Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 2021

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 3, 2021

Good Morning Beautiful Souls and welcome to a new year! 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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June is named after the Roman goddess Juneo, patroness of marriage and the well-being of women. .”

June 8 World Oceans Day


June 10 New Moon at 3:52 am PST/ 4:52 am MST/ 6:52 am EST // Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

June 14 Flag Day

June 15 Worldwide Day of Giving

June 20 Mid Summer/ Summer Solstice/ Father’s Day/ Sun enters Cancer

June 22 Mercury goes direct

June 24 Full Moon 11:39 am PST/ 12:39 pm MST/ 2:39 pm EST


Spirit Library: All Things Are Possible (a message from Kate Spreckley)

The incoming energies are incredibly intense right now as old emotional issues and challenges are being triggered for release. Any fear that arises about the unknown is surfacing gifting us with the opportunity to clear the emotions that lie beneath our fears and uncertainty.

Read more….

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Weeds in Witchcraft║Green Witchcraft + Plant Magick

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Spiritual Unite: ARE YOU A LIGHT WARRIOR? THESE SIGNS REVEAL YOU ARE ONE
Do sporadic thoughts of helping someone course through your body on a regular basis?

Read more….

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ThoughtCo: 9 Ways to Make Magic With Your Garden

The garden can be one of the most magical places in your life. Be sure to read all about how to plan, create, and grow your magical garden, as well as ways to create specialty gardens, herb plots, and more.

Read more….

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MBG: Everything You Need To Know About Geminis: Personality Traits, Compatibility & More

Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac (May 21 to June 20), and it’s symbolized by the twins. As a mutable air sign ruled by the planet Mercury, Gemini energy is chatty, curious, and cerebral. Here, we’re diving into all things Gemini and exploring how this sign tends to approach life, love, career, and more.

Read more….

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The Origin of the Greek World – Greek Mythology in Comics -See U in History

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Elephant Journal: Beyond Numerology: what the Shape of Numbers can tell us.

Numbers have information for us.
I started seeing them as a wandering 23-year-old college graduate.

I had just completed my Master’s Degree with the highest honors, yet had no idea what was next.

Read more….

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Treehugger: 10 Facts About the Historic Glacier Basin Trail

The Glacier Basin Trail is a moderate out-and-back hiking path that leads to the base of Mount Rainier in Washington. It starts at the upper end of White River Campground, follows the White River through a deep glacial valley flanked by Mount Ruth and Burroughs Mountain—8,690 and 7,828 feet, respectively—then ends, after a few miles of gentle climbing, at the foot of Inter Glacier, located on the northeast face of Rainier.

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Come To Know The Summer Triangle

Three bright stars: Vega, Deneb and Altair
We in the Northern Hemisphere can see the Summer Triangle for part of the night at any time of the year. But seeing it in summer is the most fun! As suggested by its name, the Summer Triangle is most prominent in northern summer.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Remaking Community Connections with Cord Magic (Star & Snake blog)
BRANDY WILLIAMS

Connections are like threads tying us together. The Pandemic went on for so long I dropped out of the web community altogether. Now i’m figuring out how much of the web I want to pick up again. I’m doing cord magic to help me figure that out.

Read more….

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Pagan Playlist: Erutan – Raindancer [Full Album]

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Inner Journey: HONOUR YOURSELF

“I’d gone through life believing in the strength and competence of others; never in my own. Now, dazzled, I discovered that my capacities were real. It was like finding a fortune in the lining of an old coat.”
— Joan Mills
Take a moment to stop and think about what you give to the people and life around you. Don’t think about what you’re not doing right. Look instead at all you do that is a blessing. Many of us continually beat ourselves up for not doing or being enough. But imagine for a moment that you are great just as you are. Feel the relief this brings! Now open to the possibility that this is not a daydream. It’s true! Believe it!
“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.”
— Norman Vincent Peale

“We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.”
— Orison Swett Marden

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

With regard to the things that really matter– insight, understanding, and sense of adventure – rest assured, you’re already a billionaire. And we’re talking about the kind of currency you can take with you.

As for the bucks, dinars, and rupees: while certainly worthy ambitions, there will come a time when you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about.

