether it’s in our yoga pants or in our pajamas, to spend some time down time, some time to clear our minds so that we can open our minds to deep thought.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Thr Magician

Be organized, stick to your personal routine, and don’t gloss over any steps if you want to get the results you have in mind. This could be a day better for practice than for performance. Do your best, be forgiving of yourself about any minor slip-ups, and have no regrets. You know what you’re already good at, so focus on that and glide through the day.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 23, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 23,  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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Beyond me in the fields the sun
Soaks in the grass and hath his will;
I count the marguerites one by one;
Even the buttercups are still.
-Archibald Lampman (1861-99)

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Spiritual Unite: Finding You Are An Old One 

The Old Ones are earth beings. They have been here since time before time, that is, time before we modern humans recognize as possible for intelligent life. Old Ones are Human.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/finding-you-are-an-old/

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ThoughtCo: What Does It Mean When You Dream About Snakes?

We’ve all had weird and unusual dreams before, and it’s believed that elements of our dreams are keys to our subconscious. Most dream experts agree that the meanings of animals in dreams vary based on what the animal is doing and how you feel about it. Let’s take a look what dreams about snakes can mean in your life.

https://www.learnreligions.com/dreams-about-snakes-4691726

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Today’s Deity: Laughing Buddha – Meaning behind the Happy Statues

Tonight at work I was determined to learn something new in the realm of positivity. While tumbling all over Tumblr, I saw Happy Buddha and decided to google him. I’ve always had a thing for the happy chubby statues but I didn’t know much about them – or that there was so much to know.

My googling adventure started simple with a visit to wikipedia to learn the difference between him and the founder of buddhism – Gautama Buddha- and why he was so dang cheerful. My mind was blown by the hidden meanings within each statue. Before I knew it I was learning the exact position in the house your little figurine should be placed. Haphazardly collecting Buddhas could devastate the Feng Shui of your home.

https://positivelyharvz.blogspot.com/2014/04/laughing-buddha-meaning-behind-happy.html

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MBG: Leo Season Is Here & Things Are About To Get Downright Theatrical

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological sign, no matter what your Sun sign horoscope may be. Expressive Leo is the second of the zodiac’s three fire signs and it’s of the “fixed” quality.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-navigate-leo-season-2019-according-to-the-astrotwins

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Daily Good: The Teachings of Grass

How do we relate to the land that sustains us–as a source of belonging or as a source of belongings? As the planet teeters on the brink of environmental collapse, botanist, teacher, and author Robin Wall Kimmerer urges us to consider our broken relationship to the Earth and the hard choices that lie before us by examining the history of her Potawatomi ancestors. Through cultivating the sense of respect and gratitude for nature inherent in indigenous teachings, Kimmerer invites us to reclaim that wisdom and renew our earthly relationships to restore honor in the way we live.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8352

Be The Change

Think about the ways you can become a better student of nature and open the door to reciprocity with your home planet.

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Did you know…

Mint has been found in Egyptian tombs from as far back as 1000 BC!

http://topfoodfacts.com/history-and-facts-about-mint/

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MNN: How to create a moonlight garden

Do you know how to make your garden light up at night? The answer is to create a moonlight garden.
But what is a moonlight garden, and what type of plants shine at night?

“Moonlight gardening relates to plants that show off their textures, colors and sometimes their silhouettes from dusk into the moonlight hours,

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/how-create-moonlight-garden

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EarthSky News: Ophiuchus, 13th constellation of zodiac

Tonight, look for the faint constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. From the Northern Hemisphere, look southward at nightfall. From the Southern Hemisphere, look more overhead around mid-evening. From all parts of Earth, Ophiuchus crosses the sky westward as Earth spins under the sky, and as evening deepens into late night. Ophiuchus is sometimes called the 13th or forgotten constellation of the zodiac.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/ophiuchus-highest-on-august-evenings-2

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Patheos-Pagan: Herbal Magick : Vanilla, Sweet Flower of Love

I’m all about Vanilla. I cook with it. I use it in my magick, and have even been known to wear it as a perfume. The botanical name for this delicious beauty is Vanilla planifolia. This tasty bean comes to us from a species of Orchid, and can be used in your kitchen magick and elsewhere.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/voodoouniverse/2019/07/herbal-magick-vanilla-sweet-flower-of-love/

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Inner Journey:

USE DOWN TIMES TO GOOD ADVANTAGE

“The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.”
— Milarepa

In our busy schedules, we can often complain that we don’t have time to meditate. But if we are sincere in our desire to go inside, we can create our own moments of stillness in the midst of our activity.

Stopped at a traffic light? Do some deep breathing. Waiting in line at the bank or grocery store? Repeat an uplifting word such as ‘love’ or ‘peace.’ Riding the bus to and from work? Value these times as an opportunity to close your eyes and go within orto say a little prayer.

“Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness within you. Then the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality.”
— Deepak Chopra

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers 

The world may seem to be working overtime to baffle or confuse you, but you don’t have to take the bait. If you’re offered something that seems too perfectly tailored to your tastes or desires, it’s OK to be graciously skeptical. You can appear cautious rather than distrustful. Keep things simple today and minimize getting upset by torn or unsettled feelings.

astrology.com

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A Note from the Universe

Everyone’s lucky.

Few are prepared.

