Cat’s Morning Bits for January 17, 2020

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 17, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94)

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Spiritual Unite: Red Chakra Meaning And Its Significance

Red is the colour of the Root chakra or Muladhara. This is the first of the seven primary chakras, and it deals with our base needs and wants.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Magical Banishing Spells

In many traditions of Paganism, banishing is done to get rid of negative or unwanted energy, or even people who may be causing problems in our lives. While some traditions frown upon banishing as manipulative magic, on the theory that it impacts the free will of another, if your tradition has no prohibitions against such things, then there’s no reason you can’t do a banishing spell.

Read more….

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MBG: 10 Immune-System-Boosting Teas, According To A Functional Medicine Doc

Tea is packed with nutrients, each variety (white, green, black, oolong, and herbal) boasting its own unique set of benefits. And while I like to drink all types, there are certain varieties I gravitate toward depending on the benefits I am looking to tap into.

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Daily Good: Micah Mortali: Rewilding

“Micah Mortali is the director of the Kripalu School, and a longtime wilderness guide. With Sounds True, he has published Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature. In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Micah about humanity’s growing disconnection from the earth and how “rewilding” can help slow that trend. They talk about rewilding both as individuals and as part of whole ecosystems. Micah also shares the story of an intense, revelatory trail encounter with a bear and comments on the “species loneliness” of urban environments. Mulling the sense of grief they have for humankind’s effects on the environment, Tami and Micah consider how modern people can grapple with being in exile from the natural world. Finally, they discuss the barriers many have to reentering nature, as well as ways to initiate your own rewilding experience no matter where you are.”{ read more }

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Today’s DIY: Kitchen Witch Makes: Witch Bottles

Something I have made for years are witch bottles. I always keep a couple in the house and renew them regularly.
Their purpose in my home is to soak up negative energy and keep the house full of happy positive vibes. However, witch bottles can be made for any intent.

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Elephant Journal: This Dalai Lama Quote about Happiness is what we all Need to Read Today.

What is happiness?
At some point in our lives, we’ve all ruminated on that question.
Every single person on this earth seeks to understand the meaning of happiness and how to pursue it. We might not openly chase it, but one way or another, almost everything we do implies that we want it.

Read more……

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Firefighters save grove of trees in Australia that predate the dinosaurs

While firefighters — and a few very good dogs — scramble to get people and animals out of regions affected by Australia’s devastating bushfires, there are a handful of residents that would die before they flee.

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EarthSky News: Look for Cassiopeia and the Big Dipper

Tonight, look for the northern sky’s two most prominent sky patterns – the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen and the Big Dipper. Both circle around Polaris, the North Star, once a day. They are opposite each other, one on either side of the North Star.

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Patheos-Pagan: Four Gemstone Moon Waters to Work With in your Practice

Moon water is probably one of the most made and used magical water in paganism, witchcraft and the magical community today. I thought it would be fun to share some Moon Water Recipes and what to use them for.

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Inner Journey:

ATTEND TO THE GAPS

“Practice silence and you will acquire silent knowledge. In this silent knowledge is a computing system that is far more precise and far more accurate and far more powerful than anything that is contained in the boundaries of rational thought.”
— Deepak Chopra

When I was being taught Vipashyana meditation, I was guided to experience the stillness that naturally arises in the moments between the in and out breaths. And Eckhart Tolle recommends becoming aware of the spaces between words. He says that stillness brings awareness of silence, and it’s in the silence that we can experience being fully awake. Consciousness is beyond thought activity. There’s more power in the gaps between the words than in the words themselves.

“In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way.”
— Angeles Arrien

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A Note from the Universe 

Have you ever seen a complete stranger across a room, street, or hallway, and sent them a silent, “You are loved,” just for the good it might do?

I have.

But then, to me, they’re not really strangers.

Neither are they to you –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: 3 Better-For-You Bagel Recipes For National Bagel Day (Or Any Ol’ Morning) 

Bagels are delicious, but unfortunately, they aren’t the healthiest breakfast option. As we know, eating balanced meals in the morning can keep us from feeling sluggish or making unhealthy decisions later on. While that information can seemingly prevent us from indulging in bagels that may lead to a blood sugar crash, they shouldn’t keep us from the beloved breakfast food altogether.

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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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 17, 2020

Flowers

“Where is the fountain that throws up these flowers in a ceaseless outbreak of ecstasy?”

