Cat’s Morning Bits for August 13, 2019

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for August 13, 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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Summertime
And the living is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high.
-DuBose Heyward (1885-1940)

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ThoughtCo: An Introduction to Wildcrafting

In addition to growing your own magical herbs in your garden, in many areas you can harvest herbs from their natural environment—in the wild. This is known as wildcrafting, and is becoming a popular pastime.

https://www.learnreligions.com/what-is-wildcrafting-2562016

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Herbal Muse: Study: Matcha Tea Eases Anxiety

A single serving of matcha tea contains the nutritional value of 10 cups of ordinary brewed green tea and 137 times more antioxidants. Now, researchers have found that matcha reduces anxiety.

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2019/08/08/Study-Matcha-Tea-Eases-Anxiety

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Daily Good: How Cultural Differences Shape Gratitude

“Most of what we know about it [gratitude] comes from studying Americans–and, specifically, the mainly white American college students from the campuses where researchers work. That creates a cultural bias in the science, and that’s why more and more researchers are exploring what gratitude looks and feels like in a range of cultures.” This article shares more.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2369/how-cultural-differences-shape-gratitude-kira-m-newman/

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Elephant Journal: The Real Reasons why Feng Shui starts with Decluttering.
In the Western world, Feng Shui is widely misunderstood as a manifestation tool.
This is unsurprising given that it’s so often peddled as just that. And people have mixed results—for some it works like a charm and others have frustratingly poor outcomes.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/08/why-feng-shui-often-doesnt-work-and-how-to-fix-that/

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Pioneer Thinking: Ayurvedic Self Massage

Wonderfully relaxing and energizing at the same time, a daily self-massage with warm oil is easy to do and takes only about 30 minutes. You can do it at home each morning, and reap the benefits of this luxurious therapy all day long.

https://pioneerthinking.com/the-ayurvedic-self-massage

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EarthSky News: Peak Perseid mornings: August 11, 12, 13

When is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower in 2019? The most meteors are most likely to fall in the predawn hours on August 13, yet under the light of a bright waxing gibbous moon. The mornings of August 11 and 12 are surely worth trying, too, especially as there will be more moon-free viewing time on these mornings

https://earthsky.org/tonight/peak-night-for-the-perseid-meteor-shower

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Today’s Deity: Dagda – A Powerful Leader Of The Tuatha De Danann In Celtic Mythology

The Dagda was an ancient god of the earth, originally an agricultural god. When Christianity became dominant in Ireland, the Dagda became a comical figure, a brute giant with a huge gut. This was poor treatment of this respected god of many talents, called the “Good God” or “Shining” in old Celtic myths

http://www.ancientpages.com/2018/06/16/god-dagda-a-powerful-leader-of-the-tuatha-de-danann-in-celtic-mythology/

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Patheos Pagan: The Mystic Pagan

I was always interested in spirituality, not religion, but direct connection with the source, whatever it might be. I didn’t care what it was called. I fell in love with meditation, exercise, and philosophy at a very young age, and thrived in the exploration of these things in college where I decided that I needed to develop myself in order to experience life and my spirituality more fully.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2019/08/mystic-pagan/

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Inner Journey:

TRYING TOO HARD?

“Thinking about interior peace destroys interior peace. The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better.”
— Hubert van Zeller

Are you trying too hard to be good, to be perfect, to be spiritual?

‘Trying too hard’ is an expression of fear. If you can replace the fear with faith that everything always serves our highest good, your confidence and peace of mind will serve your aspirations.

“So many people work so hard, to achieve, attain, accumulate and cherish their fortunes. How many of us blissfully fill our days and nights being the Divine expression we are? This is the meaning of life. It is to be. As a result, all of your creations are a natural outflow from the Divine within your being. This is the joy of life.”
— Barbara Rose

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

The evolution of all spiritual life includes 3 absolutes:

1. You will love.

2. You will be loved.

3. The former will eventually be far more important to you than the latter.

Grasshopper,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cilantro Salad Dressing Recipe

A fresh cilantro dressing is a great way to liven up any salad.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cilantro-Salad-Dressing-Recipe.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 13, 2019

Ideas

“Ideas come from God.”