Visualize,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cheesy Eggplant Stacks

These are like an eggplant Parmesan casserole, but they’re individual eggplant stacks, that you can make as many or little as you want. They’re so delicious, plus they’re easy and fun to make.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cheesy-Eggplant-Stacks.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
July 23, 2019

Luck

“Luck is not chance-
It’s Toil-
Fortune’s expensive smile
Is earned – ”
-Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

We hear time and time again that good luck is all about hard work. But isn’t life like that, too? We get out of it what we put into it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Natural Living Ideas: Homemade Sleep Lotion To Induce A Restful Slumber

Sleep can be hard to come by for some of us. With about 9 million Americans popping pills for better sleep at night, insomnia has become a major issue. And that’s not including the millions of Americans who have difficulty sleeping and aren’t taking sleeping pills. This sleepy time lotion though uses a relaxing blend of essential oils and magnesium to calm the mind and promote restful sleep.

https://www.naturallivingideas.com/homemade-sleep-lotion/

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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 July 5, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 5, 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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Sing a song of seasons,
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall.
-Robert Louis Stevenson(1850-94)

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Spiritual Unite: How To Create a Deep Soul Connection

Most of the people we see and speak with on a daily basis are people with whom we share only a surface connection. But every now and again a person will come into our lives with whom we share a deep soul connection. But what is a deep soul connection?

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/how-to-create-a-deep-soul-connection-5-steps/

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MBG: Plastic Pollution In The Ocean Sucks — But There’s A Movement Brewing To Use It Up

Last week, nearly 1,000 people gathered for an evening 5k around NYC’s West Side Highway—but the starting line wasn’t abuzz with typical runners’ talk of pacing or playlists. Instead, a chant of “Run for the oceans” erupted from the crowd.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/parley-for-the-oceans-on-ending-the-plastic-crisis

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Daily Good:  Circles of Time

In the Northern (and Southern) hemispheres, time is marked by seasonal changes, but in the forests of Bali the processes of growth and decay proceed at different rates all over the forest, all the time. According to Balinese theory, each living being moves on its own time scheme, and events occur when these touch, when things or creatures interact with one another. This view of time as applied to human life and the process of aging differs enormously from that of the West. Learn more here about the Balinese Middle World

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2046/circles-of-time-j-stephen-lansing/

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Beeswax Candles

The following two projects that this article is going to teach are both simple and beautiful. With very little work you can create a beautiful and pleasant scented candle that is going to fill your home with light and a sweet smell.

https://pioneerthinking.com/make-beeswax-candles

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Spirituality & Health: 5 Reasons to Eat Lentils
Lentils have been gathered and eaten for about 60,000 years, and farmed for 10,000 years, making them one of the world’s oldest food sources. They are technically an edible pulse in the legume family that grows on a bushy plant. But I never quite know what to do with them

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/07/02/5-reasons-to-eat-lentils

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EarthSky News: Draco, great Dragon of the north

Tonight … if you have a dark sky, make your acquaintance with the constellation Draco the Dragon, starting at nightfall. At mid-northern latitudes, Draco is a circumpolar constellation, meaning it is out all night long every night of the year.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/the-great-dragon-of-the-north

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Patheos-Pagan: Self Care Both Practical And Mystical: Techniques For Defensive Coping

It should go without saying but taking care of yourself is crucial for anyone in any viable spiritual, mystical, or occult practice. Now more than ever it is crucial, especially if you’ve decided to do your part in ways either practical and/or magical in order to help out with the current state of affairs.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/06/self-care-for-practical-and-mystical/

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Inner Journey: 

IT’S OKAY TO DREAM!

“Don’t discard your fantasies as merely wishful thinking. Honor them as messages from the deepest part of your being about what you can do and directions you can choose.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

What are your deepest heart-felt desires, dreams and visions?

Our deepest desires and dreams align with the essence of who we are. The more we align with that essence, the more our life holds meaning, purpose and fulfilment. Do you have a sense of your destiny?

“Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”
— Dale E. Turner

“Everybody builds a dream in their lifetime. You’re either going to build your dream, or somebody else’s. So build your own!”
— Christopher LaBrec

higherawareness.com

 

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A Note from the Universe

Ever have that feeling that your life, your true work, has not yet begun?

Ever feel like you’re here for something more than you’ve yet identified? And that a billion eyes are upon you, just waiting for the prophecy to unfold?

Hmmmmmm…….

And, have you also ever wanted something so badly that all your wishing, hoping, and praying kept you from seeing that you had it all along?

Precisely,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Refreshing Blended Watermelon

My favorite summertime fruit is watermelon. I felt creative the other day and thought what would happen if I threw watermelon in my blender with ice?

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Refreshing-Blended-Watermelon.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
July 5, 2018

Simplicity

“Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.”

-Lao-tzu, The Way of Life

Another word for simple is “easy.” With ease, doesn’t that sound like a great way to live life? It’s our choice. We’re the ones who have been complicating our lives. Look at what’s really important. Sort things out, give yourself the space to see what is really there. You’ll be surprised at just how perfect “simple” really is.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 21 Ways to Say Thank You

How do you say thank you to a friend for simply being there? Or for helping you out when you need a hand? There are so many ways — big and small — to express your love, gratitude and appreciation….

Read more………………..

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are re-blogged 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/