Cat’s Morning Bits for June 13, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 13, 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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Roses smile in their white content,
Roses blush in their crimson bliss,
As the vagrant breezes, wooing them,
Ruffle their petals with careless kiss.
-Henry Hewlett (1861-1923)

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Thought.Co: Litha Legends and Lore

Litha, or Midsummer, is a celebration that has been observed for centuries, in one form or another. It is no surprise, then, that there are plenty of myths and legends associated with this time of year. Let’s take a look at some of the best known summer solstice folklore

https://www.thoughtco.com/litha-legends-and-lore-2562233

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MBG: 8 Wellness Rituals To Keep In Mind For The Rest Of Gemini Season

As the Sun zings through Gemini until June 21, we can all tap into the communicative, agile, and youthful qualities that this star sign represents. And while this time may provide us with more connection and curiosity, intellectual orientation and social natures, it may also pose an array of unique challenges

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-finish-out-gemini-season-healthily

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Did You Know?

There are more living organisms in a handful of soil than there are people on earth.

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Elephant Journal: A Simple act of Self Care that can help you Start Fresh each Day

Maybe you’ve been there too: in a moment where frustration seems to come out of nowhere and has you yelling at your cat while her golden eyes just stare back with a “what the…” kind of look.

Well, I’ve been having those days lately.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/06/a-simple-act-of-self-care-that-can-help-you-start-fresh-each-day/

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MNN: Humans are merely visitors at this conservation oasis in Florida

About 30 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, hundreds of imperiled animals wander an internationally known 17,000-acre facility. Although well-known in conservation and animal circles, sprawling White Oak Conservation somehow isn’t on the general radar

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/white-oak-conservation-facility-florida

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EarthSky News: Earliest sunrises before summer solstice

At mid-northern latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere, the earliest sunrises of the year happen around mid-June, despite the fact that the summer solstice – the year’s longest day – is still about a week away. And if you live at middle latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, the earliest sunsets take place around now, even though the winter solstice – the year’s shortest day – isn’t for another week.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/earliest-sunrises-before-june-solstice-jupiter-venus

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Patheos-Pagan: Dropping Expectations: What Polytheists & Pagans Need To Relearn About Religion

I’m one of the luckier ones; I not only have been a polytheist for most of my life, but I was neither raised in a Christian household nor with any particular religion whatsoever. It’s not that I feel that Christianity is bad–I certainly harbor no ill feelings towards it.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/teaaddictedwitch/2018/06/dropping-expectations-relearn-religion/

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Inner Journey:  

HARD WORK

“Work should be in order to live. We don’t live in order to work. That shift in awareness is necessary.”
— Matthew Fox

What are your beliefs around work? Do you believe it’s necessary to work hard to earn a living? No pain, no gain? Do you believe women’s work is never done? That play is a waste of time?

While there are merits to the work ethic, over-work takes a serious toll on the quality of our lives. Our ability to contribute to life requires us to have a sense of balance, joy, playfulness, time to stop and smell the flowers.

“Learning to let go of the ways we inadvertently and unconsciously contribute to our own pain is the key to finding radiant physical and emotional health.”
— Ingrid Bacci

“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler

“The true object of all human life is play.”
— G.K. Chesterton

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Have you noticed that all great accomplishments require four things:

A dream, action, patience, and a whole bunch of miracles?

The miracles part is on me.

1, 2, 3, Me –

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmeh)

When I was younger, one of the reasons I adored long road trips was because my mum would make these awesome portable stuffed grape leaves to eat as we travelled. These delicious finger foods are filled with protein and make a great meal. They’re awesome for lunchbox meals and picnics. These keep well for several days in the fridge.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Stuffed-Grape-Leaves-Dolmeh.html

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 13, 2018

Humor

“I think laughter may be a form of courage… As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.” -Linda Ellerbee

We can rise above all of our problems. We are bigger than any of them anyway! When things get rough, we have a choice – we can be devastated and beat down, or we can face it head-on and say:”Okay, here we go again. I can take it. I can learn from this. I am growing and I can handle this!” Having a good sense of humor gets us through a lot. It’s just a different way of looking at things, one that recognizes the power that we have over our problems, not the other way around!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 4 Ways to Be Your Authentic Self 

Forget about conforming to societal ideals and what others try to you mold you to be. Here are four ways to be your true, authentic self.

Explore……………….