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Ideas are so ethereal- we wonder where they come from, how we “get” them. There is one school of thought that says that there are no new ideas- that every idea ever conceived is floating around in the universe and it is up to us to tap into that intelligence, and kind of “download” it into our consciousness. It makes sense that ideas come from God. But then we have to wonder if God “gives” us these ideas, or if we go out there and “find” them from our own creative pursuits.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Death

A change has been in the air for some time and today the actual transformation could happen. There’s nothing to be afraid of, or to dread, or to fear losing. Room is being made and energy is being set aside for something new and better for you. It could be something small or something large, but whatever it is will be meaningful and affect your daily life.

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 9, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 9, 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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Then came fair May, the fairest maid on ground,
Decked all with dainties of her season’s pride,
And throwing flowers out of her lap around:
Upon two brethren’s shoulders she did ride,
The twins of Leda; which on either side
Supported her like to their sovereign queen.
Lord! how all creatures laughed, when her they spied,
And leaped and danced as they had ravished been!
And Cupid self about her fluttered all in green.
-Edmund Spenser (1552-99)

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Spiritual Unite: What Does Dreaming About Cats Mean? – Identify Your Feminine Side

Cats have long held symbolic meaning for people across many cultures. When we dream about cats, this symbolism applies to our lives and through dream interpretation we can gather useful guidance.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/what-does-dreaming-about-cats-mean-identify-your-feminine-side/

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ThoughtCo: The Role of Prayer in Paganism
A prayer is our way of saying to the gods, ‘I could sure use some help

Our ancestors prayed to their gods, long ago. Their pleas and offerings are documented in the hieroglyphs that adorn the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, in the carvings and inscriptions left for us to read by the philosophers and teachers of ancient Greece and Rome

https://www.learnreligions.com/role-of-prayer-in-paganism-2562574

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Daily Good: Breathing into Balance

We’ve discovered that breathing more deeply helps us center ourselves, but did you know why? Dr. Shawna Darou explains the mechanics of how it works. The secret is to activate the Vagus nerve, which travels all the way from the brain to the digestive system, operating via the parasympathetic nervous system. Read on for some exercises that can help us reduce inflammation in the body, as well as bolster a flagging immune system

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2101/breathing-into-balance-patty-de-llosa/

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MBG: Plants Are Super Powerful In Feng Shui — Here Are 5 Reasons Why

It should come as no surprise that plants and trees are pretty incredible. They clean the air, create more grounded energy, connect us to nature, provide food, and so much more. Here are a few reasons that I consider them such a vital part of good feng shui, inside your home and out:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-reasons-plants-are-so-powerful-in-feng-shui-philosophy

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Elephant Journal: Enough is Enough: how to Prioritize Self-Care when we’ve Forgotten our Worth.

Does anyone else find themselves slowly sinking down that “priority list”—the one we mentally refer to throughout our (often overloaded) day?
Let’s be honest: do we feature on it at all?

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/05/enough-is-enough-how-to-prioritize-self-care-when-weve-forgotten-our-worth-amanda-harridge/

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MNN:  11 curious truths about Stonehenge

Humans have spent centuries studying Stonehenge, yet it still has a few tricks up its sleeve. In recent years, for instance, research has shown the size of the world’s most mysterious megalithic monument is much larger than previously assumed, giving enthusiasts a whole new set of questions to ponder.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/10-curious-truths-about-stonehenge

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EarthSky News: Crescent moon in Gemini on May 9

Tonight – May 9, 2019 – the waxing crescent moon lodges in front the constellation Gemini the Twins, shining to the south of the Gemini stars, Castor and Pollux. The bright star on the other side of the moon is Procyon, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor the Little Dog.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/crescent-moon-in-gemini-on-may-9

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Patheos-Pagan: May Full Moon: The Power of Hekate’s Fires

Hekate’s Wheel of Fire comes full circle on the May Full Moon, when her torches ignite new life. Gone is the decay of autumn and the gloom of winter. It’s time we exit her cave deep in the Under World. The rebirth cycle complete, we walk anew, strengthened by her fire that burns within each of her witches. Celebrate Hekate’s Wheel of Fire with a ritual honoring her, calling forth their power and igniting your own unique flame.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keepingherkeys/2019/05/celebrating-hekates-wheel-of-fire-on-the-full-moon-of-may/

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Inner Journey:

How aware are you?