Smooth, Cat –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Grilled Teriyaki Tofu Bowls

Grilling the veggies and tofu adds so much flavor to this vegetarian dish. I recommend using a grill topper or pan to make grilling the vegetables easier. For a lower carb option, serve over cauliflower rice

Read more….

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Magickal Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success

Element: Earth

Incense: Cinnamon, Musk, Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Star Signs: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Power Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs & Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak, Dill, Borage, Patchouli
Sacred Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Deities include Juno, Jupiter,Thor, Zeus

Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. Today’s energies influence all matters involving material gain and spell work for general success, accomplishment, honors and awards, legal issues, luck, gambling, and prosperity.

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Daily Wisdom
June 3, 2021

Self
“Behold, I do not give lectures of a little charity,
When I give I give myself.”

-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)


The best, most valuable gift we can give is the gift of our self. We know when our heart is in something and when it’s not. We feel it when we’re just going through the motions. And when we give of ourselves, we’re also giving to ourselves, because that feeling of giving is so powerful, and so freeing, that we grow in the process

-Lissa Coffey coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Possibly a romantically disquieting day, you may begin to suspect that your love is not being returned, at least not in kind. Or perhaps you can’t bring yourself to return the affections of an ardent admirer. This might feel even worse. The head and heart don’t always speak the same language or have the same opinions. Be strong and as kind as you can.

astrology.com

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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 May 21, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 21, 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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Light and silv’ry cloudlets hover
In the air, as yet scarce warm;
Mild, with glimmer soft tinged over,
Peeps the sun through fragrant balm.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

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Spiritual Unite:  How To Remove Negative Energy With Lemon

Negative energy naturally builds up over time and without regular cleansing your body, home and belongings will eventually suffer negative energy symptoms.
One of the best ways of removing negative energy is with the use of lemon and lemon products.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/how-to-remove-negative-energy-with-lemon/

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ThoughtCo: 9 Ways to Make Magic With Your Garden

The garden can be one of the most magical places in your life. Be sure to read all about how to plan, create, and grow your magical garden, as well as ways to create specialty gardens, herb plots, and more.

https://www.learnreligions.com/making-magic-with-your-garden-2561666

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MBG: Gemini Season Is Here & There’s Never Been A Better Time To Explore

Charming Gemini is the star sign of kindred spirit energy and is always seeking a complementary companion. During Gemini season, the energy is shapeshifting and versatile, but we may play the Devil’s Advocate TOO much at times, and start arguments just for arguments’ sake. Your antidote? Change the subject! This chatty solar cycle will have us bouncing between topics, plans, and social engagements

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/gemini-season-2019-heres-how-to-navigate-this-chatty-time-of-year

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

Relax, take a deep breath, and don’t let any feelings of anxiety derail your plans for the day. A certain level of nervousness may be in the air today but it doesn’t have to be contagious and you don’t have to catch it. If a touch of anxiety serves to give you a greater sense of caution, that can be a good thing.

astrology.com (daily email)

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Spirituality & Health: Science & Spirit: Purpose, Envy, Exhaustion
BY KATHRYN DRURY WAGNER

Learn why you should stop at the point of fatigue instead of pushing through; find reasons for clarifying your life purpose; and read some good news about envious feelings.

https://spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/science-spirit/2019/05/20/science-spirit-purpose-envy-exhaustion

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MNN: What is déjà rêvé?

The mind shouldn’t be allowed to play tricks on us.
It is, after all, our only interface with reality, processing every sensation in every moment to define our very existence.

So when the brain repeats itself, we’ve got all kinds of questions for it. Was that real? Didn’t I already have that same experience? Have I lived this life more than once?

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/what-is-deja-reve-vu

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EarthSky News: Moon, Saturn up around midnight May 21

Around the world on the evening of May 21, 2019, the king planet Jupiter rises first, followed by the moon and then Saturn. If you’re not a night owl, your best bet for catching Saturn is during the wee hours before daybreak.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-saturn-up-around-midnight-may-21

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Oak & Olive: Drying Flowers for Magic and Ritual

I absolutely love flowers. I don’t care if they’re outside or inside, cut or potted. They are all beautiful. And if dried or pressed, they can be used in a variety of ways in ritual and magic.
When my husband brought home dozens of red roses from Ohio University’s graduation ceremonies a few weeks ago, my whole face lit up.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/oakandolive/2019/05/drying-flowers-for-magic-and-ritual/

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Inner Journey:

APPRECIATE THE MYSTERY!