-Rabindranath Tagore (1803-1882)

The source – the fountain – from which this vast array of beauty is born, is the same source that gives us life. And the spirit in which these amazing displays of ecstasy are created is the same spirit with which we were brought to this place and time. We are here to grow, to bloom, to share our gifts with the world.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Sun

It’s the perfect day to resolve to be happy about every and any thing. You may wake up with a smile that lasts all day long. No matter how you feel, know that people will look at you to be cheered up. This kind of happiness is cosmic and the best thing you can do today is appreciate it and find joy in all those little things that surround you.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 3, 2020

 

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 3, 2020

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

Blessings, Cat

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Nothing, no one, is too small to matter.
What you do is going to make a difference.
-Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007)

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Spiritual Unite: Peacock Spiritual Meaning In Ancient Mythology

Peacock Spiritual Meaning: The vibrant and colourful feathers of a peacock have long been regarded as a symbol of beauty.
But there’s a deeper meaning in its aesthetic beauty for us humans. If we muster up the courage to show our true colours, we can reach new heights of integrity and beauty.

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: Blessed Be

The phrase “blessed be” is found in many modern magical traditions. Although it appears in some Pagan paths, it’s typically more likely to be used in a NeoWiccan context. It’s often used as a greeting, and to say “Blessed be” to someone indicates that you wish good and positive things upon them.

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MBG: The Year 2020 Is Super Unique In Numerology & This Is Why

Whether or not you make New Year’s resolutions, most of us intuitively feel a profound energy shift whenever the calendar turns. In numerology, that transition is a big deal, marking the passage into a new Universal Year—the shared atmosphere of the world for a 12-month period.

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Daily Good: Late Migrations: A Jeweled Patchwork of Nature and Culture

“The 112 essays in Renkl’s first book, Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss, range from seven lines to just over four pages in length. Together they create a jeweled patchwork of nature and culture that includes her own family. This woven tapestry makes one of all the world’s beings that strive to live and which, in one way or another, face mortality.” This piece from NPR shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

This New Year’s day consider your own relationship to time. How have the moments shaped and been shaped by you?

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Today’s DIY: Love Goddess Spell Poppet Tutorial

Feeling Craft-y? Invite a little romance into your life with this charming, love goddess spell poppet tutorial.
A perfect project for a rainy afternoon! This easy-to-make spell poppet uses up scrap fabric and spare kitchen herbs.

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Elephant Journal: 4 Tarot Cards to Inspire your 2020.
It’s 2020, y’all.
Ahhh! Take a deep breath. The New Year is here. The new decade. The new moment.
Everything has changed, yet nothing is different. We remain on the path. We continue to do the work—the lifelong work of personal practice and self-care—while simultaneously striving to help, serve, and benefit others. We experience the continual realization that there are no others, ’cause we are all in the same boat. We are all made of the same stardust.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Earth closest to sun on January 4-5

Depending on your time zone, our planet Earth will reach its closest point to the sun for the year on January 4 or 5, 2020. This special moment happens on January 5, 2020, at 7:48 Universal Time.

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Patheos-Pagan: 2020 has 13 Full Moons but None are “Blue”

I celebrate the Witch’s Wheel of the Year according to astrological timing, rather than the Gregorian Calendar. So, the magickal year ends and begins anew when the sun enters Capricorn at the Winter Solstice.

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Inner Journey:

OPPORTUNITY

“We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.”
— Margaret Mead

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
— Francis Bacon

“What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny. You prepare yourself to recognize opportunity, to pursue and seize opportunity as you develop the strength of your personality, and build a self-image with which you are able to live — with your self-respect alive and growing.”
— Maxwell Maltz

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A Note from the Universe 

The ability to stop, reflect, and go “wow,” Cat, is one of the wisest characteristics an old soul can possess.

I recommend it daily,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Winter Berry Smoothie

This easy smoothie bowl is filled with frozen berries, and topped with nutrient-rich toppings. It’s healthy enough for your next breakfast, lunch or filling snack.

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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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 3, 2020

Vegetarianism
“It is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came into contact with the more civilized.”

-Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

There are many reasons for choosing a vegetarian lifestyle. Here is just one: As we’re on this spiritual path, and begin to assimilate higher knowledge, we lose sight of separation. We experience more and more the “oneness” of the universe. It seems only a natural extension of our spiritual growth to adopt habits that allow ourselves to express more love and compassion for the world of which we are a part.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Preconceived notions and old ideas could make it hard to deal with all the new and different situations and requests that could crop up today. It’s possible that you’re not actually being presented choices that must be made now or soon. Just as likely you’re being tested or tempted. It may be hard to resist a knee jerk reaction or two. Avoid committing to anything definite if you can.