“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
— Julie Cameron

How aware are you of:
– your senses?
– your body — its condition, needs and wisdom?
– your fears?
– your defences – how you hide what you’re really feeling?
– your self talk?
– your beliefs and their power to create your reality?
– your passions?
– your purpose?

Go on a treasure hunt to discover your authentic self and the truth of life in and around you!

“Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness.”
— Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Your job is not who you are, your car is not who you are, your looks are not who you are, not even your body is who you are.

You’re simply on a journey, just trying things out, to see what you like, to see what you don’t… because you can, because it’s temporary, and because it’s all on the way “home.”
Ohh-h-h-h-h-h…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Sugar Coated Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato is one of the best snacks that we serve because it is one kind of food that is easiest to find. Also this kind of snack is kid friendly.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sugar-Coated-Sweet-Potatoes.html

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Today’s Goddess: Nut

Nut is a daughter of Shu and Tefnut. Her brother and husband is Geb. She had four or, in some sources, five children: Osiris, Set, Isis, Nephthys, and in some sources Horus. She is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian pantheon, with her origin being found on the creation story of Heliopolis. She was originally the goddess of the nighttime sky, but eventually became referred to as simply the sky goddess. Her headdress was the hieroglyphic of part of her name, a pot, which may also symbolize the uterus. Mostly depicted in nude human form, Nut was also sometimes depicted in the form of a cow whose great body formed the sky and heavens, a sycamore tree, or as a giant sow, suckling many piglets (representing the stars)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nut_(goddess)

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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
May 9, 2019

Learning

“You learn more from getting your butt kicked than from getting it kissed.”

-Tom Hanks

We often call life experiences the “school of hard knocks” because we learn from going through those rough times. And we end up being better people because of it! As hard as it may be at the time, we can be grateful for the tough times, because they give us the opportunity to learn and grow.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 10 Ways to Unleash Your Creativity
Need to be inspired? Get into the flow by unleashing your creative spirit. Here are ten simple and practical ways to stimulate the creative process in your own life.

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 February 22, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 22, 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 Sun, with all those planets
revolving around it
and dependent on it,
can still ripen a bunch of grapes
as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

-Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

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The Wild Hunt: New Merlin tale discovered in archives

BRISTOL, United Kingdom – Most of us, as Pagans, are familiar with the tales of King Arthur. The ‘Matter of Britain’ proves perennially popular, with a regular output of films, TV shows and fantasy novels based on the Arthurian cycle.

Read More……

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MBG: We’re Obsessed With These 7 Earth-Friendly Feng Shui Tweaks

Feng shui helps you create a home that makes you feel at home. As a feng shui designer, I’ve seen firsthand how when our physical surroundings make us feel grounded and secure, the rest of our life can open up and flourish as a result.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/feng-shui-design-tips-that-are-also-eco-friendly

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Elephant Journal: What it actually means to “Sit with our Emotions & Let them Go.”

Most everywhere we turn in this new age of spirituality, there is a positive saying or quote to lift us up into personal bliss and nirvana.
I love these sentiments. I eat them for breakfast, salivating on how it feels inside when I’m right in that place or need a quick pick-me-up throughout the day and then eyeing one more in the evening to get my fix

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/02/what-it-actually-means-to-sit-with-our-emotions-let-them-go/

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MNN: You know it’s winter when it snows in the desert

It’s been a strange winter, with a polar vortex and other storm systems popping up across the country.