“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”
— Aart Van Der Leeuw

“I believe there is no source of deception in the investigation of nature which can compare with a fixed belief that certain kinds of phenomena are impossible.”
— William James

“Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.”
— Niels Bohr

“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.”
— Copernicus

“Curiouser and curiouser!”
— Lewis Carroll

higherawareness.com
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Today’s Deity: Boann Celtic goddess

Boann, Celtic Goddess of Inspiration and Creativity by Judith Shaw. Boann, Celtic Goddess of Poetry, Fertility, Inspiration, Knowledge and Creativity was one of the Tuatha De Danann (People of Danu).

https://feminismandreligion.com/2016/07/27/boann-celtic-goddess-of-inspiration-and-creativity-by-judith-shaw/

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A Note from the Universe

The greater the emotional pain the greater the desire had been to learn the most, fast.

Impressive,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hot Spiced Tea

Spiced hot tea is a wonderful beverage to serve on chilly fall and winter nights.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Hot-Spiced-Tea-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
May 21, 2019

Present

“We are tomorrow’s past.”

-Mary Webb, Precious Bane, 1924

We can’t change what has happened in the past. We can learn from it, and grow from it, and ultimately go on from where we are now. We cannot predict the future – it is filled with infinite possibilities. The best we can do is to live, and love, the moment we’re in. Life is like Disneyland – if we are thinking about the next ride and how we’re getting there, we can’t enjoy the ride we’re on right here and now!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Pioneer Thinking: Thyme Herb Garden

With such a long history behind it, this is one herb that any gardener would love to grow! As if that was not enough, there are many different varieties of thyme, all with different benefits.

https://pioneerthinking.com/thyme-herb-garden-on-finding-the-best-variety-growing-harvesting-and-making-herbes-de-provence

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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 March 5, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for March 5, 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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Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82)

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Spiritual Unite: Metaphysical Healing Techniques -Try Healing Yourself Today

Too often, people treat their sickness and illnesses and other ailments as purely physical problems.
Usually, this is enough – we as a society have developed great medicines that can cure all sorts of problems!

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/metaphysical-healing-techniques-try-healing-yourself-today/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: How To Prepare Yourself For The Upcoming Mercury Retrograde

The first Mercury retrograde of 2019 will arrive on Tuesday.
Back up all your important data, switch to stronger passwords, and quickly submit that (almost past due) paperwork! On Tuesday, March 5, Mercury will turn retrograde for the first time this year, retreating through Pisces until March 28. In the Fish’s kaleidoscopic waters,

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-march-4-10-2019

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Daily Good: Breaking Out of Our Resistance Bubble

Explore the intersection of spiritual journey and social change with this riveting interview from Sounds True and Van Jones, NY times best selling author, public speaker and host of the Van Jones show on CNN. He calls on our collective soulfulness, grounded into life, and our strong sense of self, joy and dignity. Van challenges us to work with others that are unlike ourselves, to be in the chaos and the pain of life and not run away.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2200/breaking-out-of-our-resistance-bubble-tami-simon/

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MNN: ‘Super mom’ spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow

When wildlife photographer Brent Cizek bought a small plastic boat last winter, he was hoping to ply the lakes of northern Minnesota and capture the most intimate scenes of animals in their natural environment.
He had no idea how intimate he would get.

But it wasn’t until June that he truly tested the little boat on one of the state’s bigger bodies of water, Lake Bemidji

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/supermom-duck-babies-lake-Bemidji-cizek

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EarthSky News: A tangle of stars in Berenices’ Hair 

A faraway cluster of stars known the Coma star cluster requires a dark sky to be seen. It is in the constellation Coma Berenices – also known as Berenice’s Hair – and it’s an open star cluster, a loose collection of stars held together by gravity. If you can’t spot this wispy and gossamery group of stars with the unaided eye, try binoculars.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/tangle-of-stars-in-berenices-hair

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Patheos-Pagan: Garden Magic: Let’s open the magical box

You may imagine you need to have a beautiful picture box garden laid out in front of a thatched cottage to have a witch’s garden but really that isn’t the case. You can style the garden in any way that suits your taste, size of garden and your budget.