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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


					

Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4 , 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for June 4 , 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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Wake up, golden Head! Wake up, Brownie!
Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.
You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
We’ve a lot to do on the first of June.
-Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943)

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The Tetraktys: Litha Ritual : Drawing Down the Sun on the Summer Solstice

Litha Ritual : Drawing Down the Sun on the Summer Solstice Hello witches! We’re now officially in June… the days are…

https://www.thetetraktys.com/2018/litha-ritual-summer-solstice/

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Spiritual Unite: Crown Chakra Colour And Its Significance

Crown chakra colour is violet. But many times, this chakra is also associated with a white colour. The violet colour is known as a universal colour because it leads to the feeling of being connected with everything. It improves our connection with the universe and drags us out from the feeling of separation and loneliness

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-color/

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MBG: This June Is Packed With Retrogrades & Tricky Transits: Here’s What To Look Out For

It’s June and Gemini season has arrived, getting us all in the mood to mingle, exchange ideas, and try new things. While the Sun visits the sign of the Twins (until June 21), connect with kindred spirits and spark up synergies. This is a time for dialogue, not just DIY-ing. Sure, it might take a little longer to finish things if you’re opinion-polling more people. But the end result could be sweeter when a few savvy minds contribute to the equation.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/june-2018-monthly-horoscope

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Elephant Journal: 3 Mindful Steps to Instantly Change your Emotional State.

Yesterday was a day much like any other.

I got up at dawn and devoted a few hours to creativity before heading off to face the more physical part of my day.

I don’t mind so much that I have to work a blue-collar job. It keeps me grounded—and right now, with the things that are going on in my life,

Read More…………

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MNN: Yes, bats really do eat a lot of mosquitoes

Bats make good neighbors, largely due to their outsized appetites for insects that bug us. American corn farmers save about $1 billion every year, for example, thanks to the free, nontoxic pest control provided by bats that eat corn earworm moths.

And aside from their agricultural benefits, bats are especially beloved for preying on some of the planet’s most despised and dangerous insects: mosquitoes. This service is a major reason why many people set up backyard bat houses, especially amid the expanding threat of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and Zika.

https://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/blogs/bats-eat-mosquitoes

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EarthSky News: Big Dipper high in north on June evenings

Tonight, assuming you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, you can easily find the legendary Big Dipper asterism, called The Plough by our friends in the U.K. or The Wagon throughout much of Europe. This familiar star pattern is high in the north at nightfall in the month of June

http://earthsky.org/tonight/big-dipper-high-in-north-on-june-evenings

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Patheos-Pagan: What Does A Goddess Truly Look Like?

What do the gods really look like? Is this depiction of a deity accurate or inaccurate? If you follow any discussion around a deity like Hekate, you’re going to get arguments. Some will say she’s a crone, some will argue that she’s anything but a crone. So, what does she really look like? Here’s the thing I think most people are forgetting, the gods don’t have form, not in the way that we experience the concept.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/matauryn/2018/05/06/goddess/

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Inner Journey: 

STRETCH YOURSELF

“People are defeated by easy, victorious and cheap successes more than by adversity.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

Today’s social standard is one of mediocrity. The status quo rarely challenges our individual creative power.

Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs. By doing so, you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world. Use your imagination! Sing your own song!

“Success means fulfilling your own dreams, singing your own song, dancing your own dance, creating from your heart and enjoying the journey, trusting that whatever happens, it will be OK. Creating your own adventure!”
— Elana Lindquist

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Can you imagine an astral plane somewhere “out there,”  where very old souls rendezvous to practice and perfect their most highly developed manifestation techniques? A members-only kind of place, where whatever they think about comes to life in the most vivid colors and sounds, and as the most intricate plots and circumstances? Where the only limits that exist lie in their ability to imagine what they’ve never before imagined, and move with it in anticipation of its physical expression?

And best of all, being astral, no harm can come to them; they’re completely untouchable. Nothing is real, yet everything matters. And there can be infinite gains in terms of insight and fun, yet no losses since everything is illusory. Actually, the scariest thing that can happen is that they temporarily become so entranced by their creations they completely forget who they are, where they are, and how powerful they really are…

Yep, it’s exactly like this astral plane.

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Jalapeno Chicken

If you like your meat spicy, chicken prepared with hot peppers is very good.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Jalapeo-Chicken-Recipes.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
June 4 , 2018

Faith

“Faith is a mental attitude that is so convinced of its own idea – which so completely accepts it – that any contradiction is unthinkable and impossible.” -Ernest Holmes

There is nothing stronger, or more powerful, than faith. Faith gets us further than anything else. With faith, we can accomplish anything.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Warning Signs From the Angels

When you make the conscious choice to work with your angels, they give you signs like numbers and feathers to let you know you are on the right path or to guide you. They offer you subtle signs, hints, and messages to show the way and let you know they are with you. These signs are usually repetitive, out of the ordinary, personally meaningful co-incidents, abnormal or unexpected.
Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/inspiration/angels/5-warning-signs-from-the-angels.aspx#3p5CFqTZ63KwtF4t.99

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

I invite you to check out my websites!