The ice and snow even found its way to the California desert. Even Yucca Valley, which lies east of Los Angeles and just outside the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park, got some snow — and it led to some incredible photos.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/beautiful-snow-photos-desert-yucca-valley-joshua-tree

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EarthSky News: Moon and Spica rise at late evening

On February 22, 2019, you’ll have to stay up fairly late to view the moon and Spica, the constellation Virgo’s brightest star, rising into your eastern sky. At mid-northern latitudes, look for the twosome to be up by around 10 to 11 p.m. At more southerly latitudes, the moon and Spica will rise earlier in the evening

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-spica-rise-at-late-evening

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Patheos-Pagan: Anxiety and Witchcraft

I used to thrive off of adrenaline. Once upon a time I did really well with a long to-do list and a short deadline. I don’t know when things changed, but things did change. My capacity to hold high levels of stress has greatly diminished, with the added bonus of occasional anxiety attacks. In order to stay as mentally healthy as possible I let my anxiety inform my Witchcraft and vice versa.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thewitchesnextdoor/2019/02/anxiety-and-witchcraft/

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Inner Journey:

LOOKING FOR SAFETY?

“Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.”
— Germaine Greer

Our personality likes to be in control. It likes to know how things are and what’s going to happen. Underlying this desire for stability and predictability is a deep fear that the world is a dangerous place. The personality fears it will not survive without continually being on guard.

The truth is: we cannot control what happens in life. And under the natural law of attraction, we tend to attract to us what we focus on. EXPLORE SUBSTITUTING TRUST FOR FEAR and the world becomes a gentler, happier place.

“There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.”
— Emmanuel

“One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety.”
— Deepak Chopra

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

People believe what they want to believe. And this, alone, explains what they have or don’t have.

Does that make your entire flippin’ day, or what?!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chai Spiced Coffee Creamer Recipe

Chai spices include cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and others. This spice combination can be used to make a delicious coffee creamer at home.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chai-Spiced-Coffee-Creamer-Recipe-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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Beliefnet: 4 Ways To Find Quiet In Your Day

It will surprise many, who know me to find that I’d rather do the dishes in the kitchen than talk to a stranger at a party, (shhh, don’t tell my husband). I like the quiet work of the chore. The alone time to regroup
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/4-ways-to-find-quiet-in-your-day.aspx#cvHb2HH5PxrKOhxo.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 February 18, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for February 18, 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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Serene will be our days and bright,
And happy will our nature be,
When love is an unerring light,
And joy its own security.
-William Wordsworth (1770-1850

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MBG: This Feng Shui & Astrology Connection Could Be A Game-Changer For Your Home

You probably already know your astrology sun sign and how it shapes your personality. Next obsession: designing an environment that brings out the best in you and everyone who shares your space.
In feng shui, just like in astrology, the “elements” of nature are an essential part of the practice.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-elements-feng-shui-astrology

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Herbal Muse: Peaceful Dreams Insomnia & Anxiety Elixer

The herbs in this formula have been used to induce relaxation and promote sleep for centuries and modern research validates their efficacy. Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), for example, a member of the mint family that grows in the moist woodlands of northeastern North America, contains several flavonoid compounds (i.e., apigenin, baicalin and wogonin) with demonstrated anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects. The calming properties of passionflower and lavender are also well documented. In the latter, the mild sedative effects are produced by aromatic organic compounds called ketones. The sedative, anti-anxiety effects of passionflower are due to various alkaloids, most notably a group known as harmala alkaloids. Learn now to make this….

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2015/03/27/Peaceful-Dreams-Elixer

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Elephant Journal: Getting through Life as Highly Sensitive People without Putting Out our Flame.

I am both a highly sensitive person (HSP) and a hardcore empath.
It took me about 26 years of blindly exploring the deepest pits of life to unfold the reality of who I’ve always been, with all the tragedy and great triumphs that came with having this personality. I am almost 30 now.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/02/getting-through-life-as-highly-sensitive-people-without-putting-out-our-flame/

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Tetraktys: Witchcraft Troubleshooting: 5 Reasons Why Your Spell Failed

If, like me, you work according to the moon phases, you will easily know if a spell failed. If you set your intentions at the New Moon and release your expectations at the Full Moon, all your spellwork should run smoothly. However, if, when you reach the next New Moon, things have not improved, then something must have gone wrong.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/witchcraft-troubleshooting-spell-failed/