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 December 27, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 27, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?
-Victor Hugo (1802-85)

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Spiritual Unite: Whale Spirit Animal Meaning – Community Spirit And Resilience Are Key

Having the whale spirit animal means that you have wells of emotional resilience, inner wisdom and value family above all else.
It can also help you to pay attention to your need to recharge and aids in reconnecting with loved ones.

Read more…

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ThoughtCo: Color Magic – Magical Color Correspondences

Color magic is a part of many magical traditions because colors have certain associations. However, bear in mind that some traditions may set their own correspondences that differ from this list.

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MBG: The Best New Year’s Resolutions, According To Your Zodiac Sign 

Don’t get us wrong. We totally support you eating clean, being more socially aware, and calling your mom once a week (at least). But your 2020 horoscope also has hints for how to set intentions that are aligned with the stars.

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Today’s DIY: Making a Tea Bag Wallet

Holds 2 tea bags per pocket or 1 tea bag + sugar packet, yet small enough to fit into your purse.

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Elephant Journal: How to Survive a Party (without locking yourself in a closet): a Guide for Empaths & Introverts.

The minute I walk into a crowded room, my heart begins to race, my breathing becomes shallow, my mouth dries up quicker than a desert, and my palms sweat profusely.

Read more….

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MNN: Snow is teeming with tiny life

Frosty the Snowman famously came to life one day with the help of a magical silk hat. As recent research suggests, however, he and other snowmen might already be more “alive” than most people realize — even if they aren’t dancing around with broomstick canes. That’s because, regardless of how it’s sculpted or adorned, snow itself is often surprisingly full of microbial life.

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EarthSky News: Don’t miss the young moon and Venus

From virtually everyplace worldwide on December 27, the moon will be better than one day (24 hours) old as the sun sets. If your sky is clear, you can catch the whisker-thin waxing crescent (and possibly, with much more difficulty, the planet Saturn) at dusk. You’ll surely see dazzling Venus, above them, blazing in Friday evening’s western twilight sky. This young moon will be fresh from its ring of fire eclipse a day earlier.

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Patheos-Pagan: The Work of Magic

The work of magic involves transformation, and the first transformation is the shift of perception. And once we establish that anything is possible, then the world as we know it can be flexible. Witches say that the World of Form (that which we perceive with our five senses) is not a limitation.

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Inner Journey:

WHAT IS LOVE?

“When mystics use the word love, they use it very carefully — in the deeply spiritual sense, where to love is to know; to love is to act. If you really love, from the depths of your Consciousness, that love gives you a native wisdom. You perceive the needs of others intuitively and clearly, with detachment from any personal desires; and you know how to act creatively to meet those needs, dexterously surmounting any obstacle that comes in the way. Such is the immense, driving power of love.”
— Eknath Easwaran
“Therefore, when I say that ‘I love,’ it is not I who love, but in reality Love who acts through me. Love is not so much something I do as something that I am. Love is not a doing but a state of being – a relatedness, a connectedness to another mortal, an identification with her or him that simply flows within me and through me, independent of my intentions or my efforts.”
— Robert A. Johnson
“When you are aware that you are the force that is Life, anything is possible. Miracles happen all the time, because those miracles are performed by the heart. The heart is in direct communion with the human soul, and when the heart speaks, even with the resistance of the head, something inside you changes; your heart opens another heart, and true love is possible.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz

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A Note from the Universe

Earth? Where every day you get a fresh start every thought brings you closer, every word makes you more, every decision is the right one, every baby step makes it easier, every smile makes you happier, and every tree knows your name.
Plus, I got you, babe –

The Universe

tut.com

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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
December 27, 2019

Angels

“Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.”

-G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Doesn’t this make you smile? Enlightenment means lightening up – so angels are a good example for us! We can laugh, and play, and see the goodness and beauty in life – and not take ourselves too seriously

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Moon

You may be dwelling on your weakness or discomfort, and those things may be real enough, but take heart and know that these things are also temporary and are not going to last much longer. You underestimate or overlook your great powers of recovery and self-healing. You have too much love of life to be kept down for long. Give yourself a break and relax a bit.

