Cat’s Morning Bits for June 8, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 8, 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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Fair and green is the marsh in June;
Wide and warm in the sunny noon.
The flowering rushes fringe the pool
With slender shadows, dim and cool.
-Antoinette Alcott Bassett (b. 1857

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Spiritual Unite: Crown Chakra Powers | What Happens When Its Blocked and How to Heal It

The powers of the crown chakra lead to miracles. This chakra can unlock your supernatural abilities and produce marvels. Having a balanced crown chakra means a better sense of internal peace and raised consciousness. It is present at the crown of the head, and its associated colours are violet and white. Crown Chakra Powers:  http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-powers/

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MBG: 7 Essential Items For A Summer Of Happy Hikes 

Getting outside to move is always a good idea — even more so in the summer when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. Several studies have linked major health benefits like decreased anxiety, lower blood pressure,

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/6-essential-items-to-help-you-soar-through-your-first-hike

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Elephant Journal: How the Subtle Art of Astrocartography can jumpstart our Soul’s Journey

As someone living outside my country of birth for more than a decade, I’ve progressively grown interested in the astrological analysis of geo-relocation, or astrocartography.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/how-the-subtle-art-of-astrocartography-can-jumpstart-our-souls-journey/

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MNN: How to pick a good watermelon

Watermelon is the fruit that symbolizes summer the most to me. It conjures memories of childhood summers, when my friends and I would devour huge slices while the sweet juice ran down our chins. I would never buy a watermelon out of season because a tasteless one is heartbreaking.

https://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/how-pick-good-watermelon

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EarthSky News: See the Dragon’s Eyes on June evenings

Tonight, find the Dragon’s Eyes. For years, I’ve glanced up in the north at this time of year and spied the two stars marked on today’s chart, Rastaban and Eltanin in the constellation Draco. They’re noticeable because they’re relatively bright and near each other

http://earthsky.org/tonight/rastaban-and-eltanin-belong-to-constellation-draco

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Patheos-Pagan: She Will Not Be Tamed

Pele’s Creation Dance

A cosmic force stirs her loins,
magma roils within her womb;
she breathes in sulfurous gasps,
convulses, erupts,
lava steams into the sea.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/naturessacredjourney/2018/06/she-wil-tamed-kilauea/

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Inner Journey: 

TAKE A BREAK!

“A good rest is half the work.”
— Yugoslav Proverb

Strong work ethic? You can still justify taking a break. In fact, we NEED to take breaks — regularly and frequently. Why? WE WORK MORE EFFECTIVELY WHEN WE DON’T WORK SO MUCH.

Rest periods and vacations break our work routines. They help SHIFT OUR THINKING from its habitual, stuck patterns. They create the SPACE FOR ENERGY AND CREATIVITY to flow. They give us TIME FOR REFLECTION, so we can step back and look at what’s happening in our lives with greater detachment. We become more sensitive and aware.

And finally, we are stronger when we BALANCE DOING with BEING. All work and no play throws our life out of balance and endangers our health. Our bodies and minds need sufficient rest for recuperation. This is critically important with the level of stress in our lives these days.

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
— Sidney J. Harris

“I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently.”
— Ernest Hemingway

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

As is true of kissing, let your life know both spontaneity and thoughtfulness.

Mwah!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: What to drink this weekend: Watermelon Ginger Fizz 

Happy Friday afternoon! I played around with some watermelon and vodka to create today’s summery cocktail. I made two versions of it – one with simple syrup and one with honeysuckle syrup. There wasn’t a discernable difference between the two because it’s the watermelon flavor that’s most prominent in this drink. The two sweeteners are interchangeable in this drink.

https://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/what-to-drink-this-weekend-watermelon-ginger-fizz

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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, Chalchiuhtlicue

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Daily Wisdom
June 8, 2018

Faith

“Faith makes the discords of the present the harmonies of the future.” -Robert Collyer (1823-1912) American Unitarian clergy