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2019/03/garden-magic-open-the-magical-box/

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Did You Know?​​​​​​​

The first spring flowers are typically lilacs, irises, lilies, tulips, daffodils, and dandelions.

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Inner Journey:

STEP INTO SELF-AWARENESS

“Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.”
— Tom Hopkins

Here are some different aspects of self-awareness:
• Know yourself – Explore who you are: your defences, your blocks, your talents, your aspirations, etc.
• Accept yourself – We are at war with ourselves when we resist or deny certain aspects of who we are. Acknowledge the truth of who you are right now – the positives and the negatives. Only when we own our present reality can we change.
• Control yourself – Set clear, conscious intentions and discipline yourself to meet them.
• Express yourself – Go to your heart to identify what has meaning and purpose for you. Live your truth. Identify ways you can give back to life and be in service.

We work on each of these aspects all the time. But as our lives go through cycles, we predominantly work on one of them more than the others. Which aspect are you more conscious of lately?

“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

“Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring.”
— Grace Lichtenstein

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

How adventurous would life be if you were “challenge free”? If you had the perfect body, perfect self-esteem, everyone adored you, and you won the lottery every Sunday?

Not.

Now what if, painful as they may temporarily be, you could choose a life during which challenges might arise whenever your thinking needed expansion, on the sole condition that every one of them could be overcome no matter how daunting they may at first seem?

Everything makes you more,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Crumble

I love to make cinnamon apples whenever I have apples that are starting to go bad. The other day as I was cooking them, my husband asked if I could put a crumb topping on them.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Cinnamon-Apple-Crumble-2.html

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Magical Correspondences for Tuesday

Intentions: Courage, Destination, Physical Strength, Revenge, Military Honors, Surgery and the Breaking of Negative Spells, Matrimony, War, Enemies, Prison, Vitality and Assertiveness

Incense: Dragon’s Blood, Patchouli, Lignum Aloes, Plantain

Perfumes: Hellebore, Carnation, Patchouli
Planet: Mars
Sign: Aries and Scorpio
Angel: Samuel
Colors: Red and Orange
Herbs/Plants:Red Rose, Cock’s Comb, Pine, Daisy, Thyme and Pepper
Stones: Carnelian, Bloodstone, Ruby, Garnet and Pink Tourmaline
Oil: (Mars) Basil, Coriander, Ginger

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Soorejnaree, Pingalla, Anna, Aine, Danu, Yngona, Bellona, Aida Wedo, Sun Woman

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Daily Wisdom
March 5, 2019 

Character

“It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed… The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.”
-Abigail Adams, in a letter to her son, John Quincy Adams, 1780

“Character” is an interesting word. We’re all known for our character, those traits that we have embraced and exhibited as a part of who we are. In the movie and theatre world, a character is one of the participants in the film, or play – and since we have little time to get to know that individual, his personality is amplified by a few traits that sets him apart from the other characters. If you were to write a play, and write yourself into this story, how would your character be portrayed?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Pioneer Thinking: Bee Balm – Oswego Tea

Bee balm is also known as Oswego Tea. The Boston Tea Party was an event where English tea was dumped overboard in the Boston harbor as colonists rebelled against excessive tariffs on imported goods. Native Americans in the area made medicinal herbal tea with the bee balm, the colonists adopted it as a replacement for English tea.

https://pioneerthinking.com/bee-balm-a-beautiful-garden-herb-called-oswego-tea

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for January 14, 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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“ …There was a flutter of wings and the bright appearance of an angel in the air, speeding forth on some heavenly mission. ”

– Nathanial Hawthorne, “The Celestial Railroad”

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Tetraktys: 7 Ways to Meet Your Spirit Guides – All About Spirit Guides Part 2
Hello witches! This is the part two of my blog series about Spirit Guides. To read the part 1, click here. Last week, I presented the six different types of Spirit Guides that you can have. Now, you will learn seven easy ways to meet them.

