Cat’s Morning Bits for March 25, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 25, 2020

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 the spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the spirit of love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on earth’s dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
-Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

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Spirit Library: Tipping Point (a message from Kate Spreckley)

This is the tipping point where what needs to radically change in ourselves and in our world is being dramatically emphasised. The incoming energy is both unpredictable and volatile as it moves into every layer, level and aspect of our existence.

Read more……

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ThoughtCo: Lilac Magic & Folklore
Fortune, flirtation, and fragrance, all rolled into one!

Lilacs are lovely and fragrant, and in the late spring and early summer, you’ll probably notice their distinct, heady scent whenever you’re near one.

Read more….

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MBG: How To Create A Home Workspace When You Don’t Have One

After a week (or more) spent bouncing from couch to bed to kitchen counter and back, it’s starting to settle in that we should be thinking about the long game when it comes to working from home. A big part of that is setting yourself up an actual workspace instead of just working wherever we find ourselves.

Read more….

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Daily Dream Meaning: Driving

1. The need or desire to throw all the dreamer’s energy into a particular goal.
2. The feeling of having no choice as to how to proceed in a given situation – in short, of being “driven.” If the dreamer is not the drive, he should consider who is doing it.
Astrological parallels: Aries, Capricorn.
Tarot parallel: The Chariot.

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Natural Living ldeas: 7 Fruits & Vegetables You Can Grow In Hanging Baskets

Gardeners who are limited when it comes to space are always experimenting with ways to grow food vertically, and using hanging pots is often one of the very best options.

Read more….

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Today’s DIY: Making Magickal Oils

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Pioneer Thinking: How to Make Herbal Tea to Relieve Stress

All of us are bombarded on a daily basis with all kinds of things that can get us stressed out and there are times that we simply need to find some way in which we can relieve ourselves of this stress. You can do this with some simple herbs made into teas or tinctures and they will be able to help you relax more and give you a nice break from all the insanity surrounding you.

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Elephant Journal: Why Going Within is the Only Way Out Right Now.

Forced isolation. Financial and health concerns. Fear of scarcity. Fear of the future as a whole.
It seems we are now characters of a near-future dystopic novel written by Margaret Atwood or George Orwell. We’re living during chaotic governments ruled by science deniers who say we are overreacting and that climate change isn’t something to worry about until, let’s say, 20 years from now.

Read more….

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MNN: Homeless pets need your help as coronavirus closes shelters

There are so many obvious victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are plenty that aren’t as apparent. Animal shelters and rescues are among those impacted by the coronavirus.

Read more…

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EarthSky News: Young moon, beneath Venus, after sunset March 25-27

Depending on where you live worldwide, you might – or might not – catch the young moon after sunset March 25, 2020. If you do catch it, you’ll see the young moon as a whisker-thin crescent near the sunset point on the horizon. Shortly thereafter, the newly-born moon follows the sun beneath the horizon before nightfall

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magickal Art of Doing Nothing

At this moment, I’m super frustrated with myself. There is plenty I could or should be working on. I have a business that needs tending, even if the doors aren’t open right now. I have my online teaching schedule to suss out. There are long term goals and plans that I could be putting my time and energy into

Read more…

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Today’s Track: pagan wiccan music. summer solstice (original track)

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Inner Journey:

IN CONFUSION

“It is while trying to get everything straight in my head that I get confused.”
— Mary Virginia Micka

When I get confused, when my mind is wrestling with what to do, I have learned to abandon my thought processes completely. The best solution, I’ve discovered, lies in asking my heart for direction. This requires that I stop my mental chatter, either by sitting in silence or by doing something completely different. In quiet, still space, I often know what’s needed, with a clarity I never get from the labouring of my mind.

And I now know, without doubt, that when I’m confused is never the time to act. I must wait for clarity.

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.”
— Daniel Boone

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A Note from the Universe
What if today you could wipe the slate clean, start over, and write your own ticket?

No. Wait. Let’s change that. What if every day you could wipe the slate clean, start over, and write your own ticket?

How many days would have to go by before you discovered that your “slate” and your “ticket” have nothing to do with each other? That your past need not live in your future?