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 December 13, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for December 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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The year draws in the day
And soon will evening shut:
The laurels all are cut,
We’ll to the woods no more.
-A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

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Spiritual Unite: Seal Spirit Animal Meaning – Being Honest With Yourself

Your seal spirit animal is a messenger, asking you to look within yourself and find the natural flows that govern your body.
It is also a reminder to pay attention to your imagination – and your dreams.

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ThoughtCo: Deities of the Winter Solstice

While it may be mostly Pagans who celebrate the Yule holiday today, nearly all cultures and faiths have held some sort of winter solstice celebration or festival. Because of the theme of endless birth, life, death, and rebirth, the time of the solstice is often associated with deity and other legendary figures. No matter which path you follow, chances are good that one of your gods or goddesses has a winter solstice connection.

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Pioneer Thinking: Scented Bath Salts

Here is another bath recipe that my Grandmother taught me. We would spend the weekend before Christmas filling jars with the aromatic bath salts then hand them out to our family and friends. It was a tradition my Grandmother shared with me that I now share with my family. I hope you like it as much as we do.

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Elephant Journal: A Healer’s Guide to the Holidays: 9 Tips for a Conscious Christmas.

As people who work with healing energy, it’s important—if not imperative—that we maintain a high level of follow-through when it comes to all aspects of our lives.
And Christmas is no exception.

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MNN: Greta Thunberg named Time’s 2019 Person of the Year

Time magazine has named 16-year-old Greta Thunberg its 2019 Person of the Year. She’s the youngest person to be chosen by the magazine.

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EarthSky News: See a celestial Chariot in December

Tonight, or any one of these long December nights, you can find the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. The Heavenly Chariot – with its brilliant yellow star Capella – starts the journey in the northeast at early evening, flies overhead around midnight and finishes up in the northwest at dawn.

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Patheos-Pagan: Sacred Smoke for Purifying Your Home

Close your eyes. Go on, just for a moment. Picture your home from the outside, just as though you were standing out front. Imagine it in as much detail as you possibly can.

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Inner Journey:

HONESTY

“Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

What level of honesty are you living now? How honest are you with strangers, institutions and businesses, acquaintances, friends, family, spouse? How honest are you with yourself?

“Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.”
— Walter Anderson

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A Note from the Universe 

Today  I thought I’d tell you how powerful you are, but would you believe… I couldn’t find the words?

They do not exist.

Can you feel it?

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe:  Nutmeg Sugar Cookies

There is just something about old fashioned cakes, pies, cookies, etc that I love. And they are never better than at holiday time. Perhaps because they bring back memories of holiday gatherings with family and friends long gone from our lives. Here are some of my favorite recipes from the days of my childhood. I hope they will bring good memories to mind for you, too.

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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

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

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Daily Wisdom
December 13, 2019 

Environment

“I believe natural beauty has a necessary place in the spiritual development of any individual or any society. I believe that whenever we destroy beauty, or whenever we substitute something man-made and artificial for a natural feature of the earth, we have retarded some part of man’s spiritual growth.”

-Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

When we talk about the oneness of the universe – we’re not just talking about people. We live with and amongst nature. We share this planet with everything that is here. We’re all made up of the same “stuff.” We need nature and it’s nutrients to nourish ourselves! Nature nourishes our bodies, and it also nurtures our spirit. The profound peace that we feel when we are in the mountains, or under a starry sky, is food for our soul.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Things may not be going the way you like, but this is no time to give up. Whatever went wrong yesterday or last year is no excuse to stop trying to make things right. Be honest with yourself and do what you can to at least not make matters worse. There’s nothing that can’t be forgiven, repaired or replaced. Keep the faith and keep going.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 29, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 29, 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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November woods are bare and still;
November days are clear and bright;
Each noon burns up the morning’s chill;
The morning’s snow is gone by night.
-Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-85)

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Spiritual Unite: Penguin Spirit Animal Meaning – Being The Best You

Looking for the penguin spirit animal meaning? Your penguin spirit animal appears to you when you need a reminder of the power of friendship, family and community.
It also lends you determination and drives during times of hardship.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Cybele, Mother Goddess of Rome

Cybele, a mother goddess of Rome was at the center of a Phrygian cult, and was sometimes known as Magna Mater, or “great goddess.” As part of their worship, priests performed mysterious rites in her honor.

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Patheos Pagan: Polytheism In Action: How Does One Listen To The Gods?