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MNN: Weekly Horoscope: These Days Are Perfect For Looking Inward

According to the AstroTwins, this week is ideal for embracing your emotional side and detoxing your home (and yourself!).
Monday is the moment to let your imagination run wild.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-monday-and-tuesday-are-the-perfect-days-to-look-inward

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EarthSky News: Year’s biggest supermoon on February 19

Last year, in 2018, the month of February had no full moon at all. But this year’s February presents the biggest full moon supermoon of 2019. By the way, that bright star accompanying the February supermoon is none other than Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. See the sky chart below.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/years-biggest-supermoon-on-february-19

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Patheos-Pagan: Building a Devotional Practice with the Sky

Working with High Days is a wonderful thing, but High Days come and go eight times a year. What can someone do if they want to develop a monthly, weekly, or daily practice? This discussion will investigate building a devotional practice with the Three Realms, namely, Land, Sea, and Sky.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/fromacommonwell/2019/02/building-a-devotional-practice-with-the-sky/

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Inner Journey:

THERE’S LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

“Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.”
— Myla Kabat-Zinn

“Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn.”
— Barbara Rose

“No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down every way this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know ‘why’ it happened.”
— Barbara Rose

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

Really, all one has to do to transform their life is remind themselves to think and behave a little bit differently each day.

I mean differently from their own normal.

Rainbows,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mini Taco Frittatas

I came up with these frittatas because I love egg breakfasts and adore tacos, but don’t have much time to hang around to make both. These are so delicious, guilt-free, and gluten-free. I love to make a batch and keep them in the fridge. They’re perfect for days you are on the run.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mini-Taco-Frittatas.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
February 18, 2019

Giving

“The greatest grace of a gift, perhaps, is that it anticipates and admits of no return.”

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Give without hesitation. Give without expectation. Give freely of yourself, and watch. There are miracles just waiting to happen.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 10 Tips to Express Anger in a Healthy Way
Before you yell and get upset, read these ten tips on how to express your anger in a healthy way.

We all get angry, right? But how we deal with others when we get angry makes a big difference. Here are 10 tips to express anger is way that helps your relationships, not hurts them.
Read more at https://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/10-tips-to-express-anger-in-a-healthy-way.aspx#DXKqYyyiQMLEWiHV.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 January 2, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 2, 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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Janus am I; oldest of potentates;
Forward I look, and backward, and below
I count, as god of avenues and gates,
The years that through my portals come and go.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-82)

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Spirituality & Health 

A Call for Revolution: Rebels for Peace
BY HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA
At eighty-two, I am ready to say my goodbyes. According to my age, I am a man of the twentieth century, but my yearning for peace, so deeply rooted in me, makes me feel that I belong more to the future of the world, and to the younger generation. In that sense, you and I are the same age, the age of renewal.

The end of my life and the first part of yours are at a crossroads. The point where our paths join is like that brief moment when night and dawn meet in the sky. It is no longer night, but it is not yet daybreak. A new day is being born. It is as though one page is turning on the horizon to the next one. It is up to you, my young friends, to write the next chapter of our history. I hope it will be the most beautiful and joyful chapter in the entire memory of humankind.
Read more.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/12/31/a-call-for-revolution-rebels-for-peace

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MBG: How To Give Your Home A Feng Shui Makeover — In One Day

After years as a feng shui consultant, I’ve seen firsthand how interior design can transform people’s lives in positive and uplifting ways. The month of January is actually considered the best time to prepare for a feng shui makeover since it falls right before the Chinese New Year and during a time when many of us are dedicated to self-improvement of some kind.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-feng-shui-your-home-in-one-day

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Daily Good: Thinking About New Year’s Resolutions?

“In past years, youve probably targeted minor vices — eat fewer snacks, exercise more, whatever your particular self-admonitions may be. But it is too easy to get lost in the particulars — and in the negatives. This time around, try something a little different.”