Your absolute freedom and total power lie in the present moment.

Tallyho,

 

The Universe
tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: How to Make a Tuna Melt

“This is dedicated to all those chefs who tell you to never, ever mix fish and cheese together; and yet there they are, at the diner at 2:00 in the morning. And you know what they eat? Tuna melts. And the reason they do is because it is delicious.”

Read more..

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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, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, 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
March 25, 2020

Greatness
“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.”

-Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
It all starts with us – right where we are. We have the capacity for greatness, we have the ability to achieve and accomplish whatever it is that we set out to do. But do we know this? Do we believe it? Do we act as if this is true? Or do we hesitate, procrastinate, or hedge our bets? We must be confident and forge ahead if we are going to get anywhere. And how far we go is simply a matter of how fast we move and how long we keep going!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

You may have done some things that you aren’t proud of lately, but the Death card shows that a new you is about to emerge. Like a butterfly coming out of its cocoon, you have the chance to transform yourself into something completely new and different. An ending will inevitably take place in order for you to do so, but accepting the loss for what it is speeds up the healing process

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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2020

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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For age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)

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Spiritual Unite: Coloring Meditation – Why Coloring is the new Meditation

Currently 20 of the best selling books on amazon, six of those books in the top 20 are adult coloring books. For many its a favorite of the past time for those who have graduated from kindergarten, it has been gaining popularity, its an easy way to express yourself and at the same time to relief stress as well.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Magical Metals

Study Paganism and magical practice for any length of time, and at some point, you’re going to hear about correspondences. Often we discuss correspondences, which are tangible things associated with non-tangible aspects, in terms of herbs, crystals, even planets. Oddly, there’s occasionally a tendency to overlook one of the most useful sets of magical correspondences: metals.

Read more…..

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The Individualogist: 5 Feng Shui Rules that should Never be Broken

In designing your own home, considering Feng Shui rules is a crucial step in ensuring the good flow of energy. By taking into account these fundamental steps, you are essentially allowing positive energy to flow freely in your house.

Read more…

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Wise Woman Herbal Ezine: Cronewort

Cronewort (Artemisia vulgaris)

The little leaves of my friend cronewort (AKA mugwort), minced, will add a savory, slightly bitter bite to our salad.

Read more…

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**This project would be perfect for an Imbolc decoration! Found this on YouTube.

Today’s DIY: Sheep Plushie

SO TODAYS video i absolutely love as this guy is the CUTEST plushie sheep i have ever seen!! Now i may be being biased because i made him but, omg so cute!!

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Elephant Journal: The Art of Perception: Adjusting your View of the World—& Within.

On this particular night, it’s hard to swallow the swirl of emotional soup that comes from turning 28 years old, it’s still hot.
While 27 was the best year of my life, a touch of sadness and fear arises from within. Fear from the unknown certainty of the future, and sadness for the waning years of my youth.

Read more….

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MNN: Australian wildlife officials air-drop carrots, sweet potatoes to help struggling wallabies

Wallabies, koalas and kangaroos affected by the massive Australian wildfires have been in desperate need of water and food.
You may have seen one of the many viral videos on social media of wildlife approaching people for something to drink or eat.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Orion the Hunter is easy to spot

Tonight – or any winter evening – look for the constellation Orion the Hunter. It’s probably the easiest to pick out of all the constellations in the Northern Hemisphere winter sky (Southern Hemisphere summer sky). It’s identifiable by Orion’s Belt, three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row at the mid-section of the Hunter.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Am I Really a Pagan?

This is a question I ask myself often. When it comes to my main practice, the Otherfaith, it can be fairly argued either way. It is a polytheistic tradition, and it grew out of my experiences with the Pagan and polytheist communities.

Read more….

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Inner Journey:

TIME TO STOP SEEKING?

“If there are so many seekers, why are there so few finders?”
— Eckhart Tolle

Perhaps we’ve misunderstood the whole concept of a spiritual journey. The term ‘seeker’ means we are looking for something we believe we do not have now. It places all hope on the future because as a seeker, we haven’t yet found our salvation.