In polytheism, it’s good to listen to our gods, but first we must hear them
It’s too easy to take this literally. The problem with this is that it sets up unrealistic expectations of what passes for “hearing” the gods.

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Daily Good: The Emotional Life of Animals

Any animal lover knows how intelligent our four-footed friends are, and how many emotions they share with us–especially the positive ones. And now scientific research tells us they have sensory and motor abilities that dwarf ours. Dogs are able to detect diseases such as cancer and diabetes and warn humans of impending heart attacks and strokes. Elephants, whales, hippopotamuses, giraffes, and alligators use low-frequency sounds to communicate over long distances, often miles. And bats, dolphins, whales, frogs, and various rodents use high-frequency sounds to find food, communicate with others, and navigate. Read on for empathy among elephants and chimpanzee waterfall dances. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: 7 Tips to Protect, Cleanse & Recharge our Spiritual Energy.

Do some friends leave you feeling drained?
Are you sensitive to atmospheres? Do some people at work seem to get into your head or are there certain places, interactions, and situations that leave you feeling low, spacey, or with a headache?

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MNN: Cruelty to animals is now a federal crime

People who commit extreme acts of cruelty against animals will now face federal penalties including fines, prison time or both.

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EarthSky News: Let the moon show you Saturn

At nightfall these next few evenings – November 29 and 30, 2019 – let the waxing crescent moon show you Saturn, the 6th planet outward from the sun. Look first for the moon and that nearby bright star will be Saturn. At dusk, or before nightfall, you might also see the brighter planets Venus and Jupiter beneath the moon and Saturn

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Patheos-Pagan: Labyrinth: Spiritual Connection Through Walking Within

Last Summer, I had the opportunity to walk a labyrinth. I’d always wanted to experience what one of these structures has to offer but never made the time. Unsure what to expect, I found the journey to be fascinating as I moved from the mundane world into the spiritual with every step.

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Inner Journey:

SMILE!

“Smile, it’s free therapy.”
— Doug Horton

I’ve learned that if I put a smile on my face when I’m feeling down, my spirits will automatically lift. The body knows that a smile means happiness.

Knowing this doesn’t mean I’m always willing to do it. Many times, I have absolutely refused to cheer myself up. Isn’t that interesting!

It’s a clue that sometimes the ego positively enjoys being miserable. It can be enlightening to explore the pay-offs we get from our black moods.

“Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there is never any recourse to the mention of it.”
— Samuel Johnson

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A Note from the Universe 

So very much can happen in a lifetime, or even on a single day of any lifetime. Yet I can assure you that whatever has or will happen in yours, no matter what chasms you cross, heights you scale, or how many people you love and are loved by, when all is said and done and you take that final look over your shoulder, what will humble you the very most, will be that you got to be you.

Of all people,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Caramel Apple Bread Pudding Cups

I love the flavour of caramel apples but they can be a bit tough on the teeth. I thought it would be fun to bring their flavours to something soft and comforting like bread pudding.

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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

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

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Daily Wisdom
November 29, 2019 

Past

“It is not that I belong to the past, but that the past belongs to me.”

-Mary Antin, 1912

This is such a beautiful way to put it. We don’t want to live in the past, but we are aware that the past has helped to create the life that we live today. I think most people, given the opportunity, would not change their pasts, even if it was a horrible time to live through. Because people who have had such experiences understand that their strength and resolve, and maybe even their optimism and appreciation of life, came from getting through those challenges. Everything that we have done, all the life that we have lived up to this point, has made us the people that we are today.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The High Priestess

Even if it’s a busy day at work or with loved ones, it may still be an introspective kind of day when you need to frequently take a quiet moment to reflect. Be organized and perform your tasks well, but also find those quiet instances when you can make sense of your feelings and impressions. You can get a great deal done today, and feel inwardly satisfied about it.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 22, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 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 air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze
Of a crisp and sunny morning of the early autumn days
Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock-
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.
-James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)

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Spiritual Unite: Whale Spirit Animal Meaning – Community Spirit And Resilience Are Key

Having the whale spirit animal means that you have wells of emotional resilience, inner wisdom and value family above all else.
It can also help you to pay attention to your need to recharge and aids in reconnecting with loved ones.

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ThoughtCo: Venus, Goddess of Love and Beauty 

The Roman equivalent of Aphrodite, Venus was a goddess of love and beauty. Originally, she was believed to be associated with gardens and fruitfulness, but later took on all the aspects of Aphrodite from the Greek traditions. She is considered by many to be the ancestor of the Roman people, and was the lover of the god Vulcan, as well as of the warrior god Mars.