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2173/thinking-about-new-year-s-resolutions-ted-fischer/

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Herbal Muse: How to Make Spiced Preserved Lemons

You may have come across a recipe at some point that called for preserved lemons but didn’t have a clue as to what they were. Preserved lemons, also known in various parts of the world as country lemons, lemon pickles and leems, are widely used in Middle Eastern, Indian and Moroccan cuisines. In Morocco, in particular, they are called Hamad m’rakhad, L’hamb Mssayr and most affectionately as Lim mraqqed, which means “lemons put to sleep.” Preserved in a brine of lemon juice, salt and spices, the lemony flavor of the fruit is wildly enhanced while its tartness on the tongue is tamed. Read more…

https://www.herbalmusings.com/single-post/2018/12/28/Spiced-Preserved-Lemons

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Spirit Library: New You Humor

Dear Ones,

You are preparing for a new year and new you.

You believe you are no different than before you initiated your transition. Yet, you have become belligerent when feeling pushed, belittled, or ignored. You also feel more joy than you anticipated mere days ago.

https://spiritlibrary.com/brenda-hoffman/new-you-humor

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EarthSky News: Earth closest to sun on January 2-3

Tonight – January 2, 2019 according to clocks in the Americas – we reach Earth’s closest point to the sun for this entire year. That closest point comes at 11:20 p.m. CST (central U.S.) on January 2. It’ll be the morning of January 3 for Europe and Africa … later in the day January 3 for the rest of the world (January 3 at 5:20 UTC; translate to your time zone). Astronomers call this special point in our orbit perihelion, from the Greek roots peri meaning near and helios meaning sun.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/earth-comes-closest-to-sun-every-year-in-early-january

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Patheos-Pagan: A Three-Part Spell for Self-Love and Esteem

Winter is hard. Especially the start of the new year. The holidays take their toll, even when they’re really good times. And after the holidays, there is the cleaning and putting things away and then everybody goes back to work. We’re not really thinking about self-love.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/dirtheartwitch/2018/12/three-part-spell-self-love-esteem/

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Inner Journey:

LONELINESS

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

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

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

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

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

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A Note from the Universe

In time and space, friends adore you, strangers admire you, and physical laws fear you.

OMG – Is this like “_______ World,” or what?

You can have it all,

The Universe

tut.com

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions:Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear,Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavendar, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalytus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
January 2, 2019

Authenticity

“The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.”

-John Lancaster Spalding

The key word here is “appear.” So many times it’s just easier to put on a mask, to play a role, to go along with what is expected of us. But the courage is in being authentic, in being true to ourselves and our convictions. Being true to ourselves is one thing – but showing the world who we are is another. Do we dare risk judgement? When we are authentic we answer to ourselves, we know that to appear to be anything other, anything less than “what one is” is heart-breaking.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Ways to Regain Your Joy

Learn how to cultivate this beautiful, elusive emotion.

Joy is unlike any other emotion. Unlike happiness, which we often feel as a result of things outside of us, joy is something that is cultivated internally. It is a unique combination of satisfaction, peace, and intense positivity that provides what many describe as a spiritual experience.

https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/6-ways-to-regain-your-joy.aspx?source=NEWSLETTER&nlsource=6&ppc=&utm_campaign=Angel&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=newsletter

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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 November 21, 2018

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 21, 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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Valleys lay in sunny vapor,
And a radiance mild was shed
From each tree that like a taper
At a feast stood. Then we said,
“Our feast, too, shall soon be spread,
Of good Thanksgiving turkey.”
-George Parsons Lathrop (1851-98)

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MBG: How To Give Your Home An Energetic Makeover This Fall, According To Feng Shui

In feng shui philosophy, the season of autumn is related to the metal element. Metal, water, wood, fire, and earth make up the five “phases,” or elements, that Taoists and Buddhists observe to relate the cycles of nature with the patterns in our homes, bodies, and lives. Many different ancient cultures have their own five-element system, such as the Native Americans, Tibetans, and Hindus.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/feng-shui-home-energy-cleanse

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Daily Good: In the Footsteps of Kabir