Tolle encourages us to experience the truth of who we are by being present right now. If we do that, we don’t have to seek anything. We already have everything and can relax and rejoice in the power of being.

“There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue.”
— Hagakure

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Live as if.

Always,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Pad Thai Popcorn

In this video, you’ll see how to make a sweet and spicy popcorn inspired by the classic noodle dish, Pad Thai.

Read more….

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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
January 14, 2020 

Flowers

“Earth laughs in flowers.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Flowers are an expression of joy. It seems like a miracle that the earth can produce such a variety of species, so colorful, vibrant and full of life. Is it any wonder that we’ve made such a tradition of giving flowers in courtship? Sometimes flowers say what words cannot.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Magician

You have your A game going today, but don”t let it go to your head. As the Magician, you”re at your most capable. If someone tries to spring a surprise request on you, you”ll probably see it coming. Be low-key, don”t build expectations, and then excel. So long as your ego doesn”t exceed good sense, you”ll be able to accomplish just about anything!

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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 15, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 15, 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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To-night the winds begin to rise
And roar from yonder dropping day:
The last red leaf is whirl’d away,
The rooks are blown about the skies.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92)

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Spiritual Unite: Palm Tree Symbolism – Masculine And Feminine Energy

To many of us, palm trees summon up summer holidays and brilliant weather.
While this is not too far off – after all, the palm tree is a sun symbol – there is far more to it palm tree symbolism than that!

Read more…

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MBG: 6 Gifts That Give Your Bedroom New Life, According To A Feng Shui Expert

The bedroom is one of the most private spaces in the home, and according to feng shui educator Anjie Cho, it’s the one room that represents us—and affects us—the most.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Working With the Gods and Goddesses

There are literally thousands of different deities out there in the Universe, and which ones you choose to honor will often depend significantly upon what pantheon your spiritual path follows. However, many modern Pagans and Wiccans describe themselves as eclectic, which means they may honor a god of one tradition beside a goddess of another. In some cases, we may choose to ask a deity for assistance in a magical working or in problem solving. Regardless, at some point, you’re going to have to sit and sort them all out.

Read more….

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Individuologist: Chakra Chart: An Introductory Guide about the 7 Chakra

Did you know that our bodies have built-in funnels in it? Yes! The 7 chakra points in our bodies…

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: A Morning Ritual to Reclaim Ourselves.

For as long as I can remember, I have felt like I have to hit the ground running the moment I open my eyes.
There has always been something to deal with, obsess over, solve, do, or overthink. Life doesn’t take a break because we’ve been getting some z’s.

Read more….

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MNN: Will pink noise help you sleep better?
Ambient noise can help mask sounds at night, but some ‘colors’ may help you more than others

Want to get a better night’s sleep? You may just need more noise. While that may sound counterintuitive, it’s scientifically proven that certain types of noise can help you catch some zzz’s

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Watch for the moon and the Twins

On November 15 and 16, 2019 – before going to bed, look for the moon in your eastern sky. It’ll be a bright waning gibbous moon, and you might notice two bright stars in its vicinity. These stars are noticeable for being both bright and close together on the sky’s dome, and that is why – in legends of the sky – they often represent Twins.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Earthing the Holidays – The Metaphysics of Staying Sane

During my early morning walks with my dog, I watch the decorations around me change. The spiderwebs and ghosts are coming down, the zombies have moved to warmer climes for winter and the pumpkins no longer bear faces. New decorations are appearing

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

PROBLEMS OR SOLUTIONS?

“If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility.”
— Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Stop and be aware! Have you been thinking about what you want or what you don’t want?

It’s so easy to lock our minds onto problems rather than opening to receive solutions. But what we think is what we get. This is so important! If we continually focus on problems and negatives, that’s where we’ll stay.

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
— Helen Keller

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A Note from the Universe

Basically, change comes from thinking thoughts you’ve never thought before and showing up to meet them down streets you’ve never walked before.

You ready for some firsts? Are you?

Yodeling,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hot Chocolate-Inspired Cookie Cups

Perfect for little bakers, try this recipe for hot chocolate cookie cups. Inspired by a steaming hot cup of cocoa, these mini chocolate chip cookies are topped with marshmallows and finished with a pretzel “handle.”