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Indidualogist: Crown Chakra: How to Tap and Harness the power of your 7th Chakra

Of all the chakra points, the Crown chakra is considered to be the highest. As such, it is often revered for the amount of mysticism that shrouds it. With that, beginners of chakra practice often fail to realize the true value of the 7th chakra point and its impact on our lives.

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Elephant Journal: Spiritual Gaslighting: the Unhealthy, Inauthentic practice of “High-Vibe” Culture.

“No bad vibes.”
That’s what they said.
“Raise your vibration and attract everything you desire.”

“Just manifest it.”
The problem with this is it shames those who are not feeling this way, or who are unable to do this. It causes people who are struggling to think it’s their fault.

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MNN: Noise pollution is a major threat to many different kinds of animals, study finds

We know noise pollution is bad for humans, increasing our risk of health problems like stress, heart disease and tinnitus, plus cognitive impairment in kids. We also know it harms many other animals, like songbirds, dolphins and whales.

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EarthSky News: Spectacular! Don’t miss Venus and Jupiter

Wow! The sky’s two brightest planets – Venus and Jupiter – are now drawing closer together in the west after sunset. A conjunction between the two planets will happen on November 24, 2019. Venus, the brighter planet as seen in Earth’s sky, will pass a scant 1.4 degrees south of Jupiter. For reference, that’s about three moon-diameters, or about the width of your index finger held at arm’s length.

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Patheos-Pagan: Ways to Work Magic on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great holiday, filled with lots of food, no presents, and family/friend time. Sure, it can be fraught with family tensions, sadness, boredom, a few arguments here and there, or more.

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Inner Journey:

RECOGNIZING ABUNDANCE

Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
— Eckhart Tolle

Where do you now experience abundance in your life?

If you are hard-pressed to find abundance in your finances or possessions, look to spiritual qualities. Do you experience abundance in a special relationship? In a quiet moment in a park? In a good laugh with a friend? The more you acknowledge abundance in your spirit, the richer your life will become.

“Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.”
— John Petit-Senn

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A Note from the Universe 

Peculiarly did you know that the single most effective piece of advice ever given to anyone who wanted a life partner, is the exact same single most effective piece of advice ever given to anyone who wanted to live in prosperity?!

Which also happens to be the single most effective piece of advice ever given to anyone who wished to discover their purpose, foster peace on Earth, improve their health, or dance Gangnam Style?!

“Be happy now.”

Whoop! Whoop!

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: This Stuffed Acorn Squash Might Be The Easiest Vegan Holiday Dish Ever

This roasted and stuffed acorn squash from Kirsten Kaminski’s Vegan Holiday Cookbook is the ultimate holiday dish. Packed with flavorful and fragrant quinoa stuffing, this cozy dish is sure to impress with its sweet and hearty flavors.

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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

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

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Daily Wisdom
November 22, 2019 

Conversation

“The study of books is a languishing and feeble activity that gives no heat, whereas discussion teaches and exercises us at the same time.”

-Montaigne (1533-1592)

Conversation is active. It’s lively, it stretches our minds and imaginations! We are on this planet to learn from one another, and we do that by talking to each other, by conversing with each other! What good is reading books by the great philosophers, if you keep all this newfound wisdom and insight to yourself? It is meant to be shared, and discussed, and passed around the table for others to partake and add to the mix.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

You may have the best of intentions today but it won’t be easy to stick to any of them. There’s a lot of randomness in the air and you won’t have very much control over anything. Don’t let this lull you into becoming thoughtless or not caring about what you’re doing. Do what you can and save some energy for tomorrow when things might be smoother.

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 15, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 15, 2019

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

Blessings, Cat

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

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Spiritual Unite: Palm Tree Symbolism – Masculine And Feminine Energy

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

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

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

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ThoughtCo: Working With the Gods and Goddesses

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

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

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

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Elephant Journal: A Morning Ritual to Reclaim Ourselves.

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

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

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

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EarthSky News: Watch for the moon and the Twins

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

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

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

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Inner Journey:

PROBLEMS OR SOLUTIONS?

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

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

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

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

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A Note from the Universe

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

You ready for some firsts? Are you?

Yodeling,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Hot Chocolate-Inspired Cookie Cups

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

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

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

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
November 15, 2019

Sincerity

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

-Leonard W. Doob

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

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

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

astrology.com

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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