Possibly the most-quoted poet-saint of north India is Kabir, the illiterate, 15th century mystic who belonged to a class of weavers in the ancient city of Varanasi. Kabir was a ‘nirguni’, one who believes in a formless divinity that can be discovered both within and without. With whip-like wit, his poetry scorns outward rituals and displays of piety exhorting his listeners to seek the divine through self-interrogation, and to recognise the impermanence of manifest reality. Read on for an extract from ‘The Bijak of Kabir’, one of the most important anthologies of the Eastern tradition of Kabir’s verses.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2134/in-the-footsteps-of-kabir-linda-hess-and-sukhdev-singh/

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Elephant Journal: 12 Yoga Poses to improve Digestion & Core Strength

Having a strong core enables us to stand tall, sit straight, be centered, and walk our talk with purpose.
Often, when we think of “core strength,” we think exclusively of the abs. But core strengthening is about much more than attaining a toned six-pack. We must also pay attention to the back of the core, as well as the oblique abdominals—the muscles on the sides of the lower torso.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/11/12-yoga-poses-to-improve-digestion-core-strength/

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MNN: ‘Alice’s Restaurant’: It’s a Thanksgiving music tradition

Thanksgiving is full of traditions. With a few exceptions, the food on my Thanksgiving table looks almost exactly like the food that was on my parent’s Thanksgiving table year after year. It’s tradition. When my son was 3 years old, he made paper pilgrims and Native Americans in the shape of paper drumsticks at school. I proudly taped them onto the china cabinet. The next year, he found them and taped them back up. Voila — tradition.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/alices-restaurant-traditional-thanksgiving-music

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EarthSky News: Come to know the Pleiades, or 7 Sisters

November is the month of the Pleiades star cluster. On these November nights, the Pleiades cluster shines from nightfall until dawn. It’s low in the east at nightfall, high overhead around midnight and low in the west before dawn. Locate it by the bright star Aldebaran this evening, or any evening soon.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/november-is-the-month-of-the-pleiades

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Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Be Your Own Spiritual Leader

There’s an aspect of modern paganism that has always puzzled me and recently I think I’ve started to understand a bit about why. It’s not a judgement, just an observation about how different formative experiences create different approaches to things. I often see the wider pagan community looking for and to spiritual leaders and texts as if they are ultimate authorities. And that has always puzzled me somewhat

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2018/11/be-your-own-spiritual-leader/

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Inner Journey: 

FOLLOW THROUGH AND COMPLETE

“Activity is not achievement. It is not enough to rush about beginning a lot of things and keeping busy. A well-spent life is one that rounds out what it has begun.”
— Eknath Easwaran

Intention and the words we speak are powerful. When we say we are going to do something, we set energy in motion. When we fail to act or complete our intention, we drain our energy. We lose our power.

We would be wise to choose our words carefully — to really mean what we say and to honour the commitments we have made.

“Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.”
— Joseph Joubert

“Good to begin well, better to end well.”
— English proverb

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A Note from the Universe 

Yikes! The holidays are upon us and I have no idea what to get for 8 billion people this year! Do you have any idea how difficult it is shopping for people who already have dominion over all things?

There’s NOTHING I can give them, that they can’t give to themselves.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Persimmon Daikon Salad

It’s persimmon season and I love it! Persimmons are such a versatile fruit. They can be used in savoury dishes, turned into sweet desserts, or eaten by themselves. This Japanese style persimmon daikon salad is so easy to make, even though it is probably a bit out of the ordinary. It’s bright and punchy and goes great on the side of any dish. If you can’t find daikon, use any radish

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Persimmon-Daikon-Salad.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
November 21, 2018

Passion

“The fiery moments of passionate experience are the moments of wholeness and totality of the personality.”

-Anais Nin (1968)

Passion is often associated with fire. It feels “hot.” It feels like it could consume us. We need to pay attention to the things that we feel passionate about. Our passions are tools which help us to learn and grow. When we are pursuing our passions we feel alive, we are living in the moment, taking it all in and savoring each experience. They are the times when we are more of who we really are, and we know it.

-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 at https://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/7-things-that-happen-when-you-take-responsibility-for-your-life.aspx#ReFtttvwxKi0eT31.99

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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/