Just as we have faith that the sun is behind the clouds on a rainy day, we can have faith that whatever problems seems to be presenting themselves at the moment will be resolved. And they will. When we don’t know what to do – we can always have faith.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ancient Healing Exercises and Practices

More than 2,000 years ago ancient medicine was used to help with overall well-being, and cure illnesses. Today it’s still used by practitioners in the East and in the West for stress, pain, depression, and to combat disease.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/5-ancient-healing-exercises-and-practices.aspx#4BuXwGSWF59VqxVd.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 June 1, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 1, 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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“Now summer is in flower and natures hum
Is never silent round her sultry bloom
Insects as small as dust are never done
Wi’ glittering dance and reeling in the sun
And green wood fly and blossom haunting bee
Are never weary of their melody
Round field hedge now flowers in full glory twine
Large bindweed bells wild hop and streakd woodbine
That lift athirst their slender throated flowers
Agape for dew falls and for honey showers
These round each bush in sweet disorder run
And spread their wild hues to the sultry sun.”

– John Clare, June

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Spiritual Unite: Nobody Can Make You Believe In Yourself But You

You came into this world with nothing, and you will leave with nothing. But,there is this time journey between the start of your life and the end of your life that has to be filled with something, so why not fill it with the best you can do.

The question has to be asked as to why do we fill and be attached to so much stuff during this journey? The truth is, our Ego demands that we are better or above , or at least equal to those around us, because Ego is the master of MORE.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/nobody-can-make-you-believe/

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MBG: How To Design A Happiness-Inducing Home, Based On Your Personality

Our perception shapes our physical reality, and our physical reality reinforces our mindset. But most of us don’t fully grasp this idea until a triggering event brings us face-to-face with it. Life’s transitional moments—moves, breakups, new jobs, etc.—have a way of showing us exactly how much our surroundings affect our well-being.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/designing-a-home-for-emotional-support

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Elephant Journal: Your Basic Guide to Growing Tomatoes

“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” ~ Miles Kington
Tomatoes are one of my favourite things to grow, probably because they’re fairly easy. As long as the plant gets lots of sunshine and you water it regularly, the plant should do quite well. I like tomato plants for their simplicity and high yield count.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/now/your-basic-guide-to-growing-tomatoes/

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MNN: Why hundreds of glass ornaments have been hidden in Willamette National Forest

While the holiday season may be the furthest thing on the minds of hikers enjoying Oregon’s Willamette National Forest this summer, a new campaign may leave some of them humming Christmas carols.

In celebration of the 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, the Willamette Valley Visitors Association has hidden some 200 glass ornaments along the non-wilderness trails of the sprawling Willamette National Forest.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/hundreds-glass-ornaments-hidden-willamette-national-forest

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EarthSky News: Moon, Saturn, Mars before dawn June 1-3

Before daybreak on June 1 to 3, watch for the moon near Mars and Saturn. Because the moon moves eastward in front of the constellations of the zodiac at the rate of about 1/2 degree (one moon-diameter) per hour, or about 13 degrees per day, look for the moon to change its position from day to day. It’ll be closest to Saturn on the morning of June 1, approximately between Saturn and Mars on June 2, and closest to Mars on June 3.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-saturn-mars-before-dawn-june-1-3

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Patheos-Pagan: Have You Ever Been Called To a Place?

Have you ever been called to a place? A place you heard, without a doubt, beckon you to move there? With no seeming connection or reason to do so?
I moved to Asheville (North Carolina) around three years ago. Having moved most of my childhood between the New York area and North Carolina, I had spent most of my adult years firmly rooted in one place.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/witchindeed/2018/04/have-you-ever-been-called-to-a-place/

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Inner Journey: 

JOURNEY HOME

“Everything seeks its source.”
— a universal principle

Our spiritual journey unfolds through 2 stages.
1. THE PATH OF PERSONALITY – We arise from the one source of all, to be born as individuals in a world of form. In this physical world, we experience separation and limitation. This is a time of immersion in a world of effects, form, ego, distortion, illusion and pain.
2. THE PATH OF SOUL – When we have experienced enough pain, we find our way back home to our spiritual source. We let go of the illusion of separation to embrace unity and wholeness. We work with cause instead of effects.