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

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com

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

Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for May 28, 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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Sing me a song of idle days,
When rosy and white are the new-blown mays,
And rose and white on the wanton breeze
The petals fall from the apple trees
-Francis W. Bourdillo (1852-1921)

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Spiritual Unite: Simple Crown Chakra Yoga Poses To Balance Your Life

Yoga has been benefiting humankind for many thousands of years. It includes mental, physical and spiritual practices that improve the overall working of the body along with opening and balancing of the chakra system. Benefits of Crown chakra yoga poses: Many yoga poses help to balance and open crown chakra.

http://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/crown-chakra-yoga-poses/

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MBG: It’s Gemini Season: Here Are 6 Tips For Navigating It With Ease

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season,” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological energy, no matter what your Sun sign.

On May 20, 2018, the Sun swung into chatty Gemini, the star sign of dynamic duos. Gemini season is a curious, communicative solar cycle that will turn up the volume on our innate journalistic curiosity.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-navigate-gemini-season

 

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Elephant Journal: Nature Doesn’t Beat herself up & Neither should We.

Drowning in the modern self-help world
and the myriad of conflicting advice,
we have all become confused.

Positive psychology says we ought to think on the bright side;
Eastern philosophy says we should not try too hard.
The motivational speaker says we do too little;
mindfulness says we do too much.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/05/nature-doesnt-beat-herself-up-neither-should-we/

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EarthSky News: Third of season’s 3 full moons on May 29

Today – May 29, 2018 – ushers in the third of this season’s three full moons. Season is defined as the time period between an equinox and a solstice – or vice versa. In the Northern Hemisphere, we often call the May full moon the Flower Moon, Planting Moon or Milk Moon.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/third-of-seasons-3-full-moons-on-may-29

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Patheos-Pagan: The Magic of Self-Care

For me in the past I have struggled with self-care, self-care can be anything from regularly brushing your hair and getting dressed to things like painting your toes, doing your nails, hiking, working out or sleeping.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/waterwitch/2017/12/magic-self-care.html

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Inner Journey 

BE OPEN TO CHANGE

“Balance is a dynamic process; it changes with the days, the seasons, the years.”
— Sherrill Sellman

How rigid are your routines? Do you exercise for 30 minutes, three times each week no matter how you feel?

Routines and structure can provide a valuable framework to bring discipline to our lives. At the same time, we are always changing and it’s wise to be sensitive to our physical, emotional and mental states so we can ensure that our activities truly meet our needs. We need to be willing to change our patterns when our practices no longer serve us.

“Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?”
— Oprah

higherawareness.com

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A Note from the Universe

Can do… will do… should do…. all I care about is that you are you you.

You you, intentional.

Me me,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Sweet Potato Smoothie

A lot of people will toss sweet potatoes when they show signs of drying. They do not make good baked potatoes. They are good for whatever requires grated sweet potatoes. Baked potatoes are good for making pies, but for a baked sweet potato casserole, grated are best. Raw sweet potatoes are an excellent source of quick energy. Grated and used as you would carrots (in a salad, etc.) will give you a little energy boost.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Sweet-Potato-Smoothie.html

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Magical Correspondences for Monday 

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

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

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

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Daily Wisdom
May 28 , 2018

The present

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” -Buddha (563-483 B.C.)

“Live the present moment.” It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Yet we seem to have a very difficult time doing that, indeed! Right now, right where you are, focus on this moment, and this moment alone. Experience the wholeness of it, the completeness of it. When we are in present moment awareness, we are not worried, we are not stressed – we simple ARE.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 6 Ways to Cleanse your Soul
Use these tips to clean up your mental state and rejuvenate your soul.
For many of us, cleaning is a part of life. We clean our bodies, our homes, and our clothes. We clean our workstations, our pets, and even our cars. It is just understood that in the course of living life things get dirty and need to be cleansed and disinfected on a regular basis. But notice how these are all external things. How many of us take time to clean out our internal state? How many regularly cleanse our souls?
 http://www.beliefnet.com/wellness/galleries/6-ways-to-cleanse-your-soul.aspx#jY7HOUc1yz7upvch.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/