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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
November 15, 2019

Sincerity

“Individuals are considered sincere when there is little or no discrepancy between the goals they seek and those they claim to be seeking.”

-Leonard W. Doob

This is basically talking about the difference between what we say and what we do. And this is where I think a lot of politicians get themselves into trouble – and how politicians in general have gotten their reputation of being insincere! We wonder what their true motives are. We wonder if they’re just telling us what they think they want us to hear. Trying to sort out the real from the fake, or the sincere from the insincere is a big job. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could really just take each person at his or her word? Unfortunately, I think the world has a long way to go in that area. But by understanding the need for sincerity, and practicing it ourselves, we’re making a difference that in time will make a big impact.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.

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)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 8, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 8, 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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In May beholds the blooming wild,
And hears in heaven the bluebird sing,
‘Onward,’ he cries, ‘your baskets bring,-
In the next field is air more mild,
And o’er yon hazy crest is Eden’s balmier spring.’
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

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Spiritual Unite: Blue Eyes Dream Meaning – Be True To Yourself And Others

Through dreams, we have our closest experiences with the astral energies of the universe. By examining our dream life, we can unlock the wisdom locked within us and use that to guide us through our waking life.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/blue-eyes-dream-meaning-be-true-to-yourself-and-others/

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ThoughtCo: Frankincense

Frankincense is one of the oldest documented magical resins–it’s been traded in northern Africa and parts of the Arab world for nearly five thousand years.

https://www.learnreligions.com/magic-and-folklore-of-frankincense-2562024

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MBG: 10 Really Quick Ways To Create A Higher Vibe Home

When it comes to fostering happiness, practices like meditation, yoga, exercise, healthy eating, energy healing, and, of course, doing more of what you love every day are certainly helpful. But did you know that your home can also help promote a more cheerful life?

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/10-things-to-do-at-home-to-promote-positive-energy

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Daily Good: Searching for Meaning Purpose and Patterns

Underneath many of the problems facing us today lie personal choices. Many of us are not only dissatisfied with the immense global problems we face but also with the quality of our own lives. One way to address these global challenges by connecting their solutions to smaller choices we already want to make in our personal lives. Sky Nelson-Isaacs lucidly explains how we can move into rhythm with the flow of life so that Life can move into harmony with our highest goals. Read this excerpt from the book, “Living In Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World” to discover how we can even enjoy the dance

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2287/searching-for-meaning-purpose-and-patterns-sky-nelson-isaacs/

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Today’s Goddess: Spider Woman (Na’ashjéii Asdzáá)

Name: Spider Woman
Tribal affiliation: Navajo
Name in Navajo: Na’ashjéii Asdzáá
Also spelled: Na ashje’ii ‘Asdzáá
Pronunciation: nah-ahsh-jay-ee ahs-dzah (Navajo)
Type: Goddess, spider, wise woman
Related figures in other tribes: Spider Grandmother (Hopi)

Spider Woman is one of the most important deities of traditional Navajo religion. Unlike the Hopi Spider Grandmother, the Navajo Spider Woman is not considered the creator of humans, but she is their constant helper and benefactor. Spider Woman was the adviser of the heroic twins Monster-Slayer and Born-for-Water, taught the people the arts of weaving and agriculture, and appears in many legends and folktales to “save the day,” protect the innocent, and restore harmony to the world.

http://www.native-languages.org/spider-woman.htm

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MNN: 5 surprising facts about Leonardo da Vinci

You might imagine a Renaissance icon like Leonardo da Vinci would be all out of surprises for us. It’s been 500 years and we’re still gushing over the man’s body of work, which runs a staggering gamut from invention to sculpture to science to literature.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/leonardo-da-vinci-surprising-facts-death-500-year-anniversary

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EarthSky News: Beetles steer by the Milky Way

When dung beetles grab a prized bit of food, they hurry off in a straight line. To be able to do this, they have to be able to see the stars.

https://earthsky.org/space/beetles-steer-by-the-milky-way

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Patheos-Pagan: The Merry Month of May

Beltane isn’t just one day, at least for me. It’s a season. After a few years of seemingly endless winters, May seems like a definite “put the flag in and stake your claim” declaration of Spring. Feels like a bit of relief, doesn’t it? Plants are blooming, you can really start working on your garden, clothes seem lighter, and the sandals come out. It’s always Beltane in our hearts, we say. But what if it’s not?