Paradoxically, it’s only with a strong and healthy personality that we become capable of expressing soul. WHERE ARE YOU ON YOUR PATH? Are you struggling to do more and have more? Are you aware of your soul challenging you to open to the bigger picture of life?

“Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to – you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.”
— Sogyal Rinpoche

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Dare not wish to change even the slightest thing about a loved one, without first understanding how it might change the rest of them.

Keep your eye on the ball,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Spiced Tomato Chutney

This is a vibrant, tart and spicy chutney that brightens up any meat or rice dish. I even like to use them with my eggs in the morning. Like most chutneys, this lasts in an airtight container for months. This is a spicy version. If you’d like it a bit tamer, cut down on the Serrano pepper.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Spiced-Tomato-Chutney.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
June 1, 2018

The present

“Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.” -Henry Miller (1891-1980)

How many golden moments have gone by while we were worrying about the future or fretting about the past? If these moments were our nourishment, how well fed would we be? Now is the time, this is the moment, to begin living in present moment awareness. Before we starve ourselves, let us partake of each moment as if it were a divine delicacy, because that is exactly what it is!

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: 9 Powerful Healing Stones, and What They Can Do For You

What if the very earth beneath our feet could heal us?

That is the premise behind crystal healing, an alternative medical technique in which certain crystals and other stones are used to heal the human body of a variety of ailments.

Proponents of crystal healing report that these crystals act as conduits for positive, healing energy, which flows into the body, causing disease-causing negative energy to likewise flow out.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/9-powerful-healing-stones-and-what-they-can-do-for-you.aspx#hedojTG3dXH70h1e.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 Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 25, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 25, 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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Rainbow to windward, foul fall the day;
Rainbow to leeward, damp runs away.
-proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Throat Chakra Healing Foods And Exercises

The throat chakra is the first spiritual chakra in the list of seven chakras. It is present at the centre of the throat. This chakra makes you expressive of your thoughts and emotions. The Sanskrit name for the throat chakra is Visuddha, and its associated colour is sky blue. This chakra is all about speaking truth.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/throat-chakra-healing-foods-and-exercises/

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MBG: Your Ultimate Guide To Essential Oils: Uses, Benefits, Extraction & How To Use Them, Explained

Essential oils are gaining popularity in droves, though their herbal counterparts and natural solutions have been harnessed for centuries mainly in Eastern medicine. As Western holistic care and naturopathic remedies continue to provide alternative solutions for people desiring to take charge of their own health care, it is important to have a firm understanding of essential oils

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-use-essential-oils-guide-essential-oil-benefits-and-essential-oil-uses

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Elephant Journal: Solar Flares & Storms: These are the symptoms to Expect (May 22-25)

Spaceweather has just reported that on May 22, Earth-orbiting satellites recorded approximately 12 B-class solar flares erupting from a spot on the sun.
Currently, the crackling sunspot is slightly hidden on the eastern limb of the sun, however solar rotation will reveal its activity over the next couple of days, so we will have a clearer view of any stronger explosions.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/solar-flares-storms-these-are-the-symptoms-to-expect-may-22-25/

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MNN: Why do rivers need riverkeepers?

When the government fails to protect a public resource like a river, our hopes often fall to a loose coalition of citizen conservationists.