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2019/7-ways-meet-spirit-guides/

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MBG: Weekly Horoscope: Aquarius Season Is Here, Folks

On Monday, a quarter moon in Aries will inspire us to dream big.
Prepare for lift-off! The week begins with a quarter moon in Aries, a lunar boost that will activate our ambitions while also helping us weigh our visionary ideas against practical considerations.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/weekly-horoscope-for-january-14-20-2019

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Daily Good: Call of the Mountain

Have ever asked yourself, why am I moved to tears or laughter at the sight of a soaring bird? Have you ever felt deeply drawn to a tree, a river, an ocean or a mountain? Settle in and watch this video. Come home to who you are in this wide wonderful world. Learn how even your smallest daily choices can be deeply meaningful and fulfilling once you understand the your deep connections to the vastness of the universe.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=7387

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Elephant Journal: The Bravery of Allowing Ourselves to be where we Bloom.
It’s okay to acknowledge that some environments simply do not facilitate our highest growth.
If you plant a plumeria tree in the alps, no one blames the seed when it doesn’t bloom. It’s so clear to us that the environment was not supportive to that particular seed.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/01/the-bravery-in-allowing-yourself-to-be-where-you-bloom/

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MNN: 8 amazing structures with mysterious origins

Why is this here?
Many people visit historic places because they want to see firsthand where an important event took place or where an often-told narrative was played out. The allure of these legendary sightseeing spots has everything to do with the historical facts that surround them.

https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/photos/8-amazing-structures-with-mysterious-origins/why-is-this-here

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EarthSky News: How to locate planet Uranus

Tonight – January 14, 2019 – the waxing gibbous moon is roughly one day past first quarter phase and shines rather close to the 7th planet, Uranus, on the sky’s dome. Uranus is located in the the constellation Pisces the Fishes, though very close to the border of the constellation Aries the Ram. This faint planet – barely bright enough to be glimpsed with the eye alone on a moonless night – will cross over into the constellation Aries in February 2019, but the moon will leave this section of the starry sky after a day or two.

https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-uranus-in-front-of-pisces

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Patheos-Pagan: Garden Magic: The beginnings and the flow of magic…

As Mother Nature is beginning to stir I am thinking about planting seeds and looking at any re-designing that is needed for our garden. If you don’t have any plan or are looking at creating your own garden this year, I would like to share an excerpt from my latest book Kitchen Witchcraft: Garden Magic in the hope that it might help…

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2019/01/garden-magic-the-beginnings/

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Inner Journey: 

DEFINE ‘RICH

“It ain’t so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell when we have got rich.”
— Josh Billings

How do you define ‘rich’?

If you want greater wealth, what does that mean for you? A large annual income? If so, how large? A beautiful home? Health? Security? Happiness? To be in service?

Get really specific about what would bring you a rich life. There are no right and wrong answers here. Don’t judge your desires. Just dig deep to discover what it is that you really want. If you want things, explore what qualities of life those things represent to you.

“No one can tell whether they are richer or poor by turning to their ledger. It is the heart that makes a person rich. One is rich according to what one is, not according to what one has.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.”
— Edmund Burke

higherawareness.com
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A Note from the Universe

One of the things I’ve learned from witnessing civilization after civilization after civilization is that one should never underestimate the profound resiliency of the human spirit, nor how swiftly things can change for the better, often overnight.

Swoosh!

The Universe

tut.com

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
January 14, 2019

Moments

“Each moment we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that never was before and never will be again.”

-Pablo Casals
I was given this quote when I was sixteen, and I have it displayed in my office today. Being “in the moment” is one of those things that is so easy to say, yet sometimes so hard to do. The moments seem to pass by us so quickly. We find ourselves saying: “Where did the time go?” So it’s important to stay present, and to recognize the value of those moments. In spirit, there is no time or place… but we’re here, in this physical body, on this earth, for a reason. Here there is time, here there are moments – moments we can hold and treasure, moments where we can learn and grow.

-Lissa Coffey

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Beliefnet: Shape Shifting – A New Connection
Shape shifting into this new you that has been transforming creates new connections between your body, mind, and soul. Many of you have been going through huge shifts and changes and it is time to make…
Read more…………………

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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

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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/