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2019/05/the-merry-month-of-may/

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Inner Journey:

A FOCUS FOR PARENTS

“Parents: persons who spend half their time worrying how a child will turn out, and the rest of the time wondering when a child will turn in.”
— Ted Cook

One of our responsibilities as parents is to become independent of our children.

Andrew Schneider notes that many of us feel inadequate as parents because we assume we are totally responsible for them, but we are not.

Schneider says, “Their soul is in charge of their lives, and nothing that you do can greatly interfere nor greatly help. Who you are as a being and what you model is the important reality.”

How specifically can we support our children? We want them to feel nurtured and valued. We want to support them in learning how to provide for themselves. And we want to help them build good relationships.

“The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them.”
— Frank A. Clark

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings.”
— Hodding Carter

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

It may seem as if others can add to, or take from, what you have and who you are yet at the end of every day, what you have and who you are is entirely a function of your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations.

Ungawa,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Thai Yellow Curry

This curry is by far one of my family’s favourite meals. It’s creamy, savoury, spicy and has a hint of sweetness. This version uses chicken, potatoes and carrots, but you can use any mix of meats and/or vegetables and it’s an absolute delight

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Thai-Yellow-Curry.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
May 8, 2019

Learning

“It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows.”

-Epictetus (A.D. 55? – 135?)

The most important ingredient in learning is an open mind. We need to approach each experience willing to take in the lesson and see the growth in ourselves. We can begin anytime, we can begin right now!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: Simple Tips for Being More Courageous
Some people say you should release your fears or rise above them. Others believe fear is a friend that comes to teach lessons that will, ultimately, make us stonger. We asked our readers to share…
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 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 June 6, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 6, 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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A bird in the boughs sang “June,”
And “June” hummed a bee
In a bacchic glee
As he tumbled over and over
Drunk with the honey-dew.
-Clinton Scollard (1860-1932)

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Spiritual Unite: Conquer Your Fears And Unlock A Life Of Magnitude

Trusting in yourself In order for the law of attraction to work you need to learn how to be open with your feelings. This includes trusting in yourself and it means being open to conquering your fears. Can you imagine having the faith to jump off a cliff and trusting that your parachute will open for you?

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/conquer-your-fears-and-unlock-a-life-of-magnitude/

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MBG: Feng Shui Says These 5 Things Are The Key To A Calming Home

Intimate connections with nature have been shown to enhance our lives and put us at ease during a time when stress is a global epidemic. There’s been a growing trend toward activities that foster a connection with nature, such as forest bathing, earthing, and growing your own food

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-balance-the-5-elements-at-home

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Did You Know?

If you rub a fresh cucumber over your shoes, they will get a quick shine that will also repel water.

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Elephant Journal: Why we should Stand Closer to People who Don’t Feel like Sunshine.

It’s easy to tell someone we’ll stand by their side no matter what.

But when “no matter what” comes knocking, more often than not it knocks right up against our own fears and wounds.

When this happens, the last thing we want to do is stand next to that person.

But, here’s the thing: I think we should.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/why-we-should-stand-closer-to-people-who-dont-feel-like-sunshine/

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MNN: How to find the perfect peach

How do you know if a peach is perfect? It’s not too difficult to determine if you use your senses. There are three things to notice when looking for a peach that’s as ripe as you want it to be: color, texture and smell. Checking to see if a peach is perfect should take only 5 seconds, a scant few moments that will be worth it when you bite into a delicious, ripe, juicy peach.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/how-find-perfect-peach

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EarthSky News: Find the Crow, Cup and Water Snake

Tonight, or any June evening, look south and west (below and to the right) of the star Spica for the constellations of Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup, and Hydra the Water Snake.