How well do you know your closest river? Even if you aren’t sure where it is or what it’s like, you’re probably in a much closer relationship than you realize.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/riverkeeper-waterkeeper

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EarthSky News: Beauty! Moon and Jupiter May 25 to 28

On May 25 to 28, 2018 – if you have a clear sky – you’ll surely notice a very bright “star” near the moon. This object is really a planet, Jupiter. Once Venus sets in the west, not long after the sun, the moon and Jupiter are the two brightest objects in the nighttime sky.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-jupiter-may-25-26-27-28-2018

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Patheos-Pagan: Choosing A Tarot Deck That’s Right For You

Choosing a tarot deck can be a little more complicated than you would expect. You will find that every tarot deck has a different energy, point of view, symbolism and history. Because of this you will find that your connection with every deck will be very unique. To choose a deck that is right for you it’s important to decide what the intention of the deck will be and be able to feel the deck on a physical and energetic level.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2017/12/28/choosing-tarot-deck-thats-right/

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Inner Journey: 

DISCOVER THE TREASURES INSIDE

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
— Denis Waitley

Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, waiting to be discovered. Yet we tend to look to the outside world to satisfy our needs and longings.

Our outer life reflects back to us the way we think, feel and behave. The outer world is all effects. Go to the source inside for all of life’s treasures.

How are you searching for peace and contentment outside of yourself?

“The great Western disease is, ‘I’ll be happy when… When I get the money. When I get a BMW. When I get this job.’ Well, the reality is, you never get to when. The only way to find happiness is to understand that happiness is not out there. It’s in here. And happiness is not next week. It’s now.”
— Marshall Goldsmith

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Can you imagine me settling into a human body?

Oh, it would be a grand one! Not just any body! Only a gorgeous body, with all the bells and whistles that really count. Capable of BIG dreams to remind me of what I’m capable of, and the strength to spin the world in the palm of my hand.

That’s why I picked yours, and a few others.

If you knew of the power you possessed, at this very moment, you’d cry and cry and cry. And then feel light as a feather.

Om-m-m-m-m-m-m…

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake and chocolate are combined in these delicious bars. This is a guide about making chocolate chip cheesecake bars

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chocolate-Chip-Cheesecake-Bars-Recipe.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, Chalchiuhtlicue

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Daily Wisdom
May 25 , 2018

Freedom

“A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom.” -Imamu Amiri Baraka, in Kulchur

There is no middle ground with freedom. It’s an all or nothing proposition. And it is a great responsibility. We can practice it, live it, respect it, and grow from the experience of freedom every single day of our lives.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Signs of Summer Depression

Did you know that you can get SAD in summer? No—not just sad, the emotion, but seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that’s related to seasonal changes. Most people think SAD only happens during the gloomy winter months as a result of the lack of sunlight and warmth, but around 1 percent of people suffer from this mood disorder during summer.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/health/emotional-health/depression/6-signs-of-summer-depression.aspx#KdHk5e3yQZz6lgGp.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 Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 18 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 18 , 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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“Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.”
-Voltaire (1694-1778)

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Spiritual Unite: The Five Best Books On Astral Projection That You Must Read

Learning is the first step towards achieving your goal; however, it is essential to learn from the right resources. Astral projection is a very sensitive practice. It is necessary to gain the proper knowledge before you astral travel so you can know all the aspects of this unseen world.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/best-books-on-astral-projection/

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MBG: Want To Raise Kids Who Value Gender Inclusivity? Start With These 7 New Books

While there’s a growing awareness around the importance of prioritizing gender inclusivity in young kids, taking action on this topic is often tricky. There are now dolls that nurture boys’ empathy, and schools are working harder than ever to address gender inclusion in the classroom.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/books-for-kids-who-value-gender-inclusivity

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Elephant Journal: 4 Buddhist Tips to Help Quell Loneliness

Bad news, guys. New research (that was recently conducted by a top national health insurer) shows that Americans are, by far, some of the loneliest people on the planet.

Far more than half of the 20,000 people surveyed reported feeling lonely much of the time. They say that the people who are around them don’t necessarily feel like they are “with them”—and that most of the time, they “lack companionship” and don’t feel connected to the…

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/4-buddhist-tips-to-help-quell-loneliness/

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MNN: Do pit bulls make good therapy dogs?

Just a few months into his new life, King seemed to have his paws firmly on the ground — and his heart high up in the clouds.

As a registered therapy dog, the big, slow-moving lug with impeccable manners seemed a natural with children and anyone looking for a little heartfelt inspiration.

https://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/pit-bull-therapy-dog-king-florida

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EarthSky News: Wall-E and Eva set record, snag pic

The 1st-ever interplanetary CubeSats – nicknamed Wall-E and Eva – are now on their way to Mars. They set a new CubeSat distance record on May 8. Then Wall-E turned back and grabbed an image of the Earth and moon.

http://earthsky.org/space/marco-cubesat-wall-e-distance-record-pale-blue-dot

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Patheos-Pagan: Get Over Your Fear of Religion!

A couple weeks ago I made a comment on a friend’s Facebook post about the differences between Christian religion and Pagan religion. In response, someone else (who I don’t know and therefore won’t name) said:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/03/get-fear-religion.html

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Inner Journey: 

BELIEVE YOU ARE A CREATOR

“Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.”
— Shakti Gawain

We hold the power to create whatever we desire. Our ability to manifest the changes we desire depends on the depth and passion of our beliefs and on the focus of our attention.

With this understanding, we, as individuals and as society, can design a whole new future for ourselves. Our challenge is to break free of society’s world view, to truly empower our imaginations to create brand new realities. It brings a whole new meaning to ‘vision.’

What do you passionately desire for your own life? For the planet?

“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The non-existent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”
— Nikos Kazantzakis

higherawareness.com

 

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A Note from the Universe

Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done is not among them.

Chill,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Apple Crisps

Enjoy the flavour of caramel apples? These rose-shaped dessert cups are full of caramel and apple, and only have a handful ingredients in them. They’re so easy to put together and they won’t weigh you down. You don’t need special tools or techniques to make these super pretty rose-like goodies; I even used my toaster oven!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Caramel-Apple-Crisps.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, Chalchiuhtlicue

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Daily Wisdom
May 18, 2018

Dreams

“When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself that normally are not with you in the daytime and you discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did.” -Toni Cade Bambara, in Sturdy Black Bridges (1979)

Dreams are a place where we can figure things out about ourselves. They help us to see what motivates us, what our true desires are, and where we are headed. They help us to become more of who we really are!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Find Peace in Nature

Allow nature to be your personal therapist and find peace in knowing that you always have a place to find hope.

 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/5-ways-to-find-peace-in-nature.aspx#qZmwKjbGfO6ypVBP.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 Our Store

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 11, 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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Come rambling awhile through this exquisite weather
Of days that are fleet to pass,
When the stem of the willow shoots out a green feather,
And buttercups burn in the grass!

-Edgar Fawcett (1847-1904)

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MBG: 6 DIY Epsom Salt Baths Tailored To Help Ease Fatigue, Anxiety & More

Just as enjoying a cup of herbal tea can soothe myriad ailments from inflammation to indigestion to sleep problems, so, too, can a daily bath ritual infused with botanicals and herbs provide a therapeutic sanctuary tailored to the needs of your body, mind, and spirit.

Medicinal plants, flowers, and oils have been used in baths for thousands of years for relaxation, invigoration, and replenishment.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/epsom-salt-bath-side-effects

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A Bountiful Moment

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst. Dale Carnegie

Daily Thought:When adversity hits, and it will, develop a plan to move through it. This will help to maintain forward momentum vs. giving up and getting stuck, or becoming devastated and defeated. Think of what is the worst thing that can happen? Then think of all the ways you can to support yourself through the toughest time imaginable. There is always a way to make things better.