You’ll be looking in the south to southwest sky around nightfall. In 2018, the brilliant “star” to the east (left) of the star Spica is really the planet Jupiter,

http://earthsky.org/tonight/the_crow_the_cup_and_the_water_snake

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Patheos-Pagan: Travel Magick: Advice for Witches on the Move

It’s that time of the year when most of us are taking a vacation. Perhaps you’re headed abroad for a few weeks or maybe you’re headed to see family only a few hours away. Wherever you’re going, it can be beneficial to work a little travel magick to make sure your trip goes smoothly.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewanderingwitch/2018/06/1178/

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Inner Journey:

FOLLOW THROUGH ON YOUR COMMITMENTS

“Our high resolves look down on our slumbering acts.”
— L.E. Landon

How do you put things off, make excuses, or let anyone or anything get in the way of your commitments?

What are you saying to yourself and your subconscious mind (which records all of your patterns) when you do not complete what is important to you?

Pick a task or new habit to which you will re-commit. Show yourself and your inner programming that you CAN complete and that you are serious about what you say.

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
— William James

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”
— Edward Young

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Talk about magical rendezvous…

Right this very moment, on a distant farm, there basks a fig, a nut, or a berry, whose very life force will soon be your own. But that’s not all…

Right this very moment, there’s a gorgeous home on a splendid property with a spectacular view, whose roof will someday give you shelter. But that’s not all…

Right this very moment, there are beautiful souls on your beautiful planet, whom you do not even know, yet through your meanderings and theirs, paths will cross, love will be shared, and eternal friendships will be created. I’m still not done…

And nothing you do, or don’t do, can prevent these serendipities I’ve just shared and so, so many more.

Amen, hallelujah, rock me Amadeus –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Portobello Mushroom Recipes

Large meaty Portobello mushrooms can be used to make many delicious appetizers and main dishes.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Portabello-Mushroom-Recipes.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

June 6 , 2018

Faith

“Any anxious thought as to the means to be employed in the accomplishment of our purposes is quite unnecessary. If the end is already secured, then if follows that all the steps leading to it are secured also.” -Thomas Troward

Faith is knowing. It’s not believing or guessing or hoping, it is KNOWING. It is complete trust in the Divine. There is an organizing power in the Universe. That power is also within each one of us! When we set our goals, the Universe – through us – orchestrates the avenues by which we reach those goals. We don’t need to question, or fret, we just need to have faith and know that it is already done.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: It’s Great to be Grateful!
Find out how you can help raise your gratitude awareness and improve your life!  By now, we’ve all heard about how beneficial it is to practice feeling the emotion of gratitude. This makes sense to most of us in a very basic, intuitive way.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/galleries/its-great-to-be-grateful.aspx#EAxHygCm5eBJu1Q5.99

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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/SacredSpirals/


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 26, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 26, 2018

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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The grass of spring covers the prairies,
The bean bursts noiselessly through the mould in the garden,
The delicate spear of the onion pierces upward,
The apple-buds cluster together on the apple-branches.

-Walt Whitman (1819-92)

almanac.com

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Spiritual Unite: Astral Projection vs Lucid Dreaming | What’s The Difference?

Astral Projection Vs Lucid Dreaming: The topic of astral projection and lucid dreaming is a perplexing one. Many people make unsubstantiated claims of knowing the in-depth meanings of these two terms. Lucid dreamers often have a preference for their talents and condone astral projection altogether. The same can be said for astral projectors.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/astral-projection-vs-lucid-dreaming/

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MBG: Why Clearing Space At Home Is So Important (And How It’s Done, According To Feng Shui)

Space clearing is a way to shake up the stagnant energy in a space. And according to feng shui philosophy, when you clear your home, you create freedom and openness in the rest of your life too.

Space clearing is quite literally decluttering the energy in your life, and the practice has gone mainstream in recent years. (By now, I�m guessing almost all of us have come across sage sticks, gorgeous crystals, and maybe some chimes and Tibetan bowls.) One thing people don’t realize about space clearing is that it can be practical as well as mystical

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-use-feng-shui-to-clear-space-at-home

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A Bountiful Moment

In all the history in the world there has never been anyone else exactly like you, and in all the infinity of time to come, there will never be another. ~Amram Scheinfeld

Daily Thought: Remember how special and unique you are. You are one of a kind and no-one else can replace or do the things you are inspired and meant to accomplish. Those thing are yours and yours alone to do. You are the only one who has the power and characteristics to complete your dreams. And your dreams accomplished translate to the good for all.

Daily Practice: Remember throughout your day how special you are. Celebrate you in small ways by telling yourself, rewarding yourself, or just thinking about your personal greatness. Don’t be afraid or shy away from this task. Celebrate you!

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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MNN: How this bug photographer is changing the future for bees

It’s a wonderful thing to capture beautiful images of nature. But it’s an exceptionally wonderful thing if those beautiful images can become a protective force for the very nature you’re photographing. That’s what conservation photographers strive for.

And photographer Clay Bolt has managed to achieve just such a goal through his photographs of bees and other wildlife. For example, Bolt’s images of the rusty-patched bumblebee were a critical part of getting the species onto the U.S. endangered species list, a first for native North American bee species.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/how-this-bug-photographer-changing-future-for-bees

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Moon near Spica and celestial equator

Just as earthly coordinates help travelers, so celestial coordinates guide sky explorers

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-near-celestial-equator-april-26

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Patheos-Pagan: Adventures In Beltaning

How do you Beltane? Is it even a verb? Solitary practitioner, always in groups, a mix of the two? Does it include a viewing of The Wicker Man? All these adventures and more can be yours. ’tis the season!

“It’s always Beltane in our hearts.” That’s one of the first things I heard when I moved to the magical land of Asheville a few years ago. This Beltane festival, what is it, I wondered?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/04/adventures-in-beltaning/

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Inner Journey: Are You Afraid To Be Different?

On the path of evolution, we move from being a willing and obedient member of the group to wanting to take control over our own lives. This is a necessary but difficult transition.

Andrew Schneider says, “At this point we are afraid of being ourselves. We are afraid of being unique and different. We are afraid of being individually powerful, and even successful. For all of these things stand against the old ways that told us that conformity was right and individualism was wrong.”

“For as long as we possibly can, we make a compromise. We try to live both lives – the dependent tribal life and the independent personal life – as contradictory and opposite as they are.

“We want approval from others. We want to be accepted and popular. We seek this comfort to overcome our fear and feel more secure. …So, at times when we conform, we don’t feel the fear of living. But we might lose the new sense of adventure, discovery, daring and enthusiasm for life that the questioning and questing have brought us.”

“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Expecting “end results” – such as wealth and abundance, health and harmony, friends and laughter – in broad brushstrokes, is part of the secret formula for manifesting the life of your dreams.

Expecting your path to follow a certain route – such as writing a bestseller to accumulate wealth, having a particular someone fall in love with you, or insisting upon this idea, that diet, or the other invention to be your deliverance – is just plain messing with the cursed hows and severely limits my options.

Cool?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Flourless PB Chocolate Protein Muffins

Substitute protein powder for flour in these fluffy, delicious peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chunk muffins. This is a guide about making flourless PB chocolate protein muffins.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Flourless-PB-Chocolate-Protein-Muffins-1.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
April 26, 2018

Practice

“Never bring the car home without gas in the tank.” -Ron Shelton

Our spiritual practice is as essential to our soul as food is to our body. Practice provides us with the fuel which gets us through those difficult times. It leads us to peace, clarity, wisdom, and so much more. And just like a car, we can run out of “gas” when we’re stressed out from going for a lot of miles without a break. Make it a point to incorporate your spiritual practices into your day every day, and watch the difference in how you feel.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Clues You Might Be An Approval Addict

Do you have a problem with seeking out the approval of others? Is that the only way you can function – knowing that others are happy before your own happiness? Being an approval addict can make you feel less than adequate. Take a step back and read these clues to see whether or not you’re an approval addict.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/10-clues-you-might-be-an-approval-addict.aspx#6TlH7qSeUShJl8ot.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! Visit the Store

Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/