Daily Practice: Think of your biggest fears? Are they tangible or buried in your mind? What is holding you back from living your life to the fullest? Now develop a plan to move forward by creating support that will keep you from experiencing what you are afraid of.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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Elephant Journal: Discover Your Bird Medicine & How It Can Change Your Life

Several days ago, I sat at my desk, contemplating the feelings I want to cultivate in my life.
As I was searching inward, I glanced up and saw a hawk soaring toward me directly outside my window. Its wings were outstretched, its movements confident and bold. That was exactly how I wanted to feel.
Whenever I am outside, or even just looking out the window, I like to read the signs in nature. I learned to do this in an experiential course on shamanism and spirituality that I took several years ago, where we learned how to connect more deeply with our spirit and communicate with the spirit world.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/04/discover-your-bird-medicine-how-it-can-guide-your-life/

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MNN: Why San Diego’s tides are glowing blue

Surfers, kayakers and beach-combers in San Diego, California, were greeted by a bizarre and beautiful sight: the ocean waters emitting a bright blue glow as the waves crashed and the tide came in.

The cause of this unusual phenomenon was a tiny organism called Lingulodinium polyedrum. This dinoflagellate (a type of algae) blooms every few years in the waters around San Diego, forming what is known as a red tide.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/stories/will-san-diegos-tides-glow-blue-again-this-year

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EarthSky News: Jupiter rising, Venus setting

They’re the sky’s 2 brightest planets, and they hang on either side of your sky now – Jupiter in the east and Venus in the west – shortly after sunset.

Read more……………

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Patheos-Pagan: Garden Magic: Welcome to my magical garden

Whether you only have a window sill with a pot plant on, a small city terrace, a playing field or several acres, you can always work with the magic of your garden. I think the kitchen extends into the garden anyway, so a Kitchen Witch will often be found pottering around in amongst the plants.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/05/garden-magic/

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Inner Journey:

LIMITED PERSPECTIVES

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche

We never have enough information to enable us to fully understand the truth of the reality around us. And there is never only one correct perspective about anything.

Knowing this helps me let go of my tendency to label things as good or bad. I suffer least when I can accept reality just as it is. And I benefit most when I open my heart and mind in appreciation.

“If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.”
— Marcus Aurelius

higherawareness.com

 

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A Note from the Universe

Your invisible limiting beliefs are only invisible when you live within their limits – or when you keep on doing what you’ve always been doing.

Push yourself. Dare yourself to think bigger, to reach, and to behave as if a dream or two of yours has already manifested. Then you’ll see them pop out of the woodwork, as if painted florescent orange, loaded to the teeth with logic, imploring you to turn around and go back to safety!

Do something, do it today, something you wouldn’t normally do. Like maybe… take off early from work…

Aha! Did you just see a couple of ’em?!

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Mango Ice Cream

This delicious ice cream contains mangos and coconut milk instead of dairy.

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and had to try it. I actually had all the ingredients. It’s super quick to make. It’s a lot easier than homemade ice cream. My kids can’t stop eating it! I love that there is no added sugar. It’s delicious!

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Mango-Ice-Cream.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, Palmarosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

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Daily Wisdom
May 11, 2018

Connection

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” -Thornton Wilder

A conscious heart: that’s something to strive for! I have heard it said that the longest distance is the distance between the head and the heart. Why is this? Why do we not trust our hearts? We “think” we know better, but do we? We feel alive, energized, and happy when we feel love and gratitude. Our treasures are all around us and within us. We have only to open up our hearts to it, to open up our awareness to it.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: The Healing Power of Yoga

Yoga is more than movement. It’s more than a mat or a set of stretches or a 90-minute activity to take the edge off the day. To Ally Hamilton, author of “Yoga’s Healing Power,” it is a way of life, and a path to healing. Yoga, which has more than 20 million American devotees, has definite physical benefits, helping people increase flexibility and relax their bodies. Yoga, as a system of thought, can also bring healing to the mind.
 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/the-healing-power-of-yoga.aspx#qyOqFEyFHbpIrqEY.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 Our Store

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for April 27, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for April 27, 2018

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

Blessings, Cat

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This is the weather the cuckoo likes,
And so do I;
When showers betumble the chestnut spikes,
And nestlings fly.

-Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

almanac.com

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Spiritual Unite: The 9 Best Crystals for Astral Projection

Crystals for astral projection are helpful in both voluntary and involuntary travelling. These stones are known to have special powers that augment your out of body experience. Here is the list of best crystals that can help you with astral projection: Iolite: Iolite is known as the exploration stone. It produces a long-lasting effect on your mind on the astral

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crystals-for-astral-projection/

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MBG: Struggling With Willpower? A ‘Spiritual Anchor’ Is The Solution You’ve Been Looking For

A “spiritual anchor” is an object that reminds people of what gives their lives meaning and purpose and consequently why they may want to change their behavior. It’s a talisman that connects to the most powerful neuro-networks in the central nervous system those that influence behaviors. This is because meaning and purpose are strongly related to emotions that “emote movement” toward healthy choices, choices people make because they are associated with what matters most to them.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/spiritual-anchor-for-willpower

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A Bountiful Moment

The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us. ~Voltaire

Daily Thought: When you look back at past experiences make sure you are focusing on the wins, the overcoming and the achievements. Don’t focus on what should have been, could have been or the what if? Focus on the positive aspects of you and your life will only grow more of the same. Be strong and support the best you to continue to be better and better

Daily Practice: Write yourself a small note of congratulations for all you have accomplished. Write it as if it is to someone you are really proud of and inspired by. Write as many details as possible describing what characteristics you see as impressive and awesome! Now read it back to yourself. Save it and read it over and over and over until you can believe it is you.

Have a Great Day and Believe in Yourself!

Dr. Juliann (my child therapist.com)

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MNN: How to identify different types of bees

When was the last time you were in your garden, saw a bee, grabbed it and squeezed it? Probably never, right?

Unless you’ve done that, there’s a good chance that if you’ve ever been stung it wasn’t by a bee, said Becky Griffin. And she would know. Griffin teaches classes on bees to children and adults through the Center for Urban Agriculture at the University of Georgia Extension’s Northwest District and is a certified beekeeper in Cherokee County, Georgia

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-farming-gardening/stories/how-identify-different-types-bees

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EarthSky News: Tonight and tomorrow night Moon near Spica

Spica, in the constellation Virgo, is one of our sky’s brightest stars. An even brighter object will be nearby, the planet Jupiter.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-in-virgo-near-spica-on-april-27

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Patheos-Pagan: Lord of the Rings: Lessons to Remember, Lessons to Forget

A couple weeks ago some friends and I gathered for a Lord of the Rings marathon: all three movies back to back to back, complete with second breakfast, elevenes, lunch, dinner, and enough tea and ale to keep all the hobbits happy. It was a fun day – and a long day.

Tales of heroism – particularly from creatures as small and unlikely as hobbits – are popular with everyone

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnbeckett/2018/04/lord-of-the-rings-lessons-to-remember-lessons-to-forget.html

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Inner Journey: What do you feed your mind

“I then remembered why I avoid the ‘news,’ if that’s what you want to call it. Our ‘news’ is a misnomer, and it’s more like ‘the ongoing train wreck you can tune in to at any time when you want to divert yourself from your purpose and your happiness… lose your faith in humanity… and go from feeling like things are pretty good to feeling like the world is going to sh*t and why bother going on, I mean really?'”
— Ali Brown

Our beliefs create our reality. If we wish to live happy, healthy lives, it’s vital that we feed our minds healthy, nourishing material. The negative, sensational focus of today’s ‘news’ media hardly serves to enlighten us about the true state of the planet. Let’s open to our limitless potential by keeping our focus firmly on what uplifts us.

“The world is not dying. It’s not falling apart. It’s changing. I personally believe that pessimism is an indulgence, despair an insult to the imagination. There are wonderfully positive things out there.”
— Wade Davis

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

As if the most accomplished amongst you didn’t have their own piercing doubts, fears, and worries. Didn’t have spells when they believed they were inadequate, lost, and dependent. Hadn’t at times felt downhearted, discouraged, and all alone in the world.

Yet still… you know their names.

You are no less,

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